The Chippies Are Here!

My friend, Ginger Kuth, posted this meme on her facebook, and my Big Idea panel lit up. President Biden talked about a coronavirus relief package last night. He wanted to spend billions on lessoning Student Loans. What are these students going to do for our President – and their Country?

What I propose, is, they become Chippies! After getting the best free vaccination money can buy, they sign an agreement to have a needle inject a permanent microchip in their wrist, so, they can be identified as CLEAN when they go to a CLEAN bar or restaurant, and, a CLEAN Ducks game! Phil Knight will jump out of his chair, and atop his desk, in order to shake my hand. Then there are Dead concerts which Ginger laments not being able to go to. How about other sports events, even a fashion show. Models are out of work! Wait a minute, how about Chippie 007 fans? Alas Broccoli will be able to premiere her new Bond flick.

What I am proposing is creating a Clean Consumer Fan who does not have to be trusted whether or not they got a vaccine, or not. The Chip – KNOWS – if you are cool to hang out with other – CHIPPIES! Do Chippies have to wear a mask? What for? If you want to get cute you can have 666 tattooed on your forehead. I will post on that forbidden number. It’s not as bad as you think!

In no time…..everyone will want to be a Chippie! I always hate the name – Hippie! This idea resembles my Bohemian Bank idea I came up when Obama became President.

Biggest winners in Democrats’ plan to forgive $50,000 of student debt (cnbc.com)

Be the first Chippie on your block and get half price on a healthcare package! America wants to take good care of its special breed of consumer. You say you want a Home Loan? Why would banks want to give you a loan over non-Chippies? That’s right…let there be Chippie Sex Camps so you can meet your wife – and have kids! And, if you are thinking about becoming a Deadbeat Dad, a alarm will go off – in your wrist. Oh sure, it will be a faint alarm. But, when you are lying there having a smoke with your new lover…it sounds like a fire alarm! But, don’t let that turn you off! The real love generation is here! Yeeehaaaw!

“Look darling. The tickets to our favorite Casino have arrived – with free cruise. It says we have to wave our Love Chips over them at the same time to activate them!”

John Presco

Copyright 2021

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My friend, Ginger Kuth, posted this meme on her facebook, and my Big Idea panel lit up. President Biden talked about a coronavirus relief package last night. He wanted to spend billions on lessoning Student Loans. What are these students going to do for our President – and their Country? What I propose, is, they become Chippies! After getting the best free vaccination money can buy, they sign an agreement to have a needle inject a permanent microchip in their wrist, so, they can be identified as CLEAN when they go to a CLEAN bar or restaurant, and, a CLEAN Ducks game! Phil Knight will jump out of his chair, and atop his desk, in order to shake my hand. Then there are Dead concerts which Ginger laments not being able to go to. How about other sports events, even a fashion show. Models are out of work! Wait a minute, how about Chippie 007 fans? Alas Broccoli will be able to premiere her new Bond flick. What I am proposing is creating a Clean Consumer Fan who does not have to be trusted whether or not they got a vaccine, or not. The Chip – KNOWS – if you are cool to hang out with other – CHIPPIES! Do Chippies have to wear a mask? What for? If you want to get cute you can have 666 tattooed on your forehead. I will post on that forbidden number. It’s not as bad as you think! In no time…..everyone will want to be a Chippie! I always hate the name – Hippie! This idea resembles my Bohemian Bank idea I came up when Obama became President. Biggest winners in Democrats’ plan to forgive $50,000 of student debt (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__cnbc.com&d=DwIDaQ&c=L93KkjKsAC98uTvC4KvQDdTDRzAeWDDRmG6S3YXllH0&r=eNe2W4pALfWUiHv8-vh2IaM6vhW2M7sMUZZBqDTmoBg&m=sYbIXP480daHbHlZYwLB2cXfpHvk1aBsA-BWX_z8c00&s=J-L5gm4SGqnvM1f2ZTx_E2XDUBauNQfmczwyyH6ktgQ&e=) Be the first Chippie on your block and get half price on a healthcare package! America wants to take good care of its special breed of consumer. You say you want a Home Loan? Why would banks want to give you a loan over non-Chippies? That’s right…let there be Chippie Sex Camps so you can meet your wife – and have kids! And, if you are thinking about becoming a Deadbeat Dad, a alarm will go off – in your wrist. Oh sure, it will be a faint alarm. But, when you are lying there having a smoke with your new lover…it sounds like a fire alarm! But, don’t let that turn you off! The real love generation is here! Yeeehaaaw! “Look darling. The tickets to our favorite Casino have arrived – with free cruise. It says we have to wave our Love Chips over them at the same time to activate them!” PHONE TYPE: Voice (Voice is normal phone, VP is VideoPhone, TTD is Text-Telephone Device)

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Roots Of The Liberty Tree

Posted on October 29, 2011 by Royal Rosamond Press

Yesterday I returned to the oak tree on the University of Oregon Campus where I posted my proclamation on November 15, 2010, wherein I suggest tax shelters for bank accounts in Switzerland and the Cayman Island be brought BACK TO AMERICA and be used to create a Student Bank that would give interest free loans to students. This was the planting of a grassroots movement that had countered the Tea Party Movement – as planned!

