Hospitals & Asylums 








November 2011


By Anthony J. Sanders


Occupy Ashland Report on Occupy Wall St.: The American Fall HA-11-11-11


I hope you find time to read the full report on Occupy.  After bearing ridicule, $420 for three weeks rent and witness to the fifth homicide in nine years; I completed a report on the Declaration of the Occupation of New York, with photos, just in time for Thanksgiving.  In Ashland the 24 hour occupation ended on October 29 when the police cleared the Plaza although the General Assembly continues to meet in the Plaza, Wednesday at 6pm and Saturday at 2pm, weather permitting.  There is much for the survivors to be thankful for.  For instance, I saved $1,000 in two months camping and Occupy is eligible for philanthropic non-profit contributions for social justice.  A nonviolent world revolution in political camping has been a dream of mine since before I sponsored two camping on campus nights in 1999.  Camping all month is certainly the only way to save any money on disability.  There is no campsite more dearly beloved to the denizens of Ashland woods than the century old tradition of free camping in Lithia Park, discontinued in the 1960s when the capitalist Mt. Ashland ski resort was developed.  The current U.S. Forest Service approved Mt. Ashland ski expansion, has been criticized by environmentalists as damaging to the Ashland watershed and the Rogue Group Sierra Club won an appeal for federal injunction, but Community Alternative (Alternative 5) is expected to go forward.  To do the Ashland watershed justice it is proposed to fuse the homeless issue, which Occupy Ashland strongly supports, although there is no longer a 24 hour occupation to entertain the homeless, nor a regular homeless shelter for that matter, with the legal representation of the Ashland watershed, to create a safe winter camp close to town and summer camp at the swimming hole, residents could be proud to invite tourists to.  To correct the economic distortion caused by market subsidies Occupy has encouraged some 650,000 people nationwide to move their money from bailed out big banks to local banks and credit unions to stop the flight of capital into multinational corporations with a colonial agenda.  Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) repayments must be accounted for as General Fund revenues.  To recover the estimated $1.2 trillion in damages caused by the $475 billion TARP to small corporations and homeowners States should likewise reinvest their funds in local financial institutions and people.  Recovery Act funds have distorted the budgets of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that must return to within 3 percent annual growth from FY 2008, when U.S. medical spending was the highest in the world, from $911 billion to $780 billion; Transportation Department (TD) from $120 billion to $75 billion; and the Education Department (ED) whose college tuition distorting subsidies began with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 from $75 billion to $50 billion, to balance the federal budget.  The 16th draft Bicentennial Revolution of the Constitution of Hospitals & Asylums Non-Governmental Economy (CHANGE) is renumbered with an athletic scholarship for the sedentary - sets of 10 pull-ups and/or 100 push-ups and sit-ups between Chapters, 10km run daily and marathon on the Sabbath to qualify for office.


Book 10 Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH)  


To transfer Chapter 1 Navy Hospitals, Army and Navy Hospitals, and Hospital Relief for Seamen and Other §1-40 to Chapter 10 Armed Forces Retirement Home §400-435.  The Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) houses approximately 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.  At an average age of 76, the largest percentage of residents, 80% are WWII veterans, 30% in Korea and 10% in Vietnam.  The average length of stay is 10.6 years.  The Naval Home was established in the Naval Hospitals 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 old and disabled naval officers, seamen and Marines.  The Naval Home was however not officially opened until 1834 after James Fillebrown, Secretary of Commissioners of Navy Hospitals appealed his embezzlement conviction to the Supreme Court in 1833, it was known as the Naval Asylum until the name was changed to the Naval Home in 1880.  The Soldier’s Home was established in 1851, as an asylum for old and disabled veterans.  It was at the Soldier’s Home that President Abraham Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation.  The Soldiers’ Home began admitting airmen in 1917 and officially changed its name to Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home in 1972.  The Naval Home was initially funded by contributions from the active force. This contribution was augmented by all fines imposed upon persons of the Navy and was the principal source of monies for the Naval Hospital Fund/Pension Fund. The Pension Fund also received all money accruing from the sale of prizes of war. For nearly 100 years these monies funded the Naval Home.  In 1934, the Pension Fund was abolished by Congress and the proceeds were deposited into the U.S. Treasury. From 1935 until 1991, the Naval Home was funded by Navy appropriations. Today, it is funded by monthly withholding from active duty troops, fines and forfeitures, interest off the Trust Fund and resident fees…1623