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2)  Yorktown Town Board splits 2-2 on Hickory St.rezoning request 05/13/14

3)  Political Scene: Inequality and Education in Newark

4) An event worthy of the word EPIC! At 12 Grapes

5)  New ROI column from Frank J. Rich:  Outreach Marketing

6)  Assemblyman Katz Announces Campaign for Re-Election

7) Drop Abortion Expansion; Pass Anti-Sex Trafficking & Clinic Inspection Bills

8)  NEWS - Search Spreads To Wide Area For Missing Somers Man With Dementia

9)  Sheriff Chris MossLt. Gov Acceptance SpeechMay 15, 2014

10) [Public Meeting Agendas] Yorktown Planning Board 05/19/14

11) Obama's War on Christians

12) Playland is now open!

13) Cox to Democrats: Apologize for calling war vet a "coward"

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Brewster, N.Y. – 05/16/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) issued the following statement regarding his political future.

“As many know, I term limited myself in the Assembly and am proud to now follow through on that same pledge in the Senate. For 8 years I have enjoyed a tremendous opportunity to serve. Those memories and friendships will last a lifetime and I am forever grateful. As an elected official, and unlike many, I swore to make the position my full time job and to not accept outside employment. I kept my word and am proud to have done so, but now it is time to return to the private sector, and eventually, hopefully take time to raise a family.

In just 4 terms I have been through 4 general elections and 3 primaries, and I've lived a lifetime of experiences in a condensed period of time. I gave the community every ounce of energy I had, working 7 days a week. I'm proud of my record in public service and honored to have had the opportunity to shape public policy for the good, specifically for service disabled and other veterans, victims of human trafficking and domestic violence, small business owners, sportsmen, seniors, taxpayers, the special needs community and our four legged friends.

I didn't run for office to embrace the status quo or to make friends, yet I am proud to have kept my independence even while making strong friendships along the way. I genuinely believe in servant leadership and I term limited myself in the Assembly and similarly term limited myself in the Senate. Breaking that pledge was never an option and leaving this seat open two years from now, during a Presidential election where we would be hard pressed to maintain the seat, would have been selfish.

My late announcement was timed with one purpose, to keep this Senate seat in Republican control. Until a month ago, we didn't even have a replacement candidate and I was never going to walk away from my Republican conference, unless this seat was secure. With Terrence Murphy, I am now confident that we will maintain this seat not only during this election, but also for many years to come. My office will continue to provide excellent constituent and legislative work. On the campaign side, I will remain engaged from fundraising to operations for a solid Republican victory in November. It has been an exhilarating journey and I would like to thank my family, friends and supporters. And no, I am not running for County Executive, Congress or any other position. Thank you and God bless,” said Senator Greg Ball.

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 1 Transitional rezoning request/Hickory Street
Given a 2-2 vote, the board took no action to move forward on Bill Primavera’s request to rezone his property at the corner of Granite Springs Road to allow the existing historic house to be converted into professional offices.

2. Fluoridation 
Water Superintendent David Rambo reminded the board that it had voted back in January 22, 2013 to continue fluoridating water but that since that vote nothing has been accomplished to install the needed new equipment at the Catskill water treatment plant.

3. Wetlands permit: failure of mitigation measures/Gambelli Drive
The board discussed what should be done about failed wetlands mitigation measures that were required as part of a 2007 wetlands permit to construct a pool in a wetlands.

4. Group home//Buckhorn Street
The board expressed its support for a group home for three adult males on Buckhorn Street.

5. Sylvan Glen Forest Management Plan
Members of the Tree Conservation Advisory Commission discussed the recommendations in the Sylvan Glen/Granite Knolls Forest Management Plan, some of which involved the planned Spectra/Algonquin pipeline project through both parks. The parks’ biggest problems are deer and invasive species.

6. Legislation to allow keeping chickens
The town attorney is revising a 2013 draft local law that would allow homeowners to keep chickens on their property.

7. Highway Department
Highway Superintendent Paganelli appealed to the board for funds to purchase at least three new trucks, needed primarily for road salting. Each truck would cost about $177,000.  The board will review financing options.

