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Write my congressmen? Why? Their asses are so whipped they can't sit down!! Dickie Durbin? Aaron Shock? Really? Write - hell my bet is they and their staffs can't read passed the 3rd grade level and they sure can't pay attention for any thing lengthier than a half page of L A R G E type! Just sayin' its time we bypass congressmen just the way Obama does. Remember this bs and more…
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How does the GOP think it is to win an election in 2016 with behavior like this from these two characters? Boehner & McConnell such sorry 'leaders' of the GOP. Maybe Obama Admin was talking about these two when they called 'chicken - sh*t' - describes them more than it does Benjamin Netanyahu!! If GOP wants the 3Mil to vote in 2016 the GOP needs to get rid of these two clowns and…
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Calls to disband the police department, go ahead, then let those making that demand police themselves and see what the results would be. Definitely not a place I would want to own a business in let alone live.
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My memory must be leaving me - wasn't there talk of raising the gas tax for road repair but now we are raiding this fund to cover shortages in other areas?? What am I missing here??
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From this picture she looks all dried up - now we just need to wait for her to blow away.

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Gallery: Photos from Quincy's Sister City trip

2 years, 8 months ago by Bob Gough

Quincy Mayor John Spring has submitted the pictures in the photo gallery and describes what has been happening on the Sister City trip:

"The first photo is of the entire group on the steps of the HERFORD CITY HALL.  Mayor Bruno Wollbrink and Landrat Christian Manz received us with members of the Freundeskreis Quincy.

Pictures were taken with Mayor Wolfgang Koch of Buende and Mayor Klaus Rieke of Enger.

The students are housed with students from Widukind Gymnasium Enger (a university preparatory school).  Anette Gater-Smith is the teacher who
made the arrangements in Germany with the help of colleague Hendrik Kellner.

The Notre Dame students hosted the German students in April.  The students are no longer just friends, but like members of an extended family.

This new dimension brings youth into our Sister-City relationship.  It insures growth and development.  The ties will endure long after we return.

Our stay in Berlin gave us the opportunity to really see the triumph of freedom at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum.  The story of the many escape attempts made students understand how important the freedom we enjoy is.

I have included a night photograph of students at that great symbol of freedom, the Brandenburg Gate.  To the north of the gate is the new American embassy.  Just on the other side of the gate, thousands of people had gathered to watch the Euro 2012 Soccer championships.  The crowd was even bigger tonight with huge celebrations for the German victory.

We visited a border memorial at the village of Hoetensleben.  This memorial is preserved as an example of the impossibility of escape from the prison that was  East Germany.  It made our students more grateful for the the freedoms that we often take for granted.

It is impossible to put into words what I am witnessing, once again, as students share experiences and lives in the "Mother Country" of so many of  Quincy's ancestors.

We can't believe that we are entering our final week with our friends in Germany!"


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