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One Surprising Legacy of the Reagan Assassination Attempt
Forbes ^ | March 30, 2014

Posted on 03/30/2014 6:29:22 AM PDT by SMGFan

Thirty-three years ago today, on the thirtieth day of the third month of 1981, a gunman attempted to assassinate President Ronald Wilson Reagan. This is not only a major historical event; it is also an American healthcare first: the only time a president was shot in office and survived.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anniversary; assassinationplot; presidents; reagan
I learned about the shooting at 230pm after last high school class of that day. I was very worried.
1 posted on 03/30/2014 6:29:22 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

actually more like 245pm as saw the story in high school library TV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRTFyWb9fQU


2 posted on 03/30/2014 6:31:18 AM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SMGFan

now thats HEALTHCARE....not scamware.!

Thank you.


3 posted on 03/30/2014 6:35:14 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Easy to remember ......was my Bday, just like today!


4 posted on 03/30/2014 6:45:56 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: SMGFan

The room of the Reagan Library that shows the footage and displays the items from that event is so well done — makes you feel like you were on the street when it happened. Chilling.


5 posted on 03/30/2014 6:46:27 AM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: SMGFan
The press has yet to follow up on the HInckley/Bush connection. John Chancellor remarked on the "bizarre coincidence" of Neil Bush and Scott Hinckley having dinner plans. At the time of the shooting Hinckley, Sr. a big oil contributor to the Bush primary campaign, was under investigation for overcharges to the Energy Department under Reagan.

After Chancellor's little slip the Bush/Hinckley connection was never again mentioned by the press. Stranger than the "bizarre coincidence" was the acute apathy on the part of a press that would normally be angling to attack a Republican politician for any little thing. CIA mockingbirds can make stories go away.

6 posted on 03/30/2014 6:49:41 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: SMGFan

Somewhere libtards are grinding their teeth Reagan survived...

I always find it strange that libtards hate Reagan with a burning passion....

You can disagree with his politics, but he did manage to pull the country out of a terrible time....I know...I was there...


7 posted on 03/30/2014 6:55:12 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Cen-Tejas

Feliz cumpleaños.


8 posted on 03/30/2014 6:57:10 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: SMGFan

that day was going to gun store to pick up new pistol......


9 posted on 03/30/2014 6:57:26 AM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: Sirius Lee

Push your tripe somewhere else, Sirius


10 posted on 03/30/2014 6:58:00 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Cen-Tejas

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! And many happy returns of the day!


11 posted on 03/30/2014 7:01:11 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: SMGFan

Obviously it was Secret Service failure to check the crowd to prevent a mental patient from being that close to the President.


12 posted on 03/30/2014 7:05:16 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Cen-Tejas

Happy birthday Cen!


13 posted on 03/30/2014 7:07:07 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Sirius Lee; Travis McGee
The press has yet to follow up on the HInckley/Bush connection. John Chancellor remarked on the "bizarre coincidence" of Neil Bush and Scott Hinckley having dinner plans. At the time of the shooting Hinckley, Sr. a big oil contributor to the Bush primary campaign, was under investigation for overcharges to the Energy Department under Reagan.

That IS very odd. Consider that Reagan was a Republican Establishment outsider, and that G.H.W.Bush was pushed on him by the Establishment. Reagan was the original Tea Party politician, and curiously, he was shot within months of getting into office. Isn't that peculiar? Isn't it odd that the former head of the CIA was next in line for the Presidency, and that it was a Bush? You know, the CIA often sends 'handlers' into foreign governments to moderate or control heads of state. Wouldn't it be interesting if this happened here?

14 posted on 03/30/2014 7:07:45 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Cen-Tejas

Happy Birthday....many more ;)


15 posted on 03/30/2014 7:08:57 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: SMGFan

Reagans choice of Bush as his running mate was disappointing at the time and proved to be by far his biggest mistake.


16 posted on 03/30/2014 7:09:56 AM PDT by wolfman
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To: SMGFan

I don’t remember hearing about it when it happened.

