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Ross Perot has died

Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:52 pm

Death. Gross.

(He made me laugh in the '92 debates (We will be in deep voodoo...) but then by the time the '96 campaign came around he seemed like just another crotchety old nutcase.)
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Re: Ross Perot has died

Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:24 pm

A rich and interesting life, may we all be able to say the same.
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Re: Ross Perot has died

Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:34 pm

Hopefully he do a lot of good during his Earthly days, I think it's quite evident he could have done more...

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Re: Ross Perot has died

Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:18 pm

RIP to the giant sucking sound!
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Re: Ross Perot has died

Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:23 am

Ross Perot was a unique and interesting person. He came from a modest background, was always a hustler, went to and graduated from the US Navel Academy, was a top salesperson for IBM computers. He started a business, EDS, that offered services to the users of computers, something IBM wouldn't until decades later. He ran his company like a military organization, delivered top notch service in particular to government agencies, and became a very rich man from it. He sold it to General Motors (later they sold it to HP), started a 2nd company, Perot Data Services, made another fortune later selling it to Dell. As a Presidential candidate, he likely helped Bill Clinton to win, he made some very good points as to the run up of deficits and bad trade deals that I wish we listened to. His 2nd run in 1996 was not anywhere as good and he phased out of politics shortly thereafter. He is also known for getting 2 of his employees out if Iran upon the fall of the Shah of Iran, a story that became a major movie. He was not perfect, but overall was a excellent businessman, far better than Trump will ever be.

Ross Perot has indirect connections to aviation. He assisted his son, Ross Perot, Jr., with some refueling and other arrangements for the first around the world flight in a helicopter in 1982 where was a co-pilot. The helicopter is in the Dulles airport branch of Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_of_Texas . Ross Perot, Jr. was a founder and an investor in Fort Worth Alliance Airport (AFW) a non-passenger, freight and 'industrial' airport. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Wort ... ce_Airport.

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