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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)
mimi April 16, 2014 at 03:24 pm
Funny and true.
T. April 16, 2014 at 05:55 pm
Glad I am a vegetarian. The crap they inject the animals with, hormones, antibiotics, vaccinations,Read More and the the crap these animals are eating have all have all been treated with toxic pesticides, and other chemicals. You are what you eat.
Bob B April 17, 2014 at 12:24 am
There is always a reason for a price-increase - I can't remember ever reading about a reason for aRead More price-decrease. It's possible no one else has noticed this. Isn't capitalism wonderful?
knee jerk April 1, 2014 at 10:01 am
It might as well be Toronto. I'm sure they have a huge fan base in Brooklyn.
Stevo April 1, 2014 at 02:24 pm
knee jerk - that's dumb. but I wouldn't expect anything more from a Ranger fan.
knee jerk April 1, 2014 at 03:55 pm
Bill Torreys' Islanders success plan: finish dead last for four or five years, receive a bunch ofRead More low draft picks (who we don't have pay much money to), plug in some veteran role players (who we don't have to pay much money to)and win Stanley Cups until the team either gets old or expensive, then sell off the pieces. Cheap franchise right from the start, nothing magical about those teams. They were stacked with low draft picks, which no longer can work due to the increased number of teams diluting the draft. How well has that worked in the 30 years since?
(Rita's on Patch)
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.
brookhavenconfucius March 19, 2014 at 04:29 am
JACK, The Church IS NOT these human FRAUDS and PHONIES, who hold daily and weekly, POLITICALRead More INDOCTRINATION SESSIONS, AND kowtow to whatever alien political ideology, that is popular, and that they embrace. It is my understanding that ALL religions suffer, to some varying degree, from these FRAUDS. So you have to HOLD YOUR NOSE AND IGNORE THEM, and have enough Faith, that THESE TYPES, are the social flotsam, that is 'PASSING THROUGH', any Society's 'digestive system'...and are anomalies, NOT THE RULE...AND that any 'influence' they have, is temporary...LIKE A MIGRAINE...or a stomach virus !
Robert Demarco March 19, 2014 at 08:07 am
Jack, I am not anti-Catholic. Humans have done harm to the Church(priests, bishops, etc). I donateRead More regularly and directly to the Parish outreach, which helps people all over the Island. I was not referring to regular maintenance in my previous post. They raised money during the recession to install ceramic, marble, and oak in a church that was 20 years old. I feel that it was an unnecessary burden for the parishioners whose generosity is always exploited. And Jack, the main reason for lower contributions is lower attendance at Mass, and there are many reasons for that.
Jack March 19, 2014 at 07:17 pm
Brookhaven Why don't you criticize all religions like you do the Church. Jump on that bandwagon.Read More Bottom line the Church has so much good for the world and I'm not going to let some earthly men detract me from enjoying being a Catholic and attending Mass. I feel very lucky to be Catholic. The combination of all other religions combined do not come near what the Cathokic Charities has done for those in need. If they make a few mistakes, so be it. Why don't you find yourself another religion if you care about God at all. I think you will be disappointed. Robert, I appreciate your post an agree with you. I think things are cyclical and we have a society an culture now that belittle religion and especially the Church. I enjoy the extra room in the pews and look forward to seeing better days with more attendees. I also look forward to a more conservative government that will support faith based operations and the departure of this leaderless government we have now.
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
(Photo: Joseph Kellard)
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.
Roberto Soto February 7, 2014 at 10:04 am
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Steve Ragan February 7, 2014 at 10:10 am
New kid on the block - Gun Hill Brewing http://www.gunhillbrewing.com/
Rich Sixpak February 7, 2014 at 10:16 am
www.montaukbrewingco.com/ If you want to check it out.
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.
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Chris Wendt January 24, 2014 at 08:07 am
As a victim of having been hacked, I want to suggest NOT using the same password for everything, butRead More especially do NOT use the same password for two sites that you often visit together, or where you often get to one site through the other. Once they get your password for either site, they can pretty much get into your stuff. ....................................................................................................... Think about this, too. If you like to use the same password for multiple sites, the next time you are creating a user account on a new site using your same-old password, the people at the new site may be stealing your same-old password as you enter it and confirm it for the first time, there.
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Patrick Nicolosi January 17, 2014 at 09:07 am
Why can't Long Island have a rating system similar to New York city. My wife and I would love toRead More see the ratings posted on all established businesses that serve food. Don't we have the right to know how clean a place really is. My wife and I both had food posioning from eating on Long Island in places that were well known and well endorsed. Not FUN!
K January 17, 2014 at 05:22 pm
Thanks Patch, love the interactive map. Very useful information!
Constance Roland January 17, 2014 at 05:24 pm
I'm not a patron at Corry's... But I love Burrito Mariachi.. Great Mex takeout, fresh whole foodRead More ingredients. Very attentive owner and staff. Come to think of it.. That's what's for dinner tonight!