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Issue: "Effective Compassion," June 16, 2012

'Wherever these turbines are placed, there is no escape. They kill the indigenous bird species.'

Wildlife biologist Jim Wiegand, vice president of Save the Eagles International, on the killing of birds by turbines on wind farms.

'Wow. I wonder if the unions think this kind of thing will make people take them seriously.'

South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, after a video went viral of Donna Dewitt, president of the South Carolina AFL-CIO, repeatedly swinging a baseball bat at a picture of Haley on a pinata.

'We ... do not believe that discussions about the administration of justice would be less successful were they held somewhere other than a spa and resort in Hawaii.'

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U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., in a letter to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, on a $1 million conference on "improving the administration of justice" that the court planned to hold in Hawaii in August.

'A mighty man of God has fallen.'

Pastor Danny Carroll, on fellow Indiana pastor Jaman Iseminger. A homeless woman entered Bethel Community Church of Southport, Ind., on May 19 and fatally shot Iseminger. The 29-year-old pastor had grown up in the church, where his parents are still members.

'They say, "the Bible doesn't say anything about homosexuality!" And I type back to them, "What Bible are you reading? The Rick James Bible?"'

Monte Harris, an activist for traditional marriage in Maryland, on the Facebook arguments he encounters from opponents.


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