BREAKING: Ricin Laced Letters Sent to Bloomberg, MAIG

 

This from nytimes.com: “A letter addressed to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg that arrived late last week at a municipal building has tested positive for ricin, according to two people familiar with the matter. A second letter containing the poison arrived at a building in Washington that houses Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group Mr. Bloomberg helps run and finances, a person familiar with the matter said. Investigators believe both letters were sent by the same person.” A spokesman indicated that the text of the letters refers to the gun control debate. Oh goody. More as and when it becomes available. Watch this space.

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  1. avatar Dave C says:

    Headline Typo!!!

  2. avatar Carry.45 says:

    Wouldn’t be surprised if he sent them to himself. Lying prick.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      My first thought… Oh poor us someone out to get us… Start testing the interns first. We promised the intern a job if he followed orders.

    2. avatar CCDWGuy says:

      That was my first thought.

    3. avatar Rebecca says:

      My first thought was this, too.

      1. avatar jaykayd says:

        +1 … an attempt like this just favors the “other side”, feeds the media and obstructs reason.

  3. avatar Ralph says:

    Finally, a use for castor beans that doesn’t involve massive intestinal cramping.

    1. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

      Yeah but one it stops the cramping it feels wonderful. Like the day Mr. Bloomberg gets out of politics, same feeling from the same area of the body lol

    2. avatar Russ Bixby says:

      You must never have flown models; model two-stroke aviation fuel in alcohol and castor bean oil. I also use Castrol in vehicles, and castor bean oil is an ingredient in that.

  4. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

    I hate it when things like this happen, it makes the rest of us look bad.

    1. avatar Billy Wardlaw says:

      Don’t believe it. This is headline grabbing and smells of a stunt.

      1. avatar William says:

        I think so too. RICIN. Easily made by any bozo with a Castor Bean plant and instructions and sense enough not to poison himself first.

    2. avatar Carry.45 says:

      Not if HE’S trying to make us look bad. No italics on my phone.

      1. avatar William says:

        Yours is Finnish?

      2. avatar Swarf says:

        HTML tags still work with mobiles.

        They’re more of a pain in the ass, but they work.

        1. avatar Matt in FL says:

          I do italics and bold on my phone the same way I do them here on my PC, with angle brackets and html coding. It’s definitely more of a pain, though, because I have to swap between keyboard screens for each bracket.

        2. avatar Carry.45 says:

          I just meant for emphasis. Thanks though. And William I missed the joke about mine being Finnish. Over my head

        3. avatar CarlosT says:

          The em tag doesn’t render on the mobile theme, at least not in Chrome, on Android (Jelly Bean, I think). Strong and blockquote work just fine.

      3. avatar Russ Bixby says:

        Use the <em> and </em> tags. EMphasis italicizes in most browsers.

  5. avatar O.E says:

    I wrote to Gadaffi before he was killed by the Jewish agency. Warned him about the Zionists, too late however it would seem.

    Bloomberg should really take the Jewish threat seriously, get N.Y.P.D to deport anyone suspected to Arizona.

    1. avatar William says:

      Bloomberg IS the “Jewish Threat”!

      Aw. My daughter’s keyboard is ruined again.

      1. avatar O.E says:

        FLAME DELETED

        The Jews want rid of him.

      2. avatar BlinkyPete says:

        Is your daughter also your wife? Nevermind, just get back in your trailer. The grownups are talking.

    2. avatar Too Close too Chicago says:

      Knock off the Jew bashing. This is site is typically accepting of all and supporters of the 2nd amendment come in all sorts of sizes, religions, sexual preferences and colors. The fact that Bloomberg is a gun grabber has nothing to do with him being Jewish. To say otherwise is simply offensive.

      1. avatar dirk diggler says:

        We will trade you Bloomberg for OJ and a second round pick

        http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dNkmIWFoDtk

        1. avatar Too Close too Chicago says:

          Done. I will take OJ any day. Great video.

  6. avatar Matt in FL says:

    This would make me giddy as a schoolgirl, except the chances of said letter actually getting to the angry dwarf are virtually nil, which makes it a really shitty way to hurt innocent people. (And yes, by and large I think they’re innocent even if they work for the tiny tyrant.)

