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Rob Kall: A Bottom-up Exercise in Understanding Top-Down, Hierarchy. Domination and Predators a request for a bull session on the connection between hierarchy, domination, predators and top-down systems, cultures and biosystems.
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Rob Kall: The System: Deserving Contempt, Resistance and Undermining-- Are you a part of the revolution, the resistance, the fight for humanity's future or are you a part of the system. There are things you can do you haven't thought of, steps you can take that you haven't considered-- some legal 2 2 Comment Count
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Rob Kall: Interview Transcript: Keith Farnish Interview Transcript. Undermining-- Legal and Illegal Ways To Fight the System an interview transcript with Keith Farnish, about how to undermine the system that is destroying America
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Rob Kall: The Pope's Bottom-up Revolution Change is in the air. It almost feels like a miracle. With these kinds of things going on, it's reasonable to believe that almost anything can be achieved.
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Rob Kall: Monuments Men, Gestapo Generals and Billionaires The movie Monuments took my thoughts to unexpected places, tying gestapo general art plunderers to Billionaire narcissists and sociopaths.
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Rob Kall: Thanks, Pete Seeger For Your Small Idea Pete Seeger has passed away. His music and spirit have touched millions. Here's a personal chunk of experience that Pete Seeger played a big part in-- one that inspired my work on SMALL.
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Rob Kall: Needed: A Science, Economics and Lifestyle of SMALL-- It's Time to Face Reality-- Too BIG is Too Dangerous-- Too big is not just about too big to fail banks. Nature abhors just about anything that is too big. Giganitism is an abnormality that, in humans and most life forms, leads to pathology or death. The same is true about things humans create-- companies, government, political and economic systems, megastores, megachurches, the 85 billionaires. who own as much as half of the seven billion planetary inhabitants.
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Rob Kall: Facing The Reality of The System, Conservative Monarchists, and Embracing Bottom-Up Values, as the Answer Asking congress or the White House or the DOJ to help is like asking wolves to protect a henhouse. It ain't happening. We need big change that does not depend upon nor expect the aforementioned agencies to do a goddamned thing.
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Rob Kall: Straight is Top Down I'm on a tiny backwater island.. The roads are crazy. They go Up and down big hills, with wild twists and turns. Driving three miles takes 15-25 minutes. I tell the cab driver how scary these roads are. He replies, "We think that your giant expressways are scary. And a realization slaps me in the face. Curving, winding, up and down roads are bottom up. Straight roads are top-down. The insight expands.
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Rob Kall: Mandela-- The World's Number One Hero-- Teaches Us Lessons On Being A Hero Mandela was probably the most revered, most beloved living hero in the world. His life exemplifies the monomyth/hero's journey archetype that Joseph Campbell and others have described. More, it suggests some ways that the heroic journey can be further understood and emulated
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Rob Kall: How Smart Phone Apps Are Changing a Generation: Howard Gardner and Katie Davis Intvw Transcript part 2 Howard Gardner talks about multiple intelligences and then, Howard Gardner and Katie Davis, authors of App Generation, discuss how smart phone apps are changing Identity, Intimacy and imagination in the App Generation
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Rob Kall: As Writing and the Gutenberg Press Changed the World, Are Apps Creating an App Generation? Howard Gardner & Katie Davis Interview with Multiple Intelligences genius Howard Gardner and co-author Katie Davis discussing how apps are creating an Apps generation

