Friday, July 8, 2011

Some Predictions for the History Books

black and white photo of a mystic checking with his chrystal ball

"I'm sorry, Mr Kipling, but you just don't know how to use the English language." - The San Francisco Examiner, rejecting a submission by Rudyard Kipling in 1889.

"It doesn't matter what he does, he will never amount to anything." - Albert Einstein's teacher to his father in 1895. 

"The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty--a fad." - The president of the Michigan Savings Bank advising Henry Ford's lawyer, Horace Rackham, not to invest in the Ford Motor Co., 1903. 

"Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau." - Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929.

"By the year 1982 the graduated income tax will have practically abolished major differences in wealth." - Irwin Edman, professor of philosophy Columbia University, 1932.

"Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction." - Dick Cheney August 26, 2002.

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