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

2 submissions to politics

1 submissions to Listentothis

1 submissions to music

This user has so far shared a total of 4 links, started a total of 0 discussions and submitted a total of 143 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 131 and downvoted 39 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 593 and downvoted 140 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Forgetting Afghanistan: Americans are debating whether to fight ISIS, without acknowledging that they're already at war., submitted: 6/26/2015 6:51:34 PM, 11 points (+12|-1)

Inside the Horror Show That Is Congress, submitted: 6/27/2015 7:51:41 PM, 4 points (+4|-0)

Aktar Aktar - High End Rhetoric, submitted: 7/29/2015 10:57:07 PM, 4 points (+4|-0)

Television Fuzz - The 92s, submitted: 1/14/2016 8:34:11 PM, 1 points (+2|-1)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Television Fuzz - The 92s, submitted: 1/14/2016 8:34:11 PM, 1 points (+2|-1)

Inside the Horror Show That Is Congress, submitted: 6/27/2015 7:51:41 PM, 4 points (+4|-0)

Aktar Aktar - High End Rhetoric, submitted: 7/29/2015 10:57:07 PM, 4 points (+4|-0)

Forgetting Afghanistan: Americans are debating whether to fight ISIS, without acknowledging that they're already at war., submitted: 6/26/2015 6:51:34 PM, 11 points (+12|-1)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Do you think polyamorous marriage should be legal? submitted by Dumbtickles to AskVoat

ReadShift 0 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago

To the government, marriage is much more a change in your legal status than your relationship status. You get tax breaks, visitation rights, inheritance rights, etc. etc.

Bernie Sanders And Allies In Congress To Introduce $15 Federal Minimum Wage Wednesday submitted by flyawayhigh to news

ReadShift 4 points 25 points (+29|-4) ago

Here is another comment by brainbaobao with those studies you ordered:

https://voat.co/v/news/comments/324851/1246096

Vegan recruit declared unfit for Swiss army because he refuses to wear leather combat boots submitted by elkanahaon to news

ReadShift 1 points 22 points (+23|-1) ago

(1) All men fit for service must join the military in Switzerland.

(2) The Swiss army only engages in peacekeeping; they are not an offensive military force. That means no one is deployed with the intent to go to battle.

(3) Even if this were a volunteer-based offensive army (like that of the US), it's possible he's rationalized that his war enemy must have done something wrong. It's pretty easy to see that isn't always the case, but animals bred for consumption don't even have the opportunity to be evil.

3 lowest rated comments:

Utah Results??? submitted by schwanstucker to politics

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

Remember voter fraud =\= election fraud!

deleted by user submitted by blahblahgabor to politics

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

Straw man? If it was any sort of argumentative fallacy (and it's not), my question would have been an assertion of equality or even false equivalence. At least "call me out" correctly, will you?

Could you cite your source on that statistic? I would love to look over the numbers. The point of banning assault weapons (which is a term with no real definition) would be to reduce the number of mass shootings and the deaths resulting from those shootings. It's not to de-arm the populace. If assault weapons are used in mass shootings at a higher rate than ownership, and they are shown to be more effective at killing people during those mass shootings than shotguns and handguns, then banning them would be a good idea. If they don't, then there's no pressing need to do so.

deleted by user submitted by blahblahgabor to politics

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

That's homicide data, not mass shootings data. If your goal is to reduce homicide in general, you would simply ban guns altogether.

But that's not our goal; our goal is to reduce mass murder. A mass murder is a single event where an individual kills at least 4 people, not including themselves. If you can pull up some data on that, then we can have a meaningful discussion. This is data on simply people being killed, which rarely fits the definition of mass murder. A ban on high capacity magazines won't stop murder, because you only need one bullet to kill a person. That ban might stem mass murder, because you need lots of bullets to kill lots of people.

A straw man is a common form of argument and is an informal fallacy based on giving the impression of refuting an opponent's argument, while actually refuting an argument which was not advanced by that opponent.

There was no intent to deceive. I was giving an example of a similar weapon and how we've formed a consensus on their illegality. I suppose if you don't consider hand grenades similar to assault rifles, then we're never going to agree on whether I presented an argument fallacy or not.