JASPER JOTTINGS Week 18 - 2013 May 05    

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



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POSITRACTION: White House's "No Comment" should activate moral outrage


White House: No Comment on Gosnell “Beheading” Babies in Abortions
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 4/15/13 1:59 PM

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White House spokesman Jay Carney today said President Barack Obama has no comment on the murder trial involving late-term abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell.

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Yeah, I know, what's positive about this.

It's rubbing the killing of babies under the rubric of "choice" in all the Sheeple's noses.

I've read the stories and it takes a pretty hard heart not to cry.

I think back what my now-departed wife and I would have given to have any of those children entrusted to our care.

I find this a POSITIVE story, because until we look EVIL right in the eye, call it for what it is, and get enraged, then we can turn a deaf ear and a blind eye to it.

I hope every Jasper, regardless of their position on the issue, reads every story.

It motivates me to action. I hope it will you.

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JUPDATE: Hagedorn, John [MC1974] identified by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

JLINKEDIN: Hagedorn, John [MC1974] Vice President/Deputy Director at URS Corporation

Hagedorn, John [MC1974]
Vice President/Deputy Director at URS Corporation
Greater New York City Area

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

JLINKEDIN: Hagedorn, John [MC1974]

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JLINKEDIN: Glover, Lauren Dugas [MC1994] Assistant to the Chair/Chief of Staff, Maryland General Assembly


Glover, Lauren Dugas [MC1994]
Assistant to the Chair/Chief of Staff, Maryland General Assembly
Annapolis, Maryland (Baltimore, Maryland Area)
Government Administration


Expertise in project management with proven ability to provide detailed strategic management solutions for public, private, and nonprofit entities. Demonstrated ability to manage processes and programs. Skilled with start-ups -- translating concepts into programs with practical results. Proven ability to translate legislation into practical operational results. Skilled in program implementation and evaluation. Excellence in reaching a broad range of networks including underserved communities, business, governments, elected officials, and women audiences. Experienced with board management. Knowledgeable communicator with strong written, verbal, and presentation skills. Consistent history of community and civic leadership.

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JNEWS: Nakvichit, Todd [MC????] has his story told


The all-Thai American dream team
Bangkok Post

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The Christian Brothers also ran Manhattan College and from there Todd graduated with a degree in engineering. His parents, Win and Rose, had migrated from ...

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Nakvichit, Todd [MC????]

[JR: A long fascinating family story.]

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Dear John,

I do not find a Todd but I do find a Chiarvut who is a member of the Class of 1994 - might be Todd? (By the way, Mt St Michael is a Marist Brother's school)


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JLINKEDIN: Kelly, Deb [MC1981] Proud IBMer


Kelly, Deb [MC1981]
Proud IBMer
Greater New York City Area
Information Services


My Family, Grammar School (St John's Grammar School, Kingsbridge yes "the Bronx")
High School , College, Grad School & "my Bronx" Friends still call me Debbie

My IBM Friends and Professional Friends call me Deb
Whatever you call me... thank you (as long as you don't call me anything bad)

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JOBIT: Murphy, Timothy Patrick [MC1952 RIP]


Timothy Patrick Murphy (1928 - 2013)

Timothy Patrick Murphy, 85, of Rye, died April 27, 2013, at home while surrounded by his family.

He was born March 11, 1928, in New York City to parents Philip Murphy and Margaret Collins Murphy, according to Graham Funeral Home, which is handling his funeral arrangements and published his obituary.

He served in the Army and aided in the reconstruction of Japan after World War II .

He attended Power Memorial High School and graduated from Manhattan College in 1952. Following college, he earned his public accounting certification and began his career as an auditor for Arthur Andersen & Co. He rose to the position of senior vice president and comptroller for GTE Corp. and served as a member of the board of directors of Cognitronics Corp.

He enjoyed volunteering at his church, serving as treasurer of his neighborhood association, and was an active member of the Lions Club, American Legion, American Yacht Club and Jonathans Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Maureen Jones Murphy; three sons, Tim Murphy and his wife, Eileen, of Darien Conn., Bill Murphy and his wife, Kim, of New York City and Dan Murphy and his wife, Melissa, of New York City; a daughter, Peg Jackson and her husband, Cameron, of Rye; and eight grandchildren, Elizabeth, Maggie, Lauren, Chase, Bell, Finn, Siobhan and Mac .

Visiting hours will be 4-9 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Graham Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, at the Church of the Resurrection.

Published in Newsday Westchester on April 30, 2013


Murphy, Timothy Patrick [MC1952 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.grahamfuneralhomerye.com/ then click on his page for a pop up

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JNEWS: Smit, Stacey [MC????] environmental engineer at Enviro Clean Services LLC



Environmental services company names engineer — Enviro Clean Services LLC, an environmental services company in Wappingers Falls, has named Stacey Smit as its new environmental engineer.

