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Posted on Taking a Crack At It, 17-Apr '14, 9:14PM

The other day I was at a luncheon meeting. As has been my experience during the past few months, the conversation eventually came around to the Affordable Care Act. Some of the guests complained about the "extravagant costs" associated with the health care act and its consequences. One person announced that though she was willing to "wait and see", she was most concerned that Medicare would be cut to support the new previously uninsured. As a "boomer" she she said was worried. Others said it was a shame that so many social service  programs were being cut as a result of the restrictive ...

Posted on QC Ghost, 17-Apr '14, 6:08PM

Senator Harry Reid has escalated the war of words over the Cliven Bundy dispute, sensationally labeling the Nevada cattle rancher's supporters "domestic terrorists" during an event in Las Vegas today.During a "Hashtags & Headlines' event at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Reid referred to Bundy supporters as "Nothing more than domestic terrorists," adding, "I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism."Reid was referring to the stand off on Saturday in Bunkerville where Bundy supporters, some of whom were armed, forced Bureau of Land Management ...

Posted on Jame's 1948 , 17-Apr '14, 4:58PM

sālach [and] chattā't Today's first word has such deep theological significance that its forty-six occurrences speak exclusively of God's forgiveness of man, never of men forgiving each another. As well as "to forgive," the Hebrew sālach (H5545) means "to pardon … Continue reading →

Posted on QC Examiner, 17-Apr '14, 2:42PM

I’ve already posted about the GOP side of last night’s election, but now I want to focus on the spin the Democrat Chair Doug House spewed last night via Sez House: “[Rock Island] County residents have shown strong support for the Democratic Party.” Yes, they have “shown strong support” by voting with their feet; […]

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 16-Apr '14, 10:57AM

They have gone too far. Did you know that under Iowa law you are committing a criminal act if you teach your child or grandchild to shoot a defensive handgun if they are under the age of 14? Ask 8 year old Natalie. Recently both she and her father were kicked off a gun range […]

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  Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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