Category Archives: COMMENT

COMMENT: Kuhn, Rob (MC1973) thinks the endnote is pointless, inaccurate, whining

2018-Oct-15

RE: ENDNOTE: Putting the “goof” in Gooferment

Sun, Oct 14, 4:30 AM (1 day ago)

What? Not the responsibility of the engineers who created and manage the database – most likely non-Governmental vendors? How is blaming “the government” different from blaming the Catholic RELIGION for the actions of bad priests? Whether you’re criticizing incompetence or evil, it’s not accurate to characterize an organization as ONE thing unless you can indict — or applaud — every single member. Otherwise it’s pointless – and I repeat, inaccurate – whining.

Kuhn, Rob (MC1973)

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[JR: Three quick points: (1) The Government, with its self-assumed monopoly of force, is corrupt and unable to get out of its own way.  (2) Sure there is an obvious problem in the system design, but the lack of an over-ride or appeal is just as stupid. AND (3) I blame BOTH the politicians and bureaucrats in Gooferment for all its abuses AS WELL AS the entire Church and hierarchy for their crimes and cover ups. Do I have to indict every single participant in order to indict an organization? I think not. Pointless? Possibly but at least I can continue to expose the farce that we are facing! Inaccurate? Not! Whining? Probably since the problem appears to be unfixable. Thanks for the email and reading my rant.]

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COMMENT: Response from Brown, Gerald Xavier [MC1952 RIP] family

2018-Sep-12

RE: JOBIT: Brown, Gerald Xavier [MC1952 RIP] 2018-Sep-02

Thanks for the kind website note re: my Uncle Gerry (Gerald X. Brown). I shared your comment with my mother (Gerry’s little sister) and you made her day.

Kind regards,
Elizabeth 

[JR: Please convey everyone’s collective condolences and prayers.  I’m glad I could give her a smile.]

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethmcmorrow

McMorrow, Elizabeth [MC1988]
Elizabeth A. McMorrow Law LLC
Greater Boston Area

Elizabeth A. McMorrow has been an attorney since 1992 and is licensed to practice in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C. She holds a B.A. in Economics from The College of William and Mary, a J.D. cum laude from Wake Forest University School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.

Elizabeth has a unique combination of international experience having provided legal advice on international tax, international business operations and international trade as a member of the Markit|CTI legal advisory team, in-house counsel at The Coca-Cola Company and Genzyme Corporation, a Senior Associate with Dewey Ballantine, and a clerk at the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Elizabeth has acted as a generalist across subsidiaries’ legal issues; managed outside counsel in the US and abroad; developed international compliance programs; managed multiple-country litigation/investigations; participated in litigation before agencies and courts; and advised on tax including the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs), UK Crown Dependencies & Overseas Territories (UK FATCA / CDOT), and OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS).

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COMMENT: Rooney, John Peter (MC1965) can’t find reference to Kincaid, Andrew Bruce [MC1965 RIP]

2018-Aug-01

29 JULY 2018

John:

I checked my copy of the 1965 yearbook, “MANHATTANITE”, and I could not find any mention of Andrew Bruce Kincaid, may he rest in peace. Don’t think he is Class of 1965.

Sincerely,
John Peter Rooney
BEE, Manhattan College, 1965

[JR: Not sure what reference is accurate since mistakes — in this case, omission — happen. ]

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COMMENT: Cooney, Robert M. (MC1969) likes bringing in Centrowitz

2018-Jul-29

Bob Cooney commented on JHQ: Matt Centrowitz Sr. Named Director of XC, T&F

Good move to bring in Centrowitz.

Cooney, Robert M. (MC1969)

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COMMENT: Apoldo, Lou (MC1963) sees a silver lining in the endnote

2018-Jul-22

The Endnote story describing how Promiscuity is spreading the untreatable STI disease that makes women infertile fails to note the positive aspect of this phenomenon, which is that it eventually could wipe out Promiscuity.

Lou Apoldo
BCE ’63

[JR: It could also be the end on humanity. Wiped out by humans’ inability to curb their lust.]

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) thinks Stanford story isn’t true; probably isn’t but who cares

2018-Jun-17

According to both Stanford University and the investigatory web site, Snopes, the story of Stanford’s founding after Leland Stanford and his wife were rebuffed by Harvard is not true. Stanford, a prominent railroad industrialist – think one of the drivers of the ‘golden spike’ completing the transcontinental railroad – would have been way too well known and his only son died at 15, before he would have attended Harvard. So a nice parable – but not a true story.

mike toner
BEE ’72
Buffalo, NY

PS – Today (6/16/18) attended the wedding of soon to be (Dec 2018) Jasper graduate, Michael Giraldo and his beautiful bride, Gretchen Bauer – an RIT engineer. An amazing wedding – with best wishes to all. BTW, Michael also holds a leadership position with alma mater’s student veterans organization.

[JR: Well, I’d NEVER credit Snopes as “an investigatory web site” under any circumstances.  Too much bias.  But it IS a nice “parable”; like loves and fishes.  Or an “honest politician” or “jumbo shrimp.”]

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COMMENT: O’Connor, Bob (MC1953) reports Pintauro, Joe [MC1953 RIP] rather than [MC1954 RIP]

2018-Jun-10

Joe was a member of the class of 1953. A Classmate whom I remember well.

O’Connor, Bob (MC1953)

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