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2014-07-05 02:07:45 PM  
Here you are a real psychic free of charge.
 
2014-07-05 02:47:16 PM  
People still believe in psychics in this day and age?
 
2014-07-05 03:07:47 PM  
I like how they don't even bother naming the scam artists.
 
2014-07-05 03:09:59 PM  

Mugato: People still believe in psychics in this day and age?


Evidently. There is a psycic healer/advisor/tarot card reader around the corner. Been there at least a couple of years. I have no idea if it is a front for something else. I also have no idea if the tarot reader looks anything like Jane Seymour.
 
2014-07-05 03:11:34 PM  
If you don't want to get scammed  by a psychic, it is generally best to retain the services of a magician:

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2014-07-05 03:15:38 PM  
What a shiatty "article". It seems to take an awful lot as assumed."

Victims in this case got a letter ..

Which case?

 "Each potential victim received the letter because their name appeared on the mailing list..."

What mailing list?

The company also sent victims trinkets...

What company?

Utterly useless.
 
2014-07-05 03:20:54 PM  
A holistic healing center in my town had a psychic fair one week. I think such a venue would be ideal for a mass shooting. I mean if we have to put up with mass shooting, they might as well achieve something.

/only problem is you know one psychic would of not shown up and then say they knew it was going to happen.
 
2014-07-05 03:25:39 PM  
For a monthly fee, they could expect personalized astrological readings, but that's not what they got.

The company also sent victims trinkets that it claimed had special powers, but investigators discovered they were purchased in bulk from China.



What a shame.  These scammers give the real astrologers and special power trinket sellers a bad name.  When I buy a magic trinket, I expect it to be handcrafted by a druid or shaman, using materials chosen specifically for me.  Chinese factory workers can't imbue objects with magic power! I'll bet these trinkets weren't even assembled in the light of a full moon, and that none of the proper incantations were chanted.

What a ripoff.
 
2014-07-05 03:29:38 PM  
My astrologer said my psychic is full of shiat.
 
2014-07-05 03:49:52 PM  

buckler: What a shiatty "article". It seems to take an awful lot as assumed."

Victims in this case got a letter ..

Which case?

 "Each potential victim received the letter because their name appeared on the mailing list..."

What mailing list?

The company also sent victims trinkets...

What company?

Utterly useless.


Yeah, I came here to see if my adblock had maybe pwned part/most of the article somehow. Guess not.
 
2014-07-05 04:14:29 PM  
I had a 'psychic' show up on another list.  a whole bunch of people were going all goo goo about him.  I told him had to put entertainment and entertainer into his byline.  he go all bent out of shape claiming he had the right to make a living without interference.  I pointed out that Fraud is a crime, not a legitimate profession.   of course now he is a certified homeopath practitioner.   is it because he has no other skills that he feels he needs to be a carney?
 
2014-07-05 04:39:19 PM  

tjsands1118: A holistic healing center in my town had a psychic fair one week. I think such a venue would be ideal for a mass shooting. I mean if we have to put up with mass shooting, they might as well achieve something.

/only problem is you know one psychic would of not shown up and then say they knew it was going to happen.


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2014-07-05 04:39:58 PM  
People always think it's a scam, but they just don't know any better. You can't pay a psychic with pyschically-damaged money. You have to be careful to use only pure money when you pay a Paranormal Facilitation Engineer. Any money that's been infected with voodoo or otherwise cursed needs to be cleansed by a reliable mystic advisor with deep connections to the spirit world.

Fortunately for you, I happen to be just such an advisor. I specialize in a technique called Dynamic Obliteration of Unseen Calamities by Holistic Eradication Here'smycard, OK!! What D.O.U.C.H.E. requires you to do first off is gather up all the pictures of U. S. presidents that you may have in your house, photographs, engravings, even postage stamps and currency - what the hell, better throw Ben Franklin in the mix as well - box it up and send it straight to me. I will lift the curse and cleanse the aura of all items that are tinged with malevolent energy so that you can enjoy them without angering the ethereal life-force. Be forewarned, however : the longer you leave this important task unfulfilled, the stronger the spirits will grow until cleansing becomes well nigh impossible. The only alternative then is the complete abandonment of the plagued item, so you must act as soon as possible.

Did you hear me? I said "as soon as possible." Why are you just sitting there? Look ye! the spirits are doing one-armed push-ups all over your money.
 
2014-07-05 04:41:14 PM  
img.fark.netDammit.
 
2014-07-05 05:05:48 PM  

buckler: What a shiatty "article". It seems to take an awful lot as assumed."

Victims in this case got a letter ..

Which case?

 "Each potential victim received the letter because their name appeared on the mailing list..."

