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 Post subject: COAL on Spike TV
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:11 pm 
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Looks like we have not went down this road here.

Cobalt Coal which is a small Met. Bitty U/G in WVA , ( hows that for string abrrevations together) will be featured on a new Reality TV Show by the Producers of Deadliest Catch.

Cobalt has a new website up at

www.cobaltcoalcorp.com

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You beat me to it. I was just about to post a topic about it.
Anyways, I'm pretty pumped for the premiere. It looks very interesting.


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i bet its gonna be all played up and dramatized like every other stupid drama reality tv show on anymore......

that gold mining show was one of stupidest, lamest, most idiotic things i ever wasted my time on.... ill never get that hour back of my life. hope this coal show is a bit better. if its only a slight bit better it will be an improvement......

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The reviews have been very good, both from the coal belt and the big city media-types.

I'm somewhat concerned that they may overplay the danger side for effect. And maybe I'm downplaying it at the same time. But it looks like they are trying.

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Of course there going to sensationalize the danger, and proabably make a big deal about the poverty angle, make the UMWA out to be heros, etc. etc. Don't get me wrong coal mining is a hazordous occupation. BUT every miner is well aware of the hazards if there not they dont belong in the mines simple as that. And as far as the poverty goes coal mining does pay well and is a VERY fullfilling job I cant imagine working outside the industry and most guys that are in it are lifers.

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like i always say...just as dangerous as driving a car...but yeah there probably going to ham it up alot, when in reality those guys are getting paid good etc etc.

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I'm not certain of the union status of Cobalt Coal. I would think based on the size it would be non-union. But there was a question on the employment app about UMWA, that I didn't understand.

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welp, hope the shaw wasnt watching that..........

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I thought the shaw had cleared the filming at least.

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I thought the show was pretty good. I want on of those Ripper Machines. And I hope that guy who threw out his back is ok.


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So Chris I didn't see anything the shaw would have too much problem with. The miner splice looked pretty bad. What did you see?

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kal301 wrote:
... I want on of those Ripper Machines. ....


Hollywood term. Most folks that I know call them a Miner or more properly a Continuous Miner.

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Doug wrote:
kal301 wrote:
... I want on of those Ripper Machines. ....


Hollywood term. Most folks that I know call them a Miner or more properly a Continuous Miner.

Keep in mind how new I am to the Mine forums. I am quite the Noob, and I do make mistakes.


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Nope this mine is non-union. The guy who threw his back out was my bolt man at Pocahontas Coal.

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Kal,

Not a problem. Just pointing out that they were using a term I have never heard used.

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