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Can psychics really see the past/future?
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Waltz1985
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Sep 29, 2004, 06:51 AM
 
Iím sure everyone has seen the signs for ď$5 Psychic ReadingsĒ in their town or while traveling elsewhere. What I wanted to discuss here were your thoughts on using psychics for more than just personal entertainment, more specifically in police and detective work.

Thereís been documented cases in the past where police havenít been able to solve a crime, at which point they turn to a psychic for help.
What I find the most interesting is when the psychics they hire actually solve the case.

What are your thoughts on this? What about using psychics to help solve some of the current investigations (such as the Peterson or Hacking
trials?)

Iím not an expert myself on the topic, but Iíve been learning a bit more from a new show on Court TV called Psychic Detectives. Itís on Wednesdayís at 9:30pm in case you want to watch it too.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 07:02 AM
 
I knew you'd post that.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 07:04 AM
 
Know any multi-billion dollar psychics?

People believe the wierdest things.
You would have to be desperate to go to a psychic.

I would guess some actually believe they have these powers, but I would also guess some prey on the gullible.
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Sep 29, 2004, 07:04 AM
 
I knew someone that claimed she used to be able to do such a thing. She claimed it was "Whispered" in her ear.

She claimed with every truth, there was a half truth attached. That the "tellings" were filled with lies and truths.

For example. It would tell her this and that was going to happen say tomorrow which would be a Wednesday. And then it would really happen the NEXT Wednesday.

Of course she was a loon.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 07:07 AM
 
i try not to think this is true because if it is, it opens the door for many things to be true

it's lile the math

if psychics=true

then ghosts=true

and spirits=true

and yo momma's daddy = true
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 07:21 AM
 
Psychics can see specific events in their clients future - for example how their wallets are getting lighter and such.

Everything else is pure BS.
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Sep 29, 2004, 07:52 AM
 
Originally posted by cszar2001:
Psychics can see specific events in their clients future - for example how their wallets are getting lighter and such.
You've got to admit: their tricks and techniques for making it appear that they can somehow 'sense' certain information, like "cold reading" or "fishing", are quite impressive IMHO.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 07:56 AM
 
I have seen South Park, so I know it's all lies and deception.

     
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Sep 29, 2004, 08:43 AM
 
If psychics knew, one would have posted a thread before you confirming that psychics can see the future.

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Sep 29, 2004, 09:21 AM
 
Originally posted by Randman:
If psychics knew, one would have posted a thread before you confirming that psychics can see the future.
Buy who is paying the $5?

     
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Sep 29, 2004, 09:45 AM
 
Originally posted by xenu:
Know any multi-billion dollar psychics?
Exactly.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 12:47 PM
 
I believe there are Physics out there. Some help police departments and gov agencies.

Not something I would be messing with IMHO.

Again. you will find out they are only told half truths.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 12:49 PM
 
Originally posted by Spheric Harlot:
I knew you'd post that.
Haha, that made me *lawl*

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Sep 29, 2004, 01:48 PM
 
Originally posted by Zimphire:
I believe there are Physics out there.
Physics are good for us all!
Otherwise we`d fall off the earth.
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Sep 29, 2004, 02:16 PM
 
"Microsoft is a cross between the Borg and the Ferengi. Unfortunately, they use Borg to do their marketing and Ferengi to do their programming." Simon Slavin

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Sep 29, 2004, 02:28 PM
 
Originally posted by cszar2001:
Physics are good for us all!
Otherwise we`d fall off the earth.
Ah, the human error.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 02:51 PM
 


miss cleo can see everything
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 03:05 PM
 
I'll believe it when there is sufficient evidence. Any credibility it might have had is beyond recognition due to the overwhelming amount of frauds.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 03:33 PM
 
I can't understand the ads for winning lottery numbers. Why don't they play the numbers themselves?
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 04:02 PM
 
Originally posted by bradoesch:
I can't understand the ads for winning lottery numbers. Why don't they play the numbers themselves?
Selective half-truths.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 05:06 PM
 
Clearly this is a frequent visitor of the forum out to start another interesting conversation.

Quick, somebody make this interesting!
Do you want forgiveness or respect?
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 05:09 PM
 
Originally posted by wolfen:
Clearly this is a frequent visitor of the forum out to start another interesting conversation.
Quick, somebody make this interesting!
I was actually suprised that this was NOT spam.
Usually, stuff like that from someone with postcount < 10 is spam.

