Seriously, what kind of dystopian hell are we living in?
Student loan needs to be wiped out.
Write it off and move on.
I don't think most people realize that until 1978, you could declare bankruptcy to get away from that crippling debt.
Now there's nothing you can do. You're just trapped and trapped forever.
It's wage slavery.
It's a debt that young people not only can't get out from under, they can't see their way out.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
All that 'success.' Hard to believe the Iraqi people didn't storm the polls on May 12th to vote for Hayder and give him a second term?
It's only hard to believe if you bought the crap the corporate media was selling in the long lead up to the Iraqi elections.
Mosul still in ruins one year after 'liberation' from ISIL aje.io/n5qe5
That's what 'liberation' looks like. What a proud moment for the whole world.
XINHUA reports that the "smell of rotting bodies comes from under the rubbles" and:
In a coffee shop, where many workers used to gather after a hard day of cleaning up ruins of devastated buildings, blames were heard for the Baghdad government's neglecting the city.
A young man smoking a traditional water pipe, or Shisha as Iraqis name it, said he heard media reports on funds allocated by the Baghdad government to rebuild Mosul, but "actually we haven't seen any progress by this money. I wonder was it true or stolen by corrupt officials?"
"Dozens of thousands of people cannot come back to their homes, because they don't have money to rebuild their houses, not to mention the lack of basic public services in their neighborhoods," the young man said while he was inhaling deeply from the mouthpiece of the Shisha and exhaling a jet of white smoke.
"Can you imagine the misery of the people here, they even using water wells while the world is watching us?" the young man said, blaming the situation on corruption and failure of Iraqi politicians.
Islamic Relief notes, "Tons of explosive remnants are still littered all over the city and hundreds of thousands of people remain displaced because it is too dangerous for them to return home. Schools, hospitals and other public facilities have been damaged and destroyed."
Liberation, or 'liberation,' resulted in what is called the worst battle since WWII. What did that battle look like? A massacre. A massacre where civilians couldn't be distinguished from combatants.
That's called a War Crime, by the way.
Wilson Fache (THE NATIONAL) reports on the battle and notes:
One of the soldiers, his face scarred by shrapnel, recounted the final days of fighting. “Around 15 per cent of the civilians managed to flee, the others are in there,” he said, pointing to the murky waters of the Tigris. “We had to kill everyone. We couldn't tell friends from enemies.”
The violence never ends in Iraq. Margaret Griffis (ANTIWAR.COM) notes, of Monday's violence, "At least 34 people were killed, and 11 were wounded in recent violence."
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