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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 04 – 2012 January 22

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 04 – 2012 January 22

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2012/jj2012W04.html

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2012-Jan-15

POSITRACTION: Three chidren save; eight lives risked

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/passers-by-rescue-children-from-icy-river-crash/

Heroic Passers-By Jump Into Icy River to Rescue Children From Crash
Posted on January 2, 2012 at 5:33am by Mike Opelka

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former police officer Chris Willden didn’t hesitate when he realized children were trapped in an upside down car in an icy Utah river. He pulled his handgun, pushed it up against the submerged windows and shot out the glass.

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But he turned to see up to eight other passers-by had scrambled down the embankment to help after coming upon the accident along U.S. 89 in Logan Canyon on Saturday afternoon.

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[JR: Now there is “greater love hath no man”! You look at the picture and can see that this was far from a riskless endeavor. Maybe not as obvious as a burning car, but everyone’s well aware of the danger of “swift water”. Looks cold too! Now I’m sure my fellow alums could tackle such. I otoh would prefer nothing that large. But you have to admire physical courage and a great result. I do. P.S., note the use of a gun as a tool. Without it, there might have been a very different outcome.]

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2012-Jan-15

JEMAIL: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) finds evidence of hypercritical “Secular Progressives”

John,

Don’t you find it hypercritical that the same secular progressives who support a “woman’s right to chose” because it is her body to control, would impose their overreaching government control on you via this “presumed consent” legal tactic when they want to steal a kidney from your corpse?

Lou Apoldo
BCE ’63

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[JR: No, I’d call it more “disingenuousness”. See it’s all about using the guns of Gooferment to tell people what to do. And, stupidly, “We, The Sheeple” follow direction. The “right to choose” is OK as long as you follow what “they” want you to choose. And, “organ theft”, is about telling you what to do with your tuckus. It’s always the same argument. The collective has more rights than the individual. Sacrifice for the Fatherland. Argh! We are so stupid!]

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2012-Jan-15

JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973] prefers donation to worm food

John,

I would fully agree that the Church should be in the forefront of encouraging its members to donate their organs after death.  After all, isn’t it a central tenet of Catholicism that the body is just a “vessel” and that the “real person” has gone to elsewhere after death?  (As I’ve pointed out to fellow somewhat-agnostic friends, the alternative of hanging around for the worms or the flames isn’t a real cheerful thought…)

On the other hand, I’d have to agree with the archbishop that “our organs should be donated as a gift to others and not as a duty,” : I.E., the state should NOT have the right to DEMAND organ donation from those whose religious beliefs are against it.

As a default option however, if nothing is indicated one way or the other, far better for the State to give someone a heart and a life than to give the worms a tasty dessert.

McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973]

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[JR: I think we should have a “free market” in organs. After all the “witch doctors” get paid to transplant them. Bureaucrats get paid to administrate the “organ donation program”. What’s wrong with getting paid for your spare parts after you no longer need them. Poor people are being defrauded to supply rich folks with those parts. Let them pay for them. Then, there would be no need for “organ waiting lists”! I can see it know a poor minority father gets to put his kid through college when he dies. Yeah, he could have had life insurance, but he was poor. Obviously, we need some controls to ensure an orderly market. But why not? In the alternative, I like Lifesharers; better than UNOS!]

http://lifesharers.org/

http://www.unos.org/

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2012-Jan-15

JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961) ids Ed O’Connor [MC????]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Manhattan_College_people#Basketball

I was a big St John’s fan at the time so I didn’t pay much attention to Manhattan, but remember Ed O’Connor

Don Stebbins

Basketball
Ed O’Connor – Led nation in field goal percentage in 1955, first Jasper drafted in NBA

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[JR: Wow, citing Wikipedia. I thought that was “unacceptable as a resource” in academic circles. Hey, Mike, you’re slipping. LOL! ]

Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961)

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2012-Jan-15

JVIDEO: Scott Machado Self-Alley-Oop

http://youtu.be/uI6FTnf1gB4

Scott Machado Self-Alley-Oop During Warmups of Iona

[JR: Four seconds. Is this a big deal? ]

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2012-Jan-15

JEMAIL: Marone, Salvatore John [MC1938?] ided by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/giants-fans-pack-ship-green-bay-hoping-a-playoff-win-article-1.1005937

JNEWS: Marone, Salvatore John [MC1938?] cited by his neice

“In her case, literally: Her uncle Sal Marone, a Manhattan College grad, played guard for the Giants in 1943.”

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Dear John,

I would guess that Sal was a member of either the Class of 1938 or 1939.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Marone, Salvatore John [MC1938?]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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2012-Jan-15

JFACEBOOK: Miranda, Martha Elena [MC1993] remembers an acapella group

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

Martha Elena Miranda: “When I was there between 1988-93, there WAS an acapella, group. I think Vincent Dionisio, David Rice and Rob Fleisner were in it…..”

https://www.facebook.com/martha.e.miranda

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Miranda, Martha Elena [MC1993]

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2012-Jan-16

JNEWS: Webb, Joe [MC1978] published “Does a Plumber Need a Web Site?”

