JASPER JOTTINGS Week 24 - 2013 June 16    

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



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POSITRACTION: Jean Stapleton made people laugh at their own shortcomings


Jean Stapleton, Who Played Archie Bunker’s Better Angel, Dies at 90
Published: June 1, 2013

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Jean Stapleton, the character actress whose portrayal of a slow-witted, big-hearted and submissive — up to a point — housewife on the groundbreaking series “All in the Family” made her, along with Mary Tyler Moore and Bea Arthur, not only one of the foremost women in television comedy in the 1970s but a symbol of emergent feminism in American popular culture, died on Friday at her home in New York City. She was 90.

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So what's positive about an obit.

Breakthru woman comedian, cultural icon, and not a bad story about her.

Honoring marriage, despite all of Archie's flaws.

Slow-witted. Nah, I saw a quiet philosophical pick-your-battles person how always saw the best.

Kinda like a biblical parable. You have to look and think about the story.

To make such a contribution, without disgrace of "celebrity", and make people think and look at themselves?

That's a positive I wish I could accomplish. But each of us has our own load to carry. She made mine a little lighter.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JOBIT: Hausmann, Mark D. [MC1971 RIP]


Mark D. Hausmann Esq.
Guest Book

BRUNSWICK - Mark D. Hausmann, Esq. of Maplehurst Dr., entered into eternal life suddenly on Thursday, June 6, 2013 after taking ill at home.

Born in Troy on June 28, 1949, he was the son of the late Daniel R. and Mildred E. Gorman Hausmann. Mr. Hausmann was a graduate of LaSalle Institute, Class of 1967. He earned his bachelor degree from Manhattan College and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Pace University Law School, White Plains.

Mr. Hausman served many municipalities in his capacity practicing law and was Principal of Labor Cost Management of Troy.

He was committed to his family, a generous and loyal son, brother, uncle and great uncle, and the loving caretaker of Kerry, his parents' cocker spaniel. He was an avid New York Yankees fan.

Mr. Hausmann was a communicant of Our Lady of Victory Church in Sycaway.

Devoted brother of Dr. Dana Abbott of Albany and Tracy J. (Carol) Hausmann of Orlando, FL, cherished uncle of Ned Abbott, Daniel Abbott, Abigail Jones (Clinton Woodward), Emily Quezada (Kelvin) and Patrick Hausmann (Emily), adored great uncle of Tristen Abbott, Aidan Jones, Amina Hausmann and Makaylah, Aaden and Payton Woodward.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church, 451 Marshland Ct. (Corner of Marshland Court and North Lake Avenue) in Troy. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at Our Lady of Victory Church on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Entombment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum, Troy.

Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 or the American Cancer Society 6725 Lyons Street Po Box 7 East Syracuse, NY 13057. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc. 565 Fourth Avenue, Troy, NY 12182 (518) 235-0952.

Published in The Record on June 9, 2013


Hausmann, Mark D. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/troyrecord/guestbook.aspx?n=mark-hausmann&pid=165208283&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Mark is a member of the Class of 1971.

May He Rest In Peace,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hausmann, Mark D. [MC1971 RIP]

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MNEWS: MC #6 in schools for Coaches vs. Cancer


Coaches vs. Cancer in New Jersey

From basketball courts to soccer fields - team sports have more to offer than lay-ups and corner-kicks. That's why your American Cancer Society is happy to offer Coaches vs. Cancer, a nationwide program designed to enable all levels of the athletic community to come together to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Coaches are given the opportunity to lead their team members, students, alumni, and local fans in the fight against cancer. Drawing upon their talents to encourage and inspire, the program promotes Coaches' abilities to share the importance of cancer prevention, early detection, and making healthy lifestyle choices. By helping to spread awareness, raise funds and support those who've been affected by cancer, Coaches vs. Cancer is making a difference in your New Jersey community.

Interested in participating in your local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk? Sign up as part of the statewide Coaches vs. Cancer team here!

Top Schools

1 - Ridgewood Basketball ($2,590.00)
2 - Millville High School Baseball ($1,490.00)
3 - Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child ($1,420.00)
4 - Cranford Girls Lacrosse ($600.00)
5 - University of Massachusetts Minutemen ($410.00)
6 - Manhattan College Jaspers ($250.00)
7 - Seton Hall Pirates ($35.00)

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JLINKEDIN: Harrison, Conor [MC1995] Network Services Director at UPC Ireland


Harrison, Conor [MC1995]
Network Services Director at UPC Ireland
United Kingdom

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JLINKEDIN: Gianatasio, Michael R. [MC1995] CEO at International Safety Group, Inc.


