JASPER JOTTINGS Week 29 - 2010 July 18  

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




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POSITRACTION: Greater love hath no man


Rescuer dies in bid to save kids at beach in Miami
As two young children struggled in the water off the Rickenbacker Causeway, a would-be rescuer had to be rescued himself and later died.
Updated: 3:14 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2010
Posted: 6:58 a.m. Monday, June 14, 2010

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A tragedy unfolded on a Rickenbacker Causeway beach Sunday when two men jumped into the water to rescue a pair of young children.

The children were saved. Only one man survived.

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[JR: It's hard to imagine doing this. I guess maybe you've worked the calculus out all ahead of time. How much do I really value the life of a child? Even a child who has foolishly been allowed to endanger themselves. It's their potential future versus what little time I have left. Or is it just a reaction. You don't think; You just do it! Like Mike says. Is it courage or is it foolishness as well? Do you take counsel of your fears. Or just dive right in. As you all know, I wish only for small challenges. Unlike my fellow alums, who do great things every day, I'm only ready for the little ones. But then the folk wisdom says: "God only sends us problems we can handle". Is that true? Or is that one of those enigmas wrapped in a conundrum? One thing is for sure, that fellow did good. Greater love hath no man.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 11 2010 12:37 PM

MNEWS: “Clinic to End All Clinics” @ MC 9/17


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Around the campuses: Manhattan College will host the third annual “Clinic to End All Clinics,” a basketball coaches workshop conducted by Howard Garfinkel, the founder of Five Star basketball camp. This year’s clinic will be Sept. 17 in Draddy Gymnasium.

The event will feature sessions instructed by Naismith Hall of Fame coaches C. Vivian Stringer (Rutgers) and Jim Calhoun (Connecticut), along with Lawrence Frank, the NBA’s New Jersey Nets’ winningest coach; Tom Izzo (Michigan State), who has led the Spartans to six NCAA Final Fours and the 2000 national championship, and Jay Wright (Villanova), former Naismith College Coach of the Year.

The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is open to coaches of all levels. There is a $150 registration fee, which includes lunch catered by the Carnegie Deli.

For more information contact Garfinkel at 212-246-3063 or 646-275-9818.

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 11 2010 1:00 PM

JOBIT: Kinney, Earl W. [MC???? RIP]


Earl W. Kinney
July 15, 1919 – June 26, 2010

Resident of Piedmont Earl W. Kinney, 90, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2010. Mr. Kinney was born in Utica, New York on July 15th, 1919 and was one of six brothers.

After Manhattan College, he served in the Marines Corps during World War II. Earl moved to California in 1951 and formed a wholesale wallcovering distribution company: Kinney Wallcoverings. As President of Kinney Wallcoverings he became recognized as the “dean” of exported American Wallcoverings and received the Allman award for outstanding service in the Wallcovering Industry. Earl continued to act as an International sales consultant internationally up to the present time.

Mr. Kinney enjoyed golfing for past 50 years and was a longtime member of Claremont Country Club and Carmel Valley Ranch Club.

Mr. Kinney is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Marilyn and their three children, Debbie, Neil and Cheryl and four grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Edward and Charles who were partners with him for 36 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605 or the charity of your choice. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday July 15, 2010 at 11:00AM at St Theresa Church, 30 Mandalay Road, Oakland, CA 94618.

Published in Inside Bay Area on July 11, 2010


Kinney, Earl W. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/t57r



There is no record of Earl W. Kinney our Alumni directory.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1957)

[JR: We’ll need our extensive research staff to look into this discrepancy.]

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 11 2010 2:37 PM
    * Updated: Sun, Jul 11 2010 11:59 PM

JLINKEDIN: Rizzuto, William [MC????] Owner, CRS


Rizzuto, William [MC????]
Owner, CRS
Greater New York City Area
Human Resources


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Work history – 28yrs cleaning industry experience. Began career as an entry level account support executive and led to the COO position of a privately owned service firm with over 7500 employees.

At crs, responsible for charting the companies direction or focus with Paul and Tom. Directly handles the financial aspects (accounting, banking) of the business, as well as new business development.

Education – BS Managerial Science Manhattan College

One Daughter, Veronica, 10 years old

Interests – Physical fitness, golf, tennis, fishing

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 11 2010 3:30 PM

JEMAIL: Lopez, Fred (MC1987) finds Jasper Jottings


was an undergraduate at Manhattan College (1983-87).

This was my college in Riverdale, NY 10473

Was a business major, emphasis in Computer info systems, minor in Finance.

Came across your site and was very curious what my fellow alumni have been doing over the years.

fred lopez..class 1987

[JR: Welcome, Fred. You can get a daily feed, weekly feed, or the weekly email. If you're just interested in your class mates, use: http://jasperjottings-daily.com/tag/mc1987/ And if you want an 87 only feed, use: http://jasperjottings-daily.com/tag/mc1987/feed/ Feel free to send in any news, comment, or almost anything. My standards are very simple. If my now departed Mom would like it, it perfect for this venue.]

Lopez, Fred (MC1987)

—–Original Message—–

From: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings Moderator
Sent: Sun, Jul 11, 2010 2:04 pm
Subject: File – Who are you and what class are you.txt

Greetings stranger,

You have asked for admission into a private Yahoo group. But, you didn’t supply any of the required credentials. For example, if I sent you an invite, I don’t recognize your email address. If you received an invite from some one else, they didn’t tell me you were coming. Or, you are not using your “@alum” email address. You gave me nothing by way of intro, so my guard is up.