While visiting the place where my homeless friend, Hatoon, slept – in front of the UofO library, and Arab student asked if he could be in a photo with me. The Arab Spring, and the Liberty Tree Rebellion – meet!

I am standing in front of the museum where the day before Occupy Eugene made a camp. From here they moved to the Mill Race. I went there to say hello friends.

I then walked up and down 13th. Street, stopping to talk to students about my idea that our President has been putting forth.

It only takes one good man to change things, turn back the tide of ruin and despair!

Jon Presco

Jubilee Prophet

NEW YORK — Compared to many of her unemployed classmates, Gabby Bladdick counts herself among the lucky ones.

Since graduating with a degree in public relations from Valparaiso University in December, Bladdick has landed a full-time job in her chosen field that even includes benefits.

But she’s quickly learning that $1,700 a month doesn’t stretch far, especially with student loan payments now due. Bladdick, who owes about $40,000, devotes more than a third of her salary — or $590 each month — toward paying them back.

“When I first started looking at colleges, I figured I’d take out loans and get a job and that it wouldn’t be that big of a deal,” said Bladdick, now 22. “But I had absolutely no idea how much of a burden $600 a month really is for a recent grad.”

Earlier today, President Obama announced a new program to help make higher education more affordable by helping current college students not only consolidate their loans, but lower their monthly payments.

Borrowers who graduate next year and in the years following will be eligible to consolidate their federal loans at a slightly lower interest rate.

Further, the plan also alters the existing income-based repayment program to allow graduates to pay 10 percent of their discretionary income over a period of 20 years — versus requiring enrollees to pay 15 percent of their discretionary income over a period of 25 years before any education-related debt can be forgiven.

While the new plan will help current college students who take out loans beginning in 2012, Obama’s plan fell short of providing relief to the millions of debt-strapped borrowers who already struggle to make their monthly loan payments.

“It’s a step in the right direction, but a lot of people who need the relief right now won’t be the ones who benefit,” said Mark Kantrowitz, who publishes the financial aid websites Fastweb.com and Finaid.org. “This plan doesn’t do anything for a majority of distressed borrowers. It only helps those still in school.”

Earlier today, during a speech about college affordability at the University of Colorado, Denver, Obama announced his plan while also highlighting the increasing cost of higher education.

“Over the past three decades, the cost of college has nearly tripled. And that is forcing you, forcing students, to take out more loans and rack up more debt,” Obama said. “Last year, graduates who took out loans left college owing an average of $24,000. Student loan debt has now surpassed credit card debt, for the first time ever.”

In addition to Obama’s plan to help future graduates better manage the issue of rising debt loads, the College Board also released its annual “Trends in College Pricing” report.

The report underscored the worsening issue of college affordability. It found that over the past three decades, average costs at four-year public universities have nearly quadrupled.

While the average public in-state tuition rates at four-year institutions are 8.3 percent higher than they were in 2010-2011, tuition and fees at private colleges and universities increased by 4.5 percent.

“While the price of college goes up every year, it’s very clear that public college prices are rising more rapidly than private college prices and that’s certainly related to the decline of state budgets,” said Sandy Baum, an economist at Skidmore College who co-authored the College Board’s report.

Kantrowitz sees today’s report as only the latest indication of the decreasing affordability of college for the average American.

“Everyone is struggling, not just to pay for college, but in all aspects of their lives,” said Kantrowitz, who highlighted that the rising cost of college occurs at a time when family income and starting salaries have largely stagnated over the past decade.

In the longer term, he sees future college students either graduating with thousands of dollars in additional debt, shifting their enrollment to less expensive colleges and subsequently graduating at lower rates — or simply foregoing the dream of a college education altogether.

Given the increasing cost of college, Matthew Segal, the 25-year-old founder of Our Time, a national membership organization for Americans under the age of 30, sees Obama’s plan as a hopeful first step in the right direction.

“More money in the pockets of cash-strapped young people already struggling to pay their rent and buy groceries is definitely a good thing,” said Segal, referring to the future changes in income-based repayment rates. “In a perfect world, this would also address the larger problem of why higher education is so expensive in the first place.”

It’s a question that Bladdick often ponders, especially at the start of each month when her loan payments are due.

Bladdick grew up in a middle class home in St. Louis. Her father is a real estate agent and her mother is a mail carrier.

In recent years, when her family fell on tough financial times, the sole burden of paying for college fell squarely on her shoulders. Still, she can’t help but feel frustrated by how quickly the rules have changed.

“I wouldn’t change having gone to college for anything,” said Bladdick, during her lunch break. “But it’s frustrating to hear that Obama’s new plan won’t really apply to us. We’re the people who went through college and graduated when the economy collapsed and these loans, they’re absolutely killing us.”

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