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MisterGuapo 4 points ago +4 / -0

Ugh. I killed my reddit account a long time ago but I still drop in and read a few subs. It feels like a lot of posts involve "I have Asperger's", "I have ADHD", "Our son is autistic", etc.

If we ran those proportions into the general population, it would be ridiculous.

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MisterGuapo 2 points ago +2 / -0

Sure, CNN, go with that. Last time we had really big inflation in the late 70s, the rich came out okay. I think they'll do fine this time around as well.

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MisterGuapo 3 points ago +3 / -0

The extension uses the Google API to retrieve the downvotes from my understanding. The downvotes are still useful and can be seen by content creators.

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MisterGuapo 3 points ago +3 / -0

That's not government propaganda - that was made by somebody else to make it look like it was from the government to show how ridiculous the government is.

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MisterGuapo 2 points ago +2 / -0

Interest payments on the loans that were taken out to make the movie are one thing.

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MisterGuapo 1 point ago +2 / -1

No. The box office is the total box office, but the distributor only gets a percentage of it eg 50% to 80% on the starting weekend (depends on the popularity of the franchise, source material, actors, etc). This is one reason why things like popcorn and drinks costs so much - the theatre simply doesn't get all of the ticket price.

That percentage slides down each subsequent week. The longer a movie runs, the distribution/production company gets less money and the theatre gets more.

The other factor besides production costs are things like advertising budget, which is often equal to or greater than the actual production costs. In this movie's case, the other factor is that companies take out loans to make these movies and usually pay them back fairly quickly, but the virus caused the movie to be delayed for something like 16 months - so the interest was piling up on the loan. If it's a $500 million loan (Production is $250 million plus $250 advertising guesstimate), that's a pretty penny after 16 months.

The general rule of thumb is that the movie usually has to make about three times its production budget to break even.

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MisterGuapo 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's cool that Dalton was offered the role the first time Connery stepped down, but he felt he was too young to handle it.

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MisterGuapo 13 points ago +13 / -0

All they had to do was keep their mouths shut and let the money flow in...

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MisterGuapo 2 points ago +2 / -0

Funny that YouTube video has a functional Dislike button, unlike others.

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MisterGuapo 5 points ago +5 / -0

I was text messaging a buddy and he didn't like the verdict, but accepted because the kid "shouldn't have been there."

I only gave one reply but left it at that.

Bottom line is the kid wouldn't have been there if the thugs hadn't been there to try and burn down shit. Take away A, B doesn't happen. It's that simple.

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MisterGuapo 2 points ago +2 / -0

Boo-hoo. Your animal of a child was an assailant who deserved what he got. The only danger he created was what he fomented. Kyle made sure he wouldn't do it any longer.

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MisterGuapo 1 point ago +1 / -0

I was wondering if some of them were saying, "I know he's not guilty, but what will happen to us if we vote that way and he goes free?"

You can't help but think this kind of stuff was on their minds (at least some of them).

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MisterGuapo 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yes, a random pool of people are picked to be on the jury.

From the Wisconsin Jury Handbook:

The rules for jury trials come from the law, tradition, and experience. In summary, the steps are as follows:

Jury Selection

  1. Jurors are sworn to answer truthfully all questions about their qualifications for the case.
  2. The judge and parties ask questions of the prospective jurors (voir dire).
  3. The judge excuses a limited number of jurors which, each lawyer has a right to ask be excused without giving a reason (peremptory challenges); the lawyer may also excuse additional jurors who the lawyer may think may not be impartial in the case (challenges for cause).
  4. The final jury panel is then selected
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MisterGuapo 2 points ago +2 / -0

The dead idiots were ASSAILANTS, not victims. They got what they deserved.

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MisterGuapo 3 points ago +3 / -0

How long until Rittenhouse rightfully files lawsuits against media organizations?

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MisterGuapo 3 points ago +3 / -0

Lady Justice does her job.

Thank goodness the jurors refused to be intimidated, unlike a certain other trial involving a death that precipitated all of this stupidity.

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MisterGuapo 3 points ago +3 / -0

Actually, the opposite. If you're going into an area that is dangerous, self-defense is the natural and legal reaction.

What are you going to do, willingly let them attack you?

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MisterGuapo 3 points ago +3 / -0

The issue is that when the people involved in the video, who have testified in court, describe their actions and their potential reasoning, the video means nothing because one can no longer assume those same persons' intentions, making the so-called exculpatory video irrelevant.

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MisterGuapo 1 point ago +1 / -0

I don't have an account anymore but check some of the subs. Frustrating to see the warning post about "misinformation".

They're afraid of rational discussions because they're not rational. They know they don't have a leg to stand on.

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MisterGuapo 8 points ago +8 / -0

Nice to see courts respecting the Constitution, unlike certain Hawaiian judges...

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MisterGuapo 5 points ago +5 / -0

She's a few points on the happy side of gorgeous.

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