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.


“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.


“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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