JASPER JOTTINGS Week 20 - 2018 May 20   

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



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POSITRACTION: “Man With the Golden Arm” donated blood nearly every week for 60 years



He donated blood every week for 60 years and saved the lives of 2.4 million babies
POSTED 6:30 PM, MAY 11, 2018, BY CNN WIRE

James Harrison, known as the "Man With the Golden Arm," has donated blood nearly every week for 60 years.
By Doug Criss, CNN

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Most people, when they retire, get a gold watch. James Harrison deserves so much more than that.

Harrison, known as the “Man With the Golden Arm,” has donated blood nearly every week for 60 years. After all those donations, the 81-year-old Australian man “retired” Friday. The occasion marked the end of a monumental chapter.

According to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, he has helped saved the lives of more than 2.4 million Australian babies.

First, a note about antibodies

Harrison’s blood has unique, disease-fighting antibodies that have been used to develop an injection called Anti-D, which helps fight against rhesus disease.

This disease is a condition where a pregnant woman’s blood actually starts attacking her unborn baby’s blood cells. In the worst cases, it can result in brain damage, or death, for the babies.

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An amazing contribution to humanity.

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. "Key West Lou" (MC1957) remembers Goebel, Roger [MC1957 RIP]



Posted on May 6, 2018 by keywestlou

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Roger J. Goebel met his Maker on April 20, 2018. Roger was 82.

The meeting had to be an interesting one. Roger an intellectual. A genius. Few could match his mental acumen.

Roger’s life was committed to the law. The last 33 years as a Professor at Fordham Law. He might very well be serving as a counselor to the Lord today.

Strange I am writing about Roger today. The last time I saw him was on the day we both graduated from Manhattan College in 1957. My only connection with him since has occasionally reading about him in the news. Prior to teaching law, he was a partner with an international law firm. He spent many years in the firm’s Paris office.

Roger and I developed a strange relationship. He was beyond me mentally. I doubt anyone was of his intellectual level. Which meant he was a loner.

For some reason, we became friends in our last two years at Manhattan. We would walk one or two evenings a week around the campus chatting. Sometimes at his level, sometimes at mine. I found him to be a lonely person. His intellect setting him aside from others.

God love you, Roger! Sad we never spoke again after Manhattan.

I would never have known Roger died were it not for a fellow Manhattan graduate, John Reinke. Class of 1968. Reinke publishes a weekly internet periodical Jasper Jottings. Manhattan College is known less formally as the Jaspers.

How John gets Jasper Jottings out amazes me. Alumni detail big time.

Keep up the good work, John. You help so many of us in small but important ways.

Another Manhattan graduate who also became a lawyer is presently in the news daily. Rudy Giuliani. Not a class mate of Roger and I. Giuliani graduated some 8-10 years after us.

I have spoken/written of Giuliani the past few days several times. In this blog, my newspaper column, my podcast, and Facebook live video. The man is over the hill. His time has passed.

I suspect Trump has brought him on his team as an ego booster. He is not helping him legally.

Perhaps Trump does have a genius. By keeping Giuliani at his side, he keeps the news on Giuliani and not himself.

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Goebel, Roger [MC1957 RIP]

Giuliani, Rudy [MC1969]

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

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JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) on his "endnote"


Endnote looks great John! :) Let's see if we get any good further thoughts on it from MC folks on your list!

There's another element to the 60s antiwar movement that we don't have today: The Draft. Sad to say, but the self-interest element likely had a lot to do with antiwar demonstrations/activisms back then. If my memory is correct of the times, the draft lottery took a LOT of steam out of the movement as about 1/2 of "the boys" were able to pretty much stop worrying about being drafted and could just go back to getting stoned 'n lazing about with their gals. (Not that there was much "getting stoned" back in those 1970-era MC days: I remember my RA roommate Timothy seeking people who knew what pot smelled like so he could patrol his floor sniffing for pot fumes. LOL! Today they'd probably ignore the pot because "Pot Smoke was created by God and was good for us!" while searching out the Evil Tobacco Smokers because "Tobacco Smoke was created by Satan and will kill all of us!")

