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Tony Iacoviello
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On 2008-04-19 16:11, kinesis wrote:
I'd love to know what criteria the law will use to indicate a pass or a fail.


The water test:

What else floats in water?

Bread.

Apples.

Very small rocks!

Cider!

Gravy!

Cherries!

Mud!

Churches!

Lead! Lead!

A duck!

Exactly. So logically…

If she weighs the same as a duck… she’s made of wood?

And therefore…?

A WITCH!
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Oh man, you skipped over the best line.

"Build a bridge out of her."

"Madame Sosostris, famous clairvoyante,
Had a bad cold, nevertheless
Is known to be the wisest woman in Europe,
With a wicked pack of cards."

What a sly tip I missed when read in high school. I'd like to believe it is not coincidence.
Tony Iacoviello
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Thank you Tom. Smile

Someone gets it.
Tom Cutts
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If she can contact the dead isn't she already a bridge to the afterlife?
And if we burn her, do we have to stop the flames before she is well done?
Oh dear, this gets curiouser and curiouser.
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On 2008-04-18 07:36, salsa_dancer wrote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7354089.stm

I am guessing that the genuine psychics will not be worrying about it.


Maybe the same thing for religions/churches is needed as well...
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Tony Iacoviello
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On 2008-04-20 12:21, Tom Cutts wrote:
If she can contact the dead isn't she already a bridge to the afterlife?
And if we burn her, do we have to stop the flames before she is well done?
Oh dear, this gets curiouser and curiouser.


A well done medium isn't much good!
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I was thinking about this earlier, my own conclusions were that psychic readers could get round the legislation by teaming up with bookmakers. So they could end by saying something like "The odds are 3 to 1 that you will meet a tall, dark stranger, 2 to 1 on that you are about to come into some money, and 10000000 to 1 that your Uncle George is trying to contact you. Odds brought to you courtesy of Corals."

That way, not only is there an "out" in case of not being correct, but there is a potential income stream of getting sponsorship from bookies.
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On 2008-04-19 16:11, kinesis wrote:
I'd love to know what criteria the law will use to indicate a pass or a fail.


Laws are often woolly in purpose or sloppily drafted, and as a result have to be tested in court over a matter of years to determine what they should actually be taken to mean. I predict a good profit for a lawyer or two along the way in working it all out though!

(Note: The above comment is intended in jest, and, should it be proved to the satisfaction of a court or other legal proceedings that no lawyer, or even two, has made a profit along the way, this caveat will be invoked.)
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It is completely ridiculous to pass a law requiring "psychics" etc. to prove their claims.

People must take responsibility for who and what they believe in life, and take responsibility for their own actions. If someone makes the foolish decision to consult a "psychic", that is up to them.

There will, sadly, always be "psychics" and other rip-off merchants of all kinds out there, who aim to fleece people with their BS. It is up to people to educate themselves so that they don't fall for the nonsense.
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On 2008-04-22 05:57, Top Hat wrote:
People must take responsibility for who and what they believe in life, and take responsibility for their own actions. If someone makes the foolish decision to consult a "psychic", that is up to them.


There will, sadly, always be "psychics" and other rip-off merchants of all kinds out there, who aim to fleece people with their BS. It is up to people to educate themselves so that they don't fall for the nonsense.


1st... your presuposition that consulting a psychic is foolish is based on the assumption that ALL psychics are fake.....BS...prove it. That comment was offensive to me.

2nd...I agree with you, con men/women are allways looking for a soft touch. The world is full of 'bad' people...intentionally ripping people off. Undeniably some 'fake psychics' do this. The genuine do not. Get over your predjudice, grrr.
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Hi Esjay Dee,

Asking Top Hat to prove that ALL psychics are fake is an impossible task. However, one genuine psychic can prove his assumption is false. Randi still has his check as far as I know.

Assuming a "fake psychic" would not admit it if asked by a potential customer, what advice would you give to those who would seek out a psychic so they can avoid the "fake psychics" and be confident they are sitting with a "genuine psychic"?

Regards, Steve
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Sometimes a "fake" psychic may be more useful than one that believes they are "real".

Some "genuine" psychics do talk a lot of crap and offer some really bad advice.
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On 2008-04-22 10:00, mindpunisher wrote:
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Some "genuine" psychics do talk a lot of crap and offer some really bad advice.


I've found this true for advice givers, counselors, and experts in many walks of life.

Tony
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On 2008-04-22 06:25, Esjay Dee wrote:
1st... your presuposition that consulting a psychic is foolish is based on the assumption that ALL psychics are fake.....BS...prove it. That comment was offensive to me.

2nd...I agree with you, con men/women are allways looking for a soft touch. The world is full of 'bad' people...intentionally ripping people off. Undeniably some 'fake psychics' do this. The genuine do not. Get over your predjudice, grrr.


Haha... I love it. Great humour, Esjay Dee!
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On 2008-04-22 09:56, yachanin wrote:
Assuming a "fake psychic" would not admit it if asked by a potential customer, what advice would you give to those who would seek out a psychic so they can avoid the "fake psychics" and be confident they are sitting with a "genuine psychic"?


Oh, I know that one.

Go to a psychic and ask them if they or the gal down the street is the true psychic.
The one that is said to be the fake is actually the true psychic … I think … or they hold a relic or something.

Mere child’s play.

Steve
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