JASPER JOTTINGS Week 49 – 2010 Dec 05

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 49 – 2010 Dec 05

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2010/jj2010W49.html

INDEX

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Nov 28, 2010 

POSITRACTION: Heartless thief steals Irish kid’s surgery money

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Heartless-thief-steals-Irish-kids-surgery-money-110794839.html

Heartless thief steals Irish kid’s surgery money –
New York family left heartbroken
By CATHY HAYES, IrishCentral.com Staff Writer
Published Friday, November 26, 2010, 5:56 AM
Updated Friday, November 26, 2010, 8:44 AM

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The family of a 9-year-old boy who suffers from a rare congenital disorder are struggling to come with terms this morning, with the news that a heartless thief stole their son’s surgery money, that was recently collected at a fundraiser.

Aidan Sullivan was born with Hemifacial Microsoma, where the right side of his face, skull and jaw is underdeveloped. He is also missing her right ear.

“I want to look normal,” Aidan told a reporter.

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aidan-Dennis-Sullivan/123665554353392?v=wall

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To donate to a trust set up for Aidan Dennis Sullivan:

Please make a check out to: Timothy E. Sullivan Revocable Trust

Mail to: TD Bank, 96 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York 10512

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[JR: Seems like something that might warrant a little “moth exercise”. (Open your purse and let the moth out for a little sunshine.) As little L libertarian, I support “private health care”. And, this is one example. Hopefully, the bank is watching the account more carefully than whoever was minding the cash register at the fund raiser.]

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Nov 28, 2010 

MFOUND: Brand development sessions at Manhattan College

http://www.brandchampionsblog.com/my_weblog/2010/11/big-apple-brand-just-what-the-doctor-ordered.html

November 28, 2010

Big Apple Brand, Just What the Doctor Ordered

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As the old saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. I don’t eat an apple everyday, but I do eat many apples. Each time I do I think about the biggest apple of them all. No not Apple, the technology giant. Although I am a champion of that brand. I think about New York City. Today I am in the Big Apple and just like every other time I have had the pleasure to visit, I am excited about being here.

For the next two days a colleague of mine and I will be facilitating brand development sessions at Manhattan College as part of a national education brand project to connect education organizations, Pre-K through higher education. We look forward to the chance to engage senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and other constituencies in the process.

I never get tired of working with education brands who get it, and I never get tired of being in the Big Apple. Two days of being a brand champion!

Rex Whisman

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I confirmed that this is in fact “our” MC.

My spy confirmed with a funny observation: “Yes that is us. National firm contracted to give us a more defined image so we are not God’s best kept secret.”

ROFL!

If as I’ve read that ONLY 100 “universities” will survive, then we have to hope and pray that “our” MC is “agile”. I’m reminded of a guru book title: “it’s not the big that eat the small… it’s the FAST that eat the slow.”

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Nov 28, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Sinnott, Jane [MC1982] Business Leader, Accounting at MasterCard

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jane-sinnott/25/39/662

Sinnott, Jane [MC1982]
Business Leader, Accounting at MasterCard
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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Nov 28, 2010 

JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) agrees, disagrees, and questions items in the last issue

Dear FJohn,

Again, thanks for all you do with JJ

RE: JEMAIL: Zuccaro, Rich (MC1974) remembers the origins of “bridge fall

I have to agree with you that Professor Zia’s “no partial credit” comment was related to mistakes with sign. I had him for two looong semesters in my sophomore year of EE program.

[JR: Yes. Semesters with Zia were like water-board-ing without the board or the water.]

RE: JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1967) thinks we’re better with “big government”

RE: seriously not recognize “regulatory capture”? OSH “regulates” safety;

While I agree with Jasper Stebbins about the need and benefits of a larger government than you support – I am in agreement with you that there should be a new business construction replacing the limited liability corporation. It is just wrong to assign the qualities and rights of a living person to a corporate entity. What are your suggestions for its replacement?

