The existential determinative (or determiner ) some is sometimes used as a functional equivalent of a(n) with plural and uncountable nouns (also called a partitive ). For example, Give me some apples , Give me some water (equivalent to the singular countable forms an apple and a glass of water ). Grammatically this some is not required; it is also possible to use zero article: Give me apples , Give me water . The use of some in such cases implies a more limited quantity. (Compare the forms unos/unas in Spanish , which are the plural of the indefinite article un/una .) Like the articles, some belongs to the class of "central determiners", which are mutually exclusive (so "the some boys" is ungrammatical). 
As both wars droned on, Tillman, the picture perfect recruiting poster boy, evolved into somewhat of a wild card. With a Chomsky meeting on the horizon, there existed a very real possibility that Tillman might go public with his anti-war anti-Bush stance in the weeks leading up to the 2004 presidential election, dealing a fatal blow to the very foundation of the Bush administration's propaganda pyramid. That day, however, never came. On April 22nd, 2004, Tillman was killed on patrol in Afghanistan by three American bullets to the head.
Damasio : Consciousness, much like our feelings, is based on a representation of the body and how it changes when reacting to certain stimuli. Self-image would be unthinkable without this representation. I think humans have developed a self-image mainly to establish a homeostatic organism. The brain constantly needs up-to-date information on the body's state to regulate all the processes that keep it alive. This is the only way an organism can survive in an ever changing environment. Emotions alone—without conscious feelings—would not be enough. Adults would be as helpless as babies if they suddenly lost their self-image.