Tag Archives: MC1972

COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) responds about the Pope


Dear f. John,

I don’t agree that criticism of Papa Francis should be suppressed, but I am also happy that our pope is no longer the equivalent of sovereigns – don’t think that what the carpenter’s son had in mind..

Also – – RE: Obit notice here for Bruce P. Muller (’57 S)

I had the good fortune to be an undergraduate student under Bruce’s tutelage at Manhattan College from 1960 to 1963. I took most of my major coursework in his classes, worked for him in various academic undertakings (Testing Center Aide, Teaching Assistant, Research projects, etc.) and became a friend of his entire and extended family (including – together with my then yet-to-be wife – babysitting his children!). After graduation and further training in psychology, I worked for and with Bruce in several clinical and academic settings while becoming his neighbor in Bethel, CT where we would have Sunday-morning coffee just about every week for 16 years.

Other than my wife, no single individual has had as much influence on the person I see myself today – a successful psychologist (now retired), a person with an inquiring mind, cosmopolitan tastes and one with a solid sense of humor and a healthy disrespect for convention and authority. A piece of my bedrock has passed. RIP good friend 
Insull, Bob (MC1963)

Could a teacher ask for more?? Congrats to Prof. Muller!! And how lucky was Jasper Insull to have this relationship!! And congrats, as always, to Alma Mater for bringing the right people together!! And, thank you, f. John for keeping us informed of all of these great things!!

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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JFOUND: Matystik, Walter (MC1972) on an amicus brief



Law Professors Urge CAFC to Uphold Cleveland Clinic Diagnostic Method Patents
By Steve Brachmann March 15, 2018

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On February 28th, a group of six patent law professors filed an amicus brief with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Cleveland Clinic v. True Health Diagnostics. The professors’ brief urges the Federal Circuit to reverse a finding by the lower court invalidating patents asserted by Cleveland Clinic covering diagnostic methods for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. According to the brief, the district court’s invalidation of Cleveland Clinic’s patents represents an improper application of 35 U.S.C. § 101, the basic threshold statute governing the patentability of inventions.

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The six law professors included as amici in this brief are Walter Matystik, associate provost and adjunct professor at Manhattan College; … … …

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Matystik, Walter (MC1972 MCstaff)

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MNEWS: Toner, Mike (MC1972) cites Ahern, Kevin [MCfaculty] quote in a book


Toner, Mike (MC1972) reported:

MC Prof quoted in article concerning Fr. James Martin’s (SJ) book “Buiding a Bridge”

https://www.newwaysministry. org/2018/03/05/catholic- theologians-quiet-fr-james- martins-building-bridge/

MC Prof, Kevin Ahern, is quoted in a New Way’s Ministry article concerning a lack of engagement among Catholic theologians with Fr. James Martin’s (SJ) book, “Building a Bridge”. The book, concerning the Church’s relationship with the LGBTQ community, has been the subject of some controversy – even though Fr. Martin does not break with traditional church teachings.

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Ahern, Kevin [MCfaculty]

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) about Presidential parallels


Dear F. John,

I read your recent endnote about the Weimar Republic and gun control almost immediately after seeing the movie, The Post, about the publication of the Pentagon Papers. First, the reminder of the lies and obfuscation – from Truman through Nixon – that led to the full blown war that so seared our generation and killed so many of our contemporaries was very anger and sadness provoking. Perhaps even more frightening were the eerie parallels between Nixon and Trump about demonizing the free press and thinking that the best course was to attempt to suppress the press.

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

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[JR: Well, I view the “Presidents” as threat to freedom in the USA. And, like the ersatz anti-war movement, the “press” is not free but a captive of the ultra-left wing of the “democratic” party with the exception of Fox News. Fox News is an anomaly, but is an organ of “big Gooferment” too. Hollywood is an extension of the same ultra-left group think imho. Thankfully, the inet allows bypassing the “echo chambers”.  Nixon and Trump are not the worst; as bad as they might be. It takes real “work” to break into my personal “worst” list. I think DJT45 is exposing the “Deep State”, the corrupt media, and Democan/Republicrat politicians for what they really are — wanna be tyrants who are parasites on the hard working “We, The Sheeple”. Sadly, I don’t think “We, The Sheeple” are smart enough to escape the chains that politicians and bureaucrats have forged on them by decades of “free stuff”. It would seem that hard times are inevitable for the “American Experiment”. Thanks for the response; it gets lonely in my “ivory tower”.]

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) spots a typo that Mike and I missed


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From: Mike Toner 
Date: Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 12:50 AM
Subject: Jasper Jottings Report Items
To: jasper@reinke.cc

What did you find?: In the recent web-published JJ – ace reporter Mike McE reports on the following:

John J. Hallissey III
1961 – 2018

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1953.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hallissey, John J. III [MC1953 RIP]

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It just seems a bit hard to wrap one’s head around a Jasper born in 1961 who graduated alma mater in 1953…

Perhaps Mike has an explanation for this Back to the Future phenomenon…

Thanks as always for your and Mike’s good and generous work…

Mike Toner
Buffalo, NY
BEE 1972

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Dear John,

               Mike’s correct – I blew that one!

              Sorry about that. It should have read 1983 – those typos will get you every time.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Mike, don’t feel too bad. I just breezed on by it too. ]

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) says DJT45’s remarks were racist


In your recent endnote you wrote that DJT only said what everybody thinks about many countries in the developing world. The coarsening of the language in the public utterances of the POTUS is one issue. But since this was in the course of a discussion about immigration, the more appaling thing was his implication, that because the people would be coming from impoverished circumstances, they couldn’t possibly have anything to contribute to our country. He wouldn’t say the same about the WHITE people from poor circumstances in the Appalachia described in your post. It is hard to escape the racist implication of his comment – regardless of the classless way he expressed it.

Toner, Mike (MC1972)

[JR: I don’t know what DJT45 would say about “white Appalachia” but it would qualify in my mind as a “gurry hole”.  I don’t see it as “racist”, but “realistic”. Classless? I don’t agree. It’s time to call it as it is; not in some “classy” way that conceals how terrible those conditions are. And that our welfare / warfare Gooferment doesn’t care about the victims. As far as contribution, if we took welfare off the table for “immigrants”, then we wouldn’t have this discussion. As I sad, we need “makers; not takers”.]

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COMMENT: Smith, Frank [MC1972] sees the the conundrum differently


Frank MacGabhann commented on COMMENT: Jablon, Ken (MC1962) disagrees on my conundrum

2017-Dec-03 John, Regarding your “Positration: $28 baby saver”—I don’t believe it’s a conundrum because an aborted …

And if that “soul to be aborted” was to be a serial killer, a second Hitler or peaderastic priest, what then?

Frank Smith 1972

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[JR: Hmm, which is more likely? More good folks than bad? I bet that the good is more likely than the bad. But what do I know. I’m fat old white guy retired injineer who’s a poor old senior citizen on a fixed income.]  

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