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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#870342 Mar 8, 2013
A police chief hired to rebuild a tiny Tennessee department dismantled by scandal is using a lie-detector test to keep racists off his force.

Coopertown Police Chief Shane Sullivan took over the department in November, becoming the 11th chief in as many years. He was hired on the heels of a series of police scandals that for a few months left Coopertown with no police at all. Years before that, a mayor was voted out of office after the local prosecutor accused him of racism and running a notorious speed trap.

Law enforcement experts say Sullivan's polygraph approach is unusual, though some departments use the devices for other purposes during the application process. Others try to root out bias in other ways. One polygraph expert warned that lie detectors can't accurately predict racism for reasons that include people's inability to recognize their own racism.

Sullivan said he doubts racists will even apply for the force if they know about the tests.

"I think the polygraph will definitely keep these people from applying," the 39-year-old chief said.

And he believes the policy is working, because he says it's already discouraged some applicants. "I've told a couple of ones about the polygraph who have not called me back."

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/police-chi...

discriminating against racists? can't wait to see one of them try to file a lawsuit.

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#870343 Mar 8, 2013
Dem idiots wrote:
<quoted text>My people skills are just fine... It's my tolerance for communists such as dailykos that needs work lily.
You're a sockpuppet. You have no skills, people or otherwise.

You're merely a figment of a very sick transvestite's drugged imagination.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#870344 Mar 8, 2013
carol wrote:
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It was the idea of drones flying over our heads while we're sipping our coffee in an outdoor cafe and hoping a "suspected terrorist" wasn't right sitting beside us.
Drones carrying deadly arsenals simply don't belong in the skies above American soil - especially when we have an administration who unashamedly wants to silence his opposition and half the population.
Holder could never quite get that as a legitimate concern.
pure BS.

'But maybe, but maybe, but maybe!'

pure BS.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#870345 Mar 8, 2013
WASHINGTON — Weeks after he was first arrested in Turkey, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden who once served as a spokesman for Al Qaeda will appear in a New York courtroom on Friday to face terrorism charges that could result in life imprisonment

The arrest of Mr. Abu Ghaith was the rare occasion in which a Qaeda operative was detained overseas rather than killed. The Obama administration has expanded the use of targeted killing operations in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere, asserting that they are justified when there is no possibility of capture.

Spokesmen for the C.I.A. and the White House declined to comment.

Three terrorism defendants, who were extradited from Britain in October, are already facing trial in Manhattan.

They include Abu Hamza al-Masri, the fiery Islamic preacher who has been charged with conspiring in a 1998 kidnapping of American and other tourists in Yemen and in trying to help establish a terrorist training camp in Oregon, and Adel Abdul Bary, charged with conspiring in the 1998 bombings of two United States Embassies in East Africa. Both have pleaded not guilty.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/world/middl...

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dem

Chicago, IL

#870347 Mar 8, 2013
waxywaxturd wrote:
ONE MORE TIME!!!!!!!!!!
CHECK THIS OUT EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!
MY post got 114 SPECTACULAR judgits!!!!!!!
Waxman
Windsor, CT
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You are liar and and an idiot, socialist. It's obvious you are not going anywhere. Most losers like you don't!
Baaawwwaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!![Quote ]
Hugs!!!!!!!!! NWAXMAN
Don't forget to leave me your phones numbers boys!!
Nobody cares about your dumb judgeits, hillbilly sonicfktard.

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#870348 Mar 8, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yep. Finally a little light. But still far below the 360,000 jobs a month we need plus 130,000 people still dropped out of the workforce.
They say it is because of Sandy.
Flake finally admitting he's been wrong all along!!

About time, Chicken Little!!

