As American who works on cars I prefer the metric system.
@CrazyRightWinger, As a Puerto Rican (I think that still counts) who loves to bake and learn about science, the metric system is so much easier.
@CrazyRightWinger, As an American who is a machinist, I do not
@CrazyRightWinger, pretty much everything on cars is metric anyway if it's made after 1995
@CrazyRightWinger, wait so smooth conversions are a lot more useful than choppy made up measurements? Strange..
@CrazyRightWinger, i like it for length, but temp is better in Fahrenheit. 38* sounds cold right? Well, 38*C is about 100*F. 100* "sounds" hot. But 100*C..you boil.
@CrazyRightWinger, give me back my fvcking 10mm deep well!
@Ghoaxst, both work fine if you know how to use them.
@CynicalSirr, as someone who works with tools. Both do not work fine it means buying double the tools it's not about use it's about practicality
@Ghoaxst, true. Not having a standard does cause problems.
@Sr5turbo, I think the whole temperature thing comes down to what you grew up with because when I read “38 sounds cold right” my initial response was GOD NO
So I actually just learned recently that America back in early times was going to switch to metric but it was stopped by pirates
@jouze, Um...Tease. More info, please!
@Birrnt2AChrisP, so back before Teddy Roosevelt became president a ship with metric standards like weights and lengths were being transported to the states but the ship got blown off course into the Caribbean where it was raided by pirates and those standards were never seen again, so the effort at the time to make America metric was completely squashed
@jouze, that’s got to be the best pirate I’ve ever seen.
Fun fact, for a time we almost actually converted to the metric system, signs showed distances in meters and such but one of our presidents (I forgot which one) decided to be an idiot and claim it was un-american and had everything changed back
@InsaneWorm, yeah, the metric system is great for scientific endeavors, but give me Imperial units for every day life.
There are two types of countries. Those who use the metric system and those who have walked on the moon!
@dshira, oooooooooooooooo sick burn
@dshira, nasa uses the metric system, and the moon landing was a hoax
@benderama, hahaha, you’re either at epic troll level or incredibly stupid.
@Hot Coffee, I can’t help it, there is so many people willing to feed the trolls here
I love the metric system, it’s better in every way
@benderama, Ah, just like America.
@Barry Dylan, America is not better in any way
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@benderama, ding dong, you are wrong.
@benderama, not sure if troll or just wrong 🤔
@Barry Dylan, hey Barry how's the leg
@benderama, freedom of speech would like to have a word with you
@benderama, which one are you, the ass we kicked or the ass we saved?
@x2 6x 9 lol, who is “we”
@benderama, you know damn good and well who “we” is.
@benderama, while you are partially correct. America isnt number one at a lot of things. We are number one at claiming we are number one at everything. So that makes us the best at being over confident or arrogant.
So thats why you are partially correct. Because you said we arent better in any way. But forgot about that one thing we are better at.
@benderama, so then move out of it
@Seohn, they said America isn’t better in any way.
@benderama, as an American I agree with you partly. The people who blindly love America like this are the reason its getting worse. We've been slipping in in relation to other countries in areas like education, quality of life, life expectancy, medical coverage, mental health, and violent crimes just to name a few. We need to work on these things but we have idiots that say things like "America is perfect! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸" while our political and corporate systems continues to fvck us. We need to acknowledge this or were screwed. Were only the best in military and GDP. which doesn't make for the happiest or fulfilled citizens.
@RepostSniper, I challenge you to name 6 ways America is better
@Not him again, your attitude is the single most toxic idea in America. The entire basis of our democracy is that if you dont like something, you can try to change it.
@CellSword, how? Dont like a place, feel free to get away from it
@Not him again, I just explained it, but okay...
@CellSword, I'm not saying this country isn't without a lot of major downfalls, but I'd be lying if I said health care is bad. Now I won't argue at all that the way the system works is entirely fvcked up, but we literally have the best doctors in the world
@Not him again, not arguing there, I'm also wondering why you told me that?
@CellSword, 1. Taking into consideration how diverse our population is, America is the most tolerant, just, and empowering nation in the world for its citizens regardless of their immutable traits. A black American has more opportunity than any African. A Jewish American has more opportunity than any Israeli. A white American has more opportunity than any European. A gay, brown, transgender, Muslim, dwarf can still live their life to the fullest as long as they’re not preventing others from doing the same. And all of these people can drink together at the same bar at the end of the day.
2. Our GDP is higher than any other country’s. In fact, it’s greater than all of Europe combined. We run the world’s economy.
@CellSword, 3. America exports more food than any other country, and it’s not even close.
4. America has spent more on space exploration than any other country.
5. Airplanes, GPS, the Internet, you name it. America leads the world in innovation and invention.
6. 57% of all new medicines come from the US of A. If your healthcare is cheaper than ours, it’s because we paid the price for the first pill on over half the drugs on the market. You’re welcome.
@CellSword, 7. Bonus Round! America has the military capacity to crush most countries in one year or less, but we choose not to, not because we’re fearful of retaliation by a greater military force (because there is none) but because we are a virtuous nation.
Now, I challenge you to name 1 country that has accomplished more in the first 243 years of its existence.
