JASPER JOTTINGS Week 11 - 2018 Mar 18   

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POSITRACTION: Two docs rube goldberg up a life saving device on a plane



Doctors on a Plane Save Woman’s Life by Constructing Makeshift Ventilator Out of Nearby Parts
By McKinley Corbley - Mar 6, 2018

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A normal flight to Jamaica turned into a life-saving endeavor after two anesthesiologists created a makeshift medical ventilator to save an elderly woman who had gone into respiratory arrest.

Matthew Stevenson and John Flanagan were on a JetBlu flight in January when the senior started having trouble breathing. A nurse who also happened to be aboard the plane tried to help the woman recover – but nothing would relieve the breathing distress.

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Bet these guys could make a heck of still or build a bridge if needed.

Have to admire their “ingineering” in a very stressful situation.

If I get sick, can I have these fellows on my flight?

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JNEWS: Lawson, Ed [MC????] was 1k pt scorer



Prep’s 1,000-point club welcomes two new members in Simon, Thiele
by Jim Hague Mar 11, 2018

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There was a gap of 21 years before another player would enter the 1,000-point club when Ed Lawson joined the group in 1983. Lawson went on to play for Manhattan College.

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Lawson, Ed [MC????]

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JNEWS: Tauber, Jennifer [MC1999] New Canaan New Podiatry Practice



‘The Time To Do This Is Now’: New Canaan Mom To Launch New Podiatry Practice Downtown
By: MICHAEL DINAN | March 7, 2018

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New Canaan resident Dr. Jennifer Tauber has been a working mom ever since she became a mother.

A Wilton native, she’d already earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Manhattan College and doctorate of podiatric medicine from New York College of Podiatric Medicine when she married and then moved here 15 years ago.

Tauber completed her residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, and after just a few years settled into her second job in podiatry, joining the staff of a small practice in Bethel for a 12-year stint that would help provide a foundation in her chosen field.

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The first business the ’95 Wilton High School graduate has owned, New Canaan Podiatry will open at 107 Cherry St. immediately after an Open House planned for April 6.

“I’m super excited about opening up,” Tauber told NewCanaanite.comwhen asked about the prospect of launching her own business. “It’s a little bit daunting, opening up your own practice, but I’ve been practicing over 15 years so I am pretty confident in what I do.”

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A basketball player at Wilton High School who suffered plantar fasciitis herself and was healed by a podiatrist, Tauber was introduced to podiatry by the dean of biology at Manhattan College. One attraction to the field, she said, is that it’s of the few medical specialties that offers relief quickly to patients.

“A patient can come in with heel pain, you give them a cortisone injection, teach some stretches and if they don’t feel better that same day, they feel better soon,” she said. “It’s a lot of instant gratification for a patient, which is a really nice feeling for a medical professional.”

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New Canaan Podiatry’s website is here, its Facebook page is here and Instagram here.


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Tauber, Jennifer [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Jennifer May be a member of the Class of 1999.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Tauber, Jennifer [MC1999]

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MNEWS: Alma Mater is one of the "partnering colleges" in program



Lakeland Aims to Diversify Teaching Staff
March 12, 2018 at 6:00 AM

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y.-Looking to diversify its workforce, the Lakeland School District is considering funding an eight-year program that would develop prospective teachers at the high school level, support their college educations and recruit them back to Lakeland as educators.

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Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by Dr. Bettye H. Perkins. According to its website, the program has grown from seven students in one Westchester County high school to nearly 880 participants across the United States. The program has created 150 teachers in nine states. There are 21 partnering colleges that have agreed to assist in supporting students with a minimum 50 percent tuition scholarship.

Partnering colleges include: Manhattan College, The College of New Rochelle, Manhattanville College, Fordham University, Marist College, University of Connecticut, SUNY Geneseo, Pace University, Iona College and Sacred Heart University.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for two


Good Morning All,

Nancy Maksomski asks for our prayers for her 8 year old Niece. Kathryn is having Surgery this Wednesday, 3/14/18 to remove a  cyst from her head. The MDs feel it is necessary to remove it now because as she gets older, it will grow and there is an increased risk that it can become Cancerous. This sweet little girl loves school and is not pleased with the idea of missing school for a few days. Please pray for Kathryn that all goes well and that her discomfort level postop is minimal. We pray to have Kathryn back in school by Monday.

