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1. Armed robbers snatch $50m in uncut diamonds from Brussels airport

Police forces in Europe were hunting for a £32million ($50million) stash of diamonds stolen by eight armed robbers disguised as police officers in an overnight raid at Brussels airport. The raid at Zaventem international airport is one of the biggest diamond robberies in history. It took a highly-trained professional gang just three minutes to hold up a Swiss passenger jet before escaping into the night. Belgian police were baffled by a robbery that took place with precision, military timing and apparent insider knowledge, allowing the gang to aim for the delivery of a diamond consignment within a 15-minute time window.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnew...rport.html

2. Israel PM: Unarmed Palestinian state critical to peace

Amid push to resume talks, Netanyahu tells Jewish Agency the PA must accept demilitarized state, recognize Jewish homeland. Palestinian acceptance of a demilitarized state and recognition that Israel is the Jewish homeland are both critical for long-term peace, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Jewish Agency Board of Governors on Monday. “The conflict has to be resolved with the solidity of the Jewish state ensured, both in terms of recognition and also in terms of security arrangements,” Netanyahu said.

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitic...?id=303707

3. Tunisian PM quits after failing to form new government

Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali resigned on Tuesday after failing to replace a government pulled apart by acrimony between his Islamist allies and their secular opponents. Jebali had threatened to quit if his plan for a non-partisan cabinet of technocrats to lead the north African country into early elections foundered

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/1...0J20130219

4. US and China accuse each other of cyber warfare

Security experts in the United States claim that a 12-story office building outside of Shanghai is the headquarters of a sophisticated hacking unit within the Chinese military established to attack computer networks in America and elsewhere. According to a report published Tuesday morning by a Northern Virginia-based information security company, an elusive squadron of Chinese cyberwarriors operating under the name Unit 61398 has engaged in countless battles with governments and entities around the globe for years under the umbrella of the People’s Liberation Army. The group is accused of infiltrating the computers of some of the biggest businesses and agencies in the US, both public and private alike, and is assumed to still be at large.

http://rt.com/usa/news/cyber-china-war-unit-604/

5. Japan Welcomes Abenomics With Record Unadjusted Trade Deficit In January

We may have this centrally-planned, currency-debasement driven economic stimulus thing backwards, but unless we are very wrong, in January, Japan was not supposed to post a record unadjusted trade deficit, amounting to some ¥1,628.4 billion, or nearly ¥300 billion more than the expected ¥1,379 billion deficit. And while exports did rise more than the 5.6 expected, at 6.4%, it was imports which printed at 7.3%, that destroyed expectations of a modest 2.1% rise, and which were likely all energy related. Which means that Japan is happily importing the rest of the world's inflation and getting precisely nothing to show for it.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-19...de-deficit

6. Apple: We were hacked, too

Apple said Tuesday that a small amount of its employees' computers had been hacked, but that no data were exposed. The security breach appears to mirror a similar hack at Facebook in January. On Friday, the social network announced it had been the victim of an intrusion after a handful of employees visited a compromised developer site. Apple is the latest high-profile American entity to say it was the victim of a recent cyberattack, following similar admissions by Twitter, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and the U.S. Department of Energy. While the news organizations said they believed hackers in China were responsible for their intrusions, Facebook, Twitter and Apple have not mentioned China by name.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/19/tech/web/a...?hpt=hp_t2

7. Mistake in gun bill could defeat the effort

One of the major gun-control efforts in Olympia this session calls for the sheriff to inspect the homes of assault-weapon owners. The bill’s backers say that was a mistake.It seemed in recent weeks lawmakers might be headed toward some common-sense regulation of gun sales. But then last week they went too far. By mistake, they claim. But still too far. “They always say, we’ll never go house to house to take your guns away. But then you see this, and you have to wonder.” That’s no gun-rights absolutist talking, but Lance Palmer, a Seattle trial lawyer and self-described liberal who brought the troubling Senate Bill 5737 to my attention. It’s the long-awaited assault-weapons ban, introduced last week by three Seattle Democrats.

