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US to Switch to the Metric System 
1st-Apr-2010 05:16 am
Poll #1546051 US Goes Metric

What is your reaction to President Obama's announcement today that the US will adopt the metric system effective April 1, 2011?

I strongly support this
I somewhat support this
I don't know what to make of it
I am somewhat opposed to this
I strongly oppose this
Something else (what?)

Which of the following statements do you agree with?

It's about time that the US adopted the metric system and got in step with the rest of the world
It makes sense for the US to go metric because all of their free trade partners use this system
This is a dumb move. It will cost US businesses money to convert to the metric system at a time when the economy is hurting
Why change? Things are fine the way they are.
This is a big surprise, I never heard anything about this before today.
Think of the children, for God's sake won't someone think of the children?
This is a gutsy move for Obama, coming on the heels of his big fight over health care
I don't want to have to learn metres and litres and kilograms, oh my!
Arkansas could secede over this
I can see the Republicans bringing impeachment proceedings over this
This will hurt the Democrats in the upcoming mid-term elections
This will make us the Democrats look like fools
They're fools for not doing this sooner.
Something else (what?)
1st-Apr-2010 12:32 pm (UTC)
I completely support it. Why make the rest of the world cater to Americans, because we're pretty much the only ones who do something different?

Edited at 2010-04-01 12:52 pm (UTC)
1st-Apr-2010 12:34 pm (UTC)
We tried this in the seventies. It didn't work.
1st-Apr-2010 12:39 pm (UTC)
Happy April Fools Day! ;)
1st-Apr-2010 12:54 pm (UTC)
1st-Apr-2010 12:57 pm (UTC)

I mean, I know it's AFD, but don't get my hopes up like this.
1st-Apr-2010 01:05 pm (UTC)
The interesting thing is, they actually tried to do this in the seventies. A bill was passed. Well, look how far that got us. :P
1st-Apr-2010 01:15 pm (UTC)
Nice one. :D Actually I like all of your April's Fools polls.
1st-Apr-2010 01:26 pm (UTC)
They're fools for not doing this sooner...April Fools, as it were.
1st-Apr-2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
Good news for John McCain!!!
1st-Apr-2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
If only :( I ♥ the metric system.
1st-Apr-2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
I was hopeful! It would, in fact, increase business for quite a few industries because of the need to readjust everything.
1st-Apr-2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
Why will it increase business. Aren't those who do business overseas already using metric measurements?
1st-Apr-2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, April Fool's Day is half over and you're the first person who has successfully freaked me out. Nicely done!
1st-Apr-2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
Something else - I know what day it is!!! :p
1st-Apr-2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
I knew it was a prank, but I wish it was true! The frakking "standard" system is weird and obtuse and arbitrary. Quick! How many teaspoons in a cup! (Don't look it up. Guess.) Or how many Feet are in a Furlong?
1st-Apr-2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
Oh Fantastic!! :p Ya Snake! **SPANKS**
1st-Apr-2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
Measures will be so easy for kids to learn, but it's gonna be a pain in the ass to get businesses to convert.

Edited at 2010-04-01 07:22 pm (UTC)
1st-Apr-2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
1st-Apr-2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
Haha, very funny.
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