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  • Woman 'Going Blind' After Drinking 28 Red Bulls Every Day

    08/05/2015 7:11:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04 Aug 2015
    A 26-stone woman has claimed that she is going blind after drinking 28 cans of the stimulant drink every dayA woman has claimed that she started to lose her sight after drinking dozens of cans of Red Bull every day. Lena Lupari, 26, has gained so much weight from drinking seven litres of the energy drink that her brain has swollen. The mother-of-three was ingesting 3,000 calories every day and was unaware of the harm she was doing to her body until she collapsed in June. She told the MailOnline: "I used to drink 28 cans of Red Bull...
  • U.S. military lab shipped live anthrax samples to Canada: USA Today

    06/02/2015 6:16:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/2/15
    Live anthrax samples were shipped to three laboratories in Canada by a U.S. military lab, USA Today reported on Monday, following disclosures last week that samples of the bacteria were mistakenly sent to 11 U.S. states and two other countries. The newspaper cited two Defense Department officials as saying the samples sent to Canada came from the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, where the other samples appear to trace back to as well. It is one of the U.S. military labs responsible for inactivation and shipping of biological material.
  • Castro's Long Record On Terror, Lawlessness And Killing

    05/29/2015 4:51:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies ^ | May 29, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: President Obama removed Cuba as a state sponsor of terror Friday, forgetting the dictatorship's long record of killing, smuggling and, yes, terror. If this is the new standard, why not just scrap the list entirely? The lifting of Cuba from the list of nations that support terrorism was a farce that may well come back to the haunt the United States. After all, the ruling Castro regime that benefits from it in the name of normal relations with the U.S. and new access to World Bank loans is the same regime that once tried the first 9/11, aligning itself...
  • New York Assembly Passes Bill Allowing Shooting Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them

    03/26/2015 4:17:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/25/15 | Steven Ertelt
    **SNIP** For years, the state legislature has been embroiled in a mulch-year battle over a package of bills designed to push the interests of women. The bills have been held up in part because it includes a measure that would promote late-term abortions in the Empire State. Despite strenuous support from pro-abortion Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the legislature has refused to pass the package of bills because of the abortion measure. The abortion bill would allow an abortion procedure that has abortionists shooting poison through the hearts of unborn children to kill them. Now, the state Assembly has approved part of...
  • BREAKING: Letter to White House Returns Presumptive Positive for Cyanide

    03/17/2015 5:58:50 PM PDT · by rightistight · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/17/15 | Aurelius
    A letter sent to the White House has tested positive for cyanide. The Secret Service, to make certain, has sent the letter out again to confirm that it indeed has come in contact with the deadly poison. The letter was received Monday at the White House Mail Screening Center and chemical testing today showed that it contained cyanide. This is a breaking news story and we'll update as more information becomes available.
  • Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot'

    06/01/2013 9:08:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Iraq uncovers al-Qaeda 'chemical weapons plot' The authorities in Iraq say they have uncovered an al-Qaeda plot to use chemical weapons, as well as to smuggle them to Europe and North America. Defence ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Askari said five men had been arrested after military intelligence monitored their activities for three months. Three workshops for manufacturing the chemical agents, including sarin and mustard gas, were uncovered, he added. Remote-controlled toy planes were also seized at the workshops. Mr Askari said they were to have been used to release the chemical agents over the target from a "safe" distance of 1.5km...
  • ‘Mommy blogger’ poisoned son for online sympathy: lawyers

    02/04/2015 8:14:37 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 3, 2015 | Lia Eustachewich
    A “mommy blogger” accused of killing her 5-year-old son by poisoning him with lethal doses of salt — and documenting his demise online — was a monster who “seemed to relish in the attention and sympathy she got from having a sick little boy,” prosecutors charged Tuesday. Lacey Spears burst into tears as her murder trial got under way in Westchester County Court in White Plains and prosecutors accused of her being a “calculated child killer” in little Garnett-Paul’s 2014 death.
  • After Long Legal Fight, Inquest Is Set to Begin in Death of Putin Critic

