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

5 submissions to news

4 submissions to politics

3 submissions to music

2 submissions to Worldnews

2 submissions to AskVoat

This user has so far shared a total of 15 links, started a total of 7 discussions and submitted a total of 104 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 260 and downvoted 23 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 205 and downvoted 51 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

What's the best study music for you?, submitted: 7/6/2015 11:44:07 AM, 31 points (+31|-0)

NYPD accused of destroying evidence showing cops issued bogus summonses to meet quota, submitted: 7/12/2015 4:33:28 AM, 31 points (+32|-1)

Thomas Piketty: Germany has never repaid, submitted: 7/7/2015 4:14:57 AM, 23 points (+24|-1)

How Greece leaving the euro would actually work, submitted: 7/7/2015 4:18:22 AM, 23 points (+23|-0)

None Shall Pass - Aesop Rock, submitted: 7/7/2015 5:09:01 AM, 19 points (+19|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

HONY these days, submitted: 7/7/2015 4:56:46 AM, 0 points (+1|-1)

Sandra Bland Dashcam Video Edited, submitted: 7/23/2015 7:40:12 AM, 1 points (+2|-1)

Edward Snowden plea deal with US a possibility, says Eric Holder, submitted: 7/7/2015 2:15:06 PM, 3 points (+3|-0)

Letter to My Son - Ta-Nehisi Coates, submitted: 7/6/2015 10:26:41 AM, 5 points (+5|-0)

Can someone give me a non-editorialized summary of the recent events of Voat?, submitted: 8/12/2015 1:30:14 PM, 5 points (+9|-4)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

For the benefit of newcomers, what behavior was acceptable on Reddit but totally unacceptable here? submitted by Mattvision to AskVoat

NakedAmbition 0 points 140 points (+140|-0) ago

"I did Nazi that coming". Everyone else did you little bitch.

"Reddit's Terrorists Have Won" (Daily Beast) submitted by toomanycats to news

NakedAmbition 0 points 52 points (+52|-0) ago

I hate how all these comments are shallow analysis about what Arthur Chu wrote, instead of calling out what he said in the title and typing witty retorts about Pao we should have a real discussion and put real refutations to his arguments.

  1. Reddit is a cesspool of sexism and racism

The problem with Chu's view is that it does not truly understand what Reddit wants to be. Reddit does not wish to be a mundane carbon copy of facebook with anonymity. It's about allowing online denizens to come together and discuss things. I've seen some of the most amazing niche subreddits which fit perfectly with my passions. E.g. /r/debate, /r/gaybros, /r/tumblrinaction, /r/badcode, /r/learnprogramming, /r/asianamerican, /r/masterchef. Even the ones I dislike I like watching as a sort of anthropological voyeur, /r/coontown, /r/darkenlightenment, /r/theredpill, /r/gender_critical. Reddit is an emulation of society except without the boundaries. All the society boundaries which the powers that be and that history has encoded in us are ripped apart in an open forum like Reddit. Reddit is not meant to protect you from misogyny or racism, it lets you curate it without getting hurt. I read incredibly heinous articles in /r/antiPOZI about the LGBT community, yet I don't try censor it.

  1. Reddit is selling a false message to investors

Up until recently, Reddit was the front-page of the internet. The reason Reddit succeeded until recently was that it had the weirdos. You had people jizz into a box for decades. You had users currate a fucking button. Reddit was full of weirdos and that's what made it work. When the cleaning crew of Social Justice Warriors came in, everything was fucked up. Reddit is born from a Silicon Valley mentality, we all help each other and try to forget about identity politics. I've seen beautiful things happen on reddit, from the dozens of Pizza's sent to a little girl with cancer to beautifully eloquent posts deriding the NSA. The spirit of certain subreddits were killed and policed by people like SRS, e.g. /r/lgbt making a replace /r/ainbow necessary. Reddit will make money in the future because reddit doesn't try to monetize too fast and trusts its users and thus users trust it back. Many internet products are filled with assholes, e.g. Steam but the company knows and loves its users. The moment reddit stops being weird is the moment it will die and not be worth investing in. I've seen these Social Justice Warriors lambast nerd culture all my life but it is nerd culture that builds the things we love.

