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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #100 on: November 26, 2021, 07:51:42 am »
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Like do people not realize how much contact famous people have with random people? Do you really think they remember every single person they've met? Do people not understand how people are introduced to you when you're in the public eye? Random handlers will just shove random people in front of you. Then some photographer might guide you and be like "Okay everyone BIG SMILES!!!! Show me you're doing okay! Great! Now look friendly, come on give each other a hug!" At which point something happens and for a split second you're photographed looking at cleavage or with a dopey expression.

The fact that people even fall for this is sad.

People need very little evidence to start believing in something they wanted to believe in anyway. We've seen evidence of it on here - Kyondo assuming Rittenhouse was hanging round with hate groups prior to crossing state lines and going to Kenosha. Not having a go at him, he's no doubt got better things to do with his time than plot a time line of Rittenhouse's life.  But, It's no wonder the media/random people on the internet try to push these narratives when people are quite happy to accept them all day long.
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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #101 on: November 26, 2021, 08:54:00 am »
very true. but on the other hand if my sole claim to fame was killing some people (whether it was in self-defense or otherwise) i probably wouldn't be taking pictures with anyone (never mind smiling and throwing up an "OK" sign)

the photo op was definitely dumb, as was the tucker carlson appearance immediately after acquittal, lol. but i suppose he has limited job options open to him so he may as well hop on the grift while the irons hot


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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #102 on: November 26, 2021, 09:00:06 am »
If I thought I was innocent and my story could be spread I'd be going on TV, too.


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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #103 on: November 26, 2021, 09:32:06 am »
"The trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery had vastly different outcomes. But coming just days apart, they laid bare a dangerous and long-running current in the fight for racial equality: The move by some white Americans to grab guns and take their own stand against perceptions of lawlessness, particularly by Black people....

"While Rittenhouse’s victims were three white men, race stood at the heart of his case, too, given that he decided to take up arms in defense of property during a Black Lives Matter protest, and his victims were white men who were standing up for the equal treatment of Black Americans. 'Attacking the white allies of Black liberation has always been a part of the story,' Pinckney said."
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article256109547.html

There are significant differences between the two cases. Rittenhouse did not chase after and try to illegally detain the people whom he shot. He merely reacted defensively after they initiated violence or threatened him.
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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #104 on: November 26, 2021, 09:45:28 am »
the photo op was definitely dumb, as was the tucker carlson appearance immediately after acquittal, lol. but i suppose he has limited job options open to him so he may as well hop on the grift while the irons hot
Three members of Congress wanted to hire him as an intern after he was acquitted. But Kyle said he doesn't want to get involved in politics.


Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #105 on: November 26, 2021, 09:59:38 am »
"The trials of Kyle Rittenhouse and three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery had vastly different outcomes. But coming just days apart, they laid bare a dangerous and long-running current in the fight for racial equality: The move by some white Americans to grab guns and take their own stand against perceptions of lawlessness, particularly by Black people....

"While Rittenhouse’s victims were three white men, race stood at the heart of his case, too, given that he decided to take up arms in defense of property during a Black Lives Matter protest, and his victims were white men who were standing up for the equal treatment of Black Americans. 'Attacking the white allies of Black liberation has always been a part of the story,' Pinckney said."
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article256109547.html

There are significant differences between the two cases. Rittenhouse did not chase after and try to illegally detain the people whom he shot. He merely reacted defensively after they initiated violence or threatened him.

Rittenhouse actually said he supported BLM in the Carlson interview. Of course you can claim he's trying to avoid getting attacked by them, but I think it is possible to be for the equal treatment of black Americans and against the burning down of innocent people's property.


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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #106 on: November 26, 2021, 10:20:15 am »
Three members of Congress wanted to hire him as an intern after he was acquitted. But Kyle said he doesn't want to get involved in politics.
im not sure "hire" is the right word, considering very few congresspeople pay their actual interns (nevermind high schoolers with no experience)
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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #107 on: November 26, 2021, 10:20:44 am »
im not sure "hire" is the right word, considering very few congresspeople pay their actual interns (nevermind high schoolers with no experience)

C'mon, he gave it his best shot.


