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Commentator Andrew Breitbart died of heart failure, narrowing of artery, coroner finds
Boston Herald ^ | May 17, 2012 | Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton

Posted on 05/17/2012 10:03:40 AM PDT by Smokeyblue

Conservative commentator and website editor Andrew Breitbart died of heart failure and had up to a 60 percent narrowing of a major artery, a Los Angeles County coroner’s office report released Wednesday said.

The office ruled that the cause of Breitbart’s death was heart failure and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with focal coronary atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries.

Coroner’s officials deemed the death "natural."

Breitbart collapsed near his Westwood home on the west side of Los Angeles March 1. He was 43. Paramedics found Breitbart unable to breath and shocked him with a defibrillator four times. He was in full arrest and paramedics were administering CPR when he arrived in the emergency room at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The report noted that despite heroic efforts, Breitbart was declared dead at 12:19 a.m. In the report, authorities said that a year before, he had a congestive heart failure and began a course of diet and exercise. The report notes that Breitbart had flu two weeks before and "has been under a lot of stress."


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1 posted on 05/17/2012 10:03:47 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

http://www.lsnewsgroup.com/2012/05/16/putting-a-conspiracy-theory-to-rest/

Today Sinclair News received the full and final Autopsy Report on Andrew Breitbart from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office per our earlier request. We were sent the report at the same time as NBC News, NY Times, Fox News, and others who had submitted requests for the final report. The Report is provided in PDF form HERE


2 posted on 05/17/2012 10:04:24 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

I want to see the version that the murderered coroner saw.


3 posted on 05/17/2012 10:04:58 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Smokeyblue

Aaahummmm.. Bulls***....


4 posted on 05/17/2012 10:06:40 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney (aka - obomney)... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: crosshairs

No such version since he was a photographer.


5 posted on 05/17/2012 10:06:59 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: crosshairs

You might end up with a similar case of Obamacide...


6 posted on 05/17/2012 10:07:09 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Smokeyblue
The report notes that Breitbart had flu two weeks before and "has been under a lot of stress."

Did the report note that at least Breitbart ate quite well in the weeks leading up to his death? Its great to know that he didn't suffer without eating some good fixins from well-known gourmet master chefs.


7 posted on 05/17/2012 10:08:48 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Smokeyblue

60% of one of the arteries?

Right.


8 posted on 05/17/2012 10:09:10 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1213 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: Smokeyblue

“He was in full arrest and paramedics were administering CPR when he arrived in the emergency room at”

I thought he just dropped dead at the scene.


9 posted on 05/17/2012 10:10:46 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue
Obama/CIA/Soros drones flying over LA with the capability of shooting poison darts at a designated target.
10 posted on 05/17/2012 10:14:44 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Smokeyblue

Autopsy: Breitbart died of heart failure, had enlarged heart

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/16/politics/breitbart-autopsy/index.html

Breitbart, 43, died on March 1 after collapsing on a sidewalk in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood. He was transported to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and pronounced dead about 40 minutes later when emergency physicians were unable to revive him.

According to the autopsy report, Breitbart had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2011 after being rushed by ambulance to the same hospital because he had shortness of breath.

He was released from the hospital after a few days in 2011, and he began exercising and dieting, the report said.

The 6-foot-3, 251-pound Breitbart was considered “a light drinker,” and he had 0.04 gram percent of alcohol in his blood and heart at the time of his death, the autopsy report said.


11 posted on 05/17/2012 10:16:06 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

If you haven’t been dead long, they give you CPR. A couple weeks ago a Premier League soccer player was “dead” on the field. They gave him CPR and eventually defib. He came back to life after 6 minutes of death.


12 posted on 05/17/2012 10:18:45 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: C210N

Wonder if Bill and Bernadine gave Andrew a doggie bag.


13 posted on 05/17/2012 10:22:16 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Smokeyblue

What about the man who was at the scene who said Breitbart’s face was red as a beet?


14 posted on 05/17/2012 10:24:38 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: null and void

people are walking around with 90+% occlusions - 60% - geez, I am probably in trouble...


15 posted on 05/17/2012 10:27:10 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Smokeyblue
According to the autopsy report, Breitbart had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2011 after being rushed by ambulance to the same hospital because he had shortness of breath.

