Open Thread As We Wish Trey Would Run For House Speaker!


Read!!!  Trey Gowdy’s letter to Elijah Cummings!

Why you should read the letter …… because not only is it boomtastic, but, it gives us some new insights as to what happened in Libya.  Gowdy heads the committee investigating the fateful events of the Benghazi massacre.  But, this letter sheds light on events well beyond that one singular event. 

It’s a pdf …….  Gowdy’s letter.

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Gems 2015 — October 9 Scripture Selection: Isaiah 40-42


Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

October 9     Scripture Selection: Isaiah 40-42

Food for Thought: Is. 40:1-11; 42:1-9

It is wonderful to see how the pieces of the New Testament fit together so nicely with the Old Testament.  Several of the lines from today’s selection may sound familiar and bring to your remembrance significant passages that reveal Who God is and what His divine plan is.  Let’s review some of them:

Is. 40:3: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.’”  John the Baptist quoted this scripture to identify himself when asked who he was (John 1:19-23; also found in Matthew 3 and Mark 1).

Is. 40:6 “…All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.” Jesus expressed the same concept in Matthew 24:35: “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”  Peter speaks of the power of the seed that produces the new birth in a believer through the “Word of God which lives and abides forever” as he quotes Isaiah (I Pet. 1:23-25).”

Is. 40:9 “O Zion, You who bring good tidings, get up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, You who bring good tidings, lift up your voice with strength, lift it up, be not afraid; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”  The expression “good tidings” was used by the angel that told the shepherds of the birth of the King in Luke 2.  The shepherds then “made widely known” the good tidings in fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy.  The apostle Paul also used the term in Romans 10:15 in his discussion on sending people to spread the Good News of “peace” and “good things.”

Is. 40:10 “Behold, the Lord God shall come with a strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.”  Mary, the mother of Jesus, refers to the strong arm and Ruler in her song found in Luke 1:51, 52: “He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.  He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly.”

Is. 40:11 “He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those who are with young.”  Jesus specifically and deliberately calls Himself “the Good Shepherd” in John 10:11 so that there could be no question about Whom these prophecies refer.

Is. 42:1 “Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, my Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him.”  In Matthew 3:16-17 the very same scene unfolds: “When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’”

Is. 42:6 “I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the Gentiles, to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness from the prison house. I am the Lord, that is My name.” Jesus points out this very same purpose in Luke 4:18, 19 when He announced the fulfillment of Isaiah 61 to the Jewish leaders.   When John the Baptist sent some of his disciples to Him to be sure that He was the Messiah, He reminded them of the same signs that He had been performing (Mat. 11:4-6). In addition, in John 8:12 Jesus calls Himself “the Light of the world.”

Is. 42:9 “Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.”  In Revelation 21:5, Jesus reassures us that He makes all things new, beginning with an entirely new covenant with all who would believe (See Luke 22:20; Heb. 8:13; Heb. 9:15; Rom. 10:4.), and continuing with a new heaven and a new earth (Rev. 21:1).
The book of Isaiah is rich with an abundance of scriptures that are like the Lord’s finger prints, identifying Him at every point so that there is no denial of Who He is and what His purpose is for mankind and confirming it all through the entire Bible. 

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):  

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?): 

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):  

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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Gems 2015 — October 8 Scripture Selection: Isaiah 37-39


Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

October 8   Scripture Selection: Isaiah 37-39

Food for Thought: Is. 39:1-8

Hezekiah’s self-centeredness caused great hardship for future generations.  Influenced by an act of kindness by the pagan king of Babylon, Hezekiah dropped his guard and imprudently showed off all “his” wealth to the Babylonians and, apparently, taking credit for it, he put everything and everyone at risk.  He spent all that time revealing the grandeur and wealth of the kingdom, with not even a mention of his recent divine healing and provision of God.  Even worse, when Isaiah told him the consequences of his actions and how they would effect his descendants and all the kingdom, his only comment, a very revealing one, was,  “’The word of the Lord which you have spoken is good!’ For he said, ‘At least there will be peace and truth in my days.’”  Completely contrary to the Proverb 13:22, “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,” his only concern was for himself. 

How many people think that way today?  “Well, as long as it doesn’t affect me and mine, then it’s okay.”  But the love of God isn’t like that.  “Love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; …, does not seek its own (I Cor. 13:4cdf).”  The Lord is concerned with the long term, the generations, eternity, and He desires the same for His sons and daughters, that they would capture the vision for the future and not be absorbed with self, but are focused on reaching others and doing what is best for others, even for those not yet born.  

