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    Re: Should the US adopt the Metric System?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    That is ridiculous. You wouldn't change everything overnight, you would gradually phase in the metric system. You don't even need to retool, just re-label your 5/8 wrench to 15.875mm.

    Its not like using imperial units is the end of the world, but its lack of efficiency does have costs in education and engineering.
    Tools would never be renamed. There will always be 5/8 nuts out there to turn.

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    Re: Should the US adopt the Metric System?

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    They already have in a way. Almost every nut and bolt on American made cars are smetirc. Some mechanics own two sets of sockets for those emergencies of working on cars and trucks with both SAE & metrick. My odometer has MPH and KPH, we can't escape it. Which would you rather pay $3.89 for, a litre, or a gallon?
    The Price wouldn't be the same of course for a litre or a gallon of gas.

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    Re: Should the US adopt the Metric System?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    The Price wouldn't be the same of course for a litre or a gallon of gas.
    True, which would you rather have though a litre @ $3.89, or a gallon @ the same price?

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    Re: Should the US adopt the Metric System?

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    True, which would you rather have though a litre @ $3.89, or a gallon @ the same price?
    I am in Mexico so I already buy it by the litre, but it comes out the same in the long run.

    Car manufactures will have to tel you how many litres your tank is rather tan in gallons.

    After all is said and done, I think people are only going to be looking for the end Price when they fill up, so either way it is the same.

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    Re: Should the US adopt the Metric System?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Dinner is not an objective choice, it's a subjective one. If you're still confused, I can explain the difference to you.

    There are people who are against vaccinations. Those people are also stupid and wrong. Not all opinions are created equal, my friend. Sometimes yours is just the wrong one.
    Gee, no arrogance in that view of the world!!
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    Re: Should the US adopt the Metric System?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Gee, no arrogance in that view of the world!!
    No. Seriously. It should be a serious crime not to vaccinate your child. It endangers the entire population for absurd and entirely baseless scaremongering. There has never, ever been a single bit of evidence from any medical professionals to suggest vaccines harm children.

    The only people who claim this are ex-strippers and the moronic rednecks who follow her.

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    Re: Should the US adopt the Metric System?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    No. Seriously. It should be a serious crime not to vaccinate your child. It endangers the entire population for absurd and entirely baseless scaremongering. There has never, ever been a single bit of evidence from any medical professionals to suggest vaccines harm children.

    The only people who claim this are ex-strippers and the moronic rednecks who follow her.
    With all due respect, that's just utter nonsense. I defy you to show any serious medical institution or medical professional who will claim that any vaccine is 100% safe and has never harmed any recipient, ever. In fact, the US has a law on the books that compensates individuals for harm related to mandatory vaccination of children based on a no fault system whereby neither the medical practitioner nor the drug manufacturer needs to be found negligent or liable.

    And let's not forget, many in the medical professions who work in hospitals and with sick people refuse mandatory application of flu vaccines, as an example, because of some serious cases of harmful side effects some people have suffered as a result of accepting the vaccination.

    Therefore, although I generally agree that childhood vaccination is the proper route for most if not all children, it's only the mindless followers of government dictates who blindly accept without question a bureaucrat's or a politician's claim that all is good and safe.
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    Re: Should the US adopt the Metric System?

    The metric system is just more commie crap they want to impose on us. I measure my faith in God in miles, not kilometers.

    Besides, you get more when you buy a gallon of gas then a liter, so you save money too.

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    Re: Should the US adopt the Metric System?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reaganite View Post
    The metric system is just more commie crap they want to impose on us. I measure my faith in God in miles, not kilometers.

    Besides, you get more when you buy a gallon of gas then a liter, so you save money too.
    Are you being facetious?

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    Re: Should the US adopt the Metric System?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    Are you being facetious?
    Nope. A gallon of gas is more than a liter. You get less gas when you use metric.

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