Category: Wisdom of Youth

Federal Student Loan Debt Tops $800 Billion



Student Loan Debt




” From November 2013 through November 2014, the aggregate balance in the federal direct student loan program–as reported by the Monthly Treasury Statement–rose from $687,149,000,000 to $806,561,000,000, a one-year jump of $119,412,000,000.

  The balance on all student loans, including those from private sources, exceeded a trillion dollars as of the end of the third quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

” Outstanding student loan balances reported on credit reports increased to $1.13 trillion (an increase of $8 billion) as of September 30, 2014, representing about $100 billion increase from one year ago,” the bank said in its latest report on household debt and credit. “



   The article goes on to explain just how this scheme is rigged to benefit the universities and not the students . Just another example of cronyism at the highest levels …



” By doling out a net average of about $100 billion per year in student loans, the federal government allows even the nation’s wealthiest universities to charge students more than they and their families can pay without going into debt.

  That makes colleges richer and students poorer.

  The federal government already has programs in place to forgive or payoff the student loans of Americans who engage in government-approved activities, or who do not do well enough financially in their after-college years to pay off their own loans.”


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Kid Destroys Dollar Store




    This young man deserves a good old-fashioned “ass-whipping” , as do the parents/guardians that left him unsupervised . Of course the “grownup” that followed him around the store for over three minutes filming the destruction , yet doing nothing to stop it is hardly blameless . WTF is wrong with people today ? No respect  … for others , for property , for themselves … Shame

Here Are 10 Outrageous ‘Zero Tolerance’ Follies Of 2014


 “The war on childhood gets stupider with each passing day”



” Are your children safe at school? That depends on if you’re worried about bullies or administrators.  Here are 10 of the most infamous “zero tolerance” punishments handed down to kids—and even some adults—this year.

1. Student, 13, shares lunch, gets detention

  A 13-year-old boy at Weaverville Elementary School in California shared his school lunch (a chicken burrito) with a hungry friend. For this, he got detention. Superintendent Tom Barnett explained, “Because of safety and liability we cannot allow students to actually exchange meals.”

2. Sunscreen not allowed on field trip—kids might drink it

  A San Antonio, Texas, school forbid students to bring sunscreen on a field trip. Why? According to spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor, “We can’t allow toxic things to be in our schools.” The children, “could possibly have an allergic reaction (or) they could ingest it. It’s really a dangerous situation.”

3. Kindergarten cancels its year-end show to allow more time for college prep

  A letter home from the Harley Avenue Primary School in Elwood, New York, read, in part: “The reason for eliminating the Kindergarten show is simple. We are responsible for preparing children for college and career with valuable lifelong skills and know that we can best do that by having them become strong readers, writers, coworkers and problem solvers.” “


Read the rest from Lenore Skenazy at Reason










Did Play-Doh’s Penis-Shaped Toy ‘Ruin’ Christmas For Families Everywhere?






” Outraged parents didn’t gain much traction back in November when they began complaining that the extruder for Play-Doh’s Cake Mountain toy looked too much like a penis. Hasbro, the company behind Play-Doh, took no steps to respond, other than to offer complaining parents replacement parts.

  However, Play-Doh’s efforts to do damage control after Christmas may result in unintended publicity for the dildo-shaped toy. Play Doh is deleting Facebook posts on its site displaying the extruder, which of course only highlights the “problem.”

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Olivia Dorey Wants You To Know How The Government Spends Your Money




” Former House of Commons page Olivia Dorey was once one of the people hand-delivering the federal budget to MPs when the finance minister rose to deliver his speech.

  That task inspired her to try to read through a budget so she knew better what it contained.

” And I couldn’t. I couldn’t find the numbers, I couldn’t make sense of what they were trying to explain … I’m used to doing my own personal budgets, and this book, this book was nothing like a budget to me,” she said in an interview in Ottawa.

  Dorey studies public administration at the University of Ottawa, and is interested in politics. But she still couldn’t figure out the budget. That experience jarred her to begin a personal mission to build a website where people could key in some basic demographic information and find out how the federal budget affected them. 

