Back from the dead

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Mastershakes, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    I reread this paragraph many times .... and it still bugs me....

    So he died ? hehehe... he is the living dead according to this article. I know it's just a mistake - I've noticed alot of CNN stories seem a bit rushed. How this tiny mistake was missed we'll never know, but it brought a smile to my face despite the sadness of the article.

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  2. Mastershakes

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    Never mind. He did perish. I thought they were talking about the one dude they brought out - anybody have updates on if he's going to make it?

    Last I heard last night... was he was still in critical, expected to recover.

    I would guess this is the latest we have....

    http://edition.cnn.com/2006/US/01/05/mine.survivor/index.html
     
  3. Perris Calderon

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    the sick part of this entire ordeal are the circumstances

    this firm was given over 200 notices, each with a possible fine of 60,000

    instead, they received 60 dollar fines, with the largest being 850

    it was cheaper for them to get fined then it was to do the maintenance that the law requires

    the person that's now in charge if mining safety is another "you're doing a great job brownie" appointee

    this guy was a manager for the industry, and his accident rate was double other managers

    funding for miner safety has gone down, with lmost no enforcement of violations

    Jack Spadaro, former director of the MSHA National Mine Safety Academy, said inspectors told him privately that Labor Department opposition to vigorous safety regulation has hindered their work.

    “Two weeks before this explosion, I was told by an inspector, ‘Jack, there’s going to be another disaster because we can’t do our jobs,’ ” he said in an interview.



    sorry to say it, but this is another example of the debt being called by your tax dollars being given to rich people
     
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    The current director of MSHA had a telephone interview on CBC Radio One (Channel 137 on Sirius Satellite) yesterday morning when I was walking to work in the freezing cold of MTL ....

    She mentioned something lacking in the legislation ....

    They do come up with guidelines, and send inspectors, but in the end, it's the companies themselves who must enforce / uphold the standards. They are almost powerless in other words.
     
  5. Perris Calderon

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    the fines that are on the books would do the trick...certainly a 60 dollar fine does not, espeically when it could go as high as 60,000

    also a union would have done the trick...I really don't understand how media have been able to make unions out to be bad guys and middle America has bought into the corporate marketing which discredits the benefits of a union in labor envirnments

    middle class america has GOT to start looking after their interest again and stop buying into the corporate marketing that is so pervasive in these times.
     
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