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 Henrin View Post
    universities - better if left private
    roads - better if left private.
    the military- better without a standing army.
    air traffic control- better if left private
    commercial airline safety - better if left private
    Sure.

    Keep telling yourself that. I'm sure it makes you feel better.
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    Re: Why doesn't the US use the metric system??

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Sure.

    Keep telling yourself that. I'm sure it makes you feel better.
    Ok, so tell me why it is better that the government builds road, be involved in air traffic control, handle commercial airline safety, and have their own universities? Why is it better to have a standing army that only enables the government to engage in more war?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post

    I dont know whatever happened to the metric initiative in the 70s (but I'm guessing Reagan killed it because it was too French and would confuse his constituents) and I know getting the old voting crowd to actually want to change would be tough, but why has there been no major initiative in the US for the last thirty years to finally join the rest of the world in measuring sanity?
    Ever heard of the saying if it ain't broke then don't fix it? Besides the US is on top,so why should we be like the rest of the world?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    The USA went to the Moon because of the assimilation of Nazi rocket scientists from World War 2 into our country .
    So goes one revisionist theory

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Ah. It's too hard.

    And yards would be impossible to convert to meters!

    Another indication that it because of Conservatives that we can't have nice things.
    It's an American thing not a conservative thing.

    You can have it all youlike the rest of us are just smarter.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Multiplying? Decimals are easier.
    Dividing? Decimals.
    Subtracting? Decimals.
    Adding? Decimals.


    Is there anything else you would do with either?
    So we should switch to metric because its easier for stupid people to use?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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

    Let the average ****kicker do as s/he likes. No biggie. I do know that particle physicists won't be exploring the subatomic in sixteenths of an inch, any time soon.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Ever heard of the saying if it ain't broke then don't fix it? Besides the US is on top,so why should we be like the rest of the world?
    Yes. No need to improve when you are #1. Good thinking.
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    Re: Why doesn't the US use the metric system??

    Who were the scientists who worked on the rockets that sent the USA to the moon?
    Quote Originally Posted by Soupnazi630 View Post
    So goes one revisionist theory
    And, who were the great scientists after the Civil War and before World War 2 who developed Chemistry and Physics as we know it today ?
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    Re: Why doesn't the US use the metric system??

    More like picometers or so much smaller--think they know these prefixes go by thousands?
    I'm sure the non-SI scientists have ways of making their units smaller and giving them a new base name.
    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    Let the average ****kicker do as s/he likes. No biggie.
    I do know that particle physicists won't be exploring the subatomic in sixteenths of an inch, any time soon.
    I wonder if they know that THC is measured in Nanograms of THC per deciLiter of blood .
    Physics is Phun

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