Skip to comments.Why Pennsylvania miners are voting Trump — even though he didn’t bring jobs back
Posted on 10/24/2020 9:58:25 AM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
SYCAMORE, Pa. The one thing all the guys know about Sara Vance is she never cries. Which is why her co-workers all men dropped their tools when Vance suddenly broke down in a flood of tears after she failed to shovel coal into a conveyor belt. Pregnant with her first child and just weeks before the due date, she was 1,200 feet below the surface of the earth with no easy way out.
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Trump has transformed the Republican Party into the real champions of hard working people whatever they do.
Good point. He really has transferred the power of the GOP from Wall Street to Main Street. Thats why the establishment hates his guts! They will never ever get the support of the majority of Republican voters ever again!
even though he didnt bring jobs backIt is not the POTUS job to bring jobs anywhere, but to create conditions so that government does not impede job creation. The biggest factor is federal regulation due to left-wing abuse of the Commerce Clause.
Obama started his “Clean Power Plan” in 2015 which hasn’t given Trump but 3 years to fight to reverse it.
Yes, with little or no help from the RINOs.
Trump is trying, and the miners know that. But its hard to bring back coal-mining jobs when nanny-state officials are closing down the companies that buy the coal. From the article:
In the last five years, 483 coal-fired electric generating units in the US have closed or announced their retirement.
They let an eight months pregnant woman down into the coal mine to shovel coal????
Weren’t most of those on the left coast? Which explains the brown outs happening over there.
This could have been done nearly 50 years ago, after Roe V Wade and flag burning hippies inspired religious working class urban Catholics and rural Evangelicals to abandon the Dems...but the GOPe didn’t want the Bible thumping riff raff to have a seat at the head of the table....they were only allowed to sit at a folding table in the outdoor shed.... and because the radical Left did not have as much power 30-40 years ago, along with the fact that there were a lot more older, socially conservative Americans back then, who are dead now, it was easier for the GOPe to get away with their election year fake Conservatism and continue being the party of wealthy country clubbers..... If working class people of all races ad ethnicities embrace a new GOP, it will be a widespread disaster for both the Democrats and the GOPe
> Werent most of those on the left coast? <
I live in a rust-best state. And a relatively new coal-fired electricity-generating plant was shut down here about 15 years ago. I drive by it occasionally.
The place is huge. But nothing is going on there. Ive been told it was shut down for regulatory reasons. Im not surprised
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In all probability, the proletarian revolution will transform existing society gradually and will be able to abolish private property only when the means of production are available in sufficient quantity.Meanwhile, their revolution invariably involves destruction of the means of production to the point where society descends into perpetual squalor and the worst abject slavery that has ever existed in the (suppressed) history of mankind.
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She aced the interview, but I had to ask... "I know I'm never supposed to ask this question, but when are you due?" "In three months." "OK, stay right here, I'll be right back!"
We had a desperate opening for a technician that would last for three months, then have a longish gap, before returning to permanent full time.
Spent a couple minutes describing the situation to my boss.
Went back, filled her in on the situation, and hired her on the spot!
She came in one Monday to show off the very itty-bitty baby. Kid was born Friday evening. She worked the whole day. I asked if she'd had any warning, oh yes she says, I was having contractions all day!
"What‽‽‽ Gracie (not her name), if I'd known, I would have let you go home!!!" "*shrug* I know, I wanted to finish out the day."
Best hire I ever did...
Yeah, but she concealed info from you.
Yeah, I kind of bogged down there too. What is a pregnant woman doing shoveling coal...??
On no other occasion. I could always trust her to let me know of any process error or unusual observation of what happened if fab.
More a cultural thing, as in mama would labor in the rice paddy, drop the kid, strap it to her back and keep hoeing.
Moving a couple cassettes of wafers through a few processes is nothing in comparison!
Always worth the read.
I've been reading her columns for over two decades, maybe three and she always does the leg work.
She is not a hip shooter, just writing her opinion, she goes into the field and does research.
She is an old time reporter, thank God.
Our CO2 output is almost exactly the same as it was in 1990. It was 5086 MtCO2 in 1990, and 5107 in 2017. That's an increase of only 0.4%. That's 0.015% per year. Almost THIRTY years, with basically ZERO additional output, while still dramatically increasing energy production. Our population has risen from 250m to 330m (32%), plus our thirst for electricity has exploded since then. Virtually nobody plugged in cars or phones or a third TV or their doorbell camera or their multiple computers etc in 1990.
Now let's look at the CO2 output of all mankind as a whole...
The world spewed out 14,403 more MtCO2 in those same 27 years, an increase of 63.5% Got that? US, up 21. Everyone else, up 14,382... 685 times MORE than the US output increase.
So who is to blame? Well, it sure isn't Russia or Ukraine, the champions of lowering CO2 output in those years. They dropped by 614 and 578 respectively. Outstanding! And the EU as a whole dropped 861 MtCO2 annually. Got that? EU + Russia + Ukraine are DOWN 2053!! Great job!!
So where the heck is all this additional manmade CO2 coming from every year?
As any rational observer would expect, it is China that is responsible for by far the most new output. China went from 2397 in 1990 to 10,877 in 2017. No, that is not a typo. Their 358% INCREASE (+8480 MyCO2/yr) is basically the same as the US and EU produce in total, COMBINED (3548+5107=8655). CHINA added another US and EU of output to the world, and in just 27 years. Read that again. And by the way, that beloved Paris Accord does not require China to start adhering to its directives until 2030. They have a free ride until then... and who seriously expects them to live up to it in 2030 either?
That's 8480 of the planet's increase of 14,403... 58.9%... all from one country. And the US is the problem?!?! China's increase is 404 times as large as ours... but we are the problem. Ahem.
India is the only nation within an order of magnitude of China, with an increase of 1849 (which is 305% of their 1990 output).
Third place is Saudi Arabia at +472, and then Iran at +465, South Korea at +403, and Indonesia at +349.
Also noteworthy: International Shipping is up 306, and International Air Travel is up 285.
To recap it is:
the other 187 nations (plus international sources) +4074
US + EU + Russia + Ukraine = -2032.
WHO IS THE PROBLEM AGAIN? Who has to adhere to the Paris Accord and further reduce output, while China gets to keep increasing output? The facts do not reflect the direction of the proper efforts.
Oh, and by the way... increased CO2 is VERY good for all plant life on earth. We are at 410ppm now, and increasing at +1.8/yr. All plant life, including trees and crops, maximize growth and photosynthesis, between 750 and 1500ppm, depending on species. Got that? We are slowly approaching IDEAL conditions for life on earth, and the insane Left wants to prevent it. At 1.8/yr, it will take 189 years to get to the bottom of that ideal range, 417 years to get to the top of the ideal range, and another 189 years to get as far from the ideal range as we are today. Got that? It will take us 795 years to be as far from ideal as we are today, at our current, horrible, evil increase.
And by the way, CO2 levels were over 7000ppm and under 100ppm in the earth's natural climate cycles. Mammals (including humans) are not adversely affected below 5000ppm.
And yet, the hysteria is that the planet will be harmed in 30 years... somehow... by getting closer to ideal conditions for plant life... and not endangering mammals... SMH
Teacher you don’t get it. CO2 IS NOT A POLLUTANT PERIOD. The amount of CO2 emission is irrelevant, not worth discussing. It is hack tool of economic suppression/control.
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