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Old 1st April 2020, 05:48 PM   #1
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How many "Psychics" saw this coming?

Every year we see a bunch of "Psychics" list their predictions. I guess this year I was preoccupied with the bushfires, but I didn't see any. I'm going to go way out on a limb and suggest that none of them predicted a global lockdown...

My neighbour claims that Nostradamus predicted it. I said it was a shame that Nostradamus only ever predicts things after they happen...
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Old 1st April 2020, 05:51 PM   #2
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Given the large number of these grifters making all kinds of claims you would think a few out there have material to shoehorn.
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Old 1st April 2020, 09:43 PM   #3
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Sylvia Browne:
https://www.insider.com/late-psychic...in-2020-2020-3

This post is not meant to be taken seriously.

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Old 1st April 2020, 10:05 PM   #4
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By comparison, how have forumites done so far in their 2020 prediction thread?
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...d.php?t=341121
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Old 1st April 2020, 10:13 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by EHocking View Post
By comparison, how have forumites done so far in their 2020 prediction thread?
http://www.internationalskeptics.com...d.php?t=341121
Well, I did pick a recession, but not for the reason it's happening!
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Old 1st April 2020, 11:31 PM   #6
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How many? All of them. Now.
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Old 2nd April 2020, 05:38 AM   #7
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Here is one that is having the Indian religious in a tizzy:
[https://www.indiatimes.com/amp/techn...0-509487.html]
Something about the world's youngest astrologer and his prediction.
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*looks a wrist watch* At some point we can expect the "Nostradamus Predicted COVID-19" headlines from the usual source.
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Old 2nd April 2020, 04:55 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
*looks a wrist watch* At some point we can expect the "Nostradamus Predicted COVID-19" headlines from the usual source.
Snopes is way ahead of you
Did Nostradamus Predict the COVID-19 Pandemic?.

This is from a larger collection.
The Coronavirus Collection: Prophecies and Predictions
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Old 2nd April 2020, 10:36 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by EHocking View Post
I love Snopes.
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Old 3rd April 2020, 03:09 AM   #11
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I'd like to point out that several months ago when Rees-Mogg released his book "The Victorians" I recommended everyone look out for remaindered copies in the discount bins as a helpful alternative to toilet paper in a crisis. Bet you wish you'd listened now, huh?

Now please excuse me, I had a curry last night and I need to finish chapter three....
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Old 3rd April 2020, 04:15 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer View Post
I'd like to point out that several months ago when Rees-Mogg released his book "The Victorians" I recommended everyone look out for remaindered copies in the discount bins as a helpful alternative to toilet paper in a crisis. Bet you wish you'd listened now, huh?

Now please excuse me, I had a curry last night and I need to finish chapter three....
Recycling books in this manner is good advice.

I donít recommend trying to scrape through with just a Kindle.
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Old 3rd April 2020, 05:55 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by EHocking View Post
Recycling books in this manner is good advice.

I donít recommend trying to scrape through with just a Kindle.
Kindle? Bah! When I were 'lad we had nowt but chalk and slate to get us through t'crisis. Now that smarted!
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Old 3rd April 2020, 08:18 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer View Post
Kindle? Bah! When I were 'lad we had nowt but chalk and slate to get us through t'crisis. Now that smarted!

Chalk and slate? You soft southern pansy, we had gravel and we were bloody happy with that, well bloody anyway.
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Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
I love Snopes.
Snopes? It's nothing but liberal fake news!
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Originally Posted by wardenclyffe View Post
Sylvia Browne:
https://www.insider.com/late-psychic...in-2020-2020-3

This post is not meant to be taken seriously.

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Seriously though, this is one time I wouldn't hate her being right. Odds are she won't be though...

Originally Posted by crazy woman with long fingernails who couldn't even get her own death right
In around 2020 a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and the bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments. Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attack again ten years later, and then disappear completely.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/sy...e-coronavirus/
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As soon as I saw that Sylvia tidbit show up in the news, I wished RSL was around to say something about it.
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Old 4th April 2020, 05:32 AM   #18
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I think that if you were psychic but didn't know...
I mean you have no idea...
No idea about anything, literally anything at all and you had a premonition about this, it might easily come out 'covfefe'.
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Old 10th May 2020, 02:41 AM   #19
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In around 2020 a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and the bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments. Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attack again ten years later, and then disappear completely.
I think we found Trump's Rasputin. He's been taking psychic advice from Sylvia Browne the whole time .
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Old 10th May 2020, 02:42 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
*looks a wrist watch* At some point we can expect the "Nostradamus Predicted COVID-19" headlines from the usual source.
With all the things he apparently predicted, you'd think someone would get an overview of his predictions so that they could warn us before things happened, instead of going "oh, Nostradamus like totally predicted this". Advance warning of a pandemic would've been incredibly useful.
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Chalk and slate? You soft southern pansy, we had gravel and we were bloody happy with that, well bloody anyway.

Gravel? Luxury! We Ďad to mek do wií our dad sterilisiní it twice a day wií a red-Ďot poker.
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Gravel? Luxury! We Ďad to mek do wií our dad sterilisiní it twice a day wií a red-Ďot poker.

Iíve just been listening to Tim Brooke-Taylorís tribute programme on Radio 4 and learned he wrote the original sketch.
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I’ve just been listening to Tim Brooke-Taylor’s tribute programme on Radio 4 and learned he wrote the original sketch.
And performed in it, from 1967 on "At Last the 1948 Show".
The script has barely changed (if at all).
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Chalk and slate? You soft southern pansy, we had gravel and we were bloody happy with that, well bloody anyway.
Yeah. Well here in the American West, we used cactus.
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Science has been predicting this one for years using logical deduction. They took information on how a typical virus can be transmitted added to that the ease in which we can travel threw-out the world, and put it on one of my favorite nerdy science tv stations.

Eat your heart out psychics, science does it better
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How many "Psychics" saw this coming?
All of them. They see everything. That's what a psychic is.
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Originally Posted by JollyRoger View Post
Science has been predicting this one for years using logical deduction. They took information on how a typical virus can be transmitted added to that the ease in which we can travel threw-out the world, and put it on one of my favorite nerdy science tv stations.

Eat your heart out psychics, science does it better
They are saying it every year.
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