Quotations of the Day

"I don't think we should be worried about the sensitivities of the poor banker and poor criminals whose criminal activities are being exposed. If there are people who are doing nothing wrong and their information is being exposed, then it's collateral. It's a price to be paid." — Nicolas Shaxon, author of a book about offshore tax havens, reacting to a wide-ranging multinational data leak by a coalition of international journalists about hidden money in foreign bank accounts.

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"This was an unprovoked attack. The pig was posing no threat to anybody. It was just brutal." — Effingham County Sheriff's Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor, speaking about an incident in which a man unleashed his pit bulls on his neighbors' pet pig and stabbed it 23 times.

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"I'm not saying take a burro and have it loaded down with supplies. But what I am saying is think it through. If you're going for just an hour, you want a full bottle of water. And you don't want to take a sip and leave it in the car because you don't want to carry it with you. Bring the bottle." — Ron Silverman, senior director of the Sierra Club's Angeles chapter, speaking about the dangers faced by inexperienced hikers like the two recently rescued from a California forest.

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