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O/T: WHY doesn't the U.S.

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  1. Tron

    Tron Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    Change to the metric system? We should get with the program and do as Canada did back in the 70's and MAKE THE CHANGE. I feel that this is what's wrong with our great nation and probably the #1 reason that most of the other countries in the world are turning against us. Maybe we look like stupid, stuborn non-conformists to France and other foreign nations?

    It's a much easier way of doing things. Everything is based on 10! Think about it.

    Tron
     
  2. ESMDHokie

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    The world has other bigger reasons for their stance for or against America. It might be a source of frustration, but hardly a foreign policy killer.
     
  3. Tron

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    ESMD writes: "It might be a source of frustration, but hardly a foreign policy killer."

    Wrong. It's because we will not embrace the metric system AND other countries have had their fill of us.

    Tron
     
  4. trapshootin hippie

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    Why do we NEED a metric system? People are always wanting "change". Sound familiar?


    Gne J
     
  5. blizzard

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    Tron- While I agree with you wholeheartedly that it is a much easier system, a change on the US's behalf was already attempted and it didn't work. Unless EVERY manufacturer agrees to the change, it just doesn't happen.



    The surplus of standard hardware already in stock is the major problem. Just take a look at how much money a large company would lose when they had to throw away all of their standard hardware, replace it with metric, and re-engineer their products to metric. It's a huge up-front cost.
     
  6. Hauxfan

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    Set the hook, Tron............set the hook!

    Sheesh, do you stay awake at night thinking of ways to get people hooked? lol

    Hauxfan!
     
  7. JerryP

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    We are changing. Fess up Tron, you have metric tools don't you?
     
  8. hoggy

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    Tron are you and 2str8 related? Just asking.
     
  9. Tron

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    Yes. He is my best friend's, room mate's daughter's boyfriend.

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  10. M-16

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    Metric is easier for sure and if they would of done it in the 70's it would be second nature to us now. Were adaptable we operate computors that is harder then learning the metric system IMO.
     
  11. Juno

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    I wouldn't touch the metric system with a 39.37" pole.


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  12. Dickgshot

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    Someone has to start, so I will. I am now changing to the metric system...changing..changing.. O.K. I have now changed. Who's next?
     
  13. stokinpls

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    Okay genius, if it's less than a "meter", what are you going to call it?
     
  14. M-16

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    Milli meter, Deci meter, Centi meter you need more Stokinpls
     
  15. hoggy

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    What are you all talking about. The USA uses both systems. My cars has both SAE and Metric nuts and bolts as does my Harley. Or doesn't that count. I have 2 sets of tools too. One SAE and one metric. So what's the complaint. This way everyone gets what they want. :O)
     
  16. ivanhoe

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    Mess with threaded bolts and screws and find out how easy it!!! Try identifying them and see how easy it is.

    Bob Lawless
     
  17. Quack Shot

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    It's a conspiracy with Snap-on and a host of toolmakers at the core. Every time they come up with a new wrench or socket design, they get to sell TWO sets. One Metric and one SAE.
     
  18. hoggy

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    Probably right Quack!!
     
  19. Big Az Al

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    let see Canada had a 747 miracle land after running out of fuel!

    The fuel guy figured the conversion at 2.2 kilos per pound, didn't even get half the wieght of fuel onboard that the flight needed.

    With our education system, you want us to do what?

    Al
     
  20. blizzard

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    "Mess with threaded bolts and screws and find out how easy it!!! Try


    identifying them and see how easy it is."

    Bob Lawless



    Bob, When you have worked with both systems, metric bolts are much easier to identify over standard.
     
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