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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-18-05 10:57 AM
Response to Reply #42
89. She has no cerebral cortex.
Scan of a normal human brain:



Terri Schiavo's brain (dark blue is cranio/spinal fluid; light blue is remnants of brain tissue):



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  -Breaking news....Senate to call Terri Shiavo to testify spanone  Mar-18-05 08:36 AM   #0 
  - Are ya serious?  Catch22Dem   Mar-18-05 08:37 AM   #1 
  - They should bring her in to testify right away  mondo joe   Mar-18-05 08:38 AM   #2 
  - I'd amend that.  Vash the Stampede   Mar-18-05 09:07 AM   #19 
  - Well  bryant69   Mar-18-05 08:38 AM   #3 
  - I agree  deek   Mar-18-05 11:07 AM   # 
  - although...  deek   Mar-18-05 11:08 AM   #107 
  - This is the most disgusting thing I've heard of.  Dr.Phool   Mar-18-05 08:40 AM   #4 
  - Dr. Phool  NewInNewJ.   Mar-18-05 08:43 AM   #6 
  - They lost sanity long ago  FreedomAngel82   Mar-18-05 02:18 PM   #176 
  - This Is a Joke, Right?  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 08:43 AM   #5 
  - As I understand it  leftynyc   Mar-18-05 08:44 AM   #7 
  - I for one, hope this works...  liberalpress   Mar-18-05 08:46 AM   #11 
  - There's only one way we can combat this  ck4829   Mar-18-05 08:45 AM   #8 
  - Senator Mike Enzi (R - Asshole - Wyoming) is trying a last ditch effort  Walt Starr   Mar-18-05 08:45 AM   #9 
  - That's all right. You don't need a brain  NCevilDUer   Mar-18-05 08:50 AM   #14 
     - No, no, no. You don't need a brain to be IN the Senate!  LionInWinter   Mar-18-05 09:08 AM   #20 
        - ...or the White House!  KansDem   Mar-18-05 09:12 AM   #22 
  - yes... but how long are you going to keep her on the witness stand  cap   Mar-18-05 08:46 AM   #10 
  - Maybe they just plan to install her  HEIL PRESIDENT GOD   Mar-18-05 09:34 AM   #29 
  - Great idea  ohio_liberal   Mar-18-05 10:14 AM   #52 
  - For what it's worth...  samiam1972   Mar-18-05 09:54 AM   #42 
     - Are you telling me  atldem   Mar-18-05 10:10 AM   #49 
     - Yes.  samiam1972   Mar-18-05 10:17 AM   #55 
        - And her parents  atldem   Mar-18-05 10:18 AM   #56 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-18-05 10:26 AM   #60 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-18-05 11:10 AM   #109 
        - That is disgusting. She is STILL a human being  ultraist   Mar-18-05 11:59 AM   #146 
        - Terri Schiavo Is An Empty Shell  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 12:50 PM   #165 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-18-05 08:52 PM   #191 
        - Look:  janx   Mar-18-05 01:19 PM   #168 
        - No surprise there  ohio_liberal   Mar-18-05 01:32 PM   #169 
        - Well Color Me Surprised  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 01:32 PM   #170 
        - Look At Those Words: "Defending Terri's Life"  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 01:34 PM   #171 
        - In reality what they are defending is a persistent vegetative state  LibertyorDeath   Mar-19-05 01:22 PM   #193 
        - oh good God  WoodrowFan   Mar-18-05 02:33 PM   #181 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-18-05 02:31 PM   #180 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-18-05 08:56 PM   #192 
        - No.  samiam1972   Mar-18-05 10:27 AM   #61 
        - Would you want to be  atldem   Mar-18-05 10:29 AM   #63 
        - Kept alive "this way"?  samiam1972   Mar-18-05 10:31 AM   #65 
           - She seems to have no  atldem   Mar-18-05 10:35 AM   #70 
              - I've heard  samiam1972   Mar-18-05 10:38 AM   #74 
                 - This Has Been Gone Over a Bazillion Times  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 10:46 AM   #80 
                 - As I stated earlier.  samiam1972   Mar-18-05 10:57 AM   #90 
                    - As I Stated Earlier  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 10:59 AM   #93 
                    - Her cheatinbg husband???  Mz Pip   Mar-18-05 11:15 AM   #111 
                    - Well, Bye-bye, Sugar! And not a minute too soon!  Chelsea Patriot   Mar-18-05 11:28 AM   #122 
                       - I love when people quote Blondie songs  tishaLA   Mar-18-05 12:19 PM   #161 
                 - MSNBC showed Terry Shaivo's BRAIN SCAN  Notorious Bohemian   Mar-18-05 11:07 AM   #103 
                 - Here's a few simple words for you, samiam 1972  Chelsea Patriot   Mar-18-05 11:22 AM   #116 
        - Ha Ha Ha... Let's See Some Proof That Doesn't Come From a  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 10:30 AM   #64 