Psalm 33:11 reveals the broad, far-reaching range of view of the Lord: “The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations.”  The psalmist grasped His mission and wrote, “I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore the people shall praise You forever and ever (Ps. 45:17).” As believers, we need to be futuristic minded, guided by the Holy Spirit, so that the decisions that we make today be for the glory of God and the benefit of all those within our reach and beyond, especially leaving a rich, spiritual heritage to our posterity. 

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):  

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?): 

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):  

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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From Early This Morning!!!! It’s Been A Trip!!!!!


Wow!  What a fantastic trip this has been!  I can’t possibly explain all that this has been to me, and all that this has done for me.  I pray that this humble blog has been a blessing for those who have read it.  I can’t believe I’ve written 8,700+ posts!  Well, I didn’t write them all.  Indeed, the far right number in the pic is mostly to the credit of our friend, Hank.  As I recall, it was a post on Marcott’s idiocy. 

The broad base of topics of this blog is one of the things I’m most proud of.  It’s probably the thing I’m second most proud of.  But, hands down, without question, the thing I am most proud of, regarding this blog, is the quality of the individual readers. I’ve never been associated with a brighter, good hearted, group of people.  What I’ve learned from the commentators here is immeasurable.  It isn’t just the brilliance from the people here, but, also, the insights, and obvious desire for the well-being of their fellow man. 


This “blog” had actually started because I wanted to have a place where I could post some graphs and data, in order to have them readily available for discussions on other climate blogs.  Months later, it sorta morphed into basically a private conversation regarding the manner and way satellites calculate our sea levels (it’s FUBAR … BTW)….. then, it grew. 

Essentially, this blog started as a climate science blog.  But, because of the broad, semi-ambiguous relative implications of the climate issue, it is only natural to discuss the overriding implications and impacts on other schools of thought and issues, such as economics and energy. 

It’s a horrible irony.  I find that mankind, left to his own devices, is the singular greatest driver towards the advancement of humanity.  Resources available, climate, condition ….. all of these pale in comparison to the ingenuity and spirit of man.  Sadly, I also find mankind is the singular greatest detriment to the advancement of humanity. 

It is with shock and dismay that I see people actively working against the advancement of humanity.  There are millions, if not billions of people who don’t wish their fellow man to be prosperous and free.  This blog has opened my eyes to the degree of which this occurs.  Before this blog, I thought they were few.  In a sense, it has jaded me.  But, I’m better for it, being jaded in such a manner. 

I don’t know what to do about it.  But, I do know something more than this blog is required.  The enemy is upon us.  The enemy is within us. 

I suppose it couldn’t, then, be a surprise that this blog has mostly turned to a political blog.  Politics, after all, is simply an expression and application of people’s thoughts towards advancement of humanity, or, the sinister desire to suppress humanity. 

Most importantly, this blog has reinforced my knowledge that mankind cannot advance without God and godly people.  I’ve always known this, but, now I get to see it in another perspective/dimension.  It’s awesome!  It’s horrible. 


I’m not done, yet.  But, I’m done.  I will never tire of conversing with the regular commentators, here.  Indeed, they lift my spirits!  I haven’t done enough conversing with you guys and gals!  You reinforce my faith in humanity!  And, it’s much needed. 

Through the few years that I’ve actively blogged, I’ve scoured the internet for issues to discuss and thought about ways to articulate my perspective and to entice dialogue.  It’s heartbreaking.  I can’t avoid the evil in this world.  Perhaps it’s me, perhaps there’s some morbid and macabre part of me which can’t help but see, watch, and document the train-wreck this world is engaged in, seemingly, intentionally so.  Simply put, I can’t deal with it, anymore.  While I have no problem being the modern day “wailing prophet”, I have a problem with the world repeating the same idiocy over and over, again.  One wouldn’t know it by the last several months of this blog, but, I am a positive person.  I’m not the person to say someone should help, I am help!  While I am not hope, I can certainly try to guide people to the only Hope! 

For all of the words, and all of the knowledge, the thousands of posts, the million views, the words and knowledge in the near countless comments (~110,000) ……. all of this, all of the topics, all of the data, all of the perspectives, and we come back to know we can’t live without God, and we can’t get to the Father without Christ.  Which is essentially what Solomon told us in Ecclesiastes.  Isn’t that fantastic?!?!  I’ve learned something which was written thousands of years ago.  :|   And, yet, this journey has taken me far!


