Friday, July 12, 2019


Student Debt Crisis, Not Caring for Our Young Men and Women Is a National Disgrace

Dr. James Thrasher
By Dr. James Thrasher | July 9, 2019 | 2:25 PM EDT

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College students have racked up $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. These students take on staggering debt and blindly head off to college, hoping for the best. For many college students, this is a formula for disaster. These leaders of tomorrow have been abandoned to fend for themselves. They are told, “You’ll figure it out.” Really? Students going off to college are receiving little or no counseling on this significant – possibly life-changing – financial encumbrance, which is compounded by virtually no investment in their career development: knowing what to major in based on their unique design. Students are grossly uninformed financially and unprepared to think critically about who they are, which is crucial to knowing which career paths to pursue that “fit.” This is a lethal combination which potentially cancels out academic and life success.
The statistics are staggering of how many lives are devastated each year by this blindness. Students are dropping out after a year or two of study with little to show for it, but now are saddled with huge, life-altering debt. Some finish college but are unable to pursue the career that they are passionate about because the salary in that field will not suffice considering their monthly $400 to $500 loan payment. Many are defaulting on these massive student loans, and the debt collectors are going after the assets and pensions of co-signing family members. The impact of loan defaulting is having a ripple effect not just on the next generation of employees, mom and dads, home buyers, and community members, but also on the whole nation, which potentially faces a national financial catastrophe. Dr. Barmak Nassirian, from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, stated that this looming debt crisis – which I believe is compounded by a lack of clear career direction for college students – is “going to be very consequential for the future of our country.” Shouldn’t we be informing, investing in, caring for, and protecting our young men and women? We are not.  This is a national disgrace.
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos shared her thoughts on student-loan debts and college students’ career preparation. She spoke of her sincere concern regarding mounting student debt and its implications. A number of initiatives were cited as remedies for this problem, such as reforming the Federal Student Loan Aid Platform, increasing available information about college program costs and earning potential by major, and reviewing accreditation in higher education. These changes by the Department of Education will not significantly impact this national crisis. These actions are certainly well intended, but they will not solve the problem.
Then she landed on the real issue! DeVos made the case for encouraging young people much earlier in life to explore “what they are wired up to do” vocationally. She said that “students need to think about their innate aptitudes and not wait until they graduate.” She also said that “communities have to take responsibility for this in a major way.” The seemingly illusive concept that DeVos is trying to identify is calling. Vocational calling is the key to unlocking a valid approach to attacking this national failure. It is a bold statement to make, but helping students to establish a firm understanding of their calling and design will make a college education pay off and help solve the student-debt issue.
DeVos has identified the core problem but has not provided a viable solution. Saying it is a community’s responsibility to increase career development earlier in a student’s life is true, but the specifics are lacking. As the director of a nationally ranked career-services program for over 20 years, I have advised thousands of college students. Most students put on a good face, but truth be known, most of them have no idea about their design, vocational calling, and what that all means for choosing a major and a career. So I affirm DeVos’ appraisal.
Each person has been uniquely crafted – or as DeVos said, “wired” – to find meaning, purpose, and satisfaction in the world of work and career. This “fit” will be discovered by investing time into identifying that uniqueness and then connecting it to the world of work. The facilitation of a student’s self-knowledge and assessment is the starting point for this process. This is the framework for designing a blueprint of the individual’s calling DNA. Knowing one’s design, transferable skills, aptitude, abilities, interests, personality, and characteristics will lay the foundation for solid career development. This must start in the home.
Parents need to take the lead in encouraging self-assessment– the cornerstone of good career development– which will help identify all these unique and wonderful attributes of a son or daughter.  Parents, who know their children better than anyone, can help them reflect on who they are and what that potentially means for them with college major and career interests. Other influencers – such as teachers, coaches and youth pastors– can also contribute to this awareness of gifting.
Guidance counseling also must be in place as this crucial process continues. For private school, homeschooling, and Christian schools, this counseling must be sought out and secured.  Within the public system, we must get back to guidance counselors having the primary role of personally mentoring and guiding students in self-awareness and career exploration. This is not happening currently. Having talked with countless guidance professionals over the years, staffs have been cut, and they are now responsible for school duties that have nothing to do with the core objectives of their profession.
Finally, college career-services offices have to do their job. Over 60% of college students have never stepped into their career-services office or have only visited once or twice. Something is terribly wrong with that picture. Many career offices are not effectively meeting the needs of their students. This must change.
The understanding of calling revolutionizes career development. Students must be personally assisted in helping to confirm a major and to realize and pursue their own distinguishing and individual callings. Then they need to be directed and led in connecting who they are to their “fit” in the marketplace. This is the charge for a career-services professional. The role of these three indispensable components of the career-development process cannot be overstated.
If students are actively engaged and invested in the right philosophy and resources regarding calling and career development, the student loan and default rates will be significantly reduced, college retention and graduation rates will increase, and students will have a much better opportunity for career and life success.
Dr. Jim Thrasher is the Senior Fellow for Vocational Guidance and the coordinator of the Institute for Faith and Freedom working group on calling.
Editor’s Note: This piece was originally published by The Institute for Faith & Freedom at Grove City College.

THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S BILLIONAIRES’ GLOBALIST EMPIRE requires someone as ruthlessly dishonest as Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama to be puppet dictators.

1.     Globalism: Google VP Kent Walker insists that despite its repeated rejection by electorates around the world, “globalization” is an “incredible force for good.”

2.     Hillary Clinton’s Democratic party: An executive nearly broke down crying because of the candidate’s loss. Not a single executive expressed anything but dismay at her defeat.

3.   Immigration: Maintaining liberal immigration in the U.S is the policy that Google’s executives discussed the most.



Even though it has gone virtually unreported by Corporate media, Breitbart News has extensively documented the Clintons’ 
longstanding support for “open borders.” Interestingly, as the Los Angeles Times observed in 2007, the Clinton’s praise for 
globalization and open borders frequently comes when they are 
speaking before a wealthy foreign audiences and donors.



How President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton aided Russia’s quest for global nuclear dominance.

Biden Lays Out Globalist Vision to Counter Trump’s America First Agenda: ‘I Respect No Borders’

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 11: Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden gives a speech on his foreign policy plan on July 11, 2019 in New York City. Biden, who is running for the 2020 Democratic party presidential nomination, spoke about his foreign policy experience and a …
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Former Vice President Joe Biden laid out an extensive foreign policy vision meant to counter President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda during a speech in New York City on Thursday.