Robert S. Becker: Bottom-Up-Small-is-Beautiful Vs. Top-down-Monoliths Reluctantly, I fear Rob's "bottom-up" future provides insufficient user protection or checks on corrupt corporatism. My aesthetic embraces Rob's models, but my analytic training identifies daunting problems, in the name of pragmatism and/or revolution.
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Rob Kall: Marina Sitrin on Horizontalism-- transcript part 2 Marina Sitrin talks about horizontalism and the horizontalidad movement in Argentina
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Burl Hall: Rob Kall's 'Bottom Up' Revolution in Relation to the Plight of Bees We often see life through a pyramid scheme in which the top 1-5% are at top, and in control, with the rest of us, and Nature, being at the bottom. What would happen if the base said, "no more?" This article discusses Rob Kall's "bottom up" philosophy in politics by focusing on how his work mirrors Nature's way by using bees as an example. Is bottom up the true way Nature functions? The author of the article thinks so.
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Burl Hall: From Top-Down to Bottom Up: The Work of Les Robinson I don't think any of us would debate that major change needs to happen. Our freedoms are being taken away, the environment is being destroyed, and we have entered an era of corporate feudalism. Australian author is a change agent who helps us to move into ways of creating change that is empowering. His is the work of the future, if we are to have one.
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Rob Kall: Embracing Bottom Up As a "Value" My talk at the Public Banking Institute's Conference I gave a talk on June 2, 2013 at the Public Banking Institute's conference on the New Economy. It was titled Bottom Up Economics and I'd written it a month earlier. But after hearing some inspirational talks from preceding speakers, I re-wrote it and turned it into something more impromptu that I felt would better express my vision of bottom up as a revolution that is based on the values of bottom up ideas.
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Rob Kall: Attacking Psychopaths and Sociopaths from The Bottom and the Bottom-Line Up There are some positive ways to deal with evil and psychopaths that use bottom up approaches that bring out the best in people.
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Rob Kall: Bottom up Religion? ere are top-down religions and bottom up religions and ways of thinking about matters of faith and god.
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Rob Kall: Invisible Success, Civilizations that Die or Quit and Memes We Live By; Transcript of an Interview with Daniel Quinn Daniel Quinn's book, Ishmael, about a telepathic gorilla, won a Ted Turner award for book with a hopeful vision of the future. It's become a bestseller translated into many languages and I recommend it as must reading if you've never read it. This interview discusses the book AND an essay on invisible success and civilizations that die or quit-- one he wrote specifically for this interview.
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Rob Kall: Small Acts, Without 50% + 1 DO Change the World it is not always numbers that make change happen, but real people, real faces, real hearts. t does not always take 50% plus one. Sometimes it takes a handful of dedicated, persevering, passionate, tenacious people to fight to make something happen. Sometimes small acts make huge things happen.
Rob Kall: Hierarchical Republican Culture-- transcript of an interview with Andrew Schmookler, part 1 What I'm saying is that the culture in which the Republicans are operating is a historically hierarchical culture, and that's reflected in the Republican Party, and that's part of how they operate.
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Rob Kall: "Oz The Great and Powerful" A movie with a bottom up, Occupy Hero Message The movie is delicious and the fact that the story illustrates a bottom-up theme for the hero is simply wonderful, if you have cared about Occupy or if you're an activist.
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Rob Kall: Interview Transcript: Marina Sitrin, Author Horizontalism Part 1 My interview with Marina Sitrin. It was an interview I avidly anticipated doing because of the knowledge she holds and the perspective she brings to the Occupy movement. She is the editor of Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina (2006) AK Press, published in numerous languages

Rob Kall: Sometimes Monsters Look Pretty, and Sometimes Monster Killers are Very Small We are living in a time when monsters are in charge. Every where you turn, you may be dealing with a monster that looks like something else. This is not a rare thing. We have become accustomed to it. Like the stink of something rotten, the awareness of the smell "extinguishes" as we experience it for a longer and longer time. The stink is still there, but no longer notice it.
Rob Kall: Peggy Holman: Engaging Emergence; Moving Towards Order From Chaos-- Interview Transcript Just short of a year ago I interviewed Peggy Holman about her book, Engaging Emergence. I'd been looking forward to the conversation because the ideas in her book are very exciting.
Rob Kall: Marginalized Progressives, Small Acts and Making a Difference Thomas Frank observes, "The only honest way for progressives to assess the experience of these past four years is by coming unflinchingly to terms with our own futility and irrelevance." We can make a difference and we can do it with small acts. In fact, small acts are almost always the way things get done.
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Rob Kall: The First Year Anniversary of Occupy-- and the beginning of the Toppling of Top-Down Power Occupy had a great first year anniversary. Discussing the success of occupy through the lens of the Bottom-Up revolution
Justin Roden: Pinterest: Another Example of Web Content Sharing Trends This article describes the digital bulletin board site pinterest and how it works. It also discusses how like many other social networking sites, pinterest follows a common formula.
Justin Roden: My First Experience with the Occupy Movement This article describes my first experience with the occupy movement and my initial reaction to the days events. It was a very interesting and humbling experience.

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