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2...17xml.html

8. Gay Man Confronts Homophobic Subway Preacher, Train Crowd Applauds (VIDEO)

Instead of attempting to ignore a "preacher" spewing homophobic rants, a gay New York City subway rider decided to confront him. On Saturday, a street preacher went on an anti-gay tirade on one of NYC's subway lines, according to New York Mag's Daily Intelligencer. The preacher yelled about society's poor influence on children, likened gay men to pedophiles and claimed "Michael Jackson died because he was gay" to a crowded subway car.




http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/19...15813.html

Clearly #8 is one of the most crucial stories I've posted yet. Lots of ownage in that video.
LOL @ jesus is love, jesus is love.

Pretty sure they say homosexuality is a sin in the bible.
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Price spike blamed on variety of factors, such as cost of crude and refinery closings


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1. Google's electronic eyewear gets 'OK Glass' voice commands

Hoping to carve out a new type of personal computing, Google shows off how to use its computerized eyewear to search, navigate, chat, and take photos. In the Google Glass "How it Feels" video, people speak the words "OK Glass" and then pick from a list of featured voice commands to send a message, record a video, take a photo, launch a video-chat hangout, conduct a search, check the weather, or get driving directions. The demo is a concrete illustration of how Google is evolving its technology from a mere search engine to a constant personal companion that augments your mind.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-5757022...-commands/

2. Fed Officials Divided on Future of QE

Federal Reserve policymakers remain divided on the future of the central bank's bond buying program, according to minutes of the January meetingof the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee released Wednesday. Some believe that the program may need to end prior to the achievement of the Fed's announced goal of improvement in employment. A number of policymakers, however, said that the costs, and risks of quantitative easing might lead the Fed to taper or end its purchases before a substantial improvement in the outlook for the labor market had occurred.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100476177

3. UN: Drones killed more Afghan civilians in 2012

The number of U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan rose sharply last year compared with 2011, the United Nations said Tuesday. The increase was a sign that unmanned aircraft are taking a greater role as Americans try to streamline the fight against insurgents while preparing to withdraw combat forces in less than two years. The U.N. mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said 506 weapons were released by drones in 2012, compared with 294 the previous year. Five incidents resulted in casualties with 16 civilians killed and three wounded, up from just one incident in 2011.

http://news.yahoo.com/un-drones-killed-m...31602.html

4. Iran Backs Nuclear-Free Middle East in Dig at Israeli Arsenal

Iran supports the establishment of a Middle East free of nuclear weapons and backs efforts to dispose of existing ones in the region, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said today. “We are at the forefront of efforts to scrap nuclear weapons,” Mehmanparast said at a press conference in Tehran aired live by Iran’s state television. Iranian authorities complain of double standards over their country’s nuclear program, which they say is solely civilian while the U.S. and Israel say it may have military intent. Israel neither confirms nor denies its reputed nuclear-weapons arsenal. The London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies estimates that Israel has as many as 200 nuclear warheads

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-19...senal.html

5. FCC's spectrum proposal seeks to ease Wi-Fi congestion

U.S. regulators on Wednesday proposed to free certain slices of airwaves in an ongoing effort to tackle the shortage of available wireless spectrum, a move that could ease Wi-Fi congestion in airports, stadiums and other high-use hubs. The Federal Communications Commission's proposal would open for public and private use some of the airwaves largely used by government entities, including the Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration. More spectrum - airwaves used to transmit wireless signals - would mean better connections in homes as well as at convention centers, stadiums, airports and other places where large numbers of devices are used to access the Web at the same time.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/2...4420130220

6. Poland to drop charges in CIA secret prison investigation – report

Poland will clear its former intelligence head of charges he knew about and permitted the CIA to run a secret prison on Polish soil to detain and torture Al-Qaeda suspects, according to a local newspaper. Official criminal investigation into CIA-run secret prison in Poland began in 2008 and Siemiatkowski became implicated in early 2012 after allegations about how much he really knew about the prison came to light. Siemiatkowski was the head of Polish domestic civilian intelligence agency during the time the ‘black sites’ were allegedly functioning. In 2005 he left office.