  1. Ellen Pao's Criticism was built on sexism and racism

Although some of the rhetoric is questionable, the majority of people are pissed because of real reasons. Mods have no tools to do anything, admins don't respond to mail, they fired victoria with NO NOTICE to mods. Furthermore, it was not Pao's race or sex, it was her ineptitude and inability to even use the site that made people despise her. Furthermore, /r/fatpeoplehate was not doxxing anyone and there were worse subreddits like /r/rapingwomen and /r/coontown but no fat people who choose to be fat are just as discriminated. People don't hate Alexis Ohanian as much because he's just a kid founder who wants the establishment to respect him. He engages with the community and doesn't try to link us to his private mail. Furthermore, although he says incendirary things like popcorn tastes good in subredditdrama, it shows he's a redditor. Ellen Pao goes to NYT and bitches about us.

Closing

Lastly, the online community does care about things like social justice, it just hates disingenuous people. Hence why one of the most thrown around phrases is 'OP is a faggot'. We care about Tamir Rice an unarmed 12 yo getting shot, about Freddie Gray, we care about the mass rape and under education of girls in Pakistan (Malala Yousafzai). What we don't care about is a woman with a Princeton and Harvard education bitching about how she got called a bitch or getting castigated by a gender-studies major telling us how there aren't enough women in tech. There are truly those who are victims of misogyny and racism in the world. Ellen Pao is not one of them.

Edit: Added this: People don't hate Alexis Ohanian as much because he's just a kid founder who wants the establishment to respect him. He engages with the community and doesn't try to link us to his private mail. Furthermore, although he says incendirary things like popcorn tastes good in subredditdrama, it shows he's a redditor. Ellen Pao goes to NYT and bitches about us.

Poll: 70 percent of Americans believe news media is intentionally biased submitted by gramman74 to news

NakedAmbition 1 points 21 points (+22|-1) ago

I think that you have two key pieces of media that are bias, MSNBC and Fox News galvanizing the rest of the media showing how being a demagogue allows you to become more popular. However, it is the absurdly arbitrary neutrality of the mainstream media, your CNNs, your ABCs, your CBSs, that are the main issue. Most news stories go like this:

"Liberals say this" "Conservatives say this" "Therefore the truth is in the middle"

The problem with the faux-objectivity is that the truth does not lie in the middle, the overton window has moved towards the right at an extreme rate. You have right-wing extremist politicians who do not wish to accept gay marriage, raising the minimum wage, or abortion rights as proof of this shift in the dominant political narrative in the mainstream.

You can see this further in aspects of the media response to Bernie Sanders. Sanders' ideas are actually incredibly popular among the whole of America, people want a raise in the minimum wage [1], people want universal or a single-payer healthcare system [2], free education [3]. Bernie is not a radical, he's what Americans want, but the media still spins this yarn that America is a right-wing nation.

Ultimately, the news media's issue is not bias, Fox News is not destroying the nation. It may galvanize a heavily bigoted portion of the population but rather CNN and its faux-intellectualism and stupid-ass infographics. No the Malaysian Airlines flight did not enter a blackhole.

[1] http://www.people-press.org/files/legacy-pdf/02-21-13%20Political%20Release.pdf [2] http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/229959-majority-still-support-single-payer-option-poll-finds [3] http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/5-radical-bernie-sanders-ideas-many-americans-strongly-support

3 lowest rated comments:

Latinos now officially the biggest ethnic group in California submitted by Bullet_Tooth_Tony to news

NakedAmbition 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago

Firstly, I don't think an ethnic collectively has meetings and asks whether it has a 'minority status'. Secondly, I don't think being greater in number in one state gives them 'majority' status, Asians outnumber people the world over but are still considered minorities. Thirdly, we must remember they are still as a whole a disempowered group, as shown by the disgusting rhetoric Donald Trump uses in dehumanizing them as rapists.

Poll: 70 percent of Americans believe news media is intentionally biased submitted by gramman74 to news

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

  1. Conservatives would have moved on social issues if not for the evangelical block, even Goldwater conceded that moving for the evangelical screwed the Republicans forever.

  2. The minimum wage is EMPIRICALLY shown to not kill jobs but instead increases employment it (http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/07/03/3456393/minimum-wage-state-%20increase-employment/). When comparing your evidence which is analytical with mine which is empirical, empirics win out. Furthermore, it is shown that firms merely just adjust (http://www.cepr.net/documents/publications/min-wage-2013-02.pdf).