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Re: “Mayor Landrieu issues his own executive order in response to Gov. Bobby Jindal

You don't explain the Huck Finn racial slur. You condemn it, which is exactly what the mayor did to our governor's executive order.
The Huck Finn incident was inexcusable, and that's why they fired the waiter.

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Posted by livingsober on 05/22/2015 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Sober in New Orleans

Here's an idol of boozing and drugging, Amy Winehouse. Her fans made a tribute to her on the anniversary of her death. They used cigarettes and booze to create it. Her Mom was asked if she was offended. She said, "No, that was the life she chose. I'm glad they remember her." Here's the YouTube piece on it:

Posted by livingsober on 08/03/2014 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Sober in New Orleans

Need more reasons to quit a chronic drinking habit?

You will live longer!

The statistics don’t lie – the average lifespan of a chronic alcoholic is 10-20 years shorter than a non-alcoholic. Quitting alcohol will not only improve your quality of life, it’ll let you enjoy more of it.

To someone ravaged by the self-destructive cycle of alcoholism, more life might not seem like a huge benefit right now. But when you actually sober up and take a holistic approach to improving your life, you’ll be able to build something truly worth living for.

Want a bonus? Quit smoking too!--

You'll live longer -- maybe 10 years or more. Quit before age 35, and you can avoid early death almost entirely. Quit before 40, and after 5 years your statistical life span is the same as someone who never smoked.

A landmark 50-year medical study from Great Britain shows that at least one-half of those who begin smoking young are eventually killed by the habit. Many of those deaths occur between ages 35 and 59.

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Posted by livingsober on 07/31/2014 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Sober in New Orleans

Thanks yogagirl for your insight. Namaste. It's true, life in New Orleans is beautiful without drugs and alcohol-- just beautiful. I think a lot of drinkers wonder what's left without drugs, alcohol and smoking. I'll tell you: food and sex. And I don't know which one I enjoy more. You can really taste your food, and you can even recall what you ate last night. And you have much more of a sex drive, and can perform better. You can become an Olympian at sex. Then, there's something else no one has mentioned: the money you save by not drinking. It's a fortune. Try adding up what you spend each month on alcohol. And once you start to get your health back, you feel so much better after quitting drinking. You'll be adding years to your life. And you'll probably learn to enjoy different things than hanging out in a bar wasting most of your life away. I see it all as such a positive change. There's no downside, as far as I'm concerned. You'll get back your "lust for life," too.

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Posted by livingsober on 07/31/2014 at 7:20 AM

Re: “Sober in New Orleans

Okay those are his opinions. However, what people read affects their minds. A long, long time ago when I thought of quitting smoking, I put it off for about five years because of what someone told me who had quit. They said that for the rest of your life you will always want a cigarette.
Well, I quit in 1982 and have never wanted a cigarette since then. And I had started at 15 years old. I fear that many who read this article will say to themselves, "Gee, that's what I figured. Quitting drinking is actually a disability in New Orleans. Okay, so I won't quit. I'll live my life in absolute misery instead."
What a loss that would be.
I have the most beautiful life in the world now, and that's all without drinking or smoking. It's a life of being so relaxed and comfortable in your own skin, that looking at the blue sky is sheer joy, and drinking a lovely cup of coffee fills the senses, and smelling flowers and night jasmine blooming are all wonderful enrichments of the senses and the soul. Life without alcohol is like waking up and smelling the roses. It's going to a yoga class and enjoying the breath cycle, enjoying the serenity, and the sheer joy of living and breathing each day. What a privilege that is! It's living each day to the fullest. No crutches or mind numbing needed. You learn to get high on life itself. It's so beautiful, I wish that many more could share it. I never miss having a drink. And I don't even think about it. I quit about 33 years ago. My spouse quit about 10 years ago, and they didn't even have a problem with drinking. We have a beautiful, full, rich life together. Please don't think that the experience of Jules in this article is that of all the other nondrinkers.

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Posted by livingsober on 07/30/2014 at 3:02 PM

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