    01/25/2015 12:51:07 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 32 replies
    NYT ^ | 24 Jan 15 | Alan Cowell
    LONDON — It has consumed more than eight years of maneuvering, obstruction and a widow’s dogged legal campaign, fought often on a shoestring. But finally, on Tuesday, a public inquiry is set to begin its quest for an answer to the question that has driven the whole process: Why did Alexander V. Litvinenko have to die? On Nov. 1, 2006, Mr. Litvinenko, a former officer of the Soviet K.G.B. in self-exile in London and a vocal critic of President Vladimir V. Putin, sipped tea from a poisoned pot, took sick and died 22 days later. Only after his death did...
  • Wikileaks: WMD program existed in Iraq prior to US invasion

    12/07/2010 4:50:21 PM PST · by LSUfan · 115 replies · 1+ views
    Law Enforcement Examiner ^ | 7 December 10 | Jim Kouri
    The release by Julian Assange's web site Wikileaks of classified documents reveals that U.S. military intelligence discovered chemical weapons labs, encountered insurgents who were specialists in the creation of toxins, and uncovered weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. However, Washington, DC officials and the news media have ignored this information.
  • Poachers Use Cyanide to Massacre Over 300 Elephants in Zimbabwe

    10/21/2013 7:05:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Oct 2013 | Peta Thornycroft, and Aislinn Laing
    Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide • Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe's biggest nature reserve - three times the original estimate - as new photos show the scale of the slaughter Poachers in Zimbabwe have killed more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals by cyanide poisoning, The Telegraph has learned. The full extent of the devastation wreaked in Hwange, the country's largest national park, has been revealed by legitimate hunters who discovered what conservationists say is the worst single massacre in southern Africa for 25 years. Pictures taken by the hunters, which...
  • The ACA's poison pill? (Pelosi knows)

    12/24/2014 11:44:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Rochester City Newspaper ^ | 12/24/14 | Mark Hare
    **SNIP** Health law expert Timothy Jost says that the ACA is actually two separate bills, the result of then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's strategy to get the Senate version through the House without opening it to amendments. That second companion bill, Jost says, specifically provided for exchanges run by the federal government in states that do not have their own. Just as important, he says, the Congressional Budget Office analyses presume subsidies to customers in all 50 states — proof that Congress always intended to provide assistance to income-eligible consumers whether or not their states opened exchanges. It's possible that...
  • 5 dead in 10-state listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

    12/19/2014 5:11:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, federal health officials said today.. A total of 28 people infected with listeria have been reported from 10 states, according to a statement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Eleven of the cases are in the Midwest: five in Missouri, four in Minnesota and two in Wisconsin.
  • A dozen ISIS fighters killed after chefs infiltrate camp and POISON terrorists' lunch

    11/09/2014 12:29:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Mirror ^ | 11/8/2014 | Chris Gee
    Revolutionaries posing as cooks infiltrated an ISIS camp and poisoned meals in a bid to kill as many fighters as they could. Sources in the Syrian Free Army said a dozen Islamic State militants perished after eating a contaminated lunch at the Fath El-Sahel camp, where 1,200 are based. The rebels who hatched the plot were a group of defected Syrian soldiers who are fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. The Times of Iraq reported that witnesses said around a dozen were killed and 15 transferred to nearby field hospitals. The 'cooks' immediately fled, along with their families, with the...
  • Utah family found dead likely poisoned, police reports say

    10/31/2014 11:14:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 5 replies ^ | 10/30/14 | crimesider staff/cbsnews/ap
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah couple and three of their children found dead in their home last month were likely poisoned, their bodies found together in a locked room with cups next to each of them, and empty bottles of methadone and nighttime cold medicine in a trash can. Police in Springville aren't saying who killed the family or whether one of the parents might have been involved. Toxicology results have not determined an exact cause of death, but search warrants obtained Wednesday say the family was likely poisoned.
  • 2003 Flashback: Soldiers examined for possible exposure to chemical agents (Sarin, Tabun, Lewsite)

    10/22/2014 7:21:11 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Tom Lasseter
    SOUTH OF KARBALA, Iraq — Four soldiers from the 2nd brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, with red sores on their faces and hands, were sent by ambulance to a rear MASH unit Tuesday. They were told they would be examined for possible contact with nerve or blistering agents. Once at the 30th medical brigade's mobile hospital at the 101st's headquarters south of Karbala, the soldiers were isolated from other troops and photographed. A doctor at the MASH, Maj. David Wolken, interviewed each soldier and measured his pulse and heart rate in a tent with a dirt floor. One soldier...
  • Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions (Can Lawyers be Far Behind?)

