Luckily for President Obama, the safeguards in place to detect people sending awful chemicals to him in the mail work pretty damn well!
Apparently letters meant for Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi. contained traces of ricin — a highly toxic, naturally occurring protein which can kill an adult with just a few grains as small as table salt — and this message:
"To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance."
The letters were contained at off-site White House and Senate mail rooms, and all of them were signed:
"I am KC and I approve this message."
SUPER scary, especially with what's been going on in Boston! Luckily, it's looking like there's no link between the two. A confirmation of the level of ricin is expected sometime today. There is no specific test for exposure and no antidote once exposed.
The good news from this is that the protection that they have in place worked!
Wow, the world really needs to stop it with this whole trying to harm others stuff. We're getting pretty tired of hearing that people think it's okay to hurt their fellow man for any reason!
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