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endislamicgov eye witness reporting that milita using Ambulances to lure people & then shoot at them near roodaki & azarbayjan st

This looks like standard protest paranoia, its not unusual for rumours like this to stream through the crowd. Not saying it actually is in this case, but you do hear similar (Altho not as terminal) rumours whenever you're in protest crowds.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Jun 20th, 2009 at 02:36:16 PM EST

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Jun 20th, 2009 at 02:37:38 PM EST
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It gets difficult to judge real time information.  One doesn't know if the data from multiple sources are independent and confirming or are spreading one rumor/mis-information many times.

I agree the "Madness of Crowds" needs to be factored into analysis.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Jun 20th, 2009 at 02:46:11 PM EST
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