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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:54 PM

Amazing mind reader reveals his gift

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Reply Amazing mind reader reveals his gift (Original post)
ErikJ Jan 2013 OP
Control-Z Jan 2013 #1
DollarBillHines Jan 2013 #3
Control-Z Jan 2013 #5
monmouth3 Jan 2013 #2
longship Jan 2013 #4
SkyDaddy7 Jan 2013 #6
VWolf Jan 2013 #7
SkyDaddy7 Jan 2013 #8
KurtNYC Jan 2013 #12
HomeboyHombre Jan 2013 #9
longship Jan 2013 #10
great white snark Jan 2013 #11

Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:04 PM

1. Even though I saw it coming

from miles away, it is still frightening as hell. It is just so easy to use the internet for everything. EVERYTHING!! Banking, bill-pay, socializing, politicizing, correspondence, health, well you name it.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:16 PM

3. Without going into a lot of detail...

I have a few friends who are working on a subscription-based anti-ID-theft system. They are working with some really interesting entities.

You are correct, the whole thing is scary as hell.

I live totally under the radar and what they know about me is unsettling.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:35 PM

5. I have two facebook accounts.

One that I set up to see photos from my daughter in Utah. The other because I forgot about the first. I don't use either of them to speak of. But I'll be damned if I don't go to a random website and see myself signed in with my little icon (not a picture of myself, btw). I find myself connected to sites from email accounts from years ago. And they ALWAYS want me to voluntarily clink on their little "Why, Thank You, Sucker" button to connect them all together. NEVER!!

I have had (unintentionally, I believe) my identity stolen - a woman with the same name, off by only one letter. In 19 years I haven't been able to shake her off. Repossessing a car I never owned, questions from the IRS, on my credit report (she owes a lot of money - close to 100,000.00). She still remains. My credit reports even show two SS numbers. Mine and hers. I stopped trying. I live in cash - no credit.

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:06 PM

2. Excellent. And stay off of Facebook..LOL

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:32 PM

4. The woo-woo never stops.

People believe in what they take comfort. Even if it's in bullshit.

Example one, Sylvia Browne:


Example two, John Edward:
Hustling the Bereaved

Ghosts, Bigfoot, Space aliens, ghosts, are all basically rubbish, no real evidence. And so are these scammers who pretend to contact dead people. It is called Cold Reading and it's one the oldest scams in the book.

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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:57 AM

6. I could not agree with you more BUT...

The video ends by telling people their entire life is online & you should be very careful what you put online. It was basically a PSA not a real NUT JOB scamming the gullible.

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Response to SkyDaddy7 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:39 AM

7. Do you expect people to actually watch the entire video???

It's a whole 2 1/2 minutes, after all.

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Response to VWolf (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:59 AM

8. EXACTLY!

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Response to SkyDaddy7 (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:35 AM

12. It is not a PSA but rather an ad for banks in Belgium

who claim to offer more secure banking than... (?) It is a sales pitch kind of like the old vacuum cleaner salesmen who would thorw dirt on your carpet when you open the door for them and then offer to clean it up.

These bogus viral ads are becoming more common because they are effective at fooling people into thinking they are something other than ads. The most radically successful one so far was the 'security cameras catch acts of kindness' one which is an ad for Coca-cola

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/14/coke-commerical-security-camera-look-world-differently_n_1596706.html

We can thank "Matt" 'dancing-like-I-am-about-to-pee-myself' guy for popularizing this. He cut a series of them as ads for Cadbury's Stride gum. They are so effective that if you watch them on YouTube you get ad before you can see them -- in other words you get an ad in front of an ad.



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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:14 PM

9. Right. Bigfoot is an obvious fraud

 

because species need enough individuals to maintain genetic diversity. One or two here or there couldn't allow successful reproduction, even if they really existed.

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Response to HomeboyHombre (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:19 PM

10. But Bigfoot existing would be cool.

That's the one woo I would like to be real. But not psychic Bigfoot.

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Response to longship (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:03 PM

11. Maybe it's psychic abilities are the very thing that's keeping it from being found.

With me?

Now let's take it to the next logical step...

Which creature would be perfectly camouflaged in the grassy knoll?

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