Profile overview for shorternet.
Submission statistics

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

3650 submissions to canadianpolitics

801 submissions to Canada

37 submissions to CanadianMusic

21 submissions to NativeIssues

12 submissions to NotTheOnion

This user has so far shared a total of 4499 links, started a total of 79 discussions and submitted a total of 2076 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 4632 and downvoted 981 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 780 and downvoted 490 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

A friend of mine went completely off the grid this summer, this bad boy now decorates his property., submitted: 7/31/2015 2:49:49 PM, 185 points (+185|-0)

Edward Snowden Captured, submitted: 7/12/2016 9:51:09 PM, 111 points (+179|-68)

Anti-Gay Pastor That Praised Orlando Massacre Loses Lease, submitted: 6/22/2016 8:55:46 PM, 71 points (+73|-2)

Woman calls 911 to tell police there isn't enough cheese on her pizza, submitted: 6/21/2016 1:24:48 PM, 53 points (+53|-0)

51 per cent of Canadians disagree with plan to accept Syrian refugees, poll shows, submitted: 11/20/2015 1:30:57 PM, 47 points (+48|-1)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Cabinet will finally have gender parity, get over it, submitted: 11/4/2015 11:42:33 AM, -10 points (+2|-12)

Yup, another one, submitted: 10/11/2017 5:03:15 PM, -7 points (+1|-8)

How wIll Justin Trudeau handle the wave of refugees coming to Canada from the lost city of Atlantis?, submitted: 4/4/2017 3:52:23 PM, -5 points (+2|-7)

Islamophobia runs deeper than failed Tory election tactics , submitted: 6/5/2016 11:32:45 PM, -5 points (+1|-6)

Kevin O'Leary proposes 'fast-track' to citizenship for skilled immigrants, submitted: 2/6/2017 1:31:09 AM, -4 points (+1|-5)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Account Deleted By User submitted by saverem to news

shorternet 1 points 30 points (+31|-1) ago

What a competently misleading headline

In an effort to “preserve decorum and traditions” in the romantic canal city of Venice, local authorities have banned new kebab shops and other fast-food outlets from opening.

A law passed on Thursday will also limit shops selling pizza by the slice. Only shops selling artisanal ice cream will be spared from the measure, long championed by the mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro.

(emphasis mine)

In other words, no new fast food outlets - so why was the "kebab" shop singled out in the headline?

Will the end of Windows 7 be the end of Windows altogether? submitted by Mindbender4 to technology

shorternet 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago

Windows 10 was the end of Windows for me. As soon as mainstream support ended and the nag screens started I downloaded openSUSE (Leap) and returned to Linux after leaving it for Win7 - I should have known better at the time, but....... meh, lessons learned and water under the bridge I guess.

I've since migrated from openSUSE to Mint 18 w/Cinnamon and remain a happy camper.

Tell me what your going to do once it happens.....

Your reasonable [1] options are limited

  1. live with what Microsoft does, or
  2. move to a different platform

Your real decision is when you are going to make that decision.

[1] Note that I do not consider the use of unsupported and/or obsolete operating systems a reasonable option.

Driver slapped with nearly $240 ticket for driving with 'unsecured load' of snow on his van submitted by Some_Guy_from_RI to Canada

shorternet 1 points 20 points (+21|-1) ago

Good. As someone who regularly has to dodge chunks of snow and pieces of flying ice on highways all winter long I have no sympathy for this guy what-so-ever.

Lazy drivers who endanger others because they couldn't be bothered to get out the door in the morning in time to clean off their vehicles properly and make it to their favorite coffee shop before work deserve none.

$240 is too light.

3 lowest rated comments:

Cabinet will finally have gender parity, get over it submitted by shorternet to canadianpolitics

shorternet 22 points -19 points (+3|-22) ago

Why is the White male under constant attack?

We're not. There are simply those of our number who belong to the old guard and are unwilling to give up the privilege we've enjoyed for centuries.

NDP 'too white,' party president Rebecca Blaikie says submitted by shorternet to canadianpolitics

shorternet 8 points -7 points (+1|-8) ago

Do ya feel better? Venting without substance is, like your angry little comment, utterly pointless.

Blaikie's point is that in order to succeed in today's politics any political party needs to be representative of the public it hopes to represent on all levels, and that they have failed to do that. It's a point that you either didn't pick up on, or chose to ignore - which was it?

Quite frankly I don't get the, 'oh, us poor white folks are being hard done by' mentality in this. It's simple demographics being acknowledged by a political party.

Look, PM Trudeau - 'This is a real Canadian' submitted by Some_Guy_from_RI to Canada

shorternet 7 points -6 points (+1|-7) ago

Dear Toronto Sun,

I am another "real Canadian " and while I find some of the changes I may have to make in order to be more environmentally responsible inconvenient they are changes I believe need to be made.

yer pal



  1. the average Canadian is disabled, and
  2. The Toronto Sun gets to define who is and is not a "real Canadian".