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I can see the emergence of "Russia Curse," poisoning by exotic toxin, especially of radioactive kind.
1 posted on 03/07/2007 12:53:12 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: struwwelpeter; AdmSmith; MarMema

Ping!


2 posted on 03/07/2007 12:53:47 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, kae jong-il, chia head, pogri, midget sh*tbag)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Thallium is not a radioactive element, but it is very toxic:


Thallium and its compounds are highly toxic and should be handled with great care. Contact with skin is dangerous and adequate ventilation should be provided when melting this metal. Thallium(I) compounds have a high aqueous solubility and are readily absorbed through the skin. Exposure to them should not exceed 0.1 mg per m² of skin in an 8-hour time-weighted average (40-hour work week). Thallium is a suspected human carcinogen.

Part of the reason for thallium's high toxicity is that, when present in aqueous solution as the univalent thallium(I) ion (Tl+), it exhibits some similarities with essential alkali metal cations, particularly potassium. It can thus enter the body via potassium uptake pathways. However other aspects of thallium's chemistry are very different from that of the alkali metals (e.g. its high affinity for sulfur ligands), and so this substitution disrupts many cellular processes (for instance thallium may attack sulphur-containing proteins such as cysteine residues and ferredoxins).

Thallium's toxicity has led to its use (now discontinued in many countries) as a rat and ant poison.

Amongst the distinctive effects of thallium poisoning are loss of hair (which led it to its initial use as a depilatory before its toxicity was properly appreciated) and damage to peripheral nerves (victims may experience a sensation of walking on hot coals). Thallium was once an effective murder weapon before its effects became understood and an antidote (prussian blue) discovered.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thallium
3 posted on 03/07/2007 1:36:34 AM PST by AdmSmith
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The poisoning is an attempt to cover up theft traces, the victims' jewellery was stolen.

Why would any sane person bring expensive jewellery to Russia?
4 posted on 03/07/2007 1:44:17 AM PST by AdmSmith
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Something sounds fishy here.
In 1981, you didn't just leave the Soviet Union. There must have been a reason, like maybe they were allowed to go because the USSR was trying to get rid of certain religious groups. Most of those folks would not ever be willing to return, whether to see family/friends or not. Something about this story is wierd.


6 posted on 03/07/2007 2:22:42 AM PST by XR7
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The women felt unwell after a party on February 23. Marina Kovalevskaya ==

Russian names. Probably emmigrants.

Recently I saw Mila Jiovovich on Moscow TV. She came in Moscow to party here. Buity girl but speaks Russian with accent:). She is of russian decent.

Many russian immigrant to America came to Moscow those days. Mila Jiovovich told that she likes it to party in Moscow. "People lot of funny then elsewhere".


8 posted on 03/07/2007 4:07:57 AM PST by RusIvan (The western MSM zombies the western publics.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

(Thinking):"Oh-oh, zey suspect me. Time for my Tom Daschle face!"
11 posted on 03/07/2007 6:51:57 AM PST by struwwelpeter
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Connections? What were these two involved in?


12 posted on 03/07/2007 11:01:23 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
There’s antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium,
And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium
And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium,
And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium,
Europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium
And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium
And gold, protactinium and indium and gallium
And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium.

13 posted on 03/07/2007 3:29:39 PM PST by x
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