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Extinction is Human Caused — It is not a Natural-Occurrence of our times as ignorance dictates

Species extinction facts

122,090 Number of species gone extinct So far this year 1

This is not a natural occurrence, as the broken systems of game management, oil production, agriculture, and cattle industry would like all of the American taxpayers to believe. No

“Here are some quick “species extinction… facts”… and it’s not encouraging reading. Species are becoming extinct faster now than at any point in modern history.

Top 5 facts about species gone extinct

Species are disappearing

We don’t know exactly how many species go extinct every year but it could be 100,000 – about 1 every 5 minutes.

…And fast !

The current rate of extinction is up to 10,000 times higher than the average historical extinction rates. We, the humans, are almost wholly responsible for this increase.

It’s getting worse

The worsening and loss of biodiversity are projected to continue, and even accelerate. Direct human activity and climate change is the cause of this – for example through the destruction of forests and coral reefs.

Possible mass extinction

There is a wide belief that a “mass extinction” is underway. Some predict that half of all living species could be gone within 100 years.

Who are they?

Within the next 15 to 40 years it is likely that the following animals will become extinct: polar bear, chimpanzee, elephant, snow leopard, tiger, mountain gorilla, orangutan, giant panda, rhino, and the koala bear. Unfortunately, these are just a few of many…”

What is Extinction

  1. An endangered species is one whose numbers are so small that it is at risk of extinction.
  2. A species is defined as endangered or threatened when it is suffers from these factors: damage to its habitat for recreational, or entertainment purposes; disease or predation of the species; and hazards to the continued life of the species.
  3. A species is declared extinct after many years of not being spotted. Because it takes so long to define an entire species as extinct, it is probable that there are many species already gone that we are unaware of.
  4. Rangers are on the frontlines of conservation to protect some of the world’s most endangered species like tigers, elephants and rhinos. Send thank-you cards to those who protect endangered species. Sign up for Wildlife Cards!
  5. Extinction is a natural phenomenon, it occurs at a natural “background” rate of about one to five species per year. Scientists estimate we’re now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the “background” rate, with dozens going extinct every day.
  6. As many as 30 to 50 percent of all species are possibly heading toward extinction by mid-century.
  7. 99% of currently threatened species are at risk from human activities, primarily those driving habitat loss, introduction of exotic species, and global warming
  8. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) protects registered endangered species by removing them from the “take” list, which makes it unlawful for a person to shoot, harm, capture, trap, or attempt any such actions to the species.
  9. Ultimately, the ESA strives to recover species from the endangered list by restoring their ecological health until they no longer need protection.
  10. The World Wildlife Organization focuses on saving certain species that help sustain other species. They protect wildlife such as pandas, whales, rhinos, marine turtles, primates, polar bears, and big cats.
  11. Freshwater ecosystems are home to more than 100,000 known species of plants and animals, and are now one of the most endangered habitats in the world as a result of human development, pollution, and climate change.

Understanding Extinction

Just to illustrate the degree of biodiversity loss we’re facing, let’s take you through one scientific analysis… The rapid loss of species we are seeing today is estimated by experts to be between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate.*

These experts calculate that between 0.01 and 0.1% of all species will become extinct each year.

If the low estimate of the number of species out there is true – i.e. that there are around 2 million different species on our planet** – then that means between 200 and 2,000 extinctions occur every year.

But if the upper estimate of species numbers is true – that there are 100 million different species co-existing with us on our planet – then between 10,000 and 100,000 species are becoming extinct each year.

Unlike the mass extinction events of geological history, the current extinction challenge is one for which a single species – ours – appears to be almost wholly responsible.

This is often referred to as the 6th extinction crisis, after the 5 known extinction waves in geological history. So without arguing about who’s right or wrong; Or, what the exact numbers are. There can be little debate that there is, in fact, a very serious biodiversity crisis.


We are at a point in history where the Human-Species should start to question, and demand good science, good research based on non-negotiable and well refenced facts (no personal agendas, political agendas, nor special interests need apply here, as it is uncooperative corporations as well as government agencies that remain causing these problems). . .

Rather than follow corrupt empires of special interests, and profound agendas with no Environmental Assessments, or disregard the laws put into place to protect our environmental landscapes and wildlife ecology, strengthen the laws in place, and regulate and manage our interests with diversity and “all is connected on this earth of ours” mind-sets.

We must get along! How simple of a resolution is this? We must stop assuming corrupt corporations and government agencies are worthy of respect, when they indeed are not what so ever! Corruption is corrupt, and those that follow the corruption are just as bad as the corrupt.

Our environmental as well as our wildlife management systems are broken – entirely!


