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SinisterDeath

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  1. SinisterDeath

    political meme's & lolz

    I do have a leg to stand on, when it comes to hypocrites that claim to respect the flag, that get offended by people disrespecting it and attempt to pass legislation to criminalize disrespecting the flag, but can't even follow the flag code to respect it themselves.
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    political meme's & lolz

    Folding the Flag into a Swastika isn't explicitly covered by the flag code, but I'm pretty sure that's disrespecting the flag.
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    Who should/will the Dems run in 2020?

    Nope. Simply not the case. Again no. The only thing requiring Metric does is 1) Changes our Road Signs 2) Changes the default unit of measure when dealing with buying and selling goods. Which anyone who sells internationally, already does) 3) People have to flip their digital thermometers, spedometers to metric. Imperial just look at the smaller number. Industry would not have to change over night. That's just fear-mongering from anti-metric people. Hundreds of Billions? I doubt it. We have maps now, we have GIS, and we have ways of filtering out those that have by and large, already been resurveyed recently (Mainly anything near a city, or recent construction) With Modern Technology, the most difficult part is simply finding the corner-monuments.. And it's going to be in those really messed up areas that they'll waste the most man-hours. Remember, these Township squares aren't like a full survey for a new property. It's 1 Mile x 1 Mile. It should theoretically only be 4 points to survey/gps. I want to say, that as long as they get a really good GPS signal on those monuments, they don't even need to get line-of-sight and bearing distance, as computers can work that out.
  4. SinisterDeath

    political meme's & lolz

    Potentially. Letting it touch the ground is disrespectful. Not allowing it to fly free (ie restraining it) is disrespectful. But nowhere in flag code does it even talk about hugging the flag. So I'm assuming if it's not covered by flag code, it must be something so completely out there that it's deemed disrespectful. From my understanding the only time you are even supposed to touch the flag are. 1) Folding it after ceremoniously lower the flag, to be stored inside. 2) Bringing it outside, unfolding it, and raising the flag. 3) When presenting the folded flag of a fallen soldier to a widow/next of kin. That's about the only time I've ever seen anyone hug a flag. And even then it was Folded and not being flown.
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    political meme's & lolz

    Isn't hugging the flag like that supposed to be offensive?
  6. SinisterDeath

    Who should/will the Dems run in 2020?

    Actually no. Because there is no federal regulation saying private manufacturers have to use Imperial or Metric. Some american manufacturers actually produce parts in Metric, already! Ford motor Company apparently switched to metric a few years ago. Though cars are notorious for mixing and matching imperial-metric bolts. Which is a real pain in the ass when trying to take something off and you have to break out both sets just to change 1 part. A lot of construction equipment like Case Excavators & Caterpillar use Metric - as - is for both bolts/nuts/pins/holes, as well for spacing of said holes/couplers/etc. When it comes to machining (something you've never done in your life), it matters very little whether something is in metric or imperial. Manual or CNC Routers & Lathes, don't give a damn about metric or Imperial. Those don't need to be retooled. That all comes down to measuring, so it doesn't matter if a part is 3.2215 inches long or 81.8261mm. The result is the same. Things that require retooling are things like Nuts & Bolts, or any type of threading. And that's only if those companies decide to switch. Chances are, they'll be able to keep selling bolts, nuts, etc for the next 50+ years! Not at all. Because switching doesn't require total retooling. Replacement parts are already an industry in and of themselves. An Immediate change would only impact the companies that print speed signs & mile markers. Yet you buy pretty much anything that gives dimensions they show both. Probably because we have an international market. 'Course the Military's use of Metric is based on Nato agreements. NASA uses mostly metric for obvious reasons, but it has had to use Imperial for some things. Sometimes it's hard to tell if that's because of Senators/congressmen, or just for Publicity. Like any article they post they say "XXXX KM, or YYYY Miles.". The government might be rather neutral in its use of imperial or metric in regards to Military & Nasa. But in other agencies it's only one system period. And the general population & education system is quite hostile to it until you start to get to higher levels of education. Like I said, we have to wait another 50 years for people to die off for it to catch on. It's not at all prejudiced. It's just a fact. Many of your low intelligence, right wing conservative voters that use a tape-measure, calipers, frame houses, machinist operators, weld, or use the imperial system on a day-to-day basis do in fact, have an irrational hatred of the metric system. (Where as the high inteligent, left wing, liberal voters that do the same kind of work, don't care if they use imperial or metric.) I would say anyone born before the 80s, pretty much has to die off before Metric will over-take imperial as our generic unit system. Its possible it might even take off in manufacturing/housing/etc well before the nation as a whole just switches speed limits/distances.. Assuming you don't cause each states DOT to have an aneurysm over that. One system that can't change at all due to grandfather clauses is Surveying. Acreage, Miles/distances/bearings, the history of that entire field, the whole 9 yards would be a total mess if they tried to convert. On the other hand, Surveyors would probably love/hate it, because that's a shit load of work that they'd get paid to do... And there are areas that totally need to be resurveyed. This image shows a pretty typical Public Land Survey. (Section/Township/Range) Typically each Section is 640 acres or 1 mile x 1 mile And each Township is 36 Square Miles. Then you get area's like this. Where somewhere, back in the 1800s, either through improper surveying, or running away from Indians, each square in those maps are still 1 Mile x 1 Mile. This... causes many headaches for Surveyors. I'm sure many would love a government check to go back and re-do every single one, and get a correct distance on each marker/monument. This one was caused due to too much iron deposits in the area, causing the surveyor's compass from the 1800s to steer him way off course... or he was just drunk.... or both. T
  7. SinisterDeath

    Who should/will the Dems run in 2020?

