JNEWS: Puszcz, Stanley G. [MC1985] board certified Env Eng

2017-Nov-19 

http://www.njherald.com/20171119/people-in-business-nov-19

People in Business, Nov. 19

Stanley G. Puszcz, of Sparta, a founding member and managing partner of Sparta-based CP Professional Services, has become board-certified in environmental engineering by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.

He has over 30 years of experience of providing professional engineering and applied science services to a diversified group of clients from municipalities and state agencies to life science and manufacturing industries. He has managed or directed projects in municipal engineering, environmental remediation, land use analysis and engineering design.

Previously, Puszcz was a vice president, director and shareholder of a mid-sized architecture and engineering firm where he was responsible for the growth, diversification and sustainability of the firm’s practice and he was responsible for that firm’s corporate strategic plan.

Puszcz holds a bachelor of engineering degree in chemical engineering from Manhattan College, with additional engineering graduate studies from the Polytechnic Institute of Technology. He completed the Princeton course “Groundwater Pollution and Hydrology” and was recognized by the Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers as a certified groundwater professional. He has been licensed as a professional engineer in several states including New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. He is a certified municipal engineer and he has been board certified as an environmental engineer.

He was the chairman of the Sparta Township Environmental Commission, vice chairman of the Sparta Township Planning Board, a member of the Sussex County Water Quality Management Policy Advisory Committee, and the Sussex County Open Space Committee.

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists is a group of highly qualified environmental engineers and environmental scientists who have imposed self-testing and review for entry qualification. Each board-certified environmental engineer has not only met the standard prerequisites for specialty certification, but also has passed written and oral examinations and reviews by an admission panel of the Academy. The Academy’s certification program is accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards. Additional information can be found at http://www.cesb.org.

CP Professional Services has been the firm of choice for public and private clients for over 30 years. CP is a privately held multi-discipline consulting firm offering civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering, architecture, water resource engineering, environmental, applied sciences, and life sciences consulting. Headquartered in Sparta, CP also has offices in Florham Park and San Diego.

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Puszcz, Stanley G. [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Stanley is a member of the Class of 1985.
                   
                                             Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Puszcz, Stanley G. [MC1985]

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JOBIT: Gabel, Edward [MC1945 RIP] 2017-Nov-13

2017-Nov-19 

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Edward-Gabel-105501578

Edward Gabel
November 5, 1922 – November 13, 2017
Poughkeepsie, New York

Edward was born on November 5, 1922 and passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017.

Edward was a resident of Poughkeepsie, New York at the time of passing.

He was a graduate of Manhattan Prep and attended Columbia University receiving a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Manhattan College in 1945.

He served with the Navy Seabees as a commissioned civil engineer during World War II (1942-1945) and the Korean War (1951-1953).

Visitation is Saturday, November 25, 2017, 1-2:30PM at the Wm.

[JR: Truncated at the tributes site.]  

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Gabel, Edward [MC1945 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/105501578

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JLINKEDIN: Gjidoda, Valentina [MC2010] Teacher at NYC DoE

2017-Nov-19

https://www.linkedin.com/in/valentina-gjidoda-72b2b6153/

Gjidoda, Valentina [MC2010] 
Teacher at NYC Department of Education
New York, New York

4th Grade Gifted and Talented Teacher

– Mentor new hires in the grade to ensure proper classroom management and cohesiveness in curriculum
– Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs to ensure all students were learning at their full potential
– Provide early AIS assistance using our Singapore math curriculum with students in 4th grade. 

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POSITRACTION: Regime change in a seemingly non-bloody and nonviolent way

2017-Nov-19

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL “The 10-Point”

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READER RESPONSE

Responding to yesterday’s question on the recent events in Zimbabwe,

Philip Gianas of Arizona shared: “My uncle Peter Lyon’s farm in Africa was confiscated in 2002 by Robert Mugabe under the false promise of returning land to Zimbabweans. The real outcome was devastating not only to my uncle who was violently evicted, but to the dozens of Zimbabweans who lived and worked on the farm, and countless others who benefited from the economy built around it. The buildings were burned, equipment was destroyed, animals were killed, and the land was left to deteriorate into permanently barren acres of dirt. Whether or not one agrees with Mr. Mugabe’s vision for Zimbabwe, the people of that once bountiful country never prospered from his nationalist populism.”

Russ Gibson of Iowa said: “I am glad that steps have been taken to remove Mr. Mugabe from power, and in a seemingly non-bloody and nonviolent way. Nearly 40 years of being in power is too long. At the same time, I worry about the power vacuum and who will fill it, as well as the consequences for ordinary residents in Zimbabwe.”

And Joe Ely of Indiana wrote: “I traveled and worked in the Zimbabwe countryside in the years of struggle before Mr. Mugabe’s takeover. His collectivization of a vibrant agricultural juggernaut drove millions into famine and poverty. At last, he appears to be on his way out. The question remains, however, as it always does in Africa: Is the replacement government better? Zimbabwe would be wise to look to their neighbor Botswana for a better model.”

