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Man dies after setting himself on fire outside fur store
KATU ^ | 1/27/10 | Anna Song

Posted on 01/28/2010 4:07:44 PM PST by Teflonic

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That'll teach those evil fur wearers! The world's first fur martyr...
1 posted on 01/28/2010 4:07:44 PM PST by Teflonic
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To: Teflonic

what, wasn’t there a warning on the matches that setting yourself on fire could be hazardous to your health?


2 posted on 01/28/2010 4:08:42 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (governance is not sovereignty [paraphrasing Bishop Fulton Sheen].)
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“I looked over … flames, burning. I thought he was crazy,” said another witness

Yeah, well, trust your instincts there..

3 posted on 01/28/2010 4:10:02 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Teflonic

Either that or a candidate for the Darwin Awards.


4 posted on 01/28/2010 4:10:24 PM PST by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Teflonic

Such a moron.


5 posted on 01/28/2010 4:10:35 PM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: Teflonic

Well, that will thin out the gene pool.


6 posted on 01/28/2010 4:10:40 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Teflonic

I’m just guessing but his last word was “WOOF”.


7 posted on 01/28/2010 4:10:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Teflonic

I wish all the liberals would follow his fine example


8 posted on 01/28/2010 4:10:53 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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Poor soul. Obviously crazy.

Glad he didn’t manage to take anyone with him.


9 posted on 01/28/2010 4:11:08 PM PST by Persevero
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To: Constitution Day

10 posted on 01/28/2010 4:11:14 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Teflonic
“The door was locked. He couldn’t get in. He came right out screaming, ‘the world is ending, animals dying!’”

Don't take the brown acid.

11 posted on 01/28/2010 4:11:31 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Teflonic

So the guy burns himself up in a painful death and people still wear fur. Go figure.


12 posted on 01/28/2010 4:11:33 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: Teflonic; Slings and Arrows; Eaker

PETA had a BBQ ping.


13 posted on 01/28/2010 4:12:05 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Teflonic

Best news story I’ve heard all day. More to follow, I hope.


14 posted on 01/28/2010 4:12:06 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Persevero
Poor soul. Obviously crazy.

Proof that liberalism is a mental disorder!

15 posted on 01/28/2010 4:14:56 PM PST by JD91
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To: Persevero

I agree, mentally unstable, truly sad.


16 posted on 01/28/2010 4:15:12 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Teflonic

DARWIN AWARD WINNER!! Whata DOOFUS!


17 posted on 01/28/2010 4:15:12 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Teflonic

Those ungrateful animals! The least a passing dog could have done is lift its leg and put the guy out....


18 posted on 01/28/2010 4:15:23 PM PST by Mac from Cleveland ("See what you made me do?" Major Malik Hasan)
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To: Teflonic
Genesis 3:21
21 The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.
19 posted on 01/28/2010 4:15:43 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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Was he trying to catch the store on fire by running into it?


20 posted on 01/28/2010 4:15:55 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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Officer accidentally used pepper spray on burning man

Update:

PORTLAND, Ore. - The first Portland Police officer to arrive on the scene of the man who set himself on fire Wednesday outside the Nicholas Ungar Furs store, accidentally used pepper spray in an attempt to put out the flames instead of a fire extinguisher, officials at the Portland Police Bureau said Thursday.

Police said the officer, who was nearby, saw 26-year-old Daniel Shaull from Kansas on fire, parked her patrol car, went to her trunk and accidentally grabbed pepper spray used for riot control instead of the fire extinguisher.

The canister of pepper spray the officer used is red like many fire extinguishers.

Police said someone else, a motorist who had been driving by, did grab an actual fire extinguisher to help Shaull, but he kept running away.

“They (officer and motorist) attempted to get the young man to roll on the ground to put out the flames,” Portland Police Chief Rosie Sizer said. “He kept running away and was uncooperative. Eventually, additional cover units arrived, and they were able to get him on the ground and extinguish the flames.”http://www.katu.com/news/local/82970607.html

21 posted on 01/28/2010 4:17:11 PM PST by Teflonic
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To: Teflonic

I guess he showed us!


22 posted on 01/28/2010 4:17:23 PM PST by Mustard Plaster
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put a fork in him. he's done.

23 posted on 01/28/2010 4:17:56 PM PST by robomatik (III %)
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He needs to be fined for contributing to Global Warming by burning all that carbon-based material!

Barbecued moonbat. Gotta love it.


24 posted on 01/28/2010 4:18:02 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Teflonic

o_o


25 posted on 01/28/2010 4:18:50 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (We are using your brain's electrical system as a receiver)
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To: brytlea

Chinchilla jihad.


26 posted on 01/28/2010 4:19:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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You win - Best comment of the day.


27 posted on 01/28/2010 4:19:21 PM PST by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: Teflonic

So let me get this straight. He doesn’t wear fur, but he kills HIMSELF to keep US from wearing fur??!?

Reminds me of the [fill in this blank with the “stuck on stupid group you prefer: pollacks, Aggies, Democrats, whatever] who came home after working late and caught his wife in bed with another dude.

