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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: tet68
Looks like whoever designed it wasn’t really thinking. the attachment should have been external.
Or at least more accessible ...
51 posted on 10/12/2010 4:34:49 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: don-o

# UPDATE: Mining minister says first rescue attempt expected about 9 p.m. ET after more tests on communications equipment in capsule. less than 10 seconds ago via breakingnews.com

# UPDATE: Mining minister says first rescue attempt now expected about 10 p.m. ET after more tests on communications equipment in capsule. 2 minutes ago via breakingnews.com

# Chilean mining minister now says the rescue won’t start for another two hours or so because new tests are needed. 7 minutes ago via breakingnews.com


52 posted on 10/12/2010 4:35:16 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I don’t get it either. The miners must be going nuts


53 posted on 10/12/2010 4:35:48 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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To: don-o

“We can rely on FReepers for commentary on what we see - surely more informative than 90% of the TeeVee spew.”

No question about that!


54 posted on 10/12/2010 4:39:10 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: Paladin2

Unlike our Dear Leader and BP, they wanted the best possible outcome.


55 posted on 10/12/2010 4:39:24 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: All

A wagon wheel?....Are they using mules to pull them back up? j/k


56 posted on 10/12/2010 4:40:22 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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To: roses of sharon

I have to get this said and off my chest - We go to such effort and expense to save these men. This is a good thing. Yet, we go blithely on as hundred and thousands die daily from the legalized murder called “reproductive health.”

Lord, have mercy.


57 posted on 10/12/2010 4:41:42 PM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Everything on his face was puffy. Yes, she looked incredible. And she doesn’t even look like she has had plastic surgery.

I found good coverage of the mine story on CNN ... for now.


58 posted on 10/12/2010 4:43:23 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ArmstedFragg

Thanks.
Im watching the MSNBC feed but there is no commentary...


59 posted on 10/12/2010 4:45:59 PM PDT by djf (OK, so you got milk. Got Tula???)
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To: don-o

Yes, indeed, can you imagine if they sent down the tube a big ol’ suction machine instead that brought the miners up piece by piece? Wouldn’t everyone get really grossed out and messed up in their heads after seeing something like that? Maybe that’s why there is so much mental illness in the world today. Because it doesn’t make sense why we’re not running to save the babies (and their mothers) from a lifetime of ruin just like the miners are being saved (which is, of course, a great and proper thing).


60 posted on 10/12/2010 4:47:19 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: BunnySlippers

Maybe they should hook up because if he’s hitting the bottle then Ali would be the one to help him and thanks


61 posted on 10/12/2010 4:47:27 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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To: Red_Devil 232

The cable may be causing the pod to spin in the direction of the lay of the cable winding. It should have a big swivel at the top and bottom to allow the cable to “play” freely.


62 posted on 10/12/2010 4:50:18 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: ansel12
Heavy doses of valium and versed would be helpful.
63 posted on 10/12/2010 4:52:29 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: djf
there is no commentary...

That's the best way. When they bring the first guy up, he'll have a scratch on his arm and Chris Matthews will blame Bush.

64 posted on 10/12/2010 4:52:29 PM PDT by library user
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To: don-o

Good point.


65 posted on 10/12/2010 4:53:05 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: library user

LOL~


66 posted on 10/12/2010 4:53:30 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

mark


67 posted on 10/12/2010 4:56:38 PM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: WellyP
The cable may be causing the pod to spin in the direction of the lay of the cable winding

Interesting surmise; but haven't they been lowering stuff already? Would not such a spin have been seen before?

68 posted on 10/12/2010 4:57:39 PM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: WellyP

I am worried. Americans drilled the hole two months faster than expected with a drill built in PA.

The Chilean mining company has taken over now. I think they are not as competent. Reminding me of that famous movie where the guy is trapped in Calif desert mine but the story takes on a life of it’s own. They drag out the rescue when they could have gotten him out at any time. It is good for business and the story.

He then collapses and dies. I want to say Kirk Douglas was in the movie.


69 posted on 10/12/2010 4:59:54 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Frantzie

# Here’s the order in which all 33 miners are expected to come to the surface - La Tercera http://bit.ly/c3W5B2 less than 5 seconds ago via breakingnews.com

# Shift foreman Luis Urzua will be last miner rescued - Chilean TV via El Pais 11 minutes ago via breakingnews.com


70 posted on 10/12/2010 5:01:47 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: JPG

Probably better than meth and tequila.


71 posted on 10/12/2010 5:02:12 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Frantzie

I hope they have a back-up capsule on hand in case something happens to this one.


72 posted on 10/12/2010 5:02:38 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: All

Telephone going down. Hopefully they already sent down the bag of dimes.


73 posted on 10/12/2010 5:08:46 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: don-o

Yes there is going to be some spin. It has been reported that they were worried about the spin causing a problem in the men coming up.


