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"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." – C.S. Lewis ( on government response to and other crises?)

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Thanks for the welcome, #@freemo Here's my .

I'm...
• a dad of a handful of kiddos, married, living in Colorado.
• a Christian in the Anglican tradition, and suppose I'm an unaffiliated conservatarian.
• a reader, working through the great novels as well as easier/fun books and nonfiction.
• a card and board game player and am happily teaching more to my kids as they get older.
• short on free time. I enjoy a philosophical pipe as I read and/or reflect, and occasionally get my guitar or bow/arrows out to learn new skills.
• a software developer... and have been for a very long time, now in the world of APIs and cloud development (CRM/SFDC).

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NEW - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, when asked by a reporter if she was creating two classes of people, with the vaccinated receiving special privileges, confirmed, "That is what it is, yep".

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7 months after breaking my leg I completed my first full marathon.

This. Was. Difficult. And worth it.

Do hard things.

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This is the single bravest thing I have seen in years. God bless these Pilots. The heroes we need right now

UNITED WE STAND!!!

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A little slice of sanity from Douglas County CO:

PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER ALLOWING EXEMPTIONS FROM FACIAL COVERINGS AND PREVENTING QUARANTINING OF ASYMPTOMATIC CHILDREN

douglascountyco.iqm2.com/Citiz

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@joedoudna
To think a year ago they were Dancing on TikTok as Heroes

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Well, today I will tell my boss and maybe his boss that I'm going to look for a new job after 7 years here because I can't support what they're pushing (off shoring my team's work and asking for my team to train up and oversee off shore rather than be the developers they were hired to be), and they aren't listening to my concerns, warnings, objections.

I don't have another job yet, but I also won't be around for another year with them pushing this. My team isn't going to stick around either. They want to be software developers, not people who write up documentation for other developers to do.

Somewhat stressed.

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My employer sent a memo today, with the NYS healthcare worker mandate set to take effect on Monday, they aren’t terminating people, they are being so kind as to put people on “mandate leave”,which is unpaid, you can be on mandate leave for up to 60 days after which you will be terminated, but you could be terminated any time after 30 days. If you comply you can “request” to be reinstated but if they already filled your spot, Well, sorry, there is no guarantee they will take you back. Fun Times

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