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Gabatron Morning Briefing – 12-9-15: Stuck In A Series Of Tubes

According to a new Pew study, 1 in 5 Americans say they are “almost constantly” online.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 49 percent. Percentage of Republicans who oppose a religious test for Syrian refugees to come to the U.S., according to a Fox News poll.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter came up with a unique response to Trump’s call for a ban on all Muslims coming into this country. He’s banned Donald Trump from coming to Philadelphia.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just days away from hitting theaters around the world, and while no one knows anything about the plot of the movie, we were given a crucial piece of information by producer Kathleen Kennedy: There will be no Jar Jar Binks and no Ewoks in the movie.

In technology news, the USS Zumwalt is heading to sea for the first time. It’s the most technologically advanced ship the Navy has ever built.

Plus, a Florida man who was hiding out from the police ended up getting eaten by an alligator.

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Gabatron Morning Briefing – 11-19-15: America Gets A Little Jittery

Several people were yanked off of a Southwest flight at Midway for fighting over seat assignments. The passengers were described as being of “Middle Eastern decent,” they were asking people to switch seats so they could all sit together, and they were taken off because they were making their fellow passengers “uncomfortable.”

Interesting Stat of the Day: $50 million.

Paul Ryan has shot down the idea of putting a religious test on refugees from Syria. Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush wanted to only allow Christian refugees into the country.

Also, proving that stupidity is bipartisan: A mayor in Virginia, who is a Democrat is suggesting that internment camps might be the way to go. Basically, he said if it was good enough for the Japanese in WWII, it should work for fighting ISIS.

KFC and Dunkin Donuts are both toying with the idea of offering delivery service. Delivery fees will run somewhere around $5-7.

In technology news, Lyft, the RC Cola of on-demand ride sharing apps, predicts it will hit $1 billion in gross annual revenue based on its October performance.

Plus, a teacher in Poland decided it was a good idea to put a question on a physics test about pushing Syrian refugees off of a raft.

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