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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 01:55 AM

Miss. man accused of mailing suspected ricin described conspiracy theory involving body parts

Source: Washington Post

A Mississippi man accused of mailing letters with suspected ricin to national leaders believed he had uncovered a conspiracy to sell human body parts on the black market and sometimes performed as an Elvis Presley impersonator.

Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, was arrested Wednesday at his home in Corinth, near the Tennessee state line about 50 miles north of Presley’s birthplace in Tupelo.

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Curtis wrote that he was trying to “expose various parties within the government, FBI, police departments” for what he believed was “a conspiracy to ruin my reputation in the community as well as an ongoing effort to break down the foundation I worked more than 20 years to build in the country music scene.”

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The FBI said there was no indication of a connection between the letters and the Monday bombing in Boston that killed three people and injured more than 170. The letters to Obama and Wicker were postmarked April 8, before the marathon.




Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/fbi-miss-man-arrested-accused-of-sending-letters-with-suspected-ricin-to-washington/2013/04/17/dad88156-a7bb-11e2-9e1c-bb0fb0c2edd9_story.html



Under W: somebody mails anthrax, kills several people, and never gets caught.

Under Obama: somebody mails ricin, kills nobody, and is nabbed within days.

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Reply Miss. man accused of mailing suspected ricin described conspiracy theory involving body parts (Original post)
Recursion Apr 2013 OP
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2013 #1
mac56 Apr 2013 #13
rightsideout Apr 2013 #2
Yo_Mama Apr 2013 #14
Travelman Apr 2013 #16
marshall Apr 2013 #17
leftynyc Apr 2013 #23
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2013 #30
leftynyc Apr 2013 #31
adieu Apr 2013 #3
Recursion Apr 2013 #4
avogadro Apr 2013 #19
Name removed Apr 2013 #26
awoke_in_2003 Apr 2013 #5
shenmue Apr 2013 #6
Alamuti Lotus Apr 2013 #7
Judi Lynn Apr 2013 #8
BainsBane Apr 2013 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2013 #10
MADem Apr 2013 #11
watoos Apr 2013 #12
Javaman Apr 2013 #15
SoapBox Apr 2013 #18
Name removed Apr 2013 #20
SemperEadem Apr 2013 #22
leftynyc Apr 2013 #24
Recursion Apr 2013 #27
leftynyc Apr 2013 #28
SemperEadem Apr 2013 #21
Recursion Apr 2013 #25
MynameisBlarney Apr 2013 #29

Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 02:02 AM

1. I wonder if this idiot is planning to perform for the other inmates.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 06:59 AM

13. Everybody in the whole cell block

will be dancing to the Jailhouse Rock.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 02:12 AM

2. I have to admit to looking for a political affiliation from these people

But many times they aren't righty or lefty. Some weird thing bothers them and consumes them to the point they do something bizarre.



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Response to rightsideout (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 08:08 AM

14. Paranoia

Will destroy ye.

Yes. The reason they caught him so quickly is that he's been sending letters like this to various authorities for a while. Only without the ricin, which may or may not even be ricin.

He worked at a hospital and found body parts and developed this bizarre theory about it, and for a very long time he's been out peddling his crazed theory. His frustration keeps growing because no one is listening to his claims (due to being utterly crazy without the slightest foundation in reality), and he thinks that's proof that they are all involved in the conspiracy.

It comes back to mental health issues, as so many of these things do.

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Response to rightsideout (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 09:10 AM

16. I don't think crazy really has a political affiliation

There's plenty of crazy to go around in the world, and this guy seems to have gone back for seconds.

One can go around talking about liberals or conservatives are crazy, Republicans or Democrats, but for one of theirs, there's always one of ours. It's a tit-for-tat game that doesn't get anywhere.

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Response to rightsideout (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 09:42 AM

17. Did this guy have some political beef?

I don't see anything about political affiliation playing a part.

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Response to rightsideout (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:42 AM

23. He has a twitter history

spelled out nicely in this link:

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/41881_Officials-_Arrest_Made_in_Ricin_Letter_Investigation/comments/


A vermin birther who wants Ted Nugent to run for President.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #23)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 01:30 PM

30. The media is NOT going to lable him a right-winger....

No way. He's going to be called a "nut" and that's it.

