The article, which took issue with Bloomberg's assertion, focused on several coal miners who were, in fact, learning to code. There is a huge difference between a 59-year-old coal miner who has advanced black-lung disease and less than a high-school education and a 29-year-old coal miner who has a long life ahead of him (probably longer if he gives up coal mining as a career). Re: (Score: 2) by jellomizer. What, exactly, these blue collar workers in the mining and coal-shoveling sectors should learn to code is unclear. why suggest that coal miners learn to code? Former Vice President Joe Biden, now on his third campaign for the presidency, likes to wrap himself in the mantle of the working class. During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump ran on bringing coal jobs back to the United States, and Joe Biden said on December 30 that miners should learn to code, as those are the “jobs of the future.” Tim Loh, February 2, 2016, 7:01 PM EST Kentucky hit hard by 75% collapse in price of coal since 2011 At least 26,000 U.S. coal mining … Or visit our website: https://www.dailycaller.com Check out our twitter: https://goo.gl/fnYe4v And Facebook: https://goo.gl/W5junb Or follow Instagram: https://goo.gl/mhVr1Y … Former Vice President Joe Biden urged displaced coal miners to take up coding and computer programming on Monday during a campaign swing through New Hampshire. He added later: “Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program, for God’s sake!”. From Coal To Code: A New Path For Laid-Off Miners In Kentucky : All Tech Considered The state's coal industry is shrinking fast; more than 10,000 workers have lost their jobs since 2008. If you can shovel coal, you can program a computer.” Say, what? When liberals do it anyway. When right-wingers do it, this happens: Zoe Beery at Study Hall asked me why “Learn To Code” is such an effective meme for both the far-right and regular conservative media. Former Vice President Joe Biden suggested Monday that displaced coal miners should learn to code. Subscribe to our channel! — … For business partners Rusty Justice and M. Lynn Parrish, it’s at least one solution. During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump ran on bringing coal jobs back to the United States, and Joe Biden said on December 30 that miners should learn to code, as those are the “jobs of the future.” It’s not a reference to Obama’s speech telling coal miners to Learn to Code, or the various sneers by the media class about people in dying industries to just “Learn to Code.” You found us out — “Learn to Code” is actually a reference for coded numbers on Holocaust victims. As of 2016, there were only 50,000 coal miners in the United States, and yet they occupy so much of our political imagination and conversation around jobs, unions and climate change. ‘FFS get him away from people’! While it is used in a mocking way, it is done so to mirror how journalists treated coal miners when they were laid off. Appalachian Miners Are Learning to Code By . Joe Biden may have just fallen for a fatal argument from Hillary Clinton's 2016 run.The former vice president held a rally in New Hampshire on Monday, where he pushed the idea of retraining coal miners as programmers by saying "Anybody who can go down 3,000 feet in a mine can sure as hell learn to program as well." In this paragraph he specifically points to coal miners who are instead learning to code: Not offensive at all. A Real Just Transition Demands Far More. Code. The condescending chant that rained down from the privileged ivory towers of the leftist elite: Learn. Rather it was simply a story about someone who was trying to teach people to do just that. "Learn to code" is something that snarky journalists used to tell to actual skilled, blue collar laborers like coal miners. And as The Washington Post's Dave Weigel noted in a tweet, "This sort of … He added later: “Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program, for God’s sake!”