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FBI investigating 8 threatening letters with white powder at federal offices around Alabama
Al.com ^ | 1-4-10 | Breaking News

Posted on 01/04/2010 12:16:04 PM PST by JustPiper

Federal agents are now investigating reports of possibly eight threatening letters with a white substance in at least four Alabama cities this morning, an FBI official confirmed.

Angela Tobon, media spokesperson for the Mobile FBI, said the letters were all mailed to federal offices and "are all the same ...white powder with threatening letters," she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.al.com ...


TOPICS: Anthrax Scare; Breaking News; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: 201001; 20100104; 20100105; al; alabama; anthrax; anthraxscare; isolatedincidents; sessions; shelby; sugarsubstitute; suspiciouspowder; sweetener; whitepowder
"we know that it's not anthrax. We know it's not a biological agent and we know it's not ricin."

The substance at the Vance federal building at first tested positive for anthrax, but later was determined not to be the sometimes deadly material. "At this point it does not appear to be a toxic substance ... based on the one letter we got out of Birmingham," Williamson said.

1 posted on 01/04/2010 12:16:06 PM PST by JustPiper
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Update:

Two of the letters sent were to Senator Sessions and Shelby

Link to my local radio anyone can listen:

Click on Listen Live, GB on now, you will hear newsbreaks

http://www.talkradio1055.com/pages/steveandleah.html


2 posted on 01/04/2010 12:17:52 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: MamaDearest; TigersEye; Godzilla; appalachian_dweller; Oorang; Rushmore Rocks; ...

If you would like to be added to my TM pinglist or removed just email me

3 posted on 01/04/2010 12:19:36 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: JustPiper
I suspect those congressional staffers who resigned en masse.
4 posted on 01/04/2010 12:37:13 PM PST by Oratam
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To: JustPiper

Baby powder or baking powder alert. :P


5 posted on 01/04/2010 12:38:32 PM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: JustPiper

Are they sending any to Washington? Who could forget how they ran like scared rabbits. Very entertaining.

Well now, Christmas is over, Tiger news is slow, no more healthcare talk, no H1N1 scare the crap outta you news, even the crotch bomber is stale news. We could use a little entertainment.


6 posted on 01/04/2010 12:44:56 PM PST by New Yawk Minute
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To: JustPiper

What did Obama know and when did he know it?


7 posted on 01/04/2010 12:44:56 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: mojitojoe

At least one contained an artificial sweetener, an FBI official said.


8 posted on 01/04/2010 12:45:04 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: JustPiper

Wow..thats some deadly stuff. Aspartame could kill ya. Only, I think you have to ingest a lot of it.


9 posted on 01/04/2010 12:47:26 PM PST by New Yawk Minute
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Few other details about the letters were available from authorities.

One letter was sent to Rep. Jo Bonner’s office in in Mobile, and one to his office in Foley, Tobon said. Single letters were sent to the offices of Rep. Mike Rogers and U.S. Sens. Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby in Montgomery. And one letter was sent to the federal courthouse in Anniston. Another letter also was later reported having also been received in Anniston, an FBI official said.

One letter was received at Birmingham federal offices on Sunday at the Robert S. Vance Federal Building in downtown Birmingham , said Paul Daymond, public affairs specialist with the FBI in Birmingham.

Daymond said the FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task Force is investigating the Alabama letters.


10 posted on 01/04/2010 12:48:22 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: JustPiper

11 posted on 01/04/2010 12:56:24 PM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: JustPiper

Yep, lotsa stuff going on...


12 posted on 01/04/2010 1:00:29 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: JustPiper

This is an act designed to terrorize people, tie things up, and spend lots of money. Hope they get the perp!


13 posted on 01/04/2010 1:10:27 PM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow
Suspicious white powder mailed to Republicans suspect terrorism or harassment, if it was to a DemonRAT politician, I'd suspect it was their regular cocaine delivery....
14 posted on 01/04/2010 1:17:11 PM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 393)
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To: JustPiper
One letter was received at Birmingham federal offices on Sunday at the Robert S. Vance Federal Building in downtown Birmingham

Weird that they sent it to the Bankruptcy Courthouse instead of the Federal Courthouse.

