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Man Who Lit Himself On Fire On National Mall, Has Died

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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."

Oddly enough, the deceased self-immolator was conscious and coherent enough in the aftermath of the incident to thank passers by for putting out the flames before being taken to hospital:

The man reportedly thanked the joggers before he was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center by a U.S. Park Police helicopter that landed on the Mall.

 

Fire department spokesman Tim Wilson said the man suffered life-threatening injuries, but was conscious and breathing at the scene.

 

Authorities are now investigating the man's motives.

As AP adds, Police are investigating the man's possible motives for doing so. They will hardly find any, as the last thing the Obama administration needs right now is to start explaining why D.C. has become ground zero for America's own Arab Spring. Especially, if in a country in which fomenting class and social hatred once again boils down to racial characteristics.

Some more recollections by observers:

"I saw like a spark," she said. "Then he just went completely up in flames."

 

"Some heads up joggers put out the flames," she said. "A guy took his shirt off, ran over, you know, start trying to beat the flames out. A couple other joggers also stopped to help."

 

"It's very shocking," she said. "It's horrifying. Literally watching this guy go up in flames. There was not really anything anybody could do."

A question has emerged: was it an act meant to be documented, and if so why:

Katy Scheflen, a furloughed civil rights attorney in the Justice Department, said she stopped because she saw "a guy with a tripod set up."

 

Scheflen said another man, who she thought the tripod with a camera was filming, then took a red can of gasoline, poured it over his head.

 

"At that point we didn't know what was going, maybe it was some sort of stage protest," Scheflen said. "And then he set himself on fire and went up in flames," she said. "Whoosh."

 

Scheflen said the presence of a mounted camera gave her the impression "he was aware something was about to happen. Otherwise he was filming nothing but a guy standing there."

 

"It was obviously an intentional act," she said. "Somebody has a video of the whole thing."

 

Scheflen said the man may have said something beforehand “but it was nothing intelligible.”

And speaking of the seasons, in Tunisia it was Mohamed Bouazizi's self-immolation on December 17, 2010 (and subsequent death 18 days later) that sparked the Arab Spring reaching as far as Saudi Arabia and China. One wonders: will the death of the so far unidentified man lead to anything more than even more vocal and relentless fingerpointing at assorted highly politicized media echo chambers.

 


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Sat, 10/05/2013 - 11:57 | Link to Comment The man with po...
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Why is the man's back pixelized?

Bloody censorship...

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:02 | Link to Comment buckethead
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I don't suppose it was due to the gory nature of the image...

 

Hard to find a funny thing to say about such events.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:04 | Link to Comment CH1
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Yeah, jokes don't seem appropriate at this point.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:07 | Link to Comment General Decline
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I hope he secured the appropriate permits prior to doing this.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:14 | Link to Comment Max Hunter
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If not, they will find someone to charge, now that he's no longer with us.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:16 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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Red gas can.  An assault container. Holder will sue Exxon.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:18 | Link to Comment Smegley Wanxalot
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Sue the gas can manufacturer for omitting the explicit warning "DO NOT POUR CONTENTS OVER YOUR HEAD AND LIGHT A MATCH."

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:30 | Link to Comment Yes We Can. But...
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This too is the fault of Dubya - he's an oil man.
Kudos to the fellas who tried to help.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:33 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Must have used an old pre-California gas can.  Ever try to pour gas out of a new one?  Damned near impossible.  Twist this, push that, stand on your head and use your third hand to lift it up and tip it over to pour.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:45 | Link to Comment tmosley
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His name was *CENSORED*.

His name was *CENSORED*.

His name was *CENSORED*.

Let us not allow his sacrifice to go to waste.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:03 | Link to Comment Call me Ishmael
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I'm betting this guy was on, or coming off of anti-depressants.

The answer to why did the lady try to drive through the White House's barrier, what went wrong with the mass shooters that caused them to break is anti-depressants. 

