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  • UPDATE 9-month-old baby clinically brain dead after being sexually assaulted

    10/05/2016 9:00:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 100 replies ^ | October 5, 2016 | wowk
    JACKSON COUNTY, WV - UPDATE (10/4/16 5:00 PM): According to the family of the victim, the infant girl is clinically brain dead.
  • Microsoft just replaced its toy gun emoji with a real handgun

    08/05/2016 12:59:25 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | August 4, 2016
    “Microsoft this week replaced a toy gun emoji with a real revolver in an apparent need to conform to universal emoji standards.,” Nick Statt reports for The Verge. “The change, which arrived with the company’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update on Tuesday, is part of a larger emoji redesign project Microsoft embarked on months ago to refresh its library with new designs,” Statt reports. “‘It’s unclear why Microsoft felt the need to replace its old toy gun, which resembled a sci-fi space blaster, with a real firearm. It does, however, put the company at philosophical odds with Apple.”“Both companies are part...
  • Majority of Democrats want Third Term for Obama

    06/30/2016 3:15:55 PM PDT · by progunner · 85 replies
    Tea Party ^ | June 30, 2016 9:41 am | The Hill
    A strong majority of Democrats would cancel the 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump if it meant President Obama could serve another term, a new poll found.Data provided to The Hill by the conservative polling outlet WPA Research found that 67 percent of Democrats would take a third term for Obama over a potential Clinton administration.Only 28 percent said theyre ready to move on from the Obama White House, while 6 percent are undecided.Obama is enjoying a surprisingly strong approval rating for a president serving out the final months of his second term.A Washington Post-ABC News survey...
  • Ted Cruz is Not Even Partly Dead

    05/02/2016 1:18:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 163 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 2, 2016 | Joy Overbeck
    Since Trump’s entirely predictable sweep of the liberal Republicans in the Eastern primaries, the conservative as well as liberal media under the banner of “Trump the Inevitable” have been endlessly repeating their wishful thinking that Cruz is officially DOA. Which brings to mind the truly hilarious spoof Cruz himself does on YouTube of the epic scene in “The Princess Bride” in which Billy Crystal as Miracle Max declares the Dread Pirate Roberts only “mostly dead.” But the Dread Pirate didn’t have the unpledged Republican Convention delegates, and Cruz just might. If the media clairvoyants who tally up delegate “projections” would...
  • Conservative Republican Movement Is Brain Dead

    04/04/2016 9:23:38 AM PDT · by kathsua · 156 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | April 4th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    Conservative Republicans support for Sen. Ted Cruz indicates that the conservative movement is brain dead. If Cruz is the best candidate they can find, then conservatives obviously have nothing to offer. Cruz may be the only Republican presidential aspirant who is dumber than Hillary Clinton.
  • Every Day Carson Remains in the Race is Further Proof that His Campaign is a Scam

    02/21/2016 8:22:29 AM PST · by MLL · 125 replies
    RedState ^ | 02/21/2016 | Leon Wolf
    Ben Carson finished dead last in South Carolina last night, as the polls predicted that he would. He did not finish last due to lack of effort, or because he was focusing on some other state where he had a better chance. By Carson's own admission, South Carolina was a state where he should have done well, and where the large evangelical population should have given him a decent chance to post a good showing. Instead, he finished behind John Kasich, a guy who spent significant portions of the last week campaigning in far flung places like Michigan. He finished...
  • Doctors Said She’s “Brain Dead” But She’s Still Alive, Now They Won’t Reverse...

