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InvisibleSwami
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Amazing psychic connection
    #4095538 - 04/25/05 04:50 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Hallmark is pushing the story of two lovers who exchanged identical cards on Valentine's Day as if it were something special; and of course, the lovers find it even more miraculous and evidence of a "special" connection.

I have no numbers, so I will guesstimate that there are maybe 500 different widely distributed Valentine's cards which would make the odds about 1/250,000 pairs exchanged. If 1% of the US population does a mutal exchange (roughly 3,000,000), that would be about 12 couples per year that are blown away by "fate" and now more certain they are soulmates.

Repeat the scenario for anniversaries and holidays and the numbers go way up.


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Re: Amazing psychic connection [Re: Swami]
    #4095544 - 04/25/05 04:53 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Hush! It was fate not mere chance....

Believing in probability of events and using that to justify fate is utterly ridiculous. Fate> Probability... at least it sells more cards.


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Re: Amazing psychic connection [Re: Swami]
    #4095552 - 04/25/05 04:55 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

So... you're saying a large company is exploiting people, by playing off their beliefs, in order to make more money?

And this is new?


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Re: Amazing psychic connection [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #4095570 - 04/25/05 05:02 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I don't think this has ever been done before.


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Re: Amazing psychic connection [Re: JacquesCousteau]
    #4095600 - 04/25/05 05:09 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

How bout it.:lol: What about that diamond dealer commercial that is now pushing the 1st anniversary single diamond ring, the second anniversary double diamond ring and the 3rd anniversary triple diamond ring? If you want her and the world to know how much you love her, you HAVE to buy these on each anniversary is the guilt message.

The way marketing companies play on people is ridiculous!  :crazy: :yesnod:


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Re: Amazing psychic connection [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #4095625 - 04/25/05 05:14 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

:thumbup: Show her how much you love her through materialism :whatever:

Might as well buy a hooker if that's how you show your love, it's cheaper and more to the point.


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Re: Amazing psychic connection [Re: Psychoactive1984]
    #4095649 - 04/25/05 05:18 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

It has been statistically shown that it is cheaper for a Western man to buy a hooker than to get married; plus you will have more sex.


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Re: Amazing math correction [Re: Swami]
    #4095690 - 04/25/05 05:27 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Notwithstanding your theories, your math is off.

Quote:

I have no numbers, so I will guesstimate that there are maybe 500 different widely distributed Valentine's cards which would make the odds about 1/250,000 pairs exchanged.





The odds in such a case would be 1 in 500, as one person's card would be immaterial in producing a match.


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Re: Amazing psychic connection [Re: Swami]
    #4095691 - 04/25/05 05:27 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

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Swami said:
Hallmark is pushing the story of two lovers who exchanged identical cards on Valentine's Day as if it were something special; and of course, the lovers find it even more miraculous and evidence of a "special" connection.

I have no numbers, so I will guesstimate that there are maybe 500 different widely distributed Valentine's cards which would make the odds about 1/250,000 pairs exchanged. If 1% of the US population does a mutal exchange (roughly 3,000,000), that would be about 12 couples per year that are blown away by "fate" and now more certain they are soulmates.

Repeat the scenario for anniversaries and holidays and the numbers go way up.




oh, come on, now you are just being a cranky old man


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Re: Amazing psychic connection [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #4095712 - 04/25/05 05:33 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

How is a personalism (and against S&P decorum) any kind of a refutation? And more importantly, why is it those who feel they are more spiritual usually the ones to stoop to this?


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Re: Amazing psychic connection [Re: Swami]
    #4095729 - 04/25/05 05:37 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Smallworlds is right.

It's a 1/500 chance, b/c the first card doesn't matter. It's a 1/500 chance that the 2nd card picked will match the first.


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Re: Amazing math correction [Re: Smallworlds]
    #4095742 - 04/25/05 05:39 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

The odds in such a case would be 1 in 500, as one person's card would be immaterial in producing a match.

I am proud of you, small!  :thumbup:


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Re: Amazing psychic connection [Re: Swami]
    #4095767 - 04/25/05 05:43 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
How is a personalism (and against S&P decorum) any kind of a refutation? And more importantly, why is it those who feel they are more spiritual usually the ones to stoop to this?




oh, come on, now you are just being a cranky old man






















:lol: j/k


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Re: Amazing psychic connection [Re: Smallworlds]
    #4095773 - 04/25/05 05:45 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Well, I haven't got drunk and laid in a few weeks so...  :frown:


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Re: Amazing math correction [Re: Swami]
    #4095786 - 04/25/05 05:47 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
The odds in such a case would be 1 in 500, as one person's card would be immaterial in producing a match.

I am proud of you, small!  :thumbup:




thank you, I don't disagree with what you're suggesting. Corporations definately capitalize on the masses' willingness to believe in superstitions every single day. How about those cans of indian "money house blessings". Imagine that, the injuns were nice enough to can their blessings and sell them to us! Thanks, now here's some firewater for you...


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Re: Amazing psychic connection [Re: Swami]
    #4095798 - 04/25/05 05:49 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
Well, I haven't got drunk and laid in a few weeks so...  :frown:




My advice is to proceed immediately with twice the usual dose. :grin:


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Re: Amazing psychic connection [Re: Swami]
    #4095805 - 04/25/05 05:50 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
How is a personalism (and against S&P decorum) any kind of a refutation? And more importantly, why is it those who feel they are more spiritual usually the ones to stoop to this?




Another little piece of your fameous technique of assumption,
when did I ever say I am spirital?

I am stooping to that level because you are like a guy taking candy from kinds, you are the guy telling kids there is no santa claus

If that couple thinks they have a special connection, then leave them to think it, in fact if they think they do , then they do, if they think they don't then they dont

p.s. and besides, how is that personal anyway?


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Re: Amazing psychic connection [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #4095833 - 04/25/05 05:55 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

OldWoodSpecter said:
Quote:

Swami said:
How is a personalism (and against S&P decorum) any kind of a refutation? And more importantly, why is it those who feel they are more spiritual usually the ones to stoop to this?




Another little piece of your fameous technique of assumption,
when did I ever say I am spirital?

I am stooping to that level because you are like a guy taking candy from kinds, you are the guy telling kids there is no santa claus

If that couple thinks they have a special connection, then leave them to think it, in fact if they think they do , then they do, if they think they don't then they dont




I'm not sure, but Swami seems only to be suggesting that Hallmark corporation is in no real position to hold a lotto to sell people dreams, yet they seem to be trying to capatalize in that area. I would agree with that.


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Re: Amazing psychic connection [Re: Smallworlds]
    #4095859 - 04/25/05 06:00 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I was not responding to that part


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Re: Amazing psychic connection [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #4095925 - 04/25/05 06:12 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I know, you're on edge about Swami and you were defending the right of people to believe in a "special connection", the tooth fairy, and santa claus.


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