Coal Mines Sutting Down
If for no other reason

Ashburn, VA

#108 May 21, 2012
....I hope coal goes belly-up to get those road hog murdering dope head/drunks in the coal trucks off the roads. I fully believe they would run a little child down just to get ONE MORE LOAD. And don't give me that "my husband/brother/son/daddy/uncl e/grandpa drives a coal truck and HE IS A SAFE DRIVER" BULLCRAP!
Road Warrior

Winchester, KY

#109 May 21, 2012
If for no other reason wrote:
....I hope coal goes belly-up to get those road hog murdering dope head/drunks in the coal trucks off the roads. I fully believe they would run a little child down just to get ONE MORE LOAD. And don't give me that "my husband/brother/son/daddy/uncl e/grandpa drives a coal truck and HE IS A SAFE DRIVER" BULLCRAP!
Their legal speed limit should be 10 miles an hour slower than the posted speed for whatever road they are driving on and the load limits in East Kentucky should be the same as they are in Virginia..They run overloaded and to fast for road conditions, mostly on roads they tore up!
Right Said Fred

Richmond, KY

#110 May 21, 2012
Lucky wrote:
<quoted text>No have a well on my land get it cheap go F yourself and like it.
Why don't you go stand by your cheap well and light yourself a cheap cigarette....*LOL*
Thought of the day

Pikeville, KY

#111 May 22, 2012
If for no other reason wrote:
....I hope coal goes belly-up to get those road hog murdering dope head/drunks in the coal trucks off the roads. I fully believe they would run a little child down just to get ONE MORE LOAD. And don't give me that "my husband/brother/son/daddy/uncl e/grandpa drives a coal truck and HE IS A SAFE DRIVER" BULLCRAP!
Very sad, sad comment and it's really a shame that that people agree with you. I hope coal goes belly up you say? Congratulations, you just put 174,000 people working in the coal industry out of work. When you say you hope coal goes belly up. You put the miners out of work. And that 174,000 workers does not count the amount of people tied indirectly with a job related to mining. The National Mining Association reports that coal mining jobs tied indirectly to coal mining can reach tens of thousands. like truck drivers. Not counting people that work in mine supply shops making mining equipment and parts. Companies like Joy, Fletcher and Bucyrus. Companies that actually keep their business right here in America instead of sending their business over seas begin to suffer. And do you also realize the people working in coal fired power plants also will be without a job. It has been said that nearly 70,000 people are employed by or tied indirectly to the coal industry in coal mining alone. But if you want to put those people out of work then so be it. I'm glad that people like you are not in charge of this country. It is really sad that you let your own beliefs and opinions about an industry clout your thinking to the point that you would put hundreds of thousands of workers out of a job. Just because of your own disdain for an industry. Good job!!!
Sad Indeed

Winchester, KY

#112 May 22, 2012
Thought of the day wrote:
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Very sad, sad comment and it's really a shame that that people agree with you. I hope coal goes belly up you say? Congratulations, you just put 174,000 people working in the coal industry out of work. When you say you hope coal goes belly up. You put the miners out of work. And that 174,000 workers does not count the amount of people tied indirectly with a job related to mining. The National Mining Association reports that coal mining jobs tied indirectly to coal mining can reach tens of thousands. like truck drivers. Not counting people that work in mine supply shops making mining equipment and parts. Companies like Joy, Fletcher and Bucyrus. Companies that actually keep their business right here in America instead of sending their business over seas begin to suffer. And do you also realize the people working in coal fired power plants also will be without a job. It has been said that nearly 70,000 people are employed by or tied indirectly to the coal industry in coal mining alone. But if you want to put those people out of work then so be it. I'm glad that people like you are not in charge of this country. It is really sad that you let your own beliefs and opinions about an industry clout your thinking to the point that you would put hundreds of thousands of workers out of a job. Just because of your own disdain for an industry. Good job!!!
I would love to see all the undergrounf equipment manufactures sell all they can produce. I hope every strip job equipment manufacturer has to sell to construction and other projects other than strip mining. We don't usually hold the gun manufacturer responsible for murder so we don't hold catipillar responsible for Mountain Top Removal but I hope they lose this portion of their sales plus the fertilizer company that sells the crap they blow these mountains up with...

I hope everybody that contributes to underground mining and the people that work there flouirish, I hope they have another coal boom and they all get filthy rich. I hope the stip mines go broke and they pass laws that will not allow another section of the county to be destroyed.
Mine it right or leave it in the ground!
Right Said Fred

