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12-11-2012, 09:02 AM
God and Layoffs
When i read this story...all i could think of was "what a sore loser".
As if a Romney win would have INSTANTLY fixed this CEO's situation. You mean to tell me that if Romeny won, layoff's would not have happened? Please!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/e...story.html
For the chairman and chief executive of Murray Energy, an Ohio-based coal
company, the reelection of President Obama was no cause for celebration. It was
a time for prayer — and layoffs.

Robert E. Murray read a prayer to a
group of company staff members on the day after the election, lamenting the
direction of the country and asking: “Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me
in Murray Energy Corp. for the decisions that we are now forced to make to
preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us
build.”

On Wednesday, Murray also laid off 54 people at American Coal,
one of his subsidiary companies, and 102 at Utah American Energy, blaming a “war
on coal” by the Obama administration. Although that charge was repeatedly
leveled during the election, energy analysts say that the coal-mining business
is suffering because of competition from low-cost natural gas and rising
production costs of coal, especially in the Appalachian region.

Murray
Energy is the country’s largest privately owned coal mining company, with about
3,000 employees producing about 30 million tons of bituminous coal a year,
according to its Web site.

The company was the subject of an article in
the New Republic that said the firm forced miners to attend a Romney campaign
speech in southeastern Ohio in August. Murray denied the account. The New
Republic also reported that Murray Energy employees have given more than
$1.4 million to Republican candidates for federal office since
2007.

Murray has been a target of environmentalists. Notably, the company
has spilled coal slurry into a creek on seven occasions.

Murray’s prayer
from Wednesday first appeared on the Web site of the Intelligencer/Wheeling
News-Register. The newspaper said Murray supplied his text. The Washington Post
confirmed its legitimacy with a company spokesman, Gary M. Broadbent.


Here is the full text of the prayer:

“Dear Lord:

The
American people have made their choice. They have decided that America must
change its course, away from the principals of our Founders. And, away from the
idea of individual freedom and individual responsibility. Away from capitalism,
economic responsibility, and personal acceptance.

We are a Country in
favor of redistribution, national weakness and reduced standard of living and
lower and lower levels of personal freedom.

My regret, Lord, is that our
young people, including those in my own family, never will know what America was
like or might have been. They will pay the price in their reduced standard of
living and, most especially, reduced freedom.

The takers outvoted the
producers. In response to this, I have turned to my Bible and in II Peter,
Chapter 1, verses 4-9 it says, ‘To faith we are to add goodness; to goodness,
knowledge; to knowledge, self control; to self control, perseverance; to
perseverance, godliness; to godliness, kindness; to brotherly kindness,
love.’

Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corp.
for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence
of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build. We ask for your
guidance in this drastic time with the drastic decisions that will be made to
have any hope of our survival as an American business enterprise.

Amen.”
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12-11-2012, 09:21 AM
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You guys are masochists! Why would you even read such unabashed idiocy? Or how? I tried and it felt like someone was puking inside my skull. No

"E se non passa la tristezza con altri occhi la guarderò."
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12-11-2012, 09:41 AM
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(12-11-2012 09:02 AM)Denicio Wrote:  "... In response to this, I have turned to my Bible and in II Peter, Chapter 1, verses 4-9 it says, ‘... to brotherly kindness, love.’
... Amen"


Amen brother Peter.

I thought god hated fags. And now incestuous homosexuality? Shocking

Who'da thought?

Anyway. Why doesn't the American god have omnipotence over market forces?
Or is she moving in mysterious ways again?

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