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amb 20th January 2012 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by rcfieldz (Post 7946688)
I am into paranormal, psychic and the supernatural. My personal experiences are as an airbender and firestarter. Would like to hear from others with such abilities.

You do know about the million dollar challenge don't you? ;)

COLONEL 20th January 2012 09:26 AM

Welcome all you NewB's, as you may have notice today is my BIRTHDAY so in Celebration, The week end Menu will be Cornbeef and Cabbage with carrots,red potatos, onions, My favorite mixed drink ,
Ruby red grapefruitjuice & tequilia, Birthday cake of course the three flavored Van. Choc.& Straw. icecream. And to those of you that care to know I will be 58 years young. :D With a body that feels like an 80 year old. because of all the thing I did to it in my younger years . and if I could do it all over again I would not change a thing .Well maybe one thing. there was this girl I met in Virginia.

SpiritEcho 21st January 2012 06:58 PM

Hi
 
Hi all,

Nice to be able to join. I am a Psychic.

Akhenaten 21st January 2012 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by SpiritEcho (Post 7953412)
Hi all,

Nice to be able to join. I am a Psychic.



I knew you were going to say that.

I am a Pharaoh.

"Witch Pharaoh?" I hear you ask . . .

SpiritEcho 21st January 2012 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Akhenaten (Post 7953455)
I knew you were going to say that.

I am a Pharaoh.

"Witch Pharaoh?" I hear you ask . . .

Nice to meet you. I am here in the hope to make some believers with my readings.

Akhenaten 21st January 2012 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by SpiritEcho (Post 7953470)
Nice to meet you. I am here in the hope to make some believers with my readings.



Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never Is, but always To be blest:
The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come.

SpiritEcho 21st January 2012 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Akhenaten (Post 7953482)
Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never Is, but always To be blest:
The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come.

You have true Foresight of things to come. A Jaguar within human skin.

To see the light you must first open your eyes.

Foolmewunz 21st January 2012 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpiritEcho (Post 7953412)
Hi all,

Nice to be able to join. I am a Psychic.

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpiritEcho (Post 7953470)
Nice to meet you. I am here in the hope to make some believers with my readings.

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpiritEcho (Post 7953554)
You have true Foresight of things to come. A Jaguar within human skin.

To see the light you must first open your eyes.

This will not end well.


SpiritEcho,

Once more, for the record.... Are you aware that this is a site that has the word "Paranormal" in its masthead, but that that it also includes, "Critical Thinking" and "Science" and "Skepticism". Many "true believers" don't seem to catch that and wander in here thinking that this is another friendly harbour where a bunch of deluded folks post messages about aligning their chi or whatever the hell it is you lot are into this week.

In short. We think you're swell, personally. But anyone actually claiming to be a psychic is either deluded or a charlatan/fraud.

You're welcome here as much as any of us, but be prepared to actually show us something that can prove that you are what you claim. I somehow doubt you can, and I'm predicting your stay will be a short one.

SpiritEcho 21st January 2012 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Foolmewunz (Post 7953598)
This will not end well.


SpiritEcho,

Once more, for the record.... Are you aware that this is a site that has the word "Paranormal" in its masthead, but that that it also includes, "Critical Thinking" and "Science" and "Skepticism". Many "true believers" don't seem to catch that and wander in here thinking that this is another friendly harbour where a bunch of deluded folks post messages about aligning their chi or whatever the hell it is you lot are into this week.

In short. We think you're swell, personally. But anyone actually claiming to be a psychic is either deluded or a charlatan/fraud.

You're welcome here as much as any of us, but be prepared to actually show us something that can prove that you are what you claim. I somehow doubt you can, and I'm predicting your stay will be a short one.

Nice to meet you and Thank you for the advice which I have taken on board!

I hope that I can prove what I do to many of you. I am skeptical of myself and what I do. Oh and I have never trained to be a psychic medium. It's just always been with me.

Foolmewunz 21st January 2012 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by SpiritEcho (Post 7953616)
Nice to meet you and Thank you for the advice which I have taken on board!

I hope that I can prove what I do to many of you. I am skeptical of myself and what I do. Oh and I have never trained to be a psychic medium. It's just always been with me.

Well, welcome aboard. This thread is generally our "warm/friendly" side, but if you would actually like to prove or discuss psychic abilities I'd suggest either the Million Dollar Challenge sub-forum - if you really think you have such abilities and are up to taking the challenge to prove them scientifically, or alternately, start a thread in the General Skepticism and Paranormal sub-forum. There are no restrictions on starting threads for Newbies - just some administrative things like not posting links or getting an avatar or signature until you hit 15 or 50 posts respectively.

I did warn you, though. Expect a rough reception from some of us. There are a number of even-tempered individuals around here, but the house is built around skepticism and critical thinking and there's a greater number of aggressive anti-psychics than there are calm and patient listeners. Not many of us believe in psychics in the least, and a couple have actually made debunking them into demi-careers.

amb 22nd January 2012 01:41 AM

Did he say psychic or psychiatrist ?.

COLONEL 22nd January 2012 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by SpiritEcho (Post 7953412)
Hi all,

Nice to be able to join. I am a Psychic.

