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Autopsy conducted on conservative activist Breitbart
reuters ^ | 3/2/12 | Dan Whitcomb

Posted on 03/03/2012 10:32:19 AM PST by ColdOne

(Reuters) - Coroners conducted an autopsy on the body of conservative activist Andrew Breitbart on Friday but deferred a formal finding on the cause of his death until toxicology and lab tests are completed, officials said.

Los Angeles County Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey said toxicology and microscopic tissue studies were ordered because of Breitbart's death at the relatively young age of 43.

They will take four to six weeks to complete, he said.

"It's standard procedure," Harvey said. "We have a very young man who died suddenly and unexpectedly, so we want to make sure we cover all the bases."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


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1 posted on 03/03/2012 10:32:21 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Well we will see.. it’s hard not to have thoughts of conspiracy on this one. Especially since his fatherinlaw said he didn’t have a heart condition.


2 posted on 03/03/2012 10:38:35 AM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: ColdOne

Look for an extremely small red dot. It’s easy to miss, but that’s how they do it.


3 posted on 03/03/2012 10:39:52 AM PST by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks ColdOne.


4 posted on 03/03/2012 10:40:45 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: ColdOne

I never got to meet Andrew but losing him was like losing a brother. I hope and pray someone will keep his mission going.


5 posted on 03/03/2012 10:41:06 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ClearCase_guy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BSEnurBApdM


6 posted on 03/03/2012 10:45:41 AM PST by TsonicTsunami08
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To: ColdOne
I can't help myself. I'm still so sad to the point of near depression. It's so hard to accept and believe. Such promise and brilliance and love for life and goodness.
7 posted on 03/03/2012 10:49:10 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: ColdOne

There was an autopsy done on Marilyn, too. She supposedly swallowed a bunch of Nembutals yet there were no yellow stains on the wall of her stomach, and there would have to be if she died ingesting them. There street name was yellowjackets.

But Naguchi said the death was probable suicide.


8 posted on 03/03/2012 10:49:52 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Mmogamer

Well they have plastered it on the news that he did have
heart problems. One can always trust the news what would the parents know anyway.


9 posted on 03/03/2012 10:51:12 AM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: funfan

The only person I’d trust to investigate this is Joe Arpaio


10 posted on 03/03/2012 10:54:07 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: ColdOne

I am the furthest person from being a conspiracy theory nutter, but even I have suspicions of murder or foul play.

The left in this country has no shame and it wouldn’t surprise me if some left-wing thug or entity conspired to kill him.


11 posted on 03/03/2012 10:55:55 AM PST by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: SunkenCiv; nuconvert; Sarah Barracuda; sheik yerbouty; cajungirl; nikos1121; Mr. Mojo; Yaelle; ...
They didn't announce any physical findings of the autopsy. If Breitbart had suffered an acute myocardial infarction, they would have in all likelihood seen something, and they probably would have reported it because such a finding would quell any suspicion of foul play. Same holds for most of the other common natural causes of sudden death.

We probably won't know much more for weeks, if even then. Wonder how much political pressure is being applied at the coroner's office. This is a Democrat-controlled jurisdiction, after all.

12 posted on 03/03/2012 11:01:33 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: ColdOne

Did Dr. Fannie Mallek perform the autopsy?


13 posted on 03/03/2012 11:02:26 AM PST by Arthurio
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To: ColdOne

If Obama and the Chicago Mob ordered him killed, there is zero chance that this autopsy will find anything, I’m afraid.

The Los Angeles Coroner is going to find anything that might embarrass Obama? I don’t think so. No more than the Arkansas coronor found anything suspicious about two Arkancides, one a guy who was shot twice in the back, the other a guy whose head was cut off. Both were certified as suicides.


14 posted on 03/03/2012 11:02:42 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ColdOne

The LA ME sent the fluid and tissue samples to the prestigious and trustworthy FBI lab in Washington where testing will be done by chief toxicologist Dr. Numbutu Ongotoguy, Magna cum shaman graduate of the world famous Kenya Kollege of Kosmotology.