    08/30/2014 11:11:16 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 30 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/26/2014 | LUKE RUNYON
    --snip-- Some eager, inexperienced consumers have overindulged on the pot-infused food and then shown up in emergency rooms sweating and paranoid. Edibles were linked to the death of a Wyoming college student in Denver. "There's been anecdotal evidence that some of the new consumers in the legalized market were not very well informed in terms of how to safely take that product," said Lewis Koski, Colorado's marijuana enforcement director.
  • Teen Goes Into Coma After Eating Toxic Fish

    07/23/2014 5:35:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | July 22, 2014
    Austin Goncalves, 15, is recovering after going into a coma. He went into the coma after he got fish poisoning from a snapper in the Bahamas. Austin is finally eating food for the first time in week. “I’m on anti-seizure medication,” he told WTSP. Earlier this month, Austin caught a mutton snapper that his mom cooked for dinner. “I couldn’t eat, couldn’t breath,” Austin told the station. “This was very serious,” his mom, Karen Goncalves added. “It could have ended our lives.” Austin, his friend, Karen, and her boyfriend were all suffering from Ciguatera, which is a potentially fatal illness...
  • Maryland mom accused of poisoning young sons with Visine

    07/02/2014 10:35:54 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02 July 2014 | Staff
    A Maryland mother was arrested Monday after she poisoned her young sons with eye drops, police in Pennsylvania said. State police in Gettysburg announced they had arrested 23-year-old Samantha Unger, of Thurmont. She allegedly told state police in Gettysburg that she put drops of Visine into water and juice for her 3-year-old and that her 1-year-old became sick by drinking them accidentally. Unger faces charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children. A police affidavit says both children became sick this spring, and the older boy required hospitalization. Doctors at Hershey Medical Center suspected poisoning, and tests found...
  • Slow-Footed Female Scorpions Quicker to Sting

    06/06/2014 1:03:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Female scorpions may sting more quickly to compensate for their slower running speed, new research shows. And that sluggish running, and extra female fierceness, may be a result of the extra weight they carry from pregnancy, the researchers said. "The females are heavier, and they can't sprint as fast," said study co-author Bradley Carlson, an ecologist at The Pennsylvania State University. "Heavier ones have to compensate for that by stinging more." [In Photos: Top 10 Deadliest Animals ] Top 10 Fastest Land Animals Past studies had suggested that female scorpions tended to be extra aggressive, wielding their venom-packed stingers more...
  • FBI finds ricin in raid of San Francisco apartment, manhunt begins

    06/01/2014 11:14:51 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-1-14 | Fox News
    The FBI is looking for a man who lives in the San Francisco apartment where agents found a large stash of what appears to be the deadly poison ricin. On Saturday, FBI agents searched the apartment, which belongs to Ryan Chamberlain, according to KGO, an ABC affiliate. The FBI said Chamberlain could be armed and dangerous. The apartment search was expected to resume Sunday. Chamberlain owns a Nissan that reportedly could be rigged with explosives. The FBI did not evacuate apartments during the search, and FBI spokeswoman Alice Heller said there was “no threat to public safety.” She said agents...
  • Mummy blogger Lacey Spears investigated after son dies of salt poisoning

    05/31/2014 11:54:28 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 13 replies
    EssentialKids ^ | May 7, 2014 | Livia Gamble
    Mummy blogger Lacey Spears is being investigated after her son died of a suspected salt overdose. Five-year-old Garnett Spears died suspiciously in January from acute sodium poisoning, reports the Daily Mail. Lacey built a following blogging about her son's illness for many years, dubbing her son "Garnett the Great". A source close to the investigation told Fox News, "It's evident by the nature of what was found in his body that somebody, in effect, poisoned him.” ...
  • Odessa, house of professionals - poisoned by Russians

