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its about time

Milton, WV

#1 Jun 27, 2012
So tired of the big 18-wheelers driving on my side of the road. They must be pilled out. Now since coal mining is becoming a thing of the past we shouldn't have to worry so much about the pilled out drivers coming at you flying loaded in those big trucks. Now they can sit at home unemployed and pilled out. What a relief.
ThatsAwesome

Nashville, TN

#2 Jun 27, 2012
Great to hear the good news. No more smashed windows from coal rocks. Or coal dust on the cars. Welcome to the new reality and coal is a thing of the past.
fatboy

Charleston, WV

#3 Jun 27, 2012
well if you don't like coal mines and 18 wheelers what are you going to do when your light's go out and your kids are hungery because coal mineing is what keep's W.V going
yes

Charleston, WV

#4 Jun 27, 2012
I hope so I cannot wait WV will be a much cleaner place without all there dust and rocks flying around. They dont even use tarps not that that helps anyways because they are always overloaded I am also glad they are cracking down on salvage yards to its about time the law stops them from taking in stolen property and cheating on there weighing scales and burning tires.
its about time

Milton, WV

#5 Jun 27, 2012
well to "fatboy" if 18 wheelers stay on the road we wont live long enough to see if the power goes out now will we?
ThatsAwesome

Nashville, TN

#6 Jun 27, 2012
fatboy wrote:
well if you don't like coal mines and 18 wheelers what are you going to do when your light's go out and your kids are hungery because coal mineing is what keep's W.V going
Your family and kids might starve. Coal is all you know. But me and mine will be just find without these F'in lights or this F'in power bill. I got rifles, pistols, fighting knives. I can hunt, fish, trap prey. I can make a fire by rubbing two sticks together. And it give me all the F'in light I'd ever need at night. And you need to learn how to spell you illiterate SOB. Instead of getting on here downing others.
lol

Williamson, WV

#7 Jun 27, 2012
ThatsAwesome wrote:
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Your family and kids might starve. Coal is all you know. But me and mine will be just find without these F'in lights or this F'in power bill. I got rifles, pistols, fighting knives. I can hunt, fish, trap prey. I can make a fire by rubbing two sticks together. And it give me all the F'in light I'd ever need at night. And you need to learn how to spell you illiterate SOB. Instead of getting on here downing others.
Amen. lol You said it all.
tough man

Charleston, WV

#8 Jun 27, 2012
You crazy people in wv has not got enough sense to pack guts to a bear. For one if coal and coal trucks shut down where you going to work. where are people on checks income going to come from.I would love to see you live with out power for one week.Do with out water coming in your home.Have to go out side to the bath room. I lived this kind of life way back then. You nuts won't get your pills cause no one will be able to go to the doctor cause welfare will be gone. I could go on and on but it only makes me mad trying to explain to stupied people some thing they can't comprehend.
hey

Gilbert, WV

#9 Jun 27, 2012
Been there and done that,are you from WV?
funny thing is

Gilbert, WV

#10 Jun 27, 2012
its about time wrote:
So tired of the big 18-wheelers driving on my side of the road. They must be pilled out. Now since coal mining is becoming a thing of the past we shouldn't have to worry so much about the pilled out drivers coming at you flying loaded in those big trucks. Now they can sit at home unemployed and pilled out. What a relief.
It is a funny thing that you are saying 18-Wheeler's.Your husband or ex- husband whatever you call him these days drives a 10-wheeler under the table,while he draws a check, and then you draw one too for being crazy,when the only thing wrong with you is that you can't stop crushing and snorting all of those pain and nerve pills.Gosh who in your family don't draw a check for something?
funny thing is

Gilbert, WV

#11 Jun 27, 2012
tough man wrote:
You crazy people in wv has not got enough sense to pack guts to a bear. For one if coal and coal trucks shut down where you going to work. where are people on checks income going to come from.I would love to see you live with out power for one week.Do with out water coming in your home.Have to go out side to the bath room. I lived this kind of life way back then. You nuts won't get your pills cause no one will be able to go to the doctor cause welfare will be gone. I could go on and on but it only makes me mad trying to explain to stupied people some thing they can't comprehend.
See there you are again, this time being on the other side of the argument.Gosh TH you really do work for your crazy check don't ya.Every topic you start you do the same thing on it.
Just Awesome

