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Strychnine found in Danish reservoir
UPI ^ | 10-06-2006 | UPI

Posted on 10/06/2006 2:27:39 PM PDT by IntelliQuark

GREVE, Denmark, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Inspectors discovered strychnine in the water supply of a Danish town during a routine check.

Investigators believe that someone dumped rat poison in one of the wells that provides water for Greve Municipality outside Copenhagen, the Copenhagen Post reported. The well's Plexiglass cover was smashed open.

A vial labeled rat poison found in the bottom of the well has been traced to the pharmacy where it originated, investigators told the Post.

"The episode worries me, because you think, what'll it be next," Erik Jurlander, a manager at Greve Waterworks told the newspaper Politiken. "We have coded locks for the waterworks, a sea of alarms and 24-hour security guards who are immediately notified if one of the alarms sounds."

While the waterworks says that the strychnine was not at a dangerous level, the reservoir has been closed. Copenhagen is temporarily supplying Greve with water.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: copenhagen; denmark; ecoterrorism; eurabia; europe; poison; ratpoison; reservoir; rop; strychnine; terrorism; trop; wot
This may or may not be related to "islamo-facist terrorism", but when anyone puts poison in a reservoir, it's an act of terror with intention of mass murder.

Good thing they found it.

1 posted on 10/06/2006 2:27:41 PM PDT by IntelliQuark
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To: IntelliQuark

Hmm. I hope they are checking the employees first. It says there are alarms up the wazoo, but this was only discovered on a routine check.

Either someone knew where a softspot was or the person got lucky.


2 posted on 10/06/2006 2:31:59 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: IntelliQuark

Worrisome ... but maybe it's a move to prevent a suspected intrusion ploy.

My house is on a well, not city water. A couple of summers ago, I got an unsolicited phone call from an accented individual asking my permission to put a gadget on my well to "clean" the water.

Duh. No!

Water is the essence of life. Stock up.


3 posted on 10/06/2006 2:32:30 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: IntelliQuark

Sheesh! If they poison all the Danes, who are they going to collect welfare from?


4 posted on 10/06/2006 2:33:31 PM PDT by livius
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To: IntelliQuark

bttt


5 posted on 10/06/2006 2:33:49 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: IntelliQuark

A very pathetic act of terrorism, to be sure. It would have been so diluted as to be meaningless. And besides, you can, and certain religious sects do, drink strychnine........


6 posted on 10/06/2006 2:35:55 PM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: livius

Methinks there is something rotten in the state of Denmark..........


7 posted on 10/06/2006 2:36:39 PM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: IntelliQuark
Hastert's fault.
8 posted on 10/06/2006 2:36:58 PM PDT by Semi Civil Servant (Colorado: the original Red State.)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
A melancholy Danish prince comes to mind.............
9 posted on 10/06/2006 2:37:20 PM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

My own well is one of the advantages of living in the country.


10 posted on 10/06/2006 2:37:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: IntelliQuark

Fight fire with fire; poison their oasis.


11 posted on 10/06/2006 2:38:03 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Their oases are already poisoned. How do you think their minds got so warped?........


12 posted on 10/06/2006 2:40:02 PM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: IntelliQuark

"...it's an act of terror with intention of mass murder..."

"...it's an act of *muslim-islamst-arab terrorism* with intention of mass murder..."

There; fixed it.


13 posted on 10/06/2006 2:43:59 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage; try it!)
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To: IntelliQuark

It must be "students" who were feelng oppressed.


14 posted on 10/06/2006 2:49:48 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: IntelliQuark

I'll bet a 1,000 donut holes this is revenge for the cartoons. Muslims have threatened poisoning the water supply before.

Sooner or later this demented death cult is going to do something the triggers a huge response from ordinary citizens and they aren't going to like it. But it will happen. These people are totally focused on world domination through violence and mass death. My only question to europeans is: What will it take for you to recognize that you are suffering Death by a Thousand Cuts?


15 posted on 10/06/2006 2:53:29 PM PDT by navyguy
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To: IntelliQuark

Next step -- bacon in the reservoir.


16 posted on 10/06/2006 2:53:33 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: navyguy

Mmmm, I'd love to win that bet, but I'm sure you'd win it! ;)


17 posted on 10/06/2006 2:59:38 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (No integration without inebriation!)
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To: Red Badger
"A very pathetic act of terrorism, to be sure. It would have been so diluted as to be meaningless. And besides, you can, and certain religious sects do, drink strychnine........"

When I was a kid, we used strychnine to poison the skunks that were raiding our hen house. He told us the stuff was used by some as an aphrodisiac, but that the dose for that use was also very close to the deadly dose, based on body weight, and to be REALLY careful in handling it...

We injected it into specially marked eggs. Had to wash down all the hens, and the hen house, as the poor skunk apparently spasmed pretty bad, spraying everything in the area when the stuff go to him.
18 posted on 10/06/2006 3:14:26 PM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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To: Old Student

It is also a cheap "hallucinogen"........drinking it in just the right quantity will cause vision and brain dysfunction, thus the religious aspect..........


19 posted on 10/06/2006 3:16:45 PM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: Red Badger

Some people will do just about anything for a thrill...


20 posted on 10/06/2006 3:21:10 PM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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To: Old Student

The skunks were probably "tripping" out!............


