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  • Anyone who believes the hocus pocus stories in the Bible need to explain why those ancient anonymous claims are credible while the similar claims made by the followers of Sathya Sai Baba are not.

    Harlan Ellison on God

  • American neo-conservatives and their Republican outriders have worked tirelessly for 50 years to promote this hocus pocus, which offends not only the first principles of humanity, but of what we know about capitalism.

    Growth is about so much more than just the top rate of tax | Will Hutton

  • As a lifelong member of the Stupid People, unschooled in the ways of science, I reject astrology, the runes, palmistry and all other hocus pocus designed to separate me from my money and exploit my ignorance for profit.

    Astrologers angered by stars

  • For the new comer, the mere suggestion of working with lunar cycles can sound like hocus pocus, yet it is the way our ancestors got on with life before the advent of clocks and calendars.

    The Lunar Writer: 10 Tips for Using the Dark Moon « Write Anything

  • That has to be an ad for a hocus pocus thing, because if autism is reversible and treatable, well, then it would be on Oprah.

    The Panic Virus

  • On December 1st, 2009 at 11: 35 am, “Hocus-pocus” – The Taste Makers in the NYer | Dr Vino's wine blog wrote:

    WSJ: wine-rating system is badly flawed | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • This is legal hocus pocus, and stands the whole meaning of illegal search and seizure on its head.

    Bailiffs behaving badly… : Law is Cool

  • That has to be an ad for a hocus pocus thing, because if autism is reversible and treatable, well, then it would be on Oprah.

    The Panic Virus

  • This is legal hocus pocus, and stands the whole meaning of illegal search and seizure on its head.

    Bailiffs behaving badly… : Law is Cool

  • In Canada, Codan is a farm involved in some Stygian hocus-pocus, breeding genetically altered sheep, and is where I found this delightful picture ...

    Codan the Barbarian!

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