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#961 Smokeshadow

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 02:01 PM

What is fascinating to me about Ross Perot is that he built Electronic Data Systems from the ground up into a multi-million dollar company, then sold it to GM for several billion.  Started Perot Systems and built it into a multi-million dollar company.  Then sold it to AT&T for several billion.  He didn't need to do anything else; but he chose to attempt to serve his country as potential President.  He did make over the State of Texas's educational system, for good or bad.


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 07:49 PM

What is fascinating to me about Ross Perot is that he built Electronic Data Systems from the ground up into a multi-million dollar company, then sold it to GM for several billion.  Started Perot Systems and built it into a multi-million dollar company.  Then sold it to AT&T for several billion.  He didn't need to do anything else; but he chose to attempt to serve his country as potential President.  He did make over the State of Texas's educational system, for good or bad.

He also will never be forgotten for his remarks about the giant sucking sound of jobs being sent out of our nation. He may have been wrong on several points about NAFTA, but certainly not the strong warning of the effect of losing jobs in the US. I guess my memory will be of how he was entertaining as the best third party presidential candidate since Teddy R. :love3:


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 09:04 PM

Chris Craft, NASA's first Flight Director, has passed at age 95  :big cry:   :big cry:   :big cry:

 

https://start.att.ne...dies_at_95-cnn2


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:10 AM


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:17 AM

^^Read about his passing this morning.  Such a tragic loss  :big cry:


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 06:36 PM

Their stuff was a staple at the Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance in the Hartford and New Haven bars and when I had the bar in North Haven the VP hits were guaranteed to get the big round table we called the Queens Corner on their feet and dancing.  



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Posted 17 August 2019 - 01:01 AM


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Posted 17 August 2019 - 09:28 AM

How nice to afford remaining true to your own love of this world. RIP :love3:

 

I remember him and Nancy Sinatra!

 

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 10:13 AM

Peter got his only Academy Award nomination for 1997's Ulee's Gold  :thumbs up:   He will be missed  :big cry:


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 08:29 AM

James Leavelle, the Dallas Police detective who was handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald when Jack Ruby burst from the crowd and shot Oswald, has passed away at age 99  :big cry:

 

https://www.dallasne...?ICID=ref_fark/


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