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Roger O’Daniel

HAM AND EGGS CLUB NEWSLETTER
www.HamAndEggsClub.com
Dec 11, 2019
 
H&E Member Roger O'Daniel, Mentally retired Unit Commissioner in Scouts BSA, Life Member of American Legion, Life Member of Air Force Association: “German Navy's Enigma Cipher vs. Alan Turing's Bombe in WW II".
Host: Leslie Sharpe.
 
 
Upcoming Speakers
12/18/2019 – Joe Mahon, Director of Regional Outreach at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis:  “Economic Outlook in Minnesota”.  Host: Richard Wisland

12/21/2019 – HOLIDAY PARTY - Saturday (12 Noon to 2:30PM
12/25/2019 – NO MEETING
01/01/2020 – NO MEETING

01/08/2020 – Chris Knopf, Environmental Attorney and Executive Director of Friends of the BWCA:  “Issues in the Proposed Polymet Mining Operation”.  Host: Bob Rofidal
 
 
Opening
Herb Schechter.  Good Morning!  Nice to see everybody.  At Orpheum last night, the doorman was 7’ tall with tall hat – Knew it wasn’t our Henry Pryor!
 
 
Distinguished Guest Today
Anne Varberg guest of Roger O’Daniel
 

Announcements
-Holiday Party Saturday 12/21/2019  (12 Noon to 2:30PM).  A buffet (including to-order omelets) & Entertainment by Kristoffer Olson, Decision Artist musician.  Check Out:  http://www.kristofferolson.com
Contact Darrell Bertelson ASAP for very last minute signup (952-944.6618) or Larry Forsland (612-804-6787)

-Victor Kirsch – information re 3 club members:  Tom Reusse’, Bill Maher & Mike Casey out today with scheduled surgery’s.  The Club wishes each a healthy recovery and fast return.

-Mark Stageberg – Last week – all books went.  Today, bought in more!

-Darrell Bertelson –Sad announcing long time member Erv Grossman in serious health crisis.
 
 
Why Are We Here?
President Herb asks again:  “Why are we here?”...
Victor Kirsch  Following humors broadcasts the anticipated: “Because Best Place in Twin Cities to start Wednesday morning – We’re Glad You’re Here!”   Thunderous Applause! 
 
 
Today’s Speaker  
Leslie Sharpe introduced today’s well known ‘Irish’ member and today’s repeat speaker Roger O’Daniel with words:  “a really really smart guy...”  
 
Roger O’Daniel  gathering microphone started today’s topic:  “The Need to Keep Secrets”
 
A comprehensive, informative, historical & currently relevant presentation followed.
 
Starting with basic encryption decoding (What kind of language, Then vowel analysis discussion - Roger launched an in-depth discussion ranging from Navaho language to Fibonacci Encoding Encryption
 
Momentarily, the Irish within begged a Hamlet (pardons Shakespeare) spy episode ending a changing encryption from : “kill the messenger” to No “kill the guards!”   Hilarious! – see Roger’s link below.
 
An in-depth Enigma cyber machine lock documentary followed. 
 
President Herb thanked Roger for a fascinating report, adding “with Irish tunge, you also provided great Club savings, didn’t have to pay extra for your breakfast, and, no need to offer another prestigious cup.    Much Applause! 
 
Roger provided a link to this morning’s fascinating presentation:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fvn37b96bpws67v/Enigma%20Machine.pdf?dl=0
 
Roger also provided link of hardcopies put on each table top this AM.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0s0wl44yv3c55ps/Enigma%20handout.pdf?dl=0
Additionally:  I have another handout with the answers to the assignment and will make it available at the H&E party for anyone who asks for it.
 
 
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on Jensen











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Kim Crockett

HAM AND EGGS CLUB NEWSLETTER
www.HamAndEggsClub.com
Dec 4, 2019

 
Kim Crockett, Attorney and Writer:  “How Immigration Has A
Affected Minnesota”.  Host Don Teigen
  
Upcoming Speakers
12/11/2019  H&E Member Roger O'Daniel, Mentally retired Unit Commissioner in Scouts BSA, Life Member of American Legion, Life Member of Air Force Association: “German Navy's Enigma Cipher vs. Alan Turing's Bombe in WW II". Host: Leslie Sharpe.

