Quick Quotes for Monday, September 24th

September 24, 2018
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"They’ve changed the science… I don’t think any two people come close to the impact they have had."

David Boies, a high-profile attorney who suffers from dyslexia, reflecting on Sally and Bennett Shaywitz who lead Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. Married and in their 70s, the Shaywitz have researched dyslexia, the most common learning disorder, for 35 years and discovered it impacts an est. 1 in 5 people.

"I am writing to request an immediate postponement of any further proceedings related to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh."

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, in a letter to Sen. Grassley, the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee. On Sunday night another allegation surfaced against Supreme Court nominee Bret Kavanaugh, claiming he exposed himself to a woman at a college party. Kavanaugh and his first accuser are expected to testify on Thursday.

“The Europeans have a decision to make….A So yes we will have decisions to make in terms of whether they get exemptions or not but I’ll tell you right now we’re gonna be really tough on Iran.”

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on whether the other parties to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal will face penalties for doing business with Iran. Pres. Trump said the U.S. would withdraw from the deal in May. A second set of sanctions targeting Iran is set for November.
“We will overcome this situation and America will regret choosing the wrong path.”

Iranian Pres. Rouhani speaking about the U.S. exiting the nuclear agreement & re-implementing sanctions that hurt Iran's economy. Rouhani also spoke about an attack at a military parade this weekend that killed 25 people and wounded 70, blaming the U.S. & allies for backing the attack.
“Everyone will want to know if Cosby is given a pass after all this. If the answer is no, that’s a message that will reverberate.”

Deborah Tuerkheimer, former sex crimes prosecutor & Northwestern University law professor, as Bill Cosby (81) returns to the courtroom for a 2-day sentencing Monday after a jury found he drugged and molested a woman in 2004. Cosby faces and 30-year maximum term. His lawyers are expected to appeal.
"I sort of feel like Amazon is playing chess when everyone else is playing checkers…"


Andrew Lipsman, eMarketer principal analyst, as Amazon unveils a dozen, voice-activated Alexa products, including a $60 microwave. Lipsman says Amazon's efforts to get people talking to their microwave might seem insignificant, but upend how people interact with their devices.
“I had a hard time not crying coming up the last hole.’



Tiger Woods to NBC News after winning the Tour Championship – his first major win in 5 years. Once the top golfer in the world, Woods has come back from 4 back surgeries, a divorce that revealed a sex scandal and an arrest for DUI.
“We are trying to make the world a better place by taking as much pain out of it as we can.”

Charlotte Gill, owner of Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Maine, who is sedating lobsters with marijuana smoke in hopes of killing them more humanely. State health inspectors say the practice is illegal, but Gill says she's confident the lobster, which is not yet available sale, can be sold without violating state laws or codes.

Have a great week!

by Jenna Lee,

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