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Old 11-24-2009, 02:57 PM   #46
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Apparently so, very sad.

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Old 11-24-2009, 03:01 PM   #47
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This story may not be what people want it to be.

Is this man communicating?

or is he a ventriloquist's dummy?
Well, I think thats a valid concern. Whether or not he's truly the one communicating, havent the brain scans at least verified that he is fully conscious though? I would think pressing the correct buttons is one thing, but even something as little as a finger twitch in response to a question at least lets them know that hes in there somewhere
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I'm happy for him and his family.

I won't lie though, if somebody today told me that I could spend the next 23 years in his state and then "wake up" to the state he is in, I would choose not to live that way, because I don't believe that is a quality of life that I can accept for myself.

As for diamond's usual posturing without being even minimally informed - same ol', same ol'.
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mumble mumble random, unique medical story mumble mumble something went wrong mumble mumble SOCIALIZED MEDICINE OBAMA mumble mumble
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Trapped 'coma' man: How was he misdiagnosed? - CNN.com

it appears he's had cognitive thought for the last 18 years.

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Old 11-24-2009, 04:13 PM   #51
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How is the lady able to know what letters he wants so quickly? After watching that video, it made me contemplate Deep's comments even further
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I think his chances would have been better if he were here.

What needs to be determined is what medical protocol was under Beguim's govt ran health care plan.

If it it is determined that his EKGs or other exams were rationed or limited because of Belguim's govt ran health care plan, then I would be correct.

Until then, I do not think you should get your panties in a wad, nor lose any sleep over this issue.

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Wow, you really just show that your knowledge doesn't go further than the term "socialized medicine".
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That article Diamond linked answers at least one of my questions: the Glasgow scale, which was used to determine this man's state, was rendered obsolete in 2000, fourteen years after his diagnosis. They now have a new system.
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I always thought the Glasgow scale was used to determine drunkeness
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Wow, you really just show that your knowledge doesn't go further than the term "socialized medicine".
I never claimed to be an expert in the field, only the arbitrator of common sense.

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I never claimed to be an expert in the field, only the arbitrator of common sense.

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But common sense requires at least a small portion of information on the subject. Otherwise my motto is if you don't know anything about the subject, remain quiet Which would eliminate the majority of conservatives on the subject of healthcare
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Your common sense should read up about it to not talk about any "rationing" nonsense which doesn't exist.
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I'm a little disturbed by the apparent fact that checking for brain activity isn't among the list of things to do with patients who appear to be in a coma.
this is what i couldn't get my head around. fairly easy to test.

you couldn't even kill yourself or communicate a thing, how horrible that must have been. how could you still be sane?
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