Thursday, February 01, 2007


I was watching the History Channel tonight and saw Engineering Disasters 18. In it, they described how the Chinese government-controlled coal mines have over 6,000 fatal accidents a year. That means that almost 16 Chinese miners die every day in Chinese mines.

In a case when over 200 miners were killed, the Chinese government payed out only $2 million in restitutions to the families. The Chinese government has decided, because it is cheaper to pay damages to the families of thousands of dead miners rather than make the mines safer, that safety isn't monetarily necessary.

Is this communism? Annihilating the masses to make more money?


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