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  • Miners rally for bill to protect health, pension benefits

    09/09/2016 7:44:46 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 9 replies
    WDAM ^ | 9/8/16 | MATTHEW DALY
    Thousands of unionized mine workers and supporters rallied at the Capitol Thursday to push for a bill that would protect health-care and pension benefits for about 120,000 former coal miners and their families. "We're here today to demand that the right thing be done!" thundered Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers of America, which organized the rally. "Keep the promise and pass the bill." ...Separately, Democrat Hillary Clinton announced her support for the measure, which would affect retired miners and their families in all 50 states, especially West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Virginia and Alabama. ......
  • Bowie deal falls apart in implosion ( War on Coal : Colorado )

    04/14/2016 7:31:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | April 13, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Bowie Resources Partnersí purchase of Peabody Energy Corp.Ďs Twentymile Mine in Routt County has fallen through, and Peabody has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Peabody, the worldís largest privately owned producer of coal, joins other major coal companies including Arch Coal, owner of the West Elk Mine in the North Fork Valley, in going bankrupt. Arch Coal also is in Chapter 11 reorganization. Bowie, owner of the Bowie No. 2 Mine near Paonia, had agreed to buy Twentymile and two mine properties in New Mexico for $358 million. But Peabody previously had said Bowie was still trying to find...
  • Hillary promises to Ďput a lot of coal miners and companies out of businessí

    03/14/2016 10:11:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/14/16 | Robert Laurie
    ...But trust her! Normally, if Hillary says she ďwonít forget you,Ē you start looking for a way into some kind of witness protection program. Itís sort of like when a character in a mob movie promises to ďtake care of you.Ē The endgame is implied. ...And so it is with Americaís coal industry and the people it employees. Except, in the case of fossil fuels, Hillary isnít even going the double-entendre route. Sheís being explicit in her promise to destroy coal companies, and eliminate the jobs they provide. As Hillary says:
  • Supreme Court Keeps Coal Alive‚ĶFor Now

    02/11/2016 3:23:42 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 17 replies ^ | 11-02-2016 | BArny
    The coal mining industry is in trouble and the Supreme Court holds the industries fate in its hands. Coal has been suffering for years under the dual attack of environmentalists and low natural gas prices. Environmentalists have been pushing utility companies to stop using coal, while low natural gas prices have led many utilities to switch to that cleaner burning and now cheaper fuel as a power source. In an effort to please environmentalist supporters after his election to a second term, the Obama Administration put in place what might be a death sentence for coal mining east of the...
  • Sparks fly in debate over North Fork coal mining ( Jobs & Energy: Colorado )

    01/25/2016 8:57:07 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | January 24, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    Environmental organizations that offered more than 150,000 comments calling on the U.S. Forest Service to reject an agreement to allow additional mining in the North Fork area said the response demonstrated strong public opposition. More like "stuffing the ballot box," said an industry spokesman who noted that the environmental opposition would undermine a bargain fashioned over five years of talks. The Forest Service proposes reinstating the North Fork coal-mining exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule. The exception would allow Arch Coal to extend the West Elk Mine near Somerset below the roadless area. The roadless exemption would allow construction of...
  • Community convenes for Colowyo ( Coal mining & electric power Jobs: Colorado )

    07/31/2015 1:03:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Steamboat Today ^ | July 31, 2015 | Patrick Kelly
    Craig community leaders hosted a meeting Thursday at Moffat County High School to provide a brief update on the situation at Colowyo Coal Mine, answer questions and facilitate public comment on the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcementís environmental assessment. Ray Beck, Craig mayor, opened the gathering by telling the audience about the economic significance of Colowyo mineís 220 jobs to Craig and Northwest Colorado. ďThis is not the time to slow down,Ē Beck said, emphasizing the importance of community feedback on the development of the mineís new environmental assessment. When the OMSREís recommendation to approve mining plans for...
  • DEADLINE! Government has Until Midnight to Save Colowyo ( Coal mining Jobs: Colorado )

