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Chilean Miners Rescue: Live Coverage
guardian.co.uk ^ | October 12, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 10/12/2010 3:22:27 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo

Trapped Chilean Miners Rescue Beginning. Live Coverage

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chile; milagroenlamina; miners; rescue
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To: TomasUSMC
Tweet from Guy Adams per the Guardian

"Capsule will do one dry run empty. Then a rescuer will go down and come up again. Then we'll get cracking hopefully

101 posted on 10/12/2010 5:56:16 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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To: don-o

Thanks for the ping, my FRiend.

I haven’t posted in what seems like forever. Many, many family health issues keep me occupied with other more important responsibilities.

For many reasons I have a good feeling about this rescue of these tough, brave and strong-willed men.

Two of those reasons are American ingenuity and American workers. One, the bits used for drilling were made in good old Salem, VA, home of Morgan Griffith, who is the Republican running against democrat Rich Boucher in the hotly contested 9th congrssional district, and my home, as well. Second, the drill operator is from America, and he knows “the feel” of the drill making its way down the hard rock.

Seriously though, my God be with all the rescuers, the families of these miners and most of all, the miners themselves.

I surely hope the Chilean government and press never release the names of the miners. If so, they will be hounded for interviews and most likely book and movie deals. If their names are released I would hope they ask for as much money as possible for book and movie rights. Quite simply, they have earned the rights to all the money they can get.


102 posted on 10/12/2010 5:58:22 PM PDT by old_sage_says ("Do not wish ill for your enemy, plan it.." Brad Thor)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Guy on CNN said they would load in some sandbags to simulate the weight of a man for a test run.


103 posted on 10/12/2010 5:58:32 PM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: tet68

The cable attachment has to be internal so that in case it is trapped by a rock GOING UP the internal catchment can be released allowing the capsule to return to the bottom ~ otherwise it’d just be stuck in the tunnel and they’d need to drill another one.


104 posted on 10/12/2010 5:59:22 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: justsaynomore

It depends on their mood. Sometimes they just laugh and laugh...


105 posted on 10/12/2010 5:59:50 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: ArmstedFragg

bkmk


106 posted on 10/12/2010 6:01:24 PM PDT by Raebie
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To: djf
The first people to take that Mars trip are going to be descendants of ancient Phoenician hard rock miners ~ which means, for the most part, from Cornwall, from Morocco, from Spain.

Through a very long period of "selection" these miners don't suffer from claustrophobia.

107 posted on 10/12/2010 6:02:54 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: don-o

That would make more sense. Why risk another life, thanks


108 posted on 10/12/2010 6:02:58 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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To: ArmstedFragg

Oh goodness, I hope I never have a tech like that!!!


109 posted on 10/12/2010 6:03:16 PM PDT by justsaynomore (We've got some altering and abolishing to do! - H. Cain)
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To: old_sage_says

Glad to see you on, my FRiend. I have not followed the story very closely; but, this evening I think I heard that the drill was made in PA, not VA. Perhaps part one place and part in another?

Boucher needs to GO! Needs to have that smirk wiped right off his moon face. Maybe I need to cross the state line and do some groundwork for Morgan.


110 posted on 10/12/2010 6:05:59 PM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: tet68

Hey there tet; hope you are well.


111 posted on 10/12/2010 6:06:59 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: don-o

I think the drill was built in PA, but the bits were made in Salem. The ultra liberal rag Roanoke Times had a story about the company a few weeks ago.


112 posted on 10/12/2010 6:09:15 PM PDT by old_sage_says ("Do not wish ill for your enemy, plan it.." Brad Thor)
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To: old_sage_says

Well, the capsule has been bought back up and they are banging on it with a hammer again.


113 posted on 10/12/2010 6:10:51 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: muawiyah

something is wrong with the door, they are banging on it with a hammer, must have got bent on the way down on the test run


114 posted on 10/12/2010 6:11:34 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Batman11

Why are they banging the capsule with a hammer? Is it because it gets dented on the journey down and up.


