Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More EU metric imperialism

The (bowel) movement capitalists who dominate the European Union are at it again! This story is as bad as when the EU forced Spain (a Spanish-speaking country) to post stop signs only in English.

The undemocratic EU has now issued a fiat that orders Britain to stop using the acre (the unit of land measurement) and replace it with the hectare (a metric unit).

Why??? Who the hell knows why. The EU has never seemed to have had the burden of making sense - preferring instead to serve corrupt corporate interests. Because of the EU's corporatism, the acre is now banned from use effective in 2010.

Britain's Conservative Party is blaming its political opponents - even though it was the Conservatives that caused most of this mess by allowing their country to be subjected to arbitrary, greed-driven EU diktats like this. It's not as if New Labour (the British DLC) is completely free of blame though.

The real miracle is that Bush hasn't required Americans to switch to the metric system yet. Back when his daddy was in the White House, the United States probably came closer to undergoing forced metrication than any time before or since. (Not like the ruling regime can force me to switch, seeing how the U.S. is supposed to be a free country and all.)

(Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2310257/European-Union-abolishes-the-British-acre.html)

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