Inviting all WAG’s, IIRC’s, AFAIK’s, utterly baseless speculations, and any additional acronyms that come to mind.
I keep getting invitations to job offerings that require (federal) security clearance. Now, I personally think that our government is very, very silly for even wasting the paper to share these announcements with me, but it also gets me thinking: Would I have a snowball’s chance in hell of clearance?
Aside from obvious involvement in the typical suspicious activities (espionage/ conspiracy), what are they looking for? I understand that they can probe pretty far into one’s private life, but how tangential does this info get? What would they think of my collection of grateful dead bootlegs? My long-lost yearning to live on a commune? Agnosticism? This topic? Traffic tickets? Other. . .tickets?
“There is nothing you ought to do, for the simple reason that you know nothing, nothing whatever- make a mental note of that, if you please.”