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Coming to Japanese TV, psychic detective claims

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Oh great, let’s bring the idea of psychic detectives to Japan! Spreading the silly… Psychic sisters revisit Yelenic homicide scene for Japanese documentary The April 2006 murder of Blairsville dentist Dr. John Yelenic has inspired books and television episodes since former State Trooper Kevin Foley was convicted of the crime and sentenced to life in…

Alien abduction author Stan Romanek arrested for child porn (UPDATE: Details)

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See update with additional information below. Originally published Feb 15, 2014 23:21 Oh my… Loveland man arrested on child exploitation charges – Loveland Reporter-Herald. A 51-year-old Loveland man has been arrested on suspicion that he distributed child pornography. Stanley Romanek was arrested Thursday in the 3900 block of Ash Avenue on felony charges of sexual…

Will the public get 10 years safely isolated from Trudeau? YES! (Updated)

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Updated 17-Mar-2014 Perpetually prosecuted pitchman Trudeau was sentenced on Monday. They asked for ten years and they got it. Kevin Trudeau: Prosecutors ask 10 years in prison – chicagotribune.com. Federal prosecutors want jailed TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau sentenced to at least 10 years in prison for repeatedly defying court orders to pay a whopping $37…

Doctors in Pakistan feel threatened by anti-science proponents

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More trouble in Pakistan. Doctors who stand up to quackery claims are feeling threatened. Anti-quackery: Doctors uneasy after colleague evades kidnapping attempt – The Express Tribune. Medical practitioners in the city have expressed unease after the recent attempt to kidnap the general secretary of the anti-quackery committee of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), Dr Abdul…

Sensitive news: Bobby Drinnon has passed

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He was known as an “intuitive counselor” or “sensitive” and was a spiritual person, calling himself a “freethinking Christian”. Bobby Drinnon, who shunned the word ‘psychic’ in favor of ‘sensitive’, dead at age 61 » Knoxville News Sentinel. Bobby Drinnon, the self-styled “sensitive” whose insights were sought by those around the world, has died after…

Kent Hovind files complaint against RationalWiki for libel, from jail

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Kent Hovind, a young-earth Creationist evangelist, known as Dr. Dino (doctorate is in Christian Education through correspondence from non-accredited Patriot University in Colorado Springs, Colorado), currently incarcerated for tax-related crimes, has a beef with what was posted about him on the website RationalWiki. He has filed a complaint with the state of Florida. Rational Wiki is a site specializing…

Eyewitness identification often points to wrong person: Police adjust

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Several jurisdictions are adopting the method of the “double-blind sequential lineup” to reduce false identification of suspects. Prince George’s police to transform photo lineups – The Washington Post. The Prince George’s County Police Department is transforming how detectives conduct photo lineups in an effort to prevent innocent people from going to prison. Starting this spring,…

Criminals are producing your “health” supplements

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And they continue with their less than ethical activities. This is not news to people who follow Doubtful News regularly where we bring you news of tainted supplements and unscrupulous remedies. But it’s a topic that needs to be more widely known. Thanks to continued LACK of regulation and because it’s a money-making bonanza from…

‘San Antonio 4’ women freed as eyewitness testimony claim crumbled

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Movement had finally occurred in this notorious false memory case. ‘San Antonio 4’ conviction overturned, three women to be freed | www.statesman.com. The remaining three of four San Antonio women imprisoned for sexually assaulting two girls in 1994 have been freed after a judge agreed that their convictions were tainted by faulty witness testimony. Elizabeth…

Psychic scams rampant in Victoria, NSW

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Psychic scams are an international menace. Wherever there are people with money and valuables, there will be those that try to fleece them. Victorians being fleeced in scams by pretend psychics | Herald Sun. Consumer Affairs Victoria received 13 complaints about psychic-related scams in the past financial year, but says the actual number is likely…

We’re taking a little trip, Mom

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Some people don’t believe me when I note that the trend is that all problems can be solved through exorcism. Here is another misguided example. Father, son accused of kidnapping mom ‘possessed by demons’ | WTVR.com. A California father and son are facing charges after they allegedly kidnapped a woman so priests could perform an…

Jury took only 45 minutes to find Trudeau guilty

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Update to the Kevin Trudeau jail watch: In Jail TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau found guilty of contempt, ordered held – chicagotribune.com. On Tuesday, a federal jury wasn’t buying what Trudeau was selling. The panel of six men and six women deliberated just 45 minutes before finding the controversial author guilty of criminal contempt of court…