    07/07/2015 3:06:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | July 7, 2015
    The community of Craig is holding its collective breath today, waiting on the feds to decide by midnight whether they will bother to challenge a court decision that threatens to shutter the Colowyo Mine. The Interior Department has gobbled up the entire period allotted to them to decide whether to appeal. We can only hope they have used this time wisely to decide in favor of the 200 plus workers whose jobs are on the line. And the lines in the proverbial sands have been clearly drawn. On one side is the radical environmental group WildEarth Guardians, who brought the...
  • Oregon gold miners in BLM dispute call on armed supporters to stand down

    04/17/2015 10:23:14 AM PDT · by redreno · 15 replies ^ | April 16, 2015 at 8:01 PM | AP
    GRANTS PASS -- A man who owns a gold-mining claim on federal land in southwestern Oregon asked for help defending it after U.S. authorities ordered him to stop work, but he is now telling his armed supporters to back off. Rick Barclay said Thursday that he hoped to prevent his fight with federal regulators from turning into the kind of high-profile standoff at a Nevada ranch last year. He initially called in a local chapter of constitutional activists known as the Oath Keepers because he thought the U.S. Bureau of Land Management would seize the equipment on his mining claim...
  • Sen.-Elect Capito: Will Be 'Extremely Aggressive' in Trying to Rollback EPA Regulations [W.Va]

    11/10/2014 1:17:52 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 10, 2014 | Melanie Hunter
    Sen.-elect Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) pledged on ďFox News SundayĒ to be ďextremely aggressiveĒ in trying to rollback some regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency. ďExtremely aggressive,Ē she said when asked how aggressive she would be in the Senate in trying to rollback some of the EPA regulations. ďThat is my promise to West Virginia. We have lost over the last two years, 5,000 jobs. Those are just coal jobs. ďWe had several thousand other miners who are what are called a warn notice, meaning they're potentially going to be losing their jobs. That doesn't even count the transportation job,...
  • Union Workers Protest Obama's EPA Regs: 'Donít Even Mention His Name'

    10/09/2014 10:36:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 9, 2014 | Ali Meyer & Craig Millward
    ( - The United Mine Workers of America held a rally Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to protest Environmental Protection Agency regulations that they claim would destroy the nationís coal industry and coal-related jobs while doing nothing to address climate change. On Tuesday, current and retired workers convened at Freedom Plaza, then marched to EPA offices to protest EPAís proposed Clean Power Plan, part of President Obamaís larger climate-change agenda, which aims to cut carbon pollution by imposing state-by-state emissions standards and fines for failure to meet those standards. asked protesters, ďIf you could tell President Obama anything about these...
  • This brazen cynicism of Putin's words about "drunken miners"

    04/19/2014 6:41:59 AM PDT · by · 8 replies ^ | 4-19-2014
    04/19/14 14:48 "What do you know about the Sun, if you've never been in mine!" Chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine Mykhailo Volynets called the statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin relatively Ukrainian miners cynical. During straight line with the Russians and residents of Crimea, Putin said that the sea on the peninsula is very dirty and there bathe drunken miners. "This is a cynical attitude brazen man who believes that he reckless. Miners - noble people and they just despise such a man," - said in comments Volinets about saying Putin tells Tsenzor.NET. In...
  • FinCEN Declares Bitcoin Miners, Investors Arenít Money Transmitters

    01/30/2014 7:40:45 PM PST · by Errant · 4 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 30 January 2014 | Pete Rizzo
    The US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published two new rulings on 30th January that aim to bring clarity as to which players in the virtual currency space will fall under the Bank Secrecy Actís (BSA) definition of a money transmitter. FinCEN said that miners who mine virtual currency for their own use, as well as companies that purchase and sell convertible virtual currency solely as an investment arenít subject to this law.
  • Nevada sage grouse critic calls feds closed-minded