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#870349 Mar 8, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
A police chief hired to rebuild a tiny Tennessee department dismantled by scandal is using a lie-detector test to keep racists off his force.
Coopertown Police Chief Shane Sullivan took over the department in November, becoming the 11th chief in as many years. He was hired on the heels of a series of police scandals that for a few months left Coopertown with no police at all. Years before that, a mayor was voted out of office after the local prosecutor accused him of racism and running a notorious speed trap.
Law enforcement experts say Sullivan's polygraph approach is unusual, though some departments use the devices for other purposes during the application process. Others try to root out bias in other ways. One polygraph expert warned that lie detectors can't accurately predict racism for reasons that include people's inability to recognize their own racism.
Sullivan said he doubts racists will even apply for the force if they know about the tests.
"I think the polygraph will definitely keep these people from applying," the 39-year-old chief said.
And he believes the policy is working, because he says it's already discouraged some applicants. "I've told a couple of ones about the polygraph who have not called me back."
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/police-chi...
discriminating against racists? can't wait to see one of them try to file a lawsuit.
He should use the Harvard Implicit Test.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#870350 Mar 8, 2013
Paul's filibuster ostensibly dealt only with a very remote hypothetical contingency: targeted killings on American soil of Americans who present no imminent threat to national security. Paul insisted that all the harder questions be taken off the table. He had (he said) no issue with a targeted killing on American soil of an American who did present an imminent threat. He avoided the issue of the targeted killings of Americans outside the United States - i.e., the actual real-world problem at hand.

Instead, Paul invoked a nightmare out of a dystopian future: an evil future president shooting a missile at an American having coffee in a neighborhood cafe, merely on suspicion, without any due process of law.

I think we can all agree that such a case would be pretty deplorable. It is also far-fetched.

The question raised by Paul has the form of one of a dorm-room brain-teaser: "Well, would you be justified in stealing the loaf of broad if your children were starving and if there were no jobs even for the most diligent worker and if no social services or charity existed to help you out?"

The true answer to Paul's question was delivered by Rep. Mike Rogers in Politico this morning:

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan called the day’s discussion in the Senate “irresponsible.”

“It would be unconstitutional for the U.S. military or intelligence services to conduct lethal counterterrorism operations in the United States against U.S. citizens,” Rogers said.“I would never allow such operations to occur on my watch."

So if Paul's question is no question at all, why pose it at such considerable length?

The answer is that Paul emerges from a milieu in which far-fetched scenarios don't seem far-fetched at all. Paul specifically mentioned the possibility of a democratically elected Adolph Hitler like figure coming to power in the United States. Looming federal tyranny - against which the only protection is an armed citizenry - is a staple item in the Rand Paul inventory of urgent concerns.

Most Republican senators don't share this nightmarish vision of their country, thank goodness. But they do answer to an activist base that shares a nightmarish vision of President Obama. Rand Paul stipulated that he did not intend his remarks about a Hitler-like president to apply to the present president. But he must have a pretty fair idea of what his core constituency hears when he talks about looming tyranny - and so of course must the Republican senators who joined him at the rostrum.

They saw Rand Paul's Twitter following jump. Perhaps they sensed a great fundraising bonanza at hand. Where Rand Paul led, other Republicans followed: some out of conviction, some out of opportunism, and some out of fear.

Since 2008, the party has executed a huge about-face on issues of executive power and national security. Yesterday marked an important pivot in that complex maneuver. I worry it won't be the last.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03...

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#870351 Mar 8, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
Yep!! The stupidity of Foriduh never really left, did it??
Just another of the liar Waxturd's many sockpuppets.
How sick is this idiot?? He makes up stories about fake children, wives, cars, homes, creates dozens of fake screennemes and spends his entire life here on Topix!!
In spite of your stupidity, FDR is ranked in the TOP 5 of any polls on the Greatest Presidents.
While Bush is rated the very worst.
Figures you'd get it bass ackwards, being the bi-polar fool that you are!!
You even deny that Bush is a broken man, an alcoholic hiding out in Dallas, ashamed of having been the worst President in American History.
That's how sick you are, Waxturd puppet!!
<quoted text>
24/7, him, galt and shinning.

