Overcoming Trauma

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     My name is BBoverco.  I hope to encourage and inspire people who are trying to overcome some challenge in their lives.          In December of 1989 I was driving home for the Christmas break of my first year in college.  I fell asleep (something I would not recommend), went across the median to the highway, and was hit by a car traveling the other way.  I sustained a closed head injury (a.k.a. traumatic brain injury) because my head was shaken around so violently in the accident.

     Then, I lay in a coma for 14 weeks.  By the grace of God I woke up in late March 1990.  I stayed in Baylor Hospital for awhile, and, sometime in the spring of 1990,  was transferred to Baylor Rehab., where I began an extensive rehabilitation program.  And, believe you me, when I write extensive, that is exactly what I mean.  I had 2 sessions a day with a physical therapist, 2 with an occupational therapist (to reteach me to do everyday things like eating), 1 with a speech therapist, and 1 with a neuropsychologist.  I left Baylor Rehab. in August 1990.  Then, I lived at my parents' house and went to outpatient therapy           until the end of 1990.       

Spy games: Inventor of World Wide Web accuses West of hypocrisy

OdiStar's picture - 27 June 2013

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee has lashed out at Western governments, calling them hypocritical for spying on the internet while reproaching other oppressive nations for doing the same; adding that the revelations may change the way people use computers.

The British computer scientist, who invented the Web in 1989, accused the West of "insidious" online spying after whistleblower Edward Snowden leaked details of the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) dragnet telephone and internet surveillance programs, implicating US and UK in a wave of international criticism.

"In the Middle East, people have been given access to the internet, but they have been snooped on and then they have been jailed," Berners-Lee told The Times newspaper in an interview.

"It can be easy for people in the West to say 'Oh, those nasty governments should not be allowed access to spy.' But it's clear that developed nations are seriously spying on the internet," he added.

Berners-Lee believes that the new revelations about Western government spying could change the way people, especially teenagers, use the internet and their computers.

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