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4,710 Local Jobs Tied To Coal Industry

Obama Emissions Plan Puts Employees at Risk

August 11, 2013

WHEELING — Robert Murray has spent decades filling America’s energy needs through his Belmont County coal operations....

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Aug-11-13 12:33 AM

As Barry Bankrupter says, to "prepare our nation for the unavoidable impact of climate change" it’s best if citizens are jobless and destitute first. Because it won’t feel as hot when you’re homeless and hungry, folks.

Barry Brainless himself is taking these austerity measures to heart. He curtailed a full day of his latest Hawaiian Holiday Vacation Extravaganza to do some actual work for a change, and is currently vacationing in relatively low-rent Martha’s Vineyard rather than his usual quarter-billion dollar summer vacation excursions to resorts in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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Aug-11-13 6:29 AM

In 1895 Nobel Laureate Svante Arrhenius theorized that man is a contrivutor to the greenhouse effect.

The planets's science academies as well as NASA, NOAA, The American Chemical Society, Scientific American, and the American Institute of Physics all concur....

,,,but go to www whadupwitdat! and read all about it with troll and then rest assured its only a WAR on coal miners.

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Aug-11-13 7:42 AM

Noted local scientist RancorousReputation, who has PhD in moonshine making from University of Roadkill, likes name dropping organizations (or is it orgasmnations?) of paid whores on the government dole of "studying" climate change, the new name for the failed "Global Warming" con game.

Facts are there is not one shred of real evidence that supports CO2 as a contributor to AGW. Climate has NEVER been a constant as evidenced by the massive oil deposits of the coldest places on earth like Siberia and Canada, a product of the lush vegetation that existed when the earth was 15 degrees warmer than today and the CO2 levels were 2000 ppm before the dawn of man,

Ice core samples from Russia indicate the temperature increases FIRST, THEN the CO2 levels increase about 800 years later. CO2 is an EFFECT, not a CAUSE of AGW. Today's level of CO2 is about 1 molecule in 10,000 which about the same effect as Rocke pizzing in the Ohio River when his outhouse is overflowing.

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Aug-11-13 8:21 AM

Why isn't there a paragraph about Murray's safety records? Or how about one about him fighting the gas companies? Or how about one with the fake coal dust on the mandatory picnic/fundraiser. Do business with Murray, and most likely you will be concerned for late payments, and disputed charges. Amazing this paper is always doing PR for him. Wonderwhy?

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Aug-11-13 8:27 AM

tool- Where was the outrage?

Calls to several Presidential libraries reveal that President Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, was on vacation more — 1,020 days — than any U.S. President since Herbert Hoover and possibly more than any other President in history..

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Aug-11-13 8:27 AM

Maybe because there is no "there" THERE, wonderliar?

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Aug-11-13 8:29 AM

Wonderliar WTF does Bush vacations have to do local coal jobs? We realize you have sick puppy with Adult Attention Deficit Syndrome, but get HELP!

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Aug-11-13 8:33 AM

Bush Bush Bush BUSH:

"For George Bush the cost of flying Air Force One to his Texas ranch was approximately $56,800 per trip, for each of the 180 trips according to Media Matters. President Bush spent Christmas during his two terms at the White House so his staff and secret service could spend the holiday with their family, according to Conservative Byte."

So in spite of all of your BUUUSH*T, wonderliar, Bush cost the taxpayer about $10 MILLION in EIGHT FRIGGEN YEARS, still less than OBAMA in ONE VACATION!!!!

The OUTRAGE is at the $1 BILLION Michelle Obama vacation to India with 530 of her closest friends and the $100 Million African extravaganza for the First Family this year, IDIOT.

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Aug-11-13 8:43 AM

And in other news, Rockeeee has filed a missing persons report for "Global Warming" with the Wheeling PD. BBWhAHAHAHAHAHA!

Hilarious that SINCE the "milestone" announcement that CO2 has hit 400 PPM, Mother Nature did not seem to get the Email!:

o Coldest summer on record at the North Pole

o Highest August Arctic ice extent since 2006

o Record high August Antarctic ice extent

o No major hurricane strikes for eight years

o Slowest tornado season on record o No global warming for 17 years

o Second slowest fire season on record

o Four of the five snowiest northern hemisphere winters have occurred since 2008

Yo Dude, give us MORE of this Global Warming Sheet!

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Aug-11-13 8:51 AM

Hey...that's almost as many as the WPD.

When society deems a once-common practice to be unfit for today's standards of living, changes naturally take place.

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Aug-11-13 8:51 AM


No hope: Obama anti-coal policy to keep global poor in dark

Posted on August 7, 2013

Bloomberg reports:

The world’s richest nations, moving to combat global warming, are cutting government support for new coal-burning power plants in developing countries, dealing a blow to the world’s dominant source of electricity.

First it was President Barack Obama pledging in June that the government would no longer finance overseas coal plants through the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Next it was the World Bank, then the European Investment Bank, dropping support for coal projects. Those banks have pumped more than $10 billion into such initiatives in the past five years.