[JR: Unfortunately an even larger Gooferment will not satisfy the need or provide the promised benefits. It never ever does. “War on Poverty” yields more poverty. The “Big Dig” runs on and on and over and over budget. NASA crowds out private space travel. The FED is supposed to eliminate boom ‘n’ bust cycles, preserve value, and induce full employment; the value of the dollar is eroded 97%, cycles galore deeper ‘n’ more frequent, and unemployment galore. Sorry, but Gooferment IS the problem.]

[JR: Why replace the “corporation” with anything? A corporation is like a hand puppet to disguise the Gooferment’s fist. Let’s just have people in business. Government should be the referee to prevent violence by force or fraud. You’re personally responsible for any damage that you cause; so’s everyone else. There’s no need for limited liability. Insurance companies will price risks. “Shareholders” will be more like Lloyds of London stake holders. How about if we just have people in commerce? Ray Kroc can own McDonalds with partners as opposed to stockholders.]

RE: ENDNOTE Yet Another CINO politician

As you know, we disagree on the subject of abortion, “ensoulment”, and the beginning of human life. I would like to know the genesis of the $619 million figure… ??

[JR: Ahh, I still love my fellow Jaspers even when they don’t see things my way. You’ll probably disagree with Stebbins too if he wrote more. I MIGHT be wrong. But, I don’t think so. I believe the 619 is the value of projects appropriated for his district by the Democratic leadership after he “sold his soul”. It was chump change; so it sailed by “under the radar”. Unfortunately, I’m a simple soul — there is a right ‘n’ wrong; life begins at conception; killing is always wrong; politicians are morally challenged despicable dishonest worse than used car salesmen human beings; and Jaspers are the Salt of the Earth.]

mike toner
bee ’72
buffalo, ny

[JR: If Jasper Jottings drives you crazy, you should read my opus. It’s got all my wackaloon ideas in it. LOL, thanks for reading and writing. It’s hard to fill the weekly issue without help.]

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Nov 28, 2010 

JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1967) thinks bigger government needd to solve

Dear Jasper John

You say that blacks were better off before the war on poverty. – again we seem to have been living in different worlds. In northern New Jersey I saw segregation and anti-black discrimination everywhere during the 1950′s. For class activities like swimming trips we had to go to New York State if there were any black students in our class. New Jersey swimming pools were privately owned and denied all blacks entry – whites had to worry about getting too tanned or they would be banned. Many towns (boroughs they were called) were completely segregated and some effectively banned blacks from living within their borders. Only government action at the federal and state levels curtailed these horrific policies.

Most blacks in the Southern United States had no freedoms and effectively lived in terrorist KKK run societies. Saul Alinsky’s book “Reveille for Radicals” (1946) quotes an American black woman’s response to the question “What would be suitable punishment for Adolph Hitler after WWII.” Her answer was that Hitler should be forced to live the life of a black man in the United States. It doesn’t seem black people felt they were well off.

Lyndon Johnson’s efforts led to a much greater degree of political freedom for black Americans and attempted to improve their economic lives through the “war on poverty”. Unfortunately the Republican party deserted the principles of Abraham Lincoln and implemented a “southern strategy” aimed at fomenting white hatred and undermining the advancement of black people. This strategy unfortunately met with some degree of success and limited the effectiveness of antipoverty efforts. I shudder as their political descendants assume power in Congress in January- God help us.

Even with Republican obstructionism the poverty rate fell after the war on poverty began. For example, after Johnson’s declaration of the ” War on Poverty” in 1964 , the Black poverty rate decreased from 41.8 percent in 1966 to 30.3 percent in 1974. However, the numbers went back up until 1995, when the Black poverty rate again began dropping from 29.3 percent in 1995 to a low of 22.5 percent in 2000.

