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eaglebeaky - Two die in overnight house fire - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Does anybody know if there is a way to help out? If there's anything that has been set up to accept donations of any kind, please post it.
gizzard93 - Strawman: Honey, Have You Seen My Race Card? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
we sure as hell are not going to give up!
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Thank you qfingers!!!. There are countless reasons against anybody compiling a DNA database for any reason. Way too much room for errors, manipulation, and outright abuse.
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Interesting ideas, Cool Edge, thanks for sharing them. My only questions about the fingerprint idea would be how would that be paid for, and who would have oversight over the information? Also, should election workers really be expected to serve as CSIs? And finally, at this point I don't trust the post office to accurately deliver the mail anymore... Would we really want them involved in our…
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Hate to have to correct you, AYHSMB... but I was a Huntsman supporter last time.

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@Ben_WGEM I know QU needs guards badly, but don't tell me you can't find room for a stud like Tisdell.b
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@Ben_WGEM I was told they didn't need him. #whatever #beast
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