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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.
A Conspiracy Conspiracy Theory
Don't be fooled. Don't make a meal of conspiracy messages that are spawned by new news. Consider that they are themselves part of a conspiracy to get you to imbibe conspiracies aimed at twisting the way you see the world-- in ways that benefit ideologies or interest groups. Series: Thoughts on Conspiracy Theories (5 Articles, 85520 views)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016(53 comments)
Debunking Hillary's Specious Winning the Popular Vote Claim
The claim that Hillary is winning the popular vote is one of the most deceptive, specious claims the Hillary Clinton campaign and her surrogates are making. The mainstream media is echoing and giving a total pass on this egregiously dishonest claim.
Ray McGovern Discusses Brutal Arrest at Secretary Clinton's Internet Freedom Speech
On Tuesday, as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke on issues of free speech at George Washington University, 71-year-old former CIA analyst Ray McGovern was assaulted, dragged from the room and double handcuffed with metal cuffs causing profuse bleeding.
What had he done to elicit this treatment? He stood in "silent witness."
Monday, August 25, 2008(67 comments)
Cindy Sheehan Bugged in Denver
Cindy Sheehan returned to her Denver hotel room today to find the door unlocked and ajar. She walked in to discover a man working on her phone, screw driver in hand.
John Kerry's Odd Symptoms-- Eyes and Tongue
John Kerry is looking a bit different lately, and people are talking about it.
His eyes are looking different and he's doing an odd thing with his tongue.
It is making me and a lot of other people wonder.
What do you think?
Methane Bubble Earthquake Volcano in the Gulf?
There's a viral message spreading over the web that there's a life and earth threatening methane bubble in the gulf, caused by the gushing well, which will explode and even cause an earthquake and a real volcano, in some versions of the story.
Things are bad enough in the gulf. There's a real, genuine disaster of historic proportions. We don't need new tin-foil hat conspiracy theories.
Saturday, January 8, 2011(95 comments)
Who Is Jared Lee Loughner
shooter of congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords a federal judge and over 13 others. He is now in custody
Saturday, February 26, 2011(47 comments)
WI Governor Scott Walker Shunned; Asked to Leave Restaurant
The other day, a blogger reports, Wisconsin fascist governor Scott Walker went to a restaurant and the people in the restaurant raised such a ruckus, yelling at him, that the restaurant's management asked him to leave. I'd liken that to shunning.
Saturday, May 18, 2013(149 comments)
One Terrorist, A Million Psychopaths, Eight Million Sociopaths
This morning, I found a little green caterpillar crawling on my arm, in bed, as I was waking up. I took it outside so it could become a butterfly or moth. If it had been a mosquito or tick, I would have killed it so it wouldn't hurt me or my family later.
One shoe bomber terrorist inspired the US to invest billions in airport security, required hundreds of millions of shoes to be removed. Series: Psychopaths, Sociopaths and Narcissists (55 Articles, 293912 views)
Sunday, March 1, 2009(22 comments)
Attending CPAC; A Visit To the Belly of the Beast
It was an almost biblical experience, somewhere between a whale's belly and Sodom and Gomorrah, one way or another, in the belly of the beast, where Rush Limbaugh proudly declared he hoped Obama would fail. And he is not alone. There were thousands of people at this event who choose ideology and single issues over America. Series: Reviews: Books, Movies (55 Articles, 112802 views)
Phelps and Obama-- leading the way Towards legalizing Marijuana.
Neither Barack Obama or Michael Phelps are out in the streets protesting for the legalization of Marijuana use, but let's face it, when the most gold medal winning human and the most popular president in decades both have cannabis use in their history, it's hard to argue that weed is bad for you and will f*ck you up.
When ultra-achievers have a record of inhaling, it turns the whole "evil marijuana" narrative upside down.
Sunday, October 9, 2011(46 comments)
"Occupy" Participants Beware: Agents Provocateur Like The One at Air Space Museum Are Threat
It's become clear that besides pepper-spray wielding police there is another threat to the "Occupy" movement-- agents provocateur.
