To all the coal miners laid off...
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Likescoal

Reynoldsburg, OH

#417 Jan 19, 2013
I'm an eastern Kentucky native,originally from western Virginia and I know about coal and coal miners.Had coal miners in the family. God bless all the coal miners and their families. They have endured many hardships to make a living. People who are on here trashing them, don't know anything about them. They're probably kids trying to start an argument. It's a sad day when coal is no longer a primary fuel. I would much rather smell coal smoke than be in a nuclear disaster. Think about it before you condemn coal.
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Shelbiana, KY

#418 Jan 23, 2013
I came across this ad in our local paper, it may also be in your paper.

Jim Walter Resources, will be doing interviews in Pikeville for SECTION, OUTBY, MAINTANCE, BELT, AND LONGWALL FOREMAN All positions must have State Foreman Papers

I am not going to write the full ad but it also has a web site

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I hope this will help someone
JerseyShore

Homer Glen, IL

#419 Jan 23, 2013
god of jelly wrote:
Coal miners are all queers. They jerk each other off underground, and get in each others ass. I could buy ten coal miners and all they have tomorrow. I love coal miner wife pussy. They are all sluts. they know their man is gonna be underground for hours, so they dont worry bout gettin caught. Im always sure i drag my nuts across their pillows when im done throwing the root to their gold diggin wives.
That must be a southern term "Gold-Digger", I have never heard that used except from the people of Eastern Kentucky. Which makes me now wonder, are most wife's whose husband's make a decent living just in general labeled a "Gold-Digger". Curious because I was called just that, and yes from a native of Eastern Kentucky........ My response to the comment is What-ever!!!!!!!
drift away

Pikeville, KY

#420 Jan 23, 2013
JerseyShore wrote:
<quoted text>That must be a southern term "Gold-Digger", I have never heard that used except from the people of Eastern Kentucky. Which makes me now wonder, are most wife's whose husband's make a decent living just in general labeled a "Gold-Digger". Curious because I was called just that, and yes from a native of Eastern Kentucky........ My response to the comment is What-ever!!!!!!!
most women who are married in this area, marry at such a young age, most of their husbands are just starting out in the job
some dont even have a job at first, or a good job
so to call them a gold digger is just ignorant
most wives do love their husbands and want them to be safe...they spend most of their time at home, cooking and cleaning and taking care of the kids
what is wrong if the wife wants to go out and spend a little on herself, going to the salon to get her nails and hair done
doesnt her man want her to look good
or maybe shes not even into that stuff
maybe she just wants to go do stuff with him.
its stupid to refer to these women as gold diggers.
the men work and the women sometimes do to.

i guess i just see it from the inside.
Underground Coal Miner

Morristown, TN

#421 Jul 12, 2014
SCREW YOU wrote:
My dad worked for 30 years UNDERGROUND and ANY MAN that does the job that these men do are heros. Unless your sorry ASS has ever been underground then YOU DON'T GET TO TALK, your opinion doesn't COUNT. I'd like to see you go underground and then maybe you would understand what these men do. Sure, they chose the job but that doesn't give you any right to get on here and put down coal miners. No matter what you think about coal, they keep this country moving and everytime that you flip the lightswitch on, you should feel guilty about what you said.
I couldn't have said that any better!!!!! Thank you!

Since: Sep 13

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#422 Jul 13, 2014
This sentiment originally said by a miner from WV, but I'm going to echo it:

Coal helped America win two World Wars. Coal gave America the Industrial Revolution. Blood, sweat, and sometimes the lives of miners were given in these efforts. America went to the coal miners during these times and the coal miners did as asked, never expecting thanks. America became a world super power- and coal played large part. To say these men are not heros- they helped win wars and they made the American economy one of the greatest in the world.
Historian

Hopkinsville, KY

#423 Jul 13, 2014
UghWhoIsItThen wrote:
This sentiment originally said by a miner from WV, but I'm going to echo it:
Coal helped America win two World Wars. Coal gave America the Industrial Revolution. Blood, sweat, and sometimes the lives of miners were given in these efforts. America went to the coal miners during these times and the coal miners did as asked, never expecting thanks. America became a world super power- and coal played large part. To say these men are not heros- they helped win wars and they made the American economy one of the greatest in the world.
True, more or less. But coal's day is passing. It will soon be a thing of the past, like the horse and buggy, sailing ships, etc.

Your statement, "America went to the coal miners during these times and the coal miners did as asked, never expecting thanks" is not historically accurate. Coal miners went out on strike repeatedly during World War II. At one point union leader John L. Lewis and the UMW were so intransigent in their demands that President Roosevelt had to threaten to draft the miners into the Army to keep vital war industries operating.
Jeffrey

Langley, KY

#424 Jul 17, 2014
These miners need to wake up , it's not the president causing trouble , it's the guys in the new suburbans and the guys in the main office. Bigshots own these mines and you are workers and I have been at the table and hear them laugh and say - ( hey just blame the EPA or Obama that will work ). You are no darn hero working 30 years underground . You are making yourself feel better by saying that , but no hero bye a long shot. Your just a worker , who kept his job for a long time. I guess the guy that built the fire truck or even the water truck is a hero , because it put out a fire or quenched our thirst. I am sorry / you are a worker , who would be a hero at mcdonalds because you made our food. Look at the top people , hell thru make more than the president, and you can work thirty years for a place , and work hard but the first time you cause a hiccup , your ass is on the way out. And these owners would destroy this place and leave and laugh at us all , if it wasn't for the EPA. They want to mine coal , and public ally say that but they can't sit bye and let these big shots destroy our water and other resources. Like they say there is plenty of money to be made honestly but they want do it. I support coal 150 percent , but let's talk about the real world , and WMO is really responsible for this mess.
Blame Game

Paris, KY

#425 Jul 18, 2014
The Coal Corporations are more to blame than anyone for the current situation. They have had 100 years to develop a way to burn their coal cleanly. Now they will spend millions on buying pro coal politicians or running clean coal ads on TV but never tried to develop a way to burn their product clean. It is up to them not the Federal Government and the tax payers to pay for clean coal technology. It was voted on several years ago but Mitch McConnell got the bill killed for his coal corporation friends.
Fact, 2/3 of the rest of the coal fired plants come offline starting next year through 2020. As the demand for steam coal falls so will the price, we have been mining it in Eastern Ky. for 100 years all the easy coal is gone. Eastern Ky. Coal fields can't mine coal for what the price per ton will fall to. It is not just natural gas but Western Ky. Coal, Southern Illinois basin coal, Wyoming Powder River Basin Coal.
The Eastern Ky. Coal Fields are dead, get over it, quit crying about it, after Jan 1, 2015 the coal operations that run steam coal will fall like dominos. Instead of the corporations that own the coal selling out and buying natural gas why don't they work on burning coal cleaner. Because they won't spend one dime on R&D if it takes away from their profits or bottom line. Follow the money, coal is yesterdays news, natural gas is the new fuel of the future.
Nota clue

Whitesburg, KY

#426 Jul 21, 2014
Which mine layed off workers tonight? This place is dieing fast. When's the big lake coming through? I cant wait.
Johnny

Melvin, KY

#427 Jul 22, 2014
This place is booming, has anybody been to pikeville lately , The economy has almost changed , or diversified from coal enough , that people aren't flooding out of here , it sure doesn't look like it's falling apart.
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pakey

Garrett, KY

#428 Jul 24, 2014
Coal keeps the lights on

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