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What's the Biggest Event or Thing that Happened This Year?

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Chris Matthews just asked his guests on his Sunday show the question, "What's the Biggest Event or Thing that Happened This Year?"

Guests mentioned the shooting of congresswoman Giffords, the economic mess in Europe, the Killing of Bin Laden. 

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My first thought was the killing of Bin Laden, but then I realized, there was something much bigger, much more significant.
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After due thought, I think it was a combination of the revolutions of the Arab Spring and the development of the Occupy movement. 

What do you think, and why?

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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 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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I would like to add the failure of the US to take ... by Diana Moss on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 11:02:29 AM
While weather can negatively effect sustainability... by Richard Lee on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 9:49:52 PM
The passing by 93 Senators (my own Democrat S... by E. T. SIMON on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 11:04:08 AM
Do realize, however, that the indefinite detention... by Peter Duveen on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 1:37:28 PM
Some are hopeful that Obama will vetoe it ... Othe... by E. T. SIMON on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 2:26:24 PM
Folks, no matter what we here do,  Universe i... by Mark Sashine on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 11:41:47 AM
It's not another Earth, just a planet that could, ... by Maxwell on Monday, Dec 12, 2011 at 1:14:57 PM
The reason I think it is big, it shows problems wi... by marko polo on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 11:55:36 AM
The Arab spring may yield fruits of liberacion and... by Jerry Marel on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 12:11:40 PM
I would say Predator drone use in the skies over t... by Ned Lud on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 2:19:19 PM
The Arab Spring combined with the appearance of th... by R.A. on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 2:39:04 PM
...acknowledged through a Journalist Medal of Hono... by aberamsay on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 4:44:49 PM
Rob,It's a toss up between the Arab Spring and the... by Paul Roden on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 4:45:29 PM
It's only a toss up if you think that most America... by Bruce Morgan on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 5:15:00 PM
Let's say you were in England and the big event in... by Mike Preston on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 8:02:13 PM
By far THE event of 2011 is the Occupy Wall Street... by Jonathan Huie on Sunday, Dec 11, 2011 at 8:34:57 PM
Greece/Spain/Tunisia. The political turmoil in the... by B. Ross Ashley on Monday, Dec 12, 2011 at 12:12:14 AM
is the dawning of awareness of the American People... by John Sanchez Jr. on Monday, Dec 12, 2011 at 7:39:09 AM
Before Its NewsThe year, 2011, was the first time ... by Lance Ciepiela on Monday, Dec 12, 2011 at 8:52:31 AM
There has been nothing closer than a "General Stri... by John Durham on Monday, Dec 12, 2011 at 10:17:03 AM