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(WTOP)   If a psychic tells you that your life's problems stem from being too attached to money in previous lives, and that you should just give her around $30,000 to "hold onto to" as an "exercise in letting go," you should be suspicious   (wtop.com) divider line 34
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2013-10-04 09:45:01 AM
I have a hard time sympathizing with anyone who believes in psychics or believes that there's easy answers to life.
 
2013-10-04 09:48:27 AM
it reminds me of  - "When you stand for nothing you fall for anything". - Alexander Hamilton
 
2013-10-04 09:49:52 AM
I just pay my psychic with the money from winning lotto numbers he gives me every time I go in to see him.....
 
2013-10-04 09:49:57 AM
She told me you would say that....
 
2013-10-04 09:50:23 AM
One more data point to support "A fool and his money are soon parted."
 
2013-10-04 09:50:28 AM

baconbeard: I have a hard time sympathizing with anyone who believes in psychics or believes that there's easy answers to life.


This. People who believe in psychics are too stupid to be allowed to have money.
 
2013-10-04 09:54:48 AM
Oh for farks sake.
 
2013-10-04 09:55:21 AM
Add me to the "I don't feel a single ounce of sorrow" list.  You were stupid enough to think a con artist could solve your problems in life.
 
2013-10-04 09:57:12 AM
Just a quick FYI: If a psychic tells you anything, you should be suspicious.

There FIFY.

Also this scam is so old that anyone who falls for it is so stupid they almost deserve to loose the money.
 
2013-10-04 10:03:33 AM
Obviously, she should've gone to a 2nd psychic to ask if the 1st one was going to steal her money.  Rookie mistake.
 
2013-10-04 10:04:01 AM
Even Andrea Bocelli saw this from a mile away.....
 
2013-10-04 10:05:20 AM

SpdrJay: I just pay my psychic with the money from winning lotto numbers he gives me every time I go in to see him.....


As long as he/she accepts half the winnings as their only fee?  Hell I don't even believe in psychics and I'd take that deal.
 
2013-10-04 10:08:54 AM
It is difficult to get too upset at these frauds when there are people retarded enough to fall for it. The ones that really piss me off are the ones that claim they can communicate with dead loved ones. I know what it is like to have recently lost someone and be out of your mind with grief. You are ready to believe almost anything if it means that person isn't gone. People who take advantage of that deserve to be put up against a wall and shot.
 
2013-10-04 10:16:06 AM

El Freak: baconbeard: I have a hard time sympathizing with anyone who believes in psychics or believes that there's easy answers to life.

This. People who believe in psychics are too stupid to be allowed to have money.


Yeah, so you'd much prefer the scum-sucking scammer get money.
 
2013-10-04 10:16:31 AM
Why the hell was everyone Egyptian royalty in a past life?  Just once I want to hear a psychic say:  "Yeah, you were a Slavic potato farmer during the Dark Ages.  Your life pretty much sucked."
 
2013-10-04 10:22:20 AM

werty789: Just a quick FYI: If a psychic tells you anything, you should be suspicious.

There FIFY.

Also this scam is so old that anyone who falls for it is so stupid they almost deserve to loose the money.



I saw this episode of Dragnet about  45 years ago. Idiocracy indeed.
 
2013-10-04 10:23:24 AM

miniflea: It is difficult to get too upset at these frauds when there are people retarded enough to fall for it. The ones that really piss me off are the ones that claim they can communicate with dead loved ones. I know what it is like to have recently lost someone and be out of your mind with grief. You are ready to believe almost anything if it means that person isn't gone. People who take advantage of that deserve to be put up against a wall and shot.


It's called cold reading and that asshole John Stewart would do it in front of a studio audience. Basically to cold read you throw enough shiat on the wall to see what sticks and the sucker remembers your few hits and not your bazillion misses.
 
2013-10-04 10:27:21 AM

werty789: Just a quick FYI: If a psychic tells you anything, you should be suspicious.

There FIFY.



Agreed. Though I disagree with the sentiments of some about all the victims. While some are foolish, most are frightened, or sad or desperate people who are taken advantage of. Most of us have been through a dark period in our lives. You can probably think of someone you know who's had what's considered a nervous breakdown. Generally the worst of these events involve loss of a child, its one of the most traumatic things in our modern times because most kids today live to adulthood. I've never known someone who's lost a child while their kid was still a child ...who wasn't a little nuts afterwards for a long time, and some forever. I just found out someone who died in my childhood, that her dad still has maintained her bedroom exactly as she left it. Thirty years later. Yeah.

And these farking vultures are preying on those kinds of people. fark them. Victim blaming just punishes the people harmed twice, and makes some more reluctant to come forward and expose these vile shiatbags because they are ashamed and feel so stupid.
 
2013-10-04 10:34:10 AM

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Why the hell was everyone Egyptian royalty in a past life?  Just once I want to hear a psychic say:  "Yeah, you were a Slavic potato farmer during the Dark Ages.  Your life pretty much sucked."


One of those things does not belong...
 
2013-10-04 10:35:40 AM
Are the any brain surgeons out there willing to snip whatever neurons are firing in my melon that prevent me from taking advantage of stupid people?

