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“Media in any country have to observe laws and regulations. There’s no need to make a fuss about it.”

posted at 6:15 pm
on Sep. 30, 2005

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“The failure of an agency to identify itself as the source of a prepackaged news story misleads the viewing public by encouraging the audience to believe that the broadcasting news organization developed the information. The prepackaged news stories are purposefully designed to be indistinguishable from news segments broadcast to the public. When the television viewing public does not know that the stories they watched on television news programs about the government were in fact prepared by the government, the stories are, in this sense, no longer purely factual. The essential fact of attribution is missing.”

posted at 5:24 pm
on Sep. 30, 2005

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“We realize you had a choice betwen several bankrupt airlines to fly today, and we thank you for choosing our bankrupt airline.”

posted at 1:12 pm
on Sep. 29, 2005

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“Look after the customer and the business will take care of itself”

posted at 1:12 am
on Sep. 29, 2005

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“They keep talking about drafting a constitution for Iraq. Why don’t we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it’s worked for over 200 years, and we’re not using it anymore.”

posted at 1:17 pm
on Sep. 26, 2005

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“Q: What does Bush think of Roe vs. Wade? A: He doesn’t care how you get out of New Orleans.”

posted at 7:17 pm
on Sep. 25, 2005

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“In times of turmoil, remember there’s only one letter between ‘uniformed’ and ‘uninformed.’ “

posted at 5:24 am
on Sep. 24, 2005

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“Hello, do you remember me?... Remember we spoke about a problem of short penis?”

posted at 2:13 am
on Sep. 23, 2005

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“Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.”

posted at 11:15 am
on Sep. 19, 2005

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“The world is a book, and those who travel read only a page.”

posted at 10:46 am
on Sep. 18, 2005

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“Some chose to leave work early, navigating the seven-story walk down the stairs, while others watched city streets from above.”

posted at 6:29 pm
on Sep. 12, 2005

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“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.”

posted at 11:20 am
on Sep. 12, 2005

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“What’s really been great for us is the iPod has been a chance to apply Apple’s incredibly innovative engineering in an area where we don’t have a 5%-operating-system-market-share glass ceiling and look at what’s happened. That same innovation, that same engineering, that same talent applied where we don’t run up against the fact that Microsoft got this monopoly, and boom! We have 75% market share.”

posted at 5:10 pm
on Sep. 11, 2005

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“Before I experienced the attack, my biggest fear was getting stuck with a bar tab. An enemy was somebody on a rival collegiate swim team. Patriotism meant wearing American flag boxer shorts on the Fourth of July. It took just a day to change all of that.”

posted at 5:01 pm
on Sep. 11, 2005

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“Love is a trick played on us by the forces of evolution. Pleasure is the bait laid down by the same. There is only power.  Power is of the individual mind, but the mind’s power is not enough. Power of the body decides everything in the end, and only Might is Right.”

posted at 8:07 pm
on Sep. 8, 2005

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“When I go out to eat sushi, I usually prefer it to be at a restaurant owned by Japanese people.”

posted at 11:06 pm
on Sep. 7, 2005

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“More than 83 percent of the city’s 300,000 residents fled. All who remained – about 50,000 – were treated as enemy combatants.There was no running water or electricity, the hospitals were closed, anyone who ventured out into the open was shot at. Corpses rotted in the streets and were eaten by now-stray dogs. Tens of thousands died. The vast majority of those deaths were women or children.”

posted at 10:04 am
on Sep. 7, 2005

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“Water and air rescue efforts continue in New Orleans; the U.S. Coast Guard said it has rescued more than 17,000 people, almost twice as many as it had saved in the previous 50 years combined, but that thousands of people remain stranded.”

posted at 11:34 am
on Sep. 6, 2005

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“A. We are more numerous than they are, therefore we have a right to their [resources].
B. They are more numerous than we are, therefore they are wickedly trying to steal out [resources].
C. We are a mighty race and have a natural right to subjugate their puny one.
D. They are a mighty race and are unnaturally trying to subjugate our inoffensive one.
E. We must attack them in self-defence.
F. They are attacking us by defending themselves.
G. If we do not attack them today, they will attack us tomorrow.
H. In any case, we are not attacking them at all. We are offering them incalculable benefits.”

posted at 8:12 am
on Sep. 6, 2005

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“The freshmen bring a little knowledge in and the seniors take none out, so it accumulates through the years.”

posted at 8:27 pm
on Sep. 5, 2005

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“The best thing for being sad, is to learn something.”

posted at 8:18 pm
on Sep. 5, 2005

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“The highest human purpose is always to reinvent and celebrate the sacred.”

posted at 8:00 pm
on Sep. 5, 2005

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“Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.”

posted at 11:20 am
on Sep. 5, 2005

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“First, we’re going to save lives and stabilize the situation. And then we’re going to help these communities rebuild. The good news is—and it’s hard for some to see it now—that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott’s house—he’s lost his entire house—there’s going to be a fantastic house. And I’m looking forward to sitting on the porch. (Laughter.)”

posted at 11:48 pm
on Sep. 3, 2005

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“I am extremely concerned that the ability of our nation to prepare for and respond to disasters has been sharply eroded. I hear from emergency managers, local and state leaders, and first responders nearly every day that the FEMA they knew and worked well with has now disappeared.”

posted at 3:51 pm
on Sep. 3, 2005

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“I have no idea what they’re doing. But I will tell you this: You know, God is looking down on all this, and if they are not doing everything in their power to save people, they are going to pay the price. Because every day that we delay, people are dying and they’re dying by the hundreds, I’m willing to bet you.”

posted at 3:48 pm
on Sep. 2, 2005

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“I’m not expecting much from foreign nations because we hadn’t asked for it. I do expect a lot of sympathy and perhaps some will send cash dollars. But this country’s going to rise up and take care of it. ... You know, we would love help, but we’re going to take care of our own business as well, and there’s no doubt in my mind we’ll succeed.”

posted at 3:37 pm
on Sep. 2, 2005

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“Man #1: Jack off today?”

“Man #2: No, not yet.”

posted at 1:07 am
on Sep. 1, 2005

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