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EU allows pints and miles to stay on in metric world


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but the acre is going

The European parliament on Tuesday 16 Dec 2008 saved the pint and mile from EU extinction, saving British and Irish drinkers from having to order half litres or drive at under 110 kilometres per hour.
Under the measure, agreed without a vote at a second reading in the Strasbourg chamber, traders will also be able to display imperial and metric measurements side by side in shops and elsewhere.

It’s time for the U.S. to join the rest of the world and go fully metric


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GO metric

A lamb’s tail can grow long enough to drag in the dirt, collecting mud. Sheep ranchers often chopped off the lambs’ tails.

To keep the wound from getting infected, they threw salt on the wound — a painful remedy, but effective.

There exists a story about a small boy, empathizing with the lambs, begging his father to just cut off their tail “a bit at a time, so it won’t hurt so much.”

The U.S. is attempting to cut off the lamb’s tail a bit at a time when it comes to adopting the metric system.

If President Bush is looking for a legacy, he might push the U.S. to join the rest of the world, and ask Congress to complete our conversion to the metric system.

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