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Posted on Jame's 1948 , 30-Jul '14, 5:16PM

  Philippians 1:23 "For I am in a stait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better,"¯  Philippians 1:23.   Paul was torn between two desires. Philippians 1:21 tells us what these two … Continue reading →

Posted on The Scoundrel, 30-Jul '14, 3:24PM

  I currently see modern day Neville Chamberlains whining about Israel, for bombing the living daylights out of Hamas. This is no new conflict. And no matter how much everyone wants this conflict to be ended by civil debate; it is never going to happen. Sure there will be the occasional brokered ...

Posted on Greasy Joints, 30-Jul '14, 2:21PM

Starting off this post in the nerdiest way possible- One Sunday, we headed to a comic con in downtown Rock Island at the Holiday Inn. After dodging R2D2 and a herd of other sweaty nerds, we scored some sweet comics and an Iceman action figure.  All that nerdiness left us famished.Looking at toys ...

Posted on QC Examiner, 30-Jul '14, 12:37PM

Sen. Mike “Fists O’ Fury” Jacobs: “It’s always easy to make someone else the bad guy…I just think its part and parcel of what politics has become…It’s more show than go.”

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 29-Jul '14, 9:25PM

Our son shared a video of a car that got our attention. In a matter of seconds the car went from purple to red, blue, green, yellow and brown. It was claimed that the paint changed colors electrically. But according to Snopes the video was a phony and the color changes were done digitally. The […]

Posted on QC Ghost, 29-Jul '14, 7:31AM

The Internal Revenue Service has settled a lawsuit brought by a secular activist group, reportedly agreeing to adopt standards for determining and investigating whether churches and religious organizations have violated restrictions on political activity.The precise terms ...

Posted on View Finders - Dispatch/Argus Photo Blog, 22-Jul '14, 9:45AM

Some of my favorite golf photos from this year's John Deere Classic.Zach Johnson always has a big gallery following him around the course. Always looking for new angles to show all the people surrounding him. Brian Harman pulled a local high school basketball coach out of the crowd when is caddie ...

Posted on The Complacency Chronicles, 18-Jul '14, 10:33AM

So my review of Richmond Hill Players' current production of The Odd Couple got SERIOUSLY chopped down in the paper this week.  Here's the review as I had originally intended it:-----Sometimes we reviewers have it easy.

The past few local theater productions I've been tasked with attending

Posted on Taking a Crack At It, 22-Jun '14, 11:51AM

Recently the Rock Island School District #41 received news that it will receive federal funds to improve the test scores of the students throughout the system, which has a below average national rating. School teachers are now teaching to the test. This means students can memorize the answers ...

Posted on Quad City Images, 20-Jun '14, 8:28AM

 The Bettendorf Library is hosting a celebration of Charlie Chaplin's silent films this afternoon and evening. They've made this clever video as well. This is one of those great examples of the small world that is the Quad Cities, as this video involves people from my childhood and adult life ...

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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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