Should psychic businesses be made illegal, or is it caveat emptor?
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Suggestion by wushuboy001
First of all, they should have a sign up “For Entertainment Purposes Only” printed clearly for all to see. But, other than that, the cops should be investigating psychic businesses and looking for obvious signs of fraudulent activity, such as classic cold-reading techniques and pseudo-science. A lot of detectives will probably have to be trained in what to look for.
Or require all psychics to take a test which proves they are authentically psychic before they are allowed to accept money for their psychic abilities. Some will say this is unfair, but its just as unfair that I can’t put a sign that says “doctors office” outside my front door and start taking medical patients without actually going to medical school.
edit: Really, Ethan? Most professionals have some requirements before they can do their job…Lawyers need to pass the bar exam, doctors have to complete X amount of education, and most professional jobs you just won’t get into if you don’t have some education or pass some test. Would you really go to a doctor who hadn’t gone to medical school? Come on now. You and I both know the only reason psychics would be adamantly opposed to testing and regulation is because there would be no psychic businesses at all they had to be legit psychics.
Suggestion by Ethan
Caveat emptor. Some businesses are legit…others not so. If we follow wushu’s theory, then why not test mechanics, restaurants, Martial Arts schools, or infomercial emcees? We have been taken before by seemingly legitimate psychics. We now use our own system of testing…but that is just for US. With all the garbage out there in the psychic world, I do feel they should answer to someone or some board, however, it wouldn’t be fair to single out one area. Free enterprise is a difficult concept.
Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus.
Suggestion by Dr.Nice Guy
Every once in awhile an article about psychic fraud gets in the news. Sure, the psychic should spend some time in jail, but for fraud not for running a psychic business. Most states have laws on the books that sufficiently protect folks from bunko artists, psychic or otherwise.
Passing laws to protect people from being stupid, invariably bleeds into the rights of the rest of us.
Creating a nanny state to protect the dimwitted, careless and foolish on a case by case basis is counter productive to freedom.
We could create laws licensing psychics, but that opens up another can of worms. What would stop psychics from going the chiropractic and reiki route? We’d all pay more for health care as psychics become health care providers. They do claim to cure both mental and physical ailments after all.
Americans have a right to be dummies. As long as it’s only hurting ourselves, I say keep it that way.
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psychic powers during puberty?
okay so i just turned 13 7/14 and lately i’ve been prodicting the future like vividly (im not lying) like in black ops i was predicting every place and i knew exactly when there was going to be a guy and ive been predicting wat people are going to say and when is it from puberty? im serious non belivers plz dont answer
Suggestion by eri
While psychic powers aren’t real, it’s very common for kids to imagine they have them. Like you’ve been doing, it’s simply coincidence. Now, if you could predict the roll of a die, or something more random than computer game outcomes, then the JREF will give you a million bucks to prove it. But you can’t, and neither can anyone else, which is why they still have that million bucks more than 10 years after offering the challenge. And yes, I’m serious too.
Suggestion by thomas
dude i hate to tell you but it’s called a lucky guess not “psychic powers”
Suggestion by unknown beauty
it’s just deja vu and has nothing to do with puberty, some people have them more frequently and some don’t. the frequency might change as you grow older. (it might get more frequent or less)
I say this because my aunt was the same, she told me that when she was young she just found some scenes familiar but as she got older she was able to predict things, she was even able to prevent her parents argues.
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