JASPER JOTTINGS Week 47 - 2013 Nov 24    

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



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Richie Parker: Drive -- SC Featured

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Tell me again about being pro-life.

This 7 minute video should be shown in every Church.


So obvious. Every life is valuable!

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JEMAIL: Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961) thinks "universal health care" works


see http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/physician-fees-and-salaries-in-the-us-and-other-countries/

Dear Jasper John

A check of physicians' salaries in countries having universal health care suggests they  are not working for slave wages

Especially  interesting is this finding


What I find more interesting, though, is the UK. Remember, when you want to panic physicians, tell them we might have something like the NHS in the UK. That’s not a single-payer system (like Medicare), it’s a government run system (like the VA). Yet, physicians make more money in the UK than in all the other (European) countries, even Germany, which has a largely private system. Once again, fear trumps reality.

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[JR:  Interesting. The Jasper Stebbins presumes knowledge of what “slave wages” are. When the Gooferment mandates something, that makes one a “slave” in whole or in part. Further, non free market economies — everywhere other than the black markets — economics teaches that politicians and bureaucrats have a “calculation” problem. Thanks to Ludwig von Mises, we know that without free market prices, no one knows what it the optimum for society. In the case of medical care, how much is enough. How much should doctors, who spend a good portion of their lives preparing, be paid for that sacrifice? No one knows without the truly free market. It’s not about how much they make; it’s about what is their maximum earning potential return on their investment. The limits of human knowledge and understand are obvious in economic terms. Liberals just can’t accept that “good intentions” are no excuse for stupidity!]

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JFOUND: Lauria, Donald T. [MC1956] Professor Emeritus Environmental Sciences UNC



Donald T Lauria
Professor Emeritus
Environmental Sciences & Engineering

515 Carolina Meadows Villa
Chapel Hill 27517
T: 919-942-4612Education

1956 Manhattan College Sanitary Engineering
1960 Syracuse University Sanitary Engineering
1970 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Water Resources Engineering

Key publications
Lauria, D (2002)
Behavioral studies of the domestic demand for water service in Africa: a response.
Water Policy: vol.vol. 4, p.pp. 89-91.

Cueva, A. & D. Lauria (2000)
Assessing Consequences of Political Constraints on Rate Making in Dakar: A Monte Carlo Approach.
The Political Economy of Water Pricing Reforms, Ariel Dinar (ed), Oxford, NY

Lauria, D., & A. Cueva (1999)
Willingness to Pay for Improved Water Supply in Rural Communities of Venezuela.
Providing Safe Drinking Water in Small Systems, Joseph Cortruvo et al. (eds), CRC Press

Lauria, D.T., D. Whittington et al. (1998)
Household Demand for Improved Sanitation Services in Calamba, Philippines.
Placing Money Values on the Environment: Theory and Practice of the Contingent Valuation Method by Willis, K. and I. Bateman (eds.), Oxford Univ Press.

Whittington, Dale, KyeongAe Choe, and D. Lauria (1997)
The Effect of Giving Respondents Time to Think on Tests of Scope.
Determining the Value of Non Market Goods. Kopp, R. et al. (eds), Kluwer, Boston

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Lauria, Donald T. [MC1956]

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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) thinks " elected representatives" are "ours"


Dear f. John,

What a heartwarming story…. an attractive, young, white woman with a compelling story gets help. I suspect that there are others whose stories might not tug at our heartstrings in the same way, but are also in great need. And did you notice in the story that it said that her sister had pitched the charity site for a year to get the young woman's story on the site? I imagine that there are many others who wouldn't have such an eloquent, persevering advocate to get their stories in front of the donors. And how about the volume of need? Are we each going to have to plead our cases and have our fellow citizens decide whether or not to open their wallets.

As a "society" we act through our elected representatives. In the area of health care needs, we can't just let everyone have to plead their case for charity. We need to act collectively to provide a compassionate, just system to see that everyone gets decent health care. We can debate the meaning of "decent" but that's not the same as leaving whether one can get any health care to the capriciousness of random acts of charity.

mike toner
BEE '72
Buffalo, NY

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Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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Ahh, yes, “liberal white guilt” coming to the fore.

