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  • Horrific moment fireball engulfs crowd at Taiwan water park party

    06/27/2015 1:45:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies ^ | 8:50PM BST 27 Jun 2015
    A fire on a music stage spread into a crowd of spectators at a party Saturday night at a Taiwan water park, injuring more than 200 people, authorities said. ... Wang said 83 people had serious injuries and 131 others have light injuries. In the video, which has been independently verified, spectators can be seen dancing when a cloud of powder appears at the left hand side of the screen. Without warning, the powder cloud becomes engulfed in flames and quickly spreads through the audience who run screaming for safety.
  • ‘Kill Him!’: Another Massive Teen Brawl Erupts Inside McDonald’s

    05/14/2015 7:13:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 67 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 14, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Another vicious teen brawl erupted inside a McDonald’s location in Brooklyn, New York, on Friday — and innocent people may have gotten hurt.
  • Fresno fire captain injured while battling house fire recovering (please help injured fire fighter)

    04/04/2015 7:58:33 AM PDT · by Baynative · 22 replies
    ABC News -Fresno ^ | March 30, 2015 | Veronica Miracle
    FRESNO, Calif. -- The Fresno Fire Department has released the name of the firefighter who was injured while battling a house fire on Sunday afternoon. Officials say Fire Captain Pete Dern was leading his crew across the roof to provide ventilation, when he fell through the roof and into the fire. Other firefighters rescued him within minutes, but he suffered second- and third-degree burns across his body. The fire department says he is heavily sedated and breathing on a respirator.
  • ‘Ferguson Protester Accidentally Burns Down Own House’ Just Satire; No Tyler Jackson Case

    11/27/2014 4:43:59 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 37 replies ^ | NOV 26, 2014 | Staff Writer
    A protester in Ferguson, Missouri accidentally burned down his own house last night after mistaking the building for a convenience store. According to a report in the Ferguson Post-Gazette, 32-year-old Tyler Jackson threw a Molotov cocktail into a window not realizing he was setting ablaze his own residence. The home, which was empty at the time, subsequently burned to the ground. “It was dark. I got all turned around. I thought it was a 7-11 or something,” he told the newspaper. Witnesses describe Jackson shouting expletives after he realized what he had done. He then tried to put out the...
  • Report: Murdered Arab Teen 'Was Burned Alive'

    07/05/2014 3:32:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/14
    An Arab teenager whose abduction and murder triggered violent protests was burned alive, autopsy reports show, as clashes over the killing spread Saturday from Jerusalem to Arab Israeli towns. Mohammed Abu Khder, 16, was abducted from his Shuafat neighborhood in Jerusalem early Wednesday, and his charred body found not long afterwards in a the Jerusalem Forest. Palestinians have blamed Jewish extremists for killing him in revenge for the kidnapping and murder in last month of three Israeli teenagers. Palestinian news agency Maan quoted Palestinian Authority Attorney General Mohammed Aluweiwi on Saturday as saying the initial findings of a post-mortem indicated...
  • Next time a lib says burning the American flag is free speech test their hypocrisy w/this question

    02/28/2014 1:33:58 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-28-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I'm going to go out on a limb and say most, if not all of them, will say it's hate speech and should be prosecuted as a hate crime. At a minimum they will say it's offensive and should not be done.
  • When is the Correct Time to Burn Fallen Trees?

    11/11/2013 5:11:28 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 22 replies
    11/11/2013 | MosesKnows
    When is the Correct Time to Burn Fallen Trees? Has the forest benefitted from government interference with Mother Nature? When the government does not allow the forest to burn off naturally the result is uncontrollable fires in the future. I think they may be a correlation between all misguided government endeavors and the outcomes. The government interferes with the natural order of the economy and the economy remains broken. The government interferes with the world’s absolutely finest most advanced health care delivery system and chaos results. The government attempts to correct poverty results in more poverty. The government borrows money...
  • Wear a poppy don't burn it: Muslim leaders urge followers to show respect for Remembrance Sunday