Welcome to the forum,Have a glass of fresh goats milk while you ponder my following question.

Are you willing to take the Randi challenge ?

Lenligmah 23rd January 2012 12:13 AM

What???? No babies?????
 
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Originally Posted by swanjackal (Post 7923549)
What???? No babies??????????


Is there no catering for the Atheist?

Anyway, been a member a while but just starting to post now. I'm Kris, from the UK, a science teacher and will leak more irrelevant info the more I post.

Oh, I loved that one. Very good swanjackal!

squealpiggy 23rd January 2012 11:49 AM

Hi all, Brit living in Canada. I have a psychic power an all: The preternatural ability to sniff out ********! :)

The swear filter has masked what I was saying - suffice to say it comes from the bad part of a bovine male's town.

crestfallensidekick 23rd January 2012 07:53 PM

Hello everyone, I'm new here. To make a long story short, I'm something of a "new" skeptic; I've never held a strong belief in the paranormal, but I was raised by an otherwise intelligent mother who is an adamant believer in psychics, astrology etc. which has caused me some cognitive dissonance on the issue (Childhood memories of watching "Crossing Over", oy)

So, I guess my registration here represents something of a turning point in my life. I had something of a "skeptical epiphany" recently when I saw a youtube video of James Randi simply stating "I want to be as sure of the world around me as is possible". I realized that skepticism isn't about an antagonistic rejection of new or foreign ideas, but rather a mindset centered around critical thinking and a genuine willingness to evaluate the validity of extraordinary claims, whether they fall into the category of creationism, cryptozoology, the paranormal, or any other claims of similar magnitude.

Outside of skepticism, I'm a college freshman, amateur standup comedian, and film/music enthusiast. Look forward to getting to know you all!

Akhenaten 23rd January 2012 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by squealpiggy (Post 7957953)
Hi all, Brit living in Canada. I have a psychic power an all: The preternatural ability to sniff out ********! :)

The swear filter has masked what I was saying - suffice to say it comes from the bad part of a bovine male's town.



You're in luck. Just lately there seems to have been a fairly steady influx of people making deliveries of the same product.

Happy sniffing!

:)


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Originally Posted by crestfallensidekick (Post 7959368)
Hello everyone, I'm new here. To make a long story short, I'm something of a "new" skeptic; I've never held a strong belief in the paranormal, but I was raised by an otherwise intelligent mother who is an adamant believer in psychics, astrology etc. which has caused me some cognitive dissonance on the issue (Childhood memories of watching "Crossing Over", oy)



I got lucky there, it seems. My Mum only started to believe in all that sort of nonsense after I was well and truly out of her clutches.


Quote:

Originally Posted by crestfallensidekick (Post 7959368)
So, I guess my registration here represents something of a turning point in my life. I had something of a "skeptical epiphany" recently when I saw a youtube video of James Randi simply stating "I want to be as sure of the world around me as is possible". I realized that skepticism isn't about an antagonistic rejection of new or foreign ideas, but rather a mindset centered around critical thinking and a genuine willingness to evaluate the validity of extraordinary claims, whether they fall into the category of creationism, cryptozoology, the paranormal, or any other claims of similar magnitude.



That's why I went with cynicism. I'm a lazy old fart and it's much easier.


Quote:

Originally Posted by crestfallensidekick (Post 7959368)
Outside of skepticism, I'm a college freshman, amateur standup comedian, and film/music enthusiast. Look forward to getting to know you all!



Likewise, I'm sure.



Welcome both.

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rcfieldz 24th January 2012 11:39 AM

isagoge
 
I thought I tried this once but but already have received many replies to my first post.

COLONEL 24th January 2012 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rcfieldz (Post 7946688)
I am into paranormal, psychic and the supernatural. My personal experiences are as an airbender and firestarter. Would like to hear from others with such abilities.

Would you be interested in taking the Randi challenge ?

COLONEL 27th January 2012 09:57 AM

OK it's that time of the week again to Welcome all the NewB's

So the weekned menu is

Roo meat ,Cats slow oven roasted goat and hamsters
assorted salads Grayman oatmeal cookies , and MINTIES
.Goats milk, Assorted beer and single malt scotch . Enjoy it.

squealpiggy 27th January 2012 09:38 PM

I'm changing my paranormal power - I will take the Randi Challenge to demonstrate that I can produce socks from a clean load of laundry and successfully predict that the first sock I pull out will not match any of the subsequent ones. SHAZAM!

arthwollipot 28th January 2012 05:29 AM

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Originally Posted by squealpiggy (Post 7972812)
I'm changing my paranormal power - I will take the Randi Challenge to demonstrate that I can produce socks from a clean load of laundry and successfully predict that the first sock I pull out will not match any of the subsequent ones. SHAZAM!

Nah - anyone can do that.

COLONEL 28th January 2012 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by squealpiggy (Post 7972812)
I'm changing my paranormal power - I will take the Randi Challenge to demonstrate that I can produce socks from a clean load of laundry and successfully predict that the first sock I pull out will not match any of the subsequent ones. SHAZAM!

