Category Archives: JEmail

JEMAIL: Yamaoka, Joseph (MC1956) after tennis report


FROM: Yamaoka, Joseph (MC1956)

Hi All,

After tennis last night, the four of us repaired to Kellys for a brew or two.

The subject of Benghazi came up and I was surprised that the other three, who I believe fall somewhere
in the conservative half (as opposed to the liberal half) of the spectrum had not seen Bret Baier’s one hour
Fox special on 13 Hours in Benghazi. Before you trash this email, please at least take a minute or less to
read the FOX TEASER for the program below. Note that the teaser has several quotes by the men from the Annex Security Team who went to the embassy and probably saved the lives of about two dozen people under attack at the embassy. They were too late to save Ambassador Stevens.

I believe the program will be re-aired on Saturday (tomorrow) at 10 PM. It is riveting television. It goes into
a lot of detail about the events of that night. I encourage you to either view the program or DVR it and to judge for yourself whether the life of Ambassador Stevens could have been saved. If what these men said is true, it also begs the question: where up the chain of command did the order to stand down originate?

If you do view the program and believe that their story is credible, please encourage your friends to view it too.

The media (other than Fox) seems to refuse to follow the Benghazi story.

Thank you for putting up with this email.

Joe Yamaoka

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A Fox News Reporting special, hosted by Bret Baier, tonight uncovered the smoking gun of Benghazi and offered an inside look into the harrowing and tragic 2012 attacks that killed four Americans.

“13 Hours at Benghazi: The Inside Story” is told by members of the Annex Security Team. The special is based off a new book, “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi” by Mitchell Zuckoffwith the Annex Security Team.

What the security contractors described as initially a “pretty routine day” became a 13-hour battle.

Five minutes after the attack on the consulate, the team said they were ready to go – but they were delayed by a top CIA officer who told them to stand down.

“We were told to wait, stand down. We were delayed three times,” security contractor and co-author Kris (“Tanto”) Paronto told Bret Baier in tonight’s special.

If the team had not been delayed, they believe things would have turned out differently.

“Ambassador Stevens and Sean [Smith], yeah, they would still be alive, my gut is yes,” Paronto said.

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[JR: I and my tin foil hat are sure that the truth has not yet come out. And, like so MANY other “conspiracy theories”, it may never. And legit questions will be dismissed with that ad hominem attack “nut job”!]

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The full, first-hand account of what really happened in Benghazi can be seen when Fox News airs 13 hours at Benghazi: The Inside Story Friday night 10 p.m. (EDT), Saturday at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. (EDT), and Sunday at 8 p.m. (EDT)

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JR addendum:

Note I am not making any jokes about old men and tennis. I reserve those for my Classmate aka “Tennis Titan”.

And while this topic may be deemed “political”, I’m collecting it as evidence of life in the Class of 1956! You may draw your own conclusions about what type of “life” this is (i.e., intelligent; semi-; un).

You can visit my personal blog  for all my TINFOILHAT ravings. Those are tagged for easy access — TFHBENGAZI has four separate posts — there are 36 separate TFH tags for you reading pleasure.

Thanks for a fun email!

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JEMAIL:Antenucci, John (MC1959) supplies a shot of mugs



This is a little late, but it is a good picture with fond memories. The photo was taken at the 2014 Reunion. The photographer was Ben Arne, a free lance photographer. He wanted to get a photo of the Class of 1959, celebrating 55 years since graduation.

In the photo from left to right are the following. George Apuzzi, Edward McEneney, John Antenucci, Lee Angioletti, Missing in the middle is Ronald Derubeis, George Skau, Mauro “Mickey” D’Addato and Ricardo “Dick” Barbieri.

Hope you can get the photo, which is in pdf format

John Antenucci, B.S ’59

Manhattan Grads 55 years ago 2014

[JR: Best I could do with what I had to work with. Hope I look that good at “55”! Mozel Tov.  ]

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JEMAIL: Dans, Peter E. (MC1957) detected snarky


From Dans, Peter E. (MC1957)

The quote in the Post-traction about Pope Francis was OK up to the point that the writer slammed Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI with the snarky “angels on the head of a pin” dig. It was both unnecessary for the Obama comparison he was making and unfair to someone who will be recognized as one of the greatest and humblest of Popes ever. He will be declared a saint in due time.

