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Old 09-11-2019, 03:58 PM   #1
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Default T. Boone Pickens

Worked as his assistant ranch manager for 7 years. Lots of stories to tell. Many loved him and many didnt care for him. . Regardless of where folks stand he donated LOTS of money to charity and causes and helped lots of people.

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/09/11/...ies-at-91.html
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:00 PM   #2
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He spoke at my commencement at OSU in 1979 - I had no idea who he was then....
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:00 PM   #3
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Care to share some stories? RIP to a legend.
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:21 PM   #4
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Love that when asked when he felt like he “made it” it was when he “realized he had 12 bird dogs”.

He felt that “to be wealthy is to have an abundance of something you love . And for him that was bird dogs”.

#merica #oilandgas #birddogs
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:23 PM   #5
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I read he had passed on news article today and went to the comments. They were literally rejoicing at his demise. The construction of his ranch poured a lot of money into to my little community during that phase. It is an amazing place to say the least. May he rest in peace.
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:23 PM   #6
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A great man! Sad day
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:43 PM   #7
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RIP to Boone. He gave away over a billion dollars during his life and I'm sure there is more to come now that he passed. His ranch sure is something else.
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Old 09-11-2019, 07:32 PM   #8
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Worked as his assistant ranch manager for 7 years. Lots of stories to tell. Many loved him and many didnt care for him. . Regardless of where folks stand he donated LOTS of money to charity and causes and helped lots of people.

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/09/11/...ies-at-91.html
RIP BP

Good article.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:02 PM   #9
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R.I.P. A good man.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:16 PM   #10
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He was instrumental in the 2008 elections. His wind energy push swayed lots of votes.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:24 PM   #11
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RIP Sir. You did it your way!!
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:39 PM   #12
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RIP to Boone. He gave away over a billion dollars during his life and I'm sure there is more to come now that he passed. His ranch sure is something else.

To bad he didn’t care about other people’s ranches when he wanted easements
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:44 PM   #13
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I think we’re hunting one of his former quail ranches NW of Aspermont turned into deer/quail now. Rough country but beautiful along Salt fork of Brazos


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Old 09-11-2019, 08:47 PM   #14
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I thought it was a funny line about when he knew his college basketball career was over. His coach said “Pickens, this ain’t your sport - you can’t run fast enough to scatter leaves”
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:49 PM   #15
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To bad he didn’t care about other people’s ranches when he wanted easements
How could he do that without their consent? Just curious.
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:12 PM   #16
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How could he do that without their consent? Just curious.
He very smartly found or created a loophole that allowed him to run waterlines etc under other easements. I dont remember the exact facts but that is the gist of it.
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:47 PM   #17
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He very smartly found or created a loophole that allowed him to run waterlines etc under other easements. I dont remember the exact facts but that is the gist of it.
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:36 PM   #18
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I thought it was a funny line about when he knew his college basketball career was over. His coach said “Pickens, this ain’t your sport - you can’t run fast enough to scatter leaves”
Lol!


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Old 09-12-2019, 05:35 AM   #19
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RIP Mr. Pickens.
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Worked as his assistant ranch manager for 7 years. Lots of stories to tell. Many loved him and many didnt care for him. . Regardless of where folks stand he donated LOTS of money to charity and causes and helped lots of people.

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/09/11/...ies-at-91.html
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:40 AM   #20
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I never met the man, but: I flew into Amarillo for a pheasant hunt in Dalhart in the early 90's and had reserved a 4x4 rental. T. Boone arrived ahead of us and had rented every 4x4 in the area for his hunting pals. We ended up with a mini van. Obviously, money talks...
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:20 AM   #21
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Seemed like a good guy!
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:35 AM   #22
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What a legend and he'll be leaving one heck of a legacy.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:39 AM   #23
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How could he do that without their consent? Just curious.
ED and started a “public” utility company, with his wife in charge...
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:29 PM   #24
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:39 PM   #25
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I think we’re hunting one of his former quail ranches NW of Aspermont turned into deer/quail now. Rough country but beautiful along Salt fork of Brazos


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Probably so, he owned a lot of land in Stonewall Co at one time
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Old 09-19-2019, 01:59 PM   #26
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For anyone that is interested, there is a live feed right now at boonepickens.com
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:03 PM   #27
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I've been working at M.D Anderson 21 years and he has donated millions here, got a building with his name here on Holcombe Blvd.
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Old 09-19-2019, 07:29 PM   #28
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I've been working at M.D Anderson 21 years and he has donated millions here, got a building with his name here on Holcombe Blvd.


This is plenty for me to form my opinion of him. He’s good in my book
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