Who are you and what is your connection to Manhattan College?

Sorry to be so blunt, but there are bad people out there. They try to get into private yahoo groups for all sorts of bad purposes.

I have been “publishing” a weekly free ezine about Jaspers, there activities, and stuff about Manhattan College for a while now. I have about 700 weekly email readers and an unknown number of web browsers who all trust me to be vigilant about their information.

I’m trying to recreate a virtual Plato’s Cave where Jaspers of all eras can share a common bound. The first step of doing that is to make you give the “secret handshake” for admission.

Any way, that’s all I need to admit you. I look forward to hearing from you.

FJohnR (MC1968E)

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 11 2010 9:48 PM

JNEWS: Collins, Tom [MC1968] still CYOing


Tom Collins always ready to lend hand
By Rick Carpineillo • Journal News columnist • July 12, 2010

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PEARL RIVER — Tom Collins was at one of the many functions at which he’s been honored this year. It was early June, and Collins, 63, had been presented a plaque.

As Collins stepped to the microphone to begin thanking people, the cell phone in his jacket pocket rang. It was Mike Carlacci, one of the many ultra-successful coaches Collins had hired as athletic director at Pearl River High.

Carlacci’s softball team was on a bus on the New York Thruway, on the way upstate for the state softball final four, when a tractor trailer’s tire blew and crashed into the windshield of the bus. The bus driver had gained control of the bus, and nobody was hurt, but the window was wrecked and the team was stuck.

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” ‘Care’ is a big word in doing this job,” Collins said. And he has cared, since 1968, the year the Valley Cottage native graduated Manhattan College, married his wife and mother of their four children, Sandy, and became the youngest AD (21) in the state, at Albertus.

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Collins, Tom [MC1968]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 12 2010 7:35 AM

JLINKEDIN: Nodarse, Frank [MC????] Sales Consultant at Manhattan Auto


Nodarse, Frank [MC????]
Sales Consultant at Manhattan Automobile Co
Greater New York City Area

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There is no listing of Frank Nodarse in the directories.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated. Have to rely on the readership to solve this mystery.]

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 12 2010 3:15 PM
    * Updated: Tue, Jul 13 2010 1:58 PM

JEMAIL: Nason, John (MC1952) ids Sparkman, John C. [MC1952 RIP] … again

Dear John:

John C. Sparkman was, along with me, a member of the Class of ’52.

John Nason

Nason, John (MC1952)

[JR: Thanks. The comment picked up the old headline and I didn't research it when the comment came in. As you can see, I'm a terrible clerk. Appreciate the update. :-) Sorry to make extra work for you.]

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JObit: MC1952 Sparkman, John C.

ACTIONABLE OBIT: EXPIRES 16MAY07 Groton, CT MC???? Sparkman, John C.




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John C. Sparkman

Groton – John C. Sparkman, 77, of 52 Sound Breeze Ave., Groton Long Point passed away Sunday morning, May 13, 2007 at his home.

He was born on April 16, 1930 in New Rochelle, N.Y., the son of Drake H. and Catherine Tierney Sparkman. His father was the founder of the Sparkman & Stephens boat design firm.

Mr. Sparkman was married to the former Patricia Keane in 1954 in Larchmont, N.Y.

An Army veteran of the Korean War, he earned his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College, and had earned his law degree from Columbia University Law School, both in New York City.

John was a retired attorney and partner in the New York City law firm of Carter, Ledyard and Milburn. Mr. Sparkman’s area of expertise was in trusts and estates.

He had a life-long love of boating, and had worked with the race committee of the ‘Mudheads’ for five years.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Susan Sparkman- Sperandino and her husband, Anthony, of Somers, N.Y.; two sons, John C. Sparkman Jr. and his wife, Amy, of Old Lyme and Paul H. Sparkman of Peekskill, N.Y.; a brother. Robert Sparkman. of Montague, Mass.; and three grandchildren, Barrett, Noah and Truett Sparkman, all of Old Lyme.

He had also been predeceased by a brother, Drake Sparkman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at the St. Mary Mother of Our Redeemer Church in Groton. The burial will be private, and there are to be no visiting hours.

Byles- Groton Memorial Home, 310 Thames St., is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be directed to the Hospice of Southeastern CT, P.O. Box 902, Uncasville, CT.

Please visit www.byles.com for direction, obituary and the family’s online registry.

Published in The Day on 5/15/2007.

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Guestbook for your comments is at:




{MikeMcE reports: Dear John, John is a member of the Class of 1952. May He rest In Peace! Mike (Thanks, Mike.) }

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    * Posted on: Mon, Jul 12 2010 5:50 PM

JFOUND: Minardo, Philip G. [MC1963] calls a “foul” by a bank


Monday, July 12, 2010

Justice Minardo vacates a default judgment and dismisses Bank’s foreclosure action

By: Kate Cavallaro

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Justice Minardo of the Supreme Court, Richmond County, granted a defendant homeowner’s order to show cause to vacate a default judgment of foreclosure and dismissing the entire action without prejudice due to plaintiff bank’s lack of standing. The defendat was represented by the Law Offices of Robert E. Brown, P.C. This action to foreclose a mortgage was commenced by the filing of a summons and complaint in December of 2006. Defendant homeowner was never personally served and defendants did not receive any acceleration notice as required. Unbeknownst to the defendant, the Court granted Plaintiff’s unopposed default judgment in June of 2009. Remarkably, at the same time the default judgment was entered, the parties were involved in settlement discussion.

