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A letter mailed to President Barack Obama on Tuesday tested positive for the deadly poison ricin, the NY Post reports. On Monday a letter was mailed to the office of a Mississippi senator that also tested positive for ricin.

Ricin has been used in assassinations in the past. A tiny amount, the equivalent of a few grains of salt, can kill a man.

Letters containing deadly anthrax spores were sent to politicians and the media after the September 11 attacks. But Sen. Richard Blumenthal told the NY Post there was “no apparent link” between the letters and Monday’s bombings in Boston.

Ricin is poisonous if inhaled. It kills by binding to proteins and preventing protein synthesis in humans. Proteins are vital to the human body. Proteins carry out thousands of chemical reactions within cells that help us to move around, digest food, and protects us from virus and bacteria. Without proteins, death occurs within 3-5 days.

From The NY Post:

The Secret Service said a letter containing a suspicious substance was addressed to Obama but did not confirm it was ricin. The second letter was undergoing testing and was also intercepted before it reached its intended target, the agency said.

Yesterday, an envelope containing ricin was sent to the office of Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi — and authorities last night said they have identified a suspect in the case, although he did not appear to be in custody.

The letter was intercepted by an off-site mail-screening facility in DC yesterday afternoon and later was sent to a testing facility in Maryland.

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    • GAGIRL87

      Ricin has been used in assassinations in the past. A tiny amount, the equivalent of a few grains of salt, can kill a man.
      ____________________________________________________________________

      WOW :shocked:

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      Thank God no one in the White House mailroom was hurt.

    • Crickett

      But what did the letter say? or was it a blank envelope? And are they just making a political point, because elected officials don't open their own mail.

    • ReadingIsFundamental

      CNN breaking news says they are evacuating Congress and are questioning someone with a backpack in the area.

    • VDot

      People are cray cray :no:

      I'm interested to know what the letter said :waiting:

    • Daisy

      Afternoon :waves:

      *zipslips*

    • SunRiseBlossom

      Now WAIT a minute.... :spank: Somebody trying to get their butt beat trying to mess with my President!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now the governor or MS...... :coffee:

    • Milky

      :hi: gagirl

    • haleymichelle

      people been watching too much breaking bad....smh

    • MsB2u

      THIS WHOLE THING IS GOING TO GET UGLY

    • GAGIRL87

      Thank God no one in the White House mailroom was hurt.
      ______________________________________________________________________

      Hey Bird :waves: I didn't even think about that, I bet the starting pay is the shyt for the mailroom in the yt house! #nojoking

    • GAGIRL87

      @ Hey Milky :hi:

    • ReadingIsFundamental

      I think this happens more often than reported in the media. I know people were complaining that they were treating the Boston bombing with three people killed like 9-11 and were p*ssing some people off so now they are doing a political media frenzy on every little thing that comes up to water down the Boston coverage.

      grapevine political gossip

    • marquez269

      people still get mail? :blink: o ok

    • that_VA_thickchick

      a MESS, A WHOLE MESS, AND NOTHING BUT A MESS. SO HELP ME GAWD. :no:

    • ReadingIsFundamental

      oh n*gga you can't speak?

      I mean, good morning Mr. Marquez. Hope you have a happy Wednesday.

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      :eek:

    • marquez269

      @RIF :waves: im having a good day how is urs?

    • that_VA_thickchick

      Diva says:

      that_VA_thickchick says:

      bad day to resurrect your log in with all the suspected fuggery going on.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      ya’ll was fore-warned about them salvation army logins from the jump
      ________
      :offtopic:

      Did we talk about Beyonce being a new Goodwill ambassador?

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      Bet all this terrorism isn't from anyone expected.
      Prolly from some people we thought of as "allies."
      :coffee:

    • goat76

      iAmChan says:

      Everybody must be at lunch…guess I’ll play some Call of Duty til y’all get back at it.
      -----------------
      Yeah, just getting back. You play on PS3 or XBox?

    • ReadingIsFundamental

      I'm good. xo

    • that_VA_thickchick

      Marquez what do you have planned for your bday tonight?

