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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:44 PM

Washington (CNN) ó An envelope that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was intercepted Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Capitolís off-site mail facility in Washington, congressional and law enforcement sources tell CNN.

After the envelope tested positive in a first routine test, it was retested two more times, each time coming up positive, the law enforcement source said. The package was then sent to a Maryland lab for further testing.


On Tuesday, a letter sent to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) tested positive for ricin poison. ABC News reports that a second letter sent to the U.S. Senate has tested positive. The addressee is unknown at this time

twitchy.com/2013/04/17/abc-second-letter-sent-to-us-senate-tests-positive-for-ricin/

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:47 PM

God damn crazies.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:51 PM

:sadno: What is this world coming to.....
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:51 PM

there must a reason for this.............terrorism or delusional person?
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:55 PM

Washington (CNN) — An envelope that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was intercepted Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol's off-site mail facility in Washington, congressional and law enforcement sources tell CNN.

After the envelope tested positive in a first routine test, it was retested two more times, each time coming up positive, the law enforcement source said. The package was then sent to a Maryland lab for further testing.


It would be useful if you would provide the link for the sourced material.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:56 PM

If this is the work of terrorists, they're pretty stupid to do it when the nation's still on high alert after a downtown bombing.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:59 PM

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If this is the work of terrorists, they're pretty stupid to do it when the nation's still on high alert after a downtown bombing.


This is USPS. They probably mailed it at Christmas.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:01 PM

Domestic terrorism would be my guess....although I can't imagine it'd be very easy for civilians to get their hands on ricin.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:13 PM

Domestic terrorism would be my guess....although I can't imagine it'd be very easy for civilians to get their hands on ricin.

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Ricin is a highly toxic substance derived from castor beans. As little as 500 micrograms -- an amount the size of the head of a pin -- can kill an adult. There is no specific test for exposure and no antidote once exposed.


It can be produced easily and cheaply, and authorities in several countries have investigated links between suspect extremists and ricin. But experts say it is more effective on individuals than as a weapon of mass destruction.

http://edition.cnn.c...pted/?hpt=hp_t3
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:41 PM

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Ricin is a highly toxic substance derived from castor beans. As little as 500 micrograms -- an amount the size of the head of a pin -- can kill an adult. There is no specific test for exposure and no antidote once exposed.


It can be produced easily and cheaply, and authorities in several countries have investigated links between suspect extremists and ricin. But experts say it is more effective on individuals than as a weapon of mass destruction.

http://edition.cnn.c...pted/?hpt=hp_t3


Castor beans are grown on a limited scale here in the US and that's why I included the caveat about how I wouldn't think it'd be easy for the average American civilian to get their hands on ricin. Clearly whoever perpetrated this knew full well the effects so we're not dealing with the average bear here.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:17 PM

Who sends poison letters? What year is this, 1910?
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:22 PM

Who sends poison letters? What year is this, 1910?


Never mind the poison...I actually don't know very many people that even send letters anymore...but I'd guess a poisoned email wouldn't elicit the desired effect. -_-
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:49 PM

Now tax payers need to pay more for testing letters.....
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:51 PM

Who sends poison letters? What year is this, 1910?


Hmmm, poison letters being mailed right after a significant terrorist event.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 09:01 PM

Can't help but think Walter White was behind this plot. Ricin is his favourite method of fixing his problems.

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Sorry for making a joke out of something so serious.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:21 PM

If this is the work of terrorists, they're pretty stupid to do it when the nation's still on high alert after a downtown bombing.


Terrorists are never stupid. They did underestimate how secure the letter system is/was. But they're likely never going to get caught.
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:26 PM

i love the news. everybody panic :frantic:
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:32 PM

USA: MUST be an act of terrorism! He shall be punished!!

*Finds out it's a white American*.

"HE"S MENTALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY UNFIT! DON"T PUNISH HIM*
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:44 PM

It's like the anthrax scare after 9/11 all over again.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:24 AM

Wonder what the letter said.
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:29 AM

Can't help but think Walter White was behind this plot. Ricin is his favourite method of fixing his problems.

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Sorry for making a joke out of something so serious.


I was about to post that lol.

Pretty messed up world we live in
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:51 AM

There has been another letter tested positive for ricin intercepted, will have it up in a few minutes
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:58 AM

Should have sent a poison e-mail
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:03 AM


On Tuesday, a letter sent to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) tested positive for ricin poison. ABC News reports that a second letter sent to the U.S. Senate has tested positive. The addressee is unknown at this time

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:14 AM

USA: MUST be an act of terrorism! He shall be punished!!

*Finds out it's a white American*.

"HE"S MENTALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY UNFIT! DON"T PUNISH HIM*


Given the number of psych wards in the prisons in this country I wouldn't bet on the last remark. Because this has garnered so much attention, unless whoever this is has a VERY good lawyer, whether he's psychologically unfit or not...he'll be heading to prison and punished severely, I can assure you. They'll place him in one of these psych hospitals set up like a correctional facility at the very least, pump him full of Thorazine or some other screwy psychotropic pharmaceutical poison until he's a useless bit of protoplasm...a vegetable really, that will cost an obscene amount of money to keep feeding, clothing, sheltering...hell..a lot of prisoners in this country have it better than a lot of the lower middle and lower classes do. The first part "act of terrorism"..even though in the US most of the population when they hear the word "terrorist"..like a Pavlovian synapse in their brains immediately thinks "Muslim" or "9/11"...all the while they are seemingly in the dark about domestic terrorists. Domestic terrorists don't fit any sort of stereotype...they can come from all walks of life and could be anyone from your friendly mailman to the next door neighbor you never see. Until the people finally are able to shut off that Pavlovian response..."Muslim terrorist" will be their initial reaction to anything like this or the Boston bombings...as revolting as that sounds.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:43 AM

no one finds it strange that after almost every terror "event" poison letters mysteriously get intercepted?
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:54 AM

On Tuesday, a letter sent to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) tested positive for ricin poison. ABC News reports that a second letter sent to the U.S. Senate has tested positive. The addressee is unknown at this time

twitchy.com/2013/04/17/abc-second-letter-sent-to-us-senate-tests-positive-for-ricin/

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Fox News is reporting a second suspicious letter was addressed to President Obama.

