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Harlem Shake Video Gets Australian Miners Fired!!

A group of Australian miners, about 15 in all, have been fired after making an on-site Harlem Shake video, further proving the point that the whole thing is super old and nobody should do it anymore (unless you have a FLAWLESS idea)!

LOLz!

If you watch the video (above), you might be saying to yourself that it doesn't look like there are 15 people participating. You're right, some were canned for just watching!

The mine owner said the whole thing undermined (pun intended):

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The Miner Movie Is Being Made!

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Remember when we watched the rescue of 33 Chilean miners after they endured 69 days of being trapped underground?

Well producer Mike Medavoy was so touched by the story, he went after the story rights and succeeded.

The pen behind Motorcycle Diaries, Jose Rivera, will adapt the movie, which is set to begin production sometime next year.

Medavoy seems super excited about this:

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Black Lung Disease Re-Emerges In U.S.

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A study released Thursday has found that black lung disease in coal miners is on the rise in the US after significantly declining since Congress passed tougher mine safety laws!

The findings came after an investigation was ordered by West Virginia governor Joe Manchin to look into the the worst U.S. coal mining disaster in four decades in the state.

75% of the 29 miners that tragically died in in the blast at the Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia last spring showed signs of black lung!

Davitt McAteer, who headed the investigation, calls the sample "a terrifying number, an astonishing number, particularly given the age of some of these individuals."

With the rising cost of coal, mine operators are being accused of sacrificing safety in favor of profits. Specifically, the investigation pointed at the company behind West Virginia disaster, Massey Energy, saying "the operator's commitment to production comes at the cost of safety."

Not cool! Let's hope coal mining companies get their acts together or the government cracks down on those putting profits ahead of employee safety!

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Bear Unnecessarily Killed For Discovery Channel Reality Show

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This is deplorable.

In one of the first episodes of the Discovery Channel series Gold Rush: Alaska, a miner is shown killing a bear near his camp.

In the episode, an unattended box of graham crackers is to blame for luring the bear into the miners' camp, however, the Alaskan Department of Natural Resources says that the miners shouldn't have shot the bear.

In what they're saying is a possible situation made up to make for "interesting" television, sources say that not only was the bear that was shot NOT the same bear shown running from the camp, but in fact, it wasn't even in the same camp when it was killed.

Geologist Bill Cole wrote in a letter to head miner Todd Hoffman, "The bear that was shot did not appear to be the same bear that entered your camp, and was not in camp when it was killed."

With Fairbanks Daily News-Miner columnist Dermot Cole adding,
"As they had already acquired a tag to shoot a bear, it appears to have been a phony confrontation designed to make the TV show more interesting."

When does reality television go too far? A line has been crossed and the producers, as well as the miners involved, should be ashamed of themselves.

An innocent life was lost and the producers and miners should be held accountable.

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Here Come The Miners!

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Well, this didn't take long at all!

Spike TV is prepping the release of a new reality show, called Coal, which will feature a group of miners from West Virginia!

Thom Beers will produce the ten-episode series, focused on the Cobalt Mine, its co-owners Mike Crowder and Tom Roberts, their families, and the town's community!

Inneresting!

Definitely is pretty in line with Beers' other shows, like Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers, so we think it will fit right in!

Let's just hope that there are no incidents on this show like the one that surely spurred this trend!

What do U think?? Are U interested in Coal??

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29 Trapped Miners Died In New Zealand

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As 29 trapped miners have remained underground since Friday brought on by massive gas explosion in Greymouth, New Zealand, friends and family learned on Monday that the miners could not have survived a second explosion.

And now the town is devastated!

About 200 people attended a vigil for the miners, including Opposition leader Phil Goff, Greymouth Mayor Tony Kokshoorn and Pike River chief executive Peter Whittall. Daniel Rockhouse, who was rescued from the mine on Friday, also attended.

Pope Benedict XVI also sent his regards. He expressed condolences and sympathy for the tragic event and remembered the men in a special way in his prayers. He invoked a blessing to give people courage and strength.

As Pike River Coal chief Whittall told families about the second explosion, they were inconsolable.

Kokshoorn said:

"They told us there was a massive explosion and there was no way there were any survivors. We thought we were going to get some good news.

They just dropped to the floor. It's anger, as simple as that. It's just gut-wrenching. This is our darkest hour."

So sad. Our thoughts go out to the families.

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Brad Pitt Wants To Bring Chilean Miners' Story To Big Screen

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If they can do this right, it could def be a worthwhile story for the world to know about.

Brad Pitt is seeking to secure the film rights to the story of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for over two months.

His production company, Plan B, is currently in negotiations with reps for the miners to get the O-K to move forward with the project.

As long as the project is handled with care and is not exploitative, then we're on board.

Do U think the Chilean miners' story should be adapted into a big screen epic?

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