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Man Who Bit Into Needle Found in Sandwiches on Delta Flight Put on Anti-HIV Medication
ABC News ^

Posted on 07/17/2012 6:06:30 AM PDT by Perdogg

One of the airline passengers who bit into a sandwich containing a one-inch needle earlier this week has now been put on antiretroviral drugs used for the treatment of HIV, and says the FBI is investigating the incidents aboard four Delta Air Lines flights as a criminal case.

James Tonges said he was placed on the drug Truvada, which has recently been approved by the FDA, following the incident aboard a Delta flight from Amsterdam to Minneapolis-St. Paul. Half a dozen sewing needles have now been found in sandwiches on four separate Delta flights, and Tonges, who was sitting in his flight's business elite cabin, was unfortunate to have bitten into one of them.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airlinesafety; airplaneneedle; antihivdrug; antihivmedication; biologicalattack; criminalconspiracy; delta; deltaairlines; needleplot; needletampering; tsamia

1 posted on 07/17/2012 6:06:34 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Don’t book advance flights on Delta. They may not be around long.


2 posted on 07/17/2012 6:13:21 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Perdogg

Snopes hasn’t already covered this to absolve president Hussein of any possible connection?

Or is this a call for GM’s TEMPORARY (the leftist freak Hussein Heads like to say) CEO to take over Delta?

Heil Hussein!


3 posted on 07/17/2012 6:19:08 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Perdogg

Confusing. Was he put on the HIV drug because the needle was contaminated with HIV, or as a precaution, just in case?

Is some queer working in food prep sticking needles in himself and adding them to sandwiches? Or is it a terrorist Muslim doing a small but annoying bit of Jihad?


4 posted on 07/17/2012 6:19:45 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

Brings to mind the dentist in FL who purposelly infected grandmothers and little girls to bring attention to aids.

But I would think it is a jihadi, ‘hate America’ agenda.

Not understanding the poster saying Delta won’t be around long. What is that based on?

Shouldn’t be too hard to narrow down who the perp is. Not the airline’s fault- the catering company has a lot to answer for though.


5 posted on 07/17/2012 6:23:34 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Not the airline’s fault- the catering company has a lot to answer for though

The lawyers will sue everyone and everything involved. Its all about the money and ease of bringing a suite. If Delta has deeper pockets than the catering company, the lawyers will go after them. its that simple.

6 posted on 07/17/2012 6:26:19 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: JimRed
Is some queer working in food prep sticking needles in himself and adding them to sandwiches?...

Perhaps a "gourmet" airline caterer ran out of those sandwich toothpicks, and got a bit too creative.

7 posted on 07/17/2012 6:36:17 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: PGR88

The Dr’s son was on another flight out of the same airport and he kept the needle telling them he was going to sue.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/man-bit-needle-found-sandwiches-delta-flight-put/story?id=16792771#.UAVf8PWm2Ul

I would sue , too.


8 posted on 07/17/2012 6:37:42 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: JimRed

or a unionista punishing the corporation.

or an occupy wallstreet hippie,


9 posted on 07/17/2012 6:52:42 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: RummyChick
Interesting, the ABC blotter video link report, at the ten second mark Robin unequivically states the FBI is involved and:
"this is a possible terrorist attack".

FWIW: history of threads mentioning Schipol Airport at JihadWatch.org

10 posted on 07/17/2012 7:00:36 AM PDT by wtd
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To: PGR88

“If Delta has deeper pockets than the catering company, the lawyers will go after them. its that simple. “


You are absolutely right AND companies have themselves to blame for this.

Way too many have settled rather than fight the good fight in court. Their quarterly “bottom line” mentality never allows them to see the damage they do to themselves and other businesses by bowing to this form of legal extortion.

Just like a country should not negotiate with terrorists or kidnappers (unless they kill them afterwards) companies can stop this legal extortion by first fighting when they know they are in the right and to work hard to get LOSERS PAY as the law of the land.

