The Prejudice Psychobabble of the Alcoholics Anonymous Movement

The Alcoholics Anonymous Movement was started by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in the mid 1930's to pay for their living expenses and homes using a pyramid scheme. Dr. Bob's home in Akron, Ohio was paid for by money begged from John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the Bill Wilson spiritualist compound of Stepping Stones in Westchester, NY was paid for by royalties from the "Big Book" and money streams from individual groups. To do this both Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob had to prejudice people into the divisiveness of "them vs. us" using psychobabble.

Dangerous Cult that rapes and sexually assaults women

Cults that sexually abuse women are often talked on the Orange papers, but it seems to me that this cult mentioned in the clip is never referred to by anyone in here.

Stoics praised homosexual love, Marcus Aurelius was Bisexual

and Epictetus declared whatever station in life you found yourself was of less matter than your virtue.....

So how do the stoics render differing views of sexuality and virtue when encountering how to use their parts?

"Founded by Zeno of Citium (335-263 B.C.), Stoicism became the leading philosophical school under the Roman emperors, until the triumph of Neoplatonism in the third century. I

A Touching Dedication

I saw an old friend today for the first time in a while. He recently got out of prison after doing a stint for DUI offenses. He told me a few of his better “prison stories” that involved really crappy “food”, mindless prison staff automatons, sadly undereducated prisoners and all the usual stuff, but some of the stories were actually pretty funny.

Murder charges against rehab center are a first in California

Legal experts say the criminal case against A Better Tomorrow is a warning to California's treatment centers — an industry with more than 1,500 facilities across the state. The prosecutor has argued that the company, in its drive for profit, accepted a client it was not prepared to care for and killed him by failing to refill his oxygen and allowing employees with little or no medical training to give him drugs that made it harder for him to breathe. Benefield was the fourth person to die after checking into the facility in a little over two years.

The Serenity Prayer....Epitectus, Jesus or

Prussian Church Union in Germany now part of the United Church of Christ..........and now often used in part in AA, 12 steps, etc........

Anyone that has ever had the privilege, not, of attending a 12 step meeting may or may not have encountered the serenity prayer.......but where did it come from and what does it mean.....Most folks only know a part of it....

"God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change,
courage to change the things we can,
and wisdom to know the difference."

The witch is dead ! long live the bern!

The witch is dead ! long live the bern!

$Hillary's speech to goldmans sacks -

the "little people" think they make america great
no its you loyd blankfein

the populists talk of "seemingly “unethical behavior” \
hissing crowd
but no ever since the first days of slave trade stocks
you made america great

"trickle down works"
waves check

read on as $Hillary betrays the "little people" of the middle class

Is The Unconscious Mind A 'Power Greater Than Ourselves'?

As this article about 'Passive Frame Theory' explains, the conscious mind (what, in effect we think of as 'I') is not really in control of our thinking, desires and actions

Some relevant quotes for those who don't have time to read the article:

What Would a Stoic Do?

Here you will find a decision making algorithm

"Below is a handy dandy decision making flow chart for the practical Stoic, in which I attempted to encapsulate a modern rendition of the basic precepts of Stoicism as they apply to everyday life."

"Starting at the top-right, the first question to ask yourself is whether whatever it is you are thinking of doing is under your control.

If the answer is no, then the thing in question is nothing to you and you should not give it any further thought."

Another political/religious bully

The Washington Post has a good article about another historical bully whom they compare to Donald Trump: Charlemagne. It seems that Charlemagne was not Roman, and not holy. He specialized in killing all who would not convert to his favorite religion.

This is some history that they never told me about in college. I even took History of Western Civilization, and Charlemagne got a pass. Not so quick.

A blatant attack on the Orange-Papers, Stinkin-Thinkin, ExposeAA and praise for the AA Apologetic sites?

Interestingly 2 major Anti-AA sites are missing from this hit list..... I guess they must have forgotten them for some reason... The 2 pseudo Anti-AA apologetic sites are mentioned with praise.... Notice the Orange Papers takes top billing on this hit list...