  Some of that information is available — specific funding for a hospital or transit, for example, or qualifications for Old Age Security — but much of it is simply not publicly accessible, or hard to follow after an initial announcement.

  That’s led Dorey to start lobbying MPs to build budgets differently.

” If I can’t understand public finance and find the information I need, what hope do other Canadians have understanding it?” Dorey said.

  She believes federal, provincial and municipal budgets should be clear enough that people like her grandparents in Bridgewater, N.S., who don’t have university educations, can understand them. Her campaign led her to a strong ally: former parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page.

  Right now, there are several documents you have to read if you want to track a funding promise, including:

  • The budget, the annual planning document for government spending.
  • The estimates, which contain much more detailed information about spending.
  • The supplementary estimates, the update to the estimates.
  • The departmental performance reports, which recap how much was spent out of the amount budgeted, and staffing levels. “


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SNL – Asian-American Doll





    Saturday Night Live offers the “Asian-American” doll for the girl on your gift list . She has no name , no country of origin and no academic abilities whatsoever … She’s a legal blank slate , as the focus groups demanded … PC to the nth degree … LOL

A Kid Giving His Classmate New Shoes Makes Headlines. How They Both Talk About It Is The Real Story.




” It’s been an amazing past few weeks for high school senior Yaovi Mawuli Amaglo. When he witnessed classmate Jared Newby being teased for wearing worn-out shoes, he felt compelled to step in and help.

  Yaovi, a self-proclaimed “sneakerhead” who wants to major in business, runs his own site buying, selling and trading rare sneakers. So when he decided to give Jared a new pair of shoes, these weren’t just any sneakers, they were rare Air Jordan’s worth $150!

  Yaovi took to social media to ask for help on how to approach Jared with his gift, then updated his followers after Jared received his new shoes. His act of generosity quickly went viral.”


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See This Woman Bend Her Body In Impossible Ways


Bendy Woman Zlata Poses For 2015 Calendar



” Zlata, a German contortionist, has bent herself into a dozen nearly back-breaking positions for a 2015 calendar.”







” Dressed in a gold body suit, bendy world record-breaker Julia Guenthel manages to twist her body into unthinkable positions, including one photo where she balanced on her belly with her legs slung over her shoulders like backpack straps, according to Barcroft Media.”


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Boy Starts Poking A Girl With A Pencil In Sunday School . What She Did Next Shocked Everyone , Including The Teacher




” Little April was never best student in Sunday school. She was always falling asleep in class and getting into trouble.

One day the teacher called on her while she was napping, “Tell me, April, who created the universe?” When April didn’t stir, little Johnny, who sat in the chair behind her, took a pencil and poked her in the rear.

“GOD ALMIGHTY!” shouted April and the teacher said, “Very good” and April fell back asleep.

A while later the teacher asked April, “Who is our savior?,” but again April didn’t stir from her slumber.

Once again, Johnny came to the rescue and poked her with his pencil again.

“JESUS CHRIST!” shouted April.

“very well done” said the teacher.

Then after she fell asleep again the teacher asked April a third question: “What did Eve say to Adam after she had her twenty-third child?” And again, Johnny jabbed her with the pencil.

This time April jumped up and shouted, “I SWEAR TO GOD IF YOU STICK THAT THING IN ME ONE MORE TIME I’LL BREAK IT IN HALF AND SHOVE IT UP YOUR A**” the teacher fainted. “


From JustMadeMeLaugh











Students Sign Petition To Deport Americans In Exchange For Illegal Immigrants




” Students at George Washington University (GWU) willingly signed a petition supporting the deportation of one American citizen in exchange for one illegal immigrant.

“ Please sign our petition for President Obama to deport one American citizen, in exchange for one undocumented immigrant,” read the petition. “Everyone must be allowed a shot at the ‘American Dream.’ Americans should not be greedy. Let us right the wrongs of our past and make another’s dreams come true.”