    11/03/2013 11:29:15 AM PST · by the scotsman · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd November 2013 | Leon Watson
    'Mosques will take the unprecedented step of urging British Muslims to 'wear the poppy, rather than burn it' this week in a bid to counter claims of being unpatriotic. Poppy stalls will be set up at around the country leading up to Remembrance Sunday in a move backed by government ministers and the Royal British Legion. It follows high-profile protests in the past by Muslim extremists, including those linked to the hate preacher Anjem Choudary, and the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby outside Woolwich barracks in south-east London.'
  • Burning near the river: 21 people go up in flames for world record

    10/22/2013 9:43:42 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 26 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 10/19/2013 | John Caniglia, The Plain Dealer The Plain Dealer
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Kathy Simone put a torch to her husband Saturday night and watched him burn. "It was a little gratifying,'' she said as she smiled at her husband, the Rev. Mark Simone. "Not really. To pour the (lighter) fluid all over and then to light it was pretty scary.'' ~snip~ A second group, including Kathy Simone, poured lighter fluid over the 21, then used 3-foot torches to set them off. Those ablaze walked back and forth across the parking lot, waving their flaming arms and legs. Soon, they were on the ground. The people, who moments earlier had...
  • Syrian Official: If Damascus is Attacked, Tel Aviv Will Burn

    08/27/2013 7:47:20 PM PDT · by Lera · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/28/2013 | Elad Benari
    A senior official in the Syrian army warned the United States and its partners on Tuesday that waging a full-scale war on Syria would be reciprocated with an immediate attack on Tel Aviv. "If Damascus comes under attack, Tel Aviv will be targeted too and a full-scale war against Syria will actually issue a license for attacking Israel," the Syrian army source told the Iranian Fars news agency. "Rest assured that if Syria is attacked, Israel will also be set on fire and such an attack will, in turn, engage Syria's neighbors," he added. The source also warned the U.S....
  • Mohammed al Zawahiri threatens West, condemns Mali intervention

    01/29/2013 2:53:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Longwar Journal ^ | January 25, 2013 | Thomas Joscelyn
    A banner showing al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri and former emir Osama bin Laden is placed outside the French Embassy in Cairo, Egypt during a protest organized by Mohammed al Zawahiri. Image from Euronews. Within the past few days, Mohammed al Zawahiri, the younger brother of al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri, has threatened France and the West while condemning the intervention in Mali. The younger Zawahiri promised that if France and its allies continue to fight in Mali, then Westerners will be the "first to burn." During an interview broadcast by Euronews on Jan. 22, Mohammed al...
  • Boy tied to tree and burned alive on his eighth birthday [clip]

    10/19/2012 11:14:27 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 35 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 17 October 2012 | Sara Malm
    Robbie Middleton was doused in gasoline and set on fire on his eighth birthday in 1998He died 13 years later from cancer caused by the burns covering his bodyIn a video recorded on his deathbed he accused his alleged attacker Don Collins of raping him two weeks before he was set on fireDon Collins, now 27, is to be charged with felony murder
  • What's the Point of Donating If We Can't Access This Site at Peak Times?

    10/11/2012 9:54:00 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 77 replies
    October 12, 2012 | Self
    I have to ask this very seriously, do you know that this site has been completely unusable to perhaps thousands and thousands of others during either the first Presidential or Vice-Presidential debate and for an hour or so after their respective conclusions? This has never happened in previous election cycles during debates, election night results or during large breaking news events. Slow? Yes. Unusable, no. I've had multiple tabs opened for the debates this year and the FR one just wheel spin, wheel spin, wheel spin... blank page, no progress bar moving on the address bar. It's just the internet...
  • The MAN Burns Tonight!

