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Brian Johnson Quotes

Brian Johnson
In any open society, there is going to be a continuum between freedom and security, and I think any debate about how to strike that balance is a good debate, ... I do believe the Patriot Act strikes a good balance, but I'm also a Libertarian at heart. I want to hear good arguments on both sides.
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#Debate

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The main thing (about the organization) is to enjoy motorcycles, ... and have a good relationship with the community.
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#Community

Brian Johnson
You need to lean forward, from the ankles more. It's like you're running with your brakes on.
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#Running

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Typically private clubs around the country are struggling a bit, and we just wanted to be progressive about it. With all the growth Downtown and the new condos, we just want to make sure they've heard about us.
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#Country

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The banks are expensive compared to the rest of the local market and they're expensive compared with overseas banks.
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#Rest

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Banks are sacrificing margins to win volume. At some point, interest rates will move up and loan losses will rise because banks are under-pricing risk.
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#Interest

Brian Johnson
It's embarrassing and it does highlight the fact that there seem to be some real operational risk issues in NAB. Every time they write a loan, they code what sector it should be and they've been misallocating some of those codes.
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#Risk

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It does have some ability to create incremental value by getting to non-GM customers and dealers.
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#Ability

Brian Johnson
As a coach, I can really appreciate having a group of kids like this. There are a lot of kids out there who are obsessed by distance, and all they want to do is pound their drivers. Our kids aren't like that. They understand the game. They get it. They realize that the goal is to get the ball in the hole, and the best way to do that is to practice your iron shots, your wedges, your chipping and your putting. If you develop those skills to a high degree, you're going to beat the bombers most of the time.
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#Kids

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That's stuff you can't do if you want to win football games.
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#Football

Brian Johnson
Ford should get a bounce from restructuring, assuming it gets a deal with the UAW to close several plants. It also has some good cars coming out, but declines are likely in SUVs.
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#Plants

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We had no other choice. There's good people in the world. This really is all we have. We have friends here. We have our lives here.
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#Choice

Brian Johnson
That's huge. Now we're in the thick of the race, ... There's so much parity in this conference, it would be hard for a team to sweep right through it like we did last year.
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#Race

Brian Johnson
Brian, will you wake the hell up?
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#Hell

Brian Johnson
I brought a cooler, comforter, pillow and snacks, ... I watched the game last night, and decided I'd get here as soon as possible. It's been 12 years since we've been in the playoffs, and I didn't want to miss the opportunity.
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#Night

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I think the result will be you'll have a shareholder activist with a significant but not controlling interest who will lobby for a restructuring. For the first time, we could have someone who could look out for shareholders.
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#Interest

Brian Johnson
Anyone who assumes any kind of rebound for GM assumes some level of capacity reduction and health-care cuts. It's been a bit surprising they didn't have a report already.
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#Health

Brian Johnson
The combination of double-digit housing loan growth and above average business loan growth supports St.George's earnings outlook.
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#Business

Brian Johnson
They are bringing more horsepower to fix North America. His background seems to be in line with what is needed in the U.S., which is getting people off the payroll.
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#America

Brian Johnson
It's a God thing. He's led us every step of the way through this and made it possible.
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#God

Brian Johnson
There were those saying they had difficulty acclimating themselves to the community. With this first event they already feel more comfortable.
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#Community

Brian Johnson
It's all stainless steel, which is high-end work.
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#Work

Brian Johnson
I heard dogs barking and calves hollering. One of the dogs was at least part pit bull.
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#Dogs

Brian Johnson
We see this as a test of their ability to face reality.
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#Ability

Brian Johnson
Union leaders are in an uncomfortable political position, ... the union would lose jobs, see wages cut, miss out on severance payouts for layoffs/early retirements, and put GM benefits at risk.
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#Jobs

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The reason you are seeing banks refocus back on distribution is because that is the only competitive advantage they have over new players,
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#Reason

Brian Johnson
We had people at the luau tell us this initiative was long overdue.
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#People

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The reason you are seeing banks refocus back on distribution is because that is the only competitive advantage they have over new players.
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#Reason

Brian Johnson
What that means is higher growth, captive clients and bigger synergies. And the more you diversify, the less risk there is.
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#Growth

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It's a step forward in the culture of Ford. Whether it translates into increased profits remains to be seen.
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#Culture