If this post sounds like I’m saying goodbye, it’s because I might be.  I don’t want to.  You people have been a part of my life, and in a most positive way, for the last few years.  I look forward to your wit and humor, thoughts, and knowledge, and faith, every day. 

Yes, I will continue to post the “Gems” series for as long as Jeanette will write them ……. at least to the end of this year.  And, for now, I will continue to post when I think something needs stated.  And, I’ll try to provide an open thread for a while.  I’m going to take about a week to decide how or if I should move forward on this blog. 

In the mean time, I would appreciate if the commentators would post the addresses of the blogs and other places they often converse and haunt.  I think I may wish to be a commentators, once again.

And, lastly, for the tech savvy people, tell me what I’m missing. ……… videos on the internet no longer give me any audio.  My audio works fine, otherwise.  I’m listening to the “Archies” as we speak!  But, I can’t hear it on “youtube” or any other site.  No, it isn’t unique to any particular web browser.  Opera, Chrome, Firefox ….. all the same.  I’m still using XP, but, it is the same on my Win 7 of my dual boot.  MS told my XP that I needed to update my IE but, then, told they weren’t going to update it because they don’t support XP anymore.  I’m thinking it’s my Flash or Active X, but, I don’t know what to do about it.  I could roll back but, I’ve found this rarely helps and it’s a time consumer.  Any thoughts? 

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Gems 2015 — October 7 Scripture Selection: Isaiah 34-36

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

October 7 Scripture Selection: Isaiah 34-36

Food for Thought: Is. 35:1-10

It is helpful to read Isaiah 35 along side Hebrews 12:1-24 for its similarities and exhortations. In both, the Lord is concerned with encouraging His people. He desires that they be strong, free from fear, able-bodied, and completely restored. Both speak of holiness, but in terms of what the Lord does for them in His grace. In Hebrews 12:15, He urges them to “look carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God,” which would be to fall back into relying on adherence to the Law to make one pure instead of receiving freely the righteousness provided by Jesus our Mediator (Heb. 12:24).

Redeeming us and cleansing us, the Lord has made us spiritually pure (I Pet. 1:18, 19). However, He recognizes the ill-effects of sin and imperfections (weariness, discouragement, bitterness, weakness, doubt) and desires to correct us as a Father would (Heb. 12:1, 5-11). The Good News is that, even in our imperfections, He receives us. In fact, Isaiah 35:8, 9 says that even a “fool” will not go astray on the Highway of Holiness (Remember? Jesus is the Way! (John 14:6)):

“A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for others. Whoever walks the road, although a fool, shall not go astray. No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast go up on it; It shall not be found there. But the redeemed shall walk there.”

The Lord loves us so much that He does not want to see us held back or weighted down by anything. And as long as we keep looking to Jesus, the Author and Finisher (Completer) of our faith and what He did (Heb. 12:2), we will walk free from all those things. With Him and His living water (John 4:5-14; Is. 35:6, 7), any spiritual condition (and physical one, too, for all who believe!) of blindness, deafness, dumbness, and lameness is healed (Heb. 12:13).

With all Jesus has done for us, we have every reason to “strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees,” and allow the Lord to continue to do a marvelous work in us. For the Lord is faithful and will perfect that which concerns us (Ps. 138:8; Phil. 1:6), as long as we willingly receive His correction as sons and daughters. Then we will do as Isaiah 35:10 expresses: “And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with singing, with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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Obama Persona Non Grata In Roseberg!!!!!


Good for them!  They’ve already had one parent state that if her child were armed, the outcome would be very different than what happened.  They don’t need some jackass try to lecture them about guns.  It’s inane.

‘The President is not welcome here’: Roseburg residents angry that Obama is traveling to visit the victims of the UCC shooting

President Barack Obama will travel to Oregon this week to visit privately with families of the victims of last week’s shooting at a community college.

However the trip has angered locals in Roseburg who say Obama is ‘not welcome’ in the town because the visit will be nothing but a ‘grandstand for political purposes’.

Leading the chorus is David Jaques, the publisher of conservative newspaper the Roseburg Beacon.

‘I think that’s very inappropriate, and I think it’s disrespectful to the families,’ Jaques told Breitbart News.

Jaques believes Obama held a press conference straight after the shooting, in which nine people were killed, with another nine injures. 

In Jaques’ opinion, the press conference was too soon.

‘We haven’t even identified bodies, we’ve still got incident command trying to contain the scene, and he’s holding a press conference 3,000 miles away from here, telling — almost implying that he could have single-handedly prevented this if the Congress would have listened to him.’