    05/04/2014 9:05:28 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 6 replies
    Russian translation | 5/3/2014 | Anlena Nikolayenk
    <p>World look: Do not say that you did not see!!</p>
  • Teen accused of poisoning grandmother's Easter Sunday collard greens

    04/27/2014 12:02:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | April 25, 2014 | Nathan Hardin
    A teenage girl is in jail after authorities said she poisoned her grandmother's food on Easter Sunday. Tyt'ana Lisa-Nicole Johnson, 17, of Harrison Street, poured insecticide and termiticide into a cooking pot of collard greens while Gaylon Moody, 51, her grandmother, was at an Easter church service, according to arrest warrants. In a phone interview Thursday night, Moody said the incident happened because she took away Johnson's cellphone. "She was on punishment. I had taken her cellphone from her. She got mad because I took her cellphone from her, and she poisoned my food," Moody said. "I'll tell you one...
  • Poisoned Meatballs Found Again in San Francisco's Twin Peaks

    02/23/2014 10:48:00 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Feb 22, 2014
    A warning for dog owners--poisoned meatballs have been found in the Twin Peaks neighborhood again. San Francisco Animal Control officers spent hours Saturday morning looking for them. They found 21 meatballs that are similar to the ones found last summer. Most of them were found near Crestline Drive and Parkridge Drive. Officer have posted dozens of signs to alert pet owners. So far, they have not heard of any pets sickened or killed by the meatballs. But at least one dog died last July after eating poisonous meatballs. Those meatballs left to poison dogs then were potentially lethal to humans.
  • Foul play: Woman tries to ‘poison husband’ with feces IV drip

    02/01/2014 5:05:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/01/14 | Ian Horswill
    A woman has been charged with attempting to murder her husband by putting feces into his IV drip as he recovered from surgery. <>Rosemary Vogel’s husband, 66, was in a critical condition after heart surgery when she allegedly injected the feces into his IV line at Chandler Regional Medical Centre in Phoenix, Arizona. Police told KTVK-TV that hospital staff were alerted when a warning alarm went off and allegedly saw Vogel, 65, fiddling with her husband’s IV.
  • Did toxic wine kill Alexander the Great? Scientists ‘find plant behind ancient leader’s’…

    01/11/2014 8:09:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 09:59 EST, 11 January 2014 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    Alexander the Great built a legendary empire before his untimely—and mysterious—death at the age of just 32 in 323 BC. Some historians argued was death was due to natural causes, while others maintained he was secretly murdered at a celebratory banquet. Now, an Otago University scientist may have unraveled the case some 2,000 years later. National Poisons Center toxicologist Dr. Leo Schep thinks the culprit could be poisonous wine made from an innocuous-looking plant, according to a report in the New Zealand Herald. […] His research, co-authored by Otago University classics expert Dr. Pat Wheatley and published in the medical...
  • Dogs' pot poisoning soars as pets dig through trash, stash

    12/31/2013 2:29:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 31, 2013 | Katherine Seligman
    San Francisco veterinarian Jill Chase had just finished hosting a birthday party for her son 10 years ago when her dog went limp. After investigating what might have caused the problem, she discovered the culprit: cannabis-infused butter that a neighbor had dumped in the garbage down the street. Her dog, a Tibetan terrier who was a habitual trash surfer, had eaten a large dose.
  • Poll: Most Palestinians believe Israel Poisoned Arafat

    12/24/2013 1:39:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/12/13
    A majority of Palestinians believe Israel poisoned late Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat, the AFP news agency reports. According to poll released Tuesday by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, 59 percent of respondents believe Israel fatally poisoned Arafat, while 21 percent "believe that a Palestinian party or group or a joint Palestinian-Israeli party or group is responsible." Arafat died in 2004, at the age of 75, following an illness. At the time, his wife Suha refused to allow an autopsy. She later allowed investigators to exhume his body after traces of polonium-210 were found on clothing...
  • “Islam is a lie, Muhammad a criminal,the Koran is poison.” Saudi flag modified to declare truth

