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Written by James Randi   
Saturday, 13 December 2008 00:00

Reader Marshall Pierce in Milwaukee alerts us:

Once, statues in churches cried REAL tears and bled real blood. But, this tops that! This is THE MOST insane I have ever heard. You will NOT believe this one!

Umm, Marshall, I'll believe that the woo-woos will say or print anything, particularly the church! Never challenge me on this! But you can try...

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Tune In! PDF Print E-mail
Swift
Written by James Randi   
Thursday, 11 December 2008 22:44

massimoOur most excellent friend in Italy Massimo Polidoro now has a YouTube channel with some of his TV appearances in English at: http://www.youtube.com/MassimoPolidoro. I think you can realize just how effectively I influenced this remarkable skeptic by inviting him to learn at my knee for a couple of years, well before the JREF was brought into existence. Ah, if only I had another dozen like Massimo...!

 
Free Tote Bag with any JREF Book or DVD Purchase! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Wagg   
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 17:14

bagFor a limited time, you can receive a free JREF tote bag with the purchase of any book or DVD from our store. Simply add the tote bag to your cart, and enter coupon "freetote" into the shopping cart as you check out. It's our thank you for helping to support the JREF this holiday season.

These tough, weather-ready bags feature Velcro enclosures, ventilated external pocket, reinforced handles, and JREF logo. It's a $10 value, so claim yours today at the JREF Store.

 
CONVICTION: Theft Under a False Pretense PDF Print E-mail
Swift
Written by Jeff Wagg   
Wednesday, 10 December 2008 12:00

The San Jose Mercury News reports the following:

A 27-year-old woman who allegedly is from a family of fraudulent psychics has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for tricking a brokenhearted woman out of $108,000 and a Corvette, after she promised to rid her of evil spirits.

The conviction was for "Theft Under a False Pretense," which I think is a fine charge to make against those who claim psychic abilities and ask for money to demonstrate them.

But wait! There's more to this story...

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Maybe "Alternating" Rather than "Alternate"? PDF Print E-mail
Swift
Written by James Randi   
Friday, 12 December 2008 00:00

This comment has been circulating about among the woo-woos:

I don't know who suggested using the Benveniste experiment as something which would invalidate or disprove homeopathy, but whoever promoted that concept failed to appreciate or understand what homeopathy is about or what it can do. If it was Mr. Randi himself, I am afraid that he has done a disservice to humanity by sowing confusion in the minds of people whose sufferings could have been alleviated had they not been discouraged from considering homeopathy as a viable and valid alternative when the modality they are presently relying upon is not? [sic] producing the desired results.

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