Roundup

A beautiful example of God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility joined together in two clear verses.  You: Obey and work out your salvation.  God: Works in you for his will. Paul and the Holy Spirit weren’t being incoherent when they wrote that. They understood the tension and spelled it out clearly. Just enjoy the truth!

Philippians 2:12–13 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

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Op-Ed: Is What the SBC Exec. Committee Apologized for Really ‘Nonconsensual Sexual Abuse’? C’mon, man, she was 26 when it started and carried it on until she was 38. Twelve years of “nonconsensual abuse,” even though she spent a lot of time with his family? And did I mention that this went on until she was 38? How old do women have to be before they take any responsibility for anything?! Yes, he was a creep who leveraged his position to sleep with her, but it seems feminists would be outraged that no one ever expects women to have any accountability.


Op-Ed: A Reminder, No Charismatic Prophets Prophecied Russia Invading Ukraine in February — Yep. They are all frauds, and those who follow them are devoid of discernment.


New 80-Page Report! Ravi Zacharias and RZIM Spent $1,000,000 Suing Abuse Victim — Good for outfits like Protestia and Pulpit & Pen. They get a lot of flack but are typically way ahead on calling out abuses and frauds.


New study: 1 in 8 divorces is caused by student loan debt — I’d quibble and say “influenced” instead of “caused,” but the point stands. The student loan process is a ridiculous racket that needs to be drastically overhauled. It has caused massive inflation in college costs because the colleges realized that they could keep increasing prices and kids would just borrow more. Remarkably few people question the economics of whether the loans would pay back. They borrow to go to big-name schools when the state schools and junior colleges get to use the same textbooks as the Ivy League schools (not to brag, but I went to a state school and outperformed nearly every Ivy League graduate on the CPA exam). Lenders and schools target people who have the least business savvy of all. And they lobbied the government to prevent the debts from being discharged via bankruptcy. That meant the lenders had no incentive to test the applicants as to whether they were likely to be able to pay off $100,000 of debt for their Lesbian Astrology degrees. So these people were suckered into starting off life in a deep financial hole. Worse yet, the colleges raised prices so they could offer a ridiculously high standard of living that most people can’t sustain when they get out. Other than that, it is a great system.


America is BACK: Brandon’s Big Plan for Stopping Russia From Invading Was to BEG CHINA TO PRESSURE RUSSIA; Instead of Helping Brandon, China Betrayed Him and Told Russia All About His Undignified Groveling — The only thing that makes this clown show worse is that the Left – and especially NeverTrump Inc. — are trying to pin all this on Trump.


The U.S. Left: Citizens of other countries need arms, but you don’t. Because we’d never confiscate your property just for disagreeing with us.


But but but Trump is a Russian agent . . .


Biden warned me that if I voted for Trump that terrible things could happen in Ukraine, and he was right.


Just in time for the State of the Union speech! What a coincidence.


Oh, and nothing like confiscating people’s bank accounts to prompt bank runs. Leftists never think 15 minutes into the future.






The buffoonish, hypocritical left is beyond parody.


Pro tip to single guys: Run away from women with an insatiable need for validation.





6 thoughts on “Roundup”

  1. The first video was outstanding, the second pretty good, but the third on with Fauci was hysterical!

    12 years of “non-consensual” sexual abuse?!?! Bald-faced lie.

    People should work for a few years to earn money for college or parents can help them, but if you need a loan for college, don’t ever consider that someone else should pay it back.

    Occupy Demokrats; i.e. stupid people who hate guns in the USA but okay for Ukraine.

    Trump was a failure as a Russian agent!

    I love memes — they say so much with so little.

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  2. “Lenders and schools target people who have the least business savvy of all. And they lobbied the government to prevent the debts from being discharged via bankruptcy. That meant the lenders had no incentive to test the applicants as to whether they were likely to be able to pay off $100,000 of debt for their Lesbian Astrology degrees. So these people were suckered into starting off life in a deep financial hole. Worse yet, the colleges raised prices so they could offer a ridiculously high standard of living that most people can’t sustain when they get out. Other than that, it is a great system.”

    See this:
    https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/student-loans-will-cost-taxpayers-36-billion-thanks-obama/

    In 2010, President Obama effectively nationalized student lending by cutting banks — which had been offering government-backed loans to students — out of the equation and having the government make the loans itself.

    “By cutting out the middleman, we’ll save the American taxpayers $68 billion in the coming years,” Obama said when he signed this change into law. “That’s real money.”

    As a result, federal student loan debt shot up from $154.9 billion in 2009 to $1.1 trillion by the end of 2017.

    The problem is that at the same time Obama was getting the government into the lending business in a big way, he was making it easier for students to avoid paying back their loans.

    One program, called “income-driven repayment,” lets borrowers avoid payments if their income falls below a certain threshold, and then caps payments as a percentage of total family income. Any debt left over at the end of 25 years is forgiven.

    Not surprisingly, students flocked to these and other programs that let them avoid paying back all their loans, even though the interest rates they had to pay were already subsidized.

    Between 2011 and 2015, the portion of loans being repaid through these IDR plans shot up 625%, according to the report.

    The direct lending program even earned the nickname “Obama Student Loan Forgiveness,” and surveys of student borrowers by LendEDU found that half of them don’t expect to have to pay back all their debts because the federal government would forgive them.

    The rising expectation that loans wouldn’t have to be paid back in full also had the perverse effect of making students increasingly indifferent to college costs, thereby fueling tuition inflation.

    As the Education report says, “Decision makers and others may not be aware of the growth in the participation in these IDR plans and loan forgiveness programs and the resulting additional costs.”

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    1. Great data points, thanks. How sad they came up with a convoluted program to only make things worse. The government shouldn’t have been backing the loans to begin with. Once they do that, the banks have no incentive to determine credit worthiness. This part is even worse: “surveys of student borrowers by LendEDU found that half of them don’t expect to have to pay back all their debts because the federal government would forgive them. The rising expectation that loans wouldn’t have to be paid back in full also had the perverse effect of making students increasingly indifferent to college costs, thereby fueling tuition inflation.”

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  3. My oldest daughter worked as the student loan administrator at Berkley College of Music in Boston for awhile. She had to quit basically in horror when she saw what was actually going on with loans. She was pressured to pressure students to get new, more loans to continue their musical education when they were already 300,000+ dollars in debt. She saw students commit suicide when it finally hit them that they were so far in debt with no real job prospects that they would never pay off their school loans. Utter disgust.

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    1. Hi Jim – thanks for sharing that.  How tragic – and evil!  Those schools prey on kids who assume that the schools have the kids’ best interests at heart.  But they are trying to maximize profit as well, and the leaders have their careers they are trying to advance.  The whole mess would be so easy to fix.

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