John Oliver has a quick Update on Pastor John Oliver’s Church

You might, or might not, remember that John Oliver did a segment on the property gospel fraudsters who basically use religious belief as their very own get-rick-quick scam and happily prey upon the desperate and the gullible (I pointed you at the clip on that a couple of weeks ago). His show is one when he … Read more John Oliver has a quick Update on Pastor John Oliver’s Church

Fake Diplomas

While sitting the the cafeteria of a well-known oil company chatting to a few offshore colleagues, one newly arrived chap was explaining that he had just completed training and was now a fully certified Siebel consultant. That sounded impressive, and as we were chatting he expanded upon this and explained that he had done the 3 day course … Read more Fake Diplomas

Over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA”

Now here is an article I quite enjoyed, the Washington Post reports … A recent survey by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics finds that over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA,” about the same number as support mandatory labeling of GMO foods “produced with genetic engineering.” Oklahoma State economist Jayson … Read more Over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA”

Sally Morgan, the supposed psychic who never saw what was about to happen

As you might or perhaps might not be aware, the UK’s most famous supposed psychic, Sally Morgan, has been having rather a lot of dire publicity recently, so that is perhaps something to celebrate. It all started last April when skeptic Mark Tilbrook was outside one of her shows handing out leaflets that gave those attending a … Read more Sally Morgan, the supposed psychic who never saw what was about to happen

Psychic Predictions for 2013 … so how well did they do?

Back at the start of 2013, various leading psychics delivered predictions for what was to come in 2013. Well, time has moved on and it is now 2014 (I do hope that last bit was not news to you). So anyway, what many of these “psychics” hope for is success via the scatter-gun approach of … Read more Psychic Predictions for 2013 … so how well did they do?

Flordia Psychic found guilty of fraud and sent to jail

First the basics – there are no psychic powers Before we start, let’s clarify one very important point … Nobody has “Psychic” powers, they do not exist and have never been successfully demonstrated under controlled conditions. Or to put that another way … they are all frauds … no exceptions. Ah but it is not … Read more Flordia Psychic found guilty of fraud and sent to jail