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

No Tweets for UN

Idea

After sending Tweets about Rocketman and others, @POTUS has made his first statement as president at the United Nations and returns to the UN this morning for his first address to the 193-members of the world body's general assembly. However, the leaders of China and Russia are not expected there.

While tensions increase with North Korea, with a new terrorist attack in London and renewed efforts to bring peace to the Middle East, Trump will have plenty of topics to choose from for his speech, which is expected to be more than 140 long.

Don's Tramp Trap

Issue

Who speaks extremely noisily, walks hot and heavily and attacks those who disagree? Who claims that he is angry because America is not great, but was able to manipulate US laws that allows for multiple bankruptcies?

GOP Nomination Rules Tilt the Playing Field toward Donald Trump: http://prospect.org/article/gop-nomination-rules-tilt-playing-field-towa... via @theprospect

Donald Trump Ramps up Attacks on Ted Cruz, Says 'He's a Nasty Guy' - ABC News - http://abcn.ws/207WYYE via @ABC

Corruption

Issue

Happy belated birthday to Boss Tweed. April 3, 1823 – April 12, 1878. On the morning of April 12, 1878, William Tweed, known to the world as Boss Tweed, was dying. As the clock in the Essex Market tolled noon, the man who had once ruled New York, abandoned by friends and associates, lying in a prison bed, breathed his last.Tweed, disgraced, held up to contempt and ridicule before the very people who had held him in high esteem was gone.

A Happy Face

Issue

Quit Facebook and become happier, this according to a new study from a global organization, which enjoys spreading knowledge of subjective well-being to a larger audiences.

The Happiness Research Institute is an independent think tank focusing on life satisfaction, happiness and quality of life. The group's mission is to inform decision makers of the causes and effects of human happiness, make subjective well-being part of the public policy debate, and improve the quality of life for citizens across the world.

CON GRACE?

Issue

There is no grace going on there on Capitol Hill, and too much of a con job. Some ask where is it? Show me. Well, if progress is moving forward, and regress is moving backwards, what is Congress, a national con job?

The GOP lead congress has done very little over the past years. Call your representative and condemn them for their continual refusal to perform their jobs. Demand that constant bickering and personal attacks must stop.

State of Refusal

Issue

Why are so many US states are going to be missing today's deadline to turn over voter information to the Trump administration?

Back in May, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The idea was to have Vice President Mike Pence chair the Commission, and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach serving as the vice chair.

We Need Young Leaders

Issue

During the last few months, I've been pondering the following thoughts. How old is too old to serve as President, Prime Minister and, or Royalty?

It is a somewhat curious and unexplained paradox that during earlier times, when life expectancy was much lower than it is nowadays, politicians were generally much older, whereas today, when life expectancy is much greater, it's my belief, that leaders worldwide ought to be younger. In fact, leaders should consider retiring at age 70 in order to make room for younger blood. Earth is in Urgent Care.

VIDEO BODY CAMERAS

Issue

Body-worn cameras reduced the use of force by roughly 60 percent in Oakland, California, and the department
reported 18 months without an officer-involved shooting, in a city that used to average about eight such incidents a year.1

In Mesa, Arizona, police reported 75% fewer use of force complaints and a 50% decline in citizen complaints
during a body-worn camera pilot.2

Dirty Trick's No Treat

Issue

It's Halloween, which means it is now time to put on that costume for Trick or Treating, but please keep it clean, because there have been too many dirty tricks being played out.

Dirty tricks, politics, as usual, unethical acts, illegal campaign practices or pranks intended to disrupt or sabotage the campaigns of opposing candidates, or similar practices carried out against rival countries or corporations for espionage or commercial purposes.

Saturday's SAT

Other

Get ready, get set, pick up your pencils. Meet the New SAT. Not the same as the old one. Bid adieu to abstruse SAT vocabulary words of wisdom.

The College Board has launched a revamped SAT test today, with promises to strengthen the test’s predictive validity and more closely reflect the skills that college students really need.

Here are a few of the changes:

They're back to a top score of 1600, there's no penalty for wrong answers and you get more time for each section.

While many of the updates may actually make sense, others have left experts scratching their heads.