      :party:

    • lovezoe

      Do people really think the mailman just hands Obama letters?! Do you know how many people that letter goes through before they even think about getting it? Most folks get a form letter and Obama never even saw the letter.

    • ReadingIsFundamental

      Every time something crazy happens in this country, I think of 35-49 year old white man with anti-government interests before I even think about somebody overseas.

      just me.

    • Mr.BluPhi

      Chit gettin real

    • Miany

      The mail room in the white house aint even in the white house.... SOoooooooo a real terrorist should know mail aint the way to get to him..... I'll keep watching the news to see what's goin on.

    • Miany

      ReadingIsFundamental says:
      Every time something crazy happens in this country, I think of 35-49 year old white man with anti-government interests before I even think about somebody overseas.just me.
      ^^ Old school psychos but nowadays with the internet lil 19 y.o. who got picked on turn into terrorists

    • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

      @ goat76: 360

      @ GA :tea: lol

    • goat76

      Probably some white supremacy group. That's who I'm puttin my money on. We've seen the spike in those groups since Obama was elected.

      Al Qeada would've have fcuked more shat up.

      Just my thoughts.

    • SAUCEY82

      Sounds like an inside job to me :tea:

    • http://www.thrillogymovie.com Nasir Rahim

      AS LONG AS DEY AINT MESSING WIT MY BOO BOO FANTASIA , WE GOOD!!!!

    • Milky

      @marquez :happybirthday: :buttshake: <--- striptease fo yo b-day.

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      Every time something crazy happens in this country, I think of 35-49 year old white man with anti-government interests before I even think about somebody overseas.just me.
      ^^ Old school psychos but nowadays with the internet lil 19 y.o. who got picked on turn into terrorists

      ____________

      Well, we know if it's a young yt male they will have "addiction" or "mental issues" and therefore not be responsible.
      :coffee:

    • tintin1979

      these ppl trying to assasinate Obama, Fluck em. They can't win

    • Miany

      Nasir Rahim says:
      AS LONG AS DEY AINT MESSING WIT MY BOO BOO FANTASIA , WE GOOD!!!!
      ^^I was lookin fa you earlier to tell u She had her listenin party and she was cute in the lil red outfit.

    • hell_on_heels

      Okay, now I'm pissed!!! They better get this SHYT under control ASAP!! :mad:

      Hello Roses

    • MetroAtlMrs

      Disagreeing with a person's POV is never a reason to cause bodily injury or death. These crazies have life F'ed up nowadays...

    • Afiya

      This is getting very messy...and it ain't even 4/20 yet :sigh:

    • Milky

      :shocked: @nasir now u brang ur azz when its not a fanny post :spank:

    • ReadingIsFundamental

      Marquez, I would send you an e-birthday card but, you know.. blog life doesn't allow for such things and your name is not a link so, just pretend I sent you one ok?

      :partyhat:

    • ReadingIsFundamental

      awweee d*mn just got the password reset email.

      SANDRA we need answers!

    • KyCakes

      Afiya says:
      and it ain’t even 4/20 yet
      ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Saturday is gonna be off the chain here in Colorado...with weed being legal now and all... :lol:

    • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

      dang maybe he really need to go chill with jay z on the beach

    • goat76

      Well al-qeada do like to use pressure cookers for bombs, but I'll still say it was a white supremacy group.

    • GAGIRL87

      @ Chan :coffee: *head nod* lol

    • goat76

      KyCakes says:

      Afiya says:
      and it ain’t even 4/20 yet
      —————————————————————
      Saturday is gonna be off the chain here in Colorado…with weed being legal now and all… :lol:
      -----------------------
      Showl wish I was there. :blunt:

    • GAGIRL87

      Saturday is gonna be off the chain here in Colorado…with weed being legal now and all…
      __________________________________________________________________

      @ KyCakes do you chief?

