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  • Slovakia election: Prime minister hospitalized a week before election

    02/23/2020 7:37:43 PM PST · by RummyChick · 23 replies
    cgtn ^ | 2/24/2020 | Katherine Berjikian
    The prime minister of Slovakia has been hospitalized a week before the country's parliamentary elections, forcing him to cancel campaign events, including a televised debate on Sunday. Peter Pellegrini was admitted to hospital on 22 February because of a high temperature and acute upper respiratory infection, according to his office. Pellegrini's political party, the center-left Smer, has been marked by controversy leading up the elections on 29 February, specifically the murder of an investigative journalist and corruption scandals. Final opinion polls showed other political parties closing in, notably the populist anti-graft Ordinary People and Independent Personalities party.
  • As rats overrun California cities, state moves to ban powerful pest-killers

    08/09/2019 2:43:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    San Luis Obispo ^ | 7/23/19 | RYAN SABALOW, PHILLIP REESE
    The rats were winning. There were so many earlier this summer outside the CalEPA building in downtown Sacramento officials had to close its outdoor playground out of fear state employees’ kids would catch rodent-borne diseases. To fight back, building officials set out a controversial type of rat poison whose use may soon be banned statewide by the California Legislature. The poison didn’t stay out very long once word got out the state’s top environmental regulators were using a poison widely condemned by California’s powerful environmental groups. “Effective immediately, I’m putting a moratorium on the use of rodenticides around the 1001...
  • Rat-Infested Cities, Pest Control Industry Concerned With California State Rat Poison Ban

    07/23/2019 9:44:51 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    KPIX-TV ^ | July 23, 2019 | Staff
    California is moving toward an all-out rat poison ban statewide. AB-1788 cleared the State Assembly earlier this summer. But the problem with the ban is that some California cities are being overrun by rats.
  • A Yew for You

    05/12/2019 9:20:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/19 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    From Poison Berries, to English Longbowmen and a new Elixir of Health Yew bushes are quite common in gardens as ornamental shrubs and hedges. They are liked for being hardy, and soil and moisture tolerant evergreens. In addition, the have nice red berries in the fall. Please note: the orange/red juicy fruits are quite palatable but have poisonous seeds in the center. Their poison was already known two millennia ago ( ) and appeared to be the choice of soldiers to die when not wanting to fall alive into the hands of the enemy.
  • FBI: Former Paul Ryan foe tried to buy radioactive substance

    10/25/2018 3:46:32 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    AP ^ | October 25 2018 | AP Staff
    A prominent Wisconsin protester who twice unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for House Speaker Paul Ryan’s seat has been charged with trying to buy a lethal dose of a radioactive substance online. A court affidavit says an undercover FBI agent posing as a merchant on the dark web was first contacted about the possible purchase of an unnamed radioactive substance in March by someone with the username “tigolebitties.” The dark web consists of hidden websites that can’t be accessed without special software. The FBI alleges “tigolebitties” was Jeremy Ryan, 30, of the Town of Madison. Ryan said he wanted to...
  • Suspected ricin detected in mail sent to Trump, Pentagon

    10/02/2018 4:01:01 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 23 replies
    (CNN)An envelope addressed to President Donald Trump contained a substance suspected to be ricin and appeared to be connected to similar envelopes sent to the Pentagon, a law enforcement source told CNN.
  • Envelopes sent to Mattis, Navy chief test positive for ricin

    10/02/2018 12:13:28 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 2, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Two envelopes addressed to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson have initially tested positive for the deadly poison ricin at the Pentagon’s mail facility, according to a report. The packages, which were delivered Monday, were intercepted before making it into the sprawling headquarters of the Defense Department in Virginia near Washington, DC, spokesman Chris Sherwood said Tuesday.
  • FDA issues worldwide recall of common blood pressure medication

    A large medication recall has expanded again - now to a global scale. Valsartan, a prescription medication commonly used to treat blood pressure issues and heart failure, is now under a worldwide recall. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the drug contains a cancer causing chemical called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). This chemical is toxic to the liver and other organs. "The presence of NDMA was unexpected and is thought to be related to changes in the way the active substance was manufactured," the FDA said. snip...
  • CNN's Acosta: Hannity Is 'Injecting Poison Into The Nation's Political Bloodstream'

    08/03/2018 1:42:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/03/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    CNN’s Jim Acosta hit back at Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday for saying that attendees at President Trump’s rally were right for heckling the CNN correspondent. “Hannity is a propagandist for profit, peddling lies every night,” Acosta tweeted, adding that the host is “injecting poison into the nation’s political bloodstream warping public attitudes about the press.” “I’m confident in the long run the truth will prevail,” he added. CNN's chief White House correspondent appeared to be responding to Hannity’s comments siding with attendees at a Trump rally in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday who heckled Acosta. "I’m actually going...
  • Big Dots — Do They Connect? Steele and Skripal Revisited

    06/28/2018 4:43:16 PM PDT · by Oklahoma · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 28, 2018, 12:05 am | Diana West
    Just came across an intriguing theory about Sergei Skripal, the former Soviet/Russian military intelligence agent who spied for Britain, and, along with his daughter Yulia, was nearly killed this spring by a dose of the nerve agent Novichok in the town of Salisbury, England, where they live. In a March 21 interview on the John Batchelor Show, Gregory R. Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs, posited that Sergei Skripal is the unnamed Russian intelligence source in the Steele dossier. Copley further explained (or tried to explain) to Batchelor (who kept cutting him off): “The people who wished...
  • Poisoned daughter of ex-Russian spy: 'I hope to return home to my country'