Gianatasio, Michael R. [MC1995]
CEO at International Safety Group, Inc.
Greater New York City Area


Professional Construction Site Safety Management Firm working for Developers, Construction Managers and General Contractors throughout the Tri-State Area.

Specialties: Construction Site Safety Inspection and Risk Management, NYC DOB Codes Rules and Regulations, Professional Engineering, Construction Site Safety Plan Design, BEST Squad Site Safety Plans, Construction Site Fire Safety Managers, OSHA Compliance Audits, NYC DEP Noise Mitigation Plans, Excavation Plans, NYC DOT Logistics Plans, Tenant Protection Plans.

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JLINKEDIN: Hope, Alexandra [MC2012] Packaging Engineer at Limited Brands


Hope, Alexandra [MC2012]
Packaging Engineer at Limited Brands
Greater New York City Area

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JOBIT: Fioretti, Conrad [MC1959 RIP]


Conrad Fioretti

Conrad Fioretti
AGE: 76 • Montville Twp.

Conrad Fioretti of Pine Brook, NJ passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, June 10, 2013. He was 76 years old. He was also known to his family and friends as "Connie," "Honest Connie" and "Pops."

Born and raised in East Harlem, NY, Mr. Fioretti lived the last 47 years of his life in Pine Brook, NJ. Conrad graduated from Manhattan College with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1959. He went on to earn his MEE at City College of NY in 1965 and his MBA at Farleigh Dickenson University in 1978.

Mr. Fioretti worked most of his career as a manager and executive at ITT and Magnavox in their Space Defense Communications area. After retiring, he later joined his sons Peter and Robert working in their real estate development company overseeing their accounting department.

He had a very long history of being civically involved in the Pine Brook/Montville area. As a young father he helped coach Bronco football and Little League baseball as well as being involved with the cub scouts. He served for many years on the Montville Township MUA including being Chairmen for a number of them.

He was a member of St Pius X Catholic Church since moving to Pine Brook in 1965. He was a daily communicant, served on the finance committee, was an usher and supported the Montville Township Food Pantry since its inception in 2010. He was also a member of UNICO, the Knights of Columbus, the Montville Senior Club and one of the original supporters of Metropolitan State Bank, which is now Lakeland Bank.

Connie leaves behind his close lady friend and special companion, Dot Spinella. He was the devoted father of Peter, Robert (Tina) and John (Kim) and took great joy in his grandchildren, PJ, Arianna, Connor and Marlena. Mr. Fioretti is pre-deceased by his brother, Bruno Fioretti and his parents, Peter Fioretti and Helen Ascione.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the S.J. Priola Parsippany Funeral Service, 60 North Beverwyck Rd. Lake Hiawatha (973-335-4700). The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday, June 14, 2013 at St. Pius X R.C. Church, Montville. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made either to Lehigh University on behalf of the Fioretti Family Scholarship, 27 Alumni Memorial Drive West, Bethlehem, Pa. 18015; The Montville Township Food Pantry, P.O. Box 808, Montville, NJ 07045 or St. Pius X Catholic Church, 24 Changebridge Rd., Montville, NJ 07045. For further info please see parsippanyfuneral.com.

Published in Daily Record on June 12, 2013


Fioretti, Conrad [MC1959 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/dailyrecord/guestbook.aspx?n=conrad-fioretti&pid=165274935&cid=full

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JOY: DeMartino, Anthony Joseph [MC????] engaged


Meaghan Smith and Anthony DeMartino are engaged
Staten Island Advance By Staten Island Advance
on June 11, 2013 at 11:24 AM, updated June 11, 2013 at 11:28 AM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The engagement of Meaghan Marie Smith and Anthony Joseph DeMartino has been announced by their parents, Jeannie and Robert Smith of New Springville and Maryann and David DeMartino of Eltingville.

Miss Smith is a graduate of Moore Catholic High School, Graniteville, and earned a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing from Pace University, Manhattan. She is an operations specialist with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi in Jersey City, N.J.

Mr. DeMartino is a graduate of Moore Catholic High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Manhattan College, the Bronx, and a master of science degree in business management from the College of Staten Island. He is a consultant with Deloitte in Manhattan.

The couple is planning a September 2014 wedding.

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DeMartino, Anthony Joseph [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Anthony,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JNEWS: Parrett, Daniel [MC????] Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets in The March Group


The March Group Opens U.S. Eastern Regional Office and Welcomes Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets Daniel Parrett and VP of Capital Markets Matthew Kneifl
August 03, 2009 01:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The March Group, a leading private mergers and acquisitions firm specializing in the sale of middle-market businesses, announces the opening of its U.S. Eastern Regional office in Connecticut.

The office will be headed by Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets Daniel Parrett, who will be responsible for managing all transactions within a 15-state region along the Eastern seaboard (excluding Florida). Supporting Dan will be Vice President of Capital Markets Matthew Kneifl.