Quote:

Originally Posted by arthwollipot (Post 7973314)
Nah - anyone can do that.

Arts right, heck I can put white socks in a wash and when the wash is done you will find not find any white socks as I can change them to colored socks.

amb 29th January 2012 03:23 AM

And I can predict with a certain amount of confidence that I'm the best joke teller on this whole forum. :D

Ilooklike ACrowley 30th January 2012 06:55 PM

Saying Hello from Ireland. Been lurking for a while and looking forward to participating.

COLONEL 30th January 2012 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Ilooklike ACrowley (Post 7980438)
Saying Hello from Ireland. Been lurking for a while and looking forward to participating.

Welcome. I raise a glass of Smithwicks to you and you can have a glass of fresh Goats milk

DoubtingMarcus 1st February 2012 10:38 AM

Hola all. I've been getting more involved in skepticism of late and I decided to take the plunge here. I just gave a talk at Skepticamp Chicago this past Saturday where I was fortunate to meet many cool people including the JREF's very own Kyle Hill.

COLONEL 1st February 2012 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by DoubtingMarcus (Post 7985330)
Hola all. I've been getting more involved in skepticism of late and I decided to take the plunge here. I just gave a talk at Skepticamp Chicago this past Saturday where I was fortunate to meet many cool people including the JREF's very own Kyle Hill.

Welcome have a glass of fresh Goats milk and join us for our NEW'B welcome BBQon the week end

amb 2nd February 2012 02:22 AM

Yes welcome D M. Do you like kangaroo meat steaks?

Inzababa 3rd February 2012 10:44 AM

Hi,

I'm sceptic about scepticism ;)

And yup, this is my first post on these boards.

Bell 3rd February 2012 10:47 AM

Bonjour Inzababa!

Our goat menu beats the French kitchen ;)

COLONEL 3rd February 2012 11:16 AM

Ok Welcome to the NewB's, we are having apple wood roasted goats for BBQ this weekend with corn on the cob, baked potatos and for an apetizer fresh steamed clams, Goats milk, beer and my private stock of Single malt scotch.

Inzababa 3rd February 2012 11:39 AM

thanks :)

Turner 3rd February 2012 01:19 PM

Hello everyone! Turner from Canada here. Was introduced to this site by a friend years ago and come here from time to time to smarten myself up when i feel i am being drawn into a conspiracy of sorts (org. started reading over JFK discussions with previous friend - and used this site as a reference when 9/11 conspiracies went mainstream so i could get a critical view of the issues being presented) Now im being drawn back here again by these "strange sounds" being heard around the world. i didnt pay much attention to it untill it actually made an appearance on the news. which was mostly just coverage of the many youtube videos globally and wanted to get the skeptics view on it and maybe some explanations

But this is whats caused me to finally sign up and join and make a post, Some of you are not very nice to other posters. and well i know its an internet forum and you all have to deal with some ridiculous trolls and stupid questions day after day and year after year. I have seen some rather awful responses to some legit questions from very smart people to some not so smart people simply because (imho) the person posing the question has a lesser IQ. You should try to be a little kinder to us less fortunate in the brains dept. Also there is an exception to every rule, as in watching Jargon Buster vs Rob Menard in the FMOTL forums LOL great reads

Granted there are many many of you with degrees and life experiences who share your knowledge freely and in a kind gentle way and i personally say TY for that

In closing i would just like to say i do enjoy the site but i do not intend to post much mainly because i do not have much to offer that 10 people havent already posted 10 times before me. i also dont want to be "that guy" who thinks hes figured something out and 15 minutes later im directed to a link pointing out im just as stupid as the last guy who thought he figured the same thing out 6 months ago lol

Keep up the good work!

COLONEL 3rd February 2012 06:03 PM

Welcome Turner have a Glass of our fresh Goats milk, all NewB's get some.

amb 4th February 2012 12:48 AM

I wish to advise all newbs that the Minties are now available as is roasted rabbit.

Ilooklike ACrowley 4th February 2012 06:25 AM

Thanks for the goat's milk.

Quick question... How do I add an avatar to my profile. I'm sure I'm just being dense... but any help appreciated.

Bell 4th February 2012 06:34 AM

Only after a certain amount of posts (50 iirc) you can upload an avatar.

Eta: Just join some "game" or "humor" threads to boost your post count.

Akhenaten 4th February 2012 06:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Ilooklike ACrowley (Post 7993950)
Thanks for the goat's milk.

Quick question... How do I add an avatar to my profile. I'm sure I'm just being dense... but any help appreciated.




Here you go:


http://www.internationalskeptics.com...43#post1865643


Ask again here in 11 posts time if you need more help and I'll post some screenies for you.

:)

COLONEL 4th February 2012 06:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ilooklike ACrowley (Post 7993950)
Thanks for the goat's milk.

Quick question... How do I add an avatar to my profile. I'm sure I'm just being dense... but any help appreciated.

As soon as you have 50 post, you can add an Avitar it's our way of making sure you want to be here:D

Ilooklike ACrowley 4th February 2012 07:44 AM

Great thank you everyone... I thought there might be a logical explanation. :D


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