It's news that's never brought to you by your drug manufacturing news sponsors.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:12 | Link to Comment Jack Burton
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Bingo. I believe too that he was probably taking those mental health drugs. Veterans of Iraq are being given them like candy. Their suicide rates are off the scale! I suspect the medications. The drug companies have covered this up for profit. They are prepared to kill for a good bottom line.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:32 | Link to Comment FEDbuster
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Park Police were too busy guarding the WW2 Memorial from 90+ year old WW2 vets in wheelchairs to be of help trying to put out the guy on fire.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:45 | Link to Comment CrashisOptimistic
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He was being given whatever drug can be tied to the Tea Party and Golden Dawn.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 14:21 | Link to Comment PT
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... or he knew the woman who was shot?

... or ... Manifesto, naval yard, DC, bald-headed black man ... Chris Dorner, is that you?  Now he is immortal! 

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 15:36 | Link to Comment Sofa King Confused
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I think he just wanted to try out his new Obama Care.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 20:18 | Link to Comment Manthong
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Self-immolation is a frequently used form of protest and expression in other areas of the world.

This abhorrent act used to be unthinkable in the right-minded homogeneous country that the USA previously was.

But now that we are left-minded, way multicultural, fractionalized and financialized, we get to experience things that are not in the American tradition.

..and/or maybe this is just one of the results of the success of the “War on Drugs”.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 14:33 | Link to Comment Socratic Dog
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Those non-uniformed bystanders who tried to help the poor bastard need to be made an example of.  That was a job for an official!

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 14:32 | Link to Comment Socratic Dog
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"They are prepared to kill for a good bottom line"

Well, yes, they are.  The medical industry is the leading cause of death in the US.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/11/26/death-by-m...

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 17:56 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Ishmael, we used to keep dangerously crazy people in institutions. The rate of mass murder incidents jumped up when patented drugs and therapy took over that job.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 17:24 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Robert Paulson?

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 20:40 | Link to Comment Sweet Chicken
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His name was Chara Paulson

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:49 | Link to Comment XitSam
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This brings up a question. Did he arrive by car? How far did he walk from his car tha no one noticed him carrying a red gasoline can?  In security paranoid DC?  Or did he walk the streets to get to the national mall?  Was the gas can in a backpack or something?

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:55 | Link to Comment eatthebanksters
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What is really sad and ironic is that both the gal that was shot in her car after the ramming incident at the White House gate, and this poor guy, are black.  What are they saying to their President?

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:22 | Link to Comment walküre
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The "President" is not black. So there's that.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 16:01 | Link to Comment General Decline
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The typical African (living on the continent of Africa, that is) views Obama as a white person.  As far as an African's presprective goes, if you're 1/2 white and 1/2 black, you are WHITE.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 17:59 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Obama was raised by whites, but leftist whites. That's what makes him "black" in America.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 18:39 | Link to Comment Jumbotron
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And let us not forget that Obama is not even the FIRST black president.....Bill Clinton was so said Toni Morrison.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 01:57 | Link to Comment All Risk No Reward
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Tell that to the Tutsies who were mass murdered while Bill Clinton fiddled.

Ghosts of Rwanda
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeCIZJ-yRaA

Biggest Finance Capital needed mass death to create pretext for "responsibility to p[rotect" so they can turn loose terrorists to lob chemical weapons, blame the nation they are attacking and use that as a pretext to cover up their international war crimes against sovereign nations.

Genocidal Hegelian Dialectic piled upon genocidal Hegelian Dialectic.

B*stards.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 17:50 | Link to Comment Zadok
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Da pres'dnt half crack'r!

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:54 | Link to Comment duo
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A:  "we voted for you because we though you would make our life better, but it's much, much worse than before you took office.  How could you do that to us?"

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 16:30 | Link to Comment Spigot
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"What is really sad and ironic is that both the gal that was shot in her car after the ramming incident at the White House gate, and this poor guy, are black.  What are they saying to their President?"

Well, it certainly speaks to the abysmal economic circumstances of many in the "black" community, was well as the rampant drug use that exists areas dominated by same.

The guy could have been high as hell on bath salts, and decided he needed to "show people how to get their message across to Obama"...

And the woman? Maybe she was also high as hell on some other drug and decided she needed to talk to Obama in person, damn it. So, she took her daughter with her to help get her message across to Obama...

