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.
Check out his platform at RobKall.com
He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity
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
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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.
Rob was published regularly on the Huffingtonpost.com for several years.
Rob is, with Opednews.com the first media winner of the Pillar Award for supporting Whistleblowers and the first amendment.
Press coverage in the Wall Street Journal: Party's Left Pushes for a Seat at the TableTalk Nation Radio interview by David Swanson: Rob Kall on Bottom-Up Governance June, 2017
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(77 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 16, 2018
Should a Progressive Site Publish Extreme Right Wing and Hate Fomenting Articles Should a progressive site help right wingers get out their message and expand their reach, possibly giving them added credibility, especially for outright dishonest or extremely prejudiced viewpoints. Should a progressive sit
(19 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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.
(28 comments) SHARE Monday, August 27, 2018
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.
(58 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 23, 2018
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.
(88 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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.
SHARE Tuesday, August 21, 2018
OpEn Thread: Manafort Guilty on 8 Counts, Mistrial on 10; Trump Atty Makes a Plea CNN reports that Paul Manafort has been found guilty on eight of the 18 counts he's been charged with. The 68 year old faces over 60 years of prison for the eight counts. In addition, Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen is in court, striking a plea deal.
(34 comments) SHARE Friday, August 10, 2018
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.
(10 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 5, 2018
Apple's Value Tops $Trillion: Why It's Bad Apple's corporate value just passed a trillion dollars. Only sixteen nations in the world have a GNP greater than a trillion dollars. I have nothing against Apple. I use a mac notebook. But no company should be a trillion dollars big. There should be federal and international laws making it illegal for a corporation to get that big, just as I've long written, there should be a law making it illegal to be a billionaire
Series: Capitalism and its alternatives (6 Articles, 16198 views), Small is Better than Big; small acts, world, economics, lifestyles, solutions, activism (21 Articles, 48813 views), The No Billionaires, De-Billionairize the Planet Crusade (38 Articles, 128913 views) (View All Series)
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 22, 2018
Dire Threat to American Press from One Rock Capital and Mitsubishi There's an effort under way to raise tarrifs on newsprint-- that could permanently produce huge casualties in the print news business.
(131 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 22, 2018
Regarding Trump Derangement Syndrome Accusations: GTFO, Like Whoopi Says That's right. Don't tell me about Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS.) My take on this bullshit term is that it is a combination of two things.
Series: Framing, Language, Buzzwords (11 Articles, 52280 views), Psychopaths, Sociopaths and Narcissists (64 Articles, 363111 views)
(52 comments) SHARE Friday, July 13, 2018
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:
(36 comments) SHARE Monday, July 9, 2018
How will YOU De-colonize our world? Colonization is invasion and subjugation of indigenous people, and includes Genocide, says, Michael Yellowbird, Ph.D., co-author of For Indigenous Minds Only and Decolonizing Social Work, a professor and director of the Tribal Indigenous Studies program at north Dakota State University. "Colonization means loss of culture, lands, rights, marginalized status, being forgotten in national narrative.
Series: Civilization and Indigenous cultures and comparisons (18 Articles, 61900 views), Food, Nutrition, Diet, Farming, Vegan, Vegetarianism (1 Articles, 2442 views)
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 5, 2018
What are your favorite Podcasts and Favorite Guests? I'd like to get an idea of the podcasts the OpEdnews community listens to and the favorite guests on Podcasts.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 1, 2018
Harlan Ellison, SF/Speculative Fiction Writer Dead at 82, with quotes I was not a big fan of Ellison, by the seventies I'd decided he was a bit too smarmy and cynical for me. You might also frame him as acerbic. But reviewing collections of quotations by him, he was clearly brilliant and highly quotable. Here are some nuggets I've selected:
(18 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 1, 2018
Trump Unleashed Alt-Right Connected Capital Gazette Shooter #MAGA Trump Supporters desperate attempts to distance themselves from another white hater= Fail Ramos was empty talk until Trump's hate set him off to next level #jarrodramos #CapitalGazette
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 27, 2018
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.
(47 comments) SHARE Monday, June 25, 2018
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.
(8 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 24, 2018
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 (64 Articles, 363111 views)
(62 comments) SHARE Friday, June 22, 2018
How Did a Malignant Narcissist Psychopath Become the Most Powerful Person in the World? The question is, how did a malignant narcissist psychopath become president-- not just president but a horrific monster who is intentionally destroying the protections that have made Americans and America save from the predations of the worst corporations and his fellow billionaire psychopaths? And what should we do about it.
Series: authoritarianism Patriarchy Hierarchy (22 Articles, 63601 views), Bottom-up, Top-down (107 Articles, 328082 views), Civilization and Indigenous cultures and comparisons (18 Articles, 61900 views) (View All Series)