12/18/2019  Joe Mahon, Director of Regional Outreach at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis:  “Economic Outlook in Minnesota”.  Host: Richard Wisland

12/21/2019 – HOLIDAY PARTY - Saturday (12 Noon to 2:30PM)

12/25/2019   NO MEETING
 
 
Opening
Herb Schechter.  Good Morning Ham & Eggers - Beautiful day in the neighborhood!  First, thanks Tom Goodman for filling in last week.  Continuing - each week I try to come up some wisdoms - but sometimes they escape me.(spontaneous applause breaks out!).  Absolutely, all lov our President Herb!
 
 
Distingushed Guests Today-
Marty Probst guest of speaker Kim Crockett
Eric Teachout guest of speaker Kim Crockett
 
 
Announcements
-Holiday Party Saturday 12/21/2019  (12 Noon to 2:30PM).  A buffet (including ‘to-order’ omelets similar to prior years).  Entertainment by Kristoffer Olson, Decision Artist Musician.  Check him out:  http://www.kristofferolson.com
Contact Darrell Bertelson ASAP for last minute signup (952-944.6618) or Larry Forsland (612-804-6787)

-Leslie Sharpe proudly announced new healthy grandchild #5!
Congratulations Dr Les!
 
-Mark Stageberg – noting ‘new members’ since last advertisement: “I’m still trying to clean garage.  My book “Win Some, Lose Some” available on back table.  A good read for anybody considering legal profession.  And – ‘the price is right!’  Club Scribe endorses:  a fun informative read!  (Rumor:  is Mark starting another book?)
 
  
Why Are We Here?
President Herb again asks weekly repeated Q – “Why are we here?”...
Victor Kirsch stands again to repeated challenge.  Following humors, Victor broadcasts w superb gusto the anticipated: “Because Best Place in Twin Cities to start Wednesday morning – We’re Glad You’re Here!”   Huge applause! 
 
 
Today’s Speaker  
Don Teigen, hosting today’s phenomenally outspoken speaker states “we have a very interesting topic today – Immigration”.  Welcome Kim Crockett, a return speaker to Ham & Eggs.
 
Kim Crockett – prior speaker recognized for meaningful (perhaps) controversial speak, opened with: ‘lot of potty mouth humor this AM!’  Too Funny! 
 
Today, I represent not so much a ‘think tank’ but more a nontraditional educational source.  Today’s topic – Immigration.
 
Consolidating todays well defined ‘again perhaps controversial’ presentation & paraphrasing Kim’s message:  “Todays policy undermines confidence in US governance and beyond.”
 
A significant presentation followed – several statements heard follow:         
  1. Most Americans agree we have a humanitarian situation at our border.
  2. Only growth in MN since 2000 is from people born outside the US.
  3. Why aren’t Congress and Courts working with our President?
  4. Premise: ‘Charlemagne Institute -Defending and Advancing Western Civilization’ position today is America’s culturally lost’.  https://charlemagneinstitute.org/
  5. Kim Crockett endorsed publication “Chronicles”.   (taking copy offered from back table – Scribe confesses after several articles – a significant publication)
 President Herb had to stop an enthusiastic Q&A session to enable ECC to prep for room’s next usage.
 
   
Thank You Dale Borgeson, Richard  Swenson & Don Teigen for photos -  included in Members weekly Newsletter distributions.

Todays Slides Titles (Photographed) Included:
-Are we Still (capable) Governing Ourselves?
-America Culturally Lost.
-America – the Great Assimilator – lost moral footing & confidence
-‘melting pot’ a macroaggression on campuses.  Taxpayers funding attempt to divide.
-Immigration law from Congress – 1965 to present
-Nationwide injunctions  - Judges do not have power under Constitution
-Trump – Refugee Resettlement – Fed Program by State Dept without Taxpayers Consent.
-Trump Executive Order 13760, Jan 27, 2017
-additional...
 
