Monday, July 30, 2012

Drew Peterson

The facts are well known. What do you think?

Sunday, July 29, 2012

More arrest information please.

We need more information on the gangbang funeral arrest at 112th and Western Ave, yesterday. Can someone please give us the details.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Chick - fil - A

Since when is it bad to have traditional Christian values? This new political correctness that is being shoved down our throats means we are f-----. So if you don't endorse the liberal agenda you can't get a business license? I say enough. Being gay is a mental illness and it needs to be treated accordingly. (Until a few years ago, homosexuality was officially labeled as an illness by the American Psychiatric Assoc. Then with the promise of government grant $$, the label was dropped.) It's time to start speaking the truth. 


Maybe Matt O'Shea can extend an invite to Chick fil A. 


The below is from the Chicago Tribune.
A Chicago alderman wants to kill Chick-fil-A's plans to build a restaurant in his increasingly trendy Northwest Side ward because the fast-food chain's top executive vocally opposes gay marriage.

Ald.Proco "Joe" Moreno announced this week that he will block Chick-fil-A's effort to build its second Chicago store, which would be in the Logan Square neighborhood, following company President Dan Cathy's remarks last week that he was "guilty as charged" for supporting the biblical definition of marriage as between a man and woman.

"If you are discriminating against a segment of the community, I don't want you in the 1st Ward," Moreno told the Tribune on Tuesday.

Moreno stated his position in strong terms, referring to Cathy's "bigoted, homophobic comments" in a proposed opinion page piece that an aide also sent to Tribune reporters. "Because of this man's ignorance, I will now be denying Chick-fil-A's permit to open a restaurant in the 1st Ward."

The alderman has the ideological support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

"Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values," the mayor said in a statement when asked about Moreno's decision. "They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents. This would be a bad investment, since it would be empty."

Moreno is relying on a rarely violated Chicago tradition known as aldermanic privilege, which dictates that City Council members defer to the opinion of the ward alderman on local issues. Last year Moreno wielded that weapon to block plans for aWal-Martin his ward, saying he had issues with the property owner and thatWal-Martwas not "a perfect fit for the area."

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Double standard?


