Hospitals & Asylums 








Winter Solstice


Vol. 12 No. 4


By Anthony J. Sanders


The Geminids, were initially reported by the International Meteor Organization (IMO) to have peaked at 140 meteors an hour on 14 December, edging out the Perseids, with around 137 meteors an hour in the northern hemisphere on August 13 2012, but after being completely disappointed after an hour in the morning cold of 15 December, the Geminid peak was revised downward to 122.  The Perseids therefore reclaim the crown from the Geminids who peaked at a phenomenal rate of 600 meteors an hour in December 2011.  The Geminids meteor shower is normally entirely derived of debris from the minor planet (asteroid) 3200 Phaethon but in 2011 and 2012 the display was augmented with debris from Comet Wirtanan which orbits the sun in a little more than five years.  Mayan creation date falls on my sister and my birthday August 11, so it is fitting that the Perseids would win.  Her highness, my sister, is relieved, to regain the throne, and the bonfire is at her place, across the road from where we celebrated the winter solstice last year.  Maybe there will be another winter solstice bonfire there this year; there are more than enough logs and friends to visit on that inherited mountainside.  I have been thinking about buying the land I am camping on but doubt the paperwork would make it more mine than the silence of the thieving young bear who has so far been too lazy to attempt to climb the tree to get at the hanging food, and selection of the deeper dig out of sight of the mansions overlooking the planter furnished garden for which Nicotiana tabacum and N. rustica seeds have been offered to compliment the garlic and organic red clover that haven’t sprouted yet.  There are a fiberoptic cable, power line and irrigation ditch conveniently nearby.  Is there anyone in North America able to throw a winter solstice party competitive with Chichen Itza?  While the Maya did not excel at every science, their naked eye astronomical observations are considered the best.  Although there is no official explanation for the abandonment of their great cities, such as Tikal that had a population as high as 800,000, scientists presume that it is the result of the exhaustion of large game and a few bad agricultural years.  I would furthermore like to speculate that hygiene must not have been very understood because at least in Chichen Itza, the Mayan priests contaminated their well by throwing the corpses of their human sacrifices into the cenote.  The Aztecs were the greediest cannibals in history and seem to have held their city at the cost of tens of thousands of neighbors annually.  Whatever the reason, the abandonment of Mayan cities seems to be the finest lesson for modern families to enjoy better health and longevity in rural communities.  It is too bad they burned so many codices in front of the cathedral at Mani in the Yucatan, where a German friend studied with a Mayan shaman, for which he was elected class president by the Yucatecan anthropology school.   The papal library fee must be even more than my mud and sweat destroyed books this 2012, I am budgeting for as many as $100 of these accidentally damaged books in 2013 and shall be more careful.         


Winter Solstice Dissolution of Hospitals & Asylums (HA) Political Party Relating to the Mayan Long Count HA-21-12-12


Done 24 November 2012. Flood proof logging road runoff party on state death row subsequently cancelled on account of vandalism and looting.  Freshman principle of political science - Not in My Back Yard (NIMBY).  The end of the…Mayan Great Calendar occurs on the winter solstice on December 21, 2012.  According to the correlation between the 5,125 year Long Count and Western calendars accepted by the great majority of Maya researchers (known as the Goodman-Martinez-Thompson, or GMT, correlation), this Mayan creation date 4 Ahaw, 8 Kumk’u is equivalent to August 11 (my birthday), 3114 BCE in the proleptic Gregorian calendar we use today. Inspired by the shadow of the serpent descending the Temple of the Sun and sun descending along the edge of the stone box on the roof of el Caracol at the ruins of Chichen Itza during equinox 1994 I have been publishing the Hospitals & Asylums (HA) newsletter yearly, equinox and solstice (yes), without interruption since 2000, online, with another monthly newsletter, since December 2004.  Since three personal acquaintances ran for local political office, without any political party affiliation, and my namesake, Senator Bernie Sanders, is the only independent in Congress, inspired but unsatisfied with the Tea Party and Occupy I am toying with the idea of Hospitals & Asylums Political Party 2013 (HAPPY).  It is an auspicious time for HA.  The Perseid meteors of August 2012, with a peak of around 120-130 meteors per hour, edged out the Leonids of November, with 110-120 meteors per hour, and is the largest meteor shower since 600-700 Geminids fell per hour December 2011. Because the lesson we have to teach the major political parties is dissolution and we want to be nonviolent and healthy, at all times, so the arts might flourish, and social networking remains out of reach (the athletic-scholar), our form of reunion shall be dissolution, for six months of formal study of the Party line (depending on your State), until you may be registered as a HA party candidate with your election board. For the occasion, I have constructed a TARP winter shelter to host a winter solstice party with which to ask the public authority for permission to camp, pay $47 billion for the entire Housing and Urban Development (HUD) budget FY 2013 and retroactively return around $300 billion in repaid TARP loans to the General Fund to sustain the Federal Budget Balanced to Prevent Debt from Exceeding 100% of GDP FY 2012, do justice and serve as temporary party headquarters until the FDA adopts the Center for Alcohol, Tobacco and Marijuana (ATM).