The (_______) doesn’t say a word, he just walks over to the nightstand and pulls out a loaded revolver — which he puts to his OWN head.

His wife, sitting up in bed, screams “NO! Please don’t!”

To which he replies: “Shut up bitch! You’re NEXT!”


28 posted on 01/28/2010 4:19:29 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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Pepper spray? Good.


29 posted on 01/28/2010 4:20:04 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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Was he trying to catch the store on fire by running into it?

Yeah I suspect so, wanted to commit suicide and take out the store with him but forgot about locks.

30 posted on 01/28/2010 4:20:55 PM PST by Teflonic
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I just yanked my conure's tail feather and he looked at me as if to ask why. I told him because he wasn't human.. not even a mammal.. that's why. So he nestled in my neck and is nibbling on my ear.

31 posted on 01/28/2010 4:21:05 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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“I looked over … flames, burning. I thought he was crazy,” said another witness L.C.

Good thinking L.C. What was the first clue?

32 posted on 01/28/2010 4:22:18 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("0bama's not just stupid; He’s Jimmy Carter stupid”. - Don Imus)
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>> parked her patrol car, went to her trunk and accidentally grabbed pepper spray used for riot control instead of the fire extinguisher

Whoa! They must have some big-ass pepper spray canisters!

Note to self: behave when in Portland. And don’t set oneself on fire, even accidentally.


33 posted on 01/28/2010 4:22:18 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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He was trying to make the world a better place.

And I think he succeeded.

34 posted on 01/28/2010 4:22:23 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (We have the 1st so that we can call on people to rebel. We have 2nd so that they can.)
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How much carbon credits did these martyr spend and how selfish: I could have bought the marshamallows and BBQ to save heat.


35 posted on 01/28/2010 4:23:13 PM PST by max americana
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“I looked over … flames, burning. I thought he was crazy,”

You don't say.

36 posted on 01/28/2010 4:23:24 PM PST by Semper Mark (Life is a series of sucker punches. Protect yourself at all times.)
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To: Mac from Cleveland

I know I’m a sicko, but I laughed out loud at your post!

Still laughing!


37 posted on 01/28/2010 4:24:07 PM PST by Senormechanico
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I have a burning desire to protest the unethical treatment of animals.


38 posted on 01/28/2010 4:24:35 PM PST by cajuncow
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“He kept running away and was uncooperative. Eventually, additional cover units arrived, and they were able to get him on the ground and extinguish the flames.”

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It is not clear if the man was running away because of the effects of the pepper spray.

Sizer said she’s been told by the Portland Fire Bureau that the pepper spray used was water based and was not an accelerant. She said it did not make matters worse but that the use of the spray was regrettable.

OMG, guy's on fire and here comes the police with a cannister of pepper spray! It's really hard to maintain my composure here.

39 posted on 01/28/2010 4:24:46 PM PST by Drew68
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The first Portland Police officer to arrive on the scene of the man who set himself on fire Wednesday outside the Nicholas Ungar Furs store, accidentally used pepper spray
Just when you thought this story couldn't get any better ...
40 posted on 01/28/2010 4:24:56 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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When he was yelling FIRE FIRE!!!!!!!, they probably thought he was yelling FUR FUR!!!!!!!


41 posted on 01/28/2010 4:27:22 PM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: cripplecreek

Yep, 1 down, 563,298 to go.


42 posted on 01/28/2010 4:28:18 PM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Teflonic

BAN FIRE.


43 posted on 01/28/2010 4:28:45 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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If I was there I would have purchased a 7-UP from the snack cart and poured it over him to help him out, because I care.
44 posted on 01/28/2010 4:29:10 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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One less ossama hussein voter!!!!


45 posted on 01/28/2010 4:29:34 PM PST by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Bear Spray size :)


46 posted on 01/28/2010 4:30:55 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (We are using your brain's electrical system as a receiver)
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One less libtard polluting the gene pool.

Or in enviro-nazi lingo:

One less evil human destroying our precious Mother Earth by consuming her limited resources.


47 posted on 01/28/2010 4:30:56 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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>> He was trying to make the world a better place. And I think he succeeded.

ROFL! Nailed it.


48 posted on 01/28/2010 4:31:36 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: SIDENET

If I were the store owner I’d have a “FIRE SALE” asap!


49 posted on 01/28/2010 4:31:37 PM PST by CTyank
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To: Teflonic

I find this sad. Liberalism does this to people, and they are used by the ideology. This guy simply sounded mentally unstable. But put him in with a crowd of like minded liberals, and anything up to and including fatally setting yourself on fire intentionally is possible.

I got to the point with Cindy Sheehan where I just could not hate her anymore. I found her completely pathetic. But the media and the Left used her just as long as they could (and she willingly participated) and then dumped her.

I really detested her, the people she chummed around with, and how she used the coffin of her son as a soapbox to preach Code Pink gospel from. When she reached the end of her 15 minutes and was discarded, I just couldn’t feel anything else but pity.

Liberals are lost souls.


50 posted on 01/28/2010 4:32:22 PM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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