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Thread started 07/09/19 10:00am

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Ross Perot has passed away

the 89 year old self made billionaire came out of the Great Depression and built two computer data companies. He is probably best known for his whip smart take on politics and his innovative run for President.

He always came off as a good man to me. Props and respect may he Rest In Peace.

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Reply #1 posted 07/09/19 10:27am

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Rest in peace, Ross Perot!! And thank you for standing up to the false left/right paradigm.

Ross Perot was right!!
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Reply #2 posted 07/09/19 12:58pm

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Ross Perot, the wiry Texas gadfly who made a fortune in computer services, amazed the nation with audacious paramilitary missions to Vietnam and Iran, and ran for president in 1992 and 1996 with populist talk of restoring Norman Rockwell’s America, died on Tuesday at his home in Dallas. He was 89.

The cause was leukemia, a family spokesman, James Fuller, said.

They called him the man from Texarkana, but he really came out of an era — the Great Depression, World War II and the exuberant postwar years — when boys had paper routes, folks tuned in to the radio and patriots rolled up their sleeves for Uncle Sam and built innovative companies and a powerful nation.

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success,” Mr. Perot liked to say. “They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.”

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He was no quitter: an Eagle Scout, a Navy officer out of Annapolis, a top I.B.M. salesman, the founder of wildly successful data processing enterprises, a crusader for education and against drugs, a billionaire philanthropist. In 1969, he became a kind of folk hero with a quixotic attempt to fly medicine and food to American prisoners of war in North Vietnam.
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In 1979 he staged a commando raid that he asserted had freed two of his employees, and thousands of criminals and political prisoners, from captivity in revolutionary Iran.

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And in 1992 he became one of the most unlikely candidates ever to run for president. He had never held public office, and he seemed all wrong, like a cartoon character sprung to life: an elfin 5 feet 6 inches and 144 pounds, with a 1950s crew cut; a squeaky, nasal country-boy twang; and ears that stuck out like Alfred E. Neuman’s on a Mad magazine cover. Stiff-necked, cantankerous, impetuous, often sentimental, he was given to homespun epigrams: “If you see a snake, just kill it. Don’t appoint a committee on snakes.”

Under the banner “United We Stand America,” he spent $65 million of his billions in a campaign that featured innovative half-hour infomercials about himself and his ideas. They were popular, with ratings that sometimes surpassed those of prime-time sitcoms. Ignoring negative newspaper and magazine articles, he laid siege to radio and television talk shows. Switchboards lit up with calls from people wanting to volunteer.

Before long, millions were responding to his calls to cut government deficits, red tape and waste, to begin rebuilding the crumbling cities and to restore his vision of America: the small-town life idealized in Rockwell’s homey portraits of ballpark patriotism, barbershop wisdom and flag-draped Main Street, a world away from corrupt Washington.

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Reply #3 posted 07/09/19 1:09pm

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I'm not ashamed to say I voted for him. Happily so. Haven't voted for a republican or democrat for president since then.

Ross Perot was right!!
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Reply #4 posted 07/09/19 1:18pm

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djThunderfunk said:

I'm not ashamed to say I voted for him. Happily so. Haven't voted for a republican or democrat for president since then.


I was too young to vote for him, but have vague memories of him on tv. He seemed like a good guy that believed his convictions. Reading about him now, he was a little bad ass. I can see why people supported him.

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Reply #5 posted 07/09/19 1:30pm

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

djThunderfunk said:

I'm not ashamed to say I voted for him. Happily so. Haven't voted for a republican or democrat for president since then.


I was too young to vote for him, but have vague memories of him on tv. He seemed like a good guy that believed his convictions. Reading about him now, he was a little bad ass. I can see why people supported him.


Look for his debates with Bush & Clinton on youtube. They're PRICELESS!!

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Reply #6 posted 07/09/19 1:53pm

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What a great guy. We were clients of his at EDS. I got to meet him and spend a little time with him. One of the most upbeat, enthusiastic, positive people I've ever met. R.I.P.

FYI, Perot is the main reason I'm such a deficit hawk. I'll never forget him and his charts, explaining to even the simplest-minded that if you spend more than you have, sooner or later you are going to go broke.

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Reply #7 posted 07/10/19 2:36pm

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djThunderfunk said:

I'm not ashamed to say I voted for him. Happily so. Haven't voted for a republican or democrat for president since then.

seemed like a good man and very eccentric, remember him babbling about his daughter being involved in some lesbian photo setup by his enemies? it made david letterman joke; "he's a little too wierd, i saw him say "i'd love to talk with you more but I have a flying saucer to catch". something like that.

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Reply #8 posted 07/10/19 2:38pm

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

djThunderfunk said:

I'm not ashamed to say I voted for him. Happily so. Haven't voted for a republican or democrat for president since then.


I was too young to vote for him, but have vague memories of him on tv. He seemed like a good guy that believed his convictions. Reading about him now, he was a little bad ass. I can see why people supported him.

he's seen as a precursor to trump today.

