All US scientists use it. Many US engineers and architects use it. Calculation is much easier-it is often just a matter of moving the decimal point. Liquid and solid measures are related in the metric system where they have zero relation in the Imperial system. Britain converted their money to the metric system. A pound is now 100 pence. A pound used to be twenty shillings, a shilling used to be 12 pence. There were coins worth sixpence, threepence, twopence, one pence, a half pence, a quarter pence. There were florins and guineas and groats. Nutty!
The US gallon is also smaller than the Imperial gallon.remember that when you think you pay a lot less for gasoline.1 AnswerHomework Help8 years ago
That document infringes on the freedoms of US citizens to an extraordinary extent.
It can be used to deny due process, habeas corpus, public trial by jury, access to legal representation, visitation by family and friends. The cops (in whatever incarnation) can transport you to a different state, or even a different country, secretly.
What kind of patriot supports that crap?2 AnswersLaw & Ethics8 years ago
In the NYTimes op pages, there is a piece called Messing With The Wrong City-about the marathon bombing. The piece is full of indignation and chest thumping.
I fully understand the outrage Boston's people feel. But without any clues to who committed the crimes, talk like that is empty. AND probably is giving the culprit(s) a guffaw.
Revenge is a dish best eaten cold.
The saboteurs are incompetent judging by their work. Trained terrorists could have killed dozens, even hundreds of people. So forget about organized guerrillas.1 AnswerOther - Cultures & Groups8 years ago
I have followed US politics since Eisenhower was president. There have been some misdeeds by a few chief executives but I don't recall the invective directed at any of them like the poison spewed at President Obama.
Tricky Dicky was treated better. B.J.Billy Clinton was forgiven. The Kennedy trio were all womanizing sleazebags but Teddy was sent to Congress over and over in spite of his drunk driving that caused a woman's death.3 AnswersCurrent Events8 years ago
There is a scene in the Jimmy Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara movie where Jimmy says hello to the piano player. I swear the guy is Duke Ellington. It is a snapshot of one of the jarring discords in the US concerto of self-adoration that a musician of Ellington's stature is cast in such a lowly part.
It IS Ellington (just wanted to see if any of you knew that)
The novel on which the movie was based was written by a US Supreme Court justice, John Voelker4 AnswersJazz8 years ago
People can be conservative in some ways and liberal in others. But the USA is the only modern democracy with only two plausible parties. It seems unlikely that two parties could speak for many millions of voters.4 AnswersCivic Participation8 years ago
He was suspected of doping when he was competing. He beat the best cyclists in the world over and over again. They all knew he was cheating, but somehow ($$$) he got away with it.
Now that piece of crap is making money by ADMITTING he is a piece of crap!10 AnswersCycling8 years ago
In Black movies, all the actors are waving their arms and shouting and singing louder than the choir member beside them. Rasmus bought a silver Cadillac so Cletus got a purple one. And when a really fine Black performer comes along (Obama, Whoopie, Belafonte, Poitier, the wonderful Morgan Freeman) the Black community is cool toward them (Uncle Toms, Oreo Cookies)
Y'all prefer the stupid Blacksploitation crap from Pam Greer?5 AnswersOther - Cultures & Groups8 years ago
or are several in use by various forces.4 AnswersMilitary8 years ago
and American with "good"?
America and Americans are no better or worse than many other nations in the world. Patriotism is admirable in everyone, but Americans get sickening about it. If one looks at the twenty-five wealthiest democracies in the world, America ranks low in quite a few categories. what other nation would say "That's anti-Swedish" "That's anti-Brazilian" "That's anti-Australian"
Don't hurt your arms patting yourselves on the back.5 AnswersOther - Society & Culture8 years ago
It seems clear that the laws of physics are the same universally, or all scientists are deluded somehow. The speed of light is an absolute and a speed limit in our reality. It is exceedingly curious that aliens would expend incredible time and energy resources to cross interstellar space only to abduct Mrs. Zelda Schnarr of Moose Jaw, Sask.
And then throw her back!3 AnswersAstronomy & Space8 years ago