What about the Penn State people who knew more than they're saying?
PHILADELPHIA—A Roman Catholic monsignor was sentenced Tuesday to as long as six years in prison for allowing a priest suspected of sexual misconduct with a minor to have continued contact with children.
The sentence meted out to Msgr. William Lynn, 61 years old, came a month after a jury found him guilty of child endangerment. The verdict marked the first time a senior U.S. Catholic Church official was convicted of a criminal charge related to allegations of covering up sexual abuse of minors by other priests. Msgr. Lynn served as secretary for clergy in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from 1992 to 2004, a job that included investigating abuse allegations lodged against priests in the diocese.
Associated Press
Msgr. William Lynn heading to court last month, shortly before he was convicted by a jury in Philadelphia.
"You knew full well what was right, Msgr. Lynn, but you chose wrong," Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge M. Teresa Sarmina told him before handing down a sentence of three to six years in a state prison.
Before the judge sentenced him, Msgr. Lynn apologized to the abuse victim at the center of the case. "I did the best with what I could…but the fact is my best was not good enough to stop the harm, and for that, I am sorry." Msgr. Lynn wasn't charged with abusing any children.
His conviction was based on evidence that in the 1990s he recommended a new assignment for a priest, Edward Avery, to live in a rectory near a church school despite having determined that Mr. Avery committed sexual misconduct with a boy several years earlier. In his new assignment, Mr. Avery sexually assaulted a 10-year-old altar boy in 1999. The now-defrocked Mr. Avery is serving 2½ to five years in prison after pleading guilty in March to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and conspiracy.
Msgr. Lynn's sentence fell short of the maximum of 3½ to seven years in prison but was above court guidelines of nine months to 18 months. Judge Sarmina said she exceeded the guidelines because Msgr. Lynn endangered children who were exposed to Mr. Avery for several years after Msgr. Lynn became aware of the prior abuse allegations against Mr. Avery. She also said Msgr. Lynn facilitated and supported other accused priests, including one she called a "monster in clerical garb."
"A lesser sentence would depreciate the seriousness of the crime," said Judge Sarmina.
Victims' advocates and prosecutors were hoping for the maximum but said Tuesday the sentence would still send a message. "The message is clear: Victims have to come first, before institutions," Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said after the sentencing.
Msgr. Lynn's supporters called the sentence excessive, arguing that his hands were tied because his superiors controlled assignments for priests. Some said it was unfair that Mr. Avery, who pleaded guilty to committing abuse, received a lesser prison term than Msgr. Lynn. "I think there were extenuating circumstances in his position that made it difficult for him to give victims and their families counseling," said Michael McDonald, a member of the Downingtown, Pa., parish where Msgr. Lynn served as pastor before being placed on leave last year.
Msgr. Lynn's defense attorney, Thomas Bergstrom, said that the sentence was "grossly unfair," and that he would file an appeal. Judge Sarmina set a hearing for early August to consider a request to release Msgr. Lynn on bail pending the appeal process; he has been jailed since his June 22 conviction.
Msgr. Lynn's sentence is another milestone in a sex-abuse scandal that has shaken the Churchin the U.S. and elsewhere for a decade. Victims' groups heralded his conviction as an opening to law-enforcement officials in other cities to look anew at whether high-ranking church officials could be held criminally liable for looking the other way when priests under their charge were accused of abuse.
The sentencing comes as the Catholic Church braces for another clergy-abuse trial set for September in Missouri.
Kansas City, Mo., Bishop Robert Finn, the highest-ranking Church official to be indicted on a charge of allegedly failing to protect children, is awaiting trial on a misdemeanor criminal charge that he failed to report a priest found with child pornography. Bishop Finn has pleaded not guilty.
Philadelphia prosecutors on Tuesday asked the judge for the maximum sentence, saying Msgr. Lynn endangered not only Mr. Avery's victim, but also hundreds of other children at the parish where Mr. Avery lived. Prosecutors also said Msgr. Lynn ignored pleas from people who reported abuse by priests to take stronger action against the accused priests, and that he never called police during his 12-year tenure as secretary for clergy.
"He ignored it for the betterment of his interests and his institution," said Assistant District Attorney Patrick Blessington.
Msgr. Lynn's lawyers, however, asked for a more lenient sentence of time served, probation, work-release or house arrest. They noted that Msgr. Lynn wasn't aware of the 1999 abuse of a boy by Mr. Avery until about a decade later, when a grand jury had been convened to investigate.
Several people testified on behalf of Msgr. Lynn Tuesday, saying he has helped many people in his 36 years as a priest. "He is a kind and compassionate man who is much better off being a productive member of society than being a prison stat," said James Casey, who has known Msgr. Lynn since he was a priest at his Philadelphia parish in the 1970s.
The jury last month acquitted Msgr. Lynn of conspiracy in the case of Mr. Avery and of child endangerment in the case of another priest, the Rev. James Brennan, who was accused of sexually abusing a boy. A mistrial was declared in Father Brennan's case after the same jury deadlocked on charges of attempted rape and child endangerment.
Philadelphia prosecutors plan to retry Father Brennan.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Dragon is coming.


