Hospitals & Asylums
The topic for August was “Socialism for Social Workers” however the pamphlet I had hoped to finish in July has still not been completed. Socialism is a difficult topic because it is so international and the propaganda has never been fully disseminated, but the pamphlet is nearing completion. My dream is to participate in the Tea Party by the end of the year. The Democratic and Republican (DR) parties are set on fully “rheumatic” and anti-biotics are so 20th century they should be sold over-the-counter. We need change. We need world peace. We need health. We need freedom of speech, press and assembly. We need a multi-party democracy. We need social justice. We need it now.
We do not need election fraud. We do not even need to vote. If less than 2/3 of voters turn out for the elections we don’t need to call our government a democracy. Whereas there are no parties worth voting for, why even register to vote? Why legitimize snake oil from the U.S. Civil War? In the words of Winston Churchill, “democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the rest”. The voluntary separation of church and State is all that protects our liberty. The government needs to reform. Social workers face stiff competition from funeral directors in the race for probate judge and a social division to the judiciary. The number of U.S. troops in Iraq has been reduced to 50,000. The South African Government and Metalworkers have gone on strike for a monument engraver to carve “Customs Court” in the courthouse in New York City.
The Perseids peaked at as many as 140 meteors per hour on the night of August 12-13, 78 an hour fell on August 11-12, when I saw around 20 in two hours around midnight, and 64 on August 10-11. They were quite bright, coming from the northwest over the Puget Sound. Their long tails hung in the air for a second while they dissipated. Many of them exploded. The Perseids will probably be the most prolific shower of 2010 but we know August 11 did not win. Sharon and I are getting back together to work on our campaign strategy. It is possible that the solar flares of August 5 might have added to the debris cloud or force more meteorites into the Earth’s gravitational field of the Earth. The question of election fraud arose. We find that natural solar flares are part of the natural process and obscure clouds can occasionally win, such as the freak shower of Quadrantids in January 2008, if I recall. We do find it to be unethical for humans to cause solar flares, particularly without informing the public.
I hypothesize the earthshaking nuclear weapons of earlier this year were dumped into the sun in favor of cloud seeding. These Acts of God need to stop. There is no excuse for harmful environmental modification programs. The planet is warming, the icecaps are melting. The day I move into a tent it rains after two months of perfect weather. With a hurricane in the Atlantic and el Nino in the Pacific there are definitely no legitimate need for cloud seeding operations in America or Asia. The Russians might be able to use some help extinguishing the last of their wild fires. Maybe the silver iodide was shipped to the wrong location. In retrospect it would seem that there is causal link between the flooding in Pakistan, my baptism on July 18 and the rain after my lease expires. Jesus fasted in the wilderness and was tempted by the devil for 40 days after he was baptized (Matthew (3&4). In my case, one divorce, one get, child support and the prayer for a paying job as theological biographer.
Documentation is so DEA Registry these dias. I was trying to secure my naturalization papers, to move to Canada, but the mail didn’t come, although USCIS promises they sent it. Now they won’t have the chance to steal them after I cross the border, unfortunately I won’t be able to get a passport card either. USCIS really needs to send documents over the Internet. Maybe federal torture statute will satisfy the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). I don’t think even a P.O. Box is secure against the embezzlements of the border police. Congress abused my citizenship rights to pay $600 million in treason to the border police and butcher the 14th Amendment that repeals…tear along the perforated line, “excluding Indians not taxes”. Now every “rheumatoid” extorting the mail along the border gets paid a decent wage for information. Computer fraud forced me to include Housing and Urban Development in this month’s issue. I wish I had the time to do the halfway house justice. But e-documents are dear.
