Quotations of the day

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Posted: Apr 09, 2012 3:01 AM
Quotations of the day

"Our country has the right and also the obligation to develop satellites and launching vehicles. No matter what others say, we are doing this for peaceful purposes." _ Jang Myong Jin, general manager of a rocket launch facility in North Korea where a controversial launch that may be testing long-range missile technology is scheduled for liftoff between April 12 and 16.

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"Everybody has this uneasy feeling. This is weird. This is not good. It's a guilty pleasure. You're out enjoying this nice March weather, but you know it's not a good thing." _ Jerry Meehl, a climate scientist who specializes in extreme weather at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., on record temperatures for March being a sign of global warming.

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"He loved being Mike Wallace. He loved the fact that if he showed up for an interview, it made people nervous. ... He knew, and he knew that everybody else knew, that he was going to get to the truth. And that's what motivated him." _ CBS News chairman and "60 Minutes" executive producer Jeff Fager speaking after the death of the legendary "60 Minutes" newsman.