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Posted: 10/6/2004 4:52:26 PM EST
Remember the big push in the late 70's to convert the U.S. to the metric system? What happened? Haven't heard shit about it for years.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 4:55:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/6/2004 4:55:25 PM EST by RAMBOSKY]
Edited to by PC. Sorry.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:08:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By thinman:
Remember the big push in the late 70's to convert the U.S. to the metric system? What happened? Haven't heard shit about it for years.



Haven't you noticed, the metric system is here! Somewhere around Louisville the huge highway signs are shown in KM with miles in parenthesis. Have you noticed that bottles of water come in 500mL, 750mL, and 1L bottles?
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:11:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:26:54 PM EST
All cars have engines in liters now not cubic inches.

What I hate is the tape measures with both unit of measure on it.


Bobwrench
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:27:56 PM EST
Somone set us up the bomb!!!

Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:31:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By thinman:
Remember the big push in the late 70's to convert the U.S. to the metric system? What happened? Haven't heard shit about it for years.



Because we are too dopey to accept that it is a better system. Some just don't get that improvement doesn't equal insulting our forebearers...

The one bright spot is that scientists have been there for decades.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:32:04 PM EST
I say leave the Metric system to the douche bag Europeans... yea, it might be better... but we're fucking Americans.

Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:33:19 PM EST
Rednecks couldn't count to ten....so it failed.


SGatr15
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:33:23 PM EST
Your cave-dwelling backwardness over here doesn't REALLY bother me too much any longer.





Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:34:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By GrH_Revelation:
I say leave the Metric system to the douche bag Europeans... yea, it might be better... but we're fucking Americans.




Perhaps you should go back to using only Roman numerals, as in todays global environment, you may feel obliged to cease using arabic numerals...
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:34:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:37:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Rednecks couldn't count to ten....so it failed.


SGatr15




Bullshit---I can count to 21 iffin I'z nekkid.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:37:59 PM EST
I'd have to convert my thousand yard stare...no thanks...
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:39:21 PM EST
I fully expect that you people will send all 7.62*51 and 5.56*45 in your posession to me as a protest gesture...
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:39:23 PM EST
all to hell with the metric system
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:39:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:40:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By thinman:
Remember the big push in the late 70's to convert the U.S. to the metric system? What happened? Haven't heard shit about it for years.



You bastard, that's MY pet issue.

Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:40:54 PM EST
I prefer Metric, I shoot 5.56mm and 7.62mm. My scopes are 30mm.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:41:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
I fully expect that you people will send all 7.62*51 and 5.56*45 in your posession to me as a protest gesture...



perhaps you mean my .223 and .308..................in which case, no
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:43:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:

Originally Posted By GrH_Revelation:
I say leave the Metric system to the douche bag Europeans... yea, it might be better... but we're fucking Americans.



Damn straight!

Fudge the EuroTrash!

Eric The(EnglishRule)Hun




Psst - don't tell all the engineers, physicists, chemists, etc. in the U.S.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:45:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By California_Kid:

Originally Posted By thinman:
Remember the big push in the late 70's to convert the U.S. to the metric system? What happened? Haven't heard shit about it for years.



You bastard, that's MY pet issue.




Now I'm an uneducated, no countin', redneck BASTARD. My self esteem has taken a real beating since I started this thread.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:46:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 5:47:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By TexRdnec:

Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
I fully expect that you people will send all 7.62*51 and 5.56*45 in your posession to me as a protest gesture...



perhaps you mean my .223 and .308..................in which case, no



Ah, but you are illustrating the folly of the system. You've reduced it to base 10 anyway. You said .308 instead of 77/250ths of an inch.

Thou art a closet fan of base 10...
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 7:46:05 PM EST
Pushback.

Kinda like Susan B. Anthony dollars.

Sometimes the government tries to lead, but the people won’t follow.

Americans are just ornery people!!
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 7:48:16 PM EST
I worked with someone from Britan who was in construction.

He said they dont use it for everything over there either.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 8:54:37 PM EST
Didn't one of our space programs crap out because the metric system got confused with inches and feet!!

Bob
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 9:00:52 PM EST
{crotchety abe simpson}

The metric system is the tool of the Devil! My car gets 40 rods to the hog's head, and that's the ways I likes iiiiittt!!!

{/crotchety abe simpson}

Link Posted: 10/7/2004 7:35:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By DriftPunch:

Originally Posted By TexRdnec:

Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
I fully expect that you people will send all 7.62*51 and 5.56*45 in your posession to me as a protest gesture...



perhaps you mean my .223 and .308..................in which case, no



Ah, but you are illustrating the folly of the system. You've reduced it to base 10 anyway. You said .308 instead of 77/250ths of an inch.

Thou art a closet fan of base 10...





All your base 10 are belong to us...



I say we go back to base 60. Yay Sumeria!

If it's good enough for our system of keeping time, it's good enough for everything else.

If we convert to metric, shouldn't we make an effort to convert our timekeeping system also, just to have everything on the same base?
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 7:41:36 AM EST
The Metric system adoption movement was a driven by anti-american forces... had the US agreed to switch over quickly it would have been devastating to the US manufacturing industry and given greater leverage to European and Asian manufacturers.

There is an analogous movement today in the form of the Kyoto treaty, which would similarly cripple our industrial base.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 7:45:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Rednecks couldn't count to ten....so it failed.


SGatr15



I resemble that remark!
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 7:46:16 AM EST
And the question of the day:

"What is the equivalent of 5.56mm in inches ??? _________________"

Survey Says.............
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 7:48:55 AM EST
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