JASPER JOTTINGS Week 27 - 2012 July 01     

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




POSITRACTION: Johnson & Johnson’s Zytiga beats Prostate Cancer


June 3rd, 2012 at 7:33 pm
Science may have just beaten Prostate Cancer
in: Analysis, Breakthrough Thinking, Current Events, Education, Health & Fitness, Historical Perspectives, New Discoveries

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How do you know when your new cancer drug is working better than expected? When they shut down the clinical trial so that every participating patient can receive it.

Johnson & Johnson’s Zytiga is kind of a big deal. The FDA approved its use last year for advanced prostate cancer patients who had already received chemo but whose cancer had still metastasized.

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Truly amazing. We, as a species, have some much to learn about ourselves and the "real world", but we keep letting politicians and bureaucrats distracts us. Argh!

What a blessing on posterity.

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JEMAIL: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) thinks a shutdown plays into the Cloward-Piven approach

from: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963)
to: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings-owner
date: Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 1:31 AM
subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 26 - 2012 June 24

In response to your End Note that the Church should consider closing down all Catholic hospitals, schools, etc. providing public services beyond those facilities involved directly with actually running a church for worship purposes, this would be exactly the Cloward-Piven approach that the Obama Regime is using to create chaos by overwhelming our current government systems. Then when chaos prevails, the Obama Regime will be less constrained to move in and assume powers well beyond the limits imposed on them by the Constitution.

Just the closing of all Catholic hospitals and parochial schools would put such a burden on other public and private hospitals and schools, that these remaining systems would not be able to even begin to handle the patient and pupil overload, which would create a crisis that the oligarchs and czars in the Obama Regime would not be able to pass up. They would probably use the ensuing chaos to mandate Obamacare rules for hospitals, and outlaw all private schools in favor of universal gooferment schools.

Thus, if the Church intends to consider closing Catholic hospitals and schools to apply pressure to the Obama Regime in reaction to their serious incursion into our First Amendment religious freedom, the plan may backfire and instead give the Obama Regime an opportunity to usurp even more of our God-given freedoms that have been insured to us under our Constitution. Perhaps it would be better to have Catholic institutions just engage in delaying lawsuits and non-violent public disobedience of the illegal Obama Regime rules to violate our religious freedom, until next year when President Romney and a new Republican Congress can rescind these over-reaching Obama Regime's unconstitutional rules.

Lou Apoldo
BCE '63

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CIC respectfully responds:

We learned from the 1960's Civil Rights movement — I actually wanted to go when I was in High School, but my Mom said "Adbsolutely Not". — that until the tyrants are directly confronted, nothing stops them. We only HAVE the God-given RIGHTS we are willing to FIGHT for. (Yes, and that implies die for.)

Lawsuits? In Gooferment courts? Yeah, right. Respectfully petitioning the "King" for our rights reminds me of the Mel Gibson movie "The Patriot". And we all know how that works out. Dead children. Dead civilians. Dead soldiers. A lot of dying.

I'm reminded of the Winston Churchill quote.

“…if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” -Churchill, The Second World War, vol. 1, The Gathering Storm (London: Cassell, 1948, 272, on the British guarantee to Poland in Spring 1939.

And, the Solzhenitsyn one:
"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . ." --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

I would assert that the time for polite objection has passed. We're "slaves" in so many dimensions — financially, politically, educationally, morally, and spiritually. And, the children are being sold into future economic slavery. Hard times are coming. Time to up the ante! imho.

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JLINKEDIN: Chasin, Brian (MC2012) Director of Investor Relations at Seven Sages Capital LLC


Chasin, Brian (MC2012)
Director of Investor Relations at Seven Sages Capital LLC
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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JNEWS: Remigino, Lindy [MC1953] remembered


Cheering Section
60 Years Ago, an Olympic Trifecta of Endurance
Published: June 23, 2012

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I have been fortunate to attend many big international track meets. Each one brought memorable moments, including record performances and crowds of spectators that intermingled in appreciation of the sport.

But no experience can compare to my first Olympics, the 1952 Helsinki Games. I had graduated from New Rochelle High School a month earlier and was hungry to see the world while following my favorite track and field athletes.

My vivid memories of the events in Helsinki were aided by a journal I kept and by videos from the Olympic filmmaker Bud Greenspan. My friend Steve Goddard and I booked passage (12 days!) on a tramp steamer for $95. In Helsinki, Steve and I stayed with a local family that charged $2 each a night for a comfortable room, breakfast and any other meals we happened to show up for.

