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FBI File Notes Steve Jobs' Reality Distortion Field 337

Posted by timothy
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Hugh Pickens writes "Bloomberg reports that the FBI has released a decades-old file it kept on Steve Jobs, the deceased Apple co-founder, after a background check for a possible appointment by former President George H. W. Bush conducting interviews with unnamed associates of Jobs to judge his character, drug use and potential prejudices. 'Several individuals questioned Mr. Jobs' honesty stating that Mr. Jobs will twist the truth and distort reality in order to achieve his goals,' according to the materials. Several people commented 'concerning past drug use on the part of Mr. Jobs,' according to the file including marijuana, hashish and LSD during the period 1970 – 1974. The file also noted that Jobs was not a member of the communist party."
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FBI File Notes Steve Jobs' Reality Distortion Field

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  • by masternerdguy (2468142) on Thursday February 09, 2012 @02:09PM (#38984601)
    Also, there are these really cool things called 'elections' in which you get the chance to periodically vote for a candidate you like. The majority rules and the candidate that pleases the most people is elected. Did you know that you can even run for election?
  • Re:Job Requirements? (Score:4, Informative)

    by Attila Dimedici (1036002) on Thursday February 09, 2012 @02:23PM (#38984857)
    I am not sure what Karl Rove has to do with the consideration of Steve Jobs for a posible appointment by President George H.W. Bush. Karl Rove was an advisor to George W. Bush, who had yet to run for governor of Texas when this took place.
  • by drinkypoo (153816) <martin.espinoza@gmail.com> on Friday February 10, 2012 @08:28AM (#38993925) Homepage Journal

    A mind-altering drug is the result of an "enquiring mind"? I'm as much against the criminalisation of weed as the next non-idiot but that's because marijuana is a social problem - just as drinking or tobacco smoking - not properly a legal issue.

    Drinking is a legal issue because it causes people to behave dangerously. Smoking is a legal issue because it causes people to wander around emitting cancerous compounds. MJ is an issue only because it has been criminalized. It does not contribute or lead to behavior which is harmful to others, only its criminalization does that.

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