Utah Mining Disaster
August 10, 2007
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If all goes as planned, tonight we have a special show for you: the legal panel for an hour. I get many e-mails from viewers asking for this, so you will get it tonight — unless, of course there is breaking news.
Speaking of breaking news, I don't know about you, but the first thing I have been doing when I wake up this week is check on the miners trapped underground. This is one of those stories that I keep tuning in to — I may be one of the only ones with hope left and I realize, after this morning's news, there is not a lot of reason to have hope. Mining sure is a tough job: the pay is low and the risk high.
I have been getting many e-mails about Bob Murray, the owner of the company doing the mining in Utah where the collapse occurred. Not one e-mail I have read is supportive of him. E-mails are not only critical of him, but hostile... sometimes very hostile. I am anxious to see, when this story is over and the investigations completed, whether he has been perceived fairly. I really don't know what to think at the moment.
Last night when I walked in at midnight (which for me is right after work) my husband was laughing at me. He met me with "'The Daily Show' made fun of you." He explained... and, I admit, it was funny.
I am curious, do you watch the behind the scenes videos I post on this blog? I want to know if it is energy well spent or not.
If all goes as planned — and right now I am not optimistic — we will have a bit of a new look on the blog on Monday. I have not yet mastered the new software, but perhaps today is the day I master it — stay tuned!
Now for some e-mails:
E-mail No. 1
I think there is far more to the Levinson story than anyone, including his wife, knows. Who in their right mind would fly to Iran to investigate "cigarette smuggling"? He has a new life under an assumed name somewhere.
ANSWER: We are probing more into the Bob Levinson disappearance (we did the topic again last night.) As for commercials, I can't see them as you can. I would have to tape the show and then watch it in order to see the commercials and even commercials can vary from media market to media market. Sometimes the variations are due to time — whether a 30 second commercial for a company or 15 second. As for the Web site question, I don't know and perhaps someone will e-mail us that answer.
E-mail No. 2
Greta, there is no way that Mr. Levinson just happened to find this guy after all these years. Something is rotten in Denmark, as we always say in these hills. I feel sorry for his family. Cause I suspect, Mr. Levinson was still employed by the U.S. government and got caught up in a mess.
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E-mail No. 6
How much does Greta get paid by Sharpie for using their pen on the air?
E-mail No. 7
ANSWER: I was just having some fun teasing Fieger for going after the Michigan Supreme Court.
E-mail No. 8
I understand that yours is a program that discusses the legal aspect of crimes committed, but when the implications of a case which is so indicative of the problems we face as a society as a whole are completely ignored, it is a disservice. This is a case which is the essence of what we face as a nation, trying to incorporate a toxic culture into one which is used as a refuge. How can we address problems that are self-inflicted — adhering to practices which reduce to women to servile, disposable positions. This women followed practices which imprisoned her. She was her own warden for her religion. Western law cannot save someone from themselves.
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