  3. Wildscreen Arkive. “Endangered species.” Wildscreen. Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  4. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program. “Listing a Species as Threatened or Endangered: Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act” 2015. Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  5. Engber, Daniel. “When can you say an animal is extinct?” Slate Magazine, 2005. Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  6. Center for Biological Diversity. “The Extinction Crisis.” Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  7. Center for Biological Diversity. “The Extinction Crisis.” Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  8. Center for Biological Diversity. “The Extinction Crisis” Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  9. Davison, Steven G. “Alteration Of Wildlife Habitat As A Prohibited Taking Under The Endangered Species Act.” The Florida State University College of Law. Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  10. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service . “Endangered Species Consultation Handbook.” 1998. Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  11. World Wildlife Fund. “About Us.” Web Accessed March 20, 2015.
  12. World Wildlife Fund. “Habitats: Freshwaters.” Web Accessed March 20, 2015.


Posted by on December 9, 2017 in Uncategorized


Wild Horses and the Corrupt World of Horses

“We have a saying, that Power Corrupts.  In my objectivity and observations, I say yes, there is no doubt it corrupts.  Power corrupts not only those who wields the power, but those who submit to it as well.  Those who grovel at the feet of power, betray their fellows to hide themselves behind the cloak of submission.  It, indeed, is an evil thing . . . ”  John Cox, The Cascades

I find the fact that we assume technology has, indeed, assisted our society.  It supposedly has placed our conduct into a more superior, or academic and intellectual mind-set.  But no, it has not at all.  Technology a mere excuse, a façade of the problem no one speaks about?  The conditions of the human mind-set, or lack of . . .

Veterans Of Wars

Allow me to use here, as an example, the most powerful and ignorant of all — War and the Human Species.  As a Vietnam Veteran myself, I watched in horror, as many others had done also.  It was a dismal fate of a high percentage of Vietnam Veteran’s who committed suicide upon arriving home, as well as decades afterward.  The excuse, or one of oh so many, was the fact of the Vietnam Veteran not appreciated, and disliked when coming home. . . Which, under this assumption, our human species simply took out their anger, their hatred toward that war, on the Vietnam Veteran.

Today we have many who have come back from Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries, and are welcomed home.  Today, everybody love’s their Veteran’s.  At least the façade, or pretense of the day says this — but indeed, pretty much an untruth.  Why do I say this, and use it here as an example?  These Veteran’s of current War’s have a suicide rate often 5 points higher than Vietnam Veteran’s ever had.  Ignorance?  Technology?  Human Conditioning?  Apathy?  Complacency?  Not having to take responsibility?

America’s Wild Horses on Public Lands

What of the Wild Horses?  What mind-set promotes the lies, the hatred, and yes, even the very essence of lack of responsibility by our government agencies to properly manage Americas’ Wild Horses by the Laws put into place to do so — and not to do harm to those innocent wildlife we live on this planet with — as in truth, all is connected — yet ignored, or worse, the presumption, by those Laws simply do not exist, according to those people who call themselves government employees; which, who we call nothing more than groveler’s — or the worst of the worst corrupt of them all, those who submit to corruption.



Posted by on December 7, 2017 in Uncategorized


The current EA, FLPMA, or NEPA legal process has not been met for Utah Roundup

I find it interesting that the Bureau of Land Management, also allowed by the Department of the Interior (oversight agency), to complete such obvious Illegal Activities — as no legal process has been given to the taxpayer public that the Conger and Frisco Roundups are being done legally.

I.  Current EA legal process must be met and signed — a 2015 EA, whether updated or not, and left unsigned as well, is unacceptable legally to complete a legal roundup;

2. An unsigned EA does not fulfill the legal process for the BLM to conduct a roundup at the Conger and Frisco Heard Management areas;

3. FLPMA as well as no NEPA requirements, legally, have simply not been met for a legal roundup within these Utah HMA areas;

4. Population Research Control (BLM’s bogus title in an attempt to make it sound valid) is a false title and irrelevant, when the other elements of qualifications for rounding America’s Wild Horses up  have, very simply, not been met;

5. Worse yet, the bogus biology at these particular HMA’s are essentially biological-impossibilities (very dishonest) within these groups of Wild Horses, and the previous 2015 EA shows the impossibilities very well — updates based upon the 2015 EA (with no other qualification processes and left unavailable), and as Federal Courts have ruled previously, and clearly, BLM is to provide current EA’s (I.e. FLPMA, NEPA documents as well and current), not random EA’s copied elsewhere and simply the date changed . . .

The situation here shows us quite well, to taxpayers, how BLM pursues illegal and well planned fraudulent-activities on a regular basis, is their incompetent abilities toward biological truth, as well as Environmental truth, has not been met what so ever — this simply demonstrate the lies these particular BLM Wild Horse Counts provide, and costing taxpayers millions of dollars to accomplish, yet do nothing for the Ecology of those environments, other than destruction from more cattle being placed upon America’s Public Lands (as science shows us clearly and on a regular basis, e.g. Grasslands Extinction, et al.) . . .

