Considering how batshit crazy the world seems to have been the last few years I thought we could have a bit of crystal ball gazing and try to make predictions about what things may or may not have happened by December 31st 2019. Then we can bump this thread in a year and see who DLPs Nostradamus is. My Predictions: * The Shut down will last until late March if not longer. The Dems wont budge on Wall funding, Trump can't be seen to loose. Not sure what will finally resolve it, maybe the gradual collapse of a functioning government will encourage the parties to actually work together. * The date for Brexit comes with no resolution at all. The solution is to carry on as if nothing happened. Essentially Brexit is canceled with out being canceled but the UK has a stone tied to it due its quasi state of leave/stay * Trump will want to declare war somewhere, he would like the idea of being a wartime leader. And he may want to go in the shoes of Bush II and see his only chance of reelection being a successful (at the time) war. Where is a hell of a lot harder, I'll go with... Venezuela. Oil money, their aggression towards their neighbors, and he could even spin it as helping the migrant waves (BS). I put this towards the end of 2019. * Muller, no fucking idea here. I don't think they'll go after Trump, maybe his kids? * While the world is distracted by that shit, Russia will do some new crap in Europe, a coup or lowkey invasion of another former USSR state. * I think we are in for another smaller recession this year, again I think towards the end of the year for it to properly build up. Not as bad as 2008 but not fun for anyone. * When the above hits I think Europe is in for another round of collapsing members states Economies and the other members being much less willing to help, leading to possibly another exit/expulsion. Although with Brexit this seems less likely.