The essence of the once great American experience was freedom and responsibility.

Voluntary associations grew up in communities to address the needs of the indigent, the unfortunate, and the Irish. Life insurance for the common worker was invented by the Knights of Columbus. After the Great Chicago fire, there was great charity. But not for “freeloaders”.

Insurance, before the perversion of the marketplace, by the Gooferment was something that people did as responsible capitains of their own ship of life. I remember the Metropolitan Insurance agent going door to door in the tenement collecting premiums. Who said that being “poor” meant you were stupid about risks.

Many of the stories we are hearing are about freeloaders, gamblers, and folks with bad habits. When we talk about “health”, “health care”, “health care insurance”, or something else, remember it’s about “control”. When the Gooferment is in “control”, we have immorality, ineffectiveness, and inefficiency. (When I use “immorality”, I mean force; not religious beliefs. But forcing Catholics to subsidize abortion is immoral on both scales!) When individuals make choices — even bad ones — everyone wins.

Finally, the notion that there is a “society” or even more humorous that “elected representatives” are “ours” in any meaningful sense is patently absurd. Try and have “society” do anything. Or even better yet, get “your” rep to represent your view. Just is NOT going to happen. “Crony Capitalism” rules the day. Why do you think Big Insurance is letting themselves be cast as the evil villian in the morality play. Because they know they are going to dump the sick on the public dole and get nice healthy youngsters to buy expensive new policies that they don’t need, want, or can use.

I am astonishes at the fuzziness of thinking around this issue. Quality free health care is easily available. Look at Saint Judes Childrens Hospital. Look at the ERs in any city. The notion that the Sheeple have to guiltily subsidize the mistakes of others and pay the Gooferment to do it is absurd.

Maybe I’ll burn in hell for being a hard ass about this, but I think we have “free will” as given to us by Our Creator. If He can stand bad choices, so should we.

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JFOUND: DeLuca, Stephanie [MC2008] Publicist at Simon and Schuster



DeLuca, Stephanie [MC2008]
Publicist at Simon and Schuster
Brooklyn, New York

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) reports a TY and more needed


Good Morning All,
A thank you from grateful Parents. Our littlest Jasper, Luke's Parents and Grand Parents thank you for all your prayers. I ask you to keep the volume up for Luke and his family. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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Good Morning All,

Joe Quinn asks for our prayers for Tim Quinn. Tim is having Heart surgery today. We pray that all goes as prayed for and for a complete and speedy recovery. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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JFOUND: Duncan, Yasmeen [MC????] Human Resources Manager Juicy Couture



Duncan, Yasmeen [MC????]
Human Resources Manager Juicy Couture
New York, New York
Executive Office

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Dear John,

I do not find any thing in my 'stuff' for Yasmeen.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JUPDATE: Durney, Paul [MC1978] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JFOUND: Durney, Paul [MC1978] Orlando Foot & Ankle Clinic Melbourne, FL



Paul Durney
Specialty Area: Podiatry
Physician Group: Orlando Foot & Ankle Clinic

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Durney, Paul [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Paul is a member of the Class of 1978.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Durney, Paul [MC1978]

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JUPDATE: Nigrello, Bob [MC1977] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JFOUND: Nigrello, Bob [MC1977] Elected 2012 NH


Bob Nigrello (Elected 2012)
Contest: 2012
Party/District: R - Rockingham H16
Experience: Chairman of the East Kingston School Board, Executive Account Representitive for Export and Special Markets 2012-present, Director of Sylvania Lighitng Services 2010-2011, Marketing Manager Fluorescent Technology 2004-2008, Executive Account Representitive for OEM 2008-2012
Residence: East Kingston
Family: -
Education: BEEE Manhattan College

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Nigrello, Bob [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Bob is a member of the Class of 1977.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Nigrello, Bob [MC1977]

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JOBIT: Johnson, John H. [MC1941 RIP]


John Johnson


John H., age 95, of Haworth, NJ passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

Born January 14, 1918 in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of the late John E. Johnson and Florence M. (Bonner) Johnson. He attended Holy Name of Jesus School, St. Francis Prep and graduated from St. John's Preparatory School in 1936. In 1941, he was awarded his Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College. John married his loving wife Mary Verdoliva on October 31, 1942.

