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(Guardian)   Psychic faces backlash for telling mother of Amanda Berry that her daughter was dead back in 2004. She probably should have seen this coming   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 149
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2013-05-09 05:34:25 AM  

Dadoody: The FAIL part isn't with the Brown - she's making her money.

The FAIL part is that there's tons of people out there who continue to believe in this crap and give money.


Like I said above,  people in the pits of despair will turn to anything for hope. I don't blame them, they need something to hold on to. These people exploit the most deepest, and emotional pain and trauma, and suffering known to us, and profit from it. They lie, cheat and steal. It needs to stop.

Don't turn the victim into the guilty party. Their ignorance, fear, emotions are being preyed upon.

Guilty of being ignorant isn't as bad as guilty of being a callous, heartless, con artist who preys upon the emotionally traumatised.
 
2013-05-09 05:36:41 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-09 05:39:25 AM  

Rik01: Anyone who knows about psychics should also know that none are ever more than 80% correct. Most good ones tend to be 60%.

99% of psychics will not do things like predict when you'll die nor pick lottery numbers for you.

Psychics run in my family. None do it for money. None do it for fame. Actually, unless you knew them real well, you'd never know they have the gift. None have ever been over 80% correct.

Me, personally, I'm not actually sure about psychic abilities, being able to explain many as 'cold reading' but then there are those incidents where they're just too dead on. A relative of mine is usually 90% correct when asked to locate something lost, like a watch, a coin, a special book. He's around 60% to 70% correct when asked personal questions.

Often I'll consider psychic abilities as simply great perception, like the majority of the magicians do. Other times, I'm not so sure.
Aside from telephone psychics. The majority of them are fake, trained in cold reading.

True psychics don't need a bunch of mumbo jumbo and stage dressing -- like crystals and crystal balls and such. You ask, they answer be it in a diner or sitting on a bus.


I had a friend who's sister would have dreams and nightmares about things that would later happen to almost exactly like she described in her dreams and nightmares. You can say that I'm lying or that what she saw could be explained, but the girl had serious mental issues about this stuff and committed suicide at 19 because of all of this.

There are things that can't be explained in our world. and I think that there are some people with "psychic" abilities. But none of these people are on TV doing shows and all of this crap. I believe that most of these people are people like my friends sister who don't know what the fark is going on and are being driven crazy by what they are experiencing.
 
2013-05-09 05:42:51 AM  
At least it's honest.

www.thebalancedmind.org
 
2013-05-09 05:45:11 AM  
Protip: if you want to con others into believing your nonsense you have to be vague.

For example: "no one will know the day or the hour I will return"


To ensure no one can prove you wrong make sure an afterlife is central to your claims so that the only proof you're a liar is the fact death is the end and thus you can't be called out by those who didn't reach an afterlife
 
2013-05-09 05:47:56 AM  
Protip: if you want to con others into believing your nonsense you have to be vague.

For example: "no one will know the day or the hour I will return"


To ensure no one can prove you wrong make sure an afterlife is central to your claims so that the only proof you're a liar is the fact death is the end. That way, the only ones who could call you out on it cannot.


Follow these andf n amount of logics reason and fact will sway people away
 
2013-05-09 05:48:40 AM  
Protip: if you want to con others into believing your nonsense you have to be vague.

For example: "no one will know the day or the hour I will return"


To ensure no one can prove you wrong make sure an afterlife is central to your claims so that the only proof you're a liar is the fact death is the end. That way, the only ones who could call you out on it cannot.
 
2013-05-09 05:51:23 AM  

RexTalionis: Either you are the stupidest person on the planet, or this is some sort of a troll.


It looked like satire to me.
 
2013-05-09 05:51:49 AM  
I want to be a "psychic" where clients would sign a contract that states I may or may not be correct.
 
2013-05-09 05:51:49 AM  
What? I only clicked add comment once!

Oh well
 
2013-05-09 05:59:05 AM  
She was worse than dead.
 
2013-05-09 06:02:20 AM  
"By the way,
Why is it OK
For people to pretend they can talk to the dead?
Is it not totally farked in the head
Lying to some crying woman whose child has died
And telling her you're in touch with the other side?
That's just fundamentally sick
Do we need to clarify that there's no such thing as a psychic?

