Submitted by Reverend B on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 05:38
NoAAUK got me going on this idea in another blog, but I think the concept is worthy of exploration in an arena of its own. So... the request is that any interested parties please contribute their ideas on good and appropriate uses for the BB and any other AA printed drivel. I’ll start it off:
Emergency toilet paper.
Birdcage floor covering.
Hollow it out and use it for storage of small valuable items (after all, what burglar would check a BB?).
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!”
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.
Submitted by Reverend B on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 17:48
Why are you leaving that wildly inappropriate and out-of-place stupidity about college essays in place?
Should we all start doing blog entries airing out our feelings about decorative gardening issues, the best ways to fix flat bicycle tires, household pet colonic health and hygiene concerns and other similarly inappropriate and out-of-place crap?
Submitted by louisgarcia on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:10
College application essay is the most important part of the college admission process. College admission essay must capture your character and you must explain who you are. But the best part is that you can choose what to share and how to share it. Students should take enough time to think about who might be reading your essay and how it will express your background. College admission essay provide you a chance to share your goals, personalities, lesson learned and life experience. The purpose of writing admission essay is not to write the summary of your life experience.
The Resilience of Alcoholics Anonymous
Threats faced by AA, including the intensity and endurance of polemical assaults on AA, raise the question of how AA survived these challenges to become such a dominant cultural force.
The idea being to keep all the daily bitching on one thread - anyone not interested can just not read it. Tried it a couple of years ago and it was a laugh. I know one of our more control-freakish members objected to the name - so what?. To bitch is using the word as a verb rather than a noun - completely different meaning.
I find it a bit disconcerting that new members are being frightened off by the actions of those more used to the goings-on on here. This is just an attempt to, maybe, insulate the off-topic moaning.
Submitted by Rolf Ankermann on Sun, 06/15/2014 - 02:41
Science and more so neuroscience, are increasingly becoming looked at as the possible answer to unraveling drug/alcohol dependency. After some research and some conversations with a few friends in the mental health arena, I've come up with a few ideas on the subject. Again, just my ideas and I'd love to here yours.
Neuroscience may answer the question as to why we become “addicted” or as I prefer to call it (dependent) but that doesn’t necessarily give us the solutions as to what to do about it.
Submitted by criticoolthinking on Sat, 06/14/2014 - 20:22
reading ""self help"" wrote by """someone else"""
may cause you to become an oxymoron.
deprogramming thought ......for..... forever!
what gets me is calling it self help
when its really all written to....help someone else....think the same way that helped someone else
they should call it the selfhelplessness section in book stores
this section is for people who can't think their own thought
and need others to tell them what to think
people are being mis lead by word twisting
I am not Subhuti, I have been here for how long and I haven't had one problem with anyone, then SandyB and Matt show up and all of sudden I am accused of this crazy talk, Subhuti is spouting off.
Are we all sleeping or what....this is the same person SandyB = Subhuti = Felice Eliscue. She is concocting this whole charade because I won't engage her, so she'll come up with anything to get me banned.
Submitted by SimonTemplar on Sat, 06/14/2014 - 19:29
A Catholic Vicar ,to raise money for the church tried
to buy a Racehorse,but he only had enough money
to buy a Donkey.He entered the donkey into a race.
The Donkey came in third.
Next day ,headline in racing papers
"VICARS ASS SHOWS" Pleased with how his donkey had done
The vicar tried another race and the donkey won.
Headlines in racing papers 'VICAR'S ASS OUT IN FRONT."
CATHOLIC BISHOP read he news and got upset
He told the Vicar-No more races for the donkey.
Headlines read "BISHOP SCRATCHES VICAR'S ASS"
I've been trying to get out the house on my own as much as I can recently. I try to schedule something to do for myself every day. I've had three and half years of my husband going to A.A. 5-7 times a week and, well, I feel I deserve at least as much. Last night I noticed I had scheduled an Al-Anon meeting, one where some of the people are interesting me. But since the last Al-Anon meeting I had gone to was such a disaster, I didn't know if I should go or not. I noticed there was a meditation drop-in class at my local yoga studio so I went there.
Submitted by Rolf Ankermann on Sat, 06/14/2014 - 02:11
I'll try to keep this fairly short and to the point. First and foremost my apologies to anyone who happens to peruse this site and that has had to endure this bizarre warfare. Why I was targeted is still kind of a mystery to me, perhaps I'm viewed as a threat by those who want to keep the unhealthy 12 step methodologies alive as the accepted paradigm for overcoming one's alcohol/drug dependencies.
Stanton Peele bmoore888888
7 days ago
I actually think that Juliet's resolution -- "I'll organize a group that works for me for my year on probation, then I'm done; I'm trying to live my life, not be a group member" -- is a better model of group support than AA and other permanent group memberships.
In a very controversial move, Republican Texas Governor James Richard "Rick" Perry compares being a homosexual to being an alcoholic and continues on his platform backing reparative therapy (often termed as pray the gay away) to "fix" people who are gay . Rick Perry is the 47th Governor of Texas with the longest serving tenure of any Governor in Texas taking the reigns in December 2000 from George W, Bush when he resigned to run for the US Presidential Office. Running for US President in 2010, Perry suspended his presidential race in 2012 endorsing Mitt Romney.