I'd call this draw...
Rape is a horrible crime and if effects a good handful of women, however the blame the victim culture is just another way of saying shut up.
I would never walk down the streets of compton with a $40,000 hasselblad camera. That would be stupid and ill-responsible of me. The same for a party. It is stupid and ill-responsible to go to a rowdy party where you only really know (not see in a class or 2) 20% of the people, expecting to drink profusely and assuming you don't have the possibility of being raped. A rapist is a rapist but going somewhere where you know there is the possibility of being in the same room as one and then proceeding to get too drunk to stop them is absurd. You don't run in front of wild tigers waving a dead deer.
I do understand many partygoers don't think about this but responsibility for your own actions is part of being an adult. As with thieves and murders you shouldn't play around with the possibility of being raped.
Part of my frustration with the issue is linked to a friend I used to have. He went to a party and there was a girl he kned drunk out of her mind wanting the wild thing. He ignored her and avoided her for a while but after a few too many rounds of beer pong stumbled into her and agreed to sex. Next morning they both figured out what happened, collected each others numbers, and parted ways. Well they started hanging out but one day he said something that got her pissed (really pissed). She went to the school and filed for rape (the incident from a few weeks ago). Well he got convicted and went to jail... she went on to doing more guys (she was pretty promiscuous). I don't know the rest of the story but I heard the same story(like what happened between them) from several of the partygoers (including his ex who hated him).
Rape is a horrible crime but it should be treated like any other crime and run through due legal process not quickly concluded so we don't "blame the victim". Unmuddying the system would lead to less skepticism so a real victim gets the justice she (he) needs and isnt met with cynicism while the false rape cries would be easier to weed out. If you are standing in the middle of a crosswalk on a one way street and a truck is barreling down at you traveling the wrong way up the street, you will get hit even if he is the one who is wrong...
The controversy this over poster is another example of the blame the victim Rape culture. No does mean No and when you art too drunk to say No it still means no. However people are offended because it implied that she was at fault for being there and compared to any other type of crime this would be an example of something that does really happen.
Updated 11th-December-2011 at 03:27 PM by Marx
Verizon is the Monster, DVMisinformation....
Verizon's misinformation in their latest DV promotion demonstrates once again that telling the truth is not part of their overall agenda or strategy but promoting disinformation is..
To blame Fathers solely for DV disregards and ignores the fact that Mothers are the greater child abusers and are also as abusive at domestic violence then her partner.. Verizon totally disregards, ignores this vital information and instead spreads male hate (misandry) instead..
Domestic Violence will never be halted by stopping only one partner from fighting while the other has carte blanche. This sexist attitude and discrimination against Fathers has to stop as it will never solve anything..
It just ensures that feminists and Verizon will be able to continually promote their lies and misinformation at will, while publicly funded by your hard earned tax dollars..
Verizon in the Monster in the Room..
The Verizon Foundation and the National Domestic Violence Hotline Team Up for Some Man-Hating
December 1, 2011
“I feel that ‘man-hating’ is an honorable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.” — Robin Morgan – former president of the National Ourganization for Women (NOW) and editor of MS magazine
Last week we became aware of the Verizon Foundation’s and National Domestic Violence Hotline’s video Monsters.
We mailed and/or emailed 28 leaders of both organizations an open letter strenuously objecting to their outrageous man-hating video.
Before reading the letter we sent both those organizations or more of what is below please watch or re watch the video.
Now that you have seen it or seen it again ask yourself if you can imagine yourself in the room full of people who conjured up this video. How many people do you see? How many meetings were there? Which million dollar conference rooms were used in Verizon and NDVH buildings? How many men and how many women were in the conferences?
Try to imagine all that and the conversations that led to the production of this horrific misandric boy bashing video. I cannot come close to imagining myself in such a room, being surrounded by however many people were there all blinded by some ill conceived and irrational ideology that drives them to the conclusion that only boys grow tall to become abusers.
These people are either ignorant or hateful or both. If ignorant they can be educated, if hate filled ideologues with hidden agendas there is little or no reason to believe reality and truth will have any bearing on their self-serving idiocy.
And, wouldn’t you like to know that one someone, the first person in this group of man-hating sociopathic pariahs that came up with the idea for Monsters?