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/549458

Unconventional New Book Offers Lighthearted, Hands-On Approach to Small-Business Marketing and Promotion
“Does a Plumber Need a Web Site?” provides guidance to businesses to increase the effectiveness of their communications and their brand among their customers and prospects in today’s fast-changing media environment.
HARRISVILLE, RI, January 16, 2012

— During a marketing presentation in early 2011, an attendee asked Dr. Joe Webb, “Does a plumber need a Web site?” This question inspired an unconventional new business book, written with “co-conspirator” Richard Romano, about a handful of interesting and motivated characters facing small-business sales and marketing challenges. A year and a half’s worth of conversations with graphic communications professionals and small business owners across the country and around the world answered the question, and led to the book’s title “Does a Plumber Need a Web Site?: Mad Dentists, Harried Haircutters, and Other Edgy Entrepreneurs Offer Promotion Strategies for Small and Mid-Size Businesses.” The book is available in paperback and Amazon Kindle editions, and discusses today’s and tomorrow’s practical strategies for marketing. The book explains why small business has to be more aggressive with its promotions because of the proliferation of new digital communications formats. “It’s not as simple as the Yellow Pages and a church bulletin ad,” the authors explain.

“Does a Plumber Need a Web Site?” has concrete examples of how multiple media channels work together to reinforce brands and enhance the visibility of a business, especially a small business. The book carefully explains the steps that companies can take to implement these new marketing services, allowing businesses of all sizes to maximize their marketing and promotion efforts while minimizing their costs.

The centerpiece of the book is eight detailed and entertaining “case studies,” a cross-section of hypothetical small and mid-size businesses and all the marketing strategies — print, non-print, old media, new media, social media, and even some cutting-edge media — they can employ to build their own businesses. These sample businesses run the gamut from a business-to-business manufacturing company, a business-to-business service provider, a small retail business like a hair salon, two types of restaurants (sports bar/pub and an upscale bistro), a professional services provider like a plumber, a medical services provider like a dentist, and a fitness center. The book looks at how all these companies would have marketed themselves 30 years ago, how they market themselves today, and how they likely will do so in 2015. None of the case studies are real, but the business situations and challenges they illustrate are faced by entrepreneurs every day.

“Does a Plumber Need a Web Site?”, an entertaining and often funny walk through business media, is designed to stimulate ideas and provoke thoughts about how to engage customers and prospects. Whatever business you are in, this book will get you chuckling — and seriously thinking about the new ways of promoting a business today, and in the future.Visit the book’s Web site, doesaplumberneedawebsite.com, to meet the book’s cast of characters, read a free chapter, and download the book’s handy “media chart” that identifies the full range of communications media available to businesses today.

About Dr. Joe Webb

Consultant, entrepreneur, and economics commentator Dr. Joe Webb started his career in the industrial imaging industry more than 30 years ago. He found his way into business research, planning, marketing and forecasting executive positions along the way, as well as consulting for firms ranging from large multinationals to small businesses. Dr. Webb started an Internet-based research business in 1995, selling it to a multinational publisher in 2000. Since that time, his consulting, speaking, and research projects have focused on the interaction of B2B economics and technology trends. He is a doctoral graduate in graphic communications management and technology from New York University, holds an MBA in management information systems from Iona College, with baccalaureate work in managerial sciences and marketing at Manhattan College. He has taught in graduate and undergraduate business programs in a number of Northeast US colleges, and currently resides in Rhode Island.

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Webb, Joe [MC1978]

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2012-Jan-16

JLINKEDIN: Logerfo, Justin (MC2010) seeking Marketing job

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Hi-Im-recent-Manhattan-College-73802.S.89367035?qid=956b0a96-656e-4c9f-916b-b7dd83a8dff4&goback=.gmp_73802

Logerfo, Justin (MC2010)

“Hi I’m a recent Manhattan College grad and former D-I swimmer looking to land a entry-level role in Marketing any one know of any opportunities?”

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http://www.linkedin.com/pub/justin-logerfo/36/220/586

Logerfo, Justin (MC2010)
Digital Marketing Professional
Greater New York City Area
Entertainment

Summary: Solutions-focused, tenacious self starter seeking to contribute marketing and digital media skills toward supporting a progressive organization in optimizing performance. Adept at evaluating industry trends and using findings toward designing and executing innovative strategies to boost company leveraging in a competitve market. Calm demeanor in the face of difficulties; adept at quickly mastering new roles and responsibilites. Reputation for integrity, perseverance and work ethic

Specialties: Team Leadership Marketing, Communications, Brand Management, Product Development, Advertising, Public Relations, Social & Digital Media, Relationship Building, Proactive, Problem Solving

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2012-Jan-16

JBLOGGER: Marmbrandt, Malin (MC2011) jumps to a win

http://manhattangirl.blogg.se/

“Idag har jag tävlat säsongens första tävling i Örebro. Efter en mycket knackig inledning så blev det bättre och bättre i varje hopp, och tillslut blev det 5.97m och seger i det fina startfältet.”

“Today I competed in the season’s first race in Örebro. After a very shaky start it became better and better in every jump, and eventually became the 5.97m and victory in the great line-up.”