What, are we farking 2?
Do we actually think that Horton Heard a Who?
Do we still think that Santa brings us gifts?
That Michael Jackson hasn't had facelifts?
Are we still so stunned by circus tricks
That we think that the dead would
Wanna talk to pricks
Like John Edwards? "

- Tim Minchin
 
2013-05-09 06:06:38 AM  
I would love to kidnap a "psychic" and then offer $1,000,000 to the first psychic that could find them.
 
2013-05-09 06:06:55 AM  

Rik01: Psychics run in my family.


No, they don't. It's make believe, nothing more. There were never any psychics before, there aren't any today, and there will not be any in the future. Quit deluding yourself, and once that is done, try to talk some common sense in to your family.
 
GBB
2013-05-09 06:08:57 AM  

Lanadapter: Protip: if you want to con others into believing your nonsense you have to be vague.

For example: "no one will know the day or the hour I will return"


To ensure no one can prove you wrong make sure an afterlife is central to your claims so that the only proof you're a liar is the fact death is the end and thus you can't be called out by those who didn't reach an afterlife


Jesus was a half-assed illusionist and con artist with a lucky backstory and some gravitas.  If it wasn't for the timing of his birth and his mother trying to explain why she was pregos without husband, he would have been just 1 of the thousand nameless bastards of the time.
 
2013-05-09 06:17:38 AM  
u mean DEAD tired from all that hot sex she'd been having
 
2013-05-09 06:17:53 AM  

paulseta: The fact that Amanda is back from the dead due to Sylvia's prayers should make those who criticise her hang their heads in shame. My heart truly went into abasement upon seeing that some people will always point the finger at America's true heroes.


RexTalionis: Either you are the stupidest person on the planet, or this is some sort of a troll.


Cosmic_Music: The sane community frowns on your shenanigans.


hardinparamedic: 25.media.tumblr.com


that one guy with the face: On a scale of one to ten, you're a dumbass.


I think that based on this catch, I'm going to have to award the coveted 10/10!
 
2013-05-09 06:19:52 AM  

GBB: Lanadapter: Protip: if you want to con others into believing your nonsense you have to be vague.

For example: "no one will know the day or the hour I will return"


To ensure no one can prove you wrong make sure an afterlife is central to your claims so that the only proof you're a liar is the fact death is the end and thus you can't be called out by those who didn't reach an afterlife

Jesus was a half-assed illusionist and con artist with a lucky backstory and some gravitas.  If it wasn't for the timing of his birth and his mother trying to explain why she was pregos without husband, he would have been just 1 of the thousand nameless bastards of the time.


Carpenter, too.
 
GBB
2013-05-09 06:24:59 AM  

suicide: GBB: Lanadapter: Protip: if you want to con others into believing your nonsense you have to be vague.

For example: "no one will know the day or the hour I will return"


To ensure no one can prove you wrong make sure an afterlife is central to your claims so that the only proof you're a liar is the fact death is the end and thus you can't be called out by those who didn't reach an afterlife

Jesus was a half-assed illusionist and con artist with a lucky backstory and some gravitas.  If it wasn't for the timing of his birth and his mother trying to explain why she was pregos without husband, he would have been just 1 of the thousand nameless bastards of the time.

Carpenter, too.


Right.  I forgot about his Monday-Friday to pay the bills.
 
2013-05-09 06:28:12 AM  

GBB: Right. I forgot about his Monday-Friday to pay the bills.


He lived for the weekends, though.
 
2013-05-09 06:32:41 AM  

paulseta: It's only fair that people are paid for such mastery of magic!

....
 My heart truly went into abasement

And with lines like this some people still don't think it's a joke? I had to laugh harder and harder as I read through that post.
 
2013-05-09 06:33:10 AM  
The part of that story that jumped out at me was that the mother died not knowing (or maybe misbelieving cos of this quack). And the daughter is free now, and her mother is gone. I hadn't heard that part. That's tragic.
 
2013-05-09 06:39:30 AM  

chrylis: paulseta: The fact that Amanda is back from the dead due to Sylvia's prayers should make those who criticise her hang their heads in shame. My heart truly went into abasement upon seeing that some people will always point the finger at America's true heroes.

RexTalionis: Either you are the stupidest person on the planet, or this is some sort of a troll.

Cosmic_Music: The sane community frowns on your shenanigans.

hardinparamedic: 25.media.tumblr.com

that one guy with the face: On a scale of one to ten, you're a dumbass.

I think that based on this catch, I'm going to have to award the coveted 10/10!


What's depressing is that wasn't even proper trolling, just a bit of obvious sarcasm.
 
