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    Re: Another suspicious letter found, this one to Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    With poison.
    It's like garlic to a vampire.



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    Re: Another suspicious letter found, this one to Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Another suspicious letter found, this one to Obama - CNN.com



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    People should know that this wouldn't work. It's been tried before, and the security with mail to our public officials is pretty tight.

    To run the conspiracy theory on this, there were no ricin letters, the government is just continuing to release reports that it has to whip up more frenzy after the Boston attack so that when they propose even more drastic government intervention and curtailing of rights; people will be less likely to oppose them.

    Heheh....I think I could do this for a living. How much does Glenn Beck make?
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    Re: Another suspicious letter found, this one to Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Mailing poison is a lax, almost pointless attempt, imo. All of that mail goes through a screening process that would make even TSA green with envy. And I would think that anyone who can get their hands on something like ricin without getting busted would be intelligent enough to get that.
    True, and that ups the theory that this is a false flag attack by our own government. Not saying that the theory is credible in any way, but more people are going to believe it just for that very reason.
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    Re: Another suspicious letter found, this one to Obama

    Something else. You don't have to get your hands on ricin in order to launch a terrorist attack. Just grind up some whole castor beans which, while they contain minute traces of ricin, are harmless. That will also trigger the detectors. Could be some nut attempting to do this.
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    Re: Another suspicious letter found, this one to Obama

    All it says is the police have a suspect in mind. Doesn't say anything about an arrest nor even a suspect being taken into Custody.

    Senator: Police have suspect in ricin mailing.....



    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have a suspect in mind as they investigate a letter mailed to Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for poisonous ricin, a Senate colleague said.

    "The person that is a suspect writes a lot of letters to members," Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said Tuesday as she emerged from a classified briefing.

    Authorities declined to comment on a suspect or any other aspect of the investigation being led by Capitol Police and the FBI after tests indicated that a letter mailed to the Mississippi Republican's Washington office contained the potentially deadly toxin. The letter was intercepted at a Senate mail facility in Prince George's County, Md., just outside Washington, said Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, a member of the Senate's Democratic leadership.

    Terrance Gainer, the Senate's sergeant-at-arms, said the envelope bore a Memphis, Tenn., postmark but had no return address or suspicious markings.

    Mail from a broad swath of northern Mississippi, including Tupelo, Oxford and DeSoto County, is processed and postmarked in nearby Memphis, according to a Postal Service map. The Memphis center also processes mail for residents of Western parts of Tennessee and eastern Arkansas.

    Milt Leitenberg, a University of Maryland bioterrorism expert, said ricin is a poison derived from the same bean that makes castor oil. According to a Homeland Security Department handbook, ricin is deadliest when inhaled. It is not contagious, but there is no known antidote.....snip~

    Senator: Police have suspect in ricin mailing

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    Re: Another suspicious letter found, this one to Obama

    Last sentence in Chicago Tribune article from 2:09PM CDT, 17 April 2013

    That letter was postmarked in Memphis, and even though it had no return address, a senator said the sender was familiar to authorities as someone who often writes to lawmakers.
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    Re: Another suspicious letter found, this one to Obama

    It doesn't matter that letters laced with ricin, a poison for which there is no known antidote, don't ever make their way to the recipient.

    What matters is that they get sent, identified as such, and make their way into the news feeds.

    That tells the public that someone is really, really mad at the D.C. recipients, and, sans explanatory letter, leaves the general public to truly wonder what did these officials do to piss someone(s) off so bad that they'd do such a terrible thing, even if usually always such laced-letters function only symbolically and thankfully never do their horrific deed.

    So the public is wondering if the sender is pissed at these officials' gun-control response, amnesty and legalization of 20 million illegals, lack of effort to bring the economy back that still has the true unemployment rate hovering near 14% .. all sorts of things currently trending.

    And by so wondering, the public, a bit unconsciously, somewhat consciously, draws an equal-gravity connection between the poisoning attempt and the officials' bad behavior on the issue they wonder might have motivated the sender to do so.

    This is a very large consciousness raising tool, one that cannot be under-emphasized regarding its effect.

    People are left to wonder how damaging any of the bad-behavior-on-the-issue reasons they wondered about might really be to America, if someone would resort to such a horrific response as to send a poison-laced letter.

    Think about it.
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    Re: Another suspicious letter found, this one to Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Ontologuy View Post
    People are left to wonder how damaging any of the bad-behavior-on-the-issue reasons they wondered about might really be to America, if someone would resort to such a horrific response as to send a poison-laced letter.

    Think about it.
    Or the person(s) could just be a crazy nut-job who deserves the full weight of the law, and that's it.

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    Re: Another suspicious letter found, this one to Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    Or the person(s) could just be a crazy nut-job who deserves the full weight of the law, and that's it.
    No, that's merely a superego-compelled "appropriate" response to verbalize to others.

    That's not what goes on silently in the mind of the vast majority of the public.

    It's like when an athlete gets accused of using steriods, people are thinking that he did it, much more so than that he was falsely accused by some sore-head.

    Politicians are thought of by the general public, you know, like athletes secretly using steriods -- they're kind of thought of as scummy that way.

    So when someone gets really, really mad at a politician, the thoughts by most is that there's good reason.
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    Re: Another suspicious letter found, this one to Obama

    Who knows, it could be a gift from the choom gang

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