Biden, who has been criticized by former Obama administration colleagues for being on the “wrong” side of most international issues, began his remarks by noting that American policies at home and abroad are “deeply” intertwined.
“In 2019, foreign policy is domestic policy, in my view, and domestic policy is foreign policy. They’re deeply connected,” the 76-year-old Democrat frontrunner said. “A deeply connected set of choices we make about how to advance the American way of life and our vision for the future.”
Arguing that Trump’s “Twitter tantrums” and “embrace of dictators” had ruined America’s standing in the eyes of other nations, Biden said his first actions as president would focus on strengthening democracy. To that end, Biden said his administration would remake the U.S. education system, expand the Voting Rights Act, reform the criminal justice system, and implement more transparent campaign finance laws.
“We have to prove to the world the United States is prepared to lead, not just by the example of our power but by the power of our example,” he said.
Biden further pledged to improve America’s moral leadership by relaxing immigration and asylum laws, protecting illegal aliens already in the country, and reversing policies that prevent tax dollars from going to abortion providers overseas .
“The challenge of following this disastrous presidency will not be just to restore the reputation of our credibility,” Biden said. “It will be to enact a forward-looking foreign policy for the world as we find it today and as we anticipate it will be tomorrow and years to come.”
The centerpiece of that “forward-looking global” agenda, according to the former vice president, would be renewed cooperation with other nations to tackle “dangers” like climate change, nuclear proliferation, cyber warfare, and terrorism.
“American security, prosperity, and our way of life requires the strongest possible network of partners and alliances working alongside one another,” Biden said. “Donald Trump’s brand of ‘America First’ has too often led to America alone.”
If elected, Biden promised to organize and host a “global summit for democracy” to renew “the spirit and shared purpose of the nations of the free world.” The summit’s goal would be to push countries to fight corruption, advance human rights, and fight back against authoritarianism, nationalism, and ill-liberal tendencies.
“We have to be honest about our friends that are falling short and forge a common agenda to address the greatest threats to our shared values,” Biden said, before outlining the private sector’s role.
“We’ll challenge the private sector, including the tech companies and social media giants, to make their own commitments,” he said. “I believe they have a duty to make sure their algorithm and platforms are not misused to sew division here at home or empower their surveillance states to be able to facility their oppression and censorship in China or elsewhere.”
Despite the lofty promises, the majority of Biden’s speech was dedicated to repudiating Trump’s “America First Agenda,” which emphasizes national sovereignty and the American worker over global interests.
“The world is not organized itself,” the former vice president said. “If we do not shape the norms and institutions that govern relations among nations, rest assured that some nation will step into the vacuum, or no one will, and chaos will prevail.”
In order to have a foreign policy that placed the “America back at the head of the table working” with allies and other nations, Biden urged the country to recognize that working in tandem across national boundaries was unavoidable.
“Let me be clear, working cooperatively with other nations to share our values and goals doesn’t make America as it seems to imply in this administration, suckers,” he said. “It makes us more secure. Enables us to be more successful… No country, even one as powerful as ours, can go alone in the challenge of the 21st century.
“I respect no borders and cannot be contained by any walls,” Biden added, taking a shot at Trump’s efforts to reassert control over the U.S.-Mexico border.
With that in mind, the former vice president committed to leading “an effort to reimagine” America’s global priorities. At the top of his list was preventing nuclear proliferation, which Biden hoped to accomplish by rejoining the Iran Nuclear Deal and extending the New START Treaty between the U.S. and Russia. Both are Obama-era initiatives widely interpreted to have been negotiated to the detriment of U.S. interests.
The Iran Deal, which Trump abandoned soon after taking office, would have removed sanctions and given the country millions in financial relief in exchange for little oversight on their commitment to shutter their nuclear arsenal. Likewise, the New START Treaty, which is still in effect until 2021, has been criticized by Trump for allowing Russia to violate its parameters.
Apart from reentering the nuclear deal, Biden signaled he would further take pressure off Iran by ending U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. The conflict has been brewing since 2014, when Houthi rebels, backed by Iran, attempted to overthrow the Yemeni government. Saudi Arabia, seeking to counter Iran’s influence in the Middle East, interceded to defend Yemen through aerial bombardment. Although the bombing likely staved off the collapse of the Yemeni government, it has been blamed for civilian causalities. There is also debate in Congress as to whether America’s support for the Saudis requires military authorization.
The former vice president also lambasted one of Trump’s major political accomplishments in opening communication with North Korea. Even though Biden initially criticized Trump for having fallen “in love with a murderous dictator in North Korea,” he nevertheless suggested his administration would do a better job of convincing the country to denuclearize by teaming up with China.
“I will empower our negotiators to jumpstart a sustained coordinated campaign with our allies and others including China to advance our shared objective,” he said. “It is a shared objective.”
The one issue Biden appeared to agree with Trump on was scaling down America’s involvement in the Middle East.
“It’s long past time we end the forever wars which have cost us untold blood and treasure,” the former vice president said. “I have long-argued that we should bring home the vast majority of our combat troops from the wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East and narrowly focus on our mission to deal with Al-Qaeda and ISIS in the region.”
Biden, however, failed to mention that he had championed both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, even applauding President George W. Bush in 2002 for having chosen a “course of moderation and deliberation.”

Pelosi Tells Deportable Aliens They Can Refuse to Open Their Doors to ICE Agents

By Susan Jones | July 11, 2019 | 11:40 AM EDT

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offers legal advice to aliens slated for deportation at a news conference on July 11, 2019. (Photo: Screen capture)
( - Reacting to reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will launch immigration raids this coming Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) told a news conference today that the raids would be "heartless" and advised deportable aliens that they did not need to open their doors to ICE agents.
"Families belong together. Every person in America has rights," she said. "These families are hard-working members of our communities and our country. This brutal action will terrorize children and tear families apart."
Pelosi mentioned an immigration event she attended in Queens, N.Y., where she explained that an I.C.E. deportation order is not the same thing as a search warrant:
"I read them this card," Pelosi told the news conference, holding up that same card:
An I.C.E. deportation warrant is not the same as a search warrant. If that is the only document I.C.E. brings to a home raid, agents do not have the legal right to enter a home.
If I.C.E. agents don't have a warrant signed by a judge, a person may refuse to open the door and let them in. An administrative order of removal from I.C.E. or immigration authorities is simply not enough.
Families belong together. Everyone in our country has rights. Many of these families are mixed-status families. We hope the president -- we pray that the president will think about this.
Press reports said Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will conduct raids on Sunday targeting people whose immigrations hearings have ended with orders of removal.
Sunday's raids are expected to take place 10 cities.
Appearing on CNN Wednesday night, Ken Cuccinelli, the Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services, said it shouldn't be newsworthy that I.C.E. is doing its job, which is to "pursue" the people who don't respond to removal orders.
"So there's about a million removal orders where people have gone all the way through a long process -- they got due process and so forth, and that's the pool that I.C.E. has to work from in terms of removals," Cuccinelli said.

