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Robert Warner, the man who successfully sued the probation department for sending him to AA and author of A.A.- How Alcoholics Anonymous Steals Your Soul on Blogtalkradio Safe Recovery June 9, 2013

Please join activist Monica Richardson and Mr. Robert Howard Warner, the man who successfully sued the Orange County (NY) Department of Probation for violating the establishment clause of the United States Constitution by forcing him to attend the RELIGIOUS services of Alcoholics Anonymous, for a special 1/2 hour show on Blog Talk Radio, Safe Recovery on June 9, 2013. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saferecovery/2013/07/09/robert-sued-the-cou...

"The first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous has been public domain since 1967, when AA failed to renew its copyright on the text. AA also failed to renew the copyright on the second edition, causing it to lapse in 1983."

Interestingly enough, since we are talking about the copyright of the "Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous, TheFix has picked up on the story with all of the details. You see unlike The Shining where the author is still alive and the copyright is still intact and you can be sued for copyright infringement, Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc (AAWS) has failed to register the copyright 2 times and the author(s) is/are dead.
Is the Big Book Shrinking?

How the General Service Organization (GSO) of Alcoholics Anonymous gets you in touch with criminals in Jail. Remember that AA isn't for just DUI. Rapists, murderers and scam artists go also and you won't know.

The General Service Organization (GSO) of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has devised a way for people to become pen pals with people incarcerated in jails and prisons in the hopes of eventually bringing them to Church Basements, Sober Homes and Alano Clubs in your area. The only problem is that you won't know if they have been incarcerated for murder, rape or financial scams until after you write them and only if they admit to it.

The Al-Anon inspired Divorce Coach - "Getting Up, Getting Over, Getting On: A Twelve Step Guide to Divorce Recovery" by Micki McWade

"About the Author - I wrote this book to share the wisdom I originally gained in Al-Anon and from facilitating a Twelve Step Divorce Recovery Group for nine years. Having practiced the Twelve Steps in daily life, I realized they can be applied to divorce as well as addiction and were immensely helpful to me and to everyone who used them. The Twelve Steps were a roadmap for me as I navigated my way through my own divorce. I wanted to divorce differently from the war stories I had heard. Four children were between us and we owed it to them to be good co-parents.

Boniface homily

Again, I have to ask steppers the seemingly unanswerable question: Why would Boniface, who sacrificed his life preaching against paganism (and Protestantism), come back from the grave to help Bill Wilson write the 12&12 where, "A.A.'s tread innumerable paths in their quest for faith. If you don't care for the one I've suggested, you'll be sure to discover one that suits if only you look and listen"? 12&12 Step Two, p.27.

Bummed out on the 4th of July

I'm about to rant. My feelings are hurt. I'm almost over it, though.... Backstory: I left the Cult a little over a year ago. Thank goodness! I had been in & out of those rooms since 1989. I use to be a very popular person in their cult. Didn't matter what state in this country I was living in. I was the cheering, upbeat cheerleader. I was the fun person to be around. The decorator during all the holidays. The person who got (some, not many) folks involved in having fun events outside the roomz. I had a lot of friends back then - or what I thought were friends.

The Times of India Reports major problems in Drug and Alcohol Rehab Industry leading to little less than torture - July 2013

At a time when Alcoholics Anonymous of India (http://www.aagsoindia.org/) is attempting to target women in India and perform "interventions" on them under the guise of "helping" them, the Times of India reports that the "rehabs" they are being sent too are sub standard and little more than torture.

Alcoholics Anonymous No Booze But Plenty of Babes (an oldy but a goody. 1954)

Alcoholics Anonymous No Booze But Plenty of Babes Some AA’s go to meetings to hear how to stay dry. The others-well, many have discovered their club is a faster spot for a pick-up than the best saloon in town!

Gabrielle Glaser on The Brian Lehrer Show (WNYC FM) June 3, 2013 Discussing Criminals Court Ordered to AA - Replay and Comments

Women, Alcohol and AA "Gabrielle Glaser, journalist and author of Her Best-Kept Secret: Why Women Drink—And How They Can Regain Control (Simon & Schuster, 2013), discusses her reporting on judges ordering criminals to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and how one violent offender took advantage of the organization to target vulnerable women within the community (http://www.propublica.org/article/how-alcoholics-anonymous-can-be-a-play...)." Guests:

Pretty Funny. Watch!!

Muskogee County, Oklahoma in AA General Service Area 57 Converts Artist Joe Rector's mansion into a Rehab for Court Ordered Women - July 2, 2013

The Mansion of artist Joe Rector has been turned into a private rehab for court ordered Women on Okmulgee Avenue and 14th Street in Muskogee County, Oklahoma. To qualify for the rehab, you MUST BE COURT ORDERED. Of course they do not do any "rehab" except church, etc.. and keep the women in the basement.