I was 20. I guess I didn’t really care about or pay attention to politics or current events.


17 posted on 03/30/2014 7:10:02 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan
Push your tripe somewhere else, Sirius

TFB if you don't like it.

18 posted on 03/30/2014 7:10:36 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

That IS a “bizarre coincidence”.


19 posted on 03/30/2014 7:10:37 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, push your tripe somewhere else. /s


20 posted on 03/30/2014 7:11:37 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

Always will call out purveyors of lies and Darkness, Sirius.

You can change your ways and know true Love, “ Sirius”. He is there for you.


21 posted on 03/30/2014 7:13:49 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

Think that means Happy B day so thank you!


22 posted on 03/30/2014 7:15:10 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Thank you!


23 posted on 03/30/2014 7:15:42 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Thank you!


24 posted on 03/30/2014 7:16:13 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Jane Long

Thank you!


25 posted on 03/30/2014 7:16:39 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Cen-Tejas

It does mean Happy Birthday.

I figured if you were spelling it Tejas, you’d appreciate a bit f the Spanish lingo.


26 posted on 03/30/2014 7:19:16 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: SMGFan

The saddest figure in Reagan assassination attempt has to be Jim Brady. For thirty three years, this poor man has been dragged out propped up in a corner as evidence that guns are the biggest threat to civilization in history.


27 posted on 03/30/2014 7:22:00 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Lazamataz

Don’t fall in to crazy conspiracy madness.

I don’t remember hearing about the attempted assassination.

I do remember graffiti saying things like “Reagan, will die, Bush will take over and the CIA will rule”.

I remember that distinctly. I think iI may have seen it even before Hinckley shot him, but I’m not sure.

This was the view being pushed forth by the New Left and other drugged out lefty and occultist propagandists at the time.

It is psy-ops propaganda from the dark side, both political and spiritual.

30 years later I’d Hate to see conservatives fooled by such deceit.


28 posted on 03/30/2014 7:30:33 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan
Always will call out purveyors of lies and Darkness, Sirius.

"FAMILY 'DESTROYED' BY ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT

By JOHN MOSSMAN, Associated Press Writer, the Associated Press, April 1, 1981, PM Cycle

EVERGREEN, Colo. The parents of John W. Hinckley, Jr., "just destroyed" by their son's alleged assassination attempt on President Reagan, hope to see him "as soon as possible" but have no definite travel plans, their attorney said. The Hinckleys, through attorney James Robinson, issued a brief statement Tuesday expressing their "deep concern" for President Reagan and all those involved in Monday's shooting, including their son, John. Robinson said the Hinckleys had spoken to their son Monday night and Tuesday afternoon and were trying to hire a Washington lawyer for him. It was confirmed later in Washington that the Hinckleys had retained the law firm of millionaire defense attorney Edward Bennett Williams.

The Hinckleys said they planned to see their son "as soon as possible, but at this time they have no definite travel plans worked out," Robinson said. They sent "personal expressions of sorrow" to the wounded men and their families, he said. The Hinckleys reiterated through Robinson that they have provided psychiatric care for their son in the past, adding that "recent evaluations alerted no one to the seriousness of his condition."

William Sells, the Hinckleys' next door neighbor and in whose home the Hinckleys were staying Tuesday, said the couple was "just destroyed" by their son's arrest and the attempt made on Reagan's life.

In Washington, an aide to Vice President George Bush disputed a Houston Post report that the Hinckleys made large contributions to Bush's presidential campaign. The aide, Shirley Green, said no record of such a contribution could be found.

The Houston newspaper also reported that Scott Hinckley was to have dined Tuesday night in Denver at the home of Neil Bush, on of the vice president's sons. Neil Bush's wife Sharon said Scott Hinckley was coming to their house as the date of one of her girlfriends. "I don't even know the brother," she said. "I understand he was just the renegade brother in the family. They must feel awful."

