Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Aug 2010 22:19 UTC
Multimedia, AV A couple of days ago we talked about how the RIAA and NAB are planning on asking US Congress to mandate FM radio chips inside every cell phone. This plan was met with some ridicule, so the NAB decided to write a blog post addressing the critics. Most of the post is overshadowed by an overdose of America's favourite national pastime: WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE. 9/11!
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Why?
by Tuishimi on Thu 26th Aug 2010 01:52 UTC
Tuishimi
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Why do non-Americans find it necessary to comment (and not generally favorably) on purely American issues? (Surely you don't believe this issue will somehow affect Europe?)

Yeah I know, our government has its nose in everyone's business (which I don't agree with and vote against accordingly during elections). So that makes it O.K. to make glib comments about Americans in general?

As for the comment about air raid sirens ... consider the difference in area of our two countries (Netherlands and USA):

USA is 9,629,090 km2
Netherlands is 41,526 km2

Do you see a difference here? How well do you think that would work, with our population spread across that area (many away from cities)? What is the range (effective range, by that I mean something loud enough to catch a person's attention right away) of an air raid siren? How many would have to be scattered across the USA?

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