- Michael

McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)

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[JR: I’m sure that’s one reason “the Draft” was eliminated.  That and it took the pressure of the politicians and bureaucrats. Charlie Rangel keeps reintroducing it — and while I rarely agree with him — it would be a way of curtailing the “American Empire” and the neocon / Military Industrial Complex from being in “eternal warfare”.  Give DJT45 credit, if peace and be achieve in Korea, then we should bring the troops home from there once and for all time.  That’s what I’d like to see.]

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JLINKEDIN: Almonte, Arinely [MC1995] Mgr - Client Reporting @ OppenheimerFunds



Almonte, Arinely [MC1995]

Seasoned marketing professional focused on delivering marketing communications and client service.
Greater New York City Area
15+ years in the financial services industry; marketing to institutions, financial advisors, and theirclients.
Manager - Client Reporting

Lead marketing and project management tasks involving the development of marketing materials for new domestic and international product launches, collaborating with partner teams to maximize project management efficiencies, and providing a full range of product reporting to a global client base.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Goebel, Roger [MC1957 RIP]


Good Afternoon All,

George Skau asks for our prayers for a Classmate and Friend of his, Roger James Goebel, Esq.'57. Roger was called home on April 20, 2018. He was 82 Years old. For 33 years he was Law Professor at Fordham University. Prior to his Tenure at Fordham, he was a Partner in an International Law firm and spent several years at the Paris, France office. A recognized International Scholar thought of by many as a genius. His accomplishments are two numerous to list, his reputation larger than life. He will be missed by so many whose lives he touched. A Memorial Service will be held in the Fall. Thank you George. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) thinks that the anti-war movement was more authentic


I would disagree that the anti-war movement was always about Nixon. I remember it starting even when Johnson was still prez - "hey LBJ, how many kids did you kill today..." It continued as Nixon continued the war - then maybe took on an anti-Nixon element as the evils of his administration began to become more clear....A time of great ferment - do you remember "Jasper Liberation City" on the Quad and the chants of "no say, no pay...?"

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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


Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney has asked for our prayers for their Daughter Terri. Terri took a fall in her home and suffered a Cocussion. Terri is home recuperating but is still in pain. We pray that this good woman recuperates fully and quickly and free of any complication. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: McCarthy, Edward J. [MC???? RIP] 2018-May-11



Edward J. McCarthy

Edward J. McCarthy of Lakewood, NJ died Friday, May 11th after a brief illness. Born in New York City to Edward J. and Irene (Heffernan) McCarthy, he grew up in Inwood in Manhattan. Edward attended Good Shepherd Elementary School, Manhattan Preparatory High School and Manhattan College. He served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, reaching the rank of Captain.

In 1959, he married Joan (Mannix) McCarthy. Joan and Ed settled in Allendale, NJ, where they raised their four children and lived for thirty-three years. While in Allendale, he served as Chairman of the Board of Adjustments, Town Councilman, and coached numerous sports teams for his children and their friends. Edward was a parishioner at the Church of the Presentation and member of the Knights of Columbus.

Edward worked for thirty-seven years with Continental Can. He then worked seventeen years as a partner for Source Alliance, an executive recruiting firm for the packaging industry. Edward is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-eight years, Joan (Mannix) McCarthy; his much-loved brother Timothy J. McCarthy and wife Alice of Vero Beach, FL and Newtown Square, PA; four adoring children, Jeanne and son-in-law Arthur Augugliaro of Haddonfield, NJ; Edward McCarthy Jr. of Glen Rock, NJ; Sheila and son-in-law Paul DeFelice of Wilton, CT and Jennifer and son-in-law Jonathan McHenry of Kinnelon, NJ. He is also survived by fourteen cherished grandchildren; Alex Augugliaro and wife Emily of Cherry Hill, NJ; Andrew, Adam and Amanda Augugliaro of Haddonfield, NJ; Ryan and husband Conor Wynne of Pleasantville, NY; Matthew McCarthy and fiancé Katie Mettler of Sloatsburg, NY; Michael McCarthy of Arlington, VA; Scott and Desha McCarthy of Glen Rock, NJ; James, Colin and Liam DeFelice of Wilton, CT and Caitlyn and Jack McHenry of Kinnelon, NJ.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 16th from 3pm-8pm at the Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey, NJ. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 17th at 10am at the Church of the Presentation, 271 West Saddle River Road in Upper Saddle River, NJ. Interment will follow at Peach Pond Cemetery in North Salem, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Edward's name to Fisher House (www.fisherhouse.org). Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay free of charge while a loved one is in the hospital. Edward was very proud of his service in the Marine Corps, and this was a cause very close to his heart. Please send tributes, memories and condolences to vanemburghsneider.com.


