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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 31 – 2009 August 02

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 31 – 2009 August 02

Jasper Jottings – The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2009/jasperjottings2009W31.html

INDEX

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POSITRACTION: Wiring for empathy

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article6681923.ece

From The Times
July 11, 2009
Want to keep your wallet? Carry a baby picture
Hannah Devlin

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When faced with the photograph of the baby people were far more likely to send the wallet back, the study found. In fact, only one in ten were hard-hearted enough not to do so. With no picture to tug at the emotions, just one in seven were sent back.

According to Dr Wiseman the result reflects a compassionate instinct towards vulnerable infants that people have evolved to ensure the survival of future generations. “The baby kicked off a caring feeling in people, which is not surprising from an evolutionary perspective,” he said.

Scientists argue that it would be difficult to genetically code for feeling empathy exclusively towards your own child and much easier to code for feeling empathy towards all children. If you find a baby alone, there is a good chance it belongs to you, making it an effective evolutionary trait, said Dr Wiseman.

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42% return rate for the planted wallets.

Humm, what would I do?

I’d like to think that I’d be honest and go out of my way to help. But I know I’m a sinner!

Interesting that there is something in our “hardware” or “software” that empathizes with babies.

Finding one alone, fat chance. The gals are usually all over “the baby”. I think the “wiring issue” is more obvious with them.

May all your challenges be as big as you need. I’ll take my “small”; thank you, very much.

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* Posted on: Sun, Jul 26 2009 12:37 PM

JEmail: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) fills in several missing class years

Dear John,

Subject: Maffia, Gennaro J. (Jerry) 1972
>JFound: Maffia, Gennaro J. (Jerry) [MC????] 8/19 Online Training

I believe that Jerry is a member of the Class of 1972.

Subject: Henderson, Tom1992
>JBlogger: Henderson, Tom [MC????] cites Muccilo, Lisa Marie [MC1992 RIP]

I believe that Tom is a member of the Class of 1992.

Subject: LaPorte, Stephen 1932
>JObit: LaPorte, Stephen [MC????]

I believe that Steve is a member of the Class of 1932.

May He Rest In Peace.

Subject: McGill, Joe 1985
>JFound: McGill, Joe [MC1985] an appreciated lawyer

I believe that Joe is a member of the Class of 1985.

Subject: Cleary, Joseph G. 1971
>JFound: Cleary, Joseph G. [MC????] posts

I believe that Joe is a member of the Class of 1971.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Yoeman’s work today. Clears up several loose ends. Guess all your competition got scooped today. Maybe they all took the week off. ROFL, usually I get updates minutes after release. Probably I’m the only one with no life. Thanks much, for sharing. fjohn68]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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* Posted on: Mon, Jul 27 2009 6:56 AM

JFound: Menchise, Louis (MC1987) movie role cited on a blog

http://olgarodericknoblesville.blogspot.com/2009/07/movie-citizen-candy-man-chocumentary.html

The Fowler Center for Wildlife Education

Saturday, July 25, 2009
Movie – Citizen Candy Man: A Chocumentary
Not bad – Citizen Candy Man: A Chocumentary movie

Movie Is being made – in 2005.

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Louis Menchise (actor)

Height:5′ 8″

Birth Notes:Bronx, New York, USA

Graduated from Manhattan College contained by 1987 near a amount in Finance. He work in sandbank operation from 1988 to 1993. Obtained a authorization from New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (Filmmaking) in 1992. Studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in 1994. Is a cancer survivor (1995.) Joined the US Army correctness in 1994, clutch to retire in 1995 in the red to the cancer, but return in the Spring of 2001. Is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003) and Operation Noble Eagle. Is Italian-American and be conversational in Italian.

Birth Date:14 August 1965

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Menchise, Louis (MC1987)

[JR: Hey Louis, you’re famous! You’re being blogged about. How that line go: “Did they spell my name right?” You’re now way ahead of me in the inet fame department.]

[NB: Louis is a long time Jasper Jottings, Facebook friend, and sometimes contributor.]

