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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.
Interview: McCain Fellow Hanoi Hilton POW & Naval Academy Dorm-mate
expect four more of the last eight years--
in the Neo Con thinking; the insulated decision making; not listening to the members of the Cabinet; listening to an insulated, closed group of right-wing, politically oriented Neo Conservatives.
I would expect him to be bellicose to other countries like Iran, I would expect him, if he took a notion, to launch missiles if something irritated him or something ticked him off.
Are Progressives the New Moderates?
It is time to take back the language and define Responsible Progressives versus Self-Centered, Destructive Regressive Right Wing Extremists
Friday, July 7, 2017(95 comments)
Stupid Democrat Joke 1033, or... worse than stupid
I've decided to start a series of articles titled Stupid Loser Democrats.
I'll start off by making it clear that only some of them are actually stupid themselves. I'd speculate that most think that Democratic voters are stupid.
Assessing Ossoff's Loss
I attempt to dissect the election from the perspective Republicans, Establishment Democrats and Progressives
Tuesday, June 13, 2017(8 comments)
The Top Down, Blind, Stupid Arrogance Of Dem Spokesperson Joy Reid
Joy Reid, the Hillary Clinton shill who helped Hillary with debate questions, let loose a volley of tweets commenting on the Sanders camp's demand that Democrats open up primaries to independent voters.
I show her tweets, responses and then my take on wny primaries should be . opened
Leaker Reveals Russians Attempted To Hack Voting System
The NSA leak that Russians tried to hack the voting system and machines offers Election integrity activists, perhaps, the best opporunity yet to get legislation passed fo fund replacement and destruction of e-voting machines that do not produce verifiable, re-countable ballots.
Will Greg Gianforte's Violence Help Him?
During the 2016 presidential election cycle, Donald Trump would call for violence. He's even being sued for it by some victims now. But it may be that those words actually helped him, feeding into the red-meat blood lust of his alt-right and angry supporters.
Will something like that happen with Greg Gianforte, the Republican special election candidate for congress in Montana?
Wednesday, May 17, 2017(45 comments)
*Hit Hits The Fan Open Thread
Well it certainly feels like the sh*t has hit the fan, news-wise.
Use the comment space here to cover any of the hot news topics-
Sunday, May 14, 2017(61 comments)
Impeachment Won't Oust Trump and Pence. Here's What Will
There's a chance that, if the Democrats stop being really stupid, and start representing their constituents instead of corporations and the wealthy, both Donald Trump and Mike Pence could have their asses thrown out of Washington D.C.. But impeachment won't Be the way it gets done.
Saturday, May 13, 2017(22 comments)
A USA Digital Dirty Nuke Exploded, Hitting 150 Nations
We've always feared the possibility of terrorists stealing a nuclear weapon and using it in a terrorist attack. Well, we were right to be concerned about a weapon being stolen and used on a mass scale. We just had the kind of weapon wrong. It ends up it was not a nuclear weapon, it was a digital one.
Now, Do You See Why We Must Make Billionaires Illegal?
Now, more than ever, it has become clear that the world must end the existence of billionaires and the ultra wealthy. They are a danger to humanity, the planet and the future. Laws must be passed that make it illegal to be a billionaire.
This is as big a project as the moon landing, but it can be done, though, be assured, attackers will say it is crazy.
Sunday, April 23, 2017(4 comments)
March For Science Open Thread
Where the rain didn't diminish turnout, crowds supporting the March for Science were great.
Even with rain covering a lot of cities there were still intrepid marchers with some great signs.
Talk about your take on the march for science .
Upload your photos in your comments.
United Airlines Is A Metaphoric Symptom
The landscape of the USA is filled with similar situations, where corporations use the police to assault and abuse innocent citizens, or assault and inappropriately abuse suspect citizens.
Monday, April 10, 2017(28 comments)
Fake Liberals Neera Tanden and Howard Dean Attack Tulsi Gabbard
Neera Tanden, Hillary Surrogate and president of the Center For American Progress, a fake progressive organization founded by Hillary surrogate John Podesta, along with Howard Dean, are attacking Tulsi Gabbard They're advocating for her to be primaried, using this tweet by Gabbard to attack her. If it wasn't clear to you before, these two DLC, Hillary Democrats are anything but liberal or progressive. They are fakes
Saturday, April 8, 2017(18 comments)
That They ARE Deplorable Bigots is MORE Important than Economic Populism
It turns out that Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren, Michael Moore and Democratic leaders are wrong. They are well intentioned, trying to see the best in people, but they are wrong. It turns out that economic challenges were not the main reason Whites got behind Trump. It was bigotry towards blacks and Muslims.
Friday, April 7, 2017(92 comments)
Trump's Tomahawk "Statement"
Donald Trump loves his toys. And we know about his impulsivity-- see a p*ssy and grab it, right?