The team will work closely with The March Group’s existing dealmakers, managing transactions to further develop the M&A firm’s East Coast dealmaking capabilities.

Dan worked for Citigroup’s Middle Market Investment Bank as a Managing Director. He also held an executive position with CIGNA International and was a Senior Consultant at KPMG and Booz Allen.

He is well known for his dedication to his clients and his talent for building long-term relationships. Over the course of 23 years, he helped 400 business owners and CEOs of privately held businesses liquidate or grow their companies. He has been involved in successful transactions that total more than $1 billion.

Dan’s educational background includes a B.A. in mechanical engineering from Manhattan College and an M.B.A. from the New York University Graduate School of Business.

Dan joined The March Group on June 22, 2009, and reports to Executive Managing Director of Capital Markets Sara Sheldon.

Matthew Kneifl has assisted hundreds of middle-market clients in the development and growth of exit strategies, and helped engineer and launch marketing initiatives geared toward strategic buyers and investment groups.

Matt served both as the lead and as key support in over 50 closed transactions. He is very experienced in keeping many balls in the air, while providing great customer service.

Matthew Kneifl attended Texas Tech where he received a B.A. in finance.

Matt joined The March Group on June 29, 2009, and will report to Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets Dan Parrett.

Founded in 1986, The March Group is headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida and has offices throughout the United States and worldwide. The company employs over 200 professionals and has built a dynamic network of business contacts all over the globe. The March Group specializes in the marketing, negotiation and sale of privately held middle market businesses. The March Group has successfully helped hundreds of business owners sell their companies by connecting them with buyers.

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Parrett, Daniel [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Daniel is a member of the Class of 1972.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Parrett, Daniel [MC1972]

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JNEWS: LePinnet-Clark, Jennifer [MC2005] SUNY Delhi HoF


June 12, 2013
Three enter SUNY Delhi Hall of Fame

-- The Daily Star

Staff Report

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SUNY Delhi has inducted Glen Reither, Jennifer LePinnet-Clark and Charles K. Ives Jr. into its athletics Hall of Fame, the college announced Monday.

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Delhi named LePinnet-Clark its Female Athlete of the Year for 2002-03. She became the first Broncos woman to play Division I basketball, earning a full athletic scholarship to Manhattan College. There she served as co-captain for the 2005-2006 season.

In 2006, LePinnet-Clark received the Manhattan College Jasper Award for women’s basketball and was named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.

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LePinnet-Clark, Jennifer [MC2005]

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JLINKEDIN: LoIacono, Keir [MC1998] Attorney at Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik


LoIacono, Keir [MC1998]
Attorney at Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik
Greater New York City Area
Law Practice

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JOBIT: Young, James A. [MC1958 RIP]


James A. YOUNG
Death Notice or In Memoriam

YOUNG - James A., longtime resident of Commack NY on June 10, 2013.

Beloved husband of 53 years to Kay. Loving father of James (Lenora), Daniel (Babi), Karen (Frank) Knapp and Patrick (Robin). Dear brother of Ann Gorman, John (Dolores), Edward (Cathy), Bill (Pat), Peggy (John) Cassidy and Joe (Jill). Cherished grandfather of Seamus, Packie, Sullivan, Kit, Charlie, Ian, McKenna and Riley.

Graduate of Manhattan College and received his Masters Degree in Environmental Studies from Stony Brook University. Retired as Director of Engineering for the Hazeltine Corp in Greenlawn.

Jim was a member of the Knights of Columbus Christ the King-Fr. Foley Council #11163 and the St. Vincent DePaul Society/Parish Outreach where he volunteered his time at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center. He was also Past President of the CYO and a member of the Father's Guild at St. Anthony's High School.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2- & 7-9pm at the Butler-Hughes Funeral Home, Inc., 69 Indian Head Rd., Kings Park. Funeral Mass Friday 11:00am at Christ the King R.C. Church, Commack. Interment Commack Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Development Department, 357 Clermont Ave., Brooklyn NY 11238 or online to blmhs.org. www.butler-hughesfuneralhome.com

Published in Newsday on June 12, 2013


Young, James A. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newsday/guestbook.aspx?n=james-young&pid=165284637&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1958.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Young, James A. [MC1958 RIP]

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JHQ: Legacies of Scala and Marshall families


Generations of Jaspers Carry on Manhattan College Tradition

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Legacies of Scala and Marshall families continue to grow thanks to family patriarchs.

Since Manhattan College opened its doors 160 years ago, generations of Jaspers have followed in the tradition of their grandfathers and fathers and attended the College. Recently, Manhattan caught up with two particular families whose legacies in Riverdale continue to grow.

