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Williamson, WV

#1 Jun 13, 2012
with gas replaceing coal what do we in eastern ky .
the end

Cynthiana, KY

#2 Jun 13, 2012
move
Hooray

Cynthiana, KY

#3 Jun 14, 2012
We celebrate and welcome the new jobs coming that will be safer, cleaner, and more profitable.
deal

Logan, WV

#4 Jun 14, 2012
Hooray wrote:
We celebrate and welcome the new jobs coming that will be safer, cleaner, and more profitable.
Yea, big wonderful jobs
coming to East kentucky to replace coal that Obama has destroyed with his regulations.
Hooray

Cynthiana, KY

#5 Jun 14, 2012
You know I don't feel the slightest bit sorry for anyone here in coal, because over the years I have learned that the government has been offering to give everyone here alternative jobs in preparation for this day but everything was refused.

I think there was an offer to have the Amtrak train go through this area and take eveyone to Lexington to work while living here but everyone claimed that would hurt businesses here. Im not sure how that would have been that to me would have increased the need for coal and increased the need for other businesses and it would have increased the incomes of the people here too so they could have spent their money at the local stores, but nooooo...

Then the government has been offering to pay people to move to other areas and that too is being rejected.

Now, it has come time for coal be phased out and everyone is whinning about no jobs.

I don't feel sorry for you at all. You have had so many opportunities and you have rejected them all. I suppose the thinking was that if you held out that the government would give in to you. I think those tactics only work with children and their parents not adults and the government.

So, now it is time for everyone to grow up and face adult life. Boo hoo. Im glad its happening. It can't happen fast enough for me.
ohno

Brunswick, OH

#6 Jun 14, 2012
What will we do without coal? How will we survive? There will be no lights! Gonna really miss the coal trucks and the pilled out drivers also. See ya coal!
Malarky

Logan, WV

#7 Jun 14, 2012
Your entry is a tribute to the failing educational system, I hope your pretty, because stupid and ugly is a bad combo
Hooray wrote:
You know I don't feel the slightest bit sorry for anyone here in coal, because over the years I have learned that the government has been offering to give everyone here alternative jobs in preparation for this day but everything was refused.
I think there was an offer to have the Amtrak train go through this area and take eveyone to Lexington to work while living here but everyone claimed that would hurt businesses here. Im not sure how that would have been that to me would have increased the need for coal and increased the need for other businesses and it would have increased the incomes of the people here too so they could have spent their money at the local stores, but nooooo...
Then the government has been offering to pay people to move to other areas and that too is being rejected.
Now, it has come time for coal be phased out and everyone is whinning about no jobs.
I don't feel sorry for you at all. You have had so many opportunities and you have rejected them all. I suppose the thinking was that if you held out that the government would give in to you. I think those tactics only work with children and their parents not adults and the government.
So, now it is time for everyone to grow up and face adult life. Boo hoo. Im glad its happening. It can't happen fast enough for me.
Do What

Peach Creek, WV

#8 Jun 14, 2012
Hooray wrote:
You know I don't feel the slightest bit sorry for anyone here in coal, because over the years I have learned that the government has been offering to give everyone here alternative jobs in preparation for this day but everything was refused.
I think there was an offer to have the Amtrak train go through this area and take eveyone to Lexington to work while living here but everyone claimed that would hurt businesses here. Im not sure how that would have been that to me would have increased the need for coal and increased the need for other businesses and it would have increased the incomes of the people here too so they could have spent their money at the local stores, but nooooo...
Then the government has been offering to pay people to move to other areas and that too is being rejected.
Now, it has come time for coal be phased out and everyone is whinning about no jobs.
I don't feel sorry for you at all. You have had so many opportunities and you have rejected them all. I suppose the thinking was that if you held out that the government would give in to you. I think those tactics only work with children and their parents not adults and the government.
So, now it is time for everyone to grow up and face adult life. Boo hoo. Im glad its happening. It can't happen fast enough for me.
Where did you read all of this at, are you from the Internet?
Obama