http://rt.com/news/poland-drops-charges-...ation-136/

7. Sony unveils new PlayStation4 console

Sony Corp took the wraps off its next-generation video game console called "PlayStation4" on Wednesday that will allow users to stream and play video games hosted on servers. Sony purchased U.S. cloud-based gaming company Gaikai for $380 million in July. Using that technology, the new console will offer a cloud-gaming service, the company said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/2...C620130221

8. China condemns hacking report by US firm Mandiant

China's military says a report linking it to prolific hacking of US targets is flawed. In a statement, the Defence Ministry said the report lacked "technical proof" when it used IP addresses to link hacking to a military unit. The report identified a Shanghai high-rise used by the military as the likely home of a hackers to whom it attributed multiple attacks on US companies. The US says it has repeatedly raised concerns with China about cyber theft. The Chinese ministry statement, posted on its website, said that many hacking attacks were carried out using hijacked IP addresses. There was no clear definition of what constituted a hacking attack, it went on, and as it was a cross-border, deceptive business, it was hard to pin down where attacks originated

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21515259

#7 Ps4 will be a console utilizing cloud-gaming service, I'll pass. Hopefully Microsoft doesn't follow suit.
Quote:1. Google's electronic eyewear gets 'OK Glass' voice commands

Hoping to carve out a new type of personal computing, Google shows off how to use its computerized eyewear to search, navigate, chat, and take photos. In the Google Glass "How it Feels" video, people speak the words "OK Glass" and then pick from a list of featured voice commands to send a message, record a video, take a photo, launch a video-chat hangout, conduct a search, check the weather, or get driving directions. The demo is a concrete illustration of how Google is evolving its technology from a mere search engine to a constant personal companion that augments your mind.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-5757022...-commands/

this is dangerous tech right here. It's gonna make human interaction even less commonplace. Imagine couples walking out with these glasses together. and then imagine contact lens versions.

Great selection as usual cellar door.

We are going to make a news section on the front page.. maybe you can help with this if you're interested! thanks.
(02-21-2013 10:49 AM)EVILYOSHIDA Wrote: [ -> ]
Quote:1. Google's electronic eyewear gets 'OK Glass' voice commands

Hoping to carve out a new type of personal computing, Google shows off how to use its computerized eyewear to search, navigate, chat, and take photos. In the Google Glass "How it Feels" video, people speak the words "OK Glass" and then pick from a list of featured voice commands to send a message, record a video, take a photo, launch a video-chat hangout, conduct a search, check the weather, or get driving directions. The demo is a concrete illustration of how Google is evolving its technology from a mere search engine to a constant personal companion that augments your mind.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-5757022...-commands/

this is dangerous tech right here. It's gonna make human interaction even less commonplace. Imagine couples walking out with these glasses together. and then imagine contact lens versions.

Great selection as usual cellar door.

We are going to make a news section on the front page.. maybe you can help with this if you're interested! thanks.

Its already bad enough with smart phones these days, I can't imagine the impact this technology is going to have. I'll certainly continue to help wherever its needed.
(02-21-2013 11:09 AM)cellar door Wrote: [ -> ]
(02-21-2013 10:49 AM)EVILYOSHIDA Wrote: [ -> ]
Quote:1. Google's electronic eyewear gets 'OK Glass' voice commands

Hoping to carve out a new type of personal computing, Google shows off how to use its computerized eyewear to search, navigate, chat, and take photos. In the Google Glass "How it Feels" video, people speak the words "OK Glass" and then pick from a list of featured voice commands to send a message, record a video, take a photo, launch a video-chat hangout, conduct a search, check the weather, or get driving directions. The demo is a concrete illustration of how Google is evolving its technology from a mere search engine to a constant personal companion that augments your mind.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-5757022...-commands/

this is dangerous tech right here. It's gonna make human interaction even less commonplace. Imagine couples walking out with these glasses together. and then imagine contact lens versions.

