Daily Archives: June 9, 2019

JFOUND Rojas,Albert G. [MC1995] @ CEO Centurion Solar Energy

2019-Jun-09

Dear John,

             I believe that Albert is a member of the Class of 1995.

                 Mike

On 6/9/2019 11:13 AM, Jasper Fjohn68
wrote:

Albert G. Rojas
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at Centurion Solar Energy, LLC
498 Den Rd., Stamford, Connecticut, United States

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JEMAIL: Ryan, Todd [MC2019] grad party reported by on-scene reporter McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2019-Jun-09

Dear John,

Attached is a picture of 12 JASPERS, Class years from 1953 to 2019, at the party celebrating the graduation of Todd Ryan,’19.

The well attended party was held at Todd’s family’s home in New Jersey.

It was a shame to cut this great cake!

A great day!

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2019 06Jun 09 jasper cake

2019 06Jun 09 jasper party

[JR: Looks like fun, but no pictures of you wearring the lampshade?]

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Louis Calvelli 
10:27 AM (14 minutes ago)
 
This is awesome!

Louis J. P. Calvelli
Director of Alumni Relations

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ADMINISTRIVIA: Correction — Noa Pothoven, teen NOT euthanized in the Netherlands

2019-Jun-09

ENDNOTE: Noa Pothoven, teen euthanized in the Netherlands
2019-Jun-08

https://www.wnd.com/2019/06/slippery-slope-teen-euthanized-for-insufferable-life/

WND
SLIPPERY SLOPE: TEEN EUTHANIZED FOR ‘INSUFFERABLE’ LIFE
Assisted-suicide pioneer regrets allowing it for depression 
ART MOORE

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[JR: There’s a update from a different source.]

The Daily Grind
TheDaily@thedailygrind.news
June 9th, 2019

The Headline

Dutch rape victim passes away from anorexia after requesting euthanasia

The Grind

On June 2nd, Dutch rape victim Noa Pothoven died after asking for euthanasia. She was 17 years old.

“Maybe this comes as a surprise to some, give my posts about hospitalization, but my plan has been there for a long time and is not impulsive,” she wrote on Instagram.

While initial reports claimed her death was the result of euthanasia, witnesses say she passed away from anorexia. Follow-up reports confirmed there were no signs of euthanasia.

“I have quit eating and drinking for a while now, and after many discussions and evaluations, it was decided to let me go because my suffering is unbearable,” she wrote. “I’m still breathing, but I’m not alive anymore.”

The Details

Pothoven developed anorexia, depression, and PTSD after she was molested and raped at ages 11, 12, and 14. She finally reported the attacks to police at age 16.

“I relive the fear, that pain every day,” wrote Pothoven in her memoir. “Always scared, always on my guard. And to this day my body still feels dirty…My house has been broken into, my body, that can never be undone.”

Pothoven was admitted to a hospital last year after her refusal to eat left her organs in critical condition. Doctors placed her into a medically-induced coma and attached tubes to provide nutrients.

When she awoke, her request for euthanasia was turned down.

“They consider that I am too young to die,” she told reporters. “They think I should finish my trauma treatment and that my brain must first be fully grown. That lasts until your 21st birthday. It’s broken me, because I can’t wait that long.”

Euthanasia has been legal in the Netherlands since 2002, but only in cases of “hopeless and unbearable” suffering. Patients between the ages of 12-16 must obtain parental consent.

Rumors that Pothoven was euthanized stem from her recent conversation with the “end of life” clinic, a controversial facility where doctors reconsider patients’ requests for euthanasia.

Pothoven invoked her legal right not to be force-fed last week and passed away Sunday surrounded by friends and family.

[JR: This puts a completely different spin on it.  Hard to imagine what this poor child went through. She made her choice.  We can only pray for her soul.  And carefully watch for any regression on “right to life” issues.]

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POSITRACTION: “Thousands of people” demonstrate their charity

2019-Jun-09

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/strangers-donate-thousands-to-20-year-old-woman-raising-5-siblings/

Since Officers Gave Her a Car, Strangers Have Donated Thousands to 20-Year-old Raising Her 5 Siblings
By Good News Network-Apr 22, 2019
 
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Thousands of people have come together in order to support a 20-year-old woman who has been supporting her five younger siblings since their parents died.

Sam Rodriguez is the oldest of her brothers and sisters, ranging in age from 5 to 17. Since both of their parents died from cancer within the last five years, she has taken charge of their family.

Last week, the siblings made national headlines after their local police department published a video of themselves presenting Sam with a new car. The kids’ story was shared thousands of times – and it has resulted in thousands of readers donating to a GoFundMe campaign for the family.

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Here’s an example of private charity in action.  For all that everyone says that our society is greedy, self-involved, or uncaring, here’s a refutation.

Like the widow’s mite, a lot of small efforts add up.

For me, it’s the best way to sneak in the side door at the Pearly Gates.

Allow me to quote from my novel:

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Have you heard that old Irish adage about “good works only count if done in secret”. Funny, I learned that from my maternal English Protestant grandmother who wanted to teach me about my maternal grandfather’s “heathen Irish culture that has a few good points”.

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ROFL!  But still very true.

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