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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 01:33 AM
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Ex-Massey CEO Blankenship Forms New Coal Company in Kentucky
Edited on Fri Dec-09-11 01:39 AM by Adenoid_Hynkel
Source: AP

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Don Blankenship, the former Massey Energy executive whom many hold accountable for the explosion that killed 29 West Virginia coal miners, virtually vanished from public view a year ago this week. But he's kept a toe in the mining business and may be angling to raise his profile.

Public records show that Blankenship has incorporated a new venture in Kentucky. Paperwork for McCoy Coal Group Inc. of Belfry, Ky., has been on file since January, though, and it has yet to seek a single mining permit, says Kentucky Energy and Environment spokesman Dick Brown.

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The incorporation alone is enough to outrage the United Mine Workers of America, which called Blankenship's maneuvering "a travesty."

"Don Blankenship belongs in jail, not in a position to put yet more miners' lives at risk," said UMWA spokesman Phil Smith.

Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2011/12/08/1987704/ex-massey-ce...




Plead the Fifth in an investigation into the deaths of 29 of your workers in WV, and go on with business as usual next door in Ky.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 01:41 AM
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1. Damn it, this corporation did NOT get executed. So corporations can't be people!
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 02:11 AM
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2. Sadly, the national media is no longer following the story
Edited on Fri Dec-09-11 02:12 AM by Adenoid_Hynkel
and the local media here in Appalachia are back to being Blankenship-enablers, even going as far as to give him guest columns in the paper to spread his PR.
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Frack Glop Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:49 AM
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3. t is not a life. It is not a being. It can't go to jail
Goodwin said there are limited ways to punish a corporation.

"It is not a life. It is not a being. It can't go to jail," he said. "The only thing that it can do is help make sure something like this doesn't happen again."

http://www.npr.org/2011/12/06/143224368/federal-officia...
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 11:22 AM
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6. WTF! n/t
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Frack Glop Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 12:59 PM
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8. evil grin
Quote: "It is not a life. It is not a being. It can't go to jail"

The "it" is a CORPORATION, he just invalidated "personhood" for corporations.... think about it....

as for me I'll be a corporation is a person when Texas executes one
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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 04:27 PM
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9. oh, what a surprise!!!! NOT
Just like blackwater. As I've said before a corporation can harm millions of people and then they just resurrect themselves like some phoenix. That's right a corporation is not a life, it's not a being; so therefore, they should have never had even been considered as if they were a being. California once had a law that could disband any corporation that did harm to a community people. A corporation takes responsibility away from those who make the decisions and sit on the boards.

Well, to make sure it doesn't happen again is to have strict safety regulation and actually put people before profits. Ain't gonna happen if you have a bunch of repugs and some new democrats screaming about more deregulation; plus taking the side of corporations against the people.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 08:09 AM
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4. I always liked his son Kenny
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 08:33 AM
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5. He should be in jail.
But he's free to keep on hurting us all like so many who have destroyed our country on a massive scale.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 11:33 AM
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7. This Man belongs in Prison... but in America, Wealth supercedes even law
sociopaths run this country!
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