Great selection as usual cellar door.

We are going to make a news section on the front page.. maybe you can help with this if you're interested! thanks.

Its already bad enough with smart phones these days, I can't imagine the impact this technology is going to have. I'll certainly continue to help wherever its needed.

I like the format of having 8-10 important news articles to read.

less is more these days.. and I think choosing the most important issues, while choosing 1-2 entertaining one is a good balance!
I agree with the 8-10 story a day format. Sometimes finding a noteworthy story can be challenging amongst all the garbage.
You seem to have a good sense though. I enjoy your selections.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb...il-inquiry

Pope Benedict retired after inquiry into 'Vatican gay officials', says paper
Pope's staff decline to confirm or deny La Repubblica claims linking 'Vatileaks' affair and discovery of 'blackmailed gay clergy'
so apparently they were blackmailing a gay group in the vatican. Hilarious.

the whole affair is just getting weirder and weirder
Update:

1. Iran move to speed up nuclear program troubles West

Iran has begun installing advanced centrifuges at its main uranium enrichment plant, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday, a defiant step that will worry Western powers ahead of a resumption of talks with Tehran next week.

In a confidential report, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said 180 so-called IR-2m centrifuges and empty centrifuge casings had been put in place at the facility near the central town of Natanz. They were not yet operating.

If launched successfully, such machines could enable Iran to speed up significantly its accumulation of material that the West fears could be used to devise a nuclear weapon. Iran says it is refining uranium only for peaceful energy purposes.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/2...XD20130221

2. How Many Terrorists Have Been Killed by Drones?

Yesterday, Senator Lindsey Graham, speaking to the Easley Rotary Club in Easley, South Carolina, offered a standard defense of drone strikes: “It’s a weapon that needs to be used. It’s a tactical weapon. A drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle that is now armed.” Graham also noted that without drones it would be hard to attack terrorists groups along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border, where “terrorists groups like the [Haqqani] network and Al-Shabaab are residing, very remote regions.” Forget that Al-Shabaab has never been reported to be in that region, Graham also maintained that the drone program “has been very effective.”

Graham then added: “We’ve killed 4,700. Sometimes you hit innocent people, and I hate that, but we’re at war, and we’ve taken out some very senior members of Al-Qaeda.” His estimate of the death toll of suspected terrorists and militants by U.S. nonbattlefield targeted killings is higher than any other reported

http://blogs.cfr.org/zenko/2013/02/20/ho...by-drones/

3. Heinz Insider Trader Revealed: A Goldman Client

The saga of the Heinz call option insider trade and the Goldman trail just got even more fun as revelations that it was none other than a client of Goldman's Private Wealth group out of Zurich that hit the buy key on those thousands in call options one day ahead of the announcement. From Reuters: "A Goldman Sachs private wealth client is the holder of the Swiss account at the center of an investigation into insider trading in H.J. Heinz Co options, regulators said in a court filing late Wednesday." Alas, and as before, the question of who leaked the inside information to this Goldman client still remains unanswered.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit against unknown traders last week, alleging they used a Goldman account in Zurich to buy an unusual amount of Heinz options the day before the ketchup maker agreed to sell itself for $23 billion.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-21...man-client

4. Egypt’s Morsi calls parliamentary elections in April

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has issued a decree calling for a parliamentary election to begin on April 27. It comes as the Islamist leader is trying to stabilize a nation constantly shaken by anti-government protests. The vote will last until June, and is to be held in four stages in different regions, due to a shortage of poll supervisors.

