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Man who set himself on fire on the Mall dies of injuries
Wash Post ^ | 10/5/13 | Justin Jouvenal and Mark Berman,

Posted on 10/05/2013 9:37:01 AM PDT by jimbo123

A man who was critically injured when he poured gasoline over his body and set himself on fire on the Mall on Friday has died of his injuries, according to D.C. police.

The man was airlifted to MedStar Washington Hospital Medical Center, where he died about 9 p.m. Friday, said Officer Araz Alali, a D.C. police spokesman.

The man could not immediately be identified because his burns were so severe. Medical personnel will try to determine who he was using DNA analysis, Alali said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: dies; fire; globalwarming; injuries; nationalmall
He'll be identified after his Twitter and Facebook pages are deleted.
1 posted on 10/05/2013 9:37:01 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I spent time in that burn unit. It is one of the best in the country.


2 posted on 10/05/2013 9:38:36 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: jimbo123

The heat is ...... (boom boom boom boom) ON!


3 posted on 10/05/2013 9:40:14 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: jimbo123

Why would you make such a ‘protest’ without making sure everyone knew what it was about?

Just horrible...


4 posted on 10/05/2013 9:40:36 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

The authorities know who he is. He brought a video camera, put it on a tripod and filmed himself torching himself. They’re just waiting to identify him until they can scrub his twitter and facebook pages.


5 posted on 10/05/2013 9:42:35 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

And, he will be any right wing extremist they want him to be.


6 posted on 10/05/2013 9:44:31 AM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Twotone
Why would you make such a ‘protest’ without making sure everyone knew what it was about?

He was holding a note explaining the whole thing... but the note was on paper, so that didn't work out so well. Obama voter.

7 posted on 10/05/2013 9:47:35 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: jimbo123

He FILMED himself??? Seriously??? Why aren’t there other pics. of him....EVERYONE has a cell phone camera and there had to be a lot of people around.


8 posted on 10/05/2013 9:48:26 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cementjungle

Is there a name?

Has his Facebook and Twitter been wiped clean yet?


9 posted on 10/05/2013 9:48:31 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: jimbo123

Maybe they’re waiting to notify his family.


10 posted on 10/05/2013 9:49:52 AM PDT by livius
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To: jimbo123

More proof that nothing good ever comes from pouring gasoline on yourself and setting yourself on fire.


11 posted on 10/05/2013 9:50:06 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Ann Archy

He filmed himself. And others caught the BBQ on cell phone video. One of the bystanders who put him out complained that others were filming him rather than helping.


12 posted on 10/05/2013 9:52:37 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Father I pray for the peace of this tortured man’s soul.


13 posted on 10/05/2013 9:54:01 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: SamAdams76
Reminds me of the scene in M*A*S*H when someone substituted water for gas during one of Klinger's protests.


14 posted on 10/05/2013 9:54:06 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: jimbo123

He stayed warm for the rest of his life.


15 posted on 10/05/2013 9:54:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

16 posted on 10/05/2013 9:57:22 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

How could I forget?!


17 posted on 10/05/2013 9:58:43 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: jimbo123

Nothing to see here - move along.


18 posted on 10/05/2013 10:01:04 AM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Phony President)
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To: jimbo123
He's entered his afterlife pre-cooked.

Leni

19 posted on 10/05/2013 10:04:25 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

Well we know what his race was.....black.


20 posted on 10/05/2013 10:06:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

It was the other way around. Klinger was going to protest by pretending to pour gasoline on himself and somebody substituted gasoline for his water.


21 posted on 10/05/2013 10:06:33 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: dfwgator
He stayed warm for the rest of his life.

I hope he had fire insurance, or he may be an infinitely hotter fire.

22 posted on 10/05/2013 10:06:45 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: dfwgator; All

Photos here (Graphic):

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-set-fire-national-mall-dies-injuries-article-1.1477143


23 posted on 10/05/2013 10:07:53 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: ConservativeStatement
Over macho grande?

CC

24 posted on 10/05/2013 10:08:10 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yes. Maybe I should have said “substituted water with gas...”


25 posted on 10/05/2013 10:09:14 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Mark17

Hell is a weird place. I think they are so wrapped up in their hatred of God down there that, in spite of plenteous punishing miseries, they would still bluntly rebuff any hypothetical offer from heaven to embrace them. It’s in keeping with God’s love to eternally condemn them because they’d now never repent. They received their ultimate wish: they’re rapt in Satan.


26 posted on 10/05/2013 10:10:29 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: jimbo123
Do you remember Thomas James Ball, who in 2011 self-immolated to protest the justice system in New Hampshire?

It wasn't even broadcast by the MSM because of the topic of the protest. Read the linked article.

27 posted on 10/05/2013 10:13:24 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Twotone

Maybe he had little to say


28 posted on 10/05/2013 10:15:07 AM PDT by woofie
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To: jimbo123

It seems D.C. is becoming a mecca for crazy pissed off sickos and or those seeking revenge.

