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  • U.S. Politics Part 5: Same old Thread...Just New.

    tom_g said:
    How convinced would you be if polygraph experts said the statements made during a lie-detector test were 99% reliable?
    Polygraph tests aren't very reliable...they measure certain physiological responses and then someone interprets that to determine if the subject it lying or not.  It's not very scientific, and very subjective.

    Having said that, there is some consensus around how to interpret various readings and they *probably* are accurate for *most* people.

    If you're asking about this in relation to Stormy Weathers, the polygraph doesn't mean anything to me - I believe her.
  • U.S. Politics Part 5: Same old Thread...Just New.

    Doubling back to our conversation about the NRA....I don't know how statistically relevant this is, but it did make me think.

    I was talking to a friend in Ohio about everything that happened recently, and mentioned that companies are ditching their affiliations with the NRA like crazy.  When I said that, she said "Ah, that reminds me - I have to cancel my NRA membership".  I was shocked to hear her say that she had a membership to cancel.  She told me that a few years ago when she got insurance, her banker told her that if she bought a NRA membership for $30 (or something like that) she'd save hundreds of dollars on her insurance policy.  Apparently tons of her friends were told the same thing - if you're buying insurance, buy a NRA membership - it will save you a ton of money.

    We know that the NRA gets its money from gun manufacturers and not from its members (for the most part)...they just need membership numbers to have the appearance of a threatening voting block.  I wonder how many of their NRA's members have no interest in guns and just bought it to save on insurance or some other thing?
  • U.S. Politics Part 5: Same old Thread...Just New.

    asmallcat said:
    These pics made me think of this gem - proof that unfortunate outfit choices know no party or ideology. 

    Somehow Bush looks like he lost an emasculating bet and Putin still looks like he can break your neck.
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    Trump's list of things to mention when talking to the families of the shooting victims in Florida.  #5 "I hear you".  He needed a note to remind himself to express empathy.

    Frakkin TvoodooratPhoebes89
  • U.S. Politics Part 5: Same old Thread...Just New.

    tom_g said:
    Frakkin T said:
    tom_g said:
    Let's see if this is verified

    Shooter had White Supremacist ties link
    no fake news there: 

    The instagram chat that came out this weekend was chilling.  Is 'disenfranchised teen' just code for a horrible white person?
    Fixed :)
    Frakkin T