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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 51 – 2013 Dec 22

JASPER JOTTINGS Week 51 – 2013 Dec 22

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

http://www.jasperjottings.com/2013/jj2013W51.html

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POSITRACTION: Draw pixel by pixel

2013-Dec-15

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/archive/2013/10/watch-a-98-year-old-man-create-beautiful-images-in-microsoft-paint/280967/

Watch a 98-Year-Old Man Create Beautiful Images in Microsoft Paint
A short documentary showcases the art of Hal Lasko.
PAUL ROSENFELDOCT 29 2013, 4:59 PM ET

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At 98, Hal Lasko is an unlikely master of computer art. Born before the invention of broadcast radio, Lasko spent his career as a commercial graphic designer, working with his hands to create typography and design. But as age caught up with Lasko the brush strokes became more difficult. “When I lost my eyesight, I thought my painting days were over,” says Lasko. Instead, around 15 years ago, Lasko’s grandchildren bought him a computer and introduced the artist to Microsoft Paint. The program allows Lasko to magnify the area large enough to draw pixel by pixel. “If it takes me two years to do that [create a painting], I can do it. I got a lot of patience,” says Lasko.

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Anyone say that the old can’t make a contribution?

Patience and determination.

While our challenges may not be this dramatic, we can all take a lesson from this.

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JFACEBOOK: Kevin Walsh remembers Br. Francis Bowers

2013-Dec-15

FROM FACEBOOK

Kevin Walsh

So sorry to hear from Cathy Marshall that Br. Francis Bowers died Friday evening. I first met him in November 1975 when I came as a high school senior to look at the college, and I was struck by his warmth and caring. When he found out my father was a Jasper, Br. Francis said, “He must know my assistant, Professor Speranza” and called him in. Not only did Ernie Speranza remember dad, he proceded to rattle off the names of his college buddies and tell us a couple of stories about them. I knew then that Manhattan was the place for me.

As a student, I would see him in Manhattan Hall (now Miguel Hall). He was never too busy to meet with a student, or to say hello. His acts of kindness, both great and small, were many. He was a Brother in every sense of the word.

Brother stepped down as dean after the 78-79 year and studied at Oxford in 79-80, with the intent of returning to the classroom in September 1980. However, Br. Patrick McGarry, the Provost, lost his battle with cancer the day before commencement in May of 1980, and Br. Francis was asked to take on that roll. It would be another 5 years before he got back to the classroom.

I’m sorry I didn’t get to have him as a professor–I think he’d have been up there with John Nagle, Howard Floan, Br. Kenneth Fitzgerald, Br. Pat Horner, and Fr. Anthony Rubsys, to name some of my favorites–but the college was certainly blessed with his over 50 years of service. May he rest in peace.

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) shares the Eulogy for Bro. Matt

2013-Dec-15

Good Afternoon All,

This past Tuesday I sent out a prayer request For Fellow Jasper Bro. Matthew Moloney. On Wednesday at Bro. Matt’s Funeral Mass, in Lincroft, Brother Ray Meagher did the Eulogy for Bro. Matt. Bro. Matt was a great friend of Bro. Ray. I have taken the liberty of sharing Bro. Ray’s words with you. It is of course well written, very interesting and shares some wonderful words to live by that I hope you will enjoy reading as much as I have. Thank you Brother Matt and thank you Brother Ray. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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[JR: Thanks for sharing this. I put it up on the “Jasper Jottings Back Lot” where it can easily be read by all interested. It’s four page length was too large for Jottings. So anyone who like to read it just has to click the link below.]

http://goo.gl/oOMkwj

[JR:  Or the security conscious, here’s the long link which you can cut ’n’ paste into your browser. ]

https://sites.google.com/site/jxymxu7sn5ho9d/home/2013-12-15-euolgy

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MOBIT: Driscoll, Anne. J. [xStaff RIP]

2013-Dec-15

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=Anne-Driscoll&pid=168536514

Anne. J. Driscoll (1922 – 2013)
Obituary

DRISCOLL, ANNE. J.

ANNE J. DRISCOLL (nee Jablowski), of Yonkers, passed away on December 13, 2013, at age 91.

Most of her life Anne worked for the Yonkers Board of Education and Manhattan College. Anne is survived by her sons, Wayne (Pam), Thomas (Arlene), daughter,

Sheila (Richard) Sica, her sister, Madeline Cacciatore, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas and sister, Sophie Racjewski.

Visitation on Monday, December 16th, at YONKERS FUNERAL SERVICE (107 Yonkers Ave.) from 2-4PM & 7-9PM. Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at 10AM at St. Casimir’s Church. Interment follows at Rose Hills Memorial.

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Driscoll, Anne. J. [xStaff RIP]

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JOBIT: Felker, John J. [MC1951 RIP]

2013-Dec-15

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/postgazette/obituary.aspx?n=JOHN-FELKER&pid=168543894

JOHN J. FELKER
1929 – 2013
Obituary

FELKER, JOHN J., 84, passed away December 13, 2013.

Former LTV executive and Retired Navy Captain. Born on April 8, 1929 in New York City and grew up in the South Bronx. He earned scholarships to De La Salle Institute and Manhattan College and an assistantship to Cornell University. He served as a naval officer during the Korean War. While in the Navy, he met and married his first wife, Jeanne Baleck from Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

He spent 42 years at J&L/LTV Steel in various capacities including supervisor of Labor Relations at the Pittsburgh Works, manager of Human Relations, manager of Industrial Relations for the Company’s coal mining operations and director of Arbitration. Following his release from active duty, John remained affiliated with the Naval Reserve where he held various positions of increasing importance resulting in his ultimate promotion to Captain, from which position he retired after 30 years of service. He was a life member of the Reserve Officer’s Association and the Association of the U.S. Navy.