Nancy also asks for our prayers for her Dad. Dave has been in our prayers during and after a knee replacement of a knee replacement done a few years back. He is doing OK but recovery has been a little more complicated than expected. He has had a lot od swelling and water retention. When he takes the water pill, his blood pressure drops. He has been having some breathing issues and needed to start a Steroid and Breathing treatment. Things seem to be going in the right direction now, physical therapy will continue and as  Nancy looks forward to seeing her parents on Easter, we pray that he continues to improve and will be up and around hiding Easter Eggs for his Grandchildren to find. Hopefully Dave will not be of a mind to hide Easter Eggs in trees.

Please keep Kathryn and Dave in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JUPDATE: Rolston, James R. [MCattendee RIP] id-ed by Marotta, Frank (MC1971)


RE: JOBIT: Rolston, James R. [MC???? RIP] 2018-Mar-03

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for James.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Jimmy Ralston and I grew up in Bayside Queens. We both started at MC in the Fall of 67 and both served in the NY National Guard, but he moved to Florida before graduation. I recall his uncle was a Christian Brother at MC.

Frank J. Marotta, Esq.
Marotta & Kristiansen, Esqs.
Smithtown, NY 11787

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Rolston, James R. [MCattendee RIP]

[JR: Thanks, Frank. Much appreciated.]

Marotta, Frank (MC1971)

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) cites anti abortion action in NY


From: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
Date: Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 4:35 PM
Subject: Fwd: NYS Budget bill up for approval for April 1, 2018 includes late term Abortion expansion-ACT NOW

Good Afternoon All,

I am taking the liberty of sharing with you an email I received from Ed McEneney regarding a move by Governor Cuomo of NY to exband Abortion beyond the disgrace and abomination it already is and he has taken a move from the playbook of the United States Government by adding the Abortion Bill to a Proposed NYS Budget Bill up for a vote on April 1, 2018. I would respectfully ask you to read the email and Attachment and act or not according to your beliefs and values. Share it or not, your call. For those of you, as I am, not a resident of NYS, you may wish to keep an eye out for similar legislation in your own states whenever your budget bills come up for a vote.

By one count, since Roe v. Wade, 58 Million Babies have been killed in the United States since the Supreme Court played God in 1973. Goggle it if you wish to verify the number. It is a frightful number and it continues to grow.

Please consider a prayer for those precious Children whose lives were taken from them and the many women who continue to suffer the trauma of their decision to abort. There is no count on them but a story arises from time to time.

Thank you Ed. Thank you All. God Bless.

Phil Colon

-----Original Message-----
From: McEneney Edward J. (MC1959) 
Date: February 24, 2018 at 3:55:25 PM EST
To: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
Subject: NYS Budget bill up for approval for April 1, 2018 includes late term Abortion expansion-ACT NOW


I would like to bring to your attention very important news for your information and action.

New York State Budget Bill S.7511 / A.9511 up for approval April 1, 2018. In Relation to Late-Term Abortion Expansion (Part B) in the “Women’s Agenda” Article VII of the Budget Bill needs your attention. This legislation is one of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s non-fiscal “budget” bills that seeks to enact a multi-faceted new “women’s agenda,” similar to the “women’s equality act” put forth by the Executive in 2013. Part “B” of this legislation is a dangerous and unnecessary expansion of late-term abortion, and a leap into legalized infanticide. It should not be part of a budget bill and it should not become law. The Governor is using a NYS Budget legislation to expand late Term Abortions. I strongly urge you to oppose it.

In our current Public Health Law, there is a section that is called the "Baby Doe Law" (section 4164). Enacted in 1974, this law requires that whenever an abortion is performed after 20 weeks, a second doctor must be present whose responsibility is to take care of the child in case she is born alive. This should surely be uncontroversial – it is an element of basic humanity to provide care to a helpless vulnerable person. In fact, a related federal law, the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act was passed in 2002 by the House by a wide margin and the Senate by unanimous consent. Yet the Governor's bill would repeal the Baby Doe Law. In other words, he would deny health care to a vulnerable helpless child, crying for her mother and struggling to survive. He would leave her fate in the hands of an abortionist, whose primary job is to kill her.