Marmbrandt, Malin (MC2011)

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2012-Jan-17

JHQ: “Sarah’s Dream” 30 second video

http://youtu.be/S3MR0maVw4U

Manhattan College 30′ TVC: “Sarah’s Dream”

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[JR: A commercial. I like the tag line. “manhattan college. dreams delivered.” imho that’s well done. ]

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2012-Jan-17

JLINKEDIN: Gerbe, Daniel [MC????] seeking EE job in Aerospace or Defense

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

Daniel Gerbe
Electrical Engineer Seeking Position in Aerospace & Defense Industry
Greater New York City Area
Defense & Space

Summary: I am a recent Magna Cum Laude graduate of Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. I am actively seeking an entry-level electrical engineering position that will utilize my knowledge of both hardware and software design. Some of my areas of interest include electronics and microelectronics, communication and signal processing, control systems and electromagnetics.

Specialties: VHDL, OrCAD PSpice, VB, C, Java, Mathworks MATLAB, PTC Mathcad

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Gerbe, Daniel [MC????]

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2012-Jan-17

JFOUND: Gonnella, Gabby [MC2014] “College Fashionista”

http://www.collegefashionista.com/school/view/manhattan_college/style_advice_of_the_week_shorten_up_winter_with_summer_looks

Tweet by: @gabby_gonnella aka gabrielle gonnella

“Bring on winter!” with the above link.

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[JR: Picture of young woman fashionably attired in front of the subway and the campus was a clue.]

Gonnella, Gabby [MC2014]

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2012-Jan-17

JNEWS: Hayes, James [MC????] Principal, The Epiphany School NY

http://www.dnainfo.com/20120116/murray-hill-gramercy/james-hayes-takes-124yearold-epiphany-school-into-21st-century

James Hayes Takes 124-Year-Old Epiphany School into the 21st Century
January 16, 2012 7:45am | By Mary Johnson, DNAinfo Reporter

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GRAMERCY — Each week, DNAinfo.com talks to a principal from one of Manhattan’s schools. This week, it’s James Hayes, 64, of The Epiphany School, a 124-year-old Catholic institution that is spread between three locations in the Murray Hill and Gramercy areas. Hayes details how the school has evolved in his 32 years as principal.

Q: Are you from New York?

JH: Yes, I grew up in the Bronx, went to Catholic schools in New York and Catholic high school, Catholic college. I’m a graduate of Iona College. I have my master’s degree from Manhattan College. I found [Catholic education] to be very rewarding because it taught you certain structures and skills. Catholic schools have a traditional model of being well-organized, and the expectations are very high. And, you know, the skill sets that you learn certainly bode well later on in life.

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Q: Do you have any stories of a particular student you feel you’ve had the most impact on?

JH: Every school affects a certain percentage of the kids and — similar to what Father Peters did for me — gives them that defining moment that sets them off on their way. So over the years, I’ve had a number of students like that.

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It certainly reaffirms what you’ve done in your career. You know that old saying about how, 100 years from now, it’s not what kind of a car you drove or what kind of a house you had, if you affected a child’s mind, that’s a lasting legacy more than anything else.

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Hayes, James [MC????]

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2012-Jan-18

JOBIT: Poggi, George P. [MC1956 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=George-Poggi&pid=155532298

George Poggi

POGGI George P., D.D.S., of Tenafly on January 17, 2012. Loving husband of Sherri (nee Zobel). Beloved father of Christine and Paul.

George served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1956 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and from NYU Dental School in 1977. He ran his dental practice for many years in Tenafly.

Visitation will be Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM with a service at 8 PM at the Barrett Funeral Home, 148 Dean Dr. Tenafly. Cremation private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to your favorite charity would be appreciated.

For directions visitwww.barrettfuneralhome.net.Published in The Record/Herald News on January 18, 2012

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Poggi, George P. [MC1956 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=george-poggi&pid=155532298&cid=full

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2012-Jan-18

JNEWS: Mays, Donald L. [MC1977] ASTM International BoD

http://www.usgnn.com/newsASTM20120117.htm

Donald Mays to Serve Term on ASTM International Board of Directors
January 17, 2012

Donald L. Mays has been elected to W. Conshohocken, Pa.-based ASTM International’s board of directors for 2012-2014, according to a January 13 news release.

Mays has been involved with furniture safety, such as glass table tops, and recently joined Deloitte & Touche LLP in Stamford, Conn., as a director. In this new position he will create and build a new product safety consulting business for the firm. He is the former senior director of product safety and technical policy for Consumers Union, the non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports.
In his career, Mays has worked on product safety, consumer product testing, laboratory management, consumer advocacy, public outreach and education. He has served as a public spokesperson on product safety issues and has testified before Congress, presidential committees and government agencies.

Mays graduated from Manhattan College, New York City, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering. He began his career in 1977 with Texaco Inc. and was named senior engineer. He then held positions as director of testing for Consumers Union from 1984 to 1998; as technical director for the Good Housekeeping Institute from 1998 to 2002; and as vice president of retail and consumer product services for Intertek from 2002 to 2005. He returned to Consumers Union in 2005 as senior director, product safety and consumer sciences.

An ASTM International member since 1998, Mays is vice chairman/consumer participation for Committee F15 on Consumer Products, where he participates in developing safety standards for toys, juvenile products and furniture. In 2004 he received a Certificate of Appreciation from Committee F15 recognizing his professional planning and moderation of a joint ASTM/International Consumer Products Health and Safety Organization symposium on swimming pool and spa safety.

