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    Metric System

    Should we have moved to this by now, or heck with it?


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    Re: Metric System

    Communists use metric.


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    Re: Metric System

    The day the hogshead is no longer a unit of measure in America is the day the terrorists have won.


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    Re: Metric System

    The metric system is just another ploy by the Illuminati to move us towards a One World Government.







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    Re: Metric System

    commie.



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    Re: Metric System

    This will never ever happen. It is just a lie that they tell kids in school to make them learn something that they will likely never have to use in the real world.

    The cost to convert everything in our country to metric would be insane, and that alone will prevent it from happening. And even if you didn't have the cost issue, Americans are stupid, so you would have no chance of educating the public about it when the switch is made.



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    As to the cost, sounds like a stimulus plan!


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    Re: Metric System

    Reminds me of a Bob and Doug MacKenzie skit...
    Bob: OK, so I figured out a quick way to figure out metric. So let's say the weather guy comes on the radio and says "Today is going to be 5 degrees outside." You take that, double it, and add 30. 5 times 2 is 10, add 30, it's 40 degrees outside.

    Doug: OK, but what if you had beers? How about a 6 pack?

    Bob: OK, you take 6 beers, times 2 is 12, plus 30 is 42 metric beers!

    Doug: Oh, I like the metric system!
    ***************



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    Re: Metric System

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    Should we have moved to this by now, or heck with it?
    What are you talking about a 2 liter equals 4 solid pees.



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    Re: Metric System

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    This will never ever happen. It is just a lie that they tell kids in school to make them learn something that they will likely never have to use in the real world.

    The cost to convert everything in our country to metric would be insane, and that alone will prevent it from happening. And even if you didn't have the cost issue, Americans are stupid, so you would have no chance of educating the public about it when the switch is made.
    If you've ever had to work with the two systems outside of the inch and centimeter, you would fall in love with the metric system.



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    Re: Metric System

    My car gets 40 rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it!



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    Re: Metric System

    I use the metric system almost every day. I'm also a scientist so maybe that has something to do with it. Using a base-10 system is so much easier to work with.

    My dad is in heavy construction. They still use feet but they use 10ths of feet instead of inches because the standard system is stupid.


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    Re: Metric System

    this is America, we ain't going metric...love it or leave it


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    Re: Metric System

    I'm surprised Obama hasn't made this move yet. He's very European in his thinking.



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    Re: Metric System

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    This will never ever happen. It is just a lie that they tell kids in school to make them learn something that they will likely never have to use in the real world.
    Similar to the importance of taking 2 or 4 years of foreign language! That is one I will never get...if someone wants to take it...great. But required? For what purpose?



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