Skimm for October 2nd
Skimm'd after Skimm Day celebrations
"Rapacious tiger" -- Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's pet name for Iran, coined yesterday during his speech at the UN General Assembly. He still hates the Iran nuclear deal.
Yesterday, at least 10 people were killed and seven more were injured in a shooting at an Oregon community college.
A 26-year-old gunman opened fire in a classroom at Umpqua Community College, south of Portland. The gunman reportedly asked for people's religion before opening fire, and was killed after clashing with police.
President Obama responded to yesterday's latest gun violence by saying, "thoughts and prayers are not enough." He also reminded everyone that he's had to say something like this before. Many times.
I can see clearly now. That's what the EPA hopes you'll say soon. Yesterday, the agency announced a new limit on smog-causing emissions (think: power plants and factories). The new limit is seen as a compromise between businesses and environmentalists. Which of course means neither is happy. Businesses say 'too much,' regulation come at a big financial cost and can lead to job cuts. Environmentalists say 'not enough,' the Obama administration should be even stricter. It's not easy being green.
Break out the rain boots. Everyone along the US East Coast is keeping an eye on Hurricane Joaquin. Or putting together memes like this. Yesterday, the Category 4 storm hit the Bahamas with 130 mph winds, and dumped between 10-15 inches of rain. Forecasters aren't sure where it will go next -- up the East Coast, or out to sea. But some states along the East Coast have declared states of emergency. They're already expecting heavy rain this weekend from another storm. Meaning there could be serious flooding. Because sometimes when it rains, it pours.
Afghanistan. Early this morning, a US military transport plane crashed there, killing at least 11 people — including six US service members. The US military is looking into what happened, but says it's unlikely that the crash was because of fire from the Taliban. This comes as Afghan forces (helped out by the US military) have been fighting hard against the Taliban to take back a key city — which the Taliban said 'mine' to earlier this week. It was the group's biggest gain in 14 years.
This is not a good sign. Yesterday, Dunkin' Donuts ate its feelings when it announced it's closing 100 stores. Dunkin said NBD, that number of stores is less than a donut-hole of the company's US sales. But it also scaled back its sales expectations for the next quarter. Dunkin's been having a hard time keeping up with the competition, since people have a few choices when it comes to picking up a pumpkin spice latte and egg sandwich in the AM. Cough, Starbucks, cough. Yesterday, shares dunked down on the news.
Yelp unto others as you would have others Yelp unto you.
Skimm'ologist says: this Malbec will get you into the mood for this read.
Franzen knows how to tell a good story. It involves a WikiLeaks-type organization, a "60 Minutes"-style investigative reporting group, and a girl with a lot of college debt. It's a long one, but it'll go fast.
You may have noticed Skimm HQ likes a good glass of wine. Which is why Napa is kind of our Narnia. We want to send you and a plus one there. Three nights, lots of wine, plus $2,000 worth of stuff to wear while you're there. Enter here.
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