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* Posted on: Mon, Jul 27 2009 7:08 AM

MFound: MC Social Life Commission on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/ManhattanCollegeSocialLife

Manhattan College Social Life Commission on Facebook

Manhattan College Social Life Commission Hello one and all, Welcome to the new Manhattan College Social Life Commission fan page. I can already say that the first two weeks of school look to be exciting and packed with cool trips and events. Look for more updates soon and please suggest this to all of your friends so we can better work to serve the Manhattan College community. Thanks, Mike B.

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REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …
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* Posted on: Tue, Jul 28 2009 6:25 AM

JFound: Novak, Dan [MC1964]

http://dan-novak.blogspot.com/2009/07/resume.html

DAN NOVAK

EDUCATION

Manhattan College, 1960-64, B.A. Honors in PhilosophyYale University Graduate School, 1964-66, PhilosophyThe New School for Social Research, 1966-69, Philosophy and SociologyUniversity of Rhode Island, M.A. in Education, 1996 (Thesis: “The Curriculum of Consciousness: A History of the Disciplines From the Greeks to Postmodernity”)

CURRENT COMMUNITY WORK AND PUBLIC SERVICE

Chair of the Town of West Greenwich, R.I. Conservation Commission (1994-present)Founding Trustee of the Town of West Greenwich Land Trust (1998)President of the Rhode Island Association of Conservation Commissions (present)

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Novak, Dan [MC1964]

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* Posted on: Tue, Jul 28 2009 8:46 AM

JNews: Leone, Daniel E. [MC1975] VP, BizDev Laureate Pharma

http://news.prnewswire.com/ViewContent.aspx?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/07-28-2009/0005067427&EDATE=

Laureate Pharma Appoints Daniel E. Leone as Vice President of Business Development
PRINCETON, NJ UNITED STATES

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PRINCETON, N.J., July 28 /PRNewswire/ — Laureate Pharma, Inc., a full-service biopharmaceutical development and protein production company, today announced the appointment of Daniel E. Leone as Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Leone will be responsible for Laureate’s worldwide business development activities, including sales and marketing. He will be supporting the company’s contract development, manufacturing, and bioprocessing business.

“We are pleased to welcome Dan to Laureate’s Leadership Team,” said Robert J. Broeze, Ph.D., President and CEO of Laureate. “Dan is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in business development and he brings an impressive background that includes broad international business development and management experience in contract manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals. His capabilities include strong leadership, and strategic and organizational skills that have produced positive results in early stage and mature businesses.”

Most recently Dan served as Executive Director of Contract Manufacturing at Ben Venue Laboratories where he was responsible for Sales, Marketing and New Business Development for its parenteral contract manufacturing services business. Prior to Ben Venue, Dan was the Vice President of Business Operations at Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals where he was responsible for Sales, Marketing, New Business Development and Supply Chain Management for its active pharmaceutical ingredients business. Prior to BI, Dan held positions of increasing responsibility at Hoechst Corporation. While at Hoechst Dan served as their Global Director, Ventures in Hoechst’s Research and Technology Division where he was responsible for general management of several early stage businesses. Dan earned an MBA from Duke University and Masters and Bachelors degrees in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.

About Laureate Pharma

Laureate Pharma is a full-service biopharmaceutical development and protein production company located in Princeton, New Jersey. Laureate Pharma offers superior bioprocessing services that accelerate new products from development through production. Laureate provides a wide range of specialized services from process design and development to full-scale cGMP production, purification, aseptic filling, testing, validation, analytical services, and regulatory support. Laureate is focused on two active segments of the biopharmaceutical industry: monoclonal antibodies and recombinant protein products. For more information, contact us at info@laureatepharma.com or visit http://www.laureatepharma.com.