    12/24/2015 6:52:06 PM PST · by kathsua · 139 replies
    Life News ^ | Dec 23, 2015 | Wesley Smith
    As the state court has permitted Jahi McMath’s mother to present evidence from a doctor who has examined Jahi and believes she does not meet brain death criteria, lawyer Christopher Dolan is making a federal case out of it. From his press release: After exhausting all available avenues to work with the State Department of Vital Statistics, Alameda County Department of Public Health, County Coroner’s Office and County Counsel, to have Jahi McMath’s incomplete, and invalid death certificate (not even signed by an attesting physician) rescinded, and her basic human rights restored… The suit requests that the Federal Court order...
  • Father brings gun to hospital to buy time for his ‘brain dead’ son

    12/23/2015 6:56:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    fox13now ^ | 21 December, 2015 | na
    HOUSTON — A Texas father has been released from jail after police say he brought a gun to a hospital to stop the staff from taking his son off of life support. George Pickering II’s son was declared "brain-dead" after he suffered a massive stroke in January. The hospital ordered a "terminal wean" which is a process that slowly ends a person’s life by removing life support. The staff had even notified an organ donation organization that Pickering’s son was a donor. Pickering, however, wasn’t ready to let go — now, his son, George Pickering III, is still alive and...
  • Obama: Syrian refugees are like pilgrims on the Mayflower

    11/26/2015 7:56:04 AM PST · by detective · 91 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 26, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    This Thanksgiving, President Obama is calling for Americans to lend a helping hand to another group of pilgrims fleeing persecution. "Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims - men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families," Obama said in his weekly address Thursday. "What makes America America is that we offer that chance."
  • Breaking: Idiot 'shocked' by Paris attacks(merkel or erkel?)

    11/14/2015 7:52:39 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 11/14/2015 | Daren Jonescu
    Who knew there were violent Muslims? While online, watching the French news coverage of the multi-site terrorist attacks in Paris, I scrolled down to find a most telling update: "Merkel proufoundly shocked by Paris attacks." "Profoundly shocked"? Really? Does that mean that when she first heard there had been a terrorist attack in Paris, her immediate reaction was, "Who would do a thing like that?" Perhaps that explains why she is so deeply offended that anyone would object to admitting up to a million unidentifiable Muslim refugees into her country. Europe's leadership has clearly created an alternative reality for itself,...
  • Common myths about the brain debunked

    11/02/2015 5:28:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 2, 2015 | Ashley Welch
    The brain is central to our health and sense of self, but when it comes to how it works, there is still much to be understood. Maybe you've heard that doing crossword puzzles can improve memory, that playing classical music makes babies smarter, or that drinking alcohol kills brain cells -- but are these and other common claims about the brain really true? An article in this month's issue of Popular Science seeks to separate brain facts from myths. One of the first questions that come to mind regarding the brain is how much of it we actually use. Science...
  • Walking-Brain-dead-Citizen-Zombies invading Voting Booth

    10/25/2014 2:28:13 PM PDT · by ednoonan7 · 2 replies
    American Resistance Party ^ | 10-24-2014 | Edward C Noonan
    Contact: Edward C. Noonan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Email: Email: ELECTING CALIFORNIA MARXIST JUDGES Walking-Brain-dead-Citizen-Zombies invading Voting Booth October 24, 2014 This week the San Diego Free Press printed an article titled An Abbreviated Voter Guide to Electing Judges. You can view it here: San Diego Free Press. This rag is an extremely liberal piece of Marxist propaganda. As usual, they were joyfully bitter against birthers and this was an attack piece against Judge Gary Kreep, one of the forefathers of the 2008 Soetoro (aka BHO) Ballot Challenges. This particular piece was written by an unknown leftist...
  • 'I'm brain dead today': Colorado senator freezes during LIVE TV interview ...

    10/20/2014 5:00:08 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 61 replies
    Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat running in a tight re-election race, asked for a do-over during a TV interview on Friday night when he couldn't come up with the names of the three most influential books he'd ever read. 'Oh wow,' he said. 'That's the toughest the, uh, three most influential books in my life' Gathering his composure during a live news broadcast on 7News in Denver, he came up with one. 'Profiles in Courage. The, um, uh .' After a three-second pregnant pause, the stumped senator asked for another chance. 'Let me think. We can play this...
  • Oregon Woman Arrested for 'Zombie Game' Assault (Victim Pushed Down Stairs, Then Bitten)