           - Show me  samiam1972   Mar-18-05 10:33 AM   #69 
              - Wait... You Claim That Her Wheelchair Broke  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 10:35 AM   #71 
                 - Gee.  samiam1972   Mar-18-05 10:40 AM   #76 
                    - If she can swallow on her own  atldem   Mar-18-05 10:42 AM   #77 
                    - So this is what defines a life "worth living"?  deek   Mar-18-05 11:19 AM   #114 
                    - No, But If She Can Do That, It Would Be Proof That Someone Was Home  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 11:24 AM   #117 
                       - the ability to orally eat  deek   Mar-18-05 11:26 AM   #121 
                          - The Fact That She is UNABLE To Orally Eat Has EVERYTHING  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 11:31 AM   #123 
                             - I would recommend  deek   Mar-18-05 11:37 AM   #126 
                                - And I Would Recommend  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 11:48 AM   #135 
                                   - Harsh, but true  Modem Butterfly   Mar-18-05 11:52 AM   #139 
                    - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-18-05 11:36 AM   #125 
                       - ahem  deek   Mar-18-05 11:39 AM   #127 
                          - Well It Would Elminate The Complaints About How He Is "Cheating" on Her  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 11:48 AM   #136 
                    - The Medical Facts Have Already Been Proven, Time After Time, In Court  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 10:49 AM   #81 
                    - If I try to back it up  samiam1972   Mar-18-05 10:54 AM   #84 
                       - You'll Be Missed  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 10:56 AM   #87 
                       - Ok bye.  atldem   Mar-18-05 10:56 AM   #88 
                       - yeah, whatever.  RetroLounge   Mar-18-05 12:19 PM   #159 
                       - LOL  FreedomAngel82   Mar-18-05 02:29 PM   #178 
                       - Food and water are not life support? But OXYGEN is???  MADem   Mar-18-05 02:47 PM   #182 
                    - "give her a month to see if she can swallow for herself"  missb   Mar-18-05 10:52 AM   #83 
                    - I Think It's a Great Idea  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 10:58 AM   #91 
                       - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-18-05 10:58 AM   #92 
                          - Hey, I Was Just Agreeing With Your Ingenius Plan  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 11:00 AM   #95 
                          - Aside from samiam1972's personal attack  missb   Mar-18-05 11:01 AM   #97 
                             - I Didn't Attack Anybody  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 11:03 AM   #98 
                                - No, you didn't. I worded it poorly. Sorry  missb   Mar-18-05 11:04 AM   #99 
                                - Yes you did  atldem   Mar-18-05 11:05 AM   #100 
                                   - No, he didn't. But the other poster did  missb   Mar-18-05 11:06 AM   #101 
                                   - Please address your comments to the correct person.  atldem   Mar-18-05 11:07 AM   #104 
                                   - I'll edit  missb   Mar-18-05 11:08 AM   #106 
                                   - it was bullying, plain and simple eom  deek   Mar-18-05 11:21 AM   #115 
                                      - Well Here's a Tissue For Your Tears  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 11:25 AM   #118 
                                      - just calling it as i see it  deek   Mar-18-05 11:40 AM   #129 
                                      - That's Very Intelligent  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 11:50 AM   #138 
                                   - Two Points  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 11:07 AM   #102 
                                      - Well  atldem   Mar-18-05 11:13 AM   #110 
                                         - Again, I Was Just Stating Facts  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 11:18 AM   #113 
                    - The courts have explored all of these avenues for years.  janx   Mar-18-05 11:00 AM   #96 
        - customized wheelchair is needed  deek   Mar-18-05 11:15 AM   #112 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-18-05 11:42 AM   #130 
              - my daughter is not a turnip  deek   Mar-18-05 11:45 AM   #132 
