James Randi, Dedicated Irrationalist

Now, beneath his ads for VISA cards, he’s publishing sophomoric excuses for corporate marketing.  Disgusting hypocrisy.

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Fine and worthy. The discussions were fully tedious – your charges against the Randi stand uncontested. I have a Working Assets Visa, which donates a share, a share of its profits to some righteous left causes. Yet, because I pay my 9.9 % interest balance in full, my “progressivism” is worthless – but I guess it beats the alternatives. The individual human is berated for performing individual functions that are conditioned by institutional forces that escape all responsibility. It is a great service when alleged carriers of “liberalism” are caught and revealed performing odious corruption that they seem to always… Read more »

Michael Dawson
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Martin, I saw something today, maybe in the NYT, about how Google has turned the www search into the Home Shopping Network. Its founder has said “we’re in the advertising business.”

I’d wager Google is going to get progressively worse in the future, to the extent the electrical grid continues to operate.

RJHall
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No, not Randi!!! Though I do like Randi and have bought some of his books over the years, your items both here and the earlier one on his VISA ads are spot-on. Randi’s double-standard is obvious: he mercilessly exposes fraudulent psychics and televangelists even though they use the EXACT SAME COP-OUT, “Hey, my tricks and techniques never FORCED all those people who believed in my psychic powers and religious preaching to send me all that money!”, that advertisers do, but yet he lets the latter get away with “Advertising never FORCES people to buy anything.” Incidentally, I posted a comment… Read more »