2013-05-09 06:42:21 AM  

swingerofbirches: That's tragic.


The whole damn story is tragic, but if anything comes out of it, I hope it is that people think twice before they resort to seeking the aid of so-called Psychics to  find their missing loved ones. Either they are parasites or delusional, and in either case, they are in no position to be of any real help at all.
 
2013-05-09 06:43:36 AM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: What's depressing is that wasn't even proper trolling, just a bit of obvious sarcasm.


I was really disappointed in some of the regulars.
 
2013-05-09 06:44:40 AM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: What's depressing is that wasn't even proper trolling, just a bit of obvious sarcasm.


chrylis: I was really disappointed in some of the regulars.


Actually, given the behavior and beliefs of many prolific FARKers when it comes to supernatural and psychic beliefs, I'd say it's a Poe.
 
2013-05-09 06:45:29 AM  

Rik01: Anyone who knows about psychics should also know that none are ever more than 80% correct. Most good ones tend to be 60%.

99% of psychics will not do things like predict when you'll die nor pick lottery numbers for you.

Psychics run in my family. None do it for money. None do it for fame. Actually, unless you knew them real well, you'd never know they have the gift. None have ever been over 80% correct.

Me, personally, I'm not actually sure about psychic abilities, being able to explain many as 'cold reading' but then there are those incidents where they're just too dead on. A relative of mine is usually 90% correct when asked to locate something lost, like a watch, a coin, a special book. He's around 60% to 70% correct when asked personal questions.

Often I'll consider psychic abilities as simply great perception, like the majority of the magicians do. Other times, I'm not so sure.
Aside from telephone psychics. The majority of them are fake, trained in cold reading.

True psychics don't need a bunch of mumbo jumbo and stage dressing -- like crystals and crystal balls and such. You ask, they answer be it in a diner or sitting on a bus.


It's a little known fact that if you print something in bold, that it is automatically true, and cannot be questioned.

I've studied it out---throughout history, there has been an unproven but well documented connection between statements prefaced by daring, bold text, and those which are headlined with words no bolder than those of the statement itself.

Passages in the bible, for instance, which are headlined with bold text, are easily seen---without fail---to be the literal word of God, whereas those which make incorrect predictions and statements, are the ones which follow merely plain text.

The scientific fraud of Pons and Fleischmann, trying to perpetuate upon us the laughable notion of cold fusion was discovered not because of any error in their methodology or discrepancy in their data. It was revealed when further inspection showed that they did not begin their section headings with bold text, and therefore could not possibly be speaking the truth.
 
2013-05-09 06:45:35 AM  

Rik01: True psychics don't need a bunch of mumbo jumbo and stage dressing -- like crystals and crystal balls and such. You ask, they answer be it in a diner or sitting on a bus.


True psychics just need to:
1. Tell James Randi exactly what they will do
2. Do it
3. Collect $1 million

Of course, the excuse will be that doing it for money will upset the karmic purity of their psychic prayers to jebus budda and so it won't work...
 
2013-05-09 06:46:18 AM  
Yet Another Sylvia Browne Fiasco

Written by James Randi   - Tuesday, 07 May 2013 15:29

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight - three women who went missing over a decade ago and were presumed dead - have been found to be alive. This item especially interested me because in 2004, on the totally irresponsible Montel Williams Show, "psychic" Sylvia Browne told Amanda Berry's mom that her daughter was dead, causing her great shock and sorrow. And the mother, Jouwana Miller, went to her grave believing - only on Browne's word - that her daughter had been murdered. She died in March of 2006, and friends were of the opinion that her passing was hastened by Browne's totally uninformed and callous guess...

The gravel-voiced talk-to-the-dead woman (born Sylvia Celeste Shoemaker, 1936) who says that she sees and hears ghosts, used to be "Brown." She added the "e" in an attempt to distance herself from her former husband, Kensil Dalzell Brown, known as "Dal," with whom she was involved back in 1988 in a $1.3 million loan scheme involving a gold mining operation using the "psychic's" magical powers, a plot that sent Dal to jail and Sylvia to probation.

Literally for decades now, I have been directing attention to the fact that Browne has been a continual, proven, failure. This is only the most recent example.

Early in 2010, an article in Skeptical Inquirer provided an extensive study of Sylvia Browne's predictions about missing persons and murder cases, along with her messages and visions "from beyond the grave." It examined every episode of the Montel Williams TV show after 2002, when she began to be featured there regularly, and explored older cases in newspapers, finding 115 examples of these appearances and articles, and comparing them with the actual facts and Browne's oft-repeated claim that her accuracy rate, to quote her exactly:

     ...is somewhere between 87 and 90 percent, if I'm recalling correctly.

