Apparently, new research shows that people previously thought to be in a vegetative state can respond to questions “in a funny way” by being prompted to think of things as a way of answering the questions. The scientists get the answer by looking at brain scans.
Buried in the news article was a sentence which I’ve summarised as this post’s title:
Awake but not Aware
You see, even though the person is vegetative (i.e. half-way to being dead), they can still hear and think – but are not aware that they are doing so!
I don’t think I can see anything that’s more bizarre.
It’s a kind of dream.
For a worst case scenario, consider hearing your relatives talking about switching your machines off. To you, you see it as a dream – or as a witness to a film.
In a film you see horrors and niceties, but are always aware that it’s a film.
In the vegetative state, you see horrors and niceties, but are never aware that it’s real.
This is what this latest research tells us,
– and it implies that many judicial cases could be on the way. What price a life?
It also shows that the gap between life and death is an even fuzzier one than we imagine, or legally define, in this land.
What a precient show that was, The Day Today, well over a dozen years ago now. Chris Morris spotted the rampant change in the tide of news, both in presentation and editorial content. Check nearly every news show now – well, it’s hard to spot any difference from this over-the-top spoof, is there?
Apart from 635 MPs and the somewhat fewer UK MEPs, NOT ONE PERSON IN BRITAIN THINKS ANY DIFFERENTLY FROM ME! ***
We all think that they’re all a bunch of spivving crooks who’ve let everyone down. To compound the felony, they will even get paid until they die for their corrupt practices!
No-one will get censured, no-one imprisoned.
A soldier with 22 years service phoned up to say he gets £535 as resettlement allowance for training etc to ease his transition to ‘civvy street’. MP Moran will get £35,000 for her bent 12 years’ resettlement.
The imminent Euro elections will have great ramifications and create great strife in the short term. The situation with MEP expenses and pensions is well documented and even worse.
When the UK starts to pull from Europe, which it undoubtedly will becuase who will vote for a ‘normal’ party?… the Euro states will really start to worry. Within their hearts they know that they really need the UK in rather than out of Europe. For a host of reasons.
To ensure the UK participates, they will have to change their MEP gravy train and all the other practices, which will be “a good thing”. The Mafia will have to be controlled and waste cut right back. It won’t just be to acquiess to the UK – the EU citizens, millions of whom will be unemployed and listless, they won’t take the obvious discrepancies in elected representatives’ T&Cs compared to their own. News travels around now. Fast.
France had a revolution to get rid of such a problem. Heads really did roll…. Their groups of various vested interests make their point now and again, like fishermen and lorry drivers.
Communism is a fine thing but when no-one at any level is removable for incompetence or corruption, then the lid of the kettle will eventually blow off…
Winter's Gibbet, Northumberland
That’s how it is in the UK now.
What we want is MPs disenfranchised both materially and monetarily. Same for privileged business and financial management.
We want them locked up if they’ve been corrupt or done an illegality comparable to one in the ‘outside world’ from their normal environment.
It’s the continual payment for failure that’s the problem.
It’s a complete lack of any normal moral code that’s the problem.
It’s a divorce from the reality of the lives of ordinary people that’s the problem.
It’s the one rule for them and one rule for us that’s the problem.
Not one real person in the UK right now thinks any differently to this! I’m one man in a club of 60 million! They are just 635 and they’d better watch it.
Jacqui Smith and Hoon as well as Alistair Darling are the latest. They’ve lined their pockets at the public expense. It’s no good looking sad and pained and saying sorry now.
***This poll result, released this morning reveals that over half the population think MPs are actually corrupt, not, just a little bit untruthful!
This is staggerring and obviously not as much as my inflated sentiment.
However, from checking every radio & TV phone-in, every news article and hoi-poloi comment, the other half never ever stick their head up to defend the rotten bunch!
This morning, PM Gordon Brown told Andrew Marr that he wants to ‘clean up’ parliament.
He wants a ‘code of conduct’ for MPs to follow. The thing is, there’s already a code of conduct – it’s called the law!
All we, ‘the people’ want, is to have reasonable laws and for people to follow them, equally.
