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We're Turning an Urgent Crisis into A Really Cool Opportunity

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Some regular OEN members posting to OpEdNews have reported problems recently. We figured out that the tool we use to enter text is not being accepted by some browsers, particularly Google's Chrome and Apple's Safari. So we are in the middle of replacing the text entry tool we've used for 15 years with a new one, which turns out to be much better and more versatile. If you post articles, diaries or comments, you're going to really like it. But...

Here's the rub. It is costing us-- extra programming time and lost time working on other projects we've had on the agenda. To cover the costs I've sent out some emails. But each time, only 20% of the recipients have opened them. So, in addition to sending out emails, I'm asking for your help again, for the ordinary reasons and this urgent new situation.

If you already read this and donated, or have donated recently, thanks so much. Maybe you can add an encouraging comment too. Otherwise, please read on.

Can you chip in anything? Even a few bucks can help. And if you can donate $50, $100, $200 or more, that would be amazing. Click here to make a tax deductible donation through ActBlue, Paypal, Democracy Engine or other options.

Also, purchasing premium memberships, particularly lifetime memberships, is very helpful.

If you have recently donated to OpEdNews.com, thanks very, very much. But please consider helping again, in this time of need. Or not. Thanks either way. And I KNOW you are going to love the new text entry tool, which is almost ready for release.

Here's a first look at the new user interface for text entry
Here's a first look at the new user interface for text entry
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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. 

Check out his platform at RobKall.com

He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity  

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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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 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 (more...)
 

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My membership renewal is coming up soon. I'll take care of it today.

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My check for $100 will be in the mail today. Have you looked into getting a grant from Our Revolution? It might work. They may in a spot of trouble with the Common Cause lawsuit, but they still have the money to dispense for worthy causes, and your kind of journalism is one of the most worth causes possible!


Here is JD Rockefeller handing out dimes ("to encourage thrift"):


Tribute To Rockefeller (1937) Title reads: .Tribute to Rockefeller.. In memory of millionaire John Davison Rockefeller. United States of America (USA). M/S of modest gravestones in cemetery ...
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thank you both

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