Pikeville, KY

#113 May 22, 2012
Thought of the day wrote:
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Very sad, sad comment and it's really a shame that that people agree with you. I hope coal goes belly up you say? Congratulations, you just put 174,000 people working in the coal industry out of work. When you say you hope coal goes belly up. You put the miners out of work. And that 174,000 workers does not count the amount of people tied indirectly with a job related to mining. The National Mining Association reports that coal mining jobs tied indirectly to coal mining can reach tens of thousands. like truck drivers. Not counting people that work in mine supply shops making mining equipment and parts. Companies like Joy, Fletcher and Bucyrus. Companies that actually keep their business right here in America instead of sending their business over seas begin to suffer. And do you also realize the people working in coal fired power plants also will be without a job. It has been said that nearly 70,000 people are employed by or tied indirectly to the coal industry in coal mining alone. But if you want to put those people out of work then so be it. I'm glad that people like you are not in charge of this country. It is really sad that you let your own beliefs and opinions about an industry clout your thinking to the point that you would put hundreds of thousands of workers out of a job. Just because of your own disdain for an industry. Good job!!!
Unfortunately, people like him ARE in charge of this country. As long as everybody is on welfare, everything is OK...according to them. The same people against coal don't get it...they are shooting themselves in the foot. They won't understand it until THEY lose THEIR jobs, THEIR homes, etc.....
If for no other reason

Ashburn, VA

#114 May 22, 2012
I don't give a tinkers dam about the Big Picture, wherein the coal industry is tied to this, that, and the other economic considerations. I DO care about the safety and well being of my family and friends as they are forced to drive on the same roadways as the unregulated, unmonitored, inconsiderate and negligent drivers of the big coal trucks that go roaring along at break-neck speed, whether on a curvy little two lane or Rt. 23 and Rt. 80. So go cry on someone elses shoulder about the poor, mistreated little coal industry....
wtf

Danville, KY

#115 May 22, 2012
Right Said Fred wrote:
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Unfortunately, people like him ARE in charge of this country. As long as everybody is on welfare, everything is OK...according to them. The same people against coal don't get it...they are shooting themselves in the foot. They won't understand it until THEY lose THEIR jobs, THEIR homes, etc.....
So get off the Welfare you deadbeat.
HATES Coal Trucks

Pikeville, KY

#116 May 22, 2012
Coal trucks need banned from traveling US 23 - those stupid inconsiderate jerks act like they are the ones on the road. ANYONE traveling through Coal Run KNOWS there are many stop lights- for anyone driving to abide by. If the truck drivers think it's ok for them to drive like maniacs and attempt to kill people then shut them all down ..I don't care..until they learn some respect for other motorists and traffic signals they shouldn't be allowed to haul coal.
Right Said Fred

Pikeville, KY

#117 May 22, 2012
You people have no sense. You bite the hand that feeds you...maybe not directly, but in some form, coal has improved your quality of living in Eastern Kentucky. Without coal severance tax, Pikeville and Pike Co. would be nothing. The Cut Through project wouldn't have happened, there would be no Expo Center, and US 23 would still be a curvy 2 lane road. But, you people don't recognize that. I hope you're family and friends can get a non-coal job at ACS...oh wait, they've closed. How about an engineering firm? Oh wait, they don't have any work. How about something in construction? Ooops, too bad...since no one has a job, no one has any money to build anything. Maybe we'll run into one another in the unemployment line or a food pantry.
Cobalt

Stanton, KY

#118 May 22, 2012
I am a very well known business man and very much affected by the coal industry jobs. NO ONE here is against coal or the coal miner...they are wonderful, they power my home, god bless them....people are concerned about the devastation and pollution caused by strip mining and mountain top removal contributing to flooding problems. What have you gained if you make a good living and pay for a home that your children cannot live in...has to be a better way...one mans opinion
Right Said Fred

Pikeville, KY

#119 May 22, 2012
wtf wrote:
<quoted text>You live in a Septic Tank.
I'm done even replying to you. You're just the village idiot with the mentality of Beavis and Butthead, not worth my effort.
whiskey

Winchester, KY

#120 May 22, 2012
miners wife wrote:
<quoted text>
that just go to show how smart you are ...
first-I DONT PLAY FARMVILLE
seconed-I DONT SIT ON MY ASS
third-I STAY HOME AND TAKE CARE OF MY KIDS
fourth-MY HUSBAND WORKS HIS ASS OFF AS A HIGHWALL MINER AND HE SUPPORTS HIS FAMILY
un like idiots like you that sit on there ass doing nothing but drawing a damn check
GET A LIFE
you shure are doing a fine job.of useing that rearend right now everyones life doesen,t wrap around a lump of coal.some people actully make their living working with nature.now I having nothing against mining coal.but to Destroy the Enviroment that makes us all mountain people.simpley put Is wrong?
Without Coal

