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Words To Live By: Quotes Of The Year, Part One

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 22 / 14

No matter how the criminals may justify their actions, there is no justification for crimes committed against civilians, especially against women and children. -- Russian President Vladimir Putin , after suicide bombers killed more than 30 people in Volgograd. I am the master of my socia...

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