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Killing Coal

September 22, 2013

IF PRESIDENT Obama’s plan is to demoralize this nation’s coal industry, he took another big step forward Frida....

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Thoughtful

Oct-02-13 3:22 PM

I have heard 1000 colleges professor lectures and Mr. Krugman is the 1001. His opinion, tilted, biased, and always very extreme and liberal. Trust me, I have been there and heard them all!!!!!!!!

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promo61

Oct-02-13 1:20 PM

Krugman is an over-educated elitist with no real world experience. Like Obama, he is a man of words, not deeds.

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turley

Oct-02-13 11:04 AM

Krugman is a fraud, just like obama.....but its nice to see oluh defend a white man for once!LOL!

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oluhjnb

Sep-30-13 4:04 PM

I'm sorry Mr. Krugman never had that Republican dream job of mining for coal. Krugman joined the faculty of MIT in 1979. From 1982 to 1983, Krugman spent a year working at the Reagan White House as a staff member of the Council of Economic Advisers. He rejoined MIT as a full professor in 1984. Krugman has also taught at Stanford, Yale, and the London School of Economics. So much for your BS Thoughtful.

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Thoughtful

Sep-27-13 4:29 PM

Mr. Krugman has never held a job, had to meet payroll, expenses, or has any sense of how the REAL world works. A college professor with high intellect but no savy or sense of how the real world works. Discount anything he writes as his opinion and nothing more.

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Thoughtful

Sep-27-13 4:25 PM

Please do NOT quote Paul Krugman, A VERY,VERY Liberal extremist. Talk about biased version of the real world.............. No credibility with any fair minded individual. Far out, Let us debate but leave out fringe opinion like Mr. Krugman...............

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promo61

Sep-27-13 5:28 AM

President Obama has done more to exacerbate the war between the classes than any author of fictional books. He was touted as the post-racial, post class-warfare president, remember? Voters were sold a bag of goods. GWB did more for the nation of Africa and doubled down on funding AIDS prevention than any human being on the face of the planet. GWB is the reason coal employment flourished. BHO is the reason it's being crippled.

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BushCrimeFamily

Sep-26-13 7:04 PM

(cont.) ... The point is that the superrich have not gone Galt on us — not really, even if they imagine they have. It’s much closer to pure class warfare, a defense of the right of the privileged to keep and extend their privileges. It’s not Ayn Rand, it’s Ancien Régime.

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BushCrimeFamily

Sep-26-13 7:04 PM

In a post at his blog, New York Times columnist and award-winning economist Paul Krugman argues that while it may appear the rich want to destroy all forms of government, that isn’t the case. What they really want to do, Krugman writes, is destroy all forms of government that don’t benefit themselves.

More from Krugman:

[M]any of the rich are selective in their opposition to government helping the unlucky. They’re against stuff like food stamps and unemployment benefits; but bailing out Wall Street? Yay!

Seriously. Charlie Munger says that we should “thank God” for the bailouts, but that ordinary people fallen on hard times should “suck it in and cope.” AIG’s CEO — the CEO of a bailed out firm! — says that complaints about bonuses to executives at such firms are just as bad as lynchings (I am not making this up.)

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Thoughtful

Sep-26-13 12:31 PM

Again, you reap what you sow. Let the caravan begin, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Reid, Mr. Waxman, and Ms Warren campaigning throughout America standing for what they believe, clearly articulating their message, standing side by side with each Congressional candidate and Senate candidate in each state. where do I contribute? How can I help? I am excited for this to happen !!!!!!!

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oluhjnb

Sep-26-13 6:30 AM

That's right Thoughtful, grateful Americans will sweep the house Republicans out the door.

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Thoughtful

Sep-25-13 9:06 PM

I fully support the FULL implementation of the Affordable Care ACT with no exemptions, changes, or modifications as quickly as possible. Bring it on !! then, I would encourage Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Reid, and the President to tour the country touting its success, its positive impact, and daily remind all how fortunate we are to have it. Each Senate candidate should be present with these three and smile, agree, and cheer. this will assure a change in power in the Senate in 14. Bring it on. stand up for what you believe!!!!!!!!!!!

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BushCrimeFamily

Sep-25-13 6:14 PM

In other news, Teabaggers cheer on the government shut down. Wait until their checks stop coming.

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oluhjnb

Sep-25-13 5:12 PM

Turley it sounds like your product, that you are SO Freakin proud of--is OVERPRICED. Got that?

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turley

Sep-25-13 12:21 PM

sounds like anti-union SCAB talk to me!!!

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oluhjnb

Sep-25-13 8:28 AM

So what is the answer to the problem? Appalachian coal at $56 a ton?

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Thoughtful

Sep-24-13 6:58 PM

I lived 5 miles from several solar power plants, personally aware of its potential, and it's drawbacks. May have some knowledge. Not opposed to it and it works in certain regions, not for the entire country. Wind is truly a very minor source of energy in the big picture.

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Thoughtful

Sep-24-13 6:53 PM

If you think wind and solar will handle the needs the Northeast US, You may want to do some further research.

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oluhjnb

Sep-24-13 2:30 PM

Another one that has trouble comprehending what they read.

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gratzi

Sep-24-13 1:06 PM

Obombus said he was going to destroy the coal industry. We knew this even before the second election. Unfortunately the uninformed or misinformed 51% didn't hear him right or they just don't care.

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oluhjnb

Sep-24-13 8:58 AM

"The stars might lie, but the numbers never do." Face the facts Thoughtful.

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Thoughtful

Sep-24-13 7:49 AM

Solar and wind are minor energy sources. . Wake up. common knowledge.....

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oluhjnb

Sep-23-13 3:58 PM

This came from The Charleston, WV Gazette. "Mine owners and some Appalachian politicians blame federal pollution controls for the decline of coal. Although cleanup rules are a factor, they aren't the chief cause. Instead, it's simply the rules of the marketplace. It's difficult to sell Appalachian coal for $56.10 a ton when Wyoming coal costs only $8.50 and Marcellus gas also is dirt cheap."

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oluhjnb

Sep-23-13 3:51 PM

"In early July, the average spot-market price for coal from the Wyoming Powder River Basin was $8.50 a ton, compared to $56.10 a ton for Central Appalachian coal."

Good grief. No wonder the Central Appalachian mines of Southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky are suffering layoffs -- and corporate stock prices of their owners are slumping -- and power plants are switching to cheap natural gas.

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oluhjnb

Sep-22-13 11:13 PM

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