Richmond, KY

#9 Jun 15, 2012
Hooray wrote:
You know I don't feel the slightest bit sorry for anyone here in coal, because over the years I have learned that the government has been offering to give everyone here alternative jobs in preparation for this day but everything was refused.
I think there was an offer to have the Amtrak train go through this area and take eveyone to Lexington to work while living here but everyone claimed that would hurt businesses here. Im not sure how that would have been that to me would have increased the need for coal and increased the need for other businesses and it would have increased the incomes of the people here too so they could have spent their money at the local stores, but nooooo...
Then the government has been offering to pay people to move to other areas and that too is being rejected.
Now, it has come time for coal be phased out and everyone is whinning about no jobs.
I don't feel sorry for you at all. You have had so many opportunities and you have rejected them all. I suppose the thinking was that if you held out that the government would give in to you. I think those tactics only work with children and their parents not adults and the government.
So, now it is time for everyone to grow up and face adult life. Boo hoo. Im glad its happening. It can't happen fast enough for me.
My, My, you should try and get in contact with dreamer Newt, he wanted to put a colony on the moon. How did the poor miners corrupt the phanton silly talk of Greg Stumbo two or more decades ago about a rail tract from East kentucky to Lexington? I am sure Greg had difficulty holding a straight face when
he handled just fantsy talk about the rail system. This was estimated if it could have been done to exceed 100 billion (B as in Bill) dollars. All of this and still no evidence that over 3% of East Kentucky work force could have found jobs in Lexington and Louisville combined.

The truth is that Both Romney and surely Obama would not be good to East Kentucky. With Obama, he is on schedule to destroy "all dirty nast coal" as he promised to his credit before the election. With Romney, his deep cuts, necessary for the country to get entitlements under control, would hurt the uneducated, and the sick badly in our area. He would reduce and make more difficult to qualify for food stamps a "life blood" for our people to exist. So East Kentucky pick your posion. No doubt Romney would be best for the majority or Americans for debt control and restoring bride in ourselves as being Americans. So me and my household will come down on the side of Romney.
Hooray

Winchester, KY

#10 Jun 15, 2012
You know this coal mining business is like being a bad relationship with an obsessive lover. How many times do you have to say this person, "Go Away I Don't Want You!" before they actually leave? How bad does life have to get before this person realizes that nothing good is going to come from this relationship?

Lets go over some of the bad about coal mining that so many ignore. Back in the early days most coal mining families couldn't afford descent housing, food (They had to grow gardens) or clothing. But yet so many local politicians and coal mining mongrels say, "Look what coal has done for you." Um, and that would be? Then there is the "coal keeps the lights on." Huh? You mean back in the day when the coal mining mongrels would lie to the people and tell them that they shold leave their porch lights on all night because it would be cheaper that way? Is that the "keeps the lights on" I am supposed to be in support of? Me or anyone else in the country?

How about all the men that have lost their lives by working in the coal mining prisons? Are their lights still on? How about all the families of these men? How are they doing? Anyone in the coal mining industry take the time to ask that question?

Here is what coal has done for you...
Tried to starve you to death to make someone else fat and rich...Tried to kill every man in your family and left you homeless and broken and uneducated so that the mongrels could live well.

All of it is bullsh!t.

Now it has gotten to the point that you can't even find a president to blame all your problems on. Both the Demo's and the Repub's are against you now. What? Food stamps? is that your answer?

So Obama kept his campaign promise huh? And this is a bad thing? I don't think so.

Romney? He may make it easier for the small business man in other cities but as for this area I doubt he will be able to do anything to help the people because every time anyone tries to help the people of E.Ky. the politicians and coal mongrels steal everything away and keep it for themselves, so then everyone has to turn to drawing a check and food stamps to survive.

The only fantasy that is going is the one that Coal is ever going to do anyone any good. It never has and never will. It polutes the water, the air, the earth, and the minds of the people. It destroys families and lives.

The best president will be the one that crushes coal and brings us a better life with better jobs.

Oh and I am really wondering how is it silly talk about a rail system? Have you not stepped out side of your coal cave to notice there is a rail system already in place that goes all over this country. It's how we move this nast coal. So how is it any sillier to move people? It isn't really, I do realize that was just another proganda lie that someone from teh coal mining death pits tries to use to convice people that there is no way out of E. Ky. so they might as well give in and join in.

