Hospitals & Asylums 








May 2012


By Anthony J. Sanders


GI, Pancreas and Liver: Pathology and Non-surgical Intervention HA-31-5-12


The digestive system comprises the mouth, liver, gallbladder, stomach, pancreas, ileococal valve, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, small intestines and sigmoid colon.  A typical adult human in the United States imbibes 2 liters of fluid per day, to which is added 1 liter of saliva; 2 liters of gastric juice; 1 liter of bile; 2 liters of pancreatic juice; and 1 liter of intestinal secretions.  Of these 9 liters of fluid presented to the intestine, less than 200 gm of stool are excreted per day, of which 65 to 85% is water.  Diarrhea is perceived as the body’s production of more than 4/5 cups (0.2 L) of stool a day.   Low-volume, painful, bloody diarrhea is known as dysentery.  Gastro-intestinal disease accounts for about 10% of all illness, as well as 10% of general practitioner consultations, 8.5% of prescriptions and 8.3% of the cost of inpatient treatment.  It is responsible 8.8% of days of certified incapacity to work and 10% of all deaths. Traditionally, the most highly effective remedy for vomiting and acute diarrhea, with or without blood, is white rice water.  Symptoms usually stop the instant the patient eats the rice.  Imodium (Loperamide) is the standard treatment for diarrhea.  Traveler’s diarrhea caused by E. coli infection is treated with Bactrim (Trimethoprim and Sulphamethoxazole).  For the treatment of peptic and duodenal ulcers there are antacids, anti-emetics, Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and antihistamine H-2 receptor antagonists. Aminosalicylates are immune-suppressants used to treat ulcerative colitis, proctitis and Crohn's disease.  Metronidazole (Flagyl ER) deserves special mention because it is a uniquely useful antibiotic in the treatment of diarrhea and intra-abdominal infections (including ulcers, appendicitis, peritonitis, intra-abdominal abscess, liver abscess and antibiotic associated colitis caused by antibiotic resistant C, difficile). Prolonged use of any antidiarrheal agent is discouraged.  Carcinogenesis of the digestive tract does not usually occur until after a decade of chronic disease, specifically Hepatitis B and ulcerative colitis (UC), but is always a possibility.  Hygiene, diet (elimination diets and white rice water), B12 and folate containing multi-vitamins and homeopathic remedies are the mainstay treatment for chronic diarrhea. Fecal transplant seems safe and effective.


Appendix to $45 Million Ashland Watershed Evaluation of Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon: $25 Million One-Time Cost of Bear Creek Valley Sanitary Authority HA-6-5-12


$45 million are requested to begin liquidating the $47 billion of un-administrated TARP “distressed homeowner funds” at a rate of up to $153 per capita (ie. $31 million for Jackson County) for (1) 100% of the $25 million costs of Ashland joining B Bear Creek Valley Sanitary Authority (BCVSA) (2) Replacing aging water pipes, projected cost is $6.6 million (3) Building a water storage tank for firefighting purposes, projected cost is $8.7 million.  (4) Enclosing the Talent Irrigation District ditch (T.I.D), projected cost is $1.1 million. (5) Building the Talent/Ashland/Phoenix line (TAP Intertie) for access to potable water during emergencies, projected cost is $2.1 million. (6) 75-85% of the cost of Dredging Reeder Reservoir twice to insure against potential damages of the Forest Service ski resort development permit. (7) $100,000 for flood hazard mitigation dead tree removal and backhoe rental on Ashland and Bear Creeks.  (8) Ashland Homeless Shelter $20,000 annually; $400,000 over 20 years. 


Second Reading: Release Assange and Manning HA-31-1-12


As of January 30, 2012 WikiLeaks  website reports that the organization has undergone 423 days of banking blockade - no process; Julian Assange has been subjected to 420 days detainment no charge.  Bradley Manning had been subjected to 617 days incarceration in a U.S. military prison - no brief.  I was first asked to take the case of Julian Assange in December 2010 around the time Interpol issued a warrant for his arrest and released him on bail a week later.  I declined to take the case at the time because he was not actually in prison and I felt my actions were more likely to jeopardize his life than help his case.  In 2011 An Open Letter from the Members of the European Parliament expressed concern for the human rights of Bradley Manning.  U.S. Congress responded by abolishing the death penalty in espionage and censorship statute that now provides victim compensation at 18USC(I)(37)§793(h)(4) and 18USC(I)(37)§794(d)(4).  When I was reminded of Bradley Manning’s unlawful detention in November 2011 by the courageous work of Deb Van Poolen who sponsored a candlelight vigil with a coalition of advocacy organizations before going to Washington D.C. on hunger strike for Bradley Manning, in the New Year, I resolved to cover Wikileaks, as one of two cases for “Jail January” 2012.  The Supreme Court of Sweden quickly moved for a February 2012 ruling on Julian Assange.  Charges against Bradley Manning must be dismissed under Rule 907 of the Manual for Courts Martial.  Mercy, No further action need be taken to investigate or prosecute the European arrest warrant of Julian Assange under Chapter 11 Article 13(2) of the Constitution of Sweden.   N.A.T.O. may pay victim compensation for the Collateral Murder Video released 5 April 2010


Book 1 Military Diplomacy (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 new Book.  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.  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.  The U.S. is on track to reduce their arsenal from 10,000 warheads, to no more than 1,700 to 2,200 nuclear warheads by 2012.  Eliminating various Cold War weapons systems can save $50 billion from maintenance, redeployment from Iraq and Afghanistan can save another $50 billion.  Surplus military bases and assets shall be sold and surplus funds returned to the Treasury.  Military spending must be limited to $500 billion annually.  Military commanders must prohibit the use of force, environmental modification and biological experimentation.  Compensation must be paid by the State for casualty, injury and property damage to civilians caused by military actions.  For lower cost humanitarian missions the US shall veto Chapter VII of the UN Charter and promote humanitarian missions that pay payroll and corporate taxes, less social insurance and deductibles, to the general treasury of any occupied developing nation.  Democratic peace theory holds that liberal democracies tend to be more peaceful than authoritarian or totalitarian states…51