In fact, I am going to have to close my Washington cases. Thank you for the baptism, but the rain is too much. I need to dry out at the pub. Subscription to Hospitals & Asylums is for payers or prayers only. You are always welcome to read the website although I am contemplating changing the day of service to separate it from the rental payment. I am also considering relaxing the non-membership policy so that only people without health insurance may be members of Hospitals & Asylums. I hope to lead a nationwide or international health insurance strike on the condition the organizers refuse to pay or be paid for health insurance or health care. It might lead to a due garnishing social security beneficiary union. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in union with the Messiah Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23) International Standard Version. Those new subscribers from Washington who are being discontinued for inclement weather may re-subscribe if they choose to donate or email a prayer for relief relevant to Hospitals & Asylums, ie. Make such a demand in writing.
Our drug policy is: Cigarettes don’t kill people, Surgeon Generals kill people. I have done the math. 350,000 Americans die with the smoker box checked on their death certificate and 20% of the population smokes and 20% of 2.4 million Americans who die annually 480,000. Moderately obese people are also reported to live longer than their fit counterparts in Australia and moderate drinkers of alcohol also live longer. Marijuana has not been found to cause any deaths. Adverse drug reactions to prescription drugs take 100,000 lives annually, bed sores 100,000, medical malpractice 250,000, denial of treatment because of not having insurance 22,000, and the alma mater the rest. When are they going to shut down that university keg party? Maybe when the Tea Party doesn’t refuse to allow me to tell the truth about the 1,500% hand-rolling tobacco, 159% tailor made cigarettes and 0% large cigar tax increase of 2009 to the popular protest against the act where they made no mention of an equal 159% tax increase? The Tea Party is too tortuously negligent in their one tobacco tax revolt, to peaceably assemble like the pacifist tobacco smoking liberal revolutionaries who wanted to free the slaves for freedom from Britain and give blacks and women union, party, citizenship and voting rights instead of fighting a Civil War, they claim to be.
State employees in South Africa demanding an 8.6 percent pay increase and a housing allowance of 1,000 rand ($136) a month, although the government says it can’t afford to raise its offer of a 7 percent increase and a 700 rand allowance, went on strike on August 18. South Africa’s annual inflation rate is currently 4.2 percent. Unions representing about 1.3 million state workers, including the 250,000 member National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union are on strike. The 70,000 National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) plans to strike from Sept. 1. In 2009 50% of the population lived below the poverty line, 24% were unemployed and actively looking for work, and most tellingly the distribution of family income rates a 65 on the Gini index the second most unequal in the world. Nonetheless South Africa is a remarkably successful African nation. South Africa’s $505 billion GDP is 17.7% of the African total, 28% of sub-Saharan Africa although its 49 million people comprise only 4.9% of Africa and 5.9% of sub-Saharan Africa’s population. In 2009 the South African economy contracted 1.8% in 2009 and the government ran a $16.8 billion deficit that was 3.3% of the GDP however the public debt of 29.5% of GDP is within reason. The budget is nearly within the reasonable limit of 3% of GDP and must not give in to the unreasonable union demands. Any money they borrow will come out not only from profits but from existing equitable capital to hurt overall economic growth. To be fair the union will have to invent a progressive system of taxation of their own to ensure the rich pay for the poor to get satisfactory raises in the thriving middle class of government and industrial workers. It may not be the union’s rights that need to be fulfilled but their responsibility. A developed nation must afford a progressive income tax that provides the poor with an adequate safety net. Social justice for those alienated and tortured consumers is the surest foundation for success and happy and safe working conditions. For instance, the rand commands high wages in the monument engraving sector of the United States but to emerge as a fully developed country South Africa must institute a progressive income tax to guarantee all South Africans an income above the poverty line. The Government’s policy on welfare organizations is based on the principle that each population group should serve its own community in the sphere of welfare.