    09/10/2014 6:58:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 9, 2014 | Reuters
    Oregon woman arrested for 'zombie game' assault SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Oregon woman was arrested for breaking into a home and attacking a woman resident, while claiming she was playing a "zombie game," police said on Monday. Sheriff's officers arrested Jessica Rocha, 27, at a home in the coastal town of Lakeside, said Sergeant Kelley Andrews of Coos County, adding that she was charged with criminal mischief, assault, unlawful entry, harassment and attempted burglary. "She was making comments about playing a zombie game,'" Andrews said, "I've never heard of that." The Coos Bay World newspaper reported that Rocha pushed...
  • The Red Flag of Yellow Journalism: Cows Need Food Stamps

    07/22/2014 6:19:39 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    Self | 7/22/14 | Me
    Define the lunacy of the liberal Reich? Politico, the flaming slingshot of Democrats across this nation, claimed in a double fit of Espresso rage that Rick Perry was sending troops to the border to kill children? That's right, not to stop thousands of undocumented illegals streaming into a sovereign state, dare I say country, without immunizations or permission, but to kill their innocent children in hopes no one would notice? After all, that's what modern day Republican Governors do in the information agekill children to increase the value of Snapchat. Hmm, I'm confused, are we living beneath the propaganda banner...
  • Whoopi Goldberg becomes lone host on 'The View' after ABC's surprise firings

    06/27/2014 2:25:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/26/14 | Don Kaplan
    A stunning housecleaning at The View has left Whoopi Goldberg driving solo and looking in the rearview mirror at her canned co-hosts. ABC officials said Thursday night big changes were coming to the show, and soon afterward Sherrie Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy took to social media to confirm they were leaving the morning talkfest.
  • Brain Dead Teenager Awakens From Coma After Her Family Sings Hymns

    03/10/2014 6:01:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/14/14 | Steven Ertelt
    LifeNews has repeatedly chronicled cases of people who were prematurely declared dead or said to be in supposedly persistent vegetative states who ultimately recovered. Now comes the story of Lexi Hansen, a BYU student who suffered critical head injuries last week after being hit by a car. Hansen, 18, was alert and breathing on her own Tuesday, though she was still listed in critical but stable condition. She even tried to get out of her hospital bed. While she has a long road to recovery ahead, her family believes they have witnessed a miracle. lexihansenWhen they brought her in, the...
  • Brain Death: Making the Distinctions

    01/22/2014 3:26:07 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | January 22, 2014 | Matthew Hanley
    Hundreds of thousands of people will be marching around the country today to protest the wholesale slaughter of life in the womb. Catholics and others have kept that fight alive, to good effect, for decades. But as a faith that values both faith and reason, Catholicism makes careful distinctions on other life issues as well.Most people, for instance, are not familiar with what, specifically, constitutes brain death. It is not the most pleasant of topics to ponder. And, thank God, few of us have a pressing reason to do so. But the tragic case of a 13-year-old Oakland girl, Jahi...
  • At least 50 scalded in the US after trying boiling-to-frozen water trick (article and video)

    01/10/2014 12:19:39 AM PST · by beaversmom · 47 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 9, 2014 | Hannah Flint
    A trick where boiling water is thrown in the air to instantly turn into snow in the bitingly cold US weather became a viral hit this week, as metereologists and TV reporters illustrated just how freezing it is in the polar vortex. But now it seems Americans are feeling the backlash of the stunt after trying it themselves in the -30 degree weather. The LA Times found that at least 50 people on social media complained that they or their friends were scalded by hot water on Monday and Tuesday. Others have posted photos of their injuries on Instagram, and...
  • Girl declared brain dead after tonsil surgery will be taken off life support (Count the horrors!)

