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American Bar Association - ABA JOURNAL Law News Now reports about Karla Brada and Alcoholics Anonymous lawsuit - June 27, 2013

Slain woman’s family alleges AA meetings point ‘financial, sexual, and violent predators’ to victims Posted Jun 27, 2013 12:50 PM CDT By Martha Neil It's no secret that Alcoholics Anonymous attracts troubled individuals–and has helped many turn their lives around.

British Anti-Steppers

I think its about time the British and other nations became more organised against the cult of steppism than they are at present. I also think there needs to be more cooperation between the US Anti Steppers and those of the UK and other nations.......any person interested in contacting me can do so at noaau@yahoo.co.uk

The AA Way – No Deviations Allowed

Hi Everyone: I am a new member to this site, a 30+ yrs heavy beer drinker, female, in-and-out AA member (mostly out, thank God!) primarily due to pending legal problems or court ordered attendance, and I’m embarrassed to say that I live in Akron OH where AA is truly a worshipped entity.

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Loneliness Vs. being alone

Pretty much everybody on the planet has at one time or another experienced a feeling of loneliness and/or found themselves in situations where they were very much alone. It could be something as mild as; say a businessman on a trip alone in his hotel room where he feels lonely in the absence of his wife and children. In extreme cases; say the recent widow or widower who finds themselves alone without their lifetime partner, the feelings of loneliness can be overwhelming.

"Twelve Steps to Danger" by Gabrielle Glaser a VERY in-depth look at the murder of Karla Brada and others - Published June 24, 2013

In perhaps one of the best researched pieces to date, Gabrielle Glaser gives an in-depth look into the murder of Karla Brada Mendez allegedly by court ordered Alcoholics Anonymous member Eric Allen Earle, as well as other murders tied to court ordered AA members. Gabrielle covers it all, with new insight into the ease at which violent criminals are routinely sentenced to Alcoholics Anonymous to mingle with and take advantage of newcomers who are told that AA is a safe benevolent self-help organization with people you can trust....

Excerpt from one of my books "Wide Asleep-Slumber No More"

WIDE ASLEEP Everything begins with an idea. All of the things we may take for granted began with a thought from someone. The paper this book is printed on, TV, radio, internet, and even man. The supreme creator had an idea and created man. Given free will we had ideas about everything from the earth being flat to how we could harness fire and eventually the atom. Thoughts are things in our subconscious and conscious mind. We are constantly bombarded with images, sounds sublime messages that at many times contaminate our thinking.

Sounds a bit like an Open Speaker meeting.

The language, and the format is a bit different, but more or less there seems to be some similarity.

What to say to a Stepper who insists AA isn't religious

So I was having a debate with a Stepper this morning who was trying to prove that AA wasn't religious in any way. My final comeback went like this; Dude, you are so wrong on every level!

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): The Escape Plan

http://www.morerevealed.com/aadep/reclaim/escape.html The Escape Plan First, if you have no friends outside of AA, make some. Find someone else who left. Better yet, find someone who never went. By all means, stay away from people, places and things (in this case, program people, places & things). Seek validation of your doubts. Search the net. We're out there. We're free. We're willing to offer keyboard time to talk you down.

Freewill/willpower

For those of you who have read my book or any of my previous posts, you are probably aware of the fact that I'm a HUGE believer of free-will and the ability to choose and dictate/shape our own reality especially when it comes to overcoming addiction. I also believe in being a life-long learner and towards that end, I read A LOT! Anyway, I recently read the book, Willpower, by Roy F.Baumeister & John Tierney. I can relate to a lot of it and some of my recovery advice in the 2nd half of "The Freedom to Recover" are in my mind anyway, validated by some of the ground that they cover.

12 Step Based "Gay Therapy" Exodus International stops after 37 years of "reparative therapy” and apologizes for the damage it caused people in the program - June 2013


Alan Chambers, left, president of Exodus International, sits with his wife, Leslie, in their home in Winter Park, Fla. on May 11, 2006 (Phelan M. Ebenhack / AP, file)
If this doesn't scare you, it should.... at least he apologized for the damage this program caused.

Mixed reactions to Exodus group leaving 'gay therapy'

By Miranda Leitsinger, Staff Writer, NBC News
June 21, 2013

AA Canada and Prison membership continues to fall

AA have just released the 2012 membership estimates: http://www.aa.org/en_pdfs/smf-53_en.pdf. AA membership in Canada decreased from a high of 102,499 in 1997 to 93,071 in 2012. That's a decrease of 9.2% in 15 years. Per capita AA membership in Canada has fallen from 343 AA members for every 100,000 of population in 1997 to 267 AA members for every 100,000 of population in 2012. That's a decrease in the per capita AA membership of 22% in 15 years.

Sonderkomando

I watched a programme the other week on the British TV Channel ‘Yesterday’ about the Sonderkomando. Not a very pleasant programme, not meant to be, but it happened anyway. The Sonderkomando were Jews who were allowed to live for a time in the Nazi Death Camps in order to escort fellow Jews to the Gas Chambers for execution and to deal with the dead bodies afterward.

Dr Bob Smith

his grandchildrens suicide http://www.orange-papers.org/orange-letters357.html I wasn't aware of this. 12 steps does not mean a happy family. I did come across a letter from Bill W. to Bob that that left me guessing that Dr. Bob possibly took up drinking again after his wife died.