15 posted on 03/03/2012 11:03:03 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: ColdOne

The LA ME sent the fluid and tissue samples to the prestigious and trustworthy FBI lab in Washington where testing will be done by chief toxicologist Dr. Numbutu Ongotoguy, Magna cum shaman graduate of the world famous Kenya Kollege of Kosmotology.


16 posted on 03/03/2012 11:03:15 AM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: onyx
Another ten years and the guy would have owned the NYTimes...and with great glee, turned it inside out.

His potential impact was unlimited. Few like him are created.

17 posted on 03/03/2012 11:03:25 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: ColdOne

I believe under the circumsatnces if he was not under a doctors care for a condition likely to cause death an autopsy is called for.


18 posted on 03/03/2012 11:06:29 AM PST by rolling_stone
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To: onyx

I’m there with you.

I had a brother, who has always reminded me so much of Breitbart, who died with a heart attack in an instant (age 44). He, like AB, had four little kids. He was playing with his three little girls when he keeled over. They thought he was horsing around, as was his nature.

Anyway, part of my sadness now is reliving that horrid time 5 years ago. They did an autopsy on my brother and they knew right away it was his heart.

So, they probably know if it was or was not the heart at this point... just checking for other stuff.


19 posted on 03/03/2012 11:07:02 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Mmogamer
Especially since his fatherinlaw said he didn’t have a heart condition.

all i've been hearing is that he had a heart condition. do you have a link with the father-in-law saying this?

if it's truly the case that he didn't have a condition... then the odds of it NOT being an assassination dropped to near 0

20 posted on 03/03/2012 11:08:43 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: radpolis
I am the same way, but when something like this happens, it makes you wonder. Also, don't just blame the left for something like this, the GOP-E is quite capable of their own mischief. Makes you wonder what would have happened if McCain had won, with Palin tearing up Washington.
21 posted on 03/03/2012 11:09:15 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: funfan; Mmogamer; doug from upland; All
Well they have plastered it on the news that he did have heart problems.

Could be just like when it was plastered on the news in 1993 that Vince Foster was "depressed." With the MSM as it is today, we have to do our own investigating and thinking.

22 posted on 03/03/2012 11:11:19 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Yes, indeed and now I’m getting suspicious and worried.

His last stop before going home was “The Brentwood” where he talked to a man, (I forget his name) at the bar for about 2 hours.


23 posted on 03/03/2012 11:14:24 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: justiceseeker93

The thing with leftist societies after the tipping point is passed (e.g., California) is that nobody has to pressure anybody.

What are the chances that the LA coroner is a believer in The Revolution?

Pretty damn good. And what are the chances that if he finds evidence of foul play that he will tell the DA, who is almost certainly a true believer?

Near zero.


24 posted on 03/03/2012 11:16:59 AM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: Reagan69

Oh dearest you. You’re reliving your borther’s sudden death. God bless you.

Andrew was so full of life and it sure seems possible he could just keel over without having known he had heart problems. He sure worked hard and loved to work because he loved his work and that in itself is a blessing!!!

So you think they’re just being extra super careful in determining the exact causation(s)?


25 posted on 03/03/2012 11:20:01 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: ClearCase_guy; ColdOne
A cerebral hemorrhage can kill you instantly too.
26 posted on 03/03/2012 11:25:16 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: ColdOne

It’s very simple. He either had blocked arteries or he did not.


27 posted on 03/03/2012 11:26:02 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: rabidralph
Sherrod had just filed her lawsuit against Breitbart. The Obamistas could not afford to allow Breitbart to call witnesses in for depositions.

Shirley is probably not out of trouble on this one either.

Then there's O'Keefe's suit against Obermann and Al Gore (and others).

Those people are ALL suspects in this one.

28 posted on 03/03/2012 11:39:50 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: gusopol3
"The only person I’d trust to investigate this is Joe Arpaio"

One of my Facebook "friends", a classmate from high school, was bashing Joe yesterday, so I de-friended the idiot today. I don't need any libtard friends.

