The Art of “Cold Reading”

Good article about these so called “mediums”.

The currently-popular “psychics” like Sylvia Browne, James Van Praagh, and John Edward, who are getting so much TV space on Montel Williams, Larry King, and other shows, employ a technique known as “cold reading.” They tell the subjects nothing, but make guesses, put out suggestions, and ask questions. This is a very deceptive art, and the unwary observer may come away believing that unknown data was developed by some wondrous means. Not so.

4th Grade Girl to Become Boy

Am I wrong to automatically assume that these parents are the one with a problem? Sheesh, sounds like they are screwing up a little girl’s life because she is a tomboy.

METHUEN, Mass. — A fourth-grader who was attending a Massachusetts elementary school as a girl before February vacation has returned to school as a boy.

The parents of the 9-year-old child said the youngster was born with the body of a girl, but the brain of a boy.

They have asked that he be referred to and treated as a boy by teachers and other students, and school officials are accommodating the request. The parents have even changed the child’s name.

(Thanks Veronica Peach)

Star City

Originated as a secret Air Force facility, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center has become Russia’s only “school of cosmonauts” and one of the most enduring symbols of the nation’s quest beyond Earth. Cleverly hidden in the evergreen woods northeast of Moscow, just meters away from a quiet Tsiolkovskaya railroad station on the Yaroslavl Railroad, the center was identified in the Soviet press as Zvezdny Gorodok, translated as Star City or Starry Town