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Old 07-18-2017, 06:54 AM
 
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Beer costs way too much here. Doesn't matter if you're looking for a six pack or something at the bar.

Everything else, I'm not sure. Will be out of town this weekend, I'll try to pay more attention.


Alcohol is expensive here, will give you that. I don't consider beer groceries though. Alcohol in Wisconsin is dirt cheap. No politician would ever try to increase the tax, it would be career suicide.


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I havent a clue what groceries are like in other areas but I typically shop and stop and shop and cant believe how much it costs for a few basic items...particularly when everyone around me seems to be using an EBT card to pay for theirs.
Well Stop and Shop is stupid expensive.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:01 AM
 
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I was saying that his comment that implied there were NOT cancer researchers with hands-on success in Boston was what was odd.
He never said such.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:27 AM
 
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He never said such.


Emm said implied. Which is correct.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:55 AM
 
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For all we know he IS a cancer researcher and has inside info and education that we are not privy too.


Either way, we are merely speculating on the intent of 4-5 sentences, for the duruation of the last, what? 8 pages?
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:08 AM
 
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For all we know he IS a cancer researcher and has inside info and education that we are not privy too.


Either way, we are merely speculating on the intent of 4-5 sentences, for the duruation of the last, what? 8 pages?
I work at an academic medical center, am directly involved in clinical research including oncology research (although am not personally one of the investigators), and I have both a JD and an MPH so I'm pretty sure I have the inside info and education to discuss this.

And OP's phrasing was very odd. If he had said "Hey, there's lots of great research going on here in Houston, I don't need to move to Boston to be a part of that!" I would have wholeheartedly agreed. There's lots of great research happening where I am too, which is not in Boston.

But the comment that there's "actual hands-on success" in Houston as a justification for not wanting to move to Boston definitely implies that is something lacking in Boston. And that is simply an objectively untrue statement. It's not a zero sum game, success in one location doesn't mean there can't be success in other places. As a matter of fact, we do multi-site studies all the time, with locations across the country and across the world, spreading the success.

And yes, I'm speculating because I asked OP to clarify what he meant but he has, at least so far, declined to do so. To clarify, none of this means OP should move to Boston. There are lots of good reasons why it's not the right fit for any number of people. But to imply that it's because of a lack of successful medical research remains a bizarre excuse.
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:16 AM
 
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I work at an academic medical center, am directly involved in clinical research including oncology research (although am not personally one of the investigators), and I have both a JD and an MPH so I'm pretty sure I have the inside info and education to discuss this.

And OP's phrasing was very odd. If he had said "Hey, there's lots of great research going on here in Houston, I don't need to move to Boston to be a part of that!" I would have wholeheartedly agreed. There's lots of great research happening where I am too, which is not in Boston.

But the comment that there's "actual hands-on success" in Houston as a justification for not wanting to move to Boston definitely implies that is something lacking in Boston. And that is simply an objectively untrue statement. It's not a zero sum game, success in one location doesn't mean there can't be success in other places. As a matter of fact, we do multi-site studies all the time, with locations across the country and across the world, spreading the success.

And yes, I'm speculating because I asked OP to clarify what he meant but he has, at least so far, declined to do so. To clarify, none of this means OP should move to Boston. There are lots of good reasons why it's not the right fit for any number of people. But to imply that it's because of a lack of successful medical research remains a bizarre excuse.
His statement was too vague to conclude that about what he was implying. He could have meant several things, it's not what I got out of it. Agree to disagree. I'm done here.
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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Where is cheaper than stop and shop?
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:34 PM
 
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Where is cheaper than stop and shop?
Anywhere but Shaw's and Roche Bros.
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:37 PM
 
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Star market is cheaper?
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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Star market is cheaper?
Well, Shaw's/Star Market same thing.
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