29 posted on 03/03/2012 11:40:05 AM PST by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mich Patriot

Ha, well some of mine will most likely be deleting me also.. I posted Levins article telling the media to go to h*ll in response to daily kos petition that was posted. Its a shame but this is what zero has done...split the country in half.
Freepers need to get together on the Free Republic FB.


30 posted on 03/03/2012 11:50:03 AM PST by hope
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To: hope

I hear you, but I’m thankful for their honesty. I don’t want a bunch of lib friends, and I doubt if they want me on their list either. Might as well sort this crap out right now, and stand on our principles. Like you, I know exactly where I stand, and with NO apologies.


31 posted on 03/03/2012 11:58:28 AM PST by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: justiceseeker93
And if you even question the so called facts you get called a nutbag or right wing wacko. Even on this website there are some people who would scoff at conspiracy theories.
32 posted on 03/03/2012 12:10:53 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: chris37
It’s very simple. He either had blocked arteries or he did not.

The most likely cause of a sudden cardiac arrest, especially in a younger person, is not blocked arteries but an arrhythmia, an electrical disturbance in the heart muscle.

33 posted on 03/03/2012 12:18:08 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: Jim Noble
And what are the chances that if he finds evidence of foul play that he will tell the DA, who is almost certainly a true believer?

You don't even have to go that far. What are the chances he gets a bit of advice that it is better this way and to keep his mouth shut? He's already got a dead guy laying on his table --that's all the persuasion most would need.

34 posted on 03/03/2012 12:31:44 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: MD Expat in PA

Well, a 100% blocked right coronary artery caused mine at the age of 39.


35 posted on 03/03/2012 12:49:40 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Beowulf9
Naguchi explained that there was no residue in her stomach because it was not uncommon for someone to be able to digest a substance more quickly than normal if that person frequently ingested it. Monroe took a lot of pills over the years.
36 posted on 03/03/2012 1:17:12 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: ClearCase_guy

This thread made me think of “The Parallax View” where Warren Beatty gives info to his editor Hume Cronyn who has his lunch delivered by a different guy ... then passes away from an apparent “heart attack”.


37 posted on 03/03/2012 1:41:01 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: riri
You don't even have to go that far. What are the chances he gets a bit of advice that it is better this way and to keep his mouth shut? He's already got a dead guy laying on his table --that's all the persuasion most would need.

My point was, in today's California, there is little chance that someone who could be appointed to the job of LA County Coroner would need any persuasion.

38 posted on 03/03/2012 2:02:26 PM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: chris37
Well, a 100% blocked right coronary artery caused mine at the age of 39.

I’m sure glad you’re still here. : )

But what I’m talking about is sudden cardiac arrest and death in a younger person with no prior symptoms or diagnosis of heart trouble. This is tragically the case sometimes seen in young athletes or younger athletic types, usually male. They are fine one minute and the next, they are dead.

“Sudden cardiac arrest is different from a heart attack, which occurs when blood flow to a portion of the heart is blocked. However, a heart attack can sometimes trigger an electrical disturbance that leads to sudden cardiac arrest.”

Sudden cardiac arrest

In other words sometimes a sudden cardiac arrest is caused by a heart attack which is caused by a blockage but not all sudden cardiac arrests are caused by a heart attack or the blockage that causes the heart attack. People can and do die from sudden cardiac arrest without any blockages.

39 posted on 03/03/2012 2:32:46 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: SoCal Pubbie

“Naguchi explained that there was no residue in her stomach because it was not uncommon for someone to be able to digest a substance more quickly than normal if that person frequently ingested it. Monroe took a lot of pills over the years.”

But yellow die does not digest, it’s absorbed through the stomach lining and that takes time.


40 posted on 03/03/2012 2:51:37 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: All
We need Illya Kuryakin. err... Ducky to do the autopsy...:^)
41 posted on 03/03/2012 3:20:32 PM PST by az_gila
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To: rolling_stone

The original report on Reuters (which can be seen at http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?hl=en&gbv=2&num=10&lr=&ft=i&cr=&safe=images&tbs=qdr%3Ay&q=cache:xayYWVqBdYUJ:http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/01/us-usa-politics-breitbart-idUSTRE8201AV20120301+Orson+Bean+heart+problems+site%3Areuters.com&ct=clnk ) had his father-in-law saying he knew nothing of any coronary problems and had the coroner’s office saying that he had medical issues and hadn’t seen a doctor for over a year. Not sure how they knew that since they said they didn’t have his medical history yet.

