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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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To: Teflonic

Poor guy - I guess this means he won’t be going to the Burning Man festival This year.


101 posted on 01/28/2010 5:16:09 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (You lie, Barry!)
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To: Verbosus

“I just wonder what his alias was at DU”

Burnt Weeny Sandwich


102 posted on 01/28/2010 5:20:23 PM PST by mickey finn
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To: Teflonic
Oh, to be a Conservative in Portland! This Darwin Award Winner isn't too far different in the vehemence of idiocy as a myriad of my fellow citizens.

"We gotta get outa this place", oh what a song for Portland Conservatives.

Nam Vet

103 posted on 01/28/2010 5:23:34 PM PST by Nam Vet (Inuendo IS NOT an Italian suppository.)
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor

Spotted OW ping.


104 posted on 01/28/2010 5:26:14 PM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Teflonic
“I looked over … flames, burning. I thought he was crazy,” said another witness"

Certainly he was crazy, if he weren't, he would have been wearing fur so he wouldn't have needed to set himself on fire to keep warm.

105 posted on 01/28/2010 5:35:19 PM PST by IYellAtMyTV (Workday Forecast--Increasing pressure towards afternoon. Rum likely by evening.)
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To: Teflonic
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106 posted on 01/28/2010 5:42:46 PM PST by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: Teflonic

Not only did this goofball set himself on fire AND got pepper sprayed by the cops, but he was admonished post-mortem by PETA for having a BBQ.


107 posted on 01/28/2010 5:44:58 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Marsha Coakley's been teabagged. Populists Hugo Chavez and Hussein Obama are next.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
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First, let me allow myself to be admonised by the "Lighten Up, Francis" response that I'll undoubtedly receive ...


I don't like PETA, I believe that Global Warming is a socialist hoax ..


However ... I sense that profound grief should be expressed for this man who killed himself in an agonizing fireball.

He was obviously demented, and insane ... But let's stop laughing at this man ...

Who here (tonight) knows his soul's turmoil or horrible grief that created the madness ... that caused him to take his own life in such a terrible, horrible way ...

Was he brainwashed by PETA ? Obviously.

But normal, well, psychologically-well-adjusted people don't respond to "political indoctrination" by committing an absolutely horrible suicide ...

And what of his family ... perhaps his wife and children ... or perhaps dad or mom ?

What of their terrible grief tonight ?


I'm not trying to "belittle" or "shame" anyone at this Post tonight ... believe me ...

But a small amount of respect to this man's mental tragedy and his family's grief ... is in order


Patton-at-Bastogne


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108 posted on 01/28/2010 6:22:58 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Angels and Ministers of Grace, Defend Us ....)
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To: Markos33

I fell into a burning ring of fire

And it burns, burns, burns, the ring of fire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRlj5vjp3Ko


109 posted on 01/28/2010 6:29:00 PM PST by Canedawg (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Dying for a cause is one thing, murdering yourself is another thing entirely, and against God’s law.

Ed


110 posted on 01/28/2010 6:30:35 PM PST by Sir_Ed
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To: fanfan; Salem; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
“I looked over … flames, burning. I thought he was crazy,” said another witness L.C.



111 posted on 01/28/2010 6:35:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Don't feed the trolls.)
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To: Drew68

Just think of it as seasoning.


112 posted on 01/28/2010 6:47:15 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Slings and Arrows

If you can’t afford to keep warm one way, then try another?


113 posted on 01/28/2010 6:48:39 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (I think not, therefore I don't exist!)
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To: Teflonic
“He was just screaming and asking for help.”

What did he think was going to happen when he lit himself on fire? That it was going to feel good?

Anyone who does something that royally stupid ought to not bother asking for help. It's a bit late by that point.

114 posted on 01/28/2010 7:17:54 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Teflonic
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115 posted on 01/28/2010 7:27:52 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Eaker
Yes it was stupid but still he gave it up making his point.
116 posted on 01/28/2010 7:36:33 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: Teflonic

Salt also does a good job of smothering fire. She should have poured a few 50 lbs sacks on him.


117 posted on 01/28/2010 7:39:06 PM PST by Clay Moore (Roaches, predators, and thieves typically work under the cover of darkness. So it is with congress.)
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To: Verbosus

What a DEEP thought and funny at the same time.
Post of the day!


118 posted on 01/28/2010 8:08:19 PM PST by Senormechanico
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To: ApplegateRanch

Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life.


119 posted on 01/28/2010 8:09:26 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Don't feed the trolls.)
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To: Teflonic
THE FIRST PETA MARTYR

From Dicken's "A Tale of Two Cities"........Carton mounts the steps to the guillotine saying " 'Tis a fur, fur better thing that I do than I have ever done. 'Tis a fur, fur better rest that I go to than I have ever known".

He meets his self-imposed fate.

Leni

120 posted on 01/28/2010 8:27:38 PM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: Teflonic; Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day
Father: Son who burned himself alive was a troubled genius


121 posted on 01/28/2010 9:00:45 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life."

Now, that right there was funny, I don't care who ya are.../Larry the Cable Guy

122 posted on 01/29/2010 12:10:11 AM PST by IYellAtMyTV (Workday Forecast--Increasing pressure towards afternoon. Rum likely by evening.)
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To: IYellAtMyTV

Several people have posted graphics illustrating this principle.


123 posted on 01/29/2010 12:28:02 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (Don't feed the trolls.)
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To: martin_fierro
Wow this line jumped out at me, why am I not surprised?

Warren described Daniel as a “genius” with a faculty scholarship at an unnamed college but that the position did not work out

124 posted on 01/29/2010 6:41:36 AM PST by Teflonic
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To: Teflonic

Pepper Sprayed a burning man?

What? There no vats of acids nearby to dunk him in?

I echo the many other FReeper reactions.

This is the biggest “Just Damn!” I’ve seen in a long, long time.


125 posted on 01/29/2010 6:56:01 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Free Republic. The BEST place anywhere to PIMP YOUR BLOG)
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To: oldvike

What a moron. My heart goes out to his family. I can’t even begin to imagine what they’re going through.

__________________________

I imagine they are going through the process of a funeral:

Call the funeral home - check.
Arrange for flowers.
Find his will.
Arrange for cremation - done.
Call his boss at the video store - check.


126 posted on 01/29/2010 7:03:38 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Free Republic. The BEST place anywhere to PIMP YOUR BLOG)
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To: 12Gauge687

Yup.

I believe this is the first Darwin nominee of the year.


127 posted on 01/29/2010 9:07:42 AM PST by BJClinton (0bama is not the anti-christ. Satan wouldn't be such a screw up.)
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