    12/17/2013 8:19:03 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    ap ^ | December 16. 2013
    Elko County Commissioner Grant Gerber suggested the BLM and U.S. Forest Service are seeking comment on a regional sage-grouse conservation plan only to placate critics of the push to protect the greater sage grouse, which is found in 11 Western states, including Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Oregon. Ranchers, miners, energy developers and state officials fear restrictions on the use of public lands in sage grouse habitat would have deep economic consequences in the rural West. Former Republican Assemblyman John Carpenter said he believes the government is determined to list the chicken-sized game bird as part of a bigger strategy to...
  • Miners head to Washington Tuesday for coal rally

    10/29/2013 11:09:32 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    WPXI via AP ^ | 10-29-2013 | WPXI via AP
    The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. ó Miners from West Virginia, Virginia and other states are joining 30 members of Congress in Washington, D.C., to rally against regulatory polices they say are killing jobs in coal country. Count on Coal's Rally for American Energy Jobs is Tuesday outside the U.S. Capitol. National Mining Association President Hal Quinn says the administration needs to hear from workers who produce the coal that creates 40 percent of the nation's electricity.
  • Bitcoin mining difficulty to increase to 1,563,715,200. [Vanity]

    10/25/2013 8:16:36 PM PDT · by Errant · 51 replies
    NA | NA
    Bitcoin mining difficulty is increasing now exponentially with more and more ASIC miners coming online. Today the difficulty increased by 45% to 390 million. In a little over 2 days, difficulty level is predicted to increase by 300% to 1.6 billion. When I first started paying attention in May of this year, the difficulty level was only 10 million. Not sure what this will mean for bitcoins or the price theroof. I'm curious what those Freepers who mine or have bitcoins think?
  • Zimbabwe's "Blacks-Only" Stock Exchange Takes 'Financial Innovation' And Racism To New Highs

    08/07/2013 6:44:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 15 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 08/07/2013 | Tyler Durden
    The country which over the past decade is most synonymous with "financial innovation" of the less than desirable kind, such as hyperinflation, complete currency and economic collapse and wholesale property confiscation, has just taken financial central-planning brilliance to the next level and following dictator Robert Mugabe's "reelection" has announced plans to open a new and "racially exclusive" stock exchange, allowing blacks alone to trade. And not trade just anything, but shares of recently nationalized foreign companies, most of which are South African-owned miners. Or rather were, because following the most recent nationalization round, Zimbabwe would take a 51% stake in...
  • IL: Struggling Illinois coal industry excited about Romney

    10/05/2012 11:20:23 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 2 replies
    Illinois ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | Jayette Bolinski
    IL: Struggling Illinois coal industry excited about Romney By Jayette Bolinski / October 4, 2012 / The Illinois coal industry, struggling since the federal government cracked down on the burning of high-sulfur coal, is excited about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who says he supports the industry. SPRINGFIELD ó When it comes to Illinois coal, a lot is riding on the outcome of the November presidential election between Democrat President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. To put it simply, if youíre for coal in Illinois, then you canít be for Obama, said Phil Gonet, president of the Illinois...
  • Wow! Hundreds of Ohio Coal Miners Stand in Line for Mitt Romney

    08/19/2012 5:54:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/19/12 | Jim Hoft
    Hundreds of coal miners and their families stand in line while waiting to attend a rally at the Century Mine near Beallsville, Ohio, for Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
  • South Africa police say they killed 34 platinum miners

    08/18/2012 3:08:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    <p>JOHANNESBURG ó Frantic wives searched for missing loved ones, President Jacob Zuma rushed home from a regional summit and some miners vowed a fight to the death Friday as police finally announced the toll from the previous day's shooting by officers of striking platinum miners: 34 dead and 78 wounded.</p>
  • 200,000 Blue Collar Coal Miners Who Power America Threatened by Obama EPA