Sincerely yours,
Donald M Stebbins
BS 1961

[JR: <1> I gave you specific facts that the Black Community has been destroyed by the supposed War on Poverty and the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”. I didn’t say that their lives were a bed of roses. And, that there were not problems. Terrible problems. But, I’d also assert that Gooferment, with its monopoly on the use of force, causes or exacerbates EVERY problem. <2> “Gun Control”, aka victim disarmament, was introduced specifically to disarm the masses. Hard for the KKK to lynch anyone that can fight back. The NYS “Sullivan Law” was specifically aimed at the “Saturday Night Specials” in “****** town”. <3> LBJ is the hero of the Civil Rights movement, but they forgot that it was the R’s that dragged him kicking and screaming to sign it. Old Abe was the worst President ever and his legacy should be abandoned. <4> Poverty can’t be “defeated” like an opponent in a football game. Our “poor” aren’t. I’m reminded of the TV interview in Africa when they found this starving fellow on line at the US Embassy for a visa who was asked why did he want to come to the USA. Without hesitation, his answer was perceptive: “You have fat poor people.” Poverty is an interesting Gooferment measurement. Like unemployment, to quote one of the “judge shows”, “Wouldn’t believe him if his tongue was notarized.”, I don’t believe the Gooferment’s statistics. If we could get the Gooferment out of the “charity business” and give the money back to the people, then true charity could get in and help those who really need help. <5> I know I’ll never convince you that Gooferment is the problem. And, it’s the meme that kills us. We’ll have to just to agree to disagree agreeably.]

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Nov 29, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Wynne, Dan [MC????] Sr. Director, Marekting at Sharp Electronics

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dan-wynne/3/a31/819

Wynne, Dan [MC????]
Sr. Director, Marekting at Sharp Electronics
Greater New York City Area
Consumer Electronics

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Nov 29, 2010 

JEMAIL: Trizzino, June (MC1975) has a different twist on the Zia quote

I wonder if Professor Zia ever knew how many people quoted him through the years and how many versions of that quote are floating around. The version I heard often around the ROTC department was “You build bridge upside down. Bridge fall down. Noooooo partial credit.”

June Trizzino ’75

[JR: Funny how EVERY Jasper knows that Zia quote. That probably puts him right behind Brother Jasper as the most well known MC character. Good thing Brother had the Seventh Inning Stretch; else he might be in second place.]

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Nov 29, 2010 

JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (MC1977) wrestles with the death penalty

Hello John,

I have some comments about the death penalty.

I am philosophically opposed to the death penalty for the catholic reason that all life comes from God and we should not second guess God. However, I find that it may be a necessary evil in some extreme cases. I agree that the death penalty is used way too much. The legal system is often like playing a game, so that the outcome depends more on the skill of the players, rather than the truth. The death penalty is often not justice , but a means of revenge, which is almost as bad as the original crime. I believe that it should be reserved only for serial killers like a Ted Bundy.

However, there is a problem with life without parole. Life without parole is cruel and unusual punishment. This is a difference between US and European thought. Original American thought considers permanent loss of freedom as worse than death. Patrick Henry says “Give me liberty or give me death”. The license plates in New Hampshire say “Live Free or Die”. Death is more merciful than life without parole. The one advantage with life imprisonment is that it is reversible if new evidence is found that exonerates the defendant. Moving toward life imprisonment without parole devalues liberty.

Just my opinion.

Regards,
Mark A. Mangone

[JR: I kinda like the Devil’s Island approach. Put the convict on a dessert island and airdrop some minimum level of supplies in. Society has to protect itself; however even Bundy has a right to life. And, what’s more important, the Gooferment has no authority to kill anyone “in cold blood”. Just my opinion.]

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Mangone, Mark (MC1977)

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Nov 30, 2010 

JNEWS: Gibbons, Patti (MC1986) heading to Haiti on December 27

http://pattigibbons.com/?p=1149

I’m heading to Haiti on December 27
November 30, 2010

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Since the evening of January 12, 2010, I have been tugging on my Father’s sleeve.

