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Man Who Lit Himself On Fire On National Mall, Has Died
Zero Hedge ^ | 10/5/13 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 10/05/2013 11:17:55 AM PDT by Wilderness Conservative

In a tragic development, the unidentified man who set himself on fire on the National Mall at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday in between the Air and Space Museum and the National Gallery, and who sustained burns to 80% of his body, has died. AP reports: "A District of Columbia police spokesman says a man who set himself on fire on the National Mall has died his injuries. Officer Araz Alali says the man died Friday night at a hospital where he had been airlifted. He says the man was so badly burned that he will need to be through DNA and dental records. The man poured a can of gasoline on himself in the center portion of the mall Friday afternoon. He then set himself on fire, with passing joggers taking off their shirts to help douse the flames."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: globalwarming
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1 posted on 10/05/2013 11:17:55 AM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Lost his fire to live.


2 posted on 10/05/2013 11:24:34 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

I wonder why this hasn’t been blamed on the conservatives, or the tea party?

I’m really surprised they haven’t tried to say the man was distraught over the government shutdown, or afraid Obamacare was in jeopardy.

The same could be said about the woman that ran into the barricades.


3 posted on 10/05/2013 11:24:39 AM PDT by TheGipperWasRight
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To: Vendome

No.

Too soon.


4 posted on 10/05/2013 11:25:12 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: TheGipperWasRight

The same could be said about the woman that ran into the barricades....but didn’t damage the front of her car.


5 posted on 10/05/2013 11:27:00 AM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: Wilderness Conservative
Sounds familiar..... Tarek al-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi (Arabic: محمد البوعزيزي‎; 29 March 1984 – 4 January 2011) was a Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire on 17 December 2010, in protest of the confiscation of his wares and the harassment and humiliation that he reported was inflicted on him by aofficial and her aides. His act became a catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution[2] and the wider Arab Spring.' Wikipedia
6 posted on 10/05/2013 11:35:50 AM PDT by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Well, at least his last days on earth weren’t spent cold.


7 posted on 10/05/2013 11:43:24 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Jan Palach-Wenceslas Square


8 posted on 10/05/2013 11:44:44 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

So the OFFICERS name is ARAZ ALALI?! That’s the kind of police we want,eh? And we wonder how things like the Navy Yard happen?


9 posted on 10/05/2013 11:50:35 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Obama’s America.


10 posted on 10/05/2013 11:58:22 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ClearBlueSky

Police Officer Araz Alali (NRPD): Numerous issues, dismissed, sued City for racism
Link
http://www.newrochelletalk.com/content/new-rochelle-naughty-list-allegations-indictments-arrests-convictions-and-terminations-new-r


11 posted on 10/05/2013 12:15:00 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
The same could be said about the woman that ran into the barricades....but didn’t damage the front of her car.

Makes you wonder if this guy, who was alive and talking on the lawn but dead soon after also heard the same voices as that woman and the Navy Yard guy.

12 posted on 10/05/2013 12:50:35 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: TheGipperWasRight

With tighter gun control and 0bamacare, tragedies like this will cease.


13 posted on 10/05/2013 1:05:53 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

he figured he’d put 0bamacare to the test...

and it delivered.


14 posted on 10/05/2013 1:25:18 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Inventor Barry Soetoro, aka “B. Hussein Obama,” has decreed that his BARRYCADES (Tm) shall be used in outdoor Park, outdoor Monument, and outdoor Mall settings.

However, details have been secretly emerging of past and future plans for Barrycade “investments.”

Construction of larger Barrycades to be used on the US Mexican Border had to be canceled when the income from the Fast and Furious uncontrolled gun control “investment” went the way of all other Obamanation investments.

Potential construction of Barrycades to be placed on Obama’s Red Line in Syria is currently being jointly studied by the US Military, and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Vladamir Putin.

Ambassador Dennis Rodman, no relation to Mrs. Bill Clinton, is rumored to be trying to put together a syndicate of his best friends to provide funding for the construction of these Red Line Barrycades.

North Korea spokesmen would not confirm or deny this rumor.


15 posted on 10/05/2013 1:28:46 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Darwin Award.


16 posted on 10/05/2013 1:34:12 PM PDT by Palio di Siena (Obama loves the USA like OJ loved Nicole)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
We would never have heard about this if it were not for the Internet.

Yep, those were the days, back before The Internet when we didn't know what was really going on. We've got things under control now.

17 posted on 10/05/2013 2:00:04 PM PDT by Misterioso (Was born an atheist 76 years ago and they haven't changed my mind.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Somebody set himself on fire Friday at the National Mall? I haven’t heard a peep about this.


18 posted on 10/05/2013 2:04:21 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

If he went to the trouble of videotaping his opus, you would think he first explained what this was all about. Is he protesting Obamacare?


19 posted on 10/05/2013 2:09:42 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Wilderness Conservative.
Officer Araz Alali ...says the man was so badly burned that he will need to be through DNA and dental records. The man poured a can of gasoline on himself in the center portion of the mall Friday afternoon. He then set himself on fire, with passing joggers taking off their shirts to help douse the flames."
"If they don't know who you are, HTF do they know who your dentist is?" -- Robert Schimmel


20 posted on 10/05/2013 2:31:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
Was there are warning on the gas can stating pouring this liquid on oneself and igniting will cause death??
21 posted on 10/05/2013 3:48:42 PM PDT by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: Graewoulf

Hillary’s maiden name is Rodham, not Rodman, LOL! You sly old wolf, you! LOL!


22 posted on 10/05/2013 7:34:40 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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