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Stupid_Dems - Votes for Republicans switched to Democrats in Moline - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If the Dems contaminate the ballot box the only recourse is exactly the same as was give n the Crown!
qfingers - Mid-America Port Authority pledged $1.3 million from Illinois - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What we need is a better voting system...like the Borda method. Then the 3rd party candidate most assuredly would have a chance....but for just that reason you'll never see it....the controlling parties not wanting a 3rd party to have any chance. Plus it's a bit difficult to count unless you are computerized. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borda_count
ONCEMORE1 - Votes for Republicans switched to Democrats in Moline - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
This goes well beyond the "hanging chad" debacle, this is a deliberate effort to weight the results in favor of the Democrats. The size of the target on a touchscreen is easily manipulated so that if the D spot is half or most of the screen and the R spot is a tiny area of the actual "sweet spot", the results are controlled by the administrator and not the voter-------who just "happens" to be…
ONCEMORE1 - Mid-America Port Authority pledged $1.3 million from Illinois - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If there was a chance in Hell your Third-Party candidate might actually win, I'd be right there with you, but you have to face the fact there ISN"T. Why is it that the typical Third Party frontrunner, usually Libertarian, shares many ideals with the Republican Party, siphons votes away from the Republicans and even receives support from the DNC and Unions to do so? The folly in…
qfingers - Business owners split over minimum wage votes - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Jarosch above inadvertently elucidated the reason why minimum wage is BAD. He says people would leave his store to work somewhere with higher wage....but when everybody pays minimum wage there are no other high-paying jobs. If you get rid of minimum wage businesses would pay what people are willing to work for and wages would vary...some up...some down...and overall employment would increase.

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Gene Grawe Fund awards scholarships for Catholic education

6 months ago by Bryan Nichols

Over $186,000 was awarded to 535 Quincy families

Year six of the city-wide program to provide scholarships for Catholic education through the Gene Grawe Fund was much more successful than any prior year.

     This year the fund is awarding $186,400.07 for 535 Quincy families, an increase of more than $60,000 from last year.

     “One local merchant told me that this is a win-win situation for businesses and local families,” organizer JoAnn Witte said.

     Many area businesses, and hundreds of national merchants, are now involved in the program, with some providing as much as a 20% kickback for gift cards purchased through the Gene Grawe Fund.  The program grows each year, but this year’s increase is unprecedented.

     While many families continue to purchase gift cards at the parishes and Catholic schools, many other are taking advantage of new technology which allows them to register at www.shopwithscrip.com, purchase cards online, and even be able to swipe the barcode off their phones while shopping.

     Families were able to earn increased scholarships based upon their activity in the program, with scholarships being awarded from $100 to $1,778.04.  “A lot of people who shop through that online program are receiving the big money this year because the cards are always available,” Witte said.

     The new year for the Gene Grawe Fund is already underway.  Every family wanting to be part of the program needs to complete a new registration.

     Witte hopes families are motivated to earn even larger scholarships next year.  “My personal belief is that families can earn free tuition,” she said.  “It won’t be easy, but it can be done.”


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