Quick Quotes for Saturday, September 8th

September 8, 2018
"I am very sure that we have very, very good grounds to be making these warnings.”

Jim Jeffrey, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s special adviser on Syria, on the lots of evidence that chemical weapon are being prepared for a possible attack on Idlib – the last remaining stronghold of those opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“30 minutes of your time. Is democracy worth that?”

President Obama, in his first campaign speech at the University of Illinois, encouraging students to vote. The wide-ranging speech called out President Trump by name, criticizing him as "the symptom, not the cause" of what's dividing the country and kickstarts President Obama's return to politics with several planned speeches ahead of the midterms in November.

“It’s legal right?”

Elon Musk, Telsa’s co-founder & CEO, before taking a puff of a tobacco-and-marijuana joint (which is legal in California) while appearing on a podcast. That news, along with word Tesla’s Chief of Accounting is departing after only a few weeks, sent shares lower Friday. The stock is down 20% over the past month after Musk tweeted his plans to take the company private, which he now is no longer doing.

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"It is important that we can make a toy that doesn’t jeopardize (children’s future).”

Tim Brooks, Lego's VP for environmental responsibility, as the toymaker looks to make its plastic brick toys entirely from plant-based or recycled materials by 2030. Lego is spending the equivalent of $120M & hiring 100 people in search of a material that will work despite suffering from struggling sales recently.
“We leave it up to the imagination to figure it out, so we like to give everybody a challenge.”

Connor Green, a freshman at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, on how the school is seeing quintuple. There are 5 sets of twins in the freshman class of about 250 students.

Enjoy the weekend!

by Jenna Lee,