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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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"If all you have is an MC Hammer, everything looks like you can't touch it"

- ancient proverb

"If they would rather die," said Scrooge, "they had better do it and decrease the surplus population."

Ebenezer Scrooge, Patron Saint of Socialized Healthcare in .

From Stave 1 where Dickens is showing the damned character of Scrooge, destined for hell.

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Sure enough, this was calculated and reported on a few years ago. This was before the new change allowing doctors to kill patients who aren't terminal, but have a broken bone, feel sad, or ask for a chair like the first post in this thread.

From the article from the original law allowing only end of life MAID, calculated only on those who would be Died by their doctors within the last month of life:

"Medically assisted deaths could save millions in health care spending: Report...

Across Canada, journal calculates up to $136.8 M in savings"

The savings exceedingly outweigh the estimated $1.5 to $14.8 million in direct costs associated with implementing medically assisted dying.

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"It's just the reality of working in a system of finite resources."

The report also emphasized that it is only a cost analysis and doesn't include the clinical effects on patients.

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I... I think I have a guess at the effect on patients...when you're killing them.

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There's got to be a simple math formula about projected future tax revenue vs cost of treatment, right?

Not going to pay in more? We can help. By killing you.

Free up space from the surplus population.

Looks like it's time to read A Christmas Carol again.

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"If you're so desperate, madam, we can offer you MAID, medical in dying."

A 52-year-old retired corporal Christine Gauthier, who competed in the 2016 Paralympics, had asked for a wheelchair lift to be installed in her home.

I used to say that it seemed the socialized Healthcare system killed my grandmother, by putting her on a treatment wait list longer than her life expectancy when she has cancer after retirement... Felt at least from a distance like: treatment costs more than projected personal tax revenue? You don't get treatment. Just die. The system lowered overall costs by refusing treatment.

Saying this today is hardly shocking when the system in now just openly offers to kill patients when they ask for Healthcare.

notthebee.com/article/this-par

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Things we didn't do:
- Start the fire
- Shoot the deputy
- Steal the cookies from the cookie jar

Things we did:
- Tried to fight it
- Shot the sheriff
- Put the sham in the shama-lama-ding-dong

Things we will do:
- Survive
- Rock you
- Walk 500 miles
- Walk 500 more

Things we won't do:
- Get fooled again
- Back down
- That

Things we will never do:
- Give you up
- Let you down
- Run around
- Desert you

(Oops:
- I did it again)

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Did you know #Salesforce #StackExchange has a collection of great write-ups on common Salesforce development topics, like unit testing, querying related records, JSON management, trigger recursion, and more? salesforce.stackexchange.com/q

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The one thing people love most about QOTO it is our friendly nature where we treat people like a friend at a coffee shop, not an enemy to debate.. lets hope the can bring that feeling to the wider fediverse.

@LouisIngenthron @derickflorian @toxomat @ceoln @PaulaToThePeople @SecondJon @shelenn

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#Colorado #power #climate Heat waves and freezing temperatures won’t be the biggest risk for Colorado’s power grid in the future. It’ll be mild, cloudy days cpr.org/2022/12/01/colorado-po

Today I have a #salesforce code sample. From #Salesforce. It errors out. 🤦 

Anyone out there successfully used to override embedded chat pre chat form? SF has a nice code sample to do this, but it has an uncaufht js error when the user clicks to start the chat.

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Hi everyone. I just got signed up here, though I'm on other instances. As an #introduction I'll paste my bio. I'm a 47 year old #blind woman living in #STL with my spouse and our two cats. I work as a #Salesforce admin for a small nonprofit that helps train and place #disabled people in #tech jobs. I'm #christian and love #music, #animals, and technology of course. Please add descriptions to #images so I and other #ScreenReader users can enjoy them. Oh, I'm also a twitter refugee, so to speak.

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Used the wrong plural marker. 🤦

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andrewt.net/puzzles/cell-tower

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#CellTower 40 

I've done 1-40 so far. A few hundred behind.

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Well, honestly, this poll explains a lot of what has been happening on Mastodon!

cell tower puzzle babble 

29 was a hard one. Took me revisiting over hours today. Three options for one letter, i only had considered two until just now. 🤦

my method is to not commit a first word until I think I've figured out the whole thing. takes a lot of staring at the screen, but the results look nice.

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andrewt.net/puzzles/cell-tower

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I’m sorry, but why would you leave Twitter and head straight to another “walled garden”? Be free!

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