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West Virginia: see United States of America & Gangstas & Drugs & Native Americans & Tobacco & Coal & Mining & Virginia

Michael Moore: Fahrenheit 11/9 2018 - The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia TV - Coal TV - Heather Day Gilbert - Joe Manchin - Oxyana 2014 - American Experience: The Mine Wars TV - Matewan 1987 - Storyville: Poisoning America: The Devil We Know TV -

 

 

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.  (Gangstas: West Virginia & West Virginia)  The Wild & Wonderful Whites of West Virginia, Current TV banner

 

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

 

19,960.  ‘We’re just right down dirty people hillbillies.’  (Gangstas: 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.’  (Gangstas: West Virginia & West Virginia)  ibid.  male clan member

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

19,965.  ‘Do you know what rehab is?’  (Gangstas: 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.’  (Gangstas: West Virginia & West Virginia & Hell)  ibid.  female

 

19,967.  ‘Fucking rock and roll, baby.’  (Gangstas: 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)  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.

 

 

101,987.  Wyoming County, West Virginia: Welcome to Oceana: It was a wonderful place to raise children.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  Oxyana, 2013, woman

 

101,988.  Now they experiment with so many pills and most of them are synthetic and they are very addictive and it’s taken a generation of our kids.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  ibid.

 

101,989.  It’s an epidemic here.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  ibid.  Woman #2   

 

101,990.  We got the Oxys, the Xanax, and it completely changes people.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  ibid.  dude

 

101,991.  Just about everybody around here’s on dope.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  ibid.  dude #2

 

101,992.  If you don’t work in the mines, the only way to make money … is to sell drugs.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  ibid.  dude #3

 

101,993.  I pay the doctor $1,000 dollars a month.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  ibid.  dude #4  

 

101,994.  Hepatitis C here they said is 70-80% of this town.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  ibid.  

 

101,995.  Half the babies in the nursery are on Methadone.  (Oxycodone & West Virginia)  ibid.  doctor

 

 

117,893.  It were 1920 in the south-west field and things was tough. The miners was trying to bring the union to West Virginia and the coal operators and their gun thugs was set on keeping ’em out.  (GBH Films & Trade Union & West Virginia & Solidarity & Industrial Action & Mining & Strike)  Matewan ***** 1987 starring Chris Cooper & James Earl Jones & Mary McDonnell & Will Oldham & David Strathairn & Ken Jenkins & Gordon Clapp & Bob Gunton & John Mostel & Kevin Tighe & John Sayles et al, director John Sayles

 

117,894.  We did it, Mamma.  We’re going to have the union.  (GBH Films & Trade Union & West Virginia & Solidarity & Industrial Action & Mining & Strike)  ibid.  miner  

 

117,895.  You don’t want to go there, mister.  Ain’t nuttin’ but crazy people.  (GBH Films & Trade Union & West Virginia & Solidarity & Industrial Action & Mining & Strike)  ibid.  train guard

 

117,896.  These picks and shovels are to be considered a loan from the Stone Mountain Coal Company.  Their cost will be deducted from the first month’s pay.  (GBH Films & Trade Union & West Virginia & Solidarity & Industrial Action & Mining & Strike)  ibid.  company man  

 

117,897.  I was with the Wobblies.  (GBH Films & Trade Union & West Virginia & Solidarity & Industrial Action & Mining & Strike)  ibid.  Convenor

 

117,898.  If you stand alone, you’re just so much shit to those people.  (GBH Films & Trade Union & West Virginia & Solidarity & Industrial Action & Mining & Strike)  ibid.

 

117,899.  You work, they don’t: that’s all you got to know about the enemy.  (GBH Films & Trade Union & West Virginia & Solidarity & Industrial Action & Mining & Strike)  ibid.

 

117,900.  The union didn’t have too much it could give to the people back then.  All we got in common is our misery.  (GBH Films & Trade Union & West Virginia & Solidarity & Industrial Action & Mining & Strike)  ibid.  commentary    

 

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