7 thoughts on “Paramilitary-style guards ‘are going to stay,’ mining company vows

  1. They’re not leaving! Surprise! ‘This land’s not your land, this land Is my– Corporate land.’ Will the revolution begin here? If not here then where? ‘Not the land of the free, but the home of the slave…’

  2. Aren’t renta-cops with pistols enough? Why the intense semi-auto rifles and stuff? Just a bunch of tree-huggers protesting. Not like its the American revolution or anything.

  3. Because protesters and miner’s screaming, yelling, and trying to destroy property isn’t intimidating. What else is protesting if not intimidation by a large group to attempt to illicit change?

    These people are just mad that they are getting a taste of their own medicine…intimidation. And now they are mad because they feel intimidated.

    Good for the company…

  4. Nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd. We will wait until hunting season before we go up to the hills with our guns. Bag a couple of deer. Roast the flesh of the land and feast the New America built on the premise of the old America. As no security guards will stop us.

  5. “’You could not run a coal company without machine guns,’ sums up the Mellon style of labor relations. Richard Mellon broke the United Mine Workers union at the family’s Pittsburgh Coal Company in 1925. Three years later the U.S. Senate’s Interstate Commerce Committee traveled to Pittsburgh to question this strike-breaking brother of Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon. They asked Richard Mellon about the machine guns of Pennsylvania’s Coal and Iron Police, a notorious private strike-breaking outfit that functioned like Blackwater (now named XE) mercenaries do. Mellon answered, ‘It is necessary. You could not run without them.’”