{Extraneous Interesting Legal Mumbo Jumbo for the homeowner was getting screwed Deleted. But I’m no lawyer.}

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Justice Minardo currently holds the position of Administrative Judge in the Thirteen Judicial District (Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau). Previously Justice Mianrdo was the Administrative Judge to the Supreme Court of Richmond Country from 2005 to 2009 and was elected as a Supreme Court Justice for Richmond County from 1996 to 2009 and has been recently re-elected for 2010 through 2023. Justice Minardo also served as Special Counsel to State Senator John Marchi, 1988 to 1995 and Richmond County Assistant District Attorney from 1969 to 1976. Justice Minardo was also in private practice from 1976 to 1995. Minardo received his Bachelor of Arts from Manhattan College and his juris doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. He is admitted to the New York State Bar, the Appellate Division and Second Department.

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Minardo, Philip G. [MC1963]

[JR: Interesting what appears on the web that's totally overlooked by the media. I thought this was "interesting". But I'l wait for the "real lawyers" to opine. After all, quoting form my self-proclaimed credentials "Law 'degree' from watching Judge Judy"!]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 13 2010 8:22 AM

JHQ: Lacrosse Alumni Games Set for October 2


[JR: Just thought this might be of interest to everyone.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 13 2010 8:26 AM

JNEWS: Bozzo, Vic [MC????] Pres Emerging Tech BU at Pac-West Telecomm


Pac-West Telecomm, Inc. Names Vic Bozzo to Executive Team

Press Release Source: Pac-West Telecomm, Inc. On Tuesday July 13, 2010, 8:00 am

OAKLAND, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire/ — Pac-West Telecomm, Inc. (“Pac-West”), a leading provider of wholesale advanced telecommunications services, today announced that Vic Bozzo has joined the company as President of the newly-formed Emerging Technologies business unit. In this role, Mr. Bozzo will lead the Company’s expansion of services to further underscore Pac-West’s role as the preeminent network and service enabler for carriers and communication service providers.

“Vic brings a wealth of knowledge and industry savvy to Pac-West”, said Robert H. (Hal) Turner, Pac-West chief executive. “His strong vision and creative spirit will reinforce what the industry is coming to recognize – that Pac-West is re-defining what it means to be a ‘carrier’s carrier’.”

For over twenty years, Mr. Bozzo has been instrumental in the creation and growth of successful communications and technology companies. Most recently, he served as CEO of Factor Communications, where under his leadership the company successfully brought to market an innovative portfolio of cloud-based communications services. Previously, Mr. Bozzo led diverse executive sales and general management teams at NexTone Communications, ITXC Corporation, Voxware, and Marshall Industries.

“Pac-West has one of the best reputations in the communications industry”, said Bozzo. “They are ideally positioned to leverage emerging technologies to drive a fundamental change to the way that carriers do business. I am looking forward to carrying the torch forward and realizing that potential.”

Mr. Bozzo has lent his expertise as a speaker at numerous industry events, including the European Carrier Forum, Comptel, and the Pacific Telecommunications Council. He also serves in an advisory role for several start-up companies. Mr. Bozzo holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College.

About Pac-West Telecomm

For thirty years, Pac-West has provided wholesale communications infrastructure services that have enabled the world’s best carriers and service providers to get a competitive edge and keep it. Our voice and data access, transport, and managed services offer unparalleled reliability, security, and – most importantly – value. Pac-West earns your business by empowering you with the services you need – fast. We keep your business by providing customer service that’ll have you wondering why you ever trusted your business with anyone else. For more information, visit www.pacwest.com.

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Bozzo, Vic [MC????]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 13 2010 8:50 AM

JLINKEDIN: Hugh, Clarke [MC1995] Principal Scientist at Pfizer


Hugh, Clarke [MC1995]
Principal Scientist at Pfizer
New London/Norwich, Connecticut Area

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 13 2010 2:19 PM

JEMAIL: Seeley, Michael (MC????) knows about an IA Accounting and Finance

From: Michael Seeley (MC????)
Date: Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 5:35 AM
Subject: Know Anyone
To: Alfred Manduley (MCfac)

Hey Professor Manduley,

I hope this e-mail finds you in good health and good cheer. I am writing this e-mail for two reasons, the first of which is to touch base and to say that I hope all is well with you.

Secondly, I have recently accepted a new position with my company, as a Financial Analyst. As a result of me accepting this position, my old job has become vacant and my boss has asked if I know of anyone who is looking for a job. I told him that I could reach out to some past Professors and see if they know of anyone who would be qualified.

I was wondering if you have had any students, or know of any students that would be interested. The job is in Internal Audit, and as so is more geared to Accounting and Finance, however given the proper mentality, I am sure other candidates would be looked at. If you would like a job description I can send one over to you, but I think it is important to mention that it involves about 25% travel, mostly in the US with some International Travel possible. My old boss is hoping to find a replacement ASAP as this was a somewhat sudden change.

If you could get back to me at your earliest convenience it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much Professor, and once again I hope all is well!


