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13 Nov 2012 04:45 PM   |   6500 clicks   |   BBC
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Dumski    [TotalFark]  
Wow, that's a big risk to take subby. Unless you are on staff here (?)
Good one!

13 Nov 2012 02:54 PM
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NowhereMon     
Let me guess, he's a republican

13 Nov 2012 03:37 PM
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RussianPooper    [TotalFark]  
Are you in any pain? Blink zero times for no.

13 Nov 2012 04:08 PM
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give me doughnuts     
Dude was just going for the Guiness Book record for laziness, and he NAILED IT!

13 Nov 2012 04:26 PM
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MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
Apparently he ain't vegetative enough to greenlight mine

/get me a hammer

13 Nov 2012 04:34 PM
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scottydoesntknow    [TotalFark]  
Man that's a lot of years to catch up on. Poor bastard doesn't even have a facebook yet

13 Nov 2012 04:46 PM
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Two16     
wizbangblog.com
Jelous.

13 Nov 2012 04:48 PM
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BronyMedic     
Ladies and gentlemen...

There's a reason for advanced care planning and directives. 99.995% of people who end up like this will never be like this.

Ask yourself what you'd want your life to be like. If you view being cared for 24/7, while defecating and urinating onto yourself constantly or into a bag, being fed through a tube in your stomach that frequently leaked or caused skin infections, and constantly having to be treated through numerous respiratory infections, urosepsis, and skin breakdowns/ulcerations is worth it.

Some people don't view that as a life they'd want to live.

13 Nov 2012 04:48 PM
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kisseswookies     
Buster Bluthe still trying to find love?

13 Nov 2012 04:50 PM
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SirDigbyChickenCaesar     
images.myreviewer.co.uk

What's he saying?
That he isn't in any pain and that he is happy he has a niece...

13 Nov 2012 04:52 PM
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Iworkformsn     

BronyMedic: Ladies and gentlemen...

There's a reason for advanced care planning and directives. 99.995% of people who end up like this will never be like this.

Ask yourself what you'd want your life to be like. If you view being cared for 24/7, while defecating and urinating onto yourself constantly or into a bag, being fed through a tube in your stomach that frequently leaked or caused skin infections, and constantly having to be treated through numerous respiratory infections, urosepsis, and skin breakdowns/ulcerations is worth it.

Some people don't view that as a life they'd want to live.


Don't you go gettin' all death panel on me!

13 Nov 2012 04:53 PM
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SnyderCat     
Well, everyone has to have a purpose...

Personally, I love reliving the X Files.

13 Nov 2012 04:53 PM
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calm like a bomb     
+1 for subby
+2 for modmin (and that's the first, and probably last, time I've ever said that)

13 Nov 2012 04:54 PM
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Too Pretty For Prison     

Two16: [wizbangblog.com image 400x295]
Jelous.


even brain dead I'll bet she could spell "jealous"

13 Nov 2012 04:57 PM
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hestheone     

Iworkformsn: BronyMedic: Ladies and gentlemen...

There's a reason for advanced care planning and directives. 99.995% of people who end up like this will never be like this.

Ask yourself what you'd want your life to be like. If you view being cared for 24/7, while defecating and urinating onto yourself constantly or into a bag, being fed through a tube in your stomach that frequently leaked or caused skin infections, and constantly having to be treated through numerous respiratory infections, urosepsis, and skin breakdowns/ulcerations is worth it.

Some people don't view that as a life they'd want to live.

Don't you go gettin' all death panel on me!


I am pretty sure people in that state do not care one way or another.

Humanity has a duty to prolong the biological function of any meat sack.  It's not like the resources could be better put to use.

13 Nov 2012 04:57 PM
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Mentalpatient87    [TotalFark]  

BronyMedic: Some people don't view that as a life they'd want to live.


Ingrates! I get to pee in a bag AND someone else cleans it up? brb, signing up for backyard wrestling.

13 Nov 2012 04:58 PM
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Day_Old_Dutchie     
I hear the school board is hiring.

