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Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility
CNN ^ | 4/16/2013 | Mike Brooks and Dana Bash

Posted on 04/16/2013 3:25:05 PM PDT by gore_sux

Washington (CNN) -- An envelope that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was intercepted Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol's off-site mail facility in Washington, congressional and law enforcement sources tell CNN.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


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Here we go again.
1 posted on 04/16/2013 3:25:05 PM PDT by gore_sux
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To: gore_sux

What, we got a miniature 9/11 redux here with ricin instead of anthrax?

Hoo boy ...


2 posted on 04/16/2013 3:26:26 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: gore_sux

Any bets on North Korean agents within the US?


3 posted on 04/16/2013 3:27:26 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: F15Eagle
What, we got a miniature 9/11 redux here with ricin instead of anthrax?

Exactly. Like the anthrax, this had to be mailed before the bombing. Yet they will find some scientist minding his own business somewhere and he will go down for this.

4 posted on 04/16/2013 3:28:41 PM PDT by Never on my watch (GALT)
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To: pepsionice

Agents yes, taking aggressive action no.

Lil Kim doesn’t want a war that would end him. He wants attention that will fund him.


5 posted on 04/16/2013 3:29:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: pepsionice

“Any bets on North Korean agents within the US?”

No, but I’d bet on Al Qaeda terrorists that came across the Mexican border.


6 posted on 04/16/2013 3:31:05 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (If guns kill people, how come no one dies at gun shows?)
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To: Never on my watch
The last big ricin event at USPS was a disgruntled contract mail hauler ~

Seriously, ricin attacks are nothing new.

7 posted on 04/16/2013 3:32:13 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: cripplecreek

“Lil Kim doesn’t want a war that would end him. He wants attention that will fund him.”

If the pudgy little freak didn’t have anything to do with yesterday’s events, someone stole his spot light.


8 posted on 04/16/2013 3:32:23 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Rennes Templar

Seconded.


9 posted on 04/16/2013 3:33:40 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: pepsionice
In any event, it's ANOTHER failure for Obama.

I thought everything was gonna be better after he bowed to the Saudis and bad mouthed America all over the world.

Someone didn't get the memo, or else they still don't like us.

10 posted on 04/16/2013 3:34:59 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: F15Eagle

Smells like a someone wants to be a copycat.


11 posted on 04/16/2013 3:35:11 PM PDT by bgill
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To: gore_sux

Polutico says the letter was sent to Senator Wicker.


12 posted on 04/16/2013 3:36:47 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: gore_sux

Per Mark Levin reading the CNN report: The package was addressed to an unnamed Senator.

[That narrows it down to only about a hundred people.]


13 posted on 04/16/2013 3:37:54 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: gore_sux

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/other/chem/news/feb0504ricinedit.html


14 posted on 04/16/2013 3:38:12 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: TomGuy
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/roger-wicker-letter-ricin-90171.html
15 posted on 04/16/2013 3:38:42 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: gore_sux

left wing haters


16 posted on 04/16/2013 3:38:45 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: gore_sux

Ricin detected on mail sent to Sen. Roger Wicker
An envelope sent to a senator has tested positive for ricin, an extremely toxic poison, according to various news outlets. Mail sent to members of Congress is routinely tested before it’s allowed into the Capitol, and has been routinely tested since anthrax was sent to a members of the media and lawmakers in 2001. Politico is reporting that it was sent to Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi.Envelope tests positive for deadly poison #ricin at the U.S. Capitol’s off-site mail ...http://www.denverpost.com/digitalfirstmedia/ci_23036840/ricin-sent-members-congress-roger-wicker


17 posted on 04/16/2013 3:39:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: gore_sux

bfl


18 posted on 04/16/2013 3:39:47 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Cboldt

A Republican, presumably conservative.

So much for TEA Party.


19 posted on 04/16/2013 3:39:57 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: gore_sux

Starting again! Lock and load folks. This is going to be a real bumpy ride!


20 posted on 04/16/2013 3:40:42 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: gore_sux

Ricin is useless as an WMD, it’s easy to make from castor beans, but useless unless you can inject it into someone or get them to ingest it somehow.

It is a powerful poison, but a far cry from weaponized anthrax.


21 posted on 04/16/2013 3:40:54 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Jewbacca

Wicker - MS


22 posted on 04/16/2013 3:41:27 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: pepsionice

Strong bets.


23 posted on 04/16/2013 3:42:03 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Bon mots

You would just about have to use a crop duster over a populated area to use ricin as a mass terror weapon.


24 posted on 04/16/2013 3:43:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: gore_sux

So now the MSM - especially CNN and MSNBC who have until now been blaming the recent terror attacks on right wingers, should now start blaming it on left wingers since there was a simultaneous attack on a Republican Senator.


25 posted on 04/16/2013 3:43:17 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: gore_sux
Twenty-one Key West post office employees and customers who underwent a hazardous materials wash-down Friday afternoon can breath easier today. A suspicious powder that put the downtown facility on lockdown turned out to be harmless, and the envelope containing it appears to one of several anthrax hoax letters mailed to multiple locations by a Maryland prison inmate, according to a federal inve...

http://keysnews.com/node/46968

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26 posted on 04/16/2013 3:44:26 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: gore_sux

Wicker? Hell, I don’t even know her.


27 posted on 04/16/2013 3:46:02 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (That's some bad hat, Harry.)
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To: Bon mots
I once used castor bean plants as decorative foilage along a fence an my Houston home. Just like the picture below.


28 posted on 04/16/2013 3:48:43 PM PDT by blam
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To: Cboldt

How will Chris Mathews try to spin this one?


