Predictions for 2016

I’m not usually in to predictions much but here’s a few for 2016.

  • There won’t be a New Zealand general election in 2016.
  • The flag referendum will be close enough to make many people anxious.
  • National’s main focus will be on the economy.
  • Labour’s main focus will be on jobs.
  • Greens’ main focus will be on climate change and thinking of the poor children.
  • Winston Peters’ main focus will be on Winston Peters.
  • Martyn Bradbury will repeatedly criticise John Key and National.
  • Whale Oil will repeatedly criticise Martyn Bradbury, John Key, National MPs who don’t pay for their services, Nicky Hager, Rawshark, Muslims, ferals, NZ Herald, tumble-weeds and anyone who criticises Whale Oil.
  • At the end of 2016 predictions will be reviewed and some will be right, some will be wrong but stuff will have happened regardless.

Someone better known for making predictions than me apparently vaguely referred to a number of things that might happen in 2016.

Top 10 Nostradamus Predictions for 2016

10. Barack Obama will be the last president of the United States of America.

9. Unusual weather patterns, natural disasters and ‘Water shall be seen to rise as the ground is seen to fall underneath’.

8. Unusual planetary alignments and astronomical type changes that trigger massive events.

7. Petrol and oil will be set on fire in the Middle East.

6. Many explosions will occur around the Middle East area, and Nostradamus said that planes will be falling from the sky in 2016 (he must have also predicted planes in the 16th century).

5. The world as we know it is coming to an end.

4. Yes, there’s more predictions after the world comes to an end. The ‘White House’ has set out to destroy the world.

3. The Poles will melt.

2. Jerusalem might be assailed from all sides.

1. Russia will help to set things right.

So according to Nostradamus (actually in this case Alex Noudelman) 2016 could be an eventful year.

Another take on Nostradamus and 2016 is a bit more vague. The Morning News USA:

Nostradamus 2016 Prediction: The Third Antichrist

An interpretation of a Nostradamus prophecy goes to say that the third antichrist could rise in 2016. It’s rise could lead to World War 3, a nuclear war or biological warfare that could last for 27 years. Christians will be persecuted. But while the United States has kept its eye on Russia as the greatest threat that could lead the world into such hapless state, Nostradamus may have actually spoken about China.

It’s not just Nostradamus that predicts doom for the world.There were claims the Mayan calendar predicted the end of the world in 2012.

And here is Tom Watkins:

But past predictions about the end of the world have been wrong. Like in 2015.

NBZ News: The World Was Supposed to End in 2015

As the head of a Philadelphia-based outfit called the eBible Fellowship, Chris McCann had warned his followers that the planet would be destroyed “with fire” on Oct. 7. The very next day, he issued a correction.

“Since it is now 8 October it is now obvious that we were incorrect regarding the world’s ending on the 7th,” McCann said.

If people like Nostradamus, Watkins and McCann keep making end of world predictions one of them will eventually be right, but it will be a bit hard for them to claim bragging rights after it happens.

If you prefer more mundane predictions try:


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  1. Brown

     /  1st January 2016

    Interesting post. The Bible does claim this world will pass away but we won’t see it coming – life will be going on as it always has so we should keep on keeping on. Ministers predicting an actual date based on events in Israel or anything else are in error. Irrespective of that 2016 is going to be interesting for one reason. You can’t allow millions of angry Muslims into Europe without some sort of social upheaval. I predict this policy is going to see much of western Europe turn ugly with increasing Muslim attacks at random locations and responses to those from citizens who believe they are now isolated from police support and must act to defend themselves.

    • ” You can’t allow millions of angry Muslims into Europe” – how many are angry and what are they angry about?

      There’s no doubt the number of migrants will create significant problems and issues.

      But who is getting angry? The immigrants? Or the anti-immigrants?

      • kiwi guy

         /  1st January 2016

        I would be pretty f-ing pissed if I was a Swedish citizen. This is what NZ would be experiencing if the Multiculturalism worshippers like yourself got your way:

        Sweden’s First Month Of ‘Islamic Multiculturalism’ – Rapes, Acquittals, & Severed Heads

        – Some 30 Muslim men thought that the woman was in violation of Islamic sharia law, by being in Sweden unaccompanied by a man. They thought that she should therefore be raped and her teenage son killed.

        – Sometime during the night, the victim was awakened by the Iraqi as he raped her. The woman managed to break free and locate a train attendant. At first, the woman did not want to call the police. “She felt sorry for him [the rapist] … and was afraid he would be deported back to Iraq.”

        – Two Swedish citizens were convicted by a Gothenburg Court of joining an Islamist terror group in Syria and murdering two captives. Video evidence showed one victim being beheaded. “Every night when I have gone to bed, I have seen a head hanging in the air.” – Court Chairman Ralf G. Larsson.

        – One week after Sweden raised its terror alert level to the highest ever, the police raised another alarm — saying their weapons are simply not good enough to prevent a potential terror attack.

      • Timoti

         /  1st January 2016

        Thers a million Utube clips to answer your question. I can provide one if you want?

  2. Good topic PG. A few giggles in that lot.

    I liked Toby Manhire’s “The All Blacks will be used as an analogy to explain something”

  3. kiwi guy

     /  1st January 2016

    Here’s my prediction for 2016, conveniently spelled out in this article:

    “Coming 2016: All-Out War On So-Called ‘Social Justice’

    …Ordinary people are also getting sick of seeing stupid people hectoring them, lecturing them and admonishing them while denying obvious facts and scientific research for the sake of feelings. Social justice warriors have made themselves experts at ignorance. I mean, for instance, is there a class of people dumber and less well qualified to talk about gender relations than Gender Studies graduates?