It’s a big jumbled-up mess of conflicting claims.


42 posted on 03/03/2012 4:10:25 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: MD Expat in PA

Well, I do know you’re roght about that, because I have experienced arythmia (sp?) at least a few time since my heart attack.

It’s a very odd feeling that can’t be missed, kind of like a clock ticking at the exact wrong time, it seems to correct itself, thank God, otherwise I’d be back at the hospital.

And yeah I am definitely glad I’m still here...all except for the bills I mean!


43 posted on 03/03/2012 4:30:31 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Arthurio
"Did Dr. Fannie Mallek perform the autopsy?"

Cute. Almost missed it...

...Fahmy Malak...

44 posted on 03/03/2012 4:59:40 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: chris37

And that would show up clearly in an autopsy — along with the associated, localized infarct. Massive infarct without specific arterial blockage would be indicative of an external (pharma) attack.


45 posted on 03/03/2012 5:08:26 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: chris37
Well, I do know you’re roght about that, because I have experienced arythmia (sp?) at least a few time since my heart attack.

It’s a very odd feeling that can’t be missed, kind of like a clock ticking at the exact wrong time, it seems to correct itself, thank God, otherwise I’d be back at the hospital.

And yeah I am definitely glad I’m still here...all except for the bills I mean!

Don’t worry about the bills, they can eventually be paid. But if you are getting that “odd feeling” such as you described, you really need to see your cardiologist ASAP! Arrhythmia can be dangerous and life threatening especially for someone who has suffered a previous heart attack. Do me and yourself a favor and call your cardiologist first thing Monday morning and make an appointment. Please!

46 posted on 03/03/2012 5:32:46 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: MD Expat in PA

It’s been quite some time since I experienced that, I’d say at least one year. I did tell him of this during a previous visit at which point he put me on carvaedilol twice per day. Also, I just completed a stress test on the treadmill 1.5 weeks ago, cardiologist read the results and said they were perfect, no anomalies.

Since my heart attack I have become a runner and a weightlifter, so I have completely turned my physical shape around. I still worry about the situation, no doubt, bc it runs in my family, my dad died of his second heart attack @ 64. I started on this track quite a bit earlier than he did. Personally, I blame new orleans food! but I look at it this way, when the Good Lord calls me home, I will have to go. Until then, I thank him for everyday, especially those past year #39.


47 posted on 03/03/2012 5:41:51 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37
Glad to hear you are following up especially with your previous heart attack at a young age and your family history.

Curious, when you said you had a treadmill stress test, was this a nuclear stress test or just a conventional stress test?

About five years ago, as part of a routine physical I got a routine echocardiogram, given my age and family history and my doc didn’t like what he saw (thought it showed some heart muscle damage) and so he ordered a nuclear stress test.

It turned out fine and I passed with flying colors but I’m glad I had it and am due to have another this year. A nuclear stress test can detect heart muscle damage that a traditional treadmill test won’t necessarily detect. If you’ve not had one, I would suggest asking your cardiologist if you should. Given that you had a heart attack and have had some arrhythmia and your family history, I would think it would be routine.

48 posted on 03/03/2012 6:01:44 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: MD Expat in PA

It was just the standard. I’ve undergone three since the attack. The second was ordered to be nuclear, however it would have cost 6k, so I declined and just opted for physical. Sadly, I am self pay at this time.


49 posted on 03/03/2012 8:04:00 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: ColdOne

there are so many “unknowns” in this death. If I was an honest ME, I would investigate is as if it was a murder, regardless of any obvious findings otherwise. He is too prominent and controversial to just chalk it up to “natural causes.” He stopped breathing during a walk. That’s a natural cause. But what caused THAT??


50 posted on 03/04/2012 12:14:57 PM PST by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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