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A Look at Government Predictions from 1997

Jims Jab Wrote: Dec 22, 2012 1:55 PM
If there is anything I have learned in my life it's that the Government is as capable of accurate predictions as it is of responsibly spending my money.

Administrative note: If you are reading this, the world did not end, but the Mayan 13th baktun did, on 21 December 2012, as predicted.

Russia: The Defense Ministry has abandoned its plans to build two French Mistral-class helicopter carriers in Russia due to concerns about cost and military need, according to Vedomosti which cited an unnamed defense official. Russia will still purchase two French-built carriers, the official said. The acquisition and construction of the French-designed carrier had been part of Russia's plan to modernize its navy.

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