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2012-05-19 08:07:33 AM
*sad tuning fork*
 
2012-05-19 08:11:01 AM
/picks up white courtesy phone

"Hello?"

/I guess it wasn't for me.
 
2012-05-19 08:34:24 AM

Grables'Daughter: /picks up white courtesy phone

"Hello?"

/I guess it wasn't for me.


No. The white phone.
 
2012-05-19 08:51:46 AM

Friskya: No. The white phone.


"Okay, put Ham on five and hold the Mayo."
 
2012-05-19 09:18:14 AM
She would probably have better results if she shoved them in her vag. Not that i wanna see that.
 
2012-05-19 10:06:14 AM
Dude- she's a Reiki Master. Don't mock that kind of power.
 
2012-05-19 10:12:11 AM
Meh.

She's an idiot, but she's not hurting anyone.
 
2012-05-19 10:20:46 AM

MisterLoki: Meh.

She's an idiot, but she's not hurting anyone.


Yes. Yes, she is. Because folks with real ailments are instead going to this vapid twatwaffle instead of a trained medical practitioner. Reiki is a waste of friggin' time as a mitigation for anything - nothing beyond placebo effects have been noted in several clinical research trials - yet reiki "masters" have claimed that their practice can cure cancer and other otherwise scary diseases.

If your alternate treatment has no effect other than to get sick people to line your wallet while they continue to suffer because those sick people aren't actually receiving efficacious, clinically-proven treatment, you're hurting people.
 
2012-05-19 10:41:54 AM
weknowmemes.com
 
2012-05-19 10:59:23 AM

FormlessOne: MisterLoki: Meh.

She's an idiot, but she's not hurting anyone.

Yes. Yes, she is. Because folks with real ailments are instead going to this vapid twatwaffle instead of a trained medical practitioner. Reiki is a waste of friggin' time as a mitigation for anything - nothing beyond placebo effects have been noted in several clinical research trials - yet reiki "masters" have claimed that their practice can cure cancer and other otherwise scary diseases.

If your alternate treatment has no effect other than to get sick people to line your wallet while they continue to suffer because those sick people aren't actually receiving efficacious, clinically-proven treatment, you're hurting people.


That's a valid argument, to the extent that it places blame on people who sincerely believe certain things, rather than on those in search of help. What I hear instead is the same tired old habit of blaming bad politicians or bad journalists, instead of blaming bad voters or bad consumers. The kind of person who'd choose tuning forks over a doctor would as easily choose anything else equally useless. You can blame the Reiki master if you want, but why is the moran who listens to them blameless? The world isn't short on people with bad or useless ideas, but that's not the problem. The problem is large numbers of people who can't distinguish those from good ones.

It's easy for most of us to poke fun at a woman like this, but that's only because her weird ideas are statistically less popular than others that are objectively no more valid. Show me a newspaper that doesn't devote some portion of its incredibly valuable real estate (page space) to a horoscope. (What's that horoscope worth to their readership? Try to buy an ad the same size, and you'll find out. Why would the paper pay to fill that space, instead of selling it as adspace? Because a huge number of their readers want there to be a horoscope there.) Open the phone book (if you can still find one): How many churches do you see listed, just for your community? (If you go down south, there are whole publications devoted just to this.) How is a church objectively more sensible -- or at least less weird or useless -- than Reiki and tuning forks? Go to a pharmacy -- any one will do, even the one in Walmart: How many useless products do you see there? How much do they cost? (In my pharmacy, the quack medicine is directly across from the pharmacy desk. I guess in case you get tired of waiting in line, you can reach for a homeopathic 'remedy' or some other bullshiat.) There's a reason that crap is there, and it isn't because pharmacies think it's good medicine. And there's a reason they can get away with criminal pricing on them.

Go ahead and make fun of this woman. She deserves it. But so do most other people.

