Smarthernews Quick Quotes for Wednesday, October 3, 2018

October 3, 2018

“…we can confirm that we are working jointly with our law enforcement partners to fully investigate this matter.”

Secret Service statement as it probes a suspicious letter addressed to President Trump. The FBI is also investigating two packages sent to the Pentagon, which are suspected to contain the poison ricin. Ricin is made from the castor bean and can cause death within 36-72 hours. CDC says it can only be manufactured deliberately. The packages did not enter the White House or Pentagon.

“After 11 years of trying to outrun depression & PTSD symptoms, I have finally concluded it’s faster than me. That I have to stop running, turn around and confront it.”

Jason Kander (37), a rising star in the Democratic party and an Afghanistan War veteran, in an open letter announcing he will no longer run for Mayor of Kansas City. 7.7M Americans will suffer from PTSD during a given year with 11-20% of veterans suffering.
"Of course, we have quite a ways to go but we look forward to the next steps in this conversation."

State Department spokeswoman on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's multi-country visit, which will include a visit with Kim Jong Un this Sunday in North Korea. This will be his 4th visit and he is expected to help plan a second meeting between Kim & President Trump.
“I’d like to see more people get vaccinated.A We lost 80,000 people last year to the flu.”

Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC Director, on this year's flu season. While the official number of deaths has yet to be announced, the CDC has not backed away from this estimate – which may be the most deadly flu season since the CDC began tracking it in 1976. Flu season unofficially begins in October.
“I guess I just felt like putting our energy and our grief into something positive was a better thing than just twisting in the wind for a year.”

Adria Petty, daughter of Tom Petty, on her work going through archives, compiling a 60-song tribute album "American Treasure." The rock legend died suddenly at age 66 of cardiac arrest due to an accidental drug overdose one year ago.
“For me, I’ve got the right to wear what I want. That’s what’s so dope about this country – it’s a free country. I got the right to think what I want; I have the right to feel what I want and I will not be bullied because I do what I feel.”

Kanye West to 'TMZ' explaining why he wears a 'Make America Great Again' hat and defending his support of Pres. Trump.A Kanye went on to say "I support our president, bottom line, no matter who they are."

by Jenna Lee,