Occupy Wall Street's Rolling Jubilee spent $400,000 to buy $15m of Americans' personal debt debt cheaply from banks before 'abolishing' it, freeing individuals from their bills.
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(1) Sept 17, 2014 Occupy activists abolish $3.85m in Corinthian Colleges students' loan debt. Rolling Jubilee activist group buys student debt at knockdown price to inspire Americans to ‘exert collective power’
Occupy Wall Street activists buy $15m of Americans' personal debt | Rolling Jubilee spent $400,000 to purchase debt (mostly related to medical bills) cheaply from banks before 'abolishing' it, freeing individuals
Occupy Wall Street activists buy $15m of Americans' personal debt Rolling Jubilee spent $400,000 to purchase debt cheaply from banks before 'abolishing' it, freeing individuals from their bills
Occupy Wall Street activists buy $15m of Americans' personal debt Rolling Jubilee spent $400,000 to purchase debt cheaply from banks before ...
Occupy Wall Street activists buy $15m of Americans' personal debt | article from theguardian.com
Occupy Wall Street activists buy $15m of Americans' personal debt. Rolling Jubilee spent $400,000 to purchase debt cheaply from banks before 'abolishing' it, thus freeing individuals from their bills. "Very few people know how cheaply their debts have been bought by collectors. It changes the psychology of the debtor, knowing this...And that gives you moral ammunition to have a different conversation with the debt collector."
Occupy Wall Street activists buy $15m of Americans' personal debt before 'abolishing' it, freeing individuals from their bills “So when you get called up by the debt collector, and you're being asked to pay the full amount of your debt, you now know that the debt collector has bought your debt very, very cheaply. As cheaply as we bought it. And that gives you moral ammunition to have a different conversation with the debt collector."
Occupy Wall Street activists buy $15m of Americans' personal debt. Rolling Jubilee, set up by Occupy's Strike Debt group following the street protests that swept the world in 2011, launched on 15 November 2012. The group purchases personal debt cheaply from banks before "abolishing" it, freeing individuals from their bills. By purchasing the debt at knockdown prices the group has managed to free $14,734,569.87 of personal debt, mainly medical debt, spending only $400,000.
Occupy Wall Street activists buy $15m of Americans' personal debt http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/12/occupy-wall-street-activists-15m-personal-debt Rolling Jubilee spent $400,000 to purchase debt cheaply from banks before 'abolishing' it, freeing individuals from their bills A group of Occupy Wall Street activists has bought almost $15m of Americans' personal debt over the last year as part of the Rolling Jubilee project to help people pay off their outstanding credit...
where's the jobs??
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Let's put an end to this stupid LIE -- there's ample evidence that the economy works quite a bit differently than the Plutocrats and Oligarchs would have us believe. George Bush's ginormous tax cut should've also caused us to be drowning in jobs. Its effect was quite the opposite. MIDDLE CLASS CONSUMERS ARE THE REAL JOB CREATORS!!
- Don't buy the trickle down theory any more. They invested in China not the US. Oh, and by the way... Yeah there have been tax breaks and incentives for corporations to move to China and out of the US...... Hey Mitt, got to love the Fact Checkers... Bet they learned to read and count with Big Bird just like the rest of the 47%...
"Corporate profits are at a 50-year high while unemployment is also at a 50-year high. If it was true that the rich and business were the job creators, we'd be drowning in jobs today." ~ Nick Hanauer [follow this link to find a short clip and analysis of the rise of contingent work in the US economy: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2013/03/contingent-workers-in-the-new-economy.html]
Guess it's not true that tax cuts for the rich CREATE jobs, huh? What a bummer -- for the Republicans now that EVERYONE knows that dog don't hunt.
I wonder where he got the 50 year high data? It would be nice to have, just in case I'm asked.
CORPORATE PROFITS ARE AT A 50-YEAR HIGH while unemployment is also at a 50-year high.
Corporate profits and unemployment at a 50 year high, still not creating jobs?
Where are the "job creators"? Corporate profits are at a 50 year high...
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"It's time we were honest about who the real welfare queens are - not the desperate for work or the working poor or the ailing middle class, but the Ultra Rich and corporations who get the benefits of a strong government without ever paying for it in taxes."
