What’s going on: Protests, basically. It started off as a long march called the Azadi or Freedom march by PTI led by Imran Khan an opposition party in the parliament and the Inqalaab or Revolution march by PAT led by Tahir-ul-Qadri, a non entity in the parliament but someone who can pull crowds to himself. The march went from Lahore to Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, where they gave (and are still giving) a dharna, which I think is a sit in in English. These were all peaceful protests and the sit in was peaceful until yesterday, when the protesters started going toward the prime minister house after failed negotiations (and a lot more) and well, they weren’t allowed to go far because the police went in with tear gas, rubber bullets, and also in one instance, actual bullets. This has resulted in about upwards of 200 injuries and 7 people dead, 2 are critical, obviously again these are premature numbers and there’s likely to be a lot more.
Now, WHY: Simply, the march happened because of allegations of rigging in the general election of 2013 that led to Nawaz Sharif, head of the PML-N to come to power. The Lahore Incident, which is linked here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Lahore_clash), read up. Generally, also non responsiveness to valid rigging allegations, and no sign of opening up areas where these allegations exist. A lot more.
This is a very, very basic thing. I skipped military intervention in talks, the sit in was on going for two weeks, a lot more basis for the march, the entry into the Red Zone, more events. You can google and keep up with this and ask me more questions if you’re still confused. This is also an on going situation.
If I messed up something tell me I’ll fix it. Add more to this if you want.
some good sources to keep up with pakistan:
if someone wants to add on more sources that would be great!!! I’ll add more as I find sources that seem unbiased
This entailed me watching Rio 2(it’s a pretty film with a lot of fluff), them falling asleep during rio 2, and me carrying them upstairs. That was a whole hour after their parents left. After that, I hung out with their cat and read a book.
I earned $45 dollars sitting and reading a book. Why can’t people pay me to hang out with cats and read every day…
I hope this turns into a frequent thing. I could use the money since I don’t have a job
Hey! I (Mike) was recently talking to a friend, and she is trying to figure out whether to buy or lease a car. She lives in LA and is relatively low income, so cost is a factor. I’m not at all an expert in these matters, so I was wondering:
What do y’all think? What are the pros and cons of buying vs leasing?
Leasing has the same cons as renting a house. Like, If you buy a car, you gain equity and build credit by paying for it on time. At some point, you can also sell it. So lets say you buy a car for 12,000, your payment is 100 dollars a month. In 5 years, you are making more money, and you decide to buy a new car. You can sell the old car for X amount of money, and use that money as a down payment for a better car.
Leasing is tossing money down a well. There is no return on investment, but for some people, it makes financial sense if you can’t get a loan.
I ascribe to some of dave ramsey’s advice(note, he is a financial coach who some say is problematic. I don’t really know about it, but okay). Save up what you can, scrounge together enough for a really cheap used car. something that will get you from A to B every day. While you have this car, save up for a better one, and in 2 years, sell your car, pool that savings with that money and buy a better used car. Keep doing this until you can afford a great car.
Also, don’t buy new. Buying new is a great way to get a lemon. If you must buy new, try doing it around dec/jan, when they’re trying to get rid of floor models/previous year inventory.
Okay, the reason high school starts so fucking early in the morning boils down to economics:
I personally support the idea of shorter days(5 periods), and going to school from 9 to 230pm. Math, social studies, english, science and an elective. It means teens are allowed to get enough sleep AND can go to a job after school. Pay teachers enough to do lesson plans and shit after or before school so it’s a proper full time job. Everyone is less stressed in general and we call it a day.