[JR: Forwarded to me for anyone who's interested.]

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No Record of Michael Seeley.

I will be away next week.

Maybe Mike can be a back up for the back up.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated. If not, maybe the readership can chime in.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 13 2010 7:20 PM
    * Updated: Sat, Jul 17 2010 3:39 PM

JFACEBOOK: Miscia, Dana (MC2009) needs sidejobs for her Iron (wo?)Man stuff


Miscia, Dana (MC2009)

Searching for even more jobs that can cover me finanically in the next 6 wks, I have night clients and occational bootcamp under my belt, however, need something else solid whether its side jobs, leg modeling, sports performance, more bootcamp, swimming lessons, etc… I wear many hats, just need to find the right fit!!

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[JR: Here's a pretty impressive Jasper whose exploits are recorded on http://www.ownitliveit.blogspot.com/ Anyone need a bicycle messenger? If you have something, email c/o jasper jottings.]

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    * Posted on: Tue, Jul 13 2010 9:30 PM

JOBIT: Fragala, Br. Martin Joseph [MC1974 RIP]



Brother Martin Joseph Fragala, C.F.C., 69, of New Orleans, LA, passed away unexpectedly on July 12, 2010, in Colonie, NY.

Born in Bronx, NY, on May 19, 1941, he was the son of the late Charles and Assunta (Sue) Rocchio Fragala. He was raised and educated in the Bronx, graduating from Blessed Sacrament High School in 1960. He went on to earn his B.B.A. in finance from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, and earned his certificate in guidance from Manhattan College in 1974.

Brother Martin had an extensive career as a guidance counselor and educator. He served many schools and communities including Sacred Heart Grammer School in New York City, Power Memorial Academy also of New York City, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School, Schenectady, NY, and served as Brother Superior, Tampa Catholic High School, Tampa, FL. He then served Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School in Miami, FL, and returned to Tampa Catholic High School. In 2001, after a brief sabbatical, Brother Martin welcomed the role of Community Leader and returned to Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School. In 2007, he relocated to the New Orleans community. Brother Martin is affectionately remembered by his family and colleagues as a man with a heart as big as himself.

Survivors include his siblings, Charles (Sandra) Fragala of Lake George, NY; nieces and nephews, Linda (Scott) Malcolm and Dennis (Laura) Fragala; grand nieces and nephews, Brett, Ryan, Craig, Stephanie, and Emily.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 8:30 a.m. at Griswold Funeral Home, 1867 State St., Schenectady, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 2777 Albany St., Schenectady. Interment will be in West Park, NY. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School, 2600 Albany St., Schenectady, NY 12304. To express condolences please visit www.scott-barbieri.com

Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on July 14, 2010


Fragala, Br. Martin Joseph [MC1974 RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/hBEy

    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 14 2010 7:19 AM

JNEWS: Deegan, Tom [MC1985] joins Identropy’s Advisory Board


Managed Services Expert Joins Identropy’s Advisory Board
(PRWEB) July 13, 2010

Identropy, an Identity & Access Management services provider (http://www.identropy.com), today announced the expansion of its Advisory Board with the addition of Tom Deegan. Mr. Deegan was former head of technology at Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM) and later the founding CIO at GlobeOp, a managed services provider providing middle- and back-office services to hedge funds and asset management firms. At GlobeOp, Tom helped build the organization to over 1500 employees worldwide with 10 offices in the United States, India and Europe.

“We are very excited to have Tom join our Board of Advisors. He has practical experience building a world-class managed services organization, and his direction will be invaluable as we embark on the managed services frontier in the realm of Identity & Access Management,” said Victor Barris, CEO of Identropy.

Tom added, “Identropy’s leadership team has impressed me with not only their vision of the marketplace, but also with their ability to execute. Based on my experience, as new technology services cycles mature, customers opt for partners who can not only provide turn-key solutions, but provide operational management of the solution as well. Identropy’s technology is moving the Identity & Access Management market in the direction of managed services, and I’m excited about being involved with this paradigm shift.”

About Tom Deegan

Between 2005 and 2006, Tom Deegan was CEO of Cymtec Systems, a provider of Intrusion Detection Appliances. Between 2000 and 2004, Tom Deegan was based in New York, responsible for GlobeOp Financial Services’ IT infrastructure, software quality assurance, implementations, and account management. Before becoming a GlobeOp founding partner, Deegan was employed at Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM), joining the company in 1993 as head of technology and systems management with responsibility for offices in Greenwich (US), London, and Tokyo. He previously held management positions within several business units at Citicorp in New York, from 1990 to 1993, where he focused on business application development, technical operations, cost analysis, and MIS design. He also worked in financial systems management at Marine Midland Bank in New York and in technical support at ITT, from 1985-1989. Deegan holds a B.E. in electrical engineering from Manhattan College in the Bronx, New York and an M.B.A. from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.

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Deegan, Tom [MC????]

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I believe that Thomas E. Deegan is a member of the class of 1985.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Deegan, Tom [MC1985]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 14 2010 7:40 AM
    * Updated: Thu, Jul 15 2010 5:44 PM

JNEWS: Reidy, Michael [MC1984] joins Vyteris Scientific Advisory Board


July 13, 2010, 9:00 a.m. EDT ·

Vyteris Expands Scientific Advisory Board With Four New Appointments

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FAIR LAWN, NJ, Jul 13, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Vyteris, Inc. /quotes/comstock/11k!vytr (VYTR 0.50, 0.00, 0.00%) , manufacturer of the first FDA-approved active patch transdermal drug delivery system, and a leader in active transdermal drug delivery technology, today announced the appointment of four new members to its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The new appointments enhance the range and depth of expertise of the SAB, which provides technical and strategic guidance for the company’s research, product development, and commercialization activities.

