I was waiting for this thread, now before I begin:
***I am aware I'm about to ruin my reputation and nearly all credibility as an author to dozens of ATS-ers with mental disorders.***
Don't listen to a word of any predictions you hear on the internet, or in person [nothing against the OP]. Any profit, psychic or spiritual adviser
who claims predictions of the future is either a genius or delusional. While most actually believe their ability, there are a few brilliant souls who
have played their cards right.
Admittedly when I was younger and the psychic fair came to town, I went and like a fool paid my 12 dollars. The woman asked a number of questions
(like any good psychic does) and looked puzzled until I told her that my father had passed away. *BOOM* her facial expressions changed and she sat up
straight, it seemed that in under a second my father had magically appeared before her and had all sorts of good stuff to pass along. Like he was
happy and proud of me.. Time traveled much faster in heaven, blah blah... Funny how he had no idea I had a sister. I guess heaven effected his
At the end of the day I felt like a fool and wanted to sue for my 12 dollars back. Mowing lawns is hard work when you're a kid!
With that said. Remember Miss Cleo from back in the day? The self proclaimed psychic who advertised on the TV Guide channel from 1997 - 2003? Do
you know what she's doing now?
I'll tell you.
After being sued for false advertising by the Federal Tade Commission (and a few duped individuals), she retreated back into her shell and is now
sitting on her lazy (13.5 million dollar) ass in some upscale Los Angeles mansion.
Maybe she's not as much of a fool as I thought?
Remember Sylvia Browne...? Sued and dis-credited as well.
I service local retail/bank/insurance PC's & Servers for a living @ just over $16.00/hr. At this rate I'll be working well into early 70's before I
can consider retirement as a viable option. But, if I were to spend my holidays and weekends earning credentials to proclaim myself as a spiritual
adviser, I could work my job until I saved up enough money for advertising and voila, I could finally tell my boss to shove-it while getting a foot
massage from my super-model assistant while drinking a few glasses of top shelf liquor.
Hell, I could do my job wasted 24/7 and probably make double profit.
My point is, these people aren't doing this as a community service for the benefit of mankind. They have one of two things in mind: Money or
Credibility. Some simply hope to build enough credibility to be known of as a profit or simply crave attention.
Basically If they guess right enough times, their credibility can earn them money.
As for ATS, everyone has their own beliefs. Mine is that nearly all members who post predictions are looking for attention and points. Once the
prediction date comes and goes and everyone gets disappointed, it's simply flamed and shrugged off as "another bogus prediction".
Can't we petition this crap or something??
Star if you agree. If not, flame away.
edit on 3-1-2011 by NewWorldDisorder because: (no reason given)