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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 21 – 2010 May 22

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 21 – 2010 May 22

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2011/jj2011W21.html

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May 15, 2011

POSITRACTION: For ASU’s One-Legged Wrestler

http://arizona.sbnation.com/2011/1/26/1956615/arizona-state-sun-devils-disabled-wrestling-anthony-robles

For ASU’s One-Legged Wrestler Anthony Robles, It’s Been A Devil Of A Career
By Jose Romero – Field Reporter

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The native of Mesa, who was born without a right leg, is competing in the 2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships.

Mar 19, 2011 – He’s beaten the odds time after time, so a few more victories to close out a stellar career don’t seem out of the question for Sun Devil senior Anthony Robles.

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[JR: Amazing. I complain of things that “prevent” me from doing “stuff”. How lame is that? Then, I read about truly heroic individuals, who overcome fantastic hurdles. When it would be real easy to say “can’t, won’t, or they’ll think I’m nuts”. I guess the essence of this is “yet another” demonstration by the Universe that all our limitations are in our own mind. It’s not in the human hardware; it’s the human “wetware” that needs a software update. Like old willy shakespeare said: “not the stars”. Amazing stuff! I’m sure my fellow alums don’t have such “limiting beliefs”, but maybe this fellow might inspire anyone.]

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May 15, 2011

JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973] sympathizes Gooferment “Peace”

Hi John! :) Hope you’re surviving all your Easter chocolate! :>

I have to admit that, particularly as the first Peace Studies graduate, I sympathize with your feelings when you say, “Shooting unarmed sick old men in their undies still seems wrong to me.” However, I also sympathize with the decision to do so.

Why? For several reasons:

1) While it’s always possible to be wrong, I believe there exists vanishingly little doubt that Osama was guilty of murdering a good many people. If the death penalty is acceptable for murder he would certainly have been a prime candidate despite his “political,” “religious” or even “idealistic” motivations.

2) If he had NOT been quickly and thoroughly disabled there was certainly a good chance that he would have had something set up to wipe his computers etc with that wiping resulting in our not being able to stop possibly horrendous acts of mass destruction and loss of life in the future.

3) Given his history and fanaticism it was also quite likely that he would have had a “kill switch” set up that would have allowed him to push a button and blow his entire compound sky-high in the event of an action such as occurred. That would have killed all the innocents in there as well as our own troops. I do not believe that asking the troops to risk their lives on a bet that he did NOT have such an arrangement would have been fair.

A somewhat “pragmatic” view for an old Peace Studies major and activist, but if at any point a person or a nation feels the need to avoid Ghandian nonviolence they need to not only try to find sufficient justification for such abandonment but also meet an obligation to try to ensure that it results in as little collateral suffering and loss of life as possible. I think the way it was handled met those conditions pretty well.

Michael J. McFadden
Peace Studies, ’73

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@Michael73

Amazing how little children won’t share chocolate bunnies with anyone.

(1) As a pro-lifer, I don’t ever accept the “death penalty”. Seems “cruel and unusual”. As well as “irreversible”. And, while OBL MAY have been the worst human to walk the earth, I’m a fat old white guy injineer who kinda likes objective “evidence”. I have no idea WHAT if anything he was “guilty” of. I know what everyone “says”, but that ain’t “evidence”. You might wish to consider that politicians and bureaucrats say a lot of stuff to move the mob, to scare the mob, or to “lead” the mob. (Sounds like a quiz show and lifelines.) Didn’t he make a public statement way back when saying he didn’t have anything to do with 9-11?

(2) As Perry Mason would say: “Assumes facts not in evidence”. Unless he had super powers of static electricity, that doesn’t seem plausible. And, “we” had him. Why kill him before you spent a few years squeezing intelligence out of him.

(3) Again assumes, I haven’t heard any such reports. And, given the current occupants desire to preen for the cameras, I’m sure that capability would have been mentioned. And, as far as “asking troops”, why are “we” still in 170 countries around the world? I think we “ask” them to be in danger way to much.

(4) I think that the old “peace activists”, not you of course, but those anti-Viet Name War activists, have been shown to be quite war-like when the right brand of socialist is in the White House. Now I never studied “peace”, but I don’t remember my reading of Gandhi as every having a lot of nuances. It was just “non-violent non-cooperation”. Your admirable concern for “collateral suffering” seems to overlook the toll “WE” are inflicting on a daily basis with “our” Gooferment.

(5) I still maintain that “BHO44 getting OBL” was an immoral, ineffective, and inefficient “distraction”. I won’t repeat myself. But what happens when some President decides that an “old Peace studies major and activist” is a national threat? Sorry, but your Gooferment scares me. First they came for OBL and no one spoke for him because I was one of him. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak for me. Yeah, fat old white guy injineers know Pastor Martin Niemöller.

Donna Nobis Pacem.

fjohn68

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May 15, 2011

JEMAIL: Fagan, Gene (MC1950) confirms a nickname

RE: Manhattan – The College of Cardinals

John,

In my day we recognized three cardinals of that era when we referred to Manhattan as the College of Cardinals. There was Hays of New York, Mundelein of Chicago and a third who’s name and See I forget. It may have been the Archbishop of Philadelphia.

