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(Newser)   Some 121 years after the Coal Creek War broke out, Tennessee has officially declared an end to hostilities with coal miners enraged by the use of convict labor to replace free workers. A peace treaty has been signed   (newser.com ) divider line
    More: Strange, Coal Creek War, coal miners enraged, hostilities, convict labor, National Register of Historic Places, rebellions, coal mining, workers  
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2013-05-27 12:47:41 PM  
3 votes:
FTA: "Republican state senator, who donned a green bandana like those worn by the striking miners."

Always supporting the workers.
2013-05-27 01:38:32 PM  
2 votes:

DarkVader: fanbladesaresharp: buzzcut73: Therion: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_Cr eek_War

Fascinating like a train wreck, the lengths the American "captains of industry" went to against their own workers.

As I said in another thread yesterday, it's great to know that both parties (led by the R's, but the other is just as bought and paid for) are leading us back to those good old days . Hell, some states are already leasing convict labor to private industry again.

I, for one, can't wait to live in a company town. Close to work, there's a store nearby, the company is more profitable because they can buy supplies for me using their superior buying poer (which I get in exchange for coupons they give me for my work), what's not to like!

Umm about that. Company towns aren't quite as romantic as you might hope. I've lived next to lumber and mining ones on the west coast growing up. Sure the pay can be top dollar, but so is everything else in town. The money becomes its own closed loop of sorts, and your whole livelihood is dependent on the success of the company. If it goes broke, so could you. Major services like hospitals for anything beyond a broken thumb is a two hour drive. If you're in the sticks off the highway or interstates, bad weather can cause road washouts and you're cut off from civilization. Then you have to worry about strikes (where you won't be paid for) if your union doesn't like the management, and so on..

I know that appeals to a lot of folks, and some I've known for years, but you wouldn't want to be that guy that says "fark this" and just uproots a life in NYC or LA and that little lifestyle change doesn't pan out so well.

Somebody's sarcasm detector is acting up today.


Yeah I got one of those solar rechargers for it and it apparently doesn't work for shiat.
2013-05-27 01:26:17 PM  
2 votes:

fanbladesaresharp: buzzcut73: Therion: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_Cr eek_War

Fascinating like a train wreck, the lengths the American "captains of industry" went to against their own workers.

As I said in another thread yesterday, it's great to know that both parties (led by the R's, but the other is just as bought and paid for) are leading us back to those good old days . Hell, some states are already leasing convict labor to private industry again.

I, for one, can't wait to live in a company town. Close to work, there's a store nearby, the company is more profitable because they can buy supplies for me using their superior buying poer (which I get in exchange for coupons they give me for my work), what's not to like!

Umm about that. Company towns aren't quite as romantic as you might hope. I've lived next to lumber and mining ones on the west coast growing up. Sure the pay can be top dollar, but so is everything else in town. The money becomes its own closed loop of sorts, and your whole livelihood is dependent on the success of the company. If it goes broke, so could you. Major services like hospitals for anything beyond a broken thumb is a two hour drive. If you're in the sticks off the highway or interstates, bad weather can cause road washouts and you're cut off from civilization. Then you have to worry about strikes (where you won't be paid for) if your union doesn't like the management, and so on..

I know that appeals to a lot of folks, and some I've known for years, but you wouldn't want to be that guy that says "fark this" and just uproots a life in NYC or LA and that little lifestyle change doesn't pan out so well.


Somebody's sarcasm detector is acting up today.
2013-05-27 01:29:36 PM  
1 vote:

buzzcut73: As I said in another thread yesterday, it's great to know that both parties (led by the R's, but the other is just as bought and paid for) are leading us back to those good old days . Hell, some states are already leasing convict labor to private industry again.


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2013-05-27 01:20:45 PM  
1 vote:

MorteDiem: FTA: "Republican state senator, who donned a green bandana like those worn by the striking miners."

Always supporting the workers.


Maybe he's just color blind.
2013-05-27 12:37:37 PM  
1 vote:

Therion: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_Cr eek_War

Fascinating like a train wreck, the lengths the American "captains of industry" went to against their own workers.


As I said in another thread yesterday, it's great to know that both parties (led by the R's, but the other is just as bought and paid for) are leading us back to those good old days . Hell, some states are already leasing convict labor to private industry again.

I, for one, can't wait to live in a company town. Close to work, there's a store nearby, the company is more profitable because they can buy supplies for me using their superior buying poer (which I get in exchange for coupons they give me for my work), what's not to like!
2013-05-27 12:26:52 PM  
1 vote:

Therion: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_Cr eek_War

Fascinating like a train wreck, the lengths the American "captains of industry" went to against their own workers.


Amazing, isn't it? The history of violence between "Captains of Industry" (with US Government military support) versus underpaid, ill treated workers is impressive. But, you know, Unions are bad.
 
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