The new parliament will convene on June 6, states the decree announced late on Thursday. Egypt’s upper house of parliament - the Shura Council - cleared the way for Morsi to set an election date earlier on Thursday, by adopting an electoral law which was amended by the Constitutional Court

http://rt.com/news/egypt-morsi-parliamen...tions-246/

5. Syria accuses al-Qaida-linked group of being behind Damascus' deadly blast

Syria's Foreign Ministry accused armed groups affiliated with al-Qaida network of being behind the massive explosion that killed more than 53 people earlier on Thursday, the state-media said. The ministry's statement came in a letter addressing the UN, during which it charged that al-Qaida-linked groups in Syria were receiving support from regional and foreign countries, calling on the UN to shoulder its responsibilities toward combating terrorism.

Earlier in the day, a suicide car bomber detonated his explosive-laden car at a busy intersection in the heart of Damascus near a headquarters of the ruling al-Baath party, killing more than 53 people, according to the state-media.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/...183926.htm

6. Stock markets fall after US Fed comments

Global stock markets have fallen after some members of the US central bank suggested its stimulus measures may be increasing the "risks of future economic and financial imbalances". The comments came in minutes of the Federal Reserve's last meeting, where the Fed said it had left its monthly $85bn bond-buying plan in place. US markets fell further on Thursday after recording their biggest drop so far this year on Wednesday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21530624

7. Cardinals Dolan and Mahony quizzed on child abuse

Two US cardinals due to go to Rome to help elect a new pope are being questioned about cases of child abuse by priests under their supervision. Cardinal Timothy Dolan testified about his release of names of accused clergy members in his former archdiocese. Cardinal Roger Mahony will be questioned on Saturday about a Mexican priest accused of abusing 26 children.

Pope Benedict XVI unexpectedly said last week he would retire, becoming the first pontiff to do so since 1415. Cardinal Dolan, 62, also the Archbishop of New York and president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, has been seen as a long-shot candidate for the papacy.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21539070

8. Bulgarian assembly OKs government resignation

Bulgaria's National Assembly voted Thursday to accept the government's resignation, assembly press official Maria Missova said. Out of 240 assembly deputies, 215 were present, 209 voted yes, 5 no, and 1 abstained, she said. Prime Minister Boyko Borisov tendered his government's resignation Wednesday after eight days of nationwide protests over high energy bills, his office said. Protests against soaring electricity bills have morphed into wider discontent over austerity and the way the country is being run, the official Bulgarian News Agency reported.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/21/world/euro...hpt=hp_bn2
the meltdown of the bulgarian govt. is quite interesting.

Mahony should expose the "gay lobby" in the vatican if they want to get to the root of the pedo crisis. 80-90% of the victims have been young boys.. making it a homosexual issue.
Update:

1. Britain's credit rating downgraded from AAA to Aa1

The Government’s economic strategy has been dealt a serious blow after a leading credit ratings agency downgraded UK debt on its expectation that growth will "remain sluggish over the next few years". Moody’s announced on Friday night that it had cut the Government’s bond rating one notch from ‘Aaa’ – the highest possible level – to ‘Aa1’.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/econo...o-Aa1.html

2. Thousands May Have Been Exposed To Deadly TB Epidemic Downtown

The feds are descending on downtown Los Angeles to combat a dangerous outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis. With nearly 80 cases of tuberculosis being identified in LA County since 2007 — thirty of which have been on Skid Row — tuberculosis screenings are more important than ever for some. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a coordinated effort to contain the area’s largest outbreak in a decade.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/02/2...-downtown/

3. Euro hits 6-week low on ECB loan repayment, Italian elections

Global equity markets rebounded on Friday, recovering some of the previous session's sharp losses, but the euro hit a six-week low against the dollar on renewed doubts about the health of the euro zone's financial system. But for the week, the S&P 500 posted its first weekly decline for the year. Risk-associated assets have been rattled this week by suggestions the Fed could scale back its monetary support sooner than expected and by weak euro zone data that dashed hopes of an early recovery in the recession-hit region.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/2...1C20130222

4. US deploys troops to Niger

The US military has deployed about 100 troops in Niger to help coordinate intelligence sharing with the French, whose forces are currently fighting to seize Islamist-controlled territory in Mali, President Obama announced Friday. The US forces are armed with “weapons for the purpose of providing their own force protection and security,” Obama said in a letter to Congress, adding that Niger officials consented to their deployment.

