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“It’s beyond technology. It’s a culture. It’s a community.  No other company can drop a device and generate this much energy.”

-Rey Gutierrez, a San Francisco resident who waited in a line several blocks long outside the Apple store on April 3, in anticipation of the iPad’s release.

“The white man in South Africa is realising that his salvation lies in self-government, in territories paid for by his ancestors. We still have the title deeds for land we bought from Africans—they are still valid and should be recognised by international law.”

-Eugene TerreBlanche, a prominent South African white supremacist leader.  TerreBlanche was beaten to death on April 2 by two men who worked on his farm after a dispute over payment.

“Najafi and Adams attended Sunday’s hearing, but did not speak. Their lawyer, Khalaf al-Hosany, told the court in a previous hearing that they kissed on the cheek as a greeting and ‘never intended to break the law.’”

-The UK Telegraph reporting on a couple given a one-month prison sentence that was recently upheld after appeal for kissing in a restaurant.

“There’s no doubt that Ratzinger delayed the defrocking process of dangerous priests who were deemed ‘satanic’ by their own bishop.”

-Lynne Cadigan, an attorney who represented two victims of sexual molestation by a Catholic priest. Allegations abounded this week over Pope Benedict’s reported protection of pedophilic priests.

“In other words, don’t have somebody coming in with preconceived attitudes—’I’m going to be tough on the executive,’ or, ‘I’m going to be for the little guy,’ or whatever their preconceived attitudes are.”

-Republican Sen. John Kyl of Arizona explaining his demands for Obama’s replacement of Justice John Paul Stevens, who is rumored to announce his retirement within the month. Kyl refused to rule out a Republican filibuster of Obama’s next Supreme Court nominee.

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