If challenged that person and her defenders will deny, justify, rationalize, and blame it on a kid, the little girl, if she really exists, whose ugly vision this video purportedly shares. I sure would, I want to know. Then could put on a full court press to get whoever it was fired, if not somehow imprisoned.
You won’t see this video on network television, it’s a weird length ill suited to program scheduling. It will live on the Internet and be proudly shown around the country at domestic violence council meetings; used for training public safety officers, forced on the military for awareness training, and paraded at fundraising events put on by domestic violence shelters, family justice centers, and even struggling university women studies programs. Oh, and yes, it will be introduced into our schools perhaps even as early as first grade.
This video has the potential for spreading harm and hate for decades. It has to be stopped, withdrawn, and destroyed.
Please help. Our letter includes the mailing address, email addresses, and even some phone numbers to those that have the power to stop this pure propaganda mind-warping travesty of a video. Write letters, send emails, and make phone calls to your legislators too; also, your local Verizon company executives and newspapers.
Please feel free to reprint our letter and mail or email it, turn it into handouts, flyers and so forth. Also, please distribute a link to this page to as many people as you can.
Become part of the solution and help us help others protect our children and future generations by ensuring this video is pulled from the Internet, is not distributed, and destroyed.
How is it we allow such hate-mongers to gain such power? I just don’t get it.
Source: NCFM strenuously objects to the Verizon Foundation and the National Domestic Violence Hotline teaming up for some man-hating | National Coalition For Men (NCFM)
This may come as a shock to many but it is inevitably the case. We owe women a living like a forest owes the ground, we are not talking symbiosis here. Feminists rely on that false premise in order to make unreasonable demands and justify their disgusting behaviour..
December 2, 2011
The ontology of female supremacism
I have concluded elsewhere that men as a group owe no special collective favor to women as a group, any more than Democrats as a group would owe any special collective favor to Republicans as a group. In view of the objective political situation of men in Western civilization, such is the only conclusion to which moral consistency would lend itself.
However, I know that plenty of feminists would take issue upon this point. And being feminists, they can do no less. If they agreed with this way of thinking, they would no longer be feminists. And why? Because the entire feminist enterprise is constructed around the overarching and atmospherically all-pervading premise that men are the problem. This is so because feminism is a hate-fueled, anti-male, female-supremacist movement, and such a movement couldn’t possibly embrace the view that men and women are BOTH the problem. No, that wouldn’t work – it would bust their gearbox all to hell!
The fruits of feminism bespeak an enterprise embued with the spirit of moral rapacity…
If in fact men are the problem as feminism supposes, and consequently that women are not, then it would follow that men specifically are under some form of obligation which would translate as a debt owed to women. And such indeed summarizes the general wind that has wafted from the direction of feminism and spread widely into other quarters. That is why I say that the feminists would take issue with the idea that male and female are political parties: because it implies that men and women are equal cutthroat gangs competing equally to cut each other’s throats. The feminists would favor a scenario in which one of those gangs (men) would bare its collective throat voluntarily to the gang wielding the knife.
But what does it mean to say that “men are the problem”? What is this statement really driving at? Which “problem” does it refer to, exactly? I have implied that this idea lies at the root of a world-view. A paradigm. But how can we spot it in action? What signs or tracks does it leave?
Here is what to look for: any time a woman does something notably blameworthy, or any time something goes awry between a man and a woman, a feminist will nearly always search for a way to either get the woman off the hook, or reduce her share of blame to a barebones minimum. Female wrongdoing will always be extenuated in whatever way possible, if not denied altogether.
The bias is persistently male-negative. It is evasionary of any realization, or any frank admission, that women in the depth of their nature are just as rotten as men. You can almost hear the female-justification hamster spinning its little wheel into overdrive in the backs of feminist heads, any time the least shadow of womanly or girlish malfeasance confronts them. They are not a bit concerned to know what actually IS; rather, they fervently wish to know what, according to their template, must be. It is a deeply rooted emotional reflex which transfixes the core of their world like a pivot or an axle or a black-hole singularity.
IN FACT, LET’S GIVE IT A NAME.
Let’s call it the “must-be” maneuver. Yes! This little trick is the alpha and omega, the sum and substance, the necessary precondition for everything that feminism seeks to put about in the world. It must be that a man is to blame in every argument, it must be that he doesn’t listen, it must be that he is insensitive to her needs, it must be that he is using male privilege, it must be that he has control issues, it must be that he has anger management issues, it must be that he is “condescending” her, it must be that he feels threatened by intelligent women, it must be that she was violent in self-defense or if not, it must be that she attacked him pre-emptively. On it goes.