But none of that matters as they are both dead.

I suspect more to follow as people dependent on EBT cards no longer can use them and people start to unravel.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 22:02 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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The black family got destroyed by Democrat policies, starting with slavery, but carrying for a dozen more decades then getting really busy under LBJ's Great Society etc. Since the 60's intact families and legitimate childbirths have sunken to tragic levels. Its a democrat caused disaster.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 02:07 | Link to Comment All Risk No Reward
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>>What are they saying to their President?"<<

Absolutely nothing.  How are people so ignorant to think that the actions of a couple people reflect on another person simply because of skin color.

How did Jeffrey Dahmer's actions reflect on white people?

What an ignorant question.

Folsk, drop the divide to conqueur perception management conditioning.

We are all individuals.  Stop dividing people up for the benefit of the conquering oligarchs.

I know most people's minds crave simiplicity and the illusion of knowledge, but they are barriers to true knowledge.


Sun, 10/06/2013 - 06:20 | Link to Comment overmedicatedun...
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I guess I will have to wait until the MSM tells me a lie about what happened to the burning man.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 20:37 | Link to Comment RiverRoad
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The shooter at the naval shipyard also was black.   That certainly makes Obama's issues with Travon Martin and racists a non-issue. 

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 15:26 | Link to Comment Oldballplayer
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Just a note to those who may want to burn themselves:

Splash a lot on the ground around yourself. That prevents pesky heroes from getting to you.
Do it in the street if possible--more smoke, more attention.
Leave your manifesto up on your Facebook page to make it easier for the world to see.
Send your id to a few newspapers because the cops are not going to all allow it to be known until everything is scrubbed.

Don't say or yell anything. No one will understand anyway. The fire will get their attention.

Better yet, Just don't do it.

It's really gonna hurt.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 16:19 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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If there was a polical motive or point to be made, he really sucked at delivering the message.  That's why I'm leaning towards bath salts as the reason.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 16:33 | Link to Comment Spigot
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Drug induced psychosis IMO both cases.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 18:09 | Link to Comment New World Chaos
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Maybe the guy with the tripod was supposed to deliver the message later, but the Gestappo tracked him down first?  They obviously don't want the message, or even the immolator's identity to get out.  That's why they blocked his license plate.

Give them another day or two to change the message and run it through a focus group.  It will be something pro-Obama, anti-shutdown, MOAR government.  Poor guy chose such a horrible way to die and they will make a mockery of his sacrifice.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:56 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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No shit. I've never spilled more gas than with these new and improved containers. They also swell up like a balloon in the heat because there is no external vent, so when you finally manage to open it up it spews a stream of gas for twelve yards. It also takes twenty minutes to pour five gallons into your car. The nozzles usually shit the bed after the ninth use or so and all of the guts fall into the container, making the whole thing a complete and total fraud upon the consumer. The best use of one I've found is to throw it in the trash.........

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:40 | Link to Comment XitSam
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Amazon has a nice new green metal 5 gallon (well, 20 liter) can made by Atlantic British. They are great! Expensive but last forever.  I did not say it was a gas can, that would be a violation of federal law.  (Watch for rust in used jerry cans, bring a flashlight when buying)

*Note: Federal law prohibits the use of this container for the storage of fuel and California law prohibits the sale of any this jerry cans to California residents

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 15:42 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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Buy US military surplus. Still plenty of great 5 gallon metal cans around.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 16:16 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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Don't forget the donkey dick.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 16:59 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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Please sir! Children read this blog!

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 17:04 | Link to Comment kchrisc
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"The criminals of government always accomplish the opposite of the stated goal. ALWAYS."

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 14:02 | Link to Comment SnobGobbler
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then you set down the "safety can" and the fucker leaks all over the place.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 17:07 | Link to Comment jerry_theking_lawler
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Amen! Hopefully the guy realized that in a true 'time of need' his fellow citizens stood up to help him....praying for the persons family.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 07:08 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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They DID sue the gas can manufacturer (right out of business) - look what happened to Blitz USA- it's why no one in the US can buy functional gas cans anymore (and the Chinese crap-makers dominate the market)...

