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Jim Rickards’ Strategy after Utterly Flopping in Predictions of Disaster: Make More Predictions

Jim Rickards predicted that a major economic collapse would begin by, at the latest, February 27 2015.

It’s April 8 2015, more than a month past the deadline, and the major economic collapse just hasn’t begun. Regardless of whether you like the current economic system, it hasn’t started to collapse like Jim Rickards insisted […]

The Can Kicks Back Throws Students Under its “Millenial” Bus

Although the DC beltway political corporation called The Can Kicks Back was funded by an elderly billionaire, it says it acts on behalf of the millenial generation of young people just getting their start in life.

Although The Can Kicks Back got started with an advisory board made up entirely of elderly rich white men, […]

Amid the obvious, Fake Psychic Thomas John Strikes Out on 3 more Predictions for 2014

Someone who names himself the “Manhattan Medium” clearly wants to go somewhere. Thomas John seems to believe that the fake psychic business is his ride to Richville, and with a $1,000 fee to answer just two questions about dead relatives in a month, the potential for profit is significant. To convince enough desperately grieving people […]

Baloney Prediction #2 from the So-Called Psychic Thomas John: 2014 Terrorist Bomb in Germany

He calls himself the “Manhattan Medium,” a psychic of such great talent that he charges a $1,000 fee to answer two of your questions a month. Presumably somebody believes in him enough to pay that price.

Are the psychic predictions of Thomas John really worth a thousand dollars?

To answer that question, let’s take a […]

Baloney Prediction #1 from $3,000 an hour Psychic Medium Thomas John

“Manhattan Medium” Thomas John charges $3,000 per hour to give his so-called psychic predictions to a group of 10 people.

You’d think that someone who charges $3,000 per hour would be good at what they do.

On December 28, 2013, so-called psychic Thomas John declared that in 2014, Prince William would be crowned King of […]

7 Reasons to Distrust Patriotic Snowmen

This week I received an odd piece of mail — one of those solicitations asking for a donation to some cause while providing a small, token gift. That strategy came from social science research indicating that the provision of a small gift leads to the feeling of obligation, which in turn leads to a higher […]

New Verizon TechZine Aims for Millenial Audience While Banning Talk About Surveillance

Patrick Howell O’Neill of DailyDot reveals that telecommunications megacorporation Verizon wants to set up its very own supercool tech news page called “SugarString.” It’s supposed to appeal to “Millenials” and be superslick and popular-like…

… except visitors can’t leave any comments on any of the articles or participate in any active way on the site, […]

HP Bends the Rules to Trend with its #BendTheRules Twitter Campaign

The ancient technology corporation Hewlett Packard (long since KFC’ed to “HP”) is trying to recast itself as young and rebellious with a social media campaign this week. Here’s a sample from the microblogging platform Twitter:

Show us what you’re doing to #BendTheRules and get your name on @IanWalsh4's surfboard. http://t.co/fEGnrOMJMx

— HP (@HP) June 25, […]

Americans for Prosperity-PA says it has 117,000 Members who Protest Every Day. How Many Actually Show Up June 4?

Look for actual photos of Americans for Prosperity’s “Paycheck Protection Rally” in Harrisburg Pennsylvania tomorrow. The “Paycheck Protection Rally” stands up for the right of workers to be paid less and the right of corporations to rake in bigger profits.

Why do I suggest you look for actual photos?

Reason #1: Americans for Prosperity calls […]

Can You Spot The Fake Ethnography?

One of the following titles is not from a real ethnography. Can you pick the fake study?

Sociable robots, jazz music, and divination: Contingency as a cultural resource for negotiating problems of intentionality.

You Have Dislodged a Boulder: Mothers and Prisoners in the Post Keynesian California Landscape.

Legos, gummy bears and helplessness: Facilitating ethnic identity […]

The Can Kicks Back Promises to Send Your Can to Capitol Hill: Will It?

“The Can Kicks Back” calls itself a a social movement of young people who all just happened to decide on their own last year to kick-start a young movement of young people burning to tax poor people more, tax corporations less, and slash social programs.

If you believe that “movement” is real, I’ve got […]