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Shopper's Beware
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   Tulsa  We wanted to try the Persil, Pro Clean liquid detergent Walmart is advertising. ...only place it's sold. Prior it was only sold in the UK. Made by the Dial Co., I believe. We bought the white liquid for sensitive skin after smelling the regular in the store. The sensitive skin flavor is still too perfumed, but dissipates after drying.

We have both developed dermatitis. Don't know if it's the scent, chemicals or both, but do not recommend it.
August 28 at 11:27 EST .

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   Balogreene  A response to MeiDei. Ive gotten a lot of stuff from Zulily.com. I keep looking these things up, and zulily was recently appropriated by QVC. You still have to be careful, there are no returns. But, if you watch the sizing etc, they are good quality, and nice looking clothes.
August 4 at 19:01 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thanks for the QVC mention, Zulily has some attractive offerings, glad you're happy w/them.
August 8 at 19:51 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  A few years ago, Flaming Sword recommended RestockIt.com. I use them for FoodSaver bags, t-Paper, paper towels and when free shipping-heavy liquid cleaners like PineSol and Dawn. I was reminded to mention they were a good place to purchase, when DH just came in the room and asked if I realized 'we have more toilet paper than Venezuela'
July 15 at 16:03 EST .

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   MeiDei  To go along w/my post below - see the horror stories of on-line purchases
http://enthralling.eu/36-moments-when-online-shopping-go-hil
ariously-wrong/
June 30 at 18:12 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Bad experience with Wayfair.com. May 1 st, I placed and order for 3 items. The Hamper came needing assembly, but it took 2 people not one. OK, it's a nice looking piece of furniture. Second item was a pair of drapes with stitching missing, called received a credit, the kicker was the third item - a bed-in-a-bag set with skirt. I received an email with a tracking number that it was shipped May 5, when it hadn't arrived by the 13th, I called, OOPS it didn't make the truck it is still in the warehouse, we will get it right out. Then I got an email saying it was discontinued.
At that point I placed my Amazon Prime order for much better insulated drapes, a comforter bed in a bag, nicer and less expensive, was all here in 3 days. After repeated calls to Wayfair they finally credited my Discover card May 21st. Bah Humbug on Wayfair.
June 11 at 18:54 EST .

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   MeiDei  Ad Block for some reason disappeared from my computer several months ago & can't be uploaded - so I've been looking at some ads, particularly a few that are fashion oriented - BEWARE - most are from China - always check the reviews on line. Some really bad experiences with fabric, sizing & construction, late deliveries (customs ) and returns (postage back was often more than price of purchase ).
June 8 at 17:41 EST .

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   MeiDei  Remember the fellow on TV who hawked his books on "secrets" the government doesn't want you to know about .... here's his comeuppance.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-03-17/business/chi-k
evin-trudeau-sentenced-20140317_1_kevin-trudeau-global-infor
mation-network-guzman
May 6 at 11:08 EST .

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   Balogreene  Our company's fiscal year is 1 July to 30 June. We are just finding out about this year's benefits. It looks like there will be an increase in both cost and deductibles (we haven't had deductibles before ). We can't have FSA accounts (some savings account for medical benefits ) anymore. It is going to be costly.
May 5 at 21:51 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Our Doctor, of 23 years informed us yesterday, he is joining MDVIP and will reduce his patients from 6000 to 600. I have been researching all over the web today, pros and cons galore. Wonder if any other connectors are facing this decision. Our present coverage DOES cover preventative care but with all that is going on with socialized medicine, what if it decides not to ? I can't see paying $105/wk for insurance and then this $3000.00 a yr extra but I don't want to give him up. Really need some other input, we have until March to decide. Where is a good crystal ball when you need it.
January 13 at 15:06 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  MDVIP.com
January 13 at 15:07 EST .

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   Tulsa  I answered you on the home page of The Connection. Our MD was going from 2000 patients to 600. The fee was $1650 per person per year and I don't believe that covers anything but access to the dr. It's basically concierge medicine. Our GP is excellent but he does not make hospital visits.

We go twice a year for prescriptions only bc that is as long as the law allows a script to be written and a flu shot. $1650 x 2 was impossible to justify.

Dr. is 50+ ish. He was in private practice. The ACA regs and expenses are high. He joined a large family practice, all of his patients were grandfathered in the new practice. Then he flirted with MDVIP, but decided against it. We would have been forced to select a new GP, but thankfully he decided against it.

In this economy, you might find your dr. changes his mind too. Wait as long as possible and you might get to keep him as we did ours. I do hope this helps.
January 17 at 23:50 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I am hoping you are right, received a cell call yesterday from some PR group pushing this carp, I can't believe he would get suckered in, but his son is now his PA, so am wondering what influence he might have behind this 'shift'. I have known this Dr for over 20 years and has never steered us wrong, but I am having some real nightmares since Zero care.
January 20 at 15:19 EST .