We have to get back to placing a significant risk on scum filing bogus deep pocket claims while at the same time allowing those with merit to proceed.


11 posted on 07/17/2012 7:04:46 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: JimRed
Confusing. Was he put on the HIV drug because the needle was contaminated with HIV, or as a precaution, just in case?

Probably just as a precaution. There are some medicines that can help prevent someone from getting HIV even if stuck with an HIV-infected needle, but the medicine needs to be taken within a certain amount of time after exposure.
12 posted on 07/17/2012 7:07:02 AM PDT by DaveInDallas
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To: wtd

they are going with the angle that a story was done and shown how easy it was to get to the food carts.

It’s weird that they are going with terrorist attack since we have seen over and over and over again claims that something has nothing to do with terrorism even at the outset of the investigation.

If it was a terrorist plot then those needles probably had something on them.


13 posted on 07/17/2012 7:11:09 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
ABC is
"going with the angle that a story was done and shown how easy it was to get to the food carts."

"how easy it was to get to the food carts"

As in aiding and abetting terrorism?

Given the moral equivalence of the willful pc/mc fog enveloping the entire msm, I cannot dismiss this possibility.

14 posted on 07/17/2012 7:25:54 AM PDT by wtd
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To: wtd

No, I don’t mean that THIS was part of that story. They just mentioned they had done a story and they are bringing it up.

It’s weird this happened just as the FDA approved the drug given to the Dr.


15 posted on 07/17/2012 7:29:57 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Right after 911 I heard from a friend who had worked in security at O’Hare. He said the FBI was not even checking out the employees who loaded the food on the planes, or who cleaned the planes and that many of them were ex-cons. He felt that some of them could be bribed to place weapons on the planes.
I hope they are doing a better job of it now, but an incidence like needle-laden sandwiches has got to make you wonder.


16 posted on 07/17/2012 7:36:37 AM PDT by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: RummyChick
"That was the uncanny thing," Drogt said. "When I landed I spoke to the FBI, then I called my wife to let her know what had happened. She said something happened to our son on a parallel flight from Amsterdam to Atlanta."

Another bizarre coincidence. Both father and son on separate flights found needles. What are the odds of that, huh? Hmmm. Something doesn't seem right here.

17 posted on 07/17/2012 7:38:05 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Perdogg

Just another reason I WILL NOT FLY ON the stupid airlines anymore. They cannot keep you safe. Even in the food they serve you.


18 posted on 07/17/2012 7:39:31 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (You can almost hear the footsteps of Jesus. He is right at the door!)
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To: DaveInDallas

But the article claims these were sewing needles? I could see it with a IV needle, but this seems a bit odd.


19 posted on 07/17/2012 7:42:30 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: JimRed
Is some queer working in food prep sticking needles in himself and adding them to sandwiches? Or is it a terrorist Muslim doing a small but annoying bit of Jihad?

I was wondering if there will be an audit of Delta's catering service (contracted) to see how many illegal aliens are employed there. And how many are pissed off at the "1%?" It's not like you get served sandwiches back in the economy cattle car anymore.

And about the gay thing... my father is a retired commercial pilot. He has a story about being delayed out of Chicago because a flight attendant had not shown up for the flight. They kept calling ops and they told them to wait, she was on the way. When she got to the flight, she had quite a story. She had walked into the galley on her previous flight and caught a flaming gay co-worker squeezing blood from his cut finger onto the pilot's steak meal. They had him arrested when they landed and she had to debrief with supervisors and police, which was why she was late to the next flight. True story and happened in the 80's in the middle of the AIDS epidemic.

20 posted on 07/17/2012 7:53:24 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl

LOL... I just read that back after posting and that didn’t come out quite right. My father isn’t gay! hee hee... I was trying to point out that there are some real hate-filled gay boys flying around in the skies. I’ve worked with them. Angry, bitter, malicious, immature things they can be. That can be said about some of the straight ones, too, but percentage-wise, I’d have to say the gays have a lock on nastiness.


