Coal Miners Losing Jobs

Coal Miners Losing Jobs

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citizen

Campton, KY

#1 Jun 21, 2012
What about those 750 coal miners losing their jobs? That's terrible!!! I guess that's 750 votes Obama won't get.

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wolfe

#2 Jun 22, 2012
people better be hanging on to the jobs they got cause some great workers are out of work now..

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wolfe

#3 Jun 22, 2012
citizen wrote:
What about those 750 coal miners losing their jobs? That's terrible!!! I guess that's 750 votes Obama won't get.
and its not just miners..operators too..
more

Campton, KY

#4 Jun 22, 2012
It will be more than 750 votes. I think it will be more like 7500 votes if not more. Almost every working man and woman has someone in thier family or know someone that works in the coal fields. Obama has just lost Kentucky and Virginia and West Virginia with all the layoffs in the coal fields. Arch isn't the only one. There has been several lately. Even in Evansville IN, that closed down. Believe it or not that area has a lot of coal.
more

Campton, KY

#5 Jun 22, 2012
My advice to the coal workers, get black lung or disability. You deserve it after all the time you have been exposed to the black coal dust. I know most of you want to work, but do what you have to do to take care of yourself and your families. At least you guys have earned those checks. Unlike a lot of others.
citizen

West Liberty, KY

#6 Jun 22, 2012
more wrote:
It will be more than 750 votes. I think it will be more like 7500 votes if not more. Almost every working man and woman has someone in thier family or know someone that works in the coal fields. Obama has just lost Kentucky and Virginia and West Virginia with all the layoffs in the coal fields. Arch isn't the only one. There has been several lately. Even in Evansville IN, that closed down. Believe it or not that area has a lot of coal.
Yes, I agree it will be much more than 750. In fact, I think we all should raise a bunch of HELL over this and cause a big ole stink.
citizen

West Liberty, KY

#7 Jun 22, 2012
more wrote:
My advice to the coal workers, get black lung or disability. You deserve it after all the time you have been exposed to the black coal dust. I know most of you want to work, but do what you have to do to take care of yourself and your families. At least you guys have earned those checks. Unlike a lot of others.
I agree with this too.
Voter

Chesterfield, MO

#8 Jun 22, 2012
Surprise - President Obama lost Kentucky by a large margin last election - 7500 votes are of little consequence to anyone. He was never going to win these states. He wrote Kentucky off before the 2008 election. Maybe if he has carried them last time, he wouldn't be trying to get the mine owners to follow the law, to pay their record-breaking fines, to make their mines safer for the workers, to clean up their act to where our streams and rivers are not polluted with chemicals and coal residue, and to try to get their product to be cleaner and cheaper to where it could compete with other products.
Coal mining is like any other business - you keep up with the times or get left behind. Demand for a product keeps the trucks rolling.
And, please, don't accuse me of being anti-coal - I am just pointing out what everybody else in the country knows.
citizen

West Liberty, KY

#9 Jun 22, 2012
Voter wrote:
Surprise - President Obama lost Kentucky by a large margin last election - 7500 votes are of little consequence to anyone. He was never going to win these states. He wrote Kentucky off before the 2008 election. Maybe if he has carried them last time, he wouldn't be trying to get the mine owners to follow the law, to pay their record-breaking fines, to make their mines safer for the workers, to clean up their act to where our streams and rivers are not polluted with chemicals and coal residue, and to try to get their product to be cleaner and cheaper to where it could compete with other products.
Coal mining is like any other business - you keep up with the times or get left behind. Demand for a product keeps the trucks rolling.
And, please, don't accuse me of being anti-coal - I am just pointing out what everybody else in the country knows.
This is not just a Kentucky thing. He has short-changed MANY different groups in the whole country. The coal situation is just ONE EXAMPLE of the problems that he has caused or the problems that already existed that he did nothing about. We need to get the bystander out of the White House.
MEB

Chesterfield, MO

#10 Jun 22, 2012
...and I suppose you think some other person is going to go into the White House an just magically get this country back on track. That is a fantasy.
This situation was not caused by President Obama, can't be repaired by President Obama or President Romney.
Outsourcing, a Supreme Court bought and paid for, PACs that buy Presidents and Congress, too many concessions made to special interest groups, to much religion controlling our state houses and Congress, and the list goes on and on.
And to make a statement that President Obama caused a problem for the coal industry is so simplified. The coal industry is their own worst enemy, as are many special interest businesses.
citizen

West Liberty, KY

#11 Jun 22, 2012
Obama tried, but failed. Let's have someone else step up to the plate. Obama did indeed cause a problem for the coal industry by being an extreme environmentalist. I'm not going to argue any further with you about this issue. Obama's not going to win anyway...
Fed Up

West Liberty, KY

#12 Jun 22, 2012
Voter wrote:
Surprise - President Obama lost Kentucky by a large margin last election - 7500 votes are of little consequence to anyone. He was never going to win these states. He wrote Kentucky off before the 2008 election. Maybe if he has carried them last time, he wouldn't be trying to get the mine owners to follow the law, to pay their record-breaking fines, to make their mines safer for the workers, to clean up their act to where our streams and rivers are not polluted with chemicals and coal residue, and to try to get their product to be cleaner and cheaper to where it could compete with other products.
Coal mining is like any other business - you keep up with the times or get left behind. Demand for a product keeps the trucks rolling.
And, please, don't accuse me of being anti-coal - I am just pointing out what everybody else in the country knows.
As they say, if you don't like coal, don't burn electric.
Fed Up

West Liberty, KY

#13 Jun 22, 2012
more wrote:
It will be more than 750 votes. I think it will be more like 7500 votes if not more. Almost every working man and woman has someone in thier family or know someone that works in the coal fields. Obama has just lost Kentucky and Virginia and West Virginia with all the layoffs in the coal fields. Arch isn't the only one. There has been several lately. Even in Evansville IN, that closed down. Believe it or not that area has a lot of coal.
Yes, I agree with everything you're saying. A lot of people might not realize the extent that this will affect our region. A lot of other retail businesses, medical facilities, etc. will also suffer because no job, no money and no insurance. All of this closing down and borrowing from other countries is already catching up with everything and if someone doesn't make a change to where our country can take care of itself and its people pretty soon then we're all going to hell in a hand basket looks like.
Voter

Chesterfield, MO

#14 Jun 22, 2012
Fed Up wrote:
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As they say, if you don't like coal, don't burn electric.
How in the hell did you come to the conclusion that I don't like coal? I merely was stating facts about President Obama and the coal issue.
I was also simply stating that the coal industry needs to get it's head out of the sand and into the 21st century - clean up their act, make mining safer for those who work in the mines, and make it cleaner. I also stated that they need to clean up our steams and rivers that they have polluted. If you don't move with the times, you get left behind - plain and simple.
Just because I think it can be improved doesn't mean I am anti-coal. I have no intention of quit using electricity - whether it is generated by coal or some other source.
Granny

West Liberty, KY

#15 Jun 22, 2012
Voter wrote:
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How in the hell did you come to the conclusion that I don't like coal? I merely was stating facts about President Obama and the coal issue.
I was also simply stating that the coal industry needs to get it's head out of the sand and into the 21st century - clean up their act, make mining safer for those who work in the mines, and make it cleaner. I also stated that they need to clean up our steams and rivers that they have polluted. If you don't move with the times, you get left behind - plain and simple.
Just because I think it can be improved doesn't mean I am anti-coal. I have no intention of quit using electricity - whether it is generated by coal or some other source.
It doesn't matter if the coal is clean or not. The world is going to end soon anyway. Jesus is not going to let the Earth get completely destroyed. He's going to come back and CLAIM the Earth. We should keep burning coal just like we have always done. Nothing bad will happen if we do.
Fed Up

West Liberty, KY

#16 Jun 22, 2012
Voter wrote:
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How in the hell did you come to the conclusion that I don't like coal? I merely was stating facts about President Obama and the coal issue.
I was also simply stating that the coal industry needs to get it's head out of the sand and into the 21st century - clean up their act, make mining safer for those who work in the mines, and make it cleaner. I also stated that they need to clean up our steams and rivers that they have polluted. If you don't move with the times, you get left behind - plain and simple.
Just because I think it can be improved doesn't mean I am anti-coal. I have no intention of quit using electricity - whether it is generated by coal or some other source.
The thing of it is, they'll probably shut down all of the mines in the name of "clean environment" and then all of their wishy washy ideas probably won't produce enough energy to keep us all going. I don't know how they expect the people back this way to live anyway. Hardly any manufacturing will come. Oh, I forgot. There is hardly any manufacturing anywhere.
Coalminersdaught er

Chicago, IL

#17 Jun 22, 2012
I am from logan,wv. All jobs there revolve around coal. I get some people want cleaner energy, but is it worth it to tottally destroy WV. If coal goes away, not one person in wv will have a job. Everything there revolves around coal.

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High on the Mountain

#18 Jun 23, 2012
The big coal companies have brought this on theirselves. Blanton disregard for the enviroment or the people around the stripped out mountains they have left behind once the coal is extracted. Take a drive in Eastern Kentucky and look at the reshaped so called mountains and valley fill's, all in the name of King Coal.
Get back to under ground mining and leave the our Mountain tops standing for future generations...
Granny

West Liberty, KY

#19 Jun 23, 2012
Coalminersdaughter wrote:
I am from logan,wv. All jobs there revolve around coal. I get some people want cleaner energy, but is it worth it to tottally destroy WV. If coal goes away, not one person in wv will have a job. Everything there revolves around coal.
Yes. The loss of coal will affect everything. Our electricity prices are much lower here than in many parts of the country because we use coal for electricity and coal is cheap. If we start using something else, our electric bills will skyrocket. Further, the many people who are laid off will not have as much money to spend in the stores which will greatly affect the economy of eastern Kentucky and West Virginia.
amigo

Chesterfield, MO

#20 Jun 23, 2012
mntn mn wrote:
The big coal companies have brought this on theirselves. Blanton disregard for the enviroment or the people around the stripped out mountains they have left behind once the coal is extracted. Take a drive in Eastern Kentucky and look at the reshaped so called mountains and valley fill's, all in the name of King Coal.
Get back to under ground mining and leave the our Mountain tops standing for future generations...
The broad form deed was outlawed in Kentucky many years ago. This means that the people who own the mountains have made a decision to mine the coal by the mountain top removal method. Therefore, I suggest that if you want to leave a mountain top standing for a future generation you should purchase said mountain top from the property owner. Taking privately owned property for the "State" is a fundamental principle of Marxism. I assume that you are an Obama lover as well as a mountain lover. Why don't you march thru downtown Hazard with your "we love the mountains" t-shirt with the clenched fist like Che? You might get your ass kicked.

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