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   Tulsa  Escaped, our dr. went to a ? seminar in Florida about this. He was pumped. He sent announcement ltrs, a robo call reminder, then an invitation for a presentation at a local hotel with a choice of two times when people did not jump all over the offer, another reminder ltr, another robo call and then the ltr he'd decided to stay put.

I honestly don't think he found 600 people clamoring for this service. This isn't the Hamptons and I doubt this service makes house calls like Hank Med in Royal Pains.

I know of one successful specialist here who is cash only for services, and he's a shrink.

We could not justify $1650 per person per yr when we only see him twice for prescriptions. $825 for a brief visit. I don't think so.

I have no idea what your dr will do, of course. I sincerely hope it works to your benefit and his. ACA is a briar patch for drs. The Suit and I were traumatized about losing our dr. So I know what you're feeling.
January 21 at 10:08 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Our Doc says 1500 ea/yr but we pay United Health Care thru employer and it covers preventative maintenance. So I can not justify that added expense. BUT, the big kicker is, since DH's accident with bills covered thru worker's comp, what if he can't go back to work and we lose that employee coverage. I am waiting to see what the surgeon says Fri. If DH gets 'grounded' then maybe we will have to go concierge. No Hampton s here either, LOL
January 21 at 15:54 EST .

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   Tulsa  Consider this. If your dr is a GP as ours is, would the $1500 per person, per yr be justified? Iows, would DH need a specialist? or would your current dr be the only one you need to see?

If you have to pay ins. premiums in addition to $1500 per person, that's getting rilly, rilly, steep, imo. You understand this GP fee is for him only...it covers nothing else. Not x-rays, blood work, flu shots...nothing. It is access to the dr only. You may reach him by phone any time. That's not worth the $, no matter how much we like our dr.

Pls don't share the particulars on DH's accident.

DH may qualify for SS disability. I think that takes a long time and there are no guarantees. If DH loses employee coverage, there is ? COBRA. Is that it? It's interim ins. My hair hurts thinking about this. I'm certain Human Resources at work can help you, guide you, answer questions.

You both must continue ins. coverage. Time was I was bullet proof and never thought about ins. But I grew up.

Goodness gracious, I understand your concern. I'll certainly pray for you both and I know the Lord has the answer and He will surely convict you of what to do.

Again, my very best to you both.
January 21 at 23:43 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I don't have a problem discussing his injury. He tore his knee out, it wasn't just a rupture, it was way beyond that, torn in two, so he has a new brace, apparently there is not vascular, blood flow to tendons and ligaments, like if you cut your finger so he has another 30 days before actual PT but doc says he is healing fine.
January 23 at 11:37 EST .

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   Balogreene  EC and Tulsa, my sister needed SS Disability, her company actually hired a firm to guide her through it. She got it, first time she applied.

I also have United Healthcare through work. My cardiologist was trying to get something for me, and told me they were the cheapest on the market (not surprising ), and very few companies would work with them. Drs. will, but to get prescriptions, CPAP, diabetes stuff, and the like, no one wants them.
March 21 at 19:57 EST .

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   Tulsa  Thx. B. Your sister is blessed. It's good to learn of companies loyal to employees, 'cause companies expect loyalty of employees.

Our pharmacist warned us to stay away from Humana. I think the list is longer than those 2. If gvmt would get out of the way and give us the options we have on insuring our homes and cars, we the people could sort this mess out in short order.
May 11 at 14:05 EST .

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   BirdsNest  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/01/1
0/toxic-profits-shrimp-farming-tin-mining.aspx


Lots of tidbits here to make you NOT want to eat seafood unless you catch it yourself.
January 10 at 09:34 EST .

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   BirdsNest  This is from the srticle and you should remember it every time you go to buy seafood....
"Under the US federal Country of Origin Labeling Law, also known as COOL, fresh seafood must disclose where the food was farmed or caught. However, this rule does not apply to processed foods, including seafood that is boiled, breaded, or added to packaged meals. Nearly half of all shrimp sold in the US are processed and therefore do not bear country of origin labels. Restaurants are also exempt from this labeling requirement."
Exempt from labeling....that means you could be eating fish/shrimp grown in stagnant toxic ponds pumped with antibiotics to keep them alive til they are sold.
I love shrimp as much as the next person but I cannot bear the thought of eating shrimp like that. And Tilapia is the same way, grown in sewage ponds.

Hope this helps some of you.
January 10 at 09:41 EST .

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   Balogreene  I'm sure glad my Cod tonite was "fresh". (See Recipe Wall ).
January 13 at 22:37 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  We buy local, have a past customer's mom that has a fish farm. I have seen emails of the VietNam sewage plants farming seafood, enough to have to replace your keyboard. When we were in Windsor, our lake raised Perch for Cornell. As a little kid my Uncle and Dad took me fishing, gutting them turned me off eating fish, the DH will fry white catfish ( Auntie called them Bullheads ) or Talapia, I can handle that
January 14 at 15:25 EST .

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