@CellSword, you said health care and life expectancy were slipping into terms of other countries. I think my 92 year old grandfather may say differently. Not to mention both of his parents lived to over a 100, and that was 20 some years ago, before all the American advances in medicine, so I'm not exactly sure what you mean by life expectancy going down
@RepostSniper, you also forgot the fact the US government is easily the greatest system to ever be created (which is why almost every free country in the world has modeled their government in some way after ours) and it gives it citizens the most freedom from the government out of any country in the world
@CellSword, the reason we are slipping in education is simply because of tenured teachers that refuse to teach and refuse to leave the system. Quality of life, life expectancy, and violent crimes have all been steadily improving. You also have to remember for all those numbers we have a much larger population than any other free and developed nation in the world, which means a much higher likelihood that our averages might be lower than other smaller countries simply due to our size. Our political system, while incredibly screwed up, is no less screwed up than any other (take the UK for example and brexit). Our corporate system provides the most jobs, technology, and innovation in the world. There will always be bad people in there but in terms of overall good/bad, the private sector is absolutely a good thing not only for the economy but for its people
@Not him again, life expectancy is an average of the population. Your family happens to be something called an outlier
@CellSword, so explain to me how health care is so bad that people can live comfortably to that age. Pretty sure my grandpa isn't the only person in his 90's still walking around in America.
And most of the violent acts are created by gang members or elitist people (such as mass shooters) who were brainwashed by uh hang on, non-Americans. You hear about the violence in America because I'm guessing you live here. Go try living in Egypt, or anywhere in the Baltics, then get back to me about how violent it is in America
@Not him again, life expectancy is an average. Do you know how averages work? I said health care was good. LIFE EXPECTANCY is being lowered mainly due to drug overdoses and suicide.
@Not him again, Egypt is a highly violent country. How violent is Sweden or norway? you're acting like I said America sucks, all I said was that we arent number 1 in very many areas. and in violent crime I am acurate, we are not the least violent country.
@CellSword, do you know what you said in your first comment? About how health care and life expectancy is declining? I honestly cant tell if you're just trolling at this point, or you are actually clueless as to what is going on in other parts of the world
@Not him again, now I know you're trolling. You just bypassed the rest of what I said. Yep your family is 90. I get it.
@Not him again, health care coverage for people who cant afford it is causing an overall decline. And it is going to get worse with understaffing. A good portion of my family works in healthcare all over the country.
@Not him again, and you are only paying attention to the sh!t country stats. As I just said all I'm saying is that WE ARE NOT #1 IN MANY AREAS, which means other countries beat us in those areas. I'm not saying Mexico has a better health care system. I'm saying countries like japan have better crime rates.
@Hot Coffee, its a small error I made while typing but the meaning is the same. I fixed it thought for people who have trouble interpreting such a minor mistake.
@Not him again, or instead of moving... get this... make changes to it to make it better.
Such a novel yet not new concept considering a free country also means the freedom to make things better. And you are just as free to not like the changes and move out too.
If you have a problem with that freedom being used to make the country better. Your just as welcome to dislike it or move to a nation thats made of ridged unchanging systems. Perhaps North Korea or Countries founded on Religious Doctrine would be more to your liking?
@Not him again, We have some of the best doctors. But there are hospitals in other countries that are better at some things than we are.
@Not him again, I see you’ve never had to deal with the healthcare systems costs in America.
Go try living in Japan. Then get back to me about how violent America is. Youll come back realizing its far worse here than some of the other countries.
@Not him again, Ive decided you are clueless about the rest of the world and have bought into the propaganda that is politics claiming all of the rest of the world sucks.
Who do you think I believe is telling the truth in this scenario. My cousin is American and grew up here in the USA. He’s like a brother to me. He moved to Germany about 6 years ago. He’s experienced both the American Healthcare System and the German Healthcare System. He tells me how great the system is in Germany compared to our system. Its something we talked about the last time he flew back to the US. Having experienced both he knows how they are.
So who should I believe? You and politicians who speak as you do. Or Family whom I trust?
@Seohn, did I not specifically say that the healthcare system is fvcked up? We still have great doctors. Oh and while were on the subject of dealing with costs, my mom, who has terminal cancer, her insurance is 750 dollars a month, which I pay for. Not to mention the copays every week for her to actually see the doctor. So I've decided you don't have a damn clue as to what you think I know. I literally said our system is fvcked. So maybe you want to re-read my comments, instead of just cherry picking from the ones that don't fit your viewpoints
@Not him again, Sure the US may have some of the best doctors in some field (but not all). But the main reason the system is facked is because we have a pure profit driven insurance system.
I’ve litterally watched my uncle die from cancer because he couldnt afford the healthcare costs when he first learned he had it. 6 months later when he could no longer work because the cancer had eaten him away. He finally qualified for assistance. Of course by then it was to late. He would joke that you have to be dying to get help.
Dont gloat about how great doctors are when it doesnt mean a damn thing to people who cant afford them. I’ll gladly take mid tier service over top rate any day. Because any healthcare is better than none.
You want to have only the best healthcare than you pay for it. But something is better than nothing for a significant portion of people that cant afford the only the best.
I mean the US uses the Metric system all the time in normal life, we just use the Imperial system as the main system.
Engineers use it. So English units weird me out 90% of the time.
@nate930, Feeeeeeet... ;)
@nate930, I am an engineer. I primarily use imperial
@nate930, why did I reply? Of course there are exceptions to the rule. Why did I have to be so combative? Sorry, my friend
@dshira, *whispers in your ear* do it. strike him down. fulfill your destiny!
@Z0IDBERG, he’s got the high ground. It’s a really bad idea
Mathematically speaking, the duodecimal system (base 12) is better than the metric system (decimal/base 10) and neither one uses it, so there is that
Remember kids, doing drugs helps familiarize yourself with the metric system
If the metric system is Soo much better, how come two of the closest units to meter (deca/decimeters) are never used?
Also why is 'stone' even a measurement?
@Tentastic, stone is imperial, I think