Abolishing ICE Means Letting the Worst Criminals Imaginable Stay in the USA

The call to abolish ICE is repeated over and over again in American politics. This mantra is likely to be repeated with even greater frequency and intensity as the race for the Democrats’ presidential nomination heats up.
But what does ICE actually do?
A quick look at some of their actions from the past few weeks reveals the agency to be an unambiguous force for good.
Date: June 21, 2019
The street value of that much cocaine is north of one billion dollars. Though opioids have been getting almost all the attention whenever our country’s drug epidemic is discussed, thousands are killed by cocaine every year, too. The number is climbing as well.  The Washington Post notes that, “Overdose deaths from cocaine increased by about 18 percent each year during the five-year [2011-2016] period.”
Date: June 21, 2019
The man in question, Houcine Ghoul, was a strong supporter of ISIS, and believed in violently imposing Islam worldwide. In their press release on the matter, ICE gives this background to his case:
The investigation into Ghoul’s conduct began in April 2014 when Ghoul posted a photo online that explicitly displayed support for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. This photo displayed an individual holding a sign with the Arabic phrase, “The victory of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,” and then below in English, “ISIS,” and “N. Carolina, USA,” the state where Ghoul was then residing. The photo later appeared in an online propaganda video posted by others to display worldwide support for ISIS. Though he did not use his actual name or identity for the online accounts, Ghoul provided a self-description within the account, “Extremist, terrorist, tough, brain-washed, radical, I love explosions, booby trapping, beheading the enemy, and am among the supporters of establishing the religion with the sword.”
Later, when Mr. Ghoul applied to become an American citizen, he lied and claimed to have never been affiliated with a terrorist government or advocated the overthrow of a government. Now, he’s one less threat to worry about.
Date: June 24, 2019
ICE targets the worst of the worst, and notes that while all were in the country illegally, the arrest records of this bunch also included, "assault, battery, domestic violence, traffic offenses, driving under the influence, drug possession, drug trafficking, larceny, illegal re-entry after deportation, illegal entry, resisting officers, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.”
Looking over the details of this action also reveals how porous our southern border really is. Quite of a few of these criminals had been arrested and deported years ago. For example, one 25-year-old Honduran who had a prior conviction for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon had been deported before. Now that he has been apprehended, he faces “federal prosecution for re-entry after deportation.” Another arrestee, a 32-year old Mexican had also been deported before. This guy is an active gang member with prior convictions for robbery, evading arrest, and aggravated assault.
Who wants these thugs in America?
Date: June 25, 2019
Here again, we see how ICE only targets active criminals -- often of the most despicable sort. They make this as clear as can be:
ICE deportation officers carry out targeted enforcement operations daily nationwide as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect the nation, uphold public safety, and protect the integrity of our immigration laws and border controls….  During targeted enforcement operations, ICE officers frequently encounter other aliens illegally present in the United States. These aliens are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and, when appropriate, they are arrested by ICE officers.
The rap sheet of this round-up included, “drug possession, assault, dangerous drugs, illegal entry, larceny, marijuana possession, possessing a weapon, failure to identify and identity theft.” The most monstrous of them all being a Honduran man wanted for the rape of a minor.
So when politicians say they want to abolish ICE, are they saying America should give these people citizenship and leave them alone?
Date: June 26, 2019
Another case of a horrendous human being committing crimes in the US after having been deported. This man, José Ramón Aguilar-Moreno, had been sent back to El Salvador in 2003 after he was convicted of sexually abusing a child. But he came back and started posting child pornography to Facebook. He got busted and now faces up to 80 years in prison.
When Kamala Harris says she wants to abolish ICE, is she hoping for the support of men like this?
Date: July 3, 2019
In 2016, Michael Cerdas Molina was convicted of sexual assault against a minor in his native Costa Rica. He tried to dodge prison time by hiding out in the US. But now ICE has busted him, and he will complete his sentence in his homeland.
Under what rationale should this man have been allowed to stay here?
Date: July 3, 2019
The prior convictions of this group is enough to give you goosebumps: “three counts of murder, two counts of rape, two counts of aggravated assault, five counts of aggravated assault with a weapon, two counts of assault, sexual assault,  three counts of attempted murder, burglary, child abuse, lewd act on a minor, driving under the influence, larceny, stolen property, two counts of firearm possession, two weapon offenses, traffic offence, forgery, three counts of robbery, resisting arrest, auto theft, and seven drug convictions.”
Now each and every one of them is back in Cambodia where they came from, and headed for prison, where they belong.
Supporters of terrorism, drug-peddlers, murderers, rapists, child pornographers, and violent criminals. These are just some of the terrible people ICE has rid us of in just the last three weeks.
ICE shouldn’t be abolished; it should be expanded.