In addition to ASTM International, Mays is currently on the board of directors of the American National Standards Institute and has served on the board of the International Consumer Products Health and Safety Organization.

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Mays, Donald L. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Donald is a member of the Class of 1977.
Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mays, Donald L. [MC1977]

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2012-Jan-18

JFACEBOOK: Rice, David [MC????] reports unofficial acapella group

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

David Rice:

We were an unofficial acapella group comprised of people from MC Singers and Players. Usually the music director(Joe Napoli) for MC Singers would do a song or two during the Spring or Christmas concerts, and it either involved the christian brothers, Joe and some of the students or just the whole men’s or women’s section. I think Martin O’dea, Rob Fleissner, Charles Bates and I did the Talent show in ’90. After that with Rob and myself as the core, we had Vince D, Jim Gunn, Roger Hudson, Jim Coster, Pat Wilcox, Rob Vitelli as participants when we did songs in later semesters. When I watch shows like The Sing Off, it reminds me of those days!

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Rice, David [MC????]

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Dear John,
I do not find anything in my “stuff” for David.
Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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2012-Jan-19

JNEWS:  Bock, Thomas [MC1994] Mng Dir K2 Global Consulting

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/k2-global-consulting-appoints-anti-money-laundering-expert-thomas-bock-managing-director-in-new-york-137562108.html

K2 Global Consulting Appoints Anti-Money Laundering Expert Thomas Bock Managing Director in New York
NEW YORK, January 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —

K2 Global™ announced today that it has appointed Mr. Thomas Bock as a Managing Director based in New York. Mr. Bock has over 18 years of experience serving the financial services industry in the areas of anti-money laundering, regulatory compliance, fraud investigations and risk management. He specializes in Know Your Customer, Customer Due Diligence, Transaction Monitoring, USA PATRIOT Act, Risk Assessments, Enhanced Due Diligence, FCPA and financial fraud investigations.

Vince D’Amelio, head of the New York Office for K2 Global, stated: “I have known and worked with Tom for over 14 years. He has a proven track record as an innovator and a creator of regulatory compliance technologies. This fits with K2 Global’s strategy to offer our clients valuable and cost efficient solutions based upon our decades of experience and use of cutting edge technologies. Tom will lead our global product offerings in anti-money laundering compliance and investigation. Some of his major accomplishments include developing and implementing an anti-money laundering transaction monitoring and case management tool helping several global financial institutions assess millions of transactions, serving as senior project manager for an investigation relating to the Madoff Ponzi scheme, and managing and coordinating financial oversight of all construction companies involved in the World Trade Center debris removal project. Tom’s expertise and leadership will help strengthen K2 Global’s capacity to manage and mitigate our clients’ risks around the world.”

Mr. Bock previously worked as an Executive Director with Daylight Forensic & Advisory, a Director at KPMG and a financial fraud investigator at Republic National Bank. He holds a BA in Computer Information Systems and Finance from Manhattan College and a MS in Economic Crime Management from Utica College.

About K2 Global™

K2 Global™ provides specialized risk services and solutions to corporations, sovereign nations and individuals. Using our expertise in transactional risk assessment, corruption and fraud investigation, due diligence and asset recovery, we help clients navigate today’s increasingly complex global business environment. K2 Global Partners, LLC, a privately-owned holding company, was founded in 2009 by Jules Kroll and Jeremy Kroll. K2 is focused on new businesses in the risk management arena, including K2 Global Consulting, and a new credit rating agency focused on structured financial products, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. http://www.k2global.net

Contact:Vincent D’Amelio+1-212-694-7000vdamelio@k2global.net

SOURCE K2 Global Consulting

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Bock, Thomas [MC????]

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Dear John,
I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1994.
Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bock, Thomas [MC1994]

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2012-Jan-19

JFOUND: Luna, Lauren [MC????] Shoes that make a statement

http://www.chicfabu.net/2012/01/lauren-luna-chicfabu-and-bella-epique.html

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chicFABu™

© 2009, Brandie Randolph, chicFABu. All rights reserved. No republication of this material, in any form or medium, is permitted without express permission of the author.

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About Lauren Luna: Lauren Luna LTD is a custom design company specializing in fashion footwear from the everyday casual style of sneakers to couture stilettos. Established in 2008, Lauren Luna LTD began as an expression of freedom and creativity displayed on canvas. Lauren Luna LTD custom footwear is design to be one of a kind for people who love to stand out. Lauren Luna LTD designs shoes with the individual in mind. Shoes that make a statement.

Luna holds a Bachelors of Fine Art, focusing in Painting from Kent State University, an MA in Education from Manhattan College, and is currently back in school pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University, based in San Francisco, California. She now resides in Houston, TX.

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Luna, Lauren [MC????]

[JR: Guess that our fellow alum has never heard of “fair use”. And, every thing after “all rights reserved” is extraneous. But, then, I’m not a lawyer. Nor do I play one on TV! ]

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2012-Jan-20

JEMAIL: Marone, Salvatore John [MC1942] ided by Schlickenrieder, Warren (1942)

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/giants-fans-pack-ship-green-bay-hoping-a-playoff-win-article-1.1005937

JNEWS: Marone, Salvatore John [MC1938?] cited by his neice

“In her case, literally: Her uncle Sal Marone, a Manhattan College grad, played guard for the Giants in 1943.”