"It's time we are honest about who the real welfare queens are--not the desperate for work, or the working poor, or the ailing middling class, but the Ultra Rich & corporations who get the benefits of a strong government without ever paying for it in taxes." | The obvious scurvy of the world. | #paradigmshift #wakeup
The real welfare queens? The ultra rich and corporations using tax loopholes and generous gov't benefits.
Who are the real welfare queens? Reagan's catch phrase to deter the view from the real queens his handlers supported. Why there needs to be age limits, for presidents, but also for the house and senate. Too old is too old!
The wealthy and the corporations are the real welfare queens.
The real welfare queens - the ultra rich and corporations!!
welfare queens...so true
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Firefighters, teachers, police...please think about them when you cast your vote, and remember: anybody the Koch brothers support are a threat to America.
GREEDY REPUBLICAN PLAN...SUBSIDIZE THE RICH CORPORATE WELFARE MOOCHERS! CUT FIREMEN, POLICE, VETERAN BENEFITS, SS, FOOD STAMPS, JOBS BILLS, ELDERLY CARE!!
When others ran out, he rushed in. When rich guys got a tax cut, he got laid off. And this makes sense how?
Yeah, those tax cuts bought a lot of misery around the country. We'll be trying to recoup all the losses for decades.
When others ran out, he rushed in. When rich guys got a tax cut, he got laid off.
Romney plan - give rich a tax cut.
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How can a mother send her child into to a war that has a Commander in Chief that second quesses everything for his own advantage? Freedom was fought hard for and the legacies of those freedom fighters is being spit on everyday by Barack Obama. If the plan had not been in place to find Osama Ben Laden, would Barack Obama have initiated it? Doubtful. He has a different agenda!
Prev.pinner:Stupid liberals and democrats who where too stupid and blind-sighted by Obama. What a joke of a president. Worse on ever!
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You are NOT a MAN Barack TAQIYYA Obama!...OR AN AMERICAN! OR A CHRISTIAN! OR OUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF! OR .........
and they are all so happy to be slaves, as long as they have the worst president EVER!!!!!
-It took OBAMA 7 days to visit Joplin, MO after a tornado wiped out half of the town and killed 120 people. -It took 'O' fourteen days to visit the gulf coast after the BP oil spill. -'O' did NOT visit TN after the historic 2010 1000 year floods. -'O' ignored the TX wildfires when over 400 homes were lost. -Don't FORGET 'O' SAID 'STAND DOWN' to calls for help from BENGHAZI and four DIED. 'O' hurried to visit the NY/NJ hurricane damage the next day. BUT, there’s a BIG election next week.
65 Lies from Barack Obama... All in 1 Entertaining Video! - Headline Politics
Christopher Hitchens, who I started to admire quite a bit before he died.
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Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) "The Bible may, indeed does, contain a warrant for trafficking in humans, for ethnic cleansing, for slavery, for bride-price, and for indiscriminate massacre, but we are not bound by any of it because it was put together by crude, uncultured human mammals." ―God Is Not Great
Christopher Hitchens: Arrogant, Eloquent, Bad Ass!
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An empty suit -- tall dark and totally self absorbed.
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This type of propaganda is name calling. It displays Mitt Romney on a poster with the quotes, "Yes We Can, Get Worse". It uses Barack Obama's famous slogan, "Yes We Can", to make Romney seem like someone who is going to make the United State worse, persuading people to vote against him.
This is an example of Name Calling propaganda. Name Calling is using an unpleasant label or description to harm a person, group, or product. This ad portrays that under the rule of Mitt Romney the country would get worse.
so true. romney is an asshole and obama is oblivious. and ron paul is....ron paul.
So true .... this idiot can make it A LOT worse!!!!
Mitt Romney - Yes, it can get worse.
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Haha! Oh so true...
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This is another hilarious funny picture from the house of funny. Click the picture to see even more funny stuff! Picture 45 of 51 from gallery
Rep. Daniel Webster, a homeschool father of 27 years, is gaining steam as a long-shot bid to be the next Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
VOTE OUT GOP!!! GOP KILLS THE BILL THAT HELPS STUDENTS HAVING +NEEDING STUDENT LOANS....LET'S SHOW THEM HOW WE APPRECIATE THEIR SUPPORT OF STUDENTS!! GOP SUPPORTS ONLY THE RICH + WEALTHY CORPORATIONS!!! VOTE THEM OUT!!
