1. Water Down
2. Honor System (voluntary compliance)
A few simple narratives I have heard together so many times since my own brothers death. My mind does tend to wonder and it made me feel as though anyone advocating only the first 3 is in essence supporting the 4th.
It has been years since I read The Scarlet Letter but somehow after reading about the MSHA hearings once again it reminded me of this big scarlet letter, what it represented and the knowledge gained from it.
Adultery was known in earlier times by the legalistic term "criminal conversation" another term, "alienation of affection". Is this not what companies who choose profits over people are doing?
Just some of my rambling and some thoughts.
So on to the real story.
Video shot in mine highlights safety debate
MINERS AND FAMILIES URGE STRONGER REGULATIONS TO PREVENT FAULTY SEALS
Melissa Lee held up a photo of their famiily (with her husband in it) and said "this was a happy family. Money can't buy this kind of happiness." Then she held up a photo of her two daughters at their dad's tombstone, and she said, "this is the only way that my daughters get to see their dad."
What a women! Makes me prod to be in the sisterhood. Melissa and two other widows Priscilla Petra and Mary Middleton honored their husbands with a voice and in the mist of their losses chose to stand up for the rights and lives of other who follow.
Please take a moment to read cmonforton's article and The widow's pleas
Widow Blames MSHA’s Failure in Miners’ Death
Charles Scott Howard showing how the honor system works took courage adding him our hero's list.
Winner of the Scarlet Letter Award Mike Amick argued that costs in many instances could be much greater than estimates. He described one small mine in which he estimated that compliance could eat up 25 percent of annual profits.