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Dispatches Quotables


“We indiscriminately shot at everybody. We shot the Muslim men in the foreheads and kicked the bodies into the hole.”

Myo Win Tun, a former Myanmar army soldier, admitting in a rare video testimony that he carried out orders to massacre minority Rohingya Muslims in the country in 2017. 

“The message to missing children and their families is that we will never stop looking for you.”

Donald Washington, director of the U.S. Marshals Service, after federal marshals, along with state and local authorities, rescued dozens of missing children in Georgia and Ohio who were at risk of sexual trafficking and abuse. 

“His transcendent performance in 42 will stand the test of time and serve as a powerful vehicle to tell Jackie’s story to audiences for generations to come.”

Major League Baseball in a statement about Chadwick Boseman after the actor died of colon cancer at age 43. Boseman starred in Marvel’s Black Panther and as baseball player Jackie Robinson in 42

“Tower, American 1997, we just passed a guy in a jetpack.”

An American Airlines pilot to air traffic controllers on Aug. 30, reporting that he had seen someone flying in a jetpack near Los Angeles International Airport. A pilot of another plane reported to the tower that he also saw the person in the jetpack. Industry expert David Mayman expressed skepticism about the sightings to the Associated Press and said the pilots may have seen a drone. 

“Hey guys, wanna feel old? I’m 40.”

Former child actor Macaulay Culkin, star of the first two Home Alone movies, in a tweet on his 40th birthday in August.