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Obama Receives Ricin Letter - White House Webcast At 11:45 EDT

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Yesterday Sarin for Senators, now suspicious substances sent to Obama? CNN reports:

  • LETTER WITH SUSPICIOUS SUBSTANCE WAS SENT TO OBAMA: CNN
  • SECRET SERVICE: SUSPICIOUS LETTER TO OBAMA RECEIVED YESTERDAY
  • CNN says letter was found at off-site mail-screening facility, substance is unknown, cites unidentified Secret Service officials.

It appears the "suspicious substance" was not a balanced budget, but sarin toxin instead, as the letter received in the Senate yesterday.

Suspicious letter addressed to Obama has tested positive for ricin (as did letter to Sen Roger Wicker (R-MS)

And then this:

  • Capitol police are evacuating part of Hart Senate office building (first floor) because of a suspicious package
  • SUSPICOUS PACKAGE FOUND IN THE ATRIUM AND SUSPICOUS ENVELOPE FOUND ON THIRD FLOOR OF THE HART BUILDING. FOX.
  • CAPITOL POLICE ORDERING PEOPLE ON HIGHER FLOORS TO GO INTO OFFICES. FIRST FLOOR OF HART EVACUATED DUE TO SUSPICOUS PACKAGE. CNN.

From the Hill:

Authorities have intercepted a letter to the White House that tested positive for ricin poison, according to multiple media reports.
The Secret Service has acknowledged the letter addressed to President Obama contained a suspicious substance but has not stated it was ricin, a deadly poison.

 

On Tuesday, lawmakers revealed that a letter addressed to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) had tested positive for the poison.

 

The Secret Service said the letter was sent to Obama on April 16 and was discovered at a remove White House mail screening facility.

 

"This facility routinely identifies letters or parcels that require secondary screening or scientific testing before delivery," the Secret Service said in a statement. "The Secret Service White House mail screening facility is a remote facility, not located near the White House complex, that all White House mail goes through."

Our take home from all of this is that the USPS appears to still be in business. Amazing.

White House holds briefing on this 2001 flashback event which can only mean a major military escalation somewhere, anywhere is forthcoming:

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Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:19 | 3460925 Smegley Wanxalot
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Did they compare the suspicious samples from this letter with those from Lewinski's blue dress?

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:19 | 3460954 tsx500
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GAME ON !!

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:22 | 3460961 krispkritter
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Why is it foreign press seems to have more on Boston than anything I've seen here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2310200/Boston-bomb-FBI-photographs-Is-second-bomb-just-seconds-exploded.html

 

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:25 | 3461000 hedgeless_horseman
Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:31 | 3461047 Chuck Norris
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By "Suspicious Substance" they mean his real birth certificate??

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:31 | 3461055 Stackers
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Stop the violence !!! We need background checks and 3 day waiting period for everyone wanting to mail something !!!

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:34 | 3461063 hedgeless_horseman
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3 day waiting period for everyone wanting to mail something

Yes we can!  If it saves just one politician, then it is worth it.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:42 | 3461112 Ahmeexnal
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FORWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARD!!!!!!!!

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:46 | 3461123 hedgeless_horseman
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Why don't our law makers pass a Mail Safety Act so that all mail must now be Registered Mail.  The USPS could sure use the revenue.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:49 | 3461134 Pinto Currency
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Any guy who's administration wants to "fundamentally change America" and crash the dollar  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILKolTI1s50

would appear to be using a large amount of suspicous white powder. 

There was once a guy in a bunker who during his administration's last days was reliant on chemical substances.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:49 | 3461165 somecallmetimmah
Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:52 | 3461179 Spirit Of Truth
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Was Hakimullah Mehsud And The Pakistani Taliban Behind The Boston Marathon Bombing?

http://thespiritoftruth.blogspot.com/2013/04/was-hakimullah-mehsud-and-p...

