About: Hard Coal: Last of the Bootleg Miners (screener copy)
What I love about this is that at the end, they show you all the mines that have closed. When we get them ALL closed, that will be a happy day for the environment! :)
Never presume to know the future...newer technologies have rendered these 1990's predictions null and void regarding oil supplies and pricing.
Typical union strategy....kill all competition. Communism cannot compete in an open market system.
The toughest people on earth are miners!
The man with the most money wins,what a sad story and a true reflection of our horrible system here in USA.
He said fuck you msha was totally wrong they should have been all fired for picking on this little company let alone drove a hard working man to death they should be ashamed of ther selves for what they done to this hard working man this was terrible these poor hard working men
It’s a shame what they did to Virginia buy ruining mountains I say do it underground don’t ruin the Appalachians
Mine office over where all the assholes hang out, I love that! That is the truth, offices are full of assholes.
You can still hear the Dutch accent in their voice...
The dirty side of organized labor. From a disillusioned union member
WHY HAS THIS NOT BEEN MADE INTO A SERIS ON DISCOVERY!?!? These people are amazing and extremely entertaining... please someone do it.
Do these mines still operate today.
Just so you know, this is for screening use only
The government does this with everything. A friend of mine found a gold mine here in California and brought out a 30 lb gold nugget to prove his claim. The government shut it down and sealed the mine. I seen pictures of it there was gold as far as the eye can see. F*** the government.
i grew up in a coal mining community in southwestern virginia. i can remember being in high school and hearing the kids i went to school with talk about graduating and going into the mines. there was so much $$ being made. most of my uncles had money due to the mines. there was little interest in anything else. but like all things, wealth and access to it runs out. now the town, big stone gap VA, is very depressed and not much there. very sad but all it would have taken is some future planning and sight into what could be down the road. its still a special place but the poverty drenches into everything.
How the hell can you steal your own coal on your own land. These are real men that built America now they're criminalized for working for a living. Just like in the UK the govt and big corporations killed the mining industry. There are no coal mines in Britain anymore.
Makes ya' proud to be an American, don't it. The damn govt. is worse than the mafia.
How is tiny coal operation ever going to drive a major coal operation out of business? That talking head has drank way to much cool-aid. Hell let them dig if that's what they want to do, its not like they removing mountain tops.
There are very powerful people that want these coal deposits and are willing and able to destroy anyone(the miners and there families) and everything (the earth and waterways) to get ownership of it! This is nothing more than modern day theft by powerful people that cant be touched by the police! It truely is sickening what is being done too these people!