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Rob Kall is executive editor and publisher of OpEdNews.com, one of the top 100 blogs overall, according to Technorati.com Host of the Rob Kall Bottom-Up Radio Show, WNJC 1360 AM, reaching Metro Philly & South NJ. Rob is ranked by mediate as one of the top 200 print/online columnists
He is Publisher of Futurehealth, Inc, an inventor and host of the Futurehealth Radio Show.
He is a consultant and speaker on Politics, Bottom Up New Media/Social Media, The art, science and power of story and the hero's journey. He is a campaign consultant specializing in tapping the power of stories for issue positioning, stump speeches and debates. He recently retired as organizer of several conferences, including StoryCon, the Summit Meeting on the Art, Science and Application of Story. See more of his articles and contact Rob here

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Expand Your Happiness and Pleasure Vocabulary: OMG? How Do You Say Something, Some Experience Is Amazing, Awesome?

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 8:34 AM

Crossposted from PositivePsychology.net


There are words to express awe, joy, like those I used in the title-- Amazing, Awesome, Incredible -- but there are a lot more great words, and then... there are personal utterances-- and actions and movements. What do you do? What examples from movies...

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HBO Going Bottom-Up -- That's a Good Thing For HBO and the Future of Media

(1) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 12:50 PM

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HBO's step towards independence from cable could be a fatal blow to big companies like Comcast, Dish, Direct TV, Time/Warner etcetera.

HBO will soon, in time for fans of Game of Thrones season five opening on April 17, offer a standalone subscription...

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More vs Enough -- Time to Re-Set Our Cultural Values

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 3:38 PM

This article explores what I think has become just about a mental illness -- the desire for "more" and the corollary "bigger." This is a disorder that has been stoked and encouraged by the media, even by political leaders. But is it really what we want, and is it at...

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Governor Rod Blagojevich's Defense Attorney Compares Chris Christie's Situation to Blago's... and It's Not Pretty

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 12:58 PM

I interviewed top 100 defense attorneys in America-ranked Chicago attorney Sam Adam Jr., who defended former governor Rod Blagojevich, on my radio show, asking him to compare the Blagojevich case with Chris Christie's situation, from a defense and prosecution perspective.

He started off commenting, "I see Chris Christie...

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Crowd-Sourced Music With a Touch of Chaos

(5) Comments | Posted December 27, 2013 | 7:00 AM

Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

Eric Whitacre writes and conducts beautiful music. But he's also done something extraordinarily creative that leaps far beyond the notes and bars which have, for thousands of years, captured music on the page. Whitacre has created...

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Looking at a Bigger Picture: Criminals and Rogue Organizations Within

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 9:26 AM

We have big problems that are currently out of control and taking our nation careening towards a future that is dangerously out of control. We have, deeply ensconced within our power infrastructures, institutions, organizations and job categories where there are gross violations of the law, of the constitution, of the...

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The FISA Judge Who Singlehandedly Approved Massive NSA Spying on Every American

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 11:51 PM

The Washington Post has a new article out, "Secret-court judges upset at portrayal of "collaboration' with government."

And the article does report that the judge was annoyed that the idea of collaborating with the government was an inaccurate portrayal.

But it seems that the bigger story is...

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Tamerlane -- Namesake for a Mass Murder?

(1) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 2:45 PM

Imagine a mass murderer who, to make a point, massacred enough people to build 28 towers constructed with human skulls. The goal was to cow the citizenry of the territories he invaded -- to intimidate people to pay egregious taxes. This monster wannabe, who was attempting to re-enact the role...

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Turning Chaos Into Opportunity; Facing Adversity, Problems and Flaws

(3) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 2:18 PM

This is an excerpt from my book, The Happiness Response, written in 1989. Here's a link to more on the book and my work with positive psychology.

Chapter 10 excerpt: "Turning Chaos Into Opportunity; Facing Adversity, Problems and Flaws"

That which does not kill me makes me stronger,"

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"Too Big" Is Hollowing the Middle Class, Killing the American Dream

(63) Comments | Posted January 9, 2013 | 12:33 PM

There are different varieties of "too big"-- banks, businesses, stores, billionaires, global trade deals-- and they are all hollowing out the middle class and destroying the American dream.

I sat down for dinner last night with, Stu, an old friend from kindergarten. We've known each other for over 55...

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Divestment and Image Concerns Drive Big Changes in Gun Business -- And Offer Activists a Major Opportunity

(2) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 9:23 AM

Responses to the tragedy in Newtown indicate there are cracks in the great wall the NRA has erected to block gun control -- in places that don't require legislation -- that offer a unique, time-sensitive opportunity for activists

The Newtown tragedy is making big waves in business -- and showing...

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Review: Cloud Atlas Is a Superb Movie With a Strong Political Values Message

(22) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 4:03 PM


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...

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Keep the Paterno Statue But Change the Message

(5) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 5:48 PM

Joe Paterno's life has become a blot upon the history of Penn State, my undergrad Alma Mater. Now, there are calls to remove the statue of Paterno on the grounds of Penn State.

It might be easier to remove the statue altogether. But it would be even better to...

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Video: Occupy Wall Street Guitarmy Marchers Celebrate While Taking Break From Scorching Heat

(3) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 5:58 PM

Crossposted from opednews.com.

2.5 minute video that will make you smile, at end of article.

And the band begins to play.


On the second day of their march, about 45 marchers relaxed in the shade, played guitars, banjo, drums, horns,...

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Seeing Photo Shots Through Facebook Eyes

(1) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 1:50 PM

Originally published on Bottom Up Mind.

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...

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An Occupy Wall Street-eyed Review of The Avengers Movie and the Future of Movies

(16) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 10:27 AM



I was a total Marvel comics fan when I was a kid. That meant regular trips to the local corner pharmacy to lay out 10 or 12 cents for the latest Hulk, Thor, Spidey, Fantastic Five and The Avengers.

So I had to...

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Major Occupy Court Victory -- 31 Occupy Philly Protesters Acquitted on All Charges

(4) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 6:00 PM

I interviewed Paul Hetznecker, one of the lead attorneys among a team of 14 lawyers who defended 31 Occupy Philly protesters who were arrested on November 30, 2011, shortly after Occupy Philly was shut down. Their trial was Thursday, April 26 and every protester was acquitted of all charges --...

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Is The USA The Only Nation in the World With Corporate Personhood?

(18) Comments | Posted February 8, 2012 | 6:21 PM

It's not surprising to learn that no nation on earth enshrines in its constitution the right of corporate personhood.

Mila Versteeg, associate law professor at the University of Virginia, is probably the only person in the world to have read every constitution that has been written since 1946 --...

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Is Occupy Wall Street Fetishizing the Public Square?

(21) Comments | Posted November 21, 2011 | 5:30 PM

Is the Occupy Wall Street movement fetishizing the spaces that they occupy? Are they defining the movement based on place rather than the many, many other powerful elements and symbols the movement has developed as it has birthed and evolved?

At almost all the occupied territories I've visited the words...

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The "Occupied Territories": A Meme of Power to Describe All the OWS Locales

(4) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 4:48 PM

I first heard the term, "Occupied Territories" from Vanessa, a press person and occupier living at Occupy Philly.

Occupied Territories!!

It struck me as such a more powerful word than the words I had been using to describe the different Occupy Wall Street locales and communities.

Locales or communities exist....

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