Hospitals & Asylums    





November 2008


It’s the 20th annual World AIDS Day this December 1st.  The theme is leadership and global public health policymakers are starting to get serious about stopping the disease.  They hope to make HIV testing and antiretroviral drugs completely accessible in sub-Saharan Africa so that the epidemic can be contained and eliminated, in as little as a decade.  Bold behavior modifying measures are definitely needed to stop the spread of HIV and stigma that prevents people from getting tested and enjoying life after being diagnosed.  In the hardest hit countries 40% of the population is infected and the life expectancy has dropped from 50 to 33.  The elderly are caring for their dying children and grandchildren.  The former South African boer I live with, who was an Ambassador to the United States when international sanctions toppled the extremely militarized, nuclear, biological and chemical weapon oriented apartheid regime, attributes the epidemic to the eating of guerilla bush meat, notwithstanding the biological weapons program De Klerk’s cardiologist founded to cause “natural” deaths, or sexual transmission, or new stories of a few random AIDS cases over the past 100 years.  I swear, you do the first open heart transplant and next your nation’s cardiologists are making the history books manufacturing biological weapons.  My objection to the credibility of her science fails to register, but definition number (2) guerilla – irregular soldier – is definitely the behavior that needs to be modified.  Sexual promiscuity and soldiering, by negligence to get tested or malice, including the financing of whores by the Bush and Dick administration that now promises to spend $50 billion on AIDS and elected the perv who engraved the Court of International Trade of the United States (COITUS) in 1980 when the epidemic started, needs to stop.  Sex, at least in sub-Saharan Africa, amongst IV drug users, black market prostitutes and promiscuous gay men, is way to dangerous without free condoms, home HIV testing kits and antiretroviral drugs.  As for US citizens, there is no hope for them, they will need to stay healthy in order to avoid being massacred.  So throw out the trash, eat five servings of fruits and vegetables and whole grains and exercise every day, not to be more successful with the opposite sex but to defend your health against them.     


Devaluating United Nations Currency Enforcement CAP = US$ -7%, € -5.5%: Price of Bailouts under Rule of Law HA-13-11-08


In the Crash of 2008, 40 percent of stock value has vanished, almost $9 trillion. Some $5 trillion in real estate value has disappeared. A recession looms with sweeping layoffs, unemployment compensation surging, and social welfare benefits soaring.  America's first trillion-dollar deficit is at hand. In Fiscal Year 2008 the deficit was $438 billion.  The causes for the colonial financial crisis, that has not spread to emerging markets, are widespread defaults mostly in the sub-prime mortgage lending market and inflation in commodity prices led by oil prices in an atmosphere of de-regulation and outright lawlessness. After the $900 billion bailout was passed the dollar at first devaluated against the Euro, but when the EU, the only enforcer of this economic law with the USA, announced an even bigger, $1trillion Euro bailout, then instead of depreciating the dollar appreciated 18% and is predicted to increase another 5% in the near term.  To bailout the bailout, under the rule of law, the US dollar and Euro are going to need to devaluate against emerging market currencies, thereby offsetting the cost of bailouts and expanding the export trade, that comprises 2/3 of economic growth, while strengthening the purchasing power and voice of law abiding emerging market nations in the international economic system.  The equation for devaluation is quite simple.  The currency is devaluated by the size of the bailout, less value of foreign currency reserves, divided by the size of the GDP.  The results are that the US must unilaterally devaluate their dollar by 7% and the Euro by 5.5%; as the result of their ample foreign currency reserves China and South Korea do not need to devaluate their currencies.  It is hoped that by redressing this colonial financial crisis by devaluating the currencies of the two economic superpowers recession will be avoided in the developed world and the developing world will take a great leap forward towards global economic equality. 


CHAPTER 10 Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH)


To incorporate the contents of Chapter 1 Navy Hospitals, Army and Navy Hospital, and Hospital Relief for Seamen and Others §1-40 in Chapter 10 Armed Forces Retirement Home §400-435. Sections 400 and 435 are original.  The Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) houses an estimated 1,600 veterans at the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home (USSAH) in Washington, D.C and the U.S. Naval Home (USNH) in Gulfport, Mississippi, that has been closed due to damages caused by Hurricane Katrina.  The Naval Home was established in the Naval Hospital Act of Feb. 26, 1811, by Paul Hamilton of South Carolina, secretary of the Navy under President James Madison. The charter was to provide a permanent asylum for decrepit and disabled naval officers, seamen, and Marines.  The Naval Home was officially opened in 1834 and was known as the Naval Asylum until the name was changed to the Naval Home in 1880.  The Soldiers' Home was established in 1851, as an asylum for old and disabled veterans. The armed forces retirement home is a treasured right of veterans who have laid down their arms under Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions. AFRH statute settled the largest war reparations in history - $20 billion of the $33 Madrid conference for the reconstruction of Iraq that needs to be repeated equally for Afghanistan whereas common Article 1 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights reaffirms the right of all peoples to self‑determination.


Tony Sanders