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Help! Gamblers Anonymous (GA) in Swindon, South West England needs help in finding prospects. Meeting numbers are down and they need more prospects! Something must be wrong!

Number of gamblers seeking help drops

First published 04:00 Tuesday 9 September 2014 in News by Barrie Hudson

THE Swindon branch of Gamblers Anonymous is reaching out to members old and new as numbers at the meetings fall.

The organisation uses mutual support and advice to help problem gamblers to break their compulsion.

New column started on Beliefnet "Fellowship of Saints and Sinners" stating Alcoholics Anonymous could possibly be the “Third Reformation” in the history of Christianity.

“AA” Recovery Groups—Spirituality for the Non-Religious, Hope for the Church?
posted by Kristina Robb-Dover

Consisting of the usual AA propaganda of Spiritual, not Religious, the author does explain the path she will be following over the next few weeks with her column.

Simply, but smilingly, he said, "I've got religion." - Big Book "Bill's Story" , p.9

"So that was it -- last summer an alcoholic crackpot; now, I suspected, a little cracked about religion. " - BB Bill's Story, p.9

"We, who have traveled this dubious path, beg you to lay aside prejudice, even against organized religion." - BB We Agnostics, p.49

" Though we have no religious connection, we may still do well to talk with someone ordained by an established religion." - BB Into Action, p.74

Oh really .... "AA can help young adults, but mechanisms unclear" - What do you think?

AA can help young adults, but mechanisms unclear

Krystnell Storr, Reuters
Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014, 10:08 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Alcoholics Anonymous can help people, young and old, recover from drinking problems, but young adults seem to benefit mainly - and only - from certain aspects of the program, according to a small U.S. study.

The results may help to better tailor AA for a new generation, researchers say, and help young adults feel more comfortable in the heart of the program, the group meetings.

"Drunks" by Peter Cohn. "The Ground Breaking Feature Film About Alcoholics Anonymous" and the 1995 propaganda associated with it, an all star cast and I have never heard of it before...?

Published on YouTube Jan 18, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IguspdTqfQ

Actor-comedian Richard Lewis and Academy Award winners Faye Dunaway and Dianne Wiest lead an all-star case that includes Amanda Plummer, Parker Posey, Spalding Gray, Calista Flockhart and Sam Rockwell in this poignant story of friendship, survival and redemption.

3rd Circuit Court upholds conviction of Timothy McGee for insider trading information he got at AA despite he had no "Fiduciary Duty" to be upheld because of AA and AA Clubhouse rules.

I apologize in advance for the legal talk this article involves. I believe that it is a US 3rd Circuit Court action that nullifies the "confidentiality" clause that AA and its Clubhouses try to claim as reasons that they can not be held accountable for the information they gather at AA meetings that they use for personal gain.

Timothy Aaron Arrington staff of a Christian troubled teen boarding school arrested in Salem, West Virginia for child abuse after choking a child until unconscious Aug. 14, 2014

In yet another incident abuse like the of Kids of New Jersey (Father Cassian Newton, aka Virgil Miller Newton) and Elan School in Poland, Maine another "troubled teen camp" is under investigation for abuses to children under it's care and 19 "students" have been removed from the camp by the state.

Miracle Meadows School employee arrested on charges of choking child

By Aaron Payne in News | August 14, 2014 at 10:48PM

"Susan and God" a 1940 a comedy-drama film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about a woman based on the Oxford Group that spawned AA.

Source on Orange Papers main site-
"It turns out that MGM made a movie that satirized Dr. Frank Buchman's Oxford Group / Moral Re-Armament cult back in 1940, called "Susan and God" http://www.orange-papers.org/orange-letters99.html#Susan_and_God

Youtube Source: Published on Dec 31, 2013

"Secular and Sober: Beating Alcoholism Without AA" Ellenbeth Wachs Anti-AA activist. March 2011 - 78,681 views as of Aug. 13, 2014

Uploaded on May 1, 2011

(note: this video was originally released in March 2011 as part of the "In Your Words" series. It has been re-formatted, re-titled and re-uploaded for greater accessibility to viewers relating to the issues of substance abuse and the relevance of Alcoholics Anonymous.)

Does Alcoholics Anonymous provide help and hope to addicts, or is the constant reliance on a Higher Power a crutch to keep the addicted from finding true solutions.

CAFETY (Community Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Youth) website hacked August 9, 2014. New hosting has been quickly put in place. Help to stop the proliferation of Child Gulags and spread the word that CAFETY is still up and running.

Currently the main website of http://cafety.org has been hacked by unknown individuals and is down. During this temporary outage all queries have been sent to their Facebook page of https://www.facebook.com/CAFETY. The following is from their twitter account asking for help.

Community Alliance @CAFETY · Aug 9

Website hacked down, you can help us bring it back up! If you believe we should keep going, please help keep us... http://fb.me/6naWzENFo

Another win against the "Troubled Teen Industry" - Allynwood Academy in Hancock (formerly the Family Foundation School) has been closed down effective Aug 8, 2014

In another win for the activists exposing the "Troubled Teen Industry" the Family Foundation School Truth Campaign has accomplished another abusive camp to be shut down in Hancock, NY.

