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cookiepro2 April 20, 2014 at 02:17 pm
I don't like debit cards either, it is a direct line to one's bank account. What I didn't like wasRead More my bank replacing my ATM card with a dual usage ATM/debit card without asking me...I made them cancel it and give me an ATM functionality card only. Some people don't have credit line established yet (like my college student son) and have no choice but to use a debit card instead of credit card. I take precautions and have it assigned to an isolated checking account, and urge son to monitor it closely (set up email alerts), good training for future financial independence.
Melissa Pinto April 20, 2014 at 09:46 pm
I never use my debit card I'm any store . Cash majority of the time and credit cards and I disagreeRead More no nobody deserves this to happen to them.
Six Pack April 20, 2014 at 10:42 pm
Cash is great until the savage sees you on line with a wad of cash then bangs you over the head andRead More takes your loot
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
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Sal Anthony March 19, 2014 at 05:26 am
Ralph is gonna be mad
Cosmo March 19, 2014 at 09:20 am
So the closest Rita's is in Franklin Square. This is real useful to us in Massapequa.
Six Pack February 28, 2014 at 02:32 pm
It is amazing to talk to anyone who went to Hicksville high school from 1962-1978 all went to schoolRead More with Billy Joel.
Six Pack February 28, 2014 at 02:38 pm
Same as the Harry Chapin story. It's amazing how many people have told me that they were atRead More Eisenhower Park waiting for him to go on. " then we got the news and we all started crying" I must have heard that story 300 times. He passed away in 1981. you were 3. You weren't there.
Grifhunter March 4, 2014 at 03:15 pm
What is with this Singh kiss of death for restaurants? Anyway, I'll miss Christianos. AverageRead More food, awesome atmosphere and bar. Decent pizza. Let me guess. Syosset will get its 12th sushi place.
LS February 24, 2014 at 01:16 pm
Hey, Hamburger, Singh may be your friend but that doesn't mean they can't be criticized. If peopleRead More think they're poor managers, they're entitled to say so.
Frank T February 26, 2014 at 09:24 am
The Singh group just closed Christianos in Syosset. It seems that everything they touch turns toRead More crap.
Hamburger March 30, 2014 at 08:48 am
No - you don't criticize Singh
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Bob West February 21, 2014 at 08:54 pm
You obviously know the regulations about hospital inpatient reimbursement. Unfortunately, my familyRead More and I have spent much time in ERs the past few years. The view is very different from inside the ER. First, in reality people are kept in beds in hallways without ever being "admitted" to the ER or the hospital. About 2 years ago my old father got dizzy and took a bad fall, hit his head. Went to Franklin ER, immediately sent for CT of the brain. Stayed in hallway 36 hours, supposedly waiting for Neurologist. On next day, was sent home by ER Doc without ever seeing Neurologist or being admitted because he was then stable. Never got admitted, not subject to regs you correctly cite. Regardless of the laws, this is what's happening in ERs. (And my dad has excellent insurance.) Any head injury- good insurance-> CT scan, Neuro workup if admitted. Bad/no insurance-> go home, have somebody wake you every 2 hours to make sure you're ok, if dizzy or nauseous, call your M.D. or come back. Either is a legit treatment for banging your head. I have bad insurance. My last admission to the hospital was for Pneumonia, admitted via ER by Infectious Disease/Int Med MD. Had 2 CT scans, saw I.D. Doctor first and last day of hospitalization, otherwise Interns. Got 5 days of IV antibiotics. Never seen by a Pulmonologist or a Respiratory Therapist. Inpatient, M.D. specialists will not bill you- they just won't see you. Regs require patients admitted to the ER are entitled to "full hospital services" 24 hours after admission- phone, food, etc. That's obviously ignored. Hospitals don't always disclose things 100% accurately or fully. Since my Long Beach Drs were wiped out by Sandy with everything else I had, I began going to SNCH Family Medicine Clinic before I could come home. They advise patients to call ahead to see Resident on call before seeing ER Dr, because you may be billed by ER Dr. True or not, South Nassau is very good at prioritizing care according ability to pay. By inheriting all of Long Beach's Orthopedics problems, SNCH gains that profitable group for that service, which is a virtual monopoly for benefactors Orlin-Cohen MDs. Unfortunately, quoting NYS Health codes is like quoting Long Beach Building codes. Here's a scan of the back of an appointment card from South Nassau outpatient clinic: http://imgur.com/WVtqUXA
Leigh Alexander February 24, 2014 at 05:14 pm
@Bob West...I, as well, have spent numerous visits, hours, etc. in ERs, and inpatient at hospitalsRead More over the past year due before being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. It is my find that SNCH was not to my liking so I travel to Winthrop where I've had a much better experience in the ER and inpatient. In November, I spent 23 days inpatient at Winthrop with 2 CTs, 3 MRIs (under sedation because I can't lay flat for that long) 2 EMGs, a Lumbar Puncture (under anesthesia), a biopsy (under anesthesia) of lesions that they found on my spine, numerous blood tests, meds, IV infusions of steroids and other meds, and genetic testing, and probably many other things that I can't remember... I saw several specialists (about 8 different ones), and when they tried to bill me above and beyond, I called their billing department and told them I know the law and they removed the bill.
