View Poll Results: Why isnt the US on the metric system?

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  • The public is too stupid to change

    13 33.33%
  • Conservatives. Its why we cant have good things.

    9 23.08%
  • Liberals. Its why we cant have good things

    1 2.56%
  • The rest of the world should switch to the US system!

    3 7.69%
  • The downside of change is greater than the upside, and I'm a short term thinker.

    0 0%
  • Who needs the metric system? My moms basement is all in inches.

    2 5.13%
  • I have no idea. Not changing is absolutely stupid.

    14 35.90%
  • Its a French idea.

    3 7.69%
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Thread: Why doesn't the US use the metric system??

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    Re: Why doesn't the US use the metric system??

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Most of us are civilized and as such we believe in civilization.
    We also understand what you are.
    Civilization =/= government.

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    Re: Why doesn't the US use the metric system??

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    This would fit into the category 'Conservatives- it's why we can't have nice things'....
    I'm certainly no conservative, but that's my answer as well: Because we don't want to use the metric system.

    I find it telling that the simplest and most likely answer wasn't even in your poll.

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    Re: Why doesn't the US use the metric system??

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    So says the Libertarian Nazi.
    Henrin has equal animosity and contempt towards civilization and government.
    He is an anarchist.
    Just libertarian. Not a nazi at all. And only a libertarian by agreement with most of their principles not a member of the party.

    Contempt for government is justified and earned and does not equal contempt for civilization.

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    Re: Why doesn't the US use the metric system??

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    Yes we understand all that. But Fahrenheit is the best scale suited to describing weather.
    (Sarcasm on)
    How the heck do the Europeans do it! They must just be confused about the weather all the time!

    (Sarcasm off)
    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

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    Re: Why doesn't the US use the metric system??

    Wondering how many of those Metric countries are miles ahead of the USA in Math/Science.
    And laughing their asses at a country full of deniers of "hard" science .
    Physics is Phun

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    Re: Why doesn't the US use the metric system??

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
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    How the heck do the Europeans do it! They must just be confused about the weather all the time!

    (Sarcasm off)
    I'm not saying that it can't be done ...all I'm saying is that the Fahrenheit scale is much more accurate and convenient to use for weather description.

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    Re: Why doesn't the US use the metric system??

    You people never fail to amaze me. Talk about the metric system and you have partisan bickering within the first 10 pages (no, the first page).
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    Re: Why doesn't the US use the metric system??

    It's the false allure that somehow the metric sounds smarter just because it is generally used in the sciences. It's just an arbitrary convention, and different trades use their own systems/units to make their own concerns more manageable.

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    Re: Why doesn't the US use the metric system??

    I would think the American guys would like it.

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    Re: Why doesn't the US use the metric system??

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    I would think the American guys would like it.
    This applies to penis measurements? Screw right off then!

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