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Issue: "Your right to vote," July 31, 2010

"The internet is completely over."

The recording artist Prince on shutting down his website and not allowing his new album, 20Ten, to be available for download on iTunes. "The internet's like MTV," he said. "At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated."

"Definitely a hamburger on the menu. Not even close."

David Salyers of The Richards Group, an agency that works for Chick-fil-A, in answer to Ad Age: "What do you think would happen first: a hamburger on the menu, or a Chick-fil-A opening on a Sunday?"

"This means that one of their spies is worth two and a half of ours."

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A moscow radio commentator, quoted in the Telegraph, on the deal to swap 10 Russian spies for four accused of spying for the West. The deal highlighted that those spying for the West perhaps obtained more intel.

"The scope for remaining in the Church of England is getting more and more narrow, and the options are rapidly closing."

Anglican pastor DAVID HOULDING, after the Church of England's General Synod voted on July 12 to allow female bishops.

"We believe that Mom would say she was mortified to have taken a large role in the election of Harry Reid to U.S. Congress. Let the record show Charlotte was displeased with his work. Please, in lieu of flowers, vote for another more worthy candidate."

The final sentences of what was up to that point a standard obituary in the Las Vegas Review-Journal for Charlotte McCourt, who died July 8 at the age of 84.


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