Ricin Mama cuts a deal

Posted in Bioterrorism, Ricin Kooks, War On Terror at 11:12 am by George Smith

Shannon Richardson, the Texas woman and sometime television extra who tried to frame her husband on a ricin beef by sending castor powder letters to the president and others, has entered a plea agreement with the government.

No terms have been announced. While in jail, Richardson gave birth to a child. She was originally charged with two counts of threats by mail.

Elsewhere, the two defendants at the center of the case of the Georgia Ricin Beans Gang have been in jail since the end of 2011. They still have not come to trial.

And Jeffery Levenderis, a destitute Ohio man, arrested when a jar with some castor mush was found in the refrigerator of a house he’d rented but no longer lived in, has been in jail, awaiting trial, since January 2011.

In trivial news earlier this month, an official from the Department of Homeland Security told Congress that one of the three ricin suspects arrested during the summer fad of letter-mailing, had also set up to sell something — that something undisclosed — on the closed Silkroute drug trading site. The name of the person was not given.

This was done as part of testimony that terrorists were availing themselves of the black drug site.

Using the three individuals (or at least one of them) arrested for castor-powder mailing this summer to demonstrate terrorist use on the Silkroute drug site is a really big stretch. But that’s how we roll.

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  1. Tom Paterson said,

    November 23, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    An earlier commenter (Chuck) mentioned castor oil in (and for!) the bathroom. You explained the chemistry.

    I remember this:

    Baby Zinc & Castor Oil Cream – 1 x 250 ml $3.33

    Baby Zinc & Castor Oil B.P Cream creates a gentle, yet effective barrier against moisture, helping to protect against diaper rash.

    Ingredients: Ricinus communis; Arachis hypogaea; Cera alba; Zinc Oxide; Cetearyl alcohol.

    It said *cream* so as a kid I used to eat it … it was pretty bland.

    (B.P. = British Pharmacopoeia)

    Giovannino Guareschi describes how the the Italian Fascisti would routinely administer a full bottle of castor oil (via a funnel stuck in the victim’s gob) as a mild punishment. It might improve Tom Brower’s demeanor (I am concerned for his health).

  2. Tom Paterson said,

    November 23, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Just to clarify … Rep. Tom Brower (D) doesn’t really exist, does he? I’m assuming he is the satirical creation of Garry Shandling or Jon Stewart. I wouldn’t want you to think that a slimy English twerp like me would want to administer a laxative to one of your elected representatives. Phew, that’s a relief then!

  3. Tom Paterson said,

    November 23, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Excerpted from this earlier link you posted:


    *He said his computer became infected with a bug so advanced, it shocked a world-class computer expert who looked at it. Strange was told that his computer was now monitoring him, not only when it was turned off, but even when it was unplugged.*

    For any non-tech reader who may have missed it here’s some complementary weird via PGN’s Risks Digest:



  4. George Smith said,

    November 24, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Yes, I saw some bits on Badbios. I’m thinking the person in the WND thing was told it was absolutely real by his “computer doctor.”

  5. Tom Paterson said,

    November 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I read Lee Atwater’s bio on Wiki and I am left with the feeling that you need a new American Dante to assign these people each to his apposite Circle of Hell.

  6. George Smith said,

    November 25, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    A lot of people would be going there. There’s a bright seam of malevolence in the American psyche, always has been. And now, after decades, its plainly visible, because it’s a convenient tool. Lee Atwater knew it. One really has to see Boogie Man, the documentary on him, to get the full measure of what it’s about and its employment as a social and political weapon. Lee Atwater was about the cultivation of the malevolence, using his special bag of tricks, code words and media manipulations. Today Atwater-ism is heavily entrenched. It’s not only a predatory way of thinking, it’s a national business.