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I got the idea for this from recent threads which have contained sort of sensational news stories which have sparked debate, I reckon they should have their own thread and hopefully you lot do to.

I've got a good one to start us off:

http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2008/12/08/43121_tasmania-news.html

News Limited with a story warning of a 'fraudulent psychic' sending e-mails around.

1) Fraudulent psychic? F**king fraudulent psychic? Implying that all other 'psychics' speak the truth? Are we living in the dark ages? Cross my palm with silver and I'll tell you that all psychics are full of shit.

2) People who get sucked in by these kinds of scams probably deserve to have no money.

That is all. Post your sensational news stories here if you wish then we dont need a thread for each...maybe?


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If people give money to scams like that they wont have anything to donate to the pokies!


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lol, 'a fraudulent psychic', I find the implication that all other psychics aren't frauds a complete joke. The Mercury am a disgrace.
Posted by: Charles of Oxley 8:50am today


OK. Who's the joker who's responsible for that one? :D


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Wasn't me... :roll:

yes it was

Anybody got more 'news'?


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How do you know psychic abilities aren't real?

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http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/st ... 47,00.html

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DRAWINGS of The Simpsons characters engaging in sexual acts with one another have resulted in a Sydney man being convicted on child pornography charges.

In the NSW Supreme Court yesterday, judge Michael Adams upheld a decision to convict Alan John McEwan for possessing child pornography after determining that a fictional cartoon character could be considered to "depict a person" under state and commonwealth law.


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@ GW: I cant believe in science AND believe in psychic abilities, unless they were explained by science to be true.

Was it just an honest question or do you believe in them?

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GreyWizzard wrote:
How do you know psychic abilities aren't real?


How do you know there's not a teapot floating out in the middle of space?

What a stupid question. They've never been proven to be real. If they were real, which they're not, they would not be hard to prove beyond a doubt they're real. And yet James Randi's million dollar challenge was never claimed, I wonder why.


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I'm not ready to rule it out yet, there hasn't really been anything to prove or disprove it.

Governments have been happy to fund research into it.

I know most "psychics" are applying a cold reading method and aren't real. But part of me likes to think there are real abilities and untapped parts of our minds :)

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I thought you would have been quicker to jump on my response mech :P

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Do you believe in dragons and fairies too? What about Santa Claus?


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sure why not.

Do you still believe in the moon landing? You have no actual proof. You realise that right?

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there's more proof of the moon landing than there is of dragons and psychics :P

Sign me up for liking the idea of psychic abilities and that just maybe humans are capable of them... just not the people who claim to have them.

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unfnknblvbl wrote:
there's more proof of the moon landing than there is of dragons and psychics :P


heh :D I know I know. I just like to tease.

I only said it in the first place because chin implied that all psychics are fake. Who knows... you can't rule it out is all.

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Well GW, I would argue that all psychics are fakes, it's a fantasy which some people believe in and are happy to pay money for. What ever people are free to waste their $$$ on it just as I was free to waste my money on Rocky Legends (man that game was terrible, I should have just watched the movies again).

Wow @ the Simpsons as child pornography. I remember the thread a few months ago on Hensons photography too.


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GreyWizzard wrote:
I only said it in the first place because chin implied that all psychics are fake. Who knows...


Who knows? Psychics know. Every last fucking one of the liars. Anyone who believes something "might" be true because it hasnt been disproven needs to do a bit more reading methinks. Not that I'm delving into ad-hominem attacks, but you are arguing a well-known fallacy there Grey.

And the Moon landings can be proven with lasers. They left behind special mirror arrays positioned so that lasers fired from Earth could be bounced back in order to measure the variations in the Moon-Earth separation.


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I can fake numbers too Pat :D

Oh yeah, I'll bounce some "lasers" at the moon, and see we come back with the numbers. Total proof.

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If you want to do some research I'm sure you could find the co-ordinates that the mirrors are located at and see how you go.


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I'm not taking the piss Pat , I just thort of this when I heard talk of lasers and the moon.


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http://tools.themercury.com.au/stories/12998921-breaking-news.php

Experts urge consumers to eat more Camel and Kangaroo as feral herds are becoming a problem.


This made me think of an interesting question:

Whats the strangest thing you have eaten? (not that Roo and Camel are all that strange)

For me its gotta be chicken hearts on a stick or whale sushi (both while living in Japan)

edit: sorry was whale sashimi not sushi for our current Japanese residents.


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my sister ate bees while she was there. She loves telling the story. :?

I find it amazing how many people baulk at the idea of eating kangaroo though... just because they're cute doesn't exclude them from being tasty.

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Yeah roo is good, I like roo burgers.


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I have some emu in the freezer, waiting to be cooked, but I can't work out what would be the best way. Everybody says to cook it like Kangaroo, but my method of kangaroo cooking is... different to most people's, and with the amount that I paid for it, I don't want to fuck it up :?

Anybody got any suggestions?

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1091218/Muslim-prayer-rooms-opened-Catholic-schools-say-church-leaders.html?ITO=1490

Some seriously soft-headed London bishops entertaining the idea of including washing facilities for their Muslism students as they need to wash themselves before prayer.

Wow. Do they provide facilities for students with other faiths at the school? Surely an Islamic family sending their kids to a catholic school doesnt expect this or they would send them to one of Londons many Islamic schools.

I dont get it, it really seems like the Bishops are trying very hard to fix a problem that isnt there.


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