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Happy New Year?

hpettyjohn Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 2:55 PM
Sowell is right again, and especially by adding the ? to the title. Being in my 70's I recall hearing when I was a child "Crime Doesn't Pay". And I grew up thinking that to tell a lie was a crime just like other crimes. No so is it , unless you actually swear to tell the truth. ***When Obama is sworn in what would be wrong if the Judge added "I promise to tell the truth and nothing but the truth." ? ****
The beginning of a new year is often a time to look forward and look back. The way the future looks, I prefer to look back -- and depend on my advanced age to spare me from having to deal with too much of the future.

If there are any awards to be given to anyone for what they did in 2012, one of those rewards should be for prophecy, if only because prophecies that turn out to be right are so rare.

With that in mind, my choice for the prediction of the year award goes to Bret Stephens of the Wall...