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Congressman Tim Bishop address Wainscott citizens' concerns

Your "modest home" in sag harbor probably costs well over half-a-million dollars, doesn't it? You've got enough money that helicopter noise is a problem to your family, and not keeping food on the table, or a roof over your head. Some of us have other problems, REAL problems, which are not being addressed in lieu of this ridiculous grandstanding." Mar 20, 10 2:04 AM

Bishop will vote yes on health care reform bill

They're pretty good at finding creative ways to steal money out of their citizens' wallets. There will now be a financial penalty for anyone who doesn't BUY health insurance ($2000 annually, or 2% of income, whichever is more)" Mar 20, 10 2:31 AM

Can anybody name a country for me in which universal healthcare is either not bankrupting the country or greatly limiting the quality of care?" Mar 20, 10 2:42 AM

This is a ranking of access to medical care, it can't possibly be a ranking of quality of care. People from every one of the countries on this list come to the US to have major surgeries, due to the fact that our level of healthcare is far superior. I do not by that this would happen if all of these countries had better quality healthcare than us. Please cite your source." Mar 22, 10 4:11 AM

President signs historic health care legislation into law with Bishop's support

Racism? Really? That sounds like you don't want to argue on facts, and just want to accuse the opposition of something deplorable in an attempt to discredit them. This is a disgusting tactic used by those of us who can't be articulate enough to express our own views. I have not seen one comment on this post that could even begin to be misconstrued as racist. You should be ashamed for suggesting this, as you are spitting in the eye of those minorties you are claiming to protect." Mar 25, 10 7:00 AM

Unfortunately, reality, turkey bridge is partially right on this. There are all sorts of short term benefits that take effect immediately, that aren't taxed for until after november. This was planned by the dems to garner support for this upcoming election. In the long run, however, this bill will be a disaster. The growing sense of entitlement in this country WILL be our downfall-- it is now just a matter of time." Mar 25, 10 7:07 AM

Bishop will vote yes on health care reform bill

My point, C Law, was that alomg with the list provided by fcmcmann she suggests that 36 countries have better QUALITY healthcare than the U.S. (which is not accurate)

setyoufree, I was asking specifically where she read this list, because I couldn't find it. I was hoping to read the specific information taken into consideration when compiling it-- as I believe fcmcmann has misrepresented it in this post. That is all, I don't doubt that she saw a list that the US ranked 36th on, but I do think she either misinterpreted what the survey was, or she is misleading us as to those factors." Mar 27, 10 12:46 AM

p.s. setyoufree- I know someone who specifically moved to the US from canada so that her diabetes could be better tended to." Mar 27, 10 1:18 AM

President signs historic health care legislation into law with Bishop's support

When all of these insurance companies start to fold, how many jobs will THAT cost. It's got to be in the millions. That can't be a good thing." Mar 27, 10 1:40 AM

Make sure you thank him in 5 years when your income taxes are at 55% due to this catastrophe. I don't know how much YOU make, but if you take 55% of MY income, I won't be able to live here anymore." Mar 27, 10 1:46 AM

Hey Mets fan, I agree "a real and healthy american doesn't need anybody to subsidize them" -- So let's get rid of all of these ridiculous entitlement programs!!! I sick of paying a third of my income to the gov't so that my neighbor (who makes more than I do, but it's off the books) can recieve all of these ridiculous entitlements that I have no say in. I'll pay for the upkeep of our roads, our military, and our school systems, but I am infuriated that I have to pay for my neighbors cell phone, while he drives around in a lincoln navigator." Mar 27, 10 7:22 AM

This legislation is the first, and most significant, step towards government run healthcare. This WILL (if allowed to run it's course) result in the complete abandonement of private health insurance, which WILL cost alot of private sector jobs.
Secondly, SHNative, if these private insurance companies are sooooo bad, why are we being forced to purchase from them? The rules and stipulations set by the gov't will ultimately bankrupt the entire industry, at which point the gov't will enact a gov't run program it deems "essential" due to the emergency situation this legislation will cause." Mar 28, 10 12:56 AM

Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel " pick up your shovel, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land". Nearly 75 years ago, Roosevelt said, "Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this is the Promised Land". Now Obama has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of Camels, and mortgaged the Promised Land!

