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Around 75 miners were laid off today in Eastern KY. More are rumored to be 100+ at another company soon because their contracts have run out and the company they were selling to is going to Natural Gas. This is only the beginning.

Don't know what ANY of us will do once coal is gone. Do you realize the amount of factories maing things that run on electricity that is made from coal.

The liberals talk about not going back to the 50s with women's issues, but we are going farther back than that when coal mining dies. It will be the dark ages without electricity and don't say we'll be using solar or wind, or even natural gas power as that will be way too expensive for most people to ever afford.

We are screwed!

Coal feeds my family, and coal AFFECTS you whether you know it or not.
looking for hope

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Nov 8, 2012
 
Bud wrote:
Around 75 miners were laid off today in Eastern KY. More are rumored to be 100+ at another company soon because their contracts have run out and the company they were selling to is going to Natural Gas. This is only the beginning.
Don't know what ANY of us will do once coal is gone. Do you realize the amount of factories maing things that run on electricity that is made from coal.
The liberals talk about not going back to the 50s with women's issues, but we are going farther back than that when coal mining dies. It will be the dark ages without electricity and don't say we'll be using solar or wind, or even natural gas power as that will be way too expensive for most people to ever afford.
We are screwed!
Coal feeds my family, and coal AFFECTS you whether you know it or not.
Bud i'm borrowing this to post on another forum . It's under : Thank You Republicans For Helping Women Advance if you go there i think you will understand why i did it .
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looking for hope wrote:
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Bud i'm borrowing this to post on another forum . It's under : Thank You Republicans For Helping Women Advance if you go there i think you will understand why i did it .
Firstly, let me state, I'm looking at Post#1 with all due respect for his job.

Decline in the coal industry goes far beyond Obama regulations. The main culprit behind coal's current troubles is of course, natural gas. Utility companies are increasingly ditching coal in favor of cheaper, clearner, natural gas which has hit a near record.

5 yrs. ago, about 20% only was natural gas. Now, we're looking at a closer 50-50.

The coal industry, including contractors, displays about 86,000 people according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The EPA states that 34,000 lives per year will be saved from pollution-related diseases.

Most of the rule in fact stems from Richard M Nixon's Clean Air Act and strengthened during the first Bush Presidency.

As much as Mr. Romney promised, his reversing regulations would have been very unlikely.

This country has known this was coming for years. Years have passed giving people the time to become better educated to meet the skills of another trade. I believe one of THE worst scenarios that's happened in Apalachia is, States have totally ignored it. They've not focused at all on creating businesses which would host other job availabilities in these Apalachian areas.

Life is a constant change, more particularly in the technological age of the 21st century. If we don't move with it, we get left behind. It's no different for when the older folks were freaked out because a typewriter was invented, or, the older ones of today freaking out when their jobs demanded computer skills. Fact was, and is, you have to continue educating yourself, or, you're out to lunch. That's simply how it is in today's world. Our not moving with it and being satisfied with the status quo, is one of the resaons China is outpacing us.
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Why are people in the coal industry so supportive of it? My family had been in the coal game for many years and most of them died penniless and many from black lung. Traditionally the coal industry has had about the shittiest track record with employees you can get. Hell, Merle Travis wrote a wildly popular song about it. Not to mention the heavy environmental toll it takes. Energy comes from a lot of places people, get with the times.
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JustSayin wrote:
Why are people in the coal industry so supportive of it? My family had been in the coal game for many years and most of them died penniless and many from black lung. Traditionally the coal industry has had about the shittiest track record with employees you can get. Hell, Merle Travis wrote a wildly popular song about it. Not to mention the heavy environmental toll it takes. Energy comes from a lot of places people, get with the times.
You are here to tell your story because your family worked in coal and did not let you starve to death.
Kentucky1975

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Coal miners arn't respected my dad died with Black lung never saw a dime that he paid into the Black lung fund .

Miners are lossing there jobs due to the owners not willing to updated .
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Why are people in the coal industry so supportive of it? My family had been in the coal game for many years and most of them died penniless and many from black lung. Traditionally the coal industry has had about the shittiest track record with employees you can get. Hell, Merle Travis wrote a wildly popular song about it. Not to mention the heavy environmental toll it takes. Energy comes from a lot of places people, get with the times.
Dollar Bill

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27 news first...pike county coal company adding 150 jobs....so much for the death of coal in ky LMMFAO! Do you loons ever get anything right?
Lonnie the miner

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Nov 9, 2012
 
A lot you know, those 150 jobs were from 150 lay offs earlier last year. They haven't added jobs, just brought back those people to finish orders.

To the above poster who thinks we're still back in the day of no respirators or safety regs, YOU'RE STUPID!

I just call it like I read it.

Speakup is also stupid. THE EMISSIONS STANDARDS BEING ENFORCED MAKES BURNING COAL IMPOSSIBLE!