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One can only hope that the change is for the better. Socialism leads to disaster as seen in Venezuela. Dictatorship also leads to disaster as seen in Zimbabwe.

Only a free market economy, protected by the rule of law, and with a government that is an “honest referee” and “night watchman” can empower the people to be all they can be.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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ENDNOTE: The tale of two janitors

2017-Nov-18

EV#139 Pitchforks, globalization, labor and AI
Exponential View —  Tim O’Reilly  

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And to understand the rise of income inequality over time, thanks to the erosion of business values and corporate beneficence, there’s no more instructive story than this tale of two janitors:

Ms. Evans was a full-time employee of Kodak. She received more than four weeks of paid vacation per year, reimbursement of some tuition costs to go to college part time, and a bonus payment every March. When the facility she cleaned was shut down, the company found another job for her: cutting film.

Ms. Ramos is an employee of a contractor that Apple uses to keep its facilities clean. She hasn’t taken a vacation in years, because she can’t afford the lost wages. Going back to school is similarly out of reach. There are certainly no bonuses, nor even a remote possibility of being transferred to some other role at Apple.

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As I was often saying in my role as the the big fat old turkey hisself coaching job search to the middle-aged fat old white guys who were RIFed, “downsized”, or just tossed out like the trash — like I was, there is no flashing “Kmart blue light special” light to tell you that the world changes and it’s adapt or die.

I often told those sad old souls, as well as any youngster who would listen, that 

“Success for your generation is: (1) ruthless financial discipline — no bad debt; (2) a life long interest in learning — education — a degree — they can’t take it away from you; (3) a NON-OFFSHORABLE white collar job in order to save big bux; (4) a blue collar skill for hard times — never saw a poor plumber; (5) one or more internet based businesses — your store is always open; (6) a free time hobby that generates income; and (7) a large will-maintained network of people who can “help” you.”

This “tale” of two janitors is an example of the silent change that captures so many “victims”.

While I am sad that Ms. Ramos is in the described state, as are so many others, it’s all their own fault.

I’m not heartless or hard-hearted but USA native’s need some “tough love”.

This current generation has become complacent and lulled to sleep by the propaganda that they are special and success is their birthright. 

IRL, in nature, it’s adapt or die. So too for humanity. We only get to stay on the top of the food chain by our unique God-given ability to adapt and survive.

Look at what our forefathers did and endured to get us to this place. Do we do or endure even half of what they did? 

Ms. Ramos, and all like her, are de-humanized as an actor who has free will and free choice. Does Ms. Ramos save? Does she work hard? Probably, but does she work smart? Probably not. Does she have a side hustle? Or does she lay back and let the world pick her course.

Is it hard to break out? Sure. But most times, it’s our “map” (i.e., memes and paradigms) that keep us in chains. Trained to be weak like the baby elephant, who can’t escape the leg chain, learns to be helpless and, as an adult elephant, doesn’t even think about breaking the relatively flimsy rope on its leg. 

Argh!

To all the Ms. Ramos’ out there: Wake up! Seize and use your power.

Too bad we can’t take a deep dive on the Ms. Ramos story and see if it’s as portrayed?

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JBLOGGER: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) publishes “Irma and Me”

2017-Nov-18

Irma and Me Paperback – November 6, 2017 by Louis Petrone (Author) New from $14.50 

Popular blogger Ley West Lou shares his journal that records the evacuation from Key West during the recent Hurricane Irma disaster. Along with his day-by-day diary you will find a visual record of the storm and its aftermath — a dramatic gallery to accompany Louis Petrone’s words. History told firsthand!

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Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)

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JFACEBOOK: Morrison, Christopher [MC1987] planting seeds aka brainwashing

2017-Nov-18

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM … 

Christopher Morrison 31 mins · I woke with a start this morning at 6:25. I stumbled out of bed, threw on clothes, and ambled down the hall to my son’s room. We were supposed to be on the road at 6:30.A few minutes later, we were in the car racing up the New Jersey Turnpike on our way to the Bronx. Our destination? Van Cortland Park, or as I think of it, Manhattan College’s front lawn. He was running in a cross-country race. I was the chauffeur.

As he sat beside me, tuning up his spikes with his little spike wrench, I asked him: “Hey, where do you want to go to college?”He is a sophomore in high school. Plenty of time. But these moments where he cannot squirm away from topics like this will begin to vanish. That is what happened with his older siblings. College decision day will be here and I will wish I had talked more about choices to be made.

“I don’t know, Dad.”

“I would recommend Manhattan College.”

“Yea.”

“It is where most of the really intelligent, good-looking people go.”

“That is true, Dad. Very true.”

“I went there.”

“Obviously.”

“Keep it in mind, my friend. Keep it in mind.”

“Will do.”

Tightening of spikes continues.

Just planting seeds.

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Morrison, Christopher [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Christopher is member of the Class of 1987.

                                             Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Morrison, Christopher [MC1987]

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