Members of Parliament are special. They have special responsibilities. In a nutshell, they represent us in the speaking house, the parler-a-ment. This simple fact makes them special. Within the speaking house they are allowed to say quite derogatory things about each other which in the outside world could be libellous. But this is the nature of the game. This is the special status that exists in Parliament for our representatives so that they can speak without fear or hindrance.
This simple freedom seems to have been forgotten.
Now they must all watch what they say, toe the party line, think of the future and their reputations…… Big Brother watches everything.
Now they think that they need extra-special status and self-justifiably grab whatever beneifits and remunerations they ‘think’ they are due.
This is the show we have now stumbled upon; evading tax, feathered nests and the nepotic practices of a third rate African despot, that is.
From left to right of the ruling classes, they’re greedily identical. Depending on how much wealth they currently have, their aspirations to further wealth naturally vary – but the greed in their minds is the same.
The PM Gordon Brown has said he’s appalled and shocked by the revelations – despite being one of the ringleaders during the information-blocking process! Now, in a further devious twist, in the interview, he’s not-so-subtly trying to shift the focus away from MPs again!
He just can’t stop it, can he? He’s in total denial and his brain is in action debt! Fiddle, fiddle, fiddle. Hide, hide, hide.
So yet another ‘code of conduct’ is supposed to be the panacea! It’s just staggering ineptitude and a total denial of the events in recent financial history where our money systems, all obeying a ‘code of conduct’, all visibly folded. And he wants more of the same?
He says that he,
“…wants a clean-up of all public institutions – such as the NHS and the BBC”
This is the “smoke and mirrors” distraction, which could be all well and good, especially in the champagne-bottle-strewn corridors of the BBC. Unfortunately for Brown, these institutions are already ‘code of conduct’-ed to the gunwales!
We need a Code of Conduct Czar we’ve got so many! Call it OfCodeOfConduct! OfCon for short, with the emphasis on Con.
All changes since 1997 have been a Brown/Blair initiative. This means it’s their idea and their fault. He can’t pass the buck!
Like MPs expenses, the power for change is as directly in his hands now as it always has been, and it’s disingenuous to shift blame again. He’s Prime Minister for fuck’s sake! If he can’t do it, what’s he for?
In fact, it reveals the depths of psychotic deception to which our leader, Gordon Brown, will plummet in a vain quest to change Britain (to what?) before the axe falls on him. He’s frantically grasping at straws, trying to stay afloat in the maelstrom of his own creation and management.
This psychosis means that all his good works (and to be fair, there have been many);minimum wage, better family allowances, better health service, 12 week operation wait, new hospitals, better child care, rail electrification etc; they are all as nought.
They’ve been completely cancelled out by the institutionalised corrupt practices at all levels of society under his watch.
Most will inevitably be rolled back by some future government, disguised as part of a ‘wider process of reform’, as they’ll say.
And if this future government is a bunch of Nazis then we’re in big do-dos.
Because the bad things that Brown & Blair have started – e.g.
the police state
shoot to kill
war on terror
arrest and detention without trial for indefinite periods
lies to further a war
massive reliance on databases and their subsequent loss!
…many of these won’t be rolled back. It’s that chip-chip away at freedom. Eventually when it’s all gone, then there’ll be a realisation. And if we don’t fall into the Maelstrom, there’ll be a bloodbath in it’s place…
What Must be Done?
Sack people who are incompetent with minimum compensation. This means No Payment For Failure. Make sure that this applies to politicians and all hitherto cushioned leaders, business or otherwise. It’s what 99% of the population have to endure. Enforce this by passage of a “Corrupt Payments and Bonus Law”.
Pass a law to retrospectively get money off the corrupt and incompetant bankers. This is what we’d do in the fight against organised crime. It’s what we do against dole-scroungers who’ve abused the system. This is what we do against tax-evaders. It’s the same thing – Just do it!
No more Codes of Conduct. Make proper, morally clear, enforceable law.
An end to all priviledge. Equal treatment under the law and one law for everyone.
