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(YouTube)   I see an M or a J in your life... No. Well, how about an S, T, L or B? ... No. Okay, then let's try C, R or D   (youtube.com) divider line 43
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2013-07-18 10:02:17 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-18 10:43:57 AM
I absolutely love these, then I remember that people are duped into giving them money and I has a sad
 
2013-07-18 10:46:17 AM
i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-18 10:50:20 AM
"I'm sensing that you had a meal before noon today...I'm getting a 'B'..."

"Breakfast?"

"Yes, that's it. And I'm seeing something starchy...maybe toast? Muffins? Potatoes?"

"I had hash browns!"

"Because that's what I was seeing. There was some kind of protein. Was it eggs?"

"It WAS eggs! You're amazing!"
 
2013-07-18 10:53:11 AM
It's the obvious charlatans that give a bad name to those of us with real powers.   Speaking of which, I just published a new book, so everyone go out and buy a copy!
 
2013-07-18 11:18:19 AM
I'd give her a personal reading.

"I sense a P or  D in you"
 
2013-07-18 11:25:12 AM
Penn and Teller did a BullSh*t episode about these frauds.

There people are leeches on society.
 
2013-07-18 11:25:32 AM
It still amazes me that "psychics" are allowed to take people's money -- an industry that the large majority of people seem to believe is completely and utterly fraudulent.  Show up at my parents' house and try to sell them shady roofing or paving services -- get arrested and prosecuted.  Show up at my parents' house and sell them psychic readings -- no problem.  I think that psychics should have to be licensed.  In order to get your license, you have to pass James Randi's test.  I suppose that there could be some wiggle room in the entertainment field if someone was required to tell their "audience" that they have no special powers and are doing a performance for entertainment purposes only.

/Wondering what percentage of Americans do  not have a "J" or an "M" in their family history.  Really going out on a limb there with that cold read.
 
2013-07-18 11:39:56 AM
I'd happily take her up on her offer of a reading, with one condition: she's not allowed to ask any questions.
 
2013-07-18 11:50:36 AM
I love the way they aren't phased by a 'miss'.

Reader: "Do you have a JA?"
Sucker: "No"
Reader: "Ok, I think you might..."

This forces the sucker to go back and reevaluate the reader's suggestion, trying to be helpful.  It's so transparent. And yet people give them money... This is what you can accomplish when you A) Have no sense of personal ethics or B) Convince yourself that you're providing a valuable service that gives 'peace of mind' to people who are suffering. To clarify, you're actually just an opportunistic, parasitic shart-stain. Good luck with that.
 
2013-07-18 11:51:43 AM

buckler: I'd happily take her up on her offer of a reading, with one condition: she's not allowed to ask any questions.


Oh, let her ask questions.  But put her up against champion poker players and people with Asperger's.
 
2013-07-18 12:21:33 PM

muwaryer: /Wondering what percentage of Americans do  not have a "J" or an "M" in their family history.  Really going out on a limb there with that cold read.


My Aunt's name starts with a J!!! How did you know that?!
 
2013-07-18 12:33:43 PM
She's legit. The spirits are the ones who troll her with false information.
 
2013-07-18 12:44:30 PM

zixr: She's legit. The spirits are the ones who troll her with false information.


Sympathizes:
rufiojones.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-18 01:11:02 PM

Car_Ramrod: muwaryer: /Wondering what percentage of Americans do  not have a "J" or an "M" in their family history.  Really going out on a limb there with that cold read.

My Aunt's name starts with a J!!! How did you know that?!



Just going with my immediate household, if you include middle names, there would be four hits.  If you expand to include my immediate family growing up, the number goes up to eight.  Add my wife's immediate family, we're at nine.  If we start getting into grandparents, aunts/uncles and cousins...

I honestly think that M and J would be the two letter most likely to draw hits.
 
