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Professor suspected of being a terrorist because of a math equation

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, May 8, 2016.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    Ignorance is dangerous to your freedom.

    From: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/05/07/professors-airplane-math-leads-flight-delay/84084914/


    A math equation landed an Ivy League professor on an American Airlines flight in questioning Thursday under suspicion of being a terrorist.

    Guido Menzio, an economist at the University of Pennsylvania, was working on a differential equation while waiting for the Syracuse-bound plane to take off from Philadelphia, the Washington Post reported. He had to present the findings of a working paper at Queen's University. But a passenger somehow mistook the equation for Arabic or some sort of Islamic code for a terrorist attack.

    That's how the 41-minute flight ended up delayed by two hours—a false alarm the olive-skinned, curly, dark-haired native Italian chalked up to racial profiling.

    From: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/2...is__quot_terrorist__quot__flight_delayed.html

    In his own social media post, Menzio wrote: "The lady just looked at me, looked at my writing of mysterious formulae, and concluded I was up to no good. Because of that an entire flight was delayed. . . . Trump's America is already here. It's not yet in power though. Personally, I will fight back."

    Last year, he won the Carlo Alberto Medal for Best Italian Economist Under 40.




    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/2...quot__flight_delayed.html#vFrT3r7coaxEQpVx.99

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    Oh. Too bad. He would have qualified for the title of Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinoise in Chicago.

    Obama might have called him, "friend."
     
  3. InTheLight

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    Dumb.

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    Illinoise? Sheesh.
     
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    The guy's reasoning skills obviously don't go beyond math...
     
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    Seriously?
     
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    Try telling that to those who believe that Trump is a true Conservative.
     
  8. Aaron

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    Seems to be on Bill Ayers' resume.
     
  9. Crabtownboy

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    Look at the replies.
     
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