Sandy Relief HA-15-12-12


Hurricane Sandy was a hurricane that devastated portions of the Caribbean and the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States during late October 2012, with lesser impacts in Southeastern and Midwestern states and Eastern Canada. The storm became the largest Atlantic hurricane on record (as measured by diameter, with winds spanning 1,100 miles (1,800 km)). Preliminary estimates of losses due to damage and business interruption are estimated at $65.6 billion (2012 USD), which would make it the second-costliest Atlantic hurricane, behind only Hurricane Katrina. At least 253 people were killed along the path of the storm in seven countries.  In the United States, Hurricane Sandy affected 24 states, including the entire eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine and west across the Appalachian Mountains to Michigan and Wisconsin, with particularly severe damage in New Jersey and New York. Its storm surge hit New York City on October 29, flooding streets, tunnels and subway lines and cutting power in and around the city. Damage in the US is estimated at over $63 billion (2012 USD). One factor contributing to the storm's strength was additional energy from abnormally warm water off the North American East Coast, where global warming was identified as contributing 0.6°C of the 3°C above normal sea surface temperatures.  The recent record decline in Arctic sea ice could be responsible.  In conclusion, to apologize for the miserly delinquency of federal payments for disaster relief for Hurricane Sandy, a $75 billion settlement is provided, above and beyond the $63 billion requested, in November, including $1 billion for affected Caribbean nations and another $1 billion for Haiti, to sustain this level of support for the poorest nation in the Americas, and make up for the continuing losses to vandalism and looting incited by the bipartisan “fiscal cliff” hallucination deluding the national priority of Sandy relief.  The FY2012 HA budget finances $75 billion for the cooperative administration of the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and US Agency for International Development (USAID) by transferring $43.4 billion from the Transportation Department (TD) and $46.4 billion from the Education Department (ED) for a total of $89 billion from whence $74 billion shall be credited to FEMA and $2 billion to USAID for Hurricane Sandy relief and $14 billion shall be returned to reduce Obama's FY 2012 deficit from $1,327 billion to $1,313 billion and increase the HA deficit from $412 billion to $473 billion.  It is important that the Transportation and Education Departments are relieved of these FY 2012 budget, so that their budgets are stabilized at 3 percent annual growth from FY 2008.  It is furthermore reiterated in un-hacked and clear terms that – (1) FEMA expenditures should be accounted for annually in the OMB Office of the President Column and (2) FEMA and USAID should coordinate international disaster relief from a shared small office in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital reminded to care for the true name of U.S. Customs (aka Homeland Security). 


Medicinal Herbs and Probiotics HA-31-10-12


One out of every three adult Americans uses complementary/alternative medical care.  Sales of botanicals have increased more than 300 percent since the 1990s and currently are an $8 billion industry.  Plants relating to human health fall into three categories: those which injure, those which heal and nourish, and those which alter the conscious mind.  Herbs are so potent and flavorful that they do not need much space, many are wayside weeds and invasive plants, which is good for beginning gardeners.  My interest in medicinal herbs is primarily culinary in nature - to better supplement my vegan diet in order to improve flavor, nutrition, athletic performance, cavity prevention, and stop the diarrhea and malabsorption that began after using antibiotics heavily to recover from four years of heart disease, last year.  Vegans face a low risk of death from heart disease, diabetes or cancer but must eat frequently and supplement appropriately as they quickly become deficient in calories, and under the stress of illness requiring antibiotic treatment, deficient in both Vitamin B-12, which causes chronic diarrhea and the mineral Phosphorus, which causes cavities, because in nature they are only found in animal products, which have deadlier consequences.  Part A catalogues photos of 33 medicinal spices and herbs easily cultivated or purchased in most of North America, 13 adaptogens, 13 probiotic cultures, psychoactive and toxic plants; Part B indicates herbal remedies for common conditions, Part C recounts the history of medicine and Part D adds herbal tea and probiotics to a rice and green leafy vegetable diet for optimum health.  The primary lesson is to consume billions of probiotic organisms within two hours of taking antibiotics and everyday for two weeks thereafter.  Furthermore, four cups a day of herbal tea, typically a concoction of every herb available with the necessary medicinal qualities, either as a substitute or complement to pharmaceutical medicine, seems to be the best way to ensure the drinking water is boiled and nourishing.    


Book 8 Drug Regulation (DR)


To amend Chapter 6 Gorgas Hospital §300-320.  The objective of this work on pharmacology and toxicology is 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. alone.  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 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 for 30 years, to regulate drug consumption MIRROR form; Quiz….1062


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, to incorporate the oldest and newest HA laws; Quiz…1583