Man sets himself on fire in front of the white house

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by JohnnyCash, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. JohnnyCash

    JohnnyCash New Member

    Jan 23, 2004
    NOrVA
  2. Daksims

    Daksims New Member

    Jun 27, 2001
    Colorado
  3. Claymore

    Claymore Member

    Jul 9, 2000
    Montgomery Vlg, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Was it Powell? ;)
     
  4. Roel

    Roel Member

    Jan 15, 2000
    Santa Cruz mountains
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    That would be a waste of a perfectly good match.

    I can just see Laura, running around the White House with her Febreze, muttering to herself, "I haven't smelled charred flesh since I....."
     
  5. JohnnyCash

    JohnnyCash New Member

    Jan 23, 2004
    NOrVA
    Maybe it was Denzel

    [​IMG]
     
  6. IntheNet

    IntheNet New Member

    Nov 5, 2002
    Northern Virginia
    Club:
    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe? Aw shucks~!
     
  7. Roel

    Roel Member

    Jan 15, 2000
    Santa Cruz mountains
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    That would be another waste of a perfectly good match.
     
  8. dfb547490

    dfb547490 New Member

    Feb 9, 2000
    The Heights
    Yet again, the gene pool receives a much-needed splash of chlorine (and yes, I'd have said the same thing if he'd done it in 1996).
     
  9. yellowbismark

    yellowbismark Member+

    Nov 7, 2000
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Club Tijuana
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Would you have said it to the Buddhist monks who did it during the Vietnam War?

    I'm not trying to defend this guy in particular (we don't know why he did it, but I am assuming it's in protest given the location), I am just trying to understand why some people just hate protest.

    What if I would say "the gene pool gets a much-needed splash of chlorine" to a dead volunteer GI, who also presumably died for his beliefs.

    I personally think it's sad when people die in war and in protest of war. Let's just leave it at that, and not judge people. How 'bout it?
     
  10. Daksims

    Daksims New Member

    Jun 27, 2001
    Colorado
    Latest is he was chanting "Allah, Allah".
     
  11. 352klr

    352klr Member

    Jan 29, 2001
    The Burgh of Edin
    Without those monks, Rage against the Machine wouldn't nearly be as cool. So no, the monks aren't in play in this one.
     
  12. Garcia

    Garcia Member

    Dec 14, 1999
    Castro Castro
    I wonder if you could tell me where you hears this?
    Can anyone else confirm?
     
  13. Garcia

    Garcia Member

    Dec 14, 1999
    Castro Castro
  14. JohnnyCash

    JohnnyCash New Member

    Jan 23, 2004
    NOrVA
  15. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard of Yo! Semite
    :confused: The protest isn't the issue. Its how one goes about it. Immolating oneself is pretty stupid.
     
  16. 352klr

    352klr Member

    Jan 29, 2001
    The Burgh of Edin
    According to the ABC article, he had his own fire extinguisher. Anyone who only partly lights themselves on fire in protest definitely deserves to have chlorine poured in their gene-pool for being half-assed losers.
     
  17. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    It is stupid to burn yourself without taking somebody else with you.

    According to Islamic scholars, setting yourself on fire while yelling 'Allah, Allah' gets you only one virgin, and an ugly one at that.
    :D
     
  18. Benito

    Benito Red Card

    Aug 25, 2004
    No one cooked marmellows over him?
     
  19. Daksims

    Daksims New Member

    Jun 27, 2001
    Colorado

    ROFL
     
  20. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hear it's pretty painful, too.
     
  21. Garcia

    Garcia Member

    Dec 14, 1999
    Castro Castro
    Now, another dude jumped over the fence at the WH.
    What is going on here?
    Testing security for future attacks?
     
  22. Danks81

    Danks81 Member

    May 18, 2003
    Philadelphia
    I don't see why they extinguished him. Would've been one less religious wacko in the world.
     
  23. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 29, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Okay, look, no matter what the cause people who set themselves on fire have some mental health issues. I feel bad for this guy - clearly he needs some help - but his biggest problem isn't George W Bush.
     
  24. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 29, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nice. I see you're one of those "compassionate" conservatives.
     
  25. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
    Staff Member

    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    The man set himself on fire and he didn't die?

    What a waste, he'll have to explain why he turned himself into a human torch.
     

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