Mount Sterling, KY

#121 May 22, 2012
Right Said Fred wrote:
You people have no sense. You bite the hand that feeds you...maybe not directly, but in some form, coal has improved your quality of living in Eastern Kentucky. Without coal severance tax, Pikeville and Pike Co. would be nothing. The Cut Through project wouldn't have happened, there would be no Expo Center, and US 23 would still be a curvy 2 lane road. But, you people don't recognize that. I hope you're family and friends can get a non-coal job at ACS...oh wait, they've closed. How about an engineering firm? Oh wait, they don't have any work. How about something in construction? Ooops, too bad...since no one has a job, no one has any money to build anything. Maybe we'll run into one another in the unemployment line or a food pantry.
We would have been better off, had another industry and other types of industry and service jobs instead of mining coal for the dirty corporations that come in here years ago and took over. The would not let any other industy in as long as they needed thousands for labor in the mines. When they mechanized and then went to miser mining they no longer needed the men in large numbers to mine coal so they threw the rest back on the gob pile.
Other parts of the Appalachian Mountains thrive without coal, Pigeon Forge area Gatlinburg Tn., the new England states have a lot of small towns and counties in the Appalachian Chain and would never think about ever letting a coal corporation blow up thier mountians and cover pristine valleys.
Brainwashed bunch of holler monkeys that will believe any line an coal corporation tells you. They talk about 3rd generation welfare, 3rd generation brainwashed holler monkeys are just as bad.
We would have been much better off if they had never found coal in Pike County...
wtf

Danville, KY

#122 May 22, 2012
Right Said Fred wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm done even replying to you. You're just the village idiot with the mentality of Beavis and Butthead, not worth my effort.
You are Butthead you inbred ignorant butt wipe.
Right Said Fred

Pikeville, KY

#123 May 22, 2012
Without Coal wrote:
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We would have been better off, had another industry and other types of industry and service jobs instead of mining coal for the dirty corporations that come in here years ago and took over. The would not let any other industy in as long as they needed thousands for labor in the mines. When they mechanized and then went to miser mining they no longer needed the men in large numbers to mine coal so they threw the rest back on the gob pile.
Other parts of the Appalachian Mountains thrive without coal, Pigeon Forge area Gatlinburg Tn., the new England states have a lot of small towns and counties in the Appalachian Chain and would never think about ever letting a coal corporation blow up thier mountians and cover pristine valleys.
Brainwashed bunch of holler monkeys that will believe any line an coal corporation tells you. They talk about 3rd generation welfare, 3rd generation brainwashed holler monkeys are just as bad.
We would have been much better off if they had never found coal in Pike County...
There are no major waterways, no major interstates, or major airports within 100 miles of Pikeville. What kind of corporations are you aware of that can operate with no means of economically shipping and receiving? I guarantee you that GM and Ford plants aren't in Eastern Kentucky because they would compete with the coal mines for employees.(Jeez, what a stupid comment) All this area had to offer the rest of the world was coal. In turn, it gave you a nice road, cheap electricity, and provided your friends and neighbors with high paying jobs. When the coal leaves, you're property value in the holler will be even more worthless than it is now. Holler property isn't exactly in high demand...unless there's coal under the ground.
Kyboy

Elyria, OH

#124 May 22, 2012
If for no other reason wrote:
....I hope coal goes belly-up to get those road hog murdering dope head/drunks in the coal trucks off the roads. I fully believe they would run a little child down just to get ONE MORE LOAD. And don't give me that "my husband/brother/son/daddy/uncl e/grandpa drives a coal truck and HE IS A SAFE DRIVER" BULLCRAP!
Are all truck drivers bad in your world?
Kyboy

Elyria, OH

#125 May 22, 2012
Road Warrior wrote:
<quoted text>Their legal speed limit should be 10 miles an hour slower than the posted speed for whatever road they are driving on and the load limits in East Kentucky should be the same as they are in Virginia..They run overloaded and to fast for road conditions, mostly on roads they tore up!
What are the load limits in each state?
Over Loaded

Mount Sterling, KY

#126 May 22, 2012
Kyboy wrote:
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What are the load limits in each state?
In Virginia no sideboards, they cut a hole down a couple of feet from the top of the bed, if the coal is not level with the hole you are overweight...easy to check no scales, no hassel! They just crawl up on the truck look in and the coal better be level with the hole or under it...
Making it without Coal

Mount Sterling, KY

#127 May 22, 2012
Right Said Fred wrote:
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There are no major waterways, no major interstates, or major airports within 100 miles of Pikeville. What kind of corporations are you aware of that can operate with no means of economically shipping and receiving? I guarantee you that GM and Ford plants aren't in Eastern Kentucky because they would compete with the coal mines for employees.(Jeez, what a stupid comment) All this area had to offer the rest of the world was coal. In turn, it gave you a nice road, cheap electricity, and provided your friends and neighbors with high paying jobs. When the coal leaves, you're property value in the holler will be even more worthless than it is now. Holler property isn't exactly in high demand...unless there's coal under the ground.
Diversification 50 years ago and you know that was what I was talking about, I know no Ford will come to Pikeville now. The outsourcing to china took care of that, last new ford plant was built in china...The place should have, could have and would have had another source of making a living if the North East interest had not come in here 100 years ago and stole the damn mineral and then got the Mayo Broad form deed to steal the land. If there had been no coal there would have to be other industry or service industries. THE REST OF APPALACHIA THAT HAS NO COAL HAS LESS POVERTY THAN WE DO!
Coal was the worst thing that could have ever happened to this county, only a few at the top ever made every money from it and the rest of the bottom feeders were always just labor or a liability...We made it without coal before coal and we will make it after!

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