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Posted on Jame's 1948 , 24-Apr '14, 4:46PM

kāpar Woven into the very fabric of Scripture, and a key to understanding the OT concept of forgiveness of sin, is the word atonement. The Hebrew is kāpar (H3722), from which is derived kippūr (H3725), as used in the name … Continue reading →

Posted on QC Ghost, 24-Apr '14, 2:10PM

Attorney General Eric Holder cancelled his appearance before the Oklahoma City Police Department's graduating cadet class Thursday amid angry protests over his scheduled visit.Mr. Holder was scheduled to deliver remarks at the graduation ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, according to his official itinerary sent out by the Justice Department Thursday morning.Comments following the Holder article verifiable at:  Source and COMMENTS!

Posted on QC Examiner, 24-Apr '14, 1:45PM

Bruce Rauner, GOP candidate for Illinois governor was scheduled to speak at tonight’s Rock Island County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner until he got wind of the “inflammatory” views of another scheduled speaker, Rev. Don Johnson. The good Reverend is a black pastor of a Rock Island Baptist church who has, unsurprisingly, extremely conservative view on […]

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 23-Apr '14, 9:38PM

Since we’ve done nothing but talk politics this week we decided to do something different. Then when it started raining and I couldn’t work outside an idea was born. We decided to cruise the information highway in search of strange stories, neat stuff, and things that nobody needs to know but wants to. Have you […]

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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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