    • http://www.landofpure.net FayMrsWhipfinityIfYewNassy :whip:

      :tea:

      this sum BS! i have a bad feeling :(

      :pray:

    • goat76

      What better way to take people minds off gun control? Blow some shat up and make everybody feel they need to be protected.

    • Miany

      @Ky I got ?s regarding the legality...DO you know much about it or so I gotta gooogle?

    • http://www.landofpure.net FayMrsWhipfinityIfYewNassy :whip:

      KyCakes says:

      Afiya says:
      and it ain’t even 4/20 yet
      —————————————————————
      Saturday is gonna be off the chain here in Colorado…with weed being legal now and all…

      :steer: girl i know i said June but fugg it! hea i come!

    • http://www.landofpure.net FayMrsWhipfinityIfYewNassy :whip:

      goat76 says:

      What better way to take people minds off gun control? Blow some shat up and make everybody feel they need to be protected.

      zaaactly! co-worker just said "so they gonna pass laws to let ppl buy pressure cookers?" :rollseyes: BISH! :shotsfired:

      and they own PLENTY guns u hear me? why yew mad then???

    • Miany

      :hug: Goat

    • KyCakes

      GAGIRL87 says:

      Saturday is gonna be off the chain here in Colorado…with weed being legal now and all…
      __________________________________________________________________

      @ KyCakes do you chief?
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      I do on a limited basis...not nearly as much as I used to...

    • http://www.landofpure.net FayMrsWhipfinityIfYewNassy :whip:

      Miany GA Saucey Chan Sandra ERRYBODY :hi:

      g'day

    • KyCakes

      Miany says:

      @Ky I got ?s regarding the legality…DO you know much about it or so I gotta gooogle?
      -------------------------------------------------------------------
      :lol: Ask away

    • Afiya

      4/20 is also Hitler's birthday and folks get outta pocket on that day...wish that's all folks celebrated on 4/20 (weed day)...but :no: it's not :sigh:

    • luVn_liFe…

      Boston Investigators have identified a SusPect :popcorn:

    • Gigi26

      :no: The person who did this is obviously an idiot who doesn't know that the POTUS never handles his own mail..shiid he got an office dealing with correspondence in itself :lol:

      But I feel like this is a fear tactic mixed in with propaganda...

    • KyCakes

      FayMrsWhipfinityIfYewNassy :whip: says:

      KyCakes says:

      Afiya says:
      and it ain’t even 4/20 yet
      —————————————————————
      Saturday is gonna be off the chain here in Colorado…with weed being legal now and all…

      :steer: girl i know i said June but fugg it! hea i come!
      --------------------------------------------------------------------
      Then CHAMONE...what'chu waiting on? :lol:

      The State now has 'tourist packages' here for those that want to come to CO just to smoke legally...

      Never thought I'd see the day *tear*

    • KyCakes

      Afiya says:

      4/20 is also Hitler’s birthday and folks get outta pocket on that day…wish that’s all folks celebrated on 4/20 (weed day)…but :no: it’s not :sigh:
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      It's also the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting...sadly, also here in CO

    • GAGIRL87

      @ Fay & Luvn :hug:

      @ Ky I haven't smoked since high school had to leave that chit alone, had me thinking I was dead that one time :kona:

    • goat76

      Afiya says:

      4/20 is also Hitler’s birthday and folks get outta pocket on that day…wish that’s all folks celebrated on 4/20 (weed day)…but :no: it’s not :sigh:
      --------------------------------------
      I acknowledge it being Killer Mike b-day before I acknowledge as Hitler bday.

      :hug: Miany

    • that_VA_thickchick

      :offtopic:

      EJ Johnson wants to host a Talk Show geared toward gay teens. Says he wants to be a good example.

      Of what, I'm not sure.

    • luVn_liFe…

      :wave: HELLO errybody Especially GaGaGirl :hunch: :D

      girl that :smoke: be having ME --> :scared:
      Peeping out windows and
      :woohoo:
      ION Mess with it.that crap makes me half as.s craZy!

