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Other media can report on the details of his life and death.

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I'm just going to write some thoughts and observations. And then, let's have a conversation in the comments.

Twitter has over 133,000 tweets about the death already. It will probably quickly exceed 500,000. At 7:30 PM EST, there were over 500,000 tweets.
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Some are speculating that he was assassinated by liberals.

Some are discussing whether he will be replaced before the new president and senate takes office.
Conservatives want the wait, some say Senate holds and filibusters will be used.

There are pending cases that, without his vote, will not get the expected conservative stamp.
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Obama and the Democrats have a decision-- Appoint a moderate who will pass muster with the Republican controlled Senate or wait and hope that Hillary or Sanders win the presidency and carry enough senate seats to win a majority, so a stronger, more liberal judge can be appointed.

I'm guessing Obama will want to own the SCOTUS legacy of three appointees.

I wrote several articles saying the five conservative justices were traitors for passing Citizens United and McCutcheon, which opened US elections to foreign money.
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Mitch McConnell has announced that he wants the appointment to wait until next year. Harry Reid has said that it is the job of the senate to quickly fill the vacancy.

Some tweets in response to Scalia's death.

















 

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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. 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 Project. 

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