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FBI struggles to find pot free hackers
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:15PM BST 21 May 2014 | Raf Sanchez

Posted on 05/22/2014 12:10:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The FBI is struggling to recruit bright young computer programmers because of their fondness for cannabis, according to the bureau’s director.

Under current rules, the FBI cannot hire anyone who has smoked marijuana in the last three years—a policy that rules out many of the best recent graduates.

“I have to hire a great work force to compete with those cyber criminals and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview,” said James Comey, the FBI’s director. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cannabis; drugfreepolicy; fbi; fib; hackers; wod; wosd

1 posted on 05/22/2014 12:10:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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2 posted on 05/22/2014 1:55:59 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s no surprise. The most gifted programmers, researchers and engineers I’ve met throughout my career all smoked tons of bud and occasionally dabbled in psychedelics. Some even made new discoveries due to the different perspectives these substances give.

The older ones were very quiet about it but the young ones today don’t care that much about admitting it.


3 posted on 05/22/2014 5:19:32 AM PDT by varyouga
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Wow. We’ve come a long way from the ‘80s. In the ‘80s, the pot-smokers and computer geeks/hackers I knew fell under “never the twain shall meet” category.


4 posted on 05/22/2014 9:46:42 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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