29 posted on 04/16/2013 3:50:04 PM PDT by kempster
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To: gore_sux

“...Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)...”
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Why him?


30 posted on 04/16/2013 3:50:17 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: gore_sux

When it rains it pours


31 posted on 04/16/2013 3:50:35 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: gore_sux

ahhhhhhhhhh liberals..they are so damn predicable..but since it was sent to a Republican, nothing to see here media, moving on..wait..waiting for Hoyer to blame this on the sequester, after all everything that happens is Republicans fault right Steny


32 posted on 04/16/2013 3:50:52 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: gore_sux

Someone shot a PG&E substation in San Jose today. Interesting timing.


33 posted on 04/16/2013 3:50:53 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: gore_sux; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; ...

Mississippi ping


34 posted on 04/16/2013 3:52:17 PM PDT by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: Jewbacca
From Senator Wicker's web page
I support the Second Amendment right of people to keep and bear arms. Since being elected to Congress, I have been a strong and consistent defender of the Second Amendment. I have opposed efforts to impose gun restrictions on law-abiding citizens, and I do not feel more gun control laws are the answer to the problems confronting our nation. I believe tougher enforcement of existing laws is a more effective means of addressing crime.

The right to bear arms is an individual right guaranteed by our Constitution and affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in the decision to overturn Washington D.C.’s gun ban. One of my first acts as your Senator was to join 55 other Senators and 250 Members of the House of Representatives in sending an amicus curiae brief to the Court supporting an individual’s right to bear arms. I also am working in my position on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee to ensure that recent attacks on veteran gun owners are curbed and their rights are not infringed.


35 posted on 04/16/2013 3:52:34 PM PDT by glock rocks (No, the game never ends, when your whole world depends, on the turn of a friendy card.)
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To: Veggie Todd

Wicker is a “him.”


36 posted on 04/16/2013 3:53:43 PM PDT by madison10
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To: kempster

Disgrunted right wingerer. Wicker was political counsel to Trent Lott. I don’t give anybody in that position the benefit of the doubt, when it comes to being a constitutionalist.


37 posted on 04/16/2013 3:55:45 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: glock rocks

Might want to give a heads up to Sheriff Joe. After failure of bomb attempt, who ever is doing this may try something else.


38 posted on 04/16/2013 3:56:34 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: glock rocks

Perhaps a member of the Brady Gun Grabbers ...?


39 posted on 04/16/2013 3:57:02 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Cboldt

Jason Chaffetz was political councel to Mike Leavitt (gak), but Jason turned out just fine.


40 posted on 04/16/2013 3:58:28 PM PDT by glock rocks (No, the game never ends, when your whole world depends, on the turn of a friendy card.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Whoa hoss, Al-Qaeda doesn’t need to infiltrate the US through the Mexican border.

AQ arrives in the US flying First Class, carrying admittance documents to an American university.

Sheesh, you’re so romantic.


41 posted on 04/16/2013 3:59:45 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not indicate whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: no-to-illegals

LOL ... America’s sheriff is one man who is in total heads-up mode, Lord bless him.


42 posted on 04/16/2013 4:00:51 PM PDT by glock rocks (No, the game never ends, when your whole world depends, on the turn of a friendy card.)
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To: gore_sux

Never forget - this is on 0bama’s watch.


43 posted on 04/16/2013 4:00:53 PM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: kempster
In his final year as Representative, Wicker topped the list in earmarks.

From wikipedia, and there is a link to a deeper source.

I don't know much about Wicker. The superficial review I've done so far strikes me as an opportunist, would likely run under whichever party he thought would bring him the most power and money. Probably has all sorts of enemies.

44 posted on 04/16/2013 4:01:14 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: gore_sux

Prior to September 11th I was working as a structural engineer in the New York City Metro area. I had occasion to visit the Morgan facility (huge!) in Manhattan many times (small jobs) and I had occasion to be throughout the building in the coarse on this work. Anyway, I mention this as this is why i will never forget the goings on back then.

If you remember, virtually simultaneously, anthrax was discovered in both the Morgan facility and the Congressional office buildings mentioned above. The difference...??? Following the news reports... They removed and replaced the entire heating and ventilation duct system in the Congressional office, which took many-many months, they chased every speck of dust. Conversely, they closed a portion of the Morgan facility, washed down and it was back up running in 14 days -back to work slabs!


45 posted on 04/16/2013 4:01:25 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: gore_sux

Just on radio news, it was sent to Sen. Roger Wicker (R)Miss.


46 posted on 04/16/2013 4:01:30 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: blam

here in Florida you can kind them everywhere. The leaves are wide and deep green, and the beans are beautiful. I had a next door neighbor who had them in his backyard..... Until he found out that was the plants that was killing his dogs.


47 posted on 04/16/2013 4:02:46 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: kempster
OTOH ...

Wicker is a far-right Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship.

He seems to speak out on 2nd amendment, was involved in a move to defund Obamacare. So, not as milquetoast as Lott.

48 posted on 04/16/2013 4:05:26 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: F15Eagle

If so..there will be more letters to come. Any news on where the letter was postmarked yet?


49 posted on 04/16/2013 4:05:32 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: glock rocks
yep I agree ... these other deputies down in the area should also be advised and am certain they will. Last count that list down in that local is probably growing by leaps and bounds. Noticed nationwide alert about the time of double homicide in Texas. That alert had best be in place and actions being taken. LE has been screwgied royally with all the various groups inside that were allowed inside.
50 posted on 04/16/2013 4:05:48 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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