You know, politics should be as credible and consistent as possible and as little as necessary. Just like MMOs, it's not.
But since MMOs are still boring as hell, I'll just blog about whatever comes to my mind. Just consider real life a really stunning MMO until GW2 or so.
Also, I am in an adventurous mood right now, which is why I will predict three things.
1) Republicans will eventually offer a 90 day compromise. The president will reject it, arguing that things won't be easier in 90 days, but rather much harder, since the election is even nearer. He will then cite the 14th amendment and order Mr. Geithner to ignore congress. There will be a lot of crying going on. But since Republicans know very well that this is the best possible way out of the hole they dug, they will accept it.
2) Italy will not go broke. But my chancellor will continue giving my money away. In a few years a lot of anti-europe parties will be elected in EU countries. A few weeks after this has happened in France, four countries (Germany, Netherlands, Austria and Finland plus some smaller ones) will "declare independence" and create a "new euro zone". There will be some havoc in southern Europe, but no civil wars.
3) A few years later China goes up in fire and, as a consequence, so does the rest of the world.
Have a nice week ;)