Sylvia's recollection - strangely - is very, very, poor. It was shown that in not one of those 115 records - some of which had to be recovered from data that had been deleted from video records and/or published documents - was she correct!

http://www.randi.org/site/
 
2013-05-09 06:47:17 AM  

hardinparamedic: Actually, given the behavior and beliefs of many prolific FARKers when it comes to supernatural and psychic beliefs, I'd say it's a Poe.


Almost, but the last paragraph really gave it away.
 
2013-05-09 06:47:33 AM  
 
2013-05-09 06:51:38 AM  

LordOfThePings: At least it's honest.

[www.thebalancedmind.org image 437x383]


deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-09 06:52:57 AM  

Slaxl: Can this please be the straw that breaks the camels back? We've seen this irresponsible, ghastly practice for a long time and sat from the sidelines saying "idiots... fools and their money are soon parted", but people in the pits of despair will turn to anything for hope. I don't blame them, some go for religion, some go for crazy shiat, they need something to hold on to. These people exploit the most deepest, and emotional pain and trauma, and suffering known to us, and profit from it. They lie, cheat and steal. It needs to stop.

Can we please all just pile on immense amounts of pressure so that this con artist doesn't get off lightly, and never gets work as a psychic again? Or how about finally tackling it through regulation? A simple rule, only those psychics who can demonstrate their abilities in front of a panel of judges are allowed to practice as a qualified psychic. I choose the judges.

Psychic bullshiat has to stop, this is one of the most egregious abuses of trust and power I've ever heard of in this field. To think that the mother was so distraught afterward that she never recovered and died a few years later, ostensibly from the stress of it all, is just heart breaking.


THIS! I honestly believe some people have special abilities, but most often they don't advertise it because they don't want to be associated with the charlatans, attention whores, and thieves. Usually its one of those "Cousin Julia has the craziest knack for finding lost things" or "My grandma always knew when I was sad, even when we hadn't been talking" kind of things. Often it might just be focused on one person or situation. People don't like to be perceived as different from others, and likely don't want to be questioned about these quirks, so they just don't talk about them.
 
2013-05-09 07:04:12 AM  
Uhh... that Facebook post of hers has 145,622 likes? I don't do FB, but that has to be a photoshop right?
If Jesus came back from the dead and had a Facebook account I don't think he'd get that many "likes".


Aboleth: The military should announce that it will start to register and weaponize psychics. "Why are we not capitalizing on these psychics?" ...
I guarantee you, the business will naturally die out in a month and none of them will be sent out to war.


The US military (and probably others) have tried it before in the past. They were particularly interested in astral projection. Some conspiracy theories still persist about that being the true Manhattan Project.
 
2013-05-09 07:06:05 AM  
Once again, Sylvia Browne more wrong than right. http://stopsylvia.com/
 
2013-05-09 07:10:46 AM  
Why are people mad at this psychic?  No such thing as psychic so don't be mad because you want to believe in magic.
 
2013-05-09 07:11:50 AM  

paulseta: This is shameful.


All psychic powers demonstrated cannot be duplicated by con artists, magicians and mentalists.

Psychic powers have been duplicated successfully under close scientific experiment many times. Their nature is not vague and insubstantial. Any con artist who has pretended to be a real psychic has been found out.


People claim that psychic powers are claimed to be had by con artists, and the scam runs in three stages which may be repeated if the victim is willing.

These stages may be combined or rearranged but all three stages will occur.


Stage One: The psychic proves their powers. This can include:-


Telling a client facts about their life through special powers.

Telling a client facts about their life through full trance medium powers.

Performing an impossible feat of physicality. Swamis often claim walking on broken glass, hammering a nail into one's face etc. are proof of special powers.

Have previous clients recommend the psychic. The previous clients are the many, many satisfied customers.


Stage Two: The psychic provides a psychic service. This can include:-


Removal of curses (e.g. slit the throat of a chicken and spray them with the blood - the most common)

Revealing information about the person's personality (e.g. palmistry)

Providing advice as to how the person could act in the future (e.g. tarot)

Tell the person their future. (e.g. crystal ball gazing)

Providing unknown information (e.g. position of a lost person)

Holding a conversation with a dead person or pet.