Scala Family

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Marshall Family

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Marshall, William T. Jr. [MC1967]

Scala, Anthony J. Sr. [MC1945]

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JLINKEDIN: Carroll-Marino, Taylor [MC2010] Starlight Dinner Dance Committee


Carroll-Marino, Taylor [MC2010]
Committee Member for Starlight Dinner Dance
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Greater New York City Area
Education Management

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JLINKEDIN: Abeltin, William 'Bill' [MC1978] Director at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


Abeltin, William 'Bill'  [MC????]
Director at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Greater New York City Area
Hospital & Health Care

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Dear John,

I believe that Bill is a member of the class of1978.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Abeltin, William 'Bill'  [MC1978]

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JOBIT: Gunning, Thomas Patrick [MC???? RIP]



Thomas Patrick Gunning
(January 29, 1938 - June 13, 2013)
U.S. Veteran

Thomas Patrick Gunning, 75, of Pompton Plains, died Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Chilton Memorial Hospital.

Born in the Bronx on January 29, 1938, he was the beloved son of the late John and Nora Gunning.

Tom served in the U.S. Army, and was a proud graduate of Manhattan College. He worked as a CPA and CFO of TotalTel Communications in Clifton until retiring eight years ago. Tom was also a parishioner of Holy Spirit RC Church for 47 years, where he served as a lector, Eucharistic Minister and on the Parish Council. He was involved in Little League and Basketball through Pequannock Parks and Recreation with his children and continued his love of sports by attending and encouraging his grandchildren on football and baseball fields and hockey rinks.

Tom is lovingly survived by his wife of 49 years, Helen; his children, John and his wife Misty, Noreen McGowan and her husband Jim, Matthew and his wife Jeanine and Deirdre Walsh and her husband Kevin; his grandchildren, Kristen, Brian, Patrick, Julia, Emily, Patrick, Alyssa, Christopher and Luke; his sister, Mary Schneider and her husband Jack; and his sisters-in-law, Sr. Ellen Denise FSP, Peg Keaveney and her husband Bill, and Denise Martinez and her husband Fred, as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Spirit RC Church, Pequannock. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Magnificat Cemetery, Kinnelon. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations to All Hallows High School, 111 East 164th Street, Bronx, NY 10452 in Tom's memory would be greatly appreciated.


Gunning, Thomas Patrick [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/Batesville/guestbook.aspx?n=thomas-gunning&pid=165316170

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JFACEBOOK: Krewell, Kevin [MC1977] snaps Quad '77

Krewell, Kevin [MC1977]

Here's couple of pictures I took of the Quad back in 1977.

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[JR: I captured one. It's slow news in the Summer time.]

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957) goes to Europe


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I leave on my European trip thursday.

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Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957)

[JR: I told you news was slow during the summer!  ]

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JLINKEDIN: Boyatsis,Tim [MC1986] Founder | Help / Service Desk Manager at Leaders in Help Service Desk Management


Boyatsis,Tim [MC????]
Founder | Help / Service Desk Manager at Leaders in Help Service Desk Management
Help / Service Desk Manager with Expertise in IT Staff Leadership
Greater New York City Area
Hospital & Health Care

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Dear John,

I believe that Tim is a member of the Clas of 1986.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Boyatsis,Tim [MC1986]

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ENDNOTE: The price of the dole


Man living on benefits killed wife of 32 years after being overcome by 'hopelessness'
An unemployed man stabbed to death his wife of 32 years because he felt their life on benefits was meaningless and they had nothing to do other than watch television.

Cole admitted murder and was jailed for life with a minimum term of 12 years and three months
By Claire Duffin, and agencies
4:20PM BST 31 May 2013

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Michael Cole, 56, was overcome by "chronic feelings of hopelessness" and directed his anger towards Susan, 53, Exeter Crown Court heard.

The couple, who had no children, had both lost their jobs and and faced the prospect of having their home being repossessed when their savings ran out.

Cole had tried to convince his wife to make a suicide pact but she refused.

He killed her with a hammer and knife and remained with her body at their home in Torquay for two days before calling the police on March 13 to confess.

Cole then tried to take his own life but survived.

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Isn't this sad? It's imho a function of the "welfare state"!

The Matrix.

Nanny State and Father State will take care of all your needs.

Human beings need challenges and hurdles to overcome.

Childless in a era where we are killing babies.

Churches and charities are having their traditional functions subsumed by Big Gooferment.

Leaves people a shadow of their former selves.

Make me sad, but I can't say I am surprised.

Even a work requirement for Gooferment welfare would have given the individuals some self-worth.

Were there no orphans or waifs or old folks who needed visiting?


Really drives me up a tree in outrage. This is the product of the welfare state!

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