The new heroin. No needles necessary. Coming to a neighborhood near you. Parents, it's time to take preventative steps. This is the most dangerous drug to ever hit the streets. See the below article from the Chicago Sun Times.  
Since January 2011 in Naperville alone, seven people have died after overdosing on the drug known as “dragon.” Thirty fatally overdosed on heroin in Will County in 2011; seven in Kane County last year. Lake County saw a 130 percent increase in heroin-related deaths between 2000 and 2009.
In Chicago, between 1998 and 2007, hospital discharges for heroin users 20 to 24 decreased 67 percent. But the collar counties saw a 200 percent increase, according to “Understanding Suburban Heroin Use,” a study from the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy at Roosevelt University.
“People have a picture in their head of who the drug addict is,” said Patrianakos, who started using drugs as a Lockport Township High School senior headed to Loyola University Chicago. He used heroin for more than a year before he was arrested for counterfeiting money and finally successfully completed rehab in 2008. “The drug addict is your own kid, the normal-looking kid who is in high school.”
‘Worst drug out there’
Some people have dubbed I-290 and Roosevelt Road “heroin highways” because of all the users traveling from the western suburbs and beyond into Chicago in search of the drug.
An increase in suburban buyers could be part of the reason federal agents seized more heroin in Chicago — 400 pounds — than ever before in 2011. The local office of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, for the first time, initiated more cases against heroin traffickers than those trading in cocaine.
Jack Riley, special agent in charge of the Chicago office of the DEA, said heroin-pushing Mexican cartels are strongly tied to Chicago street gangs.
Today’s heroin is a different product than 30 years ago, he said.
“This heroin is far more potent and more cosmetically acceptable,” he said. “Needles are not required. It can be smoked and snorted and has a completely different user base.”
Once called “black tar” because of its appearance, heroin now looks similar to powder cocaine.
“No longer are needles required, so the fear of AIDS or hepatitis is gone,” Riley said. “It’s to the point where it really alarms me that some people think it might be a recreational-type drug. Clearly it’s not — it’s the worst drug out there.”
Chicago’s suburbs aren’t the only place heroin is popping up.
“If you look at Minneapolis, if you look at Milwaukee, if you look at St. Louis, if you look at Indianapolis, all of the suburbs of those communities are beginning to see some of the same things we are seeing here,” Riley said. “And it is clearly the result of the influence of the Mexican cartels. They seized on a market and they’re making money on it.”
According to the Roose­velt study, treatment admissions nationally for teens and young adults for heroin increased nearly 60 percent from 1996 to 2006. In Illinois, nearly 70 percent of teens under 18 admitted to public treatment facilities for heroin use were white.
While some are introduced to heroin as a way to come off their cocaine or crack high, or through other drugs, the user base is increasingly young adults, like Patrianakos, who come to heroin after developing a dependency on prescription pain-killers such as Vicodin and OxyContin.
“Off-label or non-medically indicated prescription drug use is really beginning to increase,” said Stephanie Schmitz, associate director of Roosevelt’s Illinois Consortium of Drug Policy and co-author of the suburban heroin study. “Pragmatically, it made sense when you start using pills. They’re expensive, difficult to acquire and at some point, as you really get dependent on these opiates, heroin becomes much more accessible, much more affordable drug use. It comes with a whole host of problems.”
Changing the message
Drug education programs in some schools often go into less detail on the specific dangers of heroin use than other drugs.
“Everyone knew you shouldn’t do it and everyone knew it was the big bad kingpin of drugs, but what we took away was there wasn’t a lot of understanding beyond that,” Schmitz said of her interviews with young suburban users. “They had maybe been let down by the education they received.”
The teens Schmitz interviewed — those who used and did not use heroin — said typically drug education at Illinois schools focused on cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana and only gave a broad overview of other illicit substances. “When they talked about heroin they said, ‘Don’t do it’ in the same way they said, ‘Don’t do pot — it’s bad,’ ” Schmitz said teens and young adults told researchers.
John Roberts, a former Chicago Police Department captain, is trying to change that message. After retiring from the force in 2004, he and his family moved to southwest suburban Homer Glen, a place he never suspected his son would find hard drug use. His son Billy died after overdosing on heroin when he was 19.
“He didn’t know to fear it as kids my age did,” Roberts said. “Kids have to be told to fear this stuff.”
Roberts co-founded the Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization to educate residents about heroin use. Patrianakos is on the group’s board.
While hundreds have attended education forums he has been a part of, Roberts thinks the local suburban community is “absolutely in denial” about heroin use in their communities. “Parents, the community, the schools, a lot of our social institutions don’t really recognize it, then admit or accept the fact it is a serious problem,” he said.
He hopes that’s changing. A Hinsdale-based health- education group is using the Roosevelt study to rethink drug education and introduce it to suburban schools.
“Not only do we have to recognize the problem, but we have to have the courage to say what we’re doing isn’t working,” Roberts said. “All of us, schools, law enforcement, the courts — if we know things aren’t working, can we find out why and then put together new and effective strategies?”

Monday, July 23, 2012

Matt O'Shea

Deserves a Thank You
Read the below story in today's Sneed. We need more acts of involvement like this.  Congrats Matt. 