‘I think he admitted it himself. 

‘His visit here isn’t a re-election campaign stop, but it is a campaign stop for an agenda that he and his associates believe is important.

‘And that is to take away Americans right to own firearms.’ 

‘It shows not only a total disdain, a disregard for Constitution, but our very citizens, especially those of us right here in Douglas County. 

‘We believe in the Second Amendment. We believe in the whole Constitution.’ …….

Read more at the link. 

This may be cliche, but, it’s true, nonetheless …….  I find it fascinating that leftards would easily condemn and sentence a drunk driver for killing a person.  But, they don’t attempt to take autos from the legal drivers.  Someone sets off a bomb, or intentionally flies into a building and there’s no call to make pressure cookers illegal nor airplanes.  Fertilizer?  …. Yep!!!  I can still get it, and make it!  And, so it is true for all things used to kill people, either intentionally or by negligence, but, guns?  It’s always a different story.  It’s always the guns that killed the people, never the lunatics who did. 

It is especially so, in this case.  In this case, I can’t seem to find an article which focuses on the fact that these were Christians who were slaughtered.  Certainly no news outlets from the MSM will mention it any longer.  They haven’t since the day after the event.  This is the second time this year where Christians were slaughtered (the first time was when that lunatic shot up a church which happened to be attended by mostly Black Christians).  And, yet, hardly a mention as to the targeting a slaughter of Christians. 

Well, I think we’ve found something of which the left is actually tolerant. 

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A Litany Of Shock News Today!!!!!!



Well, this is all so, so, so shocking!!!!!  I’m sure we’re all taken by surprise by all of this news!  For those who are still unaware ……

It turns out, scientists in the Antarctic (read climate scientists) are constantly a perpetually drunk there.  Now, mind you, I was once assigned to a place where there wasn’t much to do, except drink, as well.  So, I understand.  Still, this is just one more reason to question the veracity of the babbling gibberish coming from the climate scientists. 

In other, seemingly unrelated, but, not really unrelated news, it seems people are just now discovering that the UN is open to bribes …..  :0  …..  I KNOW!!!!!!!!  So totally unexpected news!!!!!!  You mean, they might do or say whatever you want if the price is right????  Who knew?!?!?!?!?!?!

But, what’s probably even more shocking is that some in our government are now questioning whether or not Hillary has been forthcoming regarding her E-mail scheme!!!!!  I KNOW, right?  You mean to tell me it isn’t just a vast right-wing conspiracy? 

From all of this ….. I can only say …..


Links to the various articles …….

Antarctic scientists may face breathalyzer tests in attempt to curb drunkenness

‘No place at the United Nations’: Ex-UN General Assembly leader accused of pocketing $500,000 in bribes

State Department pressing Clinton lawyer over email gap

I suppose I could write something regarding each of these stories, which, have been non-stories for some time now.  But, anyone who has bothered to look into any of this would have already concluded much of what was stated in the articles, and much more.

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Gems 2015 — October 6 Scripture Selection: Isaiah 31-33

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

October 6 Scripture Selection: Isaiah 31-33

Food for Thought: Is. 32:1-4; 33:17

The fulfillment of the prophecy of the coming of the King happened right before the eyes of the Jewish people centuries after it was written, with a seal of confirmation by the Father many times, beginning with the announcement of His birth by angels to the shepherds (Luke 2:8-14), followed by the wise men who saw His star and followed it to present Him with regal gifts (Mat. 2:1, 2, 9-11). Simeon, an elderly man who had waited his whole life to see the arrival of the King Messiah, and Anna the prophetess both confirmed the Infant’s divine, prophetic purpose (Luke 2:25-38). They saw scriptures such as the one found in Micah 5:2, “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting,” and they waited in faith for His arrival.

Throughout the life of Jesus, there were signs. He spoke often of the Kingdom, and the people praised Him as King when He made His triumphant entrance into Jerusalem (Luke 19:33-38). Even Pilate called Him the King of the Jews (John 18:39; 19:19). And as some put the pieces together, they saw with spiritual eyes and heard with spiritual ears (Is. 32:3), and accepted Him as their Messiah and King.

And what a Great King He is! He reigns in righteousness; He is “as a hiding place from the wind” and a protective “covering from the tempest” for His people; He is as “rivers of water in a dry place,” quenching the parched thirst of the soul, producing life and much fruit; He is “as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land”; and His followers will gain great wisdom and be able to speak of His Word clearly (Is. 32:1-4).