    12/17/2013 3:41:47 AM PST · by Wanderer99 · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/17/13
    <p>A 13-year-old Northern California girl will be taken off life support Tuesday after she was declared brain dead following complications from surgery to remove her tonsils.</p> <p>KTVU-TV reported Monday that the head of the pediatrics department at Children's Hospital Oakland had told the family of Jahi McMath that the girl would be pulled from life support because she had been declared dead under California law.</p>
  • Yes Ted Cruz Is Eligible To Be President

    08/14/2013 5:32:18 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 92 replies
    DrewsMusing ^ | 08.13.13
    Contra Ace and Ann Coulter, its actually not that complicated. Yes, Cruzs story is a little unique but its not even remotely complex. Lets go to the actual law according to the Customs and Immigration Service
  • Rubio: We need to legalize immigrants so they can pay for border security

    06/13/2013 8:16:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 117 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/13/13 | Byron York
    Why is it necessary to legalize the roughly 11 million currently-illegal immigrants in the U.S. before newly enhanced border security and internal enforcement measures are in place? Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Senates Gang of Eight, says part of the reason is that the federal government cant afford to secure the border on its own and needs financial help from the immigrants themselves, in the form of fines paid when they are legalized. Rubio made the statement during a radio interview after he voted against an amendment from Republican Sen. Charles Grassley that would have put off...
  • Autopsy Boston Bombing Suspect's Brain, Scientists Say

    04/25/2013 7:31:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    Live Science ^ | April 23, 2013 | Tia Ghose
    Autopsy Boston Bombing Suspect's Brain, Scientists Say Scientists are calling for an autopsy of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects to see if he had brain damage. Though brain damage probably didn't play a role in the bombings, it may have contributed to other personality changes, researchers say. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, may have suffered from a type of brain damage caused by repeated impacts called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, researchers say. Scientists believe CTE can cause emotional instability and impulse control. Tsarneev was a boxer for most of his life, and family members and peers described dramatic personality...
  • The Smoke Has Cleared For Pot Reform

    04/20/2013 2:13:40 PM PDT · by nickbeckusa · 42 replies
    The Memo-Beacon of Public Policy ^ | April 20, 2013 | Melvin Davila-Martinez
    Lax marijuana laws may soon become a reality in the United States. ... National support is rising for this cause.[5] Cohens proposal comes as a bipartisan coalition of House representatives have sponsored the Respect Marijuana Laws Act.[6] It would exempt businesses that comply with state marijuana laws from federal prosecution.[7] Moreover, Kentucky senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul recently supported the passage of a regulatory framework allowing industrial hemp in their state.[8][9] McConnell is a figurehead for the GOP establishment. Paul represents the rising libertarian caucus. Ergo, the Republican Party may soon change its position on pot.
  • Failed Establishment Narrative

    04/20/2013 2:13:40 PM PDT · by LibertyByLogic
    New Media Central ^ | 4/20/13 | New Media Central
    Lax marijuana laws may soon become a reality in the United States. ... National support is rising for this cause.[5] Cohens proposal comes as a bipartisan coalition of House representatives have sponsored the Respect Marijuana Laws Act.[6] It would exempt businesses that comply with state marijuana laws from federal prosecution.[7] Moreover, Kentucky senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul recently supported the passage of a regulatory framework allowing industrial hemp in their state.[8][9] McConnell is a figurehead for the GOP establishment. Paul represents the rising libertarian caucus. Ergo, the Republican Party may soon change its position on pot.
  • 'Walking Dead': Zombies Thrive on Weak Economy (Creator Robert Kirkman Cites Economic Unrest)

    03/24/2013 11:08:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | Michelle Chalen
    <p>AMC's smash hit series the "Walking Dead" is one of the biggest things on cable and economic uncertainty may be one reason why, creator Robert Kirkman told CNBC on Friday.</p> <p>"I've always felt zombies didn't really get their due. As far as movie monsters go you see a lot of vampires, werewolf stuff. And it's just now zombies are getting recognized being as cool as they actually are," Kirkman said.</p>
  • G.O.P. Leaders in House Pull Tax Bill, Citing Lack of Votes