What mailing list?

The company also sent victims trinkets...

What company?

Utterly useless.


the author is just assuming you can get the rest of the information by asking the spirits
 
2014-07-05 05:18:32 PM  
I remember being in the Ralphs one day and this woman on the next aisle answers her cell phone.  Apparently, the woman who called her was hard of hearing and kept asking her to speak up. (As a result, I got to hear everything.)   The woman was calling to ask about her rates for doing a psychic reading after being referred to this "psychic" by a friend.  When told it would be $150 for a 30 minute session, the caller told her that she didn't have the money at the time, but would try to get it soon and call back to schedule.

The "psychic" hung up and started biatching out-loud about all these people calling her who couldn't afford to pay.  About that time, I had progressed with my shopping and was about even with her on that aisle.  I couldn't contain myself and just commented in passing: "What, you didn't see that coming?"   I may not be psychic, but from the daggers she was staring at me, I'm fairly certain I was accurately reading her mind at that very moment.

And yes, if you feel the need to speak on your cellphone in a manner which requires everyone in your immediate vicinity to hear you, you deserve no privacy and you're fair game for those who were tortured by your rudeness to comment on your conversation.
 
2014-07-05 05:19:50 PM  

ShuyaNanahara: tjsands1118: A holistic healing center in my town had a psychic fair one week. I think such a venue would be ideal for a mass shooting. I mean if we have to put up with mass shooting, they might as well achieve something.

/only problem is you know one psychic would of not shown up and then say they knew it was going to happen.

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I tried to post in time to warn you that nerdnirvana.org was not going to allow your hotlink but I see that I am too late.  Hopefully I am not too late to warn you against dousing the Baby Jesus butt-plug with corn syrup and then covering it in crushed wasabi peas tonight before your. . .uh. . .er. . .um. . ."Saturday ritual" tonight.
 
2014-07-05 05:43:15 PM  

tjsands1118: A holistic healing center in my town had a psychic fair one week. I think such a venue would be ideal for a mass shooting. I mean if we have to put up with mass shooting, they might as well achieve something.

/only problem is you know one psychic would of not shown up and then say they knew it was going to happen.


Yeah but everybody sure would think that psychic was an asshole for not warning anyone.
 
2014-07-05 05:54:29 PM  

Mad_Radhu: If you don't want to get scammed  by a psychic, it is generally best to retain the services of a magician:


Randi ia so magical that he couldnt see his boy-toy comitting idenitiy fraud for 20 years. Must have beem focused on all that woo.
 
2014-07-05 06:23:36 PM  
Paging Fark user PsiChick to the thread. PsiChick, to the thread please.
 
2014-07-05 06:31:17 PM  

The Billdozer: Mad_Radhu: If you don't want to get scammed  by a psychic, it is generally best to retain the services of a magician:

Randi ia so magical that he couldnt see his boy-toy comitting idenitiy fraud for 20 years. Must have beem focused on all that woo.


You do realize that Randi is a paranormal debunker and has never claimed to be magical or perfect in his choice of partners?
 
2014-07-05 06:40:27 PM  

Fafai: Paging Fark user PsiChick to the thread. PsiChick, to the thread please.


'to avoid fraud do a Google search'.

Yup yup. Move along.
 
2014-07-05 08:45:50 PM  

tjsands1118: A holistic healing center in my town had a psychic fair one week. I think such a venue would be ideal for a mass shooting. I mean if we have to put up with mass shooting, they might as well achieve something.

/only problem is you know one psychic would of not shown up and then say they knew it was going to happen.


This just goes to show how farked up we are - we put up with holistic healing centers, acupuncture clinics, reiki practitioners, herbal supplements, homeopaths, psychics, tarot readers, astrologers, and all sorts of other fraudsters bullshiatting their way into people's pocketbooks.
 
2014-07-05 09:58:30 PM  

Mad_Radhu: If you don't want to get scammed  by a psychic, it is generally best to retain the services of a magician:

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Love James Randi and all that, but Houdini was one BAMF. That's right, Harry "Bad-Ass Muthaf*cka" Houdini was his actual name.
 
2014-07-05 09:59:02 PM  
I had a friend who took her dogs to a pet psychic. That's got to be a sweet gig. How hard could it be to guess what a dog wants?
 
2014-07-05 10:01:19 PM  

2chris2: For a monthly fee, they could expect personalized astrological readings, but that's not what they got.

The company also sent victims trinkets that it claimed had special powers, but investigators discovered they were purchased in bulk from China.