    11/26/2013 5:42:46 PM PST · by wtd · 18 replies
    GatesOfVienna ^ | 11/24/2013 | Geert Wilders
    “Islam is a lie, Muhammad a criminal, the Koran is poison.” [Flag of Saudi Arabia modified to declare truth and liberation.] Geert Wilders is the leader of the PVV (Partij voor de Vrijheid, Party for Freedom) in The Netherlands. In recognition of an important anniversary this month, Mr. Wilders has undertaken an ambitious project, which he explains below. Let us raise a flag of truth and liberation, by Geert Wilders Nine years ago this month, in November 2004, policemen wearing bullet proof vests and carrying machine guns picked me up at my home and drove me to a safe place....
  • Report claims Brittany Murphy was poisoned

    11/19/2013 6:27:46 AM PST · by lwd · 38 replies
    ajc ^ | Posted: 8:33 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 | By Matt Picht
    And according to the Daily Mail, Murphy's father continues to claim Murphy was poisoned by government agents in retaliation for her association with homeland security whistleblower Julia Davis.
  • Safety Experts Raise Concern Over Popular Laundry Packs

    11/19/2013 7:25:36 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 77 replies
    WSJ ^ | Nov 18, 2013 | Serena Ng
    <p>The culprit: single-dose detergent capsules that can have a candy-like appearance. In the past year, they were involved in roughly 10,000 cases of exposure involving young children...</p> <p>Three years ago, officials at an Italian poison-control center in Milan contacted P&G to report that children were biting into small packets of a P&G concentrated liquid detergent called Dash Ecodosi. The Milan officials advised P&G to make the capsules' packaging opaque and harder to open, said Fabrizio Sesana, a toxicologist at the Milan poison center.</p>
  • Ten Common Poisonous Plants for Cats

    11/15/2013 11:18:17 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Dealing with a cat that has been poisoned by a plant can be a scary situation. Who do I call? What do I do? How could I have prevented this? To help you on that last one, here is a list of some of the most common poisonous plants to cats.
  • GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists 'Genetically modified foods'.

    11/04/2013 10:55:03 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 128 replies
    Epoch times ^ | Oct 24, 2013 | Justina Reichel,
    GM Debate Not Settled, Say European Scientists Controversy erupts after World Food Prize awarded to Monsanto By Justina Reichel, Epoch Times | October 24, 2013 In the wake of biotech giants Monsanto and Syngenta being awarded the World Food Prize, a European coalition of scientists is challenging claims that the debate around genetically modified foods is settled and that GM foods are safe. The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility, which consists of more than 90 scientists, academics, and physicians, released a statement Monday in response to “sweeping claims” that GM products are safe. “We strongly reject...
  • Scientists discover ‘deadliest substance known to man’

    10/15/2013 11:44:40 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/15/13 | By
    Scientists discover ‘deadliest substance known to man’ By 15, 2013 | 1:34pm Scientists have discovered a new type of botox they believe is the “deadliest substance known to man” and have withheld the DNA sequence because an antidote is not known. It is the first time the scientific community has made such a move to withhold such information but security concerns have dictated that they do so. New Scientist reports that just 2 billionths of a gram, or inhaling 13 billionths of a gram, of the protein botulinum produced by the soil bacterium Clostridium botulinum will kill an adult.
  • Leftist Hysteria Over Monsanto

    09/23/2013 5:34:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 100 replies ^ | September 23, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    The left is in a frenzy over the American agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto and other agribusinesses that tinker with crop genetics. Is there any truth to their scare stories asserting that we’re being poisoned with “Frankenfood,” breeding new strains of superbugs and superpests? Genetically modified crops, known as GMOs (genetically modified organisms), have been used by American farmers since the mid-1990s in order to increase crop yields and reduce the use of pesticides. The FDA has approved their use. Today, 70-80 percent of grocery products in the U.S. include genetically engineered ingredients. In contrast, only 5 percent of the food...
  • Fears of food and water poisoning after Damascus gassings