John was also active in the Knights of Columbus and was a Charter Member of two councils, one in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and one in Strongsville, Ohio, where he served in various capacities. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. John was very active in the Catholic Church. He was a Eucharistic Minister for over 30 years in the Pittsburgh and Strongsville Catholic Churches.

Following the death of his first wife, Jeanne, in 1991, John married a widow, Mary Rose Straka. In addition to his wife, Mary Rose, John is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Leszunov (Nick) and Bonnie Shields (John); grandchildren, Jeanne Matucheski, Tiffany Newell, Anthony, and Michelle Leszunov; great-grandchildren, Julian, Jaydon and Jayce Matucheski; and a sister, Gertrude Megna of Yonkers, New York.

Memorial Service and Interment will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Sts. Joseph and John Elementary School, 12580 Pearl Rd., Strongsville, OH 44136.

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Dec. 15, 2013

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Felker, John J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/postgazette/guestbook.aspx?n=john-felker&pid=168543894#sthash.64c3wXxZ.dpbs

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1951.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Felker, John J. [MC1951 RIP]

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JFOUND: Odenthal, Susan [MC2003] Estimator Airtech Systems

2013-Dec-15

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/susan-odenthal/30/bb7/50b

Odenthal, Susan [MC2003]
Estimator Airtech Systems
Greater New York City Area
Construction

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JHQ: The 12 Days of Manhattan College

2013-Dec-15

http://youtu.be/O1WtC_dzT90

The 12 Days of Manhattan College

[JR: 45 seconds. Cute but corny. And some liberties taking with the counting. Us fat old white guy injineers insist that there be precision and accuracy.]

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JFOUND: Conrad, Francis G. [MC1967] joins Mediation.com network

2013-Dec-13

http://www.prweb.com/releases/mediation/honfrancisgconrad/prweb11413041.htm

Mediation.com Adds Former Bankruptcy Judge Francis G. Conrad To Its Expanding Network of Attorney-Mediators
Sought-after jurist, accountant and financial mediator Francis G. Conrad brings business and judicial experience to Mediation.com.

Francis G. Conrad | New York Mediator | Banruptcy and Accounting Expert
Whether it’s mediation or arbitration, my philosophy has always been: the difficult matter we resolve right away; the impossible matter takes a little longer. – Francis G. Conrad

Long Beach, NY (PRWEB) December 12, 2013

The Honorable Francis G. Conrad has many professional designations that demonstrate his commitment to the law and the breadth of experience he obtained over the course of his career. A longtime supporter of alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation and arbitration, Judge Conrad is the newest member of the online network Mediation.com.

“My experience and knowledge in business relationships, bankruptcy and accounting comes in handy for my alternative dispute resolution practice,” Judge Conrad said. “Whether it’s mediation or arbitration, my philosophy has always been: the difficult matter we resolve right away; the impossible matter takes a little longer.”

Since leaving the bench, Judge Conrad has put his dispute resolution skills to work with over 900 mediations and 34 arbitrations. He has represented cases both big and small in this endeavor, with case values ranging from $100,000 to $22 million. His experience as an Emergency Medical Technician and hospital bankruptcy issues has led him to mediate in multiple accident injury and medical malpractice cases. Unsurprisingly, he was named as one of the top five mediators in New York State in both the “Best Financial Markets Mediator” and “Best International Mediator” categories of the 2012 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings Survey.

Having served as a Bankruptcy judge in multiple Federal Districts and on the Second Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, in addition to having worked as an attorney, allows Judge Conrad to bring superior skills of dispute resolution to the table for clients. He worked with numerous cases involving healthcare, investment banking, news and entertainment media, manufacturing, brokerage, shipping, retail, banking, leasing, accountant’s and legal malpractice.

As a business and law professor for more than 47 years both domestically and abroad, he is considered an expert in taxation, business strategies, accounting, and European Union law. He received his B.A. from Manhattan College, his M.B.A. from the John G. Hagan Graduate School of Business and his J.D. from the Fordham Law School. He is also a Certified Public Accountant, as well as a noted public speaker and author.

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Conrad, Francis G. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Francis is a member of the Class of 1967.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Conrad, Francis G. [MC1967]

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JOBIT: Corbalis, Ronald Charles [MC1950 RIP]

2013-Dec-16

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delawareonline/obituary.aspx?n=Ben-Corballis&pid=168591527

Ben Charles Corballis
Obituary

Ben Charles Corballis, B.S., MB, B.Ch., BAQ (MD), FACEP
AGE: 85 • Wilmington

Passed away peacefully in his home at sunrise on Sunday, December 15, 2013.

He was born Ronald Charles Corbalis on October 24th, 1928 in the Sacred Heart parish of Yonkers New York – a then thriving Irish conclave. His father Dr. Charles Corbalis was a prominent dentist and his mother Anne Sullivan Corbalis was a Navy WAVE during WWII. The name change to Corballis was the result of his passion for family history and to correct an error made upon his ancestor’s arrival in New York.

He was an avid athlete enjoying football, basketball and swimming but his real passion was baseball. He played for Manhattan College where he was graduated in 1950. When a game injury shut the door to his plans to enter the minor leagues and play professionally, the window to his medical career opened.

As a result of his devotion to the local Catholic Church and its close ties to the church in Ireland, he was able to secure a late entry to the University College of Galway, National University of Ireland Medical School and was graduated in 1955. The details of his acceptance at Galway were among his favorite stories and in a fitting sequel his grandson will be graduated there as a doctor in June. During summers at home he worked as a longshoreman unloading cane sugar at the local docks.

Upon his return to America, he served his internship at Stamford Hospital from 1955 to 1956. After assisting with his first procedure, he returned home to announce to his wife “I am a surgeon, so let’s take out the book and find a residency program.” He moved to Wilmington and completed his surgical residency at Memorial Hospital from 1956-60, living not one hundred yards from the hospital on Lovering Avenue.