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Outreach Marketing
Creating WOM Recommendations


What has arms, legs and moves in several directions at the same time? The consumer is a dynamic force that determines the win-loss math for all products and services, while in search of his favorite things to buy. Increasingly, s/he is identified for those vagaries by a psychographic profile that is the product of Big Data analysis.

Why, because the person-to-person connection, whose significance was blurred by the faceless "marketing at" them, is finally the focus of "marketing with" them for smart brands at all levels of B2B and B2C exchanges with the customer.


Outreach Marketing (OM) is the strategy that returns marketing to the simple mechanisms that help make a connection "with" consumers that turns them into "customers of the third kind"--an extension of your marketing efforts by their WOM recommendations. It looks not at what consumers do, so much as how they learn about and hear about their choice of products and services, or how they relate to the things they want, need, or are in the habit of buying.

For marketers, this starts with the information and education that have always been the most successful sales tools. These simple approaches better inform good decisions while building the foundation for a product or service evaluation that also leads to "word-of-mouth" advertising of it throughout their area of influence.  
*   71% of B2B buyers in the awareness stage and 77% of buyers in the evaluation stage cited testimonials and case studies as the most influential types of content. (hawkeye B2B Buyer Journey Research)

*   B2B technology buyers consume more data sheets and brochures than they do any other type of content. (B2B Technology Collateral Survey Report)

*   Consumer reviews are most responsible for killing a purchase ... in the absence of counterbalancing information.
These basic yet important tools give sales teams the content needed to sell, and customers what they need to make an informed decision about your offerings. Quality content is the Holy Grail of decision-making. The better it is the more influential it becomes. Well-written datasheets, blogs, and customer engagement efforts, that clearly deliver product benefits, are what fuel buying decisions more than anything else. Often heard from marketing management is the phrase: "It's tough to find a high-quality writer-someone who understands the segment, writes well, and gets the marketing side of it."
A few tips from blogger Kristen Matthews frame the WOM effort well:
*     People are wired to trust a third party recommendation more than someone talking about him or her. Whether it's cocktail party banter leading to a date or a brand convincing a consumer it's the best-it's all the same.  
Actionable Tip: Reach out to bloggers who write about your brand niche and encourage a product review. Send them something free to encourage an authentic mention in a post.
*     Bring consumers and people who love your brand into your brand instead of treating them like an extension of your brand.

Actionable Tip: Keep a list of brand fans and stay in touch. Email updates and ask for their opinions. Periodically send free stuff and brand products, or something on their birthdays!
*     Outreach marketing exchanges the campaign model for ongoing relationships, owning those relationships instead of outsourcing marketing and PR efforts for a "one and done" strategy. 
Actionable Tip: Reach out to new brand fans, but focus more time on existing customers; the foundation of your retention revenue model.
*     OM has a strong focus on authenticity and relevance, not number of followers and numerical qualifiers. Things like SEO, rank, social presence and followers fall in to place as a result of authentic marketing and brand recommendations. 
Actionable Tip: In targeting efforts look to content not reach; how much they engage with others and the authentic nature of their conversations.
*     Outreach marketing searches creative ways and people to tell your brand's story. It looks at them with different perspectives.
Actionable Tip: Interview employees outside of marketing. Write a fun story about the CEO or interview the farmer who grows the produce you use in your restaurant kitchen or the designer of your apparel or technology product.
*     OM considers strategies that span the entire digital and non-digital world, where people have conversations about brand and products. OM embraces multiple channels through one person.
Actionable Tip: Use bloggers are as a springboard. They can be searched for context and contain abundant information, which makes for an easier and more effective pitching process. 