“ It makes sense,” one student told Campus Reform. “Like, I’ve noticed that there is a lot of like hatred against undocumented immigrants and it’s not necessarily their fault.” “



    As one of the commenters on the Youtube page says , these students should be told immediately after signing that they are the ones that have “volunteered” to be deported … LOL … we’ve gone from the “greatest generation” to the most idiotic generation in just 50 years . We have State education to thank for it , that and political correctness . Feh …

With our institutions of higher learning turning out students like this is it any wonder that we have the leadership that we do ?

HT/Right Wing News











All I Want For Christmas Is You – Marist Remake




Published on Dec 4, 2014

” Happy Holidays from the Leo Hall Ground Floor!

  I do not own the rights to this song
All credit goes to Mariah Carey

Watch the original here!… 











Twitch – 5 Mile Wheelie



Published on Nov 27, 2014

” Watch the Raw Footage of Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg do a 5 MILE WHEELIE! (Filmed 11/21/14). *Note – The wheelie footage has been sped up 2x speed for time purposes & the mile markers are a rough estimate in the film, but the actual mileage has been accurately measured*

  Edited by J.Sanders
For more free content check out Twitch’s Free app on iTunes & Android called TwitchThis (Search- Jeremy Stenberg) “










Holiday Gift Guide 2014: The 36 Best Toys




” Sweaters and skis are great, but there’s nothing better than opening up a present and finding a fun new toy inside, whether you’re six or sixty-five.”

” Da Vinci’s Trebuchet

Age 8+ / $30

  Make sure to glue the gear on in the right direction—that’s step one, by the way—and an hour later you end up with a working medieval war machine inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches. With the proper counterweight, it’ll launch a barrge of marbles right into an approaching phalanx of green army men.

Image credit: Andrew B. Myers “
Read about the rest of their selections at

Police: Teen Arrested For Driving 127 MPH



” New Hampshire State Police arrested a motorist who allegedly traveled at 127 mph in the town of Northfield.

  A state police aircraft was patrolling above I-93 when a vehicle was spotted traveling at a high rate of speed. Troopers were able to clock the vehicle at over 100 mph, with 127 mph being the highest rate of speed.

  The motorist, 19-year-old Ryan Quinn of Newport, Rhode Island, was arrested. He is charged with reckless driving and two counts of possession of a controlled drug. He will appear in Franklin District Court on Jan. 13. “


The Democratic Party Has Become So Useless It’s Making Young Liberals Look Longingly At Rand Paul







” Democrats have become so frustratingly useless to young people that it’s inspiring Salon writers to say semi-nice things about libertarians. Yes, my friends, perhaps the partisan apocalypse really is nigh.

 In a piece at Salon today, Tim Donovan explores how millennial-voter turnout in the recent midterm elections was low, and that didn’t bode well for Democrats. He scoffs at the idea that the dismal showing had much to do with voter identification laws or other logistical barriers. Rather, Donovan suggests (as I, too, did recently) that Democratic candidates have done a crap job of focusing on issues that actually matter to young voters: 

  For those of us who follow “millennial issues,” this generation’s low turnout hardly came as a surprise. Last April, the Harvard Institute of Politics found something surprising while talking with young voters: considerably more young Republicans expected to vote than Democrats. Armed with this troubling data, Democratic candidates had months to adapt their messaging and court our votes. What happened? Universally, Democratic candidates didn’t bother to address the (very real, very serious) problems that are on the minds of many millennials: the racist and costly drug war, ballooning student loan debt, long-term unemployment, flat wages at shitty retail and restaurant jobs, and an imperiled climate. Democratic strategists seemed to assume that running as the Not-Republican Party would carry them to victory among young voters.