Maybe it's because college graduates and youth tend to be vote Democrat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_(United_States)#Voter_base
"This is why we can't have nice things: Congress." LOL, love it!
This is why we can't have nice things....
Why we can’t have nice things....so true
Our Political Party of God & Guns: This is how Australia reacted after a massacre in which 2 children were killed. They banned assault weapons, collected the guns and destroyed them. In the 18 years before the law, Australia suffered 13 mass shootings - but not one in the 14 years after the law took full effect. > >> Einstein on the Abrahamic idolatries: The worship of false gods such as Yahweh is not only “unworthy but also fatal", with "incalculable harm to human progress." Click image!
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I don't mind you being rich. I mind you buying my government. So true, and thanks to the citizen's united decisions people can literally buy as much of the election as they want.
.Exactly why I won't vote, your vote does not count, because your vote has already been pre chosen by a rich person, a corporation trying to slide something under the rug, yet sheeple will fill the voting booths thinking that their thoughts count for something, when the only count that is being done is how many people are still buying the lie.
Get the FACTS about Obamacare at www.healthcare.gov Sign up on Oct. 1 Let's show the GOP what real hope and change looks like! Truth be told...
Truth be told...aka The Koch Brothers who are spending over $850 million to try to elect Scott Walker so he can eliminate laws against big oil and against corporations.
What an idiotic, moronic thing to post. Like what you do or do not "mind" regarding other peoples' money, matters to any one at all. No one buys the government, people use their money to garner influence and power. The fool in the white house is single handedly bringing this nation down. He doesn't need anyone's money to do it.
Truth be told...although I have a problem with greed and money hoarding. If you must then keep your hands off politics!
I don't mind you being rich. I mind you buying my government. So true, and thanks to the citizen's united decisions people can literally buy as much of the election as they want. A great example is the Coke brothers in N. Carolina and their new voter registration laws.
This is the problem...everything has a price in life even things like our government for all.
I Don’t Mind You Being Rich…
non-violent protesters and rubber bullets
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.Wow this is the damage from rubber bullets. At least they used them against someone big who looks like they could hurt a lot of people if not gunned down with rubber bullets.
Occupy Wall Street - rubber bullets don't look "peaceful" to me...
.Wow this is the damage from rubber bullets.
The Gruesome Effects Of Rubber Bullets On Peaceful Protesters
The Trickle-down theory
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“Migrant Mother,” Dorothea Lange’s most well-known photograph, taken of Florence Owens Thompson in February 1936.
"Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange, 1936. #art #photography #vintage #blackandwhite #DorotheaLange #MigrantMother
Dorthea LANGE "Migrant Mother" Nipomo, CA 1935 =MODERN, DEPRESSION ERA AMERICAN ART(roosevelt New Deal est. programs revive economy, (FAP)FederalArtProject of (WPA)Works Project Administration funded 10,000artists) documents plight of migrant farm laborers who fled dust bowl, represents poverty suffered by migrant workers, poster child of Great Depression
32 year old Florence Owen Thompson had 7 children, they struggled to survive catching birds and picking fruit. She sold the tent to buy food for her children after this picture was taken by Dorthea Lange (1936) It made the front page of major newspapers and changed conceptions about migrants during the Great Depression.
Migrant Mother: Dorothea Lange’s famous photograph from the Great Depression features Florence Owens Thompson, 32, a mother-of-three who had just sold the family’s tent to buy food
"Migrant Mother" photographed in Nipomo, California, February 1936 by Dorothea Lange. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. The anonymous subject of this famous Depression-era portrait came forward in the late 1970s and was revealed to be Florence Owens Thompson. She died in 1983.
