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The Lie Behind the Lie Detector on Amazon Kindle DX
As electronic book readers grow in popularity, it's worth noting that's popular free e-book, The Lie Behind the Lie Detector, is well-suited for reading on such devices. Here are som...

Started Dec 6th, 2009 at 12:10pm by George W. Maschke
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By: WannaBeCopper
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Re: cheating, please help
I am very uncomfortable having the success or failure of a marriage contingent upon a polygraph examination. I recommend you don't take it. If you have been unfaithful, come clean and swear that you w...

Started Nov 23rd, 2010 at 8:16am by stefano (Ex Member)
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control question question
i have read the lbtld several times i have a question that wasnt clearly resolved last time i asked it. when asked a controlled question (EX. have you ever stolen anything from work?)how do you answer...

Started Oct 28th, 2010 at 2:44am by conner52
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By: George W. Maschke
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How Do I Answer Control ?
I am having a hard time understanding the concept of making reactions to controlled questions. When asked a controlled question do you tell the truth then do a countermeasure? or do you lie and do a c...

Started Oct 17th, 2010 at 6:21pm by conner52
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By: conner52
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Regarding breathing, stim test and post test interrogation
I'll start by telling you that I have read TLBTLD. I have read chapter 3 and 4 two times and will continue to read them until I am confident that I will pass a polygraph. I plan on applying f...

Started Sep 22nd, 2010 at 6:52am by rawform
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By: rawform
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if it doesn't work, why do you promote countermeasures?
convince me!

Started Sep 26th, 2008 at 10:26pm by curious examiner (Guest)
13 12850 Last Post Mar 12th, 2010 at 12:14am
By: Just thinking
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lie detector test, do or dont do
I am new to all this so please bare with me, i just wanted so advise and i was reading some of the comments and i feel i just had to say this: yes when a child is molested it is a horrible thing and ...

Started Oct 2nd, 2009 at 9:06pm by witchyb
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By: Twoblock
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Thanks in Advance
I just wanted to say thank you for this site.  One of my life long dreams has been to become a police officer and just recently I made the commitment to make it happen.  One of the things that I have ...

Started May 3rd, 2009 at 8:34am by Prodaytrader
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Simple CM question
I am unclear on one of the (probably very simple) points in the countermeasure chapter of TLBTLD:
When applying a countermeasure during a control question, is the examinee supposed to give a true...

Started Mar 24th, 2008 at 6:40am by emanon249
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By: CarRamRod (Guest)
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Seat Sensor
How dodes one tell if thr poly has a seat sensor, are there wires?
If no sensor, how effective is the anal sphincter contraction?

Started Aug 16th, 2008 at 6:07pm by polyh8r
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By: tiedoverbarrel
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Poll: Polygraph Countermeasures Poll
The question is: Do you think that lying and cheating on a polygraph exam is justified if one believes it might help them get a job with the government o...

Started Nov 2nd, 2008 at 4:27pm by SanchoPanza
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By: SanchoPanza
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Moved: 'Can the polygraph tech manipulate the test'
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i heard from a college proff. ..
i heard from a college proff.  that there was a study done among 10 persons and they all where told to take a dollar off of the table sometime durring the day and he told 5 of them that they would tak...

Started Feb 18th, 2005 at 7:49am by lil_c_vip
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By: KittenMcGee (Guest)
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Anti-polygraph and Polygraph Search Engines
Interesting tid-bits.  The website is constantly being chastised as ineffective by people who disagree with the information being provided.  
The website is chastised as providing false informati...

Started Sep 29th, 2008 at 1:50am by Fair Chance
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By: Fair Chance
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Has anyone tried the abdominal squeeze on a poly?
I was told by my boss that the polygrapher made him sit on a pad during the test. He didn't know what the pad was for. I did. Smiley
Anyway, has anyone tested the abdominal squeeze successfully? <br ...

Started Apr 28th, 2008 at 1:42am by vrt1956
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By: Joe McCarthy
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Thanks George and!
Passed my polygraph! I lied on one question and I used the control breathing method as much as I could. I went in with the mindset that I was going to beat it and I did! The control questions the exam...

Started May 7th, 2008 at 3:57pm by scmike
4 3166 Last Post May 8th, 2008 at 7:40pm
By: sackett
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Save your money.
I recently took a pre-employment poly, the second one I've taken in my life, and I am compelled to say a few things.
For those looking around the internet to find helpfrul information on the pol...

Started Apr 2nd, 2008 at 8:11am by emanon249
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By: sackett
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I have a problem with only one "relevant" question. What to do ?
Hi there Smiley
I'm supposed to take a polygraph test during the next couple of weeks, and while I feel totally comfortable with most of the questions that I will be asked, there's one specific quest...

Started Jan 18th, 2008 at 5:08pm by mario
3 3337 Last Post Jan 18th, 2008 at 6:19pm
By: George W. Maschke
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TLBTLD and Doug Williams
     I have never taken a Poly, but I have done a lot of reading. I am convinced that TLBTLD seems to be a very good book. It does seem to mirror Mr. Williams book, and techniques.
     Does any...

Started Jan 23rd, 2006 at 2:29pm by confusus
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By: WJ
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AntiPolygraph research
After a careful perusal of your site, it seems obvious that while you make countless criticisms regarding polygraph research, you haven't really done any of your own. In fact you seem to base almost a...

Started Dec 8th, 2007 at 3:31am by SanchoPanza
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