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04-06-10, 04:03 PM #1
25 dead in W.Va. mine blast, worst since 1984MONTCOAL, W.Va. – People in this small coal town prayed and hung banners in front of their homes Tuesday as rescuers launched a complicated effort to rescue four miners missing after a huge underground explosion killed 25 of their colleagues.
04-06-10, 04:04 PM #2
Rest in peace.
04-07-10, 03:38 AM #3
I had to go into a lateral mine shaft full of monoxide with another Deputy, two Scott airpacks, and a Stokes litter. The dead guy was not cooperative on the ride out, they call that condition rigor mortis.
Work as a miner? Never, but respect thoser who do. They said the same about being cops.Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.-- Anonymous
Old People, like me, may not be around to witness the destruction of our Nation. The rest of you may not survive the collapse. We all have the sworn duty to prevent it.
The light of hope burns brighter than the fires of doom.
04-07-10, 11:44 AM #4
Prayers for the missing.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
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