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PostPosted: 02/29/20 8:35 am    ::: A New Calendar - Really? Reply Reply with quote

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Imagine if you knew what your schedule would look like for the rest of your life, every day for forever. If every year began on a Monday, and all but two national holidays fell on Mondays, too. If instead of Leap Day, you’d get an extra week every few years.

Like the sound of it all? Then you’d like the Hanke-Henry Permanent Calendar.

Two dudes at Johns Hopkins want us to adopt a new calendar system. Someone needs to revoke whatever advanced degrees they have. They have to be fraudulent!!!



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Hanke thinks it could become the law of the land, and President Donald Trump might be the one to make it a reality, he said. He’s already drafted an executive order for the President to sign — perhaps, Hanke suggested, on Leap Day.

“[Henry] and I think if we had 30 minutes with Trump in the Oval Office, it would be a done deal,” he said.

Nobody in their right mind would think that this would work in today's day and age. They seem to not realize that this needs to be looked at globally, not just something that the US can do on their's and Trump's whim. And we pretty much can't agree to anything globally!!! If we can't do human rights globally, no way in hell we're going to do something as meaningless as changing our calendar!!!!!!!! Rolling Eyes



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Hanke said he’s still got hope: If Trump adopted it, it could become the Trumpian Calendar. That extra, unnamed week at the end of December could become Trump Week, Hanke added.

Stop pandering to the dumb ass in the White House to try and get your 15 minutes of fame!!!



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January 1 will always be on a Monday.

We are not alone on this earth and we can't be having global holidays (Christmas, New Year's Day [ok, China, but it's just ceremony, isn't it? They work off of the Gregorian calendar for everything else AFAIK] and Easter on different days!!! We really can't even have days being different. Think of the chaos of international business and meetings. International sports competitions. It would be next to impossible.


https://www.wishtv.com/news/national/tired-of-leap-day-wish-christmas-was-always-on-a-monday-get-on-board-with-the-permanent-calendar/



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PostPosted: 02/29/20 2:08 pm    ::: Re: A New Calendar - Really? Reply Reply with quote

And if Trump jumped off a bridge, would you follow him?



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PostPosted: 02/29/20 7:59 pm    ::: Re: A New Calendar - Really? Reply Reply with quote

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And if Trump jumped off a bridge, would you follow him?


Huh??



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PostPosted: 02/29/20 9:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Given that we have gone over a half century without changing to the metric system, the USA is probably the worst candidate for selling a new calendar to. They should be talking about buttering up the heads of the EU.

I don’t know that it would be that difficult in the computer age for one country to have a different calendar as there would be programs and websites and apps to convert between the two, similar to the way countries have to convert currencies now. But it wouldn't be hassle free and would result in some amount of mixups and missed deadlines and events.


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PostPosted: 03/03/20 6:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
Given that we have gone over a half century without changing to the metric system


The US has gone well over two centuries without changing to the metric system. France went metric in 1795.



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PostPosted: 03/03/20 7:10 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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tfan wrote:
Given that we have gone over a half century without changing to the metric system


The US has gone well over two centuries without changing to the metric system. France went metric in 1795.


The financial cost for the US to switch to the metric system now would astronomical. It should've happened 100 years ago.



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PostPosted: 03/03/20 7:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The calendar idea isn't going anywhere, but the U.S. is partially metric.

Our monetary system has always been metric -- i.e., decimal. There was a goverment bureau set up in the mid-70's to convert the U.S. to full metric, but there was great resistance and it was officially abandoned in the 80's.

Nevertheless, significant metrication has prevailed (at least alternatively) in science, medicine, pharmaceuticals, tools, guns, tires, wine and soda bottles, speedometers, rulers, etc.
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