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legal.htm CUCKOOS AND COCOA PUFFS by Carol Krol [originally published in Skeptical Eye -- Vol. 8, No. 3, 1995, a newsletter published by the National Capital Area Skeptics (NCAS), a local activist group based in Si
randi001.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: A&E's "Biography" Date: Wed, 3 Jan 1996 20:41:38 -0500 ORGANIZED, PURPOSEFUL LIES -- on the "Arts & Entertainment Network. Tonight the A&E TV Network s
randi002.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Current state of Club 2000 Date: Wed, 3 Jan 1996 20:44:10 -0500 Exiting 1995.... We still have 56 persons (out of 212) who have not submitted their wri
randi003.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: "Quadro Tracker" Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 23:25:00 -0500 TAKING THE BULL BY THE HORNS.... Today I mailed out very specific, individualized letters to 19 p
randi004.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: [2000 Club Notice]: Pledges, please.... Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 23:41:41 -0500 TEN DAYS INTO THE NEW YEAR..... Re the 2000 Club, I've had to drop Blakes
randi005.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: A puzzle.... Date: Tue, 9 Jan 1996 00:22:40 -0500 A PUZZLE Since there is a major celebration of the existence, work, and importance of Martin Gardne
randi006.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: NOVA upcoming Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 20:23:15 -0500 Just a reminder: the NOVA episode, "Secrets of the Psychics," will be rebroadcast on Tuesday the 23
randi007.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: The Latest In The Great Quadro Drama.... Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 20:23:46 -0500 I've received a response from one of the persons to whom we offered the
randi008.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: THE CRUMBLING QUADRO..... Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 16:08:08 -0500 Another phone call came in today from another victim of the Quadro hoax. Corporal Bill
randi009.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE --- A TRAVESTY OF SCIENCE Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 01:02:47 -0500 The January issue of the Smithsonian magazine ran a major article
randi010.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: [2000 club notice]: Missing addresses Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 01:07:38 -0500 I'm still lacking postal addresses for: Blakeslee, Diana, Mr. Henry in Mis
randi011.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: The puzzle solution.... Date: Mon, 22 Jan 1996 10:51:32 -0500 One of my readers solved the "puzzle" that I sent out recently. It was Lewis Jones of Lo
randi012.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: DUST-BITING, QUADRO STYLE Date: Tue, 23 Jan 1996 00:43:47 -0500 As some of you may know, on Friday morning, January 19, the FBI Economic Crimes unit cl
randi013.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Red Face Date: Tue, 23 Jan 1996 03:53:46 -0500 Okay. So I need a keeper. You know how things go: there's something you know quite well, and you just
randi014.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: NOVA... Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 00:46:38 -0500 With apologies to overseas fans, who can ignore this.... I've had a storm of mail about this repeat of th
randi015.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: The U.S. Customs Date: 25 Jan 96 00:01:05 EST ANOTHER DENIAL RE QUADRO ENDORSEMENT Today I was informed that the FBI had obtained an injunction against
randi016.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: The latest and silliest Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 14:20:24 -0500 SILLIER AND SILLIER.... Hard to believe, but the Quadro QRS 250G Tracker story gets bigger
randi017.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: The CIA "psychic" comedy Date: Sun, 28 Jan 1996 01:57:27 -0500 NOW WE KNOW.... When we all learned that Ed May, the scientist, was in charge of spend
randi018.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Wednesday night.... Date: Mon, 5 Feb 1996 23:39:19 -0500 On Wedesday night the 7th, tune in to NBC Dateline (9:00 p.m. most areas) and see the Quadro d
randi019.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Change of plans....! Date: Wed, 7 Feb 1996 12:40:02 -0500 Sorry, folks. Just this minute, I heard from NBC-TV that the planned Quadro piece will NOT b
randi020.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: I'm angry... Date: Sun, 11 Feb 1996 21:45:40 -0500 FURTHER ATTACKS.... I've just been informed about a scurrilous attack on me that appeared recently i
