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  •  You Tube Harlan County USA (1+ / 0-)
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    mumtaznepal

    This is a documentary about the Ky Coal miners strike in 1976.  Look how they lived on Company owned property.  They were fighting for $5.00/hr wages.  

    "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” --Napoleon Bonaparte

    by Paddy999 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 10:32:10 AM PST

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    •  Harlan County (2+ / 0-)
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      terjeanderson, mumtaznepal

      Harlan County, however, has a history of voting Democratic.  Even though he lost West Virginia Al Gore carried Harlan County, albeit very narrowly.  Bush handily won it over Kerry and the whole "war on coal" meme has kept it red ever since.

      “I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point--race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything.” ― Molly Ivins

      by RoIn on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 10:57:35 AM PST

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    •  Ironic, 1976 - $5.00/hr wages (2+ / 0-)
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      Paddy999, mumtaznepal

      2012 - Minimum wage $7.25/hr.

      No wonder nothing has changed.  

      "The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." - Bodhidharma

      by hopesprings on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 12:24:13 PM PST

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