Quotations of the day

“Although I am convicted of nothing, it has unilaterally revoked my passport, leaving me a stateless person. Without any judicial order, the administration now seeks to stop me exercising a basic right. A right that belongs to everybody. The right to seek asylum.” — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden in a letter released by WikiLeaks.

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“All he said was, ‘We might have bad news. The entire Hotshot crew deployed their shelters.’ When we talk about deploying the shelters, that’s an automatic fear, absolutely. That’s a last-ditch effort to save yourself.” — Prescott (Ariz.) Fire Chief Dan Fraijo, whose 19 firefighters were killed after pulling the fire-resistant fabric on to protect them from a raging wildfire.

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“These documents show that if they want to move money to protect it from survivors, they can act quick as a fox. If they want to protect kids, if they have full knowledge of kids in peril, they keep it secret while the Vatican drags its feet and children are kept at peril.” — Jeff Anderson, an attorney for victims of clergy sex abuse, after newly released documents revealed a mounting concern about scandal at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 2005.

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