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#1 Nice bit of political redirection General Clapper.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-06-26 11:59||
#2 Republicans on Capitol Hill aren't backing down on their calls for Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate a series of National Security leaks of highly classified information to the press in what many think was an effort to make President Obama look tough on foreign policy. According to long time Democrat Pat Caddell, the man known in Washington as "the leaker in chief," political operative and now Obama national security adviser Tom Donilon.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-06-26 12:07||
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-06-26 16:11||
#4 Officials at the CIA, FBI and other intelligence agencies will be given expanded polygraph tests under a new Obama administration directive aimed at stamping out national-security leaks.
Yup, nothing like a red herring being thrown out for a head fake. If the leak is high up in the WH, what good would it do to polygraph lower level people not in the loop unless it is for mis-direction or re-direction? This has been BO's MO for a long time--make it look like something is happening when in fact nothing is being done.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-06-26 16:17||
#5 Thank you BP. Nearly everything I learned about politics and human nature I learned from that old movie.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-06-26 17:26||
#6 Polygraphs are routine for certain people with special accesses to compartmentalized information, or PRP duties. It comes with the job, and you hate them but learn to deal with them every few years.
Posted by OldSpook 2012-06-26 18:41||
#7 Zimmerman passed his polygraph, and he's sitting in jail.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-06-26 20:31||
#8 It comes with the job, and you hate them but learn to deal with them every few years.
Posted by OldSpook
Or at the end of an overseas deployment...or termination of an operation. Keeps honest people honest, most of the time.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-06-26 21:06||
#9 1) Polygraphs will be nothing but fabricated drama. I was asked once to take a polygraph. If your fingers twitch or if your pulse rate goes up while answering those answers are deemed a lie. Problem was, a hot moma was giving the test so I refused to take it on grounds of being smitten already.
2) Obama is trying his best to close curtins to true government operations. He is then to create a trully closed society if he can. Gas prices are down. Rumors are he made a sectret deal with the Saudies. He told no one of that negotiation that impacts every American. Very, Very disturbing if the rumors are true.
Posted by Glusock Forkbeard2145 2012-06-26 22:14||
#10 Penn & Teller had a bit on Polygraphs on their show Bull$hit. Basically they are unreliable. Pucker your bum when the do the base-line questions and for some reason your chances of passing increase dramatically. That and a lot of it is based on the test giver guessing or insinuating why.
They also mentioned an odd connection. The guy that invented Wonder Woman wither her lasso that makes you tell the truth also invented the lie detector test. Strange world.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-06-26 22:31||
#11 Long, but what the heck. Dietrich really starts messing with them at about 11:49.
Posted by gorb 2012-06-26 23:36||