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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #108 on: November 26, 2021, 10:28:34 am »
Three members of Congress wanted to hire him as an intern after he was acquitted. But Kyle said he doesn't want to get involved in politics.

thats exactly the limit i was talking about. i doubt the dude is ever going to be able to hold a normal job. cashing in on his "fame" is all thats left to him, unless the FBI grant him a change of identity.


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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #109 on: November 26, 2021, 10:30:37 am »

In 2018, Congress passed a bill specifying funds for lawmakers to pay their legislative interns.

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Salaries/Congressional-Intern-Salary-in-Washington,DC


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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #110 on: November 26, 2021, 12:43:21 pm »
no idea where they got those numbers. i'm gonna go ahead and call that fake news

congressional interns are mostly college students coming in part time (sometimes full-time for a semester). they're definitely not getting paid $46,000 a year

https://payourinterns.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Pay-Our-Interns-Who-Congress-Pays.pdf

(from the report above) the avg intern allowance for a senate office is ~$30,000 for an avg of 15 interns per office. the average senate intern stipend is ~$2,000. it's less for house interns

also, anecdotally, i met a few interns who got something like a travel stipend, but very very few of us were getting paid (and none getting paid enough to live in DC)
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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #111 on: November 26, 2021, 12:48:09 pm »
no idea where they got those numbers. i'm gonna go ahead and call that fake news

congressional interns are mostly college students coming in part time (sometimes full-time for a semester). they're definitely not getting paid $46,000 a year

https://payourinterns.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Pay-Our-Interns-Who-Congress-Pays.pdf

(from the report above) the avg intern allowance for a senate office is ~$30,000 for an avg of 15 interns per office. the average senate intern stipend is ~$2,000. it's less for house interns

also, anecdotally, i met a few interns who got something like a travel stipend, but very very few of us were getting paid (and none getting paid enough to live in DC)

Democrats in Congress wanted a bill that allocated funds to their offices to pay their interns a decent wage.

I'm sure Rittenhouse will be manning the fort, so to speak, for his chosen Republican congressperson.


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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #112 on: November 26, 2021, 01:27:45 pm »
The report says the average internship length is 30-32 days. Work a month. Get paid $2k. Something like that. It’s not nothing, as was asserted earlier. Maybe years ago, but now, no. And a high profile intern wouldn’t be paid nothing. He’d get a fat payment for good pr.


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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #113 on: November 26, 2021, 10:57:21 pm »
all you've got is the idea that nothing can change or improve, and it's so boring.
that's martini, mr. status quo, in a nutshell.


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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #114 on: November 27, 2021, 05:42:16 am »
There is a proposal in Congress to award Kyle Rittenhouse a Congressional Gold Medal.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/6070/


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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #115 on: November 27, 2021, 08:21:17 am »
There is a proposal in Congress to award Kyle Rittenhouse a Congressional Gold Medal.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/6070/

republicans continue to be dead set on making themselves laughing stock. Why don't they try governing for a change?


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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #116 on: November 27, 2021, 08:30:10 am »
There is a proposal in Congress to award Kyle Rittenhouse a Congressional Gold Medal.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/6070/


Marjorie Taylor Greene is a far right-wing conspiracy theorist nut.

She voted against giving the Congressional Gold Medal to US Capitol Police Officers and MPD for their service during the Jan 6th Insurrection.
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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #117 on: November 28, 2021, 03:37:20 am »
Insane cultist who literally believes in Jewish Space Lasers wants to give Kyle Rittenhouse a Congressional Gold Medal.

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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #118 on: November 29, 2021, 10:34:55 am »
They jury got it right.


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Re: Rittenhouse trial
« Reply #119 on: November 29, 2021, 11:26:36 am »
Rather than posting inflammatory remarks, why not explain why you feel this is true?

I mean, I don't particularly disagree, but we all know that there are many who would, so this statement by itself is just trolling.