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'So?'
DICK CHENEY, U.S. Vice President, after being told that two-thirds of Americans do not support the war in Iraq. He argued that public opinion polls should not dictate the war's conduct

'We have not been able to break away from the mass-consumption society.'
TSUYOSHI KAWAKAMI, Japanese Environment Ministry official, explaining the government's plan to reduce by 60% the amount of garbage generated by Japanese citizens and businesses by 2015

'It is unacceptable that, while giving peace to the world, we...

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