21 posted on 10/06/2006 3:25:33 PM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: Red Badger

no doubt about that at all! Couldn't find the door, and really didn't care, until that final convulsion hit...


22 posted on 10/06/2006 3:33:07 PM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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To: Old Student

I've been like that..............


23 posted on 10/06/2006 3:35:24 PM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: Red Badger

I was never quite that bad, and after cleaning up that mess, strychnine was right off my list of things to try, too! ;)

my worst vice now is FR. I should be doing homework...


24 posted on 10/06/2006 3:39:32 PM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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To: Old Student

I am AT work!..........OT.......!


25 posted on 10/06/2006 3:42:19 PM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: IntelliQuark

Those Danish Amish are acting up again eh


26 posted on 10/06/2006 4:53:31 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: Red Badger
Hopefully, you're getting paid for it. I'm a currently unemployed school teacher/grad student, and I'm racking up more student loan debt, and not getting my homework done, which is NOT going to help the employment situation! (also burning off the last of my GI Bill...)

I'm not making any money, and right now, at least, not getting the workload reduced, either. Of course, I am also scarfing pancakes with fig preserves, too, which would sort of complicate the homework situation, anyway. Somehow, it doesn't seem to slow down the FReeping, to much, though...
27 posted on 10/06/2006 5:06:48 PM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Ping


28 posted on 10/06/2006 5:08:36 PM PDT by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: hegemony

Hey,,,Hege,,,


29 posted on 10/06/2006 5:21:31 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
A couple of summers ago, I got an unsolicited phone call from an accented individual asking my permission to put a gadget on my well to "clean" the water. Duh. No!

Did you notify the authorities so that they could investigate your incident to determine whether the intentions were sinister? Perhaps they could have arrested the perpetrator so that he didn't harm someone more gullible or elderly.

30 posted on 10/06/2006 5:22:31 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Old Student

Well, at least you're not down to eating ramen noodles, yet!............


31 posted on 10/06/2006 5:25:24 PM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: Red Badger

I'm retired Air Force, it won't get to Ramen noodles unless I want it to; although I have couple of cases stashed just in case. Pancakes was sheer lazyness on my part this evening. ;)


32 posted on 10/06/2006 5:34:26 PM PDT by Old Student (We have a name for the people who think indiscriminate killing is fine. They're called "The Bad Guys)
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To: IntelliQuark

Isn't strychnine the ingredient in rat poison that causes massive internal hemorrhaging? If so, at lethal dosages in a town's water supply, that could cause horrible deaths. If such a tragedy were to occur, the retribution fever of the affected people would be huge, one would think.


33 posted on 10/06/2006 5:36:07 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

"Isn't strychnine the ingredient in rat poison that causes massive internal hemorrhaging?"

I think you're recalling the anti-coagulant warfarin:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warfarin

IIRC, strychnine causes a failure of the inhibition of muscular contractions,
leading to painful contractions of muscles.
I think it leaves victims with a strained grin (think Nancy Pelosi)
due to the muscles going wild.


34 posted on 10/06/2006 5:47:53 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Cindy

Did you see this? It's really strange that someone could do that with all the security and alarms in place.

"Inspectors discovered strychnine in the water supply of a Danish town during a routine check.

"The episode worries me, because you think, what'll it be next," Erik Jurlander, a manager at Greve Waterworks told the newspaper Politiken. "We have coded locks for the waterworks, a sea of alarms and 24-hour security guards who are immediately notified if one of the alarms sounds."


35 posted on 10/06/2006 6:48:01 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: All

Facts About Strychnine (from CDC website)

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/strychnine/basics/facts.asp


How you could be exposed to strychnine

Following release of strychnine into water, you could be exposed by drinking contaminated water.
Following contamination of food with strychnine, you could be exposed by eating the contaminated food.
It is also possible to absorb strychnine through the membranes in the nose, eyes, or mouth. For example, a person could be poisoned by inhaling strychnine powder that has been released in the air.
Strychnine could be smoked or snorted as a component of street drugs.
Poisoning has been reported from strychnine given intravenously and through the nose.


How strychnine works

The extent of poisoning caused by strychnine depends on the amount and route of strychnine exposure and the person’s condition of health at the time of the exposure.
Strychnine prevents the proper operation of the chemical that controls nerve signals to the muscles. The chemical controlling nerve signals works like the body’s “off switch” for muscles. When this “off switch” does not work correctly, muscles throughout the body have severe, painful spasms. Even though the person’s consciousness or thinking are not affected at first (except that the person is very excitable and in pain), eventually the muscles tire and the person can’t breathe.


36 posted on 10/06/2006 6:54:57 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: Red Badger

Good inbreeding..


37 posted on 10/06/2006 6:58:26 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: IntelliQuark
This treachery reeks of the satanic death cult known as Islam.
38 posted on 10/06/2006 7:07:27 PM PDT by Prime Choice (True Conservatives don't vote for Liberals just because they have an 'R' by their name.)
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To: VOA
Right, I was thinking about warfarin.

Thanks for the info.

OP

39 posted on 10/06/2006 7:11:41 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: FairOpinion

Yep, I saw it.
It is disturbing.

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1711848/posts?page=432#432


40 posted on 10/06/2006 10:29:37 PM PDT by Cindy
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