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Man Sets Himself On Fire On National Mall, Near White House
Sky News ^ | 10/4/13

Posted on 10/04/2013 3:21:08 PM PDT by Kartographer

A man set himself on fire in a part of Washington DC close to the US Capitol, local officials have said.

A fire official said a man has been flown to the hospital after suffering major burns.

Witnesses said they saw the man dump a red canister of petrol on his head and then set himself on fire.

One witness Vanessa Sink, wrote on Twitter: "Just witnessed the craziest thing ever... a man set himself on fire and danced down the Mall.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: suicide
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1 posted on 10/04/2013 3:21:08 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

BOOYAH!

Miley Cyrus the ball is in your court.


2 posted on 10/04/2013 3:22:36 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Kartographer

The zombies are rising. And it isn’t even election season.


3 posted on 10/04/2013 3:22:46 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Kartographer

What is Obama doing to our country? This is insane.

Every crazy person in the country has been activated by Obama’s hostility and repression.

Please, Lord, save us.


4 posted on 10/04/2013 3:23:23 PM PDT by livius (O)
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To: humblegunner
Oh, you.... :)
5 posted on 10/04/2013 3:23:28 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Kartographer

Obama burns me up. (too soon?)


6 posted on 10/04/2013 3:25:18 PM PDT by novascotianative
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To: Kartographer

They’re bringing out a mind-control subject every day. This shutdown must have the scared spitless.


7 posted on 10/04/2013 3:25:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Kartographer

ObamaCare: That ain’t covered.


8 posted on 10/04/2013 3:25:54 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: humblegunner

LOL! Not bad for a blog pimp detective. :^)


9 posted on 10/04/2013 3:25:56 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: novascotianative

He was just so excited he burst into flames!


10 posted on 10/04/2013 3:26:16 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Kartographer
census bureau protesters wanna know was this a disgruntled Fed employee too?
11 posted on 10/04/2013 3:26:31 PM PDT by Gasshog (Welcome to the United States of Stupidos!)
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To: humblegunner

This is on Obama’s head.

He has created more ugliness and hatred and panic and fear here than probably anybody since the Foundation of this Republic.


12 posted on 10/04/2013 3:26:45 PM PDT by livius (O)
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To: Kartographer
Before Ubama took office, the leading cause of unnatural death in the US was vehicle accidents.

Since Ubama took office, the leading cause of unnatural death in the US has been suicide.

Any questions?

13 posted on 10/04/2013 3:26:53 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can be certain of the enthusiastic support of Paul)
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To: Kartographer

Why can’t all Obama supporters set themselves on fire


14 posted on 10/04/2013 3:27:27 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: humblegunner; Lazmataz

humble have you talked to Laz today? ;-)


15 posted on 10/04/2013 3:28:32 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: livius

What are schizophrenics to do?

They turn on the TV,radio and newspapers and hear about the govt and NSA getting into all their shiite, email, personal communications, social media, phones,etc.

Its a schizophrenics nightmare out there.

Expect more of the same!

Fire, terror, rain of bullets brought to you by ‘over the edge’ schizophrenics who are bombarded on TV and the media by their worst nightmares.


16 posted on 10/04/2013 3:28:35 PM PDT by RBStealth (--raised by wolves, disciplined and educated by nuns.)
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To: Kartographer

Light a man a fire and he will be warm for a day.
Light a man on fire and he’ll be warm the rest of his life.


17 posted on 10/04/2013 3:29:40 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Kartographer

But I thought that the left loves burning man.

These dancing reality shows are getting out of hand. I wonder if the judges kept him.


18 posted on 10/04/2013 3:30:30 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Kartographer; Lazamataz

FYI Lazmataz was a serial re-tread that made up names close to other FReepers, banned in 2004.


19 posted on 10/04/2013 3:31:57 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Gasshog

Oh good grief. They need to walk in a N.P. for a few miles. Oh. Wait....


20 posted on 10/04/2013 3:33:21 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Admin Moderator

Did Admin Moderatoraz ever make it through?


21 posted on 10/04/2013 3:35:09 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Admin Moderator; Lazamataz; humblegunner

Man typos always get me in TROUBLE!