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On Thursday, May 15, 2014 5:26 PM, Assemblyman Steve Katz wrote:

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Assemblyman Katz Announces Campaign for Re-Election
Carmel, NY - Today, Assemblyman Steve Katz announced run for re-election to the 94th Assembly District of New York in front of George's Place in Carmel, NY. The full transcript of his prepared remarks follow:
Thank you all for coming out here today. During my tenure as a representative for this district, I have always been so appreciative and pleased to see such support for me and my family.
I don't want to keep you all too long, so I'll get to the point right away. I am announcing my candidacy for re-election to the New York State Assembly.
I believe that New York has a chance to turn around and become great again, but we need to start by taking responsibility now for our actions and take care of those who need it.
I've put forth legislation that would call for Albany to be more efficient by shortening the time spent up there and pay for legislators in addition to requiring all bills to include a fiscal impact statement. Last year, 80% of voting was done in May and June alone. We don't need to be up there to waste taxpayer dollars and look busy, and by requiring all proposed legislation to include a cost to the taxpayer, I believe we will be able to remove bills right away that do not fit within our budget or are too grandiose to even consider.
I believe we need to root out corruption and end this culture of sexual harassment in the Assembly. I think that it starts at the top by removing those who have overseen these heinous acts and giving legislators term limits. This will be my final campaign for Assembly because I believe three terms is all one should spend in state government. Politician should never be a profession, and I think we need a return to the citizen legislator.
I believe we need to take care of those who built this state and this country. I will continue to fight for my legislation that would modernize the credentialing and licensing procedures in this state for our veterans. No veteran should come home and be unemployed because their skill set is difficult to translate. Our veterans deserve better. We owe it to them.
Our seniors need protection too. Right now, New York ranks among the worst states in the country to be a senior. I've introduced legislation that would protect them against unfair property tax inflation and pension stripping. Our state has no right to allow our seniors to be victimized by changing laws and tax codes.
We need to protect our children, as well. We need to stop the horrendous results of common core and give authority in the classrooms back to the teachers, not faceless bureaucrats.  
I want our state to modernize care for our sick in this state too. I've been criticized for my stance on medical marijuana in the past, but I stand firm in my belief that it will benefit those that need it. We are behind a plurality of states on this issue and families in this area, like Morgan Hintz and her mother Kate, should not have to choose between suffering in a state behind the times or uprooting and leaving the state for proper care. It is the right thing to do.
Finally, I want to continue to stand up for our middle class. I want to cut taxes and spending to put more money in your pocket. I have been a steadfast proponent of small business, like George's here, garnering the support and endorsement of business advocacy groups throughout the state, and I will continue to promote small business. I have stood tall with Putnam County, Mary Ellen Odell and Dennis Sant in protecting Putnam pistol permit holders' right to privacy.  I want to repeal the SAFE Act because it kills jobs and makes criminals out of law abiding citizens. I want to make New York economically viable again so that we can bring jobs back to our district. I have stood tall on my conservative principles, earning the second highest conservative rating in the Assembly as well as one of the most independent voting records in the legislature.
Thank you again for all of your support. It is an honor and a privilege to serve and I look forward to representing this district again. 


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"Let's replace unwanted abortion expansion with a
common sense abortion clinic inspection bill and be done with it."
New York--May 14...Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and abortion expansion lobby groups are holding hostage key women's protection measures -- including an anti-sex trafficking bill-- in an effort to force through an omnibus package of legislation that includes late-term abortion expansion, which New Yorkers do not want.
So charged the New York-based Chiaroscuro Group today in calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Legislative leaders to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act--a bipartisan measure introduced yesterday by Democrat Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and Republican Senator Andrew Lanza--as well as another new bill sponsored by Assemblywomen Nicole Malliotakis and Jane Corwin that would require bi-annual Health Department inspections of New York State's approximately 225 abortion facilities. A recent New York State expose showed that the vast majority of New York's abortion clinics have shockingly gone uninspected for more than a dozen years.
"Governor Cuomo and Speaker Silver are holding a true women's equality agenda hostage to an abortion expansion bill that is far outside of the political mainstream," said Chiaroscuro Group President Greg Pfundstein. "The so called Women's Equality Act (WEA) has nine good and progressive measures, and one that is anathema to the values of New Yorkers, as confirmed by comprehensive polling. There is broad support for these measures so let's pass the nine bills and replace the abortion expansion bill with a common sense clinic inspection bill and be done with it."
The New York State Senate last year passed nine of the WEA bills, rejecting the abortion expansion plank. The State Assembly has refused to pass any WEA bills unless the unpopular abortion expansion measure is included.
The Chiaroscuro Groups works to educate New Yorkers about alternatives to abortion.


