Off Topic (or fascist) Joke

Whats the difference between Angel Merkel or Adolf Hitler? Angela Merkel tried to conquor Europe by political means

Who is the biggest advertisement for leaving the EU

Angela Merkel
100% (1 vote)
Janus
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 1

Nancy Reagan's Role in the Disastrous War on Drugs

Nancy Reagan's Role in the Disastrous War on Drugs
by Tony Newman, Director of Media Relations, Drug Policy Alliance

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tony-newman/nancy-reagan-war-on-drugs_b_9400628.html

Esalen, 1971 weird Naked hippies. Wondere if Bill W took the Group bath?

Sorry for the Video Quality. The You tube clip is not the best quality, it stops and goes black then it continues. I can't imagine anyone watching this and not being disturbed. Especially with the 5 year old with the Joint in her mouth.

Stepper Cult (or Pro EU part of the British Goverment) Tip (whatever takes your fancy)

Modern Day Fascists, don't try to force people with violence to accept your will.......simply 'frighten' them with false scare-mongering techniques into accepting your wishes

Who are the biggest fear-mongerers....the stepper cult or the pro EU members of the British Goverment?

The 12 step clones AA NA CA and the rest of the stepper cult
0% (0 votes)
David Cameron and his Pro EU members of the British Goverment
100% (1 vote)
Total votes: 1

What "job" requires more training than the most important "job" in Alcoholics Anonymous (i.e. P-19 - G.S.R. May Be the Most Important Job in A.A.)?

Cosmetologists require more training than an A.A. General Service Representative (G.S.R.)
0% (0 votes)
Barbers require more training than an AA GSR
0% (0 votes)
Nail Technicians require more training than an AA GSR
0% (0 votes)
School bus drivers require more training than an AA GSR
0% (0 votes)
School Crossing Guards require more training than an AA GSR
0% (0 votes)
Child Care workers require more training than an AA GSR
0% (0 votes)
Masseuses require more training than an AA GSR
0% (0 votes)
Doctors require more training than an AA GSR
0% (0 votes)
Psychologists require more training than an AA GSR
0% (0 votes)
All of the above require more training than an AA GSR
100% (3 votes)
All you need to be an AA GSR (who talks for AA as a WHOLE) is the popular hand vote at an AA business meeting
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 3

If you don't vote for 12 Steps there is a special place in Hell for you

Unbelievable Radio Call: What a Tearful, ‘Really Drunk’ Man Said to Glenn Beck After Getting Through to the Host

A self-described alcoholic called into Glenn Beck’s radio program Thursday, breaking down in tears as he told Beck: “Your faith in God is something that I desperately need right now.”

“What’s happening, Ed?” Beck asked the caller, who said he was from Massachusetts.

“Well, yesterday I lost my job because I promised myself that I would never jeopardize the kids,” Ed said. “I’m a school bus driver. So I told them that I was quitting.”

The cult of Apple Video.

I think that this would be of interest to those who want to examine the nature of cults, and branding. A little bit off the topic of AA, but I think there are certain things to consider with regards to religion, advertisement and mental conditioning of the general public. Let me know what you think of the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVB3IPdx-t8

Jesus

Do you believe this is true? Matthew 1:18 : Now the birth of "Jesus Christ" was this wise: When his mother Mary was expoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was fournd to be with child of the Holy Ghost. Is this true? Mary was impregnated by a miraculous begetting , or power of the Heavenly Father. God was the Father of Jesus ; He begot Jesus through the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary. God was responsible for Jesus's birth as a human being, not Joseph, for Mary's pregnancy occurred before they {Mary and Joesph } came together, that is, before she knew any man.

The Psychobabble of "No one speaks for Alcoholics Anonymous as a whole" except the AA member who does....

One of the most blatant lies of Alcoholics Anonymous is the Psychobabble of "No one speaks for Alcoholics Anonymous as a whole" which is the direct opposite of someone using this catch phrase to explain AA as a whole to a newcomer. One of the other blatant lies is that "Alcoholics Anonymous is fellowship" and is not a business, yet they constantly refer to its members as doing "12 Step Work" just like an employee, intern or volunteer would do working for any organization.

The Prejudice Psychobabble of the Alcoholics Anonymous Movement

The Alcoholics Anonymous Movement was started by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in the mid 1930's to pay for their living expenses and homes using a pyramid scheme. Dr. Bob's home in Akron, Ohio was paid for by money begged from John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the Bill Wilson spiritualist compound of Stepping Stones in Westchester, NY was paid for by royalties from the "Big Book" and money streams from individual groups. To do this both Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob had to prejudice people into the divisiveness of "them vs. us" using psychobabble.