The new members of the SAB are: David Cohen, M.D., Robert Shorr, Ph.D., David Filer, Ph.D., and Michael Reidy, Ph.D. They join Russell Potts, Ph.D., who serves as Chairman of the SAB, and Richard Guy, Ph.D., who became the founding members of the SAB in 2008.

“These individuals are highly regarded thought leaders who bring to Vyteris a rich diversity of experience and expertise in drug delivery, dermatology, rheumatology, pain management, and bioscience generally. It is a pleasure to welcome them to our Scientific Advisory Board,” said Haro Hartounian, Ph.D., president and CEO of Vyteris. “We look forward to their contributions and insights as we continue evaluating partnering and development opportunities for our active transdermal drug delivery technology.”

The SAB now includes the following members:

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– Michael Reidy, Ph.D., is currently Vice President, Research & Development, at Vyteris. Since joining Vyteris in 2004, he has played an instrumental role in leading and managing all internal and external research and product development activities. Prior to joining Vyteris, Dr. Reidy was Principal Scientist at Cygnus, Inc., and made critical contributions to the development and commercialization of the Glucowatch(R) Biographer, a transdermal iontophoretic system for non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring in patients with diabetes. Prior to that, Dr. Reidy held research positions at Dade-Behring and DuPont Medical Products, where he played a pivotal role in the design and commercial development of planar ion selective electrode and biosensor systems for in-vitro diagnostic product lines. Dr. Reidy started his career at DuPont’s Central Research and Development department after a post-doctoral fellowship at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz. Dr. Reidy holds a B.S. in chemistry from Manhattan College and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Polytechnic University (New York).

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About Vyteris, Inc. Vyteris, Inc. is the maker of the first active, ready-to-use drug delivery patch (LidoSite(R)) to receive marketing clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Vyteris’ proprietary active transdermal smart patch technology delivers drugs comfortably through the skin using low-level electrical energy (iontophoresis). This smart patch technology allows precise dosing, giving physicians and patients control in the rate, dosage and pattern of drug delivery that may result in considerable therapeutic, economical, and lifestyle advantages over existing methods of drug administration. Vyteris has successfully delivered a peptide non-invasively using its system, where the company demonstrated achievement of therapeutic levels of a peptide without using any needles. For more information, please visit us at www.vyteris.com.

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SOURCE: Vyteris, Inc.

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Reidy, Michael [MC????]

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There is no record of Michael Reidy in the directory,


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated. Have to ask the "research staff" (i.e., the readership) to figure it out.]

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I believe Michael P. Reidy is a member of the class of 1984.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Reidy, Michael P. [MC1984]

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 14 2010 7:48 AM
    * Updated: Sat, Jul 17 2010 3:39 PM

JLINKEDIN: Denove, Michael [MC1967] Sr Assoc at Quantum Mgmt Grp


Denove, Michael [MC1967]
Senior Associate at Quantum Management Group
Greater New York City Area
Environmental Services

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Areas of Expertise

   * Industrial wastewater treatment and air pollution control systems

   * Development and implementation of environmental standards for industry

   * Knowledge of federal and state environmental regulatory programs

   * Environmental auditing to assess compliance with environmental regulatory requirements and to assess the effectiveness of the facility’s environmental management program

   * Air and wastewater permitting

   * Environmental site remediation project management

   * Acquisition and divestiture due diligence

Major Project Experience

   * Environmental program development, including development of environmental guidelines for Pfizer Inc. to manage and minimize wastes, conserve energy and water, manage ozone depleting compounds, reduce emissions and discharges to air, water and land, use environmentally responsive packaging, and protect groundwater and surface water. Development of the metrics required to report progress toward implementation of these guidelines.

   * Conducted over 100 audits of more than 40 Pfizer facilities to assess compliance with regulatory requirements and implementation of corporate environmental guidelines.

   * Assisted in the conceptual design, startup, and troubleshooting of more than 75 industrial wastewater treatment systems for 20 different companies.

   * Assisted more than 50 facilities to negotiate air and wastewater permits.

   * Conducted Phase I ESAs and managed Phase II investigations for purchase of abandoned sites and acquisitions and divestitures of companies and facilities.

   * Managed the decommissioning of a pesticide formulation site, including building decontamination, demolition, subsurface investigations, and remedial activities.

   * Developed and conducted training programs in wastewater management, spill response, air emission estimations, hazardous waste management, air and wastewater permitting, waste minimization, and other areas.

   * Developed process engineering and design packages for numerous industrial wastewater treatment systems in the chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, food processing, health care, and petroleum industries.

