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22 dead after Egypt court verdict
Twenty-two people were killed today in violence that erupted in Port Said, northeast of Egypt's capital, after protesters took to the street angry that people from their city had be blamed for a soccer disaster, state television said. More than 200 people were also injured, state television reported, citing the health ministry.
Posted by:tipper

#7  Gromky - Mil-Speak, more or less.

What Skid is saying, more or less, is that it's remarkable that the population's anger level has been maintained as high as it has been for so long.

In other words, somebody is very, very good at agitation.
Posted by: Pappy   2013-01-26 21:53  

#6  Honestly and truly skidmark, as a native English speaker I could not follow you at all.
Posted by: gromky   2013-01-26 16:27  

#5  From PJ Media, the suggestion that this is a sign Egypt is on the cusp of becoming ungovernable for Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Posted by: trailing wife   2013-01-26 12:36  

#4  Funny, yes, but a remarkable measure of the apparent rage threshold and critical mass of the crowd. As manipulated as we can be by the media, imagine maintaining special interest groups near this level of agitation while inducing periodic pressure releases, like this, to incite others.

With a kernel of 22, what's the social grouping size around that, 4-7:1? Big enough to promote 2 rage-ivists each I think. The 200 injured is a softer number but delivers a more persistant, slow burning fan-anger. Look for another bump if someone introduces a set of constraining behavior rules.
Posted by: Skidmark   2013-01-26 11:59  

#3  Up to 30 now and climbing, including the goalie.
Death sentences over football riots spark violence
Posted by: tipper   2013-01-26 11:48  

#2  A few low level Egyptian Air Force F-16 gun runs coupled with surgical convoys of new Abrams tanks should convince the crowds to return to their homes.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-01-26 09:42  

#1  22 dead? No, I am sure that the Port Said soccer fans are as innocent as the driven snow. ;-)
Posted by: Mike Ramsey   2013-01-26 09:20