But hasn’t it been shown that lie detectors have a very poor track record of accuracy? So, isn’t this more security theater?

Federal agents have launched a criminal investigation of instructors who claim they can teach job applicants how to pass lie detector tests as part of the Obama administration’s unprecedented crackdown on security violators and leakers.

The criminal inquiry, which hasn’t been acknowledged publicly, is aimed at discouraging criminals and spies from infiltrating the U.S. government by using the polygraph-beating techniques, which are said to include controlled breathing, muscle tensing, tongue biting and mental arithmetic.
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By attempting to prosecute the instructors, federal officials are adopting a controversial legal stance that sharing such information should be treated as a crime and isn’t protected under the First Amendment in some circumstances.
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Citing the scientific skepticism, one attorney compared the prosecution of polygraph instructors to indicting someone for practicing voodoo.

What’s the next subject to be made illegal to teach?



  1. NewformatSux says:

    It is illegal to teach that the President is ignoring the Constitution and should be impeached.

    • Dallas says:

      Correct. Public schools should be teaching factual topics and especially math and sciences so that America can become more competitive in the world economy.

      You may teach that and witchcraft around your dinner table. That is a right you have.

      • pedro says:

        Teaching people to recognize when someone’s using the constitution as toilet paper is against democraps like DUhllass & should not be taught in public schools.

      • pedro says:

        Let me round of the idea because hypocrite lemmings might not fully understand.

        Teaching how to recognize when a repuke uses the constitution as toilet papaer should be taught in schools & teachers should reinforce the subject by taking the kids to rallies against the repukes.

        On the other hand, teaching how to recognize when a democrap uses the constitution as toilet paper is unconstitutional and the teacher should be fired immediately. Other teachers should reinforce the idea by taking the kids to rallies against the teacher who dares to teach such heresy.

        • Tim says:

          Don’t teach them anything but how to live in a prison and then mow the little bastards down in an active shooter drill — makes for a much better news cycle.

        • Dallas says:

          I don’t understand your gibberish. You need a comma or period in there somewhere or start all over again. It seems to have something to do with children and rallies.

  2. NewformatSux says:

    It is illegal to teach how to avoid the ObamaCare taxes.

    • Dallas says:

      Not true. You can buy the ObamaCare Survival Guide for $19.95.

      • NewformatSux says:

        That’s amateur hour. I stand to make lots of money from ObamaCare, by managing workarounds.

        • Tim says:

          I predict a surge in black market organ harvesting. Lots of ObamaCare inspectors are going to be waking up in strange bathtubs minus one or more kidneys with a note on their toe instructing to dial the PPACA referral service.

  3. bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

    George Maschke says:
    8/21/2013 at 2:35 am

    I’m a co-founder of AntiPolygraph.org and am among those cited in the McClatchy article. I think that teaching others how to pass a polygraph test is First Amendment-protected free speech, even if our government would prefer that such knowledge were not widely available. //// I feel compelled to ask: why do you teach this? I’m happy with “to make money.” But I wonder if there are any other more iconoclastic or even heuristic based motives?

    • Tim says:

      It is a tool of deception and oppression — Is it not enough that it should be exposed? Should it not be exposed that the 4′th amendment is dead as well as the 1′st {due to self-censorship/chilling effect}??

      I cringe to think of what compelled you to ask — I think you would agree that it was most certainly not the Power of Christ.

      • Tim says:

        Let’s just call this an ‘intervention’ because we are all concerned about bobbo’s bouncing soul — “You mean, I just want to be loved?”

        http://youtube.com/watch?v=vX3wNfw3iYY

        http://urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Volgons

        http://youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&list=PL2Lz9LTm142wqMhWnnRy3X6llne3PW3x3&v=IxPeIiU2kx4#t=98

      • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

        It is a tool of deception and oppression — /// There is an argument for oppression as well as freedom but what is the argument for deception?

        Is it not enough that it should be exposed? /// You can’t expose what everyone already knows.

        Should it not be exposed that the 4′th amendment is dead as well as the 1′st {due to self-censorship/chilling effect}?? /// Use of the lie detector touches upon the 1&4 Amends but does not violate them. FREEEEEEEEEDOM does not include the freedom to commit crime. Too many Liberty Losers make that mistake.

        I cringe to think of what compelled you to ask — well==why would someone teach others how to lie successfully? Seems to encourage criminality. No civilized, honest, non-hypocrite would support such activity.

        I think you would agree that it was most certainly not the Power of Christ. /// who? what????

        • Tim says:

          Because Truth has become treason and we still have a right to act to preserve Life, and Liberty, and that Other Ambiguous Thing.

          “”According to Paul, these are the tell-tale signs of a dictatorial government: “And when you have a dictatorship or an authoritarian government, truth becomes treasonous.

          http://www.infowars.com/ron-paul-when-you-have-a-dictatorship-truth-becomes-treasonous/

          To clarify; I’ve waited and plotted and scanned for this moment every since I learned they lied about cannabis — I was always sick of people saying “If you don’t like it here, move.” And my waved-away reply being “you people shit in everyone else’s back yard first– There is nowhere to go, not that you fucks would let me leave, anyways.”

          • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

            So what you are saying is that all statements from our elected leaders should be done under the polygraph.

            I agree.

            We should all support greater use of the Lie Detector.

            Yea, verily!

          • Tim says:

            No. What I’m saying is that our ‘elected’ leaders are psycopaths which sail right through the test. We must work hard to demonstate agility on the same playing field.

  4. Professor Kool says:

    What’s the next subject to be made illegal to teach?

    For Washington, it won’t be one of these secret courses:

    “How to pork up a piece of legislation without getting caught.”

    “How to lie effectively to your electorate, with a straight face.”

    “Spending more while claiming you’ve cut back.”

    “How to cash in on future legislation before everyone else.”

    “Building your golden parachute with taxpayer dollars.”

    • Big Toe says:

      Aren’t those all just lessons in “How to be a LAWYER”?!

      Substitute the word “taxpayer” or “electorate” for “client” and there is no difference!

  5. CrankyGeeksFan says:

    I heard a radio interview with a federal undercover agent that had to pass a lie-detector test in order to be accepted into a particular criminal organization. He avoided any discussion of how he passed the test.

    I think the interview was with the ATF agent that went into the Hells Angels that was the basis for the book No Angel.

  6. NewformatSux says:

    This is useful stuff to use against the 86 criminal investigators hired by HHS to investigate people for possible violations of ObamaCare.

  7. JimD says:

    The “Meter” indicates NOTHING, but the “Human” operating the “Detector” is the LIAR !!! And the person being “Tested” is the Victim !!! That’s the reason “Lie Detectors” are no allowed as “evidence” in courts !!!