Dangerous Cult that rapes and sexually assaults women

Cults that sexually abuse women are often talked on the Orange papers, but it seems to me that this cult mentioned in the clip is never referred to by anyone in here. http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/05/europe/germany-cologne-new-year-assaults/i...

Stoics praised homosexual love, Marcus Aurelius was Bisexual

and Epictetus declared whatever station in life you found yourself was of less matter than your virtue.....

So how do the stoics render differing views of sexuality and virtue when encountering how to use their parts?

"Founded by Zeno of Citium (335-263 B.C.), Stoicism became the leading philosophical school under the Roman emperors, until the triumph of Neoplatonism in the third century. I

A Touching Dedication

I saw an old friend today for the first time in a while. He recently got out of prison after doing a stint for DUI offenses. He told me a few of his better “prison stories” that involved really crappy “food”, mindless prison staff automatons, sadly undereducated prisoners and all the usual stuff, but some of the stories were actually pretty funny.

Murder charges against rehab center are a first in California

Legal experts say the criminal case against A Better Tomorrow is a warning to California's treatment centers — an industry with more than 1,500 facilities across the state. The prosecutor has argued that the company, in its drive for profit, accepted a client it was not prepared to care for and killed him by failing to refill his oxygen and allowing employees with little or no medical training to give him drugs that made it harder for him to breathe. Benefield was the fourth person to die after checking into the facility in a little over two years.

The Serenity Prayer....Epitectus, Jesus or

Prussian Church Union in Germany now part of the United Church of Christ..........and now often used in part in AA, 12 steps, etc........

Anyone that has ever had the privilege, not, of attending a 12 step meeting may or may not have encountered the serenity prayer.......but where did it come from and what does it mean.....Most folks only know a part of it....

"God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change,
courage to change the things we can,
and wisdom to know the difference."

The witch is dead ! long live the bern!

The witch is dead ! long live the bern!

$Hillary's speech to goldmans sacks -

the "little people" think they make america great
no its you loyd blankfein

the populists talk of "seemingly “unethical behavior” \
hissing crowd
but no ever since the first days of slave trade stocks
you made america great
cheers

"trickle down works"
waves check
applause

read on as $Hillary betrays the "little people" of the middle class

Is The Unconscious Mind A 'Power Greater Than Ourselves'?

As this article about 'Passive Frame Theory' explains, the conscious mind (what, in effect we think of as 'I') is not really in control of our thinking, desires and actions

http://news.sfsu.edu/consciousness-has-less-control-believed-according-new...

Some relevant quotes for those who don't have time to read the article:

What Would a Stoic Do?

Here you will find a decision making algorithm

"Below is a handy dandy decision making flow chart for the practical Stoic, in which I attempted to encapsulate a modern rendition of the basic precepts of Stoicism as they apply to everyday life."

"Starting at the top-right, the first question to ask yourself is whether whatever it is you are thinking of doing is under your control.

If the answer is no, then the thing in question is nothing to you and you should not give it any further thought."

Another political/religious bully

The Washington Post has a good article about another historical bully whom they compare to Donald Trump: Charlemagne. It seems that Charlemagne was not Roman, and not holy. He specialized in killing all who would not convert to his favorite religion.

This is some history that they never told me about in college. I even took History of Western Civilization, and Charlemagne got a pass. Not so quick.

A blatant attack on the Orange-Papers, Stinkin-Thinkin, ExposeAA and praise for the AA Apologetic sites?

Interestingly 2 major Anti-AA sites are missing from this hit list..... I guess they must have forgotten them for some reason... The 2 pseudo Anti-AA apologetic sites are mentioned with praise.... Notice the Orange Papers takes top billing on this hit list...

Are Anti-AA Blogs Hateful or Helpful?
By Tracy Chabala+ on February 16, 2016
https://rehabreviews.com/anti-aa-blogs-hateful-helpful/

I watched a two hour program about LEAD last night on PBS

http://leadkingcounty.org/

I like this in the fact that it doesn't hold the person to abstinence - in other words if they screw up they do not get their thing revoked once they are in the LEAD program. The PBS program was called "Chasing Heroin"

What happens when you get stoned every single day for five years

An interesting article in the Washington Post. Note that they say that you have to smoke A LOT of pot every day for 5 years for these bad effects to show up:

What happens when you get stoned every single day for five years

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/01/what-happens-when-you-get-stoned-every-single-day-for-five-years/?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_1_na

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