An agent provocateur admitted perpetrating actions at the protest at the National Air and Space museum. There was another person who engaged in a violent act-- who the other protesters quickly stopped and challenged.
Discussion of the dangers of these kinds of people for the Occupy movement.
Sunday, May 2, 2010(141 comments)
Gulf of Mexico worst Case Scenarios-- Listing the Players and Possible Terrorist or Nuke Tie-in
It's worse than they're saying, will probably be worst in history and could hit EUROPE if it reaches the Atlantic's Gulf Stream, which is likely. My article details the well, the players, the conspiracy theory, the potential use of a nuke... It includes Haliburton, the release of unprecedented geologic forces and a potential world wide catastrophe. Is there a N. Korean connection? Will a nuke be needed to shut the well?
Thursday, June 17, 2010(84 comments)
Gulf News; From Bad to Worse
Sit down. Get ready. Your life has begun to change. It will never be the same again. This gulf disaster is changing everything.
Monday, July 23, 2012(113 comments)
The Specious, Stupid Arguments Against Gun Control
I am calling out all the gun control opponents with empty, unsupported, vaccuous, specious and flat out ludicrous arguments. Get real and get solid arguments already. Your lame, weak excuses for arguments probably don't even convince your fellow gun ownership advocates.
Monday, April 21, 2008(3 comments)
Book Review The LAST LECTURE by Randy Pausch
The first and only book that made me cry through half the chapters.
Randy Pausch is dying of cancer. As is traditional at many universities, he gave a "last lecture" which is usually given by elder, retiring professors. But Pausch's last lecture because an internet youtube phenomenon. And now, after a book he did is out, it is a huge, runaway bestseller, so hot, they literally can't keep the books in stock in bookstores. Series: Reviews: Books, Movies (55 Articles, 112802 views)
Coming Soon-- Riots in America?
The Guardian reports that "Britain is preparing for a summer of rage." Has President Obama failed to reinstate Posse Comitatus because he is expecting and preparing for riots in the USA?
Friday, October 17, 2008(25 comments)
McCain's Snivelling On Letterman The Last Straw?
John McCain is a gambler. So he took a gamble and went on the David Letterman show last night. It should be the final straw that pulls the support out from under him.
The gamble was a huge failure-- a massive error in judgment. It is clear that McCain failed to assess he depth or risk of the gamble-- just how much he could be hurt, how bad he would look in so many ways.
"De-billionairize" the Planet
Billionaires are too big. The power they command through their wealth is too dangerous to be allowed in the control of any flawed human. The economic influence they wield produces warps in the capitalist space-time-economic dimension that prevent capitalism from operating in a free, natural state, as strange attractors change the dynamics in chaotic systems. Time to talk about then take steps to eliminate billionaires. Series: The No Billionaires, De-Billionairize the Planet Crusade (31 Articles, 101667 views)
The Most Evil Corporations, Industries and Orgs
Lately, we're having more conversations about corporations whose behaviors have been outrageous, shameful, even criminal. These conversations sometimes lead to people saying this or that company is the worst, the most evil, the most murderous, the most corrupt or corrupting, the most destructive, most exploitive. Series: Evil Psychopathic corporations (17 Articles, 58124 views)
Saturday, May 8, 2010(26 comments)
BP Insider: Massive Dead Zone Could Be Produced by Gulf BP-Congress Catastrophe
A BP insider, providing information to OpEdNEws.com, reports that scientists and engineers, fearing the worst, have envisioned a worst case scenario,
" It could very well be that the entire Gulf and the East coast of Florida could become dead zones, with no aquatic life at all."
Article reveals details and background on catastrophe in new light
Tuesday, March 1, 2016(200 comments)
Shame on Elizabeth Warren; She Betrayed Progressives
She betrayed progressive Americans. She screwed the middle class. She's certainly lost me as the huge fan I was for years. Remaining silent in times of great hardship, when you can make a difference is a form of cowardice.