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[JR: It was in the “end note”.   And, I thought it was a fair differentiation between the two world views. Both men have their own “style”.   For all the homespun humility of Pope Francis, I suspect that he, like most Pope’s, is made of sterner stuff.   Critiquing them is far above my pay grade, but I will observe on the differences.   What I took away from the whole article was summed up by that quote about “People Who Say It Can’t Be Done … … should not interrupt those who are doing it.” — attributed to George Bernard Shaw  And, after all, it is important to know how many angels will fit on that proverbial pin. ]

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JEMAIL: Dooley, Brendan H. (MC1957B) rejoins the distribution


Somehow, somewhere I was dropped from your mailings. Would appreciate getting on your mailing list again, {Privacy Invoked}.

Thank you
Brendan 57B

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Dooley, Brendan H. (MC1957B)

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Invite extended. You just need to accept. It prevents me from spamming folks.

welcome back.


[JR: It always makes me feel good to have joiners or rejoiners. Gets lonely here on the Collector In Chief’s Desk in the Virtual Jasper Newsroom!]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Bonomini, Lou [MC1951]


Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney received a note from his Mt. St. Michael Classmate and Fellow Jasper, John Sullivan ’63. John asks for our prayers for another Fellow Jasper and former neighbor of Mike’s, Lou Bonomini ’51. Lou has been diagnosed with Liver Cancer and needs our prayers. Some of you may know Lou. He is a Korean War Veteran and Member of VFW Post # 8213, Somers, N.Y. Please keep Lou and his Family in your prayers as we pray that the MDs contain the Cancer and are able to begin the process of restoring Lou to good health again. Thank you John for sharing the information with us. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Sullivan, John [MC1963]

Bonomini, Lou [MC1951]

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Good Evening All,

If you have received multiple Prayer Request this evening from me regarding Lou Bonomini, I apologize. My computer was doing very strange things and it took some doing for me to get it somewhat under control. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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[JR: Sorry for your trouble but it happens. My software groups them all into one thread. No big deal.]

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JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973] and a thought-filled “pre-obituary”


FROM: ’Michael J. McFadden’
ON: Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 1:22 AM

To {Privacy Invoked}: Thank you for sharing a very heartfelt and thought-filled “pre-obituary.” We’ll all be there eventually, and all too few of us really put enough planning into it. I’m writing this also to specifically suggest something, although I don’t know specifically where to point you. There are several “memorial” type sites that I have seen over the years where they host an obituary and have a sign-in book for people to leave their remembrances and condolences to family members. They are done very well, and I’ve seen some very meaningful messages left on them over the years. I know that I’ve been far more active in getting to “know” people and develop friendships on the internet than in person over the past 20 years or so, and so I think for myself such a thing would certainly be worth looking into (I’m 20 years your junior, but it’s never too early to be thinking.)

I wish you well in your future trip, and will send a note of good fellowship up with you to show St. Pete or whoever if he’s hanging around the gateway! Hopefully see you hanging out on the Jasper Cloud someday!

Michael J. McFadden
Peace Studies, 1973

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McFadden, Michael J. [MC1973]

[JR:  Obviously, some troll is torturing Japser McFadden about his opinions. I always like well written sarcasm. What’s funnier is that I am I am listening to @tswift13 signing one of her “signature anthems” Mean! Seems perfect. “All You Are Mean!”  A funny way to start off the week.]

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JEMAIL: (A Jasper who wishes to remain anonymous.) had a good idea


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My thinking is that it’s a bit different than our traditional interest-based or professional groups which include, for example, our GOLD group, or “graduates of the last decade” (young alumni). The latter has a standalone committee and helps us organize events specifically geared toward younger alumni. I’m not sure that model would apply best in this instance, but rather, perhaps the route is to engage volunteers from that generation and have them do more outreach around targeted events and appeal to them via direct and personalized communications, etc. It’s basically what we’re doing now but putting a name to it and giving those efforts more specialized attention.

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[JR: While I personally object to being “not gold”, please advise if this makes sense to u?  ]

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