Respect Life is not an issue-driven response to the contempt for human life, but an answer that gives voice to Truth—to the deepest identity of each person—that you are loved into existence by a God whose image you reflect. It is through this lens we are asking all to step up and let your voices be heard to the legislature and protect life! NOW! Abortion expansion, has nothing to do with government finances, within the context of budget negotiations. While some of the “women’s agenda’ Article VII legislative proposals may have merit, they deserve to be voted on as individual policies/bills, as has been done in the past by the Senate on important women’s concerns such as human trafficking and pregnancy discrimination.

Please follow the attached communication which is also part of this week’s St. Patrick’s Church Bulletin on the web; you can easily copy the link and simply voice your opinion.  I urge you to oppose S.7511 unless Part B is completely stripped from the bill.

I also urge you to pass this along to your friends and family in Christ.


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[JR: Hard to imagine a more anti-survival action by a species than abortion; makes it universally immoral. What if the child aborted was destined to cure cancer, run a 3 minute mile, or bring about world peace?]

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) shares a update on DeGennaro, Kate Nadel [MC2007] and baby


RE: Kate (Nadel) DeGennaro ’07 and Baby Makes 3 Update

Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney shared a FaceBook post. Kate and Baby Cameron were in our prayers. Kate had had a difficult delivery with complications, Baby  Cameron was Neo-Natal ICU as a precaution. Well, Kate & Baby Cameron are home and doing well. Kate thanks you all for your prayers. A Prayer of Thanks would not be remiss. Thank you. God Bless. Prayer Works.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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New Child

FaceBook Post  -  What a crazy adventure this week has been!! We welcomed our perfect little boy, Cameron Vincent DeGennaro, on 3/3/18 & he has truly stolen our hearts

A huge thank you to my amazing husband for your incredible support every single crazy step of the way. I cannot express how grateful I am to have had you by my side. I can already see that you are already an amazing Daddy and Cameron & I are so blessed to have you. How extra special that Cameron came into the world on 3/3, the same day we got engaged 3 years ago!

Happy 1 week birthday Cameron!

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DeGennaro, Kate Nadel [MC2007

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JOBIT: Cavanaugh, George [MC1963 RIP] 2018-Mar-12



George Cavanaugh

GUILDERLAND    George Cavanaugh, 76, of Guilderland passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, March 12, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in the Bronx and was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Anne Cosgrove Cavanaugh. George was a graduate of Manhattan College and SUNY Albany. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 through 1967.

George was employed with the N.Y.S. Retirement System for over 35 years, serving in several managerial positions before he retired. He was a kind and generous man that never had a negative thing to say about anyone.

George was a longtime member and former Grand Knight of the Father Joseph H. Boldt Knights of Columbus Council #3357. He was a faithful and dedicated communicant of Christ the King Church, where he served on several ministries including coordinator of lectors, eucharistic minister and the bereavement group. George was a volunteer reading teacher at the Giffen School in Albany and was recognized by Albany County for all of his charitable work. He was an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan.

George is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Sarah M. Cavanaugh; his son, Brian S. (Lauren) Cavanaugh; cherished grandchildren, Jeremiah and Lydia; and several much loved sisters and brothers-in-law; nieces and nephews. He is the brother of the late Joseph and Catherine Cavanaugh. The family would like to acknowledge and thank all the caregivers that have assisted George along his journey. Your kindness and compassion are truly appreciated.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with George's family on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 20 Sumter Ave., Guilderland. The parish family will gather at 4:30 p.m. for a service of prayer and remembrance. All are invited. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Church. Interment will follow in the Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Cristo Rey Network, 14 East Jackson Blvd., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL, 60604, or Christ the King Church in memory of George Cavanaugh. To leave a message of condolence for the family or to order flowers, visit CannonFuneral.com

