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Forum Post: OWS Affiliated Group Purchases $1 Million Worth of Emergency Room Debt and Erases It.

Posted 1 year ago on March 15, 2013, 9:32 p.m. EST by gnomunny (5783) from St Louis, MO
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[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

You know since the orchestrated break-ups of the Occupy camps throughout the country

I've kinda noticed that OCCUPY IS EVERYWHERE now

It makes me smile...see..;-)

~Odin~

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (5783) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

I've noticed that it's pretty common when surfing the internet to come across references to either Occupy or the 99%, sometimes in unlikely places.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

The mainstream is being injected with recalcitrance

And we are the crazy yet likable radical Docs...lol

~Odin~

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (5783) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

It needs to go mainstream. It's the only way. I look forward to that 'tipping point.'

Crazy yet likable radical docs. You mean like Hawkeye and B.J.?

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

Yep

~Odin~

[-] 2 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

I went to a teach-in given by a Drew University economics professor at Bryant Park over a year ago

After the lecture, I asked the professor, 'considering the housing bubble has carried this economy for so long, what will the kids graduating from college be doing? She pulled out a piece of paper which showed the projected 20 most needed jobs in the next ten years. Only one of them required a college education, and RN

I ended up having a conversation with a young lady who was at the lecture, and before leaving, I gave her a little jug of VT maple syrup that i had brought for a friend that didn't show up

I saw this young lady months later after she had joined Strike Debt, and her enthusiasm for their initiatives was clear, and she thanked me again for the syrup telling me how good it was

And now for the plug - Occupy Town Square is having a collaborative event with the Rolling Jubilee on March 23rd at Washington Square Park

Come one, come all

~Odin~

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (5783) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

I'd like to see that list of the twenty most needed jobs just out of curiosity. It seems unlikely that only one would need a college education. If you Google that, they'll be a lot of differing opinions, of course.

That maple syrup sounds pretty damn good. It's a coincidence you mention it because I've been considering getting some natural maple syrup recently since I've made a concerted effort to eliminate as much processed sugar from my diet as possible. Trying to start doing the right thing health-wise finally.

And that collaborative event sounds great. It almost makes me wish I lived a little closer to the east coast.

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

After the professor finished, i wanted to ask her if she had an extra one of those lists, or at least get the web address for it, but she was busy talking to someone else as was I

I've been having oatmeal a lot this week with VT maple syrup on it, and one day i cooked some apples and cinnamon in it too

But i must admit that I did buy some corn beef for St Pattys Day, which is really celebrated here big time

Those kids all came from the Mid-west though, so you are living amongst all those great young people

I have a cool huge picture/map on my wall, that was drawn from a New Yorker's perspective......2/3 of it is NYC....the rest is the remainder of the country, Pacific Ocean, and Russia and China

~Odin~

[-] -1 points by gnomunny (5783) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

I'd like to see that map, I'll bet it's pretty funny. But is it this funny?

Map

[-] 1 points by frovikleka (2563) from Island Heights, NJ 1 year ago

No my map is not that funny. When you get into some of the little neighborhoods in the outerboroughs of NYC...well there is people there who do not know how to get around their own city, never mind the rest of the country

My map depicts more the importance that a New Yorker has of NYC as compared to the rest of the world, and that makes it funny also, but in a different way, but yes...maybe in a little bit of an elitist way, as they think the whole world revolves around NYC. I gotta take that f.ckn thing down man

~Odin~

[-] -1 points by gnomunny (5783) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

I thought it might have been more of an elitist type thing. When you mentioned it I got curious and Googled it just to see what popped up. I didn't see one that sounded like yours but did come across the one I linked. It was so funny I had to link it here. I laughed so hard my side started to hurt.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (5783) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

The Rolling Jubilee. What a fantastic concept.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (34870) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yep - and I think will be put to plenty of good uses.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (5783) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

I think whoever thought of this deserves an award. The idea should spread worldwide.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34870) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Worthy very worthy of a real humanitarian award.

What I mean is not a Nobel as those awards have gotten pretty sketchy/questionable.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (5783) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Yes, a real humanitarian award. You're right, the Nobel prizes have become a joke. And that was before Obama's, ahem, Peace Prize. That travesty merely confirmed it.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (34870) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Imagine them giving the peace prize as.....what.....a bribe/coercion to be peaceful? Yeah - well that went well - no wait - it Didn't. Jerks.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (5783) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

What, exactly, were the reasons he was awarded one? Do you have any idea? I mean, what did he do that qualified him?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34870) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

At that point in time? He had "done nothing". Since? Well there are a lot of very scared civilians quite a few very scared and mourning civilians overseas.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (5783) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

NOW it makes sense, since we're definitely living in Orwellian times. Lies=truth, war=peace. work=freedom.

Thanks for clearing that up, my friend.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34870) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Bizzaro World

[-] -2 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Any idea on how they determine whose debt gets purchased?

[-] -1 points by gnomunny (5783) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Good question but I couldn't tell from the limited amount of info on the strikedebt page. It's old debt, purchased from the collection agency. I imagine it's bundled debt. I doubt if it's purchased on a case-by-case basis. One debtor owed over $8,000 but another only owed about $25. So, it seems to me it isn't done case-by-case.