randi021.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: And I thought parapsychology was weird....! Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 03:23:19 -0500 Okay. I finally discovered a profession in which the practitioners m
randi022.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: A really "new" sort of "science." Date: Mon, 19 Feb 1996 02:31:41 -0500 NEW, EXCITING, BREAKTHROUGHS IN PSEUDOSCIENCE! During their hearing in federal
randi023.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: The latest psychic bargain! Date: Mon, 19 Feb 1996 02:32:38 -0500 RUN, DO NOT WALK, TO YOUR POSTBOX! Wow! Think of it! Uri Geller (you may remember h
randi024.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: A response! Date: Thu, 22 Feb 1996 03:48:17 -0500 Folks, I just had to share this with you.... Here's a response I got from a person who wants to claim
randi025.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Yet more from the nut.... Date: Thu, 22 Feb 1996 03:50:12 -0500 Again, I feel I have to share the following with you folks. I want to show you the kin
randi026.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Latest humor item.... Date: Thu, 29 Feb 1996 23:39:31 -0500 NOW HE'S IN REALLY HEAVY COMPANY! It's incredible, folks. The old spoon-bender is still fl
randi027.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: End of a project.... Drat! Date: Thu, 29 Feb 1996 23:44:20 -0500 OKAY, I ADMIT IT: I WAS WORN DOWN BY ENDLESS QUESTIONS AND CHANGES OF PROTOCOL.... Th
randi028.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Quackery surges forward.... Date: Sun, 3 Mar 1996 02:18:28 -0500 MORE ORGANIZED NONSENSE A correspondent has notified me that the Hocking Technical Col
randi029.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: The Takahashi "test" Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 01:34:08 -0500 Before I'm off to Japan (end of this month) I should go on record here as saying that (1) The
randi030.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Japan: Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 01:35:11 -0500 THE LAND OF THE SETTING SUN....? Just before I head off to Japan (Las Vegas first!) to test Takahashi once m
randi031.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Divorced? Date: Tue, 12 Mar 1996 22:54:46 -0500 I need to get some data together. Can anyone help with the birth dates and birth sites (geographical)
randi032.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Japan.... Date: Thu, 21 Mar 1996 02:11:10 -0500 Well, after many changes, delays, negotiations and misunderstandings, the encounter in Tokyo with Mai T
randi033.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: The Takahashi confrontation (#2) Date: Thu, 28 Mar 1996 04:25:02 -0500 DEPENDING ON THE EDITING THAT WILL BE DONE, IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS FOR THE GOOD
randi034.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: The TV speech. Date: Thu, 28 Mar 1996 04:26:49 -0500 [The speech I delivered to the TV audience in Japan. "Mr. Maric" is a Japanese magician who does
randi035.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Geller's WWW page.... Date: Sun, 31 Mar 1996 02:08:11 -0500 Please, all you good folks on the Hot line.... Every day, I receive 3 or 4 notices about
randi036.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: The Foundation Date: Wed, 3 Apr 1996 04:04:32 -0500 THE FOUNDATION IS IN BUSINESS! It is my great pleasure to announce the creation of the James Randi E
randi037.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: More official nonsense from Washington Date: Wed, 3 Apr 1996 04:05:23 -0500 As if we didn't have enough pseudo-science and science-bashing to put up wi
randi038.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: The latest Geller miracle! Date: Thu, 4 Apr 1996 23:49:28 -0500 FOOTBALL SEEMS IMPERVIOUS TO PSYCHIC POWERS....? A good friend in the UK sent me this c
randi039.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Award.... Date: Thu, 4 Apr 1996 23:50:06 -0500 I was just informed that I've been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America's "Bram Stoker Award" fo
randi040.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Contest time! Date: Sun, 7 Apr 1996 19:24:06 -0400 NAME-THE-PIG CONTEST ANNOUNCED! German artist Jutta Degener has kindly created a Flying Pig that has
randi041.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Breaking news... Date: Tue, 9 Apr 1996 04:22:13 -0400 THE MILLS OF THE GODS.... I really never thought it would happen, but it's about to be announced.