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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Efforts to find missing Somers resident Gary McKeon continue following his disappearance on Friday.
Efforts to find McKeon -- who has dementia and Parkinson's disease, according to an alert -- are being shared in a Facebook group called Missing Man from Somers NY, which has involvement from members of his family. In a post on Monday, May 12, Sara McKeon Almeida gave a recap of what she has done. This includes a canvassing of an area where he grew up, specifically Cabrini Boulevard in Washington Heights; personally checking New York City hospitals; talking with commuters at the Goldens Bridge train station; handing out fliers; and the use of police and dogs to search the property and nearby vicinity.
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Sheriff Chris Moss
Lt. Gov Acceptance Speech
May 15, 2014
Good morning!
Thank you!
Thank you to Senator O'Mara, Chairman Datta and Sheriff DuBois for your nominations and County Executive Maggie Brooks for that amazing introduction.
You really know how to make a guy look good! I hope my wife caught every word!
Speaking of my beautiful wife, Dana, and my son, Wyatt. I'm so proud to have both of you by my side as we set out on this exciting new journey as a family. As Dana and I discussed the possibilities of an LG candidacy we knew that seldom does an opportunity like this come along where you get the chance to make true difference. It's with my family's support that I'm so excited about this opportunity.
Because at the end of the day that's what family is what it's all about.
It's who you wake up for in the morning and who you go to sleep worrying about at night.
It's your family that teaches you your values, helps shape your character, gives you strength when you need it...or sometimes just a good old fashioned kick in the butt!
I grew up in a no-nonsense family where work was not a four letter word--it was a fact of life.
When I was a kid, my parents owned a small restaurant in Elmira and every morning before school, my dad would take me to the restaurant where I would help mop the floors or clean out the ashtrays and after school I would return to continue lending a hand.
For my mom and dad, 16 hour days were the norm, and my mother while being legal secretary 40 hours week and helping out at the restaurant had to manage the household with my brother and sisters.
My mother still works today as a legal secretary and my father is a retired cook from the local nursing facility.
I grew up on what we called a small farm where my parents still live today.
Life was simple, but good.
I can always remember looking forward to weekend excursions to what was then a bustling downtown Elmira.
We had stores like Sears, Panosians, movie theaters and restaurants.
The great outdoors was our playground. We fished, hunted and played little league.
I cherish the upbringing I was afforded in Western New York and I always knew it would be the place I wanted to raise my own family.
Elmira like so many other upstate communities were real salt of the earth towns.
But despite its good people, things have changed a lot over the years.
I've said goodbye to many friends and family who have moved elsewhere looking for better opportunities.
That once bustling downtown has suffered from years of bad policies in Albany.   
As Sheriff, I've seen firsthand the effects of what loss of hope and economic depression can do to a town.
Crime goes up, drugs seep in, store fronts remain empty.     
People who have the means to leave, do so.
That's not the future I ever imagined for my town and so many others.
It's not the future I imagine for my son. Or for my neighbor's kids.
What's worse was the brief glimpse of resurrection that was dangled in front of New Yorkers when there was hope for a natural gas industry.
For a short time, our airports were bustling, our restaurants were brimming, hotels were full and there was a sign of life. A sign of economic hope for the future.
But when Governor Cuomo dithered, companies picked up and left for Pennsylvania and Ohio--or one of the other 29 states that are benefiting from natural gas exploration.
Sadly, this is not a problem unique to the Southern Tier. It's not even a problem unique to Upstate.
People are struggling everywhere. Nearly half of New York City is living near poverty.
