GOOGLE+: Gerstner,Ronald [MC1962] Lives in Sydney Australia


Gerstner,Ronald [MC1962]
Attended Rensselaer Politechnic Institiute
Lives in Sydney Australia

retired computer consultant
retired computer consultant, present
IBM, Cybertron Computer Services

Rensselaer Politechnic Institiute
Electrical Engineering, 1958
Xavier High School
1954 – 1958
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Physics, 1959
Manhattan College
Electrical Engineering, 1962

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JLINKEDIN: Santella, Gennaro [MC1993] Contractor at GJG Home Improvement


2015 08Aug 30 geno

Santella, Gennaro [MC1993] 
Contractor at GJG Home Improvement LLC
West Harrison, New York

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JNEWS: Marshall, Thomas [MC1969] interim CEO Lehigh Regional Medical


CHS has appointed a new interim CEO for Lehigh Regional Medical Center
Posted by Editor on Aug 28, 2015 in Local, News

2015 08Aug 29 Thomas Marshall

Thomas Marshall

Thomas Marshall was recently appointed interim chief executive officer of Lehigh Regional Medical Center. Marshall has more than three decades of healthcare administration experience. Over his career, he has served in numerous leadership roles at hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country, including as CEO, Chief Financial Officer, and Acquisition Transition Coordinator. Thomas has experience Long Term Care; Outpatient Rehab; Inpatient Rehab; Psych Practice Management and Acute Care; also 4 years’ experience in Law Firm management with a Top AmLaw 200 firm.

According to Bill Rice Owner, William T. Rice & Associates LLC, “Thomas is a great leader in the Health Care Business”

Thomas is not a stranger to hard work, and long hours as he serviced as an Officer in the US Navy and a graduate of Manhattan College.

According to Diann Cimring the Marketing Director of Lehigh Regional Medical Center in an email; “Thomas will provide leadership at the hospital until a permanent CEO is appointed.”

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Marshall, Thomas [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1969.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Marshall, Thomas [MC1969]

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POSITRACTION: The first one to jump saves lives


Europe, Obama Hail Americans Who Stopped Train Attack

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Among the other heroes of the night-time drama was a Frenchman on his way to the toilet who was first to tackle the assailant as he entered the carriage, and a 62-year-old Briton who still had blood spattered over his shirt as he spoke to journalists on Friday night.

But it may have been Stone, 23, of Lajes Air Base, Azores, who took the biggest risk. Eskel said his nephew’s height of at least 6 feet 2 inches (1.9 meters) and Jujitsu martial art and American football background probably helped him.

“He was the first one to jump on him, he’s the one who got cut up … none of us are injured but Spencer took a few injuries and he just had no fear,” 23-year-old student Anthony Sadler, told Reuters.

“That’s our friend so once we saw him go we had to go and join him … we couldn’t have just left everybody die like that. It was a crazy situation, said Sadler, a student at Sacramento State University.

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There’s a survival theory about the three types of reaction — 50% freeze, 40% panic, and 10% act. And, it’s the action ones that survive. 

So we have about 5 of the people in that car who acted. 

Pretty interesting.

In another story, the criminal asked for his gun back?

As a pro-life pro-choice little L libertarian, I’m surprise that the criminal survived.

When defending yourself, most training is to kill. But, I guess these fellows were really good at controlling their emotions. After all it’s “kill or be killed”; not “restrain the perp or be killed”.

Criminals are not stupid. That’s why mass murderers seek out gun free zones.

We have to just change the incentives.


Anyway, hope that I can act like this hero and save some lives.

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JASPER JOTTINGS Week 35  – 2015 Aug 30

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


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ENDNOTE: 1,000 unnecessary deaths a day


Volume 26 · August 10th 2015 · Michael Greger, M.D.
High Blood Pressure May Be a Choice
Eating a diet low enough in sodium (salt) can prevent the rise in hypertension risk as we age.

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But if blood pressures over a hundred are associated with disease, maybe they should be considered abnormal, perhaps caused by our abnormally high salt intake—ten times more than what our bodies were designed to handle. Maybe, if we just ate a natural amount of salt, our blood pressures naturally would not go up with age, and we’d be protected. Of course, to test that theory you’d have to find a population in modern times that doesn’t use salt, or eat processed food, or go out to eat. For that, you’d have to go deep into the Amazon rainforest. Meet the Yanomamo people, a no-salt culture.

Lowest salt intake ever reported, which is to say a normal-for-our-species salt intake. And so, what happens to their blood pressure? They start out with a blood pressure of about 100 over 60 and end up with a blood pressure of about 100 over 60. Though theirs is described as a salt deficient diet, that’s like saying they have a diet deficient in Twinkies. They’re the ones, it seems, eating normal salt intakes apparently leading to truly normal blood pressures. Those in their 50’s have the blood pressure of a 20 year old. What was the percentage of the population tested that had high blood pressure? Zero, whereas elsewhere in Brazil, up to 38% of the population may be affected. The Yanomamos probably represent the ultimate human example of the importance of salt on blood pressure.

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Enter Dr. Walter Kempner and his rice and fruit diet. Patients came in with blood pressures of 210 over 140 down to 80 over 60. What was the reason he could ethically withhold all modern blood pressure medications and treat with diet alone? The drugs hadn’t been invented yet—this was back in the 1940’s. Now the diet wasn’t just extremely low salt, but strictly plant-based, extremely low fat, protein, and calories, but there is no doubt that Kempner’s rice diet achieved remarkable results, and Kempner is now remembered as the person who demonstrated, beyond any shadow of doubt, that high blood pressure can often be lowered by a low enough salt diet.

Forty years ago, it was acknowledged that the evidence is very good, if not conclusive, that a low enough reduction of salt in the diet would result in the prevention of essential hypertension—that rising of blood pressure as we age— and its disappearance as a major public health problem. It looks like we knew how to stop this four decades ago. In that time, how many people have died? Today, high blood pressure may wipe out 400,000 Americans every year; 1,000 unnecessary deaths a day.

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Excuse me, we KNEW this in 1940?

Are you kidding me?

In 2012, I was diagnosed with “high blood pressure” after being rejected for a platelet donation. I was put on a drug and a diuretic. The bp quickly dropped back to “normal”-ish on the high side. 

I really got the message when I went for my routine eye exam. (I NEED my eyesight.) The eye doc said: “Is your high blood pressure under control?” What! I asked how he knew and he said my eyes showed damage. Arghhhhhh!

Recently I began dating again. (Yeah, you can stop snickering now. Old dogs can be lovable. So too fat old white guy injineers.) To a pescatarian. (Not Presbyterian!) Someone who eats no meat but does eat fish. So naturally, when we go out, I’m a pescatarian too. And I noticed that my bp was going down. So much so, that the phlebotomists (i.e., tech who take my platelets) and my doc all remarked about the change. 

(I was 210/180 when rejected. Down to 140/110 after drug intervention. Now 100/65 with pescatarian diet and some very little additional exercise as measure by my Fitbit.)

Then, I listen to this video and maybe my problem all along is salt?

I love salt. Salt on my pizza with my beer is a must have.


In 1940, it was known — proven — that salt is the problem. 


The packages should have a skull and cross bones. Labeled like cigarettes.

Hope this helps my fellow Jaspers. It’s been a modest epiphany for me.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Theresa and Bob


Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney has asked for our prayers for friends, Theresa and Bob Sise. They are in Assisted Living and are not doing well. Please keep them in your prayers as we pray for improvement for them and some resolution to what ails them. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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