Please?

/"conscience-ectomy"?
//just noticed that's spelled "con science"
///so, being a sociopath is "pro science"?
 
2013-10-04 10:36:35 AM
Anyone who falls for something this stupid deserves to get ripped off.
 
2013-10-04 10:42:45 AM

werty789: loose


I lost it when you obviously used the incorrect word there. Did I see what you did there? Or am I just giving you too much credit... sorry... to much credit.
 
2013-10-04 10:49:27 AM
Just a quick FYI: If a psychic tells you that your life's problems stem from being too attached to money in previous lives, and that you should just give her around $30,000 to "hold onto to" as an "exercise in letting go," anything you should be suspicious
 
2013-10-04 10:50:44 AM

Slaves2Darkness: It's called cold reading and that asshole John Stewart would do it in front of a studio audience.


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2013-10-04 10:53:45 AM

special20: werty789: loose

I lost it when you obviously used the incorrect word there. Did I see what you did there? Or am I just giving you too much credit... sorry... to much credit.


You are absolutely correct, one typo discredits everything a person has said or written for all time.
 
2013-10-04 11:08:00 AM

FrancoFile: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Why the hell was everyone Egyptian royalty in a past life?  Just once I want to hear a psychic say:  "Yeah, you were a Slavic potato farmer during the Dark Ages.  Your life pretty much sucked."

One of those things does not belong...


I know I know!! It is the potato since they were not brought back to the new world until the renissance from the new world.
 
2013-10-04 11:13:22 AM
If a psychic tells you that your life's problems stem from being too attached to money in previous lives, and that you should just give her around $30,000 to "hold onto to" as an "exercise in letting go,"   anything you should be suspicious   ftfy
 
2013-10-04 11:18:07 AM
Say what you want, but I once got a reading and the man was spot on. I mean spot on.

He said I had a heavy pain body
He said I was' not living in the "now"
He said I was being controlled by the Voice of the ego

I hear he is now a big shot writer now
 
2013-10-04 11:25:41 AM
I've seen this scam before ..

www.yourobamacareadvisors.com
 
2013-10-04 11:26:50 AM

GRCooper: Are the any brain surgeons out there willing to snip whatever neurons are firing in my melon that prevent me from taking advantage of stupid people?

Please?

/"conscience-ectomy"?
//just noticed that's spelled "con science"
///so, being a sociopath is "pro science"?


so we were talking about this the other day... what responsibility do smart people have towards stupid people? ethically I mean. if you're libertarian don't bother answering, probably
 
2013-10-04 11:28:23 AM

werty789: special20: werty789: loose

I lost it when you obviously used the incorrect word there. Did I see what you did there? Or am I just giving you too much credit... sorry... to much credit.

You are absolutely correct, one typo discredits everything a person has said or written for all time.


Oh, come on... don't "loose" you shiat over it.
 
2013-10-04 11:50:09 AM

Lady J: so we were talking about this the other day... what responsibility do smart people have towards stupid people? ethically I mean. if you're libertarian don't bother answering, probably


It's kind of a sliding scale, isn't it?  Otherwise intelligent people are often talked into bad deals because they trust (or are, at least, convinced by) a good salesman.  At what point in the intelligence scale do we demarcate between "protected by law" and "you should have known better, suck it up", and is it the same for every kind of deal?

/yah,  I know, you said "ethically", not "legally".  Shame there's a distinction.
//kind of a libertarian, in a "stop regulating morality" way, not a "burn down the government" way; but when I look at the antics of all of the political labels, I think you should just file me down under "apathetic" at this point.  We're polishing the brass on the Titanic ...
 
2013-10-04 12:03:33 PM

Clemkadidlefark: I've seen this scam before ..

[www.yourobamacareadvisors.com image 528x114]


Get thee to the politics tab.
 
2013-10-04 12:31:41 PM

GRCooper: Lady J: so we were talking about this the other day... what responsibility do smart people have towards stupid people? ethically I mean. if you're libertarian don't bother answering, probably

It's kind of a sliding scale, isn't it?  Otherwise intelligent people are often talked into bad deals because they trust (or are, at least, convinced by) a good salesman.  At what point in the intelligence scale do we demarcate between "protected by law" and "you should have known better, suck it up", and is it the same for every kind of deal?

/yah,  I know, you said "ethically", not "legally".  Shame there's a distinction.
//kind of a libertarian, in a "stop regulating morality" way, not a "burn down the government" way; but when I look at the antics of all of the political labels, I think you should just file me down under "apathetic" at this point.  We're polishing the brass on the Titanic ...


what prompted our conversation was a really awful tv show we have here in the uk called deal or no deal. credulous people go on it for 5 minutes of fame, and because they believe they'll win money. but actually they are chosen to go on the show because they're easily manipulated, and they're manipulated by the program makers. but does it matter, because they got their 15 minutes of fame?

it becomes a bigger deal when you consider the press. i know the daily mail's full of shiat, but there are lots and lots of stupid people who read it and believe eberything it says. and those people vote.
 
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