feel like I was hit in the chest with a steel bar and
got my wind knocked out. I have to admit I liked my
job, and I liked what I did," Silicio said. —Tami Silicio, an employee of a military
contractor, who was fired for leaking photos of flag-draped
coffins to the press.
was a shield for them," Saeed Badwan, a 34-year-old
labourer, said of his only son. "When I saw him
on the hood of the jeep, my whole mind went crazy...It's
a picture you can't even imagine. He was shivering from
fear." —Saaed Badwan, a 34-year-old laborer,
speaking of his only son who was allegedly used as a
human shield by Israeli soldiers.
Kyoto Protocol is a death pact, however strange it may
because its main aim is to strangle economic growth
activity in countries that accept the protocol's requirements."
—Andrei Illarionov, Putin's economic minister,
during remarks in which he called the protocol an "international
Palestinian leadership warns of the dangers of reaching
such an agreement because it is clear proof that it
will completely put an end to the peace process... [It
would] lead to the destruction of the chances for the
peace process and security and stability in the region.
It will also restart the vicious cycle of violence in
the region and end all the agreements and commitments
that have been signed." —Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, in
a statement made after the United States signaled it
might support a Sharon plan to retain West Bank settlements.
just calling my boss to say I would be returning to
work a few minutes late, and when I pressed the button
to hang up, the phone was suddenly flying everywhere.''
—A Hong Kong resident, who was injured
by his exploding cell phone, in comments to the network
and a number of other measures — documented by
the agency’s own data — indicate that the
actual performance of the IRS differs in significant
ways from some of the Bush administration claims when
it comes to cracking down on corporate scofflaws.” —An IRS report, which showed more and
more consumers are being targeted for audits, while
corporations are overlooked.
no doubt I expect to die in prison," said Kevorkian.
"All the big powers, they've silenced me. ... So
much for free speech and choice on this fundamental
human right.” —Dr. Jack Kevorkian, a U.S. pioneer of
assisted suicide, saying he expects to die in prison.