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Old 15-03-2016, 12:14 AM   #29
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Mother Jones Born County Cork, Ireland..
The Battle of Blair Mountain was the largest laboor uprising in US history and one of the largest, best-organized, and well-armed uprisings since the American Civil War.. For 5 days in late August and early September 1921, in Logan County, West Virginia, some 10,000 armed coal miners confronted 3,000 lawmen and strikebreakers, called the Logan Defenders, who were backed by coal mine operators during an attempt by the miners to unionize the southwestern West Virginia coalfields.. The battle ended after approximately one million rounds were fired, and the US Army intervened by presidential order..On this trade thingy..

Child Labour in American coal mines, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1906..

On May 19, 1920, 12 Baldwin-Felts agents arrived in Matewan, including Lee Felts, and promptly met up with Albert Felts who was already in the area.. Albert and Lee were the brothers of Thomas Felts, the co-owner and director of the agency.. Albert had tried to bribe Mayor Testerman with 500 dollars to place machine guns on roofs in the town, which Testerman refused..The Baldwin–Felts Detective Agency was a private detective agency in the US..Baldwin, the senior member of the firm, was a native of Tazewell County, Virginia.. An avid reader of detective novels in his yooth, Baldwin was a small storekeeper in his early days.. He then studied dentistry, but left that profession in order to become a detective.. He began his career in 1884 with the Eureka Detective Agency in Charleston, West Virginia. After founding the Baldwin Detective Agency, he then moved to Roanoke, Virginia, to oversee security operations in the Norfolk & Western Railway’s coalfield district, later being appointed chief special agent..Before the arrival of pioneers, Tazewell County was a hunting ground for Native Americans..

That afternoon, Albert and Lee along with 11 other men set out to the Stone Mountain Coal Company property.. The first family they evicted was a woman and her children, whose husband was not home at the time.. They forced them out at gunpoint, and threw their belongings in the road under a light but steady rain..The miners who saw it were furious, and sent word to town.. After reviewing it, the mayor exclaimed, "This is a bogus warrant." With these words, a gunfight erupted and Sid Hatfield shot Albert Felts.. Mayor Testerman fell to the ground in the first volley, mortally wounded.. In the end, 10 men were killed, including Albert and Lee Felts.. 3 of the men were from the town, the 7 others were from the agency..This gunfight became known as the Matewan Massacre, and its symbolic significance was enormous for the miners.. The seemingly invincible Baldwin-Felts had been beaten by the miners' own hero, Sid Hatfield.. Sid became an immediate legend and hero to the union miners, and became a symbol of hope that the oppression of coal operators and their hired guns could be overthrown..In the short term, the battle was an overwhelming victory for management.. UMW membership plummeted from more than 50,000 miners to approximately 10,000 over the next several years, and it was not until 1935 - following the Great Depression and the beginning of the New Deal under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt - that the UMW fully organized in southern West Virginia..In the long-term, the battle raised awareness of the appalling conditions faced by miners in the dangerous West Virginia coalfields..In April 2008, Blair Mountain was chosen for the list of protected places on the National Register of Historic Places..Who is introducing the trade?..Angela..Tell her to put him on, them on the spot.., I mean, see if we go into Europe..I thought we was in Europe..I mean, I thought we always have been..I know that, yer silly moo.. I'm not talking about that aspect am I?. I'm talking about the Common Market aspect of the going into Europe..Well, we can go over there and take the jobs off of them..I don't want to go over there, do I?..Wish you would...
__________________ + Aga Khan IV receiving a gift of Trinitite...The group vied for control of the ghetto with the Judenrat, and infiltrated the opposition within the ghetto, because the EU had handed control to “an unelected set of bankers”..I dread to think what the future will bring, when we're living in real gangster time's..Get set for EU knee pads at Argos...

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