" Mar 28, 10 7:37 AM

Health care reform bill gets mixed reviews on East End

I don't understand, if "every industrialized nation provides better healthcare" than why do so many people from those 38 countries come to the U.S. when they need to have certain high risk procedure's done?
If those in charge of pioneering new techniques and medical advances were to all of a sudden not be able to profit from them, do you really belive they would continue to research them?
" Apr 3, 10 1:46 AM

Also, HHS, T.R. Reid was quoted as saying "...mandating for-profit insurance is not the lesson from other countries in the world.," so wouldn't this healthcare bill directly contradict his beliefs? This statement alone directly postures his ideas against those of France, and this new healthcare bill we just saw passed." Apr 3, 10 1:49 AM

Alliance and Empire reach agreement; both sides say they're pleased

I can just imagine how that last Empire board meeting went before the agreement. "Hurry up and make amends, with this new healthcare bill, EVERYONE has to purchase health insurance!! Get this done so we can get our 15 pieces of silver before we are run out of business altogether. GOD BLESS BARACK OBAMA!!" " Apr 4, 10 3:43 AM

Health care reform bill gets mixed reviews on East End

I agree with you 100% Mr. Z, but think about your statement. If all of a sudden the "best and brightest talent" can make more money elsewhere, why would they continue to flock to us? Our superior levels of technology were achieved by the motivation of profit, if you take that motivation away we will fall back to the pack very quickly (and ultimately behind the pack) After these two factors are gone, our "knack" of attracting the talent will be no more." Apr 4, 10 3:49 AM

"Profit" is not a four letter word people. It has been one hell of a motivation for many of the most important medical breakthroughs in human history. Demonize whoever you wish, but this bill will kill the quality of care in this country. Sure it will be affordable, but research for medical advances will not be funded privately due to that fact that a private company will not profit from any breakthroughs, thus bringing any advancement to a screaching halt. The only option would be to have the government fund all medical research, and we know who'll pay for that... Good vote Timmy, you're destroying our country." Apr 4, 10 3:57 AM

Shinnecocks clear last hurdle; recognition expected by July

It took 23 years to complete a federal recognition application? I wonder how long it will take them to build their casino, a few months maybe?" Apr 4, 10 4:22 AM

Southampton Town residents express opinions on leaf pick-up program

"The regular spring pickup, which takes the town about four weeks to complete, is scheduled to begin on April 19" Really? I'm still waiting for the fall pickup to hit my neck of the woods. How screwed up is this department, that they have enough time alotted, and money set aside, and still do not do their jobs. This is criminal, in that they are stealing taxpayer money and not performing the services paid for. If only ONE PERSON in our local government would stand up for our rights as taxpayers, we'd be getting some of our tax money back, and this department would be getting reprimanded." Apr 4, 10 4:32 AM

Health care reform bill gets mixed reviews on East End

lol, I was just informed today that the insurance offered by my employer was going up by 27% for every person in the company (about 50 of us). The timing seems a little ironic, doesn't it?" Apr 8, 10 12:42 AM

Alliance and Empire reach agreement; both sides say they're pleased

Unfortunately, Mr Z, this bill offers no "PROPER" regulation. This bill is not aimed to correct the insurance companies greed, rather than run them out of business as punishment for previous flaws. This WILL lead to the gov't run healthcare industry, and IMO the gov't can't even run much less complex systems (such as the post office) so why should any of us have faith in them running the most complex industry in the world?
And, make no mistake, the gov't will eventually take over any industry pertaining to healthcare along with it (companies who manufacture medical equipment, or drug companies, to name two of the larger ones) They will do this under the guise of "saving money" for those of us recieving medical treatment--which by mandate is now all of us. This power grab will destroy the free market system. Where, MR Z, do YOU think it will stop? There is not only nothing in this legislation to prevent this, but the bill as a whole establishes a precedent for the government to do so. These are reasonable concerns, are they not?" Apr 8, 10 4:23 AM