And should it prove impractical to pin the blame on a particular man, it is always possible to fall back upon men or maleness in the abstract: it must be the patriarchy which oppressed her into lying, killing, cheating, stealing or stumbling! It must be male-dominated power structures which drove her to anorexia or smashed her head against a glass ceiling!
Inherent to the must-be maneuver is the exclusion of examination. A commonsense, rough-and-ready calculus might suggest to the layman that male input is to blame in at most half of the suggested cases, and that prior to concluding what must be, we should interrogate
Grant County District Attorney Lisa Riniker : Sexist Bigot..
Grant County District Attorney Lisa Riniker : Sexist Bigot..
Last week the parents of a Wisconsin boy sued Grant County District Attorney Lisa Riniker for charging their son with first-degree sexual assault, a Class B felony, after he played "butt doctor" with a 5-year-old girl. He was 6 at the time. When the boy's lawyer tried to have the charge dismissed, Riniker replied: "The legislature could have put an age restriction in the statute if it wanted to. The legislature did no such thing."According to the complaint (PDF), the girl is "the daughter of a well-known political figure in Grant County," and her brother, who is the same age, also was involved in playing doctor but was not charged. In addition to Riniker, the lawsuit names as defendants retired Grant County Sheriff's Sgt. James Kopp and Jan Moravits, an investigator with Grant County Social Services "whose regional supervisor...is the political figure's wife's sister-in-law"—i.e., the aunt of the alleged victim.Although the boy, now 7, is too young to be prosecuted or named in a juvenile delinquency petitition, Madison.com reports, county officials are using the felony charge to force his parents into accepting "protection or services" for him. The lawsuit says that once he turns 18, he will be listed as a sex offender.I noted a similar case in my July Reasonstory on sex offender laws.Welcome to the real world as feminists and their promoted "legislation" condemns a six year old boy for playing doctor. Something I did myself at that age, kids are naturally inquisitive. But with the current laws in place and it was done, not out of malice, it was just out of the "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" childhood prank and caters to the natural interest that children have.
Now that normal behaviour is regarded as a felony..
Something else you can thank feminists for..
As I discover this website, I only find that my youtube video has been featured on this page. Men that have the same beliefs as I do. Some of my fellow women could understand me, but others say, why?
My video came to explain the base reasons why I think feminism is not equality. I also described what I think of the man hating women out there, threw out some name calling and explained the difference between women's rights and feminism. And golly, the hate mail I've got and the threats I have received, and for all of the hate, why I am I still sticking up for men?
It's pretty eventful for me to explain. I am 20 years old, I live in a very diverse town in Olympia, Washington state. The state capital. We have many communities, we've got the gays, Jewish, the hippies, the anarchists, a town full of hipsters, the Asian tourists and transfer students, so diverse that there's not one group or community we don't have.
About two years ago I joined a free Choir, most of the members were very hippy ish, all really nice, but with one small problem.... We had some very controlling feminists.
Controlling as in, every one of our prints of lyrics off the internet, HAD to be removed of words such as Man, Men, Boy, Boys, to fit the feminists beliefs.
So say we were singing "The Man of Constant Sorrow" from the movie Oh Brother Where Art Thou, we were practically singing "I am the woman, or the one of constant sorrow"
Certainly, we had men in our choir, but dare any of the men would complain, they would get a serious speaking to after choir.
Not only on top of that, very serious stories about the abuse of Domestic Violence and rape from women that goes unheard of because of the discriminatory law system that we really have.
I had 2 friends, that were males, that were very young, but had similar stories due to what feminism has brought men in the law system.
I wont name any names, but one of the friends I decided to stay with last summer who was in need of a friend, he lived with his step dad, and in fact, his very feminist mother. The mother liked me at first, and I knew that she seemed a little tough. When it all came down to it, my friend and the moms husband did EVERYTHING for her. If she wanted her toe nails painted, she wouldn't paint them, she'd prop herself up with some pillows in a recliner chair, pick out some polish, and say "Son, you do this foot! And Bill, you paint the other!" And they really didn't have a choice. When it came down to it, my friends mother was very verbally and physically abusive. Many nights she would get into fist fights with the step dad that ended up hurting the two men, mostly started because she didn't get what she wanted. Eventually, this wasn't a home I wanted to visit for as much as my friend needed me. Though staying there was suppose to be a vacation to me, according to his mother.