Corporatism is Killing America
Corporatism is waging war on the middle class, on the American dream and on most Americans.
There is a massive difference between mega-corporations and small businesses. The big ones and their obscenely wealthy CEOs, owners and top execs are waging an all out war on the middle class. They are pushing for laws, legislation, regulations and de-regulations that will kill people. KILL PEOPLE. Series: Corporatism and Corporate Personhood (20 Articles, 96840 views)
Diagnosing Sarah Barracuda; Borderline? Bipolar?
I'd like to see the complete medical and psychiatric history of Sarah Palin. Could be interesting.
I'm particularly interested in her psychiatric background. You have to ask, what diagnosis would you give to a student nicknamed, "Sarah Barracuda."
Police State In Republican Convention City
Protesters in Minneapolis "preventively" targeted, handcuffed, some arrested, by teams of 25-30 officers. Computers taken. These people did nothing but plan to protest or protect other protesters by videotaping police.
Thursday, September 13, 2012(18 comments)
Anti Muslim Hate Video Goes Hyper Viral in 24 Hours
The anti-muslim hate video that has set the Muslim world afire with protests has gone hyper viral, with a jump of almost 1.4 million views in just over a day and it could hit five, even twenty million views. It could become one of the most viewed videos on youtube ever.
Sunday, November 27, 2005(4 comments)
What makes a hero?
The term hero has been diluted and abused. A hero is not necessarily someone who survives being in a war, or who happens to pull someone out of a car wreck. We call the former a survivor and the latter a brave person. Series: Framing, Language, Buzzwords (10 Articles, 43318 views)
Swine Flu-- Normal or Malignant?
The results on what's really happening with the swine flue epidemic are not in. This could be a frightening situation with dire possibilities and the theories are flying. The comments section below is a great place to add your links, theories & facts to flesh out the full picture. OpEdNews.com is a bottom up media site where the members play an essential role in covering the full story. Let's really make it happen here.
I'm Dumping the Democratic Party, Personally
I'm switching my voting registration from Democrat to independent.
I'm doing it to send a message to the democratic party that I'm not happy with the way they operate, not happy with their leadership and not happy with their pseudo-liberalism and the pro-corporatist policies that they have embraced.
I'm changing to independent because the two party system is killing America and killing democracy.
G20 Pbgh; Police State Ghost-Town; Pics and Video of Tear-gassing
Take pictures. The police use photos and videos to craft false scenarios and lies. The best defense for protesters is to take still images and videos of police-- thousands of them. Get their faces, their shifting positions. This is one of the most powerful defenses when protesters are charged.
OpEdNews Reporter Arrested While Photographing Protest
freedom of the press was abused by the Philadelphia police on saturday. A year ago, Cheryl Biren co-authored an article commenting on the arrest of Amy Goodman and others, saying, "" A free press where reporters can engage in their journalistic duties without threat of arrest must be respected. Take action." It is ironic that now, Biren is a victim.
Will Christopher Dorner be a Victim of Obama's Drone Policy?
If Chris Dorner is killed before going to trial, it may be because he's suicidal and forces a shootout, but it also may be that Obama's policy will have had a role in his being killed. And if not Dorner, then certainly others-- in the US and outside. Obama's drone assassination policy has changed the rules for a lot of people, even though those rules have not been ratified by any legislatures or courts.
CIA Firms Afghan Ally Relations With Viagra
The challenge is how to arouse tribal leaders interests in cooperating with US forces.
Cash handouts can cause showy displays of new money purchases that can ruin the value of an informant. Weapons gifts can easily end up in the wrong hands. So what's an anti-insurgency US military officer to do when faced with over-60 year old tribal leaders with three or four wives?
How Bernie Will Accomplish Amazing Things In Spite of a Republican Held House
Bernie can get a lot done without the support of the House of Representatives, and it's almost certain that his coattails will help down ticket Senate candidates to take back the senate and reduce the Republican advantage in the House.
That means that Bernie will have a majority advantage to get appointees authorized through the Senate.
