Profile overview for JohnPaulJones.
Submission statistics

This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

6 submissions to AskVoat

5 submissions to whatever

3 submissions to SargonofAkkad

1 submissions to scifi

1 submissions to AskGoats

This user has so far shared a total of 7 links, started a total of 14 discussions and submitted a total of 1785 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 1781 and downvoted 265 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 715 and downvoted 71 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Anybody into model rockets?, submitted: 7/1/2017 2:24:43 AM, 26 points (+26|-0)

What are some good books to read this summer?, submitted: 5/19/2017 7:46:42 PM, 21 points (+21|-0)

Dr. Who season 10 has been a serious disappointment thus far., submitted: 5/22/2017 2:02:36 AM, 16 points (+16|-0)

Just finished Dangerous by Milo, submitted: 7/9/2017 4:24:18 AM, 12 points (+12|-0)

Why do the Dems keep making a big deal out of special elections?, submitted: 6/21/2017 4:40:14 AM, 10 points (+10|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

If you could only burn one metal what would it be?, submitted: 5/20/2017 5:18:55 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Does anyone have any good arguments for/ against Citizens United?, submitted: 5/22/2017 9:37:56 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Dirty Bomb Scare in Charleston Harbor, submitted: 6/15/2017 4:20:59 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

This Week in Stupid (09/07/2017), submitted: 7/9/2017 9:41:58 PM, 1 points (+2|-1)

Withdraw and renegotiate Paris Agreement, submitted: 6/1/2017 7:37:38 PM, 2 points (+2|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

My Kid Made It So I Couldn't Party So We Gave Him Up For Adoption submitted by EarlPoncho to whatever

JohnPaulJones 1 points 78 points (+79|-1) ago

The fucking comments though. What the fuck is wrong with these people? The internet never fails to lower my regards for humanity.

Should citizens be required to pass a very basic test before being allowed to vote? submitted by is_pepsi_okay to AskVoat

JohnPaulJones 0 points 75 points (+75|-0) ago

No that's not a power you want to give the government.
While it seems like a very reasonable measure sooner or later that test will be used as an oppressive tool by the government.

Better answer go back to teaching civics (not just government) in schools.

Does the Pope still have the authority to call for a crusade? submitted by Vladimara to AskVoat

JohnPaulJones 0 points 41 points (+41|-0) ago

Yes but given this pope, He'll be calling for Muslims to invade Europe.

3 lowest rated comments:

Just a reminder submitted by Voater777 to whatever

JohnPaulJones 5 points -5 points (+0|-5) ago

It would surprise me just because T_D loves to jump to conclusions and Muslim bash.

how did elon musk make his billions? i know paypal rips off people a lot but what lse did he do? submitted by JonReed to AskVoat

JohnPaulJones 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago

Government hand outs..... http://archive.is/MG17i
Much of his personal wealth has been driven by the government heavily subsidizes his businesses (after paypal).

Why don't blacks tip? submitted by Thegunnersdream to whatever

JohnPaulJones 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago

Black privilege. Culturally they don't seem to buy into tipping. Granted they aren't the only group who does this TBF. Foreigners from countries where tipping isn't a thing don't tip remarkably well even though the custom has been thoroughly explained to them.
According to WaPo many black people don't realize what the proper tip is.
http://archive.is/tsyBe
The other half is unknown but likely a combination of inferior service (although this isn't strongly tied to tip amount) and other unknown cultural/economic factors.
[edit] I say inferior service because it is self reinforcing. You have two tables one with a white family and one with a black family. You know that on average the white family is more likely to leave a better tip so you pay more attention to them. On top of this as was explained in the article better servers will avoid restaurants with large black clienteles. On top of this is aggregate experience wherein black people have conditioned servers (race neutrally to be noted) that they will not tip them as well so over time they get worse service. This in turn justifies lower tips. It's self-reinforcing.