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In 1948, McKenley was heavily favored in the Olympic 400 meters but was overtaken by Arthur Wint, who had attended the same high school in Jamaica. In Helsinki, McKenley barreled through the 100 meters in a photo finish with the American Lindy Remigino. In those days, the photos had to be developed and reviewed before the judges could separate first from second.

“I’m sure you won,” Remigino, a Manhattan College student, said to McKenley in the interim. The judges saw it differently.

Both runners were given the same time, but Remigino was declared the winner. McKenley got a silver. In his best event, the 400, McKenley also finished second to another countryman, George Rhoden.

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Remigino, Lindy [MC1953]

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JEMAIL:  Scudo, Bob (MC1969) has no 22102-ers; do you?

from: Scudo, Bob (MC1969)
to: "Distribute_Jasper_Jottings"
date: Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 10:02 AM
subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 26 - 2012 June 24

>ADMINISTRIVIA: Any Jaspers in 22102

No, but that's a high-class area of McLean VA (near the Tysons Corner shopping complex).  Restaurants and bars there are upscale and (relatively) expensive (e.g, Maggiano's, Cheesecake Factory).

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[JR: Yup. I'm just looking for "locals" to network with.]

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JEMAIL: Jablon, Ken (MC1962) spots Remigino, Lindy [MC1953] in NYT story

from: Jablon, Ken (MC1962)
to: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings
date: Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 11:42 AM
subject: Lindy Remigino


You probably caught this article in the sports section of today's New York Times. Besides another telling of Remigino's gold medal performance, the performance of Emil Zatopek's is inspiring.

Ken Jablon '62


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[JR: Yup, but you reported it just a little bit after I got it up on "the wire".  So, unlike in Doctor Zia's class, you get partial credit. ]



[JR: Politically the NYT might be the most biased newspaper i've read, but like the stopped clock, this story is really good. With it's MC ref, I HAD to read and reread it.]

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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) asks the status of the MC adjunct union

from: Toner, Mike (MC1972)
to: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings
date: Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 7:24 PM
subject: Re: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 26 - 2012 June 24

Dear fJohn,

Saturday's (6/23) NY Times included an article about Duquesne University
and efforts by it's adjunct professors to organize a union. DU initially
agreed to an election but then hired a new lawyer and reversed course and
made church-state arguments similar to those made by alma mater a year (or
two?) ago. As I recall we had some good discussion of the issue in JJ for
few weeks.

Do you or any other JJ readers/contributors know what ultimately happened
with Manhattan's adjuncts. Was alma mater's appeal successful? Was there
an election? Are we still waiting for a decision? At what level? Thanks to
you or any who are able to enlighten me. Begging pardon in advance if I
missed this somewhere along the way.

Mike Toner
BEE '72
Buffalo, NY

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[JR: I thought that the election delayed while the lawsuit is being pursued. I think the lawsuit is still in the queue. But I don't know. Maybe some of the lawyers will know.]

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JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (MC1977) suggests hire and serving only "Catholics"

from: Mangone, Mark (MC1977)
to: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings
date: Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 11:40 AM
subject: RE: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 26 - 2012 June 24

Hello John,

Great Endnote!

Either every Catholic hospital should close or they should terminate every non-Catholic employee and only accept Catholic patients. If they are sued for discrimination, then claim that the healthcare law requires Catholic institutions to do this to be Catholic. It may be better to challenge the healthcare law as a violation of antidiscrimination laws in addition to freedom of religion.

Mark A. Mangone

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[JR: Thanks. At least someone liked it. I should have thought of that limit employees and patients to "Catholics". We can ever make sure their contribution envelopes are up to date. Like they do if your child is in school. LOL! Just kidding. We should be clogging the courts with lawsuits. "Public education" aka Gooferment Skrules are a violation of the First Amendment. Argh!]

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JEMAIL: Mangone, Mark (MC1977) disparage my belief in Yoda

from: Mangone, Mark (MC1977)
to: Distribute_Jasper_Jottings
date: Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 11:40 AM
subject: RE: [Distribute_Jasper_Jottings] JASPER JOTTINGS Week 26 - 2012 June 24

Hello John,

“Do or do not; there is no try.” This is a quote from a supposedly wise fictitious character who is almost always wrong throughout the double trilogy. All we can do is try our best. Please, do not quote fictitious nonsense.

I hope that we can have some fun with this. <GGG>

Mark A. Mangone

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[JR: Well, I will give your admonishment due consideration. OK, done. I still like Yoda's advice. As far as "fictitious", I believe all sorts of stuff that might be labeled "fictitious" like "electrons", "the essential goodness of people", "The Soul", and on and on. What's wrong with a little green guy who speaks as if he's Amish. As far as "try" is concerned, most of the self-help books stress positive empowering language. LOL!]

