Actually some Ukrainian posts have fought back. There's not much more they can do since they largely disarmed themselves at the urging of the US (and a guarantee that we would defend them). The US has broken its side of the agreement, why would Ukraine keep it's side?
Also, was Poland disarmed like this before Germany invaded?
Aren't there TVs that will automatically adjust the volume for this very reason? That is, if you aren't skipping the commercials with a Tivo anyway.
Do we really want the government telling us what to do on that level?
An interface. That's all they invented was a great interface, and then slapped it on a phone. That's why the phone in $500, not because it's also an iPod like Jobs was trying to sell it as. Yeah the price will go down eventually, or at least the price will stay the same long enough for the rest of the market to inflate until it seems like the price went down.
Machines that have broken down will work perfectly when the repairman arrives.