              - Are you Terri Schiavo's mother?  Modem Butterfly   Mar-18-05 11:57 AM   #143 
                 - She IS making a very valid point  ultraist   Mar-18-05 12:02 PM   #148 
                 - If we can't make fun of the living dead, who can we make fun of?  Modem Butterfly   Mar-18-05 12:05 PM   #149 
                 - let's make fun of  deek   Mar-18-05 12:09 PM   #153 
                 - Terri Schiavo's not disabled  Modem Butterfly   Mar-18-05 12:13 PM   #156 
                 - Let's just say that the term "hypocrite" fits equally well  ac8916   Mar-18-05 05:09 PM   #188 
                 - I'm not saying it' s not ok to make fun of the situation in general  ultraist   Mar-18-05 12:18 PM   #158 
                 - I Honestly Don't See It As a Joke About Brain Damaged or Disabled People  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 12:19 PM   #162 
                    - don't forget....  MsTryska   Mar-18-05 02:56 PM   #185 
                 - no, but  deek   Mar-18-05 12:07 PM   #151 
                    - Your daughter is in a PVS?  Modem Butterfly   Mar-18-05 12:09 PM   #152 
                       - pvs  deek   Mar-18-05 12:10 PM   #154 
                          - Oh, gee, I guess all the doctors, including Jeb's doctor, were wrong then  Modem Butterfly   Mar-18-05 12:14 PM   #157 
                             - that's me  deek   Mar-18-05 12:20 PM   #163 
              - Making crass "jokes" about the disabled is totally UNCALLED for  ultraist   Mar-18-05 11:57 AM   #144 
              - Terri Schiavo isn't disabled  Modem Butterfly   Mar-18-05 12:06 PM   #150 
              - Why don't you grow up?  ac8916   Mar-18-05 02:23 PM   #177 
        - That Is Factually Incorrect  ProfessorGAC   Mar-18-05 10:29 AM   #62 
        - Please  samiam1972   Mar-18-05 10:32 AM   #66 
           - The Court Record  ProfessorGAC   Mar-18-05 10:33 AM   #68 
        - The money  ohio_liberal   Mar-18-05 10:32 AM   #67 
        - Is he her guardian?  samiam1972   Mar-18-05 10:35 AM   #72 
           - I was under the immpression that  atldem   Mar-18-05 10:36 AM   #73 
           - Estimated $50,000 left  ohio_liberal   Mar-18-05 10:42 AM   #78 
           - It Absolutely Is, and Your Ignorance Is Glowing Through Big Time  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 10:39 AM   #75 
           - The reason  samiam1972   Mar-18-05 10:45 AM   #79 
              - "How do you know she has no concept of what is going on"  missb   Mar-18-05 10:50 AM   #82 
              - I Didn't Call You a Name, I Said You Are Ignorant, Which is a Fact  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 10:55 AM   #86 
           - Of course it was spent on her care  ohio_liberal   Mar-18-05 10:59 AM   #94 
              - nothing to be gained by taking her outside?  deek   Mar-18-05 11:25 AM   #119 
              - Unable to Appreciate Nature -- Not Cognizant  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 11:34 AM   #124 
                 - bleeding heart liberals  deek   Mar-18-05 11:44 AM   #131 
                    - Touche!  ProfessorGAC   Mar-18-05 11:45 AM   #133 
              - uh, alot was spent on legal fees.  ac8916   Mar-18-05 08:50 PM   #190 
        - They have wheelchairs at that facility  ultraist   Mar-18-05 11:49 AM   #137 
        - Why Do You Have To Come Around Spreading Truth Around?  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 11:53 AM   #140 
        - my BS detector just went off the scale.  WoodrowFan   Mar-18-05 02:05 PM   #174 
     - She has no cerebral cortex.  janx   Mar-18-05 10:57 AM   #89 
        - The pictures I saw of her on TV did not show an empty shell. She  applegrove   Mar-18-05 04:33 PM   #187 
        - Wow that is bad. My grandmothers wasn't even that bad and she died.  Lisabtrucking   Mar-18-05 05:10 PM   #189 
  - Her parents are nuts  ps1074   Mar-18-05 08:47 AM   #12 
  - The whole thing I don't get is  kedrys   Mar-18-05 08:50 AM   #15 
  - I'm sure becoming a political circus attraction is exactly  fertilizeonarbusto   Mar-18-05 08:50 AM   #13 
  - Where did you hear Terri is going to testify?  ultraist   Mar-18-05 08:52 AM   #16 
  - Its a developing story on drudge. . .  spunky   Mar-18-05 08:56 AM   #17 
  - Drudge?  ultraist   Mar-18-05 09:47 AM   #38 
     - Oh, I don't think they'll really get her to testify. This is just a tactic  spunky   Mar-18-05 09:57 AM   #44 
  - The House Government Reform Committee... Like Jon Stewart Said on TDS  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 08:57 AM   #18 
     - Unfortunately,  Vash the Stampede   Mar-18-05 09:09 AM   #21 
