Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Are Psychics Real? Different Types of Psychic Skills and How to Identify Scam Artists

Waking Times | Oct 15, 2018 | Sofia Adamson

Parapsychology, sometimes known as psi, deals with the study of psychic phenomenon. This mental phenomenon cannot be explained by the common laws of science and hence has been the central topic of many studies conducted by prominent researchers. From Freud to William James, all have been mystified by the workings of psychic readings and elements. Some scientists have even worked vigorously to prove psychic readers as frauds. So naturally, one tends to wonder: are psychics real? And if yes, how can you identify a genuine one from the fraudulent kinds?

If you are wondering the same, then you have come to the right place! Let’s find out!

Are Psychics Real?

The first scientist to publicly be psi-friendly was a psychologist by the name of Daryl Ben, who conducted a set of experiments in 2011 and presented a paper on the art of psychic reading. The paper was so controversial that even some of Bem’s colleagues proclaimed that the study was a hoax. Some humored him but also asked him to prove his claim with a more substantial method than the social-science technique that he had employed. This event was followed by an additional study carried out by Etzel Cardena, a parapsychology researcher, who supported Bem’s findings. She proposed the use of the Ganzfeld procedure to test the verifiability of psychic elements.

Ganzfeld Procedure

In the Ganzfeld Procedure, subjects are blindfolded and kept in a soundproofed room. They are then asked to describe a film clip, which they have not seen before. The film clip is often played in the adjacent room simultaneously. Interestingly, the meta-analyses of the Ganzfeld Procedure supported the psi hypothesis, thereby, offering significant backup to psychic effects.

Thus, scientific studies have consistently supported psychic phenomenon and have not ruled out the possibility of the occurrences to be fake. This discovery also means that psychics are real too! Even though the matter is still up for debate and there are compelling arguments from both ends, it finally boils down to the fact that it is a matter of belief that proves psychic phenomenon to be real or false.

Different Types of Psychic Skills

Apart from being mystical, psychic abilities are also intuitive in nature. Psychic mediums are capable of extrasensory perception, which means that they have highly developed senses and that goes beyond our regular sense of taste, smell, sight, audition, and touch. Psychic skills can be broadly classified in the following four categories:


Clairvoyance means clear sight or inner seeing. This gift is by far the most well-known psychic ability. However, it is also not clearly understood by commoners who do not possess this gift. Clairvoyants often describe this skill as the ability to watch events unfold like a movie playing in the head. Some psychics can only see subtle references in their vision while some can have a full-fledged premonition.


Clairsentience means the ability to feel clearly. Someone who possesses this skill can receive messages through emotions, physical sensations, or feelings. Some clairsentients are strong empaths. They can easily pick up the moods, emotions, and feelings of those around them, which can be harmful if these emotions are negative. Adverse emotions can leave the clairsentient feeling drained, overwhelmed, anxious, and exhausted.


Clairaudience implies clear hearing. A clairaudient can receive messages intuitively that cannot be heard from physical ears. Thus, in simple words, clairaudience can be considered as inner hearing. In clairaudience, a small voice inside can be your guiding light. Clairaudients have the capacity even to hear sounds associated with spirits. Some clairaudients can hear their own voice telling them things while others can hear the voice of the real speaker inside their head.


Claircognizance is the ability to be aware of something without any logical or factual connection. It indicates clear or inner knowing. These instincts can be very strong and randomly appear in your stream of thought. Claircognizance is not just limited to psychics but touches our lives in some ways too. What we call “gut feeling” is a classic case of experiencing claircognizance.

How to Identify Scam Artists

If you wish to experience a true psychic phenomenon, you need to know the tricks that separate the genuine psychics from the fraudsters. Here are some ways to spot a scam artist:

They Make High Assertions

True psychic mediums know that their powers have some limitations. Thus, if someone claims to give you a 100% guarantee on your psychic reading, they are clearly pulling wool over your eyes. The future is not set in stone, and a single chain of events can transform the future. Even genuine psychic mediums are aware of this uncertainty and will not boast of such a claim.