21 posted on 07/17/2012 7:58:35 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Perdogg

I thought AIDS didn’t live in the air very long?


22 posted on 07/17/2012 8:00:05 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: ruesrose

This is just an incident that the public has heard about because these guys are suing. There’s lots of stuff going on out there that no one hears about.


23 posted on 07/17/2012 8:00:16 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Perdogg

Every time I think the human race can’t go any lower, something happens to prove me wrong.


24 posted on 07/17/2012 8:08:31 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Perdogg

From my recollection, sewing needles are a bit longer than one inch.


25 posted on 07/17/2012 9:19:20 AM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: Perdogg

So sandwiches don’t have to go through the screening and strip search - feel the meat - process?


26 posted on 07/17/2012 10:32:49 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Perdogg
Hypocrisy in the airports anyway. After going through the radiographic exam and the pat down I'm in the “secure” area. I go to eat at O’Charley’s in the “secure” section of the airport and they give me a sharp 6” knife to cut my food. I can't have my personal pocket knife but I get to take a 6”steak knife with me easily. Go figger.
27 posted on 07/17/2012 10:56:08 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: longtermmemmory

The flight originated out of Amsterdam, so unless it was an ex-pat American or someone on a temporary visa or whatever they use over there, it was probably someone local, or at least European.


28 posted on 07/17/2012 11:03:51 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: humblegunner

You might want to cool it on your sandwich fetish for awhile. Although, I doubt they serve your favorite ‘snake’ - more into needles.


29 posted on 07/17/2012 11:05:38 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: sportutegrl

There was an orthopedic surgeon on the same flight who found a needle.

Jack Drogt


30 posted on 07/17/2012 11:10:28 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

air marshall found one , too.


31 posted on 07/17/2012 11:11:21 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: presently no screen name
You might want to cool it on your sandwich fetish for awhile.

Perhaps.

But if the sandwich maker quits halfway through.. the needles would likely be omitted.

She would just get the ingredients out and then walk away.

32 posted on 07/17/2012 11:13:16 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: RummyChick

I don’t know if you are old enough to remember the original Extra Strength Tylenol Capsule cyanide poisioning tampering case. The real story was a woman wanted to kill her husband and put cyanide in his tylenol capsules. Then she tampered with several other bottles at different stores to make it look like a random tampering case. Some innocent people were killed taking these pills.


33 posted on 07/17/2012 11:37:04 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: ponygirl

This is the second attack on Delta this week. The first was when the snipped wires were found by air marshalls in the restroom while the plane was at JFK just before a NY-Madrid flight, fortunately because somebody had been watching a Pakistani who went in and out of the bathroom.

This is obviously their next attack. Delta hasn’t been used as a target for attacks before, partly because it’s a very good, non-union airline that hires mostly Americans or American-friendly people, and partly because it wasn’t perceived as being representative of the US, but as a Southern regional carrier. However, now that it’s been expanding and may become our largest carrier, it’s going to be exposed to a lot more jihadi attacks, whether major and disastrous ones such as bombs, or minor and annoying but costly ones such as needles in the food.

This was a jihadi attack.


34 posted on 07/17/2012 1:27:08 PM PDT by livius
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To: ruesrose

Remember all the reports of box cutters that were found in seat back pockets post 9-11? Passengers didn’t put them there.

And yes, there are employees who are pi$$ed off unionistas, looking to stick it to someone, anyone.


35 posted on 07/17/2012 3:45:45 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: sportutegrl

What happened to that bitch?


36 posted on 07/17/2012 7:34:39 PM PDT by Jacob Kell
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To: Jacob Kell

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stella_Nickell

This is the case I remember. It was a copycat of the Tylenol poisonings, involving Excedrin pills. She was found guilty and sentenced to 99 years, eligible for parole in 2018


37 posted on 07/18/2012 6:33:43 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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