    08/25/2013 1:55:57 PM PDT · by bgill · 8 replies
    yahoo ^ | Aug. 25, 2013 | unk
    (This story was reported by a journalist whose name has been withheld for security reasons) "They keep calling me throughout the day, and they are frantic. They ask: ‘Mum, what about the watermelon? Does it absorb the chemicals? What about the milk?' I try to calm them down, but I'm very worried myself... it was the first time she was seriously worried about food contamination since the U.S.-led invasion of neighboring Iraq made Syrians fear contamination of imported food... And you're asking me what I think about America coming? Things can't get much worse."
  • Syrian rebels manufactured chemical weapons outside Damascus

    08/24/2013 4:43:27 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 49 replies
    Voice of Russia ^ | August 24, 2013 | Staff -Yara Saleh
    The Syrian military have discovered a warehouse with chemical agents in a suburb of Damascus. Correspondent of the Al-Ihbariya Syrian information channel Yara Saleh who was among the journalists who inspected the site of the scary find has given an exclusive interview to The Voice of Russia. She says that the discovered warehouse was at the same time a laboratory where shells were stuffed with poisonous chemicals. The Syrian military found chemical weapons in the rebels’ tunnel located in the Jobar suburb of Damascus. Later the Syrian state TV showed the discovered poisonous agents and medical drugs. Journalist Yara Saleh...
  • Security Council meets on alleged Syrian chemical attack

    08/21/2013 9:43:29 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    Debka ^ | August 21, 2013, 7:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
    France, Britain and the US have called an emergency Security Council meeting for Wednesday night 2200 hours (Israeli time) on the alleged Syrian chemical attack which the opposition claims killed 1,300 people. DEBKAfile: Any resolution condemning the Assad regime will be blocked by Russian and Chinese vetoes. Moscow has meanwhile called for “a fair and professional investigation” into the alleged chemical attack
  • Saudi Arabia calls for emergency U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria (rebels claim 1,300 killed)

    08/21/2013 6:55:28 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Saudi Arabia called on Wednesday for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss reports of a chemical attack that opposition groups say killed hundreds of people in Syria, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said. "It is time for the Security Council to shoulder its responsibility and overcome differences between its members and restore the confidence of the international community by convening immediately to issue a clear and deterrent resolution that will put an end to this human crisis," Prince Saud said in a statement.
  • Is Your Food Being 'Poisoned'?

    06/11/2013 3:59:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 102 replies ^ | June 11, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    The Oxford English Dictionary defines "poison" as "a substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed." The legal definition of the term is "any product or substance that can harm someone if it is used in the wrong way, by the wrong person, or in the wrong amount." The medical condition of poisoning is even broader: It can be caused by substances that are not even legally required to carry the label "poison." Therefore, can food become poisonous? Of course it can if it is infected, tampered with or altered...
  • No Charges For Woman In San Jose Starbucks Alleged Poisoning Case

    06/09/2013 10:53:01 AM PDT · by JCG · 21 replies
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – The attorney for a 50-year-old woman accused of placing rubbing alcohol in two bottles of orange juice at a Starbucks in San Jose last month said Friday she is “delighted” that she will not face criminal charges. San Jose criminal lawyer Dennis Lempert said Ramineh “Romi” Behbehanian, who was suspended by her employer due to the case, “expressed her appreciation” to him. “We are gratified that my client’s position has been vindicated and it is unfortunate that people hysterically respond to a situation and caused damage to a highly qualified, innocent scientist who has done...
  • Bill Maher: The Pope's an Atheist and The Vatican Will Likely Poison Him

    06/03/2013 8:59:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 6/2/13 | Matthew Archbold
    When children are desperate for attention they scream and cry, talk show hosts in need of attention make fun of Catholics. Actually "make fun" isn't the proper term. They hurl hate at Catholics with a smile on their face so they can accuse anyone who's offended of being humorless. Television host Bill Maher has long lost the power to shock because he's so consistently misinformed and hateful about religious people. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't take note of what is said by him and others like him. Sometimes when I write about anti-Catholic screeds from the media some see...
  • Scores of TGI Fridays in New Jersey 'busted for selling caramel-colored rubbing alcohol