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Reply #9 posted 07/10/19 2:39pm

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RodeoSchro said:

What a great guy. We were clients of his at EDS. I got to meet him and spend a little time with him. One of the most upbeat, enthusiastic, positive people I've ever met. R.I.P.

FYI, Perot is the main reason I'm such a deficit hawk. I'll never forget him and his charts, explaining to even the simplest-minded that if you spend more than you have, sooner or later you are going to go broke.

doesn't surprise me to hear. We're losing those kinds of characters by the day. People used to have so much, i miss all the old folks who've gone and left me with these kids with long beards, breathing chimney stacks of smoke and staring at their cell phones as they walk down the street.

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Reply #10 posted 07/10/19 3:13pm

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PeteSilas said:



Ugot2shakesumthin said:




djThunderfunk said:


I'm not ashamed to say I voted for him. Happily so. Haven't voted for a republican or democrat for president since then.




I was too young to vote for him, but have vague memories of him on tv. He seemed like a good guy that believed his convictions. Reading about him now, he was a little bad ass. I can see why people supported him.



he's seen as a precursor to trump today.



Only in his maverick run for president. No one questions his (lack of) intelligence or his morals as sleaze bag Persistent Turd.
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Reply #11 posted 07/10/19 4:32pm

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

PeteSilas said:

he's seen as a precursor to trump today.

Only in his maverick run for president. No one questions his (lack of) intelligence or his morals as sleaze bag Persistent Turd.

he never got as far as trump did, maybe because of his integrity, but they absolutely did question his sanity.

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Reply #12 posted 07/10/19 4:35pm

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PeteSilas said:



Ugot2shakesumthin said:


PeteSilas said:


he's seen as a precursor to trump today.



Only in his maverick run for president. No one questions his (lack of) intelligence or his morals as sleaze bag Persistent Turd.

he never got as far as trump did, maybe because of his integrity, but they absolutely did question his sanity.



His sanity perhaps, but not his intelligence.
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Reply #13 posted 07/10/19 6:04pm

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Perot was actually a big fan of The Donald....

"Ross Perot donated to Trump’s re-election campaign before death"

In his last documented political act, self-made billionaire and two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot wrote out two checks to President Trump’s re-election campaign before succumbing to his battle with leukemia at the age of 89, according to a report.


https://www.msn.com/en-us...ar-AAE6mKA

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Reply #14 posted 07/10/19 6:16pm

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Mikado said:

Perot was actually a big fan of The Donald....



"Ross Perot donated to Trump’s re-election campaign before death"



In his last documented political act, self-made billionaire and two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot wrote out two checks to President Trump’s re-election campaign before succumbing to his battle with leukemia at the age of 89, according to a report.



https://www.msn.com/en-us...ar-AAE6mKA



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As I said, his sanity perhaps.. lol
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Reply #15 posted 07/10/19 6:35pm

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

Mikado said:

Perot was actually a big fan of The Donald....

"Ross Perot donated to Trump’s re-election campaign before death"

In his last documented political act, self-made billionaire and two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot wrote out two checks to President Trump’s re-election campaign before succumbing to his battle with leukemia at the age of 89, according to a report.


https://www.msn.com/en-us...ar-AAE6mKA

. As I said, his sanity perhaps.. lol

ouch, that ha to be dissapointing.

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Reply #16 posted 07/10/19 6:58pm

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PeteSilas said:



Ugot2shakesumthin said:


Mikado said:

Perot was actually a big fan of The Donald....



"Ross Perot donated to Trump’s re-election campaign before death"



In his last documented political act, self-made billionaire and two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot wrote out two checks to President Trump’s re-election campaign before succumbing to his battle with leukemia at the age of 89, according to a report.



https://www.msn.com/en-us...ar-AAE6mKA



. As I said, his sanity perhaps.. lol

ouch, that ha to be dissapointing.



Why?
lol
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Reply #17 posted 07/11/19 9:24am

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Perot missed a change to invest in a little company called Microsoft, so once NeXT came along, he jumped on it. NeXT computers was started by Steve Jobs after he left Apple. Perot was an angel investor and invested $20M into the company. The OS that Jobs was developing at NeXT is what eventually became OS X for Apple (the basis of which is still used today), once he came back to the company. Apple was still stuck in OS 9 days and looked like Windows on crack. OS X changed the game, and its genesis can be found in NeXT. It may not have existed had Jobs not come back and had Jobs not had the means, via Perot, to write a new OS that changed the game.

Perot was also an early investor in the computer chain store Babbages, which eventually became GameStop.


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Reply #18 posted 07/12/19 11:08am

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RodeoSchro said:

What a great guy. We were clients of his at EDS. I got to meet him and spend a little time with him. One of the most upbeat, enthusiastic, positive people I've ever met. R.I.P.

FYI, Perot is the main reason I'm such a deficit hawk. I'll never forget him and his charts, explaining to even the simplest-minded that if you spend more than you have, sooner or later you are going to go broke.


your former governor shared a really lovely story about perot today.
https://www.dallasnews.co...tell-story

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."

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