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Barbara Kopple & Harlan Country 1976 - Examiner.com - Hunter S Thompson -

 

 

49,284.  In the summer of 1973 the men at the Brookside Mine in Harlan, Kentucky, voted to join the United Mine Workers of America.  Duke Power Company and its subsidiary Eastover Mining Company refused to sign the contract.  The miners came out on strike.  (Industrial Action & Strike & Miners & Kentucky & Trade Union & Solidarity & Trade Union)  Barbara Kopple, Harlan Country USA 1976 *****

 

49,285.  He died of black lung ... I was beginning to hate the company.  (Industrial Action & Strike & Miners & Kentucky & Solidarity & Trade Union)  ibid.  Lois Scott

 

49,286.  Organise the unorganised.  With organisation you have the aid of your fellow men; without organisation you are a lone individual, without influence and without recognition of any kind.  And exploitation of you and your family when it pleases some industrialist to make money out of your misery.  (Industrial Action & Strike & Miners & Kentucky & Solidarity & Trade Union)  ibid.  John L Lewis, president UMW, televised address

 

49,287.  They used to abuse us actually ... If you stuck together in solidarity you can defeat them.  Besides that, I learned that the politicians worked with the coal companies.  I found out that the union officials were working with the coal companies.  I also found out that the Catholic hierarchy was working with the officials.  (Industrial Action & Strike & Miners & Kentucky & Solidarity & Corruption & Trade Union)  ibid.  old miner

 

49,288.  The government is acting as their muscle man.  (Industrial Action & Strike & Miners & Kentucky & Solidarity & Trade Union)  ibid.

 

49,289.  We have to fight for our rights.  (Industrial Action & Strike & Miners & Kentucky & Solidarity & Rights & Trade Union)  ibid.  miner’s wife at meeting

 

49,290.  We didn’t give them any resistance whatever.  We just lay down in the road.  (Industrial Action & Strike & Miners & Kentucky & Solidarity & Trade Union)  ibid.

 

49,291.  It’s a feudal system.  (Industrial Action & Strike & Miners & Kentucky & Solidarity & Trade Union)  ibid.  Houston Elmore, UMW organiser

 

49,292.  Which side are you on, boys?

Which side are you on?  (Industrial Action & Strike & Miners & Kentucky & Solidarity & Trade Union)  ibid.  folk song

 

49,293.  Consolidated Coal’s Mannington Mine in Farmington W. Va. was inspected by the Federal Bureau of Mines sixteen times in 1968.  Extensions were granted to the company sixteen times.  On November 20 1968 the mine exploded.  Four men survived, 78 men were trapped in the mine.  (Industrial Action & Strike & Miners & Kentucky & Solidarity & Trade Union)  ibid.  caption

 

49,294.  It‘s not true that the inhalation and retention of coal dust in the lungs necessarily results in any impairment of the pulmonary function.  (Industrial Action & Strike & Miners & Kentucky & Solidarity & Trade Union)  ibid.  Attorney, Bitumous Coal Operators Association, televised address

 

49,295.  If a company kills a man, the company gets let off.  (Industrial Action & Strike & Miners & Kentucky & Solidarity & Company & Trade Union)  ibid.  miner

 

49,296.  Three months after the contract was signed at Brookside, the national coal contract expired.  For the first time in UMW history the rank and file has the right to ratify the contract.  (Industrial Action & Strike & Miners & Kentucky & Solidarity & Trade Union)  ibid.  caption

 

49,297.  July - August 1975: 100,000 strike to protest company abuse of grievance procedures.  (Industrial Action & Strike & Miners & Kentucky & Solidarity & Trade Union)  ibid.

 

 

78,111.  A Kentucky law requires residents and government officials to affirm the existence of God, or risk a penalty of up to 12 months in prison for failure to comply.

 

The Kentucky law requires that plaques celebrating the power of the Almighty God be installed outside the state Homeland Security building.  The text of the inscription on the plaques begins with the assertion, ‘The safety and security of the Commonwealth cannot be achieved apart from reliance upon Almighty God’.

 

The law is part of a Kentucky state homeland security bill that passed in 2008.  Examiner.com 25th November 2012 Michael Stone article Kentucky, 'Atheists face 12 months in prison for disbelief'

 

 

78,112.  I am more than just a serious basketball fan.  I am a life-long addict.  I was addicted from birth, in fact, because I was born in Kentucky and I learned, early on, that Habitual Domination was a natural way of life.  Hunter S Thompson