10 Predictions for 2013

This past year, 2012, was an eventful year. We had another Olympics, a U.S. presidential election, the warmest year on record, and lived through the Mayan apocalypse. However, many things did not occur that many of the trend seers predicted, especially dramatic events that made the boldest predictions.

As we enter 2013, time itself seems to be speeding up or condensing to make the potential for dramatic events more likely. Tipping points appear to have been breached on many fronts, and what waits on the other side is difficult to know.

But let’s break out the crystal ball here and make some bold predictions for 2013.

These predictions weren’t acquired by some esoteric powers to see the future; rather they’re derived from riding the current wave of information and guessing where that flow may lead. They may seem bold to some, while the most aware readers may recognize them as foregone conclusions.

So without further ado, here are our top 10 predictions for 2013:

1. Stock market decline: Many economic forecasters have been predicting a stock market crash every year since the financial crisis of 2008. Yet, it has remained strong and even hit a 3-year high in September, 2012. There are many false reasons for this strength that don’t have to do with real economic growth; devalued dollars, cheap money for Wall Street banks, corporations hoarding cash and investments, etc. It’s a false bull market. That is why we feel comfortable predicting a significant decline in the stock market during 2013.

The real economy has been papered over for decades, but the numbers in the false economy can no longer dam the wave of reality. Endless quantitative easing, a quadrillion in world derivatives, over-extended personal debt, lowest ever percentage of the population working, and increased social burden of record food stamps and other programs will finally burst the dam in 2013.

The Baltic Dry index, which is believed to be the best indicator of our consumer economy, suffered a dramatic loss in December. Some say a new recession is already here and the stock market will soon reflect that with a crash in 2013.  Look for the Dow Jones to dip below the 10K mark (around 30% or more) next year.

2. Precious metals rise over 50%: Using the same data points as the previous prediction, we predict gold and silver to rise at least 50%.

As the mass exodus from the stock market and other paper investments takes place, individual and institutional investors will start a new gold rush. Indeed, this is already happening.

Central banks around the world are snatching up new gold and moving to secure their foreign gold, while investment titans like George Soros have been increasing their positions where they previously denounced gold as a viable investment.

3. Schools start to install body scanners: Since these recent shootings actually resulted in horrific deaths of innocent people including children, the public is scared enough to accept just about anything. So we predict naked body scanners will begin to appear in schools and other public venues in 2013.  There are several reasons for this prediction. The public is clamoring for protection and many inner-city schools already have metal detectors, so the upgrade will be acceptable if not preferred in suburban areas.

Next, the body scanner companies who lobby the government need more customers, and they usually get what they want. And, finally, the authorities love to remove our rights in the name of security, making this move a no-brainer.

4. European Union announces central Treasury: The Eurozone debt crisis will once again flare up particularly within the PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain), as well as in new countries. Instead of resorting to constantly increasing their “rescue fund” to bail out ailing European nations, the European Central Bank announced unlimited bond purchasing of any member state in need this September. This action of issuing new debt-based money for the sole purpose of buying debt has become known as quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve. The EU has repeatedly stated the need to form a central Treasury that has the power to collect direct taxes from member states, essentially turning the Eurozone into the United States of Europe. Look for this to come into reality in 2013 with possibly the first EU president elected as well.

5. Marijuana legalization sweeps America and the world: After Colorado and Washington voters proved it can be done, marijuana legalization is an idea whose time has finally come. No amount of fear mongering or lies will stop its liberation now. Although 15 states have decriminalized marijuana possession, along with 18 states with legal medical cannabis, this past election will be viewed as the tipping point in the full-scale legalization of weed. The ripple effects are already traveling quickly as at least 7 more states are considering legalization. Meanwhile, Mexico is reconsidering its war on weed and Uruguay is already designing its regulatory rules for legalization, which will make it the first country with full legalization.  Expect 2013 and beyond for marijuana legalization to be a foregone conclusion with anyone standing in the way looking extremely foolish.

6. Major cyber attack hits America: All governments and many large corporations want to put more controls on the Internet. However, the general population does not want to see their beloved Internet change, so there must be an event that sways the public to believe that Internet “security” is a priority. This can’t just be some minor attack that hits a small business sector. It would have to be something that inflicts pain on the public; perhaps an extended Internet outage or electric grid crash that’s blamed on cyber terrorists would do the trick.