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Leone, Daniel E. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Dan is a member of the Class of 1975.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Leone, Daniel E. [MC1975]

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* Posted on: Tue, Jul 28 2009 3:25 PM
* Updated: Thu, Jul 30 2009 11:32 AM

JObit: Spades, Joseph F. [MC1949 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mercurynews/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=130509877

Joseph F. Spades

Joseph F. Spades 01/06/1927 – 07/24/2009 Beloved Husband of Frances Spades for 53 years. Loving Father of Judith Ann Collin (Barry), Gregory Joseph, and Geoffrey Francis (Mary). Preceded in death by sister Eugenia Da Parma. Loving Grandfather of Sarah Collin, Ryan, Nick and Joe Spades. A native of New York. A member of IEEE Association of Old Crows, Manhattan College Alumni, and American Legion Post # 419 Vigil Service 7:00 PM Tuesday July 28th at Alameda Family Funeral Home 12341 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd. Saratoga Funeral Mass 11:00 AM Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church 13716 Saratoga Ave. Interment to follow at Madronia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family prefers donations to the National Parkinson’s Foundation.

Published in San Jose Mercury News on 7/28/2009

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Spades, Joseph F. [MC????]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/mt9vag

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Dear John,

I believe that Joe is a member of the Class of 1949.

May He Rest in Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Spades, Joseph F. [MC1949 RIP]

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* Posted on: Tue, Jul 28 2009 9:59 PM
* Updated: Wed, Jul 29 2009 9:43 AM

JFound: Naranjo, David [MC1983]

http://in.sys-con.com/node/1051316

Technology III Feature Release
By: Business Wire
Jul. 28, 2009 03:04 PM

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The following release focuses on the topic Technology III

The following knowledgeable industry leaders and scholars from Business Wire’s ExpertSource database are available to discuss topics relating to Technology III

Mr. David Naranjo, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America

Davide Naranjo has more than 15 years of experience in the consumer and commercial electronics industry. His professional background includes business analysis, product development, product planning and marketing. He was vice president of consumer electronics research with DisplaySearch. Naranjo earned a Bachelor’s of Electrical Engineering at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY, and his MBA with distinction in Marketing and Finance from the Keller Graduate School of Management in San Diego.

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Naranjo, David [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that David is a member of the Class of 1983.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Naranjo, David [MC1983]

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* Posted on: Tue, Jul 28 2009 10:21 PM
* Updated: Thu, Jul 30 2009 11:32 AM

Joy: Hessler, Richard J. [MC????] weds

http://www.wickedlocal.com/plymouth/news/celebrations/x592700126/Tricia-Lawrence-wed-to-Richard-Hessler-III

Tricia Lawrence wed to Richard Hessler III
GateHouse News Service
Posted Jul 28, 2009 @ 04:11 PM

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PLYMOUTH —

Tricia Lawrence and Richard J. Hessler III were married July 11 in a civil ceremony next to a waterfall at Brandywine Falls in the Cuyahoga National Reserve in Boston Heights, Ohio.

The bride is the daughter of Cathy and Dr. Steven Lawrence of Hudson, Ohio. She is a 1997 graduate of Hudson High School and is a student at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. She is employed as a licensed personal trainer in Hudson.

The groom is the son of Michelle and Richard J. Hessler Jr. of Spring Hill, Fla. He is a 1995 graduate of Plymouth South High School. He graduated from Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and is employed by DLZ Engineering of Columbus, Ohio.

The newlyweds live in Akron, Ohio.

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Hessler, Richard J. [MC????]

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* Posted on: Tue, Jul 28 2009 10:26 PM

JObit: Levine, Mason Grey [MC1986 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/NorthJersey/DeathNotices.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=130563788

Mason Grey LEVINE

LEVINE Mason Grey, 45, of Jamestown, NC, formerly of Chicago, IL, Boston, MA and Montvale, NJ passed away on Saturday evening, July 25, 2009 at Lake Forest Baptist Hospital, in Winston Salem, NC. Cherished son of Mel and Marlene Levine of Mahwah, NJ, loving brother of Marshall Levine and his wife Paula of Stone Mountain, GA, dear nephew of Terry Levine of Cherry Hill, NJ and dear uncle of Jenella. Mason was a graduate of Manhattan College in Bronx, NY where he earned a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering and was also a graduate of the University of Southern California where he earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science. Mason was the Senior Project Engineer for Syngenta Crop Protection Company in their Greensboro, NC division. Mason was a ROTC graduate and was commissioned as a second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and was made Captain after completing Pilot Training School and was the Electrical Missile Officer responsible for maintaining the Minute Man Missile. Services will be 11:30 A.M. Thursday, July 30, 2009 at the Sanctuary of Abraham & Sarah Mausoleum Chapel, 735 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ. Arrangements are by Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn, NJ.

