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

We Don't Need No Stinking... FSC

Issue

We Don't Need No Stinking... Forensic Science Commission. The people require independent research.

Junked by the Justice Department as not necessary. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced the discontinuance of the National Commission on Forensic Science. The group is an independent panel of experts chartered to raise evidentiary standards in criminal cases.

Sessions also announced the suspension of a review of FBI testimony about forensic techniques. An internal Justice Department review now will evaluate those techniques.

Political Chickens?

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Thick as a brick and dumb as they come. TRUMPENANIETO. https://youtu.be/u9bk2MrMGaA https://youtu.be/5IpYOF4Hi6Q Shame on both of you. Qué Verguenza!

Trump announces surprise meeting with Mexican President @CNNPolitics http://cnn.it/2bYWFz7

Vicente Fox: 'I really apologize' for Trump's Mexico visit http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/trump-mexico-visit-vicente-fox-227582

In political gamble, Trump to make surprising trip to Mexico http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/3d281c11a96b4ad082fe88aa0db04305/Article...

SAVING OUR JOINTS

Issue

Our range of motion how far we can move a joint in various directions is determined by many things, starting with the inner workings of the joints involved. Also important is the amount of tension in the muscles surrounding the joint, which can be affected by scarring or our habitual posture (passive factors), or by involuntary muscle spasms or purposeful muscle contractions (active factors).

Stretching exercises can help extend our range of motion. To understand how, it helps to know what joints, tendons, and ligaments do:

Divisible With Justice For Some

Issue

Has a so-called leader of the free world who took an oath to be president for all the people kept his promise?

@POTUS is once again attacking the media and anyone who questions his lack of leadership and divisive actions.
By taking his words out of context, he defended his late response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia which killed one and also promised to shut down our government to build a wall along with the US border. Last night he torched journalists, teased on Arizona Senators McCain, Flake and hinted he'll pardon racist convict Arpaio.

US FOREIGN POLICY?

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Afghanistan-Why did US announce a 30,000 troop surge to Afghanistan in 2009, only to say they’d be pulled out in 18 months, giving al-Qaida and the Taliban a mental stamina to last at least that long and to plan ahead. Afghanistan is awash in wasted aid programs and corruption. The Taliban is more ascendant in the country than any time since 2001. The Islamic State is increasing its presence, and the U.S. only recently razed a 30-square-mile al-Qaida training camp, which was one of the largest ever to be created.

Alternative Facts?

Issue

Communism, capitalism, change and chaos all begin with C but they communicate different messages.

What does this have to do with alternative facts? Well, it is absurd that elected officials and their spokespersons insist on presenting unsubstantiated information as alternative facts when it is false government propaganda. Donald Trump rose to power on alternative facts, some of the most malignant in US history. Although he lost the popular vote, he was victorious with the count of US Electoral College.

It's not uncommon throughout history for governments to do what they can to control the message. Is that done in a benign way because they're trying to get more information to the public, or is it done with hidden motivations making sure one message is seen in the best light? As President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s first official week in office begins, we will just have to wait and see what develops. However, after a few days, we hear alternative fact that reality is whatever they say it is.

In the meantime, it suffices to say that the press reports the news, and editorials are the platform to share views. While many dictatorships began by attacking the media, not acknowledging the truth, and suppressing opposing points of view. These are all contrary to an independent press, which is crucial to any democracy. Please note that Afghanistan, Belarus, China, Cuba. North Korea, Russia are among nations that have a monopoly spewing government propaganda.

While I was teaching journalism in Indiana, then governor Mike Pence's who was considering a run for the White House gained attention for his efforts to establish a state-run news service alternative. He lost support for the idea but is apparently still interested.

However, another one of my previous employers, The Voice of America is a US government-run media which already exists within our federal government. VOA is funded with our tax dollars and VOA was only allowed to broadcast outside the USA, but that is no longer the case.

No one should be surprised The Trump-Pence administration is moving to outflank independent media. Trump's successful social media campaign as a political candidate and the expansive new, in-house operation to discredit independent media are aimed at bypassing news outlets and directly reach the public to circumvent the press.

This alternative information will be available ahead of any other news outlet and exclusive coverage should be an issue for grave concern. So is the administration's decision to turn news conferences into infomercials so they do not have to answer difficult questions.

New Years Resolutions...

Idea

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PRIVACY vs SECURITY

Issue

Encryption might enable absolute privacy but national security must be allowed to prevail. The problem lies in our government's definition of national security. However, access to private information is essential to keeping citizens safe.

In fact, there are cases where the authorities should be able to access encrypted data, like the California case which developed between Apple and the FBI over the San Bernardino shooting suspect's smartphone messages.

Brotherly Love?

Attraction

According to recently released research findings, some women look for men who remind them of their brothers. As creepy as this may sound, the Northumbria University study found that some were attracted to their siblings.

Folgers Brother and Sister Incest Commercial - remastered https://youtu.be/iGytoFUDZiw via @YouTube

These findings weren't true of every woman but some partners did show a resemblance to the women's brothers.

Facial resemblance between women's partners and brothers http://www.ehbonline.org/article/S1090-5138%2816%2930280-X/fulltext#.WSN...

HATE-FEAR INC.

Issue

Please do not buy into those spewing hate or fear. Humans are taught to hate and fear appears when there is an absence of knowledge. Remember that time heals all wounds and history has proven that wisdom allows us freedom from threats.

CPJ chairman says Trump is threat to press freedom https://cpj.org/x/6a16
via @pressfreedom

Trump’s D.C. Hotel Shows As Poll Sink, So Does His Brand http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/10/trumps-d-c-hotel-shows-as-p... … via @intelligencer