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Bizarre Fox rant against the metric system "the yoke of tyranny"

By Heraclitusstudent following x   2019 Jun 6, 4:57pm 509 views   21 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


Tucker Carlson: "Almost every nation on Earth has fallen under the yoke of tyranny -- the metric system"
"Esperanto died, but the metric system continues, this weird, utopian, inelegant creepy system that we alone have resisted"

https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2019/06/05/tucker-carlson-almost-every-nation-earth-has-fallen-under-yoke-tyranny-metric-system/223874

A liter = 0.1m^3 of water = 1kg.
A ton = 1000 kg
A km = 1000m.
A cm = 0.01m
Water freezes at 0, boils at 100 degrees.

Tyranny right there. Imposed at the business end of the guillotine.
1   RC2006   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 6, 5:09pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

We shouldn't give an inch.
2   Ceffer   ignore (2)   2019 Jun 6, 5:25pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Give 'em an inch, they take a meter!
3   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 6, 5:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

An inch here, inch there. Pretty soon you get a meter.
5   Quigley   ignore (0)   2019 Jun 6, 5:37pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

What does it meter?

Surely I can C° that there is a better weigh.
6   mell   ignore (2)   2019 Jun 6, 7:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If he was serious this is stupid but everyone says something stupid once in a while.
7   just_dregalicious   ignore (0)   2019 Jun 6, 7:37pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

As an American scientist I must say: Metric is way fucking better!

My 3rd grade teacher proclaimed we'd all be switching to metric soon. Never happened. Maybe she didn't realize how many American's still didn't (and still don't) believe in evolution.
8   just_dregalicious   ignore (0)   2019 Jun 6, 7:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

PS. I've never liked that fucker Tucker. He has a punch-me face. He's also a man-traitor.
9   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (41)   2019 Jun 6, 9:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It's AIDS related dementia.
10   Ceffer   ignore (2)   2019 Jun 6, 11:19pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Why should you have a measuring system that makes sense, when you have an arbitrary, antediluvian, inefficient, cumbersome system invented by primitives, but that everybody knows and loves?
11   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 7, 12:18pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ceffer says
Why should you have a measuring system that makes sense, when you have an arbitrary, antediluvian, inefficient, cumbersome system invented by primitives, but that everybody knows and loves?


I use metric for everything mostly, base 10 makes sense in the city for science anything.

But I do get reasons why so many use feet/inches, out on the farms life is different, not much science, measuring things in horses and feet still works. It's hard for them to visualize things in metric. As long as no one is forcing anyone, we are fine. My science classes back in the days even were all in metric, although they taught us conversions too just in case we ever need to deal with inches and feet.
12   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 7, 2:08pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Aviation world-wide still uses the "old" measures. Altimeters world wide are still in "feet." All distances are in nautical miles. Speed in knots.

In fact, if the French were truly smart when inventing the metric system, they would have made the meter 1,000th of a nautical mile, not one millionth the distance from Paris to the north pole. One Nautical mile equals one degree in latitude.
13   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 7, 2:11pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I use metric for everything mostly, base 10 makes sense in the city for science anything.

It is base 10 only for the simplest measures. How many Dynes in a Newton? Also, how come not 100 seconds in a minute, 100 minutes in an hour, and 10 hours per day?
14   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2019 Jun 7, 2:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HeadSet says
if the French were truly smart when inventing the metric system, they would have made the meter 1,000th of a nautical mile


Wouldn't help Americans.
A nautical mile is 1852m instead of 1609m for "miles".

The international nautical mile was defined in 1929, a long time after the French created meters.
There were all sorts of miles before that. The British nautical mile. The U.S. nautical mile. The original Roman mile....
15   Automan Empire   ignore (2)   2019 Jun 7, 2:51pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HeadSet says
One Nautical mile equals one degree in latitude.


TIL Earth has a circumference of 360 nautical miles!

One nautical mile actually equals one arc-minute, or 1/60 of 1 degree.
16   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2019 Jun 7, 2:54pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Automan Empire says
One nautical mile actually equals one arc-minute


A minute at what speed? Or is this a really stupid question?
17   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (0)   2019 Jun 7, 3:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The metric system is base 10. Everyone knows we should be moving to a base-8 number system! Once we move to base 8, then we can move to a base-8 metric system!
18   Automan Empire   ignore (2)   2019 Jun 7, 3:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FortWayneIndiana says

A minute at what speed?


Arc-minute, not arc/minute (which doesn't make sense either.)

An arc-minute is 1/60th of a degree of arc; an arc-second is 1/3600th. It's a measure of angle.
19   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2019 Jun 7, 7:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Automan Empire says
HeadSet says
One Nautical mile equals one degree in latitude.


TIL Earth has a circumference of 360 nautical miles!

One nautical mile actually equals one arc-minute, or 1/60 of 1 degree.


Yep, I mistyped. Meant 1 nautical mile equals one minute of longitude.
20   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (0)   2019 Jun 7, 8:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

People, the entire segment is entertainment. It's not made to be taken serious. Please calm down. :-)
21   Automan Empire   ignore (2)   2019 Jun 7, 8:23pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HeadSet says
Yep, I mistyped.


So I figured. I've seen flat-earthers and young-earthers, but you'd be the first and only small-earther I'd ever heard of!

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