McCarthy, Edward J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JUPDATE: Collins, David Joseph [MC1979 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Collins, David Joseph [MC1979 RIP] 2018-Apr-26


David Joseph Collins
1943 - 2018


Collins, David Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that David is a member of the Class of 1979

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Collins, David Joseph [MC1979 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Houlihan, Thomas Michael [MC1961 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Houlihan, Thomas Michael [MC1961 RIP] 2018-Apr-25
Thomas Michael Houlihan

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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1961.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Houlihan, Thomas Michael [MC1961 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Scully, Christopher [MC1992] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JNEWS: Scully, Christopher [MC1992] Joins CFO @ PPD
Christopher Scully Joins PPD as Chief Financial Officer
Updated: May 04, 2018 08:01 AM EDT

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Dear John,

I believe that Christopher is a member of the Class of 1992.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Scully, Christopher [MC1992]

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MOBIT: Dobransky, Catherine M. [MCstaff RIP] 2018-May-14



Catherine M. Dobransky

Irvington - Catherine M. Dobransky, 88, a longtime resident of Irvington passed away on May 14, 2018. Born and raised in Yonkers, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Dobransky. Catherine was an Associate Registrar at Manhattan College in Riverdale for over 47 years. She was a devout Catholic and lived her life serving others.

Catherine is survived by her brother Rudolph (Lorraine) Dobransky and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Emil, sister-in-law Margaret and niece Jeannie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 16 N Broadway, Irvington, NY 10533.

Mass of the Resurrection Thursday 10AM Immaculate Conception Church, Irvington. Visiting Thursday 8:30-9:30AM Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, 64 Ashford Ave, Dobbs Ferry.


Published in the The Journal News on May 16, 2018


Dobransky, Catherine M. [MCstaff RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JOBIT: Flinter, William J. [MC???? RIP] 2018-May-10



Flinter, William J.
April 1, 1937 - May 10, 2018

William J. Flinter of Long Boat Key, Florida passed away peacefully on May 10, 2018.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Anne Carron, his three children William (Lee Ann), Carron Eilers (Michael), and Edward (Karine), and his ten grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Flinter and Katherine McDonald, and his brothers, John and Joseph.

Bill grew up in the Bronx. He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School, Manhattan College, and Harvard Business School. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Army.

Bill first worked as a CPA before moving to Wall Street. He spent over 25 years as an equity trader then retired to Longboat Key where he enjoyed playing golf and cards with great friends.

Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx, NY or charity of your choice.

Published in Herald Tribune from May 15 to May 17, 2018


Flinter, William J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook:  Same link

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JHQ: Manhattan Monthly — May 2018



Breaking Ground on the Higgins Engineering & Science Center

The future three-story structure, slated for completion in the fall of 2020, will modernize the facilities supporting the College’s engineering and science programs.

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Commencement Exercises Take Place This Week

Between the assortment of academic opportunities students have seized, and the ways in which they're preparing for the professional world, the possibilities have been limitless for Manhattan College's class of 2018.

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Kirsten Battocchio '18 Named Undergraduate Valedictorian

Kirsten Battocchio '18, a United States Marine Corps veteran, is Manhattan College's undergraduate valedictorian and will speak on behalf of the class of 2018 at Undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 18.

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Kaveri Krishnan '18 (M.S.) is Spring Commencement Valedictorian

A standout in Manhattan College’s organizational leadership program, Kaveri Krishnan ’18 (M.S.) is the Spring Commencement valedictorian and will speak on behalf of her classmates on Wednesday, May 16.