Obama's Gulf Eco-Catastrophe, Far Worse than Katrina, More Like a Hiroshima; Emergency Legislation Needed
History will view Obama's response as too little, too late, too passive. New findings by a research vessel with a grant that ran out today show walls of oil-saturated death miles long & wide, depleting oxygen from ocean water. Obama must commandeer BP's resources, Pass immediate legislation ELIMINATING all limits on ALL corporate liability for damages, & fund at least a billion dollars of emergency research & science funding
Monday, February 22, 2016(22 comments)
Mainstream Media Moves In For The Kill Of Bernie Sanders Campaign
All the news media are now back to saying Bernie is toast, that he can't win. This is nothing new. This has been the message the mainstream media has been selling HARD for months.
Did you expect that they would suddenly embrace a guy who is challenging the whole f*cking system? Did you think that with one tie and one win they wouldn't jump at the soonest opportunity to kick him, to do all they could to demoralize his...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011(28 comments)
World War Three Is Under Way and YOU Are the Enemy
There is a war that's been under way against the middle class.
The war has been going on for at least 11 years. It's a world wide war-- a World War funded by multinational corporations and billionaires. YOU are their target.
US Lies About N. Korea Situation
Every war is built on lies. That's the message of David Swanson's classic book, WAR IS A LIE.
We're seeing it today as the situation with North Korea unfolds.
Friday, August 7, 2009(38 comments)
America Under Attack-- Today
this is no joke. The attack has already hit millions and there is no sign the military or intelligence agencies are doing anything to protect America from the growing threat.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010(84 comments)
Not in My Jewish Name.
I am a Jew and I am outraged and ashamed by the acts Israel has perpetrated.
I am a Jew who knows right from wrong, who can see that the band of evil idiots in Israel who are making decisions are doing the wrong thing, doing things that are bad for the Jewish people. I stand up now to declare that Israel does not act in my name. AIPAC, the lobbying group for Israel does not act in my name.
We Get Hate Mail
a sample of the hate mail I get routinely, for you to comment on.
Friday, September 19, 2008(55 comments)
How Dare They Spend Trillions on Corporate Welfare, Without...?
They're spending over a trillion dollars to rescue doddering, failed companies that deserve to die. How dare they-- the congress-- allow the Fed and the Whitehouse to spend so much without oversight.
In times like we are experiencing tough, visionary leadership is needed and we're not seeing it.
URL Shorteners are For More than Shortening URLs
whether for twitter, phone calls, books, printed literature, print ads, billboards or signs on trucks, shortened URLs are valuable. It seems most people don't know much about them or the added features many URL shortening sites offer. This tutorial will help you get up to speed. Series: Tips (14 Articles, 25907 views)
Superdelegates WILL Switch To Bernie. Here's Why
Bernie is going to win the July convention. That's because polls already are and will even more dramatically show that Hillary will lose to Trump, but not just the White House. She will cost the Democrats a majority in the Senate, the Supreme Court and a stronger position in the House.
Joe the Plumber-- the Parasitic Leech
Joe the plumber talks like your average right wing libertarian. He doesn't want to pay his way.
Joe talks like corporate polluters have historically acted-- avoiding paying for the damage they've done by dumping or spewing.
Monday, January 14, 2013(30 comments)
And the Winner of the Golden Globes is... The MIIC
Last night the Golden Globes gave out their awards for Movies and TV shows.
The winner was the CIA, or more the Military Intelligence Industrial complex (MIIC)-- comprised by the CIA, FBI, Homeland Security, Military Intelligence, black Ops, TSA, Fusion Centers, the ever increasingly militarized local police, the prison system... a sprawling, malignantly growing collection of agencies,,,
Movie Review: Cloud Atlas-- Superb Movie with Strong Political Values Message
Cloud Atlas is an extraordinary, revolutionary movie, the best one I've seen since Avatar, a truly different approach to movie-making. And the message it sends could make the right wing hate it, so don't be surprised to see really negative reviews. Some will be based on politics.
