33 miners raised safely in Chile


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  1. arigold

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    More info about it here:

    They're all out: 33 miners raised safely in Chile - Yahoo! News
     

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  2. Martimus

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    Yup! I bet they are happy campers... I know their families must be happy.
     
  3. saps

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    Nicely done
     
  4. byteware

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    Except for the guy who's mistress and wife BOTH came to the vigil clutching his picture...
     
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    Yea... that was one fan club meeting that the miner could have done without!
     
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    I didn't get to see it but, it actually made me happy this is one of the most watched thing ever..

    I hate that everyone tunes in to beheads in iraq and reality tv..

    So for me.. hearing that it was the most streamed live event ever actually made me happy.

    One of those rare exceptions where human kind seemed redeemed in some way.

    Everyone in the world was relieved for some poor guys stuck a mile underground and in incredibly dire circumstances.
     
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    Yeah the guy with the mistress might have been better off staying in the hole. LOL

    I loved how the last rescuer out Took a bow before the chamber's cameras, then jumped in the basket and off he went.

    So how long do you think it will be before there is a hollywood movie about this?
     
  9. jamor

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    They were miners not campers..


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    I watched some if it. Good feel good story. I think the President of Chile said America is the best country in the world because of our help.
     
  10. Martimus

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    I'm betting that somebody is already sitting down to write a screen play...
     
  11. Martimus

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    After two months in that hole they likely felt more like prisoners than minors! :p
     
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    We all know the series of events that took place.
     
  13. Frisco

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    They all got fat and went to sleep?
     
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    Sounds like they took a cruise on the "Love-handles Boat"!!! :eek: :eek:
     
  15. Frisco

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    I'm sure glad they all got out of that 90 degree, 90 percent humidity hole a half mile down, safe after all this time. This could have turned into another in a long list of mining tragedies we've been seeing over the years.

    Gold and Copper mining has its hazards just as well as coal mining, we now know.

    Intervention on a world wide scale helped immensely, which hopefully will bring people together on not just the level of good will about it, but on the expert level of how to deal with the many coal mine collapses that will inevitably occur again in various places around the world.
     
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    Amen to that! :)
     
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    I was extremely impressed that NASA got involved to insure the health of the miners.
     
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    So happy that they all got out alive and that it was much earlier than they originally thought.
     
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    Chile's rep has improved to no end in my eyes after this :)

    I just know if this was Russia they would be dead by now :rolleyes:
     
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    "Comrads we have found a solution!"

    "WE ARE GETTING OUT?!?"

    "not quite"

    *dynamite seals hole shut.
     

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