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CNN: Senate Received Ricin-laced Envelope

Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:23 pm

Possible ricin-tainted letter intercepted by the U.S. Capitol mail office in Washington, D.C.

No link yet, Breaking News on CNN.
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RE: CNN: Senate Received Ricin-laced Envelope

Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:27 pm

Roger Wicker, Mississippi

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/16/us/tai...r-intercepted/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

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RE: CNN: Senate Received Ricin-laced Envelope

Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:42 am

A Republican Senator. Senate mail facility is closed. Ricin is very very nasty stuff. Where can people get it from??
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RE: CNN: Senate Received Ricin-laced Envelope

Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:18 am

Quoting Stabilator (Reply 2):
Ricin is very very nasty stuff. Where can people get it from??

It can be made with relative ease if the right ingredients are around. That's partly what makes it so dangerous, the combination of it being readily available and astonishingly poisonous.
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RE: CNN: Senate Received Ricin-laced Envelope

Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:24 am

Quoting Stabilator (Reply 2):
Where can people get it from??

Well according to Wikipedia, it's a naturally occurring protein found in the castor oil plant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricin
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RE: CNN: Senate Received Ricin-laced Envelope

Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:09 am

I heard today that two senators and Obama got the same letter. It was found tho before it got to them
 
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RE: CNN: Senate Received Ricin-laced Envelope

Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:32 am

Anyone else think it's connected to Boston? Coincidental that two different bad things happen at the same time.

Seems very amateurish, thank goodness. RIP to everyone in Boston, but it could have been a lot worse had the bombs been more complex
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RE: CNN: Senate Received Ricin-laced Envelope

Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:59 am

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 6):

Boston seems to be substantially more organized.

The letter guy writes letters all the time (see about half way down McKaskills comments).

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013...letters-sent-to-obama-senator?lite
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RE: CNN: Senate Received Ricin-laced Envelope

Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:44 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
Possible ricin-tainted letter intercepted by the U.S. Capitol mail office in Washington, D.C.

The FBI have arrested someone from Mississippi in connection with this.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news...ticle.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10878290
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RE: CNN: Senate Received Ricin-laced Envelope

Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:00 pm

"I don't even eat rice." Will that become this week's catch phrase in the news?  

Ricin letter suspect released; FBI searching second Mississippi man's home

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Charges were dropped Tuesday against the Mississippi man suspected of mailing ricin-laced letters to President Obama and other public officials — as authorities searched the home of another man hoping to find clues in the expanding investigation.

"I respect President Obama and love my country. I would never do anything to pose a threat to him or any other U.S. official," Paul Kevin Curtis said at a news conference Tuesday.


Looks like finally, someone who claims to have been framed, finally was.
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RE: CNN: Senate Received Ricin-laced Envelope

Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:32 pm

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 6):
Anyone else think it's connected to Boston? Coincidental that two different bad things happen at the same time.

Similar was stated w/regards to the anthrax letters sent in Oct. 2001, a month following the Sept. 11 attacks. As it turned out; the sender of those letters, who died a few years ago, was not connected to Al-Queda nor the attacks at all.
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