There, in CAPS so you can read it and understand.
Dollar Bill

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Lonnie the miner wrote:
A lot you know, those 150 jobs were from 150 lay offs earlier last year. They haven't added jobs, just brought back those people to finish orders.
To the above poster who thinks we're still back in the day of no respirators or safety regs, YOU'RE STUPID!
I just call it like I read it.
Speakup is also stupid. THE EMISSIONS STANDARDS BEING ENFORCED MAKES BURNING COAL IMPOSSIBLE!
There, in CAPS so you can read it and understand.
I see, 27 news first is wrong and you're right because you say so. If they need more people to fill orders it would suggest that coal production is up not down dip-shit. You people cant bulls-it your way through life anymore! seek help! You're clearly a mental case!
WOW

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Are you CRAZY? The reason coal is slowing production is not because we do not need it rather because Obama has required so many permits that it is hard for them to afford them plus pay their workers. This is a serious matter for some of us. My husband is not a miner but he repairs the structure of coal mines and we worry everyday about the stability of his job. You can try to bully us and call us "dip-shit" if you want but we are just concerned that we will still have a way to feed our family.
Lonnie the miner

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First off I AM RIGHT! Second, contracts are good until the first of the year for this company. That does not mean coal production is up dummy! That means they're catching up with the need.

90 more miners laid off today at TECO Coal, more to come.......

Go back to your check drawing, meaningless life in little ole hicktown McKee, you apparently are a numbnuts!

Grow a lot more brain before you get on here small dog!
Lonnie the miner

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Dollar Bill wrote:
27 news first...pike county coal company adding 150 jobs....so much for the death of coal in ky LMMFAO! Do you loons ever get anything right?
Another thing, if you believe what you see on 27 news or any other media outlet, you're dumber than I'm already assuming you are, you idiot!

I'm 100% sure that 27 news did NOT tell you the reason these miners were "ADDING" 150 jobs. Typical news media BS, NOT telling the whole story. I certainly wish news would tell the details of such things they say. They know morons like you will believe anything they say.
Lonnie the miner

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Nov 9, 2012
 
Dollar, I don't bullshit anything, I tell it like it is, a lot more than you'll ever do, check drawer.....
Dollar Bill

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Lonnie the miner wrote:
First off I AM RIGHT! Second, contracts are good until the first of the year for this company. That does not mean coal production is up dummy! That means they're catching up with the need.
90 more miners laid off today at TECO Coal, more to come.......
Go back to your check drawing, meaningless life in little ole hicktown McKee, you apparently are a numbnuts!
Grow a lot more brain before you get on here small dog!
You do a lot of assuming about where i live what i do and who i am,a true sine of someone with a very small brain a very large mouth and not much else! If you know who i am just post it dumbass!
Dollar Bill

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Lonnie the miner wrote:
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Another thing, if you believe what you see on 27 news or any other media outlet, you're dumber than I'm already assuming you are, you idiot!
I'm 100% sure that 27 news did NOT tell you the reason these miners were "ADDING" 150 jobs. Typical news media BS, NOT telling the whole story. I certainly wish news would tell the details of such things they say. They know morons like you will believe anything they say.
Yep you know it all! In fantasy land! You lost because you are erogant and stupid and in your opinion you are smarter and better than god. Guess what shit-stain you dont know everything and prove it every single time you fire up your whiney keyboard! You lost! Suck it up and move on scooter cause you cant change shi-t! you would figure that after four wasted years of your pitiful propaganda failures you would have wized up...Guess not! Just goes to show how powerful mental illness is!
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Dollar Bill wrote:
<quoted text>You do a lot of assuming about where i live what i do and who i am,a true sine of someone with a very small brain a very large mouth and not much else! If you know who i am just post it dumbass!
Bend Over Bill is a F()aggot from the hollar, he one of the Obama 5.2 Million jobs created or saved for the 300,000 that claim unemployment each week. Eat up Rat Turd.
Lonnie the miner

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I love Dollar's use of grammar and spelling, a clear indication on their lack of intelligence. Keep on typing and proving me right.
JustSayin

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You are here to tell your story because your family worked in coal and did not let you starve to death.
And that makes the atrocities committed by the coal industry alright? Some decedents of slaves have a pretty good lives now, I guess that means you think slavery was great?
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And that makes the atrocities committed by the coal industry alright? Some decedents of slaves have a pretty good lives now, I guess that means you think slavery was great?
So you think working in the coal industry a life time being able to buy a home , feed and raise a family and be indepentant of Goverment help is somehow the same as being a slave ?
ReallyII

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Murray Energy Corp

A major coal company announced more than 160 layoffs across three subsidiaries this week, becoming perhaps the first company to follow through on threats to make cutbacks in the event of a second President Obama term.

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