Metric System
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Converting To The Metric System

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Converting To The Metric System Starts With The Individual

The United States is the only industrialized country in the world that doesn't use the metric system as its predominant system of weights and measures—a fact that many Americans besides me find ridiculous. But there's no point in whining that we would be better off if we switched to kilometers and hectoliters while you drive your kids to school in a car that gets 23 miles to the gallon. You're still part of the problem.

Do you think some government agency is going to magically sweep in and convert our cubic feet into cubic decimeters? People have been waiting for that to happen since the Carter Administration. Where has it gotten us? The Metric Act of 1866 may have made it legal to measure milk in liters, but down at the IGA, they're still selling it by the quart.

Census Bureau Data Reveal

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In USA one in 5 spoke a language other than English

In 2006, about 8 million more people spoke a foreign language at home than in 2000. Nationally, one in five (19.7 percent) over age 5 spoke a language other than English at home, compared to 17.9 percent in 2000. Among states, California (42.5 percent) had the highest percentage in this category, followed by New Mexico (36.5 percent) and Texas (33.8 percent). About one in 10 California households were linguistically isolated, which means everyone 14 or older in those households had at least some difficulty speaking English.

All people born outside USA are using METRIC system.
20% of the population used to Metric is not a small number.
I guess illegals are not included

This was year 1998 - where are we now ?

The Metric Conversion Status for the Highway Program The Metric Conversion Status for the Highway Program.

September/October 1998

The 1998 construction season represents a major turning point in the metric conversion process currently underway in the highway construction industry.


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