2013-07-18 01:17:22 PM

muwaryer: Just going with my immediate household, if you include middle names, there would be four hits. If you expand to include my immediate family growing up, the number goes up to eight. Add my wife's immediate family, we're at nine. If we start getting into grandparents, aunts/uncles and cousins...

I honestly think that M and J would be the two letter most likely to draw hits.


It's also really fishy that those letters don't look or sound alike and that they're separated from each other in the alphabet.  If you hear sprits, I could understand mishearing and saying "It's an A or a J.... I'm not sure"  or "An N or an M".  If the spirits are showing you letters visually, Maybe you could make a case that it's a J or an I.  If the spirit is using some other alphabet order method, the letters should be beside each other.

But no... instead she uses very common first name letters.  Coincidence?
 
2013-07-18 01:33:19 PM
It really should be legal to brain "psychics" with a rock. They serve absolutely no function in any society, and they defraud grieving people out of their money. fark them. fark them right in the ass with a rusty chainsaw. I farking HATE psychics.
 
2013-07-18 01:36:28 PM

mooseyfate: It really should be legal to brain "psychics" with a rock. They serve absolutely no function in any society, and they defraud grieving people out of their money. fark them. fark them right in the ass with a rusty chainsaw. I farking HATE psychics.



Kind of what I was trying to say above, but you did it much more eloquently.  Thank you.
 
2013-07-18 01:41:58 PM

muwaryer: Car_Ramrod: muwaryer: /Wondering what percentage of Americans do  not have a "J" or an "M" in their family history.  Really going out on a limb there with that cold read.

My Aunt's name starts with a J!!! How did you know that?!


Just going with my immediate household, if you include middle names, there would be four hits.  If you expand to include my immediate family growing up, the number goes up to eight.  Add my wife's immediate family, we're at nine.  If we start getting into grandparents, aunts/uncles and cousins...

I honestly think that M and J would be the two letter most likely to draw hits.


Just looking at the top 20 most popular names of the past 100 years of both genders, there have been at least 26.2 million in the US born with J (James, John, Joseph, Jennifer, Jessica) or M (Michael, Matthew, Mark, Mary, Margaret).  And I'm not going to trouble of adding in the Joshes, Jasons, Jeffs, and Juans, etc. that are still in the top 100.  It would be nearly impossible for someone from a traditionally white family in the US not to have at least one of these people in their extended family.  Latinos are probably covered with Juan and Maria alone, as well.

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/decades/century.html
 
2013-07-18 01:47:56 PM

muwaryer: mooseyfate: It really should be legal to brain "psychics" with a rock. They serve absolutely no function in any society, and they defraud grieving people out of their money. fark them. fark them right in the ass with a rusty chainsaw. I farking HATE psychics.


Kind of what I was trying to say above, but you did it much more eloquently.  Thank you.


I try.
 
2013-07-18 01:49:24 PM

boyofd: muwaryer: Car_Ramrod: muwaryer: /Wondering what percentage of Americans do  not have a "J" or an "M" in their family history.  Really going out on a limb there with that cold read.

My Aunt's name starts with a J!!! How did you know that?!


Just going with my immediate household, if you include middle names, there would be four hits.  If you expand to include my immediate family growing up, the number goes up to eight.  Add my wife's immediate family, we're at nine.  If we start getting into grandparents, aunts/uncles and cousins...

I honestly think that M and J would be the two letter most likely to draw hits.

Just looking at the top 20 most popular names of the past 100 years of both genders, there have been at least 26.2 million in the US born with J (James, John, Joseph, Jennifer, Jessica) or M (Michael, Matthew, Mark, Mary, Margaret).  And I'm not going to trouble of adding in the Joshes, Jasons, Jeffs, and Juans, etc. that are still in the top 100.  It would be nearly impossible for someone from a traditionally white family in the US not to have at least one of these people in their extended family.  Latinos are probably covered with Juan and Maria alone, as well.

