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in: Becks; Becks > 2016-11-20

Nov 22, 2016 12:41 PM # 
Everything is indeed looking pretty bleak right now. The one constant is some form of physical activity, so I'm glad that you're still doing that.

FWIW, of all places in the US for a liberal scientist to hide out in the next four years (if you're ok with the head-under-rock approach), Boston isn't a bad choice. We've got our share of idiots, of course, but it's a smaller share than some other cities and states.
Nov 22, 2016 1:24 PM # 
Not really okay with the head under a rock approach. Not really sure what else to do. Probably going to leave, because every piece of news I hear from him makes me more physically sick.
Nov 22, 2016 2:26 PM # 
I for one would rather have you here with us.
Nov 22, 2016 10:53 PM # 
It would not help to have good people leaving at a time like this!
Nov 22, 2016 11:35 PM # 
I'm an immigrant, if they massively decrease the H1B program I may not have a choice.
Nov 23, 2016 3:03 PM # 
It feels like you haven't been super-happy in New Haven for a while now, and a change of scenery - either within the US or outside - might be just what you need.
Nov 23, 2016 4:03 PM # 
We were pretty much all set on Boston. New Haven is miserable alone. I'm done with making friends that move on again within 18 months. Now there is currently no plan.
Nov 23, 2016 11:07 PM # 
Y'know, I thoroughly recommend England.
Nov 23, 2016 11:15 PM # 
If you ignore the government and their human rights abuses, Australia ain't bad. Their cuts to science funding probably don't help much either.
Nov 24, 2016 12:26 AM # 
Germany is just about the only place now that has decent funding and something resembling a sensible government. Which is why all this has thrown everything into disarray - not just location but life plans.

I'm just completely lost.

Do I know anyone other than Barb and Dave that work in Biotech in Cambridge?
Nov 24, 2016 12:43 AM # 
Also I want to move closer to home, not further.
Nov 24, 2016 7:40 AM # 
Ireland! You can join Repeal the 8th! In biotech you might even get some funding.
Nov 27, 2016 9:10 PM # 
Do the thing that makes you happy, Becks, whatever it is.
Nov 27, 2016 11:55 PM # 
Ha ha! At this point, I wish I knew!
Nov 28, 2016 3:17 AM # 
I did some yoga and thought of the first things that came to mind that make me happy:

- Rob
- Running through sunny forests
- Devil cats
_ Talking through experiments with Shannon and Rashaun then watching them kick butt and produce really exciting data
Dec 1, 2016 4:21 AM # 
Yep, no hope here -- Trump arrived too late to help it.
Russia is the best,and the last, hope.
Making bacteriological weapon for Dr Evil is better then
just survival in America
Dec 1, 2016 11:47 AM # 
I'm happy to see devil cats on that list.

We're a bit lost over here, too. We could build an island in the Atlantic and start a commune of orienteering scientists and engineers.
Dec 1, 2016 12:24 PM # 
A pleasure as always, yurets.

Cristina - don't know what to say. Stay in Norway?
Dec 1, 2016 12:50 PM # 
What, you're not interested in the island commune?
Dec 1, 2016 2:44 PM # 
As long as the island commune has good access to skiing, we are in.

Seriously, can we all just move to the same place and make it awesome?
Dec 2, 2016 11:13 PM # 
I nominate California.
Dec 3, 2016 4:08 PM # 
I'm a bit lost too. Feel like I just want to go home, but don't even know where home is. Would love to be somewhere with you all.

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