Man lights himself on fire near the White House


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Via:  badfish-hd-h-u  •  last year  •  13 comments

Man lights himself on fire near the White House

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T

A man lit himself on fire Wednesday afternoon near the White House, according to the Secret Service.

The incident took place about 12:20 p.m. on the Ellipse in downtown Washington — sometimes referred to as part of the “President’s Park” — near 15th Street NW and Constitution Avenue.

tweet  posted by the Secret Service’s account said personnel are assisting officials from the National Park Service and the U.S. Park Police in getting the man first aid. No other information was immediately provided.


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1  seeder  badfish    last year

It's either a case of TDS or protesting climate change.

1.1  Freefaller  replied to  badfish @1    last year

Or a very ill person unable or unwilling to get the treatment he so obviously needed.  But lets go ahead and use him as comedy prop for the standard political rhetoric that passes as intelligent discussion here.

Trout Giggles
1.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Freefaller @1.1    last year

Very well stated, Free.

This could very well be a Operation Enduring Freedom Vet that needs critical care.

Shame on you, BF

1.1.2  seeder  badfish  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.1    last year

How can i show penance?


Trout Giggles
1.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  badfish @1.1.2    last year

Ask someone more familiar with penance and atonement

1.1.4  seeder  badfish  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.3    last year

Devengelical is my spiritual adviser, I'll ask him.

It Is ME
2  It Is ME    last year

"Brilliant". jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg

3  JohnRussell    last year

Could be voter remorse from 2016. 

"What have I done" ? 

4  JBB    last year

It is hard to see this as anything other than a bad portent...

Happy folks just don't go round setting themselves on fire.

4.1  seeder  badfish  replied to  JBB @4    last year

This attorney in New York set himself on fire for climate change.

4.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JBB @4    last year

No, but severely mentally ill people certainly do, for a multitude of reasons...

5  JohnRussell    last year

Man Who Set Himself On Fire Near The White House Has Died

Jamie Ross

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The man who himself on fire on the White House Ellipse in a shocking incident Wednesday afternoon has died from his injuries, according to reports. The man was left in a critical condition after the incident and later died at hospital. He's been identified by Park Police as Arnav Gupta from Maryland. An earlier   report from CBS News said Montgomery County detectives were asking for help to find the 33-year-old from Bethesda amid concerns about his physical and emotional well-being. D.C. Police have now taken over the investigation.

Buzz of the Orient
5.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @5    last year

But what was his motive, his purpose?  Did he leave any note or tell anyone his intention?  If nobody knows, I think any interpretation is speculation only.  He had to live somewhere, and perhaps family, friends or neighbours could have some answers.


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