Lastly, I also think you're overreaching in suggesting that people will choose tuning forks over real medicine. Something like reiki is more like a hobby. Very few people experiencing real distress would sit there and moan instead of seeking a remedy that at least makes them feel better. Reiki may well make some people feel better, and if it does then maybe that's a valid remedy for that particular complaint, the same as a hot bath, plenty of water, and a good night's rest.

We also don't need to reach for allopathic solutions to all our discomforts, either: the human body is remarkably resourceful and clever in handling its own complaints a great deal of the time. When you go to a doctor with a complaint, one of the questions you'll almost always get is, "How long has this been going on?" The reason is that doctors know that not all complaints warrant intervention, and length of time is a major indicator of that. (Had constipation for half a day? Try some water and over-the-counter laxative. Had it for a week? Time to go to the hossy. Elbow hurt when you do that? Take it easy for a few days. Been doing it for a month? Let's get an X-ray.) You might try to use a tuning fork for a mild complaint, but if it doesn't help, you're not going to sit around in despair. And if it does seem to help, well, okay then. It probably had nothing to do with it, or maybe you just needed to be distracted and relax for awhile. A lot of sick people like to watch TV. Which is sort of the same, by my reckoning. Sometimes all you need is something entertaining to bide the time. And at least it's not harmful by itself, like some other popular hobbies. (Being a sport fan is fine, if you discount what fans tend to shovel into themselves. And few outdoors fans take adequate precautions against known and preventable natural hazards, such as excessive sun. You get the idea.)

Believe me, I agree that the woman is goof. But I agree with MisterLoki that she's a harmless goof, and I believe myself that her notions are not disproportionately weirder and more worthy of ridicule than many far more popular notions that are objectively no more sensible, such as horoscopes and most religion. And I don't agree that belief in something like the healing powers of tuning forks has a notable impact on the societal benefits of real medicine, because people just aren't that willing to sit around and feel bad.
 
2012-05-19 11:07:20 AM
I mean, the way I see it, this is roughly equivalent to watching a video of a faith healer.

/ Hence why I didn't make it all the way through. You either believe in magic, or you don't. Unless you're doing a psychological study on the person, watching someone practice their "magic" is a waste of time... you know, to those of us without faith.
 
2012-05-19 11:49:42 AM
Laugh at her all you want.
I had stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma and was given less than 6 months to live and then I tried this. The very next day after balancing my chakras with this method, i was cancer free and have been in remission ever since.
The scientists and doctors could not explain it, but, they are all in agreement that balancing my chakras seems to have cured me nearly instantly.
Mock her all you want, I am living proof that this works.
 
2012-05-19 12:18:10 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: She would probably have better results if she shoved them in her vag. Not that i wanna see that.


She would have better results if she was a piano.
 
2012-05-19 12:51:34 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-19 12:52:18 PM
Sylvia_Bandersnatch:

That picture was supposed to be in reply to you. Oops.
 
2012-05-19 01:00:20 PM

FormlessOne: MisterLoki: Meh.

She's an idiot, but she's not hurting anyone.

Yes. Yes, she is. Because folks with real ailments are instead going to this vapid twatwaffle instead of a trained medical practitioner.


So, she's The White Oprah then?
 
2012-05-19 01:01:55 PM

FormlessOne: MisterLoki: Meh.

She's an idiot, but she's not hurting anyone.

Yes. Yes, she is. Because folks with real ailments are instead going to this vapid twatwaffle instead of a trained medical practitioner. Reiki is a waste of friggin' time as a mitigation for anything - nothing beyond placebo effects have been noted in several clinical research trials - yet reiki "masters" have claimed that their practice can cure cancer and other otherwise scary diseases.

If your alternate treatment has no effect other than to get sick people to line your wallet while they continue to suffer because those sick people aren't actually receiving efficacious, clinically-proven treatment, you're hurting people.


But those people are also idiots. I meant that she is harmless to useful people.
 