    09/01/2012 6:06:56 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 21 replies
    I am probably the only FReeper who enjoys the end of Summer Burning Man Festival. That said here is a link to the Main Page Black Rock City A link to the UStream Live Feed
  • Ex-Spanish PM: Khamenei Told Me 'Israel Must Burn'

    05/17/2012 9:51:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/17/12 | Gil Ronen
    Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar said Thursday that Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei personally told him in 2000 that Israel must be physically annihilated. "In a private discussion we held in Tehran in October of 2000, Ali Khamenei told me that Israel must be burned to the ground and made to disappear from the face of the Earth," Aznar told the audience, according to a report in Israel Hayom. Aznar spoke at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). Former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Dore Gold, the head of JCPA, asked Aznar if Khamenei...
  • #Occupy Idiot Catches on Fire – Suffers Second Degree Burns When He Torches Historic Colorado Landma

    02/29/2012 8:14:51 PM PST · by Baynative · 69 replies · 5+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/29/12 | Jim Hoft
    Now this… Kyle Lawrence, a Colorado Springs Occupier, remains in a Denver Hospital burn unit with second degree burns that he received when he was caught on fire during the arson that leveled the Historic Green Mountain Falls Town Hall.
  • Athens buildings burn as lawmakers weigh austerity

    02/12/2012 12:53:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/12/12 | Harry Papachristou and Yannis Behrakis - Reuters
    ATHENS (Reuters) - Historic cinemas, cafes and shops went up in flames in central Athens on Sunday as black-masked protesters fought Greek police outside parliament, while inside lawmakers looked set to defy the public rage by endorsing a new EU/IMF austerity deal. As parliament prepared to vote on a new 130 billion euro bailout to save Greece from a messy bankruptcy, a Reuters photographer saw the buildings engulfed in flames and huge plumes of smoke rose in the night sky. The air over Syntagma Square outside parliament was thick with tear gas as riot police fought running battles with youths...
  • Border Police Burn Settlers' Building Material

    01/26/2012 1:03:14 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/1/12 | Elad Benari
    Border Police officers who came on Wednesday to the Yissa Beracha outpost near Mitzpe Yericho set on fire building materials brought to the outpost by local residents. The residents, who were brutally evicted from their homes last week, brought the material in order to re-build their destroyed homes. An eyewitness told Arutz Sheva that the residents had placed wood that they purchased using donations they received, for the purpose of renewing the community. On Wednesday afternoon, the eyewitness said, two jeeps carrying Border Police officers arrived. The men who were in the area feared they would be arrested and fled...
  • Thousands Of Layoffs To Hit Wall Street This Fall

    08/23/2011 12:26:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/23/2011 | Julia La Roche and Courtney Comstock
    Enjoy August. Come autumn, layoffs will hit Wall Street like an automatic weapon. With recession outlooks seeming more plausible than ever and banks struggling in the new regulatory environment, banks need to get stronger and raise capital. Nearly every firm is planning to lay off thousands. Check out who has it the worst. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE LIST OF BANKS AND INVESTMENT FIRMS ANNOUNCING LAYOFFS ( AND HOW MANY ).
  • Senators propose amendment to prevent flag burning

    06/16/2011 10:20:44 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/15/11 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.), the ranking member and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, respectively, on Tuesday introduced an amendment to the Constitution that would allow Congress to pass laws preventing the physical desecration of the American flag. Tuesday was Flag Day. The two senators have introduced this legislation in the past, and believe that an amendment is needed in order to give Congress the right to protect the flag. Hatch explained on Tuesday that under a 1990 Supreme Court ruling, burning or destroying the flag is protected speech, and that any law against these actions...
  • B-17 Down, All Escape

    06/13/2011 5:27:01 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 50 replies
    Avweb ^ | 6-13-2011 | Mary Grady, Glenn Pew
    The "Liberty Belle," a B-17 Flying Fortress operated by the Liberty Foundation of Florida, was destroyed by fire after the crew made an emergency landing in a cornfield in Illinois about 10 a.m. Monday morning. All seven people on board escaped without injury, according to the NTSB, but the airplane was a total loss. The B-17 had taken off from Aurora Municipal Airport near Oswego, Ill., and the pilot reported a fire on board shortly after takeoff. Several residents reported seeing the plane flying low with smoke and flames coming from it. "[The pilot] attempted to make a return to...
  • Motley County Attorney says ATF used poor judgment (TX, ATF)