They Claim to Remove Curses

Dud psychics will try to lure you by offering to remove a curse on you. In reality, many psychics offer assurances that there is no such thing as curses. And if there aren’t any curses, the only thing that you would lose would be a thick wad of cash!

They Claim to Help You Find Love

Is there a psychic who says that they can help you win the love of your life? Someone who says that they can transform your unrequited love into a two-way traffic is clearly a sham. While real psychics may have a bunch of gifts, controlling people’s will is not one of them.

They Ask Too Many Questions

Instead of assuaging your doubts and queries, scam artists concentrate more on extracting information from you. Thus, your session with them would mostly revolve around them asking leading questions. Some fake psychics can also gain insight through your appearances or the emotions.

They Project Themselves as Superhuman

Sure psychic abilities are a gift, but if your reader claims to have supernatural abilities or extrasensory perception that sounds simply fantabulous, then chances are that it is just a marketing gimmick to attract more clients. Even psychic gifts have boundaries.

No, Facebook is NOT “Private,” Their Censorship Arm is Government Funded

“Facebook is a private company and can delete any pages they want,” has been repeated ad nauseam since Alex Jones was wiped from its platform. While it is certainly true that a private company can and should be able to choose who they associate with, the idea that Facebook is private is not accurate. For this reason, the recent purge of hundreds of alternative media sites, including the Free Thought Project, was not only questionable, but unconstitutional.

In May, after Americans were successfully whipped into a tizzy of Russian hacking and meddling, along with the fake news hysteria, the Americans begging for censorship craze came to a head when Facebook partnered with the Atlantic Council.

Facebook announced that it partnered with the arm of the council, known as the Digital Forensic Research Lab that was brought on to help the social media behemoth with “real-time insights and updates on emerging threats and disinformation campaigns from around the world.”

Apparently, Free Thought Project was one of those threats.

Facebook partnered with the Atlantic Council, so what, right? They can do whatever they want and hire outside third parties to help them police the platform they own, right? Yes, this is correct. However, the Atlantic Council is funded by government.

The Atlantic Council is the group that NATO uses to whitewash wars and foster hatred toward Russia, which in turn allows them to continue to justify themselves. It’s funded by arms manufacturers like Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing. It is also funded by billionaire oligarchs like the Ukraine’s Victor Pinchuk and Saudi billionaire Bahaa Hariri.

The list goes on. The highly unethical HSBC group — who has been caught numerous times laundering money for cartels and terrorists — is listed as one of their top donors. They are also funded by the pharmaceutical industry, Google, the United States, the US Army, and the Airforce.

The “think tank” Facebook partnered with to make decisions on who they censor is directly funded by multiple state actors — including the United States — which voids any and all claims that Facebook is a wholly “private actor.”

It gets worse.

The Atlantic Council wields massive influence over mainstream media too, which is why when this partnership was announced, no one in the mainstream press pointed it out as the Orwellian idea that it is. Instead, headlines such as “US think tank’s tiny lab helps Facebook battle fake social media(Reuters)” and “Facebook partners with Atlantic Council to improve election security (The Hill)” were put out to spin the fact that a NATO propaganda arm is now censoring the information Americans see on Facebook.

They have even been caught engaging in the creation of actual fake news and no one in the mainstream has called them out on it.

As Bryan MacDonald so aptly noted, some of the stuff the Atlantic Council itself gets away with serves to show its power over the mainstream media. For instance, when Ben Nimmo, a one-time NATO press officer, and Atlantic Council board member, himself ludicrously insisted grammar mistakes were “proof” that social media users critical of NATO were paid Kremlin trolls, and later when he smeared a British man by labeling him a Russian bot, the popular press didn’t bother to question whether he was a fit and proper person for Facebook to engage as a censor. Even after the victim appeared on Sky News to prove he was a real person. Thus, what should have been a warning of the dangers of DFR Lab was essentially ignored.

At the time, after Nimmo, instead of apologizing, wrote “interesting to see the real face of Ian56789, rather than the David Gandy one, at last (referring to his Twitter avatar). Not a troll factory account. Rather, a pro-Kremlin troll(definition based on [sic] use of someone else’s picture, systematic use of Kremlin narratives, and repetitive abusive behaviour),”

WikiLeaks was the sole voice of reason, and challenged the lobbyist. “You literally produced, with money from weapons companies and dictatorships, a fake news story that spread all over the world, defaming a very British retiree, who wants to reduce arms company profits, as a Kremlin bot,” they wrote“So who’s the paid troll?”

