Hospitals & Asylums
By Anthony J. Sanders
20th Annual World Peace and Prayer Day HA-18-21-6-15
Chief Arvil said, “Blessings. We have lit a sacred fire for four days. We’ve been at this for twenty years. Through their walks in life everyone is sacred” on the first day. On the first day runners ran 20 mile relay between 10am and noon. This team has run across country to go these Peace and Prayer Day gatherings from New York to South Dakota and to Alaska where one runners lung collapsed like mine was recovering from running between noon and 3 pm. Grandma Agnus, of the Takelma tribe living on the Siletz Reservation who is turning 91 in a few months said, “Laughter is one of our cheapest medicines. Give love to mom, it was this body that gave him life. We acknowledge our ancestors as their children. We acknowledge everyone here today…We are here to look after the land. I am going to Amsterdam, Paris and Africa for the 17th Gathering of Grandmothers. This show is $3,000 in the hole. You don’t need to be angry about what you hear, see or speak. Forgive as you want to be forgiven”. The opening speaker said, “We should write a book on ceremonies and sacred sites. We have been losing so many elders. At the first World Peace and Prayer Day we called upon the elders for counsel and spoke Lakota. Everything has a spirit and everything has their time. It is humbling to hear the teaching of knowing to respect. Knowing to go through those protocols. To understand what you receive and give. The sacred sites must be visited peacefully. All I have is a prayer to take to the sacred site. Everybody has a spirit, the wind, the trees, the animals – they too cry like people who have survived holocausts and massacres. We have a message. We must unite all nations in prayer. We pray to make a difference. We pray to acknowledge our ancestors”. We pray for what we don’t have. In a survey of the ceremonial languages of more than 300 tribes, not one had a word for failure, although they all had words regarding learning from one’s mistakes. A lady who lost her career as a high level civil servant in Kenya after a U.S. Embassy Bombing in Nairobi said, “two years after losing her job she lost her home and became homeless with five children. She said, “I changed to live with the poorest of the poor and dedicated myself to their service. I spoke to the U.N., and the U.S.A. gave asylum. Ashland is one of the best communities, it’s a bubble. They murdered my son in Kenya when I was given asylum here. Women are not allowed to own any land, and that is how I am landless, and cannot even own a place to bury my son, due to the madness of my brother. A woman toils”. I told a Rabbi family member that Rabbi Dave’s song wasn’t enough to get me to go back to the synagogue without a prayer for the Palestine Supreme Court. Shalom. (Refrain) All nations, all faiths, one prayer (Refrain). That we live as brother and sisters and peace would reign everywhere. (Refrain). No one can own land, in the Torah. (Refrain). Jews and Palestinians live in the same land. (Refrain) Pray for the peace of Israel. (Refrain) All the world shall live in peace. Bless our elders.
Biosafety and Liability Protocols to the CBD Ratification Question HA-10-6-15
I have been given a greenhouse and commercial contract to grow a field of Calendula officinalis (pot Marigold, English Marigold) at Eagle Mill Farm. Ron Roth asked me to document the private exchange of land in writing under 24USC§153. I hope to grow a commercial medicine garden and my own food with some surplus for the Emergency Food Bank System, for free from seed, cuttings and compost, but have no experience growing plants and it is a learning experience. So far costs are less than $50 and crop failure rates are more than 50%. There are two or three fallow acres on a 40 acre property since the Farm to School program went college. A neighbor also expressed interest in purchasing calendula and reopening the Jackson Wellsprings medicine making operation. Calendula is a powerful vulnerary, healing wounds by promoting cell repair and growth. Also a noted antiseptic and anti-inflammatory used by naturopaths in surgery. The active ingredients are carotenoids, flavonoids, mucilage, saponins, bitters, volatile oil, resins. Applied topically or used internally, it can help keep infections at bay, and is a common ingredient in creams, salves and ointments for treating bruises, burns, sores, skin ulcers, skin infections and rashes. Calendula flower is soothing and gentle for babies and is a popular herb for treating cradle cap, diaper rash, and other skin irritations. Calendula tea is useful internally and externally (as a wash or poultice) to moderate fever temperature. Mild astringent and antiseptic properties are helpful for treating gastrointestinal problems such as ulcers (mixed with marsh mallow root) and cramps (mixed with valerian or cramp bark), indigestion (mixed with peppermint) and diarrhea (alone or mixed with blackberry root). Calendula is one of the best herbs for nourishing and cleansing the lymphatic system, alone or mixed with other lymph cleansers such as burdock, red clover, cleavers, and chickweed. Calendula stimulates the lymphatic drainage and moves congestion out of the body. Calendula starts blooming early and ends very late in the year. Sow seeds in in fall or early spring. It likes full sunshine, fertile soil and occasional water. Calendula flowers were at one time a frequent ingredient in winter stews and soups, as the result of their extended blooming season. The blossoms are ready to pick when they are sticky with resin (which has antifungal properties). The citations were hacked, the gist of the marigold proposal is that Marigold (Tajetes spp.) seeds are straight whereas Calendula (Calendula officinalis) seeds are spiral shaped with spikes like a diamond engagement ring.