     - keeping a corpse animated  thinkingwoman   Mar-18-05 09:22 AM   #24 
  - A human political football.  elehhhhna   Mar-18-05 09:14 AM   #23 
  - A rope in a tug-of-war!  Notorious Bohemian   Mar-18-05 11:08 AM   #105 
  - Even though I am suspicious of Mr. Shiavo, THIS IS NUTS!  powergirl   Mar-18-05 09:24 AM   #25 
  - It is a sad situation....  Old Deuteronomy   Mar-18-05 09:25 AM   #26 
  - Well tell me, would you wait fifteen years?  Walt Starr   Mar-18-05 09:30 AM   #27 
  - Precisely. It's exactly what I'd want my spouse to do.  mondo joe   Mar-18-05 09:34 AM   #31 
     - In an identical situation with my wife  Walt Starr   Mar-18-05 09:36 AM   #34 
  - Precisely how many years must one wait to move on  mondo joe   Mar-18-05 09:31 AM   #28 
  - Actually, Mr. S. had been trying to to this long ago  powergirl   Mar-18-05 09:34 AM   #30 
     - But it's not his fault they won't let him fulfill his duty to Terri  mondo joe   Mar-18-05 09:36 AM   #33 
     - I'm also annoyed that Repubs only pick "popular" right to life causes  powergirl   Mar-18-05 09:40 AM   #36 
        - Yes, for the right this battle is not for life but for power. nt  Quixote1818   Mar-18-05 09:48 AM   #39 
     - Michael Shiavo is a HERO  Walt Starr   Mar-18-05 09:37 AM   #35 
     - The Schindlers are being used  powergirl   Mar-18-05 09:42 AM   #37 
        - They stated they would defy her wishes  mondo joe   Mar-18-05 09:50 AM   #40 
           - They deserve sympathy  powergirl   Mar-18-05 09:53 AM   #41 
              - Sorry, but once they admitted they didn't give a shit what she  mondo joe   Mar-18-05 09:56 AM   #43 
              - Sympathy for saying they'll cut off her arms and legs?  Norquist Nemesis   Mar-18-05 10:08 AM   #48 
     - Why?  BronxBoy   Mar-18-05 11:57 AM   #145 
  - He is not a weasel.  spunky   Mar-18-05 10:00 AM   #45 
  - Please  ohio_liberal   Mar-18-05 11:09 AM   #108 
  - So, he should be having kids with Teri....?  Chelsea Patriot   Mar-18-05 11:47 AM   #134 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-18-05 01:14 PM   #167 
  - If this comes to pass, our Government is truly lost to us....And that  AzDar   Mar-18-05 09:35 AM   #32 
  - the tapes of her on tv show her looking and smiling.  dogindia   Mar-18-05 10:01 AM   #46 
  - They're reflexes  Modem Butterfly   Mar-18-05 10:08 AM   #47 
  - And if they woudl just stop force feeding her she would die.  NCevilDUer   Mar-18-05 10:13 AM   #51 
  - Every Day, There Are Like 20 Terri Schiavo Threads  GiovanniC   Mar-18-05 10:20 AM   #57 
  - I'm sure they can communicate with someone in an equally vegetative state  MyPetRock   Mar-18-05 10:12 AM   #50 
  - This is a joke, right? Tell me this is a joke!  Arkana   Mar-18-05 10:16 AM   #53 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-18-05 10:17 AM   #54 
  - Welcome BrokenLizard3!!!  Norquist Nemesis   Mar-18-05 10:21 AM   #58 
  - welcome to DU, BrokenLizard!  orangepeel68   Mar-18-05 10:24 AM   #59 
  - Maybe they're tring to find  kliljedahl   Mar-18-05 10:54 AM   #85 
  - Are they going to give her congressional immunity?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-18-05 11:26 AM   #120 
  - Wouldn't removing her from the Hospice in Florida  aeolian   Mar-18-05 11:40 AM   #128 
  - Chief judge in Pinellas County just blocked tube removal  janx   Mar-18-05 11:53 AM   #141 
  - Well, she does seem to have more brain activity than all of  Cleita   Mar-18-05 11:54 AM   #142 
  - So does a potato. (n/t)  aeolian   Mar-18-05 12:19 PM   #160 
  - life to very soon be determined by ones ability...  bridgit   Mar-18-05 12:01 PM   #147 
  - Delay just made a statement commending the stay on the court order  ultraist   Mar-18-05 12:11 PM   #155 
  - The block on the tube removal is only temporary--  janx   Mar-18-05 12:23 PM   #164 
  - Research help please  tishaLA   Mar-18-05 12:52 PM   #166 
  - I would post this as a new thread. Few people scan to the bottom of thread  Quixote1818   Mar-18-05 02:02 PM   #173 
  - here you go, the bogus "experts"  WoodrowFan   Mar-18-05 02:15 PM   #175 
  - just heard on the radio that the judge denied the request  SheepyMcSheepster   Mar-18-05 01:40 PM   #172 
  - Tom Delay should have his face kicked in for politicizing this issue  Mr_Spock   Mar-18-05 02:29 PM   #179 
  - He's waving his arms to create a smokescreen!  MADem   Mar-18-05 02:50 PM   #183 
     - Ed Schultz just called him a "little slimeball"  Mr_Spock   Mar-18-05 02:52 PM   #184 
  - *sigh*  Jehanatu   Mar-18-05 04:15 PM   #186 
 

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