Hancock school for at-risk youth to close for good at week's end

Staff Report The Daily Star
August 7, 2014

Allynwood Academy in Hancock, formerly known as the Family Foundation School, is closing effective Friday, according to a letter sent to employees by administrator Richard Reeve.

The Oxford Group that Alcoholics Anonymous was made from and its 28 Principles from Anne Smiths Journal - How many of them have been force preached about to OPF members in the last 8-10 months?

In the beginning, God.
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1. God - Biblical descriptions of Him as Creator, Maker, Father, Spirit, Love, Living God.1

2. God has a plan - His will for man-and provides definite, accurate information for the individual who wants the plan fulfilled. 2

3. Man's chief end - To do God's Will, thereby receiving the blessings God promises to those who align their lives with His Will. 3

4. Belief - We must start with the belief that God IS. 4

Sin-Estrangement from God-The Barrier of Self.

We Agnostics and Freethinkers International Alcoholics Anonymous Convention (WAFT IAAC) In Santa Monica, CA November 6 to 8, 2014 - Taking God out of the Steps

“Freethinkers have constituted a significant presence in AA from the beginning,” said Dorothy H., convention chairwoman. “Meetings founded by atheists and agnostics and dedicated to free expression have proliferated in recent years and now number some 150 worldwide. This convention will amplify their voice and strengthen efforts to maintain an inclusive Fellowship, one that assures nonbelievers they can find sobriety without having to accept anyone else’s beliefs or deny their own.”

65 Year old AA member John Murphy on trial for Stalking mother of two children he met at AA in 2006 because he claimed she was drinking again.

Stalker left mum-of-two fearing for her safety

01/08/14

A MOTHER of two young children was stalked by a man she met at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

Magistrates in South Tyneside were told retired gas fitter John Murphy was spotted by witnesses parking his white van for periods of time outside his victim’s home in Jarrow on several occasions.

The Anonymous People Official Trailer (2014) about the 23.5 Million Americans in Long Term Recovery - Do you think that the numbers may be a little inflated?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hyy1NnyQl8

The Anonymous People 2014

THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction.

Starring: Kristen Johnston, Chris herren
Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes

‘That 70s Show’ Star Lisa Robin Kelly’s Family Suing Rehab Center For Wrongful Death - PAX House, Califorina - June 2014

‘That 70s Show’ Star Lisa Robin Kelly’s Family Suing Rehab Center For Wrongful Death

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 @ 7:32AM

Nearly one year after the tragic death of That 70s Show star Lisa Robin Kelly, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned the actress’ family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the rehab center she was enrolled in at the time of her death.

Bayou Dorcheat Jail in Webster Parish, Minden, Louisiana is changing policy on making inmates attend church and Alcoholics Anonymous - July 2014

Bayou Dorcheat changing policy forcing inmates to attend church Posted: Jul 01, 2014 10:18 PM UTC Updated: Jul 02, 2014 2:35 AM UTC By Fred Childers MINDEN, LA (KSLA) - Prayer and prison. Does it mix? Some inmates and even those in charge said it doesn't blend, based on certain Louisiana guidelines.

Massachussets General Hospital (MGH) to start mandatory substance abuse screenings of all patients and "Recovery Coaches" to take people to AA - Fall 2014

MGH to screen all patients for substance abuse

Querying part of effort to treat addiction
By Liz Kowalczyk | Globe Staff June 30, 2014

Massachusetts General Hospital will take the unusual step of questioning all patients about their use of alcohol and illegal drugs beginning this fall, whether they are checking in for knee surgery or visiting the emergency department with the flu.

Now that the downsides of Alcoholics Anonymous are starting to hit major news outlets again it is important to remember the lessons learned by The New Republic because of Stephen Randall Glass in 1998

Stephen Randall Glass was a reporter at The New Republic Magazine and was caught prefabricating stories and can explain why integrity and traceability of sources is so important in the Anti-AA movement, especially if we go to the media with them.

Is it illegal to warn people of a DUI checkpoint in Ohio where Alcoholics Anonymous was born and has become the preferred State religion to be mandated too by the US court system?

Superhero for drunk drivers arrested for warning of checkpoint By Associated Press June 19, 2014 | 8:02am CLEVELAND — A suburban Cleveland man says police violated his First Amendment rights to free speech when they cited him for holding a sign warning motorists to turn if they wanted to avoid a drunken-driving checkpoint. Douglas Odolecki, 43, warned motorists with the sign Friday night in Parma that said: “Check point ahead! Turn now!”

New 1980's Rehab Drama portrayal to be shown on Showtime with Robert Downey Jr. as producer.

A new premium drama show is being developed at Showtime portraying a Rehab stint during the 1980's produced by Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan Downey under their Team Downey Banner. Robert Downey Jr. has been in the headlines for numerous drug and alcohol problems and his wife Susan is credited with helping him with his problems. It will be interesting to see how AA/NA is shown and if the upsides as well as the downsides are explored.
Showtime Developing 1980s Rehab Drama Produced By Robert Downey Jr. By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Tuesday June 3, 2014 @ 5:50pm PDT

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