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01 Jan 2013   #301

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
We were told we must move to the metric system, aawww ha, I remember it well, there was rebellion to that idea, so it never caught on here in the States., Thank heavens!!!:
You don't think that it's much easier to work things out in 10's and 100's (like your metric currency)

I like it that people like to cling to what they know but sometimes the new ideas are better and much simpler.

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01 Jan 2013   #302

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
We had a shooting in downtown old Sacramento where family and kids gathered for the firework show.
2 dead and 3 wounded.
Seems like you can't go anywhere without some idiot shooting at innocent people.

I'm sorry this happened, saw it on our news,
Its those people who are very unstable ones, that are the cause of most of those happenings, when they ( our government decided to merge our children who had such learning disabilities with all school kids ) those children became upset at what was pushed on them with being in regular class rooms with the other students moving forward rapidly, thus many didn't, have the learning tools needed,
they had lost, to help them along, so they fell farther behind, then dropped out, most would have had a much better chance in the Special Classes set up for them in classrooms dedicated to helping them reach their potential.
This is much needed healthcare, or institutional care needs for those who fall into that category.
I hope to see more on this soon.
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01 Jan 2013   #303

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Please forgive my typing above, spelling, etc , I'm using this tablet..its new to me

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01 Jan 2013   #304

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
We were told we must move to the metric system, aawww ha, I remember it well, there was rebellion to that idea, so it never caught on here in the States., Thank heavens!!!:
You don't think that it's much easier to work things out in 10's and 100's (like your metric currency)

I like it that people like to cling to what they know but sometimes the new ideas are better and much simpler.
Our old system is and has worked out really great so far,most people all over the world speak
English as a second language
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01 Jan 2013   #305

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Our old system is and has worked out really great so far,most people all over the world speak
English as a second language
My dear Lady, to speak English as a second language does not mean we non-Americans understand ounces, feet, gallons, Fahrenheit and other funny stuff you use to measure things and temperature . The language has nothing to do with measurements.

From Wikipedia:
Quote:
According to the CIA Factbook, the United States is one of three countries (the others being Liberia and Burma/Myanmar) that has not adopted the International System of Units (SI) metric system as their official system of weights and measures
As there still are these two other Very Important Nations alongside with USA that do not use international metric standard, it seems the rest of the world just have to adapt. I mean, check for instance our forums: when an European or Asian or Australian member tells about the temperature, they (we) normally also do the conversion, telling how warm or cold it was today both in Celsius and Fahrenheit. But when an American member tells about the temperature, they seem not to bother. Rest of the world must adapt, of course .

Kari
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01 Jan 2013   #306

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Farenheit isn't a very big part of my live, but I can sort of get by with what I know: Anything over 100F and I don't want to walk bare foot, 82F is 28C, and -40F is -40C
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01 Jan 2013   #307

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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This was first Christmas without my mother. She rests here in peace, waiting headstone. Because of the weather conditions (frost makes earth unstable, headstones would sink and maybe fall down when temperature raises), the county does not allow stones to be placed in graveyards in wintertime.

Happy New Year, mother!

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Kari


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01 Jan 2013   #308

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

What a beautiful resting place, Kari

RIP
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02 Jan 2013   #309

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
What a beautiful resting place, Kari

RIP
Agreeed, RIP.
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02 Jan 2013   #310

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
We were told we must move to the metric system, aawww ha, I remember it well, there was rebellion to that idea, so it never caught on here in the States., Thank heavens!!!:
You don't think that it's much easier to work things out in 10's and 100's (like your metric currency)

I like it that people like to cling to what they know but sometimes the new ideas are better and much simpler.
I remember the old system, £.s.d. (Pounds, Shillings, Pence), and it was, in my opinion, proper money.

True, there was (and always has been and will be) inflation, but that only really took off in 1971 when we were made to go decimal.

Take a look at Historical UK Inflation And Price Conversion and you will see, given my birth year of 1963 and a sum of £100 exactly what I mean. By 1970, taking inflation into account, the equivalent was £130. Roll on 1971 (the year the UK went decimal) and the equivalent was £140. By the end of the decade, in 1979, it was £380 and, by 2012 had risen to £1800.
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