The numbers are staggering.
Under Governor Cuomo, we are losing--and losing badly.
We have the worst economic outlook of any state in America.
We have the highest taxes--and it's not even close.
We are losing more of our residents than any other state.
We are plagued by a culture of corruption that gives organized crime a whole new meaning.
And the man who pledged to be the most transparent governor in history?
He enacted laws in the dead of the night infringing on our constitutional rights.
Take it from a guy who has spent his life in law enforcement: the SAFE Act does not make us safe.
It turned my brothers and sisters in law enforcement into criminals.
And we will repeal it!
Now, we have the US Attorney investigating the governor's office for allegedly corrupting the anti-corruption committee.
Directing subpoenas and investigations away from friends and political allies.
In my world, that's called obstruction of justice.
We can no longer tolerate this type of behavior.
Not by the press. Not by elected officials. Not by Albany's insiders. And certainly not by New Yorkers.
Mark my words: If there is anything I know how to do really well, it's go after lawbreakers.
It's not with window-dressing panels or supposedly independent commissions.
There will be no mistaking our mission. Enough is enough.
It is time to crack down on corruption once and for all.
Things have gotten so bad, sometimes I wonder if most New Yorkers have gone through the stages of grief and reached acceptance.
The 400 thousand New Yorkers who have fled the state under Governor Cuomo certainly have.
But not the people in this room. We are all here because we know this state can be saved. We can return to being the state of envy. Of prosperity. Of hopes and dreams.
Folks, we know it doesn't have to be this way!
New York is worth fighting for. My family--and your family--are all worth fighting for.
But like my mom and dad raised me, I'm going to give it to you straight.
Reversing course will not be easy.
It will take bold proposals and tough decisions. Sometimes unpopular ones.
Now, I've never been one to back away from a tough fight, and if you've ever been witness to a sheriff's election--boy can they get down and dirty!
Something about cops running against each other--it gets quite competitive.
When I first ran for sheriff in 2005, no one thought we had a chance in the world to win.
We were outgunned (quite literally!) and outspent by the frontrunner.
The establishment candidate.
But we hussled and spread a message of experience and integrity.
And people responded--we shocked the system with an upset victory.
And we changed the way things were done in the sheriff's office.
We reigned in overtime.
We tackled a Methamphetamine epidemic.
We brought statewide accreditation status to the entire agency.
This all amounts to leadership.
It amounts to calling it like you see it and taking action.
It amounts to having the courage of your convictions. Knowing when to stand firm even when the heat is on.
It requires a clear vision and a steady hand.
It's a quality that can't be bought with campaign contributions.
And it can't be faked with fancy TV ads.
You've either proven you have it or don't.
And there is no one that embodies those qualities more than the man I am so proud to be running with.
Rob Astorino is the kind of leader that you don't see very often. A rare combination of qualities that makes it so understandable why he quickly became a candidate for governor.
He is compassionate and honest. He has a heart of gold---and a spine of steel.
He gets results. And unlike our current governor, it's not results from threats and intimidation.
He put Westchester back in the winning column and he can do the same for our beautiful state.
We have been given the gift of opportunity.
An opportunity that I accept humbly with great purpose and direction.
Because at the end of the day, this election is not about me. Or about Rob Astorino. Or the Republican Party.
It's about ALL of the people of New York State. Young, old, black, white, male, female, rich, poor...
We are ALL one family of New Yorkers.
And like I said...Family is what it's all about.
Thank you!
God bless you and God bless the great state of New York!
On Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:47 AM, Town of Yorktown New York wrote:


