Voxx66 wrote:My perspective is different as I have no wife or children. For me - quality of life is key. I have currently stopped treatment for exactly that reason and will only restart it if/when a good option presents itself. Right now I am at the stage of wanting people not to swing chickens but to keep them so they can send them to Asclepius on my behalf ha. (This refers to the death of Socrates as related by Plato in his Phaedo just in case anyone is confused)
THE DEATH SCENE FROM THE PHAEDO - Plato
When he had finished speaking, Crito said: “Well, Socrates, do you wish to leave any directions with us .... anything we can do to serve you?”
“What I always say, Crito,” he replied, “nothing new. If you take care of yourselves you will serve me and mine and yourselves, whatever you do, even if you make no promises now; but if you neglect yourselves and are not willing to live following step by step, as it were, in the path marked out by our present and past discussions, you will accomplish nothing, no matter how much or how eagerly you promise at present.”
“We will certainly try hard to do as you say,” he replied. “But how shall we bury you?”
“However you please,” he replied, “if you can catch me and I do not get away from you.”
.........and these were his last words – “Crito, we owe a cock to Aesculapius. Pay it and do not neglect it.”
“That,” said Crito, “shall be done; ....
Such was the end, of our friend, who was, as we may say, of all those of his time whom we have known, the best and wisest and most righteous man.Sourced http://homepages.gac.edu/~arosenth/265/ ... _Scene.pdfPlease review the following if you plan to ship poultry.
Currently, certain disease-free adult birds can be accepted for domestic shipment when mailed in compliance with applicable regulations. Mailability is currently restricted to adult chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, doves, pigeons, pheasants, partridges, quail ducks, geese, and swans. The Postal Service is proposing to expand its mailing standards to allow for the shipment of any disease-free live bird, weighing no more than 25 pounds, which can be legally transported. If this proposal is adopted, mailers must be compliant with all applicable governmental laws and regulations, including the Lacey Act, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and any state, municipal or local ordinances. Mailings must also be compliant with the guidelines provided in USPS Publication 14, Prohibitions and Restrictions on Mailing Animals, Plants, and Related Matter, Chapter 5.
New Mailing Standards for Live Animals and Special Handlinghttp://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04 ... -09603.htm
put the kettle on.