    12/20/2012 5:33:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/20/2012 | JONATHAN WEISMAN
    WASHINGTON House Republican leaders abruptly pulled their fallback tax bill from the floor Thursday night, conceding that they did not have the votes to pass it. The House did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass, Speaker John A. Boehner said in a statement. Now it is up to the president to work with Senator Reid on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff. The decision was a major setback for the speaker, who was pushing his so-called Plan B to prevent lower tax rates from expiring on...
  • Many single women, a key bloc, are avoiding GOP

    12/15/2012 7:37:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 215 replies
    AP ^ | December 15, 2012 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    DENVER (AP) Sara Stevenson spends her working hours surrounded by Republicans, namely the married men who work alongside her in a Denver oil and gas firm company. But after hours and on weekends, she usually spends her time with other single women, and there's not a Republican in sight among the bunch. "There was just no way I could have supported any Republican this year," said Stevenson, 31. "They skew so much to the religious right. ... They focused so much on taxes. It's not something that women in my demographic really care about. I've never heard my friends...
  • Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship 2012 (Application Deadline: December 31, 2012)

    11/28/2012 2:25:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 3 replies ^ |
    Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship 2012 is now offering the Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship in 2012. One scholarship recipient will be chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship Applicants must: Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2018) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the topic: Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with...
  • Denmark shocked by story of brain-dead donors recovery

    The world of organ donation in Denmark is in turmoil. A documentary was aired earlier this month which showed family members reacting in anguish to the news that their 19-year-old daughter was brain dead after a car accident, agreeing to donate her organs and allowing doctors to turn off her respirator. About 1.7 million viewers tuned in to the heart-rending drama. But Carina Melchior did not die after her respirator was removed. She is now undergoing rehabilitation and may make a full recovery. About 500 people immediately removed their names from Denmarks organ donor register. Doctors at Aarhus University Hospital...
  • Last night, Mitt Romney lost. Yes, you read that right (commenters are having a field day w/ this)

    10/04/2012 11:37:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 4, 2012 | Dan Hodges
    Barack Obama won last nights debate. Or to be more precise, Mitt Romney lost it. Thats obviously not the conventional view of the commentators or pollsters, who gave the GOP candidate a clear win. But that doesnt matter. He still lost. There are three reasons why Romney experienced a soft implosion of his already tenuous electoral chances. First, there was no gotcha moment. Before the debate every political analyst, be they from the Left or Right, agreed that Romney had to land a knockout blow, which he didnt. There was no major presidential gaffe. No glancing at watches, sighing or...
  • The Single Most Stupid, Delusional "Letter to the Editor" Ever Writen

    09/28/2012 12:12:51 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 20 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Sept 28, 2012 | Joanna Smith
    I agree with most of the letters in Talk Back about what we should do regarding the extremists in the Middle East. Therefore, we should cut off all financial aid to anyone affiliated with the tea party, an extremist group in the United States -- no bailouts, no subsidies, no Medicare, no Social Security checks, and certainly we shouldn't allow them to use public facilities such as roads and libraries. They shouldn't be allowed to use services provided by union members: police, firefighters, nurses, teachers, etc. [snip]
  • Brain dead patients could be kept alive to harvest their organs for NHS

    07/28/2012 9:42:26 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 27, 2012 | Stephen Adams
    Hospitals could be allowed to keep patients with massive brain injuries alive solely to harvest their organs, under controversial plans being floated by the NHS. The 19 million people on the Organ Donation Register could also be given preference in the event of needing an organ, over those who are not. These are two of the proposals mooted in a consultation being carried out by NHS Blood and Transplant this summer. NHSBT is canvassing views from health professionals and the public on these and other ideas in the online survey, which closes on September 21. If put into practice they...
  • King to Napolitano: Change immigration policy or I'll see you in court

    07/19/2012 1:59:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2012 | Jordy Yager
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Thursday asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to reverse the administrations new immigration policy or threatened to file a lawsuit to overturn it in court. Napolitano was making her first appearance on Capitol Hill since the White House announced its policy changes, which will be carried out under her department. Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, Napolitano vigorously defended the policy, which allows the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to exercise its prosecutorial discretion for certain illegal immigrants under 30 years of age who wish to defer their deportation from the country. Representative, I will...
  • Dad rescues brain dead son from doctors wishing to harvest his organs...

