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Stretch
10-13-2010, 04:46 PM
What an amazing story! I've been watching them comeing out of the ground on and off all day. Man, coal mineing has got to be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Rare to have such a happy ending. I was super impressed with the technology, ingenuity and expertise required to drill a shaft half a mile into the ground within like inches, tube reinforced, then rig a winch for that pod to go up and down. What an operation that must have been! To my knowledge that's the first time it's ever been done. Necessity is the mother of invention! Of course every one of those guys has a story to tell. I think both sides came out of this tragic accident pretty good, and a fine example of international cooperation. I've heard that miners and drillers and other experts from all over pitched in to make this happen. Kudos! St.

cushioncrawler
10-13-2010, 05:20 PM
I thort it woz a goldmine.
mac.

pooltchr
10-13-2010, 06:01 PM
It has been a pretty amazing story, and great television.

These people are quite impressive. Over two months underground, and they come out smiling, happy, humble and thankful. I would like to think if this had happened in this country that the response would be much the same, but I suspect that our people would be coming out of that shaft planning who they are going to sue, and how much they would be collecting.

This will be one of those television events that will stay in our memories for a long time. It has been heartwarming and uplifting (no pun intended)

Steve

Stretch
10-13-2010, 07:42 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cushioncrawler</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I thort it woz a goldmine.
mac. </div></div>

You are probably right mac. Thanks for the correction. St.

Gayle in MD
10-14-2010, 12:26 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cushioncrawler</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I thort it woz a goldmine.
mac. </div></div>

I think it was a coal mine, Max, but one of the miners brought up some of the rocks from their underground trap, and there was a commnent made by one of the reporters on the scene, about how some of those rocks, had viens of "fool's gold" in them... that might be what you're thinking about.

It really was a wonderful unfolding of events, human dignity, determination, and very inspirational.

Unlike that last tragedy in West Virginia, when so many were burried alive, in a coal mine, where the owner had over 700 complaints on his record, and did nothing to provide better safety for his workers.

He didn't have to, because Bush had removed most of the safety requirements he would normally have had to meet or correct, or provide, in order to continue putting his emmployees lives, in dire danger.

Laxed government oversight, weak regulatory requirements, lead to more American workers losing their lives, in all industries, and because of a whole range of health problems, loss of life among the results, and particularly, coal and oil corporations, as we have seen many times.

G.

sack316
10-14-2010, 06:17 AM
How about the discovery of the love triangle unfolding here too? One guy had his poor wife AND his mistress waiting outside... both holding pictures of him! Of course, the wife chose not to stick around for his rescue...

Sack

eg8r
10-14-2010, 07:49 AM
It is awesome that they were able to save those people. It took a while to get them all out, but what an amazing feeling their famililes must be going through now.

eg8r

pooltchr
10-14-2010, 07:53 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
think it was a coal mine, Max,
G. </div></div>

It is a gold and copper mine.

Steve

Deeman3
10-14-2010, 08:38 AM
The coal mine itself did almost nothing. Unlike the last two administrations here reacting to tragic events, the ones in charge there acted quickly and without the obfuscation to rescue them.

Bravo.

pooltchr
10-14-2010, 10:54 AM
Compare the president of Chili's speech last night with the comments Obama made after the mine accident in West Virginia.

Which one appears to be more of a statesman?


Steve

Gayle in MD
10-14-2010, 11:08 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cushioncrawler</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I thort it woz a goldmine.
mac. </div></div>

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Seems that some of our more brilliant forum members, can't get any informtion right, but are always the first to jump in the middle of a thread, with completely incorrect, undocumented, unchecked information. </span> </span>

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http://blog.nj.com/njv_editorial_page/2010/10/chile_coal-miner_leader_showed.html

Chile <span style='font-size: 14pt'>coal-miner leader </span>showed his mettle
Published: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 5:25 AM

Deeman3
10-14-2010, 11:16 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Deeman3</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The <span style="color: #FF0000">COAL </span> mine itself did almost nothing. Unlike the last two administrations here reacting to tragic events, the ones in charge there acted quickly and without the obfuscation to rescue them.

Bravo. </div></div>

<span style="color: #FF0000">Well, if it is that important, I think I called it a coal mine or at least the owners of the mine as coal mine owners. </span>

Gayle in MD
10-14-2010, 11:42 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Deeman3</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Deeman3</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The <span style="color: #FF0000">COAL </span> mine itself did almost nothing. Unlike the last two administrations here reacting to tragic events, the ones in charge there acted quickly and without the obfuscation to rescue them.

Bravo. </div></div>

<span style="color: #FF0000">Well, if it is that important, I think I called it a coal mine or at least the owners of the mine as coal mine owners. </span> </div></div>

You were not in my mind when I wrote that, friend. You were correct, it was a coal mine.
G.

Stretch
10-14-2010, 11:47 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Deeman3</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Deeman3</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The <span style="color: #FF0000">COAL </span> mine itself did almost nothing. Unlike the last two administrations here reacting to tragic events, the ones in charge there acted quickly and without the obfuscation to rescue them.

