posted on August 12, 2009 11:20
Anita is wasting time over on the JREF Forums pretending like she's coming up with a way of testing her Missing Kidney Detector. Really, it's nothing more than a grab for attention, and the moderators at the JREF are playing into her hands. Even though Anita's threads keep getting closed or moderated, they allowed her to start yet another one. Why? I have no idea.
If the mods would just leave the thread alone, then it wouldn't be a problem. But no, they are not letting people say what needs to be said. They are helping Anita keep a "narrow focus" on the thread so she doesn't have to face reality. Fortunately, reality can be found right here.
She Won't Listen
Time and time again Anita has been given advice on how to properly test her claims. Time and time again Anita has refused that advice. She has no desire to actually do anything that might put her fantasy in jeapordy. It's insulting to all the people who have tried to help.
I actually created a health questionnaire for her to use a while back. Did she use it? No. She continued to do ad hoc readings, including the reading with Dr. Carlson where she failed to detect his missing kidney. Why didn't she use it when she talked about how brilliant it was?
After avoiding using the form, she decided to "modify" it for use in her "study." She ruined it. In fact her changes were so bad I made her disassociate my name from it. Everybody on the JREF Forums and at F-A-C-T told her what she did was terrible. She continued with it anyway, ignoring everyone's input.
That's just one story. There are plenty of others such as the lactobacillus testing where she refused to listen to people about how to test herself. She was told not to check her answer after each trial, but did she listen? No. We told her to set the number of runs in advance and not stop early or late. Did she listen? No.
Why should anyone waste time trying to "help" her now? She's not going to listen.
The JREF Mods won't let anyone discuss any other methods for testing Anita's claims. Apparently if Anita says, "I am supernatural. Please help me prove it by designing a test to detect people missing a kidney" we ordinary folks are not allowed to say, "If you're supernatural, then here's a test you can do in an afternoon for less than $20." What has Anita ever done to warrant this much effort for a test?
There's a reason that Anita wants to do this elaborate, time-consuming, and costly test: She knows it won't ever happen. She just wants it to sound like she's trying to prove her claims. It's like when she was going to do a "study" in a public park. She kept procrastinating, but we kept on her. Finally, she was backed into a corner and had to do something. What did she do? She called to ask "permission" to go to a public park. Huh? Needless to say, she got the park officials all riled up, so they asked that she write a letter. I guess they figure anybody asking permission to go a public park must be up to something very strange.
Their response to her was in effect, "you cannot set up tables nor will we set aside space for you. Of course, you can reserve a pavilion like anyone else. Otherwise, you can do whatever you want. It's a public park." She told us this meant she couldn't do her study in the park, and she backed out. She published the letters, but faced with plain English she refused to believe that she was allowed to go to the park and ask people if she could look at them.
That's just one story that is part of a pattern of evasiveness when it comes to testing. People can and should be allowed to call her on it. She doesn't really want to take a test, and people should be allowed to show that. C'mon, she's talking about paying to fly out of state for a test and to pay for sonograms, yet when it came to the crushed pill test she said she couldn't afford to buy a couple of generic OTC meds from the drugstore for comparison.
Sometimes a spade needs to be called a spade. Pretending that Anita is genuinely looking for assistance is a disservice to everyone involved.