    • goat76

      GA smoking that death nigga, death....lol

    • http://www.landofpure.net FayMrsWhipfinityIfYewNassy :whip:

      Then CHAMONE…what’chu waiting on? :lol:

      The State now has ‘tourist packages’ here for those that want to come to CO just to smoke legally…

      Never thought I’d see the day *tear*

      :shocked: guhlll! do tell! :popcorn:

      oh chit Luvn! :pc:

    • luVn_liFe…

      that_VA_thickchick says:EJ Johnson wants to host a Talk Show geared toward gay teens. Says he wants to be a good example.

      Of what, I’m not sure.

      ~
      ~
      Seriously this ChilD needs More people!

    • Miany

      :waves: @Fay
      @KyCakes... wondering like... 1. Is it gonna be available in dispensaries? 2. Is it like you get caught riding and :blunt: cop pulls you over, do you whip out license, registration and prescription?
      Ion know.. I've always wondered how it works cuz in places where it's dayum near legal I assume the street pharmacists dont really carry it as much.

    • luVn_liFe…

      @FAY . ..
      Thats the ONLY Headline on CNN,no story,link Nathing!

      WE GOTTA Hurry up and :wait:

    • KyCakes

      GAGIRL87 says:
      @ Ky I haven’t smoked since high school had to leave that chit alone, had me thinking I was dead that one time :kona:
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      :rofl:
      For about 24 years, I STAYED smoked out...was turned onto it by a Cousin when I was 12. She boldly declared she wasn't gonna smoke by herself anymore...I remember I laughed like a jackass at everything for like three hours...

      Like I said, I don't smoke nearly as much as I used to...kinda want things to be different in my life.
      But when I do...Hunty...whew...a bish be getting mad paranoid and whatnot...almost like I have to re-learn how to smoke

    • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

      im hungry

    • luVn_liFe…

      I wonder what they gonna do about FOlKs Carrying back packs :think:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      What in the world :no: and they just announced they have identified a suspect in the bombings :tea:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Obama is having a time being our president whew :no:

    • that_VA_thickchick

      goat76 says:

      GA smoking that death nigga, death….lol
      _______
      Now, n*gga I saw Deaf? You hit this and can't hear no more.

      What? I got things to do today! :rofl:

      Awww RIP Katt Williams' career.

    • GAGIRL87

      @ Chan hungry for what may I ask :grin:

      @ Ky that's probaby what it is I was a "new" smoker lol :no:

      @ Luvn that chit had me an my cuz talking bout daymn we missed our own funeral :smack: NEVER AGAIN!!! and I lost one of my high heel shoes that night too. Man it was rough on me :coffee:

      @ Goat weed makes me paranoid :nono:

    • KyCakes

      Miany says:

      @KyCakes… wondering like… 1. Is it gonna be available in dispensaries? 2. Is it like you get caught riding and :blunt: cop pulls you over, do you whip out license, registration and prescription?
      Ion know.. I’ve always wondered how it works cuz in places where it’s dayum near legal I assume the street pharmacists dont really carry it as much.
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      If you get pulled over either smelling like it, actively smoking it, etc, you get a DUI. The lawmakers down here have been driving themselves insane trying to determine an 'unacceptable' limit. Like with alcohol, if you have a BAC of .08, you're considered under the influence.
      It's not so simple with smoke. They tried to say a certain amount of nanos in your blood stream should be a determination, but of course, with smoke, if you're a daily smoker, your levels will ALWAYS be high. Since they're still trying to figure it out, no one has received a DUI or DWAI for weed.

      Eventually, it will be sold in the dispensaries. You won't even need a prescription anymore. Same with the limits, the house is trying to determine applicable taxing and whatnot. They're gonna make a come up off of these and raise Colorado's revenues...

      In any event, the legislation has to have this all figured out by 2014, so for now, folk still use their street pharmacist, unless you have a prescription card.