 

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Erick Kaardal

HAM AND EGGS CLUB NEWSLETTER
www.HamAndEggsClub.com
Nov 27, 2019

 
Erick Kaardal, Attorney Litigating First Amendment Rights, Taxpayer and Voter rights, and Political Balance of Power Issues, who has argued Appeals to the Supreme Court.  Topic: “Reading” “Our Constitution” “In Plain English”.
Host: Dan Biersdorf
 
 
Upcoming Speakers
 
12/04/2019 –Kim Crockett, Attorney and Writer:  “How Immigration Has A
Affected Minnesota”.  Host Don Teigen
 
12/11/2019  H&E Member Roger O'Daniel, Mentally retired Unit Commissioner in Scouts BSA, Life Member of American Legion, Life Member of Air Force Association:"German Navy's Enigma Cipher vs. Alan Turing's Bombe in WW II". Host: Leslie Sharpe.
 
12/18/2019  Joe Mahon, Director of Regional Outreach at Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis:  “Economic Outlook in Minnesota”.  Host: Richard Wisland
 
 
Opening
Tom Goodman filling in for traveling Herb Schechter - Our President heard was sunny and warm in San Diego.   Thank you Tom!
 
Distingushed Guests Today-
David Buyse guest of Dan Biersdorf
James Magnusson guest of Dan Biersdorf
 
 
Announcement
Holiday Party is Saturday 12/21/2019  (12 Noon to 2PM).
A buffet similar to prior years is planned.  Anyone with ideas for entertainment –please call
Dale Borgeson (952-322-0406).
 
 
Today’s Speaker   (taken from his internet Blog)

Erick Kaardal attended Harvard College on an U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship. He graduated from Harvard College in 1988 with magna cum laude honors in economics. At the same time, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Mr. Kaardal is a lawyer with a general practice. He attempts to identify and effectively resolve any of his clients’ legal problems. From litigation to transactional issues, he works to apply his knowledge and experience in effective ways for his clients. For details, see the practice areas and representative client lists posted on this website.

 
The Coveted Mug Ceremony Performed - 
  
Thank You Dale Borgeson for photos - included on Newsletter distribution to Members.
 

Ron Jensen








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Brian Miller

HAM AND EGGS CLUB NEWSLETTER
www.HamAndEggsClub.com
Nov 20, 2019
 
Brian Miller, Executive Director of Seward Community Development, a Non-Profit Organization:  “Community Development in Minneapolis: What Works and What Doesn’t”.  Host: Dan Biersdorf
 
 
Upcoming Speakers
11/27/2019  Erick Kaardal, Attorney Litigating First Amendment Rights, Taxpayer and Voter rights, and Political Balance of Power Issues, who has argued Appeals to the Supreme Court.  Topic: “Reading” “Our Constitution” “In Plain English”.  Host: Dan Biersdorf

12/04/2019 –Kim Crockett, Attorney and Writer:  “How Immigration Has A
Affected Minnesota”.  Host Don Teigen

12/11/2019  H&E Member Roger O'Daniel, Mentally retired Unit Commissioner in Scouts BSA, Life Member of American Legion, Life Member of Air Force Association: "German Navy's Enigma Cipher vs. Alan Turing's Bombe in WW II". Host: Leslie Sharpe.
 
 
Opening
Herb Schechter Good Morning Ham & Eggers – Trying to think of something profound & came up with an observation question:  “What’s difference between a PHD in history & a pizza?  A large pizzas will feed a family of four!” Huge laughter, then on a roll: “Why is brazier singular but panties plural?”  Continuing, Herb kept Members and Guests laughing...
 