Gene Fagan – 1950

[JR: I remember hearing that back at the Prep, but never in College. Seems like MC hasn’t produced any lately. Hence the nickname is as historical as the Seventh Inning Stretch. Interesting. Sad. But, imho, not unexpected. When “Catholics” lost the battle for the education of their children, the “war” was lost. Digging in a little deeper, when we lost the battle for the hearts and minds of young Catholic women, the “war” was really over. (Have you heard them talk? Longshoremen and sailors would blush!) The pedophilia was corrosive. And, the Gooferment, politicians, and bureaucrats just stepped aside and let the “religion” self-destruct for their benefit. Looks irreversible fmpov. Sigh!]

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May 15, 2011

JEMAIL: Paretti, Andrew Jr. [MC1948] by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

RE: MFOUND: Paretti, Andrew Jr. [MCattendee ~1944] doesn’t think he’s a hero

http://foxpoint.patch.com/articles/fox-point-veteran-praises-honor-flight

The Neighborhood Files
Fox Point Veteran Praises Honor Flight
Andrew Paretti Jr., World War II veteran and Fox Point resident, shares his experiences.

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Dear John,

I believe that Andrew IS a member of the Class of 1948.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Wonder why that wasn’t correctly reported? Or maybe, our fellow Jasper was just being modest. Strange.]

Paretti, Andrew Jr. [MC1948]

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May 15, 2011

JOBIT: Sherman, Edward J. [MC1946 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=Edward-Sherman&pid=151001991

Edward J. Sherman

SHERMAN, Edward J. 86, of Marlborough, Massachusetts, formerly of Duxbury, Massachusetts, and Wilton, Connecticut, passed away May 12, 2011 at Marlborough Hospital surrounded by family.

He was born October 31, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the late Edward and Helen Sherman. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Laura (Gritz), and his sister Florence Cunningham of Phoenix, AZ.

In 1942 he enlisted in the Air Force and served his country as a B24 Bomber Pilot stationed in Foggia, Italy, completing 2 Atlantic crossings and 22 combat missions throughout Northern France, Germany, the Balkans, North Apennines, Po Valley, and Central Europe. He was decorated with six Bronze Battle Stars, the Air Medal, and two Bronze Clusters, as well as the Good Conduct Medal.

Edward Sherman was a 1946 graduate of Manhattan College and went on to earn a Masters Degree in Chemistry from Fordham University. He began his career as a Chemist at the GE Laboratories in Pittsfield, MA, where he was credited with several patents in solid-state technology. He spent the last 20 years of his career at RCA Corporation in Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, as Director of Business Planning.

His interests included his children and grandchildren as well as a lifelong passion for astronomy and physics.

He is survived by his eight children and their spouses, Peter Sherman of Houston, TX, Lauren Sherman of Marlborough, MA, Virginia Neff of Groton, MA, Mark Sherman of Boxborough, MA, Michael Sherman of Wilton, CT, Christopher Sherman of Duxbury, MA, Carolyn Singer of Seattle, WA, and JR Sherman of Wilton, CT, as well as 19 grandchildren.

A Mass celebrating his life will be held on Thursday, May 19th at 10:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church in Duxbury, MA. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, May 18th from 4-8 PM at Shepherd’s Funeral Home in Kingston, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Collings Foundation, P.O. Box 248, Stow, MA 01775 for the support of “living history” events involving the last operating vintage B-24 Bomber.

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Sherman, Edward J. [MC1946 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/bostonglobe/guestbook.aspx?n=edward-sherman&pid=151001991&cid=full

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May 15, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Trefz, Maria [MC2007] Internal Audit – QBE the Americas

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/maria-trefz-cisa/8/447/894

Trefz, Maria [MC2007]
Internal Audit – QBE the Americas
Greater New York City Area
Insurance

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May 15, 2011

JEMAIL: O’Connell, Bill (MC1976) sees no right to a “decent living”

To our fellow alum, Donald Stebbins, re: “right to a decent living.” You have a right to sit on your ass if you so choose. You have a right to take your God given talents and apply them vigorously to your own and mankind’s benefit. You do not have the right to do the former and then tell the government to coerce me into providing the latter.

Bill O’Connell, ‘76

[JR: Positive rights imply a duty. Hence slavery. Seems obvious to me. BUT, it doesn’t relieve Catholics of their self-imposed burden to be charitable. Gooferment force stealing wealth for “charity” seems wrong. And, it’s very inefficient. Sigh. ATDA! Folks of good will can disagree.]

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May 16, 2011

JOBIT: Kelly, Robert Vincent [MC1955 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=Robert-Kelly&pid=151086436

Robert Vincent Kelly

KELLY Robert Vincent, age 69, of Wayne on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

A Wayne resident for most of his life, Mr. Kelly served in the US Army. Mr. Kelly was a graduate of Manhattan College in NY and had a Master’s degree. He retired from Rueben H. Donnelly Co. in NYC in 1998 where he was a marketing manager.

Mr. Kelly was a member of the Beginning – Ending Bereavement Support Group and a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Consolation RC Church. He was also a member of AARP.

Beloved father of Clare and her husband Mark Coss, Robert, Jr. and his wife Colleen, and devoted grandfather of Mikayla, Aidan and Jack. He was predeceased by his wife, Anne (Noone) and his sister, Sr. Clare Kelly, RSHM.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral Mass on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Consolation R.C. Church, 1799 Hamburg Tpke., Wayne. Visiting on Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9 PM at Moore’s Home For Funerals, 1591 Alps Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Parkinson Disease I & R Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, One R. W. J. Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. http://www.mooresinfo.com

Published in The Record and Herald News on May 16, 2011

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Kelly, Robert Vincent [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=robert-kelly&pid=151086436&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Vincent is a member of the Class of 1955.