. Haris Alic 31 Dec 2019. Share. When the articles about coal miners learning to code in (re)educational programs (with some success) started popping up, all three attitudes from the point above were already in place, and latched onto the pieces. The article was a sympathetic look at Justice and a dying industry — coal is not an infinite resource after all, and the less of it we use the better. Maybe the 29-year-old can learn to code. But then things got really weird when he starting talking about coal miners. At no point did the author mock coal miners or say that they should learn to code. This is not some grand conspiracy. To say that his handlers must have been gnashing their teeth is an understatement. Amazing hypocrisy. Former Vice President Joe Biden suggested Monday that displaced coal miners should learn to code. Guys, Joe Biden basically just said that miners should ‘learn to code’ Posted at 4:57 pm on December 30, 2019 by Sarah D. Joe Biden Urges Coal Miners to ‘Learn’ to Code: Anybody ‘Can Learn How to Program, for God’s Sake!’ 38,425 Council on Foreign Relations. twitter facebook. Amazing hypocrisy. Or learn how to cook Italian cuisine. Let’s consider that to learn how to code, all you need is the desire to do so, a computer, and an internet connection, and a typical American household, even a financially struggling one, has all three. Former Vice President Joe Biden suggested Monday that displaced coal miners should learn to code. Dear @TwitterSafety. Joe Biden to Coal Miners – ‘Learn to Code’ 12 months ago editor . Joe Biden Thinks Coal Miners Should Learn to Code. Bit Source is proving that coal miners can, indeed, learn how to code, and do it well. If the coal miners see learning to code as easy ticket to money and have no interest in coding other than that, then, God no, please do not learn to code. “Appalachia has been exporting coal for a long time,” says Justin Hall, the company’s president. Because of his hardscrabble childhood, due to financial reverses suffered by his father, Biden has at least pretended that he understands the travails of the working class American. When our nation’s coal miners found themselves out of work, the left-media gleefully told them that they need to “learn to code.” After all, they were dinosaurs working, literally, with dinosaur fuels and needed to be reeducated for the global, technological economy. — Rick (@rickytwalsh) February 5, 2019. To reiterate, as this was a major point in the comments - there were no articles or journalists expressly telling miners to learn to code. Tell us what you think of his remarks in the comments below! Mindy Isser January 15, 2020. So it is okay to tell former coal miners to learn to code but not former journalists? Who, through no fault of their own, ended up losing their jobs due to a certain administration. Guess "learn to code" is OK for coal miners out of a job, but not OK for left wing journalists out of a job? https://goo.gl/pyGqbu Joe Biden recently said that coal miners who can throw coal into a furnace could learn how to program as well. “Anybody who can go down 3,000 feet in a mine can sure as hell learn to program as well,” Biden said at a New Hampshire event Monday. Anyone can learn to code, and I’m glad to see recognition that you don’t need to be in your 20s to do this as a profession. It was cool, and funny to say that to those people, on Twitter in 2012. Is learning to code the answer to the plight of struggling coal miners? Democratic presidential hopeful and former US vice president Joe Biden told unemployed miners, particularly those in the coal sector, to learn to code so that they can access the jobs of the future. Interest has remained high since 2015, when the news articles about coal miners began to crop up. “Anybody who can go down 3,000 feet in a mine can sure as hell learn to program as well,” Biden said at a New Hampshire event Monday.. To. That’s right, Julie. Former Vice President Joe Biden suggested Monday that displaced coal miners should learn to code. [10] On January 24th, 2019, Jalopnik editor-in-chief Patrick George tweeted [1] he believed in a "special, dedicated section of Hell" for people with anime profile pictures who tweet "learn to code" to journalists who had been laid off (shown below). Sleepy Joe seems to overlook a few basic points… ===== Programming a computer (aka. In other words, the coal miners are told to “learn to code” by journalists who aren't overly concerned about regulation’s effect on jobs in coal country. I think the point is Coding is one of those Solid Middle-Class Jobs. “If you can go down 300 or 3,000 feet in a mine, you can learn to code. Or become an X-ray technician. “Anybody who can go down 3,000 feet in a mine can sure as hell learn to program as well,” Biden said at a New Hampshire event Monday. As of 2016, there were only 50,000 coal miners in the United States, and yet they occupy so much of our political imagination and conversation around jobs, unions and climate change. Democratic presidential hopeful and former US vice president Joe Biden told unemployed miners, particularly those in the coal sector, to learn to code so that they can access the jobs of the future. Or do auto body. 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