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Students Lead City-Wide Outreach During Mission Month

Students and faculty spent the month of April volunteering in New York City. In doing so, they carried out the Manhattan College mission, to lead and serve our community.

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Work Begins on Gaelic Park Athletic Center

Progress has begun on Manhattan's Gaelic Park Athletic Center (GPAC), the new locker room, office, and training room facility for the Jaspers' outdoor sports set to open this fall.

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JOBIT: Campanella, Joseph [MC1948 RIP] 2018-May-16



Joseph Campanella dies at 93 after six-decade Hollywood career as prolific character actor
By Dailymail.com Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:17 EDT, 17 May 2018 | UPDATED: 00:17 EDT, 17 May 2018

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He had more than 200 titles to his name after an acting career in Hollywood spanning six decades.

Joseph Campanella, 93, passed away on Wednesday at his home in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of LA on Wednesday, Variety reported.

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Campanella, Joseph [MC1948 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

[JR: Doesn’t mention connection to Alma Mater?]

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MLINKEDIN: 2018 Always A Jasper Luncheon


Always A Jasper Luncheon

Susan Fiorentino
Assistant Director Alumni Relations at Manhattan College

We were proud to present the Class of 2018 with Alumni pins at the first "Always A Jasper Luncheon".

We wish you the best of luck as you embark on the journey as Alumni of Manhattan College and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Alumni Events!


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JOBIT: Bulich, James Anthony [MC???? RIP] 2018-May-15



James Anthony Bulich
CATSKILL- James Anthony Bulich, 78, a lifelong resident of Catskill passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

A son of the late John and Johanna Nemec Bulich, he graduated valedictorian from St Patrick’s Academy in 1957. Jim attended Manhattan College, and then served in the U.S. Army 4th Armored Division’s 41stInfantry, stationed in Germany from 1960-1962.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Irene Volker Bulich; his children, James (Micaela), Matthew (Kirsten), Stephen, Daniel (Kelly); grandchildren, Matthew, James Nathaniel (Katarina), Seth, Jordan, Kassadi, Leighann, Jacob, Kaelyn, Travis, and Sawyer; brothers, Antone and Raymond; sisters, Kathryn Staccio, Mary Rauf, Millie Brumaghin, and Sandy Traver; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jon and Vicki Rath, and Richard and Marlene Buoniconto; niece, Kathy Salisbury; nephew, Charlie (Maryanne) Staccio; and many other nieces and nephews. Jim’s brothers Stanley, John, Frank, and sisters, Rose Wynn, Helen Osborn, Lucy Sullivan, died previously.

He was co-owner of Bulich Mushroom Company, founded by his father, until 1978. He then became a real estate agent working for Century 21 before founding Rip Van Winkle Realty of which he was broker/owner and certified appraiser until his retirement in 2016.

Jim was a generous supporter of youth sports and a coach in Catskill Little League. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sports. He was a member and past president of many civic organizations including Greene County Board of Realtors, Columbia Greene Board of Realtors, and the Capital District Chapter of New York Forest Owners Association. He was also a past president of the Catskill Rotary and received a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.

He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hunting, birding, and forest management. He was especially fond of deer hunting in the Adirondacks, hunting areas in Crown Point, Indian Lake, and Benson for over 40 seasons with many friends and family. Jim was a gentleman who gave tireless and unselfish service in upholding the highest standards of humanitarianism and fellowship toward the community.

Special thanks to Dr Merkham, NYOH, the doctors, nurses, and staff of CMH and hospice for their care, comfort, and compassion given to Jim and his family. There will be a gathering of family and friends on Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. A prayer service will be offered by Fr. Steve Matthews at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Private interment, with military honors, will be in the Town of Catskill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made for the CMH Hospice Unit to “The Community Hospice”, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, N.Y., 12208. Messages of condolence may be made to MillspaughCamerato.com Arrangements by Robert J. Gaus.