    05/24/2013 4:55:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2013
    Complete Headline: Scores of TGI Fridays in New Jersey 'busted for selling caramel-colored rubbing alcohol as top-shelf scotch' in statewide crackdown dubbed Operation Swill At one bar, a mixture that included rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was sold as scotch. In another, premium liquor bottles were refilled with water - and apparently not even clean water at that. State officials provided those new details Thursday on raids they conducted a day earlier as part of a yearlong investigation dubbed Operation Swill. Twenty-nine New Jersey bars and restaurants, including 13 TGI Fridays, were accused of substituting cheap booze - or...
  • The EPA’s Disturbing Human Experiments (Must read)

    05/18/2013 9:35:59 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 65 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 10/2/2-12 | Arnold Ahlert
    If the shocking allegations contained in a lawsuit filed last Friday by responsible science advocate Steven Milloy are accurate, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a major scandal on its hands. As reported by the National Legal and Policy Center, Milloy initiated litigation in U.S. District Court in Virginia, based on evidence he accumulated via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). He alleges that the EPA engaged in disturbing experimentation that deliberately exposed human beings to airborne particulate matter the agency itself considers lethal. The experiments were conducted at EPA’s Human Studies Facility at the University of North Carolina in...
  • BREAKING: 7 Caught Trespassing At Quabbin Reservoir; Patrols Stepped Up Across State (Arabs)

    05/15/2013 3:40:18 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 217 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 5/15/2013 | CBS
    BELCHERTOWN (CBS) – Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir. State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates.
  • Woman arrested, accused of trying to sneak poisoned OJ into Starbucks fridge

    04/30/2013 12:27:10 PM PDT · by kingu · 46 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/30/2013 08:58:44 AM PDT | Robert Salonga
    <p>SAN JOSE -- A San Jose woman was arrested Monday night after she allegedly tried to sneak tainted bottles of orange juice into a display at a South San Jose coffee shop, police said.</p> <p>Ramineh Behbehanian, 50, was arrested on suspicion of the unusual crime of felony poisoning after hazardous materials technicians determined she had mixed rubbing alcohol and orange juice into bottles and placed them in a refrigerated display case at a Starbucks in the 6000 block of Snell Avenue.</p>
  • 300 Sacks Castor Beans Found In Iraq By U.S.Troops[per MSNBC]

    06/25/2003 9:14:47 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 115 replies · 431+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 25, 2003 | vanity
    I was watching TV this evening and started to flip cable channels when I saw a streaming on MSNBC on our forces finding castor beans. The following is a part of what their website said about it. NBC News’ Jim Miklaszewski that within just the past week, U.S. investigators had found two shipping containers filled with millions of much more recent documents relating to chemical and biological weapons. One of the documents, from 2001, was titled “Document burial and U.N. activities in Iraq,” the sources said. It gave detailed instructions on how to hide materials and deceive U.N. weapons inspectors,...
  • REPORT: A Second Letter Sent To The US Senate Tests Positive For Poison

    04/17/2013 8:03:38 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    TBI ^ | 4-17-2013 | Michael Kelly
    REPORT: A Second Letter Sent To The US Senate Tests Positive For Poison Michael KelleyApril 17, 2013 A second letter sent to the U.S. Senate has tested positive for the poison ricin, according to Terry Moran of ABC News. Last night Poltiico reported that an envelope sent to an office of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) tested positive for the deadly poison. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ricin is a poison naturally found in castor beans. It gets inside the cells of a person's body, preventing the cells from making any proteins. It can come in the...
  • Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility

    04/16/2013 3:25:05 PM PDT · by gore_sux · 122 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/16/2013 | Mike Brooks and Dana Bash
    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.
  • Police Chief Recovering After Eating Entire Cake Laced With Pot

    04/12/2013 9:32:56 PM PDT · by OKRA2012 · 80 replies ^ | 4/12/13 | Josh Poland
    LAURELVILLE, Ohio - The Hocking County Sheriff's office is trying to get to the bottom of who is responsible for drugging Laurelville Police Chief Mike Berkemeier. Berkemeier says the problem began Easter Sunday when he ate some cake sitting on his kitchen counter. ”I got up in the morning and ate it -- the entire thing,” he said.