The president said the troops will operate out of Niger to help gather intelligence information about the conflict in Mali, but did not elaborate on any specific plans that will be assigned to them. The announcement comes just a few weeks after the Nigerian Defense Ministry revealed their approval to host an airbase for unarmed American spy drones, which could be used in Mali to monitor Islamists.

http://rt.com/usa/us-troops-deployment-niger-299/

5. Syrian Rebels Attack Lebanon, Vow to ‘Eliminate’ Hezbollah

FSA Claims 'Direct Hits' on Hezbollah Sites in Lebanon. The Syrian Civil War has officially gone regional today, with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) announcing that it has begun attacking neighboring Lebanon as of 12:30 pm Thursday afternoon. The FSA and other factions of the Sunni-dominated Syrian rebels have been fighting with Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shi’ite militia, for over a week over control of several Shi’ite border villages with large populations of Lebanese residents. The FSA has ordered the villages all “evacuated.”

The FSA has promised to continue with its attacks until it “eliminates” Hezbollah across Lebanon. Given the Hezbollah militia’s political wing is part of the ruling Lebanese government, this is a de facto declaration of war on Lebanon itself.

http://news.antiwar.com/2013/02/21/syria...hezbollah/

6. Cardinal Keith O'Brien: 'Allow priests to marry'

Britain's most senior Roman Catholic has said he believes priests should be able to marry if they wish to do so. Cardinal Keith O'Brien said it was clear many priests struggled to cope with celibacy, and should be able to marry and have children. The cardinal will be part of the conclave that chooses the next Pope. He spoke of his surprise at the resignation of Benedict XVI, and said he was open to the new Pope coming from outside of Europe.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-21552628

7. China urges Iran to focus on diplomacy in resolving nuclear issues.

A spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry here on Friday called on all relevant parties to step up diplomatic efforts at the upcoming Iran nuclear talks in Kazakhstan.

"China feels happy to see that the P5+1 (the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany) and Iran will hold a new round of talks, the first in nearly eight months," Hong Lei said at a daily press briefing. The upcoming talks, slated for Feb. 26 in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, have attracted high attention in the international community, as their discussion of Iranian nuclear tensions will usher in a critical stage, Hong said.

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/

8. Federal Government Moves to Disarm Veterans

It’s no secret that the Department of Homeland Security considers returning veterans a threat to the established order. They said as much back in 2009 when they wrote in a report exposed by Alex Jones and the alternative media: “Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to right-wing extremists… DHS/I&A is concerned that right-wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize veterans in order to boost their violent capacities.”





http://www.infowars.com/federal-governme...-veterans/

9. U.S. grounds F-35 fighter jets after crack found in engine component.

The Pentagon's most expensive weapons system is going to spend some time on the bench. The U.S. military on Friday grounded the F-35 fighter jet due to a crack in an engine component that was discovered during a routine inspection in California. The fighter is currently being tested.

The Pentagon said in a statement that it was too early to assess the impact on the nearly $400 billion fleet of jets designed for use by the Navy, Air Force and Marines. The program has been beset by cost overruns and various technical problems during development.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/22/u-s...?hpt=hp_t3

10. Slavery-math questions cause uproar at NYC school

A school principal said she's "appalled" by a homework assignment that used scenarios about killing and whipping slaves to teach math. A teacher had asked fourth-graders to write homework questions that blended math and social studies, education officials said. The teacher then used the students' questions, including the slave-related ones, as homework for the class.

One question stated the number of slaves who died while taking over a ship. It asked how many slaves were still alive. The other said a slave was whipped five times a day and asked students to calculate how many times a month he was whipped.

http://news.yahoo.com/slavery-math-quest...09393.html
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