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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 3:01 am

Quotations of the day

By The Associated Press

"It is not just nuclear weapons that have to be dismantled but an entire system of political repression." - Roberta Cohen, chairwoman of the board of directors for the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, speaking about her group's assertion that more than 150,000 North Koreans are incarcerated in a Soviet-style, hidden gulag.


"It is important for Iran to understand that the window is closing and that these talks are an opportunity. The decision rests with Iran." - White House press secretary Jay Carney on Iran proposing to scale back uranium enrichment but not abandon its ability to make nuclear fuel. Carney says that falls short of Western demands that Iran hand over its most potent nuclear material.


"Facebook after this IPO is going to be in a position to be predatory. They can make sure no one steps in their way and buy anyone who gets in their way." - Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter on Facebook spending $1 billion to buy the photo-sharing company Instagram in the social network's largest acquisition ever.