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(Daily Mail)   The hearing into the polonium-210 poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko has heard he was working for both British and Spanish intelligence agencies at the time of his death. In related news, there are no weeds around his grave for miles   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Litvinenko, Russian Mafia, Spanish, Russia, Chechen, London hotels, prima facie case, KGB  
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2012-12-13 02:24:10 PM  
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Beerguy: It was detected. they had polonium everywhere. everyone the men touched, the tea shop and the cup they gave it to him and every car, building and item of clothing they wore was radioactive.

Yeah I live a few roads over, I remember when they sealed the whole area off to check for Polonium. By coincidence I was also at the same venue Litvinenko's assassins were at that night which also had to be checked and tested positive for polonium. I can't believe it's 6 years ago, feels like... 5 years ago.
2012-12-14 11:11:24 AM  
1 vote:
Reminds me of the old movie D.O.A. where they poisoned the lead character with iridium. He was a dead man walking trying to figure out who killed him before he croaked.

/What do you mean "I don't look murdered?"
2012-12-13 12:15:46 PM  
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skantea: Slightly OT: Sometimes I wonder about the timing of Chavez' sudden onset of cancer. How hard would it be to slip something radioactive under someone's mattress or under their car seat?

An externally-located source could cause cancer over a long time, but one strong enough to do the trick before being discovered would also cause localized radiation burns and tissue death. That would certainly kill someone, but it wouldn't merely manifest as organ cancer. So it could work but it wouldn't be sudden.

Fark Rye For Many Whores: You're disappointing the shiat out of us here, you know what we want to see but you keep not delivering:

Or you could read it this way: with a bit of practical knowledge, someone's crack-pot attempt to start the zombie apocalypse is that much closer to success. I'm just trying to help here.
2012-12-13 12:00:36 PM  
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Slightly OT: Sometimes I wonder about the timing of Chavez' sudden onset of cancer. How hard would it be to slip something radioactive under someone's mattress or under their car seat?
2012-12-13 11:45:33 AM  
1 vote:
False, Subby: Polonium-210 is an alpha emitter; alpha particles cannot penetrate much matter, maybe a few cell layers. Most of its radiation is absorbed by his cells, thus its great efficiency at killing him from head to toe. Thus there is little to no exposure to even his casket for the time being, and its 156-day half-life tells me that the activity remaining in his corpse is effectively zero.

Dwight Schrute, out.
2012-12-13 11:38:06 AM  
1 vote:
that's what happens when you bury your spy in the same spot someone killed a ring-wraith, duh.
2012-12-13 11:37:59 AM  
1 vote:
Was Miles his hamster?
2012-12-13 10:39:31 AM  
1 vote:
The Russians dump their toxic waste
Right on top of Litvinenko's grave.
A team of experts say it won't do him no harm.
2012-12-13 10:19:39 AM  
1 vote:

Slaxl: Wow, a man who is now a Russian MP was actively engaged in treason, handing over information to foreign powers? That's going to have some repercussions, surely?

He's the prime suspect in the murder case, but the Russians won't extradite him. What better way to get back at him than by convincing the Russians that he was committing treason, so that they deal with him.

we're through the rabbit hole now.
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