    05/11/2012 11:28:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/11/2012 | Fox News
    In obscure, blue-collar towns across Appalachia -- places that most Americans have never seen -- generations of coal miners have toiled away at back-breaking labor to power American homes and industry. Now, as many as 200,000 of them who dig, process, transport and burn America's most abundant fuel are threatened by EPA's latest coal rule. It imposes a standard for emissions that is all but impossible for many plants to meet. It requires coal-fired plants to release no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour. The only means for many older plants to attain that standard is...
  • Bolivian President Morales flees food price protest [w/dynamite]

    02/13/2011 3:10:40 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 30 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, 12 February 2011
    Bolivian President Evo Morales has abandoned a public event in the face of an angry protests over food shortages and price rises. Mr Morales was due to address a parade to commemorate a colonial-era uprising in the mining city of Oruro. But he and his team left the city to avoid a violent demonstration by miners throwing dynamite.There have also been protests in other Bolivian cities over the shortage of sugar and other basic foodstuffs.Mr Morales cut short his visit and returned to La Paz after protesters set off explosions close to where he was preparing to give a speech...
  • New world order will see farmers and miners in charge

    01/04/2011 2:53:42 PM PST · by FromLori · 46 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1/4/11 | Garry White and Rowena Mason
    ďAll these people who got MBAs made a mistake,Ē according to Jim Rogers, the commodities investor, at the Reuters Investment Outlook Summit last month. ďThe City of London and Wall Street are not going to be great places to be in the next two or three decades. Itís going to be the people who produce real goods in charge Ė the farmers and the miners.Ē With commodities up 42pc since the beginning of last year, according to a basket tracked by Reuters, his words certainly ring true for 2010. An array of metals from gold to copper have hit record...
  • Bolivia cuts retirement age, nationalizes pensions

    12/03/2010 9:28:25 PM PST · by Cardhu · 14 replies
    Business Week via AP ^ | December 3rd 2010, | CARLOS VALDEZ
    LA PAZ, Bolivia Bucking a global trend, leftist-led Bolivia is lowering its retirement age and nationalizing its pension funds. Bolivia's Congress approved legislation early Friday to make Bolivians eligible for full pensions at age 58. The country's 70,000 miners will get to retire two years earlier. The previous retirement age was 65 for men and 60 for women. Bolivia's decision to lower its retirement age runs counter to a global trend to raise retirement ages as life expectancies rise, birth rates drop and national treasuries come under strain from pension obligations. France raised its minimum retirement age to 62 last...
  • Mastermind of Chilean miner rescue looks to become deacon next year

    10/19/2010 1:31:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    EWTN ^ | October 14, 2010
    Greg and Angie Hall / The rescue operation in Chile On Wednesday, the world watched in anticipation as 33 Chilean miners finally began to emerge through a narrow shaft, drilled half a mile below the earth. The extraordinary man who helped save them, Drillers Supply International co-owner Greg Hall, is also training to become a deacon in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston next February.EWTN News spoke to his wife Angelica Hall (with whom he runs Drillers Supply) on Wednesday, about her husband's service to the Church, and the role their Catholic faith had played in helping them plan the rescue.While...
  • Zambian miners shot by Chinese managers

    10/19/2010 1:03:43 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 66 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/19/2010 | Aislinn Laing in Johannesburg
    <p>A backlash against China's powerful presence in the Zambian economy has been triggered by an incident in which 11 miners were shot by Chinese managers.</p> <p>Police said that the Chinese executives opened fire on workers protesting against poor pay and conditions at the Collum coal mine in the southern Sinazongwe province on Friday.</p>
  • Chilean Miners Return For Emotional Service

    10/18/2010 1:40:51 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 9 replies
    MetroSource News | 10/18/2010 | Paul Peterson
    Chilean Miners Return For Emotional Service (Copiapo, Chile) -- Thirteen of 33 rescued men returned yesterday to the Chilean mine where they were trapped for more than two months. The men took part in a service, led by Roman Catholic and Protestant clergy, at "Camp Hope." That's the tent city adjacent to the mine where friends and family gathered in hopes that the men would be rescued. Though the service was closed to the press, participants were heard clapping loudly and singing Chile's national anthem. Meanwhile, the rescued miners are so far honoring a pact of silence about the horrors...
  • What did the Chilean miners have written on their shirts?