Smit will initiate, design, implement and maintain soil and groundwater remediation sites, and manage all phases of project cycle to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.

“The expansion of our environmental services department further strengthens our ability to meet the needs of our customers,” said Joseph Jordan, president of Enviro Clean Services.

Smit holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering from Manhattan College and a bachelor’s in environmental science with a concentration in chemistry from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

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Smit, Stacey [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find any thing in my 'stuff' Stacey.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOY: Avignone, Jessica [MC2006] engaged


Engagement: Jessica Avignone & Dom Caretta
Apr. 28, 2013


Nick and Barbara Avignone of West Nyack, NY and Gerry and Linda Carretta of Washington Township, NJ are pleased to announce the engagement of thier children, Jessica Avignone and Dom Caretta.

The future bride is a graduate of Manhattan College with a Masters Degree in Special Education. She is a Special Education teacher in the Cresskill School District

The future groom is a graduate of Fordham University with a Bachelors Degree in Finance. He currently works in Finance in New York City.

The couple is planning a wedding in May of 2014

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Avignone, Jessica [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Jessica is a member of the Class of 2006.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Avignone, Jessica [MC2006]

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JNEWS: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) gets a poem printed

"Onions" by McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) will be appearing in Chronogram!

To visit Chronogram magazine.


[JR: No word if it will make you cry.]

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JLINKEDIN: Barth, Steve [MC1997] Estimator/PM at A.A. Will Corporation


Barth, Steve [MC1997]
Estimator/PM at A.A. Will Corporation
Greater Boston Area

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JHQ: 1957 Glee Club album


Listen to and download tracks from the 1957 Glee Club album:

1. Manhattan Men 3.22

2. Toast to Manhattan 2.49

3. Manhattan's Pipe Song 2.45

4. Green and White 3.28

5. This Darn Team 2.15

6. Alma Mater 1.22

7. Manhattan's Chapel Bell (It's Christmas at Manhattan) 3.29

8. We're Proud of the Men from Manhattan 2.04

9. Onward Manhattan Men 1.58

10. Parting Days 2.08

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JNEWS: Curry, Thomas J. [MC1978] spoke at Alma Mater

Curry, Thomas J. [MC1978]


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Remarks by
Thomas J. Curry
Comptroller of the Currency
Manhattan College
Bronx, New York
April 30, 2013

Thank you.

It is a pleasure to return to my alma mater — and to be delivering the lecture instead of being lectured to.

That takes nothing away from Manhattan College’s very fine faculty, and particularly from the Christian Brothers I was fortunate to have as professors.

I hope to prove that I absorbed one of the life lessons they taught me – never to use two words when one will do – by keeping my remarks brief.

I can begin by stating the obvious: not many young people have their hearts set on becoming bank regulators. I certainly didn’t. But things have a way of working out when you have a classic liberal arts education at your back. It can take you anywhere you want to go — even if you are not sure exactly where that is.

My relationship with Manhattan was shaped by history — and not just the history I studied as a major in the department. My family’s history, which made Manhattan my only choice for college, goes back 79 years.

My late father, my uncle, and three of my brothers are Jaspers, and my niece Clare O’Connell graduates this year 75 years after her grandfather. All of us drew enormous benefit from the Lasallian tradition, with its emphasis on social justice and ethical conduct.

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JLINKEDIN: Lundy, Brian [MC2006] Area Sales Manager at Bimbo Bakeries USA


Lundy, Brian [MC2006]
Area Sales Manager at Bimbo Bakeries USA
Greater New York City Area
Food Production

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JFACEBOOK: Mannarino, Danny [MC2008] WPIX

We've got Jaspers in high places! Congrats to Danny Mannarino ’08, who recently won an Emmy for his work with WPIX.

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Mannarino, Danny [MC2008]

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JOBIT: Hannafin, William J. [MC1969 RIP]


Death Notice or In Memoriam

HANNAFIN - William J. 65, of Torrington, CT, passed away Tuesday, April 30th, at Yale New Haven Hospital.

He was born in Queens, NY on January 25, 1948, a son of the late Eleanor (Zweck) and James Hannafin and was a graduate of Matre Christe High Class of 1965 and Manhattan College Class of 1969, where he played baseball.

He served with the US Marines. He was a self-employed Entrepreneur.

A good father and grandfather, he enjoyed golf and Yankees Baseball. He is survived by two sons, Terence Hannafin and wife Ann of Old Greenwich and their children Jack and Patrick, and James B. Hannafin and wife AdalezaMichelena of Forest Hills NY and their daughter Teaghan.