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JHQ: Master of Science in Organizational Leadership


Manhattan College Launches New Master of Science
School of Continuing and Professional Studies now offering postgraduate program.

Riverdale, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2012

Manhattan College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) recently launched a postgraduate degree for midcareer adults looking to advance their professions. The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership allows students to complete their master’s in as little as 16-20 months.

The 33-credit graduate degree is designed to offer professionals with at least three years of experience the opportunity to enhance their leadership and interpersonal skills. The entire program allows students to apply all course learning to their specific field of interest. In addition, the program culminates with a six-credit capstone course consulting for an organization, and students can choose from three categories, including organizational leadership, human resources development or public service.

“The new master’s degree is for professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including nonprofits, and for-profit public and private companies,” said Cheryl Harrison, Ph.D., executive director of SCPS.

SCPS is currently accepting applications for fall 2012, and prospective students can also apply for spring 2013. To learn more, visit http://manhattan.edu/academics/continuing-education/masters-organizational-leadership.

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JOBIT: Duignan, Sister Catherine [MC1975 RIP]


Sister Catherine Duignan (1926 - 2012)

Duignan, Sister Catherine

Sister Catherine Duignan, OP, of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, NY, passed away on June 25, 2012 in Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY. Born in County Leitrim, Ireland on Nov. 15, 1926, Ellen Ann was the daughter of John and Catherine Dolan Duignan. Ellen came to America in 1944 at the age of 17 and entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on Sept. 8, 1950. She professed her first vows in 1952 and her final vows in 1957. Sister earned a B.S. in Education from St. Thomas Aquinas, NY and MA in Reading from Manhattan College, NY. Throughout her professional life, Sister Catherine ministered in the Archdiocese of New York. She taught in the Bronx at St. Helena Elementary (1955-58 & 1966-77); St. Ann (1977-78); and Aquinas HS (1978-88). She also taught in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Middletown, NY (1958-60); Sacred Heart, Suffern, NY (1960-64) and Sacred Heart, Monroe, NY (1965-66). From 1989-93, Sister Catherine worked as parish secretary and then as parish minister (1993-2004) at St. Vio Parish in Mamaroneck, NY. From 2005-2011, she worked part time as receptionist at Dowling Gardens in Sparkill, NY. Sister Catherine offered local community service for Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY right up until her untimely death this past Monday.

Sister Catherine is predeceased by her parents, John and Catherine Duignan; her brothers and sisters, Joseph, Anne (Sister Columcille), William, Brigid, Margaret, Hubert and James. She is survived by her sister, Mary McKeon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland; her 17 nieces and nephews; 27 great-nieces; and many relatives and friends.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebraed at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation is on Friday, June 29, 2012 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. at the Convent, 175 Rte. 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Sparkill. Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention: Sister Mary Murray, President.

Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service, 321 S. Main St., New City, NY, 845-634-6110, www.mjhigginsnewcity.com

Published in the The Journal News on June 28, 2012


Duignan, Sister Catherine [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/lohud/guestbook.aspx?n=catherine-duignan&pid=158251334&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Sister received her Masters in 1975.

May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Duignan, Sister Catherine [MC1975 RIP]

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JHQ: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Wed 8/22 Garrison, NY 10524


Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents
Romeo & Juliet

Manhattan College is happy to welcome alumni and guests to the breathtaking Boscobel grounds to experience Shakepeare's star-crossed lovers in a production of Romeo & Juliet. Enjoy a late summer evening and dine alfresco while overlooking the Hudson River and West Point. Tickets are $40 per person which includes admission to the performance and a wine & cheese picnic. We do encourage you to bring your own picnicking items as well. The grounds open at 5:00p.m., two hours prior to showtime.

DATE: Wednesday, August 22
TIME: Showtime is 7:00 p.m.
Manhattan picnic will start at 5:15 p.m.
LOCATION: Boscobel House & Gardens (1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524)

Register Now!
For more information the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and their other summer performances, please visit: hvshakespeare.org/

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MVIDEO: Manhattan College fight song


Published on Jun 29, 2012 by manhattancollege

The newest group of incoming Jaspers learns the Manhattan College fight song at orientation!

