I've talked about this tool, Darin James, before. He had advertised his claimed psychic services on a local classifieds site so I called him out.
As a result, I would say that Darin and I had become friends - but we haven't really kept in touch. This is my attempt to rekindle our relationship - an olive branch of sorts. (Do you think I should have held off on calling him a tool at the beginning of this entry?)
Regardless, Darin came to mind because I had received an email from a blog follower regarding another woo-woo peddling scumbag in Sarnia - Mary Demitro/Mary Young (whom I've also mentioned in earlier entries). The emailer wanted to alert me to a site on the internet (this one). The link he had included, however, didn't work so I searched for "psychic sarnia" (the same search he claimed to have done). The first link I came across was the above one but I also saw the second link (Darin James - Medium / Psychic Counsellor).
I was browsing Darin's site and came across the following statement:
Note from Darin James:
It is all about the energies and the emotions that I pick up . All readings are kept very private and I will never use any person or case to promote myself. If I can help I do and if not I will say so ....... trust is a two way street .
To all my current clients thank you so much for your faith and trust. Blessings DJ.
(Found near the bottom of this page.)
It brought back memories of Robbie Thomas (http://www.stoprobbie.com/) - another person who is not psychic - and his self-promotion that included using the names of dead people and the suggestion that he had solved their crimes. Since Robbie Thomas did not solve many of the crimes that he mentions (he hasn't produced any evidence to support the claim that he has solved any and he certainly hasn't solved the ones that are listed on his site as of this posting), he was lying.
I commend Darin for not using other people's tragedies to further his goal (the goal of helping people fix their fat wallet syndrome). So Darin, here's my olive branch to you - could you work with us to help stop other psychics from referencing horrible crimes they didn't solve to suggest they have abilities that they don't have?
Consider a quote I found on a psychic's blog:
Years ago when I was working on the Bernardo case I had to take a long break from doing these kind of cases due to the disturbing nature of the crimes and the things I seen and experienced via my gifts. It was good to get alot of the information I recieved and to have an arrest shortly after. I am not saying I completely solved this case by anymeans but any info that helped in a conviction is the important thing here.
(You can find this quote in this entry.)
Wait a minute - that's your blog, Darin! You lying piece crap. You can keep the olive branch - insert it where the sun doesn't shine.
(For the record, Darin James' name is not mentioned a single time in the court documents of the Bernardo trial - nor was any evidence brought forward that was credited to a psychic. Homolka did report that she, herself, had seen a psychic for some advice after the murders had occured. One of the investigators had this to say: "No. The answer to your question is no. We did not receive any useful clues from psychics." when asked if psychics helped solve the Bernardo case. )