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  • The Lost Art of Discrimination - (new JB Williams!)

    05/03/2005 8:59:57 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 297+ views
    As is often the case these days, offensive language or behavior is in the eye of the beholder. It depends on whether one subscribes to old school or new-age definitions of words that have been around for centuries. This word discrimination used to be a compliment of sorts, as in “one has discriminating tastes” based on the old school definition “To make a clear distinction; distinguish: discriminate among the options available. To make sensible decisions; judge wisely.” Of course the new-age definition is much less flattering, “to treat one person or group worse than others or better than others, usually...
  • Disrupters Dragged Kicking and Shouting from Wolfowitz Interview at the New School, NYC

    09/21/2003 3:05:35 PM PDT · by firebrand · 28 replies · 565+ views
    firsthand report | September 21, 2003 | firebrand
    Protestors yelling, "War criminal!" and "Murderer!" were the first to be dragged out of the auditorium at the New School this afternoon, after being given repeated warnings to stop disrupting Jeffrey Goldberg's interview of the Deputy Secretary of Defense.Although the majority of the audience seemed to be sympathetic to Wolfowitz, shouts of "Go home!" and "Resign!" and "Oil!" continued to partly drown out the speakers. Then a very big, buff personage in a tank top and a ponytail alarmed the security staff the most, as he ran up the left-hand aisle toward the stage, angrily shouting and menacing the Secretary....