This is what I don't get. If his condition was that serious, why wasn't he on any kind of medication? There were no prescription meds found in his system.


16 posted on 05/17/2012 10:32:04 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: Sioux-san
Indeed. You're a conservative, you could "unexpectedly drop dead at any moment that is convenient to Obama...
17 posted on 05/17/2012 10:35:03 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1213 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: Sioux-san

You can’t tell for sure in the small jpg I posted, but in larger versions, the Ayer’s Doggy Bag Special seems be be in Jamie Weinstein’s hand. But, the only thing the doggy bag signifies, of course, is a sustained enjoyment of that fine fare, over the course of the next few days.


18 posted on 05/17/2012 10:37:09 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Cinnamontea

Nor has anyone found a report of his heart disease dating BEFORE is death. Every report I’ve ever seen or heard of is dated after his death.


19 posted on 05/17/2012 10:37:58 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1213 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: null and void

It’s not the 60% lesion. Its the hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. That is the one that kills pro athletes. If you have it and you go down you are basically DRT (dead right there). It’s very difficult even for an experienced team that knows what they are dealing with to resuscitate that one.


20 posted on 05/17/2012 10:39:10 AM PDT by Mom MD (The country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: Smokeyblue

And IIRC, there were reports of his face turning “cherry-red”... whatever that means. Could it have come from choking for air/ respiratory collapse? Poison? Just asking. Anyone know?


21 posted on 05/17/2012 10:40:04 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: null and void

Actually, 60% isn’t that uncommon, having to do with fluid dynamics.

It’s the old “garden hose rule”, which is to take a garden hose with a kink in it, and watch the flow of water as you tighten the kink. It will continue with very little obvious decrease until it is almost completely cut off. Then suddenly it stops.

The same rule applies with plaque build up in the arteries.

It is also a bugger to diagnose without using medical imagining, which they do a lot of.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiac_imaging

The most recent trendy diagnosis for people over 60 is to check for such buildup in their neck, in the carotid artery and jugular vein. These are the bodies high pressure fire hoses, so the assumption was that they were less prone to narrowing. This was a wrong assumption, and this common condition can be deadly. So elderly people are getting systematically checked for this.


22 posted on 05/17/2012 10:40:19 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Sioux-san

In related news, I’m sure Netenyahu is salivating at the chance to have dinner at Ahmadinnerjack’s residence. Just let bygones be bygones, and enjoy a REALLY Great meal.


23 posted on 05/17/2012 10:40:58 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: C210N

I really don’t understand how Andrew could have even agreed to pose with Ayers for a picture. I couldn’t imagine agreeing to it.


24 posted on 05/17/2012 10:41:46 AM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: crosshairs

Exactly. And where is the ONLY direct witness to Breitbart’s death, Chris Lasseter? Was he involved in Breitbart’s death or did he hide out of fear for his life? Breitbart was said to appear flush red with an odd band of white color around his forehead and scalp. Heart failure would cause a person to appear grayish or bluish, not flush red; That could indicate overpressure in the circulatory system.


25 posted on 05/17/2012 10:41:46 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Cinnamontea
"This is what I don't get. If his condition was that serious, why wasn't he on any kind of medication? There were no prescription meds found in his system."

Why wasn't Lisinopril (Zestril) or Coreg found in his system. These are well known heart failure drugs that prolong life.

26 posted on 05/17/2012 10:42:05 AM PDT by skimask
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To: null and void

You got that right - a thought that is never lost on me.


27 posted on 05/17/2012 10:43:17 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Cinnamontea

Because he wasn’t that sick - diet and exercise is what the doctor told him would help the most....same thing they tell me every year....


28 posted on 05/17/2012 10:45:08 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Mom MD

“According to the autopsy report, Breitbart had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 2011 after being rushed by ambulance to the same hospital because he had shortness of breath.

He was released from the hospital after a few days in 2011, and he began exercising and dieting, the report said.”

I’m assuming by your screen name you are an MD, does it seem likely to you that Breitbart would not be on some type of medication after the 2011 incident? Is that common?


29 posted on 05/17/2012 10:45:18 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Mom MD
I assume from the MD in your screen name that you are a physician. (the other choice being you are in Maryland)

IF he really was hospitalized for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy last year would he have been receiving medications or ongoing treatment?

