Ricin letter sent to Obama

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WASHINGTON — The FBI says preliminary tests on a letter sent to President Barack Obama indicate the presence of poisonous ricin.

The letter is undergoing further testing because preliminary field tests can be unreliable, creating false positives.

The letter was intercepted at a facility away from the White House. It comes the day after officials said a letter sent to Sen. Roger Wicker tested positive for poisonous ricin. That letter to Wicker, a Republican, was intercepted at a Senate mail facility just outside Washington.

The FBI says there is no indication of a connection to the bombing at Monday’s Boston Marathon.

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Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 04/17/13 - 11:39 am
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Ricin...

the new anthrax. This is some nasty stuff - I hope they figure out who is behind this...

KSL
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KSL 04/17/13 - 12:35 pm
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At least the sender is

At least the sender is bipartisan.

KSL
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KSL 04/17/13 - 12:42 pm
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Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 04/17/13 - 12:56 pm
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Ban

Don't be too hasty @KSL - on second thought, there is some use for castor beans. Castor oil is famous for getting rid of constipation - and if there's a place where there's a load of "crap" to get rid of, it's in Washington DC...

KSL
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KSL 04/17/13 - 01:20 pm
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You are right about that

Red Headed Step Child.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 04/17/13 - 09:44 pm
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As Much As I Despise The Hammer & Sickle man,

to send him a letter laced with ricin is sicking and totally unacceptable in my book. The one that did this should receive nothing but the death panel....injected with ricin.

If someone want to make him ride into the sunset, then do it legally with Impeachment action.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/17/13 - 10:24 pm
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I agree 100% Cgee. I despise

I agree 100% Cgee. I despise his politics, but he is the POTUS and I don't want any harm to come to him.

KSL
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KSL 04/17/13 - 10:30 pm
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What disturbs me today is the

What disturbs me today is the so many reported on again, off again fbi statements. Bunch of idiots running the advising of the public. For this administration, that is nothing new. See seven months ago. They are so nervous about a misstep, they are taking no steps.

KSL
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KSL 04/17/13 - 10:38 pm
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POTUS

His hair sure is getting grey.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 04/18/13 - 07:07 am
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Have you considered that Obama,
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who loves the attention of his subjects, would fake an attack on himself? Political gain, yes. Photo opts, yes. Obama is, after all, one of the American Perpetual Victims.

There is not one tragedy that these "totalitarian lovers" will not use to advance their agenda. Chaos in the streets. Real or contrived.

We must be protected from potential threats, even at the cost of personal freedom. Get ready for armed military, fully automatic high volume magazine weapons, on every corner.

The new messiah will protect you. Just bow before him.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/18/13 - 07:47 am
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Give this some thought

After the Sept 2001 problems it became "common" knowledge that all US Postal items mailed to elected officials were being opened at a separate secure location and the info forwarded to the (We hope) the intended elected official.

If a person has the brains to distill castor beans down into Ricin, without killing himself. A normal person might question why didn't that person know about the 12 year old ongoing postal policy that would have stopped delivery?

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