I worked hard for this day. The war against Ukraine has proven YOUNG PEOPLE don’t want to get cooked alive in a tank – instead of being in school – and on their cellphone! Come Putin! Admit you made a big mistake – and return to normal!
China has learned a FREE LESSON and will not be invading another nation. Their rivers have dried up. As sharp and powerful their army appears, their YOUNG PEOPLE do not want to be COOKED ALIVE in a tank.
This means MILITARY BUDGETS can and will be cut. What about – THE JOBS?
(CNN)President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his plan to address student loan debt, which includes debt forgiveness for certain borrowers and extending the pandemic-related payment pause.
The Biden administration has already canceled nearly $32 billion of the $1.6 trillion in outstanding federal student debt by expanding existing forgiveness programs for public-sector workers, disabled borrowers and students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges.
Moscow, we have a problem: Russian soldiers grow weary of war (msn.com)
Harvard professor pummeled online for tweet thanking Biden for student loan handout (msn.com)
Harvard professor and Twitter leftist Laurence Tribe angered critics of President Joe Biden’s student loan handout on Wednesday by posting a tweet expressing deep gratitude for the president’s proposal.
As Fox News Digital reported, Biden is gearing up to “cancel $10,000 of federal student loan debt for certain borrowers making less than $125,000 per year, and up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients.”
Biden will also extend “the pause on federal student loan payments through the end of the year.” The cost of the handout for taxpayers, according to a Penn Wharton Budget Model, will be around $300 billion.
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!
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.”
The Liberty Tree Revisited
Posted on October 28, 2011 by Royal Rosamond Press
Last November I made up a poster, hung it on a tree on the University of Oregon grounds outside the library, rang a bell, and shouted;
“Who wants some Liberty? I got your Liberty right here!”
I posted on this event on my blog that is no more. I sent news of my one man demonstration to the President of the Stuudent Union on November 16, 2010. I call for a Student Bank made up of monies retrieved from offshore bank accounts. It would be an honor bank system, where tax evaders who have a change of heart could put their money they hid from the Fed in a Student National Bank – and invest in America’s future! For doing this, they will be redeemed in the Spirit of the Jubilee Jesus, who I have prepared the way for.
The Occupy Eugene Community has moved to the University of Oregon, and set up camp a hundred yards from my Liberty Tree. I had to do something that day. I wanted to start a New Revolution. It only takes one good man – and the others will follow!
Here is what my brochre and contract with America, said;
“The Sons and Daughters of The Liberty Tree
On this day_____________
I grant to______________________________Patriotic Permission to help Liberate the taxable assets disloyal Americvans have hidden on the Cayman Islands, so that Loyal Americans can help pay for their college tuition, and the tuition of millions of freedom Loving Students.
Great Grandson of Real Patriots”
This guest post is by Paul Combe, president and CEO of American Student Assistance.
The “Occupy” movement is drawing attention to some very real problems that plague our nation’s higher education financing system: skyrocketing college costs, an increased reliance on student loans over grants, the role of private loans, people repaying their student loans until their own kids head off to college, “draconian” collection methods, and so on.
The solution receiving the most buzz is an idea to forgive all student loan debt. More than 600,000 Americans have signed a petition asking the federal government to forgive student loan debt as a “trickle-up” approach to stimulating the economy.
EUGENE, Ore. – Occupy Eugenepacked up and moved their camp to the heart of the University of Oregon campus, where officials said a campground is incompatible with the mission of the university.
“The UO supports the right to freespeech and encourages the active exchange of ideas,” Lorraine Davis, the acting provost, wrote in a message to university staffobtained by KVAL News. “Those concepts are at the foundation of higher education. But the time, place and manner for expression of ideas must be consistent with the university’s mission, and the UO cannot accommodate a campground.”
Members of Occupy Eugenetold KVAL News that this is another temporary move.
The camp relocated from downtown Eugene to Alton Baker Park last Fridayto accomodate the Eugene Saturday Market.
The City Council exempted the protest from a ban on camping in public parks until mid-December.
But after six nights in the park, protesters said they felt they were out of the public eye.
Protesters said occupying the memorial quad between the library, business school and art museum will allow the group to protest issues like the rising cost of tuition and the privatization of public education.
“Not only will we get incredible amounts of exposure from being at the campus because there’s thousands of people down there everyday, but we would also like to build more solidarity with the students,” said Elizabeth Yandel, an Occupy Eugene organizer.
“This is a place where people have expressed their Constitutional rights for many, many decades in this country,” said another Occupy organizer, Jamil Jonna. “It has a long pedigree, so I think it’s very rational and reasonable just from a historical perspective.”
While the universtiy said it does not allow camping on campus, officials said they are working with Occupy Eugene and the City of Eugene to help the group find a better location.