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#870352 Mar 8, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
It was the idea of drones flying over our heads while we're sipping our coffee in an outdoor cafe and hoping a "suspected terrorist" wasn't right sitting beside us.
Drones carrying deadly arsenals simply don't belong in the skies above American soil - especially when we have an administration who unashamedly wants to silence his opposition and half the population.
Holder could never quite get that as a legitimate concern.
"OMG OMG OMG"

"Drones! Drones! Drones!"

You do realize that a sniper could take you out just as easy or a missile from a helicopter or a scud.

My God you right whiners are so ridiculous.

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#870353 Mar 8, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Flake finally admitting he's been wrong all along!!
About time, Chicken Little!!
Notice how he did search for the negative. Typical.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#870354 Mar 8, 2013
Lindsey Graham. Chickensh*t.

Wants Bin Laden Son in Law at GITMO.

Dem idiots

Seminole, FL

#870358 Mar 8, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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"OMG OMG OMG"
"Drones! Drones! Drones!"
You do realize that a sniper could take you out just as easy or a missile from a helicopter or a scud.
My God you right whiners are so ridiculous.
RealDave is an inbred racist.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#870359 Mar 8, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Wasn't more than a month ago the nitwits, including you, were complaining about an American killed by a drone in Yemen.
You said he was an American and Obama had no right to kill him without due process. Even though he was working with Al Queda!! That's how stupid you nitwits are!!
You were too old and dumb to remember that Bush had done the same thing.
Nuculur never criticize Obama for killing al- Awlaki my point, was it Legal!! The question than became did the President have the Constitutional Authority to Kill Americans on US Soil, Holder to his credit made it Clear’ NO’

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Dem idiots

Seminole, FL

#870360 Mar 8, 2013
waxywaxturd wrote:
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You don't seem to have a problem with it when you respond to my very often "crude" remarks. Those which come from myself and my wonderful sockpuppets, who make up half the rightwing posters on here, do you?
Why I remember a time when you loved a good exchange with a certain "Warturds" (before he was carted off to the slammer), one of the foulest posters on this forum! He was okie dokie in your book little lady!! Oh yes, you seem to enjoy a back and forth with my manly "TinyE" don't you. You will talk to anyone of my crude and offensive socks if they are in agreement with you my friend, so stop being such a duplicitous phony baloney.
Will you give me a brilliant for this post?
Perplexed!! NWaxman
When you can't sleep OldRaider, it's because your're awake in waxmans dream.
Lincoln

United States

#870361 Mar 8, 2013
carol wrote:
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The Democratic Governors Association vacuumed up $11.6 million in contributions -- mostly from corporations and unions -- during the second half of 2009. For the year, DGA raised $23.1 million, a record.
The contributors included hefty checks from nearly every top lobbying firm in Washington and from such multi-national giants as Exxon Mobil which pitched in $50,000.
...Democrats catering to corporations "to some extent" is an understatement.
How DARE they?
Democrats acting as a political party.
What will they think up next
Dem idiots

Seminole, FL

#870362 Mar 8, 2013
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
Nuculur never criticize Obama for killing al- Awlaki my point, was it Legal!! The question than became did the President have the Constitutional Authority to Kill Americans on US Soil, Holder to his credit made it Clear’ NO’
Obama: My administration does not torture. We kill.. More Cops, Drones, bigger, and better government...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#870363 Mar 8, 2013
TSM wrote:
<quoted text>
Nuculur never criticize Obama for killing al- Awlaki my point, was it Legal!! The question than became did the President have the Constitutional Authority to Kill Americans on US Soil, Holder to his credit made it Clear’ NO’
The only thing clear here is that you're a retard
dems mom

Murrieta, CA

#870364 Mar 8, 2013
Free Blumpkins at my retarded sons trailer
Jane Says

New York, NY

#870365 Mar 8, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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How DARE they?
Democrats acting as a political party.
What will they think up next
being the only political party by importing millions of more poor people dependent on government who will vote democrat?

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