John's first employment after college was with the U.S. Army Signal Corps testing radar equipment at Fort Monmouth, Sandy Hook, and the Western Electric Plant in Kearny, NJ. Later, he enlisted in the U.S. Merchant Marines as a Chief Petty Officer.

In 1950, John became the President of the Seaboard Contracting Company, a firm established by his father in 1925. He was also the Vice-President of the Eighth Street Pier Company, Hoboken, NJ, where he serviced the passenger liners of the East Asiatic Company as well as cargo vessels for the Gdynia, Spanish, and Torm Lines. In 1961, John became the Vice-President for Operations at the Nacirema Operating Company in NYC. Prior to his retirement in 1991, John had been the senior auditor for the New York Shipping Association.

As a resident of Haworth since 1952, John was a member of the Men's Club and the Holy Name Society. He served as Treasurer of the Haworth Boy Scout Troop 73 during the 1950s. As a member of the Haworth Bowling Team, John was honored for bowling a perfect 300 game in February 1957. John particularly cherished his experience as a member of the first Lay Board formed at Sacred Heart Parish in the mid 1960s. He contributed his services to the Bingo Workers Committee at both Bergen Catholic High School and Sacred Heart School.

John was an avid photographer, musician, orchid grower, and stamp collector.

He was known for his interest and skills in auto mechanics and electronics.

John is predeceased by his beloved wife Mary of 63 years and his youngest son Peter.

He is the devoted father of sons Br. John J. Johnson, CFC and Thomas M. Johnson, Sr. (Marie), and daughter Mary Ellen O'Shea (Kevin). He is the loving grandfather of grandchildren, Lauren Ann Zdeb (Joseph), Thomas M. Johnson, Jr., Christopher J. Johnson, and Sean P. O'Shea and the great grandfather of Chelsea Alaina Zdeb.

Visitation at the Barrett Funeral Home, 148 Dean Drive, Tenafly on Thursday, November 21st from 4-8 PM. Funeral Mass, Friday, November 22nd, 10 AM, Sacred Heart Church, Haworth. Interment at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Villa Marie Claire Hospice, Saddle River, NJ.

Published in The Record/Herald News on Nov. 20, 2013
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=John-Johnson&pid=168106808#sthash.7RP3meNv.dpuf


Johnson, John H. [MC1941 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/guestbook.aspx?n=john-johnson&pid=168106808&cid=full#sthash.iEWhm87t.dpbs

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JFOUND: Sussman, Philip N. [MC1998] CFO Perosphere Inc.



Philip N. Sussman
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, Perosphere Inc.

Mr. Philip N. Sussman serves as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Perosphere Inc. Mr. Sussman ia a Managing Partner at The Channel Group, LLC. He is a co-founder of Lesanne Life Sciences, LLC. He previously served as a Member of senior management (Head of Business Development, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer) for several public and private biotechnology companies, including Perlegen Sciences, Inc., Memory Pharmaceuticals Corp. and Cadus Pharmaceutical Corp. He has established collaborations with major pharmaceutical companies that provided in aggregate more than US $100 million in research funding and equity investments.

He previously was Director of Strategy & Business Development at Ciba-Geigy Corp.'s Pharmaceuticals Division (now Novartis AG). He serves as Director of Lesanne Life Sciences, LLC. He has been a Director at LCT BioPharma Inc. since July 2007.

Mr. Sussman is a frequent guest speaker including BIO 2004, Drug Discovery Technology 2003 Conference, Association of Biotechnology Financial Officers, Licensing Executives Society, Association of University Technology Managers, New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting, and The MIT Enterprise Forum of New York, among others.

He earned an M.S. degree in Biotechnology from Manhattan College, a master's degree in Finance from the Sloan School of Management, MIT, and a B.S. degree in Physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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Sussman, Philip N. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Philip is a member of the Class of 1998.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Sussman, Philip N. [MC1998]

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JEMAIL: Fennell, Jim (MC1951) reports “Say Merry Christmas.”


