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Alcoholics Anonymous Spirituality Cause Of Internal Debate

Alcoholics Anonymous Spirituality Cause Of Internal Debate

Commented Jan 20, 2015 at 21:53:03 in Religion

“Is the alcoholic with a concurrent disorder who leaps in front of a truck a failure?”
Alcoholics Anonymous Spirituality Cause Of Internal Debate

Alcoholics Anonymous Spirituality Cause Of Internal Debate

Commented Jan 20, 2015 at 21:51:46 in Religion

“It is a process of individuals so I don't know how you can expect it to have firmly relevant statistics. Again...2.6%...that's creep that you will need to identify and yes, I did google it and I can't find anything lower than 5%. The attraction is simple, they offer hope to those who feel their situation is hopeless...nothing more than support.”
Alcoholics Anonymous Spirituality Cause Of Internal Debate

Alcoholics Anonymous Spirituality Cause Of Internal Debate

Commented Jan 20, 2015 at 21:48:04 in Religion

“I read that too...but it was also a study based on a hospital treatment routine based on CBT and then let loose upon the world. I am curious what the 2 year and five year markers are.”
Alcoholics Anonymous Spirituality Cause Of Internal Debate

Alcoholics Anonymous Spirituality Cause Of Internal Debate

Commented Jan 20, 2015 at 21:45:47 in Religion

“I googled it and didn't find it. I certainly found 5% which is what I have always presumed to be a reasonable number. Yes...there are adults left in the room and they are searching for facts to assist in their considerations.”
Alcoholics Anonymous Spirituality Cause Of Internal Debate

Alcoholics Anonymous Spirituality Cause Of Internal Debate

Commented Jan 20, 2015 at 21:12:51 in Religion

“I doubt it was 20% in 1985. The last reasonable research I have read puts all recovery modalities at about the same rate of 5% (no one is tracking for how long). The first one hundred in AA mostly relapsed and/or died...Dr Bob, a co-founder never really got off his pills...but there is no doubt that the quality of life experienced by people that stop using their addictions in the course of day today life have a net benefit.

I'd like to know where 3% comes from myself.”
Alcoholics Anonymous Spirituality Cause Of Internal Debate

Alcoholics Anonymous Spirituality Cause Of Internal Debate

Commented Jan 20, 2015 at 21:04:17 in Religion

“That is new to me after 20+ years. I had the benefit of meetings that didn't allow a corrosive religious flavor to them. The degree of religiosity is an entirely new problem. Interestingly enough, the people I know with the longest sobriety are mostly agnostic or atheist or some grey zone in the totally non-aligned zone.”
NRA Takes On The Tea Party In Competitive GOP Primary

NRA Takes On The Tea Party In Competitive GOP Primary

Commented May 16, 2014 at 11:11:29 in Politics

“I don't live in Pennsylvania...Adams wrote the Massachusetts Constitution which is the oldest governing constitution in the United states. It was the model for the current constitution.”
NRA Takes On The Tea Party In Competitive GOP Primary

NRA Takes On The Tea Party In Competitive GOP Primary

Commented May 15, 2014 at 01:25:05 in Politics

“Well I hate to tell you. I have read them too...In fact it was a great great grand father that wrote them. It is exactly what was intended...sorry my young friend...you will learn this when you finish your junior high school studies.”

Wilely Fox on May 15, 2014 at 11:30:31

“What exactly would the government have to do in order to violate your version of the 2nd Amendment, as presently members of the well regulated militia are:

1,) Disarmed by the government whenever they are not in combat or actively involved in training... instead, the arms are stored in an armory when not in use

2.) Members of the well regulated militia are not allowed to use their personally owned weapons in combat without the permission of their commanding officer.

3.) The government only allows members of the well regulated militia to bear arms when the the government wants them to and where the government wants them to.

4.) Membership in the well regulated militia is specifically controlled by the government and the government (without any 2nd amend objection) has limited membership the past so as to exclude racial minorities, women and homosexuals.

