Hospitals & Asylums 








Winter Solstice Vol. 11 No. 4


By Anthony J. Sanders


There are some new monthly and quarterly subscribers from Occupy Ashland, philanthropists who will not be burdened with a subscription unless they respond after the December grant is finally done, and correspondents with martial and medical cases, Season's Greetings.  I need to make it clear that because the Occupy Ashland webmaster did not publish my most excellent $1.2 trillion anti-trust settlement below, censorship occurred, and out of loyalty to my country and self-respect I must respectfully boycott all Occupy Ashland meetings until my work has been published, so as not lend any credence to the sedition of my government.  It seems that only one out of four meritorious petitioners who frequent Occupy Ashland meetings has had her grievances regarding Bradley’s Manning’s incarceration broadcast.  The other petitions, pertaining to the Ashland homeless shelter, implementing the Vermont Workers’ Center Healthcare is a Human Rights Campaign in Oregon, and the Report below, for which fliers were passed out to the public, were all censored.  In the absence of any accountability for the greater public good the net worth of Occupy Ashland is therefore estimated at $200 since the Peace Church donated $100.   The damages caused by this misdemeanor censorship are that by betraying the people Occupy Ashland was compelled to expose the organization to the unpopularity of Congress and contracted a full-fledged case of sedition regarding the $666 Defense Bill.  No person in their right mind would ever think that the 112th Congress had a thought.  We are all tired of plagiarizing the Democratic-Republican (DR) two party system and since the second session of the 110th Congress it has been necessary to dissolve the 111th and 112th Congresses in their entirety.  Congress has not legislated a single law since the agenda of the 110th Congress raised the minimum wage in the first session.  Do not lend credence to the adversarial system by allowing yourself to be drawn in.  I am sorry I did not enact my Occupy Report as a public law so that the public would be aware of the healthy enactment clause – Be the Democratic and Republican (DR) two party system dissolved.  I hope to finish my December Grant, for three edifices, in time for the Peace Church Homeless meeting on the 29th but housing is as boring as it is challenging, and the Streptoccocus pyogenes from the Health and Wellness pod and S. pneumoniae from the Vermont Workers’ Center Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign meetings didn’t help.  I may need to rent the homeless shelter myself as a New Year’s resolution and need the help of someone with a Visa card to purchase antibiotics online without prescription.   


The Vermont Workers’ Center presented Human Rights and Organizing the Grassroots Struggle for Universal Healthcare at the Unitarian Church in Ashland from 7-9pm on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2011.  The speakers were inspired by Oregon energy.  They came because they want victory, not just in Vermont, but nationwide.  Vermont in the first state in the nation to pass a universal health care law and they wanted to share that the effective way for change is through collective action.  In the slide show Bernie Sanders (Vt), one of only two independents in Congress, was quoted as said, “we have got to stop spending money on administration and billing and pay doctors and health care professionals”.  Health is not a commodity but a public good.  Everyone must be covered, no one can be left out.  The function of a private health insurance company is not to provide health care but to make money.  There must be a means of holding government responsible for human rights.  To seek healthcare is a human right.  Therefore in 2008 the Vermont Workers’ Center began a statewide campaign Healthcare is a Human Right and Act 128 was introduced to the state legislature.  After a demonstration of more than 1,000 people at the statehouse on May 1, 2011 the state legislature passed Act 48 on May 25, 2011 and Vermont became the first state to pass universal, publicly financed health care coverage for all Vermont residents.  Oregon state Senator
Lee Beyer stated that Oregon passed HB 3650 that was close to universal health insurance but the state government needed more access to hospital budget certificates, whereas hospital bills drive up the cost, and executives are taking million dollar salaries.  Oregon must learn from the Vermont Workers’ Center Healthcare is a Human Right campaign. Phase I of the Healthcare is a Human Right campaign involved mass organizing, letters to the editor, reframing the government and telling personal stories to the legislature wearing Health is a Human Right t-shirts and taking notes on the proceedings. Phase II which they are now in implements the legislation.  The human rights principles which were most useful were universality, equity, accountability, participation and public good.  Lesson 1 People’s movements can redefine political priorities.  Lesson 2 A human rights framework can be extremely effective for both organizing work and policy fights.  Lesson 3 Be prepared to counter divide and rule tactics.  Lesson 4 It’s not about having convincing arguments, it’s about getting our communities organized statewide to demand justice.  Lesson 5 We need to tell our stories. 


