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

14 submissions to funny

9 submissions to lyme

3 submissions to itookashit

3 submissions to whatever

2 submissions to videos

This user has so far shared a total of 41 links, started a total of 10 discussions and submitted a total of 620 comments.

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Submissions: This user has upvoted 5690 and downvoted 99 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 14590 and downvoted 869 comments.

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5 highest rated submissions:

Time to bring back the good old days, submitted: 5/7/2017 7:26:26 AM, 167 points (+169|-2)

The limo torched by anti-Trump rioters was owned by a Muslim immigrant who now faces going bust., submitted: 1/24/2017 8:43:59 AM, 146 points (+149|-3)

The truth might be a little racist, submitted: 1/21/2018 12:53:43 AM, 142 points (+150|-8)

How liberals deal with the Muslim problem, submitted: 8/5/2017 11:35:27 PM, 141 points (+141|-0)

Taking care of his investments, submitted: 4/23/2017 12:43:11 AM, 126 points (+136|-10)

5 lowest rated submissions:

I took a shit! 3.2 lbs, looks exactly like a poop emoji, smile and all., submitted: 1/12/2017 2:48:57 AM, -1 points (+1|-2)

Lyme: The Infectious Disease Equivalent of Cancer, Says Top Duke Oncologist, submitted: 2/6/2017 1:58:29 AM, -1 points (+3|-4)

TH1 and TH2 dominance, submitted: 4/1/2017 8:29:37 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

A drive by shooting of the new Hyperloop Test Track, submitted: 1/28/2017 1:23:29 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

I just took a 5.7 lb shitpost! Tasted like identity politics., submitted: 1/21/2017 6:25:36 AM, 1 points (+4|-3)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

James Damore earns 6 months of his former salary in 2 days of apparel sales submitted by Tor1 to funny

metawizard 1 points 59 points (+60|-1) ago

Liberals won't see what's going on here. They'll think he was deliberately racist and sexist in order to make money because money is evil and all, and CNN told them he's racist and sexist. They'll never read the original memo, even though it only takes 5 or 10 minutes.

Oh well, at least we can laugh at them while they lose their power and struggle to understand what's going on.

How can we increase Voat's popularity? submitted by guinness2 to AskVoat

metawizard 0 points 40 points (+40|-0) ago

I think it's safer to grow gradually. A growth spurt can drastically change the culture here to the point where it's really not the voat that we've grown to love. Growing gradually encourages newcomers to adapt to the the environment rather than take it over.

Americans of Voat - exactly how much worse does it need to get before you'll actively revolt? submitted by DigitalRefugee to AskVoat

metawizard 0 points 40 points (+40|-0) ago

It's not taught in public schools here of course, but we've had some minor revolts. The Battle of Athens comes to mind. In 1946, around 3,000 battle hardened WW2 vets returned to their home in Athens, Tennessee.

Since the early 40's, the townsmen had put up with election fraud and predatory policing and brutality. They tried to solve the issue peacefully, offering candidates that promised voting reform and honest elections. They never won. They tried it again with an All GI ticket when the vets returned. Still nothing. So they revolted. Here's a summary of what happened.

The voting fraud was the big issue, but a black man being shot by an official while attempting to make it into a polling booth was the spark that ignited the flame. The ex GI's raided the armory and took just about every firearm in it. The officials took the votes to jail for counting. The GI's left the rear door of the jail open so the people they were shooting at would have an escape route, and way of surrendering. They then nearly surrounded the jail and starting shooting it up.

They succeeded, but not without an (attempted) struggle. The local officials tried to call in the national guard. The national guard never showed up, and they feared that ex GI's wouldn't shoot other ex GI's anyways. Anyways, the battle started and was over within a day. Honest elections were held afterwards, and the local government was replaced entirely with war vets who cleaned the place up.

The corrupt officials were told to leave and that they would be shot if they ever came back.