May He Rest In Peace,

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Kelly, Robert Vincent [MC1955 RIP]

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May 16, 2011

JNEWS: Fenton, Dennis M. [MC1973] BoD Napo Pharma

http://www.pr-inside.com/dennis-fenton-ph-d-to-join-board-r2594450.htm

Dennis Fenton, Ph.D. to Join Board of Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2011-05-16 12:03:22 –

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Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Napo) which focuses on the development and commercialization of proprietary pharmaceuticals for the global marketplace in collaboration with local partners, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Dennis M. Fenton, Ph.D., to the Napo Board of Directors.

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Fenton, Dennis M. [MC1973]

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May 16, 2011

JNEWS: Savage, Joe [MC1974] is in a great story

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/16/sports/forty-years-ago-a-dream-mile-captivated-like-a-track-ali-frazier.html

ESSAY
Forty Years After a Dream Mile, a Harsh Reality for Track
By TOM CONNELLY
Published: May 15, 2011

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The news that the Millrose Games are leaving Madison Square Garden after 97 years to relocate uptown to the 168th Street armory reminds us of how indifferent we are to track and field. And yet, in a coincidence of timing, we remember, too, that we were not always this way. Friday’s announcement came almost exactly 40 years after an event that placed the sport, however briefly, front and center in the consciousness of the American public.

On May 16, 1971, Marty Liquori and Jim Ryun went head to head at Franklin Field in Philadelphia in what was billed as the Dream Mile. Maybe it did not generate the overheated water-cooler conversation that anticipated Ali-Frazier two months earlier, but in an era of unusually outsize sports personalities, when malevolence of thought and deed were imputed on the slimmest evidence, the Dream Mile fueled a rousing simmer. Like Ali-Frazier, Liquori-Ryun lived up to its hype.

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In the race itself, neither runner initially played to type. Liquori allowed Joe Savage, a future relay world-record holder but then a precocious Manhattan College freshman, to set a lackluster early pace, perhaps as a gesture to Fred Dwyer, Savage’s coach and a former world-class miler who had been Liquori’s mentor at Essex Catholic in Newark. At 700 yards, an uncharacteristically impatient Ryun, who could lurk breathtakingly deep in the pack, and sometimes out of the pack, before reeling in runners like so many singlets on a clothesline, glided past Liquori and toward the front.

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[JR: A Manhattan College connection to a great story.]

Savage, Joe [MC1974]

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Joe Savage ’74

Immortalized on the Wall of Fame at the Penn Relays for the American Record he set in the four mile relay, Savage was also part of Manhattan’s World Record setting NCAA Distance Medley in 1973 when the team won the Championship. A versatile runner, Joe held eight Manhattan College records in everything from the 800 meters to the Cross Country Five Man Team Sub 25.

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May 16, 2011

JEMAIL: DeVito, Stephen [MC2003] by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

RE: JOY: DeVito, Stephen [MC????] weds

Dear John,

I believe that Stephen is a member of the Class of 2003.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

DeVito, Stephen [MC2003]

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May 16, 2011

JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) thinks paywall is just a tollbooth

MNEWS: MC and the union issue

Dear fJohn,

In your haste to label Commonweal as part of the dread “Secular Progressive” media, I think you are missing a point for you beloved free market. You seem to imply that by putting some of their content behind a paywall, that Commonweal hasn’t “learned how to deal with the inet.” Does this mean that the only way for them to properly deal with the inet is to give away all of their content for free to all comers? I would think that you would understand that their business model might include asking people to pay for content for which Commonweal surely had to pay their writers, editors, internet providers etc. Isn’t this the way free markets work?

mike toner BEE ’72
Buffalo, NY

http://commonwealmagazine.org/which-side-are-they

Which Side Are They On?
WHEN A CATHOLIC COLLEGE RESISTS A UNION
Paul Moses

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Dear Mike:

Two different things. (1) Almost ALL the media is either “Secular Progressive” or enthralled with that pov. (2) A “paywall” is evidence of “old meme” thinking.

Transition from selling a magazine is more than just going to sell a file of electrons. It’s the new media in more ways than one. So let’s look at it, why put out a teaser rather than content? It doesn’t even get website visitors that translates to ad dollars. All that it does is to solidify the “old” image. The inet, as well as all “sales” and marketing, is about a conversation. This tease isn’t about conversation.

No, “free” is not the only business model. But, it is the most powerful way to attract eyeballs. There’s “freemimum” as well as “SaaS”, the service model, the free with paid support, tied in products, tied in services, and platform based. Those are just the ones that I pay money for.

We have no “free markets”, except for the local flea market, the underground economy, and the illicit “trades”. Everything is distorted by Gooferment intervention. Free markets are demonstrated by willing buyers and sellers. Preventing force and fraud is the proper role of government.

