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Crisis Extinction – 11:11:11

It appears that the news that we are killing ourselves and the world with our ego, greed and garbage hasn’t sunk in. And on this day 11-11-11, otherwise known as the 11th hour – there is a most important issue facing all of humanity.

The issue is Capitalism, our current money system, the means through which money is profited is literally causing the extinction of more than one quarter of our world’s mammals through deforestation, mining, and depletion of the oceans’ habitats by oil drilling, fishing nets, ship strikes and/or pollution, as well as waste management, just to name a few. Deforestation, mining, hunting and the human lust for more are the prime causes of the rapid decline in land mammals.

Let’s look specifically at one human activitiy for the moment, and how the use of natural resources have a direct impact on the Australian environment for instance, where there’s not enough room and/or nothing left for a species to go back to.

Are we aware who the richest Australian is? Her name is Gina Rinehart and her net worth is 10.3 Billion. She owns all the shares of her father’s mining company, Hancock Mining. Hancock’s discovery of iron ore in Pilbara, Australia, is legendary in mining circles. Australia’s iron ore industry was pretty small scale when ore was discovered in Pilbara.

The question to ask is, why does a select individual/corporation, regardless of who made the discovery hold such an entitlement to what is rightfully the property of planet Earth? Hancock himself is quoted saying, ‘Nowhere have we been educated to understand that everything comes from the earth — you must either mine it, or grow it in the first instance’.

Iron is one of the most abundant minerals in the Earth’s crust and about 98% of iron ore is used to make steel. The problem of the issue is the impact of mining on the environment vs. the necessity of the minerals mined. Mining is very harsh on the environment.To justify just how bad some mining is, producing a single gold ring generates 20 tons of mine waste. And where does that waste go? Into the water, air, land, animals, and even into us.

Mining companies support the current methods of mining for an obvious reason, mining is how they turn a profit. They believe that the benefits of mining (money) far outweigh the disadvantages and are willing to destroy the environment at any cost even it means creating an environment on the brink of extinction – while allowing a select few to profit off of what is provided freely from our Earth for all of us to use as required.

What Earth provides is Not intended to support only a select few of which are profiting and living in abundance while poverty and starvation is increasing at an alarming rate. With Equal Money – this sort of madness will stop.

Do we really require science to reveal the facts to us that 1,139 mammals around the globe are threatened with extinction and the populations of 52 percent of all mammal species are declining. Common sense should be enough, but who cares? We better care because after all, humans are mammals to.

We must ask ourselves how and why we continue to support a corporate economy that is addicted to growth at any cost to life on Earth because the lives at risk is our own. Investigate what is being allowed in this world and consider a solution that will stop corporate greed and bring forth dignity and respect for all inhabitants on earth.

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