If I wanted to get up and get a Mountain Dew, before I stood up, she said "Connie sit down, GO GET HER A SODA!" I'd tell her "No, he's sleeping and I'm 2 feet away from the fridge." Still, she demanded I sat down, and she would tell me "In this house, YOU ARE THE LADY, and YOU WILL get treated like one, now sit down."
I was raised to do things for myself! I was raised to treat everyone equally, if I want to wipe my own butt, I should very well be able to wipe it myself, I don't need to have a man do it for me, because in no way shape or form am I superior for having a vagina.
Even to this day, my friend still shows up to college with gashes and bruises on his face. And for some of the things my friend does that may seem annoying to others, I really can't blame him, his at home life is so whipped and very structured that the things he does to keep friends or get attention really isn't his fault. Keep in mind, my friend is only 19.
The other story is more complicated about my other friend, basically, he was a rape victim of a woman, a woman that wanted his baby at a young age, when in no way he was interested in having girlfriends, he was raped, and even after taking her to trial for it, she was proven guilty, but because of the laws, he STILL had to pay child support to her, and he still is. And it can't get any more broken hearted then that, a man paying a woman money for a rape child that he didn't want, probably the simplest way to put it...
And for this experience, people wonder why I don't approve of feminists beliefs and man hating movements, people wonder why I get threats and hate notes from my own kind, yet these women never want to realize the reality and truth behind it. I am not ashamed to be a woman, but I am ashamed that women are taking it as far as this.
I've explained numerous times the reasons of me fighting for my fellow man, and only
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Exposing the AW's Radical Feminist Core..
It is as if, automatically on cue. State the most obnoxious, absurd, the most outlandish remark you can think of about most American Women and they will go out of their way to not only prove it to be correct but also back it up with something even worse..
Wow, and you guys actually live in the same country and probably take them out to lunch. Tell me I am wrong..
From The Counter-Feminist blog of Fidelbogen. He would not have to search too far and nor does anyone else to find this bit of usual misandry..
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Speaks For Itself
The accompanying is a screen capture from a larger screen capture which one of "our people" (wink, wink!) gathered from a secret, members-only feminist web forum.
What you see here is the quintessential, inner truth about feminism-as-a-whole. Yes, yes. We all know that Not All Feminists Are Like That.
Unfortunately, the ones who are "not like that" are merely irrelevant. They have little to do with the actual center of power, and they are of scant interest to those who are fighting said power. These earnest ones frankly bore us, and we frankly wish they would shut the hell up and disappear. They are a nuisance and a distraction which obsures feminism's rotten core from the world's gaze. But that is their purpose -- camouflage.
So, what you see in the screen capture is the TRUTH about feminism. Those people are not what insipid folk so politely called the "radical fringe". No, they are the radical core. Without their living presence on planet earth, feminism would simply not exist in a meaningful or viable form. Lacking the ardent nucleus of unbridled animosity toward all things male, it would have long ago spent itself and faded away.
Click on the pic to get a larger (more readable) view.
Please note that the opposite animosity, expressed toward women by men (as it occasionally is) is not the "core" of non-feminism, since non-feminism has no core. It is not even analogous to feminism, being simply the rest of the world, the world beyond feminism. Non-feminism is not an ideology, not a doctrine, not a religion, not a system of thought, not a political party, but only a vast, loose collection of things that vary wildly. As the wise saying goes, the world is full of a number of things.
In parting, here is an inspirational article which promises us that even though "men may be dogs", we still love them.
Well. That's good hearing!Men May Be Dogs but We Love Them Anyway - MSN Relationships - article
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Dateline: Perth, Australia
By: Sotto Voce
From: Christian J
Via: The Honor Network
Females Will Never Lie about being Raped Down Under Either?
Priority News Exchange Program News Item (PNEP)
Same story other part of the world:
A 17-year-old former Perth Catholic schoolboy is free after nearly a year in prison awaiting trial on rape charges of which he was acquitted after it emerged that his accuser had lied about her sex life.
Perth Now reports that Patrick Waring, then a 15-year-old Catholic college student, was dragged out of bed by police a year ago and refused bail on the say-so of his 17-year-old accuser.
