I'm thinking of converting my Hummer to run on whale oil.
Ditto for anyone who lives near the great lakes. Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, and hundreds of smaller communities drink lake water. Salt Lake City's water comes from the mountain streams that carry snowmelt down from the Wasatch mountains.
I work in importing and all quantities for imported goods must be reported to U.S. customs in metric units, so the U.S. is already using the metric system as it's official system of measurement. It works out well for the most part, except for Canadian goods. Canadians, being our neighbors, "know" that we don't use the metric system, so they try to make everything "easier" by reporting everything in english units. Seriously annoying. And then there is textile fabric, which is customarily sold by the yard even in countries that have been using the metric system forever.
One area that definitely needs to change though is beer. U.S. bars seem to think that "pint" refers to all glasses of a certain shape. Most "pints" sold in U.S. bars are 14 oz, in clear violation of the law. Marking glasses in ml would be a welcome improvement.
They did. Only it was called GURT. Genetic Use Restriction Technology. The so-called terminator gene, which resulted in sterile seed from plants grown from monsanto seeds. The anti-gmo crowd managed to create so much FUD around it that it became a publicity nightmare and they promised not to use it.
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Yeah but you're not like, burning it with FIRE, man, you're burning it with iron! And the iron is recyclable, unlike fire.
Any licensed pesticide applicator that "goes berserk" with their chemicals would be out of business and maybe in jail pretty quickly. And Monsanto's roundup ready crops cut down on the amount of herbicide needed to control weeds. As far as pesticides go, glyphosate is one of the safer ones.
Yes! This is obviously a fiendish plot by Monsanto to sap and impurify our precious bodily fluids. And if you think that's bad, just wait until you find out what the queers are doing to the soil.
It serves them right for going straight after the large hadrons. They should have practiced with small or medium hadrons first.
Farmers do not save seed for replanting. Unless of course there's a good reason to do so, such as getting monsanto's product for free.
Saving seed for replanting is not standard farming practice. These guys knew exactly what they were doing.
And the most annoying tendency amongst people outside of STEM disciplines is the conflation of the terms hypothesis and theory.
You don't understand, when conservatives talk about personal responsibility, they are talking about other people. When it comes to themselves, well they are inherently responsible, therefore they are able to do things like drive responsibly at any speed, with any amount of alcohol in their systems. Any attempt by the government to stop them from such behavior is an unfair impingement upon their FREEDOM! Tyranny, I tells ya. You can't deny a man the right to make a living selling unsafe products just because some people might get killed. It's those foolish dead people who are personally responsible for not being smart enough to know the product was going to kill them.
Well, if it has the same energy level as a duck...
The flat parts of Japan are crowded, the interior, where the mountains are, is empty. That's why playing golf there is insanely expensive, but skiing is practically free.