Health study?This has been studied for decades.No one is
forced into coal mines any more than an athlete is forced onto a football field.
Trumps fatuous politics of make America great again by turning back progress and
history a hundred years.
There's a picture of trump signing one of his steakhouse menu sized orders
amidst a group of 'miners' in hard hats which rolls back regulations
preventing mines from dumping waste into streams. That was on February 16 of
this year. Trump isn't concerned about the health of miners. He wants
their votes while they're alive.
Its time to fess up to the reality that improvements in artificial intelligence,
and robot technology have made many of the manufacturing jobs from the
'60's and 70's obsolete!Justified restrictions on the
externalities of coal burning, and mining, have made coal production too
expensive to compete with natural gas, and now even solar!Soon we
will have electric cars, autonomous, (driverless cars), and large trucks that
will cause major disruptions in the transportation industry.It's time to say goodbye to the past and look to the future and figure
out how we are going to restructure society to reflect these changes!
To quote Trump... he knew what he was signing up for. He got his money....
now get out of the way so we can create more coal jobs.
Part Two:Things have changed since the early days of mining and
stricter standards have been followed. Sometimes workers, btw, would not wear
protective gear if they thought it unmanly or unnecessary, and that included
breathing devices down the mineshafts. A full and open consideration would be
welcomed by most I think, but there must be a way to keep up employment where
possible, without shutting everything down. Some would restrict
industry to the point that we might all be working in the soul-destroying field
of telephonic customer service. Souls need protecting too, and we badly need
more tradesmen skilled in building and maintenance trades and a return to at
least a few more people employed in craftsmanship. We need to reopen factories;
they are not all hazards to our health, or do we want all of our manufactures to
be at a risk to 'foreigners' rather than ourselves?All
the "wealth of nations", said Adam Smith, lies in the earth and in the
physical muscle and brains of mankind. Let's be thoughtful and let us be
practical too. Let's see a good study and its truly scientific results.
Matter of fact, President Trump has promoted only the mining of "clean
coal" which I am assuming means anthracite rather than the bituminous
variety. I would like to see the study completed and its results known, if the
study be truly scientific and not marred by pre-judging the issue on either
side.It is an important issue. We don't want to see willing
workers idle but also want the work to be safer and pollution issues taken
seriously. There is more than one side to an issue, usually at least three
perspectives or more. Many miners used to end up with "black lung" and
some died or were killed due to subterranean subsidence and collapses of pit
props, and those in the neighborhoods nearest the mines saw the old smokestacks
and breathed some of the polluted air. Perhaps a good study would tell us
that in a manner free from prejudice. Strides have been made and others may yet
@Impartial7 " Our world is upside down and Americans voted for it."We are going through a "fascist move" as Karl Polanyi would say
it. And it is nearly a fascist movement. Just like Hitler ran on the idea of
the German "folk," Trump runs on a similar demographic, the poorly
educated Southern white.Warning: war with North Korea will solidify
the emerging fascist dictatorship.
Truth is an enemy of money, power and their companion -- corruption.trump hates the truth.He and his minions will do anything they can
to kill truth. Make America Sane (and Safe) Again
""I think the interference with the scientific process for political
reasons is lamentable," Borak said."Get used to it. This is
life in Trump's world. All science is fake science. Just like anything true
about Trump's behavior is "fake news". Our world is upside down and
Americans voted for it.