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[JR: Who knew "we" had a fight song? Hmmm, what would Brother Jasper say? I'm so conflicted. "Blessed are the peace makers …" And, if we can't have peace, we'll just have to kill all those warmongers, anti-catholics, CINOs, anyone who looks different, think wrong, or went to Fordham!  … Hmmmm, as a little L libertarian, maybe I've gone off track a little.]

[JR: For the humor-ly challenged, that was supposed to be funny! For those that got the humor, some of our fellow alums take everything seriously.]

[JR: On a technical note, could anyone understand the words? ]

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JUPDATE: Desposito, Joseph [MC1969] ElectronicDesign.com’s Editor


ElectronicDesign.com’s Editors
Joseph Desposito

Joe Desposito has held the position of editor-in-chief of Electronic Design since July, 2007.

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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1969.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Desposito, Joseph [MC1969]

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JHQ: Fischbach, Kevin [MC2012] Clean Water / Philippines


Engineering Grad Uses Skills To Bring Clean Water to the Philippines

Kevin Fischbach ’12 is working with the Advancement for Rural Kids, Inc. to bring clean water to the village of Sibariwan.

As Kevin Fischbach’s fellow classmates from Manhattan College’s class of 2012 were preparing for finals and graduation in May, he embarked on a trip to the Philippines to help bring clean water to Sibariwan, a rural village in the town of Dumarao, Capiz. Since January, Fischbach ’12, a recent graduate who received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, has worked with the Advancement for Rural Kids, Inc. (ARK) on designing and building a rain catchment and filtration system at the Sibariwan Elementary School.

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Fischbach, Kevin [MC2012]

[JR: That's hitting the ground running.]

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JVIDEO: Colaianni, Robert [MC????] thinks Draddy needs fixing


Published on Jun 28, 2012 by Robert Colaianni

This was a segment used in my final project of Studio Television Production at Manhattan College. I produced, shot, wrote and edited this video. The main goal of this news package was to highlight the poor conditions athletes at Manhattan College have to deal with in Draddy Gymnasium so that improvements can be made.

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Colaianni, Robert [MC????]

[JR: Sigh! I guess this is yet another example of the "entitlement mentality". MC has had engineering classes in shacks. And the joke was that we were good at track cause it was all Irish immigrants could afford.

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ENDNOTE: Heroic defense by a young man demonstrates how we've become effete


14-Year-Old Shoots Armed Intruder While Babysitting His Younger Siblings in Phoenix
Posted on June 23, 2012 at 5:15pm by Erica Ritz Erica Ritz

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(The Blaze/AP) — A 14-year-old boy shot and nearly killed an intruder who broke into his Phoenix home and pulled a gun on him while he was watching his three younger siblings, police said Saturday.

The teen and his siblings, ages 8, 10 and 12, were at home alone when a woman rang the doorbell on Friday. A common enough occurrence, the boy still chose not to open the door because he didn’t recognize the woman.

Quickly escalating into a far more dangerous situation, the 14-year-old rushed his siblings upstairs after he heard a loud bang on the door, grabbing his father’s handgun on the way.

When he got to the top of the stairs, he saw an armed man break through the front door and point a gun at him.

Acting swiftly, he reportedly shot the 37-year-old man, who was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition to undergo surgery. However, he is expected to survive and will be booked into jail within the week on counts of aggravated assault and burglary, police Officer James Holmes said.

The suspect did not get a shot off, according to police. He also declined to release his name until he is booked into jail.

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The CIC comments:

On the heels of the Sandusky verdict, this demonstrates one of the premises of my "great american novel" CHURCH 10●19●62 (available as $2 kindle book) that we underestimate what "children" can do and waste their time from ages say 12 to 24!

Also we ignore Heinlein's dictum: "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." --- Robert A. Heinlein

And, of course, one of the other RKBA's bumper sticker philosophy: “Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

And, my own pronouncement on the topic: "So if a Bravo Golf was to try and rape your sister, you'd kill to stop him; right?" "Yes, Miss Marie." "If someone was going to kill any of your Classmates, what then?" "I'd do what needs doing." "Yes, we women do. Did you know John's paternal grandmother traveled the Oregon Trail, bore 13 children, and fought Indians and Outlaws? She's in her 90's now. I've read her letters. Women can kill when it's needed. We may not be as physically strong as men, but who seems to get to change all the diapers?" -- character "Marie" answering a question in CHURCH 10●19●62 Volume 1 Page 262 

That's true about my paternal Grandmother, rest her soul. You wouldn't cross her or mess with her kin. She had a loaded shotgun by her door. I doubt when I saw it in the 70's that it would fire or she could control it. But who in their right mind would want to find out.

As a nation, men and young boys have been gelded.

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