Rob Beschizza at 1:05 pm Tue, Apr 23, 2013
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Ok… did not see that one coming
Competition in the nutjob sector is damn fierce these days, as the internet gives previously localized nutjobs a wide audience and steady advances in technology turn yesterday’s paranoid fantasies into today’s warrantless surveillance techniques…
I blame people like Alex Jones and David Icke for taking nutjobbery corporate. I hear that some of their conspiracy theories aren’t even made in the US any more, but are manufactured in bulk in China by workers in conspiracy sweatshops who can turn out hundreds of new nutball theories an hour.
I read something about that on an Internet forum, so it must be true.
Apparently the story was too good to be true.
source: fox news
as such, i must consider this fiction until corroborated elsewhere.
I loathe fox news too, but the facts are the facts and that guy is definitely out of jail as of now…
I assumed that Curtis and the other guy work for Fox’s news generation department.
Well, I had read in the paper this morning that searches of the guy’s home had failed to turn up any ricin, any evidence of making ricin, any of the equipment needed to make ricin or any evidence that the guy had ever looked up information on how to make it. So…
Man, I thought everybody’s Googled how to make ricin. I did! Because it seemed easy on Breaking Bad and I was like, “Is it REALLY that easy?”
You waited until it showed up on breaking bad?
Every time something like this happens, and I start to Google it out of curiosity, my paranoia that it might eventually be used against me in some random, trumped-up case makes me stop. This particular case really hasn’t made that paranoia any better… just think, it may have only been his lack of curiosity that saved him from unjustly ending up in prison.
Someone MAILED F’k’N RICIN to the F’k’N PRESIDENT to frame a Elvis impersonator.. This guy must have really stepped on someones blue suede shoes.
One hopes him not too shook up.
He was caught in a trap.
At least he doesn’t have to do the Jailhouse Rock for too long.
Can we have a little less conversation, please?
Or maybe he’s actually Elvis (rejuvenated by the aliens) and this is part of some conspiracy to out him.
Oh, please! Elvis never died, he just disappeared, grew older and looking strangely like an aged Bruce Campbell.
He believes that a hospital he previously had worked for was involved in stealing people’s organs (something he’s been trying to warn authorities about), and that a conspiracy was plotting against him. So who knows who he pulled into his paranoid conspiracy delusion. Assuming it is just a paranoid delusion…
Apparently the old adage “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you” applies here.
Yeah, he’s crazy, but how does someone THAT mad develop an even nuttier rival? Aren’t the violent crazies (like the ricin-sender) usually drawn to not-crazies to fixate on?
Clearly the real perpetrator is someone who lives in the ghetto.
Since my country left me
I found a new place to dwell.
Its down at the end of lonely street,
It’s Ricin hotel.
From Elvis Impersonator’s Las Vegas period.
Told you it was Walter White.
Not to mention that ricin is only effective if breathed or injected and would have required a much larger dose to be orally ingested. So ricin is not the thing to send in a powder form in an envelope, that’s anthrax.
So yeah, some joker who didn’t know what they were doing, or intentionally was doing it wrong, and nevermind the fact that this would have never, ever actually killed anyone.
So someone was actually conspiring against a conspiracy theorist? Take that, skepticism.
Velvet Elvis, FRAMED!
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