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Old 01-04-2006, 10:20 AM   #16
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I can't understand why there was not an official spokesperson for the mining company..........you don't take peoples' lives for granted on "heresay" alone. Until you have a definitive determination of the trapped miners...that's when an official announcement should be made to the media and the families involved.



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that's awful
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Old 01-04-2006, 11:54 AM   #18
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Old 01-04-2006, 12:28 PM   #19
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Wonder if the money saved on NOT addressing health & safety issues will cover the money paid out on the imminent lawsuits?
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Old 01-04-2006, 01:30 PM   #20
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here's an article about the safety problems

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10706084/
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oh my god...I thought they'd survived

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This is terrible for everybody.

Mining is one of the most dangerous professions.


There will be a lot of secong guessing.

If the inspectors had shut this place down

i wonder if these same families would have been protesting an over reaching protectionist agency taking away their livlihoods?

We will never know.

I don't blame the owner for the error in reporting.

Aside from the victims loved ones.

He will suffer the most.


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How can a nurse describe the condition of 12 "living" people who are dead?

maybe they got Terri Shivo's nurse?
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Old 01-04-2006, 02:39 PM   #24
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The most tragic aspect of this tragedy is the emotional roller coaster the families had to suffer.

As deep said mining is dangerous work, and these accidents happen but to put it in perspective, US mining is relatively accident free compared to other countries, China has over 5000 mining deaths per year on average.

And many companies talk about safety being number one, but in reality all they care about is the shareholders, not the employees. Safety is a legislated requirement for companies, they only comply because they are legally required to do so. They are covering their asses so to speak. Production is the number one priority for these companies. They will deny this but just ask the employees, any manufacturing or production industry is under great pressure to hit the numbers which leads to shortcuts and injuries.
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Old 01-04-2006, 03:51 PM   #25
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Horrible, just horrible. I'm not surprised that the place flunked safety inspections. The company just wants the Almighty Buck Mining is not a safe occupation but there's no excuse for not following the safety guidelines.
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is this what happens when coal executives spend lots of money on Republican politicians? looser regulatory and safety regimes? at what cost? how many lives must big business shatter?



[q]Coal executives, threatened by Vice President Al Gore's green background and his pledge to increase taxes on fossil fuels, thought they could get a better deal with the Republicans — when they raised a record $3.8 million dollars for the 2000 federal election, 88 percent went to the GOP. At the annual meeting of the West Virginia Coal Association a few months after Bush's inauguration, the group's director told 150 industry executives, “You did everything you could to elect a Republican president. [Now] you are already seeing in his actions the payback.”

....Bush also demonstrated his friendship to industry leaders when he awarded the top job at MSHA to an executive with Utah's Energy West Mining Company, David Lauriski, whose top two deputies would also be recruited from mining companies. The woman who would become their boss, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, is the wife of Kentucky's Republican senator Mitch McConnell, a long time political ally of coal companies.

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/fea...1.bingham.html

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I can recommend a local specialist to treat your blepharospasm.
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Old 01-04-2006, 07:35 PM   #30
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Ah, yes. Back to the childish pictures. Perhaps we can move beyond the hyperbole, the cliche arguments and political talking points and actually discuss the facts of the issue.

You're 2 for 2 on this story already, taking shots at Christianity (in your journal) and Republicans here.
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