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    Positive thinking and due diligence

    Consider the battery:



    To work, it needs an equal balance of both positive and a negative.

    Positive + Negative = power

    Positive without negative = powerless

    Positive + negative in unequal proportions = a lump of metal




    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

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    It is hard to believe how the crap doctrine named "The Law of Attraction" flooded the Internet a few years ago. This ridiculous premise that positive mental attitude would conquer all negativity was pimped ad nauseum as a new message from prophets of the ancient past which had been recently resurrected as "The Secret." The Law of Attraction" was believed by some unfortunate suckers , to be physics or one of "Newton's laws. It was nothing but BS

    Does anybody remember the BS or the main perpetrators?

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    Three of the biggest promoting The Secret, other than the author Rhonda Byrne, were James Ray, Michael Beckwith, and Bob Proctor. Oprah had Rhonda Byrne, James Ray and Michael Beckwith on her show numerous time and was a big supporter of the theory.

    There was an Australian who also was a big promoter of it and spouted it in his fake investment program. His name escapes me but I think his first name was David, but not sure of his last name. It was something like Wimmer, but don't think that was it. Been too long ago to remember them. Whoever he was I believe was indicted, but not sure what happened at his trial.
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    Re: Positive thinking and due diligence

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    Three of the biggest promoting The Secret, other than the author Rhonda Byrne, were James Ray, Michael Beckwith, and Bob Proctor. Oprah had Rhonda Byrne, James Ray and Michael Beckwith on her show numerous time and was a big supporter of the theory.

    There was an Australian who also was a big promoter of it and spouted it in his fake investment program. His name escapes me but I think his first name was David, but not sure of his last name. It was something like Wimmer, but don't think that was it. Been too long ago to remember them. Whoever he was I believe was indicted, but not sure what happened at his trial.
    I think you mean David Schirmer.....
    https://barefootinvestor.com/scam-that-is-secret/
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    Quote Originally Posted by okosh View Post
    I think you mean David Schirmer.....
    https://barefootinvestor.com/scam-that-is-secret/
    An excellent article by "barefoot investor."

    I love this quote about the pseudo science swallowed by millions.

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    Rhonda sought solace in some self-help books. It was there that she stumbled on what she now calls “the most powerful law in the universe”, which funnily enough isn’t the law of gravity but “the law of attraction”.


    Rhonda quickly realised that no one ever went broke by promising people that they can do, have and become anything they want in life without exerting any real effort.

    So, using every ounce of mind over matter, she married her new-found self-help skills with her television expertise and created the movie The Secret, which was then followed by a book, and a CD of the same name.

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    Well done Aussie critics. Great to know that a large proportion of the population were not prepared to swallop this liquid BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by path2prosperity View Post
    An excellent article by "barefoot investor."

    I love this quote about the pseudo science swallowed by millions.

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    Rhonda sought solace in some self-help books. It was there that she stumbled on what she now calls “the most powerful law in the universe”, which funnily enough isn’t the law of gravity but “the law of attraction”.
    More like she found solace in the Gelt she ripped off from others....
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    As is usually the case, though, it didn't stop with the book and movie. Several "gurus" popped up proclaiming that you needed their training to properly utilize the "secret". Very similar to "good" Christians saying you can't properly find the deity unless you join (and contribute to ) their church!
    It seems like in this "industry" common sense is not all that common!

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    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

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    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

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    So glad this stupidity was junked by good presenters.

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    Re: Positive thinking and due diligence

    I have to disagree.

    The law of attraction is very real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okosh View Post
    I think you mean David Schirmer.....
    https://barefootinvestor.com/scam-that-is-secret/

    That's him. Just couldn't remember his last name. Thanks. I knew it was close to the actor David Schwimmer's name, but couldn't think of it.
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    Re: Positive thinking and due diligence

    its possible this thread could turn positively negative. (wacky right?)
    Haven't lost any money to online scams.......results are typical.

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    I can't believe that he was investigated by the ASIC and he wasn't charged; or by any law enforcement agency. He was running nothing but a con and stole people blind and even stiffed them when he was ordered to pay, if my memory is correct.
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    I can't believe that he was investigated by the ASIC and he wasn't charged; or by any law enforcement agency. He was running nothing but a con and stole people blind and even stiffed them when he was ordered to pay, if my memory is correct.
    ASIC and the ACCC are about as useless as tits on a bull or the Popes balls.....
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    ASIC and the ACCC are about as useless as tits on a bull or the Popes balls.....
    Wait, one...with all the sexual abuse stories that popped up in the Catholic Church, His Eminence's gonads may not be all that useless...!
    It seems like in this "industry" common sense is not all that common!

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    Wait, one...with all the sexual abuse stories that popped up in the Catholic Church, His Eminence's gonads may not be all that useless...!
    Funny you should mention that as Australia's top Catholic, Cardinal George Pell who fled to the Vatican last year and refuses to return to Australia on (fake) medical grounds is due to give evidence via video link to the Royal Commission into child sex abuse on Monday.....
    It will be streamed live on the net as are all Royal Commission hearings....

    George Pell: Church abuse victims travel to Rome to witness Cardinal's royal commission appearance - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fendaril View Post
    I have to disagree.

    The law of attraction is very real.
    Conveniently impossible to prove don't you think? For instance lots of people go to the hospital and say "I will beat cancer", a few do. Those that die simply didn't will it properly. Substitute rich, love, or happy and the same tailor made blow off fits like a golve.

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