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Mythili Sampathkumar
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Mythili Sampathkumar 4h
A friend in Colombo sent a heartbreaking email this morning. She is luckily safe but wonders what reprisals against religious minorities and civil liberties will happen now. She says there are more questions than answers at this point
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siddhartha mitter 9h
dwight eisenhower’s plan to build interstate highways is a slap in the face of people who had to cross the land in stagecoaches, risking mayhem and dysentery am I doing this right
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Mythili Sampathkumar 5h
Replying to @MythiliSk
Those are all parts of a system that is broken. You paid off your loans? great! Why does that exclude the rest of us from getting relief? Why assume it’s bc ppl are irresponsible? Why not look into the decades of research Warren has done? 2/2
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Mythili Sampathkumar 5h
The Worst Guy™️ (aka ) and these people who don’t support Warren’s proposal on student loans are a classic example of only understanding situations and not systems. High interest rates, not applying payments to principals, predatory lenders, and high tuition 1/2
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Mythili Sampathkumar 7h
Replying to @eninnej
SAME. If she's able to push this plan through it would change our generation's trajectory dramatically and would push more people into public service more effectively than the current loan forgiveness program
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Mythili Sampathkumar 8h
The city wouldn’t be what it is without all kinds of artists. Though they shouldn’t have been priced out in the first place it’s good to see them get affordable space, at least one good thing DeBlasio supports. Thankful for my city-subsidized writing office space too.
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Mythili Sampathkumar 9h
Replying to @eninnej
So it’s not like the relief would just be for people who are not repaying or ‘irresponsible’. It’s just an end to a vicious system for everyone and a huge boost to the economy.
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Mythili Sampathkumar 9h
Replying to @eninnej
Yeah. I understand they wanted to have benefited from that relief as well but a lot not being able to make progress on student loans is interest vs principal and lenders being purposefully shady about communication
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Mythili Sampathkumar 10h
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Mythili Sampathkumar 10h
Earth Day was created by environmentalists who gave in to capitalism. Be better than them and care about the earth every day.
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Mythili Sampathkumar 10h
Her plan is god-send to so many of us, this includes those getting close to retirement who have their own or children’s student loan debt. It may be unfair to ppl who are done paying theirs off but a rising tide lifts all ships.
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Mythili Sampathkumar 11h
🤬😱i just...I can’t with this crap anymore.
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Mythili Sampathkumar 12h
This cannot be real. Of all the things...
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Mythili Sampathkumar 24h
Bran is Richard from The IT Crowd. Discuss
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Mythili Sampathkumar Apr 21
Replying to @MythiliSk
Sansa 2020: men do stupid things
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Mythili Sampathkumar Apr 21
Jamie-Brienne Stan as the kids say
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Mythili Sampathkumar Apr 21
Sri Lanka is a diverse place which requires nuanced analysis. This is a good primer thread. I hope your loved ones are ok.
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Mythili Sampathkumar Apr 21
Replying to @MythiliSk
The reports are terrifying. I can’t imagine what this feels like on Easter, in a church.
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Mythili Sampathkumar Apr 21
My heart goes out to those in Colombo. Eight bombs and more than 200 people. It feels a lot like the Mumbai attacks but I don’t want to speculate further. For now, hope people are safe. Have a list going of people to follow (thank you ) to avoid misinformation
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Mythili Sampathkumar Apr 20
Replying to @Tanvim
Everything about her death is so sad. Her mom, her partner, the neighborhood, the unrest.
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