Mudcat Café message #3187652 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #136314   Message #3187652
Posted By: gnu
14-Jul-11 - 03:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: Japan Nuclear plant disaster, 2011
Subject: RE: BS: Japan Nuclear plant disaster, 2011
I assume the 50/60 thing was caused by "MacArthur". Why the Yanks want to cling to the Imperial system to this day is beyond me. I loath it and why anyone would buck transition to the the International System is just... beyond me. Yes, it costs a few bucks but the USA doesn't dictate to the world any more with a trade deficit and a monthly due date it may not be able to meet. Just odd to me that Yankee commerce as a whole didn't see it looming as a "cost" in the long run.