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Posted on Jame's 1948 , 23-Apr '14, 5:08PM

mizbēach Integrally attached to the OT offerings was the altar, the raised structure on which blood was sprinkled and the fat of animals was burned. The Hebrew mizbēach (H4196) is derived from zāḇach (H2076), the word for sacrifice. Mizbēach appears … Continue reading →

Posted on QC Examiner, 23-Apr '14, 4:32PM

After calling the Fair Map proposal “pure Republican Party politics” that would hurt minorities, Illinois Democrat Poobah Mike Madigan launched into a hateful and ugly diatribe against a political party that hasn’t had power for over a decade: “Put the Republicans in charge of something, and there’s going to be an adverse effect on minorities. […]

Posted on QC Ghost, 23-Apr '14, 11:39AM

Disturbing new video footage shows TSA agents performing full body pat downs on two infants aged just 2 and 6 years old, illustrating how the federal agency still targets children despite a partial rollback of the policy in 2011.The clip begins with the two year old instinctively moving away from a blue-gloved TSA screener who starts performing a full body pat down on the nervous toddler while he is held in place by his mother.The video then shows a 6-year-old girl receiving the same treatment as a female TSA agent touches her backside, the inside of her thighs and around her chest. The child ...

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 22-Apr '14, 10:00PM

Sometimes things are said by the ruling elite that gets me going. Such is the case with State Representative Clel Baulder who called the Iowa Gun Owners lobby “political terrorists” for contacting him about gun rights in our state. You may remember that Representative Baulder is the one who killed the bill that would allow […]

Posted on Taking a Crack At It, 21-Apr '14, 11:45PM

" Adverse reaction to pill popping is the fifth leading cause  of death in the United States," writes Sonia Shah in her book, The Body Hunters," which gives a detailed account of how the pharmaceutical industry exploits the the world's poor. The subtitle is: Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients. The number of people who lack medicines have little choice other than to accept  the experimental drugs from the pharmaceutical companies or die from the lack of medicine. Some do die from the adverse effects of the drugs, or die because they received placebos. Shah's book ...

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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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