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Got this over from another forum. I thought that it was pretty entertaining. A British psychic refuses to go on a show and show off her powers whereas she would gain $1mil, however she decides to sue a news agency for criticizingher.

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Last week, Sally Morgan -- a performer who bills herself as "Britain's best-loved psychic" -- sued the publisher of the Daily Mail for £150,000 for printing an article suggesting that she and other self-proclaimed psychics might be using trickery rather than mystical powers when they appear to talk to the dead.

Maybe the Mail's article (by magician and former psychic Paul Zenon) really did damage Sally Morgan's reputation so much that she needs the money. The irony is that just after that article was published, when the allegations that "Psychic Sally" was a cheat were front-page news, our organization along with peer organizations in the UK offered her $1,000,000 and the chance to clear her name, simply by proving her powers were real. Yet, she declined. Why?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dj-grothe/psychic-sally-morgan-sues_b_1244151.html


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Maybe she's doing it because she foresaw that no one would believe her?

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I hope she foresaw how unlikely a victory in court is for her. But then again, if she had, she would not be suing* now would she? Way to prove yourself a fraud, moron.

(*edit to fix spelling)
« Last Edit: February 08, 2012, 02:29:01 am by Jodie »
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I'm just amazed that "psychics" still exist in this day and age. Cold reading is pretty much common knowledge (or at least, I like to think it is).

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I don't like psychics that are loud about their 'gift'. They're more often than not frauds.

Have fun in court, utreekov.

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I've yet to come across a psychic who wasn't a fraud.
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I'm just amazed that "psychics" still exist in this day and age. Cold reading is pretty much common knowledge (or at least, I like to think it is).

There are still people dumb enough in this world to believe these people.

Ironbite-ain't that a shame?

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On the one hand psychics.

On the other The Daily Mail.

Whatever happens, schadenfreud will ensue.
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A psychic refusing to prove her powers, even for a million bucks?  Who couldn't have seen that coming?
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On the one hand psychics.

On the other The Daily Mail.

Whatever happens, schadenfreud will ensue.

Quite. Can't they both lose?

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I just figured out a perfect way for the psychichs to respond to this "Prove that you are a psychic and get €€€€ or else you are a fake" deal.

Just say that you do not use your abilities to gain money because that would be unethical. Tadaa! Then again I guess that would mean that they have to stop making money by faking to be a psychic...
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That logic would quickly be shot full of holes because it suggests making money by using a skill is inherently evil.