However, just before the trial started, the girl admitted lying about her sex life the whole time, Perth Now says.
She had insisted she was a virgin.
DNA tests excluded Waring from her claims of rape.
Waring's accuser finally admitted she had had sex with a man at the back of a cinema the same afternoon, two hours before claiming Waring raped her at Joondalup's Central Park after following her from the railway station on 30 March last year.
She also admitted to having been in a sexual relationship with her boyfriend at the time.
The girl's new story included being raped by two different men in two hours.
She said the cinema sex with a 20-year-old, who she had met on the internet, was rape, but she didn't want him charged because it might affect her compensation claim.
The girl had previously lied to interviewing officers, the Sexual Assault Resource Centre doctor who examined her and to prosecutor Amanda Forrester.
Waring was originally denied bail when a police officer told the Children's Court that Waring had phoned the girl and threatened her - a fact the police later admitted was wrong.
Patrick's father, Terry Waring, said his family had been torn apart for a year. His and his wife's belief in the justice system had been shattered."Shoddy work, cruelty and seeming vindictiveness cost us our house, financial security and a lifetime of savings for a three-week trial," he said.
"The emotional cost to the family has been incalculable. Personally, I have not cried as much since my brother was killed in Vietnam.""It's the finish of school for Patrick," Mr Waring said.
"He's lost virtually all of Year 11 and the start of Year 12 and he's had to grow up very fast. He lost his youth in there."We didn't tell anyone at school what had happened to him. He just disappeared. And now we couldn't send him back there to face the ramifications of this."
Patrick's 24-year-old brother, Michael, also lost a year of study for his degree in computer science and information systems because of the ordeal.
"With food stamps, in most states you can acquire a free cell phone. I did this in Atlanta. It's 250 free minutes a month, for a year or longer. As a homeless person, it's likely you will not have many friends calling you on your free cell phone. But such a phone is necessary often, for potential job interviews, and potential crisis situations."
by Dan Abshear
What would you do, if you had everything, and then suddenly lost all of that in a matter of seconds?
That is what happened to me two years ago. My now ex-wife of two decades got a restraining order against me, and I was evicted from my $250,000 home.
Ten police officers arrived and I was given two minutes to leave my own home. I grabbed some clothes, and got in my car. I had no idea what to do next. I had to somehow live out of my car.
Sleeping out of your own car is not easy. You can't exactly park anywhere. Initially, I parked in the parking lot of a library in a town in Missouri. Eventually, a police officer woke me one night, and informed me this was illegal. Fortunately, the police officer was gentle with me, and told me to go sleep at a truck stop. This was an excellent idea- not many bother you at a truck stop. I slept at truck stops for months.
You see, you can't sleep anywhere you want, when you are homeless. Even without a car, you can't simply decide to sleep in a field. Likely, that field belongs to someone else. You can get arrested. Those in the homeless world call this 'urban camping'. People go to jail for this. Many decide to sleep in abandoned buildings, behind abandoned buildings, or on top of buildings. All such acts are illegal. It's just a matter of time before you're caught.
Then you have weather issues. It gets rather cold in winter in most parts of the United States. I know of people who have frozen to death sleeping under bridges. It's also dangerous. In many cases, such people who die sleeping outside do so by choice. Suicide rates are extremely high among the homeless for obvious reasons.
abshear.jpeg(Dan Abshear, left)
I'm active online. I have many friends on Facebook. I also have girls who have unrealistic affinities for me on Facebook. One girl was from Atlanta, Georgia. She and I spoke online and on the phone for a couple of years, even before my ex wife decided to destroy me. She was infatuated with me, quite clearly. She was aware of my homeless situation, and invited me to live with her in Atlanta. Much to my opposition, she left her husband of 12 years, for me. I made the trip down to Atlanta, and decided to live with this girl.
We lived together for about 6 months. It's never a good idea, I think, to move on relationships you may form online. Quite understandably, I was not the man she perceived me to be. Her emotions for me where quite stronger than any feelings I had for her.
She got pregnant with our child towards the end of our 6 months together, so I decided to check myself into drug rehabilitation with the veterans administration, since I'm a military veteran, and I had had a rather significant addiction to drugs and alcohol for many years. While recovering in drug rehabilitation, this girl decided to abort our child without my consent. This of course ended our relationship, and my place to stay.