115 posted on 10/12/2010 6:16:16 PM PDT by old_sage_says ("Do not wish ill for your enemy, plan it.." Brad Thor)
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To: All

Anyone know the temperature?


116 posted on 10/12/2010 6:16:28 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

I apologize is someone has asked and this has been answered already. I was watching live on BOR’s show and Alan Colmes was on.

Has Alan Colmes had a facelift or Botox? eee gads!


117 posted on 10/12/2010 6:16:58 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: old_sage_says

“Why are they banging the capsule with a hammer?”

Because banging on it with a loaf of bread wouldn’t accomplish anything?


118 posted on 10/12/2010 6:17:33 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

“Anyone know the temperature?”

Someone said that it is in the mid 40s topside.


119 posted on 10/12/2010 6:18:46 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: old_sage_says

“The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, gang aft agley.”


120 posted on 10/12/2010 6:19:36 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: Nik Naym

Hahaha!


121 posted on 10/12/2010 6:19:44 PM PDT by Raebie
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To: Bad~Rodeo
Anyone know the temperature?

Appears to be low to mid 40's according to Weather.com

122 posted on 10/12/2010 6:19:49 PM PDT by Ron H. (Fire the whole damn bunch of them come November 2!!)
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To: machogirl

LOL~ Chemical peel or something


123 posted on 10/12/2010 6:20:07 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
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124 posted on 10/12/2010 6:20:18 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Bad~Rodeo

My 8 year old is watching this and wants to know why they just didn’t build a long ladder down the hole instead of this capsule.


125 posted on 10/12/2010 6:20:32 PM PDT by justsaynomore (We've got some altering and abolishing to do! - H. Cain)
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To: Nik Naym

“Because banging on it with a loaf of bread wouldn’t accomplish anything?”

I suppose you could be right.


126 posted on 10/12/2010 6:21:01 PM PDT by old_sage_says ("Do not wish ill for your enemy, plan it.." Brad Thor)
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To: Raebie

Is ‘Larry King Live’ the name of his show, or a confirmation of his medical status?


127 posted on 10/12/2010 6:21:20 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: Nik Naym

LMAO~ David Spade could use some new material, L~


128 posted on 10/12/2010 6:22:23 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Sorry, just tuning in... Has anyone thought of what to do when these guys get the bends? Anyone know where the nearest decompression chamber is? Have they talked about this at all? Thanks...


129 posted on 10/12/2010 6:23:08 PM PDT by skippermd
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To: old_sage_says

I’m split screen on the laptop....the link to the live scene and the freeper thread............and Fox.....Shep flat out suckkkkkkkkkksssssssssssssss


130 posted on 10/12/2010 6:23:25 PM PDT by advertising guy (did you know you can type stuff in here ?)
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To: Repeal The 17th

“The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, gang aft agley.”

Yeah, I realize not everything and everyone are perfect.


131 posted on 10/12/2010 6:23:25 PM PDT by old_sage_says ("Do not wish ill for your enemy, plan it.." Brad Thor)
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To: old_sage_says

something is wrong with the door, it was damaged on the way down on the test run


132 posted on 10/12/2010 6:23:56 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

I hadn’t seen him in at least a year. That was scary. I had to wait until I heard BOR say “Alan” before I knew for sure.


133 posted on 10/12/2010 6:24:42 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: ArmstedFragg

Have to.

Don’t want that sucker rubbing on the sides...


134 posted on 10/12/2010 6:24:59 PM PDT by djf (OK, so you got milk. Got Tula???)
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To: advertising guy

“Shep flat out suckkkkkkkkkksssssssssssssss”

The absolutely worst people to give commentary on events such as these are Shep and Sean.


