Hellraisers Journal: Charles Moyer, WFM President Arrives in Michigan's Copper Country

You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

Sunday August 30, 1903
Cripple Creek District, Colorado - The Cities of the Cripple Creek District

The beautiful city of Cripple Creek, with a population of about 13,500, is the county seat of Teller County. The city was destroyed by fire in 1896 but has been completely rebuilt since then. Cripple Creek is connect by train service to the city of Victor with its population of 7,000 about 5 miles distant. These two cities are connected by trains which run through the mountains with grand views all around, including a view of Pike's Peak. Victor is in the extreme southern part of Teller County, and just a few miles beyond is the town of Goldfield, population 2,000.

The town of Altman sits 11,000 feet above sea level on the crest of Bull Hill. Many miners who work in the mines of Bull Hill live there with their families. It is often called the highest city of the world, although we are unable to verify that claim.

The Cripple Creek District is home to 6,270 miners, most of whom are members of the Western Federation of Miners. Their labor produces $24,000,000 in gold annually. They are now on strike asking for a fair share of that wealth, an eight hour day, and safe working conditions.

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Train Wreck

Yup. That screaming sound you hear is the Obama Administration going off the rails.

In honor of John Kerry who I once voted for, I have written a poem that summarizes his presentation. It's called Babies in Incubators.

Babies in Incubators

Of course we can't tell you how we know. We just know. Trust us.

We know. We know. We know.

We just know.

Will you guys shut up already? We have high, high confidence.

It's just common sense.

Why are you laughing? Why don't you believe me?

It matters. It really matters. It's about our credibility.

Who's this allies kimosabe?

It's not about proof. It's about our phoney baloney jobs. It's about history. Did I mention the dead babies? Here are some more pictures of dead babies. Aren't you outraged yet? These babies are so much deader than the ones we blew up.

We know we know. We believe in the United Nations. They will not name who did this. Russia will obstruct us. This is in our interests.

Believe me.

Don't you understand Tinkerbell will die?

This is totally different from Iraq and Afghanistan.

We KNOW. We know there is no military solution. Therefore we must bomb.

Evidence? I defy you to find a scrap, scintilla, or jot of evidence.

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Hellraisers Jounal: From the Southern Colorado Coalfields, a Report from an Undercover Organizer

You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

Saturday August 29, 1903
West Virginia - Socialists organizing in 15 of state's 55 counties.

West Virginia Socialists are organizing locals of the Socialist Party of America in 15 of the state's 55 counties. The locals being organized in the western part of the state are the most active. The strategy of the Socialists is to assist the workers, especially the miners, in their day to day struggles, thereby helping to create class consciousness within the union movement. These new locals have been attracting not only members of the United Mine Workers of America, but also the skilled tradesmen and farmers.

The counties where Socialists are active are Brooke, Ritchie, Tyler, Wetzel, Preston, Marion, Ohio, Marshall, Harrison, Fayette, Kanawha, Cabell, Mercer, and Greenbrier.

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Hellraisers Journal: Butte, Montana miners fired for Socialist Party activity.

You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

Friday August 28, 1903
Butte, Montana - Anaconda Copper Mining Company hands out "blue tickets."

Anaconda Copper has been most unhappy with County Assessor Newton Levengood who was elected in 1902 on the Labor-Socialist ticket. Levengood set about hiking their property taxes, and they could no longer count on the devaluation of their property enjoyed before. In Deer Lodge County, all property was assessed a total increase in value from $7.5 million to $15.8 million. Three-quarters of the added property tax was to be paid by the corporation.

However, these increases were returned to the low valuations formerly enjoyed, thanks to the Democratic County Commissioners.

The ACM Company has taken to monitoring the political activities of its employees, and all Socialist or suspected Socialist receive "blue tickets" at the end of their shifts signally that they are being fired. The Western Federation of Miners has protested these firings to no avail.

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Hellraisers Journal: Gunthugs Filling Ranks of Deputies in Southern Colorado

You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

Thursday August 27, 1903
Idaho Springs, Colorado - A Fair Judge Part III

Governor Peabody was most unhappy with the actions of Judge Owers, and gave an interview critical of him for offering "protection" to the Western Federation of Miners. The Judge responded publically to the Governor:

Not having passed my life in the arduous toil of calculating interest at 2 per cent per month, I naturally have not that fellow feeling which, judging from your conduct, exists among bankers as a class, and I might, therefore, if I were governor, do as I am doing, enforce the law without fear or favor, treat a riot as a riot, call a mob a mob, whether led by a banker or a pauper, order the militia to restore men to their homes and instead of writing platitudes and insulting the courts and judges, I should endeavor to prove that through the courts sure and swift punishment will be visited upon offenders, of both low and high degree, and thus in the only way possible, as I believe, stop mob violence and the appeal to that "higher law," which is but another name for anarchy. Permit to thank you for the compliment you pay me, by your disapproval of my attempt to enforce the law.

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Gender Prison: The Cheapness of Our Lives

The Organization of American States has been busy collecting data on the dangers of being LGBT in the Americas. A recent report reveals that 39 Lesbian, Gay and Transgender people were murdered in July of this year alone…23 of them transgender.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the OAS issued a warning earlier this month, “reiterat[ing] its deep concern on violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and intersex persons (LGTBI), and against persons perceived as such in the Americas. IACHR urges OAS Member States to adopt urgent measures to prevent this violence and discrimination. In particular, the Commission is concerned about the high levels of violence and discrimination faced by gay, lesbian and trans youth in the region."

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Hellraisers Journal: United Mine Workers Forms Policy Committee for District 15

You ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes.
-Mother Jones

Wednesday August 26, 1903
Idaho Springs, Colorado - A Fair Judge, Part II

While issuing the restraining order against of the Citizens Protective League, Judge Owers made this statement:

This complaint states nothing but that which is a right of every citizen of the land, the right to attend to his business and stay at home if he desires. the restraining order must be granted.

He further issued arrest warrants for 42 members of the CPL who had participated in the deportations of 18 members of the Western Federation of Miners. These 42 prominent citizens found themselves in jail by the night of August 11, much to their surprise.

The Judge referred to these powerful citizens, including the president of the First National Bank, as a mob guilty of "sheer anarchy, an outrageous violation of rights guaranteed by the Constitution to the humblest person."

A Denver pastor may have summed up the miners' feelings toward Judge Owers when he preached from the Sunday pulpit:

The remarks of Judge Owers on the situation and principles involved have been most refreshing. There is no need to add to them, but it is fitting to say, thank God for such a man on the bench at such a time.

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Bathroom Panic and the Fear Monger's Shoppe

WND has cast rights for transgender students as a War on Children. A video, produced by WND, featuring an asshole named Molotov Mitchell, mocks the new California law to protect transgender students as "comprehensive bathroom reform."

The video never once uses the word "transgender," preferring to monger "bathroom panic", while casting transgender kids as "horny adolescent boys" sneaking into girls restrooms and locker rooms.

Thanks to this law, it's also legal for horny adolescent boys to join the girls' wrestling team if they so desire, to stand around in their locker rooms while they change, and even shower with them if they want. What a brilliant way to protect children!

Finally, at K through 8 schools, middle school boys can now go into little girls' bathrooms. What could possibly go wrong? I think we all know what can - and will - go wrong.

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