13 Nov 2012 05:00 PM
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DerAppie     

BronyMedic: Ladies and gentlemen...

There's a reason for advanced care planning and directives. 99.995% of people who end up like this will never be like this.

Ask yourself what you'd want your life to be like. If you view being cared for 24/7, while defecating and urinating onto yourself constantly or into a bag, being fed through a tube in your stomach that frequently leaked or caused skin infections, and constantly having to be treated through numerous respiratory infections, urosepsis, and skin breakdowns/ulcerations is worth it.

Some people don't view that as a life they'd want to live.


This.

It's nice that we are able to keep people alive and all, but you have to wonder if it should really be used to keep people around for a decade. After which they can get a massive amount of expensive gear to tell people (who need to be paid) that they would like their ass wiped.

Sometimes you need to let someone go. As wise men once said:
- The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
- Or the one.

All that time, effort and money could be put to so much better use...

13 Nov 2012 05:00 PM
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bitchqueen     

hestheone: Iworkformsn: BronyMedic: Ladies and gentlemen...

There's a reason for advanced care planning and directives. 99.995% of people who end up like this will never be like this.

Ask yourself what you'd want your life to be like. If you view being cared for 24/7, while defecating and urinating onto yourself constantly or into a bag, being fed through a tube in your stomach that frequently leaked or caused skin infections, and constantly having to be treated through numerous respiratory infections, urosepsis, and skin breakdowns/ulcerations is worth it.

Some people don't view that as a life they'd want to live.

Don't you go gettin' all death panel on me!

I am pretty sure people in that state do not care one way or another.

Humanity has a duty to prolong the biological function of any meat sack.  It's not like the resources could be better put to use.


Nice reverse troll.

8/10
You gave it away without any misspelling, bipartisan ranting, or Fartbongo
Classy though.

13 Nov 2012 05:01 PM
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Tillmaster     
"Prof Owen said it was a groundheartbreaking moment.".

FTFSorO.

13 Nov 2012 05:02 PM
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Big Man On Campus     
I really don't like the term vegetable, or vegetative. I prefer the term "welfare recipient"

13 Nov 2012 05:05 PM
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mab1823     
cdn1.ticketsinventory.com

If I'm ever able to only communicate the word "one," my family has the authority to pull the plug.

13 Nov 2012 05:05 PM
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Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     
*snert*

img641.imageshack.us

We *could* outsource the greenlighting tasks to these fellows.

13 Nov 2012 05:07 PM
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gja    [TotalFark]  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com



Pfffft, amateur.

13 Nov 2012 05:09 PM
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stewmadness     
DID THEY ASK HIM IF HE WISHED HE WERE DEAD?

13 Nov 2012 05:09 PM
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Satanic_Hamster     
I'd be honestly curious if someone would go insane from that. Can't communicate, can't feel anything, can't move? Hell, I'd go crazy after a few hours.

13 Nov 2012 05:10 PM
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AbsentFriends     

Day_Old_Dutchie: I hear the school board is hiring.


I hear the SEC is looking for investigators.

13 Nov 2012 05:12 PM
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skinink     
My name is Clark and I like to fark.

13 Nov 2012 05:13 PM
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ashinmytomatoes     

Satanic_Hamster: te, can't feel anything, can't move? Hell, I'd go crazy after a few hours.


Seriously this. What is the point? Can he enjoy a TV show or read, to say nothing of other life activities like walking and talking?

13 Nov 2012 05:13 PM
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signaljammer     
Big Man On Campus
I really don't like the term vegetable, or vegetative. I prefer the term "welfare recipient"

Funny,
I reserve this appellation to those too proud to avail themselves (or their families) of public aid should the necessity arise.

//took me
//too long to learn

13 Nov 2012 05:14 PM
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maxximillian     
I would be happy if Jerry had no emotions whatsoever. Because the thing of it is, once you go down that road -- here's Jerry, this emotional being, cooped up for three hundred years with no one to talk to, none of the socialization, the emotional growth that comes from contact with other emotional beings...

