This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):
23 submissions to news
9 submissions to pics
7 submissions to politics
5 submissions to TheSystem
4 submissions to florida
This user has so far shared a total of 83 links, started a total of 19 discussions and submitted a total of 670 comments.
Submissions: This user has upvoted 66 and downvoted 6 submissions.
Comments: This user has upvoted 196 and downvoted 19 comments.
5 highest rated submissions:
New York Expected To Approve A New $15 Minimum Wage For Fast Food Workers., submitted: 7/21/2015 6:01:50 PM, 51 points (+52|-1)
White House in final stages of drafting plan to close Guantanamo prison, submitted: 7/22/2015 9:45:49 PM, 45 points (+45|-0)
Hey Voat, as a community, which websites can at least a good majority of us agree are worth using as article sources?, submitted: 7/26/2015 9:15:52 PM, 45 points (+46|-1)
U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission ruled this week that job discrimination based on sexual orientation is illegal, submitted: 7/18/2015 3:35:41 AM, 44 points (+44|-0)
Clinton: I did not send or get classified emails on private account, submitted: 7/26/2015 10:39:37 AM, 43 points (+44|-1)
5 lowest rated submissions:
Oh, that was a good night..., submitted: 6/24/2015 3:52:43 AM, 0 points (+1|-1)
You had one job..., submitted: 6/24/2015 3:58:40 AM, 0 points (+1|-1)
Former Congressman Michael Grimm Sentenced to 8 Months For Tax Fraud, submitted: 7/20/2015 12:11:12 AM, 0 points (+1|-1)
Hillary Clinton Pledges to Install 500 Million Solar Panels if Voted President, submitted: 7/27/2015 7:20:04 AM, 0 points (+2|-2)
Guy wants to get a #Jeb4Prez neck tattoo. Jeb Bush endorses the idea., submitted: 7/27/2015 7:28:25 AM, 0 points (+1|-1)
3 highest rated comments:
C_IsForCookie 10 points 65 points 75 points (+75|-10) ago
He's not retarded, and he's not wrong, but neither are you. You're both equally as correct. It's frustrating when people don't see that there's more than one, two, or ten reasons why these problems are evident. It's multi-faceted and that's why it's so hard to fix. Instead of grouping all of the ideas together and figuring out how to solve them one at a time, we have people trying to argue that their idea is the "right" one and that their idea alone will solve all the problems.
Yes, the issue has always been there. But it's gotten worse as time has gone on for the reasons @bloopton mentioned. Not only that, but your comment helped to reinforce his. He said that part of the reason we have so many problems is because of the fear that our citizens are so well armed that they feel compelled to police them more akin to military than not, but this only came to fruition because of the fear that their commanders put in their minds because of the raids and the war on drugs and all of those other things you mentioned. Guns have a lot to do with it, and even partially so because we've turned it into such an issue that the constant conversations regarding them, and the 2nd amendment, and how important it is to the country makes cops feel like they've got to watch their backs because everyone's got one now. You said we have police who are vets with PTSD, he said we have shit mental health and a surplus of weaponry. Well... what do you think someone with PTSD is going to do in a situation like that?
But you're not wrong what so ever either. The police themselves need to develop better tactics for how they operate and enact these raids. They even more importantly need to develop better systems of hiring and training. There are politicians who need to put their priorities in order and protect the people before they secure their vote next election. The war on drugs has been bullshit on many levels, but that's the type of stuff that propagates the violence which makes the police trigger happy which causes more violence which causes the police departments to buy the tanks which causes MORE violence which causes MORE problems and everyone's fighting everyone and then we're all stuck in the middle.
This post isn't directed specifically at you, @Coroner. This is a generalized statement. There are so many factors that are propagating the issues that we're having that it gets overwhelming and it's hard to keep track of them, and organize them, and then figure out how to solve them, because so many people are too busy arguing about it instead of doing anything about it, and everybody else is too busy trying not to get shot on the way to work by a cop. It's getting ridiculous.
And what nobody's mentioned so far, so I will, is the police need better OVERSIGHT and ACCOUNTABILITY. No more of that fine blue line crap. It's getting old, and that's another huge factor on top of all of the rest.
C_IsForCookie 20 points 59 points 79 points (+79|-20) ago
I'm clicking on a lot of those and a lot of them seem like justified kills based on the stories on the site. I'm not naive, I realize that there has been a lot of police brutality and excessive use of force, but the way this post and that website is phrased makes it seem like 622 people have been killed without cause in the US, which is simply not true. I feel like the title is deceptive.
C_IsForCookie 2 points 57 points 59 points (+59|-2) ago
Because he was trying to resolve slavery? Because he was trying to prevent hostility between blacks and whites? Both?
Or was it because he didn't want colored folk 'round these parts?
Sounds like the former to me. I don't think he had malicious intentions.
3 lowest rated comments:
C_IsForCookie 3 points -3 points 0 points (+0|-3) ago
Depends. Are you white? Do you live in a high income area?
C_IsForCookie 4 points -3 points 1 points (+1|-4) ago
I have 7. I liked XP more. And it's silly, however still amusing to think that one would use the vulnerabilities against me to send the white house bomb threats. Those things can be done via malware on any OS. To me, thinking that using XP will get your computer compromised for no reason other than using XP is like the worry people had over the Y2K bug. Things don't just spontaneously go haywire. If you're knowledgeable, careful and prudent, you'll likely be ok.
That said I wouldn't keep all my banking information on there with a copy of my SSN and visit random untrusted websites. That's how you get identity fraud.