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    Hey everyone:

    It is Friday yay!!, Hubby's birthday has been very fun so far, Thanks
    you for all your help.
    While I was surfing the net I came across this new:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7434398/?GT1=6428

    I was shocked!, I never knew there were states where you could drink and
    drive
    In Spain the blood alcohol concentration limit is 0.3, I was shocked
    when the state of Colorado recently lowered it to 0.7, I though that was
    a joke!
    Rete, sorry for the OT topic, I would like to know what other thinks and
    the lounge isn't an option for me..


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    Default OT:No more drinking and driving in Montana..

    Hey everyone: It is Friday yay!!, Hubby's birthday has been very fun so far, Thanks you for all your help. While I was surfing the net I came across this new: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7434398/?GT1=6428 I was shocked!, I never knew there were states where you could drink and drive In Spain the blood alcohol concentration limit is 0.3, I was shocked when the state of Colorado recently lowered it to 0.7, I though that was a joke! Rete, sorry for the OT topic, I would like to know what other thinks and the lounge isn't an option for me..
    For the record, I think you mean .07. If someone was .7 they'd
    be dead. :-)

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    Default OT:No more drinking and driving in Montana..

    For the record, I think you mean .07. If someone was .7 they'd be dead. :-)
    That's how we express decimals in Spain.. You are thinking as an
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    That's how we express decimals in Spain.. You are thinking as an American
    The Spanish can really handle their booze!

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    The Spanish can really handle their booze!
    You have no idea!!
    I used to spend my summers in Manchester, they can drink a lot too!!, It
    must be a European thing

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    That's how we express decimals in Spain.. You are thinking as an American
    I thought 'decimals' were expressed the same way everywhere!! 0.7 is 10
    times as big as 0.07. What do you really mean tweeky?????

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    I thought 'decimals' were expressed the same way everywhere!! 0.7 is 10 times as big as 0.07. What do you really mean tweeky????? G
    I think the confusion stems from how we articulate the decimal. For
    example, my mom and dad - both of European extraction - "say" that 0.7
    is "7/10 of a percent", while we in the US say that it's 70%. You're
    right, of course... someone with a BAL of 0.7 would have met his maker
    at about 0.4 and so would now be considered properly pickled! I prefer
    a Vlassic!

    Ian

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    Default OT:No more drinking and driving in Montana..

    I think the confusion stems from how we articulate the decimal. For example, my mom and dad - both of European extraction - "say" that 0.7 is "7/10 of a percent", while we in the US say that it's 70%. You're right, of course... someone with a BAL of 0.7 would have met his maker at about 0.4 and so would now be considered properly pickled! I prefer a Vlassic! Ian
    There ya go Gag, you American corrupted minds.. LOL
    Thanks Ian!!

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    There ya go Gag, you American corrupted minds.. LOL Thanks Ian!!
    But I'm Scottish, and I was educated in Scotland. Although I now have US
    citizenship, believe me, my mind is not corrupted!!

    1 percent = 1 hundredth = 0.01. So to say that 0.7 = 7/10 of 1 percent
    is, I'm afraid, wrong!! 0.7 = 70 hundredths, or 70 percent. If you want
    to use a calculator to figure out what 70 percent of a number is, you
    multiply it by 0.7.

    Hypertweeky, I think you need to use your classic wit to educate
    them!! :-))

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    But I'm Scottish, and I was educated in Scotland. Although I now have US citizenship, believe me, my mind is not corrupted!! 1 percent = 1 hundredth = 0.01. So to say that 0.7 = 7/10 of 1 percent is, I'm afraid, wrong!! 0.7 = 70 hundredths, or 70 percent. If you want to use a calculator to figure out what 70 percent of a number is, you multiply it by 0.7. Hypertweeky, I think you need to use your classic wit to educate them!! :-)) G
    I don't know how to explain it but I know we express decimals
    different, darn it! I am gonna have to do some research to prove
    you wrong!
    I will fart on you if you disagree with me again<insert evil
    smiley here>

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    Default OT:No more drinking and driving in Montana..

    Hey everyone: It is Friday yay!!, Hubby's birthday has been very fun so far, Thanks you for all your help. While I was surfing the net I came across this new: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7434398/?GT1=6428 I was shocked!, I never knew there were states where you could drink and drive In Spain the blood alcohol concentration limit is 0.3, I was shocked when the state of Colorado recently lowered it to 0.7, I though that was a joke! Rete, sorry for the OT topic, I would like to know what other thinks and the lounge isn't an option for me..
    But here the alcohol level is much higher as is the altitude.

    One of the brewpubs I favour just produced an IPA at over 9%

    A couple of pints and I am gone.

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    I don't know how to explain it but I know we express decimals different, darn it! I am gonna have to do some research to prove you wrong! I will fart on you if you disagree with me again<insert evil smiley here>
    Not to be on your case Hyper, but .7 = 70% or 7/10th , I think maybe it
    is lost in your English translation, but the math is the same, decimals
    are the same everywhere, kilometer - 1000 meters,,, etc

    Patrick

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    Default OT:No more drinking and driving in Montana..

    Hypertweeky wrote:
    But I'm Scottish, and I was educated in Scotland. Although I now haveUS citizenship, believe me, my mind is not corrupted!!1 percent = 1 hundredth = 0.01. So to say that 0.7 = 7/10 of 1 percentis, I'm afraid, wrong!! 0.7 = 70 hundredths, or 70 percent. If youwant to use a calculator to figure out what 70 percent of a number is,you multiply it by 0.7.Hypertweeky, I think you need to use your classic wit to educatethem!! :-))G I don't know how to explain it but I know we express decimals different, darn it! I am gonna have to do some research to prove you wrong! I will fart on you if you disagree with me again<insert evil smiley here>
    Is there a different kind of math in Spain ? :-)

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    Default OT:No more drinking and driving in Montana..

    Not to be on your case Hyper, but .7 = 70% or 7/10th , I think maybe it is lost in your English translation, but the math is the same, decimals are the same everywhere, kilometer - 1000 meters,,, etc Patrick
    I used to think the same thing about millions (1,000,000), billions
    1,000,000,000) and trillions (1,000,000,000,000).

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