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One of our regular readers, John Frewen-Lord, offers this contribution to the festive fare:
On 12 November, Voice of America reported as follows: “President Barack Obama has announced that the United States and eight other Pacific nations have reached the broad outlines of an agreement to create a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to liberalize trade.
At the time of writing we do not know the composition of whatever government may emerge from the current Parliamentary arithmetic. However, we can note the results of a number of supporters and opponents of metrication.
Scientists often complain that they are much misunderstood and they worry that they are failing to get their message across to the general public. At the same time, most scientists refuse to get involved in the campaign to persuade the … Continue reading
The news that bird flu has broken out at a turkey farm near Holton, Suffolk illustrates once again the difficulty that the Government has in trying to run with an ”official” system of weights and measures while doing nothing to … Continue reading
If you are thinking of visiting the moon, you will now need to take only one set of spanners. (News item reported by two UK Metric Association members).
Suggestions, and a request for these to be forwarded on to the organisations and individuals. [article contributed by PB]