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Quote Of The Day

Friday, October 10, 2008

Quote of the Day

"It's impossible to predict the bottom, and technical analysis is meaningless as panic and fear overwhelm the markets."

-- Jang Huh, managing director at Prudential Asset Management in Seoul, on the Asian stock market dive.

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Diplospeak Quote of the Day

"We are willing to make joint efforts with the U.S. to cohere to the dialogue and consultation mechanism and take each other's concerns into consideration to better achieve mutual benefits."

-- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in remarks following his meeting with Condoleezza Rice.

Translation:

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, in talks with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday, called on the United States to take measures to stabilize its currency and prevent further slowdown of the global economy...

China was taking measures to safeguard its stable economic development and hoped the United States would overcome its credit crisis soon, Wen said, adding that China was willing to cooperate with the United States.

Thanks for sharing, Wen.

Cross-posted to World Politics Review.

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Quote Of The Day

"It would be politically incorrect to start surmising what the new leadership [in Washington] would do a year from now. A year in the life of the Middle East is a millennium."

-- Efraim Halevy, former Mossad chief, on the need for Israel and the US to engage Hamas.

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Quote Of The Day

"Donít buy something with someone you just met."

-- Pam Fica, an agent with DJK Residential, on love and real estate.

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Quote Of The Day

"All I know is whatever personality he had when he had the football was the one I liked."

-- Former University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley on Herschel Walker's revelation that he has multiple personality disorder.

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Friday, January 4, 2008

Quote Of The Day

"The reason I donít worry about society is, nineteen people knocked down two buildings and killed thousands. Hundreds of people ran into those buildings to save them. Iíll take those odds every fucking day."

-- Jon Stewart, on why he's an optimist.

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Monday, December 31, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"To use the language of values, the West continues 'advancing democracy' towards the Russian borders, but the language of interests unfortunately indicates that this all looks very much like an 'encirclement'."

-- Russian Senator Mikhail Margelov, describing Russian-American relations.

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Friday, December 7, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"If a woman reveals herself as more useful, the lama could very well be reincarnated in this form."

-- The Dalai Lama, commenting on his possible successor.†

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"Cecilia, on est comme toi,
on en a marre de Nicolas.

(Cecilia, we're just like you,
We've had enough of Nicolas, too.)"

-- Slogan chanted at a recent street demonstration against the reforms of Nicolas Sarkozy.

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"When you mix politics and religion, you get politics."

Rev. Gene Carlson, describing his disillusionment with the evangelical right.†

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"Was it possible that I had helped persuade someone I had never met to place himself in the path of an I.E.D.?"

-- Christopher Hitchens on learning that his columns in support of invading Iraq had influenced a recently killed soldier to enlist.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"I lost."

-- Diego Montoya, the world's most wanted drug trafficker, after being captured by Colombian troops. †

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"I was put out because he just ruined my blissful feeling after class."

-- Yoga practitioner Stephanie King on an inappropriate Yoga guy.†

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"We have no findings to suggest anyone famous was involved in the accident."

-- German police spokesman commenting on an accident that injured 11 people during filming of Tom Cruise's latest movie.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"I heard that I'd transfused myself with my father's blood. That's absurd, I can tell you that with his blood, I would have tested positive for vodka."

-- Cyclist Alexander Vinokourov, contesting his expulsion from the Tour de France after testing positive for blood-doping. (Translated from the French.)

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"It's all for them, all of Iraq's resources, water, electricity, security. It's as if it's their country, and we are guests staying here."

-- Raid Kadhim Kareem, an Iraqi watching construction of the American embassy in Baghdad.

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"Our spaceship Earth is a beautiful place."

-- Astronaut Clayton Anderson, just after dumping trash (including a 1,400 lb. tank of ammonia) into orbit from the International Space Station.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"This is not the coalition of the willing. It's the coalition of the billing."

-- Peter Singer of the Brookings Institution, on the high number of private contractors in Iraq.†

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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"It has long been apparent that Cheney's genius is that he lets George W. Bush get out of bed every morning actually believing he is the President."

-- John W. Dean, on Cheney's use of process to usurp presidential powers.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"Above all, you must not take yourselves seriously. Your job, on the other hand, that's serious."

--Nicolas Sarkozy, addressing the first ministerial meeting of his new government. (Translated from the French.)

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"The question you have to ask about the president is this: No matter when he learned -- and certainly he learned before it became public, and no matter how detailed it was -- is there any evidence that the president of the United States said to Rumsfeld, what's going on there, Don? Let's get an investigation going."

-- Seymour Hersh discussing the Abu Ghraib scandal.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"Today everybody is with Hamas because Hamas won the battle. If Fatah had won the battle they'd be with Fatah. We are a hungry people, we are with whoever gives us a bag of flour and a food coupon."

-- Yousef, a Palestinian in Gaza commenting on the Palestinian civil war.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"The government cannot subject al-Marri to indefinite military detention. For in the United States, the military cannot seize and imprison civilians -- let alone imprison them indefinitely."

--Judge Diana Gribbon Motz in a ruling ordering the release of Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri from military custody.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"We have a whole social science literature on persuasion. It's mostly on how to get a person to buy a certain brand of toothpaste. But it certainly could be useful in improving interrogation."

-- Randy Borum, a psychologist at the University of South Florida who served as a consultant for a Defense Department report on interrogation techniques.

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Bonus Quote Of The Day

"This machine contain abundant game contents:
Game A: The equation race cars
Game B: Gluttonous snake
Game C: Attack devil
Game D: Frog is over the river
Game E: To touching correctly...
Game L: Dance the machine..."

-- From the Instructional Manual of the Multifunction Palmtop Game Machine.

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"Openning the battery storehouse. Pack into 2 batteries NO. 5, there is beautiful starting shooting music. Play at this moment and enter the state of choosing."

-- Instructional Manual for the Multifunction Palmtop Game Machine that my son won this afternoon at the village's annual street fair. 

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"It is my firm belief that the Cheney-Bush team has committed offenses that are worse than those that drove Nixon, Vice President Spiro Agnew and Atty. Gen. John Mitchell from office after 1972. Indeed, as their repeated violations of the Constitution and federal statutes, as well as their repudiation of international law, come under increased consideration, I expect to see Cheney and Bush forced to resign their offices before 2008 is over."

-- George McGovern, LA Times Op-Ed

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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"They told us this was one of the world's worst terrorists, and he got the sentence of a drunken driver."

--Ben Wizner, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, on David Hicks' Gitmo plea bargain deal.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"A year ago my approval rating was in the 30s, my nominee for the Supreme Court had just withdrawn, and my vice-president had shot someone... Ah, those were the good ol' days."

-- George W. Bush at the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association dinner.

From the BBC.†

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"Anytime a guy with a ponytail is telling me what to do, I get bummed out."

--Matt Stone, co-creator of South Park, on the Venice, California community board meetings he's been forced to attend to get the height of his front-yard fence approved.

From Rolling Stone.

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