Strictly entertainment-wise, it had me literally sitting on and gripping the edge of my seat.
Sunday, March 13, 2011(61 comments)
Get Ready for The Nuclear Energy Spin Assault
The tragedy in japan will quickly produce an army of PR flacks, fighting to protect the interests of those who have a stake in the building and maintaining of nuclear reactors and related nuclear energy facilities.
Want To Find the Worst Anti-Semitism? Ugly Anti-Women's Rights Policies? Go to Israel
It's looking more and more like Israel has its own brand of intolerant, fundamentalist "Taliban" extremists, bullying the majority of the Israeli people and now, re-defining what it is to be a Jew, so most American Jews are not Jews and most American rabbis are not rabbis.
It is even illegal for women to carry a torah at the wailing wall. We know that taking away rights starts small and creeps to bigger and bigger things.
Sunday, August 14, 2011(51 comments)
Ames Straw Poll Winning Bachmann's Problem With Reality
The Tea Party has a reputation of unwillingness to compromise. But who knew that this inflexibility would extend to reality. Michele Bachmann proves, on CNN, that she's unwilling to accept reality. You can't do president without that capacity.
Murdoch Meltdown: News Corp Imploding; Raising Questions about Corporate Personhood
The recent developments unfolding at News Corp challenge the idea of corporate personhood and whether justice can really be served when corporations are given the privileges of personhood. There are also the aspects of accountability that come with being considered a person.
The events at News Corp Are raising some very thorny questions.
Bernie Didn't Win New Hampshire. No Joke.
Huge crowds, Huge winning margins don't matter if the Democratic Party rigs the election.
If the Democratic party's superdelegate system is not ended, the Democratic party will not be a viable part of the future.
How Angry Are You? Time To Channel and Say It Smartly
Our nation is at risk of being destroyed by corporate forces and moneys from within and multinational corporate influences from without.
We cannot sit still and accept, as good sports, that we lost in fair elections. The elections were run based on an obscenely corrupted Supreme Court. We cannot allow women to lose access to birth control and the counsel of Planned Parenthood.
American Justice is At Risk. What Are You Doing About it?
While the health reform debate is roaring, as it should be, with the yellow back dems, including Obama, in full spineless coward mode, except for a handful, there's another important situation that must be covered-- the failure of Obama and AG Holder to remove the Bush appointed toxic prosecuting attorneys-- the ones who have criminally engaged in prosecutorial misconduct.
Monday, October 22, 2012(74 comments)
What if We Always Called Mitt Bishop Romney? It Could Be a Game Changer
Anyone who has a question about the effect of Romney's having been a Mormon Bishop for over ten years should refer, should ALWAYS refer to him as Bishop Romney. It could be a game changer because it will make the majority of voters who are unaware of this aspect of Bishop Romney's background think through the implications and possibilities.
Photo Essay; The Occupy Movement As Evolving Community: A Beautiful Phenomenon
When the right attacks the Occupy movement, and suggest that the Tea Party is better, or that the people of the Occupy movement are not of the best class-- you know they are either lying or ignorant. There is no comparison between the two. The Occupy movement is profoundly more kind, more evolved, more deep and nurturing than the Koch funded tea party.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016(34 comments)
Reject Schumer, Make Bernie Senate Minority Leader
Schumer represents the exact thinking that led to the Democratic loss of the White House, the Senate, the Supreme Court and the House of Representatives.
It is time for the Democrats to start thinking about the future, not the jobs they're going to be gifted by corporations and plutocrats after they leave office. Bernie Sanders is by far the best candidate to lead the Democrats in the senate.
