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July 9, 2013

Dear Editor, Tell met they are not “Serious” about ending coal production in our nation. Coal mines have been around since the beginning of tim....

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turley

Jul-09-13 12:04 PM

Not to worry, Mr. Lucas. After all, barack obama and the "party of the working man" wouldnt let anything bad happen to miners, would they???....look at what great care they have taken of steelworkers!!...By the way, you wont be paying those double and triple power bills....because the money for those bills will be taken as your "penalty" for no longer having insurance!!....In America, the working class gets its tragedy and disaster the old fashioned way---they ELECT it.

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fedupwithgovt

Jul-09-13 12:53 PM

Right on Turley. I agree 100% the valley is getting what they asked for. A good democratic president and officials who continually screw the pants off of you and you still vote for more.

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Unitas

Jul-09-13 3:55 PM

There are already proposed EPA regulations to ban certain wood burning stoves. That will be next. This administration passes laws to make everyone a criminal somehow.

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Thoughtful

Jul-09-13 5:29 PM

where is the leadership of the UMWA, Mr. Rogers, and the head of the AFLCIO Mr. Trumpka on the issue of coal and the EPA ???????????? This group certainly helped elect Mr. Obama ! With funds and vocal support !!

do they represent the rank and file ?

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BushCrimeFamily

Jul-09-13 7:12 PM

The future is coming whether you are ready for it or not. Fossil fuels are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Adapt or die.

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oluhjnb

Jul-09-13 9:51 PM

The ONE (so far) disagree with BCF"s "Adapt or DIE" statement shows the stupidity of the far right mind. They prefer to live in the past and fear the future.

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turley

Jul-10-13 11:28 AM

We are all too busy laughing at the final two obama defenders in the Ohio Valley....and by next year, neither of you will admit having supported him either!!...LOL....Judas is the patron saint of liberalism....just ask Trumka!!LOL!

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promo61

Jul-11-13 6:17 AM

Its OK turley. It's not what a progressive believes that matters. It's what a progressive believes TODAY.

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oluhjnb

Jul-11-13 8:41 AM

The GOP has become the party of old, ignorant white men.

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promo61

Jul-11-13 1:12 PM

Its all offense in Liberal Land. Its a waste of time yet I'm an optimist. Can any liberal poster mount believable support for anything this administration has done build up America? Please leave the name Bush out of your argument.

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oluhjnb

Jul-11-13 2:26 PM

Like desegregation, The Affordable Care Act will take time to implement. Fifty years ago Barack Obama would NEVER have been elected. Maybe 50 years from now the poor won't have to fear going to a doctor---because they have no money.

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oluhjnb

Jul-11-13 5:06 PM

WASHINGTON, July 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. government posted a budget surplus in June, the latest sign of rapidly finances that could reduce the urgency in Congress to strike a deal to raise the nation's limit on borrowing.

Rising tax revenues, public spending cuts and big payments to the Treasury from state-backed mortgage firms helped the government take in $117 billion more last month than it paid out, the U.S. Treasury said on Thursday. *Yahoo Finance page

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turley

Jul-12-13 11:10 AM

If I am not mistaken, this letter is about obama and his gestapo EPA putting miners out of work....it is NOT about the absurd socialized medicine disaster known as "obamacare"....but since you bring it up, Oluh---please post your address so that all of the steelworkers, coal miners and other unemployed can forward you their bill for the TAX PENALTY that they will incur for having lost their health insurance! Further, if its such a great plan for the masses, WHY did obama himself delay it???...and WHY is obama himself EXCLUDED from it???....and you are right, obama would NOT have been elected 50 years ago, but that has nothing to do with his race....he would not have been elected 50 years ago for the very same reason he should have never been elected in 2008 and 2012...he is NO LEADER...he is a maker of flowery speeches and false promises and that is ALL he is. In tired boring response, you can now proceed with your worn out"racist" accusations that even your "

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oluhjnb

Jul-12-13 7:19 PM

Turley, don't get your pants in such a wad. I was answering promo61's question scroll down and read.

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turley

Jul-13-13 5:13 AM

...I did...saw no answers to my inquiries...so let me repeat them: WHY did obama himself delay obamacare?....WHY is obama himself EXEMPT from it?.....WHO is going to pay the TAX PENALTY for workers who have lost their jobs (and insurance benefits) because of obamas war on coal and industry?

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oluhjnb

Jul-13-13 6:07 AM

By virtue of being employed by the government, the President, senators, congress,etc. are all automatically enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, an insurance plan for which they PAY and cannot "opt out of", though they can make various additional choices as "add-ons"...

Think about who you got this misinformation from, and try to remember that means that EITHER they are very ignorant OR they have assumed that YOU are so ignorant you will fall for their nonsense! Source(s): *****://****google****/#hl=en&gs_nf=1&to…

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oluhjnb

Jul-13-13 6:17 AM

“Even with the guidance already issued by the IRS, employers still had a lot of questions, particularly around the reporting requirements for 2014,” Piro said. “This postponement will give employers more time to understand the rules and implement these changes effectively within their organizations.”

The Obama administration’s move doesn’t impact the implementation of health care benefits for most other Americans who will join the ranks of the insured next year. HOW DOES CUT AND PASTE TASTE?

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oluhjnb

Jul-13-13 6:19 AM

If people are laid off they collect unemployment.

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oluhjnb

Jul-13-13 8:28 AM

"Coal mines have been around since the beginning of time..." anyone ignorant enough to make such a stupid statement deserves to be ridiculed.

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promo61

Jul-13-13 2:17 PM

Source(s) please.

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promo61

Jul-13-13 2:25 PM

The coal view in another part of the world provides perspective - from Wall St Journal 7/10/13: By VU TRONG KHANHHANOI—Vietnam will cut coal exports in the second half of the year and divert shrinking output to a fleet of coal-fired power stations being built to help meet its fast-growing energy needs.

The Vietnamese government early this week increased a coal export tax to 13% from 10%, prompted by stagnant coal output, the exploitation of abundant gas reserves being held back by commercial disputes and sovereignty issues, as well as electricity demand growing at double-digit rates. Vietnam, which had 5,800 megawatts of coal-fired electricity capacity in 2011, wants to raise this more than fivefold by 2020, to 36,000 megawatts

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promo61

Jul-13-13 2:26 PM

WSJ Cont.:Vietnam's coal exports have nose-dived from a recent peak of 25 million tons in 2009, although in January-June this year exports recovered slightly, rising 7.5% from year-earlier levels to 7.8 million metric tons.

Mr. Bien predicted exports will slow for years ahead, given that several large coal-fired power plants are under construction and more are planned. Vietnam recently started to import coal for the first time, and it will need more foreign coal to meet ambitious domestic energy targets.

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promo61

Jul-13-13 2:27 PM

Last One: In May, PetroVietnam signed an agreement with Australia's Ensham Coal Sales to import around 3 million tons of coal annually for two 1,200-megawatt power plants in southern Vietnam.

By 2020 Vietnam should be burning 67 million tons of the polluting fuel annually, from 12 million tons in 2012, under government long-range economic development plans. Coal now provides 27% of its energy needs, a figure that will rise sharply given plans to increase domestic coal use to an annual 171 million tons by 2030.

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oluhjnb

Jul-13-13 5:56 PM

First paragraph, second sentence in a letter to the editor titled "serious".

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