Nader: New York’s $16 Billion Gift to Wall Street

By RALPH NADER One man, Howie Hawkins from Syracuse, NY, is challenging both the big boys on Wall Street and the duopolists’ [Democratic/Republican] candidates. He is the Green Party candidate for Governor, nicknamed the Green Hornet. Pollinating truth and justice across the State, this ex-Marine, author, long-time citizen advocate, working blue collar teamster and public […]

Inauguration: Ladies and gift giving

“…and then the ladies follow behind” Overheard on C-Span as they describe the order of the cars in the motorcade to the swearing in. I suppose that when human beings and even modern families get together, there is a sense of “the boys” and “the girls” or “the men” and “the ladies”. But, the phrase […]

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We have had wonderful feedback about the information we bring you at OnTheWilderside. We ask that you help support this work by doing some shopping here that you would probably do somewhere, anyway. We receive a percentage of the proceeds, which helps offset the amount of time we spend working on this website. It’s win-win. […]

A Gift For A Generation: A US Financial System Of Our Own

Digg It! Buzz It Up! Cynthia McKinney A Gift for a Generation:  A U.S. Financial System of Our Own September 25, 2008 Last week, I posted ten points (that were by no means exhaustive) for Congressional action immediately in the wake of the financial crisis now gripping our country.  At that time, the Democratic leadership […]

10 Green Toys for the Holidays

It’s been a tough year for toy manufacturers, with popular, high-profile toys like Barbie accessories from Mattel, Sesame Street dolls from Fisher-Price, and Thomas the Tank Engine being recalled due to the dangers of lead paint used by their Chinese manufacturers. The problem isn’t limited to just a handful of companies. As the race to […]

Earth-friendly gift vendors for 12/8/07

News from Sophia’s Garden: Holiday Happening Saturday, December 8 10am – 4pm Our Third Annual Holiday Happening will be at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Saint Dominic, Amityville, NY. Please note the date and pass the word. We are currently looking for vendors to participate in this event, which offers shoppers an alternative to […]


Freecycle™ Mission Statement:“Our mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community.“   what The Freecycle Network is and what it isn’t… for example, it is *not* a place to just […]

Retired Joint Chiefs Chairman Calls for Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Shalikashvili Says ‘Gays and Lesbians Can be Accepted by Their Peers’ WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In an op-ed published in Tuesday’s New York Times, John M. Shalikashvili, retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says Congress should give “serious reconsideration” to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the ban on openly lesbian, gay and bisexual […]

A Place Called Hope

A Place Called Hope by Kimberly Wilder Written: Democratic Primary Season, Election 2004 Re-dedicated to Dennis Kucinich: December 2006 This poem is a mission: Good people against Hope. There is no hope for American politics. No Democrat will rise up to save us. Democrat. Republican. Democrat. Republican. You lose. Either way. If you are a […]

Green Gadgets for the Holidays

  Electronic gadgets are popular holiday gifts, but as their popularity and versatility continue to grow, so does their impact on the environment. Devices that plug into wall outlets are responsible for a small but growing portion of a household’s total energy consumption (about five to seven percent). This energy is generated primarily by fossil […]

Stop Global Warming Holiday Guide

Stop Global Warming Virtual March 12/04/06 NEWS UPDATE: GLOBAL WARMING’S DAY IN COURT In what may be the most important environmental case ever to go before the Supreme Court, twelve states, including New York and Massachusetts, are suing the EPA for failing to impose greenhouse gas limits on car emissions as required by the Clean […]

Book(s) of the Month 12/06

Your Money Or Your Life Transforming You by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin sparked the modern simplicity movement. It remains one of the pre-eminent sources for how to create financial freedom by seperating your needs from your wants. This is not a get rich quick scheme. It is the progeny of Thoreau’s “On Walden Pond”. […]