layoff whats going on in this county

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coal miner

Englewood, CO

#1 Jan 4, 2013
Heard alpha shut all there miness this morning, if all the mines are shutting down why are all these resteraunts and stores opening up..somebody somewhere must know something we dont
Vet

Hyden, KY

#2 Jan 4, 2013
Well your talking about an industry thats been going down for 40 years. Yea, it has its ups here and there, but coal will never be the same. Next is your state leadership. McConnell and Rogers is for the rich. They say all this coal shit and this and that, but the truth is they seen this coming, knew that if they said anything they would be hung, and so they just stuffed there trousers and watched you boys lose your jobs. You can blame whoever you want, but the truth is, your local economy is from your local government, not the president!
guest

Baxter, KY

#3 Jan 4, 2013
coal miner wrote:
Heard alpha shut all there miness this morning, if all the mines are shutting down why are all these resteraunts and stores opening up..somebody somewhere must know something we dont
maybe they don't know as much as they thought anyway what is opening up besides Tractor Supply ?
Conch

Baxter, KY

#4 Jan 4, 2013
Pizza Place downtown
guest

Pikeville, KY

#5 Jan 4, 2013
I usually do not comment on here, but here goes. Our local government is to blame for some of the mess in Harlan County. We could have industry and other types of employment in this county, but we do not. If a select few in this county are not making money from it we will not be getting anything in here. On the other hand everything we buy know comes from overseas so what types of jobs are we suppose to have. This is the federal governments fault. It is not just the coal industry that is hurting in this country. 15 years ago you could move to Georgia and find factory jobs anywhere. Not today. Americans want things cheaper, but at what cost. If no one is working in this country because we think cheaper from overseas is better then that is everyones fault. Just saying
now look

Wooton, KY

#6 Jan 4, 2013
as a country boy lets just look at common sense .the big high tax went on them that net worth is over 400.000 $ now what does this mean to us.now look at what the big coal co. or valued at with all them minerals bout up or in their contracts.they going have to pay taxes on all that ever year. that's lot money.so they going to have to sell it or work it one.and they one that buys it cant set on it.then they go in the hole.on taxes alone so not only with coal land is the same .you keep it you make it work or just sit on it and go in the hole ever year.they going have to sell to some one that going mine it or mine it their selves to clear some money on it .then that makes jobs.so if they shut down they going have open up again or loose what they have.or let someone have it that has contracts that can mine it.i sure am glad that the land i own now has the minerals sold off it i could not think about getting that kind of money it don't take much coal to value over 400.000 $ a 1000 ft lot would value that with coal on it.
Trey

London, KY

#7 Jan 4, 2013
Rex coal laid off tonight
omsl

Manchester, KY

#8 Jan 4, 2013
you can blame M.S.H.A/gov for most of the layoffs proven fact! they have been the greatest downfall of mining in the last 10yrs they write mines costly fines that most of the time that dont even pertain to SAFETY.. ask any coalminer they'll tell you the same.

“Use Your Prepper Sense”

Since: Sep 09

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#9 Jan 4, 2013
guest wrote:
I usually do not comment on here, but here goes. Our local government is to blame for some of the mess in Harlan County. We could have industry and other types of employment in this county, but we do not. If a select few in this county are not making money from it we will not be getting anything in here. On the other hand everything we buy know comes from overseas so what types of jobs are we suppose to have. This is the federal governments fault. It is not just the coal industry that is hurting in this country. 15 years ago you could move to Georgia and find factory jobs anywhere. Not today. Americans want things cheaper, but at what cost. If no one is working in this country because we think cheaper from overseas is better then that is everyones fault. Just saying
Many here in America can thank Mitt Romney and many money moguls like him for outsourcing jobs overseas to make higher profits, while America crumbles by the wayside.

Good old capitalism at its finest.

