Spend as much my money and effort as is needed to extend or improve life.
As long as it’s not my money, spend whatever is needed.
It’s a personal choice – your money, your effort, you choose.
It’s a public choice – the public should mandate how much should be spent.
Ask the one who’s life is in need of saving.
Prioritize according to age.
Prioritize according to past social contribution.
Prioritize according to estimated future social contributions.
Life is important, but quality of life is not nearly so important.
I’m choosing not to contribute because of the idiocy of the question.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
The US is an odd ship. The captain yells out when he sees obtacles , but 535 individual propellers do the steering.
Those of us entertaining notions of living to be 100 need to scale back -- considerably.
Y'all want to withhold public funding for the care of the elderly and the terminally ill? Fine with me. Do you want it badly enough, individually and as a society, to allow people to legally have the right to die with dignity, a death of their own choosing at a time of their own choosing? Do you? If so, then petition your congress critters to make assisted suicide legal. If not, then shut the hell up, because you're the reason we're going to suck those precious public coffers dry as we languish in agony racking up bills our estate cannot pay.
Firstly let me google up something called "apache scoring"
Apache III Calculator
This gives you a predictor of morbidity and is used here to basically calculate the odds of the patient surviving. Now this is not the be all and end all of the decision BUT it is factored in so that we can go to the family and say "Look Gran has got less than a 1:5,000 chance of making it out of here alive" THEN we will go on and discuss quality of life with the family. Always age is factored in.
Greenhouse gases: Any gas that, by an accident of chemistry, happens to absorb radiation of a type that the Earth, by an accident of history, would like to lose.
The internet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhoea -- massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind- boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it.