    It’s like getting wildlife advice from a guide who’s terrified of animals. “So tell us about the animals in this zoo.” “THEY ALL TERRIFY ME, I NEVER LEAVE THE RANGER STATION!” I’m sorry, but nobody needs sex advice from a silly little girl who’s not only never had any, but is actively terrified of men and penises…”

    • @ KG – I know I can’t speak to you, but might I suggest you read some other stuff apart from this zerohedge and breitbart fear-mongering shit? You need some kind of balance to it I reckon.

      Breitbart says, “That movement is called “cultural libertarianism”. It stands against any authoritarian, from the Right or the Left, who sucks fun and freedom from the world like some kind of vampire” (more on vampires later KG, we might be able to “share” about them?)

      This is the only mention of “the Right” in the whole thing, the remainder being an anti-Left -‘Progressive’-Feminist diatribe about “speech codes, trigger warnings, safe spaces and other progressive and feminist stupidity … and it comes from women and minorities as much as anyone else”.

      None of this outrage about limitation of “freedom of speech” is directed at the Right’s invocation of “patriotism” and the spectre of fear. Fear of everything from terrorism to immigration, with its implications of diversity, possible racial mixing and ethnic dilution.

      Try Sheldon Wolin if you haven’t already –

      “He rails against what he calls a “monochromatic media” with corporate-approved pundits used to identify “the problem and its parameters, creating a box that dissenters struggle vainly to elude. The critic who insists on changing the context is dismissed as irrelevant, extremist, ‘the Left’ – or ignored altogether.”

      The constant dissemination of illusions permits myth rather than reality to dominate the decisions of the power elites”.

      Zombies will continue to dominate Vampires in 2016, since they are more relevant metaphorically.

  4. Kevin

     /  1st January 2016

    Trump will pull out at the last minute.

    There will be no major terrorist attacks but there will be more arrests of terrorists.

    ISIS will experience more defeats.

    Key will remain popular.

    Andrew Little will remain as leader of the opposition.

    • Trump will pull out at the last minute.

      This could be messy.

    • Kevin

       /  1st January 2016


      Dotcom will lose the appeal. I predict he may make an attempt at suicide (he won’t succeed as it’d be just to get attention). And if he does make an attempt remember you heard it here first (actually second as I made the same prediction a while back on WO).

      Blog predictions:

      WO will keep it’s position as best and most popular kiwi blog.

      YourNZ will at least double and reinforce it’s position as best centrist kiwi blog.

      The Standard will become the go-to blog for SJWs and radical lefties (if it’s not already). It will cease to be the “unofficial Labour party blog” (again if it’s not already).

      The Daily Blog will sink, mostly as a result of it’s support for Dotcom. A shame, because I admire Bradbury’s skills as blogger even though I totally disagree with his politics.

  5. The Callinan report will finally be released, and David Bain will be denied any compensation by Cabinet. He will then receive an enormous grant from Creative New Zealand to pursue his long delayed career in Opera. 😉

    • @belledejourNZ – I think Bain will have to choose between Opera and playing the role of Don Brash in the movie “Orewa – the Aftermath”. He’ll take the film role because of the supposed glamour, less training involved (none) and a higher initial one-off payment, only to find the market for Don Brash lookalikes is extremely limited.

      • Failure as a movie actor will precipitate Bain’s move into politics, with ACT being the obvious party of choice. As ACT’s other member he will automatically be appointed Deputy Leader. David Seymour will then step down from the leadership to concentrate all his energies on the passage of his “End of Life Choice” Bill, which could so easily be called “Death with Dignity”. Bain will naturally assume the leadership of the Party since there isn’t anyone else to choose from. The “Bring Back Dr Muriel Newman” campaign fails to win the support of anyone other than Newman and her partner.

  6. Nelly Smickers

     /  1st January 2016

    Nostradamus #3.

    My husband was born in Krakow 😦

  7. Timoti

     /  1st January 2016

    Er, one tick. Just adjusting the magic mirror. The last person stepped through it into the astral and didn’t close the gate. All assortment of weirdos manifesting at the moment.

    Ah, that’s better.

    1) Shock political death in New Zealand.

    2) New York terrorist attack. Maybe one in Melbourne.

    3) Huge bridge collapse in Russia.

    4) $NZ climbs big time again.

    5) Donald Trump killed ( assassinated?)

    6) Niue absolutely devastated by a cyclone.

    7) Secret chambers confirmed underneath the sphinx.

    8) Fishery officer killed in beach altercation.

    9) New Zealand embassy official held on trumped up charges of spying.

    10) Winston Peters retires from politics.

    • @ Timoti – it must be hard being the only sane person in the world?

      Harsh predictions? I hope none of them happens except 7)

      I’ll be pissed if Winston retires before the next general election.

      I predict, skyscraper fire in the Middle East prior to fireworks display.

    • Kevin

       /  1st January 2016

      Are number 5 and 10 predictions or wishfullfulments? 🙂

  8. Alan Wilkinson

     /  1st January 2016

    My first prediction is that most of the above predictions will be wrong but will be repeated next year.

    My second prediction is that the most important events in 2016 will not have been predicted.

    My third prediction is that there will be 392 new papers published that discover some obscure consequence of climate change will be “worse than we thought” thus supporting an application for increased research funding.

  9. My prediction is that there will be at least one Northlander on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. (There were none on the New Year ones just out.) I don’t think that is a bridge too far.

  10. Timoti

     /  1st January 2016

    I’m always facinated by people who can’t put their balls on the line.


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