Jubilee of Jesus
“Hurrah! Hurrah! we bring the jubilee!”
The Rosamonds were members of three guilds; the Rebleutenzunft, the Gerbenzunft,
and the Swan Brethren. There might be a fourth if the Rosamond genealogist is
correct in saying the cross on the Rosenmund shield is a weaver’s needle, an
emblem worn by weavers who went on Crusade. If this can be proven, then these
Crusader Weavers would be a case where a class of worker-merchants answered the
call of the Pope, and perhaps contributed funds from their ranks in order to pay
for their passage to the Holy Land, as well as for their armour and weapons, in
order to Liberate that land that Abolitionist God of the Jews gave to the people
he Liberated from Egypt. It was this God who maketh the laws for the Jubilee
that the Billy Boys appear to be aware of as they marched through Georgia.
The Swan Brethren were a Church-based Trader-Merchants Guild where only Swan
Brothers could participate. They were given rings with a seal like the one above
with the dancing wolf. The letter between the great Erasmus, and his friend,
Gottschalk Rosemondt, has this seal.
There is no doubt Jesus came to do away with the Slave system that bound very
poor and powerless people in chains, and declared they were eternally in debt to
the person who took away their freedom. This indebtedness was a financial
commodity upon which an entire ecnomy was based. Slaves were often worth more
then the land they worked.
Anti-Godites, like Denne Sweeney, accuse President Obama of trying to make
Southerners slaves in a socialist system in regards to healthcare. To get this
healthcare one must be in debt to those who provide it, be it the private
sector, or the Government. In return, one gets Good Health, which is vital in
making a living. Slaves got free healthcare, as did the Slavemasters horses and
livestock. In exchange, they were further obligated and bound to work for free.
Denne Sweeny and his gang of Racists, warn Scalawags to go hide as his Deluded
Army advances. The Scalawags and Carpetbaggers were Radical Republicans and a
poor class of hardworking people who found sanctuary in the Ozarks and
Appalacian mountains. Being followers of William of Orange of Holland, and his
Glorious Revolution that freed Protestants from Papal tryanny, they KNEW slavery
was wrong! And being astute students of the Bible, I am sure they discovered
what I discovered, that Jesus was all about the Jubilee and the Emancipation of
It is hight time to bring the Jubilee Jesus from the very back of the Grand
Republican Parade, to the very front, but, behold, he is already there. He is
Forgive Student Debt
Posted on October 29, 2011 by Royal Rosamond Press
For twelve years I lived a block away from the UofO campus. Every year, they came, with their card tables and cookies, the Gleeful Banker Babes who set up on 13th. street, and gave away Credit Cards – with a free cookie!
“Just sign on the dotted line – and don’t tell your parents!”
Next to these Babes, were the Cell Phone Darlings – with more sweets!
“Just sign on the dotted line – and never call your parents from your new phone!”
Then – here come the Parking Meter Maids!
“Hello, Dad! Can you pay for my parking tickets for starters?”
By Ellen Brown
Among the demands of the Wall Street protesters is student debt forgiveness – a debt “jubilee”. Occupy Philly has a “Student Loan Jubilee Working Group”, and other groups are studying the issue. Commentators say debt forgiveness is impossible. Who would foot the bill?
There is one deep pocket that could pull it off – the Federal Reserve. In its first quantitative easing program (QE1), the Fed removed $1.3 trillion in toxic assets from the books of Wall Street banks. For QE4, it could remove $1 trillion in toxic debt from the backs of millions of students.
Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:
When Jesus began his ministry he addressed DEBT FORGIVENESS. Three women are running for Governor of Oregon, and I bet ALL THREE do not know about THE JUBILEE. Betsy Johnson was given a BIG BUNDLE OF MONEY by Phil Knight, who funds the University of Oregon – that helps put Students in debt. All Oregonians can not ignore the Republican party is conducting a Holy War against Specular Democrats. Their Jesus us not FOR anything, as he is – against secular solutions – that have been established by our Founding Fathers – as a real possibility. Secularism – WORKS! Perhaps our three candidates can give goo examples of why it works -and how Jesus was FOR secular solutions. Let them go to The Students with this FOREGIVNESS issue – like I did in 2011.
President Biden is harnessing the full powers of the presidency to help Democrats avoid a Republican landslide this November. He is hoping a series of executive actions can boost turnout for Democrats and blunt GOP attacks on issues like inflation, Democratic strategists acknowledged to Fox News Digital.
Strategists say Biden’s recent executive actions appear focused on giving young voters, who overwhelmingly vote Democrat, a reason to turn out at the polls. They cite as proof the president’s recent decisions to cancel upward of $20,000 in student debt for borrowers and his pardoning of people convicted of marijuana possession at the federal level.