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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Hands and feet can kill, so can string/wires/rope, pencils, scissors... hell, even a soup spoon could kill... gotta ban all that stuff man. All of it's gotta go.
    Most would have to work at with those things, some more than others. Killing someone should be work.


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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    I believe Zimmerman believes he was right and was acting in self defense. So I don't think a polygraph is going to reveal anything.

    The problem is, I also believe Zimmerman injected himself unnecessarily into an innocent situation and probably caused Martin to feel like he was physically in danger. I think they both probably acted in self defense, but the whole situation was instigated without warrant by Zimmerman, which in my opinion makes him guilty of manslaughter, or at least should be held civilly liable.

    But that's just my opinion based on what I've read.
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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The vote is "other"… The thing is, and the the question should be : should the Zimmermans of this world be allowed to own and use guns ?
    Further : should America continue to be a backward nation...
    In other words, the guns must go !
    And then, the Martins would still be here.
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    You forgot knives, people stab and kill. In other words, knives must go, and the Martins would still be here. Oh and cars kill, have to ban them too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Hands and feet can kill, so can string/wires/rope, pencils, scissors... hell, even a soup spoon could kill... gotta ban all that stuff man. All of it's gotta go.
    I wonder if any moderation is possible. But not in a SYGL country where everyone should have a gun.
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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Certainly you're not silly enough to believe that.
    Of course, I believe that, can it be any more obvious ?
    Well, maybe not to a conservative, living in a world of denial...or do you buy that crap, guns don't kill, people do.....
    Like Zimmerman could have murdered Martin with his bare hands ????
    I'd say - compare the English and American murder rates...but this, this too is silly, isn't it ???

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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    If he passed an independant as well as a monitored by authorities polygraph, I would believe him.

    Of course, there are those who will not believe it no matter what.

    He could pass a dozen lie detector tests and Al Sharpton and his ilk would never admit they were wrong.

    But, somehow, I don't think Zimmerman will be taking any polygraphs anytime soon. Naturally, his lawyer will advise him not too. And I'm sure that's the excuse he'll use to avoid the test.

    If he was all that innocent, he would be INSISTING on taking a lie detector test. I know I would.

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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Of course, I believe that, can it be any more obvious ?
    Well, maybe not to a conservative, living in a world of denial...or do you buy that crap, guns don't kill, people do.....
    Like Zimmerman could have murdered Martin with his bare hands ????
    I'd say - compare the English and American murder rates...but this, this too is silly, isn't it ???
    When you make a post like this you are arguing about the results and offering a contrary position w/o much data. And the contrary position isn't actually achievable. But a SYGL promoted by the NRA presents an opportunity to illustrate going overboard in one direction. Given Zimmerman's personality someone could get him to follow them and shoot him in 'self-defense' and use the SYGL as required if it went that far. This blatantly illustrates the opportunity for more legal use of guns. This should make the pure pro-gun folks consider some moderation.
    BTW, I'm a supporter of "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    If the polygraph says he's telling the truth, I'd believe it.

    Ever seen the show Judge Ross? Or Maury or Steve Wilkos?

    They all use lie detectors.

    Why exactly is this guy any different?
    You believe what you see on those shows? Seriously?

    I don't know about the other two, but from what I've seen of Steve Wilkos, most of it is pretty obviously staged. You'd have to be pretty stupid to think that anything on that show reflects anything having to do with actual reality. Lacking any solid evidence to the contrary, I would have to assume that the other two shows you mention are the same.

    If you ever heard the Phil Hendrie radio show, you probably believed all of it was real too.
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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    That doesn't contradict what I said at all. If you can keep your autonomic nervous system responses controlled, you can pass a polygraph test while lying.
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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post

    If he was all that innocent, he would be INSISTING on taking a lie detector test. I know I would.
    IMO, that logic fails - if I'm innocent, last thing I'd want is for it to be "proven" or "disproven" using something as potentially flawed - and rarely admissible in court, if ever - as that.

    Are you really arguing that the innocent should go for it, otherwise they're not? Or am I looking too deeply into it?
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    Re: If Zimmerman took an independent polygraph test...

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    IMO, that logic fails - if I'm innocent, last thing I'd want is for it to be "proven" or "disproven" using something as potentially flawed - and rarely admissible in court, if ever - as that.

    Are you really arguing that the innocent should go for it, otherwise they're not? Or am I looking too deeply into it?
    I agree with you in regards to the evasion of privacy. And it would definitely have to be a dire situation for me to ever compromise my rights and submit to a polygraph.

    I think this guys situation definitely qualifies as "dire," would you not agree?

    You may be looking to deep into it. I dunno.

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