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(CBS New York)   Two letters addressed to Mayor Bloomberg found to contain ricin, high fructose corn syrup   (newyork.cbslocal.com ) divider line
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2013-05-29 07:31:45 PM  
Nice, Subby. I laughed.
 
2013-05-29 07:38:26 PM  
A law enforcement source told CBS News that the letter threatened 'this is a taste of what's to come if you come to take my gun,'  though the exact wording of the letter was not disclosed.

Well, good news!  We can all soon find out.
 
2013-05-29 07:52:49 PM  
With NHL Playoffs ending next month. a good ol' fashioned U/S gun toter uprising will be my entertainment for the Summer. Glad I have CNN.
 
2013-05-29 07:54:49 PM  
highest rated comment:


I know it's early but I find it hard to believe that a gun owner from the right did this. This is not our style. But it is the style of the left to do it and lay blame to another. Kind of like that liberal woman who sent threatening letters to herself and blamed someone else.

FALSE FLAG FALSE FLAG IT'S THE LEFTIES.
 
2013-05-29 07:59:35 PM  

ontariolightning: With NHL Playoffs ending next month. a good ol' fashioned U/S gun toter uprising will be my entertainment for the Summer. Glad I have CNN.


Canada must be boring as fark.
 
2013-05-29 08:01:03 PM  
Michael Bloomberg was voted most likely to open his own mail.
 
2013-05-29 08:02:39 PM  

farkingismybusiness: ontariolightning: With NHL Playoffs ending next month. a good ol' fashioned U/S gun toter uprising will be my entertainment for the Summer. Glad I have CNN.

Canada must be boring as fark.


It's about as exciting as Wullerton Sask. -Spits-
 
2013-05-29 08:03:12 PM  
Please don't kill Mayor Bloomberg. He might be as tall as a 6 year old Newtown kid but he's the mayor of NYC.
 
2013-05-29 08:03:13 PM  
Clearly an Obama false flag.
 
2013-05-29 08:03:15 PM  
Did Breaking Bad kickstart the recent ricin fad or something?

/Wonder where that little vial is eventually going to end up...Walt Jr's breakfast?
 
2013-05-29 08:03:24 PM  

"Civilian personnel in New York and in Washington who came into contact with the opened letters have not suffered symptoms, but three NYPD Emergency Service Unit officers who came into contact with the letter at the city mail facility on Gold Street in Manhattan have been treated for minor symptoms of ricin exposure that have since abated, police said."


It's those Union germs which weaken the policeman's immune system.

 
2013-05-29 08:03:51 PM  
The Red menace rises and sends mail as they keep shiatting their Confederate Freedom Pants in their disgust of being called an American.
 
2013-05-29 08:03:56 PM  

ontariolightning: highest rated comment:


I know it's early but I find it hard to believe that a gun owner from the right did this. This is not our style. But it is the style of the left to do it and lay blame to another. Kind of like that liberal woman who sent threatening letters to herself and blamed someone else.

FALSE FLAG FALSE FLAG IT'S THE LEFTIES.


i78.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-29 08:06:03 PM  
"...ricin is a highly toxic protein that can kill a full-grown adult in a dose the size of just a few grains of salt."

Holy crap! I had no idea that ricin was that strong.
 
2013-05-29 08:06:12 PM  
Just Bloomberg? Or possibly a few others that might have some connection, some cause that might make them unpopular?
 
2013-05-29 08:07:04 PM  
www.dispatch.com

chiefdatacom.com
 
2013-05-29 08:07:23 PM  
Poison is the weapon of a Romulan
 
2013-05-29 08:08:09 PM  

ontariolightning: highest rated comment:


I know it's early but I find it hard to believe that a gun owner from the right did this. This is not our style. But it is the style of the left to do it and lay blame to another. Kind of like that liberal woman who sent threatening letters to herself and blamed someone else.

FALSE FLAG FALSE FLAG IT'S THE LEFTIES.


Wellllllll.... If you were an evil commie, bent on subverting the rights of millions of law abiding citizens; the best way to go about it would be to mail yourself an easily detectable poison.

/ I mean, come on! If this was the real deal; they'd have made the paper from discarded 32 oz plastic cups.

// everybody knows that none of the big wigs actually open their own mail
 
2013-05-29 08:08:23 PM  
........realizes she has less than 12 hours till airtime and is working on a plan to interject herself into the story. Will somehow involve processed sugar killing people and how Ricin can be disguised as sugar.

www.rawstory.com
 
2013-05-29 08:10:08 PM  

ontariolightning: highest rated comment:


I know it's early but I find it hard to believe that a gun owner from the right did this. This is not our style. But it is the style of the left to do it and lay blame to another. Kind of like that liberal woman who sent threatening letters to herself and blamed someone else.