    05/14/2011 4:57:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 12 May, 2011 | NA
    You've probably heard of having a corner on the market? The Motley County Attorney says agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have the corner on something else. ATF agents were blowing up old and unusable ordinance in Motley County Tuesday afternoon, when they ignited a blaze that consumed 100 to 150 acres. FOX34 asked County Attorney Tom Edwards if the exercise violated the county's burn ban. "I will say this and you can quote me on it. That bunch had a real corner on stupid. We had high winds. We're under a burn ban because of extensive...
  • Islamic Group Places $2.2 Million Bounty on Head of Koran-burning Forida Pastor

    03/24/2011 9:37:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    hot air ^ | 3/24/11 | Howard Portnoy
    Well, Florida pastor Terry Jones has gone and done it. The evangelical minister, who threatened last September 11 to burn a copy of the Koran and then backed down in the face of public pressure, has made good on his incendiary promise. With 30 people present as witnesses, he set fire to a copy of the embattled religious text. And, as happens in the event of real or imagined slights, the other shoe summarily dropped. No sooner had Jones fired up his Bic than an Islamic “court” in Pakistan found him guilty of the crime of desecrating the religion’s most...
  • Terry Jones Burns Quaran After All

    03/23/2011 11:02:01 AM PDT · by TruthBeforeAll · 23 replies · 2+ views ^ | 3/22/2011 | Unknown
    The controversial Gainesville pastor, who threatened to publicly burn a Quran on the anniversary of 911 last year, has gone through with it. Last weekend, Pastor Terry Jones held a mock trial at his church that ended with a book burning. However, his latest stunt received very little publicity. On the Dove World Outreach Center website Pastor Jones announced a trial date.
  • Ethiopia: Thousands of Muslims Rampage After Alleged Koran Desecration

    03/04/2011 1:40:00 PM PST · by Christus_Rex · 32 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | March 4, 2011 | Unknown
    International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that in the past two days, thousands of Muslims have razed five churches and the homes of two evangelists in Asendabo, Ethiopia. Christian leaders are asking for protection after the Muslim attackers continued burning churches even after the federal police were sent to the town. The Muslims started the attacks yesterday after falsely accusing the Christians of desecrating the Qur’an. More than ten thousand Muslims shouted “Allah Akbar” (Allah is great) as they burned down five evangelical churches. The government sent the federal police force to protect the Christians after the Muslims burned down...
  • Pastor Terry Jones Billed $180,000 For Koran Burning Security

    09/19/2010 10:14:02 AM PDT · by StopObama2012 · 200 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/17/2010 | John Couwels
    The city of Gainesville, Florida, plans to send a bill estimated at more than $180,000 to Pastor Terry Jones for security costs surrounding his controversial threat to burn Qurans on the anniversary of the September, 11, 2001, attacks, a police spokeswoman said Friday. Officers secured malls in the region, the University of Florida's football stadium and areas around the church in the days leading up to the planned event. "If we had known this in advance, then we would have refused to have security," he said.
  • Jerry Doyle ON Fire with the PDR

    09/15/2010 8:44:32 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 15 replies
    The Jerry Doyle Show ^ | September 14, 2010 | Jerry Doyle
    Click on the link below to hear one of the funniest things I have EVER heard on Radio. Jerry Doyle can be heard Mon thru Friday Live from KDWN, Las Vegas, 3 to 6 pm EST.
  • Australian Lawyer May be Fired for Burning Koran Online

    09/15/2010 7:38:43 AM PDT · by Gennie · 20 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 09/15/10 | Chana Ya'ar
    A commercial contracts lawyer at Queensland University of Technology is likely to be fired after posting a video of himself burning a Koran on the YouTube video sharing website last Friday. Australian attorney Alex Stewart is on a leave of absence while his employer conducts an investigation into the privately-made 12-minute video, according to the Brisbane Times. The self-declared atheist appears to be smoking marijuana rolled in pages from the Koran, which he then rates according to which ones “burn better.”
  • Quran Burning In East Lansing "hate crime"

    09/13/2010 8:39:39 AM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 40 replies
    Detroit News | 9/13/2010 | Steve Pardo
    A national Islamic group has called for an FBI investigation after a burned Quran, its pages allegedly covered in feces, was found Saturday at an East Lansing mosque frequented by the Michigan State University community. link:
  • Six Christians rip pages from Koran in White House stunt (No bias in this title!)

