I Have A Question. Answers are not Mandated. I am a Republican.

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    They are drilling holes to vent the dangerous methane gas out of that mine.. Why now? Why didn't they vent them in the first place and avoid the explosion?
     
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    I choose not to answer an evil Republican...
     
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    Are you one of those fear mongering republicans? Troublemaker!
     
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    They ventilate by other means during normal operations, but that option isn't available after an explosion and possible cave in. I'm sure they are taking the shortest road.
     
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    WE will no doubt never know for sure. *Tears* for the families and the dead.
     
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    Methane comes out of the ground in coal mines.
    The mine was cited for insufficient ventilation on 3-30....

    Of course you are a republican. Like anynoe on here could not tell that ;)
     
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    Indeed
     
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    What does venting the mine have anything to do with you being a republican?

    I think it has more to do with the fact that you are a whore.
     
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    That's a very good question, Willow. If the workers had been unionized, the collective bargaining agreement would have allowed the workers to categorically refuse to work in an unsafe area without being in fear of losing their jobs. I know a bit about the coal and area history of this conflict in VA, KY, WV, TN, and NC. Massey, Peabody, and other coal companies have massively resisted unionization, yet have failed to address such safety conditions.

    My heart is with the miners' families.
     
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