.. THE ANNUAL PREDICTION THREAD Hey, it's time for a yearly tradition, the annual what-the-hell is going to happen to the freaky cult of Scientology in 2018. There have been many wonderful and uncannily accurate prognostications in previous years--some brilliant, prescient or hilarious. As always, here's da rules: RULES1. All PREDICTIONS have to posted by Jan 30th 20182. No fair editing your predictions once you post them. (Damn, there could be some crazy-ass scamming if people are re-writing the predictions AFTER something happens! LOL)3. End of the year, a WINNER and RUNNER UP WINNER is announced based on the most alarmingly accurate prediction that actually came true.4. Award also given for the worst freakin prediction that nearly everyone KNEW was never gonna happen in the first place.5. Contestants are not allowed to consult with OT's to get answers. (that's cheating)6. You can make as many predictions as you want but you can't give 2 opposing predictions like Ron would so that you are always right. For fun, here are the threads for the past years. I couldn't find the 2012 Predictions thread (whoa, nobody predicted that would happen!). 2011 PREDICTIONS2012 PREDICTIONS2013 PREDICTIONS2014 PREDICTIONS 2015 PREDICTIONS2016 PREDICTIONS2017 PREDICTIONS SPECIAL RULE CHANGE (adopted in 2016): If you make a bogus prediction about a Scientology event that never happens in the MEST universe in 2018, you still get to keep your OT status and impressive advanced certificates---provided that: a) You still 'feel good about' the prediction.b) Your prediction 'is real to you', because you consider it really did happen 'in your universe' on the first dynamic.c) Planetary clearing (of Hubbard's hoax) 'becomes a reality' on this planet. So, dear assembled Homo Novi---feel free and grant yourself beingness to use all of your hard-won and scientifically certified supernatural psychic OT powers! BEGIN PREDICTING! (on this planet) .