FALSE FLAG FALSE FLAG IT'S THE LEFTIES.


I'll bet there are some folks in Oklahoma City who would disagree with the assertion that a right winger outraged over gun control would never do something.

Granted, McVeigh was balls out Alex Jones-esque righty, but still.
 
2013-05-29 08:11:12 PM  
Boobies accepted. Fark Yeah!
 
2013-05-29 08:12:00 PM  

Aarontology: ontariolightning: highest rated comment:


I know it's early but I find it hard to believe that a gun owner from the right did this. This is not our style. But it is the style of the left to do it and lay blame to another. Kind of like that liberal woman who sent threatening letters to herself and blamed someone else.

FALSE FLAG FALSE FLAG IT'S THE LEFTIES.


Pretty ironic considering the guy who sent ricin to Obama was a righty who tried to frame a democrat.
 
2013-05-29 08:12:48 PM  

Authentic Chop Suey: Boobies accepted. Fark Yeah!


Damn auto correct-- Boobies Accepted!
 
2013-05-29 08:15:49 PM  
Thank FSM they didn't contain any trans-fats.
 
2013-05-29 08:16:03 PM  

farkingismybusiness: ontariolightning: With NHL Playoffs ending next month. a good ol' fashioned U/S gun toter uprising will be my entertainment for the Summer. Glad I have CNN.

Canada must be boring as fark.


I for one truly enjoy boring. Strongly considering a visit.
 
2013-05-29 08:17:02 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Please don't kill Mayor Bloomberg. He might be as tall as a 6 year old Newtown kid but he's the mayor of NYC.


I live with my mom wayyyyyy too obvious.
 
2013-05-29 08:18:13 PM  

skinink: "Civilian personnel in New York and in Washington who came into contact with the opened letters have not suffered symptoms, but three NYPD Emergency Service Unit officers who came into contact with the letter at the city mail facility on Gold Street in Manhattan have been treated for minor symptoms of ricin exposure that have since abated, police said."
It's those Union germs which weaken the policeman's immune system.


Since ricin exposure is 100% lethal, how can you have treatable minor symptoms?
 
2013-05-29 08:18:39 PM  

Authentic Chop Suey: Authentic Chop Suey: Boobies accepted. Fark Yeah!

Damn auto correct-- Boobies Accepted!


Filter pwns never stop being funny.
 
2013-05-29 08:19:55 PM  

Atomic Spunk: Holy crap! I had no idea that ricin was that strong.


It is - just ask Georgi Markov.
 
2013-05-29 08:22:17 PM  

Gyrfalcon: skinink: "Civilian personnel in New York and in Washington who came into contact with the opened letters have not suffered symptoms, but three NYPD Emergency Service Unit officers who came into contact with the letter at the city mail facility on Gold Street in Manhattan have been treated for minor symptoms of ricin exposure that have since abated, police said."
It's those Union germs which weaken the policeman's immune system.

Since ricin exposure is 100% lethal, how can you have treatable minor symptoms?


Its not 100% lethal.

and dosage matters. The world's deadliest poisons are survivable or even useful at a sufficiently tiny dose (Botox)
 
2013-05-29 08:22:36 PM  

eauque: farkingismybusiness: ontariolightning: With NHL Playoffs ending next month. a good ol' fashioned U/S gun toter uprising will be my entertainment for the Summer. Glad I have CNN.

Canada must be boring as fark.

I for one truly enjoy boring. Strongly considering a visit.


Visit Torontos Crack smoking Mayor. And Calgarys Gay atheist Arabic mayor.
 
2013-05-29 08:24:36 PM  
Wilfred Brimley really, really holds a grudge, even beyond the grave.
 
2013-05-29 08:24:41 PM  
HURR some liberal did it to frame Tea Party Nuts

DURRRRR
 
2013-05-29 08:27:53 PM  
Chances are the ricin was low grade.  It is easy to get your hands on the material but it is harder to purify and concentrate it.  It is like that idiot in Alabama who just ground up beans in a coffee grinder and mailed it off.  It will test positive for ricin, but is of little danger.  Don't get me wrong, it is still dangerous and anyone who would do something like that is exactly the person who we should be taking their guns away from them.  Just be thankful he decided to go with a biological agent he didn't know how to utilize and hopefully he can be captured before he figures it out.
 
2013-05-29 08:28:49 PM  
If they really wanted to piss him off they should send Big Gulps everyday....
 
2013-05-29 08:33:41 PM  
Was this the Boobies office the letter was mailed through or were there others?  Boobies boobies boobies.
 