Amagansett man survives second potentially fatal accident

Unbelievable comment, Mr Z. That is even innappropriate had it came from a socialist, to suggest that god would punish him for being successful, oh wait..... your probably an atheist too, huh? Either way, that comment was way out of line." Apr 8, 10 4:49 AM

Stony Brook University will announce drastic cuts to Stony Brook Southampton

It isn't far fetched to give Clinton a portion of the economic blame, there's plenty to go around. Do you think if the next president is an Obama disciple, and the economy hasn't ressurrected entirely that George W would get a free ride? Use your head, man." Apr 8, 10 5:00 AM

I believe the word you are searching for, Mr Z, is "Bishop"" Apr 8, 10 5:02 AM

Not a bad idea (I hate agreeing with you)" Apr 8, 10 5:05 AM

Highhatsize, I don't agree with you often, but that is an excellent idea! This community needs an upgraded and larger medical center, and the location is perfect. I tip my hat to you (for a change) but don't get used too it. Hopefully someone in an influencial position will have the foresight to explore this option." Apr 9, 10 6:49 AM

Local Tea Party movement holds two rallies on Tax Day

John McCain is conservative? You, sir, are just outright lying. McCain has one of the most LIBERAL and MODERATE voting records of any republican.
STOP LYING!!!!" Apr 22, 10 1:05 AM

You don't think, lablover, that that pattern continues with Obama? He is FORCING everyone to buy health insurance. Do insurance companies not qualify as large corporations? Of course your biased arguement would be spoiled if you had mentioned this, so I would've left it out, too." Apr 22, 10 6:59 AM

Perhaps you could attend a "tea party" and ask them. Or do you wish to not hear from them, so that you can claim that they have no ideas?" Apr 23, 10 2:09 AM

80-90% of what? Voted down party lines? Voted for/against Bush or Obama? What is that a percentage of? I should have known you're not equipped for a battle of wits when you said McCain was in Congress." Apr 27, 10 12:55 AM

Southampton School Board approves $57.3 million budget

I'm all about fiscal responsibility, but doesn't that seem a bit drastic, BM? No increase in the budget, I'm right there with you, but shouldn't the rest be decided by the board and the union compromising? As long as the budget is set, why does it matter to you where the money is spent, let them decide (as long as they stay on budget)" Apr 27, 10 2:04 AM

Hampton Bays school budget includes 18.5 percent tax hike

Wakemanfoster, very quick to use the racism card. I didn't see kelly charge ANY ethnicity with adding to this problem, she simply refferred to those of us not paying taxes. Which ethnic group are YOU refferring to by assuming this is a racial claim? I beleive that YOU, sir, used racist thinking to come to your conclusion. Get over your divisive attitude and think in terms of everyone being equal, it's alot more peaceful." Apr 27, 10 2:27 AM

Local Tea Party movement holds two rallies on Tax Day

Silly pup, i like that. But McCain is rated lower than or equal to over 110 republicans in office, according to the ACU in terms of being conservative. There are only 218 republicans in office, which means he's not even in the top half. So by you saying he is "one of the most conservative republicans in congress" you are lying. But I do like the name Silly pup, i think i'll change my screen name, thanks." Apr 28, 10 3:24 AM

Levy says he will veto sex offender legislation

I agree, our politicians are now REWARDING these scumbags with more money annually than a blue collar worker makes (after taxes) I am left feeling as though this government is actively spitting on those of us who try our best to do the right thing, and those who committ horrible crimes, such as sex offenders, are given a free ride. This is simply disgusting. My apartment costs less than half of the equivalent of $90 a day, and I have to work for it, but I guess that I'm just a sucker." May 21, 10 2:07 AM

Mattituck woman will receive six months for DWI fatality involving Hampton Bays teen

6 Months? That is a travesty. I wonder what the Marino's have to say about this. I know guys who've done more than six months for a DWI without killing an innocent child, or causing an accident, or while endangering the welfare of a child, or while having an open container in the vehicle. That plea is absolutely disgraceful." May 28, 10 2:34 AM

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