He ran a general and vascular surgery practice from 1960-72 and purchased the family home in Wawaset Park in 1963. It was to become the nexus for the east coast Corballis extended family and Hayes godchildren over the years and during the final chapter of his life.

He deeply believed God opens windows and his next major window to open was Emergency Medicine. In 1969, he and a close group of colleagues pioneered a new concept in treatment with the formation of Doctors for Emergency Services (DFES). Later, he founded two other local emergency medicine groups as well, DELMAR Emergency Services (DMES) and Sussex Emergency Associates (SEA) in a model which would soon spread nation-wide. His core conviction was that doctors should be of and among the people, with modest salaries, and that emergency care should be affordable; skillful business practices should fund advancements in care while driving patient costs down. He was DFES and DMES’s founding President and was subsequently appointed Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine for Christiana Care Health System until his retirement in 1995. He was awarded a Fellowship in the American College of Emergency Physicians in 2007, founding the Delaware chapter. He was one of the few founding fathers of the American College of Emergency Medicine and the only one so named from Delaware. He was also appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, specializing in Emergency Medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

His passion for quality of care advancement continued as he looked out over the broader network of the emergency care delivery process. He aggressively campaigned at the gubernatorial and Congressional level for the creation of a formal paramedic profession and advanced life support training program in Delaware linked to his emergency rooms. He fought through strong grass-roots opposition to bring a 9-1-1 emergency medical services system to Delaware and he worked to gain acceptance of emergency medicine as a formal specialty with its own residency program. Not shy of controversy, he founded the Delaware Political Action Committee (DELPAC), a non-partisan group to enable doctors to provide input on medical legislation. To increase service and reduce costs to patients, he founded Wilmington Professional Associates (PA), a medical billing company, in 1971. He played a key role in bringing the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program to Delaware. In response to the growing cost of malpractice insurance, his capstone project was the founding in 1990 of a doctor-managed insurance company, Delaware Physician’s Insurance Purchasing Group (DELPRO). He was President of DELPRO through 2013 and continued to actively manage cases.

Dr. Corballis was a member of many medical societies, serving in a leadership capacity in several. The societies include the Medical Society of Delaware, the Medical Liability Committee, the Medical Economics Committee, the House of Delegates Medico-Legal Committee, Medical Society of Delaware Insurance Services Inc. (founder), New Castle County Medical Society, Professional Conduct Committee, and the American College of Emergency Physicians. In 1972 he was appointed by the Governor to the Governor’s Emergency Medical Services (GEMSAC), serving as counsel in many aspects overseeing service including 9-1-1 emergency telephone access and EMT and paramedic training programs. It was during this appointment that he became the Delaware Representative of Mid-Atlantic EMS services until 1993.

Dr. Corballis also served as a member of the board of directors for many businesses. Those businesses include Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Delaware, where he served as Chairman on several committees and currently as Chairman of the Board; Newark Emergency Center, Inc.; Community Health Assurance Program Inc.; American College of Physicians Executives; and the Irish American Pediatric Society

He was a prolific writer, whether scholarly publications, topical editorials, or legislative correspondence. He was the reviewer of Articles for Patient Care Magazine between 1984 and 1992.He was not camera shy and could be seen on television broadcasts discussing everything from medicine to Irish history.

His awards included the National Blue Shield Association, Outstanding Service Award, Medical Society of Delaware (Doctor of the Year), the State of Delaware declaration by the Governor designating May 2, 1993 as “Ben Corballis Day”, Delaware State Ambulance Association Honorary Membership and the CCHS Commendation for Excellence in 2004. He received a County Executive Tribute at the 25th anniversary celebration of the New Castle County Paramedics in 2000.

In addition to being a friend to his many physician colleagues across all specialties, Dr. Corballis held a special place in his heart for the many nurses with whom he worked in both surgery and emergency medicine. This also extended later in his career to the use of physician assistants in Delaware’s Emergency Departments. All of these fellow professionals returned his affection for them on many occasions. His children found the devotion and kindness of the nursing staff that cared for him round-the-clock over the last several months to be overwhelming and of tremendous comfort.

In addition to his professional work, he was a member and communicant at St. Anthony of Padua Church, and a member of the Irish Culture Club of Delaware and the Irish American Cultural Institute.

He was preceded in death by wives Patricia and Marie Joan and his siblings Leo, Paul, and Claire.

He is survived by children Liam Corballis and his wife, Claudia, and their daughters Colleen and Rachel; Christopher Corballis, and his daughter, Kristian, and her son Jason; Susan Donovan and her husband, Jim, and their sons James and his wife Lauren, and Sean; Eilis Corballis Rodriquez and her children, Luis, Caitlin, Christian, and Madison, as well as his little shadow “Dot”.

In the article Ben Corballis, Emergency Medicine Pioneer he is quoted as saying “In the end, the only satisfaction you will ever have is the knowledge that you accomplished what you set out to do. There will be no statues of me, my name won’t be on any plaques or anything, but I’ll be sitting back, sipping a vodka tonic, knowing that I helped build a specialty, and that I was a leader in creating the EMS and 911 systems in Delaware. I know I made a difference, the trip was worth it. There is nothing else in the end when it comes down to it but your own personal satisfaction. And if you can have that, that’s what makes all this so much fun.”

Friends and family are invited to visitation on December 19th between 6 and 8 PM at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington DE, 19808. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10:30 AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 9th and DuPont Streets, Wilmington. Entombment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, Dr. Ben requested that contributions be made to the Corballis Emergency Medicine Research Fund, PO Box 7529, Newark DE 19714-7529. MealeyFuneralHomes.com (302) 652-5913

Published in The News Journal from Dec. 17 to Dec. 19, 2013

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Corbalis, Ronald Charles [MC1950 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/delawareonline/guestbook.aspx?n=ben-corballis&pid=168591527&cid=full#sthash.pMK8B5be.dpbs

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JHQ: Upcoming Basketball Pregame Receptions

2013-Dec-16

Upcoming Basketball Pregame Receptions

Alumni, family and friends, are invited to join the College and other Jasper fans before upcoming men’s basketball games. Further details, including ticket information, can be found by clicking through each registration link.

