tv Documentary RT February 4, 2018 11:30am-12:00pm EST
it's in the december morning and i'm on a bus headed down south from china new york their breathless driver speeds up on the ice who really it's i'm traveling across the states in a snowstorm because of a book. written over dishpan of twenty years back and forth from the mining area in kentucky the book by a time in school or. is a monumental collection of moral history it tells the struggle of the words bales to round mining of coal when amy grants would come to the area to work well paid but often has faded jobs the book tells the story of harlan county that's where i'm going.
people are stuck like car turner said in black and white picture their stories and their horses have not changed much from those recorded by first scales research and today are leaving me in peace turning friends i've gathered or. i'm here really. well with i really don't know what. they go in the back or. banging backs the back woods person goes up meaning thirty . plus at least to italy. and canada to the. drove through there. were. no longer. there i want guys from the syrian troops.
but i am proud they from there it's. like i like appalachian mountain but playbook out of appalachia male meat eating. its. early years up to still the. great grandma dog food. bowl frying our farmer fall where. i shall hold while. i got married when i was sixteen years old and my husband was seventeen years old and that lead me in myriad about six months when he went into the mountains and then six months after that down and i went to contacts and aunt mary had two week old son.
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i find remnants of the mining history or longer memories of the casualties in the hard labor are alive in the stories told by the young and the like they're not for the glory of collective struggle and hard work paid off. speaking to the locals barson saloons he conceded their life was and still is mine mine started their narrative their collective legend and whether played a part where said with pride. their survival of the word disappearing before day ah yes. that's part of the work first rate is gone she'll but the person. like i mean sixty of them at
meyers grill so it was great to. get work and i got there well that's my grandpa grandma a six letter. but . you. will. never let even leave home a and. he always had peace because you know now with bates the life state you'll say. the. truth. you won't be free. from the water in the monsoon you would have to drive through
water it would get it over your knees and. the horses would have to pull through. and then they would lay to balfour's for tracks sometimes when they'd run out of traffic people here named were you know anywhere ia it's there's nothing for him to day and there have been all the young pay for the turning to. alcohol. and. if someone would have to stay and say our government would get interested in this place this party can tell you i think we can. and these young people could make it but if they don't they're dying every day. albert of sin and they say.
three of. the ball it's all. in one nine hundred eighty eight was the first woman to work in this one particular mine and my job was what they called the belt boy and then they started calling me the belt person because i was a female so when i would go into ground everybody would be kind of gathered to see this woman coming out of the mines you know and then i remember my face would be all black with the coldest since i was a little bit vain so i would have a handkerchief and i would wipe my face off before i would come outside so it would be all clean. so that it but the guys would always be looking for me to come out because it was just so amazing i guess to them to see a woman working in the mines bowl. it's all true.
for manalo no. i remember when i was in high school is i love the earth science i love the mountains of anything to do with rocks and my earth science teacher back then said there's going to be eight hundred years of coal and when he said that that's when things were good you know where everybody was working like the guys that worked in the mines they always had the nice cars like the camero i remember thinking when i was younger that if anything ever happened to the coal mines here and that it would become
a ghost town but i never thought in the million years i would see that and it's happened it's happened. we. did what. and it's time to check. a load of. things. i seen years ago i traveled across the united states exploring america's deadly love affair with a gun if a bad guy tried to get to one of my family. paris he would have better
a lot better and i think they are and hearty whenever my my baby says my book was published in the year two thousand called inhofe a million americans have been killed by phone from the us side on how to saute me as i did this this is a middle school we go through drills and we put ourselves in real scenarios it was interesting to see who actually got hit. on. the subject to track down each gun owner who i'd met and photographed those years who god i don't know this but we are not. alone appetite i mean for conflict is very very low these days public service much more eager to see economic improvement than they are to actually get into a fight with
a neighbor or or with other powers in the world. despite it's time to let history deceive us union has dominated international sport however little it was not about the lives of those champions from but. you know. when on the shores nibble of this that there. are more maneuverable with more over your nuclear program described through forward your workers the list would be reserved for your we were told the first some of you to lympics with nine hundred fifty two when she did see each of us has concentration camp prisoners and frontline soldiers for which they're currently in the us it's good to go there with corruption because i'm much goodness. floated
from government because of worst infection from one fulton fish on board with or without a thought out of this with you if you think that the area we're going to look at their actions your question will for food for help are slim seen two shows will open new do when you're at the national more than fifty three years or one of the winters here we are in the wolfie of russian tycoon we. i would for a lucrative look for the castro. of the clan struggle still going over the
maybe go with the terms of the unions but for instance right now in terms of your buyer. that you came to me only. nobody's ever found you go get me one. day you're wasting your tan they've been very evil people you know they do things to fame ease and do things to the young and the. sick if you noticed in season in the never never seen it. all kentucky county it's hard learned produce the most code at a time in which most of what power do united states came from kentucky.