Someone terminated my SNAP benefits before my garden had grown and I cannot contain my rage against Agriculture Secretary Vilsack. I am glad to be free of the USDA but wish the SNAP foodstamp program was not prone to totalitarian panic attacks that disrupt the steady growth of foodstamp benefits for the poor and small farmer. Everyone thought it was good to get foodstamps without hassle during the recession, many people, who are not absolutely destitute, and in particular, campers without bills to prove they have a zero dollar income, are bitter about having their benefits cut now that the macro-economy is supposedly doing better. The USDA is a disgrace. Everyone is fed when there is a recession, but when the nation is prospering the Agriculture Secretary dictates totalitarian famine. As it pertains to the Secretary of Agriculture, since he so suddenly caved into obscure right wing Republican demands to cut SNAP benefits in 2013, just in time to spurn the female chancellor and president of the Law of the Sea and Convention on Biological Diversity, it seems necessary to impose a sentence of a fine and up to 12 months in prison under 18USC§246. SNAP benefits have always been prone to totalitarian famine, must be reformed and a deprivation of relief benefits conviction against the Agriculture Secretary, seems the straightforward way to make sure SNAP benefits grow. We let TANF benefits be cut from 14 million in 1996 to 4 million today and now have abysmal child health and welfare statistics. Cutting food stamps sets bad precedence to other agencies who are also facing criminal insanity in regards to the deprivation of relief benefits. Because the USDA has already made their cuts Vilsack gets fired first. The USDA needs a clear lesson that food stamp benefits and spending steadily and predictably grow and any Secretary who cuts them, must resign to avoid legal consequences; Vilsack was too slow to leave office after becoming a civil rights offender against millions of hungry and frightened SNAP beneficiaries. The DI Trust Fund doomsday prophecy is that the trust fund will be exhausted in 2016 and benefits are to be cut to 80%. I have painstakingly calculated the optimal OASDI tax rates to avoid premature exhaustion of the DI Trust Fund at no cost to taxpayers, to be 10.1% OASI 2.3% DI until 2018 when it shifts to 10.2% OASI and 2.2% DI. The OASDI deficit in 2020 and federal deficit in general would be ameliorated by an OASDI Without Income Limit Law (WILL) that would increase revenues by 130% by taxing the rich. Unfortunately the simple working draft of this law was stolen at the time that Jackson County so inexplicably changed the jurisdiction of their GMO-free jury trial to the federal court. I’m honored to deny their request for a jury trial. I am even more honored to wait two hours in the 100° F heat to receive five free grams of marijuana on the day Oregon legalized it, July 1, 2015.
Free Disability Insurance Reallocation Tax (DIRT) Act
To immediately amend the DI tax rate from 1.80% to 2.30%, from 0.90% to 1.15% for employees and from 0.90% to 1.15% for employers under Sec. 201(b)(1)(S) of the Social Security Act 42USC(7)II§401 and amend the OASI tax rate from 10.60% to 10.10%, from 5.30% to 5.05% for employees under 26USC(C)(21)(A)§3101 (a) and from 5.30% to 5.05% for employers under 26USC(C)(21)(A)§3111 (a) to avoid depletion of the Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund in 2016 without increasing the overall 12.4% OASDI or 15.3% OASDI and Hospital Insurance (HI) tax-rate under 26USC(A)(2)§1401.