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Dear John,

I would guess that Sal was a member of either the Class of 1938 or 1939.

Mike

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Marone, Salvatore John [MC1938?]

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

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From: Warren Schlickenrieder
Date: Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 1:34 AM
Subject: Sal Marone
To: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner

Dear John,

At the risk of being accused of trying to steal Mike McEneney’s job, I would point out that Sal Marone is of the Class of 1942.

Cordially,
Warren Schlickenrieder

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[JR: Thanks, Warren. Much appreciated. I’m sure that Mike would never accuse you of that. I don’t envy him his self-appointed task. The alumni records don’t seem to be complete or accurate. Unless the individual is a big donor, then they probably know the benefactor’s shoe size. Personally, I’m always glad to hear from the “Senior Jasper On Deck” (i.e., the “oldest” Jasper participating in Jasper Jottings.) ]

Marone, Salvatore John [MC1942]

Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942)

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2012-Jan-20

JOBIT: O’Keefe, Arthur [MC1956 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=Arthur-OKEEFE&pid=155554525

Arthur O’KEEFE

O’KEEFE  Arthur S., 78, of Emerson, formerly of River Edge, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2012.

Beloved husband of the late Barbara (nee Salerno). Loving father of Patricia Elgarhi and her husband Ahmed of Bloomingdale, Kevin and his wife Patricia of W. Wardsboro, VT, Theresa O’Keefe of Ramsey, Jeremiah and his wife Stacy of Downers Grove, IL and Maureen Kuenzler and her husband Keith of Ridgewood. Adored grandfather of Amanda, Adam, Brendan, Kevin, Connor, Devyn, Robert, Kieran and Bryn. Dear brother of Walter O’Keefe and his wife Joyce, Kathryn Cole and her husband Jack. Arthur is pre-deceased by his sister Helen Tracy. Brother-in-law of Francine Maclin and her husband Thomas, Carolyn Villamil and her husband Gregory, and William Tracy. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Arthur was a parishioner and lecture at St. Peter the Apostle R.C. church. Art was past Grand Knight of the Knights-of-Columbus, Msgr. Burke Council. Art was a graduate of Manhattan College and enjoyed a long and successful career as a sales executive for IBM.

Arthur was active in the community serving as Councilman and Recreation Commissioner in River Edge. He loved sports and coached youth baseball and football. He enjoyed playing softball for the K of C and playing golf with his good friends.

Above all else Arthur loved to spend time and travel with his wife Barbara. They visited all across the US and in Europe. They loved to go to movies and plays and playing cards with friends.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 AM at St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, River Edge. Visiting hours are Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Beaugard Funeral Home, 869 Kinderkamack Road, River Edge. In lieu of floral tributes, donations in Art’s memory to the Social Concerns Committee, c/o St. Peter the Apostle Church, 445 5th Ave., River Edge NJ or the American Diabetes Association , http://www.diabetes.org/honor would be appreciated.

Published in The Record/Herald News on January 20, 2012

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O’Keefe, Arthur [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=arthur-okeefe&pid=155554525&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Arthur is a member of the Class of 1956.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Keefe, Arthur [MC1956 RIP]

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2012-Jan-20

JTWITTER: Unidentified Jasper dancing like a …?

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE TWITTER NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

Tweeted by “@MarycathMc” aka Marycatherine McMahon:

This is my brothers class president at Manhattan College doing Ellens Dance Dare. http://t.co/AV9nvDU4 He should win

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[JR: No idea who? Maybe a reader can id visually.]

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2012-Jan-20

JNEWS: Romero, Dennis O. [MC1990] Regional Admin Substance Abuse Adm

http://www.paramuspost.com/article.php/2012011906025622

Mr. Dennis O. Romero Appointed Regional Administrator Of SAMHSA
By Mel Fabrikant    Thursday, January 19, 2012, 06:02 AM EST

I am pleased to announce that The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an operating division within the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), has appointed Mr. Dennis O. Romero to serve as the first Regional Administrator of SAMHSA in Region II. Most recently, Mr. Romero served as the Acting Director of SAMHSA’s Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

As the SAMHSA Regional Administrator, Mr. Romero will help SAMHSA reach out to and provide information to States, Territories, Tribes, providers, communities and other stakeholders, whether about funding opportunities, federal policies affecting them, or disaster preparedness and response. He will also make it easier for SAMHSA to collaborate with other HHS colleagues in the regional offices and be better informed about behavioral health needs throughout the region.

Mr. Romero has extensive experience in the fields of administration, program development, and as a seasoned clinician has served in numerous clinical capacities. Among them, Mr. Romero has served as the Deputy Director of the Alcoholism Council of New York (ACNY), in New York City as well as the Assistant to the Director of Mental Health at the William F. Ryan Community Health Center in New York City, one of the Nation’s largest and most comprehensive community-based health organizations. As the Inpatient Programs Manager at the Ellis Hospital Department of Psychiatry, in Schenectady, NY, he was directly involved with health care delivery systems, especially as they relate to managed care and quality assurance, Medicaid, and other issues of health care reform. He was instrumental in establishing an adolescent inpatient psychiatric unit as part of the comprehensive psychiatric services of Ellis Hospital as well as serving as the mental health liaison to the county.

