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Issue Date:  November 18, 2005

Quotable & Notable

“I have a commitment to worship the prince of peace not the prince of preemptive war.”

-- Former President Jimmy Carter speaking to reporters Nov. 3. He said he doesn’t doubt President Bush has a sincere faith, but they practice their Christianity differently.

“Part of the sickness of spirit we feel when confronted with terrorism is that we face people whose souls are damaged, almost destroyed.”

-- Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams at a memorial service for the 52 people who died in the London bombings in July

Musharraf postpones F-16 purchase to provide more quake relief

-- Headline from a Voice of America report. Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf had earlier said his country did not plan to cut its defense budget to increase funds for relief.

“One of the most common criticisms preview audiences had was that ‘the actor playing McCarthy’ was over the top.”

-- Film critic Andy Klein reviewing “Good Night and Good Luck,” about TV news icon Edward R. Murrow and red-baiting Sen. Joseph McCarthy. McCarthy plays himself through archival footage.

“These bridges [over the digital divide] double as toxic waste pipelines.”

-- From the report “The Digital Dump” from the Basel Action Network, which says most used computer equipment sent to developing countries is neither usable nor repairable and creates enormous environmental problems

National Catholic Reporter, November 18, 2005

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