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Posted on Jame's 1948 , 31-Jul '14, 12:21PM

What I have been thinking is cut government pay – THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Our public oeconomy also is such as to offer drudgery and subsistence only to those entrusted with its administration, a wise & necessary precaution against the degeneracy … Continue reading →

Posted on The Scoundrel, 31-Jul '14, 10:29AM

The Illinois Quad Cities loses another business to the Iowa side.   Bituminous Insurance moving RI headquarters to Davenport – Quad Cities Online.

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 31-Jul '14, 9:16AM

We mentioned the upcoming Speed Week held at the Bonneville Salt Flats and thought to add a few posts about the cars and what they are attempting to do. The Bloodhound SSC is a supersonic car built with the intention of reaching 1,000 mph. It is powered by a jet engine and a rocket engine, […]

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 is hard work guys.  We wandered back to our car and saw that Mama Compton's was just across the street. Being too lazy/hungry to walk any further, and despite it's artsy bohemian vibe, we decided to give it a try. We collapsed onto the first table we saw, directly in front of an old ...

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.”

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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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