5.) The federal government completely eliminated the well regulated militia for a time and appropriated all of their weapons and equipment for use by the regular armed forces. A unanimous SCOTUS put its seal of approval on this action over the objection of the states who complained that they would be defenseless.

So the issue then becomes, what exactly would the government have to do to violate your version of the 2nd?

Who was your great great grand father?”

ilovemyrights on May 15, 2014 at 09:54:13

“Pennsylvania Constitution. 1790. Clearly you haven't read much son. Madison and Mason were clear.”
NRA Takes On The Tea Party In Competitive GOP Primary

NRA Takes On The Tea Party In Competitive GOP Primary

Commented May 14, 2014 at 17:43:17 in Politics

“Not at all. Anyone with a gun only needs to be apart of a well regulated militia...that's what they wrote...and that's what they meant.”

ilovemyrights on May 14, 2014 at 22:39:09

“No son. It is not what they meant. They have all the original documents and it really had nothing to do with a militia.”
Tim Hudak Taking Hit Over Vow To Kill 100,000 Public Sector Jobs, Poll Suggests

Tim Hudak Taking Hit Over Vow To Kill 100,000 Public Sector Jobs, Poll Suggests

Commented May 14, 2014 at 17:30:14 in Canada Politics

“Except for the facts....you have a point. But there are facts...and they disagree with everything you believe.”
Tim Hudak Taking Hit Over Vow To Kill 100,000 Public Sector Jobs, Poll Suggests

Tim Hudak Taking Hit Over Vow To Kill 100,000 Public Sector Jobs, Poll Suggests

Commented May 14, 2014 at 17:29:27 in Canada Politics

“Economic Alchemists....turning urine into gold.”
NRA Takes On The Tea Party In Competitive GOP Primary

NRA Takes On The Tea Party In Competitive GOP Primary

Commented Mar 18, 2014 at 00:35:33 in Politics

“Free thought has done you well. The founders would argue that you are the real future problem of democracy.”

ilovemyrights on Mar 18, 2014 at 06:27:20

“They voted in blocks too. Nothing at all wrong with it. They would also be aghast that you were trying to limit guns in the first place.”
Tom DeLay Claims God 'Wrote The Constitution'

Tom DeLay Claims God 'Wrote The Constitution'

Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 17:54:43 in Politics

“They will hate the pack signed aboard the Mayflower as well. Mind you that didn't last once everyone started dying.”
Tom DeLay Claims God 'Wrote The Constitution'

Tom DeLay Claims God 'Wrote The Constitution'

Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 17:52:37 in Politics

“They were both Mason and Anti-mason. They were a little of this and a little of that...but most were well aware of the suffering and risk involved to originally come to America as Puritans (refugees)....and how messed up that could get as well.”
Tom DeLay Claims God 'Wrote The Constitution'

Tom DeLay Claims God 'Wrote The Constitution'

Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 17:46:58 in Politics

“This DeLay is living proof that evolution works in several directions.”
Tom DeLay Claims God 'Wrote The Constitution'

Tom DeLay Claims God 'Wrote The Constitution'

Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 17:43:48 in Politics

““I think we got off the track when we allowed our government to become a secular government,” DeLay told host Matthew Hagee

Yes....though it is hard to be off track from before the very beginning.

oooops....he just uttered an idolatry and a blaspheme. I hope he chooses to hang himself to be purified in the name of God.”
Arizona Senate Passes Bill Allowing Discrimination On Basis Of Religious Freedom

Arizona Senate Passes Bill Allowing Discrimination On Basis Of Religious Freedom

Commented Feb 22, 2014 at 17:36:50 in Politics

“The fewer the jobs the lower the demand for workers....wages stay collapsed...owners get to have their own slaves who have to pay for their own existence. Current system is cheaper than original slavery costs.”
Netflix Regulated By The CRTC? CMPA Says Yes

