Profile overview for HighlandValley.
Submission statistics

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

26 submissions to FlyoverStateFilms

23 submissions to CollegeBasketball

14 submissions to cyclONEnation

12 submissions to Yankees

9 submissions to iastate

This user has so far shared a total of 113 links, started a total of 26 discussions and submitted a total of 235 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 211 and downvoted 34 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 733 and downvoted 58 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

CNN Can't Keep Their Debate Questions In Their Pants - Tell The FEC To Ban CNN From Hosting Future Debates, submitted: 11/1/2016 2:05:12 PM, 124 points (+125|-1)

Eating Disorder Support Group makes video game characters "realistic" by making them chubby, submitted: 7/22/2015 9:14:30 PM, 14 points (+16|-2)

How to maintain banner image positioning? [x-post /v/CSS], submitted: 6/26/2015 3:40:58 PM, 10 points (+10|-0)

Requesting /v/Yankees ..... Only mod has been inactive for over 2 months, submitted: 6/16/2015 5:00:01 PM, 10 points (+10|-0)

A Storm Brewing - south of Ames, IA, submitted: 2/11/2016 4:53:09 PM, 9 points (+9|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

BoJack Horseman - The Troops Are Jerks, submitted: 6/14/2015 5:59:09 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Mods wanted!, submitted: 6/14/2015 6:08:14 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Free Convenience Store Drinks, submitted: 6/14/2015 7:53:58 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Game 65: Back Home with Big Mike - River Avenue Blues, submitted: 6/18/2015 1:50:52 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Shawnee Park - Cedar Rapids, IA, autumn, submitted: 6/18/2015 6:49:09 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

So I contacted Match.com about their fatfishing problem. submitted by nofatchix to fatpeoplehate

HighlandValley 0 points 105 points (+105|-0) ago

Now remember everyone... don't abuse the "report" button. If we start reporting all fatties, and not just lying fatties, they'll eventually start ignoring the complaints. That's an avenue that should stay open.

GitHub's new front page submitted by origin206 to funny

HighlandValley 0 points 70 points (+70|-0) ago

I'm irrationally bothered by your parenthesis not being closed.

This girl from tinder speaks the truth submitted by satsw to funny

HighlandValley 1 points 54 points (+55|-1) ago

Holy shit - did we solve it?

People are free to behave how they want, but others are also free to judge them by their behavior.

Do we... do we pack it up and go home now?

3 lowest rated comments:

deleted by user submitted by deleted to politics

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

They get a lot done, compared to how it could be. What I have in mind are the people who celebrate bipartisanship, and candidates who say they will put an end to partisanship.

I for one don't want a 1 party state.

[SERIOUS] Who gets to decide the line between free speech and hate speech? submitted by mariahlarose to AskVoat

HighlandValley 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Sometimes police will crack-down in areas where pedestrians are frequently struck by vehicles. Outside of that, it's largely ignored.

[SERIOUS] Who gets to decide the line between free speech and hate speech? submitted by mariahlarose to AskVoat

HighlandValley 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I still agree with rules keep people from feeling targeted in the workplace or public school classroom

These seem like two very different situations. If an employer wants to "protect" employees by creating rules about what speech is allowed, they're certainly free to do so - but should this really be a law? If you think your employer's speech code is too restrictive, or not restrictive enough, you don't have to work there. Even if you have a contract, the speech code should be something you know about going in. If you get there and find out that you dislike it, you still consented to it and should deal with the consequences.

An employer allowing unrestricted speech or placing certain limits on it seems no different from a retail location putting limits on speech. Movie theaters like Alamo Draft House make it very clear that you cannot talk during movies, and you will be kicked out if you do talk. It's their private establishment, and they have every right to remove you from it for violating their rules. Similarly, a movie theater is free to have no rules regarding talking during the movie, and you should know that going in. A lack of rules which allow for disruptions in a private establishment is not something to bring to the government to complain about - it's something the establishment's owner should be talked to regarding.

A public school, however, seems like a somewhat tricky thing. In many areas, you don't have a choice when it comes to schools (as in open-enrollment), and almost no states provide waivers for parents who want to send kids to private school. This means that you pay taxes to fund public schools, but if you want to send your kid to private school you have to additionally pay that tuition. In other words, if you're poor you are basically stuck attending the school closest to your home. Even if you could open-enroll, a single school district is likely to have the same rules which apply to all schools in the area.

places where it is extremely difficult to leave

Public schools really do seem to be an example of this, but the question is - does that give them more justification to create speech rules, or less? School choice would mean that each school could have their own rules and could have the attitude of, "like it or leave it." If you create a place that people are forced to attend, you can't really have the same justification for free or limited speech. I tend to fall on the side of more freedom, but I do understand those who in this case would call for speech limitations. I just think that the default should be to have public institutions operate under the same rules as the rest of open society.