Published in the Daily Freeman on May 17, 2018


Bulich, James Anthony  [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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


Good Morning All,

Lou Calvelli has shared a prayer request for Fellow Jasper, John Roe '56 of New Hyde Park, N.Y. John suffered a stroke a few days ago in Naples, Florida. He is recovering and will be flown to Long Island on a Medical Jet. Please pray for John's full and speedy recovery free of complication. Please keep John's Wife, Colette and their Children, Karen and John, in your prayers as well. Thank you Lou. Thank you, Jim Connors. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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


Good Morning All,

The following Prayer Requests need our attention.

From Mike McEneney, please raise the volume for the New Born Baby Granddaughter of fellow Jasper Ed Borrelli '73. She is the Baby Daughter of Fellow Jasper Christen M. Borrelli '06. The Baby has had one Operation and is in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit recovering from her Surgery. We pray that the Surgery has resolved the Baby's problem and that no further Surgery is necessary for this precious tyke and that she will soon be going home. Please keep her Mom, Christen, in your prayers as well.

I ask for your prayers for the Daughter of a friend down here in Delaware. Therra is the Mother of three children under the age of 5 with the youngest being less than one year old. Therra has been diagnosed with Cancer that has spread throughout her body and she is in critical
condition but not giving up. Therra is a Faith centered young woman who places her trust in God. Please raise the volume for this young woman and her Family during this very desperate time,

Please continue to keep Teri '81, Mike McEneney's Daughter, in your prayers as she continues to recover from her fall and Concussion.

Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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ENDNOTE: Against "gun free" zones — just a dumb idea



Rand: Shooters Aren’t Shooting Up the Sheriff’s Office – They Go ‘Where There Is No Self-Defense’

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During an interview with the Fox News Channel on Friday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) argued that schools can’t be defenseless and disturbed shooters “aren’t so disturbed that they’re going to shoot up the sheriff’s office. They’re showing up where there is no self-defense.”

Rand said, “I think the first thing we should do is, there needs to be an announcement by every school district that we’re going to defend our children, and that we’re not going to have a sign outside that [says], ‘We’re defenseless.’ And I think that’s the problem, is that we do have these homicidal or crazy or mentally disturbed kids, but they still aren’t so disturbed that they’re going to shoot up the sheriff’s office. They’re showing up where there is no self-defense.”

He added, “I think we get distracted. We start talking about something that Republicans and Democrats disagree with on gun control. … Look, every Hollywood actor that hates guns has armed bodyguards defending them. So, they hate guns unless the guns are defending them. Let’s announce tomorrow and let’s encourage everybody who protects our kids, superintendents, principals, school boards, announce tomorrow we’re not going to leave our kids defenseless. We are going to defend our schools from crazy people with guns.”

Rand also argued that we need to try to stop people who have psychiatric disorders that cause them to act violently and prevent people who are crazy from getting firearms. He further said there isn’t enough work being done to keep people who are mentally unstable or breaking the law from having guns.

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So sad.  No mass shooting at gun shows, gun clubs, police stations, and such.  It’s all about sprinkling some sheepdogs in among the sheep.


Criminals don’t follow laws.

Don’t get me wrong.  I don’t want guns in the hands of untrained people.  But if you’re a committed gun owner, I trust you to do the right thing.  More so than leaving people as “cannon fodder”.  If I was carrying concealed and wasn’t sure I could “safely” make the shot, I wouldn’t, and I am sure every other gun owner, would not even try.  When people are dying, they deserve all the protection that we gun owners can give them.

Will it stop every shooting, probably not.  Will it make these crazy people think twice, quite probably.  They may be crazy but they are not stupid.

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GUNS: Let’s sprinkle in a few “sheepdogs” with big teeth in the flock
Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 at 20:26
Ferdinand John Reinke

"I particularly like unlimited concealed carry. If the criminal regards the general public as sheep to be shorn, then let’s sprinkle in a few “sheepdogs” with big teeth in the flock.

Guess which gay to bash? Buzz, wrong, you picked a Pink Pistol and you’re dead!

Guess which woman to bash? Buzz, wrong, you picked a Paxton Quigly and you’re dead!

Guess which brown person to bash? Buzz, wrong, you picked a Massad Ayoob and you’re dead!"


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