Skip to comments.TERRI SCHINDLER-SCHIAVO NOVEMBER, 2004 DAILIES THREAD: NEWS DIGEST & GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM
Posted on 11/01/2004 8:09:34 AM PST by floriduh voter
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Is there any word on the depositions?
Not yet, but I'm certain it's still in the works and not abandoned.
FL definition of persistent vegetative state, PVS:.
- The absence of voluntary action or cognitive behavior of any kind.
- An inability to communicate or interact purposefully with the environment.
From video Terri Big Eyes; see it at www.terrisfight.org-- http://www.terrisfight.org/
Terri starts out apparently asleep. A doctor wakes her to start his tests.
Doctor: Terri. Open your eyes up...
Terri: (Startled at hearing her name. She starts moving her mouth and fluttering her eyes, like a person who is just waking up)
Doctor: Open your eyes, Terri open your eyes
Terri: (slowly at first, Terri struggles to open her eyes, then turns toward the doctor, and opens her eyes a normal amount)
Doctor: There you go, good.
Terri: (then, either to show off(?) or wanting to perform well, she leans further forward toward the doctor, looks straight at him and opens her eyes as WIDE AS SHE CAN. >> Note the WRINKLES ACROSS HER FOREHEAD caused by her also RAISING HER EYEBROWS as high as possible )
Doctor: [now obviously impressed] GOOD!! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB YOUNG LADY! Good Job.
More info and helpful links. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1258807/posts#10 -- THANKS, FL engineer. THANKS, freepers.
Terri and her mom
Why not, indeed.
>>Larry King, to Michael Schiavo, in interview fall 2003:
"Why don't you just walk away, Michael? Just walk away?"<<
And the first thing out of his mouth in response:
"Why should I?"
The Bunny Story
She (Terri) once ran into the house crying because she had run over a rabbit. No one could console her. Her father went outside, came back, and said she was mistaken, there was no dead rabbit in the road.
When she finally calmed down and left the room, her dad said, "Man, she nailed it."
When her Christmas tree was crooked, she called her dad for help. He told her to go buy a tree straightener. She called all over looking for one.
From A thousand words about the Terri Schiavo you never knew -- by Kelley Benham
FOR TAMPA BAY TERRI SUPPORTERS... NEW VIDEOS - PLEASE RECORD IF YOU CAN.
Videos Of Terri NEVER before seen.
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Local News segment!
ABC WFTS aires at 11:00 PM after NYPD.
(Check for times close to your area)
PLEASE ALERT YOUR FRIENDS WHO ARE IN TERRI'S VIEWING AREA... Thanks, floriduh voter
I'm still wearing my Let Terri Live (night) shirt every time
May truth and justice prevail!
Dear Lord, please shower Terri with your love today
and every day. Please send your encouragement
to her dear family.
Hi, Les -- joining you in that prayer.
I have no news on your question.
It's in today's www.sptimes.com. Everett Rice supposedly? qualified and ran unopposed. Check out today's St. Pete Times re: Rice, new kid on the block. HE'S ALSO AN ATTORNEY which was news to me. I think he's going up there purposely to spike any new disability laws. The salary is only $30,000. Why would a 61 year old former Sheriff want to go to Tallahassee for 30K? What are the perks or is it the euthanasia protection plan?
LOL. This little piggy went to Tallahassee... not so little piggy.
Target date of your next Greer/Schiavo article about Greer's affidavits and other documentation?
Given the independence of all AG offices to deem matters "discretionary", what specifically are Floridians concerned about Terri able to do (politically, or even better, legally) to ensure that a vigorous criminal prosecution is pursued; i.e., is any one out of the four possible ways to remove Greer better for Floridians to initiate over the other three?
Here in California, a private Californian citizen is statutorily permitted to initiate an action if the California Attorney General declines to take on an issue. If such an option is available for Floridians, here's hoping someone will step up to the plate.
That last update about Terri's condition is such a wonerful little story about how she interacts with her father's teasing.