    10/17/2010 1:13:51 PM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/17/2010 | Youtube
    Why didn't the press cover the fact they wore these tee shirts over their overalls?
  • If the Chilean Mine Had Been in Colorado

    10/17/2010 8:59:20 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 17 oct 2010 | D.K. McGann
    - Satire - Watching with moist eye the rescue of the thirty-three miners from the collapsed San Jose mine in Copiopo, Chile I found myself inspired by the sense of purpose and pride displayed by the actors in this all too real life drama. The unbending commitment of each and every Chilean and foreign national involved in rescue operation was genuinely heartwarming. (snip) It is an instinct that is shared by the citizens of the United States, an innate quality imbedded in the DNA of every American. Or is it? What if Copiopo was located on the western slope of...
  • What did the Chilean's shirts say? You will be amazed!

    10/16/2010 8:12:11 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/13/2010 | The Lord
    Two minute video that I know you will share with other Christians. Here.
  • Rescued Chile miner Mario Gomez agrees to wed 'wife' after 30years

    10/15/2010 2:29:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Mirror ^ | October 15, 2010
    The oldest freed miner has given in to his partner after 30 years and agreed to marry her in a church ceremony.Mario Gomez, 63, told delighted Lilianet, 51, their big day will be on his 64th birthday next month.Speaking about the emotional moment Mario emerged at the surface, Lilianet said: "The first thing I did was to kneel down and thank God and the Virgin Mary."The couple, who have four children and seven grandchildren, embraced before he revealed his wedding plans.She said: "He told me that we were going to get married by the church on November 7, the...
  • Capitalism Saved the Miners

    10/15/2010 9:34:31 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | OCTOBER 14, 2010 | Daniel Henninger
    It needs to be said. The rescue of the Chilean miners is a smashing victory for free-market capitalism. Amid the boundless human joy of the miners' liberation, it may seem churlish to make such a claim. It is churlish. These are churlish times, and the stakes are high.
  • Obama calls Chilean president (responds to my FR post?)

    10/15/2010 7:59:52 AM PDT · by milwguy · 40 replies · 1+ views
    politico ^ | 10/15/2010 | staff
    President Obama on Thursday called Chilean President Sebastian PiŮera to congratulate him and his government on the rescue of 33 trapped miners after 69 days underground, the White House said in a statement. "The president hailed the rescue as a tribute not only to the determination of the rescue workers and the Chilean government, but also the miners and the Chilean people who have inspired the world. President PiŮera conveyed his thanks to the president, the United States government, and the American companies and individuals who provided support for the rescue efforts," the statement said.
  • San Jose rescue a terrific success for Chile and for global mining

    10/15/2010 5:24:44 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Mineweb ^ | 15 oct 2010
    At the San Jose mine near Copiapo in Chile all the miners have emerged, one by one, including those brave men who went underground yesterday to help with the extraction from 642 m below surface. The industry at large should view this as a great triumph. This, more than anything we have ever done over the last decades, has had the general public interested in the mining industry. The incident has certainly shown mining engineers in a very positive, professional light. It also, inadvertently, contrasted the oil and mining industries, following so close after the drawn out BP oil spill...
  • Freed miners: a lesson from Chile

    10/14/2010 3:02:35 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 9 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | 10-14-10 | Matt C. Abbott
    Reader Carlos Caso-Rosendi wrote (slightly edited): You may look at the time-stamp on this message and wonder, what am I doing sending e-mails at this ungodly hour? I have a good explanation: I'm watching the Chilean television coverage of the rescue at the San José mine, near Copiapó in Chile's Atacama Desert, 10,000 feet over sea level with mountains reaching well over 20,000 feet on both sides. That is a terrible place. If it never rains in southern California, it