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Massey orphan, suddenly fatherless, says Coal equals Freedom

AFTER the Massey Company took her daddy’s life with their Union-Busting activities, AFTER they got rich off her Daddy’s work and her Daddy didn’t… (edit: the comment following was sloppy editing on the part of the “news” service, she blurts out that Fascist Anti-Earth Propaganda about working in the coal mine being the key to economic recovery and compared her Daddy dying to “fighting for freedom.” The rest of it is Gospel.)

The Massey company, their only concern is that the mine is out of production for a while so they don’t get Richer off the sweat and blood and toil and deaths of “their” workers. They continuously refused to provide safety upgrades, “Too expensive.” Miners are cheaper than safety equipment.

The Massey Energy Corporation is already angling to use this tragedy as propaganda for the Open-Pit, or Mountaintop Removal, or Strip-mine method. Saying they’re only concerned about worker safety, of course.
This one, for instance, is what used to be southern Deciduous forest, sprinkled with a few pines, see anything growing anywhere near there? The parts downstream from the mine, a Massey project, look nearly as bad, from the toxic runoff.

The usually rich forest environment locally suddenly ends up looking like the mountains of the Desert Southwest. Worse, actually.

Downstream, the fish are changing sex.

Male small-mouth bass are being genetically/hormonally changed into female smallmouth bass.

Massey also operates strip mines on land coerced from Indian Nations, like the Northern Cheyenne, and the Navajo and Hopi tribes… and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, one of our sacred mountains near Chattanooga Tennessee is scheduled to be eco-murdered by Massey. And after they get done killing the mountain they’re going to give the toxic waste-dump to the State of Tennessee as a park and low-income housing sites. Aren’t they wondrously generous?

The state of Tennessee offices which decided to sell Property Which Is Not Theirs, say they can’t find any heirs of the original owners, Excusez-Vous?
There are tribal offices of the Eastern Band right down the street from them. If they can’t find the Cherokee Nation they just ain’t looking.

They can’t find their collective arse with both hands. So they gave… ooops “Leased” land to Massey.

Now, if I leased a room and promised the landlord that I would trash it, and put poison all over it, the landlord would rightly be suspicious of my intentions. If I were to promise faithfully to clean it up afterward, even with a record (like Massey’s) of destroying properties and never repairing them, and always with the prior promise to fix the damage, the landlord would have to be an utter fool to rent to me.

Let’s take another look at the CEO, shall we?

This porky, pasty son-of-a-pig for instance.

Brother Jonah
Recovering Texan. Christian while and at the same time Anarchist. (like Tolstoy only without the beard, for now) Constantly on the lookout for things which have relevance to things I already know. Autistic. Proud to be Ex- air force. Out of the killing machine for 27 years 4 months and 5 days woohoo! So like where is the link to update my picture?
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