posted on 02/10/2008 8:33:04 PM PST
Terrible. Where did it come from?
posted on 02/10/2008 8:35:43 PM PST
In what appeared to be a goodwill gesture, a former official delivered two cakes laced with thallium.
Soon to be a former person.
So this was just your average everyday Iraqi disagreement, not jihadi terrorism.
I remember the stories of thallium poisoning during the Saddam years. Gruesome. I believe it began with the KGB, who used it on particularly obstreperous exiled dissidents they wanted to make an example of. That and ricin.
posted on 02/10/2008 8:37:23 PM PST
posted on 02/10/2008 8:37:26 PM PST
(There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
To: Admin Moderator
Sorry, typo. Please correct date of article to 09 Feb 2008.
Dam already Feb and I still don’t know what year it is.
posted on 02/10/2008 8:38:26 PM PST
("Ron Paul won every debate!" Rudy Giuliani)
posted on 02/10/2008 8:41:53 PM PST
(I have to hope for a brokered GOP Convention. It can't get any worse.)
Apparently there is an antidote to thallium poisoning. Prussian blue:
Among 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.
It then causes a lingering and painful death. An antidote known as Prussian Blue can be effective if taken quickly.
An antidote? Who'd Thunk It?
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Oh! Wait! I guess they meant this Prussian Blue
(Sorry 'bout that)
posted on 02/10/2008 9:03:23 PM PST
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posted on 02/11/2008 3:18:28 AM PST
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