The new game soon to be sweeping the recovery world!!!
Anyone who's been to AA will know of the plethora of AA merchandise there is for sale. The books, the jewelry, the stickers, the t-shirts, more books, the cards, the prayer boxes, the CDs - and did I mention the fucking books? The list goes on and on.
The last time I was in a treatment center, I heard a story from one of the "counselors" that told of how the idea of powerlessness came up in one of his classes. The girl who brought up the concept said she didn't like the idea that people with addiction issues were told they were powerless.
The link between SYNANON, Straight, Inc, The Seed, Elan School and Bill Wilson is often missed by the casual observer, but for those that are familiar with these teen torture camps for fun and profit, the link is very obvious because the confrontational therapy model they employed all came from the teachings of Charles E. "Chuck" Dederich, Sr., (1913–1997) who was enrolled in the same LSD study from the University of California that Bill Wilson was in during 1957 (http://orange-papers.org/forum/node/3430).
Sarah Winters, 40 was strangled to death on July 10, 2012 in a boarding house at 410 N. Washington Ave in Mason City Iowa. Arrested for her death and currently on trial is Aaron Harris, 36 who met her at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in 2010 in AA General Service Area 24, District 14 (http://www.aa-iowa.org/index.php?id=95).
WE had a blog on here about a year ago, maybe more, where people posted funny YouTube links re AA. It seems like a good time to resurrect it, and hopefully add to it, as we seem to have quite a flow of new people coming in.