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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.
Right Wing Whining Drama Queen Gaslighters
So, after the Kavanaugh shitstorm, with its fake FBI investigation, the drama queen Republicans are now throwing a hissy fit because poor white boys might be at risk of being accused of sexual assault.
We Can Forget About Kavanaugh's Sexual Assault Accusations
in terms of addressing the appropriateness of Kavanaugh's appointment as a Supreme Court Justice, we can forget about Kavenaugh's sexual assault accusations because of his reaction to the accusation. That reaction showed Kavanaugh should not and would not be hired for any job by a fortune 1000 company, let alone as a SCOTUS justice.
Kavanaugh Failed, Ford Succeeded; The GOP Will Pay
Brett Kavanaugh should be removed from his position as a federal judge and prosecuted for his assaults on women. The reality that Republicans are poised to approve him as a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court is an indictment of the Republican party that will not be forgiven. Ford's testimony has re-awakened the painful memories of sexual assaults that millions of women have lived with.
Thursday, September 27, 2018(150 comments)
Kavanaugh Hearing Open Thread
Today is the day for Brett Kavanaugh's hearing.
Please add your thoughts.
Some of my thoughts:
Get ready for one of the biggest displays of gaslighting in recent history.
Separating the Journalism Baby from the Newspaper Bathwater
Newspapers are dying. Let them. There may have been people who wanted to rescue the buggy whip industry. But they were misguided. It was transportation they really cared about. We need to initiate dynamic, bottom-up approaches to support the ailin
The Senate is Constitutionally Lethally Flawed-- Here's A Small Fix
The Senate is a constitutionally created lethal flaw in Democracy. The idea that a state with under a million citizens gets two senators-- the same power and influence as a state with ten, twenty, even forty million people is not right. It allows the ultra wealthy and small powerful groups to acquire power to influence the policy of the United States.
This problem could kill democracy in the US. Here's a small improvement
The DNC Superdelegate Rule Change Is Not Enough
YES, the new rule is a positive step. But unless the superdelegates are given a rule that declaring their backing of a candidate before the second convention vote will cost them their superdelegate status, the mainstream media will act exactly as they did in 2016 and the new DNC policy will be toothless and ineffectual.
Monday, August 27, 2018(28 comments)
Trump Can't Have A Dog
Barack Obama had some really sweet dogs in the White House.
I'm pretty sure Donald Trump or his son Baron will never have a dog in the White House.
It's not that he doesn't like dogs.
It's not that he doesn't have the time for dogs.
Thursday, August 23, 2018(58 comments)
Poop and Hell
We are in hell. They trick you in hell. There's a joke that I heard many years ago.
Joe goes to Hell. He is shown two rooms where he will spend the rest of eternity.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018(88 comments)
Pelosi Must Put Impeachment on the Table & Trump Appointees Must Be Voided
It is time. Trump is now an un-indicted co-conspirator in what amounts to one of the highest crimes in the nation-- corruption of an election for president.
It is now absolutely necessary to begin impeachment proceedings in the House against Trump and all his lifetime appointees. Every candidate for congress should be forced to take a stand on impeachment-- Democrat, Republican, Green and Independent.
Trump Supporters Worth Talking to
There's a good chance there will be a big blue wave this fall-- a massive repudiation of the Republicans who are supporting Trump. It will happen because some Trump supporters will vote against the Republicans who support him in lockstep. Those Trump voters who are getting disgusted, those who are at the bleeding edge of Trumpism, are the ones worth spending time talking to.
Trump's Iceberg of Scheming and Evil
Explicitly and overtly, on the surface Donald Trump is, perhaps the worst presidential criminal, the worst presidential liar, but also the most repetitive and prolific liar, again, perhaps, in history.
But that is all what we are being allowed to see. We can be one hundred percent certain that it is but the tip of the iceberg, that Trump is criminally, predatorily and unethically using all the resources at his command:
Dangerous EU Regulation Threatens Future of the Internet; Could Be An Act of War
A European Union committee has recommended that a regulation be put in place that would stifle a huge portion of the functions of the internet. This idea is clearly inspired by corporate interests but its effects would be so devastating to the use of the internet as we know it that it amounts to a fascist attack against the bottom-up democracy, freedom and re-distribution of power that the internet has brought to the world.