Bob West February 24, 2014 at 08:07 pm
Thank you, Leigh, for that valuable information. Sorry that I assumed you were talking "fromRead More the outside looking in" when the opposite was true. Honestly, in past hospitalizations, I've usually been covered by "house staff" and assumed I couldn't be seen by specialists because my insurance wouldn't cover it. Weird how we're on opposite ends of the insurance spectrum but still get told half-truths. Wouldn't it be interesting if they put your info in those gigantic packets of papers they give you when you go into a hospital. Believe it or not, I'm going in to Winthrop for surgery next week. So far, I'm also much more impressed with them than South Nassau. A friend actually suggested recently how good it would be if Winthrop took over Long Beach rather than SNCH. Thanks again for the very important information.
Blue Point Brewing Company is currently the 34th largest craft brewery in the U.S. (Patch file photo)
Carol Reitz-Butler February 13, 2014 at 04:53 pm
My cupcakes were meant for more discerning palates, Mr Bunker, not that you would know as I'm sureRead More you were never in my store. I love mean-spirited comments made behind pseudonyms, they truly bespeak cowardice.
Elizabeth K February 13, 2014 at 08:54 pm
Mr Bunker is hilarious!!!!
Elizabeth K February 13, 2014 at 08:55 pm
Thx for the beer review.
Nancy Moniodes January 25, 2014 at 11:58 am
Melissa and her daughters are adorable. The other day she brought me out of the kindness of herRead More heart lentil soup she made and Italian bread that was out of this world. I myself am cake eater but the bread and the soup on a cold day was the best. The Pizza is great. A the place never smelled cleaner as soon as you walk in. Best of Congratulations and may you be here forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nancy The Cupcake Lady
charles rimicci January 26, 2014 at 07:11 am
great did weinman's close yet
Fran January 16, 2014 at 05:36 pm
That Carvel is disgusting...glad someone finally realized it!!
CarlowGirl January 16, 2014 at 08:46 pm
lmao @ Karma for Carvel - so many gross places, I cant' believe it - chinese near oakfield andRead More jerusalem - 7 violations, knew that place was gross - and Luigi's pizza on Newbridge! ICK!
Mary Sikarevich January 27, 2014 at 02:52 pm
That carvel is totally nasty, I went there once and never again
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Daddy oh January 16, 2014 at 03:26 pm
Had this last night, food was awesome, top quality stuff. Americans up front taking the orders andRead More Chinese chefs, great idea!
Miley January 26, 2014 at 08:29 pm
Tried this place for the first time last week. Delivery took almost 2 hours. Well needless to say ,Read More it was NOT WORTH THE WAIT !!!! I will not go back to Dannys again. The fried rice didn't look or taste fied at all, looked liked it was just cooked in a pan. Soggy , sticky rice gross. Chicken was like rubber , yuk !!!
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Vincent January 30, 2014 at 07:48 am
T. Smith: Truthfully I didn't expect you to comment no less start an argument with me.
Vincent January 30, 2014 at 08:16 am
Francis Soyer: Point of information if you will. When one is going to install the new LED light bulbRead More which would be the preferred choice? The MiracleLED Un-Edison 60W Equivalent Frost or the Samsung A19 60-Watt Warm White. From the knowlege you demonstrated above I thought I would ask an expert.
Francis Soyer January 30, 2014 at 10:27 am
Vincent - Honestly I'm not too familiar with either product. Neither is an "industryRead More standard" name brand. Samsung is obviously know for their electronics, I don't know if they are actually manufacturing their LED's or using somebody else's, but Samsung generally has good products. MiracleLED, unknown??? However I did a quick search on both. Samsung: 10.8 watts, 810 lumens, 27,000k, 15,000 hrs, 130 degree beam angle. MiracleLED: 5 watts, 500 lumens, 27,000k, 30,000 hrs, they claim "360 degree lighting" but do not list an actual beam angle, but it would certainly be much greater then the 130 on the Samsung. I would look at application first. Can you see the bulb in the fixture you are putting it in? If so the Samsung's heat sink is very visible and if it were in a glass fixture that I could clearly see the bulb I wouldn't want to see the Samsung bulb, I would pick the MiracleLED even though just by first appearance the Samsung looks like it is made better. I think the only application I would use the Samsung would be in a can light as the light output is more directional especially if I needed more light as the Samsung puts out 60% more light. Both seem to be priced at about $16 each. The more recognized LED name brands are Cree & Nochia, also, GE, Phillips & Sylvania make them as well. I like the "Cree 60W equivalent soft white (2700K) A19 dimmable LED light bulb", sold at Home Depot & Lowes.
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DianeKH January 26, 2014 at 09:25 pm
Someone mistakenly posted to the Buckhead Patch and now every time someone responds to someone elseRead More via their email, it goes here. Respond through the Royal Oak Patch website to get it back on track.
T as in Truth January 27, 2014 at 05:02 am
Stan - u should check your view settings. It seems like your comments contain a **** load ofRead More periods.
stanley seigler January 27, 2014 at 08:58 am
RE periods...PATCH could eliminate the periods if they would format the comment section to recognizeRead More paragraphs... ......................................................................................... apologies if periods annoy ...they are an attempt to recognizes paragraphs ......................................................................................... anyone, any suggestions? would '+++' be better??? ......................................................................................... BTW not sure if 'T' is 'bustin my whatever'...but i have no idea what view settings are or how to check them...