The cited “tease” is a waste. With the paywall, they stop others from reading that story, commenting on it, referring others, and creating a buzz. They lost an opportunity to get subscribers by failing to create “conversation” that would lead to “conversions”.

fjohn68

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May 16, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Serrano, Benjamin [MC2010] Info Tech and Services Professional

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/benjamin-serrano/28/860/75a

Serrano, Benjamin [MC2010]
Information Technology and Services Professional
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services

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May 16, 2011

JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (MC1977) disagrees on “greed”

Hello John,

Greed is Evil.

When one person robs another, that is greed. When one person murders another to rob them, that is greed. When a company cheats their customers or employees, that is greed.

Greed is sinful and evil.

I and many others can earn a living without being obsessed with needing more and more money, even after I have 3 square meals a day, and a nice house and car. Being obsessed with having billions to the point where you must out compete or cheat others to get it is greed.

There is a distinction between earning a living and being greedy. One is good and the other is evil.

Regards,
Mark A. Mangone
Senior Environmental Engineer
Buckman International

[JR: “Greed”, as in  wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony, is “bad”. (Eye of the needle and all that.) But, how else do we get a farmer to work his butt off sweating to grow us food? A plumber to unstop my toilet. Etc, etc, etc. I’d say that with great wealth comes great responsibility. And, we know money can’t buy happiness. (Trading it all for another day of life.) But, the division of labor that permits capitalism that permits investment in the “fishing nets” that in turn gives us all a better standard of living. That ALL depends upon “cooperation”. So, if not some form of “greed”, then what? What will motivate people? Money and the benefits of it. It’s funny that you do see the taxes of Gooferment or the flaws of its “corporations” of not “robbing” society collectively of more wealth than any one robber could do in a lifetime. Does the farmer farm because of a diktat? Didn’t work for the Soviets in the Ukraine. Or because he’s motivated for the things that money can buy?]

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May 16, 2011

JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M (MC1961) makes more points

On 5/16/2011 6:19 PM, Don & Diane wrote:

Dear Jasper John,

I am happy to see that you agree that marriage is between two human beings and should be regarded by the government as such. However marriage is also a legal contract having effects on property rights and the treatment of children resulting from the marriage, whether by birth or adoption- the state has to be involved.

Among the worst states for enforcement of anti-marijuana laws are Oklahoma (10 years for two ounces), Texas (77,000 arrests per annum), Louisiana( 20 years after 3 arrests), Arizona (18 months and 150K fine for first offense), and Florida (5 years for 20 grams). All these states, including Ron Paul’s home Texas are governed by Tea Party libertarians who enforce these laws with a vengeance, again proving my point  that libertarians are more interested in a free ride than they are in freedom. They vote themselves lower taxes at the expense of poor people and then toss the poor into jail for trying to survive by using or selling drugs. Their pals in the prison industrial complex also make out like bandits.

If you really think that people were better off with the small governments of the 18th and nineteenth centuries I suggest you read “On the Grid” by Scott Huler. He describes how things were fine then if you believe that the best waste management systems involve letting pigs run loose through the streets. Hogs even ate dead horses left to rot in street. (A common practice). He was talking about cities, not rural areas.

My first reaction to your claim that capitalism saved the Pilgrims was that capitalism was non-existent at the time; what we call capitalism did not come into being until much later. This is discussed on a Snopes evaluation of Limbaugh’s claim about the Pilgrims

{Extraneous Deleted; google snopes and pilgrims to read their opinions. They assert a copyright, and have layers on their pages. The Jasper Jottings legal staff always reminds me about “fair use”.}

Greed was condemned by Jesus Christ time and time again and is never good for anything. The greedy consume with abandon while others starve!! What if were you starving and a man went by and sneered at you and gave you nothing? Would you approve? of greed then?

Sincerely yours,
Donald M Stebbins
BS 1961

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(1) What I think is that Gooferment should have NO role in “marriage”, the definition there of, or the “rules”! As far as the “legalities”, we see just how well those work. If it wasn’t a human tragedy, we could point out how well the “child welfare system” works. I’m sure that reasonable people can work out much better arrangements if Gooferment “force” (i.e., reign of terror) was reserved for preventing the use of force or fraud upon “We, The People”.

(2) As far as I know, “Tea Party Libertarians”, or any other form of “libertarian”, are not in control of any state. Although you could make an argument that Somalia under the tribal war loads is a form of “libertarianism”. By you’re own admissions, us little L libertarians don’t control anything. So how can we be part of any “complex”?

(3) I believe that folks were a lot “free-er”. Now, those cities, you cite with the dead horses, probably were controlled by a Gooferment. No? My assertions are that Gooferment is out of control. Have you seen some of the inner cities lately? Streets look pretty bad. But, no politicians and bureaucrats live there.

(4) I believe that it wasn’t until the Pilgrims “discovered” private property that they stopped starving. I’ll defer to the historians. But I have read the Guv’s journal. The english was like reading Shakespeare. Snopes lost all credibility to me when they became political.

(5) Greed makes the world go round. The desire for a better life is a human emotion. It is “greed” that makes humans cooperate. The greedy “consumption” often pioneers general improvement. Like cars, air conditioning, or even “sanitation”, all were first obtained by the “rich”. And, then “trickled down” to everyone. Most “rich” people are very charitable. And, don’t forget that the Gooferment steals an incalculable percentage of everyone’s wealth and yet still Americans support charities. If I was starving, my plight should be addressed by my friends and family. I hope my fellow Jaspers would even feed me. (But, some may say it’s time for a diet.) But, just as if I pulled out a gun on that guy who passed me by, it’s the same if I invoke the Gooferment to rob him for my benefit.

