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Man Sets Himself on Fire on the National Mall
AP/ABC ^ | 10/5/2013 | ERIC TUCKER

Posted on 10/05/2013 4:01:12 AM PDT by markomalley

A man set himself on fire on the National Mall in the nation's capital as passers-by rushed over to help put out the flames, officials and witnesses said Friday afternoon.

The reason for the self-immolation was not immediately clear and the man's identity was not disclosed. But it occurred in public view, on a central national gathering place, in a city still rattled by a mass shooting last month and a high-speed car chase outside the U.S. Capitol on Thursday that ended with a woman being shot dead by police with a young child in the car.

The man on the Mall suffered life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to the hospital, said District of Columbia fire department spokesman Tim Wilson.

He was standing by himself in the center portion of the Mall when he emptied the contents of a red gasoline can on himself and set himself on fire moments later, said Katy Scheflen, who witnessed it as she walked across the area. Police say they responded around 4:20 p.m. Friday.

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Another Obamite trying his hand at street theater.
1 posted on 10/05/2013 4:01:12 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

And, as he burned, Democrat First-Responders rushed to him with a voter registration card and pen....


2 posted on 10/05/2013 4:04:15 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: markomalley

Displaced Buddhist Monk protesting the Diem regime?


3 posted on 10/05/2013 4:13:18 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: markomalley

Did they arrest him for being caught in a ‘shutdown’ zone?


4 posted on 10/05/2013 4:25:03 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: markomalley

Another third world ism that’s come to America


5 posted on 10/05/2013 4:26:06 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: markomalley

“Another Obamite trying his hand at street theater.”

OH Ha Ha, but to do that the Obamite would be setting someone or something else on fire, like they do in Detroit on Halloween.

No this guy is likely tea party.


6 posted on 10/05/2013 4:29:56 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: markomalley

this is what happens when a bi-racial president gets elected...from Chicago...who never had a real job...no real world experience....and was brought up by socialist....the whole country is going ghetto!


7 posted on 10/05/2013 4:37:48 AM PDT by BCW (The War in Iraq - http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: Fzob
Speaking of "Third World isms" another FReeper posted this photo earlier in the week.

The Usurper/Manchurian Candidate uses decidedly Eastern European table manners. Or would that be Ultra Low Class Eastern European table manners?



Note the fork in its left hand, upside down.

(It's definitely not an Indonesian thing. Use of the left hand at table is considered extremely gauche.)

8 posted on 10/05/2013 4:41:25 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: staytrue

The logic of that, even if sarcastic, somehow escapes me.


9 posted on 10/05/2013 4:55:17 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: markomalley
"Another Obamite trying his hand at street theater."

Apparently the man read the book and was trying to demonstrate one of the chapters.

10 posted on 10/05/2013 5:05:37 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: shibumi
The Usurper/Manchurian Candidate uses decidedly Eastern European table manners.

With this guy, anything is possible. I hope to live long enough to learn most of the truth about him.
11 posted on 10/05/2013 5:12:12 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Nepeta

Perhaps he learned them from his white grandparents.


12 posted on 10/05/2013 5:23:44 AM PDT by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: Nepeta

He is a monster in the original sense of monster, which meant a warning (of evil).


13 posted on 10/05/2013 5:25:07 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: markomalley

flaming homo?


14 posted on 10/05/2013 5:56:16 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: shibumi

He’s left handed.


15 posted on 10/05/2013 6:54:28 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: shibumi
(It's definitely not an Indonesian thing. Use of the left hand at table is considered extremely gauche.)

America is the only place that I have seen the fork switched from left hand to right and used as a shovel. Even Canada uses the fork in left, knife in right and stabs the food. He's actually using the fork properly.

The fact that he and his cow of a wife put their faces so close to their plates is very cloddish.

16 posted on 10/05/2013 6:56:03 AM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.)
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To: windcliff

Still eats like a pig.

(Or whatever critter it is that would eat a puppy.)


17 posted on 10/05/2013 6:56:44 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Eating with the left hand is considered taboo in Muslim countries, because Muslims wipe their butts with their left hand. Without the benefit of toilet paper, unless they’re rich and “Westernized”.


18 posted on 10/05/2013 7:27:10 AM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: shibumi

Only in the United States. In Europe it’s normal.

HOWEVER, not lifting the fork to the mouth, but instead bringing your head down to the fork, is something 4 year olds do.


19 posted on 10/05/2013 9:13:27 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: markomalley

Police: Man who set himself ablaze on National Mall dies
Published October 05, 2013
FoxNews.com

A District of Columbia police spokesman says a man who set himself on fire on the National Mall has died of his injuries.

Officer Araz Alali says the man died Friday night at a Washington hospital where he had been airlifted.

He says the man was so badly burned that he will need to be identified through DNA and dental records.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/05/police-man-who-set-himself-ablaze-on-national-mall-dies/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fnational+%28Internal+-+US+Latest+-+Text%29


20 posted on 10/05/2013 9:24:00 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: equaviator
The last few years have seen a large increase in white male suicides, presumablely due to the economic and social environment of the last few years. So I am guessing suicide by gasoline is probably white male and likely tea party, although my guess could be wrong.
21 posted on 10/05/2013 12:12:10 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

Geeez, that’s terrible! I wonder how many are of a ‘chivalrous’ nature where the husband and/or father decides that the family would be better off without them.


22 posted on 10/05/2013 1:25:37 PM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: shibumi
Use of the left hand at table is considered extremely gauche.)

Well...Zero is left handed. The single thing similar between him and me.

23 posted on 10/06/2013 4:59:55 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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