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Coal Companies have found a way to cut jobs, get coal quicker and make more money without any thought to the environmental impacts and the people living in West Virginia. They blast and remove the mountain top, take the coal and leave scarred, barren land for years. Will the Appalachian mountains become endangered? People are being fleeced with new terms, “clean coal technology” and “carbon-free coal”. It doesn’t exist. It is fancy terms to make people think coal is environment friendly but it still pollutes. Now the coal companies can rape the land as well in their greed of the all mighty dollar.

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Americans are against MTR

Before and After mountain top removal

Environmentally friendly coal, you’re kidding

President Obama?

MOUNTAIN TOP REMOVAL

Raping the land - Mountain Top Removal

Raping the land - Mountain Top Removal

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stop and think about who would be left behind when smoking kills you.

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CK Billboard, too racy?

CK Billboard, too racy?

Calvin Klein billboard, Is it too much?

It seems there is a big uproar over the billboard. I don’t read all of that into the picture, of course, I’m not a prude either. I believe the human body is awesome. This picture does not show any genitalia. The persons in it are of age. My biggest thought is how the USA became so prudish. I’m surprised we don’t make women cover their faces. You never know when a hormonal teen will see a womans face and be driven to senseless pornographic materials and sex crimes. One can only hope that if one of the prudes visits other countries that have clothing optional areas, they don’t have a myocardial infarction. I think this country needs to worry more about the country approaching bankruptcy from out of control spending, war with other nations and how our kids are sexting and having sex because the abstinence program isn’t working. We need to give our kids a little more credit and actually educate them (girls at age 9 or 10, boys at 11 or 12) when entering puberty and actually explain the birds and the bees completely, actual sex education, and maybe they will at least know they can become a mother or father at an early age and explain all options from abstinence to precautions to STD’s. I don’t think kids are going to run out and get into a threesome by looking at a billboard. They can see sexual clothing ads in any teen mag, why aren’t we bitching about those? Give me a break. Worry more about the economy, war, politicians, etc. Comments, please.

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Coal is big business in West Virginia. They talk about “clean coal technology” but I’m not sure if that exists. It seems to be a fancy title trying to push coal as “green”. I’m not sure clean coal exists. I’ll have to look into it.
I do know that mountain-top mining in West Virginia is ruining the state. I hope West Virginia continues to be the mountain state and stays wild and wonderful but I feel it is being destroyed.

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Water balloons and the old west

I thought this was funny.

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Don’t use Blazing Keywords, it’s a scam. they won’t answer the phone, they charge $39 to your card (credit or debit) and you cannot recover it. They keep taking unless you cancel the card. I’m still waiting for my money back. I didn’t sign up for it and am still unsure how they retreived my card info but they got it. be careful. It may be attached to the fine print and/or trial offer to something else you buy online.

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I’ve heard many people saying that the government should bail out GM because it will save people’s jobs.
I have a hard time swallowing that pill. First off, why is GM different than other companies that have filed bankruptcy in the past? Why didn’t the government bail them out? Second, why should taxpayers pay for GM’s mismanagement. They saw this coming years ago when they failed to turn a profit during the boom years of the mid 90s. If Ford can renegotiate contracts with the union to actually save some jobs, then why can’t GM.
Another question that really bothers me is why AIG is so special that millions of dollars are used to bail them out? They should have made changes long ago but didn’t. Even with the bail out monies they haven’t differed in their line of thinking.
They still hold their meetings and training at the most exclusive resorts. The CEO should have told the top level administrators that there would be no bonuses and if they didn’t like it, find another job. Instead, they paid bonuses to “keep the brightest and the best”. Apparently they aren’t the brightest and the best seeing as they were close to failing and needed government money to stay afloat and then more money. They also lied to Congress about the amount of bonuses paid out. They finally fessed up on the third time.
With all of the money given to banks, it hasn’t helped either. First, they aren’t lending it, they are using it to buy other banks, which does nothing for the economy. Second, 36 banks have already failed in 2009 so how big of an impact is the money making?
In the past I don’t recall the government bailing out companies. The companies would file for bankruptcy and either close or come out stronger on the other side. Are these bailouts part of our march to a socialist government where the government has ownership in everything and tells people what they can and can’t do, what to think and how to live?
Government is too big as it is, we don’t need them meddling in running big corporations. It’s pretty much a given that anything government touches turns to crap.
If government wants to do something helpful, stop the oil and gasoline speculators as they are back at it again driving up the prices. That, I believe, is the real reason we entered a recession, everything else like the banks, housing, etc, are secondary. Consumer spending is 2/3 of the economy. When an average family spends $250 per month on gasoline when it’s $2 per gallon, when it reaches $4 a gallon, your gasoline bill doubles to $500 per month. So now you have $250 less to spend per month than before. That’s quite a bit. People think that a .10 or .20 increase here and there doesn’t matter but if you look at the long term monthly amounts, those increases are quite a bit.
It appears that the government may take a large part of GM shares and Obama and gang are already telling them they have to close up to 14 plants and then open a small car plant. They are already telling us that we should have small cars and get rid of SUV’s. They want the suv plants closed. More government meddling.
Obama promised change but it’s politics as usual in Washington, DC. We need to hold all of the Washington elite accountable. Vote every single one of them out. Just say no to incumbents.

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