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    Cyburbian Canadian Planner's avatar
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    When will the United States catch up with the rest of the world?

    You Americans will finally be getting something resembling universal health care, something the rest of the industrialized world, and many developing nations, have enjoyed for decades.

    When will Americans be open to adopting the following, and bringing the country into the 20th century?

    * The metric system
    * Larger denomination coins to replace paper money (this will bring the US abck into the 1940s, when coins were cash, and not just change)
    * Reasonable gun regulations
    * A ban on executions
    * Mandatory paid maternity leave
    * Graphic warnings on cigarette packages
    * Nudity and profanity on broadcast network television
    * Real sugar instead of HFCS in soft drinks

    Sorry.
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    Cyburbian Cardinal's avatar
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    When will Americans be open to adopting the following, and bringing the country into the 20th century?

    * The metric system
    Came within inches of doing it once.

    * Larger denomination coins to replace paper money. Just waiting for a return to the gold standard.

    * Reasonable gun regulations Just about everybody carries one, so why should we create a regulation requiring it? We live in a free country, and guns keep it that way.

    * A ban on executions We kill people convicted of crimes, but prohibit assisted suicide. They balance each other out.

    * Mandatory paid maternity leave Does this include illegal immigrants?

    * Graphic warnings on cigarette packages Cigarettes are harmless. Cigarettes don't kill, smoking does.

    * Nudity and profanity on broadcast network television Then who would pay to get Cinemax?

    * Real sugar instead of HFCS in soft drinks Big Ag is going to hunt you down.
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    Because we've seen the tyranny and hell you live under and have said, "NO." You Commienadians may be next door to us, but you're no better than those communist fascist frogs in Europe. First we adopt the metric system and the next thing you know formally FREE AMERICANS will be forced to trade in our FREE Dollars for NAU AMEROS at the point of the guns taken by the government.

    We should build a big wall at the border to keep you, your sugar, and your smutty television away from our children!!!!


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    Never!! We Americans take very seriously our right to live in squalor and ill-health while being manipulated by giant corporations!
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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal View post
    When will Americans be open to adopting the following, and bringing the country into the 20th century?

    * The metric system
    Came within inches of doing it once.
    You mean centimeters, right?
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    Cyburbian Canadian Planner's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Joe Iliff View post
    You mean centimeters, right?
    Centimetres, actually. Sorry.
    Canada is a place of infinite promise. We like the people, and if one ever had to emigrate, this would be the destination, not the U.S.A. The hills, lakes and forests make it a place of peace and repose of the mind, such as one never finds in the U.S.A.
    -- John Maynard Keynes

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    Cyburbian mgk920's avatar
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    And 'red circle' style speed limit signs - ie. (120) .


    (Oops, Canada doesn't use them, either! )

    Mike

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    I thought we agreed to adopt the metric system as soon as the rest of the world goes ahead and adopts it!

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    Hey, We Tried...

    Hey, we tried that metric thing. Video clearly shows why it didn't work.

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