The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 4th, 2019 day edition

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A legally blind man was found guilty of shoplifting from a Walmart in North Conway, New Hampshire.

His lawyer argued the theft was accidental and happened because the self-checkout kiosks at the store are unfriendly to visually disabled persons.

Three blind Maryland residents and the National Federation of the Blind sued Walmart last year over the kiosks, alleging they are not entirely accessible to blind customers.

Andrew Airey, 39, was accused of bagging items without scanning them on five occasions between May 4, 2018 and July 3, 2018, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported.

Walmart told the Washington Times it acted in “good faith” in reporting the alleged incident to law enforcement.

Airey testified that he heard the tone that signals an item has been scanned, according to the Union Leader.

Airey was found guilty of willfully concealing a can of corned beef hash and a bath towel. »

TIL that Sir Christopher Lee(who played Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings") read the trilogy every year from the year it was published to his death in 2015. He was also the only member of the cast and crew ever to have met J.R.R Tolkien himself.

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Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee CBE (1922-2015)[1]was an English actor, who portrayed Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, The Hobbit film trilogy, and read the The Children of Húrin audiobook.

He was a benign looking man, smoking a pipe, walking in, an English countryman with earth under his feet.

And each one of us, well I knelt of course, each one of us said "how do you do?" »

These traffic cameras can spot you using your phone while driving

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The government of New South Wales is implementing a new AI-based camera system designed to spot mobile phones in cars.

To let drivers adjust, warning letters will be sent to those spotted using phones by the cameras for the first three months.

When the program was tested last year, the cameras spotted over 100,000 drivers illegally using phones behind the wheel. »

Hugely Incriminating Phone Records Suggest Rudy Giuliani Is F---ed

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Much of the damning information comes in the form of phone records.

For instance, Giuliani spoke with unidentified individuals at OMB and the White House on April 12, 23, and 24.

In addition to the frequent calls with OMB, logs show a number of calls with an individual whose number only appears as “-1” in phone records, which at least one former Justice Department official believes is Trump’s cell phone. »