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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RE[2]: Why?
by Tuishimi on Thu 26th Aug 2010 06:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Why?"
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"Why do non-Americans find it necessary to comment (and not generally favorably) on purely American issues?

Because Americans find it necessary to comment (and generally not favorably) on issues in every other country?

Really? I just don't see that. I don't comment, no one I "hang" with does either. One friend wants to move to Canada. My wife loves (and has stayed there for awhile, twice) Spain. My co-workers never mention Europe or China or any other union or country for that matter in day to day conversation (unless something unfortunate has happened and it is to commiserate, like a plane crash)... mostly if it is politics we concern ourselves with local politics (gun laws, marriage laws, taxes, etc.)

I mean, WHAT would Americans have to say about the PEOPLE in other countries? "Oh those Italians, wow, they have big noses and womanize all day long!" I mean, seriously? Most people I know have enough to worry about here, at home; no need to worry about your problems.

I agree with you though, air raid sirens is obviously only usefull in urban areas. Plus, sirens does not actually inform you what is wrong, only that something is wrong. You'd still have to find a way to listen to a radio or watch a TV so even in this case it could be an advantage to have a radio in your phone.

Thank you.

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