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#1 Jenny

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 07:05 PM

33 miners have been trapped underground for 69 days-- the first 17 of which no one on the surface even knew they were still alive. As of right now, 30 of them have been rescued successfully, and the remaining 3 should be out by the end of the night. They've been a half mile underground since August 5th with only a small drill shaft as a way to get supplies down to them. The rescuers are pulling them out one by one in a special metal capsule. This rescue is one of the most amazing news stories I've read in a long time.

http://news.yahoo.co...e_mine_collapse

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 07:38 PM

Even more stressing than this whole ordeal for the miners will be the fact that they all are basically instant millionaires after this.
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 07:40 PM

I am watching a live feed of the last man out. This is remarkable. It's refreshing to see GOOD news for a change, no one trying to find something bad or ugly or jaded about this situation.

These men and their rescuers from around the world are the epitome of the best of the human spirit. Anyone who isn't touched and buoyed spiritually by this needs to do some really serious soul-searching.

Chi-chi-chi!! Le-le-le!!! :clap:

Amazing stuff. I love it.

Even more stressing than this whole ordeal for the miners will be the fact that they all are basically instant millionaires after this.


doubtful.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 07:58 PM

Last guy is up, they did it!

Tears? Me? No, it's just that my eyes are leaking a little.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 08:03 PM

Last guy is up, they did it!

Tears? Me? No, it's just that my eyes are leaking a little.


glad I am not the only one touched at a human level, and not making this about money or politics or personal glory.

That is NOT what this is about. :rolleyes:

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:09 PM

glad I am not the only one touched at a human level, and not making this about money or politics or personal glory.

That is NOT what this is about. :rolleyes:


Chris Matthews disagrees with you.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:10 PM


Chris Matthews disagrees with you.


He's got a tv show. I don't. Doesn't make him right and me wrong.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:17 PM

He's got a tv show. I don't. Doesn't make him right and me wrong.


No, you're right. He's wrong. He simply thinks it's something to use as a political weapon.
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:29 PM

Did I hear this correctly: one of the miners was brought to the surface and both his wife and his mistress were there to greet him?

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 07:48 PM

Did I hear this correctly: one of the miners was brought to the surface and both his wife and his mistress were there to greet him?


Talk about digging yourself a hole, right? I think they said his mistress met him (he was happy) and the wife didn't come to see him rescued. I think he might end up with just one lady.

I hope the miners can stay strong and that they won't have the rest of their lived ruined by the spotlight... and the money (potentially). It seems to me that if they could survive the ordeal they've been through, they must be incredibly tough, mentally.

I have no doubt that people will try to take advantage of them and make money from their story and make themselves famous. Like Eva was saying, some believe it will be a political stage (for the new president, for example). That's inevitable and predictable. But as for the men themselves... I hope they get the rewards -- and peace -- they deserve.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 08:40 AM

:beerbuddy: :cheers: to everybody being rescued!

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 11:17 AM

it was just a amazing thing to see happen not sure they will be instant millionaires though

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 07:51 PM

I actually did a lot of research on this because I used this topic for a speech in one of my college classes. There was already an earlier collapse on the roof of this mine where one miner even died. It was deemed unsafe, however, the company didn't do anything about it and sure enough, it collapsed again. Most likely, the company who owns this mine will go bankrupt after this.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 08:19 AM

I heard this figure yesterday; from BBC dot co dot uk:

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China's mining industry is the most dangerous in the world - more than 2,600 were killed in accidents in 2009.
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That's staggering and it's also down about 18% from the year before!

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:21 PM

Here is a recent update on Edison Peņa‏, the miner who appeared on Late Night with David Letterman; he will be attending this.

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