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Aug-11-13 9:03 AM

Climate Scientist Michael Hulme: Jun 11, 2010

Leading scientists have reached a consensus that human activities are having a significant influence on the climate’ are disingenuous. That particular consensus judgment, as are many others in the IPCC reports, is reached by only a few dozen experts in the specific field of detection and attribution studies; other IPCC authors are experts in other fields.

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Aug-11-13 9:11 AM

daWraith, you’re only confusing wonderwhiner with numbers. To wonderwhiner, a $100 MILLION POTUS vacation trip to a luxury resort in Spain is equivalent to a $100 thousand POTUS trip to his home in Texas.

Frankly, I’m thankful Barry Obankrupter spends so much time on vacation and on the golf course. He does less damage when he doesn’t have a pen in his hand or a teleprompter in his face. Still, the in-your-face “you folks tighten your belts while I spend a week on safari in Africa” is a little galling.

But again, spending 100 million on an Obama Vacation Extravaganza saves the USA 100 BILLION in wasted wealth spreading, it’s worth the condescension and the cost a thousand times over. That’s math, so get a fifth grader to explain it to you, wonder. LOL

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Aug-11-13 9:26 AM

duwhop- Good point, tool pulled me off track!

And if you don't believe there is a climate issue, that is proof that you refuse to understand facts. that tin foil is really getting tight!

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Aug-11-13 9:29 AM

So funny. Remember the 'anyone but Hillary' campaign? Got their wish, and now Hillary will be in the White House next. We can watch the pointy heads explode. lol

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Aug-11-13 9:31 AM

duwhop- Maybe you could have directed your comment to toolboy. You know, the first comment on this article. What a loser.......

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Aug-11-13 9:38 AM

wonderwhiner “tool pulled me off track!”

And the very next post, wonderwhiner “Hillary will be in the White House next.”

Who “pulled you off track!” that time, wonderwizard? WHACK! Silly mole. LOL

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Aug-11-13 9:41 AM

Allowing a US "War On Coal" based on objections to Carbon Dioxide emissions to proceed any further without full, public exposition of the real truth is treason. Carbon Dioxide can be reclaimed and efficiently converted back into hydrocarbons. Among others, Saudi Arabia, that is, OPEC, have developed an extensive suite if technologies that, first, reclaims CO2 from whatever source, and, then, converts that CO2 back into synthetic petroleum products. See, for only one example: "US Patent Application 20130168966 - Method for Conversion of Carbon Dioxide into Hydrocarbons; JULY 4, 2013; Inventors: Mazen Abdullah Ba-Abbad, et. al., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Assignee: King Saud University, Riyadh". Seriously folks: As we notified one of the editors of this rag, our US government saw fit to slap us in the face by publishing that patent application, which describes how CO2 can be converted into hydrocarbons, on the Fourth of July. Saudi Arabia has a pilot plant up and running

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Aug-11-13 9:51 AM

tool- keep whacking yourself. It's what you do best....

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Aug-11-13 9:54 AM

I suppose one could put all that energy needed to convert CO2 back to fuel directly onto the power grid, thereby reducing the need to produce that CO2 - and more when accounting for the second law of thermodynamics - in the first place, but that would an economic disaster for the snake oil industry.

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Aug-11-13 9:55 AM

How many miners did this guy kill in UT? I know the fines were close to 2 million. He is just a Don Blankenship wannabe. Where is ole Don nowadays?

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Aug-11-13 10:10 AM

Relative to our post below, you might also want to check out: "US Patent 8,288,446 - Catalytic Hydrogenation of CO2 into Syngas Mixture; 2012; Inventors: Agaddin Mamedov ... , Saudi Arabia; Assignee: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Riyadh; The invention relates to a process of making a syngas mixture ... (from) carbon dioxide and hydrogen ... . The process can be ... combined with other processes, for ... for making products like aliphatic oxygenates, olefins or aromatics". The "oxygenates" is college-boy speak for fuel alcohols. The "olefins or aromatics" are hydrocarbons which can be used in the blending of gasoline. If Carbon Dioxide is the main weapon in the "War On Coal", then silence, now, is treasonous.

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Aug-11-13 10:11 AM

How many miners did this guy EMPLOY in the Ohio Valley? I know the annual paychecks were close to $200 MILLION.

Robert Murray has singlehandedly created more jobs in six states than the entire Barry Obama Administration has created in 50. And yet Obamazombies like wonderwhiner continue to badmouth the man responsible for keeping him from freezing in the dark every winter. Democrit gratitude. LOL

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Aug-11-13 10:17 AM

GEO, now tell us how you can mix sewage with that CO2 to make even more clean green fuel. That's always a knee-slapper. Maybe the US should stop mining coal and start importing sewage as our fuel source. Derrrrr.....

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Aug-11-13 10:17 AM

Troll: The CO2-recycling reactions are catalyzed to reduce energy requirements. Further, pilot plants are now up and running in Germany and Japan that use solar energy to drive the conversion of Carbon Dioxide and water vapor into substitute natural gas Methane. Penn State University, the City University of New York and even the USDOE have developed similar Solar-powered CO2-to-Methane technologies. In Europe, geothermal energy is being used to convert CO2 into fuel alcohol, which is being blended into gasoline and sold at service stations in several European nations. Again, we have fully documented all of that for this newspaper, and others.

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