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Sep 29, 2004, 06:14 PM
 
My mother went to a psychic a month ago, as Mildura hosts a psychic expo. She took off her wedding ring (her and my father are separated) and we didnt go with her. The psychic mentioned me but not my one little sister. She also said something about problems in the marriage in future and in past. So, I dunno. She described my own, my fathers and my mothers personality in detail, and it was correct.

We got a tape of it, as for "AN EXTRA $1 YOU CAN HAVE YOUR READING TAPED!" I must say some of the psychics there were very strange looking (we went and had a look with my grandmother earlier) and they were selling all this good karma crap and buddhas and stuff. But hey, who knows whether or not she knew or guessed. But she got it right and it awakened me to the fact that psychics could really exist.

My advice to people going to a psychic, is don't. if you get a good one, you'll find yourself believing what they say.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 06:23 PM
 
I believe that anything is possible, you can't just write out the possiblity of psychics just because a bunch of people decided to fake it to get fame and fortune. I have yet to meet a person that could tell me the winning powerball numbers for the next drawing...but who knows...it could happen.

Here is a question: If you were an honest to God psychic what would you do with your powers? Use them for good or evil?
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 07:13 PM
 
Originally posted by Beewee:
Here is a question: If you were an honest to God psychic what would you do with your powers? Use them for good or evil?
Psychic powers? I'd use them for awesome.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 07:17 PM
 
I'm pretty sure somewhere in the Bible it says to stay away from gypsies an psychics (I'm not making a joke, I'm serious.)

It's interesting how many Catholics consult psychics.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 07:41 PM
 
Originally posted by olePigeon:
I'm pretty sure somewhere in the Bible it says to stay away from gypsies an psychics (I'm not making a joke, I'm serious.)

Indeed.

It's interesting how many Catholics consult psychics.
It's amazing how many humans consult psychics.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 07:49 PM
 
Originally posted by entrox:
Psychic powers? I'd use them for awesome.


That's the line I couldn't remember!
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 08:12 PM
 
"I'm bulimic."
"You can read minds?!"
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 08:13 PM
 
"Can psychics really see the past/future ?" .. By definition, YES.

Do real psychics exist ? That where things start to get a little fuzzy.

Spheric .... especially funny since it was in response to a person with only one post
     
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Originally posted by olePigeon:
"I'm bulimic."
"You can read minds?!"
"It's when you throw up after every meal."
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 08:25 PM
 
Originally posted by olePigeon:
"I'm bulimic."
"You can read minds?!"
OMG that is so funny, lol
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 08:36 PM
 
There has been (for about 10 years now) an organization that is offering a $1 million CASH award for ANYONE who can PROVE (in controlled and verifiable settings) psychic power.....








......They have yet to award the money.

     
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Sep 29, 2004, 11:27 PM
 
Originally posted by olePigeon:
It's interesting how many Catholics consult psychics.
What's more interesting is how many psychics advocate catholicism. I've heard (from them) that Catholicism is the closest thing western culture has to the reality of the situation. In other words, intervention of deceased beings in our lives is quite likely, let alone possible, and that the Catholic investment in ritualistic dedications of the dead is not altogether unwarranted.
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Sep 29, 2004, 11:51 PM
 
Originally posted by turtle777:
I was actually suprised that this was NOT spam.
Usually, stuff like that from someone with postcount < 10 is spam.
Look again. How is this
Iím not an expert myself on the topic, but Iíve been learning a bit more from a new show on Court TV called Psychic Detectives. Itís on Wednesdayís at 9:30pm in case you want to watch it too.
not spam, specifically of the advertising kind?
     
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Sep 30, 2004, 12:20 AM
 
Originally posted by olePigeon:
I'm pretty sure somewhere in the Bible it says to stay away from gypsies an psychics (I'm not making a joke, I'm serious.)

It's interesting how many Catholics consult psychics.
My Catholic mother-in-law went to psychics. One psychic told her that she was going to meet a very wealthy gentleman driving a dark green cadillac at a gas station. So, of course, she would get all dressed up everytime she went to put gas in her car, and filled the car up more often than usual. I can't understand how she could still be single. Her plan seemed fool proof.

I would find this kinda sad, but I really dislike the woman. Instead, I took great pleasure in her stupidity.
Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!
     
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Sep 30, 2004, 02:27 AM
 
Originally posted by nredman:


miss cleo can see everything
even with her eyes closed? dang!

i think psychics are just really good at reading people. they make a loose statement and read how you react to it and they reply accordingly. as for psychic detectives, that police station should be shut down for wasting taxes.
     
   
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