15 posted on 01/04/2010 1:30:44 PM PST by Bodleian_Girl
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To: JustPiper
"At least one contained an artificial sweetener, an FBI official said."

Hmmm. For years, the only Splenda (artifical sweeetner) factory in the world was in Alabama....but, it was recently shut and moved to (I think) Singapore.

16 posted on 01/04/2010 1:34:55 PM PST by blam
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Earlier reports from an FBI official in Mobile had indicated possibly two letters were received in Birmingham, but it was only one, the FBI has now confirmed.

Daymond said this afternoon that the powder in one envelope in Anniston tested negative for anthrax. “It was some type of artificial sweetener,” he said.

Daymond later reported a second letter was received in Anniston.

The substance at the Vance federal building at first tested positive for anthrax at the scene, but later was determined not to be the sometimes deadly material. The on-scene tests are reliable when the results are negative, but are unreliable when a test is positive, health officials said.


17 posted on 01/04/2010 1:36:41 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: DBrow

There was quick response from many agencies, so they’ll get to the bottom of it. And if they say “Nothing to see here, move along” I’ll make a call to get the truth


18 posted on 01/04/2010 1:38:34 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: blam

19 posted on 01/04/2010 1:38:51 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
I'm still getting use to moving to 'another' country, lol, still unfamiliar with anything that's not "down yonder"

Anniston federal building closed by discovery of suspicious package By The Birmingham News

20 posted on 01/04/2010 1:44:21 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: DBrow

Wondering if you might be right...

I can imagine lots of harmless “white powder” being sent all over, with newsies intone about the “right-wing-loonies/fundamentalists/militia/bible-thumpers/gun-nuts” trying to cause disruption. We all become hypnotically calmed, as there is nothing to be alarmed about, right?

And all the while, the moosles snicker, as they prepare more envelopes to mail, some of which do contain nasty substances. The ensuing chaos will do some real damage to daily routines everywhere.

Have the flu, am probably hallucinating from the fever. Don’t mind me.


21 posted on 01/04/2010 1:44:34 PM PST by jacquej
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To: jacquej
This is how I survived H1, seriously whenever I'm sick I have one, there IS something in it that heals


22 posted on 01/04/2010 1:50:38 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner's Mobile office evacuated after white powder discovered

23 posted on 01/04/2010 1:54:46 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: jacquej

The power was out in DC today for about an hour they don’t know why-someone is messing with us-don’t ya think??


24 posted on 01/04/2010 1:56:25 PM PST by homegroan (ZQczar...happily addicted to the Refresh Button.....)
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To: homegroan

Odd how that coincides with Reagan Airport


25 posted on 01/04/2010 2:03:58 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: JustPiper

Thanks for the ping, JustPiper.

Will be following this closley. Something doesn’t *feel* right to me and I hate it when I have that feeling.


26 posted on 01/04/2010 2:07:17 PM PST by azishot (HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!)
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To: JustPiper

hmmmm


27 posted on 01/04/2010 2:13:59 PM PST by homegroan (ZQczar...happily addicted to the Refresh Button.....)
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To: JustPiper

I start most every day with a Monster. I have not been sick since June. Not even a sniffle. I buy the green in cases, but wish I could find the orange in cases as it has a better taste.

It is the wonder product that does many things just like Windex, Duct tape and WD-40. I suspect that when frozen, it could be used as a weapon.


28 posted on 01/04/2010 2:17:20 PM PST by dirtman
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To: JustPiper
Probably from Texas.....Trying to get Alabama to give the game away.:-)
29 posted on 01/04/2010 2:29:47 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: JustPiper

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.”


30 posted on 01/04/2010 3:21:19 PM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: JustPiper

It wasn’t me!


31 posted on 01/04/2010 3:41:15 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: azishot
The gut tells it all!!!

