How do some predict future?

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Based on a recent letter to the editor I see that there is the “educated class” and then there are the non-progressive peasants. I have also leaned that the Progressive Educated Class possesses mystical powers of predicting the future. This prediction, without a doubt, proves progressives can predict the future. Truly amazing: “Sarah Palin is mulling over the possibility of running for president. ... And get this, if Palin were to become president, she would outlaw all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest, and, would probably make it a crime if women had an abortion,” (Reader Input, Nov. 29) The only unanswered question is what method do they use? Reading tea leaves in a cup, reading of stones or gems, and reading of the palms are all proven conventional methods. But then there is alectromancy, the observation of a rooster pecking at grain, ceromancy, reading patterns in melting or dripping wax, and pyromancy, gazing into fire. Can anyone answer this burning question, how do they do it? JOHN T. NIGHTINGALE, Auburn