As far as WWJD, I think we were given free will. Surrendering to Caesar, doesn’t absolve us of moral duties. Charity is best, as measured by effectiveness and efficiency, done by individuals; NOT Gooferment.

ATDA,
fjohn68

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May 16, 2011

JBLOGGER: Marmbrandt, Malin [MC2011] makes an astute observation

Marmbrandt, Malin [MC2011]

http://manhattangirl.blogg.se/2011/may/the-wicked-stepsisters.html

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The Wicked Step Sisters:)

When I and Sal sat and watched the royal wedding as I pointed out that Sarah Ferguson’s daughters looked like the wicked step-sisters in Cinderella. I have not seen Cinderella-movie in many years, but still thought they reminded strongly about them. When I saw this picture I realized why they not only drew attention, but are strikingly similar to the wicked step-sisters haha. Is it not quite as sick?

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[JR: Very astute! I missed that. And, should have remembered it too.]

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May 17, 2011

MNEWS: The Jasper Open has been canceled due to inclement weather

http://manhattan.edu/alumni_mc/jasper_open/

Jasper Open Golf Tournament – Canceled
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Jasper Open has been canceled due to inclement weather. Stay tuned to the website for an upcoming announcement on the rain date.

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May 17, 2011

JLINKEDIN: McCaffrey, Eilish [MC????] Founder/Partner at Startup Advisory

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/eilish-mccaffrey/1/35/15

McCaffrey, Eilish [MC????]
Founder/Partner at Startup Advisory
San Francisco Bay Area
Information Technology and Services

Summary: Strategic Sales, Business and Market Development for technology startups; Experience across many industries with Software/Technology and Networking/SaaS in media/entertainment, financial services, healthcare/IT as a sample of industry expertise. My current focus is on the intersection of Healthcare, Technology and enterprise iand consumer embracing solutions; I try to balance my work with funded businesses with that of the emerging angel and venture channel; I enjoy working with SF and NYC based company incubators to keep my Venture Partner skills current; and to mentor along young technology companies.

Specialties: General Business Operations, Strategic Market Development, Sales, Market Entry development and overall ‘triage’ consulting; Venture Partner Innovation focus on emerging companies

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Dear John,

I do not anything for Eilish in my “stuff”.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Need more research. Help, please.]

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May 18, 2011

JOBIT: O’Connor, Joseph M. [MC1948 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?n=Joseph-OConnor&pid=151107845

Joseph M. O’Connor, M.D.
AGE: 87 • Ft. Myers, Fla.

Dr. Joseph M. O’Connor, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away Monday, April 4, 2011, in his home in Ft. Myers, Fla.

He was born Jan. 13, 1924 and raised in Jackson Heights, N.Y. to William and Helen O’Connor, and was the oldest of four siblings. Dr. O’Connor graduated from Manhattan College in NY and New York Medical College, in 1953. His medical internship was at the Monmouth Medical Center in NJ and his Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio. He was a member of The American Academy of Pediatrics, served as the Chief of Pediatrics for the U.S. Air Force Hospital in Tripoli, Libya, and was a medical consultant to Greece, Turkey and Ethiopia. In 1960, he opened the practice of Pediatric Affiliates in Toms River. He was an Attending Pediatrician, a past chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Community Memorial Hospital in Toms River. He also was a past president and Board Member of the Ocean County Medical Society and was on the original Board of Trustees for the Toms River Y.M.C.A.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Doris O’Connor; his son, Joe O’Connor Jr. and partner, Marty Musselwhite; his daughters, Dody (Randy) Dent, Patricia (Conrad) Quagliaroli, and Nancy (Manwai) Wong: grandchildren, Lindsey Adam, Blakeley Dent, Conrad and Ashley Quagliaroli; and brother, William O’Connor. He loved tennis, skiing, sailing, golf, reading, traveling and long walks on the boardwalk and beach. He loved Toms River and his many friends and patients. After retirement, he moved to Ft. Myers, Fla., where the winters are warmer.

A memorial service will be held to honor Joe O’Connor at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 31 at Christ Episcopal Church, 415 Washington St., Toms River. Memorial contributions may be made to Pediatric Dept. of The CMC Foundation, 99 Route 37 W, Toms River, NJ 08753. Friends may sign the guest book at http://www.horizonfunerals.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on May 18, 2011

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O’Connor, Joseph M. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/app/guestbook.aspx?n=joseph-oconnor&pid=151107845&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that the Doctor is a member of the Class of 1948.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Connor, Joseph M. [MC1948 RIP]

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May 18, 2011

MFOUND: MC’s 6-25 cited

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/678025-nba-playoffs-why-the-playoff-field-should-be-cut-down-to-12-teams

NBA Playoffs: Why the Playoff Field Should Be Cut Down to 12 Teams
By Jesse Kramer (Correspondent) on April 25, 2011

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This year, my liking for the NBA has grown much more. Most likely, it is because my hometown team, the New York Knicks, have become something worthy of positive recognition, or it could just be that I needed to watch some professionals play the game right after spending a few months watching the Manhattan College Jaspers go 6-25.

*** end quote ***

[JR: Perhaps this correspondent is a Jasper? But why is 4/25 popping as “new”? Argh!]