He also leaves brothers James, Michael, and Robert Hannafin and sisters Gale Royston, Patricia Reilly, and Joan Lindner, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by grandson Joseph.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at at Saint Anthony Church 49 South St., Litchfield CT, at 11:30 on Friday, May 3rd. Friends may call Thursday 5-9 PM at Phalen Funeral Home, 285 Migeon Ave., Torrington. Memorial contributions can be made to The Leukemia Lymphoma Society, PO Box 4072, Pittsfield MA 01202. www.phalenfuneral.com

Published in Newsday on May 2, 2013


Hannafin, William J. [MC1969 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newsday/guestbook.aspx?n=william-hannafin&pid=164579429&cid=full

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JOBIT: Loes, Br. Augustine [MC1986 RIP]


Brother Augustine Loes
AGE: 99 • Lincroft

Brother Augustine Loes, F.S.C., 99, of Lincroft, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at De La Salle Hall, Lincroft. Brother Augustine was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received the Holy Habit of the Christian Brothers on Sept. 7, 1930. He was a graduate of Catholic University, Washington, D.C. He received a Master of Arts Degree in Latin from Fordham University in 1945 and a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from Catholic University in 1955. He received a LL. D from Manhattan College in 1986, and a Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Manhattan College in 1987.

His assignments included Christian Brothers Academy, Albany, N.Y., De La Salle Institute, New York City, Christian Brothers Juniorate, Barrytown, N.Y. where he served as Sub-Director and Director, Christian Brothers Mother House, Rome, Italy, Director of Lincoln Hall, Lincolndale, N.Y., De La Salle College, Washington, D.C., De La Salle Scholasticate, Washington, D.C. where he was Director of Juniors and Sophomores, and Resurrection School, Harlem, N.Y.

He was Provincial of the La Salle Provincialate, Executive Director of La Salle School, Albany, N.Y., and Director of De La Salle Hall, Lincroft. Brother Augustine was in residence at Queen of Peace High School, North Arlington and Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft.

The viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at De La Salle Hall, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6 at De La Salle Hall, followed by interment at St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Marlboro. Memorial donations to De La Salle Nursing Development, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincoft, NJ 07738 would be appreciated. Higgins Memorial Home, Freehold, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Asbury Park Press on May 2, 2013


Loes, Br. Augustine [MC1986 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/app/guestbook.aspx?n=brother-loes&pid=164571828&cid=full

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JOBIT: Madden, John C. "Jack" [MC1950 RIP]


John C. "Jack" Madden

Waterford - John "Jack" C. Madden, 88, of Waterford, formerly of New London, died Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London.

He was born in New York, N.Y. on Oct. 17, 1924, the son of the late Christopher and Kathleen (Quain) Madden. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943-1946 in the European campaign, attaining the rank of sergeant. He received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College, class of 1950. His college education was supported by the GI Bill, which Jack felt was a great benefit to returning servicemen. Employed by General Dynamics since 1950, he enjoyed a 39 year career at Electric Boat in Groton, where he was an administrator of the Trident System Management at the time of his retirement in 1989.

Mr. Madden married Eileen (O'Dwyer) Madden on Sept. 28, 1957, at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. She survives him. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in New London, and a past president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Together, Eileen and Jack were strong supporters of Irish dancing and culture in the area.

Jack also enjoyed coaching basketball locally. He coached at St. Mary and St. Joseph schools in New London, and then the St. Joseph CYO High School teams during the 70s and 80s. Jack led several teams to the New England CYO Championships, culminating in a championship win in 1982.

Besides his wife, Jack is survived by a son, Sean and wife, Stacey Madden, and their sons, Jack and Patrick of New London; and four daughters and sons-in-law, Maureen and Joseph Peters of East Lyme and their sons, Brendan, Kevin and Liam, Kathleen and James Depew of Denver, Pa. and their children, Claire, Andrew and Elizabeth, Teresa and Lou Harrington of Gales Ferry and their son, Sean, Eileen and Dean Armstrong of Wilton and their daughters, Hannah and Kathryn. Jack is also survived by his sister, Kathleen and her husband, John Crilly, of Whitehouse Station, N.J. and their children, Mary, John and Joe. He also leaves five cherished sisters-in-law, Bee Maher, Angela Doheny and Sr. Teresa O'Dwyer of Ireland and Maureen McCarthy and Sr. Kathleen O'Dwyer of the United States; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jack loved Irish culture, Irish history and the Irish people. He and Eileen spent many happy times in Ireland traveling extensively, enjoying a story and a pint with his many Irish relatives. Jack was a strong supporter of Catholic education.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Joseph School, 25 Squire St., New London.

