Generally there is no need for that if the person has a living will. That is typically one of the first thing the hospital asks when you are admitted with a life threatening illness. Stroke, Heart attack, cancer, etc. A living will can state, No life prolonging procedures so you don't have to spend your last days in pain. My wife's father was in his 90's and sharp right up until his body began shutting down. He knew it was the sign of the approaching end. He had a living will. All they did for several weeks in the hospital was keep him comfortable till the end. Other than that he was given no medication. In most of those cases, if they remove life support, or treatment, the end comes quickly.
It was far more free back then than now. We used to be the good guys.
Having lived through McCarthyism, I used to feel that way, but when I see the direction our Politically correct country is taking , I'd take McCarthy over the DHS any day even, if he was a nut job. He was far more rational and consistent than DHS.
I don't think your "Private" US medical records are private from the government.
I hired in at age 50 and quicky worked up to project management at the corporate level where I stayed untill I retired. I could have gone back in to the same job at the same desk the next day as a contract worker for nearly 50% more, but no bennies. They had a few chemists in that situation who were in their late 70s. As long as I could continue to make them happy, I believe I could have stayed. Thing is, I retired to go play. I did my time, enjoyed it, had a great run, and now I'm ready to play. Project management was a change because you no longer worked with the details, but had to look at the entire project in a holistic approach. You assigned teams to take care of the details. Course your survival depeded on getting people who did know the details, but you still need to know what's going on. It's no longer the same place to work, but if it's to their advantage to keep you, they will regardless of age.
There are times when we should relieve suffering, not prolong it. Intentional suicide is not the same. It is legal for doctors to not prolong life when suffering is the only outcome and those decisions have to be made, IF the patient left a living will the decisions are already made, or some one has the legal authority to do so. If no one has the legal authority, given by the patient in writting, they are required to keep the patient alive no matter what.. Not long ago my Father went in for surgery. The Dr came out and said, "it's all through him! I'd like your permission not to perform any heroics or life prolonging methods should something go wrong". It was a qurstion and decision I was not expecting, but I had the power and I knew his wishes, so much as I didn't want to, I told the Dr, that would be my father's wishes. He survived the operation and we talked about it later. He thanked me for upholding his wishes despite emotions. He lasted about 6 months after that. I don't know what happened in Adam's case. To say they shouldn't happen seems trite, but all too often Living wills are not made out, giving someone who cares the ability to make those decisions or informing the Drs and hospital ahead of time.. This would not have, or should not have had anything to do with assisted suicide. It appears to have been about prolonging life beyond reasonable limits. They simply do not use life prolonging methods if legally told not to. They do not assist in suicide. These are two entirely different issues. If the patient has a living will, the doctors have been shown it (preferably ahead of time) they know who to ask and that person has sole authority as to whether life prolonging techniques are used or not. My wif'e's dad was failing, but still in possesion of all his faculties. He made known his wishes ahead of time in a legal document, so no one else had a say.. The only thing they did was keep him comfortable until the end. Far too often, people and the press confuse the living will with assisted suicide. Everyone should have an up-to-date, living will if you don't want to have every cent of your estate spent keeping you in pain and as a vegatable.
You can relax in todays packed, cattle car environment with little room to move, no leg room, and some fat guy taking up half your seat?
If I left my phone on in my own plane, the phone would show now servive, usually above 5000. At 10,000 and above, it was a lost cause. OTOH How'd you like to be on one of those cattle cars with half the passengers using cell phones?
In our area of Michigan (Saginaw valley) much of solar is restricted and the roof installations are still expensive. Panel Price is down, but installation is up. 5 years ago, it was over 50,000 to go off grid. I could probably do it for 35,000 to 40,000 now. That still come out to about 3X the commercial rate. Grid tied installations have been limited since day one. My farm, about 30 miles from where I live is part of a wind farm coop. They are still running over 93 or 94 utilization. Gratiot County has a uniform zoning favorable to wind farms making the regs uniform across the entire county instead of by township. There are already 3 farm and frowing. Wind speeds are ideal and consistant with very few calm days. Just googl;e Gratiot County Wind Farm. AFAIK the farm was built with private capital. Most of the people see how much is being paid out per acre whether you have a turbine on it or not and welcome the wind farm. Turnin sites and access roads par around a thousand per quarter each. The sites make very little noise. The neighboring county to the east (Saginaw County) has people fighting the installation of any towers.
To me, that pretty much would include almost anyone with a degree in CS. Does that mean if you have a degree in CS they can raiod your house at any time?
How about a competent team led by a competent project manager. Say what its going to do, and then do it, with no additions or deletions once the design is settled on, before they write one line of code. It sounds like it'd be faster to start from scratch than to fix the mess.
The American Dream was to work hard for success in what ever line you choose, or in other words, any one has the opportunity to succeed with determination and hard work. Unfortunately there is a growing segment of our society that frowns on success created by hard work and believes the successful owe them even though they didn't have the ambition to try on their own, but look for excuses and someone to blame.
Unfortunately you were exposed to the darker side which exists particularly in the NE and on the West coast. Had you been closer to the center of the country, you would have found a different world...Except for Chicago.
That it works for one government and not another is nothing new. A government may remain neutral, work for education, or push its own doctrine. The US was based/created on the free market principle, yet the government is pushing doctrine into the schools that is far from the constitution. As has been mentioned before, students are being taught "to toe the line" and original thinking is being destroyed. They are taught to the least common denominator so the "not so smart" won't feel bad, yet the smart students are taught the same, killing any incentive to excel. To excel, or stand out is frowned on by schools and peer groups. After generations of this, to find that adults are not as smart in sciences shows those who thought this was a discovery are an excellent example of the systems failures. Many teachers are there as just a job. With their unions the outstanding can not be promoted and the failures can not be fired, We do have good teachers, but their hands are tied. There is a reason that there is such a push for charter schools. One in Ca turned around a minority group from a group of failures to All being well above average students. It was such an embarrassment, the unions managed to get it closed because the principal used his own money to expand the school.
It's not just questionable content, but directly aimed at "Amateur Authors" . Yes some have snuck in what would be called pornography, but the response is to ban all self published authors which is not only censorship, but discrimination. It's sad that cleaning up things is being done by painting all Amateur Authors with such a wide brush. I find the actions of these firms as disgusting as the books mentioned. The Kernel "appears to be some old guy with an over developed sense of propriety" or an old maid masquerading as one. But anyone can be anyone on the internet