◆ The scene: Spotting a man exchange something with neighborhood kids in an alley behind his ward office a few weeks ago, O’Shea jumped in his black SUV, called 911 and tailed the suspect’s car.
◆ The script: Witnessing two “exchanges” with kids in the next few minutes, O’Shea told Sneed, “I figured if I didn’t physically stop him now, this guy’s going to get away.”
So he turned on his brights, put his car in drive and bore down on the rear bumper of the guy’s car, a Chrysler PT Cruiser.
“I jarred him pretty good from behind . . . his front bumper was against a wall . . . I had him pinned,” O’Shea tells Sneed.
“If you weren’t particularly bright, like I was hoping the guy wasn’t, you’d probably think I was a cop,” said O’Shea, who got out of his car when the man exited the vehicle. “I said ‘Get back in the f - - - - - - car!’ as sternly as I could . .. and he did. And the cavalary arrived moments later.”
◆ The buckshot: The driver, Vernell Heard, 26, was arrested, along with his passenger, Jordan Landry, 21, on June 27. Both were charged with felony possession of a controlled substance . “They had pills on them, some sort of painkiller . . . and there was a baby in the car,” O’Shea tells Sneed.
◆ The afterthought: “It was like . . . the adrenaline gets going, you’re trying to protect the neighborhood — and trying to keep in mind, ‘Hey, you’ve got a wife and three young kids and you’ve got to go home tonight, chief.’ ”
◆ O’Shea’s wife’s response: “She was not happy. I think the exact words were, “What the hell were you thinking?’ ”
◆ The flipside: “My kids thought it was great.”


Friday, July 20, 2012

Speeders

Out with the dog this morning and I watched 2 cars drag off the light at 103rd and Cal, west to the tracks. They must have hit those tracks at 80 mph. Now I know this is a big city but we should have a radar car visit the neighborhood every once and awhile.  Just once and a while. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Talk about killing the goose!


Check out this article from the Trib. The teachers union wants a 30% raise but it looks like they are going to get screwed with a measly 15%. Let me give you the likely outcome of this one, a bankruptcy filing followed by 30% reductions in both salaries and pensions. These bastards are giving organized labor a bad name. 

Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union this week are both expected to reject an arbitrator's long-awaited fact-finding report, which recommends a double-digit salary hike that both sides agree could force teacher layoffs and larger class sizes, according to sources close to the negotiations.

The arbitrator is expected to recommend that teacher salaries be increased 15 to 20 percent in the contract's first year, based largely on the longer school day that begins in the fall, sources said. The increase would include hikes for experience and for pursuing graduate degrees, compensation that CPS has tried to eliminate.

The recommended raises would be devastating to a district poised to deplete its cash reserves to close an expected $665 million deficit next school year. The district also faces hundreds of millions of dollars in teacher pension payments that will come due in 2014.

The Chicago Teachers Union had gone into negotiations asking for a wage increase of nearly 30 percent over two years. Sources said the union realizes that the price of a major pay hike in terms of lost jobs and working conditions would be too high.

Union officials now face the task of explaining to members why it would reject a salary increase that is less than they asked for but significantly higher than the 2 percent first-year raise CPS initially offered.

On Sunday, union Vice President Jesse Sharkey, who declined to comment on the arbitrator's report, said the union must consider many issues beyond wages.

"We've said to our teachers that we want fair compensation," Sharkey said. "We've also said we want a better (school) day and we want to make sure class sizes don't spike. (Our members) know that we simply don't have a wage demand."

The arbitrator's nonbinding report, which was due Monday, now will be given to both sides Wednesday. CTU leaders will meet Wednesday with the union's House of Delegates to discuss the report. Once either side rejects the report, talks must continue for 30 days before a walkout can occur.

CPS also declined to comment on the coming report. District spokeswoman Becky Carroll said contract proposals, whether from the fact-finder or reached through negotiations, "must first be grounded in the fiscal reality CPS faces today and the academic needs of our kids."

"To ignore the gravity of (the district's) financial crisis would be irresponsible to our students and families as well as taxpayers," Carroll said.

Both sides had hoped the arbitrator's report would bridge the divide between CPS and its teachers, forcing them to reset their expectations and work out a deal. Rejecting the fact-finder's report is likely to trigger a more intense round of negotiations.