Nashville, TN

#12 Jun 28, 2012
Funny thing is, people with asthma will be able to walk out in their front yard without a damn truck driving by and exhaust running them back in the house. The roads, wildlife, and people will be better off without the coal or trucks that haul it.
dah

United States

#13 Jun 28, 2012
tough man wrote:
You crazy people in wv has not got enough sense to pack guts to a bear. For one if coal and coal trucks shut down where you going to work. where are people on checks income going to come from.I would love to see you live with out power for one week.Do with out water coming in your home.Have to go out side to the bath room. I lived this kind of life way back then. You nuts won't get your pills cause no one will be able to go to the doctor cause welfare will be gone. I could go on and on but it only makes me mad trying to explain to stupied people some thing they can't comprehend.
Maybe this will answer your question: http://www.be.wvu.edu/bber/pdfs/BBER-2011-14....
and then you will see its not all doom and gloom.
Amen

Williamson, WV

#14 Jun 28, 2012
__________
2 West Virginia Economic Outlook 2012
The forecast calls for job growth in West Virginia during the next five years, assuming the
national economy avoids recession. State job growth is forecast to average 1.0 percent per year
during the 2011-2016 period. However, while the state is forecast to add jobs during the next five
years, job growth is expected to be below the national rate of 1.6 percent per year, as Table 1
shows.
2005 2010 2011 2016 W.Va. U.S. W.Va. U.S.
Jobs (000s)* 694.9 692.0 698.4 734.9 -0.1 -0.6 1.0 1.6
Real Per Capita Income ($2005) 26,442 28,798 29,215 31,948 1.7 0.3 1.8 1.7
Population (000s) 1,820 1,854 1,856 1,850 0.4 0.9 -0.1 1.0
Unemployment Rate**(Percent) 4.9 9.1 8.8 6.4 0.8 0.9 -0.5 -0.5
*Covered by unemployment insurance for West Virginia. Nonfarm payroll for U.S.
**Growth rate is average annual change.
2005-2010 2011-2016
Average A West Virginia nnual Growth Rates
Actual Forecast
Job growth in natural resources and mining slows significantly during the next five years. This
reflects contrasting trends in coal mining and oil and gas extraction. The forecast calls for coal
production to decline significantly during the next five years, falling from 138 million tons in
2011 to 125 million tons by 2016. Declining coal production during the next 10-20 years reflects
the increasingly challenging geologic conditions in the southern part of the state, as well as the
cumulative effect of a number of regulatory policies related to concerns about air and water
quality. In addition, natural gas is expected to be a more potent competitor in the future.
Lower coal production in West Virginia translates into coal mining job losses during the next five
years. However, the job losses in coal mining are expected to be offset by job gains in other
mining (primarily oil and gas extraction) as the development of the Marcellus Shale play in West
Virginia picks up speed.
The forecast also calls for construction jobs to grow during the next five years on average.
Construction employment is expected to be relatively stable during the 2011-2013 period, but
then to accelerate as the residential construction sector rebounds.
Manufacturing employment is forecast to rise during the next five years, in contrast to significant
job losses during the 2005-2010 period. This is driven in part by rebounding housing activity after
2013. Accelerating world growth and a relatively low value of the U.S. dollar also play an
important role by spurring growth in exports.
Most job growth during the forecast comes in service-providing industries, particularly health
care; professional and business services; and trade, transportation, and utilities. Job gains in
health care are related to the aging of the state’s residents and to the continued funding growth in
Medicare and Medicaid. Jobs in professional and business services expand as state and national
growth raises demand for business services, like accounting, legal, management, computing, and
call center services. The trade, transportation, and utilities sector adds jobs during the next five
years, with growth expected to be strongest in the near term. This reflects gains in retail trade
related to the location of the Macy’s fulfillment center in Berkeley County.
TABLE 1
W.VA. AND U.S. ECONOMIC GROWTH. Thanks dah. Love it.
Just Awesome

Nashville, TN

#15 Jun 28, 2012
This is Just Awesome. Thanks. Tired of Big Coal killing precious Wild Life and destroying the rivers and their tributaries...
stupid people

Danville, WV

#16 Jun 28, 2012
i like to know what's so funny about men losing their jobs?if it's working in the mines or driving a coal truck their out here trying to make a living to support their families and people like you sitting at home all day nothing better to do but run at the mouth. what's wrong with people geeeez.....just cause your satisfied on getting a check once a month and living off of this state that these people pays taxes for doesn't mean everyone wants to live like that.that's what is wrong with this place to many checkers and to many dumb a....!!!!!!
lol