Buffalo (at Barclays Center)
Saturday, Dec. 21 from 12 – 2 p.m.
Woodland Restaurant
242 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY
$35 per person, includes appetizers, beer & wine

Alumni Men’s Basketball Game
Sunday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m.
Prior to Men’s game against Marist. Reception (sponsored by Jasper Athletic Club) at 12:30 p.m.
Contact Russ Williams ’92 to participate in the alumni game. Contact Noah Lefevre to register for the reception.

Siena
Friday, Feb. 21 from 5 -7 p.m.
Wolf’s 1-11 (adjacent to arena)
51 S. Pearl St., Albany, NY
$35 per person, includes game ticket, buffet dinner and two drink tickets

Save the Date: 2014 MAAC Tournament
Thursday, March 6 – Monday, March 10
MassMutual Center
Springfield, MA

Please contact the Alumni Relations office at (718) 862-7432 or email alumni@manhattan.edu with any questions.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

2013-Dec-16

Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for Ellen, the Wife of Fellow Jasper Don Hays ’56. Mrs. Hays is under Hospice Care and is suffering with inoperable Pancreatic Cancer. Please raise the volume for Ellen, Don and their family during this very difficult time. We pray that they feel the Peace Of Jesus and His Love in the sure knowledge that he is looking down upon them, His Children. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JLINKEDIN: Gilson, Robert [MC1977] Vice President Rockwood Search Associates

2013-Dec-17

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

Gilson, Robert [MC1977]
Vice President Rockwood Search Associates
Greater New York City Area
Human Resources

Summary

Specialties:Strong human resources management including staffing, employee and labor relations, training & development, EEO,and compensation

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JOBIT: Osterwald, Paul H. [MC1984 RIP] August 12, 2013

2013-Dec-17

http://www.tributes.com/show/Paul-H.-Osterwald-96314171

Paul H. Osterwald

November 11, 1961 – August 12, 2013
Santa Ana, California

Paul was born on November 11, 1961 and passed away on Monday, August 12, 2013.

Paul was a resident of Santa Ana, California.

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[JR: Based on a message from Parriott, Don (MC1983)]

Osterwald, Paul H. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/96314171

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Dear John,

I believe that Paul is a member of he Class of 1984.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Osterwald, Paul H. [MC1984 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Barnes, Pat (MC1966) new job Project Management Contractor at ATT

2013-Dec-18

Pat Barnes has a new job.
Now Project Management at ATT.

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http://www.linkedin.com/pub/pat-barnes/0/175/8b7

Barnes, Pat (MC????)
Project Management Contractor at ATT
Greater Atlanta Area
Telecommunications

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Dear John,

I believe that Pat is a member of the Class of 1966.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Barnes, Pat (MC1966)

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JLINKEDIN: Gilson, Michael T. [MC2003] Buyer – Men’s Sportswear at Ross Dress for Less

2013-Dec-18

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-t-gilson/52/3a3/171

Gilson, Michael T. [MC2003]
Buyer – Men’s Sportswear at Ross Dress for Less
New York, New York (Greater New York City Area)
Retail

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) has two requests

2013-Dec-18

Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for the Sister-in-Law of one of Mike’s Wife Cathie’s Sisters. Claire is on life support due to severe Cardiac problems and her Husband Ralph is in hospital with a back injury. We pray for the MDs to be able to satisfactorily resolve these medical problems for these good people. Please keep Claire, Ralph and their family in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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7:15 PM (59 minutes ago)

Good Evening All,

I ask for your prayers for our Niece, Doreen, her Mom, and their family. We have just been told that Doreen is on the last part of her mortal journey and that it may be any time now. We pray for the Peace of Jesus to hold them close during this so difficult time. She is not in pain, is at home with her loving family and at this time she is aware of what is happening. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JEMAIL: Fagan, Gene (MC1950) has two obits

2013-Dec-18

John,

Attached are two obituaries of Manhattan graduates who recently died. One died this past week and the other in July. You may already have one or both.

1. Ben Corballis’s obituary from today’s Wilmington Delaware News-Journal. He and I were graduated together in 1950. I never knew him either in school or in Wilmington, DE where I have lived since 1950. His degree was in Arts & Science while mine was in Electrical Engineering. The obituary is the longest I have ever seen. It took up an entire half page of the newspaper. This is in stark contrast with my 1950 yearbook. For some reason it shows only his name and picture, no record of having participated in any activities in college.

2. Ed Hammer’s obituary from the December 2013 edition of the IEEE Industry Application Society’s Newsletter. I assume he must have graduated in the mid 1950’s. You may already have this one since he died in July. It is on the last page of a ten page newsletter so scroll down to the very end. I didn’t know Ed either but he seemed to be a leader in the lighting industry. Too bad GE didn’t follow up on his work or we would have gotten rid of the incandescent light bulb years earlier.

John, I had a lot of trouble loading these attachments. If you have any trouble downloading them, let me know and I’ll try again.

