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Old 10-31-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: North Jersey, NJ
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Metric TRICK or TREAT?!

Happy Metric Halloween!!

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Old 10-31-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Those cartoon were used in the early 70's. I remember seeing them in the hall at school back then. Haven't seen them since. Grow up.
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:48 PM
 
Location: North Jersey, NJ
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Those cartoon were used in the early 70's. I remember seeing them in the hall at school back then. Haven't seen them since. Grow up.
What happened in the 70s?
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: US
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Jimmy Carter, birth control pills, and MASH
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:06 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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What happened in the 70s?
We tried Metric and the masses didn't like it, so it never gained in popularity. That is the beauty of living in a Country that doesn't dictate the smallest things, but lets the people chose what they want. Therefore we are still using the system we do. When the majority want to switch, we will. Simple really. At least for people born and raised with those kinds of freedoms it is simple to understand.
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: North Jersey, NJ
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We tried Metric and the masses didn't like it, so it never gained in popularity. That is the beauty of living in a Country that doesn't dictate the smallest things, but lets the people chose what they want. Therefore we are still using the system we do. When the majority want to switch, we will. Simple really. At least for people born and raised with those kinds of freedoms it is simple to understand.
Oh... but did people ever vote for the metric system? Or who decided to not switch? Since when did they include metric units on packages?
Such as 1 lb (453g)?
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Nope. We have been free to use whatever system we want since the 1880's when the metric system started. Don't have to vote for which one to use, we can do whatever one we want to. The majority want what we have. If it goes the other way, metric will slowly replace what we use in everyday life.

They started to put metric units on packaging back in the 70's when the government thought we should switch, but it never caught on beyond labeling.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Oh... but did people ever vote for the metric system? Or who decided to not switch? Since when did they include metric units on packages?
Such as 1 lb (453g)?
But 1 pound also equals 16 oz.
And how have you Been NorthNJ/Mattias?
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