Many officials have been predicting a cyber 9/11 or “Pearl Harbor” event for some time, claiming it’s not a matter of if but when. That “when” will be 2013. Major antivirus companies such as McAfee are also warning of just such an event in 2013, labeled Project Blitzkrieg. And just like prior to 9/11, there is freedom-crushing legislation sitting on the shelf just waiting to be enacted if a cyber version of 9/11 were to take place.

The level playing field of information on the Internet poses a huge threat to all regimes and their puppet media corporations around the world. They can’t wait much longer before putting a stop to the free flow of information; therefore, this attack will be a classic false flag operation. Mark it down, this will happen in 2013.

7. Syria’s Assad is toppled: Many pundits predicted this would have happened already, but without a NATO no-fly zone (aka massive air strikes on Assad in a Libya-style destruction) the ragtag rebels have proven to be no match for the Syrian government thus far.

However, we have seen that when there is full-scale commitment by NATO, as with Libya, it’s virtually guaranteed. Since the West has increased their support of the Jihadist rebels with training, arms, money, and Patriot missiles in Turkey, their commitment is clear.

Furthermore, the UN has warned of sectarian genocide, and U.S. officials have clearly stated the ultimate line in the sand: Assad’s use of chemical weapons. As if on cue, PressTV and Fars News are reporting that militants have indeed used chemical weapons. Whether or not this particular event is confirmed, expect it to happen at some point in 2013 to be spun as justification to take out the Assad regime — it’s been in the cards for years.

8. West attacks Iran, starts WW3: The toppling of Syria will leave Iran as the only nation in the Middle East not controlled by the West. Besides having vast oil reserves, Iran also has the last strategic public central bank not run by the international banking cartel – and they want it. It is the endgame written about by many think tanks.

The war with Iran has been years in the making and has already technically begun with crippling economic sanctions and strategic military bases surrounding it. Indeed, World War 3 already began as well when America invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, but this decade-plus-long war is about to get much more intense. Additionally, the establishment will need a distraction from the economic crisis of 2013, and only a large new war will effectively serve that purpose.

The West has been goading Iran into an attack for years to justify further aggression. Iran, to their credit, has failed to take the bait. But once Syria falls, the full force of pressure will become too much for Iran to bear and they’ll be forced to defend themselves. The West will portray it as aggression against them and launch their attack. The question will be how other super powers like China and Russia react to this aggression against their ally?

9. Food and oil prices break records, again: This might have the highest guarantee of coming true, since it is mathematically impossible for it not to in an era of unlimited money creation, expanding conflicts in oil regions, and record demand but unstable climates for food production. Some food and commodity prices set new record highs in 2012, while oil is still chasing its 2008 high of $147/bbl.

First, let’s look at oil since it is also a major contributor to the price of food. Oil will have conflicting price pressures in 2013. There will be reduced demand due to a sharp economic downturn, but that will be more than offset by the devalued petrodollar and the fallout of regional conflicts. We predict oil will soar past its previous high to over $150/bbl.

This high price of oil will cause food prices to rise significantly since industrial agriculture is utterly dependent on oil from plowing, fertilizing, pesticides, harvesting, processing, to transport. Couple this very real cost to the rush away from stocks into more tangible assets like commodities that are also traded in rapidly devaluing dollars. This speculation will lead to much higher food prices. Throw in more extreme weather, and we have a recipe for a major food crisis. Food will hit new all-time highs in 2013.

Average citizens will spend a much higher percentage of their salaries on food in 2013 which will put further pressure on the rest of economic output. Most extremely, a large portion of the population may realize starvation for the first time in their lives. Certainly, we can expect food stamp usage to explode even faster than it has in the last five years.

On the upside, bulk food will be one of the best investments for 2013.

10. More extreme weather and earth changes: Extreme weather appears to be the new norm. In 2012 we saw the warmest year on record, record droughts in America’s bread basket, and an odd super storm Hurricane Sandy which still has thousands without power more than two months later. However, the jury is still out on what’s causing our extreme weather. Since the climates appear to be changing on all of the celestial bodies in our solar system, it seems unlikely that increased CO2 is the primary cause of climate change.

