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Day Of Mourning In Ukraine For Lost Miners.
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Ukraine is marking a day of national mourning as the burials begin of 80 miners killed in a methane explosion. A rescue operation to try to save 20 men still believed trapped underground is continuing. Miners waiting to start their shift in another part of the same pit were reassured by President Viktor Yushchenko that he would find out what happened. He told them that their efforts were vitally important to a country which relies on coal for its energy supply.

Sunday's accident at the Zasiadko mine is set to make history. It's the worst in the eastern industrial region of Donetsk for seven years, and if those still missing are among the victims it would be the worst since Ukrainian independence in 1991.

President Viktor Yushchenko visited some of the dozens of shocked survivors still in hospital. Deadly explosions at the Zasiadko mine are not uncommon but this time almost an entire shift died .

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  • our condolences..
    simple folk trying to earn an honest living..
    dangerous work to feed and clothe their families..

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  • Working under shit conditions just to try to feed their families,whilst "queen" Timoshenko and her cronies make millions selling off these industries,organising gas supply contracts etc.. and paying themselves Western level salaries.
    So much for the US inspired "orange revolution"--it did these families no good !

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  • i dont understand the sorrow-less slags alive to haul fossil fuel burning rubbish out of the earth-makes me a happily little bunny.

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  • ricsi: "Working under shit conditions just to try to feed their families,whilst "queen" Timoshenko and her cronies make millions selling off these industries,organising gas supply contracts etc.. and paying themselves Western level salaries.
    So much for the US inspired "orange revolution"--it did these families no good !"
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh...i guess youve got impoverished poachers of endangered species on your list for the same reasons...

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  • wellineverdid: "
    ricsi: "Working under shit conditions just to try to feed their families,whilst "queen" Timoshenko and her cronies make millions selling off these industries,organising gas supply contracts etc.. and paying themselves Western level salaries.
    So much for the US inspired "orange revolution"--it did these families no good !"
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh...i guess youve got impoverished poachers of endangered species on your list for the same reasons..."
    More..

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  • ricsi: "
    wellineverdid: "
    ricsi: "Working under shit conditions just to try to feed their families,whilst "queen" Timoshenko and her cronies make millions selling off these industries,organising gas supply contracts etc.. and paying themselves Western level salaries.
    So much for the US inspired "orange revolution"--it did these families no good !"
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh...i guess youve got impoverished poachers of endangered species on your list for the same reaso More..
    No I have just got intelligence --what's your excuse ??
    PS--your first comment makes absolutely no sense,grammatically or intellectually ."
    i feel youll automatically wade in and support soviet issues coz it is your brand shall we say...i equate these miners, who rape the earth for the gains of carbon emission of green house gasses, with poachers, who rape the african plains killing species for the same ends...global destruction...the defenders of worthless animal poachers and equally worthless miners-both employed in destroying the planet, are a happy with both products so i take it they will miss fur, pelts and coal. in any case, i shall not miss preciously too few coal miners now themselves lying down to make the coal of tomorrow...if only more ukranian miners and miners of the world lay down and died then we may help replace carbon they are stealing from the earth to turn into acid rain. as i say before, let them rot in hell and nicely early too.

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  • wellineverdid: "
    ricsi: "
    wellineverdid: "
    ricsi: "Working under shit conditions just to try to feed their families,whilst "queen" Timoshenko and her cronies make millions selling off these industries,organising gas supply contracts etc.. and paying themselves Western level salaries.
    So much for the US inspired "orange revolution"--it did these families no good !"
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh...i guess youve got impoverished poachers of endangered species on your li More..
    No I have just got intelligence --what's your excuse ??
    PS--your first comment makes absolutely no sense,grammatically or intellectually ."
    i feel youll automatically wade in and support soviet issues coz it is your brand shall we say...i equate these miners, who rape the earth for the gains of carbon emission of green house gasses, with poachers, who rape the african plains killing species for the same ends...global destruction...the defenders of worthless animal poachers and equally worthless miners-both employed in destroying the planet, are a happy with both products so i take it they will miss fur, pelts and coal. in any case, i shall not miss preciously too few coal miners now themselves lying down to make the coal of tomorrow...if only more ukranian miners and miners of the world lay down and died then we may help replace carbon they are stealing from the earth to turn into acid rain. as i say before, let them rot in hell and nicely early too."
    What a very sad comment to make--these guys work there because there is nothing else---society is shit,agreed ,but its not these poor exploited guys fault JESUS man,surely you can see that ! people have to live.
    This is also not a Soviet issue,Ukraine was independent in 1992 and Soviet Union fell in 1991,I totally hate communism .
    Extra info just for you--I am actually an environmentalist and own an organic farm !!!