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May 18, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Kloeblen, Jared [MC2008] Paid Search Spec at Catalyst Online

http://www.linkedin.com/in/jaredkloeblen

Kloeblen, Jared [MC2008]
Paid Search Specialist at Catalyst Online
Greater Boston Area
Market Research

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May 19, 2011

JOBIT: Chebetar, Michele Boylan [MC???? RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Michele-Chebetar&pid=151130088

Michele Boylan Chebetar (1977 – 2011)

Michele Boylan Chebetar, 34, died on May 16, 2011. Michele was born on March 2, 1977. She graduated from Maria Regina High School and attended Manhattan College.

In May 1998, she married Bryan Chebetar and they lived in Tarrytown, NY. Michele was a homemaker and was actively involved in the Tarrytown schools where her children attend. She was a member of Immaculate Concepcion Church in Sleepy Hollow.

Michele will be especially remembered for never-ending devotion to her three children, Gabriella, Payge and Alexandra. They were her life. She also put her energy into the Tarrytown schools where she worked part time and loved so very much. She was involved in school concerts, plays and the Girl Scouts.

Survivors include her husband Bryan Chebetar, her mother and stepfather Lucille and Robert DiMeglio, her father and stepmother Harold and Barbara Boylan, stepbrother Robert DiMeglio and stepsister Jamie DiMeglio, her grandfather Angelo Lombardi, her uncle Anthony Lombardi, cousins Katie and Lauren Lombardi, and her aunt Katherine Merkin. She leaves behind a multitude of friends and children who loved her so very much. To honor Michele and her committment to education, contributions are welcome for a fund that will be established for Michele’s children’s education.

Published in the The Journal News on May 19, 2011

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Chebetar, Michele Boylan [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=michele-chebetar&pid=151130088&cid=full

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[JR: So young. Spouse with children. On a personal note, I too have just lost a spouse. I can only imagine what the children, husband, and family are going through. I know that platitudes, mumbled condolences, and well-meaning phrases are little comfort. Wish I had the “silver bullet” to offer, I don’t. I’m told that “time heals all wounds”, but at the 82 day mark, the loss is as it was yesterday. I recently heard a C&W song that seemed to sum it up: “the living goes on after the thrill is gone”. My prayers and good thoughts are with them. I have nothing to offer. But, it stunning to be “called home” so very young. Guess the message is Carpe Diem and “you really don’t know the day”. Donna Nobis Pacem.]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything on Michele in my “stuff”.

May She Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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May 19, 2011

JFOUND: Livingston, Niles [MC????] bball coach @ Wilson

http://www.gazettes.com/sports/wilson/basketball-livingston-named-new-coach-for-wilson-boys-bball
/article_264a4744-81fa-11e0-ab14-001cc4c03286.html

Basketball: Livingston Named New Coach For Wilson Boys’

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The Moore League’s second-oldest school has made yet another move to fill a coaching hole left by the hundreds of LBUSD layoffs handed down last week.

*** and ***

And now we’ve learned that head boys’ basketball coach, Matt Michelson, will be replaced by his former assistant, Niles Livingston, who takes over after three years as an assistant.

Livingston prepped in New York, where he was rated one of the top 50 players coming out of HS as a senior. He played at Manhattan College, then professionally with the Knicks’ farm team for a season, and for several years overseas in Europe and South America.

In addition to his work with Wilson the last three years, he’s been active in the club/AAU world.

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Livingston, Niles [MC????]

# – # – # – # – # 2011-May-19 @ 08:04

Dear John,

I do not find anything in my “stuff” on Niles.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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May 19, 2011

JOBIT: Cummings, Frank Eugene [MC1950 RIP]

http://articles.dailypilot.com/2011-05-18/news/tn-dpt-cummings-20110518_1_kasey-wonderful-dad-vet

Frank Eugene Cummings
May 18, 2011

Frank Eugene Cummings 8/19/22 – 5/11/11

Graduated Manhattan College, WW2 vet of USS carrier Natoma Bay, aerospace engineer with Rockwell, most notable projects Saturn Rocket and space shuttle communication systems. Golfed until 88 years old, married 54 years to Gloria, survived by children Jeff, Scott, Victoria and David, grandchildren Jamie, Jessica, Kasey and Shea. Frank was a wonderful dad, grandpa and a true gentleman who will be greatly missed.

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Cummings, Frank Eugene [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

I believe that Frank (Francis) is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cummings, Frank Eugene [MC1950 RIP]

# – # – # – # – # 2011-May-19 @ 15:18

May 19, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Maguire, Bob [MC1983] Expert Business Development Pro

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-maguire/9/7b7/796

Maguire, Bob [MC1983]
Expert Business Development Professional
Phoenix, Arizona Area
Information Technology and Services

Summary:

I have been entrepreneurial since the age of ten. I would do all types of jobs for our neighbors to make money during each of the seasons in Connecticut. This would include cutting grass, raking leaves, and shoveling snow out of driveways……..by hand. The summer before I entered college, I had an ice cream truck where I would spend every day driving to office parks, ball fields and the beaches to satisfy the thirst and sweet tooth of folks during the hot and humid summers on Long Island Sound. Being as competitive as I am led me to be disappointed in finishing second out of forty-five trucks in sales for the season.

