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“DEPARTMENT OF DETERIORATING CIVILITY. United Airlines flight 1462 from Newark to Denver was diverted Sunday because of two passengers fighting over legroom. Both were sitting in United’s Economy Plus section, which has 4 more inches of legroom than the rest of coach.

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Three Philly women seek civility on the street and equality in the world of geekdom

By Howard Gensler (Philadelphia Daily News )

A few weeks ago in Rittenhouse Square, a man said something to a few other men in a car who were catcalling a group of women. 186 more words


The joys of flying

A United Airlines flight from Newark to Denver had to be diverted to Chicago when two passengers had a fight about one of them reclining her seat. 1,395 more words


Yes, that "C" word

After a three-month dispute over use of the word “cosmetics” in the Wikipedia “Federal Assault Weapons Ban” article, I decided to work on other gun-control related articles that are not in accord with the project’s… 794 more words

"C" Word

Ferguson: The Need to Listen

Before Ferguson becomes old news in the wake of a more recent death or similar narrative to the sad loss of Michael Brown’s life, I want to ask just one thing of my beloved friends and neighbors who are not African American: … 1,436 more words


Everyday Manners


A good manner is the best letter of recommendation among strangers. Civility, refinement and gentleness are passports to hearts and homes, while awkwardness, coarseness and gruffness are met with locked doors and closed hearts.

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