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12 submissions to technology

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10 submissions to gaming

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7 submissions to news

This user has so far shared a total of 78 links, started a total of 27 discussions and submitted a total of 460 comments.

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Perspective submitted by 9-11 to politics

david_j 12 points 33 points (+45|-12) ago

Lies. Damn lies, and statistics. The thing about "Truth" is that it's indifferent to deception. The graphic may be true, but that's not to say it's useful for anything other than reinforcing a position which, when viewed from different perspectives, might be seen to be fundamentally flawed.

Let's assume the graphic is correct, which in the absence of source citation is an assumption that should be questioned, it's still cherry-picking its filtering. I wonder what happens if "Deaths" is changed to "Preventable Deaths", and "Murders" is changed to "Deaths attributed to gun violence".

Cars? Cars started off being totally unregulated, very rare and incredibly dangerous to, relatively speaking, highly regulated and remarkably safe given their ubiquity. The reason they aren't banned due to the number of deaths they are involved with isn't because they aren't dangerous, it's because the utility they have relative to that danger is extremely high. Further, since we recognize cars are dangerous while at the same time being too useful to get rid of, we continue to require more training in their use and more safety built into their manufacture.

Personally, it frustrates me when people rail against things that will never amount to more than a few PPM problem, which my suspicion is what gun deaths in the US is, but poor critical thinking bugs me more.

What's an unpopular opinion you hold? submitted by LeonaDelRey to AskVoat

david_j 7 points 25 points (+32|-7) ago

That "people of faith" are functionally insane.

deleted by user submitted by lovepale to funny

david_j 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago

No additional context, but if you want just a tad bit more, here appears to be the source: Cool dude riding cart pulled by... cats?

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Trump's Very First Tweet As President Elect Basically Shits On The First Amendment submitted by david_j to politics

david_j 7 points -6 points (+1|-7) ago

Given the Bill of Rights is about sticking up for the little guy, which is the exact opposite of Trump's world view, should make for an interesting next 4 years.

Exclusive: Galaxy S8 is not going to feature a 3.5mm headphone jack submitted by david_j to technology

david_j 7 points -5 points (+2|-7) ago

Oh my. Apple are such fuck ups for removing the headphone jack. Guess I'll never buy an Apple product again because I have to use an $8 dongle for my legacy hardware. But wait... In retrospect, the "issues" surrounding removing the 3.5mm jack turned out to be much ado about nothing? The silence of the supposed howling throngs of discontented users is deafening?

Well, I'm sure that Samsung will catch a similar degree of shit from Android fan boys.

Yeah, right.

Putin warns Americans: You're being distracted! submitted by Titus-of-Voat to news

david_j 6 points -5 points (+1|-6) ago

Because when I think, "Who has America's best interests in mind?" I think, Vladimir Putin.