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JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) cites “Riverdal” show


McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)

Unfortunately I don’t think your jottings carry graphics, do they?  If not, well, I’ll trust you’ll do the description and commentary proud John!

2017 01Jan 27 mcfadden

[JR: Sure. It carries graphics; just not a lot worth carrying. Laugh!]

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COMMENT: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) like the beginning and ending


Just wanted to say:  Wonderful beginning and ending to this week’s Jottings!

McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)
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JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) shared a joke


McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)

I think you’ll appreciate this joke!

Obama, Hillary and Trump are standing at the throne of heaven. God looks at them and says, “Before granting you a place at my side, I must ask you what you have learned, what you believe in.”God asks Obama first: “What do you believe?”

He thinks long and hard, looks God in the eye, and says, “I believe in hard work, and in staying true to family and friends. I believe in giving. I was lucky, but I always tried to do right by my countrymen”.
God can’t help but see the essential goodness of Obama , and offers him a seat to his left.

Then God turns to Hillary and says, “What do you believe?”

Hillary says, “I believe passion, discipline, courage and honor are the fundamentals of life. Like Obama I believe in hard work. I, too, have been lucky, but win or lose, I’ve always tried to be a true patriot and a loyal American.”

God is greatly moved by Hillary’s eloquence, and he offers her a seat to his right.

Finally, God turns to Trump and says, “And you, Donald, what do you believe?”

Trump replies, “I believe you’re in my seat.”

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[JR: Politics aside. I laughed!]  

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JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) on NYC Traffic



Amazing!  It’s like they’ve just discovered what I was saying 40 years ago!  Sheeesh!
Just sent them my note below:
You may know of me as a thorn in the side of the Antismokers, one who knows their tricks and techniques and lies and strategies and exposes them repeatedly and bloodily.  I like to say that the reason I know them so well, is that I used to BE one of them… sorta.
I was actually an ANTI-DRIVER!  I was a 100% dyed-in-the-wool bicycle/transit activist doing EXACTLY what you describe in that NYC Traffic article.
Back in 1976 I laid out and had published an entire strategy that was pretty much EXACTLY what you described in your article here forty years later.  See my two articles, Free Peoples Transit, and AATTAACK! (more of a short satirical piece written about 1990 — AATTAACK! stands for Americans Against The Tobacco, Alcohol, And Car Killers!”)
See them both at https://assortedtopics.quora.com/ beneath my Election 2016 analysis.
I think you’ll find them quite interesting in light of your article, and you’re more than welcome to quote freely from them with attribution in your future writings! 
Best wishes in all your future endeavors!
ccing all three co-authors here.
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[JR: So you’re saying that you told them so?]  
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JNEWS: McGorry, Ken [MC1973] author of ‘Ghost Hampton’



Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Interview with Ken McGorry, author of ‘Ghost Hampton’

Ken McGorry has been writing since third grade. (He learned in first grade, but waited two years.) He started a school newspaper with friends in seventh grade, but he’s better known for his 23 years as an editor of Post Magazine, a monthly covering television and film production. This century, he took up novel-writing and Ghost Hampton and Smashed are examples. More are in the works, like the promised Ghost Hampton sequel, but he’s kinda slow.

Ken lives on Long Island with his wife and they have two strapping sons. There are dogs. Ken is also a chef (grilled cheese, and only for his sons) and he enjoys boating (if it’s someone else’s boat). He has a band, The Achievements, that plays his songs (try https://soundcloud.com/ken-mcgorry). Back at Manhattan College (English major!), he was a founding member of the venerable Meade Bros. Band. Ken really was an employee of Dan’s Papers in the Hamptons one college summer, and really did mow Dan’s lawn.

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McGorry, Ken [MC????]

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Dear John,

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

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McGorry, Ken [MC1973]

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JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) predicted Philippines smoking action


About a month ago I saw an article about Philippine Prez. Duterte killing all the drug dealers, and at the risk of sounding a bit tinfoil hat, I entered the below as response.  Read what I wrote back then, and THEN read TODAY’S article linked at the bottom.
WHAT I WROTE a month ago:
Is Duterte taking his tobacco antismoking campaign into this realm as well?  Perhaps putting up “Wanted Dead Or Alive (Preferably Dead)” signs for “Tobacco Dealers”?  How many are currently in jail in the Philippines on tobacco-related charges?  How many have died? Anyone have a count, or are the Filipinos not making the mistake of excellent record keeping that some murderous regimes of the past regretted?
And how long before other countries, particularly ISIS and ASH and FCTC funded and controlled areas, begin taking the final steps in the antismoking endgame out there?
They may currently be busy knocking on other doors for other reasons…. but if you let them continue, they’ll come knocking on yours as well someday.
It’s sad how slow people are to learn from history.
The Rappler crowd didn’t care for my analysis: It was about the most heavily downvoted entry for the article.  Just too crazy, eh?
Now here’s today’s news story, a month later:

Looks like TobakkoNacht — The Story (written in 1997) is proceeding just about on schedule (toward the early 2020s…)

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McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)

[JR: You get an A in prediction. Now who’ll be the next Prez?]  

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) reposts Lovett, John [MC1973] return to Alma Mater


Good Morning All,

Some good news for Jasper Track as we welcome back Hall Of Fame Inductee, John Lovett ’73. I thought you might enjoy reading this release. Thank you Tom Delaney for sharing it. I missed it. Good one this. God Bless..
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Article :
John Lovett Returns to Manhattan As Assistant Coach
Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 09/21/2016
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RIVERDALE, NY – Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame member John Lovett ’73 has been named an assistant coach with the men’s and women’s cross country/track & field programs.  The 1997 Hall of Fame inductee ran on the Jaspers’ world record-setting distance medley squad at the 1973 NCAA Indoor Championships, which clinched the team title for Manhattan.
“I’m glad to be back at Manhattan,” Lovett said.  “This is an exciting time for the school and the program, and I’m excited to be a part of it.  I’m very fortunate to work with Kerri (Gallagher).  She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having set school records in high school & college and now running at the elite level.”
While at Manhattan, Lovett was a five-time All-American and two-time IC4A champion.  He also won four straight Metropolitan Indoor Championships in the 1000 yards.  At the 1973 NCAA Indoor Championships, Lovett ran the leadoff half-mile leg in the distance medley relay.  He posted a split of 1:53.2, as the Jaspers set a world record (9:43.8) in the event.  Manhattan went on to win the team championship, its first national title in any sport.
He returns to Riverdale after a successful 16-year career as the head coach at Bishop Kearney High School in Brooklyn.  Lovett guided the Bishop Kearney cross country team to five Brooklyn Conference championships and three Brooklyn/Queens titles.  He also mentored individual Brooklyn/Queens champions in both indoor and outdoor track & field, as well as cross country.  Kerri Gallagher, Manhattan’s Head Coach for Cross Country, Mid Distance and Distance, attended Bishop Kearney, where she was coached by Lovett.
“We’re beyond thrilled to have John join the staff,” Gallagher said.  “His experience with Manhattan cross country and track & field is unique and a great resource for our young athletes, giving them a link to our great tradition.  As an All-American and Hall of Famer, he knows how to excel training and competing in New York City.  On a personal level, I’m excited to work with the man who introduced me to running, and I’m looking forward to sharing that with our athletes.”
In addition to the distance medley relay, Lovett still holds the school record in the indoor two-mile relay.  He also set two individual school records (880 yards, 1000 yards) during his time at Manhattan and represented the United States in an international meet against the Soviet Union in 1972.

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