Election Day 2018: Ballot Problems In North Carolina

Ballot tabulators are not accepting ballots easily at some locations because of humidity. My ballot actually jammed in the machine.

I assume lawyers for both political parties are working with the Board of Elections to rectify the situation and make sure all ballots are properly processed.

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Walmart’s Remodeled Pickup Area Wows

Walmart has remodeled its online order pickup area in a major way.

The online order pick-up area has always had an improvised look and feel about it; the feel of something just being “stuck” somewhere. Waiting customers also had that “stuck” feel. So when I recently went inside to pickup an order, I really was surprised to see a check-in kiosk that will scan your order’s barcode and notify an associate to come fetch it for you.

And Walmart didn’t stop with a kiosk and some paint either. They replaced their infamous hard metal bench with some very comfortable chairs for you to rest in while waiting. They even have a little table beside the chairs for whatever you may want to place there.

As a customer, I was VERY pleased with the change, very modern, pleasing and comfortable.

Good job Walmart.

Now, work on the associate response times …


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President Trump Calls for National Prayer for Hurricane Harvey Victims

President Donald Trump has proclaimed September 3rd, 2017 as a National Day of Prayer for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Watch this video and let’s all join hands Sunday in prayer for our nation and the people devastated by Hurricane Harvey:

The White House has released the text of the president’s proclamation:

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 01, 2017
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts


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Hurricane Harvey first made landfall as a Category 4 storm near Rockport, Texas, on the evening of August 25, 2017. The storm has since devastated communities in both Texas and Louisiana, claiming many lives, inflicting countless injuries, destroying or damaging tens of thousands of homes, and causing billions of dollars in damage. The entire Nation grieves with Texas and Louisiana. We are deeply grateful for those performing acts of service, and we pray for healing and comfort for those in need.

Americans have always come to the aid of their fellow countrymen — friend helping friend, neighbor helping neighbor, and stranger helping stranger — and we vow to do so in response to Hurricane Harvey. From the beginning of our Nation, Americans have joined together in prayer during times of great need, to ask for God’s blessings and guidance. This tradition dates to June 12, 1775, when the Continental Congress proclaimed a day of prayer following the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and April 30, 1789, when President George Washington, during the Nation’s first Presidential inauguration, asked Americans to pray for God’s protection and favor.

When we look across Texas and Louisiana, we see the American spirit of service embodied by countless men and women. Brave first responders have rescued those stranded in drowning cars and rising water. Families have given food and shelter to those in need. Houses of worship have organized efforts to clean up communities and repair damaged homes. Individuals of every background are striving for the same goal — to aid and comfort people facing devastating losses. As Americans, we know that no challenge is too great for us to overcome.

As response and recovery efforts continue, and as Americans provide much needed relief to the people of Texas and Louisiana, we are reminded of Scripture’s promise that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Melania and I are grateful to everyone devoting time, effort, and resources to the ongoing response, recovery, and rebuilding efforts. We invite all Americans to join us as we continue to pray for those who have lost family members or friends, and for those who are suffering in this time of crisis.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts. We give thanks for the generosity and goodness of all those who have responded to the needs of their fellow Americans. I urge Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers today for all those harmed by Hurricane Harvey, including people who have lost family members or been injured, those who have lost homes or other property, and our first responders, law enforcement officers, military personnel, and medical professionals leading the response and recovery efforts. Each of us, in our own way, may call upon our God for strength and comfort during this difficult time. I call on all Americans and houses of worship throughout the Nation to join in one voice of prayer, as we seek to uplift one another and assist those suffering from the consequences of this terrible storm.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

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Hurricane Harvey Disaster – Houston

One thing that hasn’t been talked about yet, is disease.

I’m certain there are lots of animal carcasses in the water, sewage, ruptured waste lagoons. Disease is a real threat.

Also, the United States Air Force needs to begin flying mosquito spraying missions as soon as the skies clear. Disease and mosquitos, quick action is absolutely critical.

The people right now are in shock, they are traumatized. Some will suffer for years from the psychological impact of this disaster. Some will never fully recover. My parents lost their home to Hurricane Floyd. My mother is still traumatized; every time a hard rain comes, she’s thinking about another flood coming. Former President Bill Clinton and former NC Governor Jim Hunt did a lot to get help down to NC via FEMA. It was greatly appreciated.

It is so difficult to think about the people who have lost everything: homes, clothing, family picture albums, everything. It is traumatizing. At this time, they’re thinking we need a roof over our head, a bed, water, food, clothes. In a few days, it’ll really hit them hard. Pray for them and send what help you can.

Recovery for Houston is not weeks away; it is years away. People are suffering. Pray for them and contribute to reputable charitable foundations like Samaritan’s Purse.

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Trump Body Slams CNN, Wham!

Oh so satisfying to see the Donald body slamming CNN! So satisfying in fact that it probably triggers an Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR). Check it out:

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United States Navy Identifies Sailors Killed In USS Fitzgerald Collision

The U.S. Navy has officially identified the sailors killed in the USS Fitzgerald collision as:

  • Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia
  • Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California
  • Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut
  • Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas
  • Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlosvictor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California
  • Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland
  • Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio

We offer our heartfelt condolences to their families and friends.

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