Perspectives

“All the fundamentals point to Canada right now.”

Stephen Butler, director of foreign-exchange trading at Scotia Capital, after the Canadian “loonie” rose to equal the U.S. dollar for the first time in more than 30 years

“We don’t know yet what’s going to come in their place.” Amsterdam Mayor Job Cohen, on the display windows for prostitutes that are likely to close when brothel owner “Fat” Charlie Geerts sells his buildings to a developer

“My father is happy to shed light on the Khmer Rouge regime for the world and people to understand.” Nuon Say, son of top Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea, on his father’s arrest for crimes against humanity

“It’s difficult to make plans for prison terms when we have no idea who will show up and who won’t.” Ellinor Houm, a top corrections official in Norway, on the fact that 20 percent of convicted Norwegian criminals fail to report for their prison terms

“We decided to take it down to avoid confusion.” Peter Bruin, a public-relations manager at eBay, on why the auction site removed a mock offering of the country of Belgium, posted to protest the Flanders secession crisis. The offer attracted a bid of €10 million.

GO TO HELL!New York’s Daily News, after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad requested a tour of the World Trade Center site during his visit to the United Nations

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