All Texans respond. Please.

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by RustedFox, Sep 30, 2014.

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  1. RustedFox

    RustedFox We're all stars now. In the GOAT RODEO. 7+ Year Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/30/opinion/moore-texas-growth/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

    See above. I would love the Texan constituency of the forum to weigh in.

    I'm no Texas-hater. I have an uncle in Houston (Pathologist), and he's happy where he is. I've been critical of Texas in the past on this forum, both in seriousness and in jest.

    We can't "all move there", but... for a guy who is working on getting his Texas license... does this strike a chord in one direction or another with the crew ?
     
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  3. RustedFox

    RustedFox We're all stars now. In the GOAT RODEO. 7+ Year Member

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    ATTENTION MODS: Could you please change the thread title? - "Texas ?!" or something related would be great.

    Sorry, its my fault. No idea how it happened, but touchscreens are tricky.
     
  4. Birdstrike

    Birdstrike 5+ Year Member

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    If you go to desktop view you can edit thread titles.
     
  5. RustedFox

    RustedFox We're all stars now. In the GOAT RODEO. 7+ Year Member

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    Desktop view ?
     
  6. Birdstrike

    Birdstrike 5+ Year Member

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    Web view on your phone, in safari or go to an actual computer. (I think that's how?) I haven't done it in a while but I've edited thread titles before and I think that's how. God knows I've started a half million of them. Lol
     
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  7. GeneralVeers

    GeneralVeers Globus Hystericus 10+ Year Member

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    Article as written by Liberal reporters for CNN. We can't all move to Atlanta, LA, SFO, or NYC either.
     
  8. filhodeinferno

    filhodeinferno 7+ Year Member

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    I'm no Texan, but this just sounds like a Texan trying to scare Californians out of moving there.
     
  9. Cheese Whiz

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    To be honest, I got bored and didn't finish the article. He could have just written EBOLA if he wanted to effectively freak people out.

    Traffic sucks regardless of where you live. Resource problems are not unique to TX, the whole Southwest is drying up. Every state could have a list to try to deter people but the pluses to TX outweigh any of these scare tactics, in my opinion. I'd be working beside you there tomorrow (ebola be [email protected]) if family obligations hadn't pulled me away.
     
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  10. goodoldalky

    goodoldalky Member 10+ Year Member

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    Just sounds like a bunch of whiny nonsense. Stay away then, more for me that way.
     
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    DocEspana Bullish! 7+ Year Member

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    What struck me was his argument for their being the highest percentage of uninsured people there of any state.

    Clearly hasn't impacted physician incomes too terribly. (Though imagine the possibilities with the same environment and actual insured patients. Even if its sh*tty, it'd be enough for our purposes)
     
  12. styphon

    styphon Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Wow this is a whiny article... The one that gets me is "bad roads". Do some states have great roads? In NY state many roads are severly damage every winter, and it often takes all spring/summer/fall to do the repairs.

    It does seem like a crappy attempt at "scare tactics".
     
  13. Arcan57

    Arcan57 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Texas is the Republican dream bolted onto an booming economy. It does all the things well you'd expect it to (maximizing individual and corporate economic opportunity, providing a subjective sense of "freedom" from government interference excepting uterine related issues) and it has all the problems you'd expect it to (ineffective central planning, little to no safety net, minimal long-term investment in public infrastructure). As long as the economy is booming, Column A makes up for Column B especially among highly skilled workers. Given how aggressively invested in energy production Texas is, the economy should be fine for quite some time.
     
  14. @JackShephard

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    pluses and minuses everywhere.
     

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