No medication was found in his system...

30 posted on 05/17/2012 10:46:30 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1213 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: Mom MD

Quit using medical knowledge and Occam’s razor. It’s clearly the Bilderbergers and George Soros.


31 posted on 05/17/2012 10:49:47 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: carriage_hill

The reports were of bright red face and white top of the head all around.

This is consistent with sodium azide poisoning. (Sodium azide is the propellant in automotive airbags)


32 posted on 05/17/2012 10:51:17 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1213 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: Sioux-san

We can only hope it is quick.


33 posted on 05/17/2012 10:53:54 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1213 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: null and void

That always is my prayer ;o)


34 posted on 05/17/2012 10:56:12 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: mnehring; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ..
Nano Black Helicopters

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you need to threaten to report me to the Admin if I don’t add you to the list...

35 posted on 05/17/2012 10:57:50 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1213 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: Jay Santos CP

I really don’t understand how Andrew could have even agreed to pose with Ayers for a picture. I couldn’t imagine agreeing to it.


I can’t imagine having dinner with the scum, either.


36 posted on 05/17/2012 11:00:11 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Sioux-san

Here's the menu for the dinner which took place on Feb. 05, 2012 (Super Bowl Sunday):

***************************

Hoisin Ribs and Cucumbers ~~~ Carrot Ginger Soup ~~~ Green Salad with Avocado and Cranberries ~~~ White Fish Black and Red Quinoa with Tofu ~~~ Midwest Farmhouse Cheeses ~~~ Apple Pie and AmeriCone Dream Ice Cream

Chefs, Team Ayers/Dohrn

*****************************

Also ironic is Breitbart's death occurring the same night as his phone call with Sheriff Arpaio about Obama's eligibility investigation. He died on the eve of Sheriff Arpaio's first 'Obama eligibility' news conference.. And whatever happened to the tapes Breitbart said to have had, which was going to expose Obama's past? I seriously doubt the one Hannity showed of the professor was the extent of it, although we're supposed to believe that I guess.

37 posted on 05/17/2012 11:02:43 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: C210N

The week before Breitbart died, he subbed for Dennis Miller. It was strange - he was happily discussing his dinner with the Ayers freak - as if it was some great achievement. And he kept going on and on about how great the food was. I kept thinking: when are you going to talk about the questions you asked him? But it never happened. It was all about the excitement and fun of dining with Ayers. I loved Breitbart and it was a horrible shock to learn of his death but I never forgot that odd opening monologue.


38 posted on 05/17/2012 11:04:13 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: unkus; Jay Santos CP
It really is hard to imagine his thinking, but a possible glimpse into his thought process can be gleamed from Andrew's CPAC speech, where he talks about it...
39 posted on 05/17/2012 11:04:34 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Smokeyblue

They were unable to get any signs of life out of him either at the scene or at the hospital, according to the ER report. He was dead when they found him, never got any signs of life out of him, but they didn’t pronounce him dead until all means had been exhausted in the ER.


40 posted on 05/17/2012 11:04:39 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Cinnamontea

Maybe he was supposed to take meds, but he didn’t. Some meds can make you feel lousy. And there are those who just don’t like to take meds or are rebellious and ignore doctors’ orders.


41 posted on 05/17/2012 11:05:36 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: C210N

Yes, I’ve seen the speech and it was great. Thanks for pointing that out, C210N. He had the right strategy.
Know thy enemy, etc.


42 posted on 05/17/2012 11:08:26 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus
Know thy enemy, etc.

Yep, perhaps for a short period at least. He is only an enemy because he and his ilk profess to want to kill 25,000,000 of us.

43 posted on 05/17/2012 11:12:34 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: unkus

Look at Tucker Carlson’s body language! I’m sure the two psychopaths in the middle got a big laugh out of this night.


44 posted on 05/17/2012 11:14:09 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Sioux-san

60% occlusions and world class political enemies are definite risk factors....


45 posted on 05/17/2012 11:18:11 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will soon wag the dog.)
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To: Mom MD

Looking at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000192.htm , it says:

“The first symptom of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy among many young patients is sudden collapse and possible death. This is caused by very abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), or from the blockage of blood leaving the heart to the rest of the body.”

