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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.
Ten Reasons Arming Teachers is a Bad Idea
Presidential NRA puppet Donald Trump, echoing NRA talking points, has called for arming teachers. He says it will dissuade shooters from attacking gun-free zone schools. He says that having teachers and janitors armed will cut the time it takes to respond, since it takes six or seven minutes for first responders to arrive.
Here are some reasons its a bad, stupid, dangerous, democracy threatening idea.
Thursday, February 15, 2018(74 comments)
Support the NRA? You're A CHILD KILLER
NRA supporter, you are a coward, a loser, a blot on the human genome. You want to own guns fine. But support for an organization that has prevented reasonable legislation to prevent gun violence has become a sociopathic, murderous choice.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018(16 comments)
Pass Legislation to Investigate EVERY Outgoing President
No matter how good you think a president is, he should be investigated by an independent prosecutor when he leaves office. Every president should go through his entire term in office knowing his decisions will be scrutinized to determine whether he broke any laws.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018(13 comments)
A Viable Key You Can Use to Take Back The Democratic Party
In Pennsylvania, there are literally thousands of Democratic precinct captain/committee-person slots that are unfilled-- as many as 6000 of the 18,000 throughout the state. I'm pretty sure the same is true in most other states. That means that YOU could become a committee person and fill one of those slots.
Sunday, February 11, 2018(6 comments)
Interpreting the Meaning of Trump's "Drain the Swamp"
Trump promised to drain the swamp. But often, Trump's word mean something other than what most people would take them to mean.
Now that he's been in office for over a year, I think it's become clear that what he meant...
Monday, February 5, 2018(25 comments)
The Memo as Projective Fantasy Vehicle
The memo is a thing to project your dreams and desires onto. It's a vehicle for dwelling on your fantasies. If you still believe Trump offers hope, then you may see the Memo as a hopeful sign.
Me, I see the memo as a distraction. The real problem is we have a system that is disgustingly, earth-threateningly, life-threateningly dangerous, designed for the ultra-wealthy psychopaths who don't care how many people die
Thursday, February 1, 2018(139 comments)
Memo to Intel Agencies: Please, Please... Leak Trump Out of Office
Dear FBI, NSA, CIA, DHS. Trump is clearly stabbing you in the back, endangering agents and others, all to protect himself.
Do your jobs, which includes using information you've obtained by whatever means, to put this psychopath in his place, which should be prison.
Is Trump The Most Hated Person in Human History?
Trump is the most hated person in human history. This thought came to me as I covered and participated in the #WomensMarch2018 and I thought it would wonderful to get a hashtag trending that Trump would inevitably and repeatedly see: #TrumpMostHatedInHistory
Government Shut Down Open Thread
This reminds me of a joke. The organs of the body are arguing which is the most important. The brain says it is the smartest. The heart says it keeps the blood pumping. The Lungs argue they keep the body breathing. They all hold the rectum in contempt. So the ass goes on strike...
We have a situation where the psychopaths running the branches of government are operating in a way that is intolerable.
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, 118913 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, 2573 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 (30 Articles, 89433 views), Media, Journalism, Journalists, (8 Articles, 27448 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, 15707 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, 272125 views), Connection, Connectedness. Systems, Networks (1 Articles, 13149 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.