74 posted on 10/12/2010 5:09:54 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Batman11

I can get both Fox and CNN audio on my XM radio. Is that Shep Smith blabbering on Fox?


75 posted on 10/12/2010 5:09:56 PM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: Batman11


In this frame grab from a video released by the Chilean government, a camera set up on top of the capsule that will carry the trapped miners to the surface shows the tunnel as it is going up during a test at the San Jose Mine near Copiapo, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010.
76 posted on 10/12/2010 5:10:11 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: ArmstedFragg

Guessing mule tape and cat 5


77 posted on 10/12/2010 5:13:10 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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To: don-o

It’s being reported that the miners are saying they WILL NOT leave the site (to go to hospital, whatever) until ALL the miners are on the surface.


78 posted on 10/12/2010 5:13:45 PM PDT by djf (OK, so you got milk. Got Tula???)
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To: roses of sharon

They should just knock these guys out with drugs, strap them in the capsule, and haul them out. That looks like one hell of an amusement park ride!


79 posted on 10/12/2010 5:14:09 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: Red_Devil 232

The capsule has wheels on the side, oriented vertically, that should help once it reaches the casing.


80 posted on 10/12/2010 5:15:58 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: don-o

“I can get both Fox and CNN audio on my XM radio. Is that Shep Smith blabbering on Fox?”

It was, but he was getting all wee-weed up so they went to O’Reilly!


81 posted on 10/12/2010 5:16:21 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: djf

Awesome!


82 posted on 10/12/2010 5:17:19 PM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: don-o

I’m just hoping the “psychologists” and “behavioral scientists” don’t hound these guys to death.

I was wondering if any of them would volunteer to go to Mars!

;-)


83 posted on 10/12/2010 5:21:36 PM PDT by djf (OK, so you got milk. Got Tula???)
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To: djf

CNN is saying that there are 3 of these rescue capsules and that they will alternate using two of them.


84 posted on 10/12/2010 5:23:03 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: ArmstedFragg


Remember this?
85 posted on 10/12/2010 5:24:20 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Batman11
It was, but he was getting all wee-weed up so they went to O’Reilly!

That is what the Queen of the Drama is all about, Yes? Seriesly, I can endure only tiny bits of the blabber.

Like right now - explaining what is "tunnel liner". Duh.

86 posted on 10/12/2010 5:26:24 PM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: don-o

“I can endure only tiny bits of the blabber.”

That’s what the mute button is for! One of the greatest inventions ever!


87 posted on 10/12/2010 5:29:35 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: WellyP
The cable may be causing the pod to spin in the direction of the lay of the cable winding. It should have a big swivel at the top and bottom to allow the cable to “play” freely.

I had a telephone with an "unkink" device on the cord that attached the handset to the rest of the phone. This allowed the cord to "spin" and unkink itself, and it worked great.

88 posted on 10/12/2010 5:30:04 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Batman11

I wonder why they have it at an angle like that?


89 posted on 10/12/2010 5:44:39 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ArmstedFragg

You’re dating yourself. It’s got to be quarters now. (Um, could you pass the Geritol?)


90 posted on 10/12/2010 5:44:47 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
I wonder why they have it at an angle like that?

I heard it was related to the strata they encountered

91 posted on 10/12/2010 5:46:25 PM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Geees you would have tought they would have centered the wheel above so the cable was in the center of the shaft. Could it be because of the curve of the shaft a t depth?


92 posted on 10/12/2010 5:48:05 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Now they are going to test it AGAIN. tHIS is the second time they test it, this time 75 meters down and 45 back up..


93 posted on 10/12/2010 5:48:18 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Now they are going to test it AGAIN. tHIS is the second time they test it, this time 75 meters down and 45 back up..


94 posted on 10/12/2010 5:48:30 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: don-o

Interesting how they’re using the block to get the angle right on the lowering cable.


95 posted on 10/12/2010 5:48:36 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: don-o

That hole reminds me of the one those little men crawled out of on the old Superman show!


96 posted on 10/12/2010 5:48:47 PM PDT by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: Paladin2

Except during an MRI you can say, STOP LET ME OUT and they will ;-)


97 posted on 10/12/2010 5:50:24 PM PDT by justsaynomore (We've got some altering and abolishing to do! - H. Cain)
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To: TomasUSMC

# Rescue expert to enter shaft shortly to inspect conditions; first miner expected at surface around 9 p.m. ET - Santiago Times 8 minutes ago via breakingnews.com

# Family members selected to meet miners preparing to leave the holding area; TV crews asked to darken their lights - Chilean Television 38 minutes ago via breakingnews.com


98 posted on 10/12/2010 5:50:29 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Batman11

Remember when Deputy Barney Fife organized a rescue of Andy and Helen Crump from a cave in?


99 posted on 10/12/2010 5:54:31 PM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
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To: don-o

Oh, brother...


100 posted on 10/12/2010 5:55:33 PM PDT by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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