Are Anti-AA Blogs Hateful or Helpful?
By Tracy Chabala+ on February 16, 2016

I watched a two hour program about LEAD last night on PBS

I like this in the fact that it doesn't hold the person to abstinence - in other words if they screw up they do not get their thing revoked once they are in the LEAD program. The PBS program was called "Chasing Heroin"

What happens when you get stoned every single day for five years

An interesting article in the Washington Post. Note that they say that you have to smoke A LOT of pot every day for 5 years for these bad effects to show up:

What happens when you get stoned every single day for five years

Kofi Annan recommends legalizing drugs

Kofi Annan, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, recommends legalizing drugs and ending the so-called "war on drugs":

How many sponcees has Super Sponsor accused of being in 'denial'?

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More than 1000 sponcees
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All sponcees except 'Little Bills'
100% (1 vote)
As many sponcees as posible
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Total votes: 1

Drinking more coffee may undo liver damage from booze

This article is very interesting. If valid, it may explain why my liver is in such good shape.

Drinking more coffee may undo liver damage from booze

Double Winner: Gabrielle Glaser on Dr. Mark Wellenbring

The New York Times just published an article by Gabrielle Glaser that describes the work of Dr. Mark Wellenbring:

Sembler rises from the grave again

Melvin Sembler appeared in the news again, in the Washington Post's article about Jeb Bush dropping out ot the Presidential race:

To Disease or Not to Disease......whether it is more noble

Addiction is not now or ever been a disease. I do love the folks that want to imply that addiction is a disease. I encounter them all the time. I often find information concerning the genetics of addiction and most people probably don't take the time to read them, but I do. Thank God, or not, that I do understand Genetics and I am so grateful that I have that under my belt....enough praise and adulation or my head will enlarge bigger than RA.....anyway....take a look at this article...and my discussion....notice that using this genetic information 12 steps have no value...

The Disease Poll

i don't believe it is a disease for anyone bc i'm a fascist just like bill w
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i don't believe it is a disease for anyone and i know it bc orange said so
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i don't believe it is a disease for anyone and i know it bc aa said so
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i think it a disease for me and problem drinkers and i know it bc aa said so
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i think it a disease for me but not most from my experience and nih studies
25% (1 vote)
its not a disease bc its not the definition in wikipedia
25% (1 vote)
its not a disease bc its not the definition in a particular medical dictionary
0% (0 votes)
rigid thinking about disease is a disease
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the dsm is a total lie
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i think you're pissing me off! please explain LOL!
50% (2 votes)
Total votes: 4

DSM-5 Diagnostic Codes Related to Substance Use Disorders Changes

DSM-5 Diagnostic Codes Related to Substance Use Disorders

Description: DSM-IV and DSM-5 Diagnostic Codes Related to Substance Use Disorders (*Note: DSM-5 was released in May 2013 and includes significant changes to diagnosis. For example, it does away with separate "dependence" and "abuse" diagnoses and combines them into "substance use disorder.")
Read the rest:

New leading-edge brain research

This is encouraging: new brain research

This doctor is studying specific regions of the brain to find the basis for mental illness.
Although the article doesn't mention the word "addiction", that is obviously one of the next things to study.
I am optimistic about this line of research.

I noticed that the article said,

Forced Rehab for Drugs......tell em

Toronto, Canada – New research by the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP) finds little evidence that compulsory addiction treatment effectively reduces post-treatment drug use, and arrests or incarceration. Published in the scientific peer-reviewed International Journal of Drug Policy (IJDP), this study is consistent with growing calls from experts to replace the use of compulsory treatment with voluntary, evidence-based, and human rights compliant health and social services to address drug dependence.

How many times a day do you think Janus does an inventory?

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A hunderd times a day
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To be honest I dont give a dam
50% (1 vote)
Total votes: 2

My Visits to The Land of the Undead

It’s been a long time since I attended an AA meeting (having been long ago relieved of any governmental mandate to do so) and I decided to do a short trip back to The Land of the Undead and see what it’s like these days. I attended two meetings in the last week.


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