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Here's a radical, off-topic idea. Let's start a drive to get the U.S. to join the European Union.

Advantages:

1. We'd finally have a full adoption of the metric system. This would have prevented the notorious Mars mission mishap, caused by a metric conversion communications error.

2. Elimination of the death penalty. I'm not a strong advocate on either side of the issue, but a lot a time and effort is spent on a punishment that almost everyone agrees is unevenly applied. Even Turkey, which has problems with democracy, human rights, civilian control over the military, outstanding disputes with Greece about Cyprus, and problems with its Kurdish minority -- is coming to terms with the death penalty as a condition of its admission to the EU.

3. No more Dollar to Euro conversion problems!

4. Even more McDonald's franchises in France. Serves 'em right. <wink> Wait 'till we hit them with Starbucks.

I'm saving the best for last:

5. The U.S. would finally get a decent mobile communications network that could coexist with the rest of the civilized world. Think about it.

Cast your vote today!

-Rubic
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