today the thirty three active mines in harlan employ less than one thousand. some of deals minds have even been converted into museums were laid off and left with nothing since the ninety's many leave off was for they don't see any other options in the fuel handouts in town unemployed man are the usual customers. will orange county was founded on coal and there's a reason more again it was billed as the reason. babies. our encounters was if i squeeze one more in get me as i did on coke and they get cold there's nothing else here we don't have the luxury of using c.v.s. we don't have factories we don't in the reason now days because those closed in the
mountains we don't have the roadways and it's largest city metros and in a way and. i go flip hamburgers at the local madonnas or i go down here peace joy and make pizza. that's not the same ideals over. these. people want. to do more to get people goes both ways you're so be. very strong and give more for their bodies every way home. will. continue to. give you the humanity. has seen and did it because you featured. uncles that were good examples of this work and to save these we now strap in your fingers. and make a lot of kids are going to be coming out of what i'm doing. if i don't use them in
here and you know they're. going to go fine. there will be nobody here but really rich or they will be with me all the so. we're now in the coal mines i was eighteen years old it was around and asked how it worked in the coal mines for five years underground until your surface i am why you're here to. take. my. thirteen cents an hour rusty it was and since the coal mine down in the. tips are very good. there's not as much money in the sand. for my doing here i just got out of jail one. possession of stolen property. i'm not here. jails jail. as of.
now good but. it's. a feature three times a day. he replies straight from t.v. . all a step. out all me all those things you. need you leave here with me no one was no. good so. when. you know i'm down. this is how well i was teenager smith and jones he screamed this is through the roof is places really oh and the story carried a pistol in us best twelve year old enough carried will never see
a sniff steal they have all learned wayne. just tell him that we meet. those. so. carried away. from the gun guy here the pawnshop here for the past five years we take everything from no d.v.d.'s to. mote motors or whatever you. imagine we have some motorcycles smoking the mining equipment like i say we would take a lot of that stuff you would sell a four hundred dollar mining helmet maybe once a week the lights daily but the fact that the mining mines are shut down makes it difficult to sell that stuff because these were these were being sold to personal
miners for their own use they're not into mining anymore course they're not buying it. like mine. where all of them are doing very accounting. ever. in the states is tough today it's hard to see any traces help deter past their once made hard in the tories. the county is still mostly dry and once one for a year people used to make moonshine knowledge drugs are on the rice a cursed pain killers prescribed by doctors to treat danger and six miners. now i'll ask a prime d.m.t. . there's a lot of people here this is a big tradition or a. nurse said. very much anything
that makes them feel better and are they going to make them feel better. we have a lot of problems with items that are coming in that are stolen. maybe not just from drug users but that is a problem they don't say again it's desperation to try to get some money to maintain a habit you know and i think since all this you know all the mining and depression of the mining everything it's caused. a rise in pills. it's the pills or the new alcohol. you're talking about the forty. forty's and fifty's. so in the fish. well we made lucia sold. here in december we because. this will be able to help her as we carry a resume yourself forward our. blackberries will go to order again we get a lift you know. money from there to buy clothes and some truth for we're.
mostly what would love for in the food it's called the lower. suit was built the way it was also you can eat am. glad. i am in the beginning i would only have to take a few out of the last found it or see end of my credit in our stay in. it found the tea in the city and maybe before they switched to the ones in jail the. can one of them a did you know where they hand it to sales an hour away with the jobs around coma and. it showed them down all the coal mines if. there was a live to come was live in nature in
a van the people. in power. it's no more. i want the same roadside asunder tiley walked three decades ago and words from the opening paragraph to his book come to my mind. it was nineteen eighty eight my fifth visit to harlan county i was in the winding brode from harlan to have birds driving a borrowed pickup truck when i began to notice the road kill it was a dangerous road with more than its share of adventurous drivers and it was getting dark. i began to think of the many ways in which that was a presence in this land that anymore the road accidents and of course the core mines beyond.
returning to new york living behind harder than in an endless rain. i tried to put together the pieces sober remotes were to i only got a glimpse off. my own waste wonder where own that energy came from. the energy the lights have the luxury. there was leaving his hold for is worth what hurt is the little girl's grave. all the daddy dear daddy please don't go away where you have a good live with. you don't go to the. bar dream. come true. oh oh daddy dear daddy plays doll away. with.
leaves. the only. this little bundle of joy would have no chance of surviving in the wild mother pandas can only win one cup at a time but usually give birth to two. every year china puts a lot of effort into making up for this cruel mistake of nature. is just. china's penda breeding has become something of a production line. it's almost as though they've been copied three d. printed and put on show for the public. several cubs are born here each year.
but only left work by dedicated scientists will be funded think if panda love can't be encouraged in captivity it's not as though they don't practice until but in the same lazy way they do everything else with this proud mommy gave birth to twins and has no idea that a special love potion was formulated just for the. rugelach upload the best out of the jaws of. death to hans it's a pain to perform i have actually prepared myself to die i. need one. sorry trust me last time. as most of. the snow and homo bar staff carried out that
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