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Levine, Mason Grey [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/llgcql

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Dear John,

I believe that Mason is a member of the Class of 1986.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Levine, Mason Grey [MC1986 RIP]

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* Posted on: Wed, Jul 29 2009 7:44 PM
* Updated: Thu, Jul 30 2009 11:32 AM

JNews: Mercurio, John [MC????] has a dream

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/deerfield/sfl-fldffspfreebaseball0730dffjul30,0,5760507.story

South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
Mercurio remains optimistic about free baseball school
JASON STROMBERG
Forum Publishing Group
July 30, 2009

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Not much has changed for John Mercurio in recent weeks. The Deerfield Beach resident still wants to open his free baseball school for kids, but he needs $1,000 to pay for field fees, another $1,000 for insurance and an additional $700 to buy equipment.

So far, no donations have been delivered to the baseball historian, who is looking to sign up 30 to 38 players who are going into their freshman year of high school.

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A member of the 1957 Manhattan College team that won the Metropolitan Championship, Mercurio plans to keep records of the fastest time running the bases, the fastest time around one lap of the field, the most home runs and RBIs, highest batting average and most strikeouts by a pitcher. He needs 30 players on average to make his roster. That would allow him to field three teams with each made up of eight position players, a starting pitcher and one extra hurler.

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Mercurio’s motto in baseball and in life is: Never make the same mistake twice. A physical education major with 60 consecutive years of baseball and softball playing experience, along with 20 years in the umpiring business, he is asking for donations to help foot the bill for his school.

All ballplayers from the Palm Beach and Broward County areas looking to help Mercurio continue his dream of teaching kids how to play baseball and get opening day under way are asked to write to Mercurio at 545 Trace Circle #101 Deerfield Beach, FL 33441.

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Mercurio, John [MC????]

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* Posted on: Thu, Jul 30 2009 7:52 AM

JFound: Polak, David [MC????] writes for TheStreet doc com

http://www.thestreet.com/story/10556900/1/stock-search-cypress-bank-of-america-citi.html?puc=_tscrss

Winners of the Day
Stock Search: Cypress, Bank of America, Citi
07/29/09 – 12:14 PM EDT
CY , BAC , C , RFMD , VALE , MSFT , YHOO , AAPL , FNFG , TQNT
David Polak

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David Polak has been with TheStreet.com for two years and currently works in Business Operations; He graduated from Manhattan College in the Bronx, with a business degree focused in finance and economics.

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Polak, David [MC????]

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* Posted on: Thu, Jul 30 2009 9:58 AM

JNews: Williams, Carl [MC1981] fills in on School Board

http://www.liherald.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20352831&BRD=1601&PAG=461&dept_id=477132&rfi=6

School board appoints Carl Williams. Active community member will fill vacant seat in August
By MIKE RUSSO
July 30, 2009

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Carl Williams was appointed to a one-year term on the Baldwin Board of Education, filling a seat vacated by veteran trustee James Scannell in June. He will be sworn in at the board’s August meeting.

The Board of Education appointed Carl Williams, an active member in both the schools and community, to fill a vacant seat on the board at a public meeting held July 23.

Williams is a 19-year Baldwin resident, and currently has two children in the Baldwin School District. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, and currently works as a lead engineer in Distributed Generation Services for National Grid.

