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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    So let me guess, you want cigarettes and pot banned also right?
    There is some evidence that smoking pot reduces the risk for lung cancer.

    China's use of coal has declined three years in a row, and India is committed to totally eliminate the use of coal by 2050. Both countries are leading the way in the development of clean energy. Does it make sense to invest in, and prop up a dying industry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    No one's going to open a manufacturing plant in those places. Why? Besides, Trump promised them coal mining jobs in places like WV and Kentucky. I just think anyone thinking coal is a good clean form of energy has shit for brains and while I sympathize with the people left in the lurch, they should be trying to get new industries in their areas, not mining. They should ask their reps to help them transition, not go backwards. You can't get your health back.
    They might now. They wouldn't in the past because you can pay $1 a day south of the border and importing the goods on the back of slave labor was not punished. trump is trying to change that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metheron View Post
    They might now. They wouldn't in the past because you can pay $1 a day south of the border and importing the goods on the back of slave labor was not punished. trump is trying to change that.
    Tariffs and Protectionism worked so well in the 1920's, what could go wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    Apparently part of the increase is because most coal miners don't get tested till they retire or are laid off because they are afraid their employers will fire them if they find out:



    This is what coal does:



    Advanced Black Lung Cases Surge In Appalachia : NPR

    Another reason for the increase:



    Everything about coal from cradle to grave is toxic. We need to leave this form of energy in the past.
    Respirators don't work if they are not required by Coal Mine owners.



    A respirator maker is suing Massey Energy's new owner, saying the company is responsible for illnesses that miners have blamed on faulty breathing devices.

    The Charleston Gazette reports that Pennsylvania-based Mine Safety Appliances sued Alpha Natural Resources and former Massey head Don Blankenship in Mingo Circuit Court on Wednesday.

    The lawsuit claims Massey officials did not comply with federal regulations that require mine operators to maintain proper ventilation and limit miners' exposure to coal dust that causes deadly black lung disease.

    MSA lawyers filed the complaint to make Alpha a third-party defendant in an existing lawsuit filed against MSA by former Massey foreman Dusty Dotson, who developed lung disease after working for years in underground coal mine.
    Respirator Maker Sues Alpha, Massey Officials
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    Do you really think the RIGHT cares about coal miners? Did they ever? Doesn't WV still have one of the lowest income states in the country? Hasn't it always? Poor coal miners in WV and poor black people in MS. Arent' they ALWAYS ranked at the bottom? Who gives a shit right?
    And trump vowed to all of them that he will make sure they all get black and they all jumped up and down cheering and voted for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    God, you guys act like these people can't do anything else but work in a coal mine.

    If they don't want to they don't have to, they can go get a job somewhere else.
    That's what Obama told them to do and the right went fucking beserk!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    So let me guess, you want cigarettes and pot banned also right?
    I did not see her mention either of those in her post? leave it to you to say something utterly fucking stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatist View Post
    That's what Obama told them to do and the right went fucking beserk!
    Trump got elected because miners did not ...or could not do anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metheron View Post
    They probably voted for Trump in hopes that he can bring back manufacturing jobs that can compete with the pay of the coal jobs. I'm not sure what the Appalachian regions offer currently that can compete. The free trade deals have made competing against slave labor impossible, I'm sure they could do some service jobs that don't pay much, or work at a WalMart, or go back to school, but their best bet hinges with Trump.
    No, they voted for him because they think it's simply regulations that have caused the unemployment in the industry. They've got a rude surprise coming to them.

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    Wow since it take Black lung 8-10 years to develop... Does not speak well of obama's track record for employee safety


    Why did obama's OSHA allow this to happen.

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