Monday, May 29, 2006

Top 87 bad predictions



'The Americans are good about making fancy cars and refrigerators, but that doesn’t mean they are any good at making aircraft. They are bluffing. They are excellent at bluffing.' Hermann Goering, Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, 1942.


'With over fifteen types of foreign cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry isn’t likely to carve out a big share of the market for itself.' Business Week, August 2, 1968.


'The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing; every one must be an author; some out of vanity, to acquire celebrity and raise up a name, others for the sake of mere gain.' Martin Luther, German Reformation leader, Table Talk.


'Ours has been the first [expedition], and doubtless to be the last, to visit this profitless locality.' Lt. Joseph Ives, after visiting the Grand Canyon in 1861.


'There is no doubt that the regime of Saddam Hussein possesses weapons of mass destruction. As this operation continues, those weapons will be identified, found, along with the people who have produced them and who guard them.' General Tommy Franks, March 22nd, 2003.


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