    09/12/2010 4:40:43 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    The biased AP ^ | 11 Sep 10 | Not listed
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A small group of conservative Christians tore some pages from a Koran in a protest outside the White House Saturday to denounce what they called the "charade of Islam" on the anniversary of 9/11. "Part of why we're doing that, please hear me: the charade that Islam is a peaceful religion must end," said Randall Terry, a leading anti-abortion campaigner, and one of six people who took part in the protest. Another activist, Andrew Beacham, read out a few Koran passages calling for hatred towards Christians and Jews, and then ripped those pages from an English paperback...
  • Freep This Poll: Burning questions [Koran Burning]

    09/11/2010 6:16:12 PM PDT · by familyop · 39 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 11SEP10 | NY Daily News
    Do you agree with a Florida church's former plan to burn Korans in protest on the anniversary of Sept. 11?
  • The 3rd World wants to burn US

    09/10/2010 4:29:10 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 14 replies
    Little Rock Immigration Examiner | 09/10/10 | me
    While Jihadist Al Jazeera and the Leftist US Media screamed over the threat of a Florida pastor burning some Qur'ans, a story that came out September 7th 2010 about a Christian being murdered by Muslim Extremist was ignored. A Somali Christian was murdered and his 4 children were kidnapped. According to the story, these 4 children will be brain-washed to change their way of life from Christian to Muslim. They will be forced to learn from the Qur'an, to hate America, to hate Israel, to hate any other culture than their own, to hate even to hate fellow Muslims,...
  • Just heard on ABC Radio. No Mosque

    09/09/2010 2:17:57 PM PDT · by Stars N Stripes · 29 replies
    ABC News Radio | ME
    I just heard that the Imam has made a deal not to build the Mosque if the Pastor doesn't burn the Koran. Hmmm....
  • Won't burn Koran if Iran won't stone woman

    09/09/2010 10:30:48 AM PDT · by taxcutisapayraise · 76 replies
    Would the Iranians agree not to stone the woman and set her free to safety, if the pastor agreed not to burn the Koran? Some one should at least ask ... so I'm asking?

    09/09/2010 8:47:15 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 126 replies
    09-09-10 | Me
    In a loud voice, looney-toons style, "DON'T BURN THAT KORAN... THER'LL BE HELL TO PAY!" Oh really... some thoughts on that... When the senator from Utah proclaimed, "This war is lost", did any military general spout off, "hey this kind of talk could get our soldiers killed"? When John Kerry claimed "our soldiers were terrorizing women and children in the dead of night", did any military spokesman speak with any concern, that this kind of talk may increase the dangers for our military. When John Mertha said our marines murdered in cold blood, did any military brass denounce his claim...

    09/09/2010 6:48:11 AM PDT · by expatguy · 76 replies
    9 SEP 2010 | EXPATGUY
  • American Muslims Hate America

    09/09/2010 12:53:04 AM PDT · by Christus_Rex · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 12, 2008 | nccanuck
    This is a clip of some really dumbass Muslims stomping all over the American flag. As an immigrant and new American citizen, I find this to be disgusting and wish I was there to express my freedom of speech on there Mohammed character. The facts are they hate us because the West is the strong horse stopping Islamic imperialism from ruling the world.
  • Why did the US military confiscate and burn soldier's Bibles?