Im glad that I see it I just wish I could help more people realize the same truth.
Hooray

Winchester, KY

#11 Jun 15, 2012
Don't ever feel bad about having high standards if someone really values you and wants to be in your life they will rise up to meet them.
Do What

Peach Creek, WV

#12 Jun 16, 2012
Hooray wrote:
You know this coal mining business is like being a bad relationship with an obsessive lover. How many times do you have to say this person, "Go Away I Don't Want You!" before they actually leave? How bad does life have to get before this person realizes that nothing good is going to come from this relationship?
Lets go over some of the bad about coal mining that so many ignore. Back in the early days most coal mining families couldn't afford descent housing, food (They had to grow gardens) or clothing. But yet so many local politicians and coal mining mongrels say, "Look what coal has done for you." Um, and that would be? Then there is the "coal keeps the lights on." Huh? You mean back in the day when the coal mining mongrels would lie to the people and tell them that they shold leave their porch lights on all night because it would be cheaper that way? Is that the "keeps the lights on" I am supposed to be in support of? Me or anyone else in the country?
How about all the men that have lost their lives by working in the coal mining prisons? Are their lights still on? How about all the families of these men? How are they doing? Anyone in the coal mining industry take the time to ask that question?
Here is what coal has done for you...
Tried to starve you to death to make someone else fat and rich...Tried to kill every man in your family and left you homeless and broken and uneducated so that the mongrels could live well.
All of it is bullsh!t.
Now it has gotten to the point that you can't even find a president to blame all your problems on. Both the Demo's and the Repub's are against you now. What? Food stamps? is that your answer?
So Obama kept his campaign promise huh? And this is a bad thing? I don't think so.
Romney? He may make it easier for the small business man in other cities but as for this area I doubt he will be able to do anything to help the people because every time anyone tries to help the people of E.Ky. the politicians and coal mongrels steal everything away and keep it for themselves, so then everyone has to turn to drawing a check and food stamps to survive.
The only fantasy that is going is the one that Coal is ever going to do anyone any good. It never has and never will. It polutes the water, the air, the earth, and the minds of the people. It destroys families and lives.
The best president will be the one that crushes coal and brings us a better life with better jobs.
Oh and I am really wondering how is it silly talk about a rail system? Have you not stepped out side of your coal cave to notice there is a rail system already in place that goes all over this country. It's how we move this nast coal. So how is it any sillier to move people? It isn't really, I do realize that was just another proganda lie that someone from teh coal mining death pits tries to use to convice people that there is no way out of E. Ky. so they might as well give in and join in.
Im glad that I see it I just wish I could help more people realize the same truth.
We have moved on since the twenties here in the mountains. Apparently you still think we live as the the movie Matewan portrays us to be. I would hardly call jobs that are paying fifty to eighty thousand a year poverty wages. I'm a coal miner and I still grow a garden, not for survival but as a hobby. Imagine if someone began attacking and calling for an end to Toyota or the other manufacturing plants in your part of the world for polluting the streams and the air due to the amount of energy they consume or the fact they are causing the beautiful farmland to be gobbled up and turned into subdivisions.
True

Logan, WV

#13 Jun 16, 2012
Obama wrote:
<quoted text>My, My, you should try and get in contact with dreamer Newt, he wanted to put a colony on the moon. How did the poor miners corrupt the phanton silly talk of Greg Stumbo two or more decades ago about a rail tract from East kentucky to Lexington? I am sure Greg had difficulty holding a straight face when
he handled just fantsy talk about the rail system. This was estimated if it could have been done to exceed 100 billion (B as in Bill) dollars. All of this and still no evidence that over 3% of East Kentucky work force could have found jobs in Lexington and Louisville combined.
The truth is that Both Romney and surely Obama would not be good to East Kentucky. With Obama, he is on schedule to destroy "all dirty nast coal" as he promised to his credit before the election. With Romney, his deep cuts, necessary for the country to get entitlements under control, would hurt the uneducated, and the sick badly in our area. He would reduce and make more difficult to qualify for food stamps a "life blood" for our people to exist. So East Kentucky pick your posion. No doubt Romney would be best for the majority or Americans for debt control and restoring bride in ourselves as being Americans. So me and my household will come down on the side of Romney.
At least coal will start to move again with Romney you can depend on that. With coal moving good, the people would be less dependent on the government handouts. Also food stamps will never stop nor will SSI for the truely people in need. This country is nearly broke and printing more money will eventually cause 20-40% inflation, so the few that has a good job and a few dollars their purchasing power will be eaten up with inflation. A gallon of milk will be $5.00 or more etc.