Competition. I am driven to finish as the best and I usually do, when I am am called on to help create the path to success and have the opportunity to manage what matters.

Activator. I can take ideas and put them into action for results. Energizing actions is an area of mastery for me.

Futuristic. I have the ability to see where the goals will take me and my team. Coaching and guiding others to reach their potential is one of my skills that appearred early in my career..

Responsibility. My motto is “Do it once and do it right”. I always do what is best for my client, even if it means that we don’t do business together.

Self-Assurance. My confidence from many years of great success has allowed me to set ambitious goals and to meet or exceed them. I am known for getting things done.

These skills, coupled with my business acumen have guided me through my whole life. This is woven into the fabric of who I am.

Specialties
• Relationship Building
• Identifying New Business Channels
• Customer Acquisition
• High Level Presentations
• Solution Selling
• ROI
• Bottom Line Driven
• Telecommunications and IT/Cloud Expertise
• Great Leader

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May 20, 2011

JNEWS: Giordano’s Jasper father and Jasper sister mentioned

http://www.lohud.com/article/20110520/SPORTS01/105200364

Locals giving Manhattan pitching staff a boost
May 20, 2011
Written by BRIAN HEYMAN

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NEW YORK — Michael Giordano followed his father and sister in the family pipeline to Manhattan College, but the baseball team hadn’t recruited him. In fact, there were no engraved offers from any colleges for him out of Fox Lane despite being its ERA leader two years running.

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[JR: Giordano’s father and sister mentioned.]

[JR: I’m really testing the Jasper jotting crack research staff (i.e., McEneney, Mike (MC1953)] to see how really good he is in his knowledge of all people Jasper. :-) He’s a walking rolodex and genealogy of Jaspers. So let’s take him out for a spin. ROFL. It’ll mean he doesn’t have time for other ideas. Idle mind, you know.]

# – # – # – # – # 2011-May-20 @ 09:28

Dear John,

I believe that Michael’s father is Ralph of the Class of 1966, and his sister Stephanie (Mannarino) is a member of the Class of1993.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Glad to see you’re staying sharp. Not bad. Two hours!]

Giordano, Ralph [MC1966]

Giordano, Stephanie Mannarino [MC1993]

[JR: Seems that the family that Jasper together, makes … interesting work for the research staff!]

# – # – # – # – # 2011-May-20 @ 11:30

May 20, 2011

JNEWS: Fitzpatrick, Robert [MC1972] Staten Island prophet

http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2011/05/staten_island_prophet_of_doom.html

May 21, 2011 update: Staten Island prophet of doom says he expects to be in heaven for tomorrow’s ‘end of the world’
Published: Friday, May 20, 2011, 8:04 AM Updated: Friday, May 20, 2011, 8:05 AM
By Maura Grunlund

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Staten Islander who predicts that the world as we know it will end tomorrow at 5:59 p.m. has high hopes for his own salvation.

“I believe that I will be raptured [instantly transported to heaven]; I hope so, I don’t want to be here for the earthquake,” Robert Fitzpatrick told the Advance yesterday.

*** and ***

Fitzpatrick allows that his only encounter with the discipline of theology was during his time at Manhattan College in the Bronx, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering. The Bronx native, who moved with his family to Staten Island in 1963, stopped practicing his Catholic faith years ago, when he “realized how far away from the Bible the Roman Catholic Church got.”

He said he discovered Family Radio in about 2004 and began studying the Bible intensely following his retirement in 2006, after 26 years with the MTA. He spent about three years doing research for his book and in the process read over 1,000 pages’ worth of Camping’s writings. “The Doomsday Code” is his distillation of Camping’s recent books.

*** end quote ***

Fitzpatrick, Robert [MC????]

[JR: And people accuse me of having a tin foil hat? To quote Jack McCoy on Law and Order, “I petition for an immediate 730 exam”.]

# – # – # – # – # 2011-May-20 @ 09:39

Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fitzpatrick, Robert [MC1972]

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May 20, 2011

JNEWS: Sanchez, Ingrid [MC????] owns NC executive recruiting firm

http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/print-edition/2011/05/20/ingrid-sanchez.html

40 Under 40
Ingrid Sanchez
Triangle Business Journal
Date: Friday, May 20, 2011, 6:00am EDT

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Ingrid with husband Luis, children Alyssa and Luis.

• Age:36.

• Company description: Executive recruiting firm.

• Hometown: Westchester, N.Y.

• Family members: Husband, Luis; children, Alyssa, 14, and Luis, 9.

• Education: MBA, Meredith College; BS, Manhattan College.

*** and ***

What accomplishments are you most proud of from the past year? I would have to say that I am most proud of the growth of my small, woman-owned business even in a down economy. We have more than doubled in size and are continuing to look at additional business lines.

What is your professional goal five years from now? To continue to see success in my business and begin the business plan for a nonprofit organization that helps the homeless and the needy find employment.

What was your first job as an adult? My first job as an adult was as a corporate accountant.

What is the most difficult question you’ve faced in a job interview? I once had someone ask me what was my ‘greatest disappointment’. I remember thinking about it and telling him I really …

*** end quote ***

Sanchez, Ingrid [MC????]

[JR: Partially paywalled. Another organization that doesn’t understand how to “do” the inet. It’s about creating a conversation; not selling electrons. So sad. No wonder papers and magazines are dying.]

