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When David Dao refused to give up his seat on an overbooked United Airlines plane two Sundays ago, nobody could have foreseen the consequences that would follow. Insisting that he had to see patients in his home state of Kentucky the next morning, the doctor clung to his window seat on the flight out of Chicago, Illinois. Then the unthinkable happened. Security was called and after a violent tussle with the passenger in his economy-class window seat, the medic was dragged off, apparently unconscious, with two teeth missing, a broken nose and concussion. In an age of instant cellphone cameras, this was going to be a massive public relations disaster for one of the largest airlines in the US. First there were the anguished cries of passengers targeting the security officers. What are you doing? This is wrong! Look at what you did to him!A roaring commercial trade on the train floor competed for attention with crude evangelists with a rather shaky grasp of whatever they were preaching....

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