Doug McMillon, Walmart CEO

It’s pretty bad when the CEO of Walmart says, “[Trump] missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting the appalling actions of white supremacists.”

Retrieved August 18, 2017:

https://us3.walmartone.com/pages/stories-and-news/articles/a-message-from-doug/

“Respect for the individual is one of our core beliefs at Walmart. And the role we play in communities around the country to build a more diverse and inclusive society is more critical than ever as the tragic events in Charlottesville over the weekend painfully reminded us. Our prayers are with the victims and their families.

“As we watched the events and the response from President Trump over the weekend, we too felt that he missed a critical opportunity to help bring our country together by unequivocally rejecting the appalling actions of white supremacists. His remarks today were a step in the right direction and we need that clarity and consistency in the future.

Our country is facing some very difficult issues that require our elected officials, business leaders and community-based organizations to work together.

“Representing a company with the largest and one of the most diverse groups of associates in the U.S., and an even more diverse customer base of tens of millions of customers, we believe we should stay engaged to try to influence decisions in a positive way and help bring people together. I will continue to strongly advocate on behalf of our associates and customers, and urge our elected officials to do their part to promote a more just, tolerant and diverse society.”

Christiana, Pennsylvania

Latitude, Longitude
39.981045 -76.016808
The driver of this buggy had gone inside the convenience store. Everybody needs a Slurpee once in a while.

The borough of Christiana is in Lancaster County. I saw at least a dozen buggies while I was walking down Pennsylvania Route 41 between 3 and 3:30 pm today (Sunday). When a buggy came toward me along the paved shoulder of the road, I stepped out of the way and onto the grass. Many of the occupants of the buggies smiled and waved at me as I smiled back. One girl who looked to be in her late teens or early twenties was focusing all her attention on her horse who stretched his neck toward the shoulder of the road while his legs continued forward.

All of the women and girls wore plain light blue or light green dresses and wore simple white bonnets that didn't quite cover their hair which was pulled into a bun. All the men and boys wore black overalls over their light blue shirts.

I was wearing a plain green t-shirt and navy blue cotton pants.

Freedom and Justice

[Edit: The government should NOT have access to my private data…]

None of these ideas are new, but I want to make it clear what I believe.

The foundation of my political belief is free speech and individual liberty. I am opposed to laws against hate speech. No one needs to protect speech that we all agree on. We need to protect unpopular speech. The government has no business deciding what speech to allow and what to ban.

I support the right of individuals to encrypt
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McDonald’s iPhone App

I ordered using the McDonald's app for the first time today. I chose in-store pickup. I stood near the counter and waited. I saw my number come up on the board. I saw my number move up to the top of the list. A little while later I looked up and my number was gone. I got in line at the register. When I got to the head of the line I asked about my order. The cashier said she had walked around the dining room calling my number. I asked if they could get my order now, please. She said it would be just a few minutes. I said, Okay. A few minutes later they had my order ready. The cashier offered a free dessert for my trouble.

Next time I'll be careful to choose table service. The tables at this location are labeled with a number to make it easier for the server to bring you your food.

Romeoville, Illinois
Latitude, Longitude
41.672112, -88.068115