Since: Jun 12

Lexington, KY

#14 Jun 16, 2012
a gal. of milk is 5.00$
lol

Logan, WV

#15 Jun 16, 2012
Malarky wrote:
Your entry is a tribute to the failing educational system, I hope your pretty, because stupid and ugly is a bad combo
<quoted text>
LOL, so true
Hooray

Whitesburg, KY

#16 Jun 18, 2012
Do What wrote:
<quoted text>
We have moved on since the twenties here in the mountains. Apparently you still think we live as the the movie Matewan portrays us to be. I would hardly call jobs that are paying fifty to eighty thousand a year poverty wages. I'm a coal miner and I still grow a garden, not for survival but as a hobby. Imagine if someone began attacking and calling for an end to Toyota or the other manufacturing plants in your part of the world for polluting the streams and the air due to the amount of energy they consume or the fact they are causing the beautiful farmland to be gobbled up and turned into subdivisions.
Nothing ever moves forward in E. Ky.

I doubt there are coal mining jobs that pay that kind of money. If they did we would be seeing more mansions instead of run down trailers. We would have a better educational system because there would be more tax money in the system and the government would be fighting to get more people, including women, in the coal minin business instead of trying to put an end to it. Instead the gov. tries to get as many people as possible to move away.

I really don't know anyone in the mining business but I have heard tht the pay isn't that great and then most miners can only work for about 5 years and then they are so exhausted they retire.

I think that the world has been complaining about the polution of cars that is why they is a push for cleaner engines cleaner fuels alternative fuels and hybrids.

So if the car companies can step up Im sure the coal companies can too.
Do What

Peach Creek, WV

#17 Jun 18, 2012
Hooray wrote:
<quoted text>
Nothing ever moves forward in E. Ky.
I doubt there are coal mining jobs that pay that kind of money. If they did we would be seeing more mansions instead of run down trailers. We would have a better educational system because there would be more tax money in the system and the government would be fighting to get more people, including women, in the coal minin business instead of trying to put an end to it. Instead the gov. tries to get as many people as possible to move away.
I really don't know anyone in the mining business but I have heard tht the pay isn't that great and then most miners can only work for about 5 years and then they are so exhausted they retire.
I think that the world has been complaining about the polution of cars that is why they is a push for cleaner engines cleaner fuels alternative fuels and hybrids.
So if the car companies can step up Im sure the coal companies can too.
Just as I had guessed, you are ill informed of the positives associated with mining due to the false information put out there by the environmental wackos. Yes, mining does pay more than minimum wage and I have been associated with the business for about 28 years and I'm hoping to get at least 15 more in before I retire.
I own my own home and two vehicles and raising a family on the income I receive from mining. My kids education will also be paid for by coal.
Another thought coming

Logan, WV

#18 Jun 18, 2012
True wrote:
<quoted text>At least coal will start to move again with Romney you can depend on that. With coal moving good, the people would be less dependent on the government handouts. Also food stamps will never stop nor will SSI for the truely people in need. This country is nearly broke and printing more money will eventually cause 20-40% inflation, so the few that has a good job and a few dollars their purchasing power will be eaten up with inflation. A gallon of milk will be $5.00 or more etc.
It is funny many of you think because all your little cicle is for Romney that Obama is beat, all of you as someone said on another thread was against Obama in 2008.
Hold Onto That Thought

Peach Creek, WV

#19 Jun 18, 2012
Another thought coming wrote:
<quoted text>It is funny many of you think because all your little cicle is for Romney that Obama is beat, all of you as someone said on another thread was against Obama in 2008.
That "little circle" is getting bigger by the day.
Hold Onto That Thought

Peach Creek, WV

#20 Jun 18, 2012
Hooray wrote:
You know this coal mining business is like being a bad relationship with an obsessive lover. How many times do you have to say this person, "Go Away I Don't Want You!" before they actually leave? How bad does life have to get before this person realizes that nothing good is going to come from this relationship?
Sort of like the environmental tree hugging wackos that have descended upon our communities and who are working feverishly to take away the means by which we support our families. That same means that allows us to live and work in these beauitful mountains that we have called home for generations?

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