Use the army to get our money back from Tax Havens. Give them something useful to do instead of propping up heroin production in Afghanistan… It’s our money that’s been siphoned off – go and get it. We won’t need an ‘International Banking Code of Conduct’ for the future. I mean, what would little Cayman, Bermuda and Lichenstein really do if a troop from Norton Manor Camp pull up at the front door of the ****** Bank Of ***** and ask for all our money back? If the army can’t do that and protect the wealth of our nation, then retire them.
As you will know, websites LOVE to be seen. We LOVE lots of hits! It’s a kind of fame thing if all you want to do is shout and be heard; it’s a life or death business thing if you need to make money from your visibility.
This much is obvious. But as I’ve trawled the dark side, looking for more filth like:
Google Treasure Chest
Google Money Kit
…it’s become obvious that fifth columnists are at work! How?
Okay. You’ll see that I’ve done two similar searches for each of the three operations:
Google Treasure Chest (GTC)
Google Treasure Chest
If you examine the search results (first page only!) you’ll see that GTC returns a load of obviously bad things about them, including my post, google-treasure-chest-its-a-scam-and-a-half/, which set the ball rolling for me all of er.. 19 days ago!
Success University and CarbonCopyPro
Success University and CarbonCopyPro have a lot of results that purport to be investigations and ‘the truth’ about the organistions. There are a lot of actual ‘truth revealed’ about the ‘scam’ going on these websites. You think “oh great, now I can really find out what’s going on..”
Now check the videos!!!
You’ll discover that these are shameless plugs to continue the pyramidal building of these MLMs
It’s staggeringly successful when you consider it!. Like a spy in the camp, what they’ve done is squeezed themselves to the top of the Google rankings in both good and bad terminology searches! So if you want to find the dirt on CarbonCopyPro, add it to the words ‘scam’, ‘ripoff’, ‘fraud’ or suchlike – and there they are! Go in and check the link, and it’s a plug! If you want to find good things about CarbonCopyPro, do the same but mix it with ‘success’, ‘wealth’ or ‘professional’ or ‘winner’ – and there you go! It’s another plug!
This is the proof of the Scam Double-Bluff
Like in a game of poker, the many faces of the schemer wins each time.
Google Treasure Chest Scamming Plug
Of course, our old GTC friend isn’t without some similar scheming…. Pay a visit to,
‘Mike Taylor’ in this beautifully worded webpage says,
WARNING: If You Do Not Read This Webpage You May Get Scammed!
‘Mike’ recommends two ‘schemes’ with his ‘brutally honest opinion’, as he calls it, from all the horrible scam schemes out there. These are,
Google Money System (warning bells going yet? SP!)
A WHOIS reveals that they are ‘protected’ by Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc. From spammers, they claim, although it’s an ideal way for spivs to cover their tracks. You’ll also see that 97% of site vistors are from the USA…. more of that later.
At the website you’ll find a nice little lady yabbering away in the bottom right corner of the screen called Diana DeAngelo. Fill in the boxes with some garbage and you’ll be taken to an even bigger spiel and even more wordy words. Be careful. She’s seriously got ‘the voice’ – like Saint Bob from BandAid. It’s a nice homely American accent…. I could feel my pockets automatically emptying themselves under some strange volition.
But before you plough ahead and hand over your $157, check down at the bottom at the various disclaimers etc. Try processaffiliaterebates.com/disclaimer.htm
You’ll discover that the business is based in Nicosia, Cyprus and all your dealings with the company will be governed by Cyprus laws.
So you have to ask yourself,
…in which part of Nicosia is processaffiliaterebates.com registered?
Because if it’s the north, which it most probably is, the laws there are considerably different to the rest of the world, no matter how much Turkey wants to be part of the European Union! And remember, 97% of processaffiliaterebates.com’s hits come from the USA, not Northern Cyprus.
Hopefully you’ve spotted the shit flying by now, or have at least smelt the aroma. As you attempt to close the processaffiliaterebates.com webpage, a message from an attractive young lady pops up. It looks like you can chat to a real person….
Like in Terminator, the robots are taking over the world.
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