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/decades/century.html



And don't forget the psychic's ultimate trump card:  "You don't have a  Mother?!!"
 
2013-07-18 01:56:49 PM
muwaryer:

And don't forget the psychic's ultimate trump card:  "You don't have a  Mother?!!"

No no no, it's important that you let the mark fill in all the details themselves.  Otherwise, there's a chance you might get something wrong or paint yourself into a corner.
 
2013-07-18 02:15:46 PM
I'm sensing you have a pet that starts with a 'd' or a 'c'.
 
2013-07-18 02:20:54 PM

nytmare: I'm sensing you have a pet that starts with a 'd' or a 'c'.


My god! I have a dingo and a crocodile!
 
2013-07-18 02:40:19 PM
The only truly gifted psychic I've ever been fortunate enough see in action is Buck Bolton
 
2013-07-18 03:18:31 PM
www.examiner.com
C'mon son
 
2013-07-18 03:20:57 PM
There are another 33 names with J or M between 21-100 on the list I linked, each with a minimum of 300,000 names, meaning that there are at least 10 million more people to add to the total above.  So at least 36+ million with a J or A in a country with a current population of 320 million (although it would be significantly higher to include everyone born in the last 100 years).

Not counting those with obscure names not ranked in the top 100.
Not counting middle names.
Not counting last names.
Not counting nicknames.
Not counting names that begin with letters like N or K that she would probably claim as a hit.
 
2013-07-18 03:29:14 PM

Crocoduck: The only truly gifted psychic I've ever been fortunate enough see in action is Buck Bolton


Much obliged! But you may be telepathetic too, so you knew I'd say that.
 
2013-07-18 04:53:59 PM
 
2013-07-18 05:05:02 PM
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Dave Chappelle is not a psychic.  He is merely a racist who believes that stereotypes dictate our futures.
 
2013-07-18 05:29:08 PM
The cuckoo clock was a nice touch.
 
2013-07-18 06:24:29 PM
There was a video online, they were British, where they created a fake website about a building.
Created a whole fake backstory about a death that happened there and then brought in psychics who claimed to have no knowledge of the building or its history.

All of them had 'psychic' revelations identical to the fake website info

It was glorious
 
2013-07-18 06:45:49 PM
I dated a gal that swears by psychics, she used to drive me nuts about them! She went to a Psychic Fair here in town, and I went as well, because, what the Hell, it's something interesting and she was cute (let's not fool ourselves here). Well, she saw 3 different psychics that day. The first one was 'way off' and had no idea about her or her life, so she said the psychic wasn't in tune with her. The second psychic saw me, said I was the tall, dark and handsome man she had always wanted, but it may not work out because turmoil was about to hit her life.

For the third one, I decided to fark around. I kept a scowl on my face, cracked my knuckles a lot, gave 'hard looks' around the room and kept pacing around close to the booth. THAT was an interesting reading where I am apparently an abuser and a control freak and the psychic saw 'great harm' coming her way if she didn't dump me. I had a good laugh about that as the GF explained all these negative traits the psychic was picking up from me. I easily explained it off being just as ambiguous as the psychic telling her he didn't name me by name, nor did he say who the dark and twisted man in her life was, just someone close to her, and for all we know it could be a co-worker or husband of a co-worker who she was close to. She immediately picked up on this and ran with it.

When she went back to her 'normal psychic' complaining about how bad the psychic fair psychics were, her regular psychic told her they had built so much time getting 'in tune' it would be almost impossible for another psychic to give her a true reading so she shouldn't go to them anymore. When she told me this I started laughing and said her regular psychic was trying to lock her in as a client so all money she wasted on psychics would go to her. Wasted was the wrong choice of words, considering how much she believes in them. Shortly after that her psychic told her to dump me in favor of another male presence in her life (which was my bass playing buddy Jason). Oh well. She dumped him some months later and married a cop.
 
