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Mind-Boggling Details Emerge About Ricin Letter
The Blaze ^ | 4/17/13 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 04/18/2013 8:39:00 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

Suspect: ‘I’m on the Hidden Front Lines of a Secret War’
Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, of Tupelo, Miss., has been arrested in connection with ricin letters that were sent to both Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and President Barack Obama,” The New York Times reports. Initial reports listed the suspect as “Kenneth Curtis,” however, the Times updated its report with the corrected name.

The letters, which were intercepted by sorting facilities before they reached their intended targets, were signed: “I am KC and I approve this message.”

“We have an investigation that is going on that has got local and federal authorities working together,” said Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson.

A few hours before federal officials announced the arrest, TheBlaze was contacted by bloggers at Lady Liberty 1885 who had noticed some key similarities between a “Kevin Curtis” from Tupelo, Miss. and the person suspected of sending the ricin letters.

Among several other similarities, Kevin Curtis used the phrase “This is KC and I approve this message” in a previous Facebook post — the same exact phrase included in the ricin-laced letters

Additionally, the person who sent the ricin letters used this particular quote from Dr. John Raymond Baker to make his point: “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.” Kevin Curtis uses the same quote in the “About” section of his Facebook page.

The same individual lists an address in Tupelo, Miss. — the city authorities say the suspect currently resides. The last message posted on Curtis’ Facebook page was roughly two hours before his arrest was reported.

Kevin Curtis describes himself as a Christian, but not a “bench warming church going judgmental hypocrite.” Under political views he lists himself as an “Independent.” A call made to the phone number provided on his Facebook page went unanswered.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; paulcurtis; paulkevincurtis; ricin; ricinletter
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A certifiable nut job.

1 posted on 04/18/2013 8:39:00 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

So where’d he get the ricin?


2 posted on 04/18/2013 8:40:53 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Impala64ssa

LOL! He’s a Democrat!

I’m shocked, SHOCKED!


3 posted on 04/18/2013 8:42:06 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Steely Tom

Ricin is incredibly easy to make. You can buy castor beans from your local organic food store.


4 posted on 04/18/2013 8:42:44 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Steely Tom

From beans.


5 posted on 04/18/2013 8:42:48 AM 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: Impala64ssa

Is that actually him?


6 posted on 04/18/2013 8:44:13 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Impala64ssa

Who is shown in the picture, is that him? There may not have been any ricin, often it’s powdered beans giving an initial positive reaction.

Not much of an attempt to conceal his identity, signing off with his initials on multiple letters.


7 posted on 04/18/2013 8:44:39 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Steely Tom

Anyone can make it. Easier than popping popcorn.


8 posted on 04/18/2013 8:44:59 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Impala64ssa
A certifiable nut job.

And not a very bright one at that.

9 posted on 04/18/2013 8:48:18 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Williams

It would also be easy to frame him with the info on his facebook page.


10 posted on 04/18/2013 8:48:33 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Steely Tom

What ricin is

Ricin is a poison found naturally in castor beans. If castor beans are chewed and swallowed, the released ricin can cause injury. Ricin can be made from the waste material left over from processing castor beans.
It can be in the form of a powder, a mist, or a pellet, or it can be dissolved in water or weak acid.
It is a stable substance under normal conditions, but can be inactivated by heat above 80 degrees centigrade (176 degrees Fahrenheit).

Where ricin is found and how it is used

Castor beans are processed throughout the world to make castor oil. Ricin is part of the waste “mash” produced when castor oil is made.


11 posted on 04/18/2013 8:49:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Steely Tom

Ricin is easy to make from everything I’ve read.

In its simplest form its basically just a means of concentrating the extract from Castor beans.


12 posted on 04/18/2013 8:50:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: mnehring; Steely Tom
Anyone can make it. Easier than popping popcorn.

It may be easy, but considering that a sand-grain sized particle of ricin can kill an adult, how many have survived making it ?

13 posted on 04/18/2013 8:53:31 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: rarestia
LOL! He’s a Democrat! I’m shocked, SHOCKED!

I suspect...

the New York Times won't be making any 'connections' between his politics and his crime... like they would have done if he'd been conservative.

New York Times sucks... more.

14 posted on 04/18/2013 8:59:32 AM PDT by GOPJ (New AP term for Illegal Aliens IS Undocumented Democrats.... Jay Leno)
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To: rarestia
"Ricin is incredibly easy to make. You can buy castor beans from your local organic food store."

See, this is what I've been talking about. The organic food store loophole.

Why can't we just have some common sense Castor Bean control in this country?

