before we got all environmental and safety conscious.
That safety stuff is why coal costs so much. If we could just let the mine owners do things in a common sense and profitable way the cost of coal would plummet. I heard a guy say the other day that the military should not get any special medical treatment for the wounds they suffer in combat BECAUSE "they knew what the were getting into when they enlisted". I guess that goes for coal miners and Enron employees with no pension those foolish enuf to live on the Gulf coast.
And let us never forget the excesses of the court settlements for Love Canal. Every chem company got paranoid after that and started selling their properties to break the chain of ownership and avoid law suit liabilities. Some operations were moved to Bhopal, India. Those Indianese knew what they were getting into when they moved into that neighborhood or were moved in on by that chem plant.
A black friend related a conversation he overheard on his front porch. His Daddy and uncles were looking at a curvaceous 15 year old walking down the dirt road in a dress she had clearly outgrown and his Daddy said "now some daxx FOOL is going to go and ruin that with education". We got to cut the fat from the Gummint budget and those school teachers are the first that should have to go. Doc's Daddy would be in favor of that but for different reasons than you might imagine(I hope)....lots of folk have a ax to grind or "funny" ideas. These are not my ideas, for clarification before Dallas hits me.
John the temperate
Was she running Double Coins