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    seriously though barbie, why do you come back to a site where you know you're not wanted?
    Ironic you should say that...

    Do you suppose if you left, anyone at all would ask you to come back? When I left, you at least had a sense of humor.

    Don't panic; I'll likely be moving along before too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    Ironic you should say that...
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    Heck it wouldn't hurt my feeling at all to permanently ban him.

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    If we can get off your obsession for a moment, the OP calls.

    As you see, there are numerous reasons why the jobs aren't coming back in the Appalachian coalfields. Technology, economics, and a reduction in easy coal deposits are doing what Trump cannot undo.

    And as you see, some of Trump's own moves have made things worse. Fracking is the single largest economic disaster for coalmining jobs, and mechanization is the largest technological disaster for them.
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    i would strongly recommend that you not vote for trump

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClimateSanity View Post
    https://m.townhall.com/columnists/st...eback-n2314519

    Kmoney was telling me coal was never coming back. I guess his MSM sources forgot a few pertinent details.

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    That isn't what I said. What I did say is that regulations aren't the only thing hurting coal.

    EDIT: looking back, one of the quotes in the articles did have a pretty grim view of coal making a comeback, but there were also industry people expressing some caution.
    Last edited by kmoney; April 18th, 2017 at 05:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    If we can get off your obsession for a moment, the OP calls.

    As you see, there are numerous reasons why the jobs aren't coming back in the Appalachian coalfields. Technology, economics, and a reduction in easy coal deposits are doing what Trump cannot undo.

    And as you see, some of Trump's own moves have made things worse. Fracking is the single largest economic disaster for coalmining jobs, and mechanization is the largest technological disaster for them.
    You have no idea if jobs will come back to the Appalachian coal fields or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClimateSanity View Post
    You have no idea if jobs will come back to the Appalachian coal fields or not.
    People who know a great deal about it, say that they won't...

    Robert Murray, founder and chief executive of Murray Energy—the nation's largest privately held coal mining company—told the Guardian that many mining jobs were lost to technology and competition, rather than regulation.

    Trump can't really change that, Murray said.

    http://www.newsweek.com/trump-cant-b...ng-jobs-574766
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    maybe murray's right, maybe he's not

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    People who know a great deal about it, say that they won't...

    Robert Murray, founder and chief executive of Murray Energy—the nation's largest privately held coal mining company—told the Guardian that many mining jobs were lost to technology and competition, rather than regulation.

    Trump can't really change that, Murray said.

    http://www.newsweek.com/trump-cant-b...ng-jobs-574766
    Does that mean it's an absolute certainty that jobs will never come back? Is it as certain as the likelihood the sun will appear in the morning sky tomorrow given a clear sky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    maybe murray's right, maybe he's not
    Where there is a will......there is a way.

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    Cole-nan the Barbie-Arian Returns!
    Salvation by grace is not a divine game of limbo seeing how low one can go and still walk the walk. God has knocked us all down and said we cannot earn righteousness at all (Rom 3:10). He has taken away the limbo bar and declared the game over (Rom 4:5). -- Justin Johnson

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    Here is one possible way to bring back Appalachian coal:
    https://www.google.com/amp/www.chica...story,amp.html

    American coal can fuel friendship with China

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    how much coal would we have to mine to bury Nork under 50 feet of coal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ok doser View Post
    how much coal would we have to mine to bury Nork under 50 feet of coal?
    Just let them keep digging all the while thinking China will continue to import it.

    Can anyone see why it's a very bad idea to continue to badmouth China in such a context?

    People who are taking Trump over the coals for his supposed flipping on the currency manipulation of China are very short sighted.

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