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    * Posted on: Wed, Jul 14 2010 3:26 PM

JLINKEDIN: Bellini, Robert [MC1978] Principal at Lockheed Martin IS+GS


Bellini, Robert [MC1978]
Licensed Professional Engineer, CISSP, Certified Computer Systems Architect Principal at Lockheed Martin IS&GS, N2IGU
Greater Philadelphia Area
Aviation & Aerospace

Summary: Designing large computer systems

Specialties: Information Assurance (Computer Security), Multi Level Security, Computer System Infrastructure

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 15 2010 3:04 PM

JHQ: Career Fair 10/20/10


Save the Date for Career Fair ’10

The College’s annual Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 20 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Draddy Gymnasium. The career fair serves as a chance to meet with potential employers, as well as a terrific networking opportunity to reconnect with other Manhattan College alumni, many of whom act as company representatives. Coordination of the event and our enthusiastic alumni volunteers is led by Ken Kelly ’54. To participate as an exhibitor, contact the center for career development at (718) 862-7399 or e-mail careerdevelopment@manhattan.edu.

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 15 2010 5:53 PM

JEMAIL: An Iona grad remembers Beardsley, Robert [MC1950 RIP]


You may not have gotten this because Manhattan wasn’t mentioned in this letter. If not, use it in JJ and, if you have the obit, please forward it to Steve Bartush and post it on JJ if you would. Thanks.


[JR: Done! Did a little further research and it was still available.]

—– Original Message —–

From: Steve Bartush
To: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2010 6:18 PM
Subject: Dr. Robert E. Beardsley in Jasper Jottings

Dear Dr. Dans,

I am a fellow Bob Beardsley alumnus (Iona College, ’89). Thanks for your Jasper Jottings posting, I also just learned of his passing. He was a great mentor during my time as an undergraduate and for my years back at the alma mater on the other side of the podium. He was the ultimate professor and dean…but none of this ever went to his head…I know “collegium” was one of his favorite words.

I really enjoyed what you had to say. The word “equinimity” described him perfectly.

His after-hours stories of Tom Carvel(opolous), the USPS, dachschunds, Cold Spring Harbor Labs & Barbara McClintock, The Pasteur Institute, sailing in CT and life in Port Orange, FL were just fabulous. He was the kind of man it seemed has seen and done everything, surely a life well-lived. With his 50+ years of teaching, I am sure his legacy lives on in a lot of us.

Thanks again for your reflections about him. If you have a copy of his obit, I would appreciate the link.

Best regards,
Steve Bartush, Iona College, ’89

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Robert M. Beardsley

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Hi John:

That’s a different Robert Beardsley (Robert M not Robert E.)

Don’t worry about trying to find others obits. I sent him the Manhattan Monthly obit, as you saw. I was surprised when I surfed the net not to find more.

“Sic transit gloria mundi (so passes away the glory of the world” as they say.)


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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 15 2010 9:35 PM
    * Updated: Fri, Jul 16 2010 1:52 AM

JNEWS: Engels, Joseph G. [MC1975] VP at GEI Consultants


Joseph Engels, P.E., LSP Re-Joins GEI Consultants

BOSTON, Mass. — GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms, announced today that Joseph G. Engels, P.E., LSP has re-joined the firm as a vice president and senior practice leader, located in its headquarters in Woburn, Massachusetts. Mr. Engels had previously worked at GEI between 1976 and 1991.

With nearly 35 years of consulting engineering experience providing strategic advice to public and private sector clients, Mr. Engels will help lead geotechnical and environmental activities in GEI’s New England Region, with targeted outreach contributions to all divisions company-wide. His broad geotechnical engineering experience includes the investigation, design and construction of shallow and deep building foundations, dams, marine structures, braced excavations, dewatering and drainage systems, tunnels, roadways, and linear utility lines. In addition, his contaminated site investigation and remediation experience includes extensive work under various state and federal regulatory requirements, including CERCLA, RCRA and the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP). These services have been provided on several hundred sites including those for industrial manufacturing and commercial developments, power plants, former manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites, landfills, and linear utilities and transportation projects. Mr. Engels has served as an expert witness for several construction and environmental cases and has provided due diligence consultation to industrial and commercial clients during merger and acquisition evaluations.

A registered professional engineer in nine eastern states and a Licensed Site Professional (LSP) in Massachusetts, Mr. Engels received his bachelors degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College and his masters degree in civil engineering from Cornell University. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the National Ground Water Association, the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundations Engineers, the American and Boston Societies of Civil Engineers, the Society of American Military Engineers, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and the Environmental Business Council of New England. In addition he is an associate member of the Boston Bar Association and is a founder of the Licensed Site Professional Association.

About GEI Consultants, Inc.

GEI’s multi-disciplined team of engineers and scientists deliver integrated geotechnical, environmental, water resources and ecological solutions to diverse clientele nationwide. The firm has provided a broad range of consulting and engineering services on over 25,000 projects in 50 states and 22 countries. For more information, please visit the firm’s web site at www.geiconsultants.com.

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Engels, Joseph G. [MC1975]

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    * Posted on: Thu, Jul 15 2010 11:12 PM

JEMAIL: Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964) publishes his novel, Something Red

From: Nicholas, Douglas (MC1964)
Subject: My novel, Something Red, is available online
Date: July 16, 2010 2:02:35 PM EDT

Hi John,

Just wanted to let everyone know that my novel, Something Red, is available online.

It can be purchased at www.createspace.com/3460715. This is my “e-store”; it’ll also be on Amazon in a few days, but I get more of a royalty from this site, even though the price to the customer is the same.

Here’s the on-site description of the book:

They are creatures of blood and dream.