BTW: There's a picture of him mugging before a bumper sticker that says, "Christian and a Democrat" floating around Freeperville but that might not have even been his own car, just one he thought was "funny" in a parking lot. The fact that the pic is from a cell phone at night fits that scenario.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #30)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 01:35 PM

31. I saw that photo on another site

and agree with you analysis that it was not his car and merely thought anyone calling themselves a Christian and an Obama supporter was funny. I've already shut down two wingers with those tweets after asking them to explain them.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 02:17 AM

3. This guy is just as nutso as Jared Loughner.

I don't peg him as a righty or a lefty. Just someone who really ought to be in a sanatorium.

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Response to adieu (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 02:18 AM

4. That's my take too

It's also not clear whether he actually made real ricin, or just ground up castor beans.

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Response to adieu (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:42 AM

19. He should have been

locked in a rubber room long ago.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 02:39 AM

5. Tortelvis couldn't be reached for comment. nt

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:24 AM

6. Yipes

I want to be in a band too, but dang!

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:36 AM

7. I just love how all the nutjobs are coming out of the rotten woodwork..

 

it's like a dystopian George Carlin rant (later years) come to life.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:43 AM

8. Thanks for the reminder of what happened with the Anthrax investigation.

Nice work by the F.B.I., of course.



Showtime with Paul Kevin Curtis.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:53 AM

9. Well, this one signed his name with initials

That did facilitate capture.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 05:19 AM

10. As well as writing the letters in HANDwriting & already being known for crank letters to Congress.nt

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 05:39 AM

11. He sounds like Dale Gribble...only less smart.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 06:43 AM

12. I bet that he is one of those good guys with a gun (NRA member)

but a bad guy with ricin. Maybe the NRA should expand its coverage and include ricin as a 2nd amendment right. Then we could decide whether this guy was a good or bad guy with ricin.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 09:03 AM

15. "and sometimes performed as an Elvis Presley impersonator."

"Curtis wrote that he was trying to “expose various parties within the government, FBI, police departments” for what he believed was “a conspiracy to ruin my reputation in the community as well as an ongoing effort to break down the foundation I worked more than 20 years to build in the country music scene.”

or his music just plain sucked and he could cope with that.

get a large pot, put in some silver lame', a healthy does of really off key singing, a bunch of Breaking Bad episodes and the frustrated dreams of a guy who clearly thought he was an undiscovered talent held down by "the man" and this is what you get.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:39 AM

18. ...another crazy bastard.

Nuts.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:42 AM

22. everyone where?

and you should know:


There is no evidence that the car in front of which he is posed is his car.

now go whine elsewhere about it.


eta: the post to which I was responding has been removed, either by tombsstone or by the poster doing a dirty delete. Basically, they tried to assert that everyone was wrong about the guy being from a blue state--he wasn't. He was from Mississippi, north of Tupelo near the Tennessee border... and that the car he was posing in front of in the picture was his, when there is no evidence to say that. Glad to see their idiocy was removed before it polluted this thread any further.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:44 AM

24. WRONG WRONG WRONG

Check out this link to his tweets - vermin birthers and people who want that cretin Ted Nugent to run for President are not Democrats:

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/41881_Officials-_Arrest_Made_in_Ricin_Letter_Investigation/comments/


You signed up and failed all in the same moment. Go lick your wounds at newsmax.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #24)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:57 AM

27. OTOH he also sued the hospital over labor and overtime abuses

At least that's what seems to have led to the whole weird body part craziness.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #27)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 12:01 PM

28. Don't you know?

Tort reform is for all the other people - not the wingnuts who have a legitimate beef like finding body parts in a morgue. Wingnuts think everything like that is for everyone else. He's a birther - that's all I need to know to know he's not anywhere near the left side of the aisle.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:40 AM

21. IOW

delusional and living in his own manufactured, little world.

btw, how does one get their hands on this substance to begin with if it is so deadly? How did he get his hands on it? Follow that trail... he's not the only one who should be snatched up on this.

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:46 AM

25. You make it from castor beans. It's not actually very difficult

It's less toxic than a lot of other stuff; it's just very easy to make.

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Response to Recursion (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 12:35 PM

29. Wow...the comedy just writes itself.

What a fucking loon!

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