Norman Mineta, transportation secretary who helped create TSA, dies at 90 – The Washington Post

Norman Mineta, transportation secretary who helped create TSA, dies at 90 – The Washington Post:

The Civil Liberties Act of 1988 authorized $20,000 in reparations for each surviving internee; it passed with support from both parties and served as an official recognition that the incarceration of Japanese Americans was wrong, a result of “race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership,” as a presidential panel had concluded.

Was unaware of this.

Opinion | Robert M. Gates: Ukraine is a wakeup call to Americans’ complacency about their security – The Washington Post

Opinion | Robert M. Gates: Ukraine is a wakeup call to Americans’ complacency about their security – The Washington Post:

Putin’s war reminds us that the world is a dangerous, deadly place. And that we are in a global contest with two ruthless, authoritarian powers that are determined to achieve their aspirations through any means. Our executive and legislative branches must understand the new world we live in, set aside business as usual and embrace dramatic change to ensure that we and our democratic allies prevail in that contest.

Finally, the president — and members of both parties in Congress — need to work together to explain to the American people why the fate of other countries, including Ukraine, matters to the United States. Of course, deterring aggression and supporting freedom and democracy matter. But Americans need also to understand in practical terms how events abroad affect security here at home and their own pocketbooks.

Ukraine’s military adapts tactics after enduring Russia’s initial invasion – The Washington Post

Ukraine’s military adapts tactics after enduring Russia’s initial invasion – The Washington Post:

The Ukrainian military has advised civilian defense volunteers to ignore armored vehicles and instead attack fuel trucks, which are unarmored and often driven by poorly trained Russian soldiers. Cutting off the fuel supply turns tanks and rocket artillery vehicles into road obstacles, and makes them susceptible to easy destruction or capture, said Zagorodnyuk, now chairman of the Center for Defense Strategies, a Ukrainian think tank.

Tired of going to the grocery store? In Arizona, a robot-driven car will deliver groceries to your home. – The Washington Post

This week Kroger — the nation’s largest grocery chain — announced a new partnership with Nuro, a Silicon Valley start-up that produces a self-driving, unmanned vehicle known as the R1 that operates on major roadways alongside cars. As of Tuesday, customers have been able to have their groceries delivered to their homes by the autonomous vehicle
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/12/19/tired-going-grocery-store-arizona-robot-driven-car-will-deliver-groceries-your-home/

*Could see this becoming a competitor to UPS, FedEx and other delivery services too.

Safeway

The Washington Post writes about Safeway, Safeway enhances its club card rewards program, and how they are using an app to drive consumer loyalty.

Safeway is taking its rewards program a step further with Just For U, an online and mobile coupon application that tailors discounts based on a customer’s shopping history.

Oddly, the Safeway app in the iOS App Store was last updated April, 30, 2012. The version number is 1.1.2.8. Is this the app this story is highlighting?

Hmmmm, maybe the app is  called Just For You. It’s unclear at the moment. How many people will keep looking? Will this lead to more people looking for assistance from Safeway? Will the store employees make excuses about how this was rushed and not communicated clearly?  

 

The article would have been more helpful if there was a direct link to the app. Perhaps there is some sort of Washington Post policy against doing so. 

 

Screen capture images from an iPhone in the iOS App Store.

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