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« on: 30/09/2008 18:13:13 »
Would it be possible to fit lie detectors in the seats of parliament?

Would they blow a fuse after a few minutes?

It has been said that the easiest way to tell if a politician is lying is to watch for his/her mouth moving.
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« Reply #1 on: 30/09/2008 18:25:44 »
Ha Ha!

Good idea!

The only problem with that would be that I think politicians lie to themselves so much that they actually begin to believe what they're saying. In that case, a lie detector wouldn't work.
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« Reply #2 on: 30/09/2008 23:27:16 »
Don the polygraphs in the Uk but which parliament?
Westminster or Scotland's parliament (MSPs) or the Welsh Assembly
(WAMP) or where. interesting idea only the politicians would have to most likely pass a law for that to be operational
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« Reply #3 on: 01/10/2008 09:00:16 »
Ha Ha!

Good idea!

The only problem with that would be that I think politicians lie to themselves so much that they actually begin to believe what they're saying. In that case, a lie detector wouldn't work.

Good point. Forget that idea.

Back to the drawing board. How about a rack, iron maiden or thumb screws?
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« Reply #4 on: 01/10/2008 11:06:14 »
Ha Ha!

Good idea!

The only problem with that would be that I think politicians lie to themselves so much that they actually begin to believe what they're saying. In that case, a lie detector wouldn't work.

Good point. Forget that idea.

Back to the drawing board. How about a rack, iron maiden or thumb screws?

Don now that is old-fashioned form of using an old polygraph. lol

Which country's governments are you referring too?

The US or one of the 4 UK ones, westminster, MSP, welsh and stormont in NI.
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« Reply #5 on: 01/10/2008 11:20:44 »
Well I was thinking of those *%"~#^'s in Westminster, but then it wouldn't be such a bad idea in the White House too.
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« Reply #6 on: 01/10/2008 14:32:44 »
Would it be possible to fit lie detectors in the seats of parliament?

Would they blow a fuse after a few minutes?

It has been said that the easiest way to tell if a politician is lying is to watch for his/her mouth moving.
Ha Ha!

Good idea!

The only problem with that would be that I think politicians lie to themselves so much that they actually begin to believe what they're saying. In that case, a lie detector wouldn't work.

Good point. Forget that idea.

Back to the drawing board. How about a rack, iron maiden or thumb screws?

Don now that is old-fashioned form of using an old polygraph. lol

Which country's governments are you referring too?

The US or one of the 4 UK ones, westminster, MSP, welsh and stormont in NI.


The U.S. doesn't have a parliament, girlie.

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« Reply #7 on: 01/10/2008 19:14:45 »
If you put a lie detector in their seats it would be in the perfect place as they all talk out of their backsides!
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« Reply #8 on: 02/10/2008 11:57:58 »
If you put a lie detector in their seats it would be in the perfect place as they all talk out of their backsides!

Why of course!!! this explains why they have to stand up to speak. And I thought all the 'hurumphing' 'wooooing' 'heeerrring' and so on were sounds of approval and disapproval, but obviously I was wrong. It's muffled voices because they are sitting and trying to speak!
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