    05/23/2018 2:43:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/18 | Luis Sanchez
    Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned along with her father, former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, said in a new interview that she hopes to return to her country. “As I try to come to terms with the devastating changes thrust upon me both physically and emotionally, I take one day at a time and want to help care for my Dad till his full recovery," Yulia Skripal told Reuters. "In the longer term, I hope to return home to my country,” she added. Skripal is currently in a secret location in London being protected by the British state, according to Reuters....
  • US 'stands in solidarity' with UK on Russia

    03/15/2018 6:59:29 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | March 15, 2018 | None listed
    The White House says it "stands in solidarity" with "its closest ally" the UK and supports its decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats. PM Theresa May said the diplomats would be expelled after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in the UK. Moscow continues to deny any involvement in the attack.
  • Russia no longer murders spies: KGB veteran

    12/14/2006 12:01:09 PM PST · by james500 · 22 replies · 439+ views
    Reuters via ABC News ^ | Dec 14, 2006 | Louis Charbonneau
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The head of an organization of former Russian spies was quoted as saying on Thursday Moscow abandoned its policy of assassinating enemies long ago, and that Alexander Litvinenko was probably murdered by criminals. Former KGB agent Valentin Velichko said fellow former agent Litvinenko, who died in London on November 23 from radiation poisoning, was a traitor but was not killed by Moscow. "That was long ago. It belonged to the days of Stalin," Velichko, head of the Veterans of Foreign Intelligence, told Die Welt newspaper in an interview. Millions died under the rule of dictator Josef Stalin.
  • Sergei Skripal and the 14 deaths under scrutiny

    03/07/2018 5:52:41 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    When Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent, collapsed suddenly on Monday in the sleepy cathedral city of Salisbury, there were unavoidable echoes of a messy, high-profile death in London a little over a decade before. In 2006, Alexander Litvinenko, another former Russian agent, was rushed to hospital after collapsing in London. As the world watched, a rare and highly radioactive isotope destroyed his organs one by one, killing him three weeks later. A British public inquiry found that Litvinenko had ingested Polonium 210, and that his assassination was likely ordered directly by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr Skripal, 66,...
  • Ex-Russian spy who was MI6 double agent fights for life after ‘being poisoned’ in Salisbury

    03/05/2018 3:05:04 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    The Sun ^ | 5 March 2018 | By Olivia Loveridge-Greene and Ellie Cambridge
    AN ex-Russian spy who became an MI6 secret agent has been left fighting for his life in hospital after reportedly being poisoned. Sergei Skripal - who was jailed in 2006 for spying for Britain - collapsed alongside a younger woman in The Maltings shopping area in Salisbury yesterday afternoon. ...

    02/16/2018 5:23:35 AM PST · by csvset · 47 replies
    NY1 ^ | 15 Feb 2018 | Sarah Wolfgram
    NATIONWIDE — The FDA says it’s launching an investigation after a euthanasia drug was found in cans of dog food. Washington, D.C. TV station WJLA partnered with the lab Ellipse Analytics to test multiple brands of wet dog food for the drug used to assist death in vet clinics, pentobarbital. In total, they tested 62 samples of more than two-dozen brands. One brand, Gravy Train, repeatedly came back positive for pentobarbital, according to the station. Out of the 15 cans tested, nine tested positive — or 60 percent. Gravy Train, made by Big Heart Pet Foods, is owned by Smucker’s....
  • ATTEMPTED MASS POISONING: ILLEGAL ALIEN Poured Drain Cleaner into FOOD at Florida Restaurant

    02/14/2018 10:17:49 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 62 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Feb 10, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL (The Miami Herald) – Pleading guilty to putting lye in sauce led to a seven-year prison sentence for a Florida restaurant worker — and possibly more punitive action at the federal level. Margarito Padilla began serving his sentence Monday, according to Florida Department of Corrections records. On Tuesday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Tampa office filed a detainer on the 54-year-old Guadalajara, Mexico, native, meaning ICE wants to know when Padilla finishes doing his time.... [snip] “DANGER POISON HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED CAUSES SEVERE BURNS.”
  • Pakistani Bride Kills 17 in Botched Plot to Kill Husband

    11/01/2017 11:46:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 1, 2017
    Pakistani police say they have arrested a newly married woman on murder charges after she poisoned her husband’s milk and it inadvertently killed 17 other people. District police chief Sohail Habib Tajak said Wednesday a judge has allowed police to question the woman for two weeks. Tajak says the woman, who was not identified, was married against her will in September.
  • Woman fleeing arranged marriage fatally poisons husband and his relatives

    11/01/2017 4:32:29 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/31/2017 | Tamar Lapin
    <p>A Pakistani woman who tried to flee her arranged marriage killed her husband and 12 of his relatives using poisoned milk, authorities said.</p> <p>Police claim Asiya Bibi laced her husband’s milk last week, and that after he didn’t drink it, the spiked liquid was used to make lassi, a yogurt drink, which she served to him and his extended family, the BBC reported.</p>
  • 'Man Who Killed Halloween' still haunts holiday

    10/31/2017 1:01:18 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5:30 am, Friday, October 29, 2004 | By Mike Glenn and RUTH RENDON
    Timothy O'Bryan's name may have faded from popular memory, but 30 years ago this Sunday his death shocked the country and earned the culprit the nickname "The Man Who Killed Halloween." The 8-year-old Deer Park boy died Oct. 31, 1974, after eating trick-or-treat candy laced with cyanide. Within days, his father, Ronald Clark O'Bryan, stood accused of staging the crime as part of a life insurance scheme. With his wife testifying for the prosecution, O'Bryan was convicted and sentenced to death. Dubbed the "Candy Man" by fellow prisoners, he was executed by lethal injection in 1984. Halloween has lived on....