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--"Jérôme Kerviel is learning one of life's harsher lessons: It stinks to be $6.3 billion in debt."

--"The best time for a coffee is around 2 p.m."

--"Even the most skilled lipreaders in English, I have read, can discern an average of 30 percent of what is being said."

--"For this blog I plan, among other things, to read and review every novel to reach the number one spot on Publishers Weekly annual bestsellers list, starting in 1913."

--"In modern America we believe racism to be the property of the uniquely villainous and morally deformed, the ideology of trolls, gorgons and orcs. We believe this even when we are actually being racist."

--"[I]nstead, they argue, the international community should pull the rug out from underneath poachers by legalizing the trade of rhino horns."

--"[The Newfoundland] community applied for 'resettlement,' a 60-year-old program in which the province issues everyone a cheque to leave town before cutting the power, suspending the ferry service and leaving nature to take its course."



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