Mr. Romero has served on the board of many professional committees, advisory boards, and commissions (at the Federal, state and local levels) that address both local and regional issues related to behavioral health issues and prevention, as well as allied social and educational issues. Currently serves an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives. In 2008, he received the National Pearl Award for his dedication and contribution to Hispanic Families by the National Hispanic Family Initiative. Mr. Romero was also recognized by The Pacific Substance Abuse and Mental Health Collaborating Council (PSAMHCC) of the Pacific Jurisdictions at the Annual Conference for supporting and recognizing the great work of local providers. In 2007, he was recognized by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office For Addictive Disorders. In 1997, he received, by a public vote, the prestigious appointment to the New York State Board of Regents to the Committee of Professional Assistance Program under the Office of the Professions where he served in many capacities including Chair of the Committee. He is also the recipient of numerous other awards, honors and recognitions. He has been invited to offer reports and testimony before congressional hearings and at state legislatures in his capacity as a senior executive within SAMHSA and as a member of the substance abuse prevention / treatment community.

Earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and Psychology from Cathedral College, Mr. Romero also holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Manhattan College. He received post-graduate training at the State University of New York (SUNY), Albany Campus.

We are very pleased to have Mr. Romero join the leadership team of HHS in Region II. Mr. Romero began his new duties shortly after the New Year.
Thank you!

Jaime R. Torres, DPM, MSRegional Director, Region II (NY, NJ, PR,VI )U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 26 Federal Plaza, Suite 3835 New York, New York 10278

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Romero, Dennis O. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Dennis is a member of the Class of 1990.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Romero, Dennis O. [MC1990]

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2012-Jan-20

JNEWS: Jackette, Justin [MC2003] remembers his basketball time

http://www.lohud.com/article/20060321/SPORTS01/603210306/Justin-Jackette-Manhattan-grad-can-hear-hoops-call

Justin Jackette: Manhattan grad can hear hoops’ call
Mar. 21, 2006

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Justin Jackette will never forget how the last day of his college basketball career started.

The former Iona Prep star was asked by Manhattan College teammate Jared Johnson to be quiet — before Jackette had awakened.

It was shortly after 6 a.m. on March 21, 2003 — the day after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq — and Johnson mumbled something in their Boston hotel room that woke up Jackette.
“Shut up, man,” Jackette remembers Johnson telling him. “You’ve been saying something about the war. What are you talking about? I’m trying to get some sleep.”

Actually, Johnson had heard Jackette’s voice on the TV that was left on overnight. Jackette was speaking during the Jaspers’ press conference at the FleetCenter after their practice the day before 14th-seeded Manhattan fell to No. 3 seed and eventual champion Syracuse 76-65 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

“A reporter asked what it was like playing an NCAA tournament game with the war going on,” Jackette said. “They led off the 2 a.m. (ESPN) ‘SportsCenter’ with my answer. I was talking about the analogy coaches make when they say, ‘It’s going to be a war.’ They first showed a video of a fighter plane with my voice talking over that, and then switched to me on the podium at the press conference.”

It was Jackette’s only NCAA tournament appearance in his three years at Manhattan. (He joined the Jaspers after transferring from William & Mary.)

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“But it’s been a couple years since I’ve been out of it, so I got the ‘Get away from it for a while’ out of my system,” Jackette said. “Now that the tournament has come around, I miss it. I never thought I’d say I want to go to practice again — that was my least favorite part of playing. But now I wish I could go out and practice one more time.”

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Jackette, Justin [MC2003]

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2012-Jan-20

JOBIT: Gorman, Sr. Mary Josephine [MC???? RIP] reported by Coyne, Robert T. (MC1970)

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

Coyne, Robert T. (MC1970)

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Sister Mary Josephine Gorman, OSU is a Manhattan College graduate, From “The Long Island Catholic” edition of Wednesday January 18, 2012. http://www.licatholic.org/obituaries/sister-mary-josephine-gorman-osu

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Sister Mary Josephine Gorman, OSU
January 18, 2012 | Vol. 50, No. 36

BLUE POINT — Ursuline Sister Mary Josephine Gorman, 94, died January 2 at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.

She entered the congregation of the Ursuline Sisters of Tildonk on August 15, 1933 and professed her final vows eight years later.

She received a bachelor of arts degree in education from Manhattan College.

Sister Josephine ministered for many years as a teacher in Connecticut and the Diocese of Brooklyn, including: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ozone Park (1938-47); and Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach (1953-59); she also ministered for several years from 1979-93 at the Stamford Parks and Recreations Summer Program directing arts and crafts. In 1996, after many years of active service, Sister Josephine retired to Blue Point where she continued a ministry of prayer.

Her funeral Mass was celebrated January 6 at the St. Ursula Center Chapel here, followed by interment at the cemetery of the Ursuline Sisters here. She is survived by two sisters and several nieces and nephews.

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Gorman, Sr. Mary Josephine [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my “stuff” for Sister Mary.

