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Old Today, 12:06 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Serious question. What was the retraining actually in, and just how many people got jobs in those areas?

My guess is that a 40 year old coal miner is probably correct in not going to coding boot camp.
They refused the retraining. So they didn't get jobs.

It's actually sad what is happening to states like WV. They need some kind of drastic action to turn around their decline. I still have friends and family there .
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Old Today, 12:08 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Open their own stores to serve their culture. In Oklahoma City, Vietnam refugees largely make up the Asian District. The huge grocery store there is a more interesting to visit than the typical American grocery chain. The Vietnamese who weren't opening stores surely found some place to work. Oklahoma is known for having brain drain. Many Oklahoma college graduates go find jobs in Texas and other faster growing states.
I mean, that would be wonderful if it could work. A group of resettlers could also spend their money in the small businesses of the dying towns. There has to be some way to help fix the population drain.
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Old Today, 12:09 PM
 
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Maybe open their own stores to serve their culture. In Oklahoma City, Vietnam refugees largely make up the Asian District. The huge grocery store there is a more interesting to visit than the typical American grocery chain.
Yeah impose more foreign diversity on them, that'll fix them .
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Old Today, 12:09 PM
 
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I mean unless you like having the Government pretty much run your life.
The capital-G Government pretty much runs your life in Denmark? Do tell.
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Old Today, 12:09 PM
 
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They refused the retraining. So they didn't get jobs.
lol. So every single miner refused retraining? Sure thing.

I'll start over.

The miners who took some classes, there must be at least one, what were the classes in? What percentage of the tiny handful of people who got retraining got a job in that area? Did it work at all?

Don't be so obstreperous, it makes the Baby Jesus cry.
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Old Today, 12:09 PM
 
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Not in New Hampshire, Switzerland etc.

Yeah, and these are the reasons:



https://www.businessinsider.com/swit...-police-duty-5
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Old Today, 12:12 PM
 
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Successful nations are not the product of welfare states. Welfare states require successful capitalism to tax.
Well... Successful capitalism benefits colossally from a well-educated populace, from entrepreneurs who can have a go at starting on their own without risking their family's access to healthcare and even from not having to spend resources on managing employee healthcare in the first place.
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Old Today, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Are liberals suddenly arguing to end all welfare or only just for whites ?
LOL, no way. Liberals want welfare and more of it. It explains why Democrats have lost so incredibly much in Oklahoma. After the next election, Democrats may be totally voted out of rural Oklahoma. What will be left of Democrat political office holders will be confined to urban areas.
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Old Today, 12:14 PM
 
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c'est la vie

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/mined-...ners-1.5145676
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Old Today, 12:15 PM
 
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Serious question. What was the retraining actually in, and just how many people got jobs in those areas?

My guess is that a 40 year old coal miner is probably correct in not going to coding boot camp.
Why? If he learned a marketable skill (coding) he could get a job just about anywhere. Maybe not a high-paying job at first, but one he might parlay eventually into a management position. After all, at 40 he'll have 25 more years of employment.

If he sticks with coal mining, he'll be dead in 10 years from black lung.
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