It was inevitable, not a question of if, but more a question of when he would push some buttons connected to military technology. He wanted tanks at his inauguration. Just like he loves giant letters on his buildings, Trump probably saw the firing of Tomahawk missiles as another exclamation point validating his clown presidency
Thursday, April 6, 2017(10 comments)
GOP Filibuster Ban Taints Gorsuch Appointment, Shows Dem Guts
The Democrats did the right thing, filibustering the Gorsuch nomination. it showed they actually have at least a whiff of courage. As threatened, Mitch McConnell played the "nuclear option" and eliminated the filibuster for Supreme Court Judges.
That taints Gorsuch's appointment, as the weakest, least supported one in recent history. It is emblematic of the limp, weak leadership of Trump and his GOP cronies.
Did the Democrats or the left help block the GOP's killing of Obamacare?
Oh, sure, the most of the Democrats in the House could have been relied upon to vote against repeal of Obamacare. That was a given. But as soon as it became clear that Paul Ryan couldn't pull off bringing in a winning vote to Obamacare, Democratic groups and progressive groups started claiming responsibility for keeping it from happening.
Thursday, March 23, 2017(13 comments)
Thoughts on Koko, The Gorilla Who Talks
The BBC documentary, Koko, The Gorilla Who Talks, is now available on Netflix.
It's a thought provoking film. Start with the title. It doesn't say "the gorilla that talks." No, it refers to Koko, the gorilla with a sign language vocabulary of hundreds of words as a "who."
Lowering the Presidential Bar- Functioning Like a Well Behaved 5 Year Old Passes the Tes
Last night Donald Trump successfully read from a teleprompter and performed unexpectedly well at resisting his usual impulsivity. Political pundits waxed enthusiastically that he'd reached a presidential level, that he'd appeared presidential.
Excuse me. But there are plenty of five year olds who can read and who can maintain their impulsivity for seventy minutes.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017(18 comments)
Rigged DNC and DWS Played Major Role in Defeating Keith Ellison
The DNC is designed to be rigged to protect the power of the top down insiders. And it shouldn't come as a big surprise to anyone that DWS probably played a major role in the defeat of Keith Ellison and the rejection of reinstatement of Obama's Rule banning lobbyist cash.
What If Keith Ellison Loses or Wins DNC Race... Open Thread
My question for this open thread is about what happens if Ellison loses. Personally, I believe that will be the death knell for the Democratic party-- a repudiation of Berniecrats and the people under 40 who turned out my the millions to support Bernie. It will mean that the Republicans will further consolidate their control of the House and Senate in the 2018 elections.
If Ellison wins, I believe it could turn the tide
The Dangerous Role the Intel Community is Playing in Trump's Demise
It's likely that by 2018 Donald Trump will have been deposed and replaced by President Pence.
But I fear that the process which leads to Trump's removal from the White House will be a demonstration of deeper, darker malevolence which American and the world must face-- a dangerously interfering, manipulating intelligence community that is willfully influencing elections and balances of power.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017(34 comments)
Stephen Miller Bottom Up Open Thread
Stephen Miller made quite an impression on the night show hosts with his Sunday declarations on the omnipotence of presidential power. What do you think? What can you dig up on this vile creature that crawled out of the dung heap?
The Democratic Party Must Go Through Truth & Reconciliation
The Democratic party is at a dangerous low point. The 2016 elections were a horrendous disaster for the Democrats, the United States and the whole world. This disaster was caused by a series of policies and decisions that the Democratic party leadership must fully own, take responsibility for and apologize for. It is essential that the Democratic party literally go through the process of truth and reconciliation. Series: Take Back the Democratic Party and America (5 Articles, 16903 views)
Bernie Sanders Opens Conference Bridging Politics and Spirituality at Sister Giant
The Sister Giant conference, founded and organized by Marianne WIlliamson brings together politics and transcendance/spirituality. It's a different kind of spirituality-- not tied to any one religion-- more tied to the transcendance, metaphysics and higher consciousness movement.
Bernie Sanders opened the conference as the first speaker,
#WomensMarch 2017 Thanks Donald Trump For Awakening Generations to Activism
I participated in and covered the Women's March in Philadelphia yesterday. It was extraordinary, with crowds estimated at 50,000, 150% bigger than predicted. It was an amazing experience, participating in what I believe was one of biggest activist marches in Philadelphia history, and what is being described nationally, as the biggest collection of marchers in the history of the US.
Sunday, January 22, 2017(3 comments)
Rob Kall Debates Post Inauguration Protests on Press TV
I literally sprinted from the Philly Women's March (crowd estimated at 50,000 according to Wikipedia) to show up at the studio to participate in a debate on the post inauguration protests with James Jatras a former US Senate foreign policy analyst from Washington, on PressTV.
2017 Inauguration Day Open Thread
Today's the day. I can't help but think of this as a combination of idiocracy, incompetencocracy, clownocracy, buffoonocracy-- let alone to think about the frightening fascist, 1930's Germany echoing patterns.