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Robert Byrd

An excerpt from Damn Yankee Buttons, A book of essays and short stories I am working on: Near the end of his life, after a political career of supporting the coal industry, Senator Robert Byrd expressed misgivings about mountain top … Continue reading

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Sabotaging democracy in America

Jim Waggy: Sabotaging democracy in America By Jim Waggy When extremely wealthy individuals or gigantic global corporations complain that their taxes are too high, and that complying with government regulations is too difficult, they don’t readily engender sympathy from the … Continue reading

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Amazing Tour of Southern West Virginia

An amazing tour of southern West Virginia coal country, with great pictures, best I have ever seen. He left out a most important aspect of West Virginia coal mining–see if you can find out what that is. http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1131804

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Brainwashing At The Clay Center

Brainwashing At The Clay Center, The Charleston Gazette, July 30, 2015 by Julian Martin It is hard to imagine that anyone falls for Clay Center Chairman and Natural Gas driller Lloyd Jackson’s praise for his fellow business associates.   In gas-man … Continue reading

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Mann and Nature for only $3 postage

I have a supply of Mann and Nature, a compilation of nature essays by Perry Mann. Available to anyone who sends $3 postage to me at Julian Martin 1525 Hampton Road, Charleston, WV 25314.  Any donation more than the postage will be … Continue reading

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Final Kayford Mountain Visit

Dr. Ross Conover posted the following on Facebook: Ross Conover I recently had what I now know to be my final Kayford Mountain (Mountaintop Removal Mining) field trip through Glenville State College (I’m moving to teach at Paul Smith’s College … Continue reading

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“WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A HUMAN BEING?” by Perry Mann

“WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A HUMAN BEING?” In reading an article on Thoreau, I discovered the question that is the title of this article. It intrigued me. Just what does it mean to be a human being? The … Continue reading

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SUBURBAN SINS by Perry Mann

SUBURBAN SINS What is God’s will? Often, it seems, His   will is the will of whoever defines His will. Many say that the Bible is the fullest expression of God’s will but usually only in so far as it accords … Continue reading

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THE GI BILL AND SOLITUDE by Perry Mann

THE GI BILL AND SOLITUDE A former farmer and retired economist writes that the “intellectuals of ancient Greece claimed that ‘the great men of Greece were bred in the bedrooms of the rural regions, uncorrupted.’” He goes on to point … Continue reading

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Worker’s Concentration Camp by Julian Martin

A Workers Concentration Camp West Virginia has always been a sort of worker’s concentration camp. Big-city folks from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Philadelphia, owned and still own most of the minerals under the land. Desperately poor people were brought in to … Continue reading

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