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  •  Can I snark? (4.00)
    "I doubt that most North Americans know what coca really is."

    Alas, most Americans don't know where they live within the state they live, much less knowing or caring a thing about coca, oil, voting rights, democracy, etc.

    Sad, the level of total isolation from knowledge in the mass of people here. So much information available, but no desire to learn it much less access it.

    OOOOOMMMMM . . . . .

    by MarkosNYC on Mon Dec 19, 2005 at 06:08:30 AM PST

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    •  Americans watch TV (none)
      and they know when their favorite programs are on, how much more can you expect them to cram into their empty minds?  Now they have a precursor to the Fahrenheit 451 style "bees" or "seashells" in their ears with the ipods, and soon they'll have flat screen TVs on every wall- time to call out the Firemen to burn all the books!

      Fahrenheit 451, still a good read and Bradbury absolutely rips the Bushite scum type people in his comment section at the end.  His comments on Moulin Rouge are LOL.

      •  Mostly I agree with you. (none)
        But don't underestimate the white earphone generation. There are some amazing protest musicians out there right now, not to mention podcasts and other audio downloads from authors such as Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn, and radio such as Air America, Pacifica, etc.

        They're not all listening to Linkin Park.

        •  Time to listen, time to be in the real world (none)
          While shopping on Saturday in a packed mall in Maryland, I saw many shoppers with the ipods on, and several others with the cell-phone on the ear thing where they just talk constantly on that thing!  It totally blocks the one ear, and reminds me exactly of Fahrenheit 451, I had forgotten the "seashells" in the ear part of F-451 until I recently re-read it.

          I have nothing against the musicians, but it just seems bizarre to me for people to spend their lives with earphones inserted.  I've seen many people walking in the country with their earphones in place.  So they miss the bird calls and other animals, plus when they go to cross a road they could be run over.  

          Howard Zinn is great, did you read the follow-up to "A people's history", "Voices of People's history of the US"?  It was also quite interesting, I wish we could get some more activists like Mr. Zinn to take on the evil Bushites.  They are much worse than Nixon and REagan, Bush 2 combines the worst of three presidents:  Hoover, Reagan, and Nixon.

    •  Without coca products (4.00)
      Americans would have absolutely no idea what the metric system is.

      To claim secular societies are rejecting God, is to concede that religious societies are rejecting reality.

      by Kudos on Mon Dec 19, 2005 at 09:05:27 AM PST

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