    1. avatar Carry.45 says:

      I have a friend who works for him. She wants ar15s and thirty rounders of the streets. Even after everything I had to say about it. She also wants to keep her last name after marriage. Still, she is a good ( innocent)person for sure.

      1. avatar Human Being says:

        Yeah, I think we can sarcastically wish her luck with both of those. According to more and more studies I’m seeing, men are learning not to marry something like that.

        1. avatar Carry.45 says:

          Lol I think you’re right. I’m all for strong women. But that’s being something other than strong. To put it as nicely as I could I’d call it being difficult. I know a guy who took his wife’s last name. What’d ya call that?

        2. avatar Swarf says:

          I call it a couple who recognize that marriage is no longer a one way property exchange, carry.45.

          Or shouldn’t be.

        3. avatar Carry.45 says:

          Nah that’s not it either. I am progressive about everything except for broadening gun control and taking a women’s name. I’m sorry. But that’s how it always been. My wife is one tough cookie and that was never even a thought in her mind. So enjoy whatever relationship you have swarf. If it makes you happy that’s all that matters. I’ll stay with my wife who keeps my ass in line and doesn’t humiliate me by making me take her name.

        4. avatar Nigil says:

          I take no issue with a woman wanting to keep her last name. Sometimes it’s more than a personal thing, your name is what people in the business world know you as. Dude who takes his wife’s last name…well, let’s just say I wouldn’t call him anything fit for polite company.

        5. avatar Carry.45 says:

          Nigil I hear you. There are exceptions. Your name is the only thing that’s yours. But she’s Bloombergs assistant. Hardly a business venture where her name is her meal ticket.

        6. avatar Swarf says:

          I was talking about a woman keeping her own name. A man taking his wife’s name is the same problem in the other direction.

          It’s also waaay too my-balls-in-your-purse-ma’am? for me and I am very progressive on most issues.

          Maybe the dude’s last name was Buttcheese?

        7. avatar ensitue says:

          I certainly did, but it took a divorce to set things right!

      2. avatar jaykayd says:

        So, she wants to keep the last name of her father instead of the man she’s to spend her life with?

    2. avatar William says:

      Yeah… it’s pretty easy to be killed by it, for real.

      False flag, all over it… a TINY, tiny false flag!

      1. avatar BlinkyPete says:

        Dude, is anything not a false flag to you? Seriously. How does a person like you function in the real world?

    3. avatar angryAZ says:

      no one of voting age is innocent the concept of democracy ensures shared consequences for poor choices…..

    4. avatar Will says:

      Yup Blinky, I agree… The notes in the letters would see to it that it paints gun owners as psychopaths ready and willing to kill on a moments notice. Ironically without a gun.

  7. avatar Gtfoxy says:

    Back ground check for buying stamps?… anyone…. anyone?

    1. avatar Mr Pierogie says:

      People still buy stamps?

      1. avatar Jon R. says:

        People still send letters?

  8. avatar Rich says:

    First off, that trick never works. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, you can’t poison someone as poisonous as anyone in that group. Especially Hizzoner himself!

  9. avatar Wassim Absood says:

    Time to ban those Assault Castor Beans……

    1. avatar William says:

      I lived in a neighborhood, not ten miles from here, where they grew all over the damn place. In people’s YARDS. Vacant lots…

      I bet there’s a hundred or more in this metro area right now.

  10. avatar ChrisH says:

    After all this time, and all their false claims of threats, there’s finally ONE? Any bets on it being faked, or at the very least from themselves?

    1. avatar William says:

      Not betting agin it. Look at how many people HERE had this idea, alone…

      1. avatar Joke & Dagger says:

        Wasn’t me. Seriously.

  11. avatar Bob says:

    OMG!! Ban beans!! No wait, ban poison. No wait ban envelopes!! No double wait, ban mail!
    How can the world be full of such dangerous things?

    I do not condone this…It’s not cool, no matter how justified, and secretly wished for. However, poke enough bears eventually you will find a really angry one.

