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The productivity now at universities is terrible. Tenure is a terrible idea. It keeps them around forever and they don't have to work hard.


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I was a ballplayer but only for a limited time. I grew up playing in Wisconsin. It's a very sports-centric part of the country that I grew up in and I played a lot of sports but baseball first and foremost. I played through high school. I was a middle-infielder.

We knew it was going to be the biggest event scheduled in the history of women's sports but we didn't ever fathom we would be playing before sold-out stadiums all over the country.

But as a practical matter Detroit's the sports city in the country.

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes.

Sweden is still a very peaceful country to live in. I think that people in Britain have created this mythology about Sweden that it's a perfect democratic society full of erotically charged girls.

Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all.

I mean Britain is a country of successful Muslim businesspeople teachers and educators journalists. So we have to say very strongly that the two million plus Muslims in Britain the vast bulk of them make a huge contribution to our society and they actually make it the vibrant society it is.

My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society. It's their work that I'm supporting. So it's not me doing it. But I can empower them. I can support them and I can help them.

I for one would think both about how far we have come as a country and how much further we need to go to erase racism and discrimination from our society.

Something's happened in our society which I don't think is beneficial and that's that you see the public being fed box-office news. Newscasts now every local station - I've been traveling around the country a lot and you see the local news and they give box-office reports.

I give away something up to $500 million a year throughout the world promoting Open Society. My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society. It's their work that I'm supporting. So it's not me doing it.

No one can live entirely on their own nor can any country or society exist in isolation.

The political system is broken the economy is broken and so is society. That is why people are so depressed about the state of our country.

I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.

Class is not a fixed designation in this country. We are an upwardly mobile society with a lot of movement between income groups.

My fellow Americans you have to decide what kind of country you want to live in. If you want a you're on your own winner take all society you should support the Republican ticket. If you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibilities - a 'we're all in it together' society you should vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

All the United States it is a society that is split like to the bottom that had very poor people in the country that is one of the wealthiest countries.

We are trying to construct a more inclusive society. We are going to make a country in which no one is left out.

You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.

The weaker the country the stronger the smile.

May Heaven be propitious and smile on the cause of my country.

Country music in the mid-'90s was a big influence on my career and I played all the songs that are referenced in ''94' back in my club days. Joe Diffie was rocking a sick mullet and he was hotter than ever... just putting out monster hit after monster hit. It totally takes me back to those days and it makes me smile every time I hear it.

Young people ask me if this country is serious about science. They aren't thinking about the passport that they will hold but the country that they must rely on for support and encouragement.

It is critical to develop a biofuel industry powered by feedstocks produced in every corner of the country in addition to the Midwest. That is why USDA has established five regional research centers working on science necessary to ensure profitable biofuels can be produced from a diverse range of feedstocks.