We need it..for the children.

15 posted on 04/18/2013 9:00:49 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: UCANSEE2

It’s not that tough. Get yourself some insecticide safety gear (gloves, mask, suit), do the cook outside, bleed off the oil, let the mash dry, harvest. So long as you keep half way decent barrier protocol perfectly safe.


16 posted on 04/18/2013 9:01:34 AM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I don’t know how accurate the news is but they arrested this guy here in Corinth last night at his home.


17 posted on 04/18/2013 9:02:59 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Impala64ssa

Its an unlikely patnership...everything that liberals hold near and dear is completely at odds w/ Christianity. This must be a case of redefinition...


18 posted on 04/18/2013 9:03:04 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: rarestia

Or just pick them, they grow all over in FL, looks sort of like a papaya.


19 posted on 04/18/2013 9:16:11 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: JoeProBono
Ricin is part of the waste “mash” produced when castor oil is made.

CASTOR OIL??? I knew it, my mother WAS trying to kill me.........

20 posted on 04/18/2013 9:21:13 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Hot Tabasco

My mother would turn the cup over after I swallowed it to keep me from barfing...never could figure out how that worked..


21 posted on 04/18/2013 9:27:53 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Hot Tabasco

22 posted on 04/18/2013 9:30:14 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Hot Tabasco

23 posted on 04/18/2013 9:30:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: stuartcr

They’re a damn weed. My mother had one in her backyard. I had to rent a backhoe to pull it out. The local agriculturalist said it was a castor plant.


24 posted on 04/18/2013 9:30:56 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

Yeah, and they get pretty big


25 posted on 04/18/2013 9:33:15 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: skimbell
Hey, if it saves ONE life....
26 posted on 04/18/2013 9:33:37 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: rarestia

27 posted on 04/18/2013 9:34:49 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Impala64ssa

When I was a kid, my grandmother grew castor bean plants, but she called them “mole” beans. At the end of the season, she would put back her seed for next year and use the rest of the beans to kill moles. She would use a stick to open a hole in the mole runs and drop the beans in there.


28 posted on 04/18/2013 9:36:27 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: JoeProBono

My Gaydar just spiked for a minute.

Then again I might just have it on the Crazydar setting. Let me check.


29 posted on 04/18/2013 9:37:38 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: cuban leaf

“It would also be easy to frame him with the info on his facebook page.”

Thinking the same thing,,anyone remember Dr Steve Hatfield?


30 posted on 04/18/2013 9:37:51 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: JoeProBono
That guy has got to have buttered buns... if you know what I mean.

LLS

31 posted on 04/18/2013 9:41:10 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: JoeProBono
That guy has got to have buttered buns... if you know what I mean.

LLS

32 posted on 04/18/2013 9:41:14 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: freedomlover

No man... it hit 100% and stayed there!

LLS


33 posted on 04/18/2013 9:41:45 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: cuban leaf

That is exactly my thought. He espouses Christian values even though he is a democrat. That probably has ticked off many of his fellow democrat friends. I could see someone that hates him taking a few phrases from his FB page with some ricin and send it in to get him put away.

Using phrases right from his FB page would be too stupid, even for a democrat, unless he was literally wanting to get caught.


34 posted on 04/18/2013 9:55:33 AM PDT by Rage cat
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To: Rage cat
... too stupid, even for a democrat, ...

That's like dividing by zero.

35 posted on 04/18/2013 9:57:48 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: freedomlover

Did you buy it, or were you born with gaydar?


36 posted on 04/18/2013 10:03:37 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: JoeProBono
Are those Birkenstocks? Oh my.........
37 posted on 04/18/2013 10:04:08 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: 556x45

Its an unlikely patnership...everything that liberals hold near and dear is completely at odds w/ Christianity. This must be a case of redefinition...

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Well, I have noticed that this is one of their latest trends, i.e., adopting the symbols and the label associated with Christianity. For example, I know I have seen half-dressed skanks on TV wearing crosses, which dangle in their cleavage.

If they call themselves Christian yet continue to act the way the immoral Rats always do, they likely see themselves as watering down the identity and, thus, the true message of Christianity.


38 posted on 04/18/2013 10:25:23 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Hot Tabasco
CASTOR OIL??? I knew it, my mother WAS trying to kill me.........

Same here.

39 posted on 04/18/2013 11:28:31 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: discostu
So long as you keep half way decent barrier protocol perfectly safe.

You mean like... getting your ex-wife to lick the envelope?

40 posted on 04/18/2013 11:43:37 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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