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#1 DieselGopher

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 07:46 AM

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#2 Trub L

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 07:50 AM

Should have been president
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#3 the_stain

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 07:51 AM

Should have been president


In retrospect this is hard to disagree with.
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#4 Genesee Ted

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 08:27 AM

Mr. Flat tax flat lined

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:20 AM

Should have been president



But. . .but. . .but. . .Bill?
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#6 porter

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:34 AM

Should have been president


As this graph clearly demonstrates.
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#7 Car ChuckRam

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:38 AM

During the Vietnam Nam war, He bought 10,000 full turkey suppers for the troops at thanksgiving. The Air Force had no way to get it there, so Ross chartered a couple of jets from Braniff, stripped out all the seats, and packed them full of holiday cheer. He also chartered jets to fly medical supplies, and to fly the wives of freed POWS to Asia.
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#8 zymot

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:38 AM

Dude was the original Trump. Rich guy, Washington outsider, talked plain, unpolitican personality, lift the hood of the car and fix the engine (drain the swamp variation), novelty was his strength.


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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:45 AM

He was considerably more intelligent and principled than Trump. That's not a productive comparison.
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#10 Ford Maddox

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:47 AM

He was considerably more intelligent and principled than Trump. That's not a productive comparison.


This... Not to mention he was a self made millionaire.. he didn’t start out with Daddy’s money
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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:49 AM

He was the "independent" we deserved... not the one we got. (Trump's brand of Republican is unrecognizable, so I kind consider him an independent)


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Posted 09 July 2019 - 12:28 PM

This... Not to mention he was a self made millionaire.. he didn’t start out with Daddy’s money

His father was well off from the commodities sector. He came from money. 


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#13 Ford Maddox

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 01:31 PM

His father was well off from the commodities sector. He came from money.


My...,He’s just not a douche like your hero ;)
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#14 BlackBeerd

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 02:46 PM

My...,He’s just not a douche like your hero ;)

Wait, you think I'm a Clinton fan?


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#15 texred1

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 02:52 PM

My son recently earned his Eagle Scout rank. When all of the paperwork came back from National, I went to pickup his certificate and Eagle Medal presentation kit. They handed me the medal kit at no charge. Inside was a congratulatory note from Ross Perot. Seems he pays for all of the Eagle Medals for all of the scouts in Longhorn Council. He was a class act.

 

~dustin


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#16 Hines

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 06:01 PM

This... Not to mention he was a self made millionaire.. he didn’t start out with Daddy’s money


Self made billionaire. One hell of a Good man. If he would have stayed the course he could have one that first election attempt.
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#17 Ford Maddox

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 07:06 PM

His father was well off from the commodities sector. He came from money.


Self made billionaire. One hell of a Good man. If he would have stayed the course he could have one that first election attempt.


Shut up Blackbeard
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#18 davelew

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 11:31 PM

Dude was the original Trump. Rich guy, Washington outsider, talked plain, unpolitican personality, lift the hood of the car and fix the engine (drain the swamp variation), novelty was his strength.


He campaigned like Trump, only without the casual approval of violence, anti-disabled jokes, or rape allegations.
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Posted 10 July 2019 - 12:49 AM

His father was well off from the commodities sector. He came from money.


How many millions did his father loan him to get him started?

Eta: looks like he did it without Daddy's money:

After he left the Navy in 1957, Perot became a salesman for IBM. He quickly became a top employee (one year, he fulfilled his annual sales quota in a mere two weeks)[12] and tried to pitch his ideas to supervisors, who largely ignored him.[13] He left IBM in 1962 to found Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Dallas, Texas, and courted large corporations for his data processing services. Perot was refused 77 times before he was given his first contract. EDS received lucrative contracts from the U.S. government in the 1960s, computerizing Medicare records. EDS went public in 1968 and the stock price rose from $16 a share to $160 within days. Fortune called Perot the "fastest, richest Texan" in a 1968 cover story.[14] In 1984, General Motors bought controlling interest in EDS for $2.4 billion.


Edited by JKor, 10 July 2019 - 12:54 AM.

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#20 BlackBeerd

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 04:14 AM

How many millions did his father loan him to get him started?

Eta: looks like he did it without Daddy's money:
 

You're positive he didn't get any financial help? No loans of any type? A gift that is't talked about? Or just hoping. I give my kids money all the time to further their ambitions.My daughter is getting her driver's licence soon, so last night I bought her a car. Sure, she could buy one herself but now she doesn't have to. Take another kid that is working the same amount, has about the same bills and similar ambitions. My kid now has a distinct financial advantage over the other kid. It's not a lot. It isn't a financial burden on me. But small pieces like that can add to a lot over the years.

 

I'm not trying to take anything away from what he did in his life. But he came from money. Private school. Rich friends. Ready guidance in business from people who had his best interest in mind. Growing up with success make success more attainable. 


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