Planning Board

1974 Commerce Street, Room 104, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
May 19, 2014 7:30 PM
Liaison Reports
Minutes:  May 5, 2014
Sierra Bella fka Samsel Minor
SBL: 47.5-1-13
Discussion Permit #WP- FSWPPP-019-14
      Location: 1860 Hunterbrook Road
      Contact: Al Capellini
Description: A 2 lot subdivision approved by Res #09-24 on September 14, 2009, which required approval of an environmental permit prior to plat signature.
Empire Hunan
SBL: 37.14-2-66
Discussion Site Plan
      Location: 1975 Commerce Street
      Contact: Michael Piccirillo Architects
Description: Proposed to divide existing restaurant into a restaurant with two retail stores.

Hudson Valley Islamic Community Center
 SBL: 15.11-1-17.1
Discussion Lighting Plan
      Location: 3680 Lexington Avenue
      Contact: Site Design Consultants
Description: By Res #11-10 dated June 13, 2011, the Planning Board approved minor alterations to the 2010 Site Plan, which included the removal of approximately 12,500 SF of impervious parking lot back to a lawn area to be used for overflow parking.

Lake Osceola Realty ZBA #13/14
 SBL: 17.5-1-11
Zoning Board Referral
      Location: 505 East Main Street
      Contact: Allan Rothman
Description: Request to permit a freestanding sign where none is allowed in the Country Commercial zone

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Ronald Reagan wisely said "if we ever forget we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under." Well that day is far closer than we could ever imagine. After our country made the disastrous decision to elect President Obama, our President quickly distanced himself from the Judeo-Christian foundation of our society.

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At speeches all over the world, Obama said things like "America is no longer just a Christian nation" and more boldly "we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation." His agenda is not to protect religious freedom. He is chiefly concerned with encouraging our society to become so obsessed with political correctness, tolerance and acceptance that they could lose their backbone and moral sense of right and wrong. What ever happened to accepting the Christians which make-up a huge demographic in American society?

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On Thursday, May 15, 2014 1:18 PM, Catherine Borgia wrote:

Dear Neighbor,
Get ready to zoom, spin, splash, swing and soar your way through acres of amusement park rides from the cooling log flume to the famous Dragon Coaster and all your other favorites as Playland Amusement Park in Rye in NOW OPEN!
Admission prices:
  • $15 May Days: May 17, 18 and 23: $15 unlimited rides; $15 Junior (under 48")
  • Starting Saturday, May 24: $30 unlimited rides; $20 Junior (under 48") - Westchester residents with acceptable proof of residency are eligible for a $5 discount on these prices. Westchester County residents do not need to purchase a spectator pass or band, because it is free if you are not going on the rides. Spectator admission (no rides) is $10 for non-residents.
Season Passes:
  • $95 for unlimited rides all season, with a $15 discount for Westchester residents. Purchase four or more and save 10%.
  • $35 for spectator admission all season (no rides), for non-residents of Westchester County.
Acceptable proof of Westchester residency is a Westchester County Park Pass; New York State driver's license or non-driver I.D.; or a photo I.D. or report card from a Westchester County school.
Playland's pre-season schedule is noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays until Memorial Day weekend, after which the spring schedule begins. For the season's schedule go to or call the park at (914) 813-7000. Join Playland E-Club and receive valuable discounts all season long.
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May 15, 2014

NYGOP Chair Calls on DCCC to Apologize to Iraq War Vet Lee Zeldin for Calling Him a "Coward"

Contact: David Laska

ALBANY...Today, New York State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox released the following statement in response to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) calling Army Major, Iraq War Veteran and State Senator Lee Zeldin a "coward."

"One has to question why the Democrats continue involving themselves in a Republican primary in the First Congressional District. We already know that millions of dollars are flowing to Lee Zeldin's GOP primary opponent from California Democrats with deep ties to Nancy Pelosi. Now the DCCC has shown a huge error in judgment by labeling Iraq war veteran Lee Zeldin a 'coward' to score some cheap attention. In case there was any question about the connection between Senator Zeldin's opponent and the Democrats, this cheap stunt gave us the answer. This isn't about the Ryan Budget, it's about the Democrats wanting George Demos as the nominee so that Tim Bishop's seat remains safe."

Chairman Cox's statement came following a statement from earlier today from NRCC Spokesman Ian Prior:

Prior ripped the DCCC for calling a war veteran a coward and demanded an apology from Tim Bishop, saying, "Tim Bishop needs to immediately demand that his cronies at the DCCC apologize to Iraq War veteran and 82nd Airborne paratrooper Lee Zeldin for calling him a coward. Not only does that classless insult show a complete lack of respect for combat veterans and the brethren of 82nd Airborne paratroopers, but it demonstrates an ignorance of basic American history."
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