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:59 | 3461228 TerminalDebt
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If it came by USPS and they got it yesterday the guy that sent it is probably dead of old age by now

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:11 | 3461289 Stackers
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I wonder how long it will take before they track down the source of this Ricin to a CDC or DoD lab like they did with the Anthrax scare just after 9/11

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:19 | 3461344 toys for tits
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It was from Joe Biden.

 

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:28 | 3461397 Divided States ...
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This is just another excuse for US Postal Service to hire more drug sniffing 'monkeys', jack up stamp prices and make the delivery times longer.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:34 | 3461445 Manthong
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What a waste of time and energy trying to send a letter with bad stuff on it to Obama.

Everybody knows he does not spend enough time off of the golf course to read any mail.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:41 | 3461503 francis_sawyer
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ZOMG ~ I sincerely hope that they hustled him off to safety!

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All AmeriKans should pray for the FIRST FAMILY in troubling times like this...

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:43 | 3461527 Patriot Eke
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Never let a crisis go to waste, right?  What the fuck does ricin letters have to do with gun control laws?!  The timing of all of this crap sure is suspect.  Gee, I wonder if it's all just a conicidence...

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:48 | 3461556 Divided States ...
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Dont think Obama got the letter I sent that told him to FUCK OFF AND STOP SUCKING THE BANKERS COCK before I pee'd all over it after eating a plate of asparagus.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:31 | 3461435 gatorengineer
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or Bhillary Clinton

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:15 | 3461302 smlbizman
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when they day is done ...after the smoke clears your 2nd amendment will be corzined....cause while you are watching the bombs and dusty letters...

live mics are a wondeful thing

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:33 | 3461448 balolalo
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I wonder if recent events have something to do with this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow7wq79vVtE

A blast from the past and window into our future.   Look around you... then is now.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 16:06 | 3462939 boogerbently
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.....ban envelopes.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:59 | 3461235 Terminus C
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Was Obama Abdullah and the Americani AlCIAduh behind the Boston Marathon Bombing?

Oh wait... it was the people in a cave...

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 14:09 | 3462167 Breezy47
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Is that your blog? That is good work with the pictures.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:10 | 3461296 McMolotov
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That's 4chan apparently doing a better job than the fucking FBI.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:22 | 3461354 JohnnyBriefcase
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Maybe the FBI doesn't really want to get to the bottom of this one...

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:47 | 3461551 Patriot Eke
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Maybe the FBI is at the bottom of it.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 15:19 | 3462648 Pure Evil
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Nah, you'd have better luck finding the "dark skinnned" suspects hiding out over at the White House or the Dept. of Justice.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 16:07 | 3462941 boogerbently
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Has the revolution stated ??

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:47 | 3461424 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Interesting looks like a spec op when you put all the players together, got the right mix of demographics. Question is are they ex, current ours or Mossad (yes I am going there based on the demographics in the pics). That one smiling for the surveillance camera is a brazen little bastard. Going to be fun reading Alex Jones and the ilk if this filters down to them and doesn't get taken offline first.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:34 | 3461447 SemperFord
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Having been in the Military, two guys in desert pants Look(stance, hair, etc) military 

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:44 | 3461539 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Without a doubt. Ex or current old habits die hard.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 14:07 | 3461869 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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After looking at the pictures some more I can understand why some those guys were circled for interest but bear with me here. The 2 that are definitely in on the bombing is the guy in the white hat and the one in blue you see him with. Occam's razor says 2 bombs + 2 backpacks = 2 people. Those 2 military guys may not be part of the deal and just working security at the event. You see them with back packs after the bombs went off and the one looks to have an official pass around his neck. The officials can rule that out real quickly and probably already have. We'd never know from these pictures and no matter what they say there is going to be that paranoia crowd to say otherwise. I just can't wrap my head around the fact that US military ex or current would bomb civilians especially on Patriots Day. It just goes against everything that is ingrained into your head if you've been in the service. The facts will bear things out question is will the media report the facts or use the event to train the populace like a bunch of pavlov dogs that military = terrorists. I maybe a Libertarian and live in a blue state but I know the difference between the 2 and mindset that goes along with these things and have decent handle on how propaganda works.J-Q public in the matrix has no concept of it.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 13:34 | 3461904 Thought Processor
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Yep.  They actually look like spec ops or SOF operators.   One is actually wearing a hat with the "punisher" skull logo on it, which if you know the people in the special operator profession is a logo that Seal teams started to put on their helmets within the last two middle east conflicts.   The other guy clearly has an earpiece with wire in one ear only.   Without any assumptions on why these guys are there it does raise some very valid questions, ie:  who are they?   Why were they positioned where they are?  Who are they communiacting with?   Who are they looking for?   Where did they go after the bombs went off?  And lastly, perhaps most importantly- How did they know to be there in that place looking for bad guys at that moment?  