Steinle’s murderer, Jose Zarate and been deported 5xs!
"While walking with her father on a pier in San Francisco in 2015, Steinle was shot by the illegal alien. Steinle pleaded with her father to not let her die, but she soon passed in her father’s arms."

In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 s ex crimes, and 4,000 violent k illings. Over the years, thousands of Americans have been brutally k illed by those who illegally entered our country, and thousands more lives will be lost if we don't act right now.









“It’s almost impossible to get convicted in this city,” said [Sgt. Kevin] Healy, who works in the Police Department’s narcotics division. “The message needs to be sent that it’s not OK to be selling drugs. It’s not allowed anywhere else. Where else can you walk up to someone you don’t know and purchase crack and heroin? Is there such a place?”…

Police say drug dealers from the East Bay ride BART into San Francisco every day to prey on the addicts slumped on our sidewalks, and yet the city that claims to so desperately want to help those addicts often looks the other way.


Steinle’s murderer, Jose Zarate and been deported 5xs!
"While walking with her father on a pier in San Francisco in 2015, Steinle was shot by the illegal alien. Steinle pleaded with her father to not let her die, but she soon passed in her father’s arms."


According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform’s 2017 report, illegal immigrants, and their children, cost American taxpayers a net $116 billion annually -- roughly $7,000 per alien annually. While high, this number is not an outlier: a recent study by the Heritage Foundation found that low-skilled immigrants (including those here illegally) cost Americans trillions over the course of their lifetimes, and a study from the National Economics Editorial found that illegal immigration costs America over $140 billion annually. As it stands, illegal immigrants are a massive burden on American taxpayers.

 Kamala Harris: Immigration Raids Are 'A Crime Against Humanity'

By Susan Jones | July 12, 2019 | 6:34 AM EDT

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
( - Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), now among the leading contenders for the Democrat presidential nomination, says President Trump's immigration raids are "a crime against humanity."
She made the comment Thursday night during an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.
Harris argued that President Trump is ordering the immigration raids to distract from his presidential failures:
So the guy has now got to start distracting people from the fact that he made all these promises that I believe he had no intention of fulfilling. And he has failed to perform on every level by which we should measure a president of the United States. Not to mention failed as a commander in chief.
And so he's going to create, as he often does, this distraction....and do these raids, which is a crime against humanity, I believe, in the way he is coming about this and the way he has been handling the issue, when you have babies in cages...

Harris said Trump believes "we are not a nation that should embrace immigrants."
Trump repeatedly has said he has no problem with immigration if it's done legally.
The immigration raids planned for this weekend in ten major cities are aimed at people who are here illegally and have deportation orders against them.
In Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced this week that she will "never tolerate I.C.E. tearing our families apart."
Lightfoot said the threat of raids has forced illegal immigrants to hide in fear. She said the Chicago Police Department "will not cooperate with I.C.E." in detaining residents, nor will I.C.E. have access to any Chicago Police databases.
Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has advised illegal immigrants that they do not have to open their doors to immigration authorities with lawful deportation orders.
Harris said she supports efforts to shield illegal immigrants from deportation.
"I assumed that what Mayor Lightfoot is doing in Chicago similar to what Mayor Breed will do in San Francisco, what Mayor Garcetti will do in Los Angeles, which is say we don't want the limited resources of local law enforcement to go into the job that the federal government has got to do, and we want our local law enforcement to be trusted by our community and not be feared by our community," Harris said.
"Because again, as a prosecutor, as a former prosecutor, but I saw it as a prosecutor, I don't want a victim of crime to be afraid to wave down that patrol car when she has been hurt for fear that if she stops that police officer she is going to be deported.
"Because I'm going to tell you something. If she is a mother, if he is a father, they will endure any kind of abuse they have personally experienced to make sure they can go home at night and take care of their babies. Which means they will not report bad things that have happened to them and therefore to their community, meaning our community. Because, by the way, a crime against any one of us is a crime against all of us," Harris continued.
"And so I applaud that mayor saying we're not going to put local resources into that. And when we put local resources into something like that, like we have done in the past, we're going to go prosecute transnational criminal organizations. What are you doing picking up people who by I.C.E.'s own definition have not committed a crime? It's a misuse of resources."