Saturday, April 10, 2010

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NOT "clean" coal: So many stories, so little time! WikiLeaks' video, Justice John Paul Stevens retiring, Internet Neutrality ruling, SALT II renewal and Israel opting out of Nuclear Summit, explosions in Iraq and West Virginia. WAIT. Explosions in WVA? Oh yes, the Massey coal mine explosion, that is. Let's take a brief moment to look at the history of what's know today as Massey Energy. Here's a short timeline:

  • 1920: A.T. Massey Coal Company (ATM) is formed.
  • 1972: E. Morgan Massey becomes president of ATM.
  • 1974: The company is sold to St. Joe Minerals.
  • 1980: Royal Dutch/Shell Group and St. Joe form the Massey Coal Partnership.
  • 1981: The Fluor Corporation acquires St. Joe.
  • 1987: ATM becomes a wholly owned Fluor subsidiary.
  • 1990: Don Blankenship named President
  • 2000: The Fluor Corporation is split into two publicly traded companies, with the coal operations becoming Massey Energy Company.
  • FAMOUS QUOTE: "We must demand that more coal be burned to save the Earth from global cooling."
  • "Don Blankenship would actually be less powerful if he were in elected office," Rep. Nick Rahall of West Virginia once observed. "He would be twice as accountable and half as feared." (Rolling Stone - Climate Killers - The Coal Baron: Don Blankenship
What's interesting is the connection of Don Blankenship's Massey and FLUOR. Who is FLUOR? (Yes 'who' as we all know corporations are 'people' now.) Here's just TWO. 2004: Fluor venture lands $1.1B Iraq contract 2004: Fluor awarded $154m in Iraqi power restoration projects Out googly fingers found MUCH MORE but you get the idea. We recommend watching Mine War on Blackberry Creek (1986) - Web Stream: "Mine War on Blackberry Creek reports on the long and bitter United Mine Workers of America strike in 1984 against A.T. Massey, America's fourth largest coal company with corporate ties to apartheid South Africa." Of course the mine that exploded in WVA last Monday was NON-UNION and Don Blankenship is a self-proclaimed Union-Buster. ThinkProgress points out in Deadly Record: Massey’s Mine In Montcoal Has Been Cited For Over 3,000 Violations, Over $2.2 Million In Fines Since 1995, Massey’s Upper Big Branch-South Mine has been cited for 3,007 safety violations. Massey is contesting 353 violations, and 127 are delinquent. [MSHA]; Massey is contesting over a third (34.7%) of the 516 safety citations the Upper Big Branch-South Mine received in 2009, its greatest count in the last 15 years. [MSHA]; In March 2010, 53 new safety citations were issued for Massey’s Upper Big Branch-South Mine, including violations of its mine ventilation plan. [MSHA]; Massey’s corrupt CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce board member Don Blankenship, has previously told employees that it was more important to “run coal” than follow safety regulations. So it seems Massey would rather pay the fines, ignore the citations or litigate as long as possible with their army of lawyers rather than making their mines as safe as possible for their NON-UNION mine workers. MSHA and Congressional investigations will come and go, but Don Blankenship will still be CEO of Massey, barring a Chinese-like "suicide" or a Fred Sanford-like "Elizabeth! I'm comin'!" moment. The best coverage of the latest Massey mine explosion and subsequent rescue has been on The Horn with Bob Kincaid. You can listen to all last week's shows at White Rose Society Bob Kincaid page, at least for the first hour of each show. But none of this will be mentioned by this Sudany's talking gasbags and Village Idiots. The WH Limo shuttles Secretary of State HILLARY CLINTON and Secretary of Defense BOB GATES to This Guest Anchor and Face the Bob to discuss why Iraqis still blow thing up and what the administration will do about it while Meet the David gets PAT LEAHY and JEFF SESSIONS to posture about the next Supreme Justice to replace Stevens. Over at State of the Crowley Candy hangs with the Southern Republican Leadership Conference to give free air time to the teabaggers, birthers, separatists, militias, pro-lifers, flat-earthers, dominionists and their "leadership". Our BTV Alerts feature WikiLeaks co-founder JULIAN ASSANGE with GLENN GREENWALD and JOSH SILVER of and more. Be sure to catch Ring of Fire with CHRIS HEDGES and GREG PALAST, Peter B's next installment of "Boiling Frogs", DON SEIGELMAN and BRAD FRIEDMAN of BradBlog plus AntiWar Radio interview with Independent journalist DAHR JAMAIL. Do check out MAX KEISER on the Greece default situation and gold plus MATT TAIBBI! The BrickTeeVee crew is looking forward to the Tribe home opener on Monday and the start of the NBA playoffs. We're almost out of the woods temperature-wise so we'll be getting the garden prepped soon. To Baseball!

Ray, people will come Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say. It's only $20 per person. They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.


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»»» Massey mine explosion @ Democracy NOW! We speak with Chuck Nelson, an underground coal miner for thirty years, and journalist Jeff Biggers. WATCH Massey Energy Mine Cited for 1,300+ Safety Violations in Years Leading up to Deadly Explosion
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»»» wikileaks @ GRITtv Most importantly, though, people seem to be asking whether this is an aberration in behavior, a few soldiers overreacting or misbehaving, or the normal procedure for action in Iraq. Joining us to discuss are Rick Rowley of Big Noise Films, who was in Iraq and visited the scene of the shootings just the day after they happened, and senior fellow at Peace Action, Raed Jarrar. WATCH WikiLeaks Video: Exception or Example?
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