Dorothea Lange's 1936 portrait of a destitute mother and her children is one of the most famous images of suffering in the Great Depression. Florence Owens Thompson, 32, was working as a pea picker in California and had just sold the tires from her car to buy food when this photo was taken. © Photo Inc/Courtesy Library of Congress
Looking into the eyes of history: "Destitute pea pickers living in tent in migrant camp. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two." Nipomo, California. February 1936. Photograph by Dorothea Lange. The anonymous subject of this famous Depression-era portrait known as "Migrant Mother" came forward in the late 1970s and was revealed to be Florence Owens Thompson (interview). She died in 1983.
The mother of seven during the Great Depression, taken by Dorthea Lange. 1936 Interesting perspective found: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Owens_Thompson#
Park police tase OCCUPY DC......so NOT necessary!
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Park police tase OCCUPY DC......so NOT necessary! Corporations and Wall Street destroy the country's and world stability. The public pays for big banks so called "losses" within 2 weeks ( fast!!!! no 15 year debate there!! but there is never enough money for public expenses) and the public better shut up about it. How come we don't see ALL the ones who ruined our lives being treated like these protesters. Are laws written to keep them out of trouble? Who is protecting us?
PARK POLICE TASE OCCUPY DC DEMONSTRATOR
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The 2012 United States Government Terrorist Identification Chart, this looks like ME
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The Terrorist Identification Card for 2012 #terrorists
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Occupy Wall Street - I wish I could protest, but I HAVE to go to work everyday to make a living. What did I do wrong?
Occupy Wall Street -- this is a people movement against big money -- it's really intriguing.
Occupy Wall Street: Carnival Against Capital? Carnivalesque as Protest Sensibility | e-flux
"Um dia, os pobres não terão nada para comer, além dos ricos". // Occupy Wall Street
Oh no...the Zombie Apocalypse is going to happen sooner than expected!!!
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Poor < rich.
pass it on...
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Remember when teachers, public employees, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS crashed the stock market, wiped out half of our 401Ks, took trillions in taxpayer funded bail outs, spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico, gave themselves billions in bonuses, and paid no taxes? Yeah, me neither ... PASS IT ON!
Remember when teachers, public employees, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS crashed the stock market, wiped out half of our 401Ks, took trillions in taxpayer funded bail outs, spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico, gave themselves billions in bonuses, and paid no taxes? Yeah, me neither... and the guys leading those banks STILL haven't been prosecuted. They did after the S scandals, why not now?
Yeah those damned TEACHERS and PUBLIC employees......from ONE of us
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Teachers. The most under-appreciated professionals.
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just a random thought
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SOUNDS LIKE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!! Think SHEEPLE!!! Early warning signs of fascism | Anonymous ART of Revolution
Early Warning Signs of FASCISM | Personally, I'd say the United States is well on its way to becoming a fascist state as we have all the warning signs ~
Fascism warning signs... sounds like the Tea Party in the States and the Tories and UKIP in Britain. Blood-chillingly accurate.
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Twitter / JudeJack: Early warning signs of #Facism - LOTO and Co anyone?
Fascism warning signs... sounds like the Tea Party in the States
Any of this sound familiar, over the past 20 years or so?
Warning Signs of Fascism - Tea Party Agenda
Stop Believing the Lying Tea Party Fascists
Remember when this armed teabagger protester got pepper sprayed and beaten by riot police? Yeah, me neither.
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Remember when this armed teabagger protester got pepper sprayed and beaten by riot police? Yeah, me neither.
Remember when this armed teabagger protester got pepper sprayed and beaten by riot police? Yeah, me neither. But they are doing it the Occupy Wall Street.
is it a good thing that they don't even try to hide their double standards anymore?
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We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein
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Solving Problems -- way to go Albert Einstein!
My favorite quote, well one of them anyway.
Thursdays quote - thanks to you Glenn ;)
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How we can solve #problems
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~~~~~~ Stephen Colbert ~~~~~~~ If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it.
I love this Steven Colbert quote. For all those religious people who don't practice what's been preached to them.
This Stephen Colbert quote is only one piece of an entire mosaic of images and meditations, "A Visitor's Guide to Street People" (http://www.homelessguide.com/). Well worth looking at. Very cool!
So true...and sad. Thank you, Stephen Colbert.
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One of my favorite quotes ever
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Well said, Stephen Colbert.