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Dec 7th, 2013 at 1:13am
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Any news on the story about the polygraph story that MCClatchy's Marisa Taylor broke last month? Did Senator Coburn's office request a hearing about it? I remember he spoke about it during some kind of senate hearing.
  
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Reply #1 - Dec 7th, 2013 at 2:16pm
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Any news on the story about the polygraph story that MCClatchy's Marisa Taylor broke last month? Did Senator Coburn's office request a hearing about it? I remember he spoke about it during some kind of senate hearing.



Sen. Coburn is my senator, and as soon as I saw that article about what he said, I sent him this:

http://www.polygraph.com/index.php?i-don-t-teach-countermeasures


I also pointed out that the feds waste over 150 million dollars annually on "lie detector" testing and since he has a reputation for fighting waste and fraud in the government that the polygraph program exemplifies that waste and fraud more than any other.  I also pointed out that 65% of all applicants are called liars so there is also a terrible waste of human resources.  I reminded him that the American Medical Association has always maintained that the polygraph was not reliable as a "lie detector"
and that he as a trained physician knows that the "fight or flight response" is not indicative of deception, that the polygraph is based on faulty scientific evidence and that it is nothing but a fraud. I also offered to testify if he would hold hearings on this waste fraud and abuse...  etc etc etc.

I followed up with a phone call and talked at length to one of his staff people - I'm still waiting for a response.....  chirp, chirp, chirp........
  

I have been fighting the thugs and charlatans in the polygraph industry for forty years.  I tell about my crusade against the insidious Orwellian polygraph industry in my book FALSE CONFESSIONS - THE TRUE STORY OF DOUG WILLIAMS' CRUSADE AGAINST THE ORWELLIAN POLYGRAPH INDUSTRY.  Please visit my website POLYGRAPH.COM and follow me on TWITTER @DougWilliams_PG


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Reply #2 - Dec 8th, 2013 at 1:00am
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Thank you for reaching out to the Senator's staff, Mr. Williams. Hopefully they will ask you to brief them or testify at a hearing.

I didn't know he is a doctor. I am impressed with everything I hear about Sen. Coburn. He is one of the best men we have in the Congress.
  
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Reply #3 - Dec 9th, 2013 at 6:34pm
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If I recall, Senator Coburn's beef was more concerned with the blanket sharing of personal data than with polygraphy.
  
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