At the very least we are owed some answers to these very valid questions.  Our government has the answers.  Will they let us know what's going on?

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 13:50 | 3461995 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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How did they know is easy enough. Facebook page created at about 11 am that morning. There is absolutely no way unless they are that in the stone age over there that their key word filters wouldn't have triggered a red flag that a real human needs to take a closer look on a public page on facebook with the word bomb or bombing then couple it with Boston Marathon. Everyone in these communities are basically monitoring facebook and all social media picking up new content as quick as the hadoop clusters can process it using big data techniques. I'm sure they knew almost right away something was up just by that alone, just a question of was it a serious threat or some hoax. That was their advance notice.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 14:08 | 3462171 SemperFord
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I agree with both you guys, I think the GOV may have known about a threat and said nothing about it.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 16:22 | 3463010 kchrisc
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Regardless of what comes out, there were three culprits behind the Boston bombing:

1) "Caused" As in the US government's bombing and killing of men, women and children overseas has caused them to take action and retribution. See invasion and occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan and the bombing of various other countries.

2) "Made" As in the people from within the US government made this happen for their own benefit. See Waco and Sandy Hoax for background.

3) "Let" or "Failed" As in the government who said their "mission" was to prevent such tragic things from happening either let it happen so as to benefit from it or failed to prevent it. See Pearl Harbor and 9/11 (I know, could be "Made" too).

There you have it, the three culprits in a nutshell. And as for number three, "Let," I think that they, at a minimum, should all award each other "Freedom Medals" again.

Or did I think too deep?!               hujel

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:54 | 3461206 smlbizman
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they're reporting they know who sent the letters...they should know....and by the way that gun bill is supposed to voted on today..

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:59 | 3461234 Mesquite
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Wrong contents....

Should have been "Articles of Impeachment"...

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:56 | 3461211 McMolotov
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This ricin-in-the-mail shit is exciting and all, but does anyone have a guess as to when the "cyber attacks" begin?

They're all but inevitable now, right? How else can they clamp down on the internet?

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:21 | 3461356 kridkrid
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I thought the American Airlines story was going to be it.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:45 | 3461129 HoofHearted
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OK, which one of you bitchez is still using US Postal???

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:07 | 3461277 toys for tits
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'Going Postal' has a different meaning these days.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:47 | 3461143 NoDebt
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And with that news, WE ARE OFF THE MORNING'S LOWS!!

 

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 13:00 | 3461635 Jeremy Roenick
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"You didn't make that letter"......

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:44 | 3461132 SWRichmond
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Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. Even the ardent love of liberty will, after a time, give way to its dictates. The violent destruction of life and property incident to war, the continual effort and alarm attendant on a state of continual danger, will compel nations the most attached to liberty to resort for repose and security to institutions which have a tendency to destroy their civil and political rights. To be more safe, they at length become willing to run the risk of being less free.

Federalist #8

Isn't it interesting that all of these happenings happen exactly when a Senate vote is scheduled on a gun registration bill?

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:49 | 3461154 HoofHearted
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Yes....and exactly when the GDP is in the dumps and we need some sort of a stimulus...any sort (war...cough...war)

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 11:50 | 3461161 Bicycle Repairman
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They only need two more Republican votes.  Reid says "He has the wind at his back."

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