During the thirteenth century, in northwest England, in one of the coldest winters in living memory, a formidable middle-aged Irishwoman and her little troupe are trying to drive their three wagons across the Pennines before the heavy snows set in. Molly, her powerful and enigmatic lover Jack, her fey granddaughter Nemain, and the young apprentice Hob soon find that something terrible prowls the woods through which they must make their way. As they travel from refuge to refuge, it becomes apparent that the evil must be faced, and it is then that Hob learns how much more there is to his adopted family than he had ever imagined.

Something Red has an elegant prose style, shapeshifters, Irish battle queens, young love, middle-aged love, Norman knights, wild cattle, sorcery both good and evil, a cameo appearance by the Templars, pilgrims, Saracens, a chess tournament, bandits, harpers, snowy mountain passes and forest twilight, a party of wandering Lithuanians, a sweet-tempered ox, warrior monks, strong – even dangerous – female characters, ten murderous mastiffs, a central mystery, and a snowstorm that an early reader described as “one of the coldest scenes since Snow Falling on Cedars.”

Early comments:

“Thrilling. I was blown away by the end of the book. It was perfect. . . . Obviously, I was reading it as a besotted fan and not as a critic or editor. Eyes bugging out to see how it ends. So it was wonderful. Maeve, such a good character in the beginning, now fully and magically realized and all the fascinating characters in the castle. Lady Isabeau. Sir Balthazar. I couldn’t get enough of them. Perhaps that’s why I never suspected _______________ of being the shapeshifter. What a surprise! How satisfying. The showdown was just as goosebumpy as the first time I read Bram Stoker’s Dracula — up until 1 or 2 in the morning with toothpicks propped under my eyelids. For days I lived in that world and very welcome it was. The faint perfume of the children’s rhyme at the end was especially satisfying. So thank you thank you thank you for the gift of Maeve and Jack and Nemain and Hob and a glorious place I can revisit whenever I wish.” — S.H.

“Wonderful, magical, enchanting; did not want it to end. Thomas Mann said that The Magic Mountain should be read twice because it couldn’t be absorbed in one reading; I felt this was true of Something Red: the second time I read it I noticed so many things I had missed the first time, because the book is so rich.” — P.P.

“I didn’t get anything done for a week. I just kept going back to it at every free moment.” –S.B.

“I really enjoyed it. It kept me up late for two nights as I wanted to see how it turned out. . . .” — B.O.S.

I hope some of you will read and enjoy Something Red; I remember I found Michael Ledwidge through Jasper Jottings and a fine writer he is.

Best regards to all,
Douglas Nicholas
Arts ’64

[JR: Well as a self-published author, I can assure I didn't get rich from mine. Hope yours does better.]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jul 16 2010 2:25 PM

JLINKEDIN: Lavan, Russell [MC1990] Consulting Svcs Dir at Column 5 Consulting


Lavan, Russell [MC????]
Consulting Services Director – East Region at Column 5 Consulting
Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services  

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I believe Russell J. Lavan is a member of the class of 1990.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Lavan, Russell [MC1990]

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    * Posted on: Fri, Jul 16 2010 3:13 PM
    * Updated: Sat, Jul 17 2010 3:39 PM

JOBIT: Coyne, Robert T. (MC1970) ids O’Brien, Sr. Mary Virgilius [MC1955 RIP]

via FACEBOOK:  Coyne, Robert T. (MC1970) on July 17th at 10:50am

I saw an article in the July 14th, 2010 ‘The Long Island Catholic’. Sister Mary Virgilius O’Brien was a 1955 graduate of Manhattan College.

Did not find this on the paper’s web site so I have scanned and attached it an will send to {Privacy Invoked}

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[JR: has the June 30th issue.]


[JR: Scan of the paper's obit.]

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Sister Mary Virgilius Ü’Brien, RSM

at Maria Regina in Seaford. In Brook-

lyn, her school as- sígnments included Holy

as Aquinas, St. Brigid’s and the Convent of Mercy, and in she St; 1 Gerard Majella in Hollis and

School in Astoria. In 1955 she graduated from Manhattan College with a B.A. in Latín. In 1967, she earned a master’s degree from Seton Hall University. Sister Virgilius worked in food management at Visíta-

tion Residence here (1980-83), before retiring to the Convent of Mercy in 1993, and then moving to Maria Regina Resi-

dence ín Brentwood. She is survived by one sis-

ter, Sister of Mercy Kathleen

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[JR: Google's OCR leaves a lot to be desired.]

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 17 2010 12:51 PM

JLINKEDIN: Gentles, Gary [MC2002] Co-Founder at Cuzbuzz.com


Gentles, Gary [MC2002]
Co-Founder at Cuzbuzz.com
Greater New York City Area

Twitter: singersroom

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 17 2010 3:28 PM

Comment on ENDNOTE: A “right” to medicine; who’s duty? 

By Carolyn Predmore

A right to inexpensive medicine? Wouldn’t we all like to enjoy that right? What about the right to a just living wage? What about the cost of research for these drugs? What about the cost of drug trials to investigate the results of the drugs? See the risks of not testing drugs well –
Avandia and others.

The needs of others invite our charity of spirit and allow us to participate in community work. This includes food, shelter, clothing, teaching of spirit and skills. It does take a community.

