Hospitals & Asylums 








February 2012


By Anthony J. Sanders


To help process the March Madness of National Social Work Month it might help to believe that the economic enemy is at war with freedom and the Rivergate Church and Synagogue suggests that we must break the agreements we made under the duress of a warfare worldview.  To give us a sense of duty to end the war in heaven the NPR reports there is a federal lawsuit calling for “corporate responsibility for torture” filed by a Palestinian man whose father was taken in for questioning by the intelligence service and brought back by the hospital dead with cigarette burns all over his body, the surviving son immigrated to the USA and is now a Texas police officer.  Victim compensation is the path to freedom and I not only survived the colorectal and lymphatic cancer warsh without a shirt on my back but walked away from my family reunion with 24USC(10)§420 a federally insured volunteer under 24USC(10)§422(d) about $180 ahead of $35 running tights and $40 in socks, and apologize for negligently turning a blind eye to and running away from the Occupy size box of pretzels and fat girl with the immitation polyomavirus. I thank the divine providence of the community free box for my dry but slightly tight running shoes and the beautiful weather we have been having on this day which was predicted to be the coldest night of the year 14°F, cold enough for to open the doors of the cold weather shelter, which was expected to happen by a volunteer at the community dinner last night.  The night before last the City very kindly opened Pioneer Hall as an emergency shelter and we got to get out of the freezing rain enough to enjoy the snow.  I had gotten free pneumococcal, flu and DPT vaccinations, my arms were sore, my bag wet, had insomnia, woke up early to a low lying cloud of nasal virus and was exhausted the next day but maybe I can afford to rent a rheum now that I am camping and no longer want such unhealthy living conditions.  I would be willing to volunteer maybe three nights a week at such shelter.  Now we have two potential locations for a $1 per capita federal grant financed 7 night a week Ashland homeless shelters (1) Pioneer Hall across Lithia Creek from the old Chautauqua campground and (2) the Daily Tidings Building across the street from the First Presbyterian Church where the Sunday and cold weather shelter and once monthly winter meal are provided.  I regret Chautauqua Homeless Campaign v. Mt. Ashland Defenders: Ashland Watershed Evaluation will probably not be done until the next Citizens Homeless Coalition meeting.  Because of high levels of interest in mental health this national social month I have appended to this newsletter the abstract of March’s study titled, State Mental Institution Library Education (SMILE).  Over-the-counter 5HTP and SAMe are reportedly nearly as effective against depression as nuts for polite campers in inclement weather and I am looking for depressed consumers to try them and report their opinion this March.


Occupy D.C. Founders Speak at Southern Oregon University HA-2-16-12


Two events were hosted in the month of February at Southern Oregon University.  The first, at Feb. 15, 5:00pm -- Solidarity Potluck; 6:30pm -- Trade Justice Roadshow: Corporate Globalization & the Trans-Pacific FTA.  The second, on Feb. 16, 6:30pm -- Dr. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese: The Occupy Movement and Universal Healthcare. The Trans-Pacific Free Trade negotiations are "being held in secret" and the working documents need to be released on the Internet.  Those attending unanimously declared the United States of America v. Kim Dotcom, Megaupload Limited et al. United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Alexandria Division Criminal seizure of January 19, 2012 and adopted the armed robbery case as poster-child to the TPFTA.  Deb Van Poolen went to Washington D.C. on hunger strike for Bradley Manning and returned with Occupy D.C. co-founders lawyer Kevin Zeese and physician Margaret Flowers, who are travelling the West Coast Occupy movements from San Francisco, to speak at Southern Oregon University. The Occupy D.C. founders agreed to look into converting D.C. prisons to homeless shelters. Ms. Flowers defends her failed experiment in federal lobbying for universal health insurance, “20 years ago 70% of American physicians were members of the American Medical Association (AMA) today only 15% are”.  Kevin Zeese tells us, “This is an interesting time in our history.  The empire is hollowing out our economy.  Rome had 37 bases, the U.S. over 600. 400 people have 80% of the wealth.  They didn't get there by being any smarter or working harder than everyone else but because the system is corrupt.  Corruption is so extreme Obama holds luncheons costing $37,000, more than the median American income.  We've had everything stolen from us.  2/3 of us do not have $1,000 for emergency expenses.  For 10 years polls have shown 2/3 of Americans want single payer.  We want to move to a democratized economy away from oligarchy.  Occupy is the beginning of a political movement however it must abolish and not lobby the establishment”.  The anonymous Democratic candidate/mole rumored to be attending didn’t speak and both? Democratic and Republican (DR) parties in the 2nd Congressional District of Oregon are charged 25% of their 2012 campaign contributions for the winter jacket by all the independent political organizations.