Stage Three: The psychic will solicit a donation. It's only fair that people are paid for such mastery of magic!


The person will be asked to donate to the psychic.

The person will may have to give up an 'offering' for removal of a curse.

The victim will purchase a lucky charm, which is lucky.

The victim will pay a set fee or per minute via phone (most of the best psychics are on the phone lines, although it's hard to then, for example, remove curses via chicken throat slitting and similar methods.


Obviously, many psychics prefer to solicit the money before the second stage, as due to the nature of Man's dark mind, it's hard for them to see the fiduciary trustworthiness of the client.


In summary, it's obvious that people like Sylvia Brown are the real heroes of our world. Sure, they get it wrong sometimes, but that is either interference, fiduciary failure, or even dark forces working against them. In the same way that someone policing our suburbs for free and getting blamed for unforseen consequences, such as the Zimmermans of the world, psychics fight the long hard struggle to have their truly legitimate services recognised for the community boosting life-embracing acts that they are.

As Sylvia herself said, "Only God is right all the time. My heart goes out to Amanda Berry, her family, the other victims and their families. I wish you a peaceful recovery."


The fact that Amanda is back from the dead due to Sylvia's prayers should make those who criticise her hang their heads in shame. My heart truly went into abasement upon seeing that some people will always point the finger at America's true heroes.


I'm just going to go ahead and assume this is satire. Even if you say otherwise.
 
2013-05-09 07:14:30 AM  

Rik01: Anyone who knows about psychics should also know that none are ever more than 80% correct. Most good ones tend to be 60%.

99% of psychics will not do things like predict when you'll die nor pick lottery numbers for you.

Psychics run in my family. None do it for money. None do it for fame. Actually, unless you knew them real well, you'd never know they have the gift. None have ever been over 80% correct.

Me, personally, I'm not actually sure about psychic abilities, being able to explain many as 'cold reading' but then there are those incidents where they're just too dead on. A relative of mine is usually 90% correct when asked to locate something lost, like a watch, a coin, a special book. He's around 60% to 70% correct when asked personal questions.

Often I'll consider psychic abilities as simply great perception, like the majority of the magicians do. Other times, I'm not so sure.
Aside from telephone psychics. The majority of them are fake, trained in cold reading.

True psychics don't need a bunch of mumbo jumbo and stage dressing -- like crystals and crystal balls and such. You ask, they answer be it in a diner or sitting on a bus.


Never more than  80% correct? Let me tell you what that's called; "Guessing"
 
2013-05-09 07:15:03 AM  

RexTalionis: You know what's sad? People like Harry Houdini and other magicians and skeptics have been busting spiritualists frauds and psychic seance scams since the turn of the century, but people are still being suckered in by charlatans like Sylvia Browne.

At least back in the old days, spiritualists had to do a real performance to sell their scams complete with belt rigs that "levitate" tables, or table knockers or hiding cheesecloth in the mouth to pull out in the performance as "ectoplasm."

Nowadays, these so-called psychics just do a cold read - a simple dime store trick that any idiot can learn to do in an afternoon.


I heard there used to be a "psychic" trick where they would talk with the dead and at one point during the "reading" they would have an accomplice dressed as a ghost come into a poorly lit room.  Houdini let it be known publicly that he was going to shoot the ghost if they appeared.  It never happned to him again.  Not sure if it is true.
 
2013-05-09 07:23:28 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: Uhh... that Facebook post of hers has 145,622 likes?


Never underestimate the number of stupid people in the world. Sylvia certainly doesn't.
 
2013-05-09 07:32:13 AM  

Rik01: Psychics run in my family. None do it for money. None do it for fame. Actually, unless you knew them real well, you'd never know they have the gift. None have ever been over 80% correct.

Me, personally, I'm not actually sure about psychic abilities, being able to explain many as 'cold reading' but then there are those incidents where they're just too dead on. A relative of mine is usually 90% correct when asked to locate something lost, like a watch, a coin, a special book. He's around 60% to 70% correct when asked personal questions.


I don't get it, is your family evil or something? They have super powers but they use it to find lost coins?
 
2013-05-09 07:35:32 AM  

paulseta: This is shameful.


All psychic powers demonstrated cannot be duplicated by con artists, magicians and mentalists.

Psychic powers have been duplicated successfully under close scientific experiment many times. Their nature is not vague and insubstantial. Any con artist who has pretended to be a real psychic has been found out.


[...]