Mansion made into ministry

Former home of artist new site for women’s rehab center

My answer to Gunthar

I do agree with your latest blog Gunthar. I now find it boring to constantly talk about this cult, even Orange says exposing this dangerous lying misinforming cult is dirty work, but someone has to do it....'that AA really was a religious cult dressed up to look like a treatment for alcoholism, and that somehow AA should be exposed as a fraudulent religion that takes advantage of vulnerable people in their greatest hour of need'........that says it all about steppism in one sentence.

Dissection of Step Words (Part VII)

Haven't done this in a while, but I think I have finally found the right word to dissect. It was hard from all the words and diagnoses and codes...but I had to come to grips with it. I was being to intellectual. I was thinking I could CONTROL what word I was going to write about. I had no control, and I had to push my ego aside for....denial! THAT'S RIGHT! Its a bit of denial time, yet I will deny it and plead the fifth if anyone gets me in front of a court! As usual, Stepper, the Definition, then My "Dissection".

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Akron Alcoholic Anonymous -TRADITION 11

Founder's Day 2013 in Akron Ohio, Home of Alcoholics Anonymous has went to far this year! Proof lies in picture attached. -Tradition 11 - "Our public relations policy is based attraction rather than PROMOTION; we need always maintain personal ANONYMITY at the level of press , radio, and films."- AA members of Akron Oh, have allowed their children/ grand children's pictures to be displayed publicly in the Press( Akron Beacon Journal) ,using their FULL NAMES,even worse than that they are making money off of these pic's of their children/ grandchildren.

WTF

You know sometimes you have to sit back and reflect back and evaluate what gave you a certain vibe or conviction that you couldn’t quite put your finger on at the time. I kind of go through that process every now and again and new things always come to me when trying to figure out just why I knew, deep down in my gut on an intuitive level, that “the rooms” were a total clusterfuck.

Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Letters to the editor takes issue with Gabrielle Glaser's "Why She Drinks" (Review, June 22, 2013) - Emergence of Gender Equality in Alcohol-Use Disorders

In letters to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, three people take issue with the article by Gabrielle Glaser's "Why She Drinks." The issues seem to revolve around misconceptions by people who have not been informed of the problems in Alcoholics Anonymous because of the request for "anonymity" that AA sends to the media every year (http://www.aa.org/subpage.cfm?page=39) and the facts that they do not even read the information put out by the Alcoholics Anonymous US based home office on the 10th and 11th floors of the Interchurch Center

Martin Jiminez arrested for murder of Melissa Hardy at Boston, MA Sober Home June 26, 2013

Martin E. Jiminez, 43 of South Boston in Alcoholics Anonymous General Service Area 30 (http://www.aaemass.org/) covering Districts 11, 12 and 13 (http://www.aaemass.org/area30/districts/) has been arrested for the murder of Melissa Hardy at a Sober Home on 752 E.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): More From The Recovery Whores

AA does not accept money from outside sources. AA is fully self-supporting. AA does not align itself nor does AA affiliate with any outside organization. Here is a copy of a letter from Elaine M. Johnson. It appears that Elaine is asking for kickbacks to AA from cities wanting to host an AA convention. ************************************************************* February 5, 1996 To: Bureau Contacts

Do AAWS follow AA's 12 Traditions?

It just occurred to me. Are they expected to? The tradition about "money, property and prestige" springs to mind as being a bit of a conflict of interest. Also, what about the Concepts? There's one of them that sort of says AA will never take a member to court. Did you miss that one AAWS? Maybe an AA lurker (yes I mean YOU) could come in and enlighten us.

The REAL Serenity Prayer

Like most of the folks here, I hate everything about AA and believe 99% of what they "suggest" is rubbish. The lone idea of theirs that I don't discount and that I actually believe offers sound advice is that of the Serenity Prayer. Of course, contrary to sheep belief, AA did not invent it! Anyway, it got me to thinking about the how useful the actual prayer really is. Funny thing about the "Serenity Prayer". The AA groupies like to think that "Bill" invented it....NOT. Not only did AA not pen the quote, they changed it and totally

If Addiction Were Truly a Disease

Here's a short script/story that shows how stupid and irrelevant the idea of addiction of a disease is! I wrote this so please don't bash it too hard! SCENE - DOCTOR'S OFFICE WAITING ROOM - A man is sitting on a chair alone. He is shaking and pale. He seems nervous, but for no apparent reason. Every time the door to the practice opens, he is startled. A nurse opens the door. NURSE - "Joe Schmoe? Is there a Joe Schmoe?" MAN - "Me...I I IIIII'm Joe..." NURSE - "OK, Follow me back, and the doctor will see ya." SCENE - DOCTOR'S OFFICE

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....

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