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March 18, 2009   
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"They wanted to cheat on us in a perfidious way, and I decided to cheat on them. So I signed [the agreements] with one hand while preparing to grab their [the communist government's] throats with the other."
-Lech Wałęsa on his mixed feelings about celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Roundtable agreements between the opposition and the communist government that started the political and economic transformation of Poland

"I'll tell you: on February 30, 2010."
-Jacek Kurski, a deputy from the opposition Law and Justice party, when asked when he would withdraw from politics for good

"We have elected him 11 times in a row, and after the last election, he said he was thinking about more terms in office."
-A resident of the village of Białowieża, Opole province, governed by Poland's oldest village head, 92-year-old Jan Walichewicz

"He apologized for being late and explained he had been busy robbing a store."
-A police officer from Gdańsk on a 32-year-old man summoned to a police station for questioning; a heroin fix had inspired him to be surprisingly honest

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