Care Pakistan: The Seeds of Flood Relief HA-21-8-10
Over the course of July and early August 2010, Pakistan experienced the worst monsoon-related floods in living memory. Heavy rainfall, flash floods and riverine floods have devastated large parts of Pakistan since the arrival of seasonal monsoon rains on 22 July. The five rivers that drain northern Pakistan join to form the Indus River that drains into the Arabian Sea. The water flow is expected to reach 1 million cubic feet per second, nearly double the flow of the Mississippi River. This is 10 times the normal flow of the Indus. Much of the nation’s 170 million people live in the floodplain. About one million homes have been damaged, twenty million people have been displaced and the loss of life is estimated at anywhere from 1,300 to 1,600 lives. 160,000 sq. km of land have been submerged, a fifth of the country. Villages and villagers were reportedly washed away by walls of water, entire districts submerged, cropland inundated, drinking water contaminated, communications down, bridges destroyed, roads gone, schools gone, homes gone, thousands of them in the more severely affected districts. An estimated 6 million people need food, 2 million are homeless and 750,000 homes have been destroyed or are in need of repair. The World Bank has pledged $900 million and the Asian Development Bank has given $3 million for immediate needs and committed at least $2 billion over the next two years for reconstruction. The United Nations is asking for another $450 million to deal with immediate humanitarian needs and as of August 17, 2010, $125 million had been contributed. Taking into consideration its military history of cloud seeding the U.S. Treasury can recover from the billions of dollars of freely traded surplus from Afghan operations to immediately pay the outstanding $250 million, without dipping into the General Fund, for the immediate humanitarian needs of flood victims in Pakistan.
Review of the 2010 Medicare and Social Security Trustee Reports HA-12-8-10
The 2010 annual report is the 70th such report for the Social Security Trustees and 45th for the Medicare Trustees. Although the reports were due April 1 they were not submitted until August 5, 2010. At the end of 2009, the number of social security beneficiaries rose to 53 million people from 51 million the year before: 36 million retired workers and dependents of retired workers, 6 million survivors of deceased workers, and 10 million disabled workers and dependents of disabled workers. Medicare is the health insurance program offered to retired and disabled OASDI beneficiaries. In 2009, 46.3 million people were covered by Medicare: 38.7 million aged 65 and older, and 7.6 million disabled. 45.9 million people were insured under Part A, 43 million paid premiums for Part B Supplemental Medical Insurance and 33 million for Part D drug benefits. During the year, an estimated 156 million people had earnings covered by Social Security and paid payroll taxes, down from 163 million in 2008. 2005-2010 will be the first five year period since the inception of the program that the number of covered workers has declined to 3.0 workers per beneficiary. Total expenditures in 2009 for Social Security were $686 billion, total income was $807 billion ($689 billion in tax revenue and $118 billion in interest earnings), and assets held in special issue U.S. Treasury securities grew to $2.5 trillion. In 2009 the DI Trust Fund registered a $12 billion deficit for the first time and is not expected to return to solvency; however the interest earnings from the OASI Trust fund more than offset this account deficit. Program costs for both OASI and DI are estimated to exceed tax income in 2010 and 2011 due to the economic recession. Total Medicare benefits paid in 2009 were $502 billion, income was $508 billion, expenditures were $509 billion, and assets held in special issue U.S. Treasury securities were $381 billion. After many years of concern regarding looming insolvency the HI Trust Fund registered a $1 billion account in deficit in both 2008 and 2009 that is projected to increase. Legislation outlaws back pay for prisoners and fugitive felons, provides back pay withholding for non-attorney representatives, and reimburses the OASDI Trust Funds for a temporary tax incentive to exempt employers who hire unemployed workers from their share of OASDI contributions. The “Affordable Care Act” or ACA, contains roughly 165 provisions affecting the Medicare program and is estimated to postpone the exhaustion of HI trust fund assets from 2017 under the prior law to 2029 under current law. In 2010 there will be no Cost of Living Adjustment for beneficiaries and to hold harmless beneficiaries with annual incomes less than $15,000 shall be exempt from the 14.6% increase in the price of 2010 Medicare premiums.