 
Distingushed Guests Today
Mike Ebnet guest of Dan Biersdorf
Bill Marek guest of Dan Biersdorf
Thomas Hayes guest of Dan Biersdorf
 
 
Announcements
Dale Borgeson  - Holiday Party is Saturday 12/21/2019  (12 Noon to 2PM).  A buffet similar to prior years planned.  Anyone with ideas for entertainment –please call me:  Dale (952-322-0406).
 
 
WHY ARE WE HERE?
Victor Kirsch   “Red Skelton had recipe for happy marriage – every week he and wife would go out to dinner.  He’d go Tuesdays, she’d go Fridays. “More.. then  Victor style:   “Why We’re Here!”
 
 
Today’s Speaker
Dan Biersdorf  This AM we have Brian Miller, a law school classmate. And yes, warned Brian H&E members no strangers to controversy or discussion!  
 
Brian Miller  My non-profit organization attempts to reduce blight in poorer areas. Some areas in Minneapolis are not experiencing reinvestment & our Seward Community Development group is trying to help that situation.  Seward is still considered a low income area.
 
 -Staff of 5 people: Optimistically Oriented, Tenacious, Holistic and Ethics Based.
-Service includes a diverse area – Brian described each in detail:
 
Work Performed
Real Estate Deployment
Business Development
Planning & Infrastructural Advocacy
 

Q&A
Several fast ‘concise’ complex Q asked.  Returns complex (unfortunately -several not well understood –or clearly heard).
 
Q -  Economic opportunity?
A -  As Law provides for.
 
Q -  When remove blight, doesn’t that shift to someplace else?
(Back of Room Voice bellars – “don’t have nuff time to figure that one out.,.)
A – Your talking big issues.  We have fundamental disparages. Problem with the poor – they don’t have enough money!  
 
Q -  The term ‘they’?  & How you pay selves? 
A -  Much work done with little compensation.  Focus is to help, generate income and benefit community.  Yes, tuff to maintain competency with team of 5.
 
Herb, following Speaker recognition and significant applause, offers the Ham & Eggs Mug in recognition of presentation. 
 
 
Thank You Dale Borgeson for photos - presented in Membership Newsletter distributions.  
  

Ron Jensen








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Tim Pawlenty

HAM AND EGGS CLUB NEWSLETTER
www.HamAndEggsClub.com
Nov 13, 2019
 
Tim Pawlenty, Former Governor of MN, past CEO of Financial Services Roundtable, and currently a Board Member for numerous companies:  “Why We Should Be Hopeful and Optimistic About America’s Future”.  Host:  Todd Nelson (for Gene Hoff)
 
Upcoming Speakers
11/20/2019  Brian Miller, Executive Director of Seward Community Development, a Non-Profit Organization:  “Community Development in Minneapolis: What Works and What Doesn’t”.  Host: Dan Biersdorf
 
11/27/2019  Erick Kaardal, Attorney Litigating First Amendment Rights, Taxpayer and Voter rights, and Political Balance of Power Issues, who has argued Appeals to the Supreme Court.  Topic: “Reading the Law – In Plain English”.  Host: Dan Biersdorf
 
12/04/2019 –Kim Crockett, Attorney and Writer:  “How Immigration Has A
Affected Minnesota”.  Host Don Teigen
 
 
 
Opening
Herb Schechter Good Morning Ham & Eggers – Good to be back.
 
 
Distingushed Guests 
Dave Fravenshuh guest of Denny Schulstad
Darrell Pearson guest of Fran Runchey
Stephen Imholte guest of Tom Horner
Marilyn Sharpe guest of Leslie Sharpe
Nickie Doyle guest of Dan Biersdorf
Tom Ries guest of Dale Borgeson
Michelle Jobst guest of Gene Hoff
Roger Chamberlain guest of Gene Hoff
Charlie Durenberger guest of Gene Hoff
Lois Durenberger guest of Gene Hoff
Marty Brown guest of Gene Hoff
Kevin Terrill guest of Gene Hoff
Pat Mazoral guest of Gene Hoff
James Duckless guest of Gene Hoff
Bill LeMire guest of Gene Hoff
Tim Wolter guest of Gene Hoff
 
 
Announcements
Dale Borgeson  - The Holiday Party is in planning.  More information next week. 