8/10
 
2013-05-09 07:35:42 AM  

Rik01: Psychics run in my family.


No they don't. Gullibility, OTOH ...

Me, personally, I'm not actually sure about psychic abilities, being able to explain many as 'cold reading' but then there are those incidents where they're just too dead on.

The thing is, people have a tendency to remember events that seem significant and forget those that do not. Your uncle makes a guess and is dead on? Significant. Your uncle makes a guess and is dead wrong? Insignificant and forgotten.

A relative of mine is usually 90% correct when asked to locate something lost, like a watch, a coin, a special book. He's around 60% to 70% correct when asked personal questions.

If that's true, then have him / her ask James Randi about this $1 000 000 reward.
 
2013-05-09 07:37:56 AM  

liam76: RexTalionis: You know what's sad? People like Harry Houdini and other magicians and skeptics have been busting spiritualists frauds and psychic seance scams since the turn of the century, but people are still being suckered in by charlatans like Sylvia Browne.

At least back in the old days, spiritualists had to do a real performance to sell their scams complete with belt rigs that "levitate" tables, or table knockers or hiding cheesecloth in the mouth to pull out in the performance as "ectoplasm."

Nowadays, these so-called psychics just do a cold read - a simple dime store trick that any idiot can learn to do in an afternoon.

I heard there used to be a "psychic" trick where they would talk with the dead and at one point during the "reading" they would have an accomplice dressed as a ghost come into a poorly lit room.  Houdini let it be known publicly that he was going to shoot the ghost if they appeared.  It never happned to him again.  Not sure if it is true.


There was even a recent Fark thread about that...
 
2013-05-09 07:39:35 AM  
She was dead 'inside'. Good bullshiatters always prepare for stuff like this.
 
2013-05-09 07:41:14 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Rik01: Psychics run in my family. None do it for money. None do it for fame. Actually, unless you knew them real well, you'd never know they have the gift. None have ever been over 80% correct.

Me, personally, I'm not actually sure about psychic abilities, being able to explain many as 'cold reading' but then there are those incidents where they're just too dead on. A relative of mine is usually 90% correct when asked to locate something lost, like a watch, a coin, a special book. He's around 60% to 70% correct when asked personal questions.

I don't get it, is your family evil or something? They have super powers but they use it to find lost coins?


And books!  No one even reads anymore.
 
2013-05-09 07:44:47 AM  

suicide: Psychics that charge a few bucks and tell you a bunch of vague shiat that doesn't hurt anyone and gives someone cheap hope: Whatever.

Psychics that do this kind of shiat: fark right off. This kind of thing is pretty deplorable.


I can be helpful if used right. Making someone feel confident enough to try new things by telling them the Universe (or whatever) is looking out for them can help people do things they may not normally do (go back to school, apply for a better job, etc...). Of course, many of these manipulators abuse their influence.
 
2013-05-09 07:53:24 AM  
Psychic powers are not 100%. I am fairly certain that it's not even real. This is not news.
 
2013-05-09 07:57:42 AM  

chrylis: paulseta: The fact that Amanda is back from the dead due to Sylvia's prayers should make those who criticise her hang their heads in shame. My heart truly went into abasement upon seeing that some people will always point the finger at America's true heroes.

RexTalionis: Either you are the stupidest person on the planet, or this is some sort of a troll.

Cosmic_Music: The sane community frowns on your shenanigans.

hardinparamedic: 25.media.tumblr.com

that one guy with the face: On a scale of one to ten, you're a dumbass.

I think that based on this catch, I'm going to have to award the coveted 10/10!


I'll give it a 10 as well.

Sylvia Browne's statement was straight up manipulative bullsh*t and she should be sued for telling Amanda's mother that her daughter was dead.
 
2013-05-09 08:00:44 AM  

Aboleth: The military should announce that it will start to register and weaponize psychics. "Why are we not capitalizing on these psychics?" Everyone who's a self-professed psychic will be required to take a mandatory 8-week physically rigorous military course, then sent out to be telepaths, empaths or clairvoyants at active warzones. Let them know in advance that if they fail, they should be tried and sent to a military prison. If they fail and people die, the psychics will be shot.

I guarantee you, the business will naturally die out in a month and none of them will be sent out to war.


See how TFA mentions "Jon Ronson['s...] 2007 profile on predatory psychics"?

Read his 2004 book, "The Men Who Stare at Goats". Not the George Clooney film, which I haven't seen. The book, or the accompanying Channel 4 documentaries.
 
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