Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Miners..................

i always feel bad when i see a story like the one going on now about trapped miners. its especially bad this time of year but it does lead me to wonder about some things like why do we still have miners. this job has hung on since the middle ages....with not alot of increases in safety. cant we find a way to have robots do that. some jobs faded out with time (like being a knight)and we found another way to do the job. heres another idea. if you live in west virginia and this isnt a commercial to keep in school and go to college then you deserve to be buried two miles down. if your thinking of quitting school and your only job prospect is miner....then start crackin those books. for christs sake the jobs at mcdonalds have got to look better than this. the fuckin army reserves is safer. could there ever be a kid whos dream is to grow up and climb down two miles into the earth and dig around for coal. if we must use coal and we must dig it up isnt it about time we find a better way to get it out. now it seems as though someone jumped the gun and told these families that the miners were found alive only to tell them three hours later that they were dead. i have no idea how this happened. i'm sure someone didnt do that on purpose but that someone is going to be crucified now. this has got to be a front runner for the strangest story of 2006.

ok, i've got to run. i'm having my armor polished.

2 comments:

As always... Rachael said...

I agree. It's a job for robots. No jobs lost... current miners can control the robots like a big-ass video game. Use ultrasound to find the coal... and a joystick and a few buttons to instruct the bots to retreive it. This ain't the depression era... no one should have to mine anymore.

GINandTONIKA said...

no kidding! and whoever screwed up that one dead, twelve dead thing... they probably should go into hiding for a while.