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Where do you see 2012 going? [With poll]

By johnboy - 28 December 2011 30

As a pretty awful 2011 winds to a close I’m interested what the rest of you think 2012 is going to be like.

No need for concrete predictions, what’s the vibe of the thing for Canberrans?

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Where do you see 2012 going? [With poll]
2604 2:04 pm 29 Dec 11

The worst thing about 2011 was the actual and planned redistribution of income under the respectable sounding guise of ensuring “fairness” and “equality”. Sadly, I expect this trend to continue in 2012.

A fair government is one which treats everyone equally, not one which taxes a minority of taxpayers heavily and then uses that money to provide benefits from which the same minority is excluded. Everyone should pay the same tax and everyone should get the same benefits from government.

arescarti42 12:04 pm 29 Dec 11

spinact said :

Oh god, it’s all so depressing. I think I’ll buy a shack out in the bush and become a hermit, just as long as I can get high speed internet.

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay ahead of you on that one.

Protip: Some telephone exchanges in the bush are actually ADSL2+ enabled.

steveu 7:32 am 29 Dec 11

I dont think it was a fantastic year, though in Australia we got off pretty lightly I think compared to the rest of the world. So Australia did all right (at this point I have to add that is had nothing to do with the politicians in this country – the Australian political landscape is pathetic, topped up by the fact they gave themselves a pay rise at the end of the year when they expect everyone else to settle for alot less)

I believe staying positive is the way to go though, and 2012 will be a better year than the last.

spinact 1:35 am 29 Dec 11

Oh god, it’s all so depressing. I think I’ll buy a shack out in the bush and become a hermit, just as long as I can get high speed internet.

arescarti42 9:57 pm 28 Dec 11

From my perspective, 2012 may well be the year that the economic woes of the rest of the developed world catch up on Australia.

Continued stagnation in the US, worsening of the crisis in Europe, falling asset prices or cracks appearing in China are all looking increasingly likely, and have the potential derail the Australian economy.

Thumper 9:40 pm 28 Dec 11

2012?

Personally I can’t wait. Lots of interesting possibly profitably things on the go.

Going to be a fantastic year.

Otherwise? I can’t see it being much more different than 2012.

The ACT government will continue to blunder along, the ACT opposition will continue to be completely and utterly ineffectual. Indeed, the Greens will grow in power.

Federally, Gillard will continue to be completely inept and politically weak and the opposition will keep to the same mantra they have used for the past year.

Australia will continue to prosper although I fear that the gap between the haves and have nots is starting to become a gap to wide to ever bridge.

Internationally I forsee much turmoil in European counties battling with debt and struggling with immigration issues. The Middle East is always a basket case and will not improve. There may be some worries about North Korea trying to show it’s power but I think it will all come to nothing. The US is in serious trouble, where it goes I have no idea but I think it will survive in one way or another.

I hope there are no more natural disasters. I am over them.

I could go on, but frankly, I couldn’t be bothered as you are all educated and well read people so there is no real point.

Classified 8:49 pm 28 Dec 11

Lots of terrible things happened throughout the world in 2011, just as they did in previous years, and likely will in future years.

From a personal perspective, 2011 was great, and I expect 2012 to be even better.

Savanna100 6:41 pm 28 Dec 11

A year of re-arranging the APS deck chairs yet again…

M0les 6:10 pm 28 Dec 11

What was the middle one again?

astrojax 5:53 pm 28 Dec 11

whitelaughter said :

CrocodileGandhi said :

What was so horrible about 2011?

Other than QLD washing away, NZ being quaked, Japan being trashed, our useless govt backflipping on uranium sales and drowning boatloads of refugees, UK riots, oh never mind, sorry, I’m guessing the year was so traumatic you’ve suppressed the memories in selfdefence – and I can’t blame you…

have to agree – apart from the ‘backflipping’. can we once and for all put this phrase to bed? what you mean, clearly, is some sort of reversal of ideology; a ‘backflip’, conversely, leaves the practitioner of this manouevre facing the same way, so it doesn’t actually work as the metaphor for which it intends to stand.

but yep, what with all the other murders of the english language, the loss of christopher hitchens and peter roebuck, the failure [again] of the durban debacle and the rollercoaster of world money markets eroding confidence, let’s hope 2012 is a wee bit better.

2011 on riotact, though, has been pretty good!

CrocodileGandhi 5:13 pm 28 Dec 11

whitelaughter said :

CrocodileGandhi said :

What was so horrible about 2011?

Other than QLD washing away, NZ being quaked, Japan being trashed, our useless govt backflipping on uranium sales and drowning boatloads of refugees, UK riots, oh never mind, sorry, I’m guessing the year was so traumatic you’ve suppressed the memories in selfdefence – and I can’t blame you…

Fair enough. Was just wondering what exactly it was about 2011 that made it “pretty awful”. Your examples seem sufficient to justify that remark.

Having seen 2012 a couple of times, I think we’re in for a worse year. If for no other reason than we might have to put up with Woody Harrelson for a while.

Deref 4:07 pm 28 Dec 11

😀 We’re an optimistic lot.

whitelaughter 3:54 pm 28 Dec 11

CrocodileGandhi said :

What was so horrible about 2011?

Other than QLD washing away, NZ being quaked, Japan being trashed, our useless govt backflipping on uranium sales and drowning boatloads of refugees, UK riots, oh never mind, sorry, I’m guessing the year was so traumatic you’ve suppressed the memories in selfdefence – and I can’t blame you…

johnboy 3:28 pm 28 Dec 11

A year of cultural stagnation and gathering global stormclouds.

The fall of democracies, the loss of wars, the woeful health of our body politic.

Mostly the cultural stagnation. Zombies and sequels and the mainstream co-option of everything that used to be fun while nothing new has arrived.

My 2c.

CrocodileGandhi 3:22 pm 28 Dec 11

What was so horrible about 2011?

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