Skip to comments.Police: Man in critical condition after exposure to ricin
Posted on 02/29/2008 12:39:14 PM PST by SeafoodGumbo
A man who stayed in a Las Vegas hotel room where ricin was found is in critical condition at a hospital, where he has been since mid-February, said a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department official.
A man is in critical condition after exposure to ricin at a Las Vegas, Nevada, hotel.
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just a shrillary/obama operative on the job...wonder which one?
Good post. Thanks for the US map etc.
Yep. thats’ why it would be easy to screw up and die. Not as dramatic as the accidental early detonations of suicide vests, I’ll grant you
Unless it’s *Wayne* - then, it’s required.
When I was a small child (60’s), my grandfather grew Castor plants in the garden and kept the seeds from year to year. He would not let me touch them. He called them “Mole Beans”. He would put them in mole mounds around the garden as a poison.............
My grandfather called them “mole beans” back in the 60’s in rural Mississippi..........
In case there is any new information crop up this thread thing ping.
Do you know how much ricin constitutes a fatal dose?.............
Pretty much anything more than none at all.
Close the freakin’ border! Can you make Ricin from Pinto Beans?/
Does that work? I have a HUGE number of very pesky moles in my rural front yard, I’d love to use anything that will work.
Hey your up:)
CDI Fact Sheet: Ricin
"Ricin is less toxic when introduced orally, because the chance for absorption is poorer as it travels through the digestive tract.
This has been studied in relation to beans, seeds, and ricin itself. The LD 50 percent (or lethal dose responsible for killing 50 percent of the test population) is 30 mcg/kg.
The fatality rates for ingestion of castor beans and seeds, as indicated by past studies are quite low ranging from 1.9 percent and 6 percent."
"Ricin consists of two distinct protein chains
(almost 30 kDa each) that are linked to each other by a disulfide bond:
* Ricin A is an N-glycoside hydrolase that targets and depurinates
an adenine base in the 28S rRNA molecule of the ribosome, resulting in an inhibition of protein biosynthesis.
* Ricin B is a lectin that binds galactosyl residues and is important in assisting ricin A's entry into a cell by binding with a cell surface component.
Many plants such as barley have the A chain but not the B chain. Since people do not get sick from eating large amounts of such products,
ricin A is of extremely low toxicity as long as the B chain is not present."
For clarification purposes...a 500 microgram dose of ricin would be about the size of the head of a pin.
They moved the thread there to chat... out of breaking news.
it got ugly there. LOL
PC’s gonna kill us all -
we can’t even come close to naming the enemy
(cough - ALL Islamists - cough)
The number one WEED on my farm is castor beans. I bet I grow a couple of hundred lbs a year.