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REPORT: A Second Letter Sent To The US Senate Tests Positive For Poison
TBI ^ | 4-17-2013 | Michael Kelly

Posted on 04/17/2013 8:03:38 AM PDT by blam

REPORT: A Second Letter Sent To The US Senate Tests Positive For Poison

Michael Kelley
April 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 forms of a powder, a mist, or a pellet, or it can be dissolved in water or weak acid.

As little as 500 micrograms — smaller than a grain of sand— can kill an adult.

Mail to the Senate has been halted as of yesterday. Last night Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) told CNN that police have already identified a suspect who sends a lot of letters to lawmakers.

In 2004 three Senate offices were shut down becasue of a ricin scare. Postal workers began sorting through mail at an off-site facility after anthrax attacks in 2001 targeted lawmakers including then-Majority Leader Tom Daschle and Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy.

The letter sent to Wicker, which tested positive three times in the field, has been sent to a Maryland lab for further testing.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: poison; ricin; senate; terror

1 posted on 04/17/2013 8:03:38 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Here we go again, just like after 9/11.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 8:07:47 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: blam

Strange coincidence that both the 9/11 and the Boston attacks were followed immediately with poisoned letters to federal legislators.


3 posted on 04/17/2013 8:08:00 AM PDT by trad_anglican
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To: blam

That’s two Republican Senators.

Janet Incompetano will soon be saying that the perps must be Teabaggers.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 8:08:38 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Biggirl

I agree, the similarity can’t be a coincidence. These had to be mailed Monday at the latest, or earlier if it was from outside of DC. Could not have been initiated after the Boston bomber struck.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 8:09:18 AM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: trad_anglican
Strange coincidence that both the 9/11 and the Boston attacks were followed immediately with poisoned letters to federal legislators.

Yes, what an odd coinky-dink.

6 posted on 04/17/2013 8:10:32 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: blam

             

7 posted on 04/17/2013 8:13:06 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Cicero
Besides Wicker, who(m) is the second letter addressed to?

Yes, I know, the names could be randomly chosen.

8 posted on 04/17/2013 8:13:37 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: trad_anglican

Also a strange coincidence that with hot-button issues like gun control and immigration up for votes they’ve found a convenient excuse NOT to deliver constituent mail.


9 posted on 04/17/2013 8:14:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Also a strange coincidence that with hot-button issues like gun control and immigration up for votes they’ve found a convenient excuse NOT to deliver constituent mail.

Interesting observation.

10 posted on 04/17/2013 8:16:52 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: blam

hmmm... McCaskill claims they already know who it is...you would expect law enforcement to announce an arrest soon then. Unless she is lying to avoid panic.


11 posted on 04/17/2013 8:17:27 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Cicero

I didn’t see who the 2nd one was mailed to?


12 posted on 04/17/2013 8:18:34 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Cicero

I am not seeing where the name of second senator is cited. ??? Fox News saying the letter sent to President Obama...hmmm. For folks that missed it, my postal lady was wearing rubber gloves Saturday. Never seen her do that. My guess is that a precautionary directive was sent out to postal workers a few days before this story broke. If so, the government has been sitting on this story since before the bombing. I don’t think they are related.


13 posted on 04/17/2013 8:18:45 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Cicero
I count one Senator. The report is, well, weird ...

A second letter sent to the U.S. Senate has tested positive for the poison ricin, according to Terry Moran of ABC News.

Fox News National Security Producer Mike Levine, citing the FBI, reports that the second letter was addressed to PResident Obama.

Sent "to the Senate ... to President Obama" is nonsense. Wicker is mentioned as an addressee. McCaskill claims authorities have a suspect. What other Senator is an addressee?
14 posted on 04/17/2013 8:21:02 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Biggirl
Good I hope these politicians get what they deserve.
15 posted on 04/17/2013 8:22:54 AM PDT by angcat
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To: Cboldt

Maybe the sender doesn’t keep up on all the news and doesn’t realize that Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) is no longer in the Senate.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 8:23:36 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: penelopesire

Bombs at marathons, ricen sent to 0bama, electric substation “vandalized” in South Bay, Ca. , phone serive disrupted, American Airlines grounded due to computer crash, Google gmail down this morning...

Nothing related at all...move along


17 posted on 04/17/2013 8:23:52 AM PDT by EBH (Warning this person is a Catholic, Tea Party Patriot, and owns a copy of Atlas Shurgged)
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To: blam

the communist liberals in DC must be getting serious about thinning out their political opposition. Mmmmm, could there be signs of the obazo hussein and a holder connection to this? Maybe Pelosi, Dify, Reid, Dupin, Whoryer or maybe even the dyke at the DHS. Hell, maybe Michael Moore sent them. Has to be home grown and it has to be from a commie leftist. CALL FOR LEGISLATION NOW TO OUT LAW and CONFISCATE ALL ENVELOPES from US CITIZENS and BLEED DRY THE USPS!!


18 posted on 04/17/2013 8:23:59 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: blam
The letter sent to Wicker, which tested positive three times in the field, has been sent to a Maryland lab for further testing.

So they'll deliver it, if they get a negative test?

19 posted on 04/17/2013 8:25:32 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: EBH

Good points.
My main point is that we were not warned of this before now. I truly believe they knew these letters were out there last week because my postal lady was wearing rubber gloves on Saturday (in Texas). My husband mentioned it when I was telling him about the ricin letters last night. She handed him a package that would not fit in mailbox Saturday wearing rubber gloves. We both think it is strange. I have been getting lots of packages lately that she has to bring to door and she has never worn gloves until now.


20 posted on 04/17/2013 8:31:51 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Verginius Rufus; penelopesire; Cboldt

There was an earlier post saying that a second letter was received by a Republican Senator. Sorry, I’m not sure where that post is.

And of course there could just be confusion or misreporting involved.

Don’t remember the names, but I think both were southern Republicans.


21 posted on 04/17/2013 9:12:41 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

I just heard that too. My guess is that a few more will be getting letters before this is over. Standard operating of nutters and terrorists. Just reported that the letters were signed: ‘I am KC and I approved these messages’ by Fox News.


22 posted on 04/17/2013 9:18:40 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: trad_anglican

Deja Vu!


23 posted on 04/17/2013 9:34:59 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Cicero

That is exactly what is being said on the blue side of the street.


24 posted on 04/17/2013 9:49:19 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: penelopesire

bttt


25 posted on 04/17/2013 9:51:13 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: drypowder

If the DNC is behind this, I think they would have targeted a Republican senator who could be seen as more vulnerable for re-election. If they had succeeded in killing Wicker, the chances are that a Republican would win his seat, not a Democrat. They would have gone after someone like McConnell.


26 posted on 04/17/2013 11:21:06 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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