Profile overview for GoofyGrape.
Submission statistics

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

33 submissions to cheers

17 submissions to HistoryAnecdotes

17 submissions to politics

13 submissions to whatever

11 submissions to GreatQuotes

This user has so far shared a total of 107 links, started a total of 88 discussions and submitted a total of 1694 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 31399 and downvoted 385 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 29549 and downvoted 92 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Voat, Inc. is one year old. Happy birthday!, submitted: 8/3/2016 1:08:55 PM, 284 points (+287|-3)

US pulls out of UN's Global Compact on Migration, submitted: 12/3/2017 3:37:29 AM, 215 points (+215|-0)

Democrats begin their recount in Wisconsin, submitted: 12/10/2016 9:59:10 PM, 214 points (+222|-8)

Rand Paul is suspending his campaign, submitted: 2/3/2016 3:08:04 PM, 139 points (+142|-3)

When an engineer goes camping, submitted: 1/20/2016 7:27:21 PM, 132 points (+134|-2)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Link to Drone Zone - Atmospheric textures with minimal beats, submitted: 7/26/2015 6:25:52 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Tree Goats, submitted: 9/16/2015 9:44:50 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

State Rankings of Integrity, submitted: 11/13/2015 6:00:01 AM, 1 points (+2|-1)

Noel X by Louis-Claude Daquin, submitted: 12/6/2015 6:50:29 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Link to Christmas music played by organs, submitted: 12/6/2015 7:36:42 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Account Deleted By User submitted by saverem to funny

GoofyGrape 0 points 60 points (+60|-0) ago

"Once upon a time coats of arms containing lions without genitalia were given to those who betrayed the Crown."

Yeah, sounds about right.

Left reddit for good. submitted by silencedbandshadow to MeanwhileOnReddit

GoofyGrape 0 points 55 points (+55|-0) ago

Welcome aboard!

Your story is familiar to a lot of people here on Voat. It sounds like you are someone who knows how to contribute content and comments. Please continue to do so over here.

ElI5: The difference in car design that makes it now deadly to leave kids in the car in the summer when years ago kids were left in cars all the time submitted by Vvswiftvv17 to ELI5

GoofyGrape 1 points 45 points (+46|-1) ago

Here are a few possible reasons:

  • I think it more likely that the kid(s) would have tagged along with mom and not be left in the car.

  • Doors and windows could be manually unlocked and children would not have been strapped down in a car seat. If they were old enough, kids could make their way out of a car if it was life threatening.

  • Families were bigger, so it is more likely that there would have been multiple siblings, thus there would be at least one kid who is old enough to figure out how to get out of a car if it got too hot.

  • Parents were more likely to leave the windows down and/or doors unlocked as people used to be more trusting.

  • Other adults passing by would have been less shy about opening a car door if they saw a child struggling in the heat.

  • Several decades ago, a family may only have one car, which would usually be for Dad driving to work. If Mom was going to go to the store with Junior, it would be later in the day after Dad got home from work, and therefore not as hot.

  • Not sure if this is the case, but I could imagine the characteristics that make the windows less likely to shatter also cause them to retain more heat.

  • As someone else posted, front and rear windows are more slanted than they used to be. Some of the really old cars also had very small rear windows.

  • If you go back enough decades, a higher proportion of cars did not have roofs.

  • Kids are fatter nowadays and are thus more prone to overheating.

  • Global warming. That one degree is apparently killing more kids in cars than it used to.

  • Kids are more likely to be, um, pigmented than in decades past. Meaning they absorb more sunlight.

3 lowest rated comments:

Eighteen Convicted in Mostly Muslim Rape Gang, Police Paid Child Rapist Informant £10k submitted by Kattie to OccidentalEnclave

GoofyGrape 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago

Also the youngest by far. She was 22, next oldest was 28, and the far were at least 32.

Do You Check Downvoat Heavy Comments To See If Someone's Getting Silienced Inappropriately? submitted by Ciscogeek to AskVoat

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

Same. I upvoat heavily downvoated comments less than 10% of the time.

How would you categorize your political beliefs and what would you say influenced them the most? submitted by Hokie200proof to AskVoat

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

Sorry for the relative brevity of my original posting but I am at work. To expound a bit, if you called me a conservative, I would not necessarily agree but I would take it as a compliment. If you called me a Republican, I would take it as an insult. That might be too idealistic of a viewpoint but there it is.

I am fiscally conservative in that I think our govt is too bloated but I am no longer a budget hawk. This change is from witnessing our govt and others function over the years and especially the time a few years ago when our bond rating was downgraded and yet people around the world bought more US bonds.

I could go on a lot more but it's back to the salt mines for me.