2005/05/25 - Recovering From A Bad Drive/Vacation
So much for my vacation to rejuvenate myself (hey, one can't work and worry
about the RGM./ATI all the time so it helps to take a break once in a while).
Now I'm contending with a "dead within a week" replacement drive for my other
bad DVD/RW drive. Folks,
QSI drives just flat-out suck! At least I don't feel
alone in that department. The good news is that my software order came in.
So it's not a total loss. I can at least load that from the old drive which
only has a faulty ejection mechanism.
Aside from that I have added some more Links and
moved some old news into the Archives. For Secret
Agent Orange and Kazaa/filesharing fans there's something special within
the Links area in case you're longing for something not found on The Orange
Papers site. ;->
There will be more things to come once I get eveything back into some semblance
of functional order here. Ciao for now!
2005/05/09 - Recovery Survey
The University of Virginia has an
recovery survey up now until mid-May (I know, I just found out about
From January through mid-May of 2005, we will be asking members of recovery
groups to participate in this survey which will take between 30 and 45 minutes
The survey is being administered by the Center for Survey Research at the
University of Virginia [CSR] and under the direction of The Walsh Group in
Bethesda, Maryland. The survey is being funded by the National Institute
on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a division of the U. S. National Institutes of Health
(NIH). CSR has carefully designed the survey procedures to assure that
participation is voluntary, and to allow each respondent the opportunity
for anonymous participation. You will be required to complete a consent form
indicating you are over 18 and currently a group participant.
Support groups play a vital role in helping people recovering from alcoholism
and other substance abuse problems. Treatment professionals knowledge
of how support groups do this, however, is incomplete. People in recovery
groups are the only ones who can provide this much needed information. By
sharing your knowledge and experiences through this survey, you will have
an opportunity to contribute to the development of important new knowledge
and help treatment professionals to better assist people with substance abuse
While I disagree with the need for recovery groups in order to recover from
addiction you might as well take the survey. It's free and confidential.
Let your voice be heard! :-)
Also, per a user's request, I've added links to SOS within the
Finally, for those wondering when I'll have an actual domain name for the
site, the fact is that I've had it for some time:
It currently redirects to
So, if you wonder what happened to the site if it should disappear, try the
domain name above.
Until next time...
I solved another major problem in my life using
AVRTTM this week. It was
a bumpy ride but, in the end, I developed a greater knowledge of how problems
which seem insurmountable are, in the end, easily solved. I feel better and
my outlook on life is just awesome! That one thing will NEVER bother
Learning "Acceptance" is the coward's way out. If you see someone who tells
you that "acceptance is the answer" to all of life's problems just recognize
them as a lazy cowardly brain-damaged Buchmanite and tell them A.A. is a
massive failure which causes more problems and that Billy/Bob were a couple
of "dry drunk" idiots. The response you'll get will be very entertaining,
I assure you. ;->
Anyone has a 100% chance of Recovering Now. It's
a simple choice which has profound ramifications in regards to the future.
There's reason for a kickass attitude: The essay debunking the disease mythology
is online as a brand spankin' new Article:
Disease or Doctrine. It also features over 2 megabytes of supporting
documents in .PDF format dissecting the cult claim that Alcoholism is a disease
by defining what actual diseases are. If there's an article that I can claim
as my personal best so far it would be this one. It was definitely worth
Likewise, as a point of reference, check out Stanton Peele's
"Diseasing of America". It's a definitive work which
proves that the disease mythology has been carried way too far and has literally
decimated the notions of free will and personal ethical responsibility concerning
volitional behavior. It's a solid work which I consider to be mandatory reading
for anyone who is flat out tired of all of the BILL$H!T of the recovery
group movement and its business arm, the addiction treatment industry. Get
this another great books within the Books section.
Have a great weekend and make sure to piss off a Buchmanite by referring
them to the article in question. Enjoy!
(This news update is dedicated to a user named