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NAACP to target private business over ancient slavery
The NAACP will target private companies as part of its economic agenda, seeking reparations from corporations with historical ties to slavery and boycotting companies that refuse to participate in its annual business diversity report card.
|Ten-Foot Poll on Slavery Reparations---RESULT
|posted 9a-11p Tue 7/12/2005
The NAACP's move to demand money ("reparations") from corporations because of slavery
|Lowers my opinion of the NAACP
|Raises my opinion of the NAACP
|Is ridiculous, disgusting extortion
|Is a strong move toward justice
Total vote 513-
Spirited Family Demonstration Demanding Reparations from Wachovia Bank on July 4, 2005 by December 12th Movement.
From the website Millions for Reparations
||Tropical Storm Emily developed late Monday but was still far out in the ocean today and several days away from posing a threat to any inhabited areas.
Jesus street light turned off in Indiana
Men are hugging men more
Stoic machismo still thrives, but at its heels yaps a touchier, Dr. Phil version of virility. Boundaries are eroding. Defenses are being scaled.
HP introduces faster inkjet printers
The first printer with a printing head made with the new technology will be a $199 machine that can print a 4-by-6-inch photo in 14 seconds. It goes on sale later this month.
|Bexar County Commissioner Lyle Larson says it's still possible to influence the toll road issue. Email your state representatives, and Governor Perry, and tell them DON'T LET TxDOT toll our local roads without us getting to vote on it.
Public meeting Wednesday 7pm at Bulverde Senior Center to organize opposition to the proposed 281 toll road.
Parkinson's drug may cause compulsive gambling
Waco man gets 99 years for stealing cell phone and being a real jerk
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Consumers worse off in Texas tax plans
Consumers, not businesses, will absorb most of the pain if the Legislature can reach a tax-swap deal in the next nine days. The last substantive effort to broaden taxes paid by businesses died in the Senate on Sunday, as lobbyists and Gov. Rick Perry fought major changes to the state franchise tax.
"The inevitable has occurred," said Southern Methodist University political scientist Cal Jillson. "Who didn't know that a Republican governor and Republican majorities in the Legislature would let business off and put the burden on consumers?"
IHOP rolling out new menu and store decor
"..first major menu overhaul in almost a decade ... new items such as shrimp Caesar salad, brie sandwich and grilled cod.."
Cell phones in cars dangerous, hands-off or not
A study of cellphone use by motorists suggests that they aren't any better off using a headset in the car than holding the phone to their ear: They're still four times more likely to end up in a crash and injured than if they weren't using the phone.
A day of White House silence over Rove role in leaks
Howard Kurtz, Washington Post
Frog-marching time for Rove?
The liberal blogosphere is aflame with animosity toward Karl Rove, now that he's been sucked deeper into the Plame probe. Some folks out there think he should just be thrown in the jail cell next to Judy Miller's, no indictment or trial necessary.
Mom had kids take turns riding in trunk of crowded car
Security funds caught in bureaucratic bottlenecks
Federal money hard to find when defending the homeland
Almost four years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, more than $7 billion dollars have been appropriated for the nation's first responders, yet only a fraction of it — just over 1.2 billion — has actually gotten to the nation's emergency personnel.
Iraq and the Internet fuel global jihad growth
According to US assessments, the turmoil in Iraq has replaced the still-simmering conflict in Afghanistan as the chief recruiter of international jihadis. Analysts say anger over the conflict is helping to spread the ideology of global jihad to young Muslims in Europe.
Texas Stretch Limo - Thanks, Stu
Tipping is one of the most contentious money matters we deal with
A couple was on their third date. She offered to pay the tip, then calculated 12% to the penny. That was the last time he asked her out.
Cameron Diaz set for closeup in kinky-photo trial
CATHERINE ZETA JONES - BEFORE & AFTER PLASTIC SURGERY?
Hockey mom wants daughter allowed in boys' change room
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