    04/26/2012 6:52:49 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 102 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    ...boy recovers completely Although a team of four physicians insisted that his son was brain-dead following the wreck, Thorpes father enlisted the help of a general practitioner and a neurologist, who demonstrated that his son still had brain wave activity. The doctors agreed to bring him out of the coma, and five weeks later Thorpe left the hospital, having almost completely recovered.
  • Russia Announces Plans For Zombie Gun, Prepare Your Bunkers

    04/07/2012 5:23:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    DVICE ^ | April 6, 2012 | Eileen Marable
    Russia announces plans for zombie gun, prepare your bunkers Memories of the cold war have been raised from the dead this week with the confirmation from Russian officials they are testing an energy gun that would essentially turn people into zombies. The "psychotronic" gun would not only inflict pain but also attack the central nervous system leaving enemies scrambled. The weapon, which is said to use electromagnetic radiation, was announced by Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov and was confirmed by Russian Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin. It has apparently in some form been tested for crowd control. If this...
  • Is Farming Brain-Dead Chickens More Ethical? (Matrix-style Chicken Factories)

    02/25/2012 12:37:19 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 104 replies
    DVICE ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Evan Ackerman
    Is farming brain-dead chickens more ethical? Architecture Student Andr Ford is proposing raising chickens for meat in vertical racks after severing their frontal cortexes, rendering them effectively brain-dead. It would be much, much more efficient, there's no doubt about that, but would it be any more ethical than current factory farms? The images of the conceptual chicken racks are fairly disturbing- the chickens are suspended, completely immobile, with their feet removed. Tubes feed water and nutrients directly into the them while other tubes carry away waste. The chickens themselves, though, aren't suffering at all, since their brains have been surgically...
  • New Chinese Video Game Allows Players to Shoot American Soldiers

    05/18/2011 5:28:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/18/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    The largely-unspoken, and uneasy, tension between the United States and China may have just gotten a little more apparent. A new video game sponsored the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) now allows players to target and shoot American commandos. reports the new game, Glorious Mission, was developed by Chinas Giant Network Technology Co. It sends soldiers off to basic training and then sets them out on various missions. For the most part, its modeled after many American-made shooting games. But the comparisons may end at the graphics once you read this: But theres one key difference between the American and...
  • Husband Celebrates Miracle as 'Brain Dead' Wife Wakes Up in Hospital

    05/11/2011 5:48:53 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/11/11
    Gloria Cruz, 56, underwent brain surgery after a tumor was discovered when she suffered a stroke on March 7 and was rushed to the Royal Darwin Hospital in Darwin, Northern Territory. Doctors told her husband Tani Cruz, 51, the case was hopeless and she would probably die within 48 hours following the surgery. After two weeks, a breathing tube was inserted in Mrs Cruz's mouth and the ventilator was turned off. Hospital staff were stunned when she woke from her coma three days later.
  • Do These Pics Show Obamas Brains Been Hacked? Wacky New Theory Says Yes

    04/08/2011 9:25:04 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 134 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8 Apr 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    There are the birthers who question Obamas nationality. And now there arethe brainers? It seems the latest theory surrounding Barack Obama is the presence of what appears to be scars on his head. Scars that, if true, havent been explained and some say show hes had brain surgery.
  • Pelosi: Democrats Lost House Because of ... Bush!