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:16 | Link to Comment smlbizman
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did he die of dc lead poisoning

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:19 | Link to Comment Pladizow
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A symbol of Obummer's Presidency!

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:18 | Link to Comment tsx500
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is it just me , or has there been almost NO media coverage of this incident ? ?

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:27 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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Yeah, I didn't even see it on Drudge. It's like it never even happened.

Horrible way to go. And no matter what the guy's politics were, or whether he was crazy or stupid or whatever, this shit takes some balls.

Whatever. I raise my Irish coffee to him. RIP.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:01 | Link to Comment Pig Circus
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Drudge had it up briefly yesterday:

Man sets himself on FIRE on National Mall... ^
From the October 04, 2013 23:33:24 GMT edition of the Drudge Report.

Nothing on Fox News last night or today. They are all in on it, supressing the news.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:48 | Link to Comment CH1
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Nothing on Fox News last night or today. They are all in on it, supressing the news.

Yup, the needs of the regime comes first!

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 16:09 | Link to Comment logically possible
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Why should this be national headline news? Do you know how many people try to commit suicide in a day in this nation? The reason for this even making the news is because of location, gas and all the unknown assumption.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:35 | Link to Comment yogibear
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It's bad press for king Obama.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:36 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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What "Media" is there besides ZH?

And no, I did not see it on the evening news here on the West Coast (even with the 3hr lag).

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:23 | Link to Comment walküre
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Spiegel is carrying it under the same headline as "US budget wars"

That's how this incident helps substantiate American credibility overseas.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:44 | Link to Comment Jim in MN
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It is being suppressed out of fear.  They know who he is.  There is a picture of the guy's minivan with brown paper or cardboard over the rear license plate that I saw somewhere.  The vehicle has a VIN for cryin' out loud.

 

It is probably in a file in the President's hands as we speak.

 

But the people will not be informed.

 

Until the real video is released????

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 15:34 | Link to Comment rbg81
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Is some nutjob who sets himself on fire really "news"?  And, yes, anyone who would set themselves on fire is clearly a nutjob.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:31 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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I don't see women taking their clothes off to save this guy.
Clearly they want to be paid for this, at least in DC. ;-)

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:58 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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How could this happen in the Untied States? We need more oversight...a new department to facilitate the lack of communication between existing agencies, and to must ensure that no act of public self termination goes unpunished. Think of the impacts of such horrors, to the minds of the children.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 15:47 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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Personally, I blame Whitey.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 16:10 | Link to Comment NOZZLE
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they could always rearrest the guy who put up the anti Muslim video

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:36 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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They should probably close all the parks to protect us from ourselves.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 15:26 | Link to Comment Ranger4564
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Where have you been, they have been closing the parks across the world... NYC, Oakland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, etc etc etc in the US. Turkey, Greece, Cypress, etc.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 15:50 | Link to Comment Umh
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Just imagine the resources it will take to enforce this stupidity.

"Until government funding is restored, the fishing boats are prohibited from taking anglers into 1,100 square-miles of open ocean."
Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:15 | Link to Comment Smegley Wanxalot
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This is absolutely no joke.  The resultant global warming will need to be addressed for decades.

 

Burn in DC, burn in hell, whats the difference?

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:48 | Link to Comment XenoFrog
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He was so happy to get signed up for Obamacare that he literally burst into flames.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 21:38 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Aren't we still waiting for a story of someone successfully signing up? I mean a real one, not the organizing for America shill who lied about it.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:53 | Link to Comment Freddie
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RIP.  Very sad.  Kudos to the joggers and people in the park who tried to save him. 

The same thing with that lady yesterday who they shot and killed in fornt or her child.

F**king police state is getting worse by the day.  The digusting media still loves their usurper dick-tater.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 14:23 | Link to Comment Chandos
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"Yeah, jokes don't seem appropriate at this point."

 

Agreed..anyone making light of this will promptly get crucified, and rightly so...

