Issues and Answers

Issue

Too many corporations think about marketing to the 55 million strong Latino Market during Hispanic Heritage month or try on Cinco de Mayo.

However, these companies have put their money where their mouth is for Latino market. We'd like to call them our top "Three Amigos" aka The Three Caballeros 1944
AT&T “Between Two Worlds”
AT&T’s #BetweenTwoWorlds is the Hispanic movement in their expansive social media campaign #TheMobileMovement, which launched earlier this year. The company began the Hispanic operation in July 2014 as an opportunity to connect and engage bicultural Latinos, particularly digital-savvy millennials.
#BetweenTwoWorlds focuses on the lives of young acculturated Hispanics between their teens and mid-30s, who easily identify with both mainstream U.S. culture and their Latino background. Accompanying the #TheMobileMovement is a Tumblr page similarly featuring Spanglish posts. The two hashtags can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
http://www.att.com/global-search/search.jsp?App_ID=HOME&autoSuggest=FALSE&tabPressed=FALSE&q=spanish#!/All/

Dunkin Donuts “Dunkin' Latino”
As of June 2014, Dunkin’ Donuts launched its Latino Twitter page, looking to cater to the company’s Spanish speakers. Last year, Dunkin’ Donuts also claimed to be the first national coffee retailer to make its website, mobile, and Facebook platforms available in Spanish and English.
With the social media campaign launch, there was a brief sweepstakes. Fans could follow @DunkinLatino and use the hashtag #MiDunkinEsTuDunkin to enter a chance to win a $100 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card for themselves and a friend. The brand is now supporting their digital Hispanic movement with hashtags such as #MiDunkin and #DunkinLatino.
https://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/es.html

McDonald’s “Me Encanta”
Back in 2011, McDonald’s introduced its Spanish-language Twitter campaign. @MeEncanta is a Spanglish-based account used to interact with fans about promotional deals through music, sports and education.
McDonald’s Latino movement is currently engaging its online audience with its hashtag #MiMomento. The hashtag, however, has not seemed to catch on yet with many of the posts coming from unrelated tweets.
http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/promotions.html

http://youtu.be/8ZRuAWoYCzo

Big Bother and Baby Sitter

Issue

The 2016 camp pain has disintegrated into a playground brawl and a cafeteria food fight.

The activities that relate to influencing future actions and policies of a government or getting and keeping power for people and their opinions about what should be done according to political thoughts and opinions.

It has come to mud slinging and accusations of dirty tricks. Will an unfortunate flirtation with fascism lead to more violence, or death?

Who Wants Repeal and Replace?

Issue

Reality TV celebrity Donald Trump who hosted “The Apprentice”, coined a signature line for dismissing unworthy aspirants. Every time he let somebody go and said "You're Fired!", Trump offered these biting words of critique. I don’t want somebody running one of my companies who is going to be beaten up so badly, he told another contestant. You’ve been lazy, others heard the following, you’ve been nothing but trouble. Karma sure has an interesting way of biting back.

Broken and needs US to fix it

Issue

US Congress, used to be the place where statesmen and political theorists would roam the halls and work together. Leaders like James Madison, the fourth President of the United States of America, or John Adams the second President of the United States, who served earlier as the first vice president of the United States, or GOP Superstar Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US President who served until his assassination, and so many other real leaders who served US well. These politicians not only persevered, but also developed a stronger and much prouder nation.

After watching the last two congressional sessions, it leaves me thinking that the system has broken down and it desperately needs fixing. These women and men who were elected to serve US are fighting like they're in the worst divorce anyone has ever seen. The political pettiness and small-minded meanness in national discourse is disheartening at best and works against our national interests at worst.

Congress is charged with drafting, debating and sending bills to the president to be signed into law. But how do USA's 100 senators and 435 representatives from 50 states manage their legislative business? They have not been doing a good job.

An effective method to measure their effectiveness is to ask whether US lawmakers deliberate on the most important issues of the day and make a decision to move on to the next pressing issue. By this standard alone, Congress has grown dysfunctional.

Please, reach out to your representative and tell them what you expect of them, or else you will see to it that they are replaced. These new breed of leaders need marriage counselors, or strict chaperones. What say you?

HILLARY'S CHOICE

Issue

Hillary Clinton has broken the glass ceiling and it is now time for her to deliver the most important speech of her life.

