Tag Archives: MC1972

JFOUND: Byrnes, William C. [MC1972] University of Colorado Boulder



BYRNES, William C. associate professor

BS, Manhattan College; MA, Appalachian State University; PhD, University of Wisconsin

University of Colorado Boulder

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Byrnes, William C. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1972.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Byrnes, William C. [MC1972]

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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) opines on tin foil hat sizes


Dear f. John,

You do wonderful work here as editor and CIC – but – time to loosen the
tin foil hat a bit….

mike toner
BEE 72
Buffalo, NY

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Toner, Mike (MC1972)

[JR: Sorry but read my regular blog and you’ll find out how tight a fit it is. Remember Andy Grove’s “Just because you are paranoid, doesn’t mean they are not after you.” I just want answers and evidence. Not cover ups, denial, and “spin”. ]

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JFOUND: Heinegg, Andrew C. [MC1972] co-author Applying the Rules of Evidence



Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know
Course Book
Copyright Date:

March, 2014

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ANDREW C. HEINEGG is a sole practitioner in Poulsbo, Washington. He concentrates his practice in the areas of collections and commercial litigation. Mr. Heinegg is a frequent lecturer on topics related to his practice. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association. Mr. Heinegg earned his B.A. degree from Manhattan College and his J.D. degree from Gonzaga University.

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Heinegg, Andrew C. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Andrew is a member of the Class of 1972.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Heinegg, Andrew C. [MC1972]

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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) disagrees about the A train and Jasper-ness


Dear f. John,

I wonder why you would offer the opinion that an A train rider would likely not be a Jasper?

I was not a daily commuter but would often go home to LI on weekends. When returning to Alma Mater from home or from a foray into Manhattan (the borough), I would frequently take the A train to 168th St. and ride the elevator to the #1 train to complete the journey. I think I read somewhere that the A train’s run from 59th St. to 125th St. is the longest uninterrupted run in the subway system – so I felt like I was getting somewhere faster. Never did really figure out if the fuss/time of the elevator transfer at 168th negated the advantage.

But I do think you would find that Jaspers ride the A train. :-)

mike toner
Buffalo, NY
BEE ’72

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

[JR: I took the A when I lived at Indian Road. I suspected non-Jasperness from taking the A to Brooklyn. Didn’t sound it to me. But it’s just my opinion. We’ll see if she’s identified.]

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JEMAIL: Timmins, Patrick (MC1977) enrolls Timmins, Richard (MC1972)



I appreciate your screening process. Allow me to go thru the jottings metal detector. Sorry. I did not see other question prompts. I have been getting your newsy, helpful report for about 5 years. I receive jottings thru my personal e-mail which I rarely check ({Privacy Invoked}). I now would ask that it be additionally sent to my business address {Privacy Invoked}. I am legit. I graduated from Manhattan in 1977. I have been involved in the Alumni Thomas More society.

I would also like to ask you a favor. My brother , Richard Timmins, who graduated from Manhattan in 1972, has been intrigued thru the years on my stories about the jottings. Can you please add him {Privacy Invoked}.

Thanks for all you do. Have a good weekend.



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[JR: Done. I’m pushing the MAILCHIP option. So advise if the experience is not good.]

Timmins, Patrick (MC1977)

Timmins, Richard (MC1972)

[JR: Anyone can signup at http://eepurl.com/NAy_D and it’s still free.]

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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) has a gentler judgment of Seegr


Dear f. John,

Don’t forget that our beloved Christian Brothers are (small “c”) communists.

AFAIK, Pete Seeger never advocated for the violent overthrow of our government, but simply thought, for awhile that a different economic system might be more fair and just. Also, AFAIK, once he later saw the unfortunate political and human rights situation, that he renounced his membership in the Communist Party. We have to rid ourselves of the 1950’s - “are you now, or have you ever been…” mentality. What do you think you might have done before the kangaroo court of the HUAC in the 50’s? I hope - but am not always confident – that I would have taken the risk of non-cooperation that Pete did.

I am sure Pete had the clay feet that all of us do – but I don’t think that being part of the Communist movement – before the details of the brutality that the Stalinist government attached to it became known – is a great indictment.

Thanks, as always, for your good work as CIC. If you decide that a paid distribution service is needed, I’ll be happy to sign-up for a subscription that shares the cost — kind or a communist thing… :-)…

mike toner
Buffalo, NY
BEE ’72

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Toner, Mike (MC1972)

[JR: I just think that everyone goes nuts without remembering the complete picture. As we all do. I have no problem with anyone who choses freely. Like the Brothers. Unfortunately, we don’t get that with all the “Kings” and their diktats!

Who knows what we’ll do when the time comes. That’s why I only want small temptations. To match my character and ability.

Stalin, Communism, Fascism, and even “democracy” all seem to force folks to do stuff they don’t want to do. As a little L libertarian, if something is a great idea, then people won’t need to be forced to do it.

