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(CNN) -- The parties to ring out 2006 are over and the confetti is being cleaned away. Now it's time to look ahead to the new year.

We asked readers to channel their inner psychics and give us their predictions -- silly or serious -- for 2007.

Here is a selection of their answers, some of which have been edited for length and clarity.

James Um of Glendale, California
It's hard to imagine, but the chances that the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series in 2007 are pretty good with their off-season acquisitions. Will 2007 bring the end of the curse which haunted the Cubs for 99 years? Who knows? Anything is possible.

Amy Cook of Clayton, North Carolina
[I predict] another year of war, high gas prices and economic hardships for the middle class. Paris Hilton will continue to embarrass her family, and the high-profile court case will be the lame Spears vs. Fed divorce. Technology will keep advancing, but will somehow spotlight around an even smaller MP3 player instead of "breakthrough" cures for life-threatening illnesses.

Charles Bowman of Kailua, Hawaii
I'm afraid that the president will make another "uncalculated" (to put it nicely) decision by bringing back the draft.

Ronald Heittola of Regina, Saskatchewan
I believe that the war in Iraq will get out of control, and it will be another Vietnam. I think that the United States should get out before the fall of Saigon reoccurs.

Jonathan Chu of Shreveport, Louisiana
One thing's for sure, the United States will not leave Iraq in 2007.

Ben H. of Clearfield, Utah
A "mid-major" will play in the final four.

Richard T. of Alexandria, Virginia
It will probably top 70-75 degrees in Washington thru May then turn much colder from June into August with several feet of snow on the ground by September. Donald Trump will announce his candidacy for president in '08 and ask Rosie O'Donnell to be his running mate. Madonna will reinvent herself yet again, but this time she will look like Michael Jackson and resurrect the "We Are The World" campaign. Green will be the new black.

Tiffani Cullum of League City, Texas
I predict people will be just as disillusioned with politics now as they have ever been.

Karen Waller of Biloxi, Mississippi
I predict that someone in the government will finally realize that renters were affected by Katrina as well as homeowners, and someone will finally work on getting them help to get housing and get out of the dangerous temporary housing that FEMA supplied.

John Pevsner of Brooklyn, New York
I predict the end of the ubiquitous iPod is at hand when the music phone goes on the market. Google will finally take a tumble.

Anthony Lemons of Eagle River, Arkansas
As depressing as it may sound, I believe that this year will bring terrorist attacks on American soil. They will most likely be in different parts of the country, at roughly the same time. They will most likely be highly populated areas, where civilians gather, i.e., malls, schools, and perhaps even tourist attractions and/or amusement parks. I know this is a dismal prediction, but to ignore the growing threat would be even more dangerous.

Ross Strickland of Milltown, Newfoundland
The price of oil will plummet to below $20.00 a barrel -- because of an announcement in nanotechnology research that a product is about to be developed commercially and cheaply, where miniature solar cells can be sprayed on any building or surface such as cars or even streets. All surfaces with this technology will be collecting energy from the sun to heat homes and to power electrical vehicles. Goodbye dirty oil and coal.

Jim Purington of Redding, California
I, Jim Purington, will be the front-runner for president of the United States and will be the next president.

Rhonda Burns of Flagstaff, Arizona
We voted in a $200 million tax on cigarettes in 2006 that was supposed to be used to build daycare centers. I predict that it will be used to build golf courses and that the children won't see one thin dime in 2007.

Zoran Ozimec of Osijeck, Croatia
Bloodshed in Iraq grows tenfold! Sectarian cleansing divides the country in three. The U.S. withdraws, just like from Saigon. Iran sends "peacemakers" and creates an alliance with Syria and Hezbollah. Oil costs $100 a barrel. Europe adopts a new constitution, elects Blair as president of Europe.

Lisa Aldo of West Haven, Connecticut
Obesity shall be cured when Americans lose the privilege of driving nonhybrid vehicles. Our love of gas-guzzling Hummers will have many a fat boy walking to work. Plasma TV's 60" and beyond [will be found to] cause both male and female pattern baldness. [Barack] Obama and [Hillary] Clinton will be fused together to form a Democratic super duo, the likes of which this world has never seen. "The Donald" goes bankrupt after winning a billion dollar lawsuit against himself. Sealy will invent the ultimate mattress -- made entirely of discarded stem cells, repairing our ailments and healing our wounds while we sleep.

Barbara Waters of Arlington, Texas
North Korea will unite with Iran making them a dangerous and deadly nuclear threat to peaceful nations everywhere. Terrorism will find its way to the U.S. once again in 2007. The debate on stem cell research will resurface with a new high-profile name announcing their recent diagnosis and need for enabling such research. The cost of gas will hit new highs during the summer of 2007. I predict remarriage in 2007 for Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock. I also predict "re-divorce" in 2007 for Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock.

Randy Benton of Gainesville, Georgia
Christianity will become so watered down and liberalized that it will become almost fashionable to be labeled a Christian. The gray area between right and wrong will become wider.

Sterling Ives of Lakeland, Florida
The news media will see the error of their ways and report facts as news and not opinions. Scientists will discover it takes more than five years to get sick from eating cloned meat and other animal products. Scientists will discover mercury is good for us. Fresh fish prices will rise above $10/lb. Guatemala will take over the abandoned country of Mexico. Osama bin Laden will be caught and confess to being a CIA agent. Rosie and the Donald will get into a fistfight on the Jerry Springer show. Rosie will win.

Jackie Major of San Francisco, California
We will adapt to alternative energy sources, eliminate all polluting mechanisms and finally legalize pot. Over time, we will be approved to join the Starship Federation, and they will establish a headquarters in San Francisco and help us move away from a consumer-driven economy and embrace living life for spiritual enrichment, leading healthy and fulfilling lives without harming other life-forms, while adapting our cultures to understanding and embracing the prime directive.


Kathleen and Linda Kaccheo of Toronto, Ontario, ring in 2007 with "these awesome glasses."


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