    09/08/2010 8:41:42 PM PDT · by comps4spice · 69 replies · 1+ views
    One News Now ^ | 5/5/2009 | Fred Jackson
    The U.S. military is confirming that it has destroyed some Bibles belonging to an American soldier serving in Afghanistan. Reuters News says the Bibles were confiscated and destroyed after Qatar-based Al Jazeer television showed soldiers at a Bible class on a base with a stack of Bibles translated into the local Pashto and Dari languages. The U.S. military forbids its members on active duty -- including those based in places like Afghanistan -- from trying to convert people to another religion. Reuters quotes Maj. Jennifer Willis at the Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, who said "I can now confirm...
  • Jimmy Kimmel crew tries to fry pro-lifer

    07/14/2010 6:32:44 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 16 replies · 1+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 14, 2010 | Jill Stanek
    Abortion isn't very funny, as comedian Jimmy Kimmel is learning... ...the youth pro-life activist group Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust was holding a Face the Truth event...on Hollywood Boulevard... ...showing the public the reality of abortion via large graphic photos of aborted babies. While the pro-life protest was under way, a film crew showed up to tape a stunt across the street for "Jimmy Kimmel Live"... ...the crew quickly became aggravated by the gory aborted baby-photos and turned two of the hot spotlights on Survivor Ryan Bueler. ...a cameramen states several times he has turned the spotlight on Bueler and...
  • DISASTER IN THE GULF - Oil incineration gets under way aboard vessel

    06/17/2010 2:37:42 AM PDT · by humblegunner · 5 replies · 371+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 16, 2010 | JENNIFER LATSON
    BP began burning crude on a vessel in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, a day after an unplanned fire on a different vessel briefly stalled its collection of oil from a gushing well on the seafloor a mile below. The new burn system adds capacity in BP's race to contain more of the 35,000 to 60,000 barrels per day escaping the blown-out Macondo well. A drillship, the Discoverer Enterprise, has been collecting about 15,000 barrels per day since early this month. The drillship only collected about 10,000 barrels on Tuesday, though, because a lightning strike started a small fire...
  • Gulf of Mexico oil burn to begin at 1600 GMT

    04/28/2010 10:08:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 684+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/28/10 | AFP
    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – Emergency teams are scheduled to begin a controlled burn of a giant oil slick off the US coast in the Gulf of Mexico at 1600 GMT, officials said Wednesday. "Workboats will consolidate oil into a fire resistant boom approximately 500 feet (150 meters) long," said a statement from a joint disaster response center set up by British energy giant BP and the US Coast Guard. "This oil will then be towed to a more remote area, where it will be ignited and burned in a controlled manner. The plan calls for small, controlled burns of...
  • American, Afghan docs begin surgical process for young burn victim

    03/10/2010 5:00:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 233+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Renni Thornton, USAF
    3/10/2010 - KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- An American facial thoracic surgeon and an Afghan medical team from Kandahar Regional Medical Hospital partnered March 1, here to help heal a young man who had severe burn injuries for six months. Thirteen-year-old Abdul Rahman was severely burned in a cooking incident in his home. His father managed to get him to a doctor many miles away, but the hospital staff there was only able to provide limited care and after five days, he was sent home to heal. In doing so, he lay in bed on his back. His injuries were...
  • Toddler burned by USB cable

    01/11/2010 6:26:02 AM PST · by pelicandriver · 31 replies · 1,469+ views
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 1/9/2010 | Scott Rochat
    Trinity Anderson, the Longmont toddler who suffered severe burns after sticking a USB cable in her mouth, is in critical but stable condition after a surgery Friday morning. ... Trinity received third-degree burns to the right side of her tongue, her hard and soft palates, and both of her lips on the right side. ... Doctors managed to restart the child’s heart, and later that night, Trinity was flown to The Children’s Hospital. Jeff Anderson said the doctors told him these sort of accidents weren’t unheard of, though this was the first one they knew of involving a USB cable.
  • Pensioners burn books for warmth

    01/05/2010 12:50:43 PM PST · by Parody · 26 replies · 891+ views
    Metro ^ | 5th January, 2010 | Miles Erwin
    Volunteers have reported that ‘a large number’ of elderly customers are snapping up hardbacks as cheap fuel for their fires and stoves. Temperatures this week are forecast to plummet as low as -13ºC in the Scottish Highlands, with the mercury falling to -6ºC in London, -5ºC in Birmingham and -7ºC in Manchester as one of the coldest winters in years continues to bite. Workers at one charity shop in Swansea, in south Wales, described how the most vulnerable shoppers were seeking out thick books such as encyclopaedias for a few pence because they were cheaper than coal. One assistant said:...
  • Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar 'burned £1.2million in cash to keep his daughter warm...