    01/07/2011 9:00:16 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 147 replies ^ | 1/7/2011 | Ms. Pee Louse
    "We still would have lost the election because we had 9.5% unemployment. Let's take it where that came from. The policies of George W. Bush and the Republican support for his initiatives, tax cuts are for the wealth, recklessness by some," Minority Leader Pelosi told CNN
  • Father miraculously recovers: Oquawka man believed to be brain dead, wakes to talk to daughters

    12/03/2010 1:45:40 AM PST · by iowamark · 26 replies
    The Hawk Eye ^ | 11/26/2010 | NICHOLAS BERGIN
    WEST BURLINGTON - God sometimes just has to show off. That is the only way Penny Link and Shirley Martinez can explain the fact that their father, 84-year-old Gene Stotts, is alive and lucid. "It had to be a miracle," Link said during an interview Thursday. Only three days earlier, Stotts' family and friends believed him to be brain dead and had begun thinking about funeral arrangements. The daughters and their father live only blocks from each other in Oquawka, Ill. But rather than spending Thanksgiving eating turkey at home, Stotts' family spent the day in the waiting room for...
  • Dan Walters: California may build train to nowhere

    11/29/2010 8:01:52 AM PST · by SmithL · 22 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/29/10 | Dan Walters
    A few days before this month's election, the federal government announced that California would receive an additional $715 million for its high-speed rail project, contingent on the money being spent quickly on a segment in the San Joaquin Valley. Why? You'd have to be terminally naive not to believe that the splashy announcement, made personally by an Obama administration official in Fresno, was to help an embattled local congressman, Democrat Jim Costa, stave off a very stiff Republican challenge. Costa, a longtime bullet train advocate, did, in fact, eke out a narrow re-election win. And last week, the California High-Speed...
  • The Tea Party and the New Right-Wing Christian Feminism

    07/11/2010 6:57:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    History News Network ^ | July 12, 2010 | Ruth Rosen
    Most Americans are not quite sure what to make of the sprawling right-wing Tea Party, which gradually emerged in 2009 and became a household name after it held nationwide Tea Party rallies on April 15, 2010, to protest paying taxes. Throwing tea overboard, as you may remember, is an important symbolic image of the colonial anger at Britain's policy of "taxation without representation." Many liberals and leftists dismissed the Tea Party as a temporary, knee-jerk response to the recession, high employment, home foreclosures, bankruptcies, and an African American president who had saved American capitalism by expanding the government's subsidies to...
  • Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Best Way to Create Jobs

    07/01/2010 1:17:26 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies
    Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Fastest Way to Create Jobs Unemployment benefits are creating jobs faster than practically any other program, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. fox news Unemployment benefits are creating jobs faster than practically any other program, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. Talking to reporters, the House speaker was defending a jobless benefits extension against those who say it gives recipients little incentive to work. By her reasoning, those checks are helping give somebody a job. "It injects demand into the economy," Pelosi said, arguing that when families have money to spend it keeps the economy churning. "It...
  • Report: Man Brain Dead After Clash With Border Patrol (Shot With Stun Gun)

    05/31/2010 5:08:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies · 1,069+ views
    FOX 5 San Diego ^ | May 31, 2010 | FOX 5 San Diego Staff
    <p>SAN DIEGO - A man who U.S. authorities shot with a stun gun at a San Diego border crossing is brain dead but remains on life support, according to a published report.</p> <p>Anastasio Hernandez, 42, has been in a San Diego hospital since he stopped breathing Friday night after struggling with border agents at the San Ysidro port of entry, according to KPBS.</p>
  • Trace of Thought Is Found in Vegetative Patient

    02/03/2010 6:50:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 676+ views
    NYTimes ^ | February 03, 2010 | Benedict Carey
    Trace of Thought Is Found in Vegetative Patient BENEDICT CAREY February 3, 2010 He emerged from the car accident alive but alone, there and not there: a young man whose eyes opened yet whose brain seemed shut down. For five years he lay mute and immobile beneath a diagnosis vegetative state that all but ruled out the possibility of thought, much less recovery. But in recent months at a clinic in Lige, Belgium, the patient, now 29, showed traces of brain activity in response to commands from doctors. Now, according to a new report, he has begun to...
  • White House Toughens Tone

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    12/03/2009 5:40:17 PM PST · by george76 · 90 replies · 3,197+ views
    Mail ^ | 03rd December 2009
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