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 5 Customs (ID)


To amend Chapter 5 Columbia Institution for the Deaf §231-250.  The Millennium Development, MDGs for 1990-2015, cuts in half the number of hungry people to 622 million people and percent of people in poverty to 22.75% by 2015 from 45.5% in 1990.  In 2005 843 million people, 12.5% of the population, were hungry and over a billion lived on less than $1.25 a day, in 2009 after the economic crisis the number of hungry people rose to 18%, 1.2 billion people, and the number of people living on less than $1.25 a day rose from 21.5% in 2007 to 22.9% in 2009.  The other goals, education, gender equality, and water and sanitation are on track and the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic has been reversed.  Official Development Assistance (ODA) growth must be sustained to achieve the intermediate target of 0.7% of GDP on the way to a 1% social security style payroll tax for international development.  Voting at the Bretton Woods institutions must be reformed from contribution based to population based, a one person one vote democratic system.  To end dependency upon the U.S. dollar as reserve currency IMF Special Drawing Rights (SDR) shall be the international reserve currency.  To improve global public health, diplomacy and reputation the U.S. shall change the name of Title 6 of the US Code and CFR from Domestic Security and Homeland Security to Customs, amend Title 22 Foreign Relations and Intercourse (a-FRaI-d) to Foreign Relations (FR-ee), change the name of the Court of International of the United States (COITUS) to Customs Court (CC). To terminate financing the Israeli/Egyptian US military finance race, to cease obstructing Palestinian statehood, to purchase a quota from an Afghan Opium Agency, to terminate all international offices of the DEA, to hold NATO and UN peacekeeping mission war profiteers accountable for their crimes, to terminate the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti, to expel the prosecutors from the Hague, to pass the European Constitution or repeal the European prosecutor to protect the global economy against further military coup under Monroe doctrine non-entanglement in European colonial affairs. Furthermore, it is resolved to set down the General of the United Nations (GUN), elect a Secretary of the UN (SUN), abolish the Permanent Membership to the Security Council, change ECOSOC to Socio-Economic Administration, General Assembly to Assembly, Trusteeship to Human Rights Council and establish an International Tax Administration by ratifying the United Nations Charter Legitimate Edition (UNCLE)…674


Book 8 Drug Regulation (DR)


To amend Chapter 6 Gorgas Hospital §300-320.  to reduce demand for the 10 billion prescriptions and oppression that fuel the $1 trillion global drug market with $600 billion in pharmaceutical sales and $400 billion in illicit drug sales, $160 billion pharmaceutical and $65 billion illicit drug sales in the U.S. in 2001, to market antibiotics and highly safe and effective prescription medicines Over-the-counter (OTC), to require all heart medicine labels to state “antibiotics, hygiene, vegan diet and daily exercise, are known to cure endocarditis”, to fast track the clinical and animal trials of the antiviral DRACO that might cure HIV and the common cold, to promote the manufacture of metronidazole in the USA, to refocus Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staffing from 1,500 new drugs and 54 market regulation in 1998 to do the more than 3,200 pharmaceutical preparations in circulation social justice, to criminally prosecute the psychiatric enforcers of dangerous neuroleptic drugs, to dissolve the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and transfer responsibility to an FDA Center for Alcohol and Tobacco (and possibly Marijuana (ATM) and Department of Justice (DoJ) Bureau of Firearms and Explosives (BFE), to transfer the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), prohibit DEA international offices and police finance and change its name to Drug Evaluation Agency (DEA), to hire exclusively doctors to be DEA Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) in preparation for the transition, to commission a study of Schedule of Psychotropic Substances to identify and prohibit from circulation the pathogens that cause serious mental illness, to terminate automatically refilled contracts under DEA Form 222, to repeal the loophole in the statute that has hypothetically caused PTSD and Gulf War Illness since Vietnam, to change the name of the Substance Abuse Mental Health System Administration (SAMHSA) to Social Work Administration (SWA), to transfer the Secretariat of the International Narcotic Control Board (INCB) to the World Health Organization (WHO), to remove Drugs from the name of the Office of Crime (OC), to give Afghanistan 80% of the national and 75% of international opium quota, to stop doctors from receiving kickbacks from pharmaceutical companies, to divert pharmaceutical political contributions to independent candidates, to eliminate mandatory minimum sentencing and reduce sentences for illicit drug possession and trafficking, to make drug addiction treatment safe, accessible and judged by social worker licensed in addiction studies, to reschedule marijuana to Schedule III, establish an entirely new Type of classification for the Customary control of drugs and prohibition of pathogens and refund the mostly poor smokers of Roll-your-own tobacco and small cigars the unfair >2,000% excise tax increase of 2009 by guaranteeing a reduced tax rate of $1.828 for 17 years a year for small cigars and $1.0969 for 13.5 years a year for roll-your own MIRROR form….1085


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