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The Ford truck was traveling eastbound on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn when the round United States Marine Corp (USMC) sticker on the rear window of the truck caught my attention.

I was preoccupied with the health concerns of a good friend I had visited, and was driving home when my consciousness was jarred by the words on the red, white and black bumper sticker stuck to the tailgate of the truck, “Pistol Whip a Liberal It's your civic duty.”

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In Shakespeare's 1597 'Romeo and Juliet', “love is a violent, ecstatic, overpowering force that supersedes all other values, loyalties, and emotions.”1

Well before Shakespeare, Plato2 had refined what the ancient Greeks identified as six types of love. Eros ‘love’, was uncomfortable even feared by the Greeks, because they understood that kind of love was dangerous and could get them into the most trouble. Evidently, the Greeks were right.

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There is a lot of exuberant talk about a Soccer1 Field of Dreams in Elmont but residents have been down this road before.  Fact is the last bit of premature exuberance was supported in part by this writer – The Casino.

After reading, listening and reading again I must say there is not much here to report.  A proposal (one of three) has taken on a virtual life - like Manti Te'o girl friend, and reasoned residents are taking a wait and see position.  The merits of a minor league US soccer field as an engine of sustainable economic growth is questionable.  There are many examples of failed US soccer stadiums and wildly successful sport stadiums with negligible to outright negative economic and social impact on the residential communities that surround them.

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