Quotations of the day

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Posted: Sep 22, 2012 3:02 AM
Quotations of the day

"It's the Bain (Capital) years we'd really need to know to have a full assessment of his tax strategies." — Joseph Bankman, a Stanford University law school professor and expert on tax law, after Mitt Romney released his U.S. tax returns for 2011 that showed he paid nearly $2 million in federal taxes on $13.7 million in income, an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent.

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"We are not infidels for God sake. We have no bars, no discos. We are not practicing vice in the street. This is not the time for talk about Shariah. Have a state first, then talk to me about Shariah." — Wassam ben Madin, a leading activist in Benghazi, Libya, after hundreds of protesters made an unprecedented show of public anger at the country's rampant militias.

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"If not for the quick response by our staff and their ability to perform well in emergency situations, the outcome would have been very different." — Bronx Zoo director Jim Breheny after a man was mauled by a 400-pound tiger at the New York City zoo after he leaped from a moving monorail train, plummeted over a protective fence and was alone with the tiger for about 10 minutes before he was rescued.