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  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2015 20 Jun 2013 14:24:00 28,762 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    I actually feel sorry for the Daily Mail.:(

    "The publisher of the Daily Mail has agreed to pay "substantial" damages to a psychic after an article suggested she had "perpetrated a scam" on a theatre audience, a judge has heard."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22988215

    Wow. I've seen her at work, and she's one of the worst "psychics" I've even seen. I'm certainly open to there being people with such abilities, but I'm 100% sure she isn't one of them because she makes others like John Edwards look accurate. She's a clear and obvious fraud.

    It looks like the problem was the accusation of her using an earpiece, which is something they'd probably be able to object to. They can't prove she's psychic (because she isn't), but they can give reasonable evidence of no earpiece use. As I say, she's so bloody useless there's no way she uses an earpiece anyway.

    "“I bought this libel action against The Daily Mail not to be a spokesperson for mediums and mediumship, nor for financial gain, but for the simple reason of principle.", she has on her site, so I'm sure we're all looking forward to her generous charitable donation to a good cause :)

    Edited by DFawkes at 14:24:24 20-06-2013
  • imamazed 20 Jun 2013 14:27:35 6,294 posts
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    DFawkes wrote:
    X201 wrote:
    I actually feel sorry for the Daily Mail.:(

    "The publisher of the Daily Mail has agreed to pay "substantial" damages to a psychic after an article suggested she had "perpetrated a scam" on a theatre audience, a judge has heard."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22988215

    I'm certainly open to there being people with such abilities,


    Edited by imamazed at 14:27:50 20-06-2013
  • X201 20 Jun 2013 14:31:31 17,357 posts
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    DFawkes wrote:
    I'm sure we're all looking forward to her generous charitable donation to a good cause :)
    I'm looking forward to her receiving even more money.

    But she ran shy of the challenge.

    http://www.merseysideskeptics.org.uk/2011/11/challenge-sally-the-press-conference/
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2015 20 Jun 2013 14:36:16 28,762 posts
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    imamazed wrote:
    DFawkes wrote:
    I'm certainly open to there being people with such abilities,
    Well I don't want to be closed minded now! I just reckon it'd be limited to reading minds due to some undiscovered sciency thing, and if you did have it it'd mess you up a whole lot.
  • imamazed 20 Jun 2013 14:39:16 6,294 posts
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    Using complex psychology and an attentive eye to read people's motives and signals is one thing, speaking to the dead is another...
  • Tom_Servo 20 Jun 2013 15:00:21 18,082 posts
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    Woman accused of sneaking into exam disguised as daughter
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2015 20 Jun 2013 15:03:01 28,762 posts
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    imamazed wrote:
    Using complex psychology and an attentive eye to read people's motives and signals is one thing, speaking to the dead is another...
    I can speak to the dead. They don't answer back, then I get asked to leave the mortuary. My assumption is that death makes you really ignorant.
  • M83J01P97 24 Jun 2013 14:26:38 7,424 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23025311

    So what's the collective EG opinion on this little nugget?
  • X201 24 Jun 2013 14:27:46 17,357 posts
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    See the boat race thread.
  • thelzdking 24 Jun 2013 15:47:54 5,028 posts
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    He's an idiot, but it seems very OTT.
  • L0cky 24 Jun 2013 15:49:54 1,800 posts
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    DFawkes wrote:
    imamazed wrote:
    DFawkes wrote:
    I'm certainly open to there being people with such abilities,
    Well I don't want to be closed minded now!
    Ignoring the complete lack of evidence, and ignoring all practical logic and existing knowledge of how everything works is being pretty close minded.
  • ronuds 25 Jun 2013 15:11:40 21,783 posts
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    I don't know if this is "news" or what, but... MOVING STATUE!

  • Fab4 25 Jun 2013 17:50:38 7,699 posts
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    ronuds wrote:
    I don't know if this is "news" or what, but... MOVING STATUE!

