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  • 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. ...
  • FDA TO LAUNCH INVESTIGATION AFTER EUTHANASIA DRUG DISCOVERED IN DOG FOOD

    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....
  • Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says

    09/20/2017 7:34:50 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 43 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 19 September 2017 | Nadia Kounang, CNN
    Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says. The study, published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, evaluated nearly 300 sets of mothers and children in Mexico and tested the children twice for cognitive development over the course of 12 years. Fluoride is not added to public water supplies in Mexico, but people are exposed through naturally occurring fluoride in water and fluoridated salt and supplements. The study found a drop in scores on intelligence tests for every 0.5 milligram-per-liter increase in fluoride exposure beyond 0.8 milligrams per...
  • Anthony Bourdain I'd Poison Trump & Kim Jong-un ... If They Asked Me to Cater (CNN Reporter)

    09/14/2017 5:43:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    TMZ ^ | 09/08/17
    Anthony Bourdain would dish poison if Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un made reservations for 2. We got Bourdain Thursday at LAX and our intrepid photog wondered -- what would the "Parts Unknown" host serve if asked to cater a peace talk meeting between the U.S. Prez and North Korea's dictator? Check it out ... pretty clear where Bourdain stands with what he'd serve. HINT -- it's vegetarian, but also deadly. Also, doesn't sound like he's got a soft spot for Kim Jong-un, who he calls a "chubby, evil little f***."
  • Report: Pakistan may have poisoned CIA chief after Bin Laden raid

    05/06/2016 10:36:45 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 5 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 06, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    A stunning new report showed how Pakistan's top spy agency may have secretly poisoned a CIA chief in the days and weeks after the U.S. raid that killed Usama Bin Laden in 2011. The now-retired CIA station chief in Pakistan, Mark Kelton, had come down with a mysterious illness that left him in severe pain, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Current and former U.S. officials told the newspaper they suspected poisoning after attempts to treat him outside Pakistan failed. Those officials said Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency, or ISI, harbored grudges against diplomats, journalists and other people the country considered opponents....
  • Man Caught on Tape Allegedly Poisoning Couple's Water Jugs

    08/10/2017 10:42:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Authorities in the San Diego area are looking for a man who allegedly poured liquid plant food onto an unopened water jug. The jugs, delivered by Sparkletts, were sitting on the couple's front porch when their home surveillance camera captured the trespasser, saving them from potential harm. ... Tina Gagne said the incident occurred just after midnight Tuesday. Gagne and her wife said they did not recognize the man and don't know why he would have targeted their home.
  • Tourists to all-inclusive resorts in Mexico suspect they were given tainted alcohol

    07/20/2017 12:28:09 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 37 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | Raquel Rutledge
    Numerous reports have told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel they experienced sickness, blackouts and injuries after drinking at Iberostar and other resorts around Cancun and Playa del Carmen in recent months. They told the Journal Sentinel they believe they were drugged or the alcohol may have been tainted. They questioned how they could fall into a stupor so quickly. And whether they had been targeted. Was it robbery? In one case, two teenage brothers from Minnesota on vacation with their parents woke up covered in mud, with no shirts or shoes and their wallets and cellphones missing. Sexual assault? One Wisconsin...