Bob Lewis  - There was a Typo in last week’s Newsletter – Nov 10th was Marine Corps 244th Birthday – not the 243rd as stated.  .

Herb Schechter – during my ‘time off’ in last weeks, I read Dave Durenberger’s book:  “When Republicans Were Progressive”.  There was a period when, considered activists, they worked with private industry.  Then, Republican Party got hijacked by ‘single interests – and new folks moved in paying little interest in broader government.   I recommend this book.
 
 
WHY ARE WE HERE?
Victor ‘no podium no microphone required’ Kirsch stands:

Picked a hitchhiker the other night.  Couple miles & guy asks: “you just picked me up – what if I’m a psychopathic killer?”  Asked back, “So what are chances of two in the same car?”   Then, Victor style:   “Why We’re Here!”


Today’s Speaker
Todd Nelson introduced today’s speaker Tim Pawlenty, 39th Governor of MN providing extensive history and career path.
  
Tim Pawlenty began an energetic, up-beat, enthusiastic presentation with a Question: “What’s the bestselling book of all time published in English?”  Answer:  Charles Dickens: ‘Tale of Two Cities’.   Here, Tim Pawlenty read: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times....” with ending passage stating ‘we’re in trouble’.   What want to talk about today is why we should be optimistic –NOW! 
 
Brief captures from phenomenal presentation follow:
-Not just my imagination ‘we’re in trouble’. Gallop Poll recently compared responses to Q: “Are you extremely proud to be an American?” Responses fell from 70% to 40% over several year period. 
 
-So, Why should we be optimistic?  America is the freest, most successful, prosperous nation the world has ever known!  -We are a people with degree of freedom other nations & cultures do not have & never had.   We are very blessed with that.

-Society sometimes forgets to recall the roots of our foundation.

-America dealt a very strong hand.  Peaceful neighbors.  Both democracies are our friends.  Two gigantic oceans, natural security barriers.  We have all the food, water & energy we require within our own border.  We have the best military & economy in the world.  Our country is based on law, not dictates from dictators.  We have a work ethic that exceeds rest of globe.  We have the deepest financial market –but the richest ‘goodness’ is in our people.  Just because we don’t always agree doesn’t make the other guy wrong.    The list goes on...
  
A few things we need to do better:
What do with Health Care?
-Costs today far outstrip ability to pay for.  Both parties have blocked out our debt issue – nobody seems to care.

-Federal government spends 30% more than takes in today.

-System now a confused hodgepodge 

-Technology improvements will help health care.  In future, massive AI datasets with cell phone/other technologies hold massive improvement potential. 
 
What do with Education?
-Today need a skill or education, else few options beyond requiring government help.

-1st Best incentive, morally & economically critical in schooling success is parents. Lot of variables here.

-2nd Quality & preparation of teachers.   Today, we should celebrate our teachers.   Instead, many come from lower quintile of competence – very low. 

-LA school study told where in same school (all student composition factors equivalent) two 4th grade math class rooms scored an extreme different test result – all due to teaching ability. 
 
Closing with a quote:  “Abraham Lincoln stated America is the world’s last greatest hope!’  Thank you for listening today...  Significant Applause. 

 
Q&A
Several members continue to ignore Q asking protocol -  evolving into lengthy soliloquy’s not realizing robbing other members having simple straight forward Questions.  
 
Responding to several lengthy dialogs: Tim Pawlenty’s return theme was consistent.  The need for America to have a common consensus. Fractional far right and far left – “suck it up”  Country needs to go forward with consensus of centrist needs (not all happy) but not the far right or the far left exhibited today.
 
Thank You Dale Borgeson, Darrell Bertelson & Don Teigen for photos - provided with weekly Newsletter distribution.
 
