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Occupy's New Mission: Forgiving Peoples' Debt


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Occupy NY, police brutality, freedoms, law, rights, politics, news, government, ethics, usa, americans, crime, u.s. )

Cal
- 625 days ago - money.cnn.com
Occupy Wall Street, the protest movement launched to fight corporate greed and corruption, is now buying up peoples' debts and forgiving them.



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Susanne R. (249)
Friday November 9, 2012, 6:48 pm
What a wonderful idea! It's just a shame that the Wall Street bankers are getting anything at all. Let's face it, we've already bailed them out once. But I'm happy for the people who will have these loans lifted from their shoulders. We're very fortunate that the majority of people in this country have such big hearts!
 

Jason S. (57)
Friday November 9, 2012, 7:36 pm
Debt forgiving is only solution to the world debt problems, good posting, thanks
 

Christeen Anderson (480)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 12:48 am
Good idea. Everyone needs a little help now and then.
 

Ben Oscarsito (355)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 4:55 am
"Forgiving Peoples' Debt..." -That's exactly what I need!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 5:47 am
Good article. Thanks.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 2:57 pm
What a simple and powerful way to help people by debt forgiving. Bravo!
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 3:49 pm
How often do they write off a developing nation's debt. How much more should they write of the debt of the American citizen? Charity always begins at home. This is just a fantastic idea with a lot of prospect.
 

Marie W. (64)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 5:36 pm
How is the debt determined to qualify?
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 5:43 pm
Noted, thanks, Cal. I just love this! Occupy has become a powerful force for good...check out Occupy.org to find out if they're active in your area. They're a busy group in my town--networking with other groups to help the homeless & hungry, still fighting for human rights and against the wars....taking on new issues and continuing their meetings.
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 6:46 pm
THIS is a truly marvelous idea!!
 

Judy C. (106)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 8:38 pm
Great idea! Thanks, Cal.
 

Pamela D. (16)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 10:45 pm
For me, this is something worth donating to. For you folks that don't seem to get the concept....it's called "ordinary citizen's coming together to actually help solve a problem". I can't believe there are those that even get this! IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT YOU DON'T HAVE TO PARTICIPATE! So what's the problem?
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 5:00 am
noted, thanks Cal
 

Maggie Kearns (6)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 6:51 am
Thanks Cal! I wonder whether the 1% have heard of Bastille Day?
 

Deborah W. (6)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 10:53 am
Great idea, just a few questions:

how are the worthy selected ... who oversees the operation ... qualifications and record of the leadership staff ... public record of results, etc. etc. etc.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 12:50 pm
http://www.care2.com/news/member/136295399/3483803
 

Karen L. Lew (1)
Monday November 12, 2012, 12:07 am
I first heard about this on Norman Goldman's show on Progressive Radio. It's called a "Rolling Jubilee." For those of you familiar with the Old Testament, you'll recognize this aspect for forgiveness and helping your neighbors in the Jubilee year. I think it's a wonderful cause, and I'm proud to be a supporter of the Occupy Movement. You can learn more about this project and get most of your questions answered at www.rollingjubilee.org.
 
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