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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg not intimidated by ricin-laced letters
CBS News ^ | May 30, 2013

Posted on 05/30/2013 8:42:01 AM PDT by Zakeet

Federal investigators are trying to figure out who sent two threatening letters laced with the deadly poison ricin to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun-control group in Washington.

CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano reports that authorities say responding officers who came into contact with the letter in New York suffered some minor symptoms. No one was seriously hurt, but now a joint terrorism task force, including the FBI and the NYPD, is investigating.

Bloomberg spoke with reporters shortly after the threats against him became public Wednesday evening.

"No, I'm not angry," said Bloomberg. "There are people who, I would argue, do things that may be irrational, do things that are wrong, but it's a very complex world out there, and we just have to deal with that."

On Friday, a worker at a mail facility in lower Manhattan intercepted a letter addressed to Bloomberg that was laced with ricin - a highly toxic poison.

Another tainted letter was discovered two days later in Washington at a building that houses Mayors Against Illegal Guns - a non-profit group Bloomberg helped start. That envelope was addressed to the group's director, Mark Glaze.

Both mailings were postmarked May 20 from Shreveport, La., with no return address.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; newyorkcity; ricin

The little guy is against gun ownership but surrounds himself with armed guards 24/7

This Libtard is so brave that he will never back down from his courageous stands on gun grabbing, homosexual marriage and Big Gulps!

1 posted on 05/30/2013 8:42:01 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

I smell false flag


2 posted on 05/30/2013 8:42:42 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: Zakeet

Why should he be worried? He has lowly peon staff to open his mail for him.

What a brave man.


3 posted on 05/30/2013 8:43:56 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: DoughtyOne

Really. Don’t see him volunteering to do a little mailroom duty...


4 posted on 05/30/2013 8:46:02 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Zakeet

I think he should lick those letters just to prove it.


5 posted on 05/30/2013 8:46:28 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: DoughtyOne

...and another staffer to mail it to him.


6 posted on 05/30/2013 8:46:33 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: clamper1797
My thoughts also.

He had it sent to himself.

7 posted on 05/30/2013 8:46:58 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Zakeet
Why would he be?

He had them sent to himself.

8 posted on 05/30/2013 8:47:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (It is the deviants who are the bullies.)
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To: Zakeet

let’s pray nobody ever sends him more than sixteen ounces of the stuff


9 posted on 05/30/2013 8:47:32 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I don’t either.


10 posted on 05/30/2013 8:47:39 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: Zakeet

He thought it was just his daily coke delivery....


11 posted on 05/30/2013 8:48:09 AM PDT by apillar
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To: TurboZamboni

LOL


12 posted on 05/30/2013 8:48:12 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: Zakeet

I think someone ought to send Bloomberg a letter containing table salt! That will scare him.


13 posted on 05/30/2013 8:48:12 AM PDT by Obadiah (What is twisted cannot be straightened...)
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To: Zakeet

If anyone REALLY wants to upset hizzoner then they just need to send him a 32oz soda cup. That’ll do it.


14 posted on 05/30/2013 8:48:19 AM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: Zakeet

A prince with a food taster would not be intimidated by a poisoner, either.


15 posted on 05/30/2013 8:50:01 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: Zakeet

Well, of COURSE he’s not. He has letter tasters.


16 posted on 05/30/2013 8:50:49 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Zakeet
The little guy is against direct gun ownershipbut is all for himself owning guntoters.
17 posted on 05/30/2013 8:51:12 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: MeganC

“If anyone REALLY wants to upset hizzoner then they just need to send him a 32oz soda cup.”

Yeah, and fill it with salt, butter and a pack of Luckies. That should throw the SOB into cardiac arrest.


18 posted on 05/30/2013 8:52:01 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Zakeet
If there was ever an office holder in US history megalomaniacal enough to send such letters to himself to prove his divinity to the masses, it would be Bloomberg.
19 posted on 05/30/2013 8:52:34 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: clamper1797

Taking pointers from the Tawanas of the world.