# – # – # – # – # 2011-May-20 @ 09:59

Dear John,

I do not anything in my”stuff’ for Ingrid.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Any help out there?]

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May 20, 2011

ADMINISTRIVIA: Archbishop Dolan’s letter on budget

http://budget.house.gov/UploadedFiles/DolanResponsetoRyan5_18.pdf

[JR: Without editorial comment, I would like to share the link to Archbishop Dolan’s letter on budget. Of course, equal linkages will be given to those who think I an in direct consultation with Beelzebub.]

# – # – # – # – # 2011-May-20 @ 10:28

May 20, 2011

JLINKEDIN: O’Brien, Kennedy [MC1971] Biotechnology Sales Professional

http://www.linkedin.com/in/kennedyobrien

O’Brien, Kennedy [MC????]
Biotechnology Sales Professional
Ph.D. (in Biochemistry), MBA
Greater New York City Area
Chemicals

Summary:

3-Time President’s Club Winner and #1-Ranked Producer with extensive sales and laboratory experience. Passionate, customer-focused Ph.D., sales leader, and subject-matter expert with an unparalleled knowledge of pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets. Successful record of marketing state-of-the-art chemistry services to senior decision-makers in both Fortune 500 and emerging accounts. Cultivated and maintained a vast network of portable, loyal contacts with top-tier clients. Recognized by clients as a valuable partner, resource, and guide in the research & development process.

Achievements include:

* Built a successful career NEN Research Products and remained with company through acquisition and divestiture involving DuPont and PerkinElmer.

* Managed a multimillion-dollar territory with a consistent record of increasing revenue and maintaining company’s leadership position in the industry.

*Consistently achieved 100+% of sales target; earned prestigious company awards for ranking among the top performers in the division (out of 40 Account Managers). Earned Salesman of the Year Award and multiple President’s Club honors.

* Developed accounts with some of the largest pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agricultural, diagnostic, and CRO clients in the nation. Achieved consistent revenue increases by leveraging close relationships with senior executives.

* Worked collaboratively with Ph.D. and M.D. clients to facilitate the radiolabeling process and meet product development objectives. Relied upon to provide direction and guidance to emerging biotechnical companies.

* Strong technical foundation and expertise. Began career as a Chemist and grew to leadership roles in laboratory/manufacturing environments.

* Advanced academic record including a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and an M.B.A.

* Leadership roles in the International Isotope Society including Central Chapter President.

Specialties

New Business Development, Key Account Management, Sales Analysis, Business Planning, Technical Consulting, Research & Development Support, Manufacturing & Laboratory Management, Executive-Level Relationship Management, Marketing, Product Management

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Dear John,

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

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Brien, Kennedy [MC1971]

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May 20, 2011

JLINKEDIN: Giraud, Ralph [MC1979] VP–BusDev at EDETEK, Inc.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/ralphgiraud

Giraud, Ralph [MC????]
Vice President – Business Development at EDETEK, Inc.
Greater Philadelphia Area Information
Technology and Services

Summary:

* Thirty years of progressive experience in marketing/finance, encompassing sales / marketing, investment analyst, portfolio management, and securities trading functions.

* Experience includes seven (7) years of investment analyst/portfolio management responsibilities, encompassing corporate and municipal credit analysis.

* Particular strength in fixed income, including structured (collateralized) securities.

* Bank Asset/Liability Management and Treasury responsibilities.

* Institutional and High Net Worth retail investment sales / marketing, including involvement in Separately Managed Account (SMA) third party money management programs with RFP (Request For Proposal) duties.

* Adjunct Faculty undergraduate Business (Finance and Marketing) Instructor.

Specialties:

* Business Marketing, Portfolio Management: Investment Portfolio Manager, Investment Asset Allocation

* Investment Analyst: Fixed Income Investment Analyst, Fixed Income Securities Trading

* Investment Sales/Marketing: Institutional Fixed Income Sales, Separately Managed Account (SMA) third party money management Sales/Marketing, Financial/Investment Adviser to High Net Worth clients

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Dear John.

I believe that Ralph is a member of the Class of 1979.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Giraud, Ralph [MC1979]

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May 20, 2011

Comment on JNEWS: Giordano’s Jasper father and Jasper sister mentioned

by Richard A. Lawrence

I have to disagree with Mike; according to gojaspers.com: PERSONAL: Majoring in business… the son of Michael and Gabrielle Giordano… father is a 1979 graduate of Manhattan… has a sister, Rachel, who also attends Manhattan.

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May 21, 2011

ENDNOTE: Gooferment charters schools to kill minority parochial education!

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=10132

New York: Catholic schools face stiff competition from charter schools
April 27, 2011

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“For every charter school recently opened in Harlem, two Catholic schools have had to close because of financial trouble,” writes Stern. “The same holds for New York City as a whole. Since inner-city Catholic schools have historically provided lifesaving educational choices for minorities and the poor, the result has been a net loss of good schools for Gotham.”

*** end quote ***

[JR: And the Jasper Jottings readership doesn’t believe that The Church (any Church) is under attack by the “Queen Bee” Gooferment? The Gooferment seeks to brainwash the children. Then they will have total control. The only way to stop it is to end Gooferment run and fund schools. All “Gooferment Skrules” is the dream of “Secular Progressives”. Wake up!]

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