Metric System

GO Metric NOW

We want to GO Metric NOW. WE want to remove the old measuring system and WE WILL DO IT. Comments



METRIC SYSTEM - slowly getting there, inch by inch

Moment of Zen - Metric System Is English

Rick Sanchez: Moment of Zen - Metric System Is English

Video: Jon Stewart - Moment of Zen

Rick Sanchez apologizes for asking a scientist what nine meters means in English. "Myself and most of the people I know don't know the metric system or can't do the conversion charts very well." So said CNN's Rick Sanchez Monday in response to criticism that he has taken for his absolutely pathetic coverage of Saturday's tsunamis in Hawaii. As Dr. Kurt Frankel discussed the ramifications of a nine meter drop observed in the ocean following the massive earthquake in Chile, Sanchez said, "By the way, nine meters in English is?"

Stewart tore apart CNN's Rick Sanchez For 'Nine Meters In English Is?'

Jon Stewart - Rick Sanchez -  'Nine Meters In English Is?'

Video: Jon Stewart - The Uninformant

Rick Sanchez reports on the tsunami warning the way a coked-up guy at a party would explain the strength of ants.A pathetic performance by Sanchez during that afternoon's coverage of the tsunamis predicted to hit Hawaii after the massive earthquake in Chile.

"By the way, nine meters in English is?" the manic CNNer actually asked a scientist brought on to explain the situation.

A libertarian strategy for promoting the metric system

Libertarian Party - metric system

Step 1  -     Do some research and admit that the Metric System of weights and measures is in fact mathematically and economically superior, and that it sucks how most American consumers still don't prefer it - because if they did the businesses would obviously switch.  Set aside a tiny fraction of your online time to research the issue further and debate it with others.

Step 2  -    Use something like Google to check if there's an existing libertarian strategy for promoting the Metric System without resorting to government force.  If you can find one, feel free to borrow some ideas.  If you don't, feel free to initiate your own, which is exactly what the author of this forum post is now doing.

United Arab Emirates: April 1 2010 deadline to sell oil in litres

United Arab Emirates gas station sell oil in litres

By Karen Remo-Listana

Petrol stations in the UAE are given until April 1 to comply with the government directive to sell fuel by the litre instead of gallon as a unit of measurement.

"January is the starting point and they are given four months to make the shift," Dr Rashid Ahmad bin Fahad, Chairman of Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, (Esma) told Emirates Business. "They should be able to do it before April 1. Four months is more than a reasonable period of time."


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