Revitalizing coal. Another Trump failure

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    Not the one that has anyone on ignore, that would be you.

    I just let Kat or will do that for me :)
     
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    Bwaaaahhhhhaaaaa. Nice retort, when proven how much of a retarded individual you are. Have a nice day, Merry Christmas, and ignore me if you want. That is YOUR choice.
     
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    Okee Dokee, Anda. I'll check back with you in two or three years to see if you have emotionally evolved past age 16.
     
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    The coal miners want their jobs back, why aren't the Democrats assisting the president to get his pro-coal proposals passed?
     
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    I agree global warming is bad, but that mostly has to do with lack of mass transit, not coal.
    We really have no alternative to coal, because wind and solar, as nice as they are, are not consistent or reliable enough.
    I believe bees and butterflys are dying from glyphosates like RoundUp by Monsanto, not temperature.
     
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    I wish I could agree, but however, we only have 20 years or so of oil and natural gas, while we have about 200 years worth of coal.
    So it is going to be coal, whether we like it or not.
    The main need is not for transportation but fertilizer production, so that we all do not starve to death.
    Fertilizers increase agricultural yields by about a factor of 4.
     
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    Retraining has nothing at all to do with it.
    There are no other jobs in coal country.
    If the coal closes down, then all the stores, gas stations, bowling alleys, churches, etc., all close down.
    So then YES, it is a problem for government, just like a hurricane or some other disaster.
     
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    There are very few jobs in natural gas.
    It is almost all automated.
    And natural gas is actually very limited and will be gone in less than 20 years anyway.
    Not to mention that natural gas comes from fracking, and that leaks so much natural gas into the atmosphere, it is much dirtier than the CO2 produced from burning coal.
     
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    Oh, it is the democrats that are keeping Trump from keeping his campaign promise to the coal miners!. Apparently, trump is not accountable for any of his own failures, in spite of his having roiled back all of the Obama era EPA coal mining regulations.
     
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    Golly, when my job died in Dallas, I move to Minneapolis to work. And then to Colorado, later to Michigan, then to Oklahoma, CA, Nevada, Louisiana, and Texas. I guess coal miners are not able to seek jobs outside of their local county, due to broken legs, or something.
     

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