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What are your biggest hopes for 2009?

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I hope to finally master Ryu's special moves in Streetfighter 2.

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Alien life will be discovered on another planet. Peace will breakout in the middle east after it is discovered that the bible is a work of fiction.

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Peace and jobs.

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Pay off my student loans for graduate school. Start a small business so I can deduct as much as possible. Ironically, also, to have a bundle of money stashed in my bank, post office account, and home country bank. Go me! I've painted in the eye of my adorable yellow daruma...

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More hope for the hopeless, less war for the world, more business for my business. And health for everyone.

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Thanks borscht! That's very sweet of you! ...:)

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Global Warming has been my biggest concern all these years, so my biggest hope is that CO2 levels will go down, e-products will sell like hot-cakes and new environment tax will be introduced soon and i should be congratulating each and every political leader for their efforts in achieving remarkable goal in the year 2009 !

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For someone to post the recipes for the doughnuts sold by Mr. Doughnut on the Internet.

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I have a dream! That one day everyone learns to live within their means and become so thrifty... after all the economic carnage is over, credit card companies will be forced out of business! I have a dream! That a man will be judged by the content of his bank account and not by his credit score ! Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, free at last!

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People will wake up to perennial (never-ending) illusionary fears as 'global warmin'', 'second-hand smoke', and the threat 'America' poses to the world.

-All leftist religions.

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Internet Bubble, Real Estate Bubble, Investment Banking Bubble, Auto Bubble, ECO Bubble? In each of these cases, leaders made lots of money, and temporary workers got laid off and are told that they are lazy as they stand in line on a cold winter's day for food because they are hungry.

Leaders travel the world, see exotic places, and there still to this day are starving kids ("temporary workers") in China, Africa, and our own neighborhoods. (They probably tell their own kids to stop whining and cite this fact.)

Leaders will make claims of dropping CO2 levels when a lot of it will be taken from developing countries (most of whom are working on a "temporary basis"), and "temporary workers" in their tiny box homes recycle plastic bags for garbage, split out burnable and non-burnable, and maids from third world countries will do it for the leaders.

Leaders tell their subordinates to start bombing the Gaza strip, while temporary workers strap bombs on their backs and blow up other temporary workers.

Leaders create policies for hiring and firing temporary workers, and hire other temporary workers to figure out how they can make better tax deductions for themselves.

Leaders pat each other on the back for doing such good jobs, and celebrate in Roppongi Hills and Midtown fine cuisine out of Sagat, or Goodwill (or whatever its called) which temporary workers compiled for them. Temporary workers try to do the same, and have no savings, and end up lining up for food on a cold winter's night.

Leaders collect temporary workers CV's in a big database and select at will those most suited to carry out the task of the leaders. Any "temporary worker" who sticks its head up in protest (as the old Japanese saying goes) gets hammered down.

"Temporary workers", abandoned by their own "brothers & sisters" (the leaders), no food, no place to stay, go sniffling through the leaders post box to look at pictures of happy "leader" families to quench their loneliness and maybe, some day, win the lottery (ironically run by the leaders), only to have comments written about them in newspaper headlines.

My hope for 2009 is for more smiles on the faces of "temporary workers" and perhaps less smiles on the faces of "leaders".

I am so ashamed, and I feel so helpless.

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I hope to make back the 50% i lost in my stock portfolio and peace for the world.. (doesnt look like the 2nd one will happen)

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My biggest hope for 2009 is to stay healthy, because health is the key to everything....

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Is avoid getting ran over by a car in Saitama and finding creative legal ways to make an extra penny

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Same as last year, and the year before that, and the year before that, etc.

Green life, world peace coming from the people in it, financial integrity, see what I mean??

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because health is the key to everything....

i think it is wealth....!

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SMAPxSMAP will be finally cancelled. It might even contribute to world peace, saving the planet as well as the whales. It might even lessen natural disasters ... we can only hope.

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Hope the world economy recovers and everyone around the world is better off!

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Hopes for 2009, that world gets better with end of GWB administration. In 2009 under new administrators and many advisors,the world should get better.

All political leaders and political advisors must improve via getting well versed with all the knowhows and knowledge.

Just one video, on Obama can bring in 80,000-90,000 comments. Political leaders and political advisors need to heed grassroot criticisms to make world get better.

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health and wealth for all things equal including fiscal discipline, mental discipline, spiritual discipline, and physical discpline. seriously, can i ask for any more?

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To find something to do after teaching English before that creeping sensation that Japanese Is Not Enough wraps itself tighter and tighter around my heart.

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