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  • ricsi: "
    wellineverdid: "
    ricsi: "
    wellineverdid: "
    ricsi: "Working under shit conditions just to try to feed their families,whilst "queen" Timoshenko and her cronies make millions selling off these industries,organising gas supply contracts etc.. and paying themselves Western level salaries.
    So much for the US inspired "orange revolution"--it did these families no good !"
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh...i guess youve got impoverished poachers of endangered speci More..
    No I have just got intelligence --what's your excuse ??
    PS--your first comment makes absolutely no sense,grammatically or intellectually ."
    i feel youll automatically wade in and support soviet issues coz it is your brand shall we say...i equate these miners, who rape the earth for the gains of carbon emission of green house gasses, with poachers, who rape the african plains killing species for the same ends...global destruction...the defenders of worthless animal poachers and equally worthless miners-both employed in destroying the planet, are a happy with both products so i take it they will miss fur, pelts and coal. in any case, i shall not miss preciously too few coal miners now themselves lying down to make the coal of tomorrow...if only more ukranian miners and miners of the world lay down and died then we may help replace carbon they are stealing from the earth to turn into acid rain. as i say before, let them rot in hell and nicely early too."
    What a very sad comment to make--these guys work there because there is nothing else---society is shit,agreed ,but its not these poor exploited guys fault JESUS man,surely you can see that ! people have to live.
    This is also not a Soviet issue,Ukraine was independent in 1992 and Soviet Union fell in 1991,I totally hate communism .
    Extra info just for you--I am actually an environmentalist and own an organic farm !!!"
    very good for you, well done. i just happen to believe their should be no bleeding heart liberalism about folk directly responsible for fing up the planet and i see poverty, etc as no means for excusing their acts-which cannot be turned back once done-the planet's longevity is worth more than the pity, sympathy, excuses of folk too poor or fixed to stay where they are and take the king's shilling. your rational would happily excuse nazi kz guards caught up in the poverty of the situation, just trying to make a living. screw the miners and all who exploit earth in that way, i dont care how rich or poor they are, their acts make them even.

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  • wellineverdid: "
    ricsi: "
    wellineverdid: "
    ricsi: "
    wellineverdid: "
    ricsi: "Working under shit conditions just to try to feed their families,whilst "queen" Timoshenko and her cronies make millions selling off these industries,organising gas supply contracts etc.. and paying themselves Western level salaries.
    So much for the US inspired "orange revolution"--it did these families no good !"
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh...i guess youve got impoverished poacher More..
    No I have just got intelligence --what's your excuse ??
    PS--your first comment makes absolutely no sense,grammatically or intellectually ."
    i feel youll automatically wade in and support soviet issues coz it is your brand shall we say...i equate these miners, who rape the earth for the gains of carbon emission of green house gasses, with poachers, who rape the african plains killing species for the same ends...global destruction...the defenders of worthless animal poachers and equally worthless miners-both employed in destroying the planet, are a happy with both products so i take it they will miss fur, pelts and coal. in any case, i shall not miss preciously too few coal miners now themselves lying down to make the coal of tomorrow...if only more ukranian miners and miners of the world lay down and died then we may help replace carbon they are stealing from the earth to turn into acid rain. as i say before, let them rot in hell and nicely early too."
    What a very sad comment to make--these guys work there because there is nothing else---society is shit,agreed ,but its not these poor exploited guys fault JESUS man,surely you can see that ! people have to live.
    This is also not a Soviet issue,Ukraine was independent in 1992 and Soviet Union fell in 1991,I totally hate communism .
    Extra info just for you--I am actually an environmentalist and own an organic farm !!!"
    very good for you, well done. i just happen to believe their should be no bleeding heart liberalism about folk directly responsible for fing up the planet and i see poverty, etc as no means for excusing their acts-which cannot be turned back once done-the planet's longevity is worth more than the pity, sympathy, excuses of folk too poor or fixed to stay where they are and take the king's shilling. your rational would happily excuse nazi kz guards caught up in the poverty of the situation, just trying to make a living. screw the miners and all who exploit earth in that way, i dont care how rich or poor they are, their acts make them even."
    Are you squidder under a new account ?????

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  • this was at east of Ukraine, in Ukraine this a very big problem

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