Sunday, March 29, 2009
"Patient, time consuming, mudraking investigative journalism is not a commodity like any other. It is not a beer, or a car, or even a collateralised debt obligation. It is an irreducible public good. Without it, the powers get away with whatever they want." [Ian Dunt's article Friday re: the death of newspapers, 3/27/2009]
Jain PharmaBioTech, in 2007: "In eight years, the world market for antiviral drugs, excluding vaccines, will be approximately $60 billion." .
Biolex: "Hepatitis C is a $5 billion market." [Independent market research predicts that total interferon sales for the treatment of hepatitis C will exceed $5 billion by 2014. 
"Codex Alimentarius has brought back 7 of the 9 forbidden persistant organic pollutants banned by 176 countries." [Dr. Rima Laibow in video re: Nutricide].
"The bourgeois women are stupid and insignificant, and the nouveaux riche are boring, but the paintings I do of them are masterpieces." [plaque seen 2 weeks ago at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts quoting artist Kees van Dongen]
"I am a vulgar man. But my music, I assure you, is not." [Mozart, as played by Tom Hulce, in the film, Amadeus].
"Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there." -- Harvey Mackay
"Il n'est jamais trop tard pour apprendre!" [my French teacher, last week, in her kitchen].