What a shame.  These scammers give the real astrologers and special power trinket sellers a bad name.  When I buy a magic trinket, I expect it to be handcrafted by a druid or shaman, using materials chosen specifically for me.  Chinese factory workers can't imbue objects with magic power! I'll bet these trinkets weren't even assembled in the light of a full moon, and that none of the proper incantations were chanted.

What a ripoff.


Of COURSE those Chinese trinkets have magic powers! Why, each one has been imbued with the soul of a Chinese worker who has committed suicide by throwing themselves off the factory roof!
 
2014-07-05 10:05:33 PM  

Fafai: Paging Fark user PsiChick to the thread. PsiChick, to the thread please.


OH MY GOD, you read my mind!!!! TAKE MY MONEY!!!
 
2014-07-05 10:06:12 PM  

PsiChick: Fafai: Paging Fark user PsiChick to the thread. PsiChick, to the thread please.

'to avoid fraud do a Google search'.

Yup yup. Move along.


And your point is, you kook?
 
2014-07-05 10:17:10 PM  

Fafai: Paging Fark user PsiChick to the thread. PsiChick, to the thread please.


Christ, why would you do that? If I want to listen to a constant stream of nonsense, I'll go visit my senile, demented grandfather.
 
2014-07-05 10:37:44 PM  

whosits_112: PsiChick: Fafai: Paging Fark user PsiChick to the thread. PsiChick, to the thread please.

'to avoid fraud do a Google search'.

Yup yup. Move along.

And your point is, you kook?


Most psychics have some kind of reviews. Find reviews. Read reviews. Same for any service.

baconbeard: Fafai: Paging Fark user PsiChick to the thread. PsiChick, to the thread please.

Christ, why would you do that? If I want to listen to a constant stream of nonsense, I'll go visit my senile, demented grandfather.


*waves brightly*
 
2014-07-05 10:54:28 PM  

meanmutton: tjsands1118: A holistic healing center in my town had a psychic fair one week. I think such a venue would be ideal for a mass shooting. I mean if we have to put up with mass shooting, they might as well achieve something.

/only problem is you know one psychic would of not shown up and then say they knew it was going to happen.

This just goes to show how farked up we are - we put up with holistic healing centers, acupuncture clinics, reiki practitioners, herbal supplements, homeopaths, psychics, tarot readers, astrologers, and all sorts of other fraudsters bullshiatting their way into people's pocketbooks.


I see it just the opposite: people can go on about whatever crazy stuff they want and no censor can do anything about it. the general spectrum of crazy available tells us how healthy and free the public discourse is.

Otherwise, what's to stop the Spanish Inquisition from declaring that creationism is the one truth? Or anything else?

Sure, we get a couple crazy-go-nuts, but this prevents real truths from slipping under the radar, simply because they prove unpopular.
 
2014-07-06 12:36:59 AM  

Sim Tree: meanmutton: tjsands1118: A holistic healing center in my town had a psychic fair one week. I think such a venue would be ideal for a mass shooting. I mean if we have to put up with mass shooting, they might as well achieve something.

/only problem is you know one psychic would of not shown up and then say they knew it was going to happen.

This just goes to show how farked up we are - we put up with holistic healing centers, acupuncture clinics, reiki practitioners, herbal supplements, homeopaths, psychics, tarot readers, astrologers, and all sorts of other fraudsters bullshiatting their way into people's pocketbooks.

I see it just the opposite: people can go on about whatever crazy stuff they want and no censor can do anything about it. the general spectrum of crazy available tells us how healthy and free the public discourse is.

Otherwise, what's to stop the Spanish Inquisition from declaring that creationism is the one truth? Or anything else?

Sure, we get a couple crazy-go-nuts, but this prevents real truths from slipping under the radar, simply because they prove unpopular.


On the other hand, most Americans are stupid. Just sitting back and letting them figure out on their own will lead to many wealthy scam artists and many dead kids.
 
2014-07-06 10:42:56 AM  

Mugato: People still believe in psychics in this day and age?


To the tune of vast sums of money. Don't know how many of them actually believe versus needing a friend to talk to.

/ know somebody who works admin for a psychic hotline.

/ VAST
 
2014-07-06 06:45:59 PM  

Medic Zero: Mugato: People still believe in psychics in this day and age?

To the tune of vast sums of money. Don't know how many of them actually believe versus needing a friend to talk to.

/ know somebody who works admin for a psychic hotline.

/ VAST


Most of the people need someone to talk to. The psychic, if they aren't complete douches and pretending that they are Madame Blavatsky, will just listen, allow them to vent, and ask questions.  A good psychic is like a rabbi, priest, or shrink, except even more costly than the latter and without advanced degrees and decades of experience.

/Cheaper and better versions - ELIZA and it's great-to-the-nth grandkid,  Cleverbot
 
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