Bravo. </div></div>

<span style="color: #FF0000">Well, if it is that important, I think I called it a coal mine or at least the owners of the mine as coal mine owners. </span> </div></div>

Whatever kind of mine it is, being buried alive has to be anyones worst nightmare. fortunately (concidering) the whole shift was in that predicament and they had each other for support in copeing. I'm sure how they did it will be a lesson for any group that finds itself cut off from the world for any catastrophic situation St.

pooltchr
10-14-2010, 12:00 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
<span style="color: #FF0000"> <span style='font-size: 14pt'>
Seems that some of our more brilliant forum members, can't get any informtion right, but are always the first to jump in the middle of a thread, with completely incorrect, undocumented, unchecked information. </span> </span>

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Seems some of our more hateful posters will take every opportunity to stir up more crap.

By the way, CBS calls it a gold and copper mine.

"Chile's 33 rescued miners have met with the country's president in the hospital ward where they're being checked after being pulled from the mine.

Doctors say most are doing well and several are expected to be released today, reuniting with their families and beginning to deal with an onslaught of global interest in their ordeal.

President Sebastian Pinera is celebrating the success story as an achievement that will bring Chile a new level of respect around the world.

But he says Chile must learn from the experience too, and vows fundamental changes in how businesses treat their workers.

Chileans reveled Thursday in the jubilation of a record-setting mine rescue. But key questions remain. <span style='font-size: 20pt'>Officials at the copper and gold mine whose collapse trapped the 33 men for more than two months still have to answer why it was allowed to operate at all." </span>


Steve

eg8r
10-14-2010, 01:20 PM
LOL, that was hilarious. How much time spent to prove something that means nothing but done only for the desire to be "right"?

eg8r

pooltchr
10-14-2010, 04:13 PM
Ed. Surely you have figured out by now that anytime someone proves G to be wrong, her blood pressure rises dramatically, and we will be bombarded with tons of cut and paste garbage to cover her embarassment.

Her life would be much simpler if she would accept a more conservative political view. At least then, she could be right more often.

Steve

cushioncrawler
10-14-2010, 04:51 PM
I thort it woz a goldmine koz a little flag went up in the back of my mine that gold iz useless and that a goldmine iz worse than useless.
Underground coalmines are very dangerous, they hav lots of gas, and being trapped for a long time would be a worry, unless venting woz excellent.
mac.

Gayle in MD
10-14-2010, 07:00 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cushioncrawler</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I thort it woz a goldmine koz a little flag went up in the back of my mine that gold iz useless and that a goldmine iz worse than useless.
Underground coalmines are very dangerous, they hav lots of gas, and being trapped for a long time would be a worry, unless venting woz excellent.
mac. </div></div>

<span style="color: #FF0000">More info for you Mac...as you can see, they were mining COAL. </span>

A Reader's Guide to Chilean Mine Rescue Punditry
Updated: 5 hours 11 minutes ago

Adam Hanft

Special to AOL News
(Oct. 13) -- With thousands of reporters, talking heads, pundits and various other pontificators obsessing over the rescue of the Chilean miners, we can expect to be inundated with vast acres of analysis and implications of this epic story. There won't be an angle or hook that hasn't been bludgeoned to death.

But who has time to follow it all?

So, to save you some aggregating time, here's a Cliffs Notes version of the themes, memes and metaphors that the media will almost certainly be mining and extracting from the entrapment and its heroic consequences.

The Abiding Power of Selflessness and Community

While cynics delight in pointing out how we've devolved into a dog-eat-dog, "Lord of the Flies" society, the story of these miners is a gutsy corrective. We'll be reading heartwarming stories about the sociological implications of the underground society they created -- with rules and norms -- and the nobility of the decision of the 33 to forgo any hospital visits until all of them are safely on terra firma.



What's more, in true "Treasure of Sierra Madre" fashion, the miners have "summoned a lawyer to the desolate mine site so that they could all sign a pact agreeing to equally split any proceeds from TV, publishing and endorsement deals."


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No doubt, we'll all be reading outraged editorials about the crassness of today's celebrity culture and the cynicism of the relentless news machine that is turning these innocent heroes into media sharpies. And no doubt the story of their newfound media successes, tribulations and inevitable personal disasters will provide endless raw material. Any mine operator would be thrilled by the supply.

The Other Side of Global Warming
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Environmental reporters have their own proprietary angle: <span style='font-size: 17pt'>The coal mine disaster won't let us forget that it isn't just the planet that suffers from our addiction to dirty forms of energy. </span>We may like to think of our world as high tech and clean and safe, but Los 33 remind us of how many people are still putting their lives at risk for the lifestyles we lead. </span>http://www.aolnews.com/opinion/article/a-readers-guide-to-chilean-mine-rescue-punditry/19671318

LWW
10-15-2010, 02:21 AM
No topic can pass without your obligatory <span style='font-size: 14pt'>B-B-B-BUT B-B-B-BOOOOSH!!!!</span> can it?

Back to reality, it was the <span style='font-size: 14pt'>EEEVILLL</span> capitalist system which caused this to succeed. Had this occured in a socialist worker's paradise such as the USSR, China, or Cuber ... the miners would have been abandoned by your beloved state.

LWW