Something to remember as you read all the upcoming prediction stories for 2009 -- these are almost always all wrong, bass-ackwardly so. But The Economist (yes, Sarah Palin's favorote magazine) set a new bar for getting it wrong with its 2008 predictions. Check this out:

This short New York Times article raises more questions than it answers. Seriously, there were people who saw the economic crisis coming. And oil prices...did they not predict them going way up or going way down, since both happened in 2008. But the real head-scratcher is "Canadian army movements."

Huh?!!! Were they expecting a rear-guard action against North Dakota? Somebody's been watching too many old John Candy movies: