Priorities

Remember Chernobyl? It’s explosion spread radioactive material from the Ukraine to Scotland, with an estimated 4000 dead – so far. The temporary cover that was put over the reactor is in danger of collapse, a collapse which would have serious consequences.

There is a project to construct a huge, permanent, steel building over the site. Apparently it has a funding shortfall of nearly $1 billion – an enormous amount of money!

Or is it? Each of the large international banks pay out around $5 billion in bonuses every year. The war budget of the USA in 2009 was nearly $700 billion – for just one year!

It’s not the money – it’s what we choose to prioritise.

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