2012-05-19 01:01:57 PM

jopy666: Laugh at her all you want.
I had stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma and was given less than 6 months to live and then I tried this. The very next day after balancing my chakras with this method, i was cancer free and have been in remission ever since.
The scientists and doctors could not explain it, but, they are all in agreement that balancing my chakras seems to have cured me nearly instantly.
Mock her all you want, I am living proof that this works.


What happens if you have an odd number of chakras? Or if one falls off, or if you grow an extra one?
 
2012-05-19 01:04:39 PM

Mattyb710: Sylvia_Bandersnatch:

That picture was supposed to be in reply to you. Oops.


You know, being a Floridian isn't sufficient excuse in itself. Some people are just born stupid and nothing can be done for them.
 
2012-05-19 01:55:12 PM
I lost it when she started waving them around her like incense. "I've never been told that this works, but I'm doing it anyway"

Yes, crazy lady, breathe in the purifying sound vapors.
 
2012-05-19 05:19:39 PM
When I worked for the MS Society we had a reike healer at one of the programs we'd put on (it was what the people wanted) and I availed myself of her "services" since she was giving them out. From what I recall, I basically closed my eyes and she waved her hands around my body. When I got done she looked at me with excited eyes and asked, "how was it?!"

Most pointless thing I've ever had done to me ever.
 
2012-05-19 05:21:06 PM

jeanwearinfool: When I worked for the MS Society we had a reike healer at one of the programs we'd put on (it was what the people wanted) and I availed myself of her "services" since she was giving them out. From what I recall, I basically closed my eyes and she waved her hands around my body. When I got done she looked at me with excited eyes and asked, "how was it?!"

Most pointless thing I've ever had done to me ever.


That sounds like a great way to make a living.
 
2012-05-19 06:02:08 PM
she has huge tits.

/ went there
 
2012-05-19 09:12:06 PM

Grables'Daughter: jeanwearinfool: When I worked for the MS Society we had a reike healer at one of the programs we'd put on (it was what the people wanted) and I availed myself of her "services" since she was giving them out. From what I recall, I basically closed my eyes and she waved her hands around my body. When I got done she looked at me with excited eyes and asked, "how was it?!"

Most pointless thing I've ever had done to me ever.

That sounds like a great way to make a living.


Wait, you can make a living lying down with your eyes closed while a crazy lady rubs her hands over you?

Well now I feel like a sucker!
 
2012-05-19 09:37:01 PM
Unless she starts fudding herself stupid REAL soon, I ain't wasting 9 minutes on her.
 
2012-05-19 10:41:45 PM

jeanwearinfool: When I worked for the MS Society we had a reike healer at one of the programs we'd put on (it was what the people wanted) and I availed myself of her "services" since she was giving them out. From what I recall, I basically closed my eyes and she waved her hands around my body. When I got done she looked at me with excited eyes and asked, "how was it?!"

Most pointless thing I've ever had done to me ever.


Reiki is kind of like when my little sister would put her hand an inch from my face and say 'I'm not touching you' over and over again on long car rides. See I thought she was an annoying little twerp but it seems she kept all the cancer away. I should send her a card.
 
2012-05-19 11:03:40 PM

redsquid: jeanwearinfool: When I worked for the MS Society we had a reike healer at one of the programs we'd put on (it was what the people wanted) and I availed myself of her "services" since she was giving them out. From what I recall, I basically closed my eyes and she waved her hands around my body. When I got done she looked at me with excited eyes and asked, "how was it?!"

Most pointless thing I've ever had done to me ever.

Reiki is kind of like when my little sister would put her hand an inch from my face and say 'I'm not touching you' over and over again on long car rides. See I thought she was an annoying little twerp but it seems she kept all the cancer away. I should send her a card.


That sounds like a little sister to me.
 
2012-05-19 11:56:09 PM
"A major" fork up her ass would do her a lot of good.
 
2012-05-20 12:10:35 AM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: FormlessOne: MisterLoki: Meh.