This is the group Facebook is now taking direction from in regard to who is allowed to post information on their platform. The Atlantic Council has been proven to create fake news to slander people who have an antiwar stance in an effort to keep their pro-war weapons companies in the black. It is utter insanity. However, in today’s information war, it is to be expected.

Caitlan Johnstone, who has been a champion of calling out this censorship since the start, also pointed out several other reasons why Facebook is anything but “private.”
Has not Facebook been inviting US government-funded groups to help regulate its operations, vowing on the Senate floor to do more to facilitate the interests of the US government, deleting accounts at the direction of the US and Israeli governments, and handing the guidance of its censorship behavior over to the Atlantic Council, which receives funding from the US government, the EU, NATO and Gulf states? How “private” is that? Facebook is a deeply government-entrenched corporation, and Facebook censorship is just what government censorship looks like in a corporatist system of government.
Indeed, unless we fight back in the form of sharing information deemed “wrong think” by the censors, this problem will only continue to get worse. We must continue to alert our fellow humans to this censorship before it becomes the norm. We must use this recent purge as our Streisand moment and turn this massive and blatant act of censorship around as a tool to expose the tyrants behind it.

Make no mistake, October 11, 2018 marked the day the battle over information became a war.
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‘People just can’t know that’: Democrat senator exposed hiding liberal positions to woo moderates

RT | Oct 16, 2018

© Reuters / Erin Schaff
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is deliberately soft-pedaling her liberal positions in order to appeal to moderate voters in a close election, according to new video from an undercover journalist who infiltrated her campaign.

McCaskill is facing a strong challenge from Republicans in a heavily Republican state. Her opponent, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, has been polling ahead of her since mid-August and current polls show the candidates less than half a percentage point apart.

The video, from conservative outlet Project Veritas, shows McCaskill herself expressing support for strong gun control measures including bans on bump stocks, semi-automatic weapons, and high capacity magazines. On camera, she promises a Democratic senate will be able to finally “get some gun safety stuff done” – a position that appears nowhere in her campaign literature.

Staffers speak freely about the importance of lying to voters on subjects including gun control, DACA, and impeachment, explaining that being open about her support for such measures would hurt her ability to get elected.”

Such deceptive tactics are not limited to McCaskill’s campaign, as staffer Rob Mills tells the undercover journalist. “She’s worked out stuff with Moms Demand Action to make sure that she can support their goals without supporting the organization openly. And you know, Moms Demand Action does the exact same thing. Like a lot of our volunteers are actually from there.”

One staffer lamented that former President Barack Obama couldn’t campaign for McCaskill in Missouri. “Claire distancing herself from the party is gonna help her win more votes…which is unfortunate, because I love Obama to pieces, and I’d love to see him come here.”

But "people just can't know that" they essentially have the same views on everything, he emphasized.

McCaskill was elected to the Senate in 2007 and has been there ever since, even as Missouri voters have become more conservative. Her public image has changed accordingly, so much that her campaign website does not even mention she is a Democrat, calling her instead “an independent voice for Missouri.” Meanwhile, the video reveals, she is receiving campaign funds from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

The 2018 election is widely considered by members of both parties to be a symbolic referendum on the Trump presidency and the stakes are accordingly high, with some Democrats promising to impeach the president should they retake control of the House in November.

While ISIS take 700 refugees hostage, US keeps ‘imitating’ fighting terrorists in Syria – MoD

RT | Oct 16, 2018

Islamic State terrorists in Syria © AFP
Islamic State terrorists have attacked a refugee camp in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province and took hundreds of people hostage, while the US and its allied armed groups looked away, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

The brazen assault on the El Bahra refugee camp took place on Saturday and saw “130 families of about 700 people” abducted and taken away to Hajin, the head of the Russian Reconciliation Center, Major General Vladimir Savchenko, said in a statement.