22 posted on 10/04/2013 3:37:03 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: umgud

Groaaannnn


23 posted on 10/04/2013 3:38:10 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: RBStealth

just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you ;)


24 posted on 10/04/2013 3:38:16 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Kartographer

his name wasn’t Mohamed Bouazizi by chance was it?.......lol


25 posted on 10/04/2013 3:39:46 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: TurboZamboni

schizophrenics are the canary in the coal mine for us right now.

Government is going out of control, reaching into everything.

Schizoids will crack first.


26 posted on 10/04/2013 3:39:59 PM PDT by RBStealth (--raised by wolves, disciplined and educated by nuns.)
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To: Kartographer
"A dog was seen checking the seen {sic} with a police handler afterwards."

Oh, good grief! Are there no editors?

27 posted on 10/04/2013 3:40:41 PM PDT by Neil E. Wright (An OATH is FOREVER OathKeeper III We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: Kartographer

What’s his name??? Abdul?/ Mohammed??? ALi??? Certainly can’t be a CATHOLIC!!


28 posted on 10/04/2013 3:44:02 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

29 posted on 10/04/2013 3:47:24 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

A Bhuddist monk?


30 posted on 10/04/2013 3:50:09 PM PDT by Figment
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To: livius

Bump.


31 posted on 10/04/2013 3:50:32 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Kartographer

“Come Obamy, light my fire,
“Come Obamy, light my fire
“Try to set the right on ....FIRE.”


32 posted on 10/04/2013 3:51:29 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Figment

pining for General Giap no doubt; a flash-back fire.


33 posted on 10/04/2013 3:52:24 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Occupy the DC Mall - take back the monuments)
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To: Kartographer
"Just witnessed the craziest thing ever...a man set himself on fire and danced down the Mall.

I'm betting he wasn't actually 'dancing' in the dictionary sense.

34 posted on 10/04/2013 3:53:37 PM PDT by Moltke (Sapere aude!)
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To: Kartographer

Our fruit cart moment. And it didn’t even make Drudge.

Kind of a piss poor performance.


35 posted on 10/04/2013 3:55:08 PM PDT by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: livius

The hatred and division of the Civil War divided people on a regional basis for the most part. This time, the division is on a political / cultural basis. Now it is truly neighbor against neighbor far more than the last civil war. It’s going to be ugly and for a long time.


36 posted on 10/04/2013 3:56:34 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Good grief!!!


37 posted on 10/04/2013 3:57:05 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: CodeToad

I’m thinking something like the article I read this morning where a cancer patient was told their insurance would be canceled on 1 January due to obamacare. Could see someone making a statement like this if they knew there was just bad stuff to look forward to.


38 posted on 10/04/2013 4:02:11 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: reed13k

What does that man have left to live for if not to fight?


39 posted on 10/04/2013 4:05:51 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Moltke
I'm betting he wasn't actually 'dancing' in the dictionary sense.

I am sure he was not. More than likely, he was telling himself, that he wished he had not done that.

40 posted on 10/04/2013 4:06:02 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: umgud
Light a man a fire and he will be warm for a day.
Light a man on fire and he’ll be warm the rest of his life.

I see what you did there.

Cool!

41 posted on 10/04/2013 4:06:28 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Figment

I was just thinking “Saigon 1963”.


42 posted on 10/04/2013 4:18:40 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Lol, I remember him. One of them was even Iazamataz, with an I. I always thought that was very Romanesque. :)


43 posted on 10/04/2013 4:26:05 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Gasshog

Are all gov work that fat? Wow I guess they could fast for a few days and lose some weight.


44 posted on 10/04/2013 4:29:39 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: RBStealth
schizophrenics are the canary in the coal mine for us right now.

I agree. They're very sensitive to their emotional/psychological environment, and right now, I can tell you...it ain't good.

45 posted on 10/04/2013 4:31:09 PM PDT by livius
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To: Albion Wilde

Not funny.


46 posted on 10/04/2013 4:31:44 PM PDT by livius
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To: Kartographer

The mentally ill seem to be strongly attracted to Obama for some reason right now.


47 posted on 10/04/2013 4:32:37 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: livius
He has created more ugliness and hatred and panic and fear here than probably anybody since the Foundation of this Republic.

Well, at least since Lincoln.

48 posted on 10/04/2013 4:35:49 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: catnipman

Well that explains DU then. ;-)


49 posted on 10/04/2013 4:37:05 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Probably just another Tunisian fruit vendor trying to start an American Arab Spring riot.


50 posted on 10/04/2013 4:39:41 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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