Cannon Funeral Home 2020 Central Ave. Albany, NY 12205 (518) 869-1005

Published in Albany Times Union from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2018


Cavanaugh, George [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/

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Dear John,

I believe that George is a member of the Class of 1963.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cavanaugh, George [MC1963 RIP]

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JNEWS: Young, William [MC1989] 2018 Hibernian



By rctadmin on March 15, 2018

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The 2018 Hibernian of the Year honoree is William Young. Young was born in the Manhattan to John and Mary Jo Young (née Brett) in 1965. His father is a retired New York City Police officer and his mother is now retired from the Town of Orangetown town Clerk’s Office. His parents moved the family from the Bronx to Pearl River in 1977, where Young and his three siblings, Nora, John and Mary Kate, attended Pearl River High School. He graduated from Pearl River HS in 1983.

Young attended Manhattan College where he received his Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering in 1989 and his MBA in 1993. After graduating from Manhattan College, Bill joined PSE&G, a New Jersey-based utility, where he has held various engineering and management positions. He has been with PSE&G for twenty-nine years and is currently the Manager of Fuel Supply for PSE&G Power in Newark, NJ.

While at Manhattan College, Young met his wife, Lois FitzPatrick, who is from Manhasset, NY and a graduate of the College of Mount St. Vincent in Riverdale, NY. They recently celebrated their twenty-sixth wedding anniversary in November and reside in Nanuet with their three daughters: Kerry – a Marist College graduate and a kindergarten teacher at the Good Shepherd School in Inwood, Megan – a graduate of Boston College and currently in the doctorate of physical therapy program at Northeastern University, and Kiera – a junior at Siena College studying psychology. His daughters have all danced for the Inishfree School of Irish Dance out of the AOH, performing in many shows for Division III. They have competed at the Open Championship level nationally and internationally in Ireland, England, and Scotland.

Young has been a member of AOH Division III in Pearl River since 2004 and has been the divisions Financial Secretary for the last ten years. He became vice president of the Rockland County AOH in June 2017. He has been a member of the Town of Orangetown Planning Board twelve years and is a past board member of the Nanuet Black & Gold sports club. He has served on the scholarship committees of both the AOH and Nanuet Black & Gold club and is actively involved in their community sponsored events.

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Young, William [MC1989]

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JFOUND: Matystik, Walter (MC1972) on an amicus brief



Law Professors Urge CAFC to Uphold Cleveland Clinic Diagnostic Method Patents
By Steve Brachmann March 15, 2018

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On February 28th, a group of six patent law professors filed an amicus brief with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Cleveland Clinic v. True Health Diagnostics. The professors’ brief urges the Federal Circuit to reverse a finding by the lower court invalidating patents asserted by Cleveland Clinic covering diagnostic methods for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. According to the brief, the district court’s invalidation of Cleveland Clinic’s patents represents an improper application of 35 U.S.C. § 101, the basic threshold statute governing the patentability of inventions.

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The six law professors included as amici in this brief are Walter Matystik, associate provost and adjunct professor at Manhattan College; … … …

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Matystik, Walter (MC1972 MCstaff)

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JNEWS: Saulino, Lou [MC1970] director Glen Cove DPW



New DPW director has decades of experience
Saulino brings perspective, insight to department
Posted March 15, 2018 By Zach Gottehrer-Cohen

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“When you’re just driving around,” said Lou Saulino, the new director of the Glen Cove Department of Public Works, “you see things that maybe regular people don’t see.”

The concrete spoiling in the downtown parking garage, for example, or slabs of asphalt at risk of opening up into potholes.

“You’re always observing,” the 69-year-old from Farmingville said, adding that, as a civil engineer, “You always have that in your mind. It’s just the nature of the beast.”

Often, Saulino said, a municipality will put off regular maintenance projects, like the concrete in the garage, until they become necessary repairs, which cost more money and cause more problems. One of his top priorities is coming up with a “capital improvement plan,” which will allow the city to be proactive, rather than reactive, when it comes to its infrastructure.

Saulino has inheriting a host of problems that this approach might have helped prevent. The closing of East Beach Road, which leads to Prybil Beach, due to severe potholes, and the closure of Glen Cove’s wells, due to contaminants, are two examples.

