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The Coal Industry Lay-Off Charade

August 1, 2014

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http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20140731/GZ01/14 “The potential for birth defects, cancer and heart disease are heartbreaking and frustrating for our citizens, their families and the Mountaintop Removal communities in which they live,” said Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, NEVER (or, for that matter, any other politician in WV’s modern history). Maybe it’s time for our politicians and “our miners” to […]

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Why the New EPA CO2 Regs Are Meaningless In Mountaintop Removal Country

June 7, 2014

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A great deal has been written in the past week about the new EPA emissions standards for Carbon Dioxide. Predictably, the coal industry has squealed and screamed (to anyone who would listen to them and still treat them as even remotely trustworthy, i.e. the industry’s captive media in West Virginia) that the new regulations mean […]

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My 2 June 2014 Appearance on “All In With Chris Hayes” on MSNBC

June 3, 2014

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Mitch McConnell’s Ugly Insult To Appalachia

May 21, 2014

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“Last night (20 May 2014), Senator Addison a/k/a/ “Mitch” McConnell delivered his victory speech after a grueling primary challenge that threatened his political future. In the course of that address, he delivered some of the most insulting comments ever directed to the people who have to live with the depredation, disease and death that the […]

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Sweden’s Vattenfall abandons research on CO2 storage

May 6, 2014

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Swedish energy giant Vattenfall said Tuesday that it had given up its research on CO2 capture and storage, intended to make the company’s coal power plants greener. “Vattenfall will discontinue its R&D (research and development) activities regarding…

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Obama to visit US landslide site as death toll rises

April 8, 2014

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The official death toll from a huge US landslide rose to 34 on Tuesday as the White House announced that President Barack Obama will visit the scene later this month. Up to 12 people are still believed missing after a wall of mud and debris crashed…

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The Incredible Narcissism Of Don Blankenship

April 2, 2014

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MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki hosted All In last night for Chris Hayes, and what a show it was. Kornacki had coal baron Don Blankenship on the program to explain his incredibly self-serving new “documentary,” Upper Big Branch: Never Again. The film…

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Louisiana Republican: Thomas Jefferson would be a ‘rightwing nut in the Tea Party’

March 25, 2014

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Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) said Monday on the House floor that Thomas Jefferson would be considered a right-wing nutjob by today’s liberal standards. The Republican congressman was speaking out against a provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires…

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The Dysfunction That Is West Virginia’s Attempt At Government

February 26, 2014

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  I’ve been trying to process and understand the dysfunction that attends the intersection of politics and flagrant corporate disdain in West Virginia.  As coincidence would have it, an object lesson arrived at 5:30 a.m. on February 11, 2014, two days past the one month anniversary of the Freedom Industries/Coal Chemical disaster. A Patriot (!) […]

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Damn! Another one!

February 11, 2014

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As a friend of The H.O.R.N. said today “Just when you thought it was safe to get out of the fetal position.”

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West Virginia Water Woes

January 21, 2014

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West Virginia has had its share of water woes.  The latest came last week from a leaky chemical storage facility when MCHM, a little-studied chemical, contaminated the drinking water supply of Charleston, West Virginia. Initially, residents were told…

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West Virginia Spill: Where “Regulation” Is a Dirty Word, Shady Businesses Flourish

January 20, 2014

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Asked about the spill of thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals into a West Virginia river – a disaster that shut down schools and businesses, sent hundreds of residents seeking medical treatment and left an estimated 300,000 Mountain Staters without…

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Moran Monday….What’s In A Record? 05-06-2013

May 6, 2013

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Jeff Biggers shares this story with us from Eco Watch:, “Within hours of renowned climate scientists announcing a staggering milestone in carbon dioxide emissions, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn rolled out the booster wagons for Big Coal and celebrated his state’s five-fold increase in record coal exports. Gov. Quinn, once hailed by the Sierra Club as […]

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Monday’s Head On With Bob Kincaid.. 03-04-2013

March 4, 2013

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Please join us for conversation about what matters most to you! We also extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to Bo Webb and family for the death of their beloved wife and mother.  Joanne Webb, wife of Bo Webb, who had been battling cancer died just a little after midnight surrounded by family and friends. […]

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Thorn In The Side Thursday! 02-28-2013

February 28, 2013

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ABC News reports that “The House voted today to pass a Senate-approved version of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act today, sending the bill to President Obama for his signature. An earlier vote on a controversial Republican version of the legislation was voted down.” Republicans…tell me something, do you have any conscience?  I’m kinda tired of […]

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The Ojibwe Peoples From WI…What We Leave For The Next Generation! 02-16-2013

February 16, 2013

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Bob is in WI trying to help in the struggle to save northern Wisconsin’s beautiful Penokee hills from the devastation of strip mining.  The region’s people, the region’s future has been hazarded on a gamble between corporate profits on the one hand and the lives of citizens on the other. “The Ojibwe peoples are a […]

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Thorn In The Side Thursday….What’s A Life Worth?

January 17, 2013

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NPR is reporting that there’s finally been a conviction in the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster:, “May pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and admitted to ordering a company electrician to disable a methane monitor on a mining machine so it could continue to cut coal without automatic shutdowns. The monitor is a safety […]

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Thorn In the Side Thursday…12-06-2012

December 6, 2012

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We know it’s difficult to go without our conversations with one another, but this is where Bob is at the moment.  The H.O.R.N. was designed to bring about Progressive change in a world that’s having a hard time moving forward!  It’s not only the conversations but meeting with our listeners whenever we have a chance […]

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Thursday’s Post 11-15-2012

November 15, 2012

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  For Immediate Release  Nov. 15, 2012 Mining Company to Stop Mountaintop Removal, Admitting Community Impacts Contacts: Bo Webb, ACHE campaign, 304-237-0065 or webb.bo@gmail.com Mick McCoy, ACHE campaign Kentucky, 859-640-8071 Vernon Haltom, Coal River Mountain Watch, 304-854-2182 or Vernon@crmw.net   Charleston, W.Va.—Today Patriot Coal Corporation agreed to cease mountaintop removal mining.  In a settlement with […]

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Thorn In The Side Thursday on the H.O.R.N.!

July 26, 2012

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Weeknights, 6 PM Eastern, 3 PM Pacific, 10:00 GMT. Duration: 3 hr. Show for July 26, 2012 We’re almost to the end of the week and it’s time for a look at all the craziness that surrounds us!  It’s better to stare into the abyss and wink than to shy away from it and lose the battle of sanity!  As Bob mentioned […]

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