Gene Fagan
BEE 1950

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[JR: I reported Corballis’ obit this week. And Hammer’s in July. Thanks for the confirmation. This weekend I’ll compare them to what was reported and if different put them on the “back lot”. Doing obits makes me stunned at what our fellow alums have accomplished.]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) passes along some sad news

2013-Dec-18

Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney has just shared some sad news. Claire, for whom we have been praying, died today surrounded by her Husband Ralph and their family. We pray for the repose of her soul and for Ralph and their family that they may find peace in knowing that Claire has entered the Kingdom of Heaven. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JFOUND: Castaldi, Marco J. [MC????] teaches AIChE Webinar

2013-Dec-19

http://www.aiche.org/resources/chemeondemand/webinars/integrated-waste-management-system-sustainable-society

An Integrated Waste Management System for a Sustainable Society
AIChE Webinar
Originally delivered Feb 24, 2010

Marco J. Castaldi was born in New York City and received his B.S. ChE (Magna cum Laude) from Manhattan College. His Ph.D. is in Chemical Engineering from UCLA and he has minors in Advanced Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. Prior to joining CCNY he was Associate Professor at Columbia University’s Earth & Environmental Engineering Department. Professor Castaldi has approximately 50 peer-reviewed research articles, 32 peer-reviewed conference papers, 3 book chapters and 11 patents in the fields of catalysis, combustion and gasification. Some of his research findings have been covered by The New York Times, The Observer, CNN, and other trade publications. In addition, he is the Editor of the North American Waste to Energy Conference (NAWTEC) Series (ISBN: 978-0-7918-4393-2), Editor of the Waste to Energy text to be published by Woodhead Publishing, Editorial Board Member of Waste and Biomass Valorization published through Springer (ISSN: 1877-2641) and Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).

Prior to his academic career in Professor Castaldi worked first as Manager of Fuel Processor Component Development for Precision Combustion Inc. in New Haven, CT. He is active in the Materials and Energy Recovery Division of ASME, the Research and New Technology Council of AIChE and the North American Catalysis Society’s New York Metropolitan Section. He is a consultant to several companies including WasteManagement, ATK and AECOM.

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Castaldi, Marco J. [MC????]

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JFOUND: Reilly, Thomas [MC1994] NJ Jones Lang LaSalle

2013-Dec-20

https://www.jllproperty.us/en-us/Central-New-Jersey-broker/Thomas-Reilly/13397#vt=Browse

Reilly, Thomas [MC????]

Current responsibilities

Thomas is responsible for client relationship management, business development, and strategic leadership for all Jones Lang LaSalle initiatives in New Jersey.

Experience

With three colleagues was instrumental in opening Jones Lang LaSalle’s New Jersey Office, which has seen growth from 5 employees and $0 Revenue to 50 employees and $5 million in revenue in two years.

Key clients

Current clients include Schering Plough, Johnson & Johnson, Goldman Sachs and Pfizer.

Education

Earned an M.B.A. in finance as well as a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Manhattan College.

Affiliations

Pending Member of SIOR and CCIM, and a member of IOREBA and Core-Net Global.

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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas received his Masters in 1994.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Reilly, Thomas [MC1994]

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JLINKEDIN: Bachowski, Alyssa [MC2011] new job Account Coordinator at Defy Media

2013-Dec-20

Alyssa Bachowski has a new job.
Now Account Coordinator at Defy Media.

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

Bachowski, Alyssa [MC2011]

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JNEWS: Savage, Joseph J. [MC1974] President Webster Bank

2013-Dec-20

https://link.mummify.it/DsvFh4EZ

Webster Bank Promotes Joe Savage to President
December 19, 2013
Displayed with permission from PR Newswire

WATERBURY, Conn., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE: WBS), parent of Webster Bank, announced today that Joseph J. Savage has been promoted to president of the holding company and the bank and has been appointed to the board of directors of Webster Bank, effective January 1, 2014. In his new role, Savage, who was executive vice president and head of Commercial Banking, will oversee Webster’s Commercial Banking and Private Banking units as well as Human Resources and will continue to report to James C. Smith, chairman and CEO.

“This promotion recognizes Joe’s contributions toward building Commercial Banking into the fast-growing, high-performing business segment it is today,” Smith said. “In his 11 years at Webster, Joe and his team have grown Commercial Banking to the point that it now accounts for more than half of our total loan portfolio and half of Webster’s net income. Especially important is the culture Joe has helped to instill across the franchise… teams working together across business units delivering the totality of Webster to our clients.”

Prior to joining Webster in 2002 to lead the Commercial Banking, Savage was executive vice president and head of the Communications and Energy Banking Group for CoBank in Denver, Colo., from 1996 to 2002. Earlier in his career, he worked at The Bank of New York. Savage serves as a director of the MetroHartford Alliance, the Connecticut Technology Council, and the Travelers Championship Committee. He earned a bachelors degree from Manhattan College and an MBA at Seton Hall University.

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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1974.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Savage, Joseph J. [MC1974]

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JNEWS: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) honored at St. Barnabas Elementary School

2013-Dec-20

Mike McEneney ’49 was recently honored at St. Barnabas Elementary Schools 100th Anniversary celebration. Mike moved to the Woodlawn section of the Bronx in 1939 and graduated St. Barnabas in 1945 before attending the Mount and then Manhattan College. After serving our country in the armed services Mike graduated from New York Law School and had a long and distinguished career in law.

Mike has volunteered his services to many charitable organizations and is a loyal and proud alumni of the Mount. The Marist Brothers and Mount Saint Michael Academy are very proud of you Mike! Well done!

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[JR: Obviously Mike hasn’t been spending all his time on Jasper Jottings. Congrats!  ]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) asks for prayers

2013-Dec-20

Good Afternoon All,

Our Niece, Doreen, died last evening very peacefully with most of her family present. Her Mom and I spoke at length today and there were a couple of things that I would like to share. First off is Eileen’s heartfelt thanks for all your prayers and kind thoughts. She of a deep and strong faith and trust in God said that having Doreen live with her for the time she did during these 16 months was God’s gift to her as a Mother and it brought them so close together. As Eileen said, love and trust in God made this ordeal bearable and shone a light on her precious child just like when she was born. I drove Eileen and her husband, Bob, to the hospital when Eileen was in labor and Peggy and I were the first to hold Doreen after her Mother and Father. She was always precious to us as well and Peggy’s Godchild. A dear friend said to me in an email last evening that Doreen’s Dad would be waiting for her to help her cross over to a better place. Eileen said that in that moment when Doreen gave up her mortal shell, there was no question in Eileen’s mind that Doreen’s Dad was there to help her cross over and into God’s embrace.