    11/03/2009 3:14:12 AM PST · by bogusname · 11 replies · 971+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 3. 2009 | Gerard Couzens
    Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar burnt more than £1million to keep his daughter warm during a single night on the run, it has emerged. The infamous cocaine baron lit a bonfire using wads of U.S. dollars at a mountain hideout while he was being hunted by authorities, his son has claimed. Sebastian Marroqumn, who has changed his name from Juan Pablo Escobar, said his father burnt the notes when he realized daughter Manuela was suffering from hypothermia...
  • Burn in Hell Video Contest

    10/26/2009 7:59:38 PM PDT · by Phileleutherus Franciscus · 5 replies · 327+ views
    YouTube ^ | October 26, 2009 | Randall Terry
    Randall Terry, the anti-abortion rights activist whose visibility has been on the way up since relocating his operation to Washington, is launching another please-let-this-become-viral campaign: encouraging conservatives to create flaming effigies of Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to protest Democratic support of abortion rights...
  • Bush jokes as protesters burn his effigy outside downtown Montreal hotel

    10/22/2009 3:42:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies · 2,607+ views
    google ^ | 10/22/09 | cp
    MONTREAL — As George W. Bush joked with a business crowd inside a historic hotel ballroom Thursday, hundreds of people outside the room cheered while he was being burned in effigy. Police in riot gear and others on horseback held back a crowd of hundreds, including several people who tossed shoes at the Queen Elizabeth hotel in a demonstration of disdain for the man speaking inside. Two protesters tried forcing their way through the line of shield-and baton-carrying police, were wrestled to the ground, and arrested. Ironically, this anti-war protest took place outside the same hotel where the ultimate anti-war...
  • Cigarette lighter led to 5-year-old's deadly burns, family says

    09/24/2009 5:00:41 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 12 replies · 828+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton, PA) ^ | 9/24/09 | SARAH HOFIUS HALL
    Angel Vazquez IV was playing outside his Hilltop Manor home on Sept. 12 when he found a disposable lighter and carried it inside up to his second-floor bedroom. The 5-year-old's father, Angel Enrique Vazquez III, said he heard what sounded like his son choking and ran upstairs, where he found the boy on fire. The lighter had exploded, causing severe burns and internal damage. Mr. Vazquez ripped off Angel's shirt, and his son's skin fell off in his hands. He cradled the boy, ran to his car and rushed to Community Medical Center - where he said he arrived within...
  • Wildfires threaten L.A. Media (Radio T.V.) and cell towers

    08/31/2009 10:54:02 AM PDT · by meandog · 16 replies · 1,391+ views
    Cnet news ^ | 8.31.09 | Lance Whitney
    Intense wildfires in Southern California are dangerously close to facilities atop Mount Wilson, threatening damage to cell phone and TV broadcast towers, as well as a famed observatory. The blaze, which started August 26, has burned approximately 20,102 acres and as of Sunday was only 5 percent contained, according to the Web site of the California governor's office. Known as the "Station Fire," as it began about one mile above the Angeles Crest Fire Station, the inferno has spread throughout the San Gabriel Mountains in Northern Los Angeles County. At an altitude of 5,715 feet, Mount Wilson houses a number...
  • Restive "Youths" Burn Cars in New Suburban Unrest (France)

    08/10/2009 6:02:14 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 25 replies · 829+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 08/10/2009 | Yahoo News
    BAGNOLET, France – Restive youths in a Paris suburb torched a tourist bus and nearly a half-dozen cars and hurled objects at police early Tuesday, a night after fullblown unrest prompted by the death of a teen fleeing police. The local prefecture, the administrative center for the region, said the situation was under control despite the scattered torchings. An Associated Press Television News crew saw at least five torched cars and a burned-out tourist bus near a housing project. Groups of youths set street fires, sometimes fueling them with garbage cans or a mattress in one case and hurled stones...