Is Ocasio-Cortez Win a Black Swan Event?
Nassim Nicholas Taleb's hugely successful book argues that black swan events often play major roles in history, citing 9/11 and the invention of the internet as examples.
I believe it is reasonable to characterize Ocasio-Cortez's win as a black swan event. That means that it could play a major role in history. It could open the sluice gates to Berniecrat victories and defeats of old-school Clinton DLC corporatist Democrats.
Monday, June 25, 2018(47 comments)
Hillary's Lesson to DNC; Time For Nancy Pelosi to Go
Die-hard Hillary supporters, will not be able to see the truth-- that Hillary lost because she was disliked and mistrusted by massive numbers of people.
But there are millions who know the truth. Pelosi may hold the DNC and Democratic members of congress in thrall, but she is an anchor, weighing down the candidates running for office this fall.
Sunday, June 24, 2018(8 comments)
Digital Gaslighting and Domestic Abuse Come To A Home Near You
You think you're going crazy. Your lock no longer opens for you or it opens and stays open. The temperature plummets to freezing or rises to sweltering temperature. Music starts randomly blasting at all hours, or bizarre music is played. The TV starts playing disgusting or annoying content.
These are all ways that remotely o thermostats, audio, locks, and cameras are being used for domestic abuse and gaslighting Series: Psychopaths, Sociopaths and Narcissists (60 Articles, 322391 views)
Manafort To Go To Jail; Why It's Significant Beyond Manafort
A judge has revoked Paul Manafort's bail and ordered that he be put in jail. Manafort had put up a $10 million bond. After he was found to be violating the terms of his bail by attempting to influence two government witnesses, the judge took away his freedom. This is good news in a number of ways that go beyond Manafort.
Google Continues its Attack on Alternative Media, Boosting Top-down MSM
Google is leaving the roots that made it a success-- using bottom-up algorithms that based search results on the behaviors of millions of people.
Google has been changing its search criteria so it favors top-down mainstream media, while hurting alternative media Under the guise of addressing the problems with "fake news," Series: Bottom-up, Top-down (106 Articles, 286390 views)
Sunday, April 15, 2018(31 comments)
The Real Syria Story- Trump, MSM & Bi-Partisan Warhawk Lies
The real Syria story is that the Democrats, Republicans, almost all of the mainstream media and Trump's team of liars and chickenhawk war mongers are selling the American public and the world a bill of goods about Syria poisoning its people. Worse, this picture is a re-run. But what the hell. It's worked before, so they keep on using it.
How Long Before Amazon's Bezos Divests Washington Post
Yesterday I observed to a friend that it's only a matter of time before Jeff Bezos divests the Washington Post from his Amazon assets. Why? Because Trump goes after things that piss him off, and the WaPo is really pissing Trump off.
US Agencies Fail to Defend Against Digital Attacks Within America's Shores
For many decades the US has been fortunate in not having foreign powers actually invade our lands. That has changed in the past few years. The US has been invaded, and it appears that the White House, congress and the traditional defenders of the nation have done little about it. Privatized digital security does not cut it.
Sunday, March 25, 2018(16 comments)
Lower the Voting Age NOW!
It's time to lower the voting age and stop disenfranchising human beings who are perfectly competent. It is clear that young people today are fare more informed and competent to vote than a big percentage of people over 18.
The World's Most Dangerous Terrorist Group and its Leader
The world's most dangerous terrorist group is a threat to life on the planet. It has killed millions and excited about killing hundreds of thousands if not millions more, in attacks it envisions that could kill hundreds of thousands within hours. Those visions could lead to the end of modern civilization.
This recent development puts humanity and earth's precarious ecosystems in great danger. Fortunately, there is some hope Series: Capitalism and its alternatives (5 Articles, 11139 views)
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