UPDATE:

FBI reports((( 9 ))) threatening letters found across Alabama at congressional offices

I fear this is a scene we will be seeing much of in 2010

No congressman handled the letters or came anywhere near the letters,

All of the letters were postmarked from different post offices around Alabama and had similar markings, Regan said. Investigators believe that all of the letters came from the same person.

One envelope was discovered in Birmingham on Sunday at the office of U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama. That discovery prompted the shutdown of the Robert S. Vance Federal Building through at least today.

Envelopes were discovered today in Montgomery at the separate offices of Shelby, U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright, Democrat; and U. S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama.

Also, envelopes were discovered at the offices of U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Mobile, in Mobile and Foley; at Shelby's office in Mobile; and two at the office of Mike Rogers, R-Anniston, in Anniston.

32 posted on 01/04/2010 3:51:44 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: JustPiper
Maybe it was the WH ballerina boy.
Never let a crisis go to waste.
33 posted on 01/04/2010 3:53:39 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012...)
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To: dirtman

I am glad someone else has seen the amazing properties in Monster, Green is my fav, purple sucks. I don’t care what’s in it, I must have it, that I know :) I take my BP pill first.Frozen haha, icicles do make the best weapons ~wink


34 posted on 01/04/2010 3:56:25 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: Cold Heat

Oh thats OK , I’m a transplant so I’m not a rabid fan of Bama etc. Now, used to be rabid over the Bulls lol


35 posted on 01/04/2010 3:58:07 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: Alas Babylon!

~promise? :)


36 posted on 01/04/2010 3:58:52 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Yay!!! didn’t know you were here! Bama just got alot better :) Anywhere near Walker County?


37 posted on 01/04/2010 3:59:51 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: JustPiper

*groan*
That stupid song “Cocaine” came to mind when reading the article.


38 posted on 01/04/2010 4:03:03 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: JustPiper

Where has Rahm Emanuel been lately? Just wonderin’...


39 posted on 01/04/2010 4:05:56 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Big government more or less guarantees rule by creeps and misfits.)
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To: JustPiper

Weaponized anthrax is brown....


40 posted on 01/04/2010 4:06:48 PM PST by G8 Diplomat
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To: G8 Diplomat

“Weaponized anthrax is brown....”

Is it really?

Show me please.


41 posted on 01/04/2010 7:02:32 PM PST by Vidocq
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To: Vidocq

It is according to my bioterrorism professor, a retired Navy biological weapons researcher...

Here's a pic from the FBI's website:


42 posted on 01/04/2010 8:52:38 PM PST by G8 Diplomat
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To: JustPiper

All Republicans.


43 posted on 01/04/2010 10:22:19 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: JustPiper
False flag anthrax scare? (I don't know if terrorist groups could get anthrax that easily, but Al-CIA-da could.)

Globalist elite's fault!

44 posted on 01/04/2010 10:56:43 PM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: JustPiper

Two UC Irvine professors received envelopes with white powder today.

http://sciencedude.freedomblogging.com/2010/01/04/suspicious-powder-shuts-2-uci-buildings/75993/


45 posted on 01/05/2010 12:01:51 AM PST by CaliGirl-R
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To: JustPiper

DU underground? Move-on.org? Michael Moore? These are the first thoughts that go through the brain.


46 posted on 01/05/2010 1:23:27 AM PST by exnavy (God save the republic)
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To: G8 Diplomat

vermiculite: among other uses, used in explosives storage as a blast mitigant


47 posted on 01/05/2010 3:13:58 AM PST by fivecatsandadog (You better HOPE you end up with more than a little CHANGE in your pocket when he's finished.)
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To: CaliGirl-R

This to be posted at TM! TY!


48 posted on 01/05/2010 10:05:07 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: darkangel82

There was a singular Dem


49 posted on 01/05/2010 10:06:37 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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To: exnavy
kinda coincided with what happened in LV. There will be more and more angry citizens


50 posted on 01/05/2010 10:33:58 PM PST by JustPiper (The AUDACITY of DOPES)
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