A Strange Story

The author is writing this because there seems to be nothing about it on the internet.

In roughly May of 1987, there was a party in Danville, Illinois. It was at the end of the school year, perhaps after prom. It was an informal party at a house. Many high school students came. There were drugs and alcohol. I believe all the people were whites.

During the party, a senior named Mike Huff and freshman Matt Runyan had sex with a freshman girl in front of everyone. Apparently it was some type of “gang bang” scenario. Word has it that while they were having sex, other boys masturbated on the girl. After that, a few of them wrote all over the girl’s body with pens, creating fake tattoos, etc.

Supposedly another guy filmed the entire thing on video.

It was all very rock-and-roll. Unfortunately, it was also probably a rape. The girl was 14 or 15, so by age alone it would be considered statutory rape.

They were never prosecuted. The girl and her family did not have them prosecuted. The girl never seemed to talk about the incident.

These people are still out there today, with kids and families, working regular jobs.

This story was confirmed to me by 3 or 4 people.

I have more names. I hesitate to publish names because of unintended consequences. However, it is believed that the whole thing was witnessed by sophomore Sarah Adair, who is married to Dr. Khalid Abbed, also of Danville. They are now roughly 52 years old and live in Connecticut and can be reached at 203-557-0290. They are at 46 Turkey Hill Road S, Westport CT. It is believed that another witness was Kristi Krauss, at 1711 Ashwood Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee, tel. 615-424-7487.

They would be happy to field any questions about the 1987 Mike Huff gang bang incident.

The Intercept: Increase In Defense Budget Would Pay for Free College Tuition

According to the organization the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2016–2017 school year was $33,480 at private colleges, and it was $9,650 for state residents at public colleges, and $24,930 for out-of-state residents attending public universities.

According to CNBC, more than 44 million Americans have taken out student loans to pay for school, and their debt totals $1.4 trillion. The average debt for 20-year-olds is $22,135, and for 30-year-olds, it’s $34,033, and will increase.

This is a disaster.

Sources state that there are several countries where college tuition is free or virtually free.  The writer of this blog post was able to study in Germany, and tuition was indeed almost free. (At the time, there was a fee of around 70 Deutschmarks a semester.)

Tuition costs in France are not free, but they are very inexpensive.  Studyineurope.eu reports that bachelor’s programs cost 189.10 EUR per year (roughly $224), and engineering degrees have a tuition fee of 615.10 EUR per academic year (or about $729).

CNBC writes that the total cost of tuition for a degree at a public university in the U.S. could be $250,000 eighteen years from now.

America is no stranger to the concept of free tuition, because public high schools are free.

Where would the money come from?

As it so happens, the website The Intercept reports that the recent increase in the military budget alone is enough to pay for free college.

On September 18th, the U.S. Senate approved an $80 billion annual increase in military spending, to $700 billion for the year 2018.  However, USA Today estimates that the tuition costs at all 4-year colleges and universities is roughly $70 billion a year, which is less than the increase in defense spending.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/17/in-18-years-a-college-degree-could-cost-about-500000.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2014/10/29/7-countries-where-americans-can-study-at-universities-in-english-for-free-or-almost-free/?utm_term=.f4fc9e6d4bbb

https://www.salon.com/2014/11/02/7_countries_where_college_is_free_partner/

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/18/senate-passes-700-billion-defense-policy-bill-backing-trump-call-for-steep-increase-in-military-spending.html

Bernie Sanders issues bill to make 4-year colleges tuition-free

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/18/the-senates-military-spending-increase-alone-is-enough-to-make-public-college-free/

https://www.marketplace.org/2015/03/31/education/learning-curve/how-german-higher-education-controls-costs

http://againstausterity.org/wsst

Is Tuition-Free Education And Single-Payer Healthcare ‘Radical?’

Is tuition-free education a radical idea? Ask a German citizen. Ask a French, Swedish, or Brazilian citizen. Is single-payer healthcare a radical idea? Ask anyone, anywhere in the world.

At the Democratic Forum on Fusion TV on Monday, Bernie Sanders discussed free college tuition and “socialized medicine.”

More:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32821678

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-gilbert/adventures-with-bernie-sa_b_8963690.html

http://www.salon.com/2014/11/02/7_countries_where_college_is_free_partner/

http://www.marketplace.org/2015/03/31/education/learning-curve/how-german-higher-education-controls-costs

Big anti-nazi march in Germany

Re-posted from Dear Kitty. Some Blog. Anti-Nazi demonstration in Germany draws 5000.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/30/german-pro-immigrant-protest-welcomes-asylum-seekers-to-dresden

Dear Kitty. Some blog

A demonstrator in Dresden, Germany holds a sign that reads ‘refugees welcome’ on Saturday. Photograph: Oliver Killig/dpa/CorbisFrom AFP news agency:

German pro-immigrant protest welcomes asylum seekers to Dresden

Anti-Nazi Alliance organisers estimate 5,000 people took part in march through Pegida stronghold in response to rightwing protests against migrants

Sunday 30 August 2015 01.05 BST

Thousands of people took to the streets of the German city of Dresden on Saturday to send a message of welcome to refugees after a string of violent anti-migrant protests in the region.

Led by protesters holding a huge banner that read “Prevent the pogroms of tomorrow today”, the crowds marched peacefully through the eastern city under the watch of police in riot gear.

“Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here,” they chanted.

Police said 1,000 people took part in the protest, which was called by the Anti-Nazi Alliance, while organisers put the numbers at 5,000.

Dresden is the stronghold of the anti-Islam Pegida movement, whose demonstrations drew up…

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Iran Deal: What Price Opposition?

In Saner Thought

Since the announcement of the deal come to by US (P5+1) and Iran…..there has been a concerted effort to kill the deal and move the country to a more war footing…….neocons and their handlers, Israel are working overtime……and the cash is being spread around like peanut butter……

The Senator next in line for the leadership of the Dems is earning the cash advance from Israel……..

In a move seen as a major blow to the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D – NY), one of the most influential “undecided” votes in the Senate, has announced that he has decided to oppose the deal, and will encourage other Democrats to do the same.

Sen. Schumer had been a major target of Israel Lobby pressure in recent days to vote against the deal, and his broad influence was seen as a potential inducement to other Democrats to go along…

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Donald Trump’s lawyer defends marital rape

Re-posted from Dear Kitty. Some Blog.

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This CNN video from the USA says about itself:

Trump adviser Michael Cohen: ‘You cannot rape your spouse‘.

28 July 2015

Michael Cohen, an adviser to Donald Trump, is under fire for comments he made while speaking with a reporter from the Daily Beast.

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Donald Trump‘s lawyer threatens reporter over ex-wife’s allegations: ‘You cannot rape your spouse’

Campaign spokesman and attorney responds to resurfaced assertions of Ivana Trump ‘rape’ with vulgar tirade that political watcher says could undermine lead

Ben Jacobs in Washington

Tuesday 28 July 2015 07.32 BST

A lawyer and spokesman for current Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump issued a series of vulgar threats to a reporter on Monday, while falsely claiming that it was legal for a husband to rape his wife in New York.

Michael Cohen, special counsel for the Trump Organization, threatened Canadian-American reporter…

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