Occupy Portland explains the big picture…

KW writes: I have to admit, I am having trouble keeping up with the occupy movement, I feel at a loss to know how to help. “What are they doing now?”, I wonder to myself. And, I think the answer is that most of the occupies are digging in, doing the nitty gritty work of […]

Op-Ed Columnist – Money for Nothing – NYTimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist – Money for Nothing – NYTimes.com …there’s no longer any reason to believe that the wizards of Wall Street actually contribute anything positive to society, let alone enough to justify those humongous paychecks. Originally posted using ShareThis

Protests against IMF and World Bank

Two stories about the World Bank/IMF protests today. One for background. The other from this afternoon about a clash with protesters and police. Story One – Background: Guardian UK: A detailed article (perhaps a little too accepting of the government line on the economy: here. “G7 finance chiefs predict recovery from economic crisis will begin […]

Economic advice from David McReynolds…

Sorry for the splashy title. Actually, former War Resister’s League secretary, socialist Presidential candidate and Green Party Senate candidate David McReynolds simply kept up the circle of forwarding around this very good article to his e-mail lists. But, as most things that David McReynolds admires, it is a thought-provoking article. (excerpt from) The Guardian UK […]

Car insurance problems. The answer: single-payer, universal health care

KW:It has been pointed out to me by people who study the healthcare issue and the insurance issue, that many of the high costs of car insurance could be addressed by the seemingly tangential issue of health care/health insurance. The reason that car insurance premiums are so high, is that if someone gets hurt in […]

My new fashion idea on Op Ed News…The Curtain Club

KW: Hope that our friends, colleagues, and blog watchers will consider going over to Op Ed News to read, rate, and buzz up my new article. (excerpt from) Op Ed News A Fashion Movement: Voluntary Simplicity and The Curtain Club by 2kiwipress/Kimberly Wilder What can one woman do to carry herself, her family, and her […]

Eve of the debate presidential forum: notes and talking points

Notes (and probably actual campaign talking points) gathered at a debate-eve forum: Islip Chamber of Commerce Presidential Debate Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Long Island, New York Assemblyman Phil Boyle representing John McCain Mark Cronin representing Barack Obama Because both of the candidate representatives in this debate are important people, and have been with the campaigns […]