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posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 01:00 AM
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Phage you know there are people who have made correct predictions.

Nostradamus

Baba Vanga

and many, many others

including this crazy guy I once pointed out in a thread.

www.youtube.com...





posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 01:03 AM
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I'm starting a "failed cynics" list

There's no such thing as a 'failed cynic'...just battle-hardened romantics
Jaded cynicism is something to aspire to....I'm 51% there.



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 01:08 AM
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Fair enough. But those predictions are pretty much subject to interpretation and any accuracy is only discovered after the fact. My concern is those ones that say "this will happen on this date". Predictions that have clearly failed.

[edit on 7/7/2009 by Phage]



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 01:30 AM
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i dont remember nostradamus making an actual prediction instead of saying something really vague that gets interpreted to seem like its a prediction



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 06:58 AM
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Great Concept! You have my vote as always mate!


IRM



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 07:53 AM
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Great idea. Though somehow I don't think the Powers That Be (on ATS) will agree.

Personally, I'm all for it.



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 08:56 AM
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I suggest once a year we have an awards ceremony for failed predictions.

Now all we need to do is name first, second, and third prizes.

Example for: 1st prize: The Nostradamus Award

Any suggestions?


[edit on 7/7/09 by John Matrix]



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 09:04 AM
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You my man.


I propose the Heaven's Gate Award, to be presented for theories developed by groups rather than individuals.



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 09:07 AM
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You know I had the exact same thought a while back, it would also stop people making baseless and unfounded predictions, knowing that they'll get pulled up over it at a later date!

good call!



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by John Matrix
Now all we need to do is name first, second, and third prizes.

Example for: 1st prize: The Nostradamus Award

Any suggestions?



2nd Prize: The Bill Cooper (Behold A Pale Prediction) Award

IRM :shk:



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 09:56 AM
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I would nominate these three threads. All of them quickly descended into a circus of gloom and doom - and ultimately the end of life as we know it. Those who called out the threads as nonsense were ostracized as narrow minded, ignorant skeptics, dis-info agents and the like. Hehehe!

Jupiter Ignites:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Earths Magnetosphere:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Crop Circles:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

God knows how I survived to post these links!

IRM



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 10:04 AM
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Great idea!

Defo worth a try



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 10:09 AM
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I've sometimes wondered about the recycled predictions of some tabloids. So many times I've had that deja-vu feeling while standing in the check-out lane. I know that isn't what you're asking, but it would be an interesting add-on. Not to suggest people here work for tabloids or use their type of advertising.



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 11:57 AM
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Phage:

Flag, it is a great idea. Granted the predictions for decades hence would likely not make it, but those that are of the '94.9% sure of a false flag attack in 13 days, 15 hours and 5 minutes' can go be shifted and not be dredged up endlessly.



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 12:42 PM
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I guess the award or the Top flag listing would be regarding


Disclosure, it wont happen unless everyone is put in place, but since Youtube is doing a fine job of confusing everyone i feel many people will be forced out of work.



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 12:48 PM
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Well, there is this thread stickied to the top of the Predictions forum. You can all feel free to utilize that for now, adding a post with appropriate link and all.




posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 01:12 PM
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I vote for this motion.


Good idea



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 04:52 PM
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Great Idea Phage. A * and a
from me.

Here is a juicy candidate:

Freeper Makes Predictions for 1 July 09
www.abovetopsecret.com...

I came off looking like a complete idiot on that thread. (Despite only being a partial idiot.)

I was calling HOAX upon expiration date, but it was adamantly defended.
(By many posters and a mod.) Had I proposed it be moved to your suggested "shredder pile" it would have afforded me whiter teeth, fresher breath and a shinier coat.

Great Idea. Regards...KK

[edit on 7-7-2009 by kinda kurious]



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 05:03 PM
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Good idea


But you say 'study them later' What's to study



posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 08:37 PM
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Zorgon:

My sense is that those that are quick to declare DOOOOOOOOOM on a regular basis would have their stellar track record enshrined in a special place of honor. It may work as a disincentive to those with fast fingers to the next 'World will end when the great Star Goat hoves into view next week' post. (Perhaps after 5 of these posts, we can suggest they be first in line for Golgafrinchan Space Ark B?)






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