    • GAGIRL87

      :whistle:

      I'm geeked up and I cant see and all the walls keep looking at me
      I tell myself theres nothing wrong but I cant stop gritting my teeth
      I can't sleep I can't eat I just geek I just geek
      and I know I cant take one so why not three shyt get geek
      I cant help the way I feel when I geek I keep it real
      in the hood I keep my steel
      try to blow my high you will get killed
      cause it's real bankhead real fabo,
      broad daylight, don't keep shit low
      roll my blunt right in front of po po
      fuck them hoes the can blame it on the 'dro

      I'm in the zone
      I've gotta see my doctor..Scotty's calling me..Scotty beam me up
      I'm in the zone I wanna fly morning, noon, and night

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Weed is legal in Colorado awww lawd :popcorn:

    • GAGIRL87

      @ Ky so technically it's not wrong for the weed man to sell it then :think:

    • KyCakes

      @Jenie in Colorado and Washington State. Has been since January...

      Any Adult 21 or over can legally possess 1 oz. You still have to be discreet about it; you can't just roll up to a stoplight all smoked out and chit... :lol:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      what's going on with Rhianna she sick ? :thinking:

    • KyCakes

      @GAGIRL technically, yes. No one has been popped for selling, but that was a 'lowest priority' here for about 5 years...They decriminalized it. Folk just finally voted to make the chit legal.

      It may still be illegal to sell, once the tax stuff gets figured out. Of course, then you'll be dipping into the States profits, but I'm sure the smoke at the dispensaries is gonna be mad expensive, so I'll stick with my connection. But now, if you can't find your weed an or he's out, you don't have to wait on him anymore. :lol:

    • Miany

      @Ky... ok, understood. Interesting though...It looks like they got a lotta work to do with the DUI/ DWI thing. The state shooooole will make money off the tax though. I know if I owned a corner store in CO I'd increase the price of my backwoods, dutch masters, cigarillos, pipes, white paper EVERYTHING lol

    • KyCakes

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      what’s going on with Rhianna she sick ? :thinking:
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Dack withdrawal.... :coffee:

    • Betamax82

      you mofos gone learn one day :nono:

    • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

      @ GA see how you be doing me

    • GAGIRL87

      @ Jenie yes she's sick "pop that coochie" got her man :yes:

    • goat76

      Another sticky situation with the legalization of weed is drug testing for jobs. I say treat it like alcohol and tobacco.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      GAGIRL87 says:

      @ Jenie yes she’s sick “pop that coochie” got her man
      ________________________

      :popcorn:

    • luVn_liFe…

      MarketWatch) -- Investigators believe they have identified a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, CNN reported on Wednesday, citing a source it said has been briefed on the investigation. The Boston Globe said authorities have an image of a suspect carrying, and perhaps dropping, a black bag at the second bombing scene on Boylston Street, outside of the Forum restaurant. Authorities planned to brief the media on the progress of the investigation at 5 p.m. Eastern, it added.

    • Miany

      goat76 says:
      Another sticky situation with the legalization of weed is drug testing for jobs. I say treat it like alcohol and tobacco.
      ^^ That's my issue cuz currently THE COMPANY has the right to employ who they want and they're allowed to say they don't want an employee who uses certain substances. I'd keep my piss clear as possible if I was job hunting.

    • goat76

      KyCakes says:

      but I’m sure the smoke at the dispensaries is gonna be mad expensive, so I’ll stick with my connection. But now, if you can’t find your weed an or he’s out, you don’t have to wait on him anymore. :lol:
      ------------------
      I mean it makes sense to raise the price and will probably have to because of the State having their hands in it now. Do you think it will really be that much more expensive? It was pretty cheap in the dispensaries.

    • that_VA_thickchick

      Chan's gravi

      :dead:

    • that_VA_thickchick

      Asked point blank if he knew beforehand that Jay Z and Beyonce were traveling to Cuba President Obama replied,

      "My understanding is I think they went through a group that organizes these educational trips down to Cuba."
      "You know, this is not something the White House was involved with. We've got better things to do."
      _____________
      I.LOVE.MY.PRESIDENT

    • that_VA_thickchick

      :newpost:

    • VDot

      :newpost: on Tyrese -v- the Moniques of the world