Hospitals & Asylums    





May 2010


I finally updated the Atlas for the first time since 2007.  I even estimated the currency exchange adjustment country by country; all that is left to do is weight the votes by population for the economic democracy of the future, its not technically required yet.  I wasn’t the only one struggling to lift that great weight.  The UN Human Development Report 2007/2008 took a vacation; they laud in their new report on human mobility.  I pray they have found a safe place to do their work.  Although the international economic coup owns more privacy than ever there is now hope that working together we can redress the grievances of a world of people too intimidated to represent themselves. 


The day after I submitted my unanalyzed atlas to the international economic community, on the 23rd, a health inspector visited my new home on the basis of an “anonymous tip”, to sentence me to a month of vigorous exercise doing environmental reclamation in my backyard that otherwise would not have been done.  The health inspector was a relief; normally they send bio-terrorists.  I guess only dirty people are clean.  These routine invasions of privacy are obviously the cause of the “credit” crisis, and whereas the ruling elite go unchecked, it is also the result.  For the economy to recover these anonymous personal investigations must cease.  Governments and corporate elites must cease to abuse their petitioners and read, write and pay more efficiently and beneficially than before. 


The credit crisis was the means that the democratically ousted architects of the Iraq war laundered their war debt.  By reinvesting from energy to treasury bonds to financial institutions, the former leaders sabotaged the global economy, so even their excesses would look fiscally responsible by comparison.  They furthermore rented a continuing corporate immunity to plague their dissidents, the good people.  By means of the credit bureau the government was completely divested of the slave labor they formerly took for granted and defrauded with student loans collections when asked for payment for research provided.  The financial sector subsidies served to strengthen the division between rich and poor, between power and wisdom, between corruption and good government.  As long as the financial sector subsidies cease the economy will recover. 


To bring an end to this economic dissatisfaction it seems most efficient to classify the crisis as war debt from the Afghan and Iraqi occupations, soon to cease.  For the first time since the war began troop levels have gone down in Iraq below troop levels in Afghanistan, a little over ninety thousand in both nations.  US troops are scheduled to leave Iraq in August 2010, to go down in Afghanistan in the fall of 2010 and be completely deployed by fall of 2011.  The government sponsored abuse should go down with the end of war power abuses.  


The deadly conflict between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian relief activists might be sufficiently just to elicit reparations from Operation Cast Lead, appoint a Palestinian Supreme Court and an independent Palestinian currency.   North Korea has not confessed to the sinking of a South Korean war ship and we await the results of a Security Council.  The United States has committed to bilateral reductions in the nuclear arsenal with Russia to fulfill obligations under the NPT but the President insists on laundering more money in these security clearances that are causing such natural disasters as the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana, I intend to look into in June. 


The 2010 World Atlas: MDGs 1990-2015 and the 2009 Factbook HA-31-5-10


The Atlas has been updated to record the low-point of the global Recession.  Economic growth, around 3.5% since 1946, contracted 0.8% in 2009 and global trade plummeted nearly 25% from 2008 levels, the largest single year drop since WWII.  Purchasing power parity of GWP dropped to $70.29 trillion (2009 est.) from $70.84 trillion (2008 est.) and the official exchange rate GWP was $58.07 trillion U.S. dollars.  Per capita income retreated about 2% to $10,500 (2009 est.) from $10,700 (2008 est.) as global unemployment rose from 7% in 2008 to nearly 9% in 2009 while underemployment, especially in the developing world, remained much higher.  The number of hungry people rose from 700 million to a record high of 1.2 billion.  The IMF reports economic growth to be stable at 1.7% in the first quarter and 3.2% in the second quarter of 2010.  


The UN Millennium Development Goal Report 2009 brings into question whether Goal 1 to halve the poverty, <$1 day, from 45.5% in 1990 to 22.75% in 2015, has been jeopardized by the recession.  In 2007, only 21.5% were extremely poor, however the recession plunged 100 million more people below $1 a day and poverty thus increased to 22.9%, so in 2009 Goal 1 was not achieved.  Both 90% primary school enrollment rate and 50% reduction in people needing water are both achievable at current rates of growth.  The AIDS drugs arrived and rates of infection and death went down.  To achieve all the health related goals the utility bill for water and sewage connections must be paid, folic acid multi-vitamins are damned.  The short term plan for 2010 is for the bailouts to cease and ODA to exceed the $154 billion committed.  The long term plan is to levy a carbon tax to finance eco-friendly water, sewage and electricity (solar) connections in slums by 2030.  The medium term plan to finance the MDGs for 2015 is for the U.S. Dollar and Euro basket to experimentally appreciate developing nation currencies - equalizing exchange rate GDP with purchasing power parity GDP rate, in pursuit income equality and more purchasing (selling) power so:


GDP XR = GDP PPP (developing nations) Þ GDP PPP > GDP XR (all nations)


CHAPTER 1 Military Democracy (MD)


To transfer Chapter One Navy Hospitals, Naval Home, Army and other Naval Hospital, and Hospital Relief for Seamen and Others §1-40 to Chapter 10 Armed Forces Retirement Home §400-435 and write a whole new Chapter on military democracy.  This Chapter shall change the name of the Department of Defense (DoD) to the Military Department (MD).  The US Military employs an estimated 2.8 million US citizens including 600,000 civilian employees.  In FY 2009 military spendingrose to $611 billion one half of global military spending. The elimination of nuclear arsenal is a priority.  Under the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) the US, who has an estimated 10,000 warheads, must reduce their arsenal to no more than 1,700 to 2,200 nuclear warheads by 2012.  Elimination of various Cold War weapons systems can save $50 billion from maintenance, redeployment from Iraq and Afghanistan can save another $50 billion.  For the first time since the war began troop levels have gone down in Iraq below troop levels in Afghanistan, a little over ninety thousand in both nations.  US troops are scheduled to leave Iraq in August 2010 and to go down in Afghanistan in the fall of 2010 and be completely deployed by fall of 2011. 


Since its foundation the US military has suffered nearly 1.3 million casualties in 13 wars.  There are reported to be 26.4 million US veterans.  To keep the peace the military must carefully prohibit the use of force, thermal oceanic dumping, biological experimentation and damaging environmental modification programs; carbon emissions must be capped.  Military spending must be limited to not more than $400 billion annually.  Surplus military assets shall be sold to the most peaceful bidder.  The US shall veto UN Chapter VII missions and instead promote humanitarian missions that pay payroll taxes and corporate profits, less social insurance and deductibles, to the general treasury of any developing democratic nation they occupy.  The United States must purchase rights to African Command, Iraq Reconstruction Fund and US/Afghan Peace Treaty from the Author; and elect a new, civilian Secretary for the Department.  Democratic peace theory holds that liberal democracies tend to be more peaceful than authoritarian or totalitarian states because they don’t make war upon other democratic nations…51


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