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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.
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
Book Review: Howard Zinn Speaks; Collected Speeches 1963-2009, edited by Anthony Arnove
Amazon asks for titles to reviews. I'm titling this review based on how I felt when I got a first look at this book: Wow Wow Wow, What a Delicious , inspiring Treat at so many levels
Anthony Arnove, who wrote the script for the brilliant documentary, THE PEOPLE SPEAK, continues to do a briliiant job curating the work of Howard Zinn. This book makes 20 of Zinns incredible speeches available
Notes from an afternoon with Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman and Juan Cole
The Coalition for Peace Action held a fundraiser, afternoon conference at Princeton, NJ yesterday. Speakers were, in order, Juan Cole, Amy Goodman and Noam Chomsky.
I went, took notes and afterwards had a chance to meet and talk briefly with each of them.
Here are the notes and some photos from the event.
Diverse Demographics Show Doom for Republicans
The reality is The USA has long been a mosaic, but this election slammed home the reality to the racists and bigots on the right that White, while it is still "Right" is no longer might.
The challenge the Republicans face is doubled by their failure to face it head on.
Friday, November 9, 2012(27 comments)
The House/Obama Compromise Question-- Should Obama Double Down and Go for BIG Change?
What if Obama plays hardball with the Republican controlled house and forces them to either brutally punish their constituents with tax raises AND if he forces them to make it a federal law that gerrymandering of districts can no longer produce bizarre shapes and configurations to protect politicians-- that voting districts have to be as compact as possible?
Thursday, November 8, 2012(6 comments)
Study: Which Pollsters Most Accurately Predicted Election
In an exclusive interview, Costas Panagopoulos, Director, of Fordham's Center for Electoral Politics and Democracy discussed the result of a study that assessed the accuracy of 28 pollsters who predicted the outcome of the Presidential election.
Hurricane Sandy Freezer Wisdom
I was telling a friend about how I was throwing out pretty much all the food in the fridge and a lot of the food in my freezer, after three days without power.
She said I should ask her 86 year old aunt Bea.
So, today I get a call that my friend spoke to Aunt Bea.
Her freezer wisdom advice--
Book Review: Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney and Their Masters by Andrew Kreig
Read "Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney and Their Masters," a book just published this week by OpedNews contributor Andrew Kreig. and you'll learn a lot more than you could have imagined, and you'll start seeing the world, politics, and the justice system in a very different, clearer, smarter way.
This book exposes the puppet masters who pull the strings of leading officials in both major U.S. parties, including Obama
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.
Ohio Needs International Election Observers
The 2012 election, like the 2004 election, will come down to Ohio.
Ohio has a criminal history of stealing election. Criminal!!
It is essential that many, many international election observers come to Ohio to observe elections, particularly in areas where there are many African Americans and students.
Sign the Petition to bring International Election Monitoring to the 2012 Ohio Elections
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.
Thursday, October 18, 2012(6 comments)
God Narrates New Obama Ad
One of the new ads from the Obama campaign has a former god as narrator. Oh, and he's also a former president-- of two countries... and a murderer.
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.