Do I understand correctly that athletes will sometimes drop dead with this because the exercise they’re doing causes an arrhythmia?

If the 60% blockage didn’t cause Breitbart to drop dead, it would just about have to be an arrhythmia, wouldn’t it? And isn’t that what a potassium chloride dart would cause?

If so everything is as would be expected if it was a heart attack dart. The only way to know whether this was caused artificially rather than naturally is by seeing whether there was a small red spot where a dart went into his body.

And according to the autopsy, the coroner’s office did not take photos of the body when they took custody of the body, as is their standard protocol.

Here’s what I posted elsewhere:

Thanks. There are a few things in there that are VERY interesting. I’m not a medical person but as I read this autopsy, these things seem to be indicated:

1. The investigator contacted Andrew’s wife by phone about 10:00am the next morning. She claimed that Andrew had been taken to the ER a year before and had congestive heart failure. But the coroner notes that they had the medical records, and by that time Ed Winter, deputy chief coroner, had already reported to the media that Breitbart had not seen a doctor for over a year. So the claims that he had seen a doctor and had congestive heart failure came from his wife mid-morning the following day and was contradicted by the actual medical records.

2. There was no witness to the autopsy.

3. This claims that there were no photos taken of the body when retrieved from the ER. This violates the protocols for the LA County Coroner’s Office, according to an audit of that agency done 3 years ago. If photos were taken of the body according to protocol, they have since been destroyed.

The person who transported the body from the ER - who is the person who should photograph the body - was not named in the autopsy, so Ed Winter would say that Michael Cormier was not associated with the case in any way (since his name was not listed anywhere in the autopsy). So we have no idea who transported the body, whether they photographed the body according to protocols and the photos were subsequently destroyed, or why they didn’t photograph the body if they didn’t photograph it.

The important thing to note is that the only proof of whether a heart attack was artificially induced by a heart attack dart is those photos, and though they are standard protocol in THIS CASE the autopsy claims they were never taken.

4. The maximum level of blockage found in the arteries was 60%. I’m not a medical person, like I said, but this suggests to me that a heart attack was not caused by blockage or anything with the arteries or heart themselves, but rather because of the electrical impulses being “off” - which is the means used in a potassium chloride heart attack assassination dart.

This autopsy thus raises more questions than it answers. There is nothing in here that I can see that rules out a heart attack dart, and the photos that should have documented whether there was a tiny red mark where a dart entered the body were not taken, in violation of standard protocols. The level of blockage in the arteries suggests this heart attack was NOT caused by the condition of the arteries or heart but by the electrical impulses which control the timing of the heartbeats, which is the means whereby a heart attack dart causes a heart attack.

As always, if somebody else has input that clarifies or rebuts anything I’ve said, I hope to hear it.


46 posted on 05/17/2012 11:19:30 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: C210N

Politics is the mother of some very strange bedfellows.


47 posted on 05/17/2012 11:20:11 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1213 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: null and void

I missed that theory, n a v. What would be the *delivery system*? A dart? Ingestion? A gas?


48 posted on 05/17/2012 11:28:46 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

My Mom, before she passed two weeks ago at 89, had both carotid arteries bypassed for major blockages, several years ago. She’d had 6 minor TIAs as a result of the blockages.


49 posted on 05/17/2012 11:31:58 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Smokeyblue

You can’t believe anyone or anything at times like this.

Breitbart was upsetting the Obama narative and the timing of his demise seems more than just a little bit convenient.

Strange things happen to people who get in the way of powerful political forces in this country.

Look at the Vince Foster “suicide” and the Air Force plane crash that killed Ron Brown.

And don’t forget the magic bullet that purportedly killed JFK.
It is the only know bullet in history to change direction in midflight, on its own.
It went in and out of JFK, mortally wounding him. Then it hit Texas governor Connally in the back, breaking a rib and exiting his chest. Then it hit him in his wrist, then in the thigh. After which it somehow exited his body to be found laying on an empty stretcher in the hospital hallway, only slightly deformed with no traces of blood or tissue on it.
(The main fabricator of this “magic-bullet-theory” is none other than Arlen Specter)


50 posted on 05/17/2012 11:33:52 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you want total security, go to prison. The only thing lacking is freedom - Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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