The devil is in me today...lol

Just had an idea which might prove to be a bit of fun. How about starting to organize a Orange Papers Convention. The first Orange Papers Convention When? - AA's 80th birthday - 2015? (need a bit of research there) Where? - Well, Akron, Ohio - it's just got to be...lol. It will need a lot of free voluntary help. Going to need a book, some steps, traditions of course, any other random bullshit literature, as long as people will buy it, and chips - all Orange.

I found this terribly disrespectful...lol

But I still couldn't resist the urge to post it...lol. Am I a bad person or is it just that I'm powerless? Is this step 4 material? How do I go about doing my step 9 on this? Who gives a flying fuck...lol

Why yes, we DO have a right to "bash" AA!

I was reading one of Stanton Peele's article's on The Fix today and ran across a quote, in the comments, from a Stepper that got me thinking. Here it is: "OK you were in AA it helped get you sober, say thanks. A good, many have had the same experience years before you. Your not alone. I believe AA was built for everyone to eventually move on and practice principles that were missing in our lives." There are a few problems I have with this one here.

The 12 Promises of Leaving AA

1.If we are conscientious in this phase of our lives, and have finally left AA for good, we will be amazed before we are halfway through! 2.We are going to know a new truth, a new freedom and real happiness! 3.We will not regret leaving AA at all, and will gladly slam the door on it! 4.We will embrace the true meaning of serenity and we will finally know peace. 5.No matter how far down the ladder AA tried to bring us,we will see how intelligent & strong we really are, and how our experiences can benefit others by getting them the hell out of AA too!

Do NOT feel guilty about leaving "The Program"

I'm on a couple of other various on-line recovery groups and on one of them there was a really nice person who was feeling extreme guilt about the prospect of leaving AA even though she was now convinced of it's cult like methods and damaging messages. She had "commitments" and didn't want to let anybody down. That and the fact that most all of her friends at this point are in AA and it has pretty much become the only social (if you really want to call it that) outlet that she has. Anyway, here is my reply.....

A New Critical Viewpoint Book on Alcoholics Anonymous and American History of Alcohol Use pre order now 'HER BEST KEPT SECRET" by Journalist Gabreille Glaser

In my mail on Saturday I got my hard copy of the book, "Her Best Kept Secret -WHY WOMAN DRINK - AND HOW THEY CAN REGAIN CONTROL" Journalist Gabrielle Glaser, really tells the story... about AA, how it doesn't work, about rehab, about the 13 stepping, about the history of woman drinking in America....We have been talking for 2 years now. She interviewed many people all over the country. I was one of them. I'm in it. My whole story with the Bullshit in AA that I went through those last 2 years. ..OMFG !!! Okay its almost here.

Deprogramming Help.

Wanted to ask some people here for some deprogramming advice.

Patrick Kennedy Promotes 12 STEP Nonsense on HBO Bill Maher Tonight.

OMG- I just watched one of my favorite shows on HBO and could not believe my ears as Patrick Kennedy went on about pot , which btw Bill Maher let him have it for sure. But what was really messed up was Patrick Kennedy sitting down in the opening interview and promoting 12 step like calling it 12 step is different then saying I'm in AA! WTF???

Dissection of Step Words (Part VI)

Holy Crap! I have a double trilogy on my hands! OK! Sorry I haven't done this in a while. I have had problems connecting to the internet where I live. Honestly? Rain, blocking out my wireless signal, mixed with a Stepper douche of a landlord who won't pay for 21st century wiring for a 21st century need don't mix...no matter how hard your disease is trying!

So here it is. Part 6 of my series! I guess I just need to get used to this idea that I am going to write these...for a long time...I will never be able to get out of it....I guess I just need to accept it...

Why Sponsors Suck

The way the sheep in AA depend on their sponsors is completely vile and disgusting. What exactly are the qualifications for being a sponsor. That's right there are NONE. OK, it is "suggested" like the rest of this cult program, that a sponsor have one year of sobriety and have done the steps, but it's not written in stone. Anyway, who would know whether they have or haven't. I've known sponsors that were still drinking that had up to a dozen sponsees! There are no tests, no certification, no NOTHING! Not only do the sheep look up to

Dr. Bob, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous Sponsored over 5000 Alcoholics. How good was Dr. Bob as a Sponsor? The numbers tell the truth.

Robert Holbrook Smith, affectionately known as Dr. Bob by the members of Alcoholics Anonymous was born on August 8, 1879 and died November 16, 1950. Depending upon the date that Alcoholics Anonymous was born which is deep in controversy and misinformation, AA was born on June 10, 1935 (which according to historical records was the date Dr. Bob was at the American Medical Association conference in Atlantic City, but AA claims it was the day that Bill Wilson got Dr.

Sunday June 9, 2013 8am motorcade to Dr. Bob's Grave in Akron, Ohio on Aqueduct Street

I sure am impressed, I'm sure that all of the residents of Akron just love being woke up at 8am on the second Sunday of June every year..... The noise, confusion and people pretending to be Bill Wilson on his Harley trying to con widows out of their second home when their husbands die with the help of AA real estate agents (i.e. Helen Griffith and Stepping Stones and real estate AA member Joan C.

Expose AA on blog talk radio Safe Recovery 06/11/2013

LFOD and I will be on Safe Recovery, on blog talk radio, 7PM eastern with host Monica Richardson. Please tune in... http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saferecovery/2013/06/11/expose-aa-blog-crea...

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