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Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Faraday cage, named for 19th century scientist Michael Faraday, effectively blocks electromagnetic fields. Faraday found that an enclosure -- or, in this case, the foil-lined interior of the cheesy corn snack bag -- can keep these charges out if there's enough conductive material. It appears [Tom] Colella, 60, had slipped his company-mandated, GPS-enabled personal digital assistant into the bag to block the signals that enabled the device to track his movements. "As an experienced electrician, Mr. Colella knew that this bag would work as a [Faraday] cage, thereby preventing the PDA from working properly -- especially the provision of regular GPS co-ordinate updates," Fair Work Commissioner Bernie Riordan said in his decision.


MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said on Thursday that people close to President Trump told him during the campaign that Trump has "early stages of dementia." During MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Scarborough said Trump is "completely detached from reality." "You have somebody inside the White House that the New York Daily News says is mentally unfit," Scarborough said. "That people close to him say is mentally unfit, that people close to him during the campaign told me had early stages of dementia."


It had been an unusual day in Britain, with President Trump retweeting several videos from far-right group, Britain First. Taking aim at Prime Minister Theresa May's sharp rebuke of his actions, Trump wanted May to know he was unhappy. In Trump fashion, he took to Twitter to air his grievances but targeted the wrong @TheresaMay. Unfortunately for Trump, the target of his tweet was not the prime minister of the United Kingdom as he had intended, but in fact another woman named Theresa May Scrivener who has just six followers and a protected account. read more


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Given Governor-elect Phil Murphy's campaign pledge to legalize marijuana in his first 100 days, municipalities are preparing for cannabis businesses on Main Street as early as next summer. ... "There are going to be retail outlets that look more like an Apple Store or Whole Foods store," said Scott Rudder, President of the Board of Directors for New Jersey CannaBusiness Association. "It comes down to what a town wants to have." Analysts believe New Jersey could be a $1 billion market for recreational marijuana.


For the second time in less than a year, major advertisers are fleeing YouTube after finding their ads were paired with offensive content -- this time, directed at children. And the number of disturbing videos targeted at child audiences is much larger than previously known, YouTube's response reveals. ... "Finally, over the past week we removed ads from nearly 2 million videos and over 50,000 channels masquerading as family-friendly content," the Google-owned company said in a statement to VICE News. "Content that endangers children is abhorrent and unacceptable to us." read more


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As if the Democrats are really going after Al Franken or John Conyers ...

Democratic pressure mounts on Rep. John Conyers to resign

www.nbcnews.com

As you know, the allegations against Franken aren't in the same ballpark as those against Moore or Conyers.

To you and every other Republican who isn't a monster: Stop using other politicians to deflect from the skeevy, mall-prowling, sex predator who brought a 15-year-old home from child custody court and ignored her terror as he placed her trembling hand on his ----. It makes it seem like you secretly want the molester to win.

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