2013-07-18 06:46:37 PM
I struggle with how I want to talk with or treat these people. Perhaps they're just nitwits who honestly think that their intuition or ability to read (sell) people comes from the "spirit world"...in that case they are just dumb and aren't worth the time it would take to debate. Or are they intentionally conning people out of money and establishing false hopes because they realize that a sucker is born every minute...in that case they are purposely preying on the weak and really ought to be humiliated as forcefully as possible.

As evidenced in that BBC doc that Buntz mentioned, they seem to be simple crooks.
 
2013-07-18 07:03:40 PM

muwaryer: /Wondering what percentage of Americans do  not have a "J" or an "M" in their family history.  Really going out on a limb there with that cold read.


Sure, but you have to give me their names.
 
2013-07-18 09:33:34 PM

HST's Dead Carcass: I dated a gal that swears by psychics, she used to drive me nuts about them! She went to a Psychic Fair here in town, and I went as well, because, what the Hell, it's something interesting and she was cute (let's not fool ourselves here). Well, she saw 3 different psychics that day. The first one was 'way off' and had no idea about her or her life, so she said the psychic wasn't in tune with her. The second psychic saw me, said I was the tall, dark and handsome man she had always wanted, but it may not work out because turmoil was about to hit her life.

For the third one, I decided to fark around. I kept a scowl on my face, cracked my knuckles a lot, gave 'hard looks' around the room and kept pacing around close to the booth. THAT was an interesting reading where I am apparently an abuser and a control freak and the psychic saw 'great harm' coming her way if she didn't dump me. I had a good laugh about that as the GF explained all these negative traits the psychic was picking up from me. I easily explained it off being just as ambiguous as the psychic telling her he didn't name me by name, nor did he say who the dark and twisted man in her life was, just someone close to her, and for all we know it could be a co-worker or husband of a co-worker who she was close to. She immediately picked up on this and ran with it.

When she went back to her 'normal psychic' complaining about how bad the psychic fair psychics were, her regular psychic told her they had built so much time getting 'in tune' it would be almost impossible for another psychic to give her a true reading so she shouldn't go to them anymore. When she told me this I started laughing and said her regular psychic was trying to lock her in as a client so all money she wasted on psychics would go to her. Wasted was the wrong choice of words, considering how much she believes in them. Shortly after that her psychic told her to dump me in favor of another male presence in her life (which was my bass playing buddy Jason). Oh well. She dumped him some months later and married a cop.


On the upside, psychics positively affected your life by ridding you of an obviously crazy person.

/bullet dodged
 
2013-07-19 12:23:41 AM
Real or not, that news anchor (Larry) was a huge, unprofessional douche.
 
2013-07-19 07:32:52 AM
muwaryer:

/Wondering what percentage of Americans do  not have a "J" or an "M" in their family history.  Really going out on a limb there with that cold read.

Just off the top of my head, how common the names Mikes/Micheals, Michelles, Marys, Margrets, James/Jims, Johns, Jennys/Jennifers, Jasons, etc... are... Hell, There's four Jims out of like 21 of us at a family gathering. When I go out drinking with my best friend and a few others, there's 2 or 3 Mikes and a Michelle out of like 8 people.
 
JFC
2013-07-19 01:03:24 PM
Stone cold reader.
 
2013-07-19 01:19:34 PM

goodmoto: Real or not, that news anchor (Larry) was a huge, unprofessional douche.


As opposed to the fraud they had on their program, who was very professional. Unfortunately, her chosen profession is to be a lying piece of shiat. Maybe she should go get a real farking job instead of lightening the wallets of emotionally compromised people.
 
2013-07-19 01:49:59 PM
would you like to buy a vowel?
 
2013-07-19 01:53:12 PM
on a tv show of one of these kind the guy asked an italian woman if a relative had SOMETHING to do with food

wow thats such a reach
 
2013-07-19 08:59:20 PM
i849.photobucket.com

Would like a word with you!
 
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