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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 24
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2013-05-09 12:12:16 AM
5 votes:
images.cryhavok.org
2013-05-09 05:42:51 AM
4 votes:
At least it's honest.

www.thebalancedmind.org
2013-05-09 05:36:41 AM
3 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2013-05-09 03:22:48 AM
3 votes:

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 chicke ...


25.media.tumblr.com
2013-05-09 05:00:48 AM
2 votes:

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 chicke ...


On a scale of one to ten, you're a dumbass.
2013-05-09 04:21:32 AM
2 votes:

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 knew you were going to say that.
2013-05-09 04:07:58 AM
2 votes:
Anderson Cooper had me rolling with laughter when he read her statement.

Anderson Cooper: "Sylvia Browne released this statement, which said: (then he reads her statement). She could have just said "I have no shame at all".
2013-05-09 03:58:49 AM
2 votes:

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.


The sane community frowns on your shenanigans.
2013-05-09 03:02:54 AM
2 votes:
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.
2013-05-08 11:59:39 PM
2 votes:
LAUGHTER OL even David Blaine does the better cold readings than Sylvia Browne who charges the thousands of dollars for the fraud of this.  I do not have the problem with the best illusion of she and that is making the money of the individuals who are dumb enough to have the trust in the psychic disappear.  TA-DA OL!

She has also done the prediction of the flat tax many years in the row and yet people still have the trust in she. No one is the psychic individual.  Most children have the understanding of this.
2013-05-09 04:40:34 PM
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Sylvia Brown is a fraud and a charlatan of extraordinary magnitude

/but if you're stupid enough to believe her bullsh*t, you deserve what you get


True that!  Nobody should be able to fault her for being wrong.  She is not an official authority on anything.  Nobody told you to watch her shows. Nobody told you to buy her books.  People do it because they want to believe.  Even if she gives you a prediction, you have the right to not accept it as fact.  She is an entertainer as much as any actor, singer, comedian, or televangelist.  You're paying her to make yourself feel better.
2013-05-09 02:21:39 PM
1 votes:

ZeroCorpse: I still don't understand why someone who "advises the police" and gives declarative statements about crimes on national television that are UNTRUE and MISLEADING isn't being arrested for obstruction of justice, aiding & abetting, or at least her attempts to defraud.

By lying about her knowledge of this case, she misdirected everyone. She made it less likely the victims would be found, and very likely delayed their release from captivity. It could be argued that her statements about the fate of Amanda Berry led to the death of Amanda's mother, who gave up all hope after Browne told her that Amanda was dead.

She didn't just make a generic statement. She gave SPECIFIC INFORMATION that was of a misleading nature, and she had to KNOW she was lying when she made these statements.

She should be in prison, and her entire fortune should be seized and distributed to her victims, the law enforcement agencies who consulted her, and charities that focus on finding lost people.


She owns churches?
2013-05-09 10:07:11 AM
1 votes:
I have a power similar to those that talk to spirits.

I can usually percieve living persons, and if they are not hard of hearing and can speak english, I can often communicate with them.

Now, If you go to a spirit talker and say I'd like to speak with my dear father, they can usually bring him right up.

I do not have that kind of commanded contact though.  If you come into my office and tell me you want to speak to your dad or David Spade, you had probably bring him in with you, or provide me his phone number.
2013-05-09 09:18:02 AM
1 votes:

Lorelle: She's no different from religious leaders telling people to give $$ to their churches and pray to some imaginary god for help.


Or a Senator saying if we raise taxes just a little, government canfix your problems.
2013-05-09 08:28:26 AM
1 votes:
maybe she was just telling that poor mom what she needed to hear.
2013-05-09 07:14:30 AM
1 votes:

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 07:04:12 AM
1 votes:
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 06:28:12 AM
1 votes:

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


He lived for the weekends, though.
2013-05-09 06:17:53 AM
1 votes:

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 04:57:43 AM
1 votes:

Rik01: Anyone who knows about psychics knows that none are ever correct. Most good ones tend to be good actors.


FTFY
2013-05-09 03:58:31 AM
1 votes:
Good rule of thumb: don't pay your magic users until the spell works.
2013-05-09 03:42:04 AM
1 votes:
I'm getting an A....Amy?,......Ann?......Amanda........Yes Amanda

resources2.news.com.au
2013-05-09 03:11:14 AM
1 votes:

paulseta: This is shameful.


Either you are the stupidest person on the planet, or this is some sort of a troll.
2013-05-09 02:13:13 AM
1 votes:
Don't stop believing! Maybe there was psychic interference in the air that day! You don't know how those things work!

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