As King, He is everything anyone could ever need, and that is the Gospel, the “almost-too-good-to-be-true news” for people everywhere, not just for the Jews alone. King Jesus declared in Matthew 24:14, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” He said in Matthew 13:9, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” and said to His followers in verse 16 of the same chapter, “But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear.” In other words, you get it. You understand it. Now walk in it.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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Shock News!!!! AP Let’s Some Truth Out!!!!! (While Adding Some Hilarity!) Student Debt Becoming Burdensome!!!!


I have no doubt this article was simply to advocate free college for everyone, but, it’s actually a worthwhile read for rational thinkers, even though the title is entirely misleading.

Why student debt is worsening for college graduates

Well, it doesn’t actually tell us why student debt is worsening.  It simply shows that it is.

WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s $1.2 trillion in student debt is having consequences in far-reaching ways.

Ya think?  Really?  Say it isn’t so!!!

College dropouts and students who borrowed to attend for-profit colleges are at risk of default. Many Generation X parents — ages 35 to 50 — are still repaying their debt even as their children prepare to enter college and begin a second generation of family debt. Some millennials are delaying marriage and home ownership until their loans become less burdensome.

Three trends show how the pressures from student debt are compounding:


For people with college degrees but no graduate school education, incomes, after accounting for inflation, have declined, thereby reducing their ability to repay their loans. For a 23-to-29-year-old with a college degree, median income in 2013 was $41,000. That figure has plunged more than $5,000 in current dollars since 2000, according to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. The drop reflects a trend dating to 1970 of stagnant income for the college educated with no graduate degree — evidence that the supply of these workers has roughly matched employer demand.

Errr…….  wat!?!?!?!?!  The annual income for college grads has dropped by $5,000/yr since 2000.  It hasn’t roughly matched employer demand!!!!  It has exceeded the demand and significantly so! 

Median incomes have risen consistently for one group since 1970: Workers older than 30 with graduate degrees. But even those gains began stalling before the Great Recession began in late 2007.


A typical member of the class of 2013 graduated owing $27,300, according to the College Board. This figure has risen $5,000 in current dollars since 2000, a 22 percent jump. College grads who go straight into master’s programs often owe a combined $70,000 by the time they leave. Debt averaged $41,400 for a master’s degree, $71,600 for a research doctorate and $128,600 for a professional doctorate in medicine or law, according to exclusive Education Department data analyzed for The Associated Press.


When incomes fail to rise, every additional dollar in debt comes at a cost: A delay in major purchases, such as cars or homes. This can slow the economy because consumer spending drives about 70 percent of U.S. economic activity.

Ya think?!?!?!?!?!?!?!  So, let me get this straight …… if you don’t increase your income, but, borrow more, you have less money to spend on other things?!?!?!?!??!?!??!?!?  Well, why didn’t anyone tell us this?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?

In 2013, college-educated heads of households under age 40 owed $4,850 in annual student loan payments, the Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances shows. The figure has shot up by $1,090 since 2001 after adjusting for inflation.

The surge in student debt has corresponded with reduced spending in other categories. Auto loan payments fell by nearly half from 2001 to 2013. Mortgage payments have also dipped, in part because of the housing bubble and a lack of affordability in cities with many recent college graduates.

Surveys show that student debt increasingly monopolizes family budgets. The average yearly grocery budget was $4,719 in 2013 — $130 less than what the Fed said college-educated households owed in loans.

Let’s see ….. after food and student debt, we’re up to ~ $10,000/yr.  Depending upon where you live, $12,000/yr for rent isn’t unreasonable.  Indeed, in some places, which would be the only places to apply some people’s education, that would be a bargain.  Now buy a car ….. pay your utilities …. buy some clothes.

Today, in many places in the US, it doesn’t pay to go to college.  I know a lady, a smart gal, with a business degree from a fine and reputable 4 yr college.  She works as a billing clerk.  She actually get paid well, for a billing clerk, but, it doesn’t have much to do with her education, but, rather, what the company decided to pay for said position. 

When you read this article, it may occur to some people that one must then, pursue a master’s degree.  Some should.  Most should not.  You have to ask the question, ‘how many master degree holders do we need?’

The best advice I can give young people today …… go to work.  Find a job which pays adequately.  Scrimp and save.  Buy a house.  Then pursue some advanced education.  It currently doesn’t pay.  And, you end up working for people less educated, but, with more experience and expertise in the vocation you choose, anyway. 

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Cartoon Of The Day!!!!


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