 

Ron Jensen






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   Tom Reuse                         William Maher                  Dave Bardal

HAM AND EGGS CLUB NEWSLETTER
www.HamAndEggsClub.com
Nov 6, 2019
 
11/06/2019  “Who Am I Week?  New Members Tell Their Stories”,
 Tom Reusse, William, Maher, and Dave Bardal
 
 
Upcoming Speakers
11/13/2019  Tim Pawlenty, Former Governor of MN, past CEO of Financial Services Roundtable, and currently a Board Member for numerous companies:  “Why We Should Be Hopeful and Optimistic About America’s Future”.  Host:  Todd Nelson (for Gene Hoff)
 
11/20/2019  Brian Miller, Executive Director of Seward Community Development, a Non-Profit Organization:  “Community Development in Minneapolis: What Works and What Doesn’t”.  Host: Dan Biersdorf
 
11/27/2019 - Open
 
 
Opening
Fran Runchey  Good Morning Gentlemen.  I’m it for one more morning.  Herb Schechter called and said pain, but making progress.   But still, hasn’t opened the opioid bottle yet!
 
Microphone in hand, Fran stated:  have another antidote.  (Wordsmith at table:  “antidote”?)  Recent Newspaper article:  Microsoft’s started a 4 day work week in Japanese offices. 
 
Japan is a workaholic nation!  Employers offer ‘cradle to grave’ employment & created tremendous pressure not to be 1st to leave a day’s work.  Employees often working till 9PM attempt then to be 1st to arrive in AM.  Additionally, employers want people to socialize after work – putting that culture under tremendous stress – leading to strokes and suicides.
 
Japan’s trains are operated on an ‘on time’ system – deviating from schedule perhaps 20 or 30 seconds.  Only suicides stop a train. Currently - a major problem.  Then Microsoft came along – a tremendous accomplishment. 
 
Cliff Erickson has something for us this AM.
 
Cliff Erickson taking podium: “earlier had Question, a plea...”  Former Ham & Eggs President, Jim Ullyot had a theme. In form of  ‘trochaic tetrameter’ (thanks  Dr Les for recalling metric name) a short ditty called ‘Purpose’ was recited from memory in Jim’s honor.  Significant Applause 
 
 
No Guests Today-
 
 
Announcements
Henry Pryor spoke briefly re merits of Mayo Clinic in Rochester.  Very efficient.  They know how to run a hospital.  Welcome back Henry! 
Bob Lewis  Nov 11 coming up – ‘Happy Veterans Day’.  And, Nov 10, Marine Corp (243 years old) Birthday.
Bob Lewis  Anyone bringing guests next Wednesday –please let me know.  Will insure adequate table spaces.
 
 
WHY ARE WE HERE?
Victor Kirsch standing up heard Fran Runchey express: “this time in person, Cubs continued condolences”.  Victor graciously acknowledged.  He then  and commented on Henry Pryor’s statement, Ch 2 had documentary on Mayo Clinic recently.  Worth watching.
  
Continuing, Victor stated house was broke into last week.  He confronted the burglar who admitted he was looking for money.  Victor put his shoes on and helped him look!  Then “Why We’re Hear –Victor Style  Much appreciative applause!
 
 
Today’s Member Speakers
With anticipated continuing periodic presentations, a new format “Who Am I?  Members Tell Their Stories” initiated recently by speaker coordinator Leslie Sharpe.
 
Today, 3 new members individually spoke providing rich histories of businesses, partnership, favorite stories, fraternity and lifelong friendships –All attributes bringing Ham & Eggers back to gathering each and every Wednesday.
 
Thank you Tom Ruesse, William Maher and Dave Bardal for sharing ‘pieces’ of rich history with fellow members.   (Observation:  together with fascinating presentation:  the marriages: 52 years, 58 years & 48 years show a common stubborn attribute.)  Gentlemen, you’ll have fun at Ham & Eggs!  I promise! 
 
Thank You Dale Borgeson and Darrell Bertelson for photos - included on weekly Member Newsletter distribution.  .
 
 

Ron Jensen








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