I wish the world could hear this story. Everyone would know she is not in a PVS condition, but a living, feeling person. She definitely has a personality.
I hope all who are concerned for Terri's welfare will consider passing the hat to help finance the expenditures and costs necessary for the Empire Journal to complete its exposé of Judge Greer, to hopefully, resoundingly, successfully and finally curtail Michael Schiavo's sordid quest.
My husband and I funded the excellent article "Schiavo Case Judge Greer Could Be Removed by Executive Order of Gov. Bush" at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1281172/posts. We did what we could, and are tapped out for now. The Empire Journal's quality of research is known and respected by many of you. We believe this may be the last available avenue and best way to free Terri from this macabre predicament.
At the same event, I ended up standing directly across from Greer's wife. She said something like "what kind of question was that? Besides, IT'S NOT NICE TO PICK ON PEOPLE'S DISABILITIES." Two of us heard Mrs. Greer say this. If it's not nice to pick on people's disabilities, WHY ARE THEY PICKING ON TERRI, INCLUDING TORTURING HER, EMOTIONALLY ABUSING HER PARENTS AND TRYING TO KILL HER TWICE TO DATE?
Greer finally had to admit his diagnosis which was "pale optic nerve". He admitted that to the Tampa Tribune.
IMO, he had a duty to inform the judicial qualifications commission if he had any thing that may impair his ability to fulfill his duties. THE JUDICIAL QUALIFICATION COMMISSION doesn't seem concerned that when Greer says he saw the evidence that it is just another lie because Greer cannot see and has a driver. I have heard that GREER tells the parties he cannot see if he for their side. If not on their side, the party will never know that Greer has a visual impairment affecting looking at evidence, sizing up witnesses, even looking at GUARDIANSHIP PLANS OR COMPLEX ACCOUNTINGS. This means nothing to the JQC. And, yet this man has the power to kill another human being with the stroke of a pen.
New footage of Terri is GOING TO BE ON LOCAL TELEVISION TONIGHT. WTSP Channel 28, ABC. They do have an archive on line. It would be nice for the attorneys to RECORD THE NEW FOOTAGE AND PUT IT UNDER GREER'S NOSE SO THAT HE CAN SEE FOR HIMSELF ten inches from his nose that Terri's not PVS.
Would he still find for Michael? Of course he would because Greer's made up his mind that "nobody's gonna feed that girl."
ABC is doing a great thing tonight. I doubt they would show bad footage of her because Terri is really doing well.
It's a good thing I wasn't close enough to Mrs. Greer to GIVE HER A PIECE OF MY MIND!! Sheeeeeesh! Why on earth doesn't Gov Bush dismiss Greer for gross misconduct, etc.
It's difficult that Greer is a Republican and he cheated so much in his election but was able to get away with it, even if he would have been challenged. Even the Supervisor of Election was on his "team".
I look forward to seeing the new footage of Terri tonight on abc wtsp local. Pretty soon the cat will be out of the bag that Terri's a disabled woman, not someone who must be executed by society. Perish the thought!!!
The footage on abc local tonight is BEFORE Terri's collapse. Looks like home movies and maybe like abc interviews Terri's parents. FV They just did a brief promo on wtsp abc tv.
bump. If you haven't signed Terri's Birthday Card thread yet, the link is on this thread in the three or four hundreds.
FV, could you please clarify? WTSP is a CBS affiliate. A couple of days ago, you indicated that WFTS, which is our ABC affiliate, would be airing the story "after NYPD Blue." I'd like to tape it, but I've not seen any of the promos, so I'm not sure which station to program now.
Video link (Real Media)
Thank you, phenn!
Terri was so beautiful on her wedding day, as she is beautiful today.
Terri ping to 526!
Thanks for the link, phenn! Terri's so beautiful. What a great reminder of the preciousness of life, each and every day, no matter our condition!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!
Why on earth doesn't Gov Bush dismiss Greer for gross misconduct, etc.
Is it because of the common "R" label?
