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Posted: 10/21/2016 7:14:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 7:19:03 AM EDT
Mother fucker that was a wall of bullshit to wade through to get to the point.

TL;DR mud/rock slide killed a shitload of people
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 7:22:10 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By usptac:
Mother fucker that was a wall of bullshit to wade through to get to the point.

TL;DR mud/rock slide killed a shitload of people
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Thank you.

Even the link itself was TL:DR.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 7:23:13 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By usptac:
Mother fucker that was a wall of bullshit to wade through to get to the point.

TL;DR mud/rock slide killed a shitload of people
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Thanks for saving me the trouble.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 7:23:20 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By usptac:
Mother fucker that was a wall of bullshit to wade through to get to the point.

TL;DR mud/rock slide killed a shitload of people
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Thank, you. I lost interest after wading through the first wordy paragraph and by paragraph 3 found myself wishing rocks would fall on me to end the misery.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 7:28:30 AM EDT
FPNI
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 7:45:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 7:47:24 AM EDT
OP should be banned for posting that. TLDR does not even come close.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 8:03:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2016 8:23:02 AM EDT by Cheesebeast]
I read it all. It was very well done.

The disaster was caused by inept individuals in positions of power and not one of them was fired, prosecuted or fined.

It reminded me of that horrible school collapse in China.

Cliffnotes for those who suffer from the attention span of a goldfish:

Welsh coal town situated in a valley with steep sides.

Coal waste (bits too small to be profitable) are piled on the tops of the surrounding hills as that land was worthless.

Too much waste was positioned on a steep hill that was unstable in the best of times- there was a spring (water) underneath the mess that provided the lubricant for the resulting slide.

A school was positioned directly down slope from the mess.

The resulting slide smothered the school and 116 children and 28 adults died.

The National Coal Board was warned beforehand by an engineer that this could happen.

The chairman of the NCB was a f'ing toolbag Lord Fauntelroy type who ignored the warning.

The charity set up to compensate the victims was perversely controlled by the National Coal Board. The charity had millions to work with.

They actually asked how close the parents were to their children as they refused to compensate those parents who were "distant".

50 pounds was considered per child for compensation, but that was raised to 500 pounds but too much money would be considered "disruptive" to their blue collar lifestyles.

Survivor guilt, PTSD, and the lack of mobility added to the misery. Early deaths, suicides, alcoholism, etc.

Link Posted: 10/21/2016 8:12:30 AM EDT
They mention it in the book Dead Men Risen about the Welsh Guard in AFG
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 9:20:41 AM EDT
I forgot, most of GD can't read. Sorry guys.

I'll add more fucks next time.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 9:22:58 AM EDT
I read it all. It was very well done.

The disaster was caused by inept individuals
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This.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 10:11:37 AM EDT

I read it, it was interesting, and the web design was incredible.

It's a very sad story

Link Posted: 10/21/2016 11:01:26 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Cheesebeast:
I read it all. It was very well done.

The disaster was caused by inept individuals in positions of power and not one of them was fired, prosecuted or fined.

It reminded me of that horrible school collapse in China.

Cliffnotes for those who suffer from the attention span of a goldfish:

Welsh coal town situated in a valley with steep sides.

Coal waste (bits too small to be profitable) are piled on the tops of the surrounding hills as that land was worthless.

Too much waste was positioned on a steep hill that was unstable in the best of times- there was a spring (water) underneath the mess that provided the lubricant for the resulting slide.

A school was positioned directly down slope from the mess.

The resulting slide smothered the school and 116 children and 28 adults died.

The National Coal Board was warned beforehand by an engineer that this could happen.

The chairman of the NCB was a f'ing toolbag Lord Fauntelroy type who ignored the warning.

The charity set up to compensate the victims was perversely controlled by the National Coal Board. The charity had millions to work with.

They actually asked how close the parents were to their children as they refused to compensate those parents who were "distant".

50 pounds was considered per child for compensation, but that was raised to 500 pounds but too much money would be considered "disruptive" to their blue collar lifestyles.

Survivor guilt, PTSD, and the lack of mobility added to the misery. Early deaths, suicides, alcoholism, etc.

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Thanks for the Cliff's Notes.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 12:58:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By wormgod:
I forgot, most of GD can't read. Sorry guys.

I'll add more fucks next time.
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I read it all OP, thank you for the link.

It was a very well-written article, with some truly haunting photographs. I had never heard about this disaster. Very sobering--it was not that long ago, yet it was a whole different era. I cannot even imagine what living through a catastrophe of that magnitude, one that the corporation had been warned about and yet chose to ignore the concerns, must have been like for the families who lost their children. And then to endure the corporation's corruption that flourished even in the aftermath...
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 3:12:41 PM EDT
OP, thank you.

I am a descendent of Welsh miners. My great-grandfather died in a mining accident prompting my grandmother's family to come to America. My father was the first born in this country on that side.

I also lost a child to violence (by his own hand.). You are forever damaged.
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