So, I think it's a combination of things. A good portion of the population needs to believe they've been significantly wronged. They need to think they have a halfway decent chance of succeeding. They need to be upset enough about it to do something, and they have to know that enough others feel the same way. These GI's had just fought to keep the world and themselves free of some of the most powerful war machines at the time, and when they came home, they saw the corruption they were fighting against staring them in the face.

3 lowest rated comments:

If the races were reversed, this would be all over the MSM and they'd be blaming Trump submitted by EmmetMcTaggart to videos

metawizard 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago

ITT, lots of people that don't understand genetics using their ignorance to justify their ignorance.

I completely agree that this is racist and if the raceswere reversed, the media would have a had a field day.

Account Deleted By User submitted by Ex-Redditor to Health

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

The safer ones are closer to the positive side of the scale, and you're right that they do have that information, if you really dig into the topic, but the political rhetoric is generally that nothing will go wrong and vaccines are absolutely infallible, and the bigger problem is that so many people buy into that mentality. Then they go out and vote. As a result, a considerably large portion of the population wants to make vaccines mandatory. There are edge cases that these people will never consider, and in the end, people get hurt as a result.

Account Deleted By User submitted by Ex-Redditor to Health

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

One could calculate the risks associated with mixing vaccinated and unvaccinated children, considering aspects like how well herd immunity will protect everyone, how risky an actual infection (is the specific disease something closer to the common cold or cancer?), and we could account for how easy or difficult the disease is to currently treat, success rates of such treatments and possible lingering effects. If we account for enough factors, I think we could afford to mix vaccinated and unvaccinated children.

I looked into some statistics a while ago, and close to 90% of the population gets the important ones. Some are close to 75%, but it was almost always between 75% and 95% for each one that I looked up. The lower rates were things like mild flu vaccines, and things like the hpv vaccine were closer to 90%. It's different for each disease of course, but 75% - 95% vaccination rates are usually more than high enough to prevent an epidemic.

I'm glad you believe in preserving the choice involved. That's a big part of it for me too. I don't really trust the government, and my mistrust has spread to the CDC as well, in part because of my experience with lyme disease. It's an exhaustive topic to explain, but to sum things up, the CDC's guidelines have been out of date for lyme disease for over 20 years. They've actively resisted updates despite new science. And they recommend 6 weeks of doxycycline to cure it. If it comes back, they'll tell you it's post-treatment lyme disease syndrome.

We've had evidence since the early 90's that the parasites can be found in the host after treatment. We've had evidence since the mid 90's that doxycycline does not kill it. It causes a shift to a dormant cyst form (which the CDC still doesn't acknowledge exists). They don't acknowledge that it can reinfect hosts, despite how common this is, and all of the science that backs it up. And the current recommended treatment varies a lot. It's a complicated disease, but generally it involves at least 2-4 different antibiotics being taken simultaneously, addressing all 3 morphological forms of borrelia along with coinfections for 3 months to 3 years depending on the specifics of each case. Doctors are being dragged to court over the antibiotic usage, and even having their medical licenses revoked. And researchers have come forward saying they were confronted by the CDC to change their findings on lyme, to alter the data and lie, and it's pretty obvious when you really get in depth with it. You end up with clear patterns of contradictory data. There is a lot to it; as I said, it's an exhaustive topic, but it goes well beyond what incompetence could possibly account for.

Kind of went off on a tangent there, but I think we would find that the risks associated with unvaccinated and vaccinated children attending the same school are largely blown out of proportion. And for a lot of things, like lyme disease, malaria, dengue fever, the zika virus, etc, all the scary things we like to avoid, I think we'll come up with some innovative ways of preventing initial infections without involving vaccines (in humans at least). We could design a virus that kills borrelia for example, and only borrelia. Once the borrelia become rare enough, the virus would go extinct. We'd have to find a way of error correcting or include an inbuilt method of self devitalization in the event of a mutation to reduce the risk of harmful mutations becoming a problem themselves, but I think that's an obstacle that we'll conquer in the very near term.