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 11 2010 10:21 AM

Comment on MFOUND: A unidentified Jasper thoughts ROI of education

By Carolyn Predmore

As someone who worked her way through half of her education, I can say that it is possible to work and go to school. Education is for yourself – not for others. If you want to learn and/or need a license or certification, then do it. MD, DDS, dental hygienist, etc. sometimes education is mandated, but it is up to you to decide if it is worth it. Bear in mind that no one I know can see the future. Sometimes what you think is fluff turns out to be momentous – people met, ideas confronted, beliefs challenged – all worthwhile.

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 11 2010 10:29 AM

Comment on ENDNOTE: A “right” to medicine; who’s duty? 

By reinkefj

>A right

That was my very point. “Rights” are very dangerous. Negative rights are fine; positive rights imply that some has a duty to perform. For example, right to “free speech”, means I can’t (and should not even try) to stop you from speaking your mind. That’s a negative right (as I understand Locke). The minute it becomes a “positive right”, that means I have to listen to you. And, what if I don’t feel like it. How is it that I incurred this duty? Very dangerous.

>A right to inexpensive medicine? Wouldn’t we all like to enjoy that right?

Sure, but who has the duty to provide us with that “inexpensive medicine”? Some one will have to sacrifice to pay for it. Or, we have to steal it from them somehow. Time, wealth, or even the freedom to do something else. Do we say to the researcher, you must work for free? How about the big bad corporation, it must work for free? Don’t forget about all the pensions that depend upon big bad corporation’s dividends. The truck driver, the druggist, the doctor? WHO? “We, The Taxpayers”? No, “inexpensive” medicine is the product of a capitalistic society. Capitalism enshrines the basic human emotion of greed to align everyone’s needs and get them satisfied. As memes go, capitalism has been a very good one.

>What about the right to a just living wage?

No such right can possibly exist. In addition to who’s duty is it to provide such, there is the question of what is “just” and what is “living”? I need a more stuff than you, so my “just living wage” is higher than yours. Argh!

>What about the costs … …

Oh, the Gooferment will pay and we’ll each be a serf to that “right”.

>The needs of others invite our charity

Even with all the taxes we pay, Americans are the most generous folks. (With the notable exception of some Catholic In Name Only politicians, who are free with the taxpayer’s money for charity, are remarkably stingy with their own!) The poor don’t need a Gooferment hand out, that’s implicitly designed to keep them on the plantation; they need true Christian charity that is designed to help them achieve self sufficiency.

(That’s why I like “Homefront NJ”; they measure their effectiveness by how many people they help, how quickly, and how permanent that change is. It’s about “intelligent help”. The Gooferment can’t do that. And, man, can that lady in charge squeeze a nickle into seven cents. )

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 11 2010 11:57 AM

Comment on JFOUND: “Kratochwill?”, Alicia [MC2009?] is kicking it

By Alicia Kratochwill


Yes, this is Alicia Kratochwill, MC ’09. Come watch the last 2 Long Island Lizards (Lacrosse) home games held at Hofstra University July 22 @ 8pm and July 31 @ 7pm!

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    * Posted on: Sun, Jul 11 2010 9:30 PM

ENDNOTE: Charters Kill Private (aka Catholic) Schools


Charters Kill Private Schools and Add to Taxpayer Burden
Posted by Adam Schaeffer

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Here’s the latest on how government charter schools are killing what’s left of the private sector in education:

The number of students enrolled in these public, independently run schools has risen dramatically in this decade. Philadelphia school district officials estimate that 73 percent of the children now in charters came from district schools and 27 percent from other schools. That 27 percent amounts to about 9,000 students, and Catholic-school educators believe that most of them came from Catholic schools. Charter schools have one distinct advantage over Catholic schools. They do not charge tuition.

Charters are NO substitute for private school choice. In fact, by destroying private schools, they seriously erode the total range of educational options.

We need to be clear-headed about this; charter school laws, in the absence of robust private school choice programs, destroy educational freedom and choice.

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Now I know you are all rolling your eyes. The fat old white guy injineer is back on his soapbox about the Gooferment being anti-Catholic. And you’re sure the adversarial role of the Church versus the State or King is coming soon with references to Robin Hood, Zorro, and Yoda.

— Oops, Yoda? Yoda is a different rant —

But, you have to admit: Isn’t it funny peculiar how everything the Gooferment does kills religion. It’s almost like the Queen is killing her rivals?

Do you still doubt that the true purpose of the Prussian School Model, aka Gooferment Skrules as currently implemented, was to make cannon fodder for the Army, willing morons for the factories, and useful idiots to vote for and be led by the elite?

Let’s take the gloves off.

There is not a sliver of doubt that this is a conscious effort to kill the Queen’s Rival.

(I’ll use “The Church” now to encompass the Catholic Church and the kindred spirits in the Religious Right.)

The Church tries to convince people believe in some higher power than the Gooferment; the Gooferment can’t stand to share power with anything. The Church teaches us to help our neighbors; the Gooferment wants to keep all its poor people right there on the Gooferment plantation. The Church advocates the Golden Rule; the Gooferment doesn’t want peace because strife gives it more power.

I’m sad at all we have lost.

Not the least of which is the Catholic Schools which are the fountain of future Catholics.

And, those schools were surrendered to Gooferment Skrules without a fight.

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    * Posted on: Sat, Jul 17 2010 6:37 PM

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"Bon courage a vous tous"

"Dona Nobis Pacem"