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Re: Is Randi about to die? He says he's gay today.

Postby highflyertoo » 24 Mar 2010, 01:33

Craig Browning wrote:
ciscop wrote:well
i really dont know what was the reason he chosed to come out this late at life
but well

who really cares what he does on the bedroom?
he is still bigger than life
and way smarter than most people on this forum

:lol:


Hahaha... so smart that he looses his temper at the drop of a hate and has physically threatened certain Nobel Prize winners supporting Quantum Physics theories that may support elements of psychic ability?

Sorry... the man was never a "Scientist" (by his own admission). Contrary to his claims, he actually worked as a legit Psychic/Reader for a number of years during the 50's but because of problems that rose up in that arena he skipped town and moved into magic... more than anything, he moved into hanging out with scholars and pseudo-intellectuals -- people that were more empathetic to his personal views... including Communism, which resulted in his native country disowning him (mainly because he was a shit stirrer on that front just as he's been on other things).

Randi is so intelligent that he's had dealings with art counterfeiters (as an active part of the con), and even believed he could hide the fact that he was gay for some 6 decades or better... though most already knew he was an old perv from the start... a true to life bush-whacker!

Trust me, there's nothing more dubious and dangerous than a fagot still in the closet and trying to "fit" into common society; these are the people (statistically) that molest their nieces, nephews and in some cases, their own kids. People that are "out"... well, let's say that the statistics show them as being amongst the least probably suspects on said front. Unfortunately, closet cases that do kiddie parties and specifically, those involved with magic, puppets and clown/balloon work are at the top of said list. So, scientifically speaking, someone like Randi fits the proverbial mold.

My biggest hope is that he comes clean on everything else before the other foot slips into the grave. :?


Randi was a ''reader''? He's even more secretive than i guessed. Can you be more precise about Randi's where abouts in the 50's. I personally don't like Randi's style of belittling people on his old shows that i've seen on youtube. Randi acts as though everyone is a trickster.when it's really him.
Randi was no researcher of the paranormal even though he tried half heartedly.... Shows over.
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Re: Is Randi about to die? He says he's gay today.

Postby Craig Browning » 24 Mar 2010, 03:21

ISSUE ONE re: "Fagot"... just like the famed "N" word... if you happen to be one you can use the term without it being politically incorrect... I burnt down my closet in the late 70's :lol:

ISSUE TWO re: Randi the Reader... I'll have to check around, I have some articles on his doing stuff as well as copies of some of his press materials from when he was doing such. I can only recall that is was in around 1953 but he was out of it by the early 60s. He (and the converts of the JREF church) shrug it off as his doing "research" in learning how they operated so he could later debunk them... yea... right up there with Clinton claiming the Oral Sex isn't the same thing as having sexual relations with someone...

It may take me a bit of time, but I'll try to find the material again and post it... it's quite good. :lol:
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Re: Is Randi about to die? He says he's gay today.

Postby Kevin Kane » 24 Mar 2010, 03:28

Nostradamus wrote:Kevin makes unsubstantial claims about the life of Randi - claims based on his ignorance of the situation.


What situation? Randi hid his sexuality from the general public for his entire life. Those are the facts. The gay liberation movement has been open and active since the 60's. A fact. Instead of supporting the openly gay movement, Randi stayed in the closet. So did many cowards and self-loathing gays. The list of closeted self-hating gays is very long .. Randi was one of them.
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Re: Is Randi about to die? He says he's gay today.

Postby really? » 24 Mar 2010, 04:33

I feel ashamed to be a member of this forum with the likes of you three.
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Re: Is Randi about to die? He says he's gay today.

Postby Kevin Kane » 24 Mar 2010, 04:36

From Gaytheist

http://gaytheists.org/?p=1180

"I feel sorry for him that he felt like remaining in the closet a decade or two more than he needed, because surely he could have came out a decade or two ago?"

Or 3 or 4

really? wrote:I feel ashamed to be a member of this forum with the likes of you three.


Feel free to go. I've known straight men who have faced more homophobia than James Randi. What a coward and a disgrace James is.
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Re: Is Randi about to die? He says he's gay today.

Postby Kevin Kane » 24 Mar 2010, 05:35

Checking the gay news pages, it's surprising how few reported this news, many don't even know who James Randi is. Here's the Advocate:
http://www.advocate.com/Arts_and_Entert ... di_Im_Gay/


"One of the world's most negative, faith-bashing crank is gay. But doesn't like the word. Oh, what joyful news.."


"It took 30 years but Harvey's message finally got through to a straggler. I admire Randi for many reasons but I pity his long years of self-imposed silence. It is discouraging that a culture's homophobia infiltrates even the enlightened mind of a James Randi."


"Inspired by "Milk," huh? I guess it's a good thing Harvey didn't wait til he was 71 (he'd be 79 now if he'd lived). I like James Randi but I'm a little puzzled by this - why wait til the age of 71?"


"Who?"
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Re: Is Randi about to die? He says he's gay today.

Postby Nostradamus » 24 Mar 2010, 06:01

What situation? Randi hid his sexuality from the general public for his entire life. Those are the facts[sic]. The gay liberation movement has been open and active since the 60's. A fact. Instead of supporting the openly gay movement, Randi stayed in the closet. So did many cowards and self-loathing gays. The list of closeted self-hating gays is very long .. Randi was one of them.


