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... Bill A Wall?

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How did we go from Build a wall and make Mexico pay for it to Bill a wall to US taxpayers?
Is it possible that the American taxpayer will lose health care and be billed for a border wall instead?

Mexico was supposed to pay for Trump's wall. Now that they won't, will Congress cut health care and Medicaid to fund the wall? Is this stinking wall more important than the health, welfare, and education of every US citizen?

Don't give any more tax money to rich people and corporations. Funds should no longer go towards military spending.

NYPD: Lower Crime Rates

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The New York City Police Department released 2015 crime totals for the seven major index crimes. Overall index crime in the city fell by 1.7% when compared to 2014 and crime since January 2014 has decreased 5.8% overall. Based on these preliminary crime numbers, 2015 shows the lowest yearly crime numbers ever.

The past two years have seen record lows in several major crime categories. In 2014, New York City marked the lowest murder and robbery rates in 50 years. Burglary and grand larceny auto were at their lowest levels in more than 50 years in 2015.

We Dont Need No Stinking... Flip Flops

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President Trump boasts that he hires only the best people, but is anyone trying to explain how his personal hires like Michael, Paul, and Carter, Kelly Anne, Steve, Saun, and Reince are the best people? These choices may continue to hold up Trump's get tired of winning promises. The American voters may be getting sick and tired of the constant flip flops.

As far as promises kept, inaccurate comments, accusations without proof, and the list just keep on growing. Trump has been in the White House for less than 100 days, yet he's already reversed himself on many of his key campaign promises. Trump called China the “world champions” of currency manipulation just 10 days ago. He said NATO was obsolete and has reversed himself yet again.

Trump flips on NATO, China currency. Broken promises? http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/the-conversation/sd-donald-t...

Trump changing his stance on key campaign promises http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/trump-changing-his-stance-on-key-campaign-...

Within 24 hours, Donald Trump changed his position on 4 topics. http://trib.al/iKzxb2e

Even Trump's spokesman can't explain his economic policy flip-flops, reports @GrahamDavidA http://theatln.tc/2owcCCm pic.twitter.com/YQhYPCPe0N

GRAND OLD PARTY

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Seriously? Perhaps it is time to re-brand it, Grand Old Tardy. Consider a makeover for the Republican Party of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892 by socialist minister Francis Bellamy 1855-1931. This was published in The Youth's Companion on September 8, 1892. Bellamy had hoped that the pledge would be used by citizens in many countries.

GRIDLOCKEDUSA

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Its not just Congress that is caught in DC gridlock, but local commuters now share a similar pain.
Where ido you suppose s the worst rush hour congestion in the entire country? The answer is in our nation's capital Washington, D.C., beat out commuting misery for LA, San Francisco and NYC with the dubious honor of worst rush hour congestion in the nation, according to TTI.

RIP: THE FORCE

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With our apologies to Trekkies, this is about the "Obstructionists, we will call them "0 Force" those n US Congress which have done nothing for the past 8 years, and may ruin everything the greatest democracy on earth has worked hard to build. This is also for the media, which owns its fair share of the blame by doing next to nothing about preventing the mess we find ourselves in.

Its time to educate the public about "0 Force", which translates to America inaction. Future generations will condemn us for inaction. US citizens should register to vote and use #VoterRegistrationDay on social media to spread the word. http://cimages.me/content/register-vote-0

Start by cleaning House and Senate obstructionists. These are the culprits who have been trying to destroy the administration that our great nation voted for twice. It's not just about taking the White House, but it is also about changing Congressional leadership, which has been taking us in the wrong direction.

The media carry the blame for covering his antics and propping up The Donald. The media which gives him the platform to spew fear. Also, it's the GOP leadership which supported him and if they are not removed from powerful positions they will continue a path to the destruction of democracy.This is a clear explanation for increased foreign influence by corrupt nations and organizations.

Wall of Words

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President Trump has sparked a war of words over his signed executive orders mandating the construction of the wall and a mandate for internal immigration enforcement while punishing sanctuary cities.

The Mexican president has officially rebuffed president Trump over his border wall executive order and in an increasing wall of words over his insistence on a billion dollar boondoggle, President Trump is vowing to also crack down on hundreds of US cities which protect undocumented immigrants.

3000 Year Old Curse?

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Sea-level rise is Fastest in 3,000 Years, according to academic researchers.

Global sea level rose faster in the 20th century than in any of the 27 previous centuries, according to a Rutgers University-led study.

The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, used a new statistical approach developed over the last two and a half years by Dr. RE Kopp, and his postdoctoral associates at Harvard University.

http://geology.rutgers.edu/images/Babila_et_al._2016_Geology.pdf

http://www.bobkopp.net/160222-pnas-commonera/

Broken and needs US to fix it

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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?

Can Pokémon Go Get US To Vote?

Idea

Pokemon has long been a favorite, especially among the Japanese, who watch a highly rated program on TV Tokyo.

Here in the states, folks re wandering along our sidewalks, glued to their smartphones firmly in their hands. Some may be wearing earphones, seemingly oblivious to the real world around them.

They are Pokémon Go players, and they are on one mission: They’ve gotta catch ‘em all.