Title 24 CFR Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Everyone has a social and economic right to a happy home. A happy home is necessary for a healthy and wealthy household, the fundamental unit of human socio-economy. Social workers shall judge tenant landlord relations courts and be authorized to settle mortgage loan disputes. There are an estimated 700,000 homeless people living in the U.S. HUD has a number of public housing programs provide the poor, aged and disabled shelter, affordable rent, insure mortgages and eliminate discrimination and abuse in public housing programs. Public housing policy must prioritize liberty. It is estimated that 3,000-5,000 emergency homeless shelters with 20 to 60 beds are needed to make up for the loss of 115,000 beds between 1996 and 2005. To close all state mental institutions and private psychiatric hospitals it is estimated that around 500-1,000 new +/- 25 bed community mental health shelters and group homes will be needed annually for the duration of a ten year final round of deinstitutionalization. There are 2.5 million admissions to residential drug treatment annually and 600,000 people are incarcerate for so called drug crimes, wherefore the government must provide probationers, parolees and recovering addicts drug free homes. The lion share of the public housing burden is on halfway houses to start up no less than 25,000 houses a year toward a ten year goal of 2.5 million beds, with a 1:3-8 staff to resident ratio. Forfeited and seized homes need to be put to good use. At the end of 2006 there were $13.3 trillion in U.S. mortgage loans. The number of homes sales dropped from a high of 7.2 million in 2005 to 6.48 million in 2006, the average home price declined nearly 1% to $200,000. The number of foreclosure filings rose from about 885,000 in 2005 to 1,259,118 in 2006. An estimated 15.6% of sub-prime loans originated since 1998 have ended up or will end up in foreclosure. Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) loans must be repealed whereas statistics continue to deteriorate. Residents must submit to and not attempt to dominate or subvert the head of household who likewise must not abuse or there will be no capital society. Firms function interdependently with households but have independent leadership.
Book 7 National Cemetery Organization (NCO)
To amend Chapter 7 National Cemeteries §271-296 and repeal Chapter 7a Private and Commercial Cemeteries §298. A licensed professional social worker shall be elected Probate Judge, with the option to change the name of the Court to Justice of the Peace, who shall, free wills and trusts from obligatory registration with the Court, and hear disputes regarding wills and estates, written or intestate. The mental illness jurisdiction shall be heard by a completely different social work judge in an unrelated Mental Health Court. Death statistics shall be improved so that both SSA and CDC publish death statistics annually from the previous year. It is estimated that 56,597,030 people died around the world in 2004 an average of 863 death per 100,000, 0.86% of the population with a life expectancy of 66 years. It is estimated that 2,398,343 people died in the U.S. in 2004, 808 per 100,000, 0.83% of the population, a decrease of 49,945 from the previous year, the life expectancy at birth in 2004 reached 77.9 years, 76 years for men and 80 for women. The leading cause of death was cardiovascular disease (654,000), followed by cancer (550,000), stroke (150,000), respiratory disease (140,000), accident (109,000), diabetes (73,000), Alzheimer’s disease (66,000), influenza/pneumonia (61,500), nephritis (43,000), septicemia (33,500), liver disease (27,000), homicide (22,000), Parkinson’s (19,500), HIV/AIDS (13,000) and suicide (11,000). Estimates of the number of deaths caused by medical malpractice and product liability range from 250,000 proven cases in 2004 to 780,000 in 2001 and taking into the consideration the damage caused by the malevolent distribution of laboratory pathogens the number of death caused by medical science can be conservatively estimated at over a million. To process the human remains there were 23,015 death care service establishments employing 165,000, 0.05% of the work force, generating revenues of $12.6 billion, with a payroll of $3.5 billion, not including the manufacturers of caskets and funeral supplies. Per death receipts for funeral services are estimated to total $4,166 for a burial and $1,080 for a cremation on average. Federal regulation of the funeral industry is currently limited to the National Cemeteries under the supervision of the Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs and a prohibition of unfair and deceptive advertising in the funeral industry that must provide a general price list to consumers. Under current law estate taxes are limited to those estates valued over $3.5 million and national revenues were only around $23 billion…967
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