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Blog Oklahoma Newsletter - Thinking Metric

K. Latham
K. Latham
Monday, July 18, 2022

Blog Oklahoma Newsletter
A heatwave in Europe has me thinking in Celsius
A heatwave in Europe has me thinking in Celsius
News of a heatwave in Europe has me thinking in Celsius.
Don’t you think it’s time the United States finally switched over to the metric system? 
What exactly is keeping us from adopting it? Money and stubbornness I think mostly. 
Did you know the United States government is officially metric? The Metric Conversion Act of 1975 declared the metric system “the preferred system of weights and measures for United States trade and commerce” but permitted the use of United States customary units in all activities.  
I can even remember back in the late 70’s learning the metric system in elementary school. We were on our way to switching. Then President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s slammed the breaks on the whole thing. 
We’ve all been in this half and half mode ever since. The government and many the goods you buy are officially metric, while everything else in our country is using imperial units. 
Doesn’t it sound better to be 110 kg instead of 242.5 lbs. Think about it.
More later. Time to think Metric. 
News
Stillwater's Jackson Holliday Selected No. 1 Overall In MLB Draft
New Oklahoma 988 mental health crisis hotline responds to over 400 calls just this month
Oklahoma school districts were promised billions for coronavirus relief. Here’s how much they’ve spent | KGOU
Sen. Lankford blocks bill protecting interstate travel for abortion | KGOU
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Stay safe out there my friends. Going to be another one of those weeks. Watch for heat stroke symptoms. Stay hydrated and take breaks out of the sun.
Heat exhaustion is no joke. Been there, done that, not fun at all. #okwx https://t.co/0cMZOXNkkc
Shared Links
988 - The lifeline for mental health
YouTube Videos
Fried Onion Burger | Famous Oklahoma Fried Onion Burger Recipe
Fried Onion Burger | Famous Oklahoma Fried Onion Burger Recipe
How To Learn Celsius Temperatures in Seconds | Metric For 'Mericans! 🇺🇸
How To Learn Celsius Temperatures in Seconds | Metric For 'Mericans! 🇺🇸
The Enemies of the Metric System
The Enemies of the Metric System
How to Build the Ultimate Productivity System (2022)
How to Build the Ultimate Productivity System (2022)
Spotify Music
Pride and Joy - song by Stevie Ray Vaughan | Spotify
Blue on Black - song by Kenny Wayne Shepherd | Spotify
Black Velvet - song by Alannah Myles | Spotify
Modern Blues Rock | Spotify Playlist
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Have a great week everyone. Until next time. - K.
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