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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Yahoo's Serious

It seems that the folks Down Under are just the people from whom we should be taking lessons. No, not on how to throw a boomerang. Canoe News reported recently that an Australian federal police (AFP) officer was suspended after consulting a psychic regarding an ongoing investigation over a death threat to Aussie PM John Howard.

It's not that the officer, whose name has not been released - so we'll call him Yahoo Fife, actually consulted the psychic; it's that he "breach(ed)the AFP code of conduct regarding confidentiality and national security" by revealing details of the case to "small town psychic", Elisabeth Walker, someone he knew socially. Weird how a psychic knowing that the Australian Prime Minister likes to wear hoop skirts and sing "O Come All Ye Faithful" would jeopardize the legwork of his collegues.

Fife wasn't even on the case. He just knew that a serious threat had been made and that it was stalling. He took it upon himself to go to the clairvoyant, however because "(T)he AFP...does not condone the use of psychics in security matters", he's being investigated. See, now I'm curious to know what Ms. Walker said about the threat. Let's use this as her JREF application! Of course, she would have had to have made a specific prediction listing a specific event, place, and time which she surely didn't when talking to Officer Fife.

We need legislation saying that no one can use "psychics", "mediums", "clairvoyants", or "channellers" for anything other than a monetary donation. It's not even like a casino where you have a small chance of winning something; they just take your money and tell you some vague bullshit and you go home. End of transaction.

If you go to "psychics", stop it. If I hear about it, I'm going to make relentless fun of you. Or, just give your money to me! I need a set of golf clubs and I think you should pay for them. Better my clubs than Ms. Walker's friggin' dream catchers.

2 Barbaric Yawps:

At 10/4/06 11:43 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog.

At 14/4/06 8:53 am, Blogger The Preacher said...

I suspect that this police officer's suspension isn't a great loss. Worst case scenario, I'm sure the investigation will continue to proceed, even if the investigators lack the ability to channel their chakras.


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