The distribution should remain free, just moving to “paid service”. Where I should have put it originally. Right now it looks like zero. But might be 120$ / year. If a lot of people sign up. You can be an alpha tester. Laff! Always a dangerous assignment.

Thanks for the kind words. Nice to know someone reads this stuff.]

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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) remembers McEntegart, Eileen F. [MCxtrustee RIP]


Dear f. John,

I had the pleasure of meeting former trustee, Eileen, and her sisters a few years ago at their home in Katonah. Their cousin, Fr. Peter Worn from Syracuse, is a very good friend. They were all charming women with old school grace and hospitality. I think it is of note that Eileen was an IT executive in an era when women in that field were few and far between. I should also ask for prayers for Eileen’s two sisters who were in a serious automobile accident during Eileen’s final illness.

It may also be of note that the sisters’ uncle was Bryan Joseph McEntagart, the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Bishop McEntagart was also a 1913 BA graduate of alma mater. Prior to becoming
Bishop of Brooklyn, Jasper McEntagart served on White House committees on child welfare under Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt. In 1941 he was elected Chairman of Catholic Charities and later served as the first executive director of Catholic Relief Services. He was also rector of the Catholic University of America before becoming Bishop of Brooklyn in 1957 where he served until 1968, the year of his death.

Thanks, as always for your work as CIC.

mike toner
BEE ’72
Buffalo, NY

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Toner, Mike (MC1972)

[JR: Thanks for your remembrance. And your kind words about my CICing.]

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JEMAIL: Toner, Mike (MC1972) wants single payer health care

Dear f. John,

The British healthcare system AFAIK has been in place since shortly after
WWII. So the rules and rewards of the system are presumably well known to
all. So why can’t the market question to potential docs be – here is what
you’ll get paid if you join the system – you decide if that reward is with
the time and sacrifice for training?

If the British have an acute shortage of docs (I don’t know but I don’t
think so) then the market would be saying that the salaries are not

In your reply to me you said, “Quality free health care is easily

available. Look at Saint Judes Childrens Hospital. Look at the ERs in any

It is impractical to think that anyone can get to St. Jude’s. And as for
city ER’s – who is paying for that now? Either we the taxpayers who have
to pay for people for who there is no affordable alternative to the ER,
which has to treat (stabilize) anyone who walks in. Under the ACA there
will be less expensive ways to treat people for routine care saving us
money. And the other way that people with no insurance get paid for is by
higher rates for those who do. That’s what’s not right about saying people
can go uninsured. Catastrophe will strike some of them – and the rest of
us will have to pay some of the bills. Another point about ER’s – they are
obligated to stabilize someone, but not to care for an underlying illness.
So if I have a cancer or other condition that might cause pneumonia and I
go the ER – all they have to do is get my pneumonia under control to the
point where I can be discharged – no obligation to do anything about my

There has to be a better way to care for us all. I prefer single payer or
national healthcare, but I don’t think you can make the case that the
present system or a totally market driven system is or would be adequate
to provide health care for all.

Thanks for your efforts with JJ and for keeping the conversation going.

mike toner
BEE ’72
Buffalo, NY
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Dear Fellow Jasper Mike:
I’m just a fat old white guy injineer and not liberal. What Eckynomics I learned at Alma Mater is that we live in a world of shortages son. (Why do I feel the spirit of of Colonel Nathan Jessup played by Jack Nicholson coming over me?) Any some one has to pay. You Jasper Mike, you Jasper Stebbins? You weep for the poor and sneer at the Productive Class as old meanies. You have that luxury. Because you in the deep and dark night your glad that Us, Producers are paying for your “entitlements”. I don’t care what you think the Unproductive Class is entitled to. I just rather that the “Unproductive Class” say thank you “Productive Class” and let us alone. Either way I don’t what you think they are entitled to. Just pick up a job, and stand a Post, like the rest of us.
I look at the human economy when run by truly free makers as a giant computing engine maximizing happiness. When you make your fellow humans happy, you are given “certificate of appreciation”. You can redeem those for the goods and services produced by your fellow humans. Everyone decides how much happiness they have earned by how they allocate their “certificate of appreciation”. It’s a maximizing function performed by the free market. That’s why steak costs more than hamburger. Caddys more than Fords. Girl children cost more than boys. (You get the idea.) Then comes along a gang of people who pontificate, “We KNOW best. And, you WILL do it the way we say.” Ludwig von Mises in Human Action points out that the size and breath of the human economy is unknowable. That’s the calculation problem! Without the free market, no one knows the “fair price”. Least of all the Gooferment!
So how do you know that this doctor is “entitled” to this and that mechanic should be “entitled” his care?
“health”, “health care”, “health care insurance”, or something else! 
It’s all about putting the politicians and bureaucrats in control of stuff they are clueless about.
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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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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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