She's an idiot, but she's not hurting anyone.

Yes. Yes, she is. Because folks with real ailments are instead going to this vapid twatwaffle instead of a trained medical practitioner. Reiki is a waste of friggin' time as a mitigation for anything - nothing beyond placebo effects have been noted in several clinical research trials - yet reiki "masters" have claimed that their practice can cure cancer and other otherwise scary diseases.

If your alternate treatment has no effect other than to get sick people to line your wallet while they continue to suffer because those sick people aren't actually receiving efficacious, clinically-proven treatment, you're hurting people.

That's a valid argument, to the extent that it places blame on people who sincerely believe certain things, rather than on those in search of help. What I hear instead is the same tired old habit of blaming bad politicians or bad journalists, instead of blaming bad voters or bad consumers. The kind of person who'd choose tuning forks over a doctor would as easily choose anything else equally useless. You can blame the Reiki master if you want, but why is the moran who listens to them blameless? The world isn't short on people with bad or useless ideas, but that's not the problem. The problem is large numbers of people who can't distinguish those from good ones.

It's easy for most of us to poke fun at a woman like this, but that's only because her weird ideas are statistically less popular than others that are objectively no more valid. Show me a newspaper that doesn't devote some portion of its incredibly valuable real estate (page space) to a horoscope. (What's that horoscope worth to their readership? Try to buy an ad the same size, and you'll find out. Why would the paper pay to fill that space, instead of selling it as adspace? Because a huge number of their readers want there to be a horoscope there.) Open the phone book (if you can still find one): How many chur ...


Nicely said.
/fav'd
 
2012-05-20 12:58:35 AM

GreatGlavinsGhost: jopy666: Laugh at her all you want.
I had stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma and was given less than 6 months to live and then I tried this. The very next day after balancing my chakras with this method, i was cancer free and have been in remission ever since.
The scientists and doctors could not explain it, but, they are all in agreement that balancing my chakras seems to have cured me nearly instantly.
Mock her all you want, I am living proof that this works.

What happens if you have an odd number of chakras? Or if one falls off, or if you grow an extra one?


There are 7 chakras. The closed mind will see this as a problem to balance because they are an odd number.

But to the opened mind, the 7 chakras can be balanced perfectly.

Not like this: OOO|OOOO
But like this: OOOOOOO
 
2012-05-20 02:35:29 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: GreatGlavinsGhost: jopy666: Laugh at her all you want.
I had stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma and was given less than 6 months to live and then I tried this. The very next day after balancing my chakras with this method, i was cancer free and have been in remission ever since.
The scientists and doctors could not explain it, but, they are all in agreement that balancing my chakras seems to have cured me nearly instantly.
Mock her all you want, I am living proof that this works.

What happens if you have an odd number of chakras? Or if one falls off, or if you grow an extra one?

There are 7 chakras. The closed mind will see this as a problem to balance because they are an odd number.

But to the opened mind, the 7 chakras can be balanced perfectly.

Not like this: OOO|OOOO
But like this: OOOOOOO


Dude.
 
2012-05-20 04:37:40 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: GreatGlavinsGhost: jopy666: Laugh at her all you want.
I had stage 4 non-hodgkins lymphoma and was given less than 6 months to live and then I tried this. The very next day after balancing my chakras with this method, i was cancer free and have been in remission ever since.
The scientists and doctors could not explain it, but, they are all in agreement that balancing my chakras seems to have cured me nearly instantly.
Mock her all you want, I am living proof that this works.

What happens if you have an odd number of chakras? Or if one falls off, or if you grow an extra one?

There are 7 chakras. The closed mind will see this as a problem to balance because they are an odd number.

But to the opened mind, the 7 chakras can be balanced perfectly.

Not like this: OOO|OOOO
But like this: OOOOOOO


i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-05-21 12:50:46 PM
I wonder if she can make a square clewd?
 
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