Dad. Dad. Dad? Can I go? You know me, my gifts, my limits, please? Dad, will you let me help?

Some months ago, I strongly sensed the answer was “Yes, be patient.” Let’s just say I’ve been persistently patient, continuing pray and watch, not wanting to miss the opportunity. In the meantime, I would keep telling people the need was still there, still growing.

Oh, opportunity for what? To go to Haiti to serve the church, to serve the people, to pray and encourage in any way that presents itself. Today, via a simple phone call, the opportunity came. A friend had a space on his team to fill because another person’s plans changed. I’ll be joining a team of 15 adults and students serving in the vicinity of Port-au-Prince during the week of December 27.

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Yes, I have some fundraising to do pretty quickly. I’m awaiting the total and other details, but I couldn’t wait to tell any longer that God has answered my sleeve-tugging prayers. I am estimating that I’ll need to raise approximately $2000 to cover my transportation and the trip fees with Adventures in Missions. If you feel led to donate, let me know and I will give you the information when I have the details confirmed.

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[JR: I have other responsibilities. But, I can spare a few bucks. I’ll keep the readership apprised of an oppty to help.]

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Gibbons, Patti (MC1986)

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Nov 30, 2010 

JEmail: Insull, Bob (MC1963) “wallpapers” useful

Hey John. Those iPhone wallpapers from the 11/28 issue can be downloaded as jpeg files and used on other smartphone brands as well. They look great on my BBerry Curve. Thanks!

Bob Insull

[JR: Good, thanks for passing it along. Some us are too poor for them there fancy mobily phoney thingies. :-) Glad it works for you.]

Insull, Bob (MC1963)

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Nov 30, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Donato, Peter [MC2001] Electrical Engineer at Burns and Roe

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-donato/11/6b9/451

Donato, Peter [MC2001]
Electrical Engineer at Burns and Roe
Greater New York City Area
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

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Nov 30, 2010 

JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (MC1977) thinks little L libertarian good if offered

RE: Little L Libertarian vs. Big Government vs. Corporate Greed

I like Little L Libertarian the best. If it was the choice before us, then I would choose it. However, that is not the choice before us. The choice before us is between Big Government and Corporate Greed. Corporate greed has more tendency toward evil than Big government.

Health care is an example. The insurance companies were absolved of responsibility, based on the claim that the high cost of litigation was driving up costs. The result is that they have no responsibility and health care costs continue to shoot up. Health care costs can only be controlled by supply and demand, that is by increasing supply. Limiting liability only gives the insurers a free ride, while they price based on the supply / demand curve and pocket the profits saved from not having responsibility. The result forces more regulation to prevent greed from competing with good health care. Big government is not good, but I would rather have government making a health decision, rather than someone whose bonus is dependent on not giving me care.

This is not fixable while bribery is considered free speech based on the lack of wisdom of the Supreme Court.

The most important political issue is controlling contributions to politicians. As long as bribery is allowed and even protected as free speech, then every decision will be warped and regulations will be needed. A constitutional amendment may be needed to take back our government. No good decision can be counted upon on any issue as long as bribery is permitted. Little L is impossible as long as bribery is permitted. The elimination of protected bribery is now the most important issue of our time, as resolution of all other issue depends upon it.

The cause is urgent. The budget cannot be controlled and the US will head toward its own destruction, if legalized bribery cannot be eliminated.

I hope that this helps.

Regards,
Mark Mangone

Mangone, Mark (MC1977)

[JR: Please don’t distinguish between the Gooferment and “Corporations”. They are really one and the same. Like fingers on a hand, they give the illusion of a difference. Just like the Democans and the Republicrats. It’s all illusion. Designed to keep “We, The Sheeple” unaware of how badly we are being <synonym for the act of procreation>! Sorry, but it just aggravates me that I was deluded for so long. Now it’s too late for me to do anything about it. Maybe a subsequent generation will “take back the American Dream”. Argh!]

