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  •  Or the number of dead in 9-11 (1+ / 0-)
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    I was working in the insurance industry and was researching the number of dead for the estimation of our losses (these things need to be done).  I found an article online from the Hindustani Times pointing out that the number was about 3000, not 6000.

    I went to the CNN website and added up their lists - sure enough, it was 3000, not 6000 as everyone was saying on TV.  I shot out a memo that people at my firm should use 3000 as a figure for making estimates and not 6000.

    Then, what do you think happened?  CNN removed the numbers from their website.  If you were going to figure out that it was 3000 and not 6000, you would have to print out all the names and count them.  Not hard for the planes and the Pentagon, but daunting for the WTC.

    So I waited for CNN to start speaking accurately.  It took about six weeks.  Six weeks in which we were gearing up for war and bombing Afghanistan.

    And, afterwards, no one even mentioned it.

    by chloris creator on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 10:32:33 AM PST

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