The VA has a homeless program for veterans, and I entered this program. It was a very good program. They provided a roof over my head, an apartment, for several months. But you must be recovering from substance use, in order to be in the program. So, it's always a good idea to at least say you have a problem with drugs and alcohol, even if you don't, while homeless, and in need of a place to stay. This not only involves the VA but other programs that often exist in large cities within the United States, for homeless people with substance issues.
Homeless shelters themselves in larges US cities often suck They are unclean, and do not allow you to stay there for long periods of time. They are also unsafe, since security is virtually non-existent. Any possessions you may have are likely to be gone in a short period of time. Always seek drug rehabilitation facilities. They are much safer and you, as a homeless person, can stay at such facilities much longer.
At such locations, there is often a Christan element. Learn to accept this religious dimension if you are not Christian.
Homeless people panhandle- ask strangers for money. I've never done this, but it does happen- especially in large cities in the United States. There are laws involving this activity. If you are homeless, learn these laws. Don't
"We were train wrecks for different reasons, so we were perfect for each other."
by Dan Abshear
About two years ago, my then wife of 20 years decided to falsely accuse me of violently abusing her. A restraining order was issued against me by her as well, so I was evicted out of my own home. Soon after that, I was arrested related to these false accusations and wrongfully incarcerated for over a month.
While in jail, I spoke with quite a few men who were abused by the family law system. Most shocking to me at the time were those men on their way to prison for failure to pay child support. Most of these men were without income, yet they were convicted of this 'crime."
In April of last year, I spent a week on the mental health ward of the veterans administration hospital in Atlanta, for suicidal ideation, among other mental issues. They determined I was a drug addict, so I checked myself into the veterans administration substance abuse treatment program in May of last year.
After completing the VA substance abuse treatment program, I was homeless once again. The VA has a homeless program for veterans, so I entered this program. They placed me in an apartment with 5 other men, whose lives had been wrecked, as mine had been only two years ago.
Most of the men I encountered and became friends within the VA system were very poor, and older black men. It's a subculture I was completely unaware of, until this program. Many had spent a great deal of their lives incarcerated, and many were drug addicts. However, most of these men are very intelligent, and kinder than your average American citizen.
In less than a year, three of these friends I acquired took their own lives. Their pain quite obviously was equal or greater than the pain I continue to experience due to being destroyed by my ex wife. I continue to miss these friends.
Last Summer, while in this VA homeless program, I met a veteran girl going through the program with me. We were train wrecks for different reasons and therefore perfect for each other. Like me, she is not very attractive, physically, and is homeless, like me, but for different reasons.
This girl, like many of us, has been abused, physically and otherwise, for most of her life. She never had a decent lover/boyfriend, she tells me. I care for her unintentionally in various ways, and she thinks the world of such acts I may do for her. That does it for me- loving and caring for another girl authentically. That completes me. Most men have been programmed to view women, and their roles in our lives potentially, unrealistically.
The VA also has a program for unemployed veterans to work at their hospital for a period of 6 months, tax free. It's under the table money, which this girl and I both desperately needed. So throughout last winter, she and I both worked in this program, and saved a few thousand dollars between us.
During that time, a man I met online in Indiana offered his farm house to us there. Since our time in the homeless program with the VA was soon ending, we took him up on his offer. This is now were we currently live, with this man in Indiana.
We have no idea what tomorrow will bring us. We live day by day here, as we did with the VA homeless program in Atlanta. But we have greater peace now. We have greater freedom. And most importantly, we have each other. It makes each day worthwhile. Without each other, our lives were vacant, I believe. Our live our void of any desirable future- without each other. It's that way with most homeless people, I've discovered. They are alone. Completely alone. This girl and I- we have hope. And hope is a very good thing in the human life always.
The veteran's administration was very good for me in a number of ways. Their hospital was top notch, I felt, as a patient there. I continued to receive mental health therapy from them once discharged from their hospital. As a former patient caregiver myself, I found the caregivers associated with that hospital exceptionable.
I found the substance abuse treatment I received from them quite interesting, which lasted several weeks. My undergrad from college is in behavioral sciences, so I was only aware of such programs from that knowledge only, before entering this program.
They spoke of free will frequently during our daily group sessions- virtually ignoring the biological basis for addiction. That would be the only complaint I have of such a program. Well, that and their insistence that some God can replace our addictions. PLEASE.............
I'm also thankful for the VA homeless program, which gave me a roof over my head for several