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Why are Americans so loud?

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Lack of silence has something to do with it, and competition, and our right as the exceptional people that we are , most important people in history, we must be heard, or else... http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2010/04/04/pursuit_of_silence_intervi...

Most of us accept these noises as a normal byproduct of our gadget-obsessed times, but in his new book, "In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise," George Prochnik argues that this barrage of noise is more than just a nuisance; it poses a real threat to our cardiovascular system and mental health, our ability to concentrate, and, perhaps most dangerous of all, it turns our political discourse into a shrill barrage
.but, it makes money!

douglaslee's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm


Sorry, could you repeat that?:)

harry ashburn
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

Why are those Tea partiers protesting?

They should learn to be silent.

Or perhaps, forced to be silent!

Mar. 31, 2010 6:39 pm
Quote kulak.2.1:

Why are those Tea partiers protesting?

They should learn to be silent.

Or perhaps, forced to be silent!

Ouch, I hope you're being sarcastic, the only thing dumber than racism is censorship … I notice the conservative side is very fond of this sound bite thinking...

You should be careful about telling another to shut up, because if they feel they are not being heard and are under attack .. They might just decide, it's your turn to shut up, and they might choose a permanent manner of enforcement.

Just saying, I'd rather be talking then fighting, the talk stops the blood usually follows. When people do not understand the meaning of “NO”, bullets often help make up the punctuation necessary to understand the concept.

TITOR RIGHT's picture
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

How our republic could die in the age of Trump - in a stunning parallel to the fall of Rome

Thom plus logo The American republic could die, just like Rome. Wavering for some time on the verge of becoming a complete oligarchy, America is on the verge of flipping from a democratic republic to a strongman or autocratic form of government, something that's happened to dozens of democracies in the past few decades, but never before here.
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