Not sure how many caught it, but there’s an ongoing thread about the Amega Magic Wands over at the James Randi Educational Foundation forum – “a place to discuss skepticism, critical thinking, the paranormal and science in a friendly and lively way”.
Last week Lenny showed up in a playful mood, and jumped into the discussion, hoping to impress the members with his vast knowledge of these devices – but of course, not before taking the time to first introduce himself and list some of his many accomplishments.
I’ve been a card carrying member of JREF (and CSICOP) for several years, but just wandered (slight pun indented) into this forum for the first time in search for discussions on this very topic – the Amega AMWand.
As a brief intro, I’ve been a consumer advocate, or “watchdog”, serving the direct sales industry since 1990. I am currently one of only seven “court certified” experts in the field of multilevel marketing and pyramid schemes (there is a distinction, but I will not digress). Inquiring minds may Google my company, MarketWave, Inc., if you want more details as to who I am and my agenda for being here.
I am also working on an article and video documentary regarding Amega’s wand. I am, of course, quite skeptical. However, I do intend to perform a number of well designed tests (controlled, double blinded) and will pragmatically report what ever the results are…
Lenny should have known better. The JREF forum, after all, is a forum for skeptics. So is it little wonder the members were, well, a little skeptical of Lenny and his reason for being there?
Care to explain these links?
Also, what can you tell us about Yoli.
I’ve got to know.
I am currently one of only seven “court certified” experts in the field of multilevel marketing and pyramid schemes (there is a distinction, but I will not digress).
1) Why the quotation marks? Are you using them for emphasis to highlight your legal status or are you using them to show that you do not have any real legal status?
2) If the former, how did you get certification? Is it like engineering expert witness certification in which there is a governing body that provides this certification?
3) Who are the other six?
4) Does this certification apply to both federal and state courts?
By Post #305 Lenny is at odds with his new found friends.
Jesus, what a bunch of pricks. I came in here respectfully asking for help, and tried to answer what ever concerns you all had. I thought I was among some like minded skeptics who would be keen on helping me expose a scam. I really should have looked around a little before posting here. Turns out this board is as full of cowardly trolls who get off on trashing people, completely unprovoked, as scam.com and quatloos!
You can have your little mud puddle back. I’ve got better things, and better people, to deal with.
Well, that didn’t go too well there, did it? Wondering, Lenny, have you ever read Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People” ?
So much for them advertising themselves as “a place to discuss skepticism, critical thinking, the paranormal and science in a friendly and lively way”, huh, Lenny? Seems they’re a little skeptical of you and your motives. Apparently they’ve heard of you before.
(BTW, do you want to talk about the infraction you got for using that “P” word?)
But all is not lost!
If you want to investigate Magic Wands, Lenny, here’s one that needs investigation.
Magic Wand is amazing because it is affordable and easy enough for anyone to use.
The secret to the Magic Wand is a patented heating element designed just for tattoo removal. When used with our ink removing Magic Wand Cream, Heat Dissipating Paper, Special Gauze and Bandages, the Magic Wand will remove an average tattoo in as few as 4 weeks (once the scab heals).
So, like I say, Lenny, run a number of well designed tests (controlled, double blinded), and pragmatically report back what ever the results are.
Just remember… “The burn says it’s working!”