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[–] Atko [S] 1 points 351 points (+352|-1) ago 

For the record, I have received death threats from Voat users so the shit I have to put up with is hard to comprehend even for me, after all this time. The good thing is that I have been so close to getting killed so many times as a child that I have become desensitized to it. Just a quick example: I have watched a man get hit by sniper bullets while others tried to throw a rope and pull this wounded person back to safety... I have been shell-shocked so many times I lost the count. As a result, I have tinnitus and I can never hear silence again. Anyways. I have work to do with this thing and I also need to grab something to eat, I ate only once today.

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[–] Kleyno 1 points 111 points (+112|-1) ago 

Where in the hell did you have your childhood?!

Fuck man just... fuck.

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[–] Atko [S] 0 points 200 points (+200|-0) ago 

In Bosnia, April 1992– December 14th 1995. I woke up one day and there was a war raging outside. Just like that. I even started to write a book (in English) about my childhood during this period but at one point it became too painful to relive those memories so I stopped writing. I really hope to continue someday. I spent the last 6 or 7 years or so of my life in Sweden and I am currently living in Switzerland.

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[–] nigganaut 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Where is he from?

American here. Grow up in the south. Many of us experience very similar things simply to earn an education (a ticket out of methville). I was 18 the first time I saw a man split at the pelvis. He didn't scream, just sort of moaned as he tried to scoop his insides back into himself. Wasn't the last time I saw it. To echo atko's experiebcw, I'm also 50% deaf in my left ear. No disability was approved. The worst part is that my two ears ring in different pitches.

Not looking for sympathy, just want to say that he could be from America. Your corner of the US doesn't define America

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[–] just_signed_up 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The Danger Zone.

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[–] hikikomori 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

There was a study out this year about using acetyl-L-carnitine (a dietary supplement) for tinnitus relief.

If you or @Atko ever need relief, I tried it for a few days and it seemed to have a positive effect on my tinnitus.

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[–] iheartbakon 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

As someone who suffers from tinnitus, do you know what my least favorite letter of the alphabet is?

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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[–] 1smartass 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It's actually very common in the elderly. I'm getting older, and I'm starting to notice it. I've abused my ears with power tools.

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[–] JoCoLa 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Same here, I have a constant, slight ringing after an ear infection I had when I was young. I tune it out 99% of the time, and don't notice unless I think about it. Sometimes if I go somewhere really loud it will aggravate it.

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[–] Gasablanca 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Thank you so much for providing this platform of free speech for us

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[–] 1smartass 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

It ain't free, I can name off a Redditor who's a major propagandist/activist who uses Voat's mod tools to censor in the same way he and other Reddit mods do. On Reddit, he has 150 subreddits under one name, and with the same name, he has 10 over here at Voat, but I doubt he can resist starting other accounts so he can have more subverses to control.

He also finds the time to work other sites under the same name, like Twitter and Tumbler.

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[–] sheepsexplode 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Really wish there was something we could do to help you out. You have created a place for free speech but I don't feel you are getting the reward you deserve. If there is anything we can do as a community or individually please let us know. I too work a full time job but I wish I could help you with what I know is your second unpaid job that probably you spend more time on and get less reward. You deserve any help you need though vetting users and their intents could be near impossible. For now please keep up the good work. Thank you for being the amazing person you are.