2013-05-29 08:33:52 PM  
Yes because that's certainly a reasonable way to protest gun law reforms and doesn't at all make you seem like a farking crazy bastard.
 
2013-05-29 08:34:30 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Please don't kill Mayor Bloomberg. He might be as tall as a 6 year old Newtown kid but he's the mayor of NYC.


well, who else is running for mayor of NYC?  It couldn't be worse could it?

{{checks}}

oh dear god.
 
2013-05-29 08:34:51 PM  
Ricin's tref, nu?
 
2013-05-29 08:34:58 PM  

brantgoose: Wilfred Brimley really, really holds a grudge, even beyond the grave.

Spin-off show of undead WB called Forever Oats...I can see it!
 
2013-05-29 08:36:28 PM  

novalord2: Its not 100% lethal.


IIRC Ricin is not absorbable through the skin. It has to be ingested or inhaled, or as in the case of Georgi Markov, injected through a poison pellet.

It's still toxic as shiat, and has a massively low LD50.
 
2013-05-29 08:38:25 PM  

Atomic Spunk: "...ricin is a highly toxic protein that can kill a full-grown adult in a dose the size of just a few grains of salt."

Holy crap! I had no idea that ricin was that strong.


Look up Abrin. It's worse
 
2013-05-29 08:41:48 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Since ricin exposure is 100% lethal, how can you have treatable minor symptoms?


Because it's not 100% lethal.  It can be lethal in small doses, with injection and inhalation being more effective than orally. Less than the LD50 dose shouldn't kill a healthy adult.

If you love your brain, and wish it well, do not read the comments at the bottom of TFA.
 
2013-05-29 08:41:51 PM  
...So the plan for a man (who supposedly owns a gun) wanting to kill Bloomberg was to refine a rare and difficult to utilize poison, then post it to a billionaire who doesn't open his own mail, in the hopes that Bloomberg would somehow eat the farking contents of this letter.

I'm at a loss to find a meaningful measure for the kind of crazy it would take to think this endeavour was worth the effort.
 
2013-05-29 08:43:37 PM  

SlothB77: TheShavingofOccam123: Please don't kill Mayor Bloomberg. He might be as tall as a 6 year old Newtown kid but he's the mayor of NYC.

well, who else is running for mayor of NYC?  It couldn't be worse could it?

{{checks}}

oh dear god.


Oh dear god is right. I didn't realize. OMG. What a choice.
 
2013-05-29 08:44:40 PM  

Gyrfalcon: skinink: "Civilian personnel in New York and in Washington who came into contact with the opened letters have not suffered symptoms, but three NYPD Emergency Service Unit officers who came into contact with the letter at the city mail facility on Gold Street in Manhattan have been treated for minor symptoms of ricin exposure that have since abated, police said."
It's those Union germs which weaken the policeman's immune system.

Since ricin exposure is 100% lethal, how can you have treatable minor symptoms?


www.overthinkingit.com

It's a known fact Bloomberg has spent the last few years building up an immunity to ricin powder.
 
2013-05-29 08:46:12 PM  

Glitchwerks: Did Breaking Bad kickstart the recent ricin fad or something?

/Wonder where that little vial is eventually going to end up...Walt Jr's breakfast?


It's viral marketing. The letter probably said "Stay out of my territory".
 
2013-05-29 08:46:18 PM  

Sleeping Monkey: Pretty ironic considering the guy who sent ricin to Obama was a righty who tried to frame a democrat.


Oh yeah. That guy was interesting.
 
2013-05-29 08:46:21 PM  

ontariolightning: eauque: farkingismybusiness: ontariolightning: With NHL Playoffs ending next month. a good ol' fashioned U/S gun toter uprising will be my entertainment for the Summer. Glad I have CNN.

Canada must be boring as fark.

I for one truly enjoy boring. Strongly considering a visit.

Visit Torontos Crack smoking Mayor. And Calgarys Gay atheist Arabic mayor.


Back when I frequently spent time in Toronto, Mayor Mel Lastman was the crazy man in charge. Is that one of the pre-reqs for Toronto Mayor?

/not that the US can't compete, but Toronto excels at consistency
 
2013-05-29 08:47:12 PM  

way south: ...So the plan for a man (who supposedly owns a gun) wanting to kill Bloomberg was to refine a rare and difficult to utilize poison, then post it to a billionaire who doesn't open his own mail, in the hopes that Bloomberg would somehow eat the farking contents of this letter.

I'm at a loss to find a meaningful measure for the kind of crazy it would take to think this endeavour was worth the effort.


Exactly.

The whole point of owning the gun is to not have to go through that sort of dog and pony show.
 
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