Thank you Bain, Big Bird, Binders, and Bayonets.
now

Wooton, KY

#10 Jan 4, 2013
back in the good old days when men don work and robot's were never invented.ever thing was booming .now days they can just make things with a robot for almost nothing.even in coal mining the more up to date ways they get coal.less men.their one problem with all this their no jobs for man no money to buy the things made .so now its how to build robots more cheaper and build more things cheaper.still the same old problem.no money to buy them.and you add the drug and drug lords roaming our nation even into branches of our gov. with special interest groups lot them are connected then lobby.my opinion.what would help our nation more than any would to complete break these drug lords and put stop to all them drugs destroying the people ,look at the money would be saved in 2 to 3 yrs this can be done they be no drugs sold in the usa. the drug wars would be over.would that be nice.and bring the ones on them back to productive again.
Aha

Stanton, KY

#11 Jan 4, 2013
Vet wrote:
Well your talking about an industry thats been going down for 40 years. Yea, it has its ups here and there, but coal will never be the same. Next is your state leadership. McConnell and Rogers is for the rich. They say all this coal shit and this and that, but the truth is they seen this coming, knew that if they said anything they would be hung, and so they just stuffed there trousers and watched you boys lose your jobs. You can blame whoever you want, but the truth is, your local economy is from your local government, not the president!
Whoa! Excellent post!
Aha

Stanton, KY

#12 Jan 4, 2013
Jimmy Rants wrote:
<quoted text>
Many here in America can thank Mitt Romney and many money moguls like him for outsourcing jobs overseas to make higher profits, while America crumbles by the wayside.
Good old capitalism at its finest.
Thank you Bain, Big Bird, Binders, and Bayonets.
Excellent thinking!
pinballs

Richmond, KY

#13 Jan 4, 2013
now look wrote:
as a country boy lets just look at common sense .the big high tax went on them that net worth is over 400.000 $ now what does this mean to us.now look at what the big coal co. or valued at with all them minerals bout up or in their contracts.they going have to pay taxes on all that ever year. that's lot money.so they going to have to sell it or work it one.and they one that buys it cant set on it.then they go in the hole.on taxes alone so not only with coal land is the same .you keep it you make it work or just sit on it and go in the hole ever year.they going have to sell to some one that going mine it or mine it their selves to clear some money on it .then that makes jobs.so if they shut down they going have open up again or loose what they have.or let someone have it that has contracts that can mine it.i sure am glad that the land i own now has the minerals sold off it i could not think about getting that kind of money it don't take much coal to value over 400.000 $ a 1000 ft lot would value that with coal on it.
The tax raise for those earning over 400K, not net worth. Net worth is not taxed anywhere. Coal companies get great tax breaks. Equipment at face is taxed as manufacturing. The lowest rate. Land they own over 10 acres is taxed as agricultural land. Much lower than anyone elses. Their most valuable asset, the coal itself is taxed as unmined coal, one of lowest rates around. Rich coal already gets huge breaks. They can sit on it
pinballs

Richmond, KY

#14 Jan 4, 2013
Coal companies crying for favors, they get more favors already than any other industry. Money talks in this country and county. "Country boy with common sense", ask youself, who has the money in this county? Who can grease the skids and get the benefits?
the only

Wooton, KY

#15 Jan 4, 2013
good chance for coal is japan they have elected a new leader and he for using coal plants and not the nuc. plants.and he going ratchet up production. their.so that might be a big break for the coal here.and the big co. get out here let small business have the coal fields the EPA wont be hard on small business.like these huge billion dollar co.
godamighty

Manchester, KY

#16 Jan 4, 2013
Heard teco was going to layoff again wonder when
noo

Wooton, KY

#17 Jan 5, 2013
corporate taxes going up in the next round them big coal co wont dodge that.net her will big land owners .watch and see.
WOW

Danville, KY

#18 Jan 5, 2013
ITs all about Agenda 21 people. Look it up, Google it and look at the maps of Agenda 21. All coal property areas are being slowly de-populated. Lok it up for yourself. AGENDA 21
cowboy

Rozet, WY

#19 Jan 5, 2013
Excellent observation, WOW. 85% of Americans are (by poll) unaware of Agenda 21 of the UN. Those opposed have legitimate concerns of yielding sovereignty and national wealth to the UN, with good reason. Although very late to the dinner table, awareness and opposition to the UN power grab is taking root in US.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agenda_21

“Use Your Prepper Sense”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#20 Jan 5, 2013
cowboy wrote:
Excellent observation, WOW. 85% of Americans are (by poll) unaware of Agenda 21 of the UN. Those opposed have legitimate concerns of yielding sovereignty and national wealth to the UN, with good reason. Although very late to the dinner table, awareness and opposition to the UN power grab is taking root in US.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agenda_21
This is why more people are getting into serious prepping mode.

I can see why it is happening right now.

Controlling the masses in some form or another.

People better wake up.

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