In addition, less than two weeks after he was appointed to the directorship, the workers in the department’s highway division — Saulino called them a “very strong … excellent blue-collar staff” — had to contend with three winter storms in two weeks, with high winds that blew down trees and tore out power lines.

Saulino has been a civil engineer for 40 years. He got into the field because he had a head for math, and “it just seemed like a good place to hang my hat,” he said.

He spent his first nine years after graduating from Manhattan College as a public servant, working for New York state’s Department of Transportation — “a lot of a high-accident locations, or mediation coordination with the projects that were going on in … Nassau and Suffolk” — and then spent another year in Babylon doing roughly the same thing.

After that, Saulino moved into the private sector, where he worked for about 30 years in several firms, eventually working his way up to the executive level. Then, beginning in 2011, he took a hiatus, and began writing novels. He has self-published five books, mostly about sports, but most recently finished a murder mystery.

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Saulino, Lou [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Lou is a member of the Class of 1970.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Saulino, Lou [MC1970]

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JHQ: Manhattan Monthly: March 2018


[JR: Don’t have a live url for this month’s issue. It should have been there. When or if I find it, I’ll let you know.]


[JR: Someone forgot to upload it to the appropriate spot this month.]

$25 Million Gift to Transform School of Business

Thomas D. O’Malley ’63, former chairman of Manhattan College’s board of trustees, has provided the largest gift in Manhattan College history: $25 million to increase student scholarships and grants, support innovative teaching and research, and enhance and diversify learning opportunities within Manhattan College's School of Business, now known as The O’Malley School of Business.

Students, Faculty Reflect on Lenten Season

Manhattan College faculty, students and staff have submitted reflections that describe their spiritual journey throughout Lent.

Program Focuses on Women's Professional Development

The Office of Career Pathways has started a women’s professional development summer internship program, Women Inspiring Successful Enterprise, to develop female emerging leaders and empower them to advance professionally. The program was funded through a gift made by Jim Boyle ’61.

Students Assist Bronx Residents with Tax Returns

Students in the O’Malley School of Business are working with University Neighborhood Housing Program’s Northwest Bronx Resource Center to provide free tax preparation to low income families throughout the borough.

Jaspers Earn Top 10 Spot in Unilever Competition

Two chemical engineering students and one communication student competed in the UniGame, an international business competition that gave the students the opportunity to create a proposal that helped Ben & Jerry's tackle real business needs.

Summer Day Camp Open to Kids Ages 6-14

Manhattan College’s new Summer Day Camp is designed to advance the interests and creativity of children in math, science, arts, computer science and reading. The on-campus program will take place from Monday, June 25 to Friday, August 17 between 9am and 5pm, with open houses available from mid-March to early May.

Williams to Play in 3 on 3 National Championship

Senior Rich Williams was announced as one of 128 student-athletes from all 32 Division I college basketball conferences for the inaugural 3X3U National Championship to take place in San Antonio, Texas during the Men's Basketball Final Four weekend.

[JR: Since the link to the issue wouldn't work, I inserted the individual story links from Alma Mater's email.] 

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JFACEBOOK: Mawn, Joseph (MC1963) at the NYC parade


Joe Mawn March 17, 2010 · 
2018 03Mar 17 Mawn

The two of us! — with Theresa Mawn Tsakalakos.

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Mawn, Joseph (MC1963)

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ENDNOTE: Will "Human Flow" be propaganda?



Human Flow – an Amazon Original Movie
March 10, 2018 8:00pm by Barry Ritholtz
A ground-breaking new documentary about the global refugee crisis from Ai Weiwei.

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From the topic, I would assume it is worth watching. I really hope it's honest and not some more "political propaganda". I really don't care if the "propaganda" is from the left (i.e., the pseudo anti war group that only pop up when there is an R in the white house) or from the right (i.e., Fox News & Sean Hannity "carrying water" for Big Gooferment & the R's whenever a D is in the white house). I just don’t want to waste my time. I’ll watch it and report back if it’s worth the time.

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