posted on Jun, 25 2010 @ 04:40 PM
You all have fallen for the hype that the metric system is somehow better. Makes sense, too, right? I have ten fingers, therefore base ten is easier
to use......
Ask yourself this: Which number has more whole number divisors? Twelve, or ten?
Ten can ONLY be divided by five or two. Twelve, on the other hand, can be divided by two, three, four, and six. So which one is easier to split up,
no matter how large the numbers get? RIGHT.
Why does a foot have twelve inches? Why does a clock have twelve hours? Why does an hour have sixty minutes? Why does a circle have 360 degrees? If
your metric system made so much sense, well, then, why didn't they make it ten inches to a foot? Why aren't there ten hours in a day? Why not make
a minute 100 seconds? An hour 100 minutes? A day ten hours and a night ten hours? A circle 100 degrees? What, was no one thinking back when they
made these divisions? WHere does the idea of 360 degrees in a circle come from?
Coming from a nautical background, I wondered about all these things many years ago. Kilometers or miles? Now, land miles don't really make any
sense. Of course those are called "statute" miles and they have as little bearing on reality as all the "statutes" that the NWO goons (cops) keep
hassling and fining you for. But a NAUTICAL mile, ah, now there is a thing of beauty. It is directly related to the circumference of the Earth, and
immediately demonstrates to you the relationship YOU have in the size of your body to the size of the Earth.
The depth of the water is fairly important when you are on a boat, especially a sailboat because there is no reverse if you hit the bottom. The
easiest way to determine the depth is to cast a weighted line, known as a sounding lead, to the bottom and then measuring how long the line is.
When you pull the line in hand over hand, the easiest way to measure it is to stretch it hand to hand, and see how many times you armspan it is. If
it's less than one, well, you are probably already aground. (Stuck in the mud, or on the rocks) If it is two or less, you'd better turn around
immediately. Of course it depends how big your vessel is, or more importantly how deep is the draft, or draught for the limeys, how much water you
need to be afloat.
So the armspan of a sailor was determined to be one FATHOM. When we want to know if we are in danger of running aground, we are usually not too
worried about the inches. And of course, most men, especially in the old days, are less than six feet tall and so at worst will be erring on the side
of caution because their fathoms are a little short. However, I have tried this many times with several hundred feet of line, measuring with my arms
in a few seconds, then taking a tape measure and after twenty minutes of measuring found that yes, thirty fathoms is 180 feet, within an inch or two.
The Earth is divided into 360 degrees. Each degree is further divided into sixty minutes. That minute happens to be one thousand fathoms. So let's
call that a mile. The average man's armspan is exactly equal to 1/21,600th of the circumference of the Earth. Coincidence?
And why is everything in base twelve? We have ten fingers and ten toes, so cavemen developed a base ten system of counting. But then after a while
the smart people figured out that base twelve is much easier to work with. Quick, what is one sixth of four meters? One twelfth? One third? A
quarter? You probably need a calculator. Whereas twelve can easily be divided into thirds, quarters, and halves usually in your head even with large
numbers. Quick, what is one sixth of an hour? One twelfth? One third? One quarter? One fifth? One tenth? Gee, you can figure all those out in
your head and they all come out to whole numbers. None of this 0.25 or 0.33333333333333333333333333 BS. What is one quarter of 360? One third? One
tenth? See?
If I am traveling at six knots in my boat, I know I cover a mile every ten minutes. I cross a degree of the ocean every ten hours. If I am going
five knots, it's every twelve minutes and every twelve hours. If I am going four knots, it's every fifteen minutes, and so on. Gee, I didn't even
need a calculator. Hey, even airplanes use these stupid nautical miles and degrees. On my flight here from Miami, at 580 knots we covered nine and a
half miles every minute. OK, at 958 kph we were covering 95.8 kilometers every minute. No, wait, that's not right. We were covering 9.58 every
minute? No, that;s not right. Where's that calculator?
Do you really think people in the old days, after inventing some important stuff, such as an alphabet, or, say, mathematics, geometry, astrology, were
stupid? Why didn't they think of this base ten or metric system a long time ago? How come no one ever figured it out until a hundred years ago or
whenever they came up with this crap? Right around the same time as central banking came about, but that's another story.
If it really made sense, they would have been using something like it thousands of years ago. Do you think they built the pyramids in meters and
centimeters? I DON"T THINK SO!
So those of you who seem to love this metric system, I hope you are like me. I happen to be exactly two meters tall, and weigh one hundred kilos, so
it makes sense. However, I seem to be a LITTLE above the average here. Maybe not so much on the weight anymore, everyone is so fat now.
Everything is based on average man size, and the size of our home planet.
How bout that Celsius temperature? Whoa, that makes total sense! Zero is the freezing point of water, and one hundred is the boiling point. Now
this makes total sense. Three quarters of the planet is covered with this water stuff, and it is the second most important thing for life, after air.
Now ask yourself, how often have you seen water boiling outside because it got so hot? That never happens, even on the equator. We would all be dead
if it reached TWO HUNDRED DEGREES outside, or one hundred in the Celsius or Centigrade system. And it hardly ever reaches zero either, right? Oh
wait, that happens all the time in the temperate zones. Oh wait, not in Fahrenheit degrees, in those sensible Centigrade degrees. Lucky for you
Canadians. This way it can be BELOW ZERO MOST OF THE YEAR. Lets everyone else know, it's not really as cold in Canada as you think. IT'S ONLY TEN
BELOW ZERO.