Genocidal Monster or Alternative Healer?
Posted: 23 July 2008 08:51 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Radovan Karadzic managed to hide from Interpol for years disguised as an alternative and spiritual healer. I am struck by the fact that his training in psychiatry seems to have prepared him for both careers, as a genocidal monster and a CAM practitioner. They both seem to require primarily the ability to convince people to act on the basis of lies and utter nonsense.


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Posted: 23 July 2008 01:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Good catch, Brennen, I noticed the same oddity. Karadzic, a practitioner of “alternative medicine”? How ironic.



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Posted: 28 July 2008 07:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Perhaps he is just desperate to try and make a living to make ends meet having ‘retired’ as a country’s president.

Posted: 28 July 2008 06:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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If a person is hiding, being a psychic or healer might be a good way to stay hidden. Quick easy money - just set up a booth. A business you can take to any city while on the run. Clients that pay in cash. Plus, you can wear silly eccentric costumes to keep anyone from recognizing you.


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Posted: 28 July 2008 07:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Heh..that would be a pretty funny conversation with one of his patients…

“Wait, sir, isn’t that a gun?”
“Gun? No, dis is no gun. Is spirit releaser.”
“But, but, those are bullets!!”
“No. No boolet. Is happy pill.”


Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius (and a lot of courage) to move in the opposite direction.
—Albert Einstein

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter
—George Washington

Posted: 28 July 2008 07:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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It does emphasize a lesson we learned from the Nazis - monsters live amongst us.