More like, "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws." - Mayer Amschel Rothschild (yeah, I know it's improperly misattributed to him, but whatever... there's truth to the statement.
Jefferson knew that central banks (even private ones) were a bad idea.
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." -Thomas Jefferson
This shows the same outcome about addiction --where did the person move to after rehabilitation?
"In the 1970s, a sizable number of U.S. servicemen in Vietnam self-identified as heroin addicts. But when they returned stateside, the number of these soldiers who continued their addiction was surprisingly low. Why? Turns out a massive disruption in their environment and routine played a big role in helping them change their behavior."
In essence, those that got rehab in Vietnam weren't craving it when they got home. Those that got rehab in the USA were the ones that had the hardest time breaking the cycle of addiction.
Grammar, Spelling, and Effective Communication Skills
And I'd say you're right... Those skills lead to being a good editor --yet another byproduct of someone that's thinking critically. And can lead to fewer errors with a misplaced ' or " or ; or... you get the point.
I would say that the skills I see lacking are reading, writing and basic math. Especially the first one will get you anywhere you want...
And I'd say you're right, but it's comprehension that's sorely lacking these days. Creative and critical thinking seem to lead to common sense, hence the reasons they're not taught --except to the very elite, both institutional and familial.
Fortunately, it's still up to the FBI to prove they're not lying. Now, what an American jury is willing to accept as proof is anyone's guess.
Unfortunately, you can't trust the general populace (hence, a jury of peers) to understand complex technical arguments. You also can't trust the government to offer up non-fabricated evidence.
If, at any time, a person is being watched by the gov, you can guarantee that the gov will make up any story (child porn is the easiest, I'd think) to strip you of any trust your friends and family may have had and make you look downright evil.
He probably got too close to a real exploit and they wanted to take him out.
IIRC, the real takeaway with CitizenFour was the ending where documents revealed there were open investigations on over 1.4M Americans.
Why so many? Justification of current resources/spending?
...are the older-style chicklet keys...
Chicklet keys..? You are referring to the half-sized function keys that are at the top of the keyboard, yes? An entire keyboard of chicklet-sized keys would be darn annoying!
In short, I'm pretty sure the U.S. government is doing almost everything it possibly can to encourage extremist behavior. What I don't understand is why.
I'll tell you why... Weapons sales. Basically, that. Then Cheney's old buddies at Halliburton were given all the contracts to provide troop-support services and rebuilding contracts.
Are they trying to bring about the end of the world, or are they really that clueless?
I'd not say clueless, but shrewd. Since the inception of 'central banks', it's been the mission of the moneylenders to own every government they can. They finance both sides of an election. Those paid-for politicians are just talking heads that spew corporate FUD anywhere they can with talk of nameless, faceless people who will wage a continual war on Western nations. Who cares about the world when you have the modern-day's equivalent to 'bread and circuses'... Cheetos and YouTube.
It's pretty easy to fulfill 'prophecy' (all that end-of-the-world crap) if you already have a roadmap written out for you!
You legalize drugs, obvs.
Yes.. everywhere. Now you have cartels buying Colorado weed and smuggling it back to Mexico to sell at a profit to the wealthy who live there. This world needs to stop looking to the USA for legal advice and policy and do it their own way.