To: broadcast-randi-hotline@ssr.com Subject: I'm angry... Date: Sun, 11 Feb 1996 21:45:40

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From: James Randi --- Wizard 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 in the Toronto Star newspaper. I'm always surprised at how easily reporters and editors can be taken in by gossip and print it as fact. If this article had appeared in the National Enquirer or in Flash, I'd understand -- though not tolerate -- the libel. But the Toronto Star is the leading Canadian newspaper, and I would expect at least a little fact-checking from them. I'm having to pursue legal actions against them, much as I hate to get involved in any more litigation. Yesterday I met with a TV crew from American Journal who had become totally convinced that the Quadro Tracker, the pseudo-technical dowsing stick sold for $955 to school boards and police departments for locating drugs (!) is "the real thing." However, after meeting with me and doing some proper double-blind tests, they did a turnabout and when the show airs tomorrow (Monday) night, you'll see a far different coverage than they might have given, had they not met me. Consult your local listing for time and channel. There were some hilarious quotes from the Quadro officials. One said that the toy works to find bullets by tuning in on "bullet DNA." Funny, I didn't know that bullets could reproduce themselves! I don't think these guys know the difference between DNA and the IRA.... And they think that a "molecular vibration" is a teeny-weeny bed in a cheap motel that you put in a quarter to experience. James Randi ************************************************** ** PROVIDED FOR YOUR REFERENCE BY THE MODERATOR ** ************************************************** Requests to be added to or deleted from the randi-hotline mailing list, must be sent to the service address: Internet: randi-hotline-request@ssr.com PLEASE BE PATIENT. All requests are processed before each new mailing to the list and these can be widely spaced. You *will* be added if your request was sent to the correct address. Mail to James Randi can be sent to: Internet: randi-hotline@ssr.com The Amazing One reads all mail and will generally respond eventually. This can change with growing volume, of course... Thanks to Anson Kennedy, back issues of the randi-hotline are now available on the World Wide Web: http://www.mindspring.com/~anson/randi-hotline/ Back issues of the randi-hotline are also available via anonymous FTP to: USA: ftp.netcom.com directory: /pub/an/anson/Mailing_Lists/geller-hotline ftp.ssr.com: directory: /Randi Please try netcom.com first, since ftp.ssr.com is very busy. EUROPE: mercurio.iet.unipi.it directory: /pub/Randi Our gratitude goes to Anson Kennedy and Massimo Macucci for providing the ftp sites at netcom and unipi.it, respectively.

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