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oldviolin

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Posted: Jul 29, 2022 - 6:21pm

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Posted: Jul 29, 2022 - 1:27pm


Coal Train (Stimela)

Hugh Masekela

Let's go with coal
Stimela sihamba ngamalahle

We are from Dalagubhayi
Sivel’ eDalagubhayi

He dropped me off at Guqa's
Sangilahla kwaGuqa

They say we're going to dig coal (We're going to dig coal)
Bathi sizomba amalahle (Sizomba amalahle)

Let's go with coal
Stimela sihamba ngamalahle

Sivel' in Dalagubhayi
Sivel' eDalagubhayi

He dropped me off at Guqa's
Sangilahla kwaGuqa

They say we're going to dig coal (We're going to dig coal)
Bathi sizomba amalahle (Sizomba amalahle)Yes, let's go
Iyohhh stimela

Sind' inyul' enkomponi (stimela)
Sind' inyul’ enkomponi (stimela)

Stimulate!
Stimela!

We sit like dogs, we sleep, mother
Sihleli njengezinja, siyelele mame

In the pits, mother (Bathi stimela)
Emigodini mama (Bathi stimela)

Let's cry for our relatives (Let's go back! to Dalagubhayi)
Sikhalel' izihlobo zethu (Masibuyeleni! eDalagubhayi)

We cry for our children!
Sikhalel' izingane zethu wololo!

(Let's go back! to Dalagubhayi)
(Masibuyeleni! eDalagubhayi)

We cried for our parents, mother oh!
Sikhalel' abazali wethu, mama oh!

(Let's go back! to Dalagubhayi)
(Masibuyeleni! eDalagubhayi)

We cried for our wives!
Sikhalel' abafazi bethu!

Yelele yelele yelele yelele (Let's go back! to Dalagubhayi)
Yelele yelele yelele yelele yelele (Masibuyeleni! eDalagubhayi)Stimulate
Stimela

We walk on coal
Sihamba ngamalahle

Sivel' in Dalagubhayi
Sivel' eDalagubhayiStimulate
Stimela

We walk on coal
Sihamba ngamalahle

Sivel' in Dalagubhayi
Sivel' eDalagubhayiHelelele those who say we are stimela ma wo!
Helelele abathi stimela ma wo!Stimulate
Stimela

We walk on coal
Sihamba ngamalahle

Sivel' in Dalagubhayi
Sivel' eDalagubhayiHaaa they say Stimela ma wo!
Haaa bathi Stimela ma wo!Stimulate
Stimela

We walk on coal
Sihamba ngamalahle

We are from Dalagubhayi
Sivel’ eDalagubhayiStimulate!
Stimela!

We walk on coal
Sihamba ngamalahle

We are from Dalagubhayi
Sivel’ eDalagubhayiWe walk on coal
Sihamba ngamalahleStimulate
Stimela

We walk on coal
Sihamba ngamalahle

Sivel' in Dalagubhayi (boost, boost, boost, boost, boost, boost, boost oh)
Sivel' eDalagubhayi (stimela, stimela, stimela, stimela, stimela, stimela, stimela oh)Stimulate
Stimela

We walk on coal (we walk)
Sihamba ngamalahle (sihamba)

We are from Dalagubhayi
Sivel’ eDalagubhayiStimulate
StimelaThey say Stimela ma wo!
Bathi Stimela ma wo!Stimulate
Stimela

We walk on coal
Sihamba ngamalahle

We are from Dalagubhayi
Sivel’ eDalagubhayiCome on, Come on
Stimela, StimelaStimulate
Stimela

We walk on coal
Sihamba ngamalahle

We are from Dalagubhayi
Sivel’ eDalagubhayiEncourage, encourage, encourage
Stimela stimela stimelaStimulate
Stimela

We walk on coal
Sihamba ngamalahle

Sivel' in Dalagubhayi
Sivel' eDalagubhayiStimulate
Stimela

We walk on coal
Sihamba ngamalahle

We are from Dalagubhayi
Sivel’ eDalagubhayi

miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 29, 2022 - 1:00pm

it is a coal cruel world...