Many experts point to the rapidly shifting North Pole and the sun’s awakening to a new solar maximum as major contributors to our changing climate. And speaking of celestial weather, two great comets will appear in 2013 close to Earth whose impact on our weather, if any, is impossible to predict. Additionally, it appears that the Ring of Fire is awakening with increased earthquake and volcanic activity.

For 2013, we predict more super storms starting with winter storms that will now be named for the first time, and an even bigger increase in earthquake activity, and more devastating crop damage.

Many of these predictions seem negative and scary, but with awareness of their possible outcomes, one can prepare and position themselves to survive and even thrive under conditions which might seem horrific. It is also never to late to reach out to your local community by sharing information in a positive way, and encourage discussion of strategies for enhancing local resistance to larger global events.

Tell us your own predictions for 2013 in the comments section below.

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39 Responses to "10 Predictions for 2013"

  1. Moftem  December 27, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Nice article. Thanks a lot. Gives me a good overview.

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  2. liz jackson  December 27, 2012 at 10:29 am

    my prediction is that all hell will break loose an it will turn in2 a Mad Max Society!! it’s all go e 2 far!

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  3. Ally Gibb  December 27, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Oh Happy Day! Possibly the most decisive year in human history about to begin, I wonder how many people out there are aware of any of the above? Not many I guess, that’s what makes it all rather inevitable.

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    • Doron  December 27, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      So you believe this year will be more decisive than any years past? World war2 was pretty important, don’t you think? Also, all the nonsesne about attacking Iran is just BS. Iran has already started a proxy war agianst the US and the west a long time ago. They fund, arm and encourage terror groups. I agree with almost everything this article says otherwise, but it is way too alarmist if you ask me! There have always been wars, hurricanes, stock market crashes etc. Just keep living life and nothing will change!

  4. Linda  December 27, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Like attracts like….and with the concentration of negative energy that this article perpetuates and spreads, it’s no wonder so many people are ruled by fear. Things like this make it so much easier for the vile media to do what they do best, for the government to heard mindless and scared sheeples wherever it wants to lead them. I’m disappointed in this article.

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    • Spirituition  December 29, 2012 at 9:32 am

      That’s right, and we are supposed to let go of Fear to create a Better World together. I don’t believe there will come a WW3, it will not come that far…..People have to stay positive, live more in the Now and live from the heart….this article is living from the Mind again and with that attitude, nothing will change. Sorry, this article is too negative for me and too negative for everyone.

  5. Sci Westwood  December 27, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    what ever can be imagined & brought into our consciousness ..we shall create it… focus on exciting creative solutions. Then WE become the change & empower the world <3

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  6. susieq777  December 27, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    I agree with Linda and Sci – how about a few positive predictions in there instead of the usual fearmongering pap favoured by the mainstream media?

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  7. Merrick  December 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I predict that doom and gloom predictions to go out of fashion in 2013 due the high number of awakened people no longer prepared to have their future suggested to them.

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  8. annie!  December 27, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Good Grief! What a bummer of a list. It’s a good thing that I believe the Universe has enough good for EveryOne…or this could seriously put me in a downspin.

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  9. Td Walter Segall  December 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    There are too many doom and gloom predictions. I suggest that this means that many persons are already out of the market, and when the market fails to fall in January they just may rush to get back in pushing up the stock market for another year.

    W.

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  10. kyle  December 27, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    you’re forgetting the zombie apocalypse.

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  11. Andrew Graham  December 27, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    the US oil production is about to soar. i think you need to consider this… oil might become cheaper for a while.

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  12. bitchtits  December 27, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    dumb…

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  13. Mike  December 27, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Totally!!

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  14. Kat Upenatem  December 31, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Interesting about the idea of an internet major cyber attack. That would be really awful. It could cripple the free speech free media networks of the internet. In which case I suppose we would have to use other means of networking, communicating, organising and sharing information.Lets not put all our eggs in one basket (eg facebook) and keep organising things like private email lists and email groups for issues; telephone trees, regular weekly “just turn up” meetings, physical notice board spaces and word of mouth etc.