    Its a time-lapse video. One frame a minute. You could wheelie a motorbike in frame and still have time to slightly move the statue.

    Edit: stupid Autocorrect :)

    Edited by Fab4 at 17:52:26 25-06-2013
  • ronuds 25 Jun 2013 20:04:30 21,783 posts
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    The museum claims nobody has touched it.
  • FWB 25 Jun 2013 20:05:42 52,079 posts
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    Yeah, yeah.
  • ronuds 25 Jun 2013 20:08:15 21,783 posts
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    They say if you deny it, the statue visits you while you sleep.
  • Rusty_M 25 Jun 2013 20:12:54 6,086 posts
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    I reckon it's the vibration of people's footsteps or maybe traffic. It seemed to only turn so far, and appeared to stop turning when it was dark and nobody was around. It must just not have a perfectly stable base.
  • Ignatius_Cheese Moderator 27 Jun 2013 10:19:10 11,021 posts
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    So George Osborne likes Byron Burger.

    Well, I can't stand the guy but he's got great taste in burgers!
  • KayJay 3 Jul 2013 14:09:32 5,325 posts
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    Sainsbury's apologises to mobile customer refused service

    Don't know about anyone else. But if I worked at Sainsbury's and someone was on their phone like this person. I would probably have done the same.
    Sainsbury's should make it policy! :)

    And then to enquire/complain and say you're going to Waitrose instead... Good, on your bike love!

    Just me?
  • boo 3 Jul 2013 16:50:08 12,659 posts
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    Shame on Sainsbury's for not backing their staff member on this occasion.

    Using a mobile phone and ignoring a checkout person while purchasing goods should be punishable by death. I'm only glad that when I worked on a checkout, mobiles still hadn't been invented.
  • altitude2k 3 Jul 2013 19:18:51 5,238 posts
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    I agree. It is very rude to choose to talk to someone on the phone rather than engaging with the person right there providing you a service. It's dehumanising, in a way - treating them as a robot, simply expecting them to do your bidding.

    I hold those people in as much contempt as the people who believe a phone call always trumps the person standing there. If I'm talking to someone at their desk at work and they choose to answer a ringing phone rather than talk to me, I simply walk off.

    I am very disappointed in Sainsbury's. Clearly a knee-jerk reaction expecting public opinion would swing the way of the customer.
  • Deleted user 3 July 2013 20:04:22
    Live on tv now, Egyptian military taken power.
  • localnotail 4 Jul 2013 22:49:18 23,084 posts
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    http://gawker.com/man-hogties-burglar-and-leaves-him-in-yard-for-police-664129688 - like a boss.
  • LionheartDJH 8 Jul 2013 14:54:15 19,709 posts
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    Five men trapped up tree by snarling tigers.
  • Tom_Servo 9 Jul 2013 22:46:27 18,082 posts
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    UK general public ill-informed on almost everything
  • chopsen 9 Jul 2013 22:59:12 18,392 posts
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    I am 100% not suprised.
  • Deleted user 9 July 2013 23:12:19
    Tom_Servo wrote:
    UK general public ill-informed on almost everything
    I wonder if I'd also be wrong in thinking that shit newspapers are largely to blame.
  • Tom_Servo 10 Jul 2013 00:14:49 18,082 posts
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    It's really not a surprise, and there have been similar surveys recently that have come to similar conclusions (one was carried out by the TUC IIRC, but looking at this new poll it doesn't seem to have mattered who carried it out).

    It's genuinely harmful to our democracy to have a populace that is so ill-informed, IMO.
  • HelloNo 10 Jul 2013 00:19:57 1,782 posts
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    I find it amusing that the country is actually a lot better than people think it is. E.g. crime is down, teen pregnancy is under 1%. So much for the good old days.
  • Moot_Point 12 Jul 2013 15:08:41 5,453 posts
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    1000 libraries to close. I guess in the face of the internet, it was inevitable. Article.
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