Hospitals & Asylums    





October 2007


The housing bubble is not such a bust on Halloween.  The children and teenage mothers were dressed to kill.  The best costume was an infant less than a year old in a monkey costume whose small size made him look like a real spider monkey resting on his father’s arm.  For the older kids I censured WHO down to the recommended Human Rights address and introduced the new champion of the transfer of the DEA to DHHS, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).  Africa Command was congratulated on their foundation on 1 October after more than three years of advocacy. The upcoming local elections must not be interfered with under a temporary theory of inter-jurisdictional immunity.  The candidates and issues have finally been laid out in the Who and What of Elections.  Democratic principles are not well understood and the Board of Elections is but a niche in the police precinct that has a financial interest in the outcome of the elections.  Spying must be dismissed and opinions kept secret until after Veteran’s Day so as not to incite any extra judicial politics when we need a free, fair and accurate counting of the vote.  For Veteran’s Day I hope produce a manuscript titled, “Me, Myself and Iraq”, to express federal paramountcy in a parliamentary democracy and later disbar the Ohio Bar, once and for all, in November.                 


My Year in Iraq HA-29-10-07


My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope was written by Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III with Malcolm McConnell and published by Simon & Schuster in 2006.  On May 9 President Bush appointed Ambassador Bremer Presidential Envoy to Iraq with full authority over all US government personnel, activities, and funds there, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld designated the Ambassador administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority, empowered with all executive, legislative and judicial functions in Iraq.  May 13 was Bremer’s first night in Iraq.  The first order was the De-Baathification of Iraqi society which excluded the top four layers of the party from public life.  The second order dissolved the Ministry of Defense, old soldiers and officers were welcome back into the army in pursuit of a ratio of 350 soldiers per 100,000 citizens.  The Iraqi economy presented an enormous challenge.  Under the Baathist command economy, with state monopolies controlling distribution of cooking gas and gasoline, subsidized prices were kept artificially low.  New currency had to be printed and hundreds of thousands needed to be employed in public work projects.  Over half of the pumped water was lost to leaky pipes.  Only 20 percent of Iraq’s population, mostly in Baghdad, had access to closed sewage systems.  Most of Iraq’s 192 state run industries are run at a loss.  Food subsidies cost the government $3 billion a year, subsidies gobbled down 65 to 75 percent of all state revenues.  Only 8 percent of government funds were channeled through the Ministry of Finance.  To cover government expenditures Saddam printed more money, at the end of 2002 annual inflation was running at over 100,000 percent and unemployment was at 50 percent, where it stays. Brown, Sherrod. Congress from the Inside: Observations from the Majority and the Minority. Third Edition. Kent State University Press. 2004 and Maltzman, Forrest. Competing Principles: Committees, Parties, and the Organization of Congress. Ann Arbor. University of Michigan Press. 1997 were also read.


To Kill the CHAMP ACT of 2007 HA-19-10-07


The Children’s Health and Medicare Protection Act of 2007 H.R. 3162 has been vetoed by the President and it is referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP).  We must now master the cultural revolution, born by the Ways and Means Truth Squad in May and WHO on World Mental Health 2007, by using the political spectrum to understand the toxic CHAMP Act kidnappers in order to censure communism and fascism so that liberal administration will adjust to the criticism of the conservatives, psychotic smoke stoppers themselves, and we could have a legitimate tobacco tax act by the 111th Congress.  Tobacco is too holy to rush into a deal without amending the Surgeon General warning label to note, “withdrawal causes psychosis” or negotiating the Attorney General settlement.  Chairman Rangel is right that there is, “No victory in Denying Children Health”.  The Ways and Means Committee is however wrong to have invoked a Truth Squad to force a first draft through Congress.  The President exercised his right to veto it.  We must now cease fighting and take up a political agenda whereas the elections are coming and the jail funds are not bound by the human rights cases they sprang from.  Children’s issues including health are extremely politically unstable because of the constitutional non-representation, therefore the principles of non-use of force, equal rights and right of all peoples to self-determination must be taught, tested and certified by an administration open to criticism, debate and censorship, before a legislature enters into State contracts with professional classes, especially the practice of medicine, that is defended by a Prohibition of Federal Interference. 


CHAPTER 8 Drug Administration (DA)


October is National Pharmacy Month. It can be estimated that the global market for drugs is roughly $1 trillion with $600 billion in global pharmaceutical drug sales and $400 billion in illicit drug sales.  Global per capita expenditure for both pharmaceutical and illicit drugs of $150.  In the US pharmaceutical consumption is estimated at $160 and another $65 billion of illicit drug consumption.  Per capita expenditure on drugs can be estimated at $750.  An estimated 10 billion prescriptions are filled every year globally; 3.6 billion in the United States, nearly everyone consumes some sort of illicit, over the counter drugs, or prescription drugs.  There are an estimated 180 million consumers of illicit drugs.  Patented drugs have led to a 25 year increase of life expectancy in developed countries and there is great hope that developing countries will also have access to life saving treatment without regard for their ability to pay.  Greater than 5% of prescriptions result in adverse drug reactions of which 100,000 are fatal in the USA.  To heighten phamacovigilance of drug administration the legitimate medical purpose must be pursued to protect consumers from the dangers of both regulated and unregulated drugs.  To realize higher academic achievement in the regulation of drugs, the legitimate pursuit of medicine and science, the INCB and DEA must be adopted by their health agency respectively, the WHO and DHHS.  A public health understanding of all the aspects of the drug trade, drug use, addiction, withdrawal and mental illness will make the people healthier, wealthier and wiser in their pursuit of happiness.