Too Many Debates
I’m already tired of watching presidential debates and it’s not even 2016 yet. Unless you live in Iowa, you probably need a refresher. Last Tuesday, Republican candidates discussed tax code simplification, the TPP trade deal and how putting a giant wall around our nation might not be the best way to tackle immigration. The three remaining Democrats debated Saturday night, a.k.a. probably not the best time for the party that caters to young people to host a debate.
Singles Day in China
Hey mom, I’m moving to Beijing. Last Wednesday, China celebrated it’s made-up holiday “Singles Day,” which is like the opposite of Valentine’s Day but even more fun. Why is it even more fun? Because instead of drinking wine alone in their apartments, single citizens are encouraged to shop until the internet breaks. Online retailer Alibaba reported $14 billion in sales — more than five times the sales of Black Friday last year.
Kurdish fighters take Sinjar