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Supervisor Don Horsley recommends Lie Detector tests.

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jan 18, 2013

This might be one of best ideas he has come up with. He has refused to speak to reporters since January 11th 2013. The Long Term Healthcare costs statement seems to be quite sensitive. The only quote from him about it is, " I've paid for medications."

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Posted by WhoRUpeople, a resident of another community
on Jan 18, 2013 at 2:13 pm

There are long standing, well documented, scientific reasons that the results of POLYGRAPH tests are not admissible in a court of law. The unfortunate slang term of "lie detector" is a misnomer. The machines measure bodily reactions--its well proven that they cannot be relied upon to accurately detect a lie vs a truth. So, this is not a good idea, but it is good PR. Won't resolve any real issues, would add some costs, but, hey, who really wants to address the root causes of the problem anyway.


Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 18, 2013 at 4:55 pm

"Lie detector" tests aren't accurate. I've known people that have "beat" the lie detector. From what I've read, sociopaths have no trouble passing because they are chronic liars that have no compunction against lying. The lie detector relies upon honest people to feel guilty about telling a lie. It causes their pulse, respiration and galvanic response to change. If it doesn't change, as far as the lie detector is concerned, you haven't lied.


Posted by Poly-who-ha, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 18, 2013 at 6:48 pm

We know what it means when a person offers to take a "lie detector" test to prove they are telling the truth. The truth will eventually find its way, and lies only serve to lubricate the pipes as the liars flush their credibility down the toilet.