FBI joint terrorism task force is involved in "ricin investigation," which indicates FBI sees this as possible case of terrorism.

Per this tweet:


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RT @Jordanfabian: The suspicious letter addressed to President Obama has field-tested positive for ricin, @PierreTABC reports.
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Both envelopes contained letters included the phrase: "To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance (sic)." Both were signed, "I am KC and I approve this message."


Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., told the Associated Press police have a suspect in mind.


An envelope thought to contain ricin was sent to the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Roger Wicker, lawmakers told Fox News, while a newly obtained FBI bulletin said a second suspicious letter was sent to President Obama.


The letter to the Mississippi Republican was intercepted at an off-site mail screening facility and never reached the Hill.

Authorities declined to comment on a suspect or any other aspect of the investigation being led by Capitol Police, but Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., told the Associated Press police have a suspect in mind.


"The person that is a suspect writes a lot of letters to members," McCaskill said as she emerged from a classified briefing.


Testing is apparently still underway. The letter tested positive for ricin in a field test, but the FBI released a statement Wednesday saying tests have shown "inconsistent results" and the substance is being further analyzed.


An FBI bulletin obtained by Fox News also said a second letter was sent to Obama, and was intercepted. That letter is still being screened.

The bulletin said both letters included the phrase: "To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance."


Both were signed, "I am KC and I approve this message."


According to a Homeland Security Department handbook, ricin is deadliest when inhaled. It is not contagious, but there is no antidote.

Wicker thanked law enforcement officials in a statement for "their hard work and diligence in keeping" those who work in the Capitol safe, adding that the matter is part of an ongoing investigation by Capitol Police and the FBI. "Gayle and I appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers," he said.


As of Tuesday night, mail delivery had only been stopped to the Senate, not the House.


"It is of concern," Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said after learning about the incident in a briefing with other senators late Tuesday.


The envelope had a Tennessee postmark and no return address.


The letter inside included an implied threat to effect of: "You haven’t listen to me before. Now you will, even if people have to die," Politico also reported.sources say officials are familiar with the person believed to have sent the letter as the person has sent other letters before.


FBI Director Robert Mueller and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano were on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for a scheduled talk about cyber security. But that briefing morphed into talks about Boston, after the bombings Monday.


Senate Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer conducted a separate briefing for senators specifically on ricin.


It's unclear whether the letter had any connection to the Boston attack.


The mail-screening system was established after the Anthrax attacks of 2001 that closed the Hart Senate Office Building.


http://www.foxnews.c.../#ixzz2Qjg4zRBa
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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:56 AM

no one finds it strange that after almost every terror "event" poison letters mysteriously get intercepted?


I find it beyond strange. It's almost like a "calling card" of some kind. I'm going to drift into a hypothesis here that should not be taken seriously by anyone reading this..it's more of a musing. This pattern cannot be ignored. It's not just a coincidence that these letters "popped up" after the "terror event" that took place at the Boston Marathon...and the anthrax letters "popped up" immediately following 9/11. Here comes the highly speculative part of the hypothesis...I'm beginning to wonder if those who were really responsible for 9/11 are also responsible for this attack, if in fact it is proven to be the work of terrorists. Just musing really....simply because of the "poison letters"...the last one of anthrax, and this one of ricin. I have never believed the Bush Administration's explanation for 9/11. It was a deplorable and despicable act of cowardice, certainly...however it's the part about "muslim terrorists" that just never sat right with me. Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein (who I am convinced had no connection to each other at all) just seemed like way too convenient scapegoats. Again...don't take any of this I have just said seriously...

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:02 AM

no one finds it strange that after almost every terror "event" poison letters mysteriously get intercepted?

Not really. This sort of thing seems to potentiate the crazies.

And I can think of any number of terror events where it does not occur.

Update from Mike Levine of Fox News:


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#FBI says of ricin probe: "There is no indication of a connection to the attack in Boston"

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:10 AM

I find it beyond strange. It's almost like a "calling card" of some kind. I'm going to drift into a hypothesis here that should not be taken seriously by anyone reading this..it's more of a musing. This pattern cannot be ignored. It's not just a coincidence that these letters "popped up" after the "terror event" that took place at the Boston Marathon...and the anthrax letters "popped up" immediately following 9/11. Here comes the highly speculative part of the hypothesis...I'm beginning to wonder if those who were really responsible for 9/11 are also responsible for this attack, if in fact it is proven to be the work of terrorists. Just musing really....simply because of the "poison letters"...the last one of anthrax, and this one of ricin. I have never believed the Bush Administration's explanation for 9/11. It was a deplorable and despicable act of cowardice, certainly...however it's the part about "muslim terrorists" that just never sat right with me. Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein (who I am convinced had no connection to each other at all) just seemed like way too convenient scapegoats. Again...don't take any of this I have just said seriously...


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