13 Nov 2012 05:14 PM
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This text is now purple     
So are they saying he's actually locked-in, or just that they did a shiatty job of verifying eye movement?

13 Nov 2012 05:16 PM
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Big Man On Campus     

signaljammer: Funny,
I reserve this appellation to those too proud to avail themselves (or their families) of public aid should the necessity arise.

//took me
//too long to learn


Actually these days, the proper term is "disability recipient"

13 Nov 2012 05:16 PM
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cherryl taggart     

Satanic_Hamster: I'd be honestly curious if someone would go insane from that. Can't communicate, can't feel anything, can't move? Hell, I'd go crazy after a few hours.


Amen. That's my reason for having an end of life directive. I've watched too many people not allowed to move on. And that's both the ones on life support and the ones standing around unable to say good-bye and grieve.

13 Nov 2012 05:17 PM
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Cpl.D    [TotalFark]  
Vegetative patient clinically shown to be conscious after 12 years, has limited communication, given job greenlighting Fark links, and nominated by the Republican party to serve on the house science committee.

Fix't.

13 Nov 2012 05:19 PM
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solokumba     
so all fark moderators are Republican?
well... except for that one guy who thinks that a picture of 150,000 year old pile of poop is reason to ban?

/waiting to smell the glove

13 Nov 2012 05:19 PM
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old_toole     
"Asking a patient something important to them has been our aim for many years. In future we could ask what we could do to improve their quality of life. It could be simple things like the entertainment we provide or the times of day they are washed and fed."

Or more importantly "Would you like to die???"

13 Nov 2012 05:20 PM
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signaljammer     
Hard as hades to get disability these days.

13 Nov 2012 05:20 PM
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TheGogmagog     

Big Man On Campus: I really don't like the term vegetable, or vegetative. I prefer the term "welfare recipient"


Clearly the 47% who want free stuff hand fed to them and their asses wiped for them.

13 Nov 2012 05:20 PM
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blatz514    [TotalFark]  

13 Nov 2012 05:23 PM
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Old Man Winter     
Seems legit.
But doesn't some researcher claim this every few years, only to have it be refuted by ten other a few months later?
"You asked a series of 50 questions and half fit your theory and half were completely off."

13 Nov 2012 05:30 PM
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Quantum Apostrophe     
Let's wait for some more research before this turns into the 21st century equivalent of facilitated communication.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXw8Ks vyt5Y

13 Nov 2012 05:33 PM
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SnyderCat     

calm like a bomb: +1 for subby
+2 for modmin (and that's the first, and probably last, time I've ever said that)


+13

My lucky number.

13 Nov 2012 05:36 PM
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Satanic_Hamster     

Old Man Winter: Seems legit.
But doesn't some researcher claim this every few years, only to have it be refuted by ten other a few months later?
"You asked a series of 50 questions and half fit your theory and half were completely off."


Yeah, meant to address this as well. There's been a LOT of dis proven studies of this nature. And even then, this might only be true for this one guy. Which might give some very bad false hope for a lot of others.

13 Nov 2012 05:38 PM
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pgh9fan     
Steven Seagal would like a word....

13 Nov 2012 05:39 PM
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BronyMedic     

hestheone:
Humanity has a duty to prolong the biological function of any meat sack.  It's not like the resources could be better put to use.


I really hope you're trolling. Because you have no idea how cruel and heartless life at any cost, without consideration of quality is.

13 Nov 2012 05:39 PM
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ashinmytomatoes     
media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com

13 Nov 2012 05:40 PM
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dopekitty74     

mab1823: If I'm ever able to only communicate the word "one," my family has the authority to pull the plug.


Thought of this too. Have you ever read the book?

Johnny got his Gun - Dalton Trumbo

gripping stuff... One of the "heaviest" books I've read IYKWIM

13 Nov 2012 05:41 PM
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Kaiku     
Now ask him if he wants to die.

13 Nov 2012 05:48 PM
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zabadu     

gja: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 176x261]



Pfffft, amateur.


Damn you! What was her name again? I'm going nuts here.

13 Nov 2012 05:51 PM
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