For Clinton to deliver her victorious White House speech, she must improve her favorability ratings by reaching out to Bernie supporters, independents, and undecided voters.

This election is a referendum on the best of two unpleasant candidates, but she has the most favorable ratings.

Hillary has to focus on her sharp contrast with Donald Trump’s dark rhetoric and negative policies.

Women Rule

Solution

Can a female become a true hero? Yes, absolutely, but how many of them have served as emperors?

Even though according to the Confucian beliefs having a woman rule would be as unnatural as having a "hen crow like a rooster at daybreak," during the most glorious years of the Tang dynasty a woman did rule and ruled successfully. She was Wu Zetian, the only female in Chinese history to rule as emperor.

Wu Zetian https://youtu.be/hHJvsZh1mRU

At The Associated Press, the world's oldest news organization women certainly rule. Three journalists named to senior news leadership team https://blog.ap.org/announcements/three-journalists-named-to-senior-news...

Friday the 13th

Idea

Is this a new twist on an old superstition, or is this day any different than any other day? Perhaps, because this is the third time we see it this year.

Fear is likely rooted in Christianity. Jesus was crucified on a Friday and ever since the day has been associated with "general ill omen," Michael Bailey, a history professor at Iowa State University who specializes in the origins of superstitions, told USA TODAY Network.

Weddings in the Middle Ages, for instance, were not held on Fridays and it was not a day someone would start a journey, Bailey said.

Thirteen guests are believed to have attended the Last Supper, the night before Jesus was killed, according to Stuart Vyse, a psychology professor at Connecticut College. And Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, is considered to have been the 13th guest, Vyse said.

The superstition's origins are mysterious. It's unclear when Friday and number 13 became linked in the way we think of them today,

No. You're not more likely to make a trip to the hospital, but a friend told me he and his family were having his yearly physical.

European based reserach published in the World Journal of Surgery explored whether there is a link between Friday the 13th and an increase of blood loss and the frequency of emergency room visits on those days. Researchers reviewed 3,281 days at a hospital facility that included 15 Friday the 13ths. They found no correlation.

November 13, 2015 happens to be the third of three Friday the 13ths this year. Other dates this year include February 13 and March 13. In 2014, Friday the 13th came along once on June 13. After Friday, we'll have to wait until May 13, 2016 for the next "unlucky" date.

Why a trilogy of Friday the 13ths in 2015?

2015 has three Friday the 13ths. What are the odds? | Human World | EarthSky: http://earthsky.org/human-world/three-friday-13ths-in-2015-february-13-m...

At least one celebrity swears by Friday the 13th: Taylor Swift Explains Why 13 Is Her Lucky Number http://on.mtv.com/1tRKa9F via @MTVNews

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Supermoon and Meteors are two celestial phenomena that will be fighting for our attention high above our heads tonight.

The Geminids are one of the year's best meteor showers but may be dimmed by the bright light of yet another "supermoon" tonight and early Wednesday morning.

Even worse, thick clouds from coast to coast may make for poor viewing conditions for much of the country.

Baby Born To Rabies Mom

Issue

The Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases is reporting on the case of a pregnant woman, who gave birth to a healthy baby, but was infected with the rabies virus after a fatal dog bite.

The unbelievable story occurred a couple of years ago, but was just reported. The woman's rabies reportedly appeared in labor and she died after pregnancy. Her baby and husband did not develop this deadly disease.

http://jvat.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40409-016-0068-5

http://www.medicaldaily.com/rare-case-rabies-infection-newborn-383619

We Don't Need No Stinking... Tax Cuts

Issue

As Tax Day quickly approaches, step by step, inch by inch... Americans' limited knowledge about the U.S. tax code can shift public opinions about paying taxes and why some are proud to pay, while others never pay and some refuse to say.

Tax Day marches aim to pressure Trump to release his returns http://usat.ly/2oKiDw5

Americans still want to see Trump's tax returns. And some are about to protest over it. http://bit.ly/2pkJnBd

Are your taxes “fair”? http://brook.gs/2o3ufdk

EDUCATING AMERICA

Issue

America’s inner cities need repair and a major overhaul. Some of the problems require a focus on safety, jobs and schools, certainly not race.

Why are we wondering how to stop it? Jobs, education and public safety. Computer hardware, automation, and software can replace people. This is why education is the obvious key, just ask anyone who’s worked in automotive manufacturing or as a travel agent.