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Posts tagged with 'awesomeness'.

      kottke.org: The People's Bailout: Occupy is forgiving personal debt

jkottke:

Occupy Wall Street continues to show that it’s more than just a simple protest movement. They have been doing amazing work with Hurricane Sany relief and now there’s Rolling Jubilee. Here’s how Rolling Jubilee works:

OWS is going to start buying distressed debt (medical bills, student loans, etc.) in order to forgive it. As a test run, we spent $500, which bought $14,000 of distressed debt. We then ERASED THAT DEBT. (If you’re a debt broker, once you own someone’s debt you can do whatever you want with it - traditionally, you hound debtors to their grave trying to collect. We’re playing a different game. A MORE AWESOME GAME.)

This is a simple, powerful way to help folks in need — to free them from heavy debt loads so they can focus on being productive, happy and healthy. As you can see from our test run, the return on investment approaches 30:1. That’s a crazy bargain!

This has my vote for idea of the year. Well, until the debt sellers catch on and either raise the price due to demand or refuse to sell to untrusted brokers.

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HERE YOU GO, OCCUPY, HERE YOU GO, WOO WOO.

superamit:

photojojo:

Photojojo has one DREAM JOB open!

We want someone who loves photography and really truly madly gets the internet to be our community marketing whiz.

More info: http://photojojo.com/jobs/marketer.html

TELL YOUR AWESOME SAN FRANCISCO FRIENDS!

I hear these guys are pretty cool.

Right now this sucker has 52 notes. For every REBLOG it gets today from this point on, I’ll give $1 to a charity of topherchris’s choosing.

If you think Photojojo, charities, employment, or dinosaurs are cool, PLEASE REBLOG.

These people are awesome. Please reblog (see above) for the $ donated and to help them find someone to make more awesomeness.