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123,125.  Bernie Sanders won all fifty-five counties in West Virginia with Hillary not winning a single county.  (Trump & United States of America & West Virginia)  Michael Moore, Fahrenheit 11/9, 2018 

 

 

19,958.  Shootouts, robberies, drug dealing, murders and tap dancing are all parts of being a member of the White Family.  (Gangs US: West Virginia & West Virginia)  The Wild & Wonderful Whites of West Virginia, Current TV banner

 

19,959.  We followed the White family for one year.  (Gangs US: West Virginia & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

19,960.  ‘We’re just right down dirty people hillbillies.’  (Gangs US: West Virginia & West Virginia)  ibid.  mother White

 

19,961.  ‘I thought I’d killed Billy ... Ended up shooting at the cops ... It was one hell of a night.  I just went on the rampage pretty much.’  (Gangs US: West Virginia & West Virginia)  ibid.  male clan member

 

19,962.  ‘He started sniffing that there gasoline.’  (Gangs US: West Virginia & West Virginia)  ibid.  female clan member

 

19,963.  ‘It’s like the dead killing the dead.’  (Gangs US: West Virginia & West Virginia & Dead)  ibid.  male clan member

 

19,964.  ‘The CPS has got the baby.’  (Gangs US: West Virginia & West Virginia & Baby)  ibid.  female to female

 

19,965.  ‘Do you know what rehab is?’  (Gangs US: West Virginia & West Virginia)  ibid.  mother to son

 

19,966.  ‘I’m gonna burn like the rest I guess.  We’re all going to hell.’  (Gangs US: West Virginia & West Virginia & Hell)  ibid.  female

 

19,967.  ‘Fucking rock and roll, baby.’  (Gangs US: West Virginia & West Virginia & Rock n Roll)  ibid.

 

48,537.  West Virginia, the heart of Appalachia.  Where miners carve a hard living out of solid rock.  The risks are high.  But so are the rewards.  Working in tunnels half their height these men chase a high-grade seam of coal.  Sons.  Fathers.  Brothers.  Coal miners.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  Coal s1e1

 

48,538.  With an investment of four million US dollars Tom and Mike bought mining equipment and hired thirty-five local miners.  They’ve got one month to turn a profit or go out of business.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,539.  The men are cutting into Westchester mountain.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,540.  The Continuous Miner’s ripper-head is spiked with tungsten-carbide teeth.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,541.  The coal seam was formed by compression which means it bends and twists.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,542,  Half a ton of slate barely missed them.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,543.  Running coal and lots of it is the only thing that’ll keep the company alive.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,544.  The day-shift has been pumping out coal all week though not enough to make up for the night-shift’s short-fall.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,545.  They will barely be able to pay the bills.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,546.  All mining is brought to a stop when a team of state inspectors arrives unannounced.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.  

 

 

48,547.  ‘We’re just country people trying to give our families what we never had and try to make better for our families.’  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  Coal s1e2, Jerry Edwards, section foreman day shift

 

48,548.  The miners are in a race against time to find the course of the smoke.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,549.  ‘Just another day in paradise.’  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.  miner

 

48,550.  Without Andy the day crew’s chance of getting seven cuts in looking slim.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,551.  ‘I’ve had three heart attacks.  Nobody wants an old man any more.’  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.  Randy

 

48,552.  ‘I went all the way through college.  I went through one door and out the other.’  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.  miner

 

48,553.  A storm slams into the mine.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,554.  Flooding has blown the pump.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

 

48,555.  The rainstorm flooded the well, shutting down the pump.  Now they have to work out why.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  Coal s1e3

 

48,556.  Being a Bolter is like living as a marked man.  While the Bolters work the mine’s roof is unsupported.  Which is why Hank’s job has the highest death rate of any position in the mine.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,557.  Death by falling rock is a reality in every mine.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia & Danger)  ibid.

 

 

48,558.  A massive two thousand kilowatt generator has arrived on site.  It should put an end to the power outages.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  Coal s1e4

 

48,559.  With the belt-move turning into a financial disaster, Mike looks for somewhere to lay the blame.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,560.  A mountain of company debt has become due.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,561.  Coal’s not the only thing to be found in these hills.  They are also known for some of the best hunting in the United States.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,562.  The night crew turned a belt move into a comedy of errors.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,563.  The next ten hours are critical.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,564.  Roof bolting is the deadliest job in the mine.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

 

48,565.  They filled forty trucks in a single day and nailed their first profit.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  Coal s1e5

 

48,566.  The most deadly part of the mountain ... Now they are directly below a valley.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,567.  The men really are between a rock and a hard place.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,568.  Mining, physical pain and prescription drugs have been known to go hand in hand.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,569.  Five out of ten men haven’t shown up for work.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,570.  Despite being down five men they’ve had the best shift of the week.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

 

48,571.  ‘When you’re a coal miner you just about have to be a jack of all trades.’  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  Coal s1e6, Andy the legend

 

48,572.  ‘Sometimes you know you’re better off getting these young drug-free boys that need a job.’  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.  Big Cheese

 

48,573.  The blow to the [continuous] miner appears to be fatal.  The continuous miner is dead, and that could mean the end of Cobalt Coal.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,574.  The cardinal rule of roof bolting is don’t rush it.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

 

48,575.  A small mining company is chasing a high-grade seam of coal.  The risks are huge.  But so are the rewards.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  Coal s1e7

 

48,576.  Someone has betrayed them.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,577.  They just financed a $600,000 Continuous Miner.  Now they need another $60,000 to cover the payroll, and hook up their more powerful generator.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,578.  No water means no mining.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,579.  If the company has to survive it has to hook up the new generator.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,580.  ‘It’s ten thousand dollars’ of equipment.’  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.  Big Cheese

 

48,581.  Randy is carving through the coal.  By the end of the shift he’s knocked out seven cuts.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

 

48,582.  Black smoke is pouring from the generator.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  Coal s1e8

 

48,583.  Tom can’t afford any more downtime.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,584.  ‘We hit water!’  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.  miner

 

48,585.  Every miner here has had the experience of hitting something unexpected.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,586.  Coal drove the economy of the industrialised world.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,587.  Heavy snow has started to fall.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

48,588.  Eddie Branch the night crew electrician just called to say he’d taken a job from another mine.  (Coal & Mining & West Virginia)  ibid.

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