Reporter :  Fennell, Jim (MC1951)

What did you find?: A new song is listed on You Tube called “Say Merry Christmas.” It was written in response to the relentless assault on the great holiday which is attempting to remove any reference to the word Christmas. Please give it a listen.

Fennell, Jim (MC1951)

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[JR: Will do, but I had to find the link first. And then it loaded slowly. Probably a slow connect to the inet. Here’s the reference fro our fellow alums.]


"Say Merry Christmas."

Uploaded on Oct 24, 2011

Download your FREE Sheet Music at www.saymerrychristmas.net and together we can make 'Say Merry Christmas' the biggest Christmas song of all time. MP3 downloads are available on iTunes and Amazon.

The American Christian Life United Choir - Join in!

Every Christmas, the media and PC police tell us, the Christian majority, what we can do and say to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. If you've had "enough" of this biased propaganda and believe in the true meaning of Christmas...now's your chance to fight back and bring Christ back into Christmas.

As you know, Christmas is being twisted and turned, pushed and pulled by politically correct merchants who enjoy the ride on the Christmas sleigh...but won't give Christ the recognition and honor he deserves. So, let's challenge these stores with our wallets...and patronize only the stores that celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

If we do what the kids say in the song "If it don't say Merry Christmas in the window...then you don't go in that store" you'll be amazed at how fast the word gets-out. And maybe once again, Christmas will become...what it was...and what it was always meant to be, a Celebration of Christ's Birth!

Each download will be registered as an "authentic" vote for bringing Christ back into Christmas. So, let's terrify the media, by showing proof positive, that we Christians, all 230 million of us, are sick-and-tired of being the piñata...for every misguided, politically motivated cause!

Download "Say Merry Christmas" today!...make "your" voice heard with "your" vote...and we'll make "Say Merry Christmas" the biggest Christmas song of all time! Call your "radio station" and ask them to play "Say Merry Christmas" ...We have the strength in numbers...

Let's use it!

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JFOUND: Lane, Carl [MC1966] Professor of History Felician College



Dr. Carl Lane
Professor of History

Felician College
B.A., M.A., Manhattan College
Ph.D., City University of New York
Kirby Hall Room 418

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Lane, Carl [MC????]

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Dear John,

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


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lane, Carl [MC1966]

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JEMAIL: Flynn, Bro. Gregory (MC1957) is feeding the hungry

Dear John,

November 24th, Thanksgiving Day in the States, is a happy day of feasting and gratitude. We in Addis Hope are grateful that our 100 destitute, marginalized children will have at least one hot meal every school day thanks to our generous donor partners. Explaining this is no mean feat, since it is difficult to explain being hungry to some who may think that means being late for dinner.

We are thankful that the Good Lord has inspired our partners to give generously without counting the cost; that their hearts are open to our children who can do nothing material for them in return except remembering them in daily prayer – a great return on any investment. We hope that you will set a place at your table for them this Thanksgiving. Enjoy the blessings of the day!

Brother Gregory Flynn {Privacy Invoked}

Donations (which are now tax exempt) should be made out to:

La Salle Provincialate Development Fund (with Addis Hope in the Memo) and mailed to:
La Salle Provincialate Development Office
P.O. Box 238
Lincroft, NJ 07738

John, if possible, could you add this to Jasper Jottings also?

[JR: Done!]

2013 11 21 graduatin cropped

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JFOUND: Fescoe, Michael [MC1972] VP Finance Felician College



Michael Fescoe
Vice President for Finance
B.S., Manhattan College

Felician College

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Fescoe, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 1972


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Fescoe, Michael [MC1972]

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ENDNOTE: Survival of the Fittest



Dennis Miller: "Libs mock Creationists and cite Darwin. Then, when Creationists cite ‘Survival of the Fittest', Libs encourage them to be more Christ-like."

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Can’t have it both ways. Either or!

I want to be free of Gooferment so that I can be more charitable.

I want my charity to be moral, effective, and efficient. That’s why I give to the Salvation Army versus United Way.

The Gooferment can’t “do” charity.

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