Eileen and Doreen’s family will be having a Mass and Service after Christmas and they will celebrate her life as they celebrate the Birth of Jesus. Please keep them in your prayers and thank you for sharing part of Doreen’s journey through your prayers and kind thoughts. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) passes along a story from Nason, John (MC1952)

2013-Dec-20

Good Afternoon All,

John Nason sent me a wonderful story that I am taking the liberty of sharing with you because as John says, ” Great story especially for this time of year.” It is a little lengthy but worth reading. I will add that our prayers are always answered, not always in how we wish them to be but always answered. Prayer works. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, “Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty.”

Then the second tree said; “Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull.”

Finally the third tree said; “I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill, look up to my branches and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me.”

After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said; “This looks like a strong tree. I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter” and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest. At the second tree the woodsman said; “This looks like a strong tree. I should be able to sell it to the shipyard.” The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship. When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true. One (1) of the woodsmen said; “I don’t need anything special from my tree, I’ll take this one,” and he cut it down.

When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feed box for animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had prayed for. The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end. The third tree was cut into large pieces, and left alone in the dark. The years went by and the trees forgot about their dreams. Then one day a man and woman came to the barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time.

Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water, a great storm arose and the tree didn’t think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man and he stood and said; “Peace” and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the King of Kings in its boat. Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because Jesus had been crucified on it.

The moral of this story is that when things don’t seem to be going your way, always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in him, God will give you great gifts. Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way they had imagined. We don’t always know what God’s plans are for us. We just know that his ways are not our ways, but his ways are always best.

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[JR: Seasonally appropriate.  ]

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MFOUND: Study Trip to India

2013-Dec-20

http://mcindia2014.blogspot.com/2013/12/welcome-to-manhattan-colleges-study.html

Manhattan College India Trip- 2014
Manhattan College students blog during their travels in India…

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Welcome to Manhattan College’s Study Trip to India! The trip will be from January 4th to January 13th, 2014. Students (assuming availability of internet connectivity) will begin to blog about their experiences here upon arrival in Delhi. Enjoy the trip virtually and feel free to share with friends.

Here is the itinerary:
Day City Program
1/4/2014 En Route
JFK to DEL (via Dubai)
1/5/2014 Delhi Arrive in Delhi at 2:45pm (Local Time) , Check-in to the Hotel.
Vivanta by Taj – Ambassador
Sujan Singh Park
Subramania Bharti Marg
New Delhi – 110 003
Telephone: +91 11 6626 1000 |
Evening: Welcome Dinner at Hotel (included)

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JHQ: Track & Field Apparel Sale

2013-Dec-20

http://www.gojaspers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=209346291&DB_OEM_ID=12500

Manhattan Launches Track & Field Apparel Sale Courtesy: Manhattan Athletics Department
Release: 12/20/2013

RIVERDALE, N.Y. – A collection of vintage Manhattan College track & field apparel is now available for sale at http://www.gojaspers.com. Among the featured items are jackets, t-shirts and sweatshirts from the late-80s to the present are featured, as well as a limited number of racing singlets. In addition, a replica of Manhattan’s 1992 IC4A Indoor Championship banner is available for purchase.

Items range in price from $30-250 and all quantities are limited. All purchases are tax-deductible, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Jasper Athletic Club’s track & field scholarship fund.

To go directly to the Manhattan track & field store, click here.

https://www.nmnathletics.com/sellnew/ViewCategory.dbml?&_IN_STORE_=YES&DB_OEM_ID=12500&_MODE_=&ITMCATID=84413

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MTWITTER: Praise for MC athletes

2013-Dec-21

@VinParise calls the Jaspers “one of the hottest mid-majors in the country”…

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JFOUND: Giampiccolo, Salvatore A. [MC1986] Partner McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

2013-Dec-13

http://www.mdmc-law.com/attorneys/Salvatore_Giampiccolo/

Salvatore A. Giampiccolo – Partner

SALVATORE A. GIAMPICCOLO, received his undergraduate degree with honors from Manhattan College in 1986 and Juris Doctor from Seton Hall School of Law in 1989. While at Seton Hall, Mr. Giampiccolo held the position of Student Director of the Seton Hall Legislative Bureau and Journal and authored a Note entitled Crossing the State Line: New Jersey Enters the New Age of Interstate Banking, 11 Seton Hall Legis. J. 371, 1988. He also was the recipient of the Seton Hall School of Law Alumni Distinction Award. He is admitted to practice law in the States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, as well as before the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and various United States District Courts. Mr. Giampiccolo is a member of the American Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, New York Bar Association, and Bergen County Bar Association. In addition, he was the former Chair of the District IIA (Bergen County – North) Ethics Committee as well as the former Chair of the District IIB (Bergen County – South) Ethics Committee.

His practice has been focused on litigation, corporate, transactional and general practice. The emphasis of his corporate/transactional practice is concentrated on commercial lending, including asset based and commercial and real estate financing, as well as representing a variety of individual and corporate clients including captives in the automotive industry, a number of automobile dealer groups, in the acquisition and sale of real estate, stock, and assets.

In recent years, the emphasis of his litigation has been concentrated on commercial matters, including automotive industry (dealerships and captive financial entities), class action, construction, consumer financial services, consumer fraud, franchise, shareholder and partnership disputes as well as insurance defense, premises defense, and professional liability defense (architects, engineers and legal).