randi042.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: The Contest.... Date: Tue, 9 Apr 1996 04:23:00 -0400 Wow! Pig names are just crowding in here! One particular name is more popular than any other, bu
randi043.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: The Takahashi drama continues.... Date: Sat, 13 Apr 1996 01:30:36 -0400 A JAPANESE PUPPET SHOW ON TV Bunraku is an ancient form of puppetry performed i
randi044.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Typical nut stuff.... Date: Mon, 15 Apr 1996 04:42:55 -0400 And you thought that I got dull mail....! This arrived this morning. What a way to start t
randi045.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Re: TBS, also 2000 Club -- progress Date: Mon, 15 Apr 1996 04:46:55 -0400 A quick point.... In my recent posting, the "TBS" reference is to Tokyo Broa
randi046.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: London.... Date: Tue, 16 Apr 1996 01:11:34 -0400 YET MORE WONDERS.....! News from the UK: Prominent skeptic and newspaper correspondent Simon Hoggart w
randi047.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: <Comments> Date: Tue, 16 Apr 1996 01:13:13 -0400 Good morning! I just received this excellent example of what I and the James Randi Educational Found
randi048.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Qi Gong, again. Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 03:02:48 -0400 HOW OLD AND SIMPLE CAN A MIRACLE GET? A couple of years back, I reported on a demonstration given
randi049.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: The Name of the Pig.... Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 03:03:59 -0400 THE FLYING PIG IS NAMED! This wasn't easy. I had a couple hundred submissions, many we
randi050.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Tidbits... Date: Sun, 21 Apr 1996 14:13:29 -0400 The "faith healer" I mentioned recently was W.V.Grant, who I exposed years ago in my book, "The Faith
randi051.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Mitchell on Dateline.... Date: Sun, 21 Apr 1996 14:15:00 -0400 EDGAR MITCHELL AND A CAREFULLY-OMISSIVE INTERVIEW I just watched NBC-TV's "Dateline" and
randi052.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Error! Date: Tue, 23 Apr 1996 00:04:00 -0400 Oops! A reader pointed out to me that "Prime Time Live" is ABC-TV, not NBC. He was irked -- and rightly
randi053.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Quadro bites the dust.... Date: Wed, 24 Apr 1996 19:08:28 -0400 THE QUADRO FOLKS GET A POKE IN THE EYE Yesterday, the 22nd, US District Judge Thad Hea
randi054.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Please watch.... Date: Mon, 29 Apr 1996 13:31:50 -0400 I've been informed of another "Put It to the Test" episode coming up on ABC-TV tonight at 8pm.
randi055.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: The ABC-TV program Date: Thu, 2 May 1996 03:24:15 -0400 Well, well, well! The reaction and responses to the "Put to the Test II" show were hot and hea
randi056.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Correction.... Date: Fri, 3 May 1996 03:41:28 -0400 Re: the account of Geller's miracle on the BBC-TV program that I reported on... In the interest of s
randi057.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Correction #2.... Date: Wed, 8 May 1996 04:03:46 -0400 That was an ITV, not a BBC-TV production with Sir David and The Divine Geller. I've now been adv
randi058.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: News..... Date: Wed, 8 May 1996 04:04:24 -0400 Uri Geller was widely advertised as being called into action to save the failing Reading football club i
randi060.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: The Foundation Library Date: Sun, 19 May 1996 04:06:36 -0400 WE'RE ACCEPTING DONATIONS To repeat a posting I made here a few weeks ago, the James Rand
randi061.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: I'm honored indeed Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 01:40:57 -0400 Right on the heels of being given the opportunity to open the James Randi Educational Foundati
randi062.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Details.... Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 09:59:05 -0400 The official announcement by the International Astronomical Union, published in the Minor Planet Circ
randi063.htm To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: Re: NBC's "Mysterious Origins" Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 00:51:43 -0400 I must thank Jere H. Lipps of UC Berkeley for an excellent e-mail notice on the upc

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