Authorization Request for Dental Services HA-14-2-12


I need to get two teeth treated if I am to kiss a girl at midnight on New Year’s Eve 2012-2013.  I have therefore prepared a claim alleging discrimination on the basis of disability to enable a dentist to secure payment for the extraction of an upper wisdom tooth and root canal and composite restoration of the first maxillary molar.  Humans have twenty baby (primary) teeth and thirty-two adult (permanent) teeth.   In total, more than 95 percent of adults in the United States are afflicted with dental caries.  At the age of 12, 58 percent of children in the United States have some caries in their permanent teeth.  By age 17, the figure jumps to over 84 percent.  By the time children reach the age of 17 only 16 percent are free of dental caries.  Over 60 percent of those over age 65 have root caries, three times the rate of younger adults.  Almost all seniors (95 percent) have at least one area where the gum has lost its attachment to the tooth.  Nearly 70 percent have more severe periodontal pockets (over 4 millimeters).  Twenty-five percent of Americans are without any natural teeth when they die. The ingestion of sugar is the culprit in the development of caries.  Prehistoric man had very little caries, only 2 to 4 percent of the teeth examined.  Through the Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval periods, the incidence of caries hovered at about 10 percent.   The rate remained constant until the end of the seventeenth century when, with the development and distribution of sugar cane, it began its steady rise. By 1850 sugar was eaten by most of the population, and the incidence of caries mushroomed.  Both the consumption of sugar and the rate of caries continued to rise until the 1950s and 60s.  At this time, fluoride was added to municipal and school water supplies and toothpastes and the rate of caries began to decline.  The conventional wisdom is to brush and floss twice a day and see your dentist twice a year.  There are only two basic concepts to remember to be a successful dentist, “The front teeth have to look good and the back teeth have to be pain free.  If these two rules are followed, the patients will be happy and the dentist will make a good living”.    


Homeless Campaign HA-9-2-12


To wrap up the message of the Citizen’s Homeless Coalition and Ashland City Council Homeless Steering Committee, it is proposed to change the name of the organization to the Homeless Campaign, at least for the purposes of this newsletter of minutes from the every-other Thursday meetings at Peace Church.  The name Homeless Campaign reminds every community of the need for (1) a homeless shelter and (2) free camping.  Ashland, with a population of 20,000 is seeking $20,000 annually, $1 per capita, in federal grants and tax-credits for 75% of the costs of acquiring new homeless shelters under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.  It is hoped to legally incorporate as a taxpaying 527 political organization once we have negotiated 501(c)(3) property tax forgiveness for the homeless shelter and park maintenance for the restrooms at the campground at Lithia Park, where the free camping was prohibited in the 1960s.


Book 4 State Mental Institution Library Education (SMILE)


To amend Chapter 4 St. Elizabeth’s Hospitals §161-230 incorporating Chapter 9 §321-329 Hospitalization of Mentally Ill Nationals Returned from Foreign Countries at §189-194 therein.  Review in March. National Social Work month, this work changes the name of the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the Social Work Administration (SWA) to administrate professionally competent review tribunals of hospitalizations for mental illness and substance abuse by licensed social workers.  District of Columbia Mental Health System statute reduced the inpatient psychiatric population of St. Elizabeth’s hospital from 7,000 to 600 and in 2009 the buildings were bought by the Department of Homeland Security and in 2011 the statute amended to recognize “Customs” as the inheritors of Title 6 of the USC and CFR. Globally mental illness and psychological disorders stemming from substance are estimated to affect a combined total of 450 million people, 7.3% of the population.  55% of Americans have suffered mental illness at some time in their life and 1 in 5 Americans experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year, about 5% suffer a serious mental illness.  In 1997 30,535 people died from suicide in the U.S. and it was the 11th leading cause of death in 2000.  The de-institutionalization movement has been successful in reducing the psychiatric inpatient population by half from 515,572 in 1970 to 198,195 in 1998.  During 1999 there were 1.7 million admissions to inpatient psychiatric treatment, 424,450 of those were involuntary commitments. Mental illness is the second leading cause of disability, costing disability insurance an estimated $24 billion and medical $65 billion annually, with mental health organization accounting for around $38 billion in expenditures.  Under deinstitutionalization the diagnosis of mental illness and psychiatric drug consumption have increased alarmingly particularly amongst juveniles.  Anti-psychotic and hypnotic drugs are the leading cause of prescription drug overdose.  Civil commitments and judge enforced medication are abolished.  The licenses of all state mental institutions, private psychiatric hospitals and general hospital psychiatric wards are terminated.  Funds shall be reinvested in social worker supervised group homes and forensic hospitals.  The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) V must recognize the diagnosis sado-masochism (dsm) to reverse the rise of this abusive class to its highest levels of incompetence. MIRROR form…545