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COMMENT: Kuhn, Rob (MC1973) probes for my opinion on Boeing & FAA; no surprise here


Hi F John …

Thanks for replying to my question: “Which ‘we’ is going to separate business from the state?” I am shocked – shocked! – to hear you suggest that “We the sheeple” might be getting wise. Will wonders never cease?

[JR: I think that as “We, The Sheeple” get poorer in real wealth, they are going to ask: “Why?” unpleasantly!]

I’ve also been meaning to ask your opinion of the situation with Boeing and the FAA. Who would you say is at fault there? The FAA for allowing the business to do the part of the job the that the agency really should have? Or the business for then taking the shortest and most deadly path to the $$$?

[JR: I’d blame this on “regulatory capture”.  Crony Capitalists payoff the politicians and bureaucrats; they in turn a blind eye to the Crony Capitalists’ failures.  Eventually the politicians and bureaucrats go to work for the Crony Capitalists and the circle continues. It’s the same at the FDA & Big Pharma, the FED & Wall Street, USDA & Big Ag, DOE & Big Energy, DOEd & Big Education, and on and one and on.  The solution is to reduce the Gooferment size and influence.  When “we” crash on the rocks of debt, then “we” may get a smaller Gooferment?]

Thx. again.


Kuhn, Rob (MC1973)

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COMMENT: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) on debt problems


Regarding Rob Kuhn’s note on “The Golden Dollar,” my nieces recently alerted me to a PA politicians who’s successfully scamming votes from younger people (and their parents?) by supporting an amnesty/forgiveness of student loans. Since I now have a very sexy-sounding Home Assistant sitting by my computer and doting upon my every utterance, I asked, “How much money is currently owed in the US for student loans?” I had a vague idea of the ballpark answer, but it was still a bit of a system shock to hear “her” dulcet tones inform me that there is currently 1.5 TRILLION dollars worth of unpaid student loans.

While my nieces and other innocent younger voters may be thrilled by the magical promise of making all that horrible debt disappear at the snap of some voting fingers, I think the obliteration of that amount of money might be more than a mosquito bite on our economy and taxpayers if it happens.


Michael J. McFadden
Peace Studies, 1973

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[JR: There is no doubt in my mind that the “national debt” —  the current 121T+ national debt, the guesstimated 200T+ in unfunded liabilities that our posterity will have to deal with, the “mal investment” (a term from the Austrian “school” of economic theory), as well as the “personal debt” that people have taken on — will NEVER be repaid.  While a Gooferment “default” on these debts is unlikely, since it would probably lead to an even GREATER depression than ’29 and may start WW3, I personally believe that the Fed — The Federal Reserve Bank is a misnomer. IT ain’t “federal”. It reserves nothing. And, it ain’t a “bank”. It is a private cartel of the elite banks run for their benefit and that of the entrenched politicians. — will “monetize the debt” by just inflating the currency Zimbabwe-stye.  Even more concerning that some eye-watering inflation rate that will make 21% mortgages look like a bargain, “We, The Sheeple” and their children have been “educated” (i.e., TRAINED like a lab rat) not to save.  The artificially low interest rate, near zero for a decade, has, in addition to ruining “savers”, the poor, and the old fixed income people, has created a generation of “Spend-thrifts”.  They are well adapted for the German Weimar Republic conditions where people would spend any money they received as soon as they got it because in a few hours it was worthless.  So sad.  I’m saving in “hard money” so as to leave my heirs something of value.  It’s a sad end to the “American Experiment”.]

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“Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.” –Herbert Hoover]

COMMENT: Kuhn, Rob (MC1973) wants to know who “we” is?


Rob Kuhn
2:24 AM (18 hours ago)
to Fjohn68

Which “we” is going to separate business from the state?

[JR: It’ll be “We, The Sheeple” when they don’t get their promised “benefits” because the Gooferment can no longer print money.  Eventually, all fiat currencies fall to zero. Some faster than others (i.e., Zimbabwe, Venezuela) and some slower (i.e., the Roman empire; the Ottoman empire).  At some point, the world will stop accepting “dollars” for products.  That’s what got Saddam and Gaddafi killed — they wanted to be paid in gold for their oil.  You haven’t heard much about the “golden dinar” because they realized that was a good way to bring down the wrath of the USA by messing with their monopoly on “dollars”.  But like all Ponzi schemes and games of musical chairs, they end when the music stops. And “the rubes” are getting wise to the scam.  One ugly chicken is coming home to roost!  IMHO]

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Kuhn, Rob (MC1973)

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JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) shares a holiday party list


It’s always fun to join in with picking your favorite five things of various types during holiday parties and gatherings!  Here’s one you can bring up and be the star of your next fun party!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Pathogenic_bacteria#List_of_ species_and_clinical_ characteristics

Michael, proud curator of over 100 million happy little crawling and swimming bacteria in his beautiful bod!

McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)

[JR: His Christmas list?]

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COMMENT: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) characterizes the election rhetoric

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RE: ENDNOTE “We, The Sheeple” keep electing either side of the same coin

Interesting that they’d characterize THIS election as being “the most important of our lifetime.”

I’d have thought they’d reserved that spot for the 2016 election. I guess they’re not that upset about Trump after all, eh?

Michael J. McFadden
Peace Studies, 1973

[JR: Sorry I missed this but your comment was NOT ONLY overlooked, but it was flagged as spam.  Laff!  I guess those liberals have a lot of juice.]

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JEMAIL: Kuhn, Rob (MC1973) says “just whining” is no solution


Hi John …

The Liberal Arts side is chiming in here. Per your endnote, which offices have you run for?

Because just whining certainly isn’t any sort of solution. And whining in the guise of street-smarts — as the author of the piece you quoted is doing — is worse. Has he or she run for office? Is that author hiding some great idea because he or she believes the rest of us are too dumb to deserve to read (and maybe implement) it? No, actually, I think that author is possibly being sucked toward Goethe’s greatest sin. I’ll leave that as MY puzzle for him or her to solve.

If you want to see the light at the end of the tunnel, though, I recommend checking out “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” — in some theaters but also streaming in Netflix.

Cheers, John!


Kuhn, Rob (MC1973)

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[JR: (1) In my younger days, I tried for the R local committee. Wasn’t selected. I soon realized that the deck was stacked. I think the author that I cited is pointing out that “stacking”.  That, and the Fed, has impoverished us. Gooferment Skrules produce useful idiots. It’s a hopeless situation and we just have to survive as best we all can. (2) I’ll check it out but I don’t do a lot of movies. And, when I do, it’s comedies. (3) Thanks for the response.]

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JNEWS: Dillon, Mike [MC1973] honours his Leitrim roots




Mike Dillon honours his Leitrim roots in Leitrim Wall
News Reporter — 18 Oct 2018

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The savage loves his native land, so they say, and so, evidently, does the gentleman.

There are a select few names spoken whenever Leitrim and New York are mentioned in the same sentence. Mike Dillon is one of those.

The Cloone man’s continued contribution to his home county, and to the lives of any Irish person fortunate enough to cross his path in the Big Apple, has been immense. Mike has generously bought a brick in the Leitrim Wall, the innovative fundraising initiative designed to complete the county’s Centre of Excellence in Annaduff.

He dedicated it to his late wife with the simple inscription, ‘In memory of Mary Dillon N.Y –Dillon & Doyle families Cloone.’

I spoke this week to his friend, Manorhamilton man Frank Brady, in New York to get the lowdown on Mike, to find out a little more about the man who was awarded the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award at the New York GAA dinner dance last year.

The following is taken from an article Frank prepared on his friend for that special occasion.

“A distinguished footballing career at club, college and county levels, saw Mike’s talents heralded in Ireland, London, and New York. As a student in St. Mel’s he won Leinster Senior College medals in 1950 and ’51. In those same years, he was one of the leading lights that propelled Cloone to two Leitrim Senior Championships.

“A bright inter-county future awaited Mike, but in 1952 he immigrated to London, and transferred to the St. Vincent’s Club, winning two London Championships, 1953 and 1954. Perhaps a good indication of Mike’s stature as a player was the fact that Leitrim brought him back to play in the Connacht Championship in ’54.

In 1955 Mike arrived in New York, and his well-established credentials were a great boost to the Leitrim-based New York team that was coming to the fore. He had a distinguished playing career States-side, winning a New York Championship in ’58 and the Ballantine Cup in ’59.

“In International games Mike’s prowess was very much in evidence against Ireland’s best of that era, namely Dublin and Kerry. He lined out against Dublin at Croke Park, and he was captain the following year when New York played Kerry in Gaelic Park, and was noted as “playing a Trojan part in the game” against the All-Ireland champions.

“Besides a great sporting career, Mike also enhanced his academic credentials in New York. He earned a B.A. from Manhattan College and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. He rose to prominence in the corporate boardroom, becoming an executive with the media giant C.B.S. In addition, he and his late wife Mary, ran a very successful hotel resort in the Catskills. It was always a very welcoming sojourn for Leitrim exiles. Mike has two daughters Mary and Deirdre, and seven grandsons.”

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Dillon, Mike [MC????]

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Dear John,

                  I believe that Mike is a member of the Class of 1973.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dillon, Mike [MC1973]

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