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Dec 1, 2010 

MFOUND: MC Twitter by “LasallianBrand (Lasallian Education)”

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM … 2010-12-01

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I posted 6 photos on Facebook in the album “Brand Platforms and Visual Identities at Manhattan College” http://fb.me/P7CPmWnB

– Twitter by LasallianBrand (Lasallian Education)

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[JR: For the non-maven inetters, the “I” above refers to individual hiding behind the identity “LasallianBrand”. We’ll see how long that is allowed to exist. Only “real people” are supposed to be on Twitter and Facebook, but as with most things, policies are sporadically enforced.]

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Dec 1, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Kennedy-ryu, Kelly [MC1986] Director of A+A at wiss and company

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kelly-kennedy-ryu/3/8b8/269

Kennedy-ryu, Kelly [MC1986]
Director of A & A at wiss and company
Greater New York City Area
Accounting

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Dec 1, 2010 

JEMAIL: O’Connell, Bill (MC1959) assures $619M of taxpayer’s money was not spent

John,

Curious as to why you would publish the blog about Congressman Joe Donnelly from Indiana which categorizes him as a CINO. The alleged facts in the blog cannot be true so why would you pass them along to your readership? I can assure you that $619,000,000 of taxpayer’s money was not spent by President Obama on Donnelly’s election. Just put that amount of money in perspective and I am sure that your common sense will prevail and that you will realize the allegations to be ludicrous. O tempora! O mores!

Bill O’Connell ’59
Williamsburg, VA

[JR: Maybe the formulation was too obtuse. AFTER the Congressman CHANGED sides, $619M was spent IN HIS DISTRICT that was never on the radar before. This is said to have assured his reelection. So did BHO44 hand the Congressman a check? No. But was it the equivalent? Yes. Like the Cornhusker Kickback and the Louisiana Purchase. So how can he be considered either “Catholic” or “Conservative”? I’ll try not to be too obtuse … or obese. But it seemed obvious to this fat old white guy injineer.]

O’Connell, Bill (MC1959)

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Dec 2, 2010 

JEMAIL: Gibbons, Patti (MC1986) on mission to Haiti; asking for prayers. I suggest $

Subject: Haiti support

I want to thank you for your support of me and this trip to serve in Haiti. As I wrote in my post, we will be there to serve alongside a local church which is well-positioned to help meet needs in its community near Port-au-Prince. Our assistance may be spiritual or practical, but likely some combination of each as the one year mark of the earthquake approaches and people remain in tent cities, having weathered a hurricane and an outbreak of cholera in addition to the devastation wrought by the quake. I can not think of a more meaningful way to end 2010 and bring in 2011.

I appreciate deeply your offer prayerful and/or monetary support. In your prayers, please remember the people we will serve in addition to the team of adults and high school students.

After calculating the airfare and trip expenses, I need to raise $2000. If you desire to give, know that it is a gift and I can not give you a receipt for tax purposes, only my gratitude and by sharing the experience with you via my blog. To give online using paypal, visit the home page at http://pattigibbons.com and click the chip-in widget on the right sidebar. To give by check, make it payable to me and mail to 14 Marwill St., Albany, NY 12209.

Once again, I am truly blessed and humbled by this opportunity, and thank you from my overflowing heart for your support.

In Christ,
Patti Gibbons

[JR: As promised, here’s the follow up information. Not everything requires Gooferment. Here’s a chance to prove it.]

