Politics Woman mistakes math for terrorist code, delays flight for hours

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    Talking about bottom of the barrel ignorant when you cant even recognize math

    But still that doesn't matter he was escorted off and interrogated.





    An Ivy League professor said his flight was delayed because a fellow passenger thought the math equations he was writing might be a sign he was a terrorist.

    American Airlines confirms that the woman expressed suspicions about University of Pennsylvania economics professor Guido Menzio. She said she was too ill to take the Air Wisconsin-operated flight.

    Menzio said he was flying from Philadelphia to Syracuse on Thursday night and was solving a differential equation related to a speech he was set to give at Queen's University in Ontario, Canada. He said the woman sitting next to him passed a note to a flight attendant and the plane headed back to the gate. Menzio, who is Italian and has curly, dark hair, said the pilot then asked for a word and he was questioned by an official.

    "I thought they were trying to get clues about her illness," he told The Associated Press in an email. "Instead, they tell me that the woman was concerned that I was a terrorist because I was writing strange things on a pad of paper."

    Menzio said he explained what he had been doing and the flight took off soon afterward. He was treated respectfully throughout, he added. But, he said, he was concerned about a delay that a brief conversation or an Internet search could have resolved.

    "Not seeking additional information after reports of 'suspicious activity' ... is going to create a lot of problems, especially as xenophobic attitudes may be emerging," he said.

    American spokesman Casey Norton said the Air Wisconsin crew followed protocol to take care of an ill passenger and then to investigate her allegations. Norton wouldn't specify the details of the allegations, but said officials determined them to be non-credible. The woman was rebooked on a later flight.

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    'Merica.
    We do stupid best of all. :oops:
     
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    Fucking greasy Italian terrorists!
     
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    with any luck, she has popped out several children!
     
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    I bet ya she will figure out the equation of how much she can get in tax breaks with those neanderthal children.
     
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    Keep those damned curly haired, garlic eaters off out planes!
     
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    But getting a college education is bad liberal thing to do.
     
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    When it comes to being World Champs, we do stupid better than anyone
     
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    I dun got two colleges educations.
    Go Hillary :c
     
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    Guido Menzio sounds like the bad guy in a seventies film.
     
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    To be fair wops look like dune coons.
     
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    Not in something useful it isn't.
     
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    Eggzactly. Like learning math
     
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    I was gonna say that but I'm sure someone would say math isn't useful cuz we gots calcumalators and stuff.
     
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    Well you might not use it daily but it does keep you from turning people in as terrorist for using it on a plane. That has to be something.
     
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    Only if you major in social studies and don't pay for it. Bernie is full of shit. We already have free college. Unfortunately, the people that get it become professional whiners and/or politicians.
     
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    That's a bunch of bull shit. Most people go to college for something useful, engineers, computer science, medicine, i don't buy into that bull shit propaganda.
     
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