To amend the DI tax rate again in 2018 to 2.20% from 2.30%, from 1.15% to 1.10% for employees and from 1.15% to 1.10% for employers under Sec. 201(b)(1)(S) of the Social Security Act 42USC(7)II§401 and amend the OASI tax rate from 10.10% to 10.20%, from 5.05% to 5.10% for employees under 26USC(C)(21)(A)§3101 (a) and from 5.05% to 5.10% for employers under 26USC(C)(21)(A)§3111 (a) without increasing the overall 12.4% OASDI or 15.3% OASDI and Hospital Insurance (HI) tax-rate under 26USC(A)(2)§1401 to maximize efficiency until a deficit appears in the OASI Trust Fund in 2020.
Without Income Limit Law (WILL) Act
To abolish the maximum taxable limit on DI contributions in 2016 and OASI contributions in 2017 and repeal Adjustment of the contribution and benefit base Section 230 of the Social Security Act 42USC(7)§430.
To require the Social Security Administration to pay for SSI Costs beginning in 2017.
To share profits in excess of social security program costs to the general fund of the U.S Treasury on a sliding scale beginning in 2017 DI 50/50 prioritizing the $22 billion + 2% annual growth cost of USPS, and OASI 10/90 to eliminate the federal budget deficit. In 2020 OASI would share at negotiated rates an estimated 25/75, in 2025 OASDI would share 50/50 and by 2030 75/25 and at 2035 OASDI would take all to pay for peak in costs of Baby Boomer generation and might need to raise the overall OASDI tax rate.
Book 3 Health and Welfare (HAW)
To amend Chapter 3 National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers §71-150, to reduce the deficit to 2.6% of GDP in FY 2012 and 2.5% of GDP in FY 2013 under Sec. 148, to amend the Disability Insurance (DI) tax rate to 2.61%, and the Old Age Survivor Insurance (OASI) tax rate to 9.79% without increasing the overall 12.4% OASDI or 15.3% OASDI and Hospital Insurance (HI) tax-rate, to fix a 3% Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for social security benefits, to limit medical cost increases to less than 3%, to improve accounting, to limit the term of the Social Security Commissioner to two years, to replace Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) and representative with licensed social workers and non-social worker representatives, to authorize SSA to settle legal and medical malpractice, to finance halfway houses with SSI, to provide Medicaid for free to those earning less than 150% of the poverty line and for reasonably priced premiums for everyone else, to prohibit medical billing, to nationalize health insurance assets, to ratify ILO Conventions 132, 156 and 183, to afford a 1% FICA tax for international development, to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment, and to eliminate the income cap on Social Security contributions to guarantee all Americans an income of $1,000 a month. During 2011, an estimated 148 million people paid FICA social security payroll taxes. One-in-six Americans, 55.4 million receives a Social Security benefit. In 2011, 44.8 million people received OASI benefits, 15 million received DI and/or SSI benefits, and 48.7 million were covered under Medicare. In 2010 DI paid 9.9 million beneficiaries and SSI paid 7.9 million beneficiaries there is considerable overlap. Total benefits paid in 2011, including SSI, were $785 billion. Total income including $49 billion from the General Fund to pay for SSI was $830 billion. Assets grew to $2.7 trillion. In 2011, Medicare covered 48.7 million people. Total expenditures were $549.1 billion. Total income was $530.0 billion. In 2008 Medicaid served more than 52 million Medicaid beneficiaries costing more than $305 billion. In 2011 38 million people used food stamps at a cost of $53.6 billion. In 2000 125 million people were covered by unemployment insurance and in 2010 there were around 42.4 million beneficiaries. TANF beneficiaries have decreased from 14.2 million in 1993 to less than 5 million in 2003. In 2001, 6.9 million custodial parents were due an average of $5,000, $34.9 billion due and $31.9 billion (62.6%) received, averaging $3,200 per custodial family and another $900 million was paid voluntarily. In 2012 4.5 million Americans received rental assistance from HUD, to familiarize you with the broad spectrum of welfare benefits…Quiz