It’s time for… The Revue/Grading of the Polish Prognosticator’s Predictions for 2017! For those of you who really don’t feel like reading this; the score is roughly 1.2/10+

10) The assassination call is still in play. It never really goes away, and I called it for 2016 2017 2018. But now, I include heads of industry (and entertainment, a la  John Lennon).

XXX 9) Earthquake. Not the San Andreas – New Madrid, over St. Louis way. Caused by fracking. Remember that SyFy show from three years ago? It’ll look like that, but without the aliens. Not even close, although the Cali wildfires should count as just as destructive.

XXX 8) The Running Man actually becomes a TV show. Probably starts in Japan, (Russia? I wasn’t expecting it from there) and it’ll have ‘accidental’ violence. Once someone really dies in competition, they’ll pull the plug. [UPDATE: IMDb shows it’s “still in production”, which means it probably won’t come to fruition.  On a brighter note, blood lusting fans can still read the police blogs for Chicago, Baltimore, and Oakland.]

XXX 7) Honest to goodness sex education on cable TV. Maybe over in the Netherlands or Germany, it’ll be informative and graphic. No topic will be left untouched. But beastiality and pedophilia will only be discussedI suppose there was no need, seeing as how everything is on the Internet. 

XXX 6) Russia establishes massive military presence in Syria. See Afghanistan. Latest reporting shows Putin pulling back even more troops coming into 2018; reminiscent of Nixon leaving Vietnam, before elections.

XXX 5) Famine in… China? This one weirds me out. Something GMO crop + avian flu + odd weather pattern. Commodities up worldwide, flu outbreaks down. At least some things remain predictable. >>>>>>>> Don’t even ask about North Korea. Too gross to think about.

XXX 4) Military coups in NW Africa. Sponsored by China, but disavowed. Why? Naval presence in Atlantic. Mostly peaceful changes in power / leadership positions. Methinks cabals worldwide see the U.S. President and think: Oooh, mebee not here.

3) Money, money, money. Trickle-down economics reinstated, Trump tries to act like Reagan, the haves, have more of it.

XXX 2) Automated fast food sites appear. Instantly torched by unemployed workers. Sites rebuilt and armed guards are hired. But phone apps to order proliferate. This is where the .2 comes in.

XXX 1) A European country will relax gun laws in response to immigration problemsBut Poland remains steadfast in not admitting many, if any. Fist waiving and name calling from the EU. Des bâtons et des pierres peuvent me casser les os, mais les noms ne me feront jamais de mal.

½√ 0) Interstellar travel warning extended to include all the nearest star systems to our planet, on possibility of contagion. Who knew we had a rep? See what happens when you don’t heed travel warnings?