The FBI investigated a bomb threat directed against the Hinckleys on Tuesday, but nothing came of it.

The senior Hinckley is described by associates as a devout Christian who belonged to a weekly Bible reading club and recently did work in Africa for a Christian service organization.

John Hinckley and his wife stayed at their next-door neighbor's house all day Tuesday as 70 reporters assembled on the front lawn and gawkers drove slowly past.

A statement for counsel for Vanderbilt Energy Corp. said the elder Hickley had "temporarily relinquished his duties" as chairman for the Denver-based firm "because of a tragedy involving a member of his family." John Hinckley, Jr., 25, who was arrested seconds after Reagan was shot in Washington, was being held Tuesday at a Marine base in Quantico, Va. The corporate statement did not mention any change for Scott Hinckley, vice president of operations for Vanderbilt and brother of John, Jr.

The father's move came amid confirmation that the Department of Energy was reviewing Vanderbilt's books. Jack Vandenberg, a DOE spokesman in Washington, said auditors met with Scott Hinckley in Denver on Monday. The Washington Star quoted an unnamed "White House official" as confirming that DOE auditors asked for an explanation of an overcharge when oil price controls were in effect between 1973 and 1981. The Star said DOE auditors told Scott Hinckley there was a possible penalty of $2 million for the overcharge."

29 posted on 03/30/2014 7:30:45 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

A ha.

The lying propagandist routine begin.

Spam of lies.

You are text book.

“Sirius”, you can have Peace. You know He loves you.


30 posted on 03/30/2014 7:33:40 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan
“Sirius”, you can have Peace. You know He loves you.

Because I speak the truth. Now go back to DU, you troll.

31 posted on 03/30/2014 7:35:57 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: ifinnegan

Hey, I’m just asking the questions. Answer them for yourself.


32 posted on 03/30/2014 7:36:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Sirius Lee
Laz, push your tripe somewhere else. /s

But it looks so tasty!

33 posted on 03/30/2014 7:37:55 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Cen-Tejas

Happy Birthday.


34 posted on 03/30/2014 7:48:25 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: Lazamataz

It’s one of the few foods that looks, smells and tastes better after you regurgitate it back onto the plate.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 7:59:37 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Lazamataz

Chinese version is delicious! Has an interesting “crunch” to it too.


36 posted on 03/30/2014 8:27:13 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Lazamataz

Right on


37 posted on 03/30/2014 8:51:20 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: wolfman

I don’t think he had a choice. He was probably told that bush will be his vp pick.Since that election no outsider has gone on to win the nomination.The political elite have made sure that has not happened and wont.


38 posted on 03/30/2014 8:54:56 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Sirius Lee

Actually your dark worldview and conspiracy theories are what have come out of DU and their forebears with that type of mindset.


39 posted on 03/30/2014 9:28:39 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

I did! Thank u very much!


40 posted on 03/30/2014 4:58:44 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: SMGFan

........I went through a successful assassination back in high school. I was a sophomore and the school plan that day (a large school) was that classes would be let out right after noon so everyone could drive down and see Kennedy driving down Congress Avenue in downtown Austin.

Instead, sitting on the stage in the lunchroom watching the girls eat lunch the PA system came on and the principal announced Kennedy had been “shot in Dallas in a motorcade”. About 30 mins later he announced he was dead. All the girls and a few women teachers started crying.

School let out anyway.


41 posted on 03/30/2014 5:06:39 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: windcliff

Thank you!


42 posted on 03/30/2014 5:08:43 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Popman

Barry Goldwater started the American Awakening, was fried for trying to “nuke the world”. Regan continued, realized it and left US shining example how America should be, as founded by the bright and brave Founding Fathers.
Let’s fight the commie scum, help the future Reaganites to clean up the RINO and RAT parties and get the American engine back on the tracks of freedom and prosperity.
Ukrainian Maidan showed how to speedup things.


43 posted on 03/31/2014 6:28:04 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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