Thanksgiving blessings to Terri and her family...
and to all of you, here, who are working and praying for them.
May you all be blessed!
I'm very glad I got to see the wedding video!
Thank you for posting that Link to the Video of our Terri, Phenn! She is so lovely, and so dear!
My prayers for sweet Terri continue daily. Glory to our God Who has Kept her Safe from the Ravening Wolves who seek her destruction!
Thank you SO MUCH for the link to the video report. It was good to see the Schindler's get some good exposure. I thought I was going to THROW UP when I heard and saw Michael Schiavo repeat those wedding vows. The Schindler's are so defeated sounding. They don't even have the energy to be mad to MS anymore.
The Schindlers have plenty of energy, but aren't going to waste it being mad at Michael or hating him. They are very wise and extraordinarily wonderful people. They are much kinder than Michael ever will be.
Happy Thanksgiving bump!
Sorry re: the call letters of the abc station. ABC did archive the footage and interview if anyone is interested. I myself do not have the link this morning.
I got to watch it today. Finally, fair coverage of Terri and her family.
The Life Legal Defense Fund has an excellent article in their latest newsletter written by Dana Cody on Terri http://lldf.org/pdf/Wntr_04.pdf
The newsletter quotes author Wesley Smith's comments regarding Michael Schiavo's deposition given on November 19, 1993.
"After admitting to having been romantically involved with other women during this period, he was asked what he did with Terri's jewelry. Michael answered, "Um, I think I took her engagement ring and her - what do you call it - diamond wedding band and made a ring for myself." SWEET.
The attorneys for Terri's parents filed a new brief with the 2nd District Court of Appeals on Nov 22nd. The brief is 56 pages and stresses that Terri was a practicing Catholic.
Terri ping to 539. One of the best articles I've read in a long time. People who aren't familiar with Terri's whole story should read this article. It is the unskewed version of what the St. Pete Slimes and Tampa Tribune write.
Terri ping to 540 also. Kudos to the Schindlers' lawyers for this wonderful document. Let's pray that it's actually read and considered by the judges.
Thanks for the pings. That is a very powerful article. I still have to read the document, but my initial scan of it looked promising. It appears to be direct hit.
Fr. Murphy explained the Churchs complex and nuanced moral teaching as it existed in January 2000.
[Mr. Felos:] Father, in the Catholic [C]hurch, do papal teachings or pronouncements hold primacy as compared to the teachings and pronouncements of bishops or cardinals?
[Fr. Murphy:] Yes. The Pope sets the tone.
[Mr. Felos:] Are there any papal pronouncements or teachings in the area on use or removal of artificial life support?
[Fr. Murphy:] In 1953 Pope Pius the IV met with a group of physicians who considered those questions in conference. Pius was almost prophetic in foreseeing what would happen fifty forty years later. The teaching that he taught was that Catholics are mortally bound to respect life and to care for life, but not at all costs. He introduced the concept of extraordinary versus ordinary means. A Catholic is mortally bound to take advantage of the ordinary, proportionate or disproportionate. (App. at 364-65) (emphasis added).
Wow! He's good! He's very thorough, and he gets in a few good jabs. He's going to smoke some butts. He's already started.
Yes, and why Greer can't see that what JPII has to say about it isn't substantially different than what Father Murphy said is beyond me. The Pope gave it great clarity. IMHO Greer's either incompetent or evil or both. He should not be sitting in that chair.
TERRI'S BIRTHDAY CARD THREAD
Ohioan, my ping up that thread was not a complete one; would you please ping your list to that? THANKS!
THANKS to all who have posted there. I've done a test print of the posts -- it will make a nice greeting for her folks to supplement the "real" cards she'll get.
If anyone would like to know how to post favorite pictures or learn something new & fun to post for Terri, go to an "HTML how-to" thread.
Terri outlived Father Murphy.
"Former pastor of St. Anne Parish dies after accident"
noted, thanks for that reminder -- evening bump for Terri.