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 21:40 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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But then this is Fight Club, here, where...oh nevermind. You had to see the movie

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:06 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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Disappointment in "Hope" and "Change" is reaching unprecedented levels.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:11 | Link to Comment Deacon Frost
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Propaganda is of no use to the politician unless he has something to say which the public, consciously or unconsciously, wants to hear.”

? Edward L. Bernays, Propaganda

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:17 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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Absolutely.

If Floyd Corkins, Chris Dorner, Ed Schultz, John Muhammed, Hussein Obama, Lee Boyd Malvo, Demetrius Glenn, Lakim Faust, Allan Brauer, Michael Davis, and Aaron Alexis are any indication, today's liberals are becoming increasingly unhinged, violent, and aggressive.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:07 | Link to Comment Pig Circus
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Fortunately, ecexpt for King Hussein, I don't know a one of those names.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:05 | Link to Comment verum quod lies
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As the gulf between their promised/theoretical utopia and reality widens the lies and acts of violence must increase. It is the truth that is in ever shorter supply as the big lie turns into ever bigger lie and so on until the collapse is complete and/or TPTB simply slink away to find some other host.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:25 | Link to Comment walküre
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The Grand Canyon between rich and poor in the US and the lack of opportunity unless you're rich is the only thing that matters going forward.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:55 | Link to Comment Renewable Life
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This was most likely the ultimate act of personal protest against his government!!! And I may add, the most Nobel and righteous!! If these crazed gunman and mass murder types had one ounce of the courage and commitment this man had, they would be doing the same and not spraying random people with bullets in random places!!

Having said that though, I hope this man didn't think America would react the same way as the Arabs in the Middle East did several,years ago!!! Those people in the Middle East understand they are living in a dictatorship and tyrannical society and they only needed a spark to ignite it! Americans in mass, still truly believe they are MOST free society on earth and the guardians of truth, freedom, and democracy everywhere!!! ( non Americans, begin to laugh now)

NFL just kicked off, it's sweeps season, and the Voice is bigger then ever, as long as the money (crack cocaine) keeps pumping in the form of trillions of dollars of spending, welfare, government jobs, etc etc, this incident will be forgotten by Monday!! I'm mean, are you ready for some football, or what???

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:28 | Link to Comment walküre
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you're overestimating the power of the media and underestimating the power of righteous anger of the people

it can only be contained so long before BOOM

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:43 | Link to Comment Renewable Life
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Maybe, but its a zero sum game for the big gov types, so they feel like they will always hold all the cards and even if they don't, they bluff better the the other guys!!

There is no party in America that represents "the people" as defined by our founders!!! Only ones who want a Kenyesian orgy of spending or just a run of the mill kegger party of spending........it's still a tax and spending party all the same!

So I'm not sure where you think the boom comes from??? I hope I'm wrong, but I'm planning for this shit to continue for another 5-8 years at this point!!

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 14:38 | Link to Comment lasvegaspersona
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RL

the unnoticed ticking time bomb is the 'gold' market. When GLD loses a bit more of it's inventory and it becomes clear that delivery cannot occur this market will close. Then  a real gold market must develop. The dollar then goes wobbly. This is happening now. GLD has lost 450 tons since January. It is now below 900 tons.

It does not look like it will last "5-8 more years."

Gold is still the basis of money. Don't let anyone fool you. Ask the Saudis, the Chinese, the Thais, the Indians, the Russians....even the US Treasury has stated they can't sell what they have or the world would 'lose confidence.' Look especially to the Euro. It declares 10,800 tons ON IT'S BALANCE SHEET. That says to the world 'you tell us what the Euro is worth'. When gold goes the whole linked currency goes.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 14:27 | Link to Comment lasvegaspersona
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dupe

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:06 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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Literally.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 14:00 | Link to Comment prains
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A man sets himself on fire in Amerika and it barely registers as an "event" in the media...........Miley Cyrus sticks her ass in the air and the American Media loses its fucking mind with blanket coverage for weeks........When you start your revolution

 

 

FIRST

 

clear out all media outlet buildings, take over the television and radio stations

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 11:57 | Link to Comment blabam
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He didn't burn that!

