Skip to comments.Kayaker tied large rock to ankles to drown herself, officials say (student loan death)
Posted on 08/28/2018 3:40:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
A 24-year-old kayaker who vanished during a family camping trip in Georgia had tied a rock to her ankles with an extension cord in an apparent intentional drowning, police said on Monday.
Maranda Whittens body was located in Point Lake Monday morning, three days after she was last seen in a teal-colored kayak. The vessel, along with the paddle, life jacket and Whittens uncharged phone, were located near a dam in Shaefer Heard Campground on Saturday.
Maranda did have an extension cord which was missing from the campground tied to her ankles which was then tied to a large rock, Troup County Sheriffs Office wrote in a Facebook post Monday.
The sheriffs office said Whitten died of an apparent drowning and the incident is being treated as a suicide.
Whitten, from Valley, Ala. was on a family camping trip. She was kayaking Friday when a storm came through the area, Troup County Sheriff Sgt. Stewart Smith told WSB-TV, citing witnesses. Smith added that campers did not see Whitten get out of the boat.
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Does anyone ever pay off their student loans?
Student loans are the ONLY kind of debt you cannot escape through bankruptcy.
I totally agree! Not everyone is cut out for college and not everyone wants to go to college. Piling on a huge debt and then having to pay it off before you can start a life is crazy!
Just me, but at 18 I got married and became a stay-at home wife and mom. That’s what I wanted to do and I’m a lot happier than if I’d gotten my PhD in SJW and had to work at Wal Mart to pay off a loan.
Why the focus on student loans?
Maybe she was more upset about the boyfriend?
We may never know for sure why she decided life wasn’t worth living.
I can’t see the connection to student loans being such an overriding factor .
I wish someone had given me that advice.
It's a fair policy all around. The students get employable job skills that would help them find jobs to pay their loans back, the colleges provide the education they were paid to provide, and no tax payer funded bailouts.
All of this is on the condition that the students receiving the training forfeit their degrees in "homosexuality in the bee kingdom" studies. To hold on to their studies degrees is to admit they got something of value for their tuition, in which case they would be owed nothing.
These student loan debt people are worse than the housing market bundlers! Eventually, the property will be worth SOMETHING, and in time, it may be worth MORE than the amount for which it was sold.
However, a General Studies Degree or a Liberal Arts Degree will NEVER be worth as much as was spent getting the worthless paper! Especially if you include the interest paid!!
Not quite. Debt obtained through fraud, debts for willful injury or wrongful death, and debts where the borrower was acting in a fiduciary capacity cannot be discharged through bankruptcy. Also alimony and tax liens.
Should have gone to a trade school. College is pretty much a waste unless you’re in a STEM program. Or ROTC.
I did. Every last penny. Plus interest.
Yes. My son and his wife had considerable student loan debt when they graduated six years ago. Not huge, but as it was over $60,000, it was still significant. They paid it all off two years ago, and replaced the student loan payments with a home mortgage. They are doing fairly well.
If her parents are in any way liable for the debt, make em pay!
The bees are pretty much all lesbians.
To take that a bit further, there should be no student loans for liberal arts majors.
Like millions of others, she was sold a bill of goods with the idea that she would get a high paying job right out of college and make 3 times what her father was making and thus took on a lifetime’s burden of debt.
It would be interesting to know what her degree was. Was it even marketable?
This is quite sad.
I propose allowing the student to discharge the debt in bankruptcy, and then having the college that issued the worthless degree have to reimburse the government for the amount of debt discharged.
You will see a lot fewer schools offering degrees in “Critical Environmental Policy Studies.”
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