The funeral will assemble at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London, and proceed to a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. Joseph Church at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery with military honors. Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Condolence messages may be left on Jack's memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com
Published in The Day on May 2, 2013


Madden, John C. "Jack" [MC1950 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/theday/guestbook.aspx?n=john-madden&pid=164577163&cid=full

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MNEWS: Beamon Hopes For Comeback


Beamon Hopes For Comeback

Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 02 May 2013 00:00

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Another great year for Roslyn High School basketball squads has ended. Meanwhile, George Beamon, the player who led Roslyn to a championship year in 2009, suffered his share of disappointments as he entered a promising senior year at Manhattan College. Beamon led the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) in scoring in 2009 and going into his final year was considered a possible NBA draft selection. However, a knee injury sidelined Beamon, bringing the year to an abrupt close. Still, the Roslyn point guard is determined to continue his basketball career. Once the injury was confirmed, Beamon announced that he would seek a medical hardship and return for the 2013-14 season.

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JFOUND: Dowd, Raymond J. (MC1986) Tuesday, May 21 1700 Dayton Art Institute

Dowd, Raymond J. (MC1986)


Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Masterpieces & Mystery: Nazi Art Looting Presentation at the Dayton Art Institute on May 21

Date: Tuesday, May 21

Time: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Dayton Art Institute- NCR Renaissance Auditorium

Tickets: $35 non-members
$30 museum members
$30 Federal and Dayton Bar Association members

Federal courts are increasingly faced with claims from owners of artwork stolen by the Nazis during World War II. Meet Raymond Dowd, who has served as trial counsel in several art recovery cases. Dowd, a national officer of the Federal Bar Association and partner in the law firm of Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller, LLP in New York City, will share stories and insights from his work on cases that have resulted in recovering lost art taken from victims of the Nazis during World War II.
There will be a pre-reception in the Shaw Gothic Cloister and an after-reception in the General Motors Entrance Rotunda.

Masterpieces & Mystery is a presentation of the Federal Bar Association Dayton Chapter and The Dayton Art Institute. Reception sponsored in part by Economy Linen.

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Heavy Appetizers & Open Beer/Wine Bar (Included in Ticket Price)

6:00 p.m. – 7:00/7:30 p.m. – Masterpieces and Mysteries

7:00/7:30 p.m. – 8:00/8:30 p.m. Coffee and Dessert Social (Included in Ticket Price)

How To Go:
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: NCR Renaissance Auditorium
Reservations: Contact 937-512-0152 or meberle@daytonart.org


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[JR: I knew several Holocaust / Shoah survivors growing up in the Irish - Jewish - Italian - Puerto Rican - and every other minority you can name neighborhood of Inwood. The stories they told changed me with what I learned (i.e., to really kill lots of people you just have to control the forces of Government and it helps it the people are defenseless). No secret that I admire Jasper Dowd for relentlessly pursing an issue that everyone would rather ignore. BY not restoring the property to its rightful heirs, the thieves -- and that what they are -- are continuing the genocide. I hope any Jaspers in the Dayton area will come out and support him. And, with a big showing focus the moral spotlight on this theft.]

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JLINKEDIN: Giordano, Matthew [MC2008]


Giordano, Matthew [MC2008]
Springfield, New Jersey (Greater New York City Area)
International Affairs

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JLINKEDIN: Martorano, Bob [MC1982] Global Sales Leader at W.L. Gore & Associates


Martorano, Bob [MC1982]
Global Sales Leader at W.L. Gore & Associates
Greater Philadelphia Area

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JPICTURE: "christinarizo" [MC????]




One day i'll be as tall as this tree #spring #manhattancollege #tree #faith #imshort #5'0 #nature http://t.co/7OHutKdh7V
by Christina_Rizo (Christina Rizo)

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[JR: I thought this was funny! See what happens when all you Jaspers don't make enough news, I troll!]

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JLINKEDIN: Walsh, Joseph G. [MC1980] is a Lawyer at Cohen and Wolf, P.C.


Joseph G. Walsh [MC1980]
Cohen and Wolf, P.C.
158 Deer Hill Avenue,
Danbury, CT 06810

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ENDNOTE: Dunkin Donuts as a vital to catching the Boston Bombers?

Yeah, the lockdown has significant implications. The donut part is just funny!

security theater, martial law, and a tale that trumps every cop-and-donut joke you've ever heard

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First, just in case it's not utterly obvious, I'm glad that the two murderous cowards who attacked civilians in Boston recently are off the streets. One dead

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But the Boston police didn't shut down an entire city. They shut down an entire city except for the donut shops.

boston.com "Law enforcement asked Dunkin' Donuts to keep restaurants open in locked-down communities to provide… food to police… including in Watertown, the focus of the search for the bombing suspect."

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Now, I'm sorry, as a little L libertarian, I object to the "lockdown", but I find irony and humor in Dunkin Donuts as a vital neighborhood service.

Surely this makes you laff and cry in the same instant?

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