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:05 | Link to Comment max2205
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Hate to be racist but two african americans losing it in DC is as many days will lead to none allowed if this continues

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:07 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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In America, liberals are crazy.  Complete lunatics.  The last two idiots in DC just provide more and more evidence of it. 

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:16 | Link to Comment vxpatel
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If you ever want to light yourself up, just let me know...i'll bring a camera.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:19 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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You're the bomb.  Figuratively speaking, of course.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:33 | Link to Comment vxpatel
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i wish i had this guy's balls...but of course i wouldn't self immolate....there are 100 other people i'd immolate first.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:01 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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Initiation of force is not the way, young grasshopper.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:09 | Link to Comment vxpatel
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true, conscious consuming is the way of the future...the only thing required is people to engage their thinking before spending money.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 15:01 | Link to Comment ebear
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Who's initiating?

When all else fails, it is righteous to take up the sword. --Guru Gobind Singh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaxhdcHlKGc

Live free or die, young moose.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 20:36 | Link to Comment vxpatel
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Artists, writers, poets, film makers, musicians, shaman

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:56 | Link to Comment duo
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Big Tex at the Texas State fair did it last year.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:18 | Link to Comment Max Hunter
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I think someone is trying to prove a point. DC is starting to look more like a testing ground for new ultimate controlling psycho drugs.. Whatever, back to your normally scheduled program.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:25 | Link to Comment jomama
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boorish, yet predictable.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:36 | Link to Comment yogibear
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Obama is a Halfrican American.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 11:59 | Link to Comment RacerX
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what a way to go

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:01 | Link to Comment gatorengineer
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Could have been Barry.....

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:05 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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Should've been.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:03 | Link to Comment dognamedabu
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Adult version of I will hold my breath and pout until you give me what I want.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:11 | Link to Comment BlueCheeseBandit
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Only with 10,000 times more balls.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:14 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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He was holding himself hostage.  Sounds like something a liberal would do.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:03 | Link to Comment centerline
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I am still shocked that no one has taken a serious crack at a Wall Street fat cat yet.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:10 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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I am waiting for someone to castrate the bronze bull on Wall St. De-horning might suffice.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:48 | Link to Comment Jim in MN
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Just build a skyscraper with the curtain glass curved just right, and then, on the one day of the year when the Sun focuses perfectly....melt it.

'Whoa!!!!  Who could have known that would happen!?!'

 

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 15:18 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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Be patient...

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 17:09 | Link to Comment seek
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I suspect that it's already happened, the cat just wasn't fat enough to get news coverage.

TPTB have every incentive to not publicize failures or successful attacks on members of TPTB, which includes the fat cats. Failures made public give others ideas and show what security is present, and successes undermine the mythos of them being untouchable.

One thing I have noticed that slips out in the news from time to time... they are fucking terrified of any coordination of efforts against them taking place. Hence all the stings, agent provacateurs, etc. They are equally terrified of anything that demonstrates momentum. It was very evident with both the non-captured tea party and occupy wall street that they'll aggressively respond to coordinated threats.

Given how Boston, LA, and DC reacted to recent threats, I'm quite sure three attempts on fat cats in three different cities on the same day would literally result in a lock down of the entire country -- and if they used firearms, attempted repeal of the 2nd by executive fiat, legal or not.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:02 | Link to Comment Desp
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Honestly it's probably worse for the person to put it out, just prolongs the suffering.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:02 | Link to Comment max2205
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Araz Alilia....wtf is this country about and become any how

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:23 | Link to Comment Anusocracy
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A hunter-gatherer melting pot.

It started when the individualists that first came here were inundated by the stay at home collectivists from Europe who were seeking a better life in the land of opportunity.

People have a tendency to make a new land into what they liked about their old land.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 18:03 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Wait till the exodus of coastal Californians hits your shores.

Sun, 10/06/2013 - 13:38 | Link to Comment NaN
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If history is any guide, tyranny and revolution is the prelude to the socialistic state.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:27 | Link to Comment The_Dude
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Come to the major cities any more and you will wonder where all of the Americans went.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 18:02 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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To suburbs.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:03 | Link to Comment AL_SWEARENGEN
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Geeze,, the pictures show this guy on fire looking pretty calm in spite of his flesh on fire.  Maybe he just gave up, and decided to take the quick fucking way out.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:05 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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The quick way for an Obama voter is apparently two days.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:40 | Link to Comment Balanced Integer
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The "quick" way out?