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Williams, Carl [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Carl is a member of the Class of 1981.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Williams, Carl [MC1981]

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* Posted on: Thu, Jul 30 2009 10:01 PM
* Updated: Sat, Aug 1 2009 10:23 AM

JNews: Engels, Joseph G. [MC1975] sells house

http://queens.blockshopper.com/news/story/1500028117-Engineer_parts_with_East_Flushing_home/

News > East Flushing

Engineer parts with East Flushing home
by Cindy Valens, published Jul 30, 2009 ·

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Joseph G. Engels and Joann Engels sold a 2,225-square-foot home at 4710 159th St. in East Flushing to Xiao Tian Yin on June 5.

The 2,225-square-foot house was built in 1940 in the East Flushing neighborhood.

Mr. Engels principal and vice president at Sanborn, Head and Associates, Inc., an engineering firm in in Westford, Mass.

Prior to Sanborn, he was vice president and manager of the hazardous and solid waste group at Earth Tech, Inc. Before that, he worked with GEI Consultants, Inc., where he held positions from project manager to vice president and environmental division manager.

Engels earned his master’s in civil engineering at Cornell University and a bachelor’s in civil engineering at Manhattan College.

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Engels, Joseph G. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Joe is a member of the Class of 1975.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. ]

Engels, Joseph G. [MC1975]

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* Posted on: Thu, Jul 30 2009 10:06 PM
* Updated: Sat, Aug 1 2009 10:23 AM

JObit: Pickett, Raymond [MC???? RIP]

http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=130739119

Raymond Pickett

Raymond Pickett, 82, of Passaic died on July 31, 2009. The funeral is from the Marrocco Memorial Chapel, 470 Colfax Ave., Clifton, on Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. A Funeral Mass is at St. Nicholas R.C. Church at 9:30 a.m. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery. Visiting is Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visit http://www.marroccos.com. Raymond Pickett was a lifelong resident of Passaic. He graduated from Passaic High School, where he played football. Mr. Pickett served in the Army during World War II, in the Philippines, and then graduated from Manhattan College. Mr. Pickett was a supervisor at the Grand Union, and later a court officer in the sheriff’s department of Passaic County for 20 years. He was a longtime member of the Gerald V. Carroll Post American Legion No. 200, and was installed as its commander in 1965. Raymond was a parishioner of St. Nicholas R.C. Church in Passaic. He was the loving brother of William Pickett and his wife, Dorothy, of Bloomfield, the late Rev. Edward Pickett, S.J., the late John Pickett and the late Mary Jane Thompson; brother-in-law of Thomas Thompson, and uncle to Edward Pickett, Raymond Thompson, Mary Ellen Thompson, Edward Barfels, Christopher Thompson, and Sat Kaur Khalsa.

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Pickett, Raymond [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://tinyurl.com/l4jgn2

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* Posted on: Sat, Aug 1 2009 9:40 AM

ENDNOTE: Pretending not to know when life begins

http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=8b3d16b8-4e61-4fa3-a039-84a9cb7d7a34&p=1

Thoughts from an ex-fetus
George Jonas, National Post Published: Wednesday, June 03, 2009

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Living in an epoch that is selfish as well as matriarchal, our lifeboats are no longer marked “women and children first,” only “women first.” We invent euphemisms, such as “choice” for killing, and sophomoric dilemmas, such as pretending not to know when life begins, to ensure that nothing hinders Virginia’s quest for Santa Claus. No obstacle must interfere with her goal of self-fulfillment — least of all an issue (as it were) of her healthy sexual appetite.

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Yup, we have a society that is killing its babies. I can’t envision a more contra-survival behavior. As a little L libertarian, I instinctively distrust the gooferment to have any role in what must be an intensely personal and troubling decision. That being said, we have to, as a society, deicide a better way. Clearly, the right to life begins when the fetus aka baby can survive on their own. We have mastered technology to push that point back further and further. Add to that the problem of who pays for what. And, you have a mess. We need to sort it out. FAST!

Principle #1: Life is sacred. Principle #2: Women have rights. Principle #3: The gooferment is the worst venue to decide this since it only has one size fits all solutions.

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* Posted on: Sat, Aug 1 2009 6:37 PM

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“Bon courage a vous tous”

“Dona Nobis Pacem”

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