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Ricin letters sent to President and at least one Senator
« on: April 17, 2013, 02:56:03 pm »
When it rains, it pours... first Boston, now this...  :facepalm

http://news.yahoo.com/preliminary-tests-show-letter-obama-contains-poison-ricin-171053027--spt.html

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A letter addressed to President Barack Obama contained a substance that preliminarily tested positive for the deadly poison ricin, authorities said on Wednesday.
 
News that the letter to Obama was being investigated came as a flurry of other reports of suspicious letters and a package caused the temporary evacuation of parts of two Senate buildings and set nerves on edge in Washington.
 
Law enforcement authorities reopened the Hart and Russell Senate buildings near the Capitol after tests on various items showed there was no threat.
 
"All test results were negative," Capitol Police said over the public address system in Senate office buildings.

http://news.yahoo.com/letter-sent-senator-tested-positive-ricin-000130117.html

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities on Tuesday intercepted a letter sent to Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker that preliminary tests showed contained the deadly poison ricin, and the Capitol police, FBI and other agencies have launched an investigation.
 
The letter has been sent for further analysis to an accredited laboratory, Capitol police said Tuesday night.
 
It was postmarked from Memphis, Tennessee, and had no return address, Terrance Gainer, the Senate sergeant at arms, said earlier in a warning to members of the Senate.
 
Gainer first said in a statement that the substance had tested positive for ricin, which is found naturally in castor beans and can cause death from exposure to as little as a pinhead amount, usually within the first 72 hours.

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    Re: Ricin letters sent to President and at least one Senator
    « Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 09:33:54 am »
    Okay... this one just gets weirder and weirder...

    http://news.yahoo.com/elvis-impersonator-charged-over-poison-letter-sent-obama-010628402.html

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    (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges on Thursday against a Mississippi man, who worked as an Elvis impersonator, for threatening to harm President Barack Obama by sending him a letter that initially tested positive for the deadly poison ricin.

    Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, was believed to have sent three letters, all with identical wording and type-written on yellow paper, to Obama, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland of Lee County, Mississippi.

    The FBI confirmed the presence of ricin in the letters to Obama and Wicker, but said it is "not aware of any illness as a result of exposure to these letters."

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    Re: Ricin letters sent to President and at least one Senator
    « Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 11:12:51 am »
    And it turns out he's a liberal democrat, thus it doesn't help the narrative, so it will slowly slide down the news feed and dissapear forever.

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    Re: Ricin letters sent to President and at least one Senator
    « Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 11:37:06 am »
    The fact that there are other things going on probably doesn't help.  :coffee

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    Re: Ricin letters sent to President and at least one Senator
    « Reply #4 on: June 07, 2013, 04:48:08 pm »
    Hmmm, I've heard of Bunny Boilers, but this is one sick chick!

    http://news.yahoo.com/ap-sources-texas-actress-arrested-ricin-case-180740850.html
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    Re: Ricin letters sent to President and at least one Senator
    « Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 04:55:57 pm »
    And the original case was also a frame... people these days...  :facepalm

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