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Old 07-07-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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How is being a Psychic legal? If you believe in them good for you but I think if they were really Psychic they wouldn't be living in those beat up bungalows down the shore...I mean pick the right lottery number or something. So how do they get away with charging money for a fraudulent activity?


"The cops busted Madam Marie for telling fortunes be then me" Bruce Springsteen
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Lakewood, NJ
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Doesn't look like it. Here's an article on some states requiring licenses and background criminal checks. At least that may weed out some of the scam artists. It's one thing to go and have your palm read or a Tarot card reading for $20 as fun. It's another when they start telling people bad things will happen unless they pay. Then again, it's similar to the people who pay hundreds of dollars to those who tell them they'll get thousands with that internet/phone scam. People have to be smarter and take some responsibility. You really can't get scammed without active participation with a psychic.

BBC News - US faces growing problems in regulating fortune tellers
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Epping,NH
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some states requiring licenses and background criminal checks
Those checks do not certify the accuracy of the information given by those types. anyone going to one thinking whatever said is fact is well "a bit gullible". It's nothing more than entertainment.

Loved the time we responded to a burglary...at the local Psychic's office. Didn't they know it was going to happen????
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, NJ
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loved the time we responded to a burglary...at the local psychic's office. Didn't they know it was going to happen????
That's hilarious!
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:00 PM
 
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Psychics in NJ are not regulated, although it is a difficult business to control. Each true psychic has different abilities - some are better at picking up info about dead friends or relatives; others are good at picking up on general events that will most likely happen. If you have never had a reading, then go to a metaphysical shop and request one. Most psychics don't mind being recorded, and so eventually you can see if your readings do come true. Also keep in mind that tarot readings have heavy a psychological component. If you are interested in learning more in that regards, then check Carl Jung's writtings on tarot.

And yes, there are scam artists out there who will tell you that you are under a "curse" and it will cost about a $1000 to get rid of it. If anyone tells you that, then get away from them fast. They are simply trying to prey on your fears.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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There is no such thing as a psychic. The entire industry should be regarded strictly as entertainment. If you are rational, and treat the industry in that manner, the only overpayment you make will be for bad entertainment. Like a bad movie.

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Old 07-08-2012, 08:07 AM
 
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There is no such thing as a psychic. The entire industry should be regarded strictly as entertainment. If you are rational, and treat the industry in that matter, the only overpayment you make will be for bad entertainment. Like a bad movie.
Nothing worse then having to agree with Marc Paolella but reality is psychics are shams just like all religions are. Crackery at its finest. Grow up people.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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There is no such thing as a psychic. The entire industry should be regarded strictly as entertainment. If you are rational, and treat the industry in that manner, the only overpayment you make will be for bad entertainment. Like a bad movie.
Exactly!
If someone believes that "professional" wrestling is legitimate, then that same person very likely believes that psychics are on the up-and-up.
In reality, both should be viewed as entertainment, and nothing more.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:05 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Some people deserve what they get.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Epping,NH
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The entire industry should be regarded strictly as entertainment
What are you going to regulate? Their performance? Nothing more than the standard permit to operate and a safe environment, nothing more needs be done with them. How much can the state handhold the consumer?
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