Netflix Regulated By The CRTC? CMPA Says Yes

Commented Feb 12, 2014 at 23:42:21 in Canada Business

“Tax deferment strategies like John Turner brought in as finance minister were quite effective at putting money in a few peoples pockets and training up world class crews. What drives the media market is content content content. To develop that we need other approaches. We are sorely in need of better funding models than currently exist. I am favouring a similar distribution tax as in Britain though on all forms of media which can be pooled. There also has to be some major changes to residuals and pensions and long term talent development. We eat our young and discourage their maturity.”
Bill O'Reilly Claims Obama Interview Will 'Go Down In Journalistic History'

Bill O'Reilly Claims Obama Interview Will 'Go Down In Journalistic History'

Commented Feb 7, 2014 at 02:08:05 in Media

“Yes....historic. Bill committed a very public seppuku...though both he and the network survived.”
'Harry Potter' Ending May Be Wrong, Says JK Rowling

'Harry Potter' Ending May Be Wrong, Says JK Rowling

Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 00:40:54 in Books

“It is a sad day when people think this matters....I mean really. Scrooge should have kept the goose for himself.”
Paul Ryan Accuses Obama Of 'Increasingly Lawless Presidency'

Paul Ryan Accuses Obama Of 'Increasingly Lawless Presidency'

Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 00:35:35 in Politics

“True....the scope of the orders are contrary to the GOP policy of doing nothing or less, whichever is easier.”
Elizabeth Warren Explains Why Income Inequality Has Gone Up Under Obama

Elizabeth Warren Explains Why Income Inequality Has Gone Up Under Obama

Commented Feb 1, 2014 at 21:19:32 in Politics

“Reagan did not stimulate the economy with tax cuts...he did so by debt and new spending. Much of the debt portion of the expansion was caused by the tax reductions that only benefited the wealthy.”
Elizabeth Warren Explains Why Income Inequality Has Gone Up Under Obama

Elizabeth Warren Explains Why Income Inequality Has Gone Up Under Obama

Commented Feb 1, 2014 at 21:15:17 in Politics

“Once upon a time...that high tax bracket was a badge of honor. Today's billionaires, for the most part, have no honor. In an imperialist system they would at least be possessed with a sense of Noblesse Oblige.”

Roy Merritt old car guy on Feb 1, 2014 at 22:05:49

“When the economy booms and all people are lifted up tyhe wealthy benefit also even if they pay a progressively higher tax. If they would look at the history of the USA you will find these things self evident. When most of the people are employed the wages go up because of the demand for people. When the wealthy have a high marginal tax brackets the economy booms because those same wealthy people reinvest profits into the economy which gives them deductions and lets them get taxed in a lowwer bracket. The Government uses that increased tgax money to rebuild infrastructure which makes business happy because they now have good roads, bridges and ports to engage in their business. If we would pay attention to history and do the things when times were good and budgets were balanced we would proper as nation. We had balanced budgets under Eisenhower when the highest Marginal Tax bracket was 91% of $400,000 (4.4 million today), we had 4 balanced budgets when Clinton was President and the highest tax bracket was 41%. Why do we not know when things are going good to keep down the same road.”
Elizabeth Warren Explains Why Income Inequality Has Gone Up Under Obama

Elizabeth Warren Explains Why Income Inequality Has Gone Up Under Obama

Commented Feb 1, 2014 at 21:03:18 in Politics

“Yes...but translated from Martian into earthling shows the entire difference. Most democrats aren't interested in restoring slavery by economic means as is the Reaganantic approach of the modern republican.”
Elizabeth Warren Explains Why Income Inequality Has Gone Up Under Obama

Elizabeth Warren Explains Why Income Inequality Has Gone Up Under Obama

Commented Feb 1, 2014 at 21:00:25 in Politics

“I can't remember when I last heard such rubbish. Apart from all facts...you have a point...the point made is, however, that thinking without facts sounds an awful lot like what you have said.”
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