He did it wrong.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:03 | Link to Comment worbsid
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No, it was the joggers that screwed up his emolation.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 17:51 | Link to Comment Umh
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Not a word we use everyday, but it's immolation.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 18:04 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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So far no emulation followed.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:34 | Link to Comment walküre
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I wonder if he was in a meditative state or praying, possibly under the influence of drugs. Getting burnt hurts and people who catch fire typically run, scream and you need to hold them down with blankets. Few remember to roll on the ground. Total panic will dislodge any rational thinking at that point.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:03 | Link to Comment Haus-Targaryen
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Americans don't care as long as their daily dose of crap TV and endless droning of Anderson Cooper and CNBC constitutes "free journalism."

 

For those of us who understand what is going on -- get out now.  Find yourself another country, buy an apartment/condo there, and have plans in place to ex patriate for a few years.  

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:42 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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Some nice condo deals in Spain...

They have no jobs but lots of free lizards for lunch.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:51 | Link to Comment Anusocracy
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"and have plans in place to ex patriate for a few years."

You think the dollar will hang onto the reserve currency status that long?

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:03 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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Another crazy liberal.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:08 | Link to Comment max2205
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Flaming Liberal...

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:12 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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Probably a flaming fag as well.

Liberals are lunatics.

What more evidence do we need?

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:53 | Link to Comment Alcoholic Nativ...
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I think people get dumber after reading your post, is that your intention?  Stop trying to spread your obvious liberal derangement syndrome. 

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:57 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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But not all lunatics are Liberals.........

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 18:06 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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But all liberals are fascists.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 14:00 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Dudes - I loathe liberals especailly that piece of shit they voted for.  No one deserves to go that way.  Nothing funny about it.  The woman yesterday was black, probably an O voter and was disturbed.  There was no reason for them to shoot and kill her especially with her kid in the car.  Typical police state shit when the cops go around shooting peopl's dogs and other thug shit. 

No one deserves to burn to death including all the innocent people MIC with McCain, Graham, Obama,Schumer et al Dems and RINOs are killing in Syria and other places.

RIP poor man and woman who died the other day.  I h*te this MF'er and the people who voted for him and harry reid and pelosi, Schumer, Feinstein, Boxer and all the other scum.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:06 | Link to Comment Chaos_Theory
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Hey Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton...notice all those white guys trying to save a black stranger?  Crickets...

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:10 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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At least someone was smart enough to take a picture.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:14 | Link to Comment gatorengineer
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Just a bunch of Crackers interfering with a brothers right to set himself on fire....

 

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:15 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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Whitey's still trying to keep a brother down.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 17:09 | Link to Comment Calmyourself
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Get it straight Fred; Keeping a brother down & OUT..  Still no word on motive and few here seem to address that vital question.  WHY?

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 18:08 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Let's have a seance. Anyone here speak Ebonics?

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:41 | Link to Comment MichiganMilitiaMan
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Yep.  And did Al and Jesse see all those white racists cops in Washington D.C. execute that unarmed depressed African-American women with a 1 year child in her back seat.  

Again, Crickets...

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 13:15 | Link to Comment Pig Circus
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And did Al and Jesse see all those white racists cops in Washington D.C

I don't know but I just watched her sister on TV claim they used excessive force. Jesse and Al will be there soon to assist her with her big payday.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 17:59 | Link to Comment Umh
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I actually hope she gets some money. Something has to happen to slow down the rise of this police state. Honestly we do need police, but in the last decade or so they have been getting out of control.

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:11 | Link to Comment DarthVaderMentor
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Shades of Vietnam and the Bhuddist monk protests that eventually brought down the Diem regime......

 

Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:12 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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"Shades of Vietnam and the Bhuddist monk protests that eventually brought down the Diem regime......

with the nod from...."

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