  I don’t know that the issues Donovan mentions are necessarily those that excite millennials the most, nor that it’s true Democratic candidates didn’t focus on wages or climate policy this election season. But he’s certainly right that they focused much more on scaremongering about Republicans than actually setting themselves apart from them in substantive ways. Donovan continues: 

  Personally, I’d vote for Rand Paul for president faster than you can say “libertarian wacko” if I thought he would actually end the drug war, slash corporate welfare and plow the savings into student loan debt relief or a robust infrastructure bill. If someone like myself—a pajama-festooned, latte-sipping, liberal hipster who writes for Salon, fer chrissake–is willing to ignore party preference in favor of actual legislative gains, I can only assume that less ideologically committed millennials are even more willing to vote Republican for the right candidate or platform. “



    As we’ve expressed before , Barack Obama is the greatest libertarian recruitment tool to come along in decades . With crushing debt and regulations grinding the citizenry and it’s economic motor to a halt , Obama is the perfect man at the perfect time to effect a sea-change in the political nature of generations to come . It is difficult for one to imagine a more fitting personification of “The State” than president Obama .


Reason has more











Man Smacks The Soul Out Of Girl On The NY Subway





   Welcome to Zoo York … after enduring several minutes of verbal and physical abuse at the hands of loud-mouthed female subway passenger Danay Howard , fellow rider Jorge Pena snaps and slaps the crap out of her as a melee ensues .

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Saira Blair, A Very Conservative 18-year-old, Is Now In West Virginia’s State Legislature







” Saira Blair, an 18-year-old Republican from Martinsburg, WV, just became the youngest elected state legislator in the US. She trounced the two candidates running against her with 63 percent of the vote.

  But that’s not even the most impressive thing Blair, the daughter of a Republican state senator, has done this year. She beat a two-term incumbent state delegate in the primary — when she was 17, too young to vote for herself.

  Blair is a freshman at West Virginia University. She’s very conservative, according to her very comprehensive issues page: she was endorsed by the NRA, opposes abortion rights, supports voter ID requirements, opposes the Common Core, wants to drug test people who receive public assistance, and opposes gay marriage.

” When I made the decision to run for public office, I did so because I firmly believe that my generation’s voice, fresh perspective and innovative ideas can help solve some of our state’s most challenging issues,” she said in an election night statement. “


Thanks to Vox











Elise Stefanik Becomes Youngest Woman Ever Elected To Congress







” Thirty-year-old Republican Elise Stefanik just became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. The Associated Press reports that Stefanik defeated Democrat Aaron Woolf, securing the House seat vacated by Democrat Bill Owens in New York’s 21st congressional district.

  Stefanik had been rising in the polls after having spent months hitting the pavement, holding rallies and going door-to-door in what is geographically one of the largest districts east of the Mississippi.

  As a “millennial” herself who won the GOP nomination at the tender age of 29 years old, Stefanik reaped the benefits of a year in which young voters who were expected to turn out at the polling places suggested a lean toward Republicans. She said she sees her youthful persona as boon and expects to use it to her advantage in the halls of Congress.”


CBS News










France Evil Clowns: 14-Year-Old Latest Arrested In Terror Wave







” As a wave of “evil clowns” terrorizing passers-by spreads over France, a 14-year-old dressed as a clown was arrested Monday near Paris for attempting to attack a woman.

  Another teenager in the southern city of Montpellier was sentenced to four months in prison for hitting a passer-by 30 times with an iron bar overnight Saturday, reported AFP. The teen was also dressed as a clown.

  Complaints have poured in recently over “armed clowns” wreaking havoc in various parts of the country – some carrying pistols, knives or baseball bats – and police have detained several people over the violent trend.

  The phenomenon has even prompted anti-clown vigilantism, forcing police to step in to try and quell the hysteria by saying there have only been a few sightings of the grotesque pranksters.

  On Monday, a woman who had just got out of her car in Chelles, near Paris, called the police, saying two clowns – one of whom was armed with a fake axe – had attacked her, a source said.

  They escaped when a passer-by armed with a baseball bat tried to stop them, and one of the pranksters was subsequently detained when police spotted him, white make-up still all over his face.”