A Resounding Bottom Up NO on the Bailout-- From the Entire Progressive World
The voices are unanimous on the left, rejecting the Paulson bailout. Before the start of the Iraq war, there were millions of Americans who KNEW the WMD claims were false and the war was a terrible idea. But the Dems in congress didn't listen. Let's force them to listen this time. And let's hope Obama hears us too and makes the right choice this time too. Series: Bottom-up, Top-down (94 Articles, 254667 views)
Sunday, May 1, 2011(14 comments)
Made In America; Real Monsters-- Corporate Personhood
We need to end corporate personhood. It is at the root of the problems facing and threatening social justice, even democracy itself in the US and beyond. Invented in the US as a malignant interpretation of the 14th Amendment-- the one meant to give blacks equal rights-- corporate personhood is a blight upon the US and humanity. Series: Corporatism and Corporate Personhood (20 Articles, 96840 views)
Kucinich, Other Progressives Stand Ground Against Attacks
I interviewed congressman Dennis Kucinich and other progressive leaders in health care reform to get his response to recent attacks and to find out his motivation and what would move him to change his vote. While Markos "Kos" Moulitsas attacks Kucinich, with name-calling, I and other progressives see him as a hero and saint.
Thursday, November 11, 2010(47 comments)
Surveillance State USA; Wholesale War on Dissent In America
At a town hall in Philadelphia , the explosion of surveillance organizations and the development of a wholesale war on dissent was described by ACLU attorneys, a civil rights attorney and an antiwar activist who was victim of recent FBI raids.
The town hall introduced a chilling mountain of information describing how, since 911 and the introduction of the patriot act, regulations preventing abuses of power... Series: Surveillance, Intelligence, NSA, CIA, FBI, DHS (15 Articles, 70167 views)
Get Ready for Digital False Flag Attacks
The US has a history of false flag attacks being used as excuses to start wars. The problem is, to be effective, false flag attacks require bombs, blood, death...
Now, the Wall Street Journal reports in a top headline article, that the US is working on developing a policy that defines cyber attacks-- hacks, computer sabotage-- which cause damage or death, including damage to our economy, as acts of war.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016(204 comments)
Why Hillary Would Lose to Trump, Cruz or Kasich
Trump will shift gears and tone down, clean up his bellicosity and re-invent himself for the general election, moving to the center and acting more well-behaved, making him far more tolerable to millions of Bernie supporters and independents. He's already begun doing that. He's a marketing genius and will get twice or more air time than Hillary, just like he did in the primaries.
Questions About and Lessons From Joan Rivers' Death Could Save Lives
Rivers death raises a lot of questions about whether profit motive contributed to risk factors, whether having it done as an outpatient procedure contributed. I hope that the questions her death raises may make potential future patients for GI and other outpatient procedures requiring anesthesia smarter consumers, and that they may give River's death some meaning, in terms of preventing future deaths.
Election Theft; An American Plague Spreading Around the World
I have this theory that election theft is becoming more and more rampant throughout the world.
I blame the members of congress who have intentionally neglected to pass tight legislation banning un-recountable electronic voting. The US is now setting the standard for crooked elections around the world. Shame on the congress.
Will Supreme Court Kill the Obama Health Care Reform Plan?
CBS reports that Idaho Will Sue If Health Care Bill Passes.
The Virginia attorney General has similar plans.
The rogue five right wing radical extremists who are running the reputation of the Supreme Court into cesspool territory could decide on whether the congressional vote on Health Care goes into law.
Awakener; My Occupation. And yours?
today, when filling in a registration form on a website, I realized I had a new occupation to list, that encompassed many of the others I've listed in the past. I am an awakener-- someone who wakes up others.
quotations on awakening at the end of this article Series: Awakeners (11 Articles, 18386 views)
Will A Majority of Americans Doubt Bin Laden's Death?
This report from Obama-- that Bid Laden was tracked, killed, then buried at sea-- may satisfy some, but it will leave millions very unsatisfied. I can't imagine an explanation for ditching the evidence that will be satisfactory.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011(35 comments)
Will Casey Anthony Acquittal Lead to Attack On the Right to A Jury Trial
The response from the "execute Casey" advocates on the right has been vicious, vilifying the jury as stupid, incompetent, and overly influenced by CSI.
