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InvisibleSwami
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Debunking as a Profession
    #4119053 - 05/01/05 04:37 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

The pay is low, the food is terrible, there are no hot groupies, no stock options and no public acclaim.  :mad:

Don't do it. Better to be a drug dealer or a rock star.


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: Swami]
    #4119061 - 05/01/05 04:39 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

but you benefit public more than a rock star or a drug dealer that way


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: Swami]
    #4119067 - 05/01/05 04:40 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

What is your profession anyhow? Something in a casino was it?


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: question_for_joo]
    #4119137 - 05/01/05 04:57 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Cocktail waitress. You should see me in fishnets and push-up bra.


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: Swami]
    #4119256 - 05/01/05 05:33 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
The pay is low, the food is terrible, there are no hot groupies, no stock options and no public acclaim.  :mad:

Don't do it. Better to be a drug dealer or a rock star.




good advice, marvin!


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: DoctorJ]
    #4119258 - 05/01/05 05:35 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

His name is Marvin?


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #4119601 - 05/01/05 06:57 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

he's marvin the paranoid android
:smile:


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: Swami]
    #4120412 - 05/01/05 09:13 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Does it require a formal education? :smile:


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: Swami]
    #4120505 - 05/01/05 09:28 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
The pay is low, the food is terrible, there are no hot groupies, no stock options and no public acclaim.  :mad:

Don't do it. Better to be a drug dealer or a rock star.




If not one, so many.. :wink:


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: Swami]
    #4120510 - 05/01/05 09:29 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
The pay is low, the food is terrible, there are no hot groupies, no stock options and no public acclaim.  :mad:

Don't do it. Better to be a drug dealer or a rock star.




Become an attorney.  Still an unloved person but with better pay.


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: Swami]
    #4122325 - 05/02/05 08:38 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Wait....you get paid?

Where the fuck is MY paycheque, then? :mad:


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: trendal]
    #4122344 - 05/02/05 08:57 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

swamimi;
it's not a profession it's a relationship
you are our great DebUncle.
I expect to see you at all family gatherings.
and
to hear you complain bitterly but compassionately about everything


Edited by redgreenvines (05/02/05 08:57 AM)


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: redgreenvines]
    #4122542 - 05/02/05 11:02 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

no public acclaim.




Are you sure :laugh: ?

MAIA


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: MAIA]
    #4122562 - 05/02/05 11:11 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Right on! Swami gets more press than anyone. I'm sure he loves it. :laugh:


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: Swami]
    #4122628 - 05/02/05 11:38 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

wait a minute...
are you saying that the amazing randi has NO groupies?
sheesh...


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: gnrm23]
    #4122938 - 05/02/05 12:58 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Blaine - dating super model

Randi - ?

People would rather be deceived than enlightened. Hokey books outsell debunking books by a factor of about a hundred.


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: Swami]
    #4123062 - 05/02/05 01:29 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Here is my part of the attention pay-check.


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: Swami]
    #4123104 - 05/02/05 01:40 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Blaine - dating super model

Randi - ?


That's cuz Randi's kinda chunky, and not as rich. He lives not far down the road from me, by the way. :grin:


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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: slaphappy]
    #4123111 - 05/02/05 01:41 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

slaphappy said:
Here is my part of the attention pay-check.




Your money's no good here, long hair. :evil:

:shocked:

:lol:

:wink:

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Re: Debunking as a Profession [Re: Swami]
    #4123226 - 05/02/05 02:13 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Swami said:

People would rather be deceived than enlightened.




You can just as easily change the word deceived to "entertained". We are allowed to create illusions that appear real to entertain ourselves with them.

people would rather be entertained and inspired then discouraged and put down is what it is.

Many believe we are light and came from light and enlightenment isn't the goal but the starting point. Creating with  light is, even distorting, twisting and bending it is a means of creating with it.

Tell, me how science got us to the moon? First, some idealist dreamer had to become inspired to  imagine the possibility and believe it possible. Then it took a lot of creative effort to make it happen.

These 7 words are the base of all you see around you......ideals, dreams, inspiration, imagination, beliefs, possibilities and creativity.

People are not always going to be thrilled with someone who wishes to strip those base elements away from life, because without them, there is no life worth spit.

The man who inspires others will always be more popular then the man who discourages others. Each has a role and anyone is free to choose which they want to play or appeal too.

Who does the discouraging debunker have for followers anyway? Think of the type of person that would be? Bag Lady bumb types who gave up believing in themselves and what could be, people who grew tired, pessimistic and cynical.

Who would an inspirational motivator have for followers? Think of what type of people those would be? Model successful types who want to achieve greatness and believe in themselves and what can be. People who grow with hope, encouragement and support.

It's not rocket science for who is going to attract the winners in life.

Anthony Robbins or the Unamazing Randi? Tyra Banks or the woman at the homeless shelter? ( I couldn't even think of a  known female debunker) I can tell you the woman at the homeless shelter gave up believing in what could be and will tell you how it really is (in her depressed world).

Choices choices choices..........Pick a card any card, don't like it, choose again! :heart:


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