Red_Dragon

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Posted: Oct 30, 2019 - 4:01pm

 R_P wrote: 
Nothing will save coal.
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Posted: Oct 30, 2019 - 3:52pm

Murray, a Trump donor, gave the administration a wish list of regulatory rollbacks to boost his company over cheaper natural gas and renewables. It didn't save coal.
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Posted: Mar 19, 2018 - 5:21pm

 miamizsun wrote:
no burrito is too hot for this conductor!

enjoy

 
Kudos Conductor Sir.  That was mesmerizing!  Been in many plane cockpits, but that was my 1st @ train.  The slow get-go made it even more exhilarating once we were rolling.  And I was determined to guess the whereabouts... but well into the nearly 2.5hrs I still had no clue, but loved the scenery.  Thanks for that ride indeed.
miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 19, 2018 - 2:19pm



no burrito is too hot for this conductor!

enjoy


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Posted: Mar 31, 2017 - 1:19pm

 Red_Dragon wrote: 
Paul Krugman picks up this thread in his column today...


Coal Country Is a State of Mind


So coal-mining jobs have been disappearing for a long time. Even in West Virginia, the most coal-oriented state, it has been a quarter century since they accounted for as much as 5 percent of total employment.

What, then, do West Virginians actually do for a living these days? Well, many of them work in health care: Almost one in six workers is employed in the category “health care and social assistance.”

Oh, and where does the money for those health care jobs come from? Actually, a lot of it comes from Washington.

West Virginia has a relatively old population, so 22 percent of its residents are on Medicare, versus 16.7 percent for the nation as a whole. It’s also a state that has benefited hugely from Obamacare, with the percentage of the population lacking health insurance falling from 14 percent in 2013 to 6 percent in 2015; these gains came mainly from a big expansion of Medicaid.

Meanwhile, the Trump administration and its allies just tried to replace the Affordable Care Act. If they had succeeded, the effect would have been catastrophic for West Virginia, slashing Medicaid and sending insurance premiums for lower-income, older residents soaring.
...
And aside from the devastating effect on coverage, think about how the Republican assault on Obamacare would have affected the health sector that now employs so many West Virginians. It’s almost certain that the job losses from Trumpcare cuts would have greatly exceeded any possible gains in coal. 


 

Red_Dragon

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Posted: Mar 31, 2017 - 8:54am

The entire coal industry employs fewer people than Arby’s
Proclivities

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Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 14, 2016 - 9:18am

 islander wrote:

There was a big piece on NPR this morning about them. They aren't going anywhere.  Just got ahead of themselves with debt and couldn't catch up.

 
...Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols
But empty pop bottles was all we would kill.


islander

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Posted: Apr 14, 2016 - 9:10am

 miamizsun wrote:

after a quick glance, i don't think peabody or the coal industry are going away any time soon

the article says that they expect the mines to operate as usual

it seems that this is a precursor to restructuring debt

peace

 
There was a big piece on NPR this morning about them. They aren't going anywhere.  Just got ahead of themselves with debt and couldn't catch up.
miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 14, 2016 - 3:56am

 Skydog wrote:
And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenburg County
Down by the Green River where paradise lay
Well I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
Mr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away
 
.
it's official, Peabody filed for bankruptcy today
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/peabody-world-s-top-private-coal-miner-files-for-bankruptcy/article_e8155c17-3d7c-5f5d-89b8-d15daed5e415.html 

 
after a quick glance, i don't think peabody or the coal industry are going away any time soon

the article says that they expect the mines to operate as usual

it seems that this is a precursor to restructuring debt

peace
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Apr 13, 2016 - 6:44pm

a, mf
Skydog

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Posted: Apr 13, 2016 - 6:31pm

And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenburg County
Down by the Green River where paradise lay
Well I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking
Mr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away
 
.
it's official, Peabody filed for bankruptcy today
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/peabody-world-s-top-private-coal-miner-files-for-bankruptcy/article_e8155c17-3d7c-5f5d-89b8-d15daed5e415.html