Authors of the 2011 school reform legislation that set the framework for negotiations included the requirement that contract issues be sent to an arbitrator as part of a larger effort to avoid teacher strikes.

Some are now wondering whether having an arbitrator has helped.

"Until we see how the fact-finder has interpreted his role, I don't think we know how helpful it will be," said Robin Steans, executive director with Advance Illinois, which helped craft the landmark school reform bill. "I don't see how the system can absorb large salary increases without significant staffing cuts."

The arbitrator, Edwin Benn, 63, a Glencoe attorney, was given the task of figuring out fair compensation for CPS teachers as they begin working a longer school day next year. Benn oversees a fact-finding panel that includes representatives from both CPS and CTU.

Both sides have moved off their initial wage offers, sources said, but CPS built its 2 percent increase into its proposed $5.73 billion budget for the next school year, and warned that raising teacher wages any higher would force cuts in staffing and programs.

Contract negotiations are taking place amid a year-long public relations battle between teachers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Shortly after Emanuel took office, the school board that he appointed rescinded 4 percent raises for teachers, and the mayor took an aggressive approach in his effort to lengthen the school day without the union's consent.

That approach galvanized the union, which flexed its muscle last month as more than 90 percent of members voted to authorize a strike if a new contract can't be reached.

"I think it finally woke the mayor up," said Claire Falk, a social studies teacher at Dunbar High School. "We're getting ready for a strike. We don't want to do it. But we're ready if we need to."

The school reform legislation was meant to limit the union's ability to strike by pushing the threshold to authorize a walkout from a simple majority of voting teachers to more than 75 percent of all members.

CTU's Sharkey said the legislation was designed to give CPS the upper hand in contract talks.

"The reason the legislation backfired is because it produced for the district the false sense that they could dictate the terms of school next year," Sharkey said.

Labor experts say third-party mediation is often successful in settling disputes, assuming both sides respect the process and consider the fact-finder neutral and trustworthy.

But during these negotiations, both sides have faced political pressure to stand their ground. In cases where two feuding parties have a lot on the line, mediation may only add to the acrimony, said Zev Eigen, an assistant professor of law at Northwestern University who specializes in labor issues.

"Oftentimes in fact-finding, there is still a lot open to interpretation," Eigen said. "That can be perilous in cases like this one where there is a lot at stake."

CPS' former interim schools chief, Terry Mazany, said even if the parties reject the fact-finder's report, it can still bring both sides closer to an agreement.

"It's my belief that both parties are very interested in arriving at a resolution so the school year can begin as planned," said Mazany, who heads the Chicago Community Trust. "Both parties understand there's no winner in a strike."

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. should resign.

National Joke
This man was supposed to be the standard bearer for his people during the 21st century. A role model for a race that needs guidance. In this he has failed, miserably. He has shown himself to be just another "Rollin Stone", a pimp working the system.  Where is the leadership? There is none. He is another Gus Savage and a Mel Reynolds all rolled into one. Girlfriends, attempting to bribe Blago, lying about it after he was caught, campaign finance irregularities, Federal investigation, excessive drinking, etc. When does the misbehavior stop? When does he begin to be a positive role model?  He has turned his position into a national laughingstock.  He has disappeared for 30 days only to issue a press release stating he has a mood disorder. Enough of this.


The black community has people (plenty of them), that can step up to the plate and take care of business. It's time for those people to be heard. It's time for those people to take back the position that belongs to them and begin the process of bringing respect to the black community.



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mike Sheahan

What a good guy he was.
Mike Sheahan went to Mendel and St Joe's where he played football. He was on the job until he became 19th ward alderman in 1979 where he served honorably and effectively until 1990. He then served as Cook County Sheriff from 1990 to 2006. This is a guy who is a man's man and always did the right thing. No BS type of person. A true credit to our neighborhood.


The man have never been honored for his achievements. I propose that Beverly Park be renamed for Michael F. Sheahan.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

What happened?

Does anyone know what happened to what was going to be a Home Run Inn at 10900 S Western? The project was moving super slow. Now the signs are down and it looks like another stalled project.  I was really looking forward to this place opening.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Do you need help with alcohol?


