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

34 submissions to news

31 submissions to NativeIssues

14 submissions to politics

4 submissions to AskVoat

3 submissions to Canada

This user has so far shared a total of 81 links, started a total of 11 discussions and submitted a total of 255 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 1072 and downvoted 0 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 3441 and downvoted 5 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

5 lowest rated submissions:

UN Human Rights Committee grills Canada over mining, aboriginal treatment, submitted: 7/8/2015 9:57:19 PM, 0 points (+1|-1)

Former Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal Dies, submitted: 7/10/2015 7:11:20 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Syrian safe zone: US relents to Turkish demands after border crisis grows, submitted: 7/29/2015 3:11:05 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Kentucky Man Arrested for Shooting Down a Drone Over His Property, submitted: 7/30/2015 7:18:22 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

US embassy in Cuba formally reopens: 'A day for pushing aside old barriers', submitted: 8/14/2015 6:46:53 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Is it a coincidence that the thread deleted with 300+ upvoats at the top of /v/askvoat was deleted by the mod under scrutiny? submitted by Represent601 to AskVoat

NeedleInAHaystack 0 points 69 points (+69|-0) ago

https://voat.co/v/AskVoat/comments/401467 - This too was deleted about an hour ago by @she. The reason given was: "Spam, marketing, clickbait, self-promotion & soap boxing are not allowed"

The voat user was asking for peoples thoughts/opinions on a rough draft "mod guideline" proposal.

I don't see why this was deleted.

@she please explain.

France approves 'Big Brother' surveillance powers despite UN concern submitted by NeedleInAHaystack to news

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

This is the direction that the entire western world is moving in. Reasonable expectation of privacy is becoming a thing of the past.

There are arguments for such measures (e.g. terrorism) but it has been proven time and again that these measures are ineffective in preventing such attacks.

Our representatives know the populace do not want these measures in place, yet that does not faze them. They continue to vote against thier constituents interest. They are not our government anymore, if they ever were.

Downvoting restrictions are back submitted by Atko to announcements

NeedleInAHaystack 0 points 59 points (+59|-0) ago

It encourages participation in discussion. I think that's why most people like it.

It also makes you earn the ability/responsibility of downvoating.

3 lowest rated comments:

"We can already predict that the 2015 global temperature will exceed the prior warmest year (2014) by an unusually wide margin (~ 0.1C), exceeding 1998 (El Nino of the century) even further" submitted by gtchessplayer to science

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

Thanks. I didn't think so, but when the article said a .1c rise, and each year is setting new records, i wasn't sure.

Do you think it will in our lifetime?

"We can already predict that the 2015 global temperature will exceed the prior warmest year (2014) by an unusually wide margin (~ 0.1C), exceeding 1998 (El Nino of the century) even further" submitted by gtchessplayer to science

NeedleInAHaystack 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago

Does this mean we are going to pass the crucial 2C threshold? did we already?

It's hard to find reliable information, everything seems to conflict each other (in the long term, I mean).

deleted by user submitted by deleted to askgoat

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

I just wanted to acknowledge that it is still scary. I wasn't trying to minimize that aspect.

I'm glad that it has helped a little. It's strange, in the sense that this is something that we all go through (as I am too) but we talk about it so little.

It's all too easy to "slip into the rabbit hole of despair". But in retrospect it only compounds it.

Living in the present is hard and it takes a constant reminder (i have to remind myself all the time).

But accepting the lack of control (what choice do we have, right?) has helped me live in the present a little more, i'm glad it helps you too.

I wish you the best. I hope the time you have with her is wonderful.

Like I said, worrying about our own death will only make us lose out on life now. It's going to happen, we should savor the moment.