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We're facing a situation in the gulf where the US government doesn't have the tools or technology to address the problems the disaster has created.

This is what conservatives, neocons and libertarians have been asking for-- small government, privatization of advanced technology...

So why are these lovers of privatization and "government small enough so you can drown it in a bathtub" calling for President Obama to come to the aid of the victims of the disaster created by a corporation. Why aren't they celebrating the fact that the US has to depend upon the technology and expertise of the corporation that perpetrated the catastrophe?

Like the old saying, "there are no atheists in foxholes," perhaps there are no ant-government ideologues during a disaster. But it's interesting watching them try to excuse their hypocrisy.

Meanwhile, this situation the United States has found itself in raises a serious question. "Do we really want to put our faith, trust, ecology and future in the hands of for-profit corporations which have demonstrated that the interests of humans are not their primary priorities?"

President Obama has a vision of space exploration that is privatized. We know the direction K-street lobbyists want the US to go.


This BP caused Gulf oil disaster makes it clear that we've already made the choice. Is it one we want to embrace or is it time we re-evaluate?

 

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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The clay feet of Libertarians crumble before this ... by Jay Farrington on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 2:10:44 PM
Let's drag them out and kick their asses to the gu... by Daniel Geery on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 4:42:41 PM
It is more than time to re-evaluate, it is time to... by Marika on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 4:45:37 PM
understand that the gusher in the Gulf has its roo... by John Sanchez Jr. on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 4:59:51 PM
The members of the "drill, baby, drill" crowd are ... by Blaine Kinsey on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 8:09:59 PM
with Obama's articulated energy policy with which ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 7:46:28 AM
You wrote: "On whose authority do you have it that... by Blaine Kinsey on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 12:15:23 PM
Obama specifically decided to ignore safe technolo... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 4:26:58 PM
Let us start with this excerpt from President Obam... by Blaine Kinsey on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 9:20:56 PM
you sure as hell can make a lot out of nothing. I ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010 at 1:16:27 PM
You lament: "you sure as hell can make a lot out o... by Blaine Kinsey on Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010 at 4:37:28 PM
And I further remember our current 'national disgr... by cosmic J. on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 12:56:11 PM
Sometimes I want to stuff the simple physical trut... by Stefan Thiesen on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 5:37:35 PM
It looks to me like BP and the private oil compani... by Kyle Griffith on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 6:49:14 PM
Even though I have been and still am a supporter o... by M.I. Lee on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 7:38:41 PM
I believe Obama will go down in history as someone... by Janet Loughrey on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 2:25:41 AM
How can Obama pretend to change the direction of t... by Marika on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 3:51:50 AM
Obama got one thing right. It is time to leave the... by Mari Eliza on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 3:27:05 AM
"We need to turn our attention to the deep oceans ... by Marika on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 4:17:40 AM
Marika wrote:...we know the oil monoplies will not... by Phil Weingart on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 11:16:36 AM
I had started to reply to your post then continued... by Marika on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 12:56:48 PM
I suppose this bit of paranoia is what I should ha... by Phil Weingart on Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 at 8:46:30 AM
Looking at Germany (my home country and world lead... by Stefan Thiesen on Thursday, Jun 3, 2010 at 4:06:14 AM
Certainly we need to pay more attention to the Oce... by Stefan Thiesen on Thursday, Jun 3, 2010 at 3:55:49 AM
If they want to just stop the oil flow, all they h... by Michael Dare on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 9:41:14 AM
Your assessment of the current technology arises f... by Phil Weingart on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 10:00:29 AM
Okay, imagine you're at the beach. You stick a str... by Michael Dare on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 11:16:36 AM
So, we go hire Neptune and The Kraken from ancient... by Phil Weingart on Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 at 9:11:20 AM
I believe BP is defining the problem as "how do we... by Michael Dare on Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 at 10:30:04 AM
You speak truly and tellingly when you begin your ... by Phil Weingart on Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 at 10:46:44 AM
If what you are saying is true ( and the better pa... by cosmic J. on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 1:29:24 PM
The conservatives criticizing the President's resp... by Phil Weingart on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 9:50:22 AM
You are so full of Baloney I regret responding to ... by cosmic J. on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 1:48:35 PM
to permit unsafe drilling, and the incentive was t... by John Sanchez Jr. on Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 at 8:04:07 AM
You're claiming that oil is more heavily subsidize... by Phil Weingart on Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 at 10:33:09 AM
I can only speak for Europe, and here several stud... by Stefan Thiesen on Thursday, Jun 3, 2010 at 4:21:56 AM
Stefan, it would be helpful if you posted a citati... by Phil Weingart on Thursday, Jun 3, 2010 at 8:12:53 AM
Phil,Like most of us, you have some good points, b... by Lynne Kringler on Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 at 2:21:39 PM
when Carter told us to move to alternative energy ... by Michael Shaw on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 1:51:43 PM
In the case of the oil industry the simple truth i... by Stefan Thiesen on Monday, May 31, 2010 at 5:44:53 PM
The scary situation that much of the know-how abou... by Phil Weingart on Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 at 11:10:42 AM
70% of the American people wanted to 'drill baby d... by Lynne Kringler on Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010 at 2:30:19 PM
- the Heritage Foundation. Don't start throwing ar... by cosmic J. on Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010 at 8:22:31 PM
- the Heritage Foundation. Don't start throwing ar... by cosmic J. on Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010 at 8:32:35 PM
Cosmic,I do not know anything about the HF. I cert... by Lynne Kringler on Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010 at 12:25:25 AM