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Show of hands: Palmistry is bullshit

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The Good Thinking Society (UK) produced a set of videos documenting an investigation into palm readers. There is no basis to palmistry, it doesn’t work, it makes no sense, and the GTS shows that at least in this case, it sounds more like scripted repetition instead of any personalized reading. You will love how all…

Asian astrologers deliver nonsense about Year of the Snake

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Asian astrologers warn of stormy Year of Snake A stock market slide, escalated conflict between Japan and China and more Gangnam-styled success for South Korean singer Psy will shape the incoming Year of the Snake, say Asian soothsayers. Those who make predictions according to the study of feng shui — or literally “wind-water” — are…

Psychic fundraisers: How low can you go to raise money?

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Psychic readings as fundraisers have become a common thing, I’ve noticed. But does anyone find this one particularly disturbing? I sure do. Psychic readings benefit NORWESCAP at annual fair | NJ.com. The 9th Annual Holistic and Psychic Fair to benefit NORWESCAP Career & Life Transitions Center for Women (CLTC) will be held Saturday, Oct. 13,…

Louisiana judge declares fortune telling free speech

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Judge Overturns La. Town’s Fortunetelling Ban – US News and World Report. A federal judge has struck down a central Louisiana ordinance banning fortunetelling, palm reading, astrology and similar activities in the city of Alexandria. U.S. District Judge Dee Drell’s ruling Wednesday concurs with a magistrate’s conclusion that the ordinance is unconstitutional. The city argued…

Psychics huge in Japan: Not a good sign for the future

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Seared by the Seer: Actress Tomoko Nakajima’s Fortune Telling Scandal – Japan WSJ. …the tabloid press has been running wild with the story of an actress whose career was ruined when a fortune teller allegedly brainwashed her. It’s a tale that resonates in a country where soothsaying is a multimillion yen business, and celebrities and…

Art of fortune telling dying out in India

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From India–Futures bleak for fortune tellers “In some years the trade will die away because nobody is interested in learning the art of traditional fortune telling. Even we have not encouraged our children to learn the art,” he said. Ravindran belongs to Hindu Kaakala community, which has nurtured the tradition throughout the years. It involves…