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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post


    So I'll change my mind when I'm in a coma? Why does that matter, I'll be in a coma. I conceded your point and I still get called out for it? If the situation comes up I'll deal with it, I can't prove to you what I will do in the future nor did I make any claim that I wouldn't change my mind in a moment of weakness. Stop trolling.
    Evidently the guy in the coma is responding so if they had pulled the plug on him and quit feeding him they would have starved to death.......
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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    It's actually easier to say you'll choose life than to live with that choice.
    Like I said I am not a big brave tough guy like you and have not faced the situation and unlike you I don't know what I would do............
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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Evidently the guy in the coma is responding so if they had pulled the plug on him and quit feeding him they would have starved to death.......
    And he might be wishing for that.
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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    And he might be wishing for that.
    Maye he isn't........and anyhow that should be his call, not yours.............
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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Evidently the guy in the coma is responding so if they had pulled the plug on him and quit feeding him they would have starved to death.......
    Well that is because euthanasia is illegal. Evidently the moral thing to do is to make people suffer rather than allow them to choose how and when to die.
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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Maye he isn't........and anyhow that should be his call, not yours.............
    Unless he is physically unable to make that call, and it is in writing that his call would be to pull the plug in such a situation...

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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Terry Schiavo had no cerebral cortex left, just a crater.

    That being said, here's the most interesting part of the whole article:

    The fMRI method used can decipher the brain's answers to questions in healthy, non-vegetative, participants with 100 per cent accuracy, but it was never tried in a patient who cannot move or speak.
    Why waterboard terrorists when we can hook them up to a machine and know when they're thinking "yes" or "no"?

    Should be useful on politicians and candidates for elective and appointed office.

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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Like I said I am not a big brave tough guy like you and have not faced the situation and unlike you I don't know what I would do............
    For my family's sake, if I ever suffer injuries like my fathers, I have a living will saying that I should be taken off of life support early, when the decision can still be made.

    That's why the partisan political bull**** surrounding right to die cases sickens me. The loudest, most grating voices on each side of the debate haven't dealt with the situation.

    After months of sitting in a ICU for months and working closely with the people at RIC's TBI floor here for nearly a year, I've seen the whole gamut of brain injuries.

    I've seen the families of people who suffer from TBI. I've seen marriages get turned into dependent/guardian relationships. Children taking over the role of parent, and parents reduced to being a child. Athletes turned into cripples and geniuses turned into mentally challenged.

    And I've seen plain old miracles. People who were given no chance that are living as though they never got hurt. People who were expected to be in a persistent vegetative state that are living today.

    I've also seen the reverse. The anti-miracles. People who were expected to have a good chance of recovery that are in terrible shape years after the injury.

    There's no way to predict it.

    And there is as much diversity of thought within these communities as there is in the rest of the nation.

    The difference is, we who have faced these things know about how things go after the decision is made.

    Regardless of the choice a person makes, they are going to live with it for the rest of their lives. And no matter the choice, the reality of that choice often sucks. They don't need clueless assholes making it harder on them.

    This is an issue that the government and the uninformed need to stay the **** out of. I don't care which side of the debate they are on.

    This is an issue that is very emotional for me, and I won't even try to pretend that I'm using reason in this argument.
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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Terry Schiavo had no cerebral cortex left, just a crater.

    That being said, here's the most interesting part of the whole article:



    Why waterboard terrorists when we can hook them up to a machine and know when they're thinking "yes" or "no"?

    Should be useful on politicians and candidates for elective and appointed office.

    "Are you a crook"?
    Wouldn't work.

    I am not a crook!
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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Maye he isn't........and anyhow that should be his call, not yours.............
    His and his family's call. Nobody else's.

    That's why the government and politically motivated people need to stay the **** out of the equation.
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