He also regularly counsels corporate clients on contract and risk management matters and his representation of Clinical Research Organizations (“CROs”) and Life Science Companies in general corporate matters as well as consulting and preparing Master Services Agreements, Clinical and Analytical Study Agreements, Clinical Site Agreements, Project Agreements, Intellectual Property Agreements etc for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biologics. The drug companies ranged from start-up to global in size and included those developing NCEs (New Chemical Entities) as well as generic drugs. The studies represented all phases of development including discovery, preclinical, toxicology, Phases I, II, and III. Additionally, his representation of CROs also involved litigation and consulted nationally on actions arising from alleged breach of the study agreement, breach of protocol, CRO’s Standard Operating Procedures and Industry practices as well as other study related FDA issues.

Mr. Giampiccolo has earned an AV rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating system, the highest ranking an attorney can receive from his peers. He is also included on the New Jersey Super Lawyers list for 2010 and 2011 for Franchise Law. In 2012, Mr. Giampiccolo was named one of Bergen County’s Top Lawyers by (201) Magazine.

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JOBIT: Murray, Colleen [MC1977 RIP]

2013-Dec-21

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Colleen-Murray&lc=7342&pid=168660875&mid=5785568

In Memory of
Colleen Murray
May 18, 1949 – December 20, 2013
Obituary

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile”-Albert Einstein

Colleen Murray passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 20, 2013. She was born May 18, 1949 to Connie and Ray Murray of Verplanck.

Colleen is survived by her sister Christine Rudner (Ken) of Montrose, nephew Brian Rudner (Carla) of Hopewell Junction, and nieces Lisa Rudner of Montrose and Erin Robinson (Scott) of Peekskill, great-nieces Cailyn and Abigail and great-nephews Theodore, William and Logan as well as dear friend Ellen Mullen of Peekskill. Colleen is predeceased by her parents and her grandparents Ella Murray Butts of Verplanck and Art & Alice Walker of Peekskill.

Colleen attended St. Patrick’s Elementary School, Verplanck and high school at Ladycliff Academy in Mohegan Lake. She earned her bachelor degree at Ladycliff College in Highland Falls, a Masters in Administration and Counseling from Manhattan College and a Doctorate of Education at Nova Southeastern specializing in Education Leadership.

From 1967-1987 Colleen was part of the Franciscan Sisters of Peekskill and she worked as a “Group Leader” at St. Joseph’s Home in Peekskill from 1967-71. She was both teacher and principal of Holy Name of Mary School in Croton-on-Hudson from 1971-87. From 1987-2013 Colleen was a supervisor of programs for Special Education students in Career and Technical Education at Southern Westchester BOCES, Valhalla.

Colleen served as Director of Religious Education at St. Patrick’s Parish, Verplanck from 1987-89. She served as the first president of BASA , BOCES Association of School Administration from 1993-2013 and was an adjunct professor at LIU, Westchester for the school’s counseling program from 2004-2013.
Colleen enjoyed various activities with her family such as riding her quad at their house upstate, boating, jet skiing and riding her motorcycle. She loved her horse, Mason and all the dogs and cats she had throughout her life.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 7-9pm and Friday, December 27, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Edward F. Carter Funeral Home, 170 Kings Ferry Rd., Montrose, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 28 at St. Patrick’s Church, Verplanck, NY. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery also in Verplanck.

Colleen’s family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Phelps Hospice and their staff for the compassionate care she received. Their kindness and dedication was truly appreciated.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Franciscan Sisters of Peace, 20 Ridge St., Haverstraw, NY 10927 or SW BOCES Center for Career Services c/o The Colleen Murray Memorial Fund, 65 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla, NY 10595, Attn: Karen Ferreira.

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Murray, Colleen [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Colleen received her Masters in 1977.

May She Rest In Peace,

Mike

Murray, Colleen [MC1977 RIP]

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ENDNOTE: WE ARE NOT SUBJECTS

2013-Dec-21

FROM AN INTERNET FORWARD WITH NO IDEA IF IT ATTRIBUTED CORRECTLY

Fwd: Professor Laura Hollis of Notre Dame.

Begin forwarded message:

Opinion from Professor Laura Hollis-Notre Dame
Obamacare Should Remind Us We Are Not ‘Subjects,’ We Are People
Laura Hollis is a professor at the University of Notre Dame
November 20, 2013|10:42 am
Laura Hollis is an attorney and professor at Notre Dame University.

The unveiling of the dictatorial debacle that is Obamacare absolutely flabbergasts me. It is stunning on so many levels, but the most shocking aspect of it for me is watching millions of free Americans stand idly by while this man, his minions in Congress and his cheerleaders in the press systematically dismantle our Constitution, steal our money, and crush our freedoms.

The President, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid (with no small help from Justice John Roberts) take away our health care, and we allow it. They take away our insurance, and we allow it. They take away our doctors, and we allow it.They charge us thousands of dollars more a year, and we allow it. They make legal products illegal, and we allow it. They cripple our businesses, and we allow it.They announce by fiat that we must ignore our most deeply held beliefs – and we allow it.

Where is your spine, America?

Yes, I know people are complaining. I read the news on the Internet. I read blogs. I have a Twitter feed. So what? People in the Soviet Union complained. People in Cuba complain. People in China complain (quietly). Complaining isn’t the same thing as doing anything about it. In fact, much of the complaining that we hear sounds like resignation: Wow. This sucks. Oh well, this is the way things are. Too bad.

Perhaps you need reminding of a few important facts. Here goes:

1. The President is not a king. Barack Obama does not behave like a President, an elected official, someone who realizes that he works for us. He behaves like a king, a dictator – someone who believes that his own pronouncements have the force of law, and who thinks he can dispense with the law’s enforcement when he deigns to do so. And those of us who object? How dare we? Racists!

And while he moves steadily “forward” with his plans to “fundamentally transform” the greatest country in human history, he distracts people with cheap, meaningless trivialities, like “free birth control pills”! (In fact, let’s face it: this administration’s odd obsession with sex in general – Birth control! Abortion! Sterilization! Gay guys who play basketball! — is just plain weird. Since when did the leader of the free world care so much about how people have sex, who they have it with, and what meds they use when they have it? Does he have nothing more important to concern himself with?)