This has to be one of the poorest statements you've made. The logical fallacies are ind boggling. Your inability to think clearly is reaching new heights of astounding. And you end up with a claim based on ignorance. Your final claim is not logically connected to the facts you list. That's really, really pathetic - but expected.
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Re: Is Randi about to die? He says he's gay today.

Postby Nostradamus » 24 Mar 2010, 06:06

To show other readers and prospect members of this forum that the scum-sucking, filthy, self-loathing, pitiful homophobes are a minority here, I offer some interesting incites into the paranormal via gay psychics.

from [url]http://www.bostonphoenix.com/archive/1in10/96/12/PREDICTIONS.html[/quote]
After shuffling their tarot cards and tuning their extrasensory perception to 1997, three gay psychics at the Tremont Tea Room forecast a banner year for gays and lesbians come January.

"One of the things I see here is that there will be less resistance to gay men and lesbians being out," Ed Record says. "I think, overall, it's going to be a very good year for us."

All three psychics agree that the mainstream's increased acceptance of gay men and lesbians has set the stage for 1997 to become a landmark year in the fight for gay rights. With the help of his tarot cards, Curtis Dean predicts that the recent rulings in Hawaii favoring gay marriage will continue into next year.

"It's showing right now that everything's going to be up and down until March," he says. "Then from March until July there'll be a breakthrough allowing gay marriage to occur. That should be in July or November of 1997."

In addition, the Defense of Marriage Act, the law passed by Congress allowing states to prohibit gay marriage, will be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in November of 1998. According to the cards, the fight to legalize gay marriage and overturn DOMA will be lead by "a strong-willed woman." The battle for gay marriage will spill over into Massachusetts by October of 1997 after the filing of a law suit calling for gay marriage to be legalized in the Bay State. The suit will be initiated by "a coalition or group," Dean says.
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Re: Is Randi about to die? He says he's gay today.

Postby Nostradamus » 24 Mar 2010, 06:08

More from the same article:

DeGeneres will be joined in 1997, the psychics say, by several other mega-watt entertainers who will come out. In a few cases, the outings will not be voluntary. Dean offered up the juicy tidbit of a high-profile couple who claim to be married but aren't, because the "husband" is actually gay. The "wife," who is straight, is in film, and the husband is in the music business. Although Dean was unable to come up with names, he did say that the couple is possibly African American.

Record says that three or four more television characters, mostly female, will come out next season, and Palermo adds that new shows on CBS and Fox will feature gay characters. One of the networks will be referred to as "the gay network" because it will have two different shows with gay characters.


All three psychics predict advances in the fight against AIDS. By August, Dean says, there will be six new products on the market that will help extend the lives of people with HIV and AIDS. Within 18 months of the release of the new products there will be a major breakthrough that will allow "people who haven't worked to start working again."

Record adds that he sees a breakthrough coming in May with researchers surprised at the quick progress of patients they are studying. His sense is that the breakthrough will be a treatment rather than a specific medication.

No matter what, Record says, 1997 will be a great year for gay men and lesbians: "The universe is working on our behalf."
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Re: Is Randi about to die? He says he's gay today.

Postby ciscop » 24 Mar 2010, 09:05

what a shame..
this forum is full of homophobes and bigots

interestling enought
is gotta be in the dumb side of the fence
the ones that are against gays

i guess liberalism indeed is tie it up with intelligence

by the way.. i am on the WHO GIVES A CRAP what the hell he is
is not like Craig is telling us what he is doing in the bedroom or HF2 or kevin NOR do i want to know
Is none of my business.
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Re: Is Randi about to die? He says he's gay today.

Postby Kevin Kane » 24 Mar 2010, 10:01

This forum is filled with homophobes and bigots? Oh wait .. most of the active members of this board are skeptics. And considering that I've been a life-long supporter of gays, saved gays from suicide, saved gays from abuse, had many gay friends and a lesbian mother, I'd say that the skeptics at this forum are the homophobes. IMO.
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Re: Is Randi about to die? He says he's gay today.

Postby Nostradamus » 24 Mar 2010, 10:09

Kevin you said "I'd say that the skeptics at this forum are the homophobes."

Are you claiming to be a skeptic? Is HF2 claiming to be a skeptic?
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Re: Is Randi about to die? He says he's gay today.

Postby Kevin Kane » 24 Mar 2010, 10:24

Any man who loves James Randi must be gay. If Randi can come out of the closet, so can ciscop and ND.
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Re: Is Randi about to die? He says he's gay today.

Postby Nostradamus » 24 Mar 2010, 10:32

Kevin wrote:
And considering that I've been a life-long supporter of gays, saved gays from suicide, saved gays from abuse, had many gay friends and a lesbian mother,


Any man who loves James Randi must be gay


Using Kevin logic it must be true: Kevin is ???.

But we really shouldn't be discussing that here. That's private.

So Kevin got any thoughts on the predictions I posted?
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Re: Is Randi about to die? He says he's gay today.

Postby highflyertoo » 24 Mar 2010, 10:35

ciscop wrote:what a shame..
this forum is full of homophobes and bigots

interestling enought
is gotta be in the dumb side of the fence
the ones that are against gays

i guess liberalism indeed is tie it up with intelligence

by the way.. i am on the WHO GIVES A CRAP what the hell he is
is not like Craig is telling us what he is doing in the bedroom or HF2 or kevin NOR do i want to know
Is none of my business.


The head of the JREF is a bigot and anti-social towards believers of the paranormal...... Need I say more?
Randi was no researcher of the paranormal even though he tried half heartedly.... Shows over.
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