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An Oldie But a Goodie!

One of my televisions crapped out the other day. My diagnosis is that the power supply gave out, because it no longer powers up.  (Damn, I’m clever!)

Being the relatively “disposable” items that these products have become (that is to say, they are very affordable and sometimes more cost effective to simply replace than the [...]

Martial Lawlessness

This email arrived from William in California:

I am a martial arts instructor- I own my dojo and have 150 families that train with me. I have made it my life’s work to not only teach kids the art of karate, but critical thinking too (and I leave out all the woo of chi). I [...]

Just Leave The Money On The Altar

So let me see if I have this straight …

A televangelist from Georgia has promised the viewers of his television show that if they sleep with a picture of Jesus, then they will receive financial blessings. 

Excuse me? Is this spiritual “leader” effectively calling his audience a bunch of whores?  Wow, that’s callous, even for organized religion. Or  [...]

Don’t Get Burned By FireBurnDoctor.com

SGU listener Ward McCreerty of Southern California has recently made me aware of a scam called FireBurnDoctor.com (FDB). A cursory Google search has revealed that FBD has been on radar of the skeptics for about a year now, but before I went to find out which of my favorite intrepid skeptics or skeptical organizations out [...]

More On The Busted Psychic

Just a short follow up to last Friday’s posting.  Here is the link to the New York Times’ take on Sean David Morton, the self-proclaimed “psychic” facing charges of fraud by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

The charges are based largely on the premise that Morton claims to be psychic and used that claim to defraud [...]