Williamson, WV

#17 Jun 28, 2012
stupid people wrote:
i like to know what's so funny about men losing their jobs?if it's working in the mines or driving a coal truck their out here trying to make a living to support their families and people like you sitting at home all day nothing better to do but run at the mouth. what's wrong with people geeeez.....just cause your satisfied on getting a check once a month and living off of this state that these people pays taxes for doesn't mean everyone wants to live like that.that's what is wrong with this place to many checkers and to many dumb a....!!!!!!
Lol keep giving us something to laugh at. You are not only clueless your brainless.
stupid people

Danville, WV

#18 Jun 28, 2012
and ur so smart?????
lol

Williamson, WV

#19 Jun 29, 2012
stupid people wrote:
and ur so smart?????
lol smart enough not to be a coal miner.
dah

United States

#20 Jun 29, 2012
Amen wrote:
__________
2 West Virginia Economic Outlook 2012
The forecast calls for job growth in West Virginia during the next five years, assuming the
national economy avoids recession. State job growth is forecast to average 1.0 percent per year
during the 2011-2016 period. However, while the state is forecast to add jobs during the next five
years, job growth is expected to be below the national rate of 1.6 percent per year, as Table 1
shows.
2005 2010 2011 2016 W.Va. U.S. W.Va. U.S.
Jobs (000s)* 694.9 692.0 698.4 734.9 -0.1 -0.6 1.0 1.6
Real Per Capita Income ($2005) 26,442 28,798 29,215 31,948 1.7 0.3 1.8 1.7
You are very welcome. Because it says even with the declining coal production WV's economy grew so much that the state ranked in the top five state s for job growth, and is going to survive just fine without coal.
Population (000s) 1,820 1,854 1,856 1,850 0.4 0.9 -0.1 1.0
Unemployment Rate**(Percent) 4.9 9.1 8.8 6.4 0.8 0.9 -0.5 -0.5
*Covered by unemployment insurance for West Virginia. Nonfarm payroll for U.S.
**Growth rate is average annual change.
2005-2010 2011-2016
Average A West Virginia nnual Growth Rates
Actual Forecast
Job growth in natural resources and mining slows significantly during the next five years. This
reflects contrasting trends in coal mining and oil and gas extraction. The forecast calls for coal
production to decline significantly during the next five years, falling from 138 million tons in
2011 to 125 million tons by 2016. Declining coal production during the next 10-20 years reflects
the increasingly challenging geologic conditions in the southern part of the state, as well as the
cumulative effect of a number of regulatory policies related to concerns about air and water
quality. In addition, natural gas is expected to be a more potent competitor in the future.
Lower coal production in West Virginia translates into coal mining job losses during the next five
years. However, the job losses in coal mining are expected to be offset by job gains in other
mining (primarily oil and gas extraction) as the development of the Marcellus Shale play in West
Virginia picks up speed.
The forecast also calls for construction jobs to grow during the next five years on average.
Construction employment is expected to be relatively stable during the 2011-2013 period, but
then to accelerate as the residential construction sector rebounds.
Manufacturing employment is forecast to rise during the next five years, in contrast to significant
job losses during the 2005-2010 period. This is driven in part by rebounding housing activity after
2013. Accelerating world growth and a relatively low value of the U.S. dollar also play an
important role by spurring growth in exports.
Most job growth during the forecast comes in service-providing industries, particularly health
care; professional and business services; and trade, transportation, and utilities. Job gains in
health care are related to the aging of the state’s residents and to the continued funding growth in
Medicare and Medicaid. Jobs in professional and business services expand as state and national
growth raises demand for business services, like accounting, legal, management, computing, and
call center services. The trade, transportation, and utilities sector adds jobs during the next five
years, with growth expected to be strongest in the near term. This reflects gains in retail trade
related to the location of the Macy’s fulfillment center in Berkeley County.
TABLE 1
W.VA. AND U.S. ECONOMIC GROWTH. Thanks dah. Love it.
You are very welcome because it says even with decling coal production WV's job growth ranked so high that the state was in the top five states for job growth, and that WV is not only going to survive just fine without coal but continue to grow without coal.

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