May She Rest In Peace.
Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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2012-Jan-21

JOBIT: Arles, Donald Anthony [MC1952 RIP]

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delawareonline/obituary.aspx?n=Donald-Arles&pid=155548183

Donald Anthony Arles

Age 81, of Newark, DE, died January 19, 2012 at Manor Care in Wilmington, DE.

Donald was born March 24, 1930, in Oswego, NY, the son of the late Antonio and Stella Arles. He graduated from Manhattan College, NY in 1952 with a BA in Civil Engineering and started work for E.I. DuPont de Nemours in Seaford, DE. On January 9, 1954, he married the former Grace White of Federalsburg, MD and they lived in Seaford until moving to Newark in 1974. He served in the Army, 1955-57 at Ft. Belvoir, VA as an instructor at the Army engineer School for field grade officers. Following his discharge he continued work at DuPont retiring in 1992. He then formed his own Corporation and worked with an engineering and construction company of DuPont projects. He closed his Corporation in 1996.

Don’s hobbies were photography and art. He took many pictures of sights and places that he visited through his work and the family camping trips throughout the United States and Canada. He enjoyed oil painting and his paintings hang on the walls for the family to enjoy. He also loved riding the waves and the family vacations at Bethany Beach and the Outer Banks in NC.

Don was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church while living in Seaford and helped survey and lay out the cemetery. After moving to Newark he became a member of St. Johns/Holy Angels Church and served as an usher.

Donald is survived by his wife of 58 years, Grace; one brother, James Arles of New Rochelle, NY; seven children, Denise A. King, Oakton, VA, Anthony D. Arles, Miami, FL, Keith R. Arles, The Woodlands, TX, Andrea A. Raciti, Chester Springs, PA, Peter J. Arles, Pearland, TX, David P. Arles, Richmond, VA, and Jeannine A. McKnight, Sykesville, MD and 12 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, on Monday, January 23, 2012 at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE 19711. A visitation will be held at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main St., Newark, DE 19711 on Sunday January 22 from 6 – 8 pm or 1 hour prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be at 3 pm Monday at Our lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Seaford. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns/Holy Angels Church, Delaware Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association c/o the funeral home. To send condolences visit http://www.rtfoard.com. R.T. FOARD & JONES FUNERAL DIRECTORS & CREMATORY (302)731-4627 A Life Celebration® Home

Published in The News Journal on January 21, 2012

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Arles, Donald Anthony [MC1952 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/delawareonline/guestbook.aspx?n=donald-arles&pid=155548183&cid=full

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2012-Jan-21

JNEWS: Pfaff, Mark [MC1980] EVP New York Life

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-york-life-appoints-john-kim-and-chris-blunt-to-new-business-roles-2012-01-20

press release

Jan. 20, 2012, 10:05 a.m. EST

New York Life Appoints John Kim and Chris Blunt to New Business RolesCompany Further Aligns Operations with Its Strategy Focusing on Life Insurance and Investments, Both Areas of Industry Leadership

NEW YORK, Jan 20, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — –New York Life’s Vaunted Career Agency Force Remains under Veteran Executive Mark Pfaff

New York Life Insurance Company, America’s largest mutual life insurer, announced today the re-organization of the company into two major business units: the Insurance Group and the Investments Group. Executive Vice President Chris Blunt and Executive Vice President John Y. Kim have been named to run these two businesses, which provide protection, wealth accumulation, and guaranteed income products and solutions for millions of Americans.

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Executive Vice President Mark Pfaff, who has run the Agency Department since 2006 and had additional responsibility for life insurance since 2008, will continue to run the company’s agency force of 12,000 career agents. The career agency distribution system is considered New York Life’s most important market differentiator, with agents serving clients in cities and towns across America. New York Life has led the industry for 57 consecutive years in agents qualifying for MDRT(3), the premier association of financial professionals. Qualifying agents demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. Life insurance sales through the company’s career agency system have increased 32% since 2006 and agency manpower has increased 29% since that time.

Ted Mathas, chairman and CEO of New York Life, said, “This strategic alignment maintains our industry-leading life insurance business as our flagship core business, enhances the prospects of New York Life becoming a true leader in retirement solutions beyond income annuities, where we lead today, and keeps career agency as our defining core distribution system going forward, as it has been throughout our history. We are confident that these moves will enable us to continue to generate strong growth across our business lines, add consumer benefits to our products and solutions, and enhance the long-term strength of our company, all to the benefit of our millions of policyholders.”

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Mr. Mathas said, “This alignment also allows our incredible career agency system to remain the primary focus of its outstanding leader, Mark Pfaff, who has steadily increased the number and productivity of New York Life agents in his five years at the helm of our Agency operations. With his keen sense of purpose and extensive experience in agency management, Mark has led us to the first double-digit market share in new life insurance premium in the company’s long history, an achievement driven almost entirely by our career agents.”

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Messrs. Blunt, Kim and Pfaff are members of New York Life’s Executive Management Committee, which comprises its senior executive leadership and assists the CEO in setting policy for the company.

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Pfaff is a graduate of Manhattan College. He joined New York Life in 1985 as an agent in New Jersey and entered sales management in 1988.

About New York Life

New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States(4) and one of the largest life insurers in the world.

