April 27, 2019

Saturday (Moderated) Open Thread (042719)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items which they believe need to be known. Rules are here.


1:30 p.m.: Code Pink’s bitter-enders are still supporting Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro’s murderous regime while denying the humanitarian crisis he, predecessor Hugo Chavez, and their Bolivarian socialist government have created (see Item 2 at the link).

Unlike that country’s citizens (warning: video at link is disturbing), the Code Pinksters are apparently eating quite well.

Positivity: “Brain Dead” Woman in Coma for 30 Years Wakes Up and Regains Consciousness

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, via Life News:

APR 25 2019, 9:58AM

A woman who spent almost 30 years in a coma is now alert and talking after her family refused to give up hope for her recovery.

Munira Abdulla, of Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, suffered brain damage in a car accident in 1991 and never regained consciousness, according to Tribune Media. She had been picking up her 4-year-old son, Omar Webair, now 32, from school.

The National reports her son spent countless hours by her side, hopeful that the doctors were wrong and his mother would wake up eventually. And 27 years later, in 2018, she did.

“I never gave up on her because I always had a feeling that one day she will wake up,” Webair said.

Webair remembers the accident well. He said his mother and her brother-in-law came to pick him up from school, and he and his mother were sitting in the back seat when they saw a bus coming toward them, he said.

“When she saw the crash coming, she hugged me to protect me from the blow,” Webair said.

He survived with minimal bruises, but his mother suffered severe head injuries. According to the report, Abdulla was moved around to multiple different hospitals for treatment.

Here’s more from the Daily Wire:

Omar would visit his mother every day, walking more than a mile to see her. He said he spent hours with her each day and could tell whether she was in pain, even though she couldn’t speak. He said it was tough to hold down a job due to his mother’s condition, but he didn’t regret anything.

“I never regretted it. I believe that, because of my support for her, God saved me from bigger troubles,” he told The National.

In 2017, the family received a government grant for special treatment at a hospital in Germany, according to the report. While there, one day, Webair said he got into an argument in his mother’s hospital room, and his mother seemed to sense that something was wrong. He said she began to make sounds, but doctors dismissed them as not being unusual.

Three days later, however, Webair said his mother screamed his name and then the names of other people she knew.

Go here for the rest of the story.