What should also be noted is the 34% cattle Yearly throw-away situations from stores who market this same beef product, and from the Welfare Rancher paradigm, or ranches heavily subsidized by taxpayer money.  These types of Welfare Ranching Operations supply a mere or Less Than 1% of beef product to the American Markets (receipts from DOI and government oversight agencies shows us this quite prevalently) . . . and yet cost the American Taxpayer’s millions of dollars, or to put it simply, we as taxpayer’s cover their underline costs of production and management; whereas, Welfare Ranchers (those entities that lease and sub-lease (which is also illegal by the way) Public Lands and Forestry Lands) give nothing back in taxes, nothing back to any social system or endeavors, and absolutely nothing back in support of our nation’s wildlife —

We lose, as American’s and taxpayers, as true functional ecological systems become less and less. America’s needed predators and other wildlife required for healthy ecological systems, are killed-off (Welfare Rancher’s seem to have a profound ignorance, combined with unhealthy aspects of greed and profiteering), and many near extinction.

Wild Horses, for example and something to think about, provide distribution of seeds, which assist in promoting a healthy grasslands environment — cattle and sheep destroy this same grasslands environments, which BTW support 2/3 of our basic food chain basic substances. Not so surprising, our Grasslands, the very basis of our existence and society as we know it, headed to extinction at a mere 24% of over-all Grasslands left.



Posted by on December 3, 2017 in Uncategorized



All men are born of honor.

It cannot be taken, nor, can it be given.

From birth, we have a path,

Acknowledged or not.

Destiny is this path,

As history is pre-written, always.

All life leads to these moments,

And it is this honor, not complacency,

That will take back Our Country.

  • John Cox, The Cascades © 2011

Posted by on December 2, 2017 in Uncategorized


A Word or Two from Someone Who Holds Our Heritage, Wild Horses on Our Public and Federal Lands, with Respect!

“I was always told when younger, the mark of a person becoming Human, of a man or woman, is to respect and defend those who cannot defend themselves from those treacherous people who really do not know the difference between cruelty and respect.  Wildlife, in this case wild horses, gives us this opportunity, with Mother Earth, to show our respect toward them and Our Grand Creator.  The Wild Horse is our opportunity right now, to show this respect toward all, and become better humans.”  John Cox, Cascade Journal

By DAMN, when I hear organizations, government agencies who we support with our taxpayer money – private companies that we purchase their products – ranchers that are subsidized mostly by our tax dollars (Welfare Ranchers) – non-profits that accept donations to assist our American Heritage the Wild Horses and do not do so – and others who agree with these assholes in destruction of our very American Heritage AMERICA’S WILD HORSES — and these people wave the American Flag, is oh so hypocritical, DISGUSTING, AS WELL AS UNACCEPTABLE TO MOST AMERICAN’S!

What you do not do to our American Heritage, Our Wild Horses on Our Public Lands, you DO NOT:

  1. Roundup and send to Slaughter our Wild Horses to feed to Zoo Animals;
  2. Roundup and send to Slaughter our Wild Horses in Mexico or Canada to ship to Europe for them to eat;
  3. Send to Japan or China for a quick profit;
  4. Replace and roundup America’s Wild Horses to make room for an already overabundant amount of cattle on Our Public Lands (and which destroys our Grasslands which provides 2/3rds of America’s Food chain substance and support, as well as already have a 34%yearly throw-away rate due to overabundance of cattle production on private and public lands);
  5. Slaughter Our Wild Horses to ship to foreign soil (it’s our damn heritage your selling, and the same as stomping on our American Flag, is the way many of us look at it in our Perspective;
  6. Our Wild Horses are not there to send to slaughter, as the Bureau of Land Management and the Department of Interior, or our Forestry does weekly, for mere pocket change to buy a beer after work — Wild Horses are American’s Property . . .

We need to get a grip on Our Government and profiteers that stomp on our flag, all the while destroying Our Heritage, as more than enough American’s respect our traditions, our ways, and Our Heritage — not our government or a corporate decision to do with what they want to do with them — THESE ARE AMERICAN HORSES, BELONGING TO AMERICA, and NOT to THEM to do with as they please!

So the next time you see someone waving the American Flag, and they are a part of the slaughter industry, and using America’s Wild Horses to profiteer, tell them you will no longer support them or their products what so ever!  Refuse to donate to non-profits that are part of the misinformation-chains that create deceptions or outright lies about an overabundance of horses on Our Public Lands.

It  is time for the reality, of true American’s to take a stand — We are saving ourselves as American’s, and against the corrupt politics and corporate powers that want to use our Heritage to make money only, and as in their words, “. . . to hell with American’s and America, let’s make profit!

Just sayin, as We Still Have Freedom of Speech!  In reality, we need to embrace our wisdom, not our ignorance.



Posted by on December 1, 2017 in Uncategorized