When I was in college the daughter of the local John Birch Society leader wrote a letter to the Box Elder N&J saying the metric system was a commie plot

Posted By: HoopUte
Date: Sunday 9 June 2019, at 03:56 pm
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I had to write a response letter pointing out how ridulous that was and that a system based on moving a decimal point made a lot more sense than one with factors of 2, 3, 4, 12, 16 or 5280 randomly applied based in what was being measured. Another erstwhile UF.N poster (on hiatus while he works out of the US, I assume) wrote one saying Twinkie the Kid was also a commie plot. We both caught crap in subsequent letters for picking on the dumb girl. Too bad.

Here we are 40 years later and Carlson keeps up this silly claim that the metric system is one step from autocracy. What a dip$#!+.

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