Gibbons, Patti (MC1986)

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Dec 2, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Madison, Laura [MC????] Boutique Manager at Elizabeth and Co

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/laura-madison/22/9b7/7b

Madison, Laura [MC????]
Boutique Manager at Elizabeth and Co
Great Falls, Montana Area
Retail

Twitter:   http://twitter.com/ljmadison

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Dec 2, 2010 

QUADRANGLE: WRCM introduced its new live, online shows over the net

http://mcquad.com/2010/12/01/launching-a-new-phase-for-wrcm/

Launching a New Phase for WRCM
Posted December 1st, 2010 by admin
By Danielle Valente

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WRCM introduced its new live, online shows with a successful launch party on Wednesday Nov. 17. in Smith.“Basically it’s the first time we’re airing over the Internet,” said publicity director of WRCM, Sarah Conte. “It’s a big accomplishment for us.”By visiting manhattan.edu/WRCM or WRCM.org, students will be able to listen to live shows performed by their peers. The club welcomed its new feature with a party that took over Smith Auditorium. Dozens of circular tables were set up for students to enjoy their dinner, live music, a deejay, free tee-shirts and raffles for iPods and iTunes gift cards.

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[JR: Maybe we’ll hear the next “Howard Stern”. Cleaner and more Jasperish, I hope.]

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Dec 2, 2010 

JFOUND: Santos, Rui [MC????] BusDevDir for Infrastructure Developments Corp.

http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/Infrastructure+Developments+Brings+on+New+Business+Development+Director+for+Europe+and+Africa/6136678.html

Infrastructure Developments Brings on New Business Development Director for Europe and Africa

December 1, 2010 1:20 PM EST

HERNDON, VA — (MARKET WIRE) — 12/01/10 — Infrastructure Developments Corp. (OTCBB: IDVC) announced today that it has appointed Mr. Rui Santos as Director of Business Development, Africa and Europe. Mr. Santos will be based in Europe and will concentrate on markets in Europe and Africa, expanding Infrastructure’s global reach to complement our current operations in the Asia-Pacific region and in the US.

Mr. Santos is a native of Angola and resides in the UK. He has a degree in Finance from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and an MBA from Manhattan College in New York. He speaks Afrikaans, Lingala and Swahili in addition to native Portuguese, English and French. Mr. Santos has over 15 years of business experience in Europe and on the African continent and is in contact with many of the business leaders in the rapidly expanding African market. His focus at Infrastructure will be the development of new business opportunities in Africa and Europe, identifying capital partners in the regions, and coordinating business efforts in Angola and southern Africa, a strategic target area for Infrastructure.

“Mr. Santos brings a wealth of business experience in the African markets and we are extremely pleased to have him leading our efforts on the continent,” stated Thomas R. Morgan, CEO of Infrastructure. “Our expansion of operations directed towards the African continent, especially Angola and the large-scale housing development initiatives in that country, requires top notch staff who understand the business climate and myriad opportunities. Mr. Santos brings that understanding and experience to IDVC. We are very excited about our future African opportunities.”

About Infrastructure Developments Corp.:

Infrastructure is an engineering and construction services company that services an underserved niche in the global project management spectrum, targeting specialized projects and subcontracts that are too small to attract giant multinational firms, but which still require world class engineering expertise.

{Extraneous Deleted}

Contact: Infrastructure Developments Corp. Thomas Morgan CEO 202.579.9472

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Source: Infrastructure Developments Corp.

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Santos, Rui [MC????]

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John, I did not find a listing for Rui Santos in the Directories, Ed

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

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Dec 2, 2010 

JOBIT: Postler, Charles [MC???? RIP]

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/categories/category.php?category_id=31&id=39867

Bay Ridge Eagle
Citizen Kane’s Bay Ridge Beat: December 2, 2010
by Tom Kane, published online 12-02-2010

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Saint Patrick’s says ‘goodbye’ to first deacon … Deacon Charles Postler, the first permanent deacon to serve in the Brooklyn Diocese, died Nov. 18 at Calvary Hospital. He was 87. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 22 at St. Patrick’s Church in Bay Ridge. Retired Auxiliary Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan was the main celebrant. Special concelebrants included Msgr. Joseph Nagle and Father Daniel S. Murphy. Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello preached the homily. Born in the Bronx, Deacon Postler attended St. Margaret Mary School, Theodore Roosevelt High School and Manhattan College. He moved to the Brooklyn Diocese and first lived in St. Teresa of Avila parish in Prospect Heights before residing at St. Patrick, where he served as a deacon.