Someone Strapped A GoPro Camera To A Whiskey Bottle At A Wedding, And The Result Is Magical







” Look, if #EBOLA is going to make the leap from “thing everyone is freaking out about” to “thing everyone is freaking out about for good reason,” it needs to find a new method of transportation. Something with more scope than sterile hospital rooms and guarded medical workers. Something like… a bottle of delicious Fireball Cinnamon Whisky at a wedding. “









What It Looks Like When A 10-Year-Old Girl’s Gun Marksmanship Blows Away Competition





” Her name is Shyanne Roberts, and she’s a gunslinging 10-year-old from Franklinville, New Jersey, who’s just won a spot to compete as an adult in a big shooting competition.

  Shyanne will be competing against 200 women at the Lady 3 Gun Pro Am Challenge in Georgia at the end of the month. She’ll be handling a rifle, shot gun and hand gun in the competition.

  She told CNN she wants to use her skills to inspire other kids.

  I want to be an inspiration to other kids and be a leader. Kids and guns don’t always mean bad things happen.

  As you’ve probably figured out, Shyanne can skillfully handle all types of guns, including an AR 15 she built herself. “



IJR has more and you can read our previous post about this wonderful young lady here










Girls Leading Way In New Gun Trend As Parents Tell Anti-Gun Lobby To Back Off



Elise Downing, Monica Woodhouse, and Erika Dwyer are all expert shooters at the Belmont G



Queensland schoolgirls are picking up guns in record numbers.

  Recreation and competition shooting associations are reporting a surge in junior members, particularly girls, a trend that is firing up Gun Control Australia which is pushing for a ban on under-18s handling firearms.

  The Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia has several thousand Queensland children as members and president Geoff Jones reports a recent spike in girls’ involvement.

  There is a similar trend in competition shooting. In 2010, 18 per cent of Queensland Target Shooters juniors were female. This year one third are girls. In Queensland, kids aged 11 and over can obtain a minor’s gun license.

  Gun Control Australia has urged a Senate inquiry into firearms to lift the legal age to 18, a move that shooting bodies and parents warn will end Australia producing elite shooting champions.

“ The reason why so many parents are happy to have their kids involved is because they see the rigid safety protocol,” Mr Jones said. “We have a great reputation for safety in Australia and we are reaping the rewards of that in junior participation. There is only one live round in the gun, kids use age appropriate weapons – no semi-automatics – and there are step-by-step safety rules.”

  Jamie Webb, who coaches kids at national and state level in target shooting, said: “Anti-gun lobbyists will put an end to the country’s participation in the sport and it makes no sense. The levels of safety for our shooters is the best in the world and I know of no dangerous incidents.”

  Queensland Police confirmed 687 minors gun licenses were issued in the last year but Mr Webb says that is one tenth of the unlicensed kids who shoot at ranges.


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Hong Kong Police Use Sledgehammers, Chainsaws To Clear Protest Barriers, Open Road







” Hundreds of Hong Kong police used sledgehammers and chainsaws on Tuesday to tear down barricades erected by pro-democracy protesters near government offices and the financial centre, reopening a major road for the first time in two weeks.

   But late in the evening demonstrators retaliated by swarming into a tunnel on a major four-lane thoroughfare, bringing traffic to a halt and chanting for universal suffrage.

  Riot police tried to push them back with pepper spray and batons, according to a local news channel, but later retreated.

  Traffic flowed freely along Queensway Road after the protesters’ obstructions were cleared early in the day, although other major protest sites remained intact in the Admiralty and Mong Kok districts and pro-democracy demonstrators were defiant.”


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Courtesy Of BBC News







Published on Oct 14, 2014

” A group of American base jumpers in Kuala Lumpur have launched themselves off one skyscraper to land at a pool party on the top of another. One at a time, the extreme sports enthusiasts jumped off the 330m-high Kuala Lumpur tower and parachuted towards a nearby skyscraper rooftop. The daredevils landed in the pool where they were met by cheers from fellow extreme sports enthusiasts.
John Van Horne, who filmed the stunt, spoke to the BBC’s Rico Hizon. “














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