Guys, Joe Biden basically just said that miners should ‘learn to code’ Posted at 4:57 pm on December 30, 2019 by Sarah D. “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 reiterate, as this was a major point in the comments - there were no articles or journalists expressly telling miners to learn to code. Mindy Isser January 15, 2020. Guess "learn to code" is OK for coal miners out of a job, but not OK for left wing journalists out of a job? If you can shovel coal, you can program a computer.” Say, what? 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. Bit Source is proving that coal miners can, indeed, learn how to code, and do it 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.. Re: (Score: 2) by jellomizer. Or do auto body. Former Vice President Joe Biden suggested Monday that displaced coal miners should learn to code. He added later: “Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program, for God’s sake!”. Former Vice President Joe Biden suggested Monday that displaced coal miners should learn to code. Haris Alic 31 Dec 2019. ‘FFS get him away from people’! It was cool, and funny to say that to those people, on Twitter in 2012. Maybe the 29-year-old can learn to code. 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. Share. And as The Washington Post's Dave Weigel noted in a tweet, "This sort of … 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 … [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). Amazing hypocrisy. In this paragraph he specifically points to coal miners who are instead learning to code: Not offensive at all. 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. 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. 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. why suggest that coal miners learn to code? 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. 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. — … He added later: “Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program, for God’s sake!”. 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