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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.
Ryan: A Weak, Minor League Teacup
Paul Ryan accused the Democrats of making the US appear weak. But his performance in the face of a tough talking, aggressive grownup was weak, minor league, a frail teacup totally outmanned by a grizzled battle cruiser.
Not surprisingly, the right wing's punditocracy attacked a Democrat acting strong.
Jeffrey Toobin: How Romney vs Obama Will Change the Supreme Court
The composition of the Supreme court is one of the big arguments for voting for Democrat Barack Obama.
But last night, I asked Supreme Court expert Jeffrey Toobin, author of the new book, The OATH, about how the court would change if Obama or Romney were elected. The answer was a bit surprising.
Double Down Mitt" or Just Mitt the Unfitt
It looks like Mitt Romney has developed a pattern in his responses to gaffes. He doubles down.
This has happened again and again and again--- on accusations about distorting or lying on Obama and loosening Welfare rules, on the attack on Bengazi, on his "inelegant" attack on the 47%.
Doubling Down has different meanings.
Mitt Obamafied Photos-- Non-Verbal Facial Expressions Can't Lie
Listening to the pundits, like Joe Scarborough, describing presidential candidate Mitt Romney, as amateur, thinking about my own take that he's not cutting it, I took some of the photos I took of footage of Romney at the RNC convention and processed them with the Hope Poster app on my iPhone.
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.
911-- They Won
Eleven years after the attack, the US has clearly become far worse because of the attack-- far worse than was necessary, far worse than it could have been.
Monday, September 10, 2012(48 comments)
Obama Has a Bounce. So what?
It's a bit confusing though. Why? Well, there's a part of me that wants the Democrats to hold on to the White House. But then there's another part of me who knows that having the Democrats in the White House will make the anti-war movement impotent and give Obama more room to go after Whistleblowers, torture people and cut more globalization deals that are bad for the middle class.
Dems Spent $1.5 Million to Help Akin Win. Did GOP Do Same?
The Democratic funders who put $1.5 million into helping Todd Akin win the GOP primary in Missouri have surely struck gold. Akin has become a huge albatross for the national GOP, as well as at a local level. One has to wonder if this is a single case or if this kind of cross-funding of races by opposing parties goes on more often.
Sunday, August 19, 2012(19 comments)
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, 97601 views)
Sunday, August 12, 2012(63 comments)
Do You Think Obama Was the First to Order Assassinations?
I kept having this repeating dream that someone had to revise some file on the internet-- an article or something-- then, afterward, would be killed. This seemed to go on for hours.
Finally, I got up out of bed and a thought dawned on me. First, was that this dream was probably primed by the movie. But then, the big realization was that Obama's decision to kill Americans extra-judicially, without justice, without judges...
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.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012(8 comments)
Keep The Paterno Statue But Change the Message
Joe Paterno's life has become a blot upon the history of Penn State, my undergrad Alma Mater. It might be easier to remove the statue altogether. But it would be even better to keep the statue and change the message.
Next Step for Post-Revolution Egypt; Trash the Top Court Judges
Egyptian president Morsi took a bold move, ordering the parliament back in session. It's a good first step. Now, he must throw out the mubarak appointed judges of the top court. And the American media ought to stop siding with Islamophobia over democracy.
Occupy Wall Street Metamorphosizes-- And it's Beautiful and Fun
a powerful, visionary, exciting, FUN gathering of representatives from close to 100 different Occupy locales. The encampments are gone. So be it. The future of occupy is in the people already in it and those who discover it and who the current people awaken, who will act as catalysts, moving the people of the world from a top down culture of dinosaurs to a bottom up, horizontal, direct democracy world
Friday, July 6, 2012(1 comments)
Occupy Guitarmy Marches from Philly to Wall Street
Last night, I connected with the Occupy Guitarmy-- a group of about 70 people who attended the Occupy National Gathering who are walking in 95-100 degree temperatures, from Philly to Wall Street. I connected with them at Snipes Farm Co-op in Morrisville PA.
National Occupy Gathering Begins in Philly
The first National Occupy Gathering has begun, in Philadelphia, at Liberty Park, next to the building that houses the Liberty Bell, across the street from Independence Hall. Representatives from 92 different occupy locales have committed to come meet and share strategies and resources over the course of five days. Series: Protests, Actions (12 Articles, 25782 views)
Supreme Court: Enemy of Democracy
The supreme court has shown, with it's overturning of a 100 year old Montana law preventing corporate intervention in elections that it is systematically making elections in the US meaningless. When corporations can outbid the people in buying media coverage, when the richest candidate can buy his way into a primary, as Romney did, when foreign money can flood into elections, the SCOTUS has become an enemy of democracy
Seeing Photo Shots Through Facebook Eyes
Yesterday I was walking through Philly's Fairmount Park. There were some beautiful views. So I pulled out my trusty iPhone and started snapping pictures. But I realized I was doing something for the first time. i was looking at the shots and framing some of them so they'd work for Facebook cover photos-- the photos that go across the top of your Facebook home page, with a notch for your Facebook picture on the left side.
Friday, June 22, 2012(11 comments)
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.
Report from Personal Democracy Forum
I've been attending the Personal Democracy Forum, in NYC. This is my fourth year covering it and I have to say it's become one of my favorite conferences. Why? It always brings incredible voices, faces and information. Go to the link above for the schedule and archived videos. There is awesome content there.