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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 QC Examiner, 22-Apr '14, 10:27AM

Meet 2014 GOP Ticket Can’t wait to see the collegegopil response!

Posted on QC Ghost, 22-Apr '14, 10:02AM

The Internal Revenue Servicehas revoked the tax-exempt status of a conservative charity for making statements critical of Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Kerry, according to a USA Today report.The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty, based in Manassas, Va., "has shown a pattern of deliberate and consistent intervention in political campaigns" and made "repeated statements supporting or opposing various candidates by expressing its opinion of the respective candidate's character and qualifications," according to a written ...

Posted on Jame's 1948 , 22-Apr '14, 7:29AM

'ฤลกฤm We find one other major Levitical offering (Lev_5:15 to Lev_7:7; cf. Lev_7:1-10), the trespass offering (also called "guilt," "reparation," or "compensation"). Like the word behind sin offering (April 16), the Hebrew here ('ฤลกฤm, H817, "guilt, offense") is the word … Continue reading →

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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