Sunday, March 27, 2005

Sunday Morning

Instead of watching the shaping

on Sunday Morning.

Watch the man who told us it would become the norm.

It's Noam Chomsky's Edinburgh Lecture

"Illegal but Legitimate: a dubious doctrine for the times."

I'm watching it now.


Blogger hopstarr said...

The thunder storms precluded any computer use out here in the boonies yesterday...

One night when Jay Lenno was over, my friend got up out of his recliner to head for bed. He stood up and fell to the floor. His wife found neither pulse or respiration. There was a time not so long ago that the story would have ended here. But this night she dialed 911.

It was fully fifteen minutes, perhaps several minutes more before the EMS arrived. They worked on him with all the technology at their disposal and restored pusle and repiration and carted him off to the emergency room. The ER docs took over, 'stablized' him and put him in ICU.

The family started the vigil.

The doctors and the hospital had done their job. They had saved his life. He was, by all definitions alive. There followed a couple of weeks of false hope and anguish. Finally, the doctors announced what had really been know from the outset: The oxygen to his brain had been cut off for entirely too long. There would be no recovery. There was never any real hope of recovery.

The plug was pulled.

But the doctors and the hospital had done their job. They had saved his 'life'. They had done all that could be done.

Someone had to pay the bill for services rendered....

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Chomsky speech was great.

6:41 AM  

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