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Pfaff, Mark [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Mark is a member of the Class of 1980.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pfaff, Mark [MC1980]

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2012-Jan-21

JFACEBOOK: Staten Island Alum Communion bfast Sunday 03/18 0800

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FROM “Manhattan College Alumni” page

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MC Logo

Greetings!

The Manhattan College Staten Island Regional Alumni Chapter will host a Communion breakfast on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Blessed Sacrament Church on Staten Island, NY. Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m. by Monsignor Peter Finn ’60.  A Communion Breakfast will follow at 9:00 a.m. at the Kings Arms Diner.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

8:00 a.m.
Mass | Blessed Sacrament Church
30 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY

9:00 a.m.
Communion Breakfast | Kings Arms Diner
500 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY

The cost of the breakfast is $16.00. Please make checks out to “Manhattan College Alumni Club of Staten Island.”

Payments can be mailed to 194 Crystal Ave, Staten Island, NY 10302.  Please be sure to include your name and contact information.

For more information, please contact Kenneth Toomey ’93 at 917-418-7241.

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Toomey, Kenneth [MC1993]

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2012-Jan-15

Comment on JTWITTER: Why doesn’t MC have an acapella group?

by Carolyn Predmore (MCfaculty)
Submitted on 2012/01/15 at 6:08 pm

Dr. Pycior is trying to start one. I have messaged to Ms. Miller with that information.

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[JR: Wouldn’t you like to see the expression on Jasper Miller’s face? I would!]

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2012-Jan-16

Comment on MTWITTER: Who was the first Jasper drafted to the NBA?

by Carolyn Predmore (MCfaculty)

From Wikipedia – Ed O’Connor – Led nation in field goal percentage in 1955, first Jasper drafted in NBA

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[JR: Thanks, but scooped! Second answer in. But appreciated.]

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2012-Jan-17

Comment  on JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973] prefers donation

by McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973]

John, as you know, I’ve been writing about and battling the “slippery slope” in the area of smoking bans and social engineering (kinda like civil engineering except the nuts have mouths… ;> ) for quite a while, so I tend to look toward “evil futures.”

I don’t want to spoil anyone’s reading pleasure by giving away crucial plot points, but there’s a story in Harlen Ellison’s collection, “Dangerous Visions,” that looks toward a future of mandated organ donation and at least one aspect of it is decidedly “non-purty.” What happens when the State decides that the need for organ donation to save lives justifies “harvesting” the organs from, for instance, condemned child murderers, so that “good and productive” members of society can continue to live and do good works? Sounds like a better idea than paying for those miscreants to live in five-star prison-hotels for the rest of their lives, eh? But think about the incentive for the rich and powerful to lower the bar on just which crimes eventually become deserving of such punishment.

To some extent I see the paid organ donation business in the same light. If I can sell a kidney for $10,000 to feed my starveling children, who draws the line to say I can’t sell a leg or a lung to buy a condo or a few kilos of crack cocaine? Or, as a voter, to overlook the need for child welfare since the lazy parents can always just feed their kids by first being required to donate some blood? Basically, on a gut level, I kind of agree with the organ selling philosophy as you outline the argument. But I’ve learned to be leery of slippery slopes and the “Good Germans” who look at their neighbors and say “Well, it’s really not THAT much of an imposition to take this particular little step.”

Michael J. McFadden
Peace Studies, 1973

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[JR: Us, “good germans”, think if you’re that desparate for crack, a condo, or to feed your family, it’s still YOUR body to do as you see fit.]

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2012-Jan-22

ENDNOTE: Politicians’ “smart investments.”

http://biggovernment.com/mikeflynn/2011/12/30/exclusive-photo-nancy-pelosi-livin-la-vida-1/

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: Nancy Pelosi: Livin’ La Vida 1%
by Mike Flynn

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I believe Leader Pelosi on this. I think she really has dedicated her life to the 99% and 1%. Its just that her focus has been on using advocacy for the 99% to get into the 1%. And it seems to be working. In 2010, her last year as Speaker, her net worth exploded by 62%:

Pelosi’s drastic growth, from an initial $21.7 million in 2009, is attributed to recent stock gains and smart investments. Her husband reported raking in $1 million to $5 million last year from a sale of Apple stocks.

Funny how so many of these politicians make so many “smart investments.”

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Now, as a little L libertarian, I am all for EVERYONE working hard, doing good, and making millions. I’m for the freedom and liberty that “millions” can be denominated in whatever the individual deems important: Federal Reserve Note’s certificates of appreciation; units of recognition — Q rating like Donal Trump, the adulation of fame like Taylor Swift’s adoring teens tweens and fat old white guy injineers, or the teacher receiving the hugs of grateful students. Whatever floats your boat.

The politicians and bureaucrats, as well as all those who extract wealth corruptly from the process of Gooferment, seem to take advantage of their position.  Add that in to the Regulatory Capture of Wall Street. And, the Crony Capitalism and Corporate Welfare and you have the reason that those “smart investments” always seem to pay off.

Then, for the Speaker to “vacation” at a 10k$/day hotel while “supporting” “Occupy Wall Street” just puts a knot in my tummy. It’s OK for you to defraud us. Just don’t rub our noses in it.

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