Profile overview for 0ed.
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This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

33 submissions to writingprompts

10 submissions to PuzzleAndDragons

4 submissions to ChangeMyView

2 submissions to Showerthoughts

1 submissions to tifu

This user has so far shared a total of 8 links, started a total of 46 discussions and submitted a total of 205 comments.

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Submissions: This user has upvoted 468 and downvoted 23 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 704 and downvoted 21 comments.

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Cheaters submitted by skymod to funny

0ed 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago

I can't tell who said what. Their profile pics all look the same.

What would be a totally mundane, but useful superpower? submitted by KingMortales to AskVoat

0ed 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago

The ability to perfectly articulate your thoughts.

It sounds very mundane, but if you think about it it's probably the most useful superpower in all existence.

Voat financial status submitted by Atko to announcements

0ed 2 points 13 points (+15|-2) ago

The greatest problem with this is that every user would then have to get a bitcoin wallet or something. And not every user would be willing to do that - it seems like a lot of hassle for a site where you can post shit and have fun.

Another potential problem that I can forsee is that, if Voat ever strikes it big, money-driven power users might become a thing. I'm not sure that they'd be a terrible idea yet - because honestly, if their desire for money gives us better content, it might actually be a good thing - but there's some tiny alarm bell warning against the idea of a monetized userbase that I can't really understand yet.

Perhaps I am simply afraid that monetary incentives will corrupt the original incentives to go on Voat - that Voat will become a place where the aim is to get tips instead of having fun.

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deleted by user submitted by SomeScientologist to MeanwhileOnReddit

0ed 9 points -6 points (+3|-9) ago

I don't get the hate for this. It's just good business, and free market. What's wrong with that?

It even provides an economic incentive to build better subreditts. Surely it is something to be celebrated, or at least not reviled.

Wait. What? submitted by TerriChris to funny

0ed 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

Actually, why end the support for anti-Assad forces? They've probably got the greatest hopes of winning the war and restoring stability right now. I was told repeatedly that Assad is not winning the war anytime soon, and that the easiest way to resolve the situation would be to support the most popular rebel factions. Plus, we have to consider what will occur when we try to rebuild Syria - how many people would be willing to go back to an Assad government? Finally, Assad, as far as I remember, harboured anti-American sentiments. Which was why the US sent its freedom and shit propaganda over to stir up trouble for Assad to begin with, and why the US is supporting the rebels now.

Summarily, if what I am told is true, Assad is both:

1: Weak, and losing the war 2: Unpopular to begin with 3: Anti-America, which gives America no benefits to support him

So supporting Assad would only be propping up an unpopular and losing side who hates your guts and blames you for starting the war. Why should we do that? Or is there something I'm missing?

CMV: Gun control is a good idea submitted by 0ed to ChangeMyView

0ed 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

This is not relevant at all to my main point - but I couldn't just let it slide. Before anyone else decides that suicide by gun is the easiest way to go, It is NOT. Suicide by gun is only painless if you manage to get the brain stem, causing immediate brain death. According to This study, in victims who suffer a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, only 28/39 died via brain death on their admittance to the hospital. This isn't even accounting for the people who did not suffer an immediate brain death. Suicide by gun, quite frankly, is not the best way to go.

Now that we've got that aside, we might as well go back to the argument of why gun control wouldn't work. I find it highly doubtful that the government would be able to chalk it up to a "clerical error" and simply confiscate everybody's guns. If you even think that it is possible, then perhaps you might indeed have reason to fear for your guns.

Likewise, the argument that guns can keep the government in control of the people is laughable. You're talking about the government of the USA - the world's biggest spender on military development. There is simply no way that the average household will ever amass enough guns to fight against the government. The government isn't listening to your wishes because it's afraid of your guns. It's listening to you because it wants to satisfy as many wants as possible within the country.

As for the analogy of cars and guns, I am not at all certain as to what you're trying to say. Nobody ever proposed taking all the cars away. Similarly, no one in here has proposed taking all the guns away). If you agree that the driver's license is a good idea for keeping cars out of the hands of idiots, then you should agree that background checks are a good idea to keep guns out of the hands of murderers. That's all there is to the analogy.

As for people who voice opposition to government action being called terrorists, I must admit that's a new one. Can you elaborate and explain how you came to that conclusion?