“The kidnapped civilians… can be used by terrorists as a ‘human shield’” to protect them from the possible advance of the US-backed Syrian democratic forces, he said.

The town of Hajin, where the people were taken, is located in the 20-kilometer area along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River currently controlled by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists. IS has managed to maintain control of such large territory in Deir ez-Zor as a result of “inaction of the US-backed armed units,” Savchenko emphasized.

“The US-led coalition and the Pentagon-controlled Kurdish forces continue to imitate the fight against Islamic State in the south of Deir ez-Zor province,” without making actual steps to eradicate the terrorists, he said.

Ecuador wants Assange to stop talking politics, pay own bills & look after cat – leaked rules

RT | Oct 16, 2018

© Reuters / Peter Nicholls
WikiLeaks supporters were thrilled to hear that Ecuador would restore Julian Assange’s internet connection. But his hosts – who have in some ways become his jailers – reportedly imposed a long list of restrictions on his behavior.

While stating that he is allowed to exercise his “right of communication and freedom of expression,” a nine-page document already leaked online forbids the journalist from engaging in political activity or doing anything to interfere in the affairs of other states.

The document expressly states that Ecuador cannot be held liable for the content of Assange’s communications, but nevertheless prohibits him from engaging in activities that might damage the relationship between Ecuador and other states. Assange’s communications were cut seven months ago, after he criticized Spanish authorities’ treatment of voters during the Catalan independence referendum.
Assange must pay for his own WiFi. He must use only his own devices, absent written government permission, and provide the embassy with serial number, model number, and brand name for those devices. He must also pay for his own medical evaluations, with the option of transferring to a hospital in case of an emergency – an option repeatedly denied him by UK authorities, who refused to guarantee safe passage without arrest in the event of such a transfer. Assange’s health has been the subject of much concern during his six-year confinement in the Embassy.

Visitors are also slapped with new restrictions. They must submit visit requests in writing to the embassy chief, giving their name, nationality, profession and place of work, reason for visiting, email and social media accounts, and even the serial numbers for phones and other devices they wish to bring inside. The new rules even mandate the collection of IMEIs, unique identification numbers specific to a phone handset.

While repeat visitors receive a less restrictive screening process, they can have their access revoked at any time without an explanation. All visitor data will be turned over to the Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other unspecified parties.

The restrictions include a threat to use UK police to arrest visitors or seize communications equipment should the journalist violate the lengthy list of rules. Adding insult to injury, the embassy threatened to remove Assange's cat to a shelter should they decide he is not cleaning up after the animal properly.

Citing budget cuts, the document adds that the Embassy will cease to pay for Assange’s food, medical care, laundry and related expenses on December 1. From that point, only water, heat, electricity, communications, and rent will be paid for.

Violation of the rules, according to the document, will result in revocation of asylum. It is unclear what such a revocation would mean for Assange’s Ecuadorian citizenship, which he was granted in 2017. Moreno has made no secret of his desire to be rid of the man he has called an "inherited problem," while the Trump administration has declared its intention to prosecute Assange.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

So-called National Security used as Excuse to Hide Evidence of Missing $21 TRILLION - Dr. Mark Skidmore Interview

Greg Hunter | Oct 13, 2018

Michigan State Economics Professor Mark Dr. Skidmore says there is a limit to money printing even when all the global central banks are doing it. Skidmore says, “What does it mean when a central bank is buying equities, or buying debt with printed money in order to suppress interest rates and keep this game going? I think, overall, the whole world is awash in debt, and it’s expanding at a rate that is unsustainable. The only way it has been sustained is that interest rates have been falling for 30 years. Now, interest rates are no longer falling, and we are running up against a constraint. Now, if this $21 trillion in “missing” federal money really represents spending above and beyond what the official records indicate, then that has huge financial implications and huge implications for confidence in the dollar as the reserve currency. This is an enormous priority to address and not just cover up and say we are all good.”

In closing, Dr. Skidmore says, “How can you have a democracy if you don’t have any transparency whatsoever? Having integrity and confidence is so essential to the whole system, and this just puts everything in question. . . . We should clean this up and show we are legitimate. If we don’t, we are just shooting ourselves in the foot.”