They probably should hire another 185,000 people to protect them, then build a moat and put in mine fields around all the buildings.


29 posted on 10/05/2013 10:18:22 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: jimbo123

Uh huh, probably has a rented Lexus, a history of “mental issues” and an envelope of an undisclosed “white powder” in his apartment....


30 posted on 10/05/2013 10:18:44 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: jimbo123

Thanks for the photo. I don’t think I’ve heard that he was black. View from behind, a shaved-headed black, being helped by two white guys who took off their shirts and used them to try to smother the fire.

Two white guys trying to help a black guy—you certainly won’t see that in the news.


31 posted on 10/05/2013 10:19:59 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero
I don’t think I’ve heard that he was black.

Well he's black now.

32 posted on 10/05/2013 10:23:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cicero

I don’t think he was a black person, if you look at the rest of him. It’s awful and very sad. I think he was probably another one of the many unstable people Obama’s hate and anxiety-filled environment has stirred up.


33 posted on 10/05/2013 10:27:57 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

I hate Obama as much as anyone, yet the thought of burning myself to a crisp has never entered my mind.


34 posted on 10/05/2013 10:29:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Years and years ago, subliminal messages were piped through muzak to make people buy or do more things.

With the lifting of the propaganda ban, who’s to stop this from repeating?

Because of the propaganda here at home, it is clarifying that we are already in a dictatorship.


35 posted on 10/05/2013 10:32:36 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Ann Archy

EVERYONE has a cell phone camera and there had to be a lot of people around.

They collect every cell phone and camera they can locate. You will only see the pictures they want you to see.


36 posted on 10/05/2013 10:40:00 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: jimbo123

All I really have to say is

HAHAHAHA bye!


37 posted on 10/05/2013 11:12:44 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: bmwcyle

” I spent time in that burn unit. It is one of the best in the country.”

Hope your recovery went well. I did some time after a coolant hose blew and scalded me. I cringe when I read stories like this.


38 posted on 10/05/2013 11:26:10 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I kind of had those same ideas, Even in Hell, they would not want to come out. I guess the mystery of sin, is something that we will never understand.


39 posted on 10/05/2013 12:08:57 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: livius

The legs look lighter than the head, but still a good deal darker than the two other guys. Probably he didn’t get any sun on his legs, as he did on his head. It would be easier to be sure if the photo was from the front, of course.

Yes, obviously a guy with problems. The Buddhists in South Vietnam set the model for this kind of protest, unfortunately, and it has been recurrent ever since. I suspect that even the craziest probably have second thoughts after feeling the incredible pain, but then it’s too late.


40 posted on 10/05/2013 12:10:09 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: dfwgator

I think of a scene from one of the Omen movies where Damien’s nanny hanged herself and while she was jumping from the roof to do the deed she proclaimed in a loud voice—This is for you Damien.


41 posted on 10/05/2013 12:13:29 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Mark17

Having dipped more or less deeply into sin, humans can have some inkling. If we’ve persisted in unbelief at some point, then become believers (that’s most people; a few become believers at such an early age they can’t recall a lot of history leading up to it) then we know how sin can look better than salvation, or the blessed state to which salvation leads. Sin is a selective blocking or denial of grace. I am almost forced to conclude that even hell or the lake of fire has SOME grace, because God could hate its occupants to the point of literally nullifying them, simply not bothering to carry their existence into that part of eternity. Instead, God keeps them around. This doesn’t make hell a big merry party, of course. But being pickled in self chosen hate is virtually its own punishment. It’s those who are saved or who are destined for salvation who would find hell intolerable enough to want to come out of it.


42 posted on 10/05/2013 1:11:50 PM 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: Cicero

Well there’s craziness and then there’s craziness. Buddhism isn’t Christianity and they dabble in spirits that are not godly, to put it mildly. Some of these spirits can confer superhuman capabilities.


43 posted on 10/05/2013 1:25:31 PM 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: livius

How could a non-black person have a head that black?
I’ve know plenty of bald men in my life, none of which have ever had their head turn that dark in the sun.

Confused what you might believe he was, sure looks black to me.

All in all, it matters not, the poor soul died and it’s all rather sickening.


44 posted on 10/05/2013 1:46:19 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: jimbo123

They know exactly who he is and he’s not the white, NRA lovin, Conservative, looney, bigoted, and dumb lout they though he was.


45 posted on 10/05/2013 2:30:07 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: CrazyIvan

Four surgeries there four surgeries at Johns Hopkins and I am fine.


46 posted on 10/05/2013 5:20:21 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: chris37

You are disgusting. Shame on you


47 posted on 10/05/2013 5:52:38 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

What should I say to a man who purposely set himself on fire?

HAHAHAHA bye seems perfectly appropriate to me.

Seems like he got what he wanted.


48 posted on 10/05/2013 7:47:39 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SamAdams76

you just reminded me of this classic...

http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2007/07/that-didnt-go-s.html


49 posted on 10/05/2013 7:50:43 PM PDT by Scotswife
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