My fear is that the acquittal will lead to the mobilization of forces similar to those which were mobilized successfully to destroy another right we thought was part of the fabric of American justice-- the class action lawsuit.
Susan Rice for Secretary of State? VERY Bad For Liberals and Progressives
It looks like momentum is building towards Susan Rice being the next Secretary of State. And a lot of liberal people, particularly in the media, are reacting to opposition by John McCain and LIndsay Graham-- getting behind Rice because she's being attacked by right wingers.
That is a bad idea. Rice will be simply awful, from a progressive, anti-war, pro-environment point of view. Imagine combining Dick Cheney & John Bolton
Good Idea?-- Allowing an Ebola Patient Into the US?
Two American health care workers who have contracted the so-far uncurable Ebola virus are coming to the USA-- at least one going to a supposedly safe facility at Emory University in Atlanta Georgia.
I just don't get the thinking that would allow such a disease through our border.
Thursday, December 31, 2009(113 comments)
Wishing Limbaugh Dead except for the Sarah Factor
So, is it wrong to wish that the little, never properly functiong walnut of a cardiological biological aparatus in his chest-- I won't call it a heart, which has positive metaphorical connotations-- just heaves, shrivels up and stops cold...er?
Traitors in the Supreme Court Erased Our Most Precious Security
It has become clear that the Citizens United Supreme Court decision went beyond free speech. It was a betrayal of American security that opened the gates to an assault on American Demcracy.
It would have been easy and simple for the Supreme court to include in their decision that allowed unlimited funding of advertising by companies and organizations to forbid funds from foreign nations, individuals or entities.
Memo to Congressional Democrats: Obama Screwed YOU too
It's become clear to progressives that Obama stabbed us in the back, lying, betraying us, breaking campaign promises.
It's become clear to independents that Obama was no change maker.
But, in spite of Robert Gibbs acknowledgment that YOU are screwed in November-- that the Republicans could win the house, and others' observations that the senate is now at risk, you haven't figured out that Obama is not on your side
Andrew Breitbart-- Major Right wing Echo Chamber Architect and Voice
You might think that Andrew Breitbart, involved in fraudulent, unethical faux journalism efforts attacking ACORN and Shirley Sherrod, is simply a small-time, ethically impaired lowlife-- pond scum. You would be wrong. Andrew Breitbart is, scum-metaphor-wise, BP grade, ocean destroying, gull oil well destorying major scum.
Breitbart is no lone wolf. He is not an unethical oddball faux journalist doing weird projects.
NYPD Cops Fudged Crime Stats in Compstat Model Program Now Used in 100s of US Cities
A new survey of over 100 retired NYPD captains and senior officers found that they believed that statistics were manipulated to portray lower crime rates for the compstat program that calculates crime rates.
Compstat needs much greater scrutiny and review. It shows great potential to be abused in ways that endanger both the public and justice.
Arianna Huffington Interview Transcript; Discussing Third World America
My guest tonight is Arianna Huffington. Arianna was just featured on the cover of Forbes magazine as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World, Technorati ranks her website, Huffington Post, as the number one blog in the world, Mediarite ranks Arianna just second under the editor of the New York Times as the most influential editor. Welcome to the show Arianna. We talk about her new book, Third World America Series: Rob Kall Interview Transcripts (103 Articles, 296412 views)
Tuesday, January 11, 2011(10 comments)
Loughner Jewish? Member Same Synagogue as Giffords?
An attempt to sort through the sources and facts on claims about Jared Loughner being Jewish, belonging to the same synagogue as Congresswoman Giffords and that the synagogue is hiding this secret (accusations on White Supremacist sites.)
Sunday, November 13, 2016(48 comments)
Who Is Steve Bannon
I've simply curated a batch of tweets about Steve Bannon, somewith links to articles, most with comments.
On Being Brave, Having Courage
Today, a researcher interviewed me. He was looking for people who thought they were brave. Well, in some ways, I've considered myself to be a coward, but then, others have told me I have big cojones, so I volunteered. It was an interesting conversation that got me thinking more about bravery and courage.