Loose cannons

August 1, 2001

Dismal science

"My theory is that the nakedness of a woman is related to the performance of an economy. When an economy becomes more developed, women seem to wear less." — unnamed economist quoted in Beijing Evening News.

They're only interested in making a killing

"If it weren't for the military there is no way America would have a reputation for being technologically advanced. The investment community is completely ignorant of new technology." — Alex Lightman, CEO of California-based "wearable computers" manufacturing company Charmed Technology.

Like knowing how to kill the competition?

"The draft protocol would put [US] national security and confidential business information at risk." — US chief delegate Donald Mahley, announcing US rejection of an international treaty to enforce a ban on biological weapons that took seven years to draft.


"It just continues the pattern of Iraqi aggressiveness." — US Rear Admiral Craig Quigley after Iraq fired a missile at a US spy plane intruding into Iraqi air space.

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