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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
more detailed bio:
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.
What To Do With Billionaires' Trillion Dollar Asset Increase
The richest 500 billionaires increased their wealth by a trillion dollars this year. Amazon's Jeff Bezos became $34 billion dollars richer this year, making him the wealthiest man in the world, worth over $100 billion. It shouldn't happen. There should be no billionaires and no person should be come $34 billion richer
Tuesday, December 26, 2017(3 comments)
Building Community Through the Arts, at Oggi Chicago
This weekend I attended an extraordinary event at an amazing new place, Oggi Chicago, which opened October 22, 2017.
Oggi is a blend of art studio, gallery, community arts and gathering place. I've woven together some youtube videos from some of the artists so you can sample the flavor of the sounds. Series: Reviews: Books, Movies (59 Articles, 118537 views)
What's Next? #POSPOTUS Trump Bypasses Senate, Appoints Koch to Supreme Court?
Today, Donald Trump removed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and appointed David Koch to replace her, bypassing previous laws and the process of senate approval.
Okay. That hasn't happened yet. But we're creeping towards that situation with Trump bypassing the Dodd Frank legislation which made it clear that there was a succession path for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB.) Series: Fascism (1 Articles, 2552 views)
What's the Connection? Al Franken's Accuser Leeann Tweeden and Sean Hannity
Here's some added perspective to the Al Franken / Leeann Tweeden narrative. Leeann Tweeden has accused Franken of forcibly kissing her. Franken has apologized and she accepted his apology. But there's more to this story that the MSM is not showing. Tweeden is not a neutral party, politically. She's been a repeat guest on the Sean Hannity show.
"Blue Wave" Open Thread
Yeah, yeah. It was a blue wave. The Democrats will take all the credit. I say it was a wave of anti-Trump fervor, not pro-Democrat.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017(1 comments)
Election Day Tests Democratic Party, not Trump
Today we'll see just how bad the Democratic party is. My prediction is that the DNC and Democratic leaders will fail, or, at best, scrape by.
Today, for a healthy political opposition party going up against a party led by Donald Trump, with his 58% negative polling, should be a massive victory. But polls are not predicting anything close to that.
Friday, November 3, 2017(126 comments)
Brazile Revelations Make it Clear. Obama, Hillary & DNC Cost Dems Senate, White House, SCOTUS
There's no way to spin around the fact that the collusion of Obama, Hillary, the DNC and Democratic leaders cost Democratic voters and the world the White House, the Senate, the Supreme Court and maybe even the House of Representatives, not to mention scores of judiciary appointments.
Donna Brazile has revealed that the Clintons basically bought full control of the DNC, with control over key appointments and decisions.
Sunday, October 22, 2017(15 comments)
What about Junk News?
Every day I flip on a news channel, hoping to see some journalism. I'm usually disappointed. Most of the time I see, from the major news networks, junk news.
If there's going to be a conversation about "Fake news," there should also be a conversation about junk news.
What is junk news? It's a regurgitation or creation of distractions that take us away from the real problems we face in the world. Series: Journalism, Media, FOIA, Investigative Journalism (28 Articles, 77407 views), Media, Journalism, Journalists, (8 Articles, 27215 views)
Friday, October 20, 2017(22 comments)
The 'N Word' We SHOULD Be Using
This is a word that has been kept in the dark, hidden and avoided. But it is a word that we should all be aware of and using every day.
We should be using it--and it is, in my opinion, a dirty word-- to identify the enemy of democracy, the enemy of justice, the enemy of the middle class and the ninety-nine percent. Series: NeoLiberals, Neocons, PNAC (3 Articles, 15543 views)
It looks like the NRA has blinked. NRA CEO issued a statement, ""The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations."
Did Trump Accidentally Declare War on North Korea?
Today, North Korea says that the US has declared war against it.
This is not surprising. A competent, responsible leader exercises restraint in discussing relations with nations where there is friction. A stupid piece of sh*t leader mouths off with zero consideration of repercussions.
Thursday, September 21, 2017(3 comments)
The royalty system is fading, bit it's influence is very much alive, active and a cancer on humanity. And it is fractal.
It repeats at lower, smaller levels and higher levels of magnification, and it has replicated--to the tune of billions of people. At the level of community, organization, company and family, the same kind of grabbing of power is exercised. Series: Bottom-up, Top-down (102 Articles, 269498 views), Connection, Connectedness. Systems, Networks (1 Articles, 12976 views)
Pollsters Must Ask: Do You Trust Trump With N. Korea?
I believe that a huge majority of Americans do not trust Donald Trump to handle The North Korea situation he's precipitated.
The pollsters should break down the question:
Do you trust President Trump to handle the North Korea crisis:
emotionally, informationally, intellectually, managerially, Strategically, Trustworthiness and integrity?
Tuesday, September 5, 2017(7 comments)
DACA Is ALL About Wall Leverage
Don't think for a moment that Donald Trump has shown a compassionate side, with his six month delay on the rescinding of DACA.
Don't Impeach Trump. Don't Take Away His Twitter Account
I don't believe all this talk of impeachment has been thought through. While I detest Trump and hate what he's done, in terms of appointing people set on destroying ecological, educational, worker and social justice protections, policies and laws, I think we need to hold off on impeachment.
Trump is the best weapon against Republicans, right wingers and their brand and reputation that the world has seen in a century.
Progressive Orgs, Media, Activists Under New Attacks
Progressive organizations, media, activists, even regular progressive people are under attack.
Some of this is nothing new. Rightwingers have long characterized progressives as socialists, communists, traitors, etc. This has been going on for a long time. There are several new ways progressives are being attacked.
Face Down The Antifa and Alt-Left Framers
The antifa and alt-left labels are bogus frames based on the same approach corporate media use to create false dichotomies on issues where there really are not two sides.
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.
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.
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.