2. It isn’t just a failed software program; it is a failed philosophy. People are marveling thatHealthcare.gov was such a spectacular failure. Well, if one is only interested in it as a product launch, I’ve explained some of the reasons for that here. But the larger point is that it isn’t a software failure, or even a product failure; it is a philosophy failure.

I have said this before: Obama is not a centrist; he is a central planner. And this – all of it: the disastrous computer program, the hundreds of millions of dollars wasted, the lies, the manipulation of public opinion, the theft of the public’s money and property, and freedom (read insurance, and premiums, and doctors) —

IS what central planning looks like.

The central premise of central planning is that a handful of wunderkinds with your best interests at heart (yeah, right) know better than you what’s good for you. The failure of such a premise and the misery it causes have been clear from the dawn of humanity. Kings and congressmen, dictators and Dear Leaders, potentates, princes and presidents can all fall prey to the same imperial impulses: “we know what is good the ‘the people.’

And they are always wrong.

There is a reason that the only times communism has really been tried have been after wars, revolutions, or coups d’état. You have to have complete chaos for people to be willing to accept the garbage that centralized planning produces. Take the Soviet Union, for example. After two wars, famine, and the collapse of the Romanov dynasty, why wouldn’t people wait in line for hours to buy size 10 shoes? Or settle for the gray matter that passed for meat in the grocery stores?

But communism’s watered-down cousin, socialism, isn’t much better. Ask the Venezuelans who cannot get toilet paper. Toilet paper. ¡Viva la Revolución!

Contrary to what so many who believe in a “living Constitution” say, the Founding Fathers absolutely understood this. That is why the Constitution was set up to limit government power. (Memo to the President: the drafters of the Constitution deliberately didn’t say “what government had to do on your behalf.”) They understood that that was the path to folly, fear, and famine.)

3. Obama is deceitful. Just as the collapse of the computer program should not surprise anyone, neither should we be shocked that the President lied about his healthcare plan. Have any of you been paying attention over the past few years? Obama has made no secret of his motivations or his methods. The philosophies which inspire him espouse deceit and other vicious tactics. (Don’t take my word for it: read Saul Alinsky.) Obama infamously told reporter Richard Wolffe, “You know, I actually believe my own bullshit.” He has refused to be forthcoming about his past (where are his academic records?). His own pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, told author Ed Klein, that Obama said to him, “You know what your problem is? You have to tell the truth.”

Did Obama lie when he said dozens of times, “If you like you plan, you can keep it. Period!”? Of course he did. That’s what he does.

4. The media is responsible. And had the media been doing their jobs, we would have known a lot of this much, much earlier.

The press is charged with the sacred responsibility of protecting the people from the excesses of government. Our press has been complicit, incompetent, or corrupt. Had they vetted this man in 2008, as they would have a Republican candidate, we would have known far more about him than we do, even now. Had they pressed for more details about Obamacare, Congress’ feet would have been held to the fire. Had they done their jobs about Eric Holder, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS scandal, NSA spying – or any of the other myriad betrayals of the public trust that this administration has committed, Obama would likely have lost his 2012 reelection campaign. (A fact that even The Washington Post has tacitly acknowledged. Well done, fellas! Happy now?)

Instead, they turned a blind eye, even when they knew he was lying, abusing power, disregarding the limits of the Constitution. It was only when he began to spy on them, and when the lies were so blatant that the lowest of low-information voters could figure it out that they realized they had to report on it. (Even in the face of blatant, deliberate and repeated lies,The New York Times has the audacity to tell us that the President “misspoke.”) They have betrayed us, abandoned us, and deceived us.

5. Ted Cruz was right. So was Sarah Palin. The computer program is a disaster. The insurance exchanges are a disaster. What’s left? The healthcare system itself. And this, of necessity, will be a disaster, too.
Millions of people have lost their individual insurance plans. In 2015, millions more will lose their employer-provided coverage (a fact which the Obama administration also knew, and admitted elsewhere).
The exorbitant additional costs that Obamacare has foisted on unsuspecting Americans are all part of a plan of wealth confiscation and redistribution. That is bad enough. But it will not end there.

When the numbers of people into the system and the corresponding demand for care vastly exceed the cost projections (and they will, make no mistake), then the rationing will start. Not only choice at that point, but quality and care itself will go down the tubes. And then will come the decisions made by the Independent Payment Advisory Board about what care will be covered (read “paid for”) and what will not.
That’s just a death panel, put politely. In fact, progressives are already greasing the wheels for acceptance of that miserable reality as well. They’re spreading the lie that it will be about the ability of the dying to refuse unwanted or unhelpful care. Don’t fall for that one, either. It will be about the deaths that inevitably result from decisions made by people other than the patients, their families, and their physicians. (Perhaps it’s helpful to think of their assurances this way: “If you like your end-of-life care, you can keep your end-of-life-care.”)

6. We are not SUBJECTS. (or, Nice Try, the Tea Party Isn’t Going Away). We have tolerated these incursions into our lives and livelihoods too long already. There is no end to the insatiable demand “progressives” have to remake us in their image. Today it is our insurance, our businesses, our doctors, our health care. Tomorrow some new crusade will be announced that enables them to take over other aspects of our formerly free lives.

I will say it again: WE ARE NOT SUBJECTS. Not only is the Tea Party right on the fiscal issues, but it appears that they are more relevant than ever. We fought a war once to prove we did not want to be the subjects of a king, and the Boston Tea Party was just a taste of the larger conflict to come. If some people missed that lesson in history class, we can give them a refresher.

The 2014 elections are a good place to start. Call your representative, your senator, your candidate and tell them: “We are not subjects. You work for us. And if the word “REPEAL” isn’t front and center in your campaign, we won’t vote for you. Period.”

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[JR: I have no idea if there is even such a person. But I agree with the sentiments expressed.]

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