    You're wrong, go to hell.
  8. SinisterDeath

    Who should/will the Dems run in 2020?

    And yet every level of the government virtually requires the use of the Imperial Unit System. I want to say, and I could be wrong, that the Federal Government requires all Federal Government agencies (Even Nasa!) to use the imperial system at some level. The Metric Conversion Act of 1975 was abolished by Reagan... I can't dig up the information right now as to what laws are on the books to enforce/direct the use of the Imperial unit system across the US government, But every little law that requires it, makes it just that much harder to change in the future. Thus my point is, that small government doesn't Need for this (English) to be a law. Our culture alone enforces its (English) use as is. And if the time arises that English is no longer the dominant language on earth, we won't have to wait a Hundred and Fifty Years to change our legally mandated language to fit the times. It's not that tough of a concept to get. Not really. There's no law requiring that machine parts be made to imperial unit standards. In fact, when it comes to machining, decimal inches vs metric is just a math problem. It's pretty much zero issue for manufacturers to retool.. Though, Nuts & Bolts might need significant retooling in the future.. But hey, imagine how many interchangeable parts we'd have with all metric? The only two things that need to be really need to be retooled, are A) Road Speed Signs/Distances. B) Education, to teach it. This also requires a whole generation (or two) of no-collar workers to die off, as they have an irrational hatred over the metric system.
  9. SinisterDeath

    Who should/will the Dems run in 2020?

    I didn't say using Metric limits us. I said using the Imperial system limits us. A conversion error between Imperial to Metric destroyed a couple of landers back in the day.
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    Who should/will the Dems run in 2020?

    See, I brought that up because entire generations are deadset on having imperial as our unit system if no other reason then historical/cultural/etc. Changing to metric means that we as a nation are capable of evolving to use the best system available when we need to. (So if we figure out a system better than Metric, we could convert to that to.) By sticking to our guns in imperial, all we're doing is just making it more difficult for us in the long term. This equates to language because each system is in a way a language in-itself. If you stick to close to one system, and put all your eggs in that basket, you hurt yourself in the long-run when something better comes along in the future. By not having a rule or law requiring its use, you allow our nation to just naturally evolve it's own language, and not require the ruling class to learn a very specific form of English in the future. Much like Kings & the Clergy did with Latin 1000 years ago. Well we don't know that. Making it law sets it up for other laws to criminalize the use of other languages, or for immediate deportation for someone who doesn't speak it. Side note: If you want less government, why pass a law setting a language? Slippery perhaps, but we're dealing with the Trump Administration here. His whole administration is slippery. We aren't Germany or Japan. This is America. The Melting pot. The place where races, culture, ideas, and even language all blend together to create something wholly unique. By forcing language by law, you limit our ability to change in the future, by putting it in the hands of grubby bureaucrats, and entomb English in law and not just tradition.
  11. SinisterDeath

    Who should/will the Dems run in 2020?

    But we have citizens, like Amish and Hutterites that speak Dutch & German. Certain towns that actually still speak German. (And they aren't some remote thing like Amish). If you make English the only legal language of the land. That sets a precedence of people to criminalize you for not using English. It's not all that loose. Language is inevitably tied to speech. There are certain ideas/expressions that aren't always easily conveyed in purely English. And by not tying ourselves down to just one language (like we did with the Imperial system versus Metric) It allows the nation to flex it's muscles as to what it wants to do at any given time as the trends evolve and change.
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    Who should/will the Dems run in 2020?

    Sure, but we have Millions of people like the Amish that speak an entirely different language. Making English official means you're going to be impacting various groups like that. It means you're going to force them to learn the language... or else. Remember good ol' First Amendment? Freedom of Speech? Language is also Speech... Limiting language is limiting free speech.
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    Who should/will the Dems run in 2020?

    So lets just go and deport all the Amish and Huderites that speak German/Dutch.
  14. SinisterDeath

    Who should/will the Dems run in 2020?

    Meh. It's still underwear. TBH, there's not much difference between Panties and Tighty-Whities. (The only real difference is what can only be described as the "Dick Hole", in them. But apparently some brands are even removing those... The whole, not the dick.) Now if I said "don't get you're lingerie' in a twist" ... Isn't mainstream culture white? That's because questioning someone who identifies as Hispanic, on how Hispanic they are, get's there collective panties in a twist. It's your guys' trigger. It's kind of like what happens when you question a SJW's gender/orientation/etc. It's kind of like what happened when all those conservatives laughed at Warren & the native american thing... You know... she's just too white. If Stephen Colberts' parents were 'Hispanic'.. which they aren't, Not even close. But if they were, would you even for one second believe he was Hispanic if he tried running for office? Would you feel like he represents Hispanic values/culture/etc?
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