20 posted on 05/30/2013 8:52:36 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: Zakeet

He’s not afraid of Ricin, but a Big Gulp sends him ducking for cover.

What a maroon.


21 posted on 05/30/2013 8:54:01 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Zakeet
Statement: "New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg not intimidated by ricin-laced letters"

Response: Because he knows they will never reach him personally and if they kill any poor soul it will be one of his low level clerks.

22 posted on 05/30/2013 8:54:40 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Zakeet

Of course he isn’t rattled....because one of his gun hating cop buddies mailed the letter to him with an NRA sticker on it or some sort of pro-gun message in order to implicate the “inherent violence” of God-fearing, gun owning, white male Christians!


23 posted on 05/30/2013 8:55:52 AM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: clamper1797

Speaking of smell.. Bloomberg is ass high to fart anyway.

Useless prick.


24 posted on 05/30/2013 8:59:53 AM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: Zakeet
"do things that may be irrational, do things that are wrong,"

Hey Bloomie - you are describing yourself perfectly. What does controlling citizen's salt and soda have to do w/being mayor?

25 posted on 05/30/2013 9:04:20 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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I like how he says he is not angry, and that people do “irrational things”.

Are you serious?! Irrational things?! Sending ricin in the mail, especially to an elected official, is a “criminal” and/or “terrorist” thing. He should be angry, and seek to find and prosecute the criminal. He sounds like he is making excuses for the person.

“It’s not his fault he sent these letters... we should examine what fault in society motivated this action. It was probably Cola.”


26 posted on 05/30/2013 9:04:32 AM PDT by BuddhistConservative
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To: Zakeet
Federal investigators are trying to figure out who sent two threatening letters laced with the deadly poison ricin to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun-control group in Washington.

I'm guessing someone in his gun control group is doing it at Bloomturds suggestion to make it seem like he's being threatened. Ricin is a particularly ineffective contact or ingested poison. Injected is another matter, but touching is not likely to cause harm unless there are open sores present. And a letter to a public official like b'turd is extremely unlikely to actually be read and touched by him. I can think of several other substances that would be better, and a number of other methods that would be more effective of ridding NYC of its most pompous and self important (but not largest) cockroach.

I'm reminded of the many "racial slurs" that are found on black people's houses - 99% of the time put there by the selfsame blacks.

A truly ruthless individual would use an ied near where the cockroach walks or is chauffered. those walking with him would be considered as a bonus by a truely ruthless individual.

27 posted on 05/30/2013 9:07:58 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: arthurus
A prince with a food taster would not be intimidated by a poisoner, either.

Right. And a prince with bodyguards doesn't need a gun.

Mayor Blooming Hypocrite

28 posted on 05/30/2013 9:09:37 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Zakeet

When it is an inside job ... what is there to fear?


29 posted on 05/30/2013 9:11:34 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: arthurus

“Ricin we much!”


30 posted on 05/30/2013 9:26:29 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Zakeet

As long as they were smaller than a Big Gulp and had no added salt , I see no need for complaints from Mr Mayor.


31 posted on 05/30/2013 9:57:32 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Zakeet

Why should he be? He doesn’t handle any of that, the peons do.


32 posted on 05/30/2013 10:15:04 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Zakeet
He eats Ricen Krispies for breakfast!

it seems to have affected his brain.

That’s what made him anti-gun, anti-Capitalism and pro-nonsense.

33 posted on 05/30/2013 10:15:42 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Zakeet

Someone nitwit in his own anti constitution group may have sent it to restart Bloomberg’s failing campaign.


34 posted on 05/30/2013 10:48:52 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: Zakeet

Ricin doesn’t scare him, but threaten him with a 32 oz soft drink and he’s ready for a cot at Bellevue in a rubber room.


35 posted on 05/30/2013 11:31:59 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: clamper1797

“I smell false flag.” My first thought.


36 posted on 05/30/2013 1:19:43 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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