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  15. JaytothaIzzo  December 31, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Nice article… While I can see most of these things happenin sometime, if not in 2013, I predict that 2013 will not be so negative, at least for the people who are awake or wakin up… I predict that we’ll start to see a massive spreading of Truth, and a wave of new businesses and ideas come to light that offer real working solutions to the worlds problems…

    I also predict that we’ll see a large wave of civil disobedience, people not payin taxes, and people not using banks or buyin from large international corporations… I also predict that jobs will become next to impossible to find and that the country will clearly be divided between those screamin for the government to take care of them and those who are tryin to pull out of and collapse the government/economic/social control system…

    Because of this, I predict that the government will ramp up its campaign of takin away rights and controlling the masses, which will lead to more “tragedies”, some carried out by government agents and some carried out by revolutionaries, that the government will use to enact an undercover form or marshall law, meaning the installment of armed government agents in practically all public places… I predict that this will start a revolution that the government will attempt to turn into a civil war, so as to cause the people to focus on each other rather than the government…

    I predict that Israel will attack Iran and set the world on a path to World War 3, a war which the people of ALL nations will oppose… And I think that this, bein the “final act” in the NWO, will result in the worlds population rising up and destroyin the current world system/order…

    I think this will play out over the next few years, but begin almost immediately in 2013

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  16. Criepei Driim Ecsploadre  December 31, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    i see people planting food all over the fucking place. fuck em

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    • BeansTalk  March 8, 2013 at 6:48 am

      ? Why

  17. Mat Brady  January 1, 2013 at 3:50 am

    I was almost about to share this article on Facebook until I read the last prediction which said that man-made climate change was a hoax. Fuck! You got 9/10, but that last one was so fucking ignorant (and obnoxious) that it’s turned me off trueactivist. Next you’ll believe oil is “abiotic” and that peak oil is a hoax too. Just because every man and their dog wants to make money out of you from climate change (re:carbon tax, et al) doesn’t mean that the science is at fault. Blame the entire economic paradigm that makes people want to screw you out of your last cent. Not science, you fucking idiots.

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    • bertsmistake  March 9, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      You are an idiot Mr. Brady. Man made climate change is indeed a hoax. I think you have been drinking too much Kool-Aid served by Al Gore the premiere snake oil salesman. And by the way, the Russians proved that oil was abiotic quite some time ago. Its all about money……….Wake Up

  18. George  January 1, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Remember, there is no war if soldiers won’t fight it! We simple people (the soldiers) have all the power, to make sure these predictions won’t become reality.

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  19. Paco  January 2, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    where are the positive 10 prediction for 2013?… or is that personal? :D

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  20. angelahopetaylor  January 7, 2013 at 12:15 am

    I agree… Also, to be clear, there is no such thing as “global Warming” in the sense that we believe it… However, Chemtrails and natural occurances play a big part in extra warmth… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf0khstYDLA

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  21. Jon Jones  January 11, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Mostly nothing will change. That’s the trouble. http://www.worldometers.info/

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  22. Leon Greenhalgh  January 25, 2013 at 6:41 am

    peoples stance on global warming depends on what information they choose to believe and how they bring it all together to make an opinion. I personally thinks we are going through a cycle of climate change. its obvious we had an ice age and at some point it all melted to raise sea levels and leave fish skeletal fossils in deserts…

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  23. Kayleen  February 1, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I’m sure every year people have been saying WW3 will come the next year. And it hasn’t so stop putting it on these damn lists!!!
    Think positive and your world will change (not ‘Obama change’ but you know..good change)

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  24. Chris  May 10, 2013 at 3:56 am

    WW3 has officially started on May 6 2013, with declaration of war coming from Israel. I hope Russia and China can manage to wipe the evil American empire from the map.

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  25. isaiah pham  June 27, 2013 at 8:52 am

    fuck u chris

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    • god is black  July 24, 2013 at 9:32 am

      fuck you pham. nothing more than a criminal. war is a crime.

  26. dan  August 24, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    maybe a wwIII is what we need what we deserve. to bad the animals have to suffer this neglect. human beings; greatest flaw in universal history

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  27. Kittychemist  September 10, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Half of you need your mouth washed out with soap lol seriously, Ww 3 will begin in 2013-jan 2014

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  28. charles barnes  November 4, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    well i suppose the us icbm’s shelf life must be coming up, soooooo use them or lose them,if it happens it happens so what what can us normal people do about it . I tell you fuck all.

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