IS A.A. FOR YOU?


Only you can decide whether you want to give A.A.a try —
whether you think it can help you.


We who are in A.A. came because we finally gave up trying to control our drinking. We still hated to admit that we could never drink safely. Then we heard from other A.A. members that we were sick. (We thought so for years!) We found out that many people suffered from the same feelings of guilt and loneliness and hopelessness that we did. We found out that we had these feelings because we had the disease of alcoholism.
We decided to try and face up to what alcohol had done to us. Here are some of the questions we tried to answer honestly. If we answered YES to four or more questions, we were in deep trouble with our drinking. See how you do. Remember, there is no disgrace in facing up to the fact that you have a problem.

Answer YES or NO to the following questions.

1 - Have you ever decided to stop drinking for a week or so, but only lasted for a couple of days?
Most of us in A.A. made all kinds of promises to ourselves and to our families. We could not keep them. Then we came to A.A. A.A. said: "Just try not to drink today." (If you do not drink today, you cannot get drunk today.)

YesNo

2 - Do you wish people would mind their own business about your drinking-- stop telling you what to do?

In A.A. we do not tell anyone to do anything. We just talk about our own drinking, the trouble we got into, and how we stopped. We will be glad to help you, if you want us to.

YesNo

3 - Have you ever switched from one kind of drink to another in the hope that this would keep you from getting drunk?

We tried all kinds of ways. We made our drinks weak. Or just drank beer. Or we did not drink cocktails. Or only drank on weekends. You name it, we tried it. But if we drank anything with alcohol in it, we usually got drunk eventually.

YesNo

4 - Have you had to have an eye-opener upon awakening during the past year?

Do you need a drink to get started, or to stop shaking? This is a pretty sure sign that you are not drinking "socially."

YesNo

5 - Do you envy people who can drink without getting into trouble?

At one time or another, most of us have wondered why we were not like most people, who really can take it or leave it.

YesNo

6 - Have you had problems connected with drinking during the past year?

Be honest! Doctors say that if you have a problem with alcohol and keep on drinking, it will get worse -- never better. Eventually, you will die, or end up in an institution for the rest of your life. The only hope is to stop drinking.

YesNo

7 - Has your drinking caused trouble at home?

Before we came into A.A., most of us said that it was the people or problems at home that made us drink. We could not see that our drinking just made everything worse. It never solved problems anywhere or anytime.

YesNo

8 - Do you ever try to get "extra" drinks at a party because you do not get enough?

Most of us used to have a "few" before we started out if we thought it was going to be that kind of party. And if drinks were not served fast enough, we would go some place else to get more.

YesNo

9 - Do you tell yourself you can stop drinking any time you want to, even though you keep getting drunk when you don't mean to?

Many of us kidded ourselves into thinking that we drank because we wanted to. After we came into A.A., we found out that once we started to drink, we couldn't stop.

YesNo

10 - Have you missed days of work or school because of drinking?

Many of us admit now that we "called in sick" lots of times when the truth was that we were hung-over or on a drunk.

YesNo

11 - Do you have "blackouts"?

A "blackout" is when we have been drinking hours or days which we cannot remember. When we came to A.A., we found out that this is a pretty sure sign of alcoholic drinking.

YesNo

12 - Have you ever felt that your life would be better if you did not drink?

Many of us started to drink because drinking made life seem better, at least for a while. By the time we got into A.A., we felt trapped. We were drinking to live and living to drink. We were sick and tired of being sick and tired.

YesNo






Did you answer YES four or more times? If so, you are probably in trouble with alcohol. Why do we say this? Because thousands of people in A.A. have said so for many years. They found out the truth about themselves — the hard way. But again, only you can decide whether you think A.A. is for you. Try to keep an open mind on the subject. If the answer is YES, we will be glad to show you how we stopped drinking ourselves. Just call. A.A. does not promise to solve your life's problems. But we can show you how we are learning to live without drinking "one day at a time." We stay away from that "first drink." If there is no first one, there cannot be a tenth one. And when we got rid of alcohol, we found that life became much more manageable.


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS© is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
  • The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
  • A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.
  • Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

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