Monthly Archives: January 2014

Bullying–A Great Essay

This very well done http://appalachianpreacher.com/2014/01/19/an-open-letter-to-my-childhood-bully/

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This is in your hot water tank

Ben Stout, Wheeling Jesuit University biologist and water expert shows what is in your hot water tank after the coal cleaning chemical spill.

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Do They Expect Us To Pay For This

Do “they” really expect us to pay for this? My eyes were burning after I took ashower in the “safe” water that we are now enjoying here in Charleston and surrounding unfortunates. This morning I washed my still burning eyes … Continue reading

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To hell with you all

From the blog culturalslagheap.wordpress.com My dad, a lifelong firefighter, used to teach Hazardous Materials Response and Safety classes to first responders. The first informational point he covered at the beginning of the course was how to read the classification marks … Continue reading

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“They” Expect Us To Pay For This?

Do “they” really expect us to pay for this? My eyes were burning after I took a shower in the “safe” water that we are now enjoying here in Charleston and surrounding unfortunates. This morning I washed my still burning … Continue reading

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Freedom Industries and Coal Companies et al Call 304-340-3500

Originally posted on The News From Sam's Branch:
In the Charleston Gazette this morning was a front page article (which I could not find on the Gazette website) headlined with “United Way aims to supplement lost wages.” “John Ballengee,…

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Freedom Industries and Coal Companies et al Call 304-340-3500

In the Charleston Gazette this morning was a front page article (which I could not find on the Gazette website) headlined with “United Way aims to supplement lost wages.” “John Ballengee, president of the United Way of Central West Virginia, … Continue reading

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Books I Have Loved

The Charleston Gazette is publishing short essays called Books I Have Loved. Here is mine published yesterday. My best friend in the Peace Corps introduced me to John Steinbeck. Tortilla Flat and Cannery Row were the first books that caused … Continue reading

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Republican Nut Cases

An op-ed by Perry Mann, village genius of Hinton, WV. http://www.wvgazette.com/Opinion/OpEdCommentaries/201211020175

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Perry Mann

Two days ago, a friend and I visited Perry Mann in Hinton, West Virginia. Mr. Mann describes himself as the village atheist. But being an atheist doesn’t seem to bother folks in Summers County who elected him Prosecuting Attorney twice … Continue reading

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