135 posted on 10/12/2010 6:26:02 PM PDT by old_sage_says ("Do not wish ill for your enemy, plan it.." Brad Thor)
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To: djf

“Don’t want that sucker rubbing on the sides...”

Not gonna touch that one.


136 posted on 10/12/2010 6:27:06 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: old_sage_says

Where’s Brit when you need him...


137 posted on 10/12/2010 6:27:24 PM PDT by Raebie
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To: skippermd

No different than going on a rapid ski lift. There is no water involved so no problem.


138 posted on 10/12/2010 6:28:02 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: TomasUSMC

Thanks, I wasn’t watching when an explanation was reported.


139 posted on 10/12/2010 6:28:07 PM PDT by old_sage_says ("Do not wish ill for your enemy, plan it.." Brad Thor)
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To: old_sage_says
If so, they will be hounded for interviews and most likely book and movie deals. If their names are released I would hope they ask for as much money as possible for book and movie rights. Quite simply, they have earned the rights to all the money they can get.

There was a report that they've all agreed that they're going to share any money that comes their way. They're hoping that they make enough that none of them ever has to work in the mines again.

Another report is that there were tensions between the main group and a group of five miners who were considered their inferiors because they were contract laborers. That group actually set up a separate camp some distance from the others. And one of the wives said that the men have all agreed never to talk about what happened during the first 17 days, between the cave in and the first drill breaking through to them. Apparently bad stuff went down.

140 posted on 10/12/2010 6:29:21 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: old_sage_says

Where’s Stan Chambers now that we need him?


141 posted on 10/12/2010 6:30:04 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Raebie

Well, Brit would be much better than Shep and Sean, but having a survivor from Quecreek might have a better understanding of the situation and could comment with much more authority.


142 posted on 10/12/2010 6:31:17 PM PDT by old_sage_says ("Do not wish ill for your enemy, plan it.." Brad Thor)
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To: Nik Naym

then second it posted, I was laughin way out loud


143 posted on 10/12/2010 6:31:17 PM PDT by advertising guy (did you know you can type stuff in here ?)
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To: WellyP

My thought was just the barometric pressure change due to altitude difference.... fleeting navy doc thought. Thanks.


144 posted on 10/12/2010 6:31:40 PM PDT by skippermd
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To: old_sage_says

ditto and ditto..........


145 posted on 10/12/2010 6:31:51 PM PDT by advertising guy (did you know you can type stuff in here ?)
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To: ArmstedFragg
Sad juxtaposition, the silly hats and the worried women.
146 posted on 10/12/2010 6:34:08 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: ArmstedFragg

“Where’s Stan Chambers now that we need him?”

I don’t know too much about him other than he was a celebrated reporter somewhere in CA.


147 posted on 10/12/2010 6:34:48 PM PDT by old_sage_says ("Do not wish ill for your enemy, plan it.." Brad Thor)
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To: skippermd

“Has anyone thought of what to do when these guys get the bends?”

As others have said, there is no worry of that since there is no water involved, so the pressure difference is the same as just gaining altitude, like going up a skyscraper or a ski lift.

However, an interesting thought experiment: If there WAS that kind of pressure down below, they could just have the miners walk under the pipe/hole one by one and they would just shoot right up and out of the pipe like a big spitball from a straw!

I think the biggest “adaptability” issue they are going to face is getting used to daylight again after being in comparatively dim lighting for over two months. I also wonder what it did to their circadian rhythm?


148 posted on 10/12/2010 6:35:05 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: old_sage_says

I’ve been watching the live feed and I just know there
are miners across the country pounding on their TVs
and yelling, “What the f*** are you doing???”.

Why didn’t they line the pit head up with the shaft?
They have to use a snatch block and a strap to center it???
Crikey!


149 posted on 10/12/2010 6:35:16 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: All

Does the pod keep getting stuck?

They lower it, raise it, then wail on it with a sledgehammer.


150 posted on 10/12/2010 6:35:52 PM PDT by Royal Wulff
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