    As a plus I know now about Ricin which I had no idea about before.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Ban roll-on!

  12. avatar jwm says:

    Anybody got eyes on matt?

  13. avatar Pantera Vazquez says:

    False Flag? If it actually happened as reported, prepare to be painted with a broad brush again. “This proves that gun owners are…….”, as opposed to singling out the person responsible for this singular action. One wonders though if it was actually a stunt from the anti side to influence opinion. Guess we will have to wait until someone is charged.

    1. avatar Carry.45 says:

      I said that before with the sincerest hopes that there is not one gun owner out their stupid enough to do that. But wait, it could be some heffer pissed off that they have to take more trips to the 7-11 for their soda fix.

  14. avatar Paul53 says:

    I can just picture Bloomingidiot cowering under an overturned 32 oz cup for protection.

    1. avatar Old Ben turning in grave says:

      Nah, he should be fine. It was under 16 OZ of ricin

  15. avatar GSL45 says:

    This whole “send ricin through the mail” thing seems staged, and until they convict someone who’s not an obvious patsy, I refuse to believe it. The headline-grabbing possibilities are nearly limitless, while the risk of someone actually getting harmed is quite low. According to: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=murderous-mail-how-dangerous-ricin-attacks it would require inhaling quite a bit of the stuff before there are any adverse affects:

    If ricin is simply placed in an envelope where it could be inhaled, however, Brown says the poison “isn’t much of a weapon.” That stands in stark contrast to anthrax, which, as bacteria, can be lethal when inhaled; in 2001 five people were killed by weaponized anthrax placed in mailed envelopes. Ricin, as a plant-based compound, has little potential for biological warfare, Brown says: The toxin would have to be inhaled directly and for a long enough period to result in harmful exposure.

    In the case of the letters received by off-site White House and Senate mail rooms this week, Brown says the letter openers would have had to place their faces almost directly into the envelopes while opening them to experience negative effects. “Either that, or there would have to be a pretty big puff,” he adds.

  16. avatar Carry.45 says:

    I will accept both answers.

  17. avatar dirk diggler says:

    bullshit flag. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&q=bullshit+flag&oq=bullshit+flag&gs_l=img.1.0.0l3j0i24l2.2718.8364.0.10591.15.12.1.2.2.0.104.978.9j3.12.0…0.0…1ac.1.14.img.nGEX0lzY5HQ&biw=1024&bih=672&sei=s4-mUfrzOKqBygGjlIDwDQ#biv=i%7C1%3Bd%7CpmKROpmiwMtvMM%3A

  18. avatar Carry.45 says:

    I’ll let jwm take the lead on this. He’s got his number

  19. avatar Mediocrates says:

    I think they meant to mail Cocaine to Barry (Marion).

  20. avatar Rusty Puma says:

    So are all letters routinely tested for ricin? If not why would this one have been tested?

    1. avatar BlinkyPete says:

      They likely have some kind of mass spectrometer or some other testing device that would give preliminary readings. Ricin would be something they’d screen for.

  21. avatar dwb says:

    Gee, by Bloomturd logic, if it was a card carrying NRA member, why didn’t they just shoot him (no, that is not a suggestion,last thing we need is a martyr)?

  22. avatar Chris says:

    I have my suspicions that this will go unsolved (they’re likely the ones who did it). So as to forever be used as their one lone example of dangerous ‘gun culture.’

  23. avatar Don says:

    Eh, I’m calling BS on this. Publicity stunt.

  24. avatar Aharon says:

    Hillary’s campaign staff are getting an early start in trying to weed out the Democrat competition for the 2016 Primary.

  25. avatar Tim says:

    BS. Either they sent it to themselves to get attention or someone else supporting them sent them to try and say “see? Evil gun owners.”

    Almost positive someone in the organization sent it. Just too “perfect” for the media and the gun grabbers

  26. avatar إبليس says:

    Maybe MAIG was just a diversionary target. Attacking MAIG has “ghostface cracka, middle aged, NRA member” written all over it. So a crafty lad or lass with a personal grudge against the ‘Berg can slink away provided they don’t match the profile.

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