A regional vice president for Franklin Savings Bank, he decided to study for the diaconate before there was a program of preparation in the Brooklyn Diocese. He studied in a two-year theological program at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie. He was ordained as a deacon by Bishop Francis J. Mugavero at St. Patrick’s Church on June 9, 1973. At the time, he was a lector and a member of the home visitation program. He later was responsible for coordinating the Baptismal preparation program at St. Patrick. While he never retired as a deacon, health problems had limited his ministry in recent years. He is survived by five children — Eileen, Mary, Carol, Steven and Charles. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary, and son, Kevin Francis. Burial was at Resurrection Cemetery in Staten Island.

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Postler, Charles [MC???? RIP]

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John, I did not find a listing for Charles Postler in the directories. Ed

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated. We know the quality of the directories. Maybe someone knows our fellow alum.]

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Dec 2, 2010 

JFACEBOOK: Pompey, Aliann (MC1999) “Impossible …”

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM … 2010-12-02

Pompey, Aliann (MC1999) “Impossible is a word with two letters too many.”

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Dec 3, 2010 

MOBIT: Mahon, Emily J. Stout [MCxStaff RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=146898413

Emily J. Mahon
(Asbury Park Press)

EMILY J. MAHON
AGE: 84 HOLMDEL

Emily J. (nee Stout) Mahon, 84, of Holmdel, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. She was born in Dublin, Ireland. She resided in Manhattan, N.Y. before moving to Holmdel 10 years ago. She worked as a housekeeper at the Manhattan College of New York.

Emily was predeceased by her beloved husband, John Mahon, in 1978. She is survived by her loving children, Maria Whitney of Keansburg, Frances Dunphy and her husband, Patrick of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and John Mahon and his wife, Gerlinde of Brant Lake, N.Y.; a dear sister, Christina Burstein and her husband, Irving of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a dear brother-in-law, Ray Crosas of Bronx, N.Y.; and four cherished grandchildren, Jennifer Perrius and her husband, Joshua, Christopher Mahon and his wife, Heidi, Thomas Mahon and Daniel Dunphy; four precious great-grandchildren, Andrew, Anastasia, Aurora and Aibhinn Perrius; and two special nephews, John and Alex Crosas. Emily leaves a legacy of friendship and love. The number of people she touched by her Irish charm, Old World grace and wit are countless. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Family and friends are invited from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport and 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at the funeral home, with a 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Catharine’s R.C. Church, Holmdel. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Mission to Haiti, P.O. Box 211025, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33421. To submit online condolences to the family or for directions to the funeral home, visit http://www.dayfuneralhome.com.

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Mahon, Emily J. Stout [MCxStaff RIP]

[JR: Staff — current and past — are recognized, remembered, and prayed for. We are mindful of the service of these good men and women that comprise the Jasper “forge” that making us what we are. ]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/app/guestbook.aspx?n=emily-mahon&pid=146898413&cid=full

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Dec 3, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Janke, Meredith [MC1992] Mgr Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/meredith-janke/5/aa1/332

Janke, Meredith [MC1992]
Manager – Business Information & Reporting
at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Greater New York City Area
Pharmaceuticals

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Dec 3, 2010 

JHQ: Manhattan Monthly – December 2010

http://www.manhattan.edu/newsletters/ManhattanMonthly/2010_12/index.html

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Dec 3, 2010 

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) cites Brother James Wallace MC VP for mission

Dear John,

The 12/2/10 Edition of Catholic New York has the following article:

Manhattan College Names Brother As Vice President for Mission

Brother James Wallace, F.S.C., has been named vice president for mission for Manhattan College in the Bronx. He will be in charge of developing and implementing programs to promote discussion and observance of Manhattan’s Lasallian tradition among students and faculty.

Brother James had previously served as assistant vice president for mission. He replaces John Wilcox, who will continue to work with Brother James as director of Lasallian Studies.

Brother James brings almost 50 years of experience in education, both in the United States and in Africa, to his new post. He initially came to Manhattan College in 1990 as an assistant professor in the School of Education. He supervised secondary school teachers and interns as well as teaching courses in school administration and supervision.

In 1996 he was assigned to Africa, first to Nairobi. Kenya, where he served at a high school. From 2006 until earlier this year, he was headmaster at LaSalle College in Johannesburg, South Africa. During his time in South Africa, Brother also served as provincial of the De La Salle Brothers’ Lwanga District.

He entered the Christian Brothers in 1955 and professed final vows in 1962. He holds a bachelor’s degree in American history from the Catholic University of America, a masters in guidance and counseling from Canisius College and a doctorate in teaching and curriculum from Syracuse University.”

I have worked with Brother on some Alumni events and I find that he is a great addition to the Administration.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Dec 3, 2010 

JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) spots Parr, Ken [MC1961]

Dear John,

The 11/30 edition of the NY Daily News has a piece on a new EMS Station being constructed here in Woodlawn. Jasper Ken Parr,’61 is quoted and pictured in the article. He is another Jasper involved in his community.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Parr, Ken [MC1961]

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Dec 4, 2010 

JFOUND: Ferrarotto, Ferrarotto [MC2012] posts notes

http://nywicistudents.wordpress.com/2010/12/03/sccc10-coverage-marketing-advertising-panels/

SCCC10 Coverage: Marketing & Advertising Panels
December 3, 2010
by Student Contributor

*** begin quote ***

Networking within a close circle of connections is a strong tool for students. —Moderator Alice Cherry, senior director of social media at Standard & Poor’s

*** end quote ***

~Amanda Ferrarotto, Manhattan College ‘12

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Dec 4, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Palladino, Amber [MC2007] Internal Audit at Morgan Stanley

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/amber-palladino/24/a63/b66

Palladino, Amber [MC2007]
Internal Audit at Morgan Stanley
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

Summary: Planning and executing financial audits of the Global Wealth Management business including writing audit reports and communicating issues to senior management.

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Dec 4, 2010 

ENDNOTE: Answering the rhetorical question of Jasper “Key West Lou” [MC1957]

Jasper “Key West Lou” [MC1957], on his blog, asked a rhetorical question, which I was happen to reply to. I thought, upon reflection, thought it would make a good ENDNOTE. Despite the length and different format. Hope you find it amusing, but not to infuriating. It’s at the end of the issue so you can skip it easily. It you feel so inclined, I’d love to have your contribution to my never ending quest for content. I think it was amusing that in my MC ekkynumics class, I did hear about the difference between Keynesian and Austrian Economics. See I was listening sometimes.

http://www.keywestlou.com/2010/11/yesterday-was-normal-sunday.html

My Life in Key West
Monday, November 15, 2010

*** begin quote ***

Watched Meet the Press and Chris Matthews. I am beginning to wonder if anyone really knows how to solve the debt problem.

*** end quote ***

May I take a stab at the debt problem?

(1) Tie the value of a dollar to some amount of gold. And, reopen the gold window.

(2) Across the board spending cut of 20%. (That takes us back to 199x levels.) (Every program; everybody gets a haircut.)

(3) Issue 50 year bonds. Indexed to inflation. Required Congress to payoff (call) 2% every year.

(4) Zero corporate income tax. (It’s a sham. Only real people — mostly poor — pay those taxes.)

(5) Redo Social Security a la Chile (Three tiers — over 60, stays the same; under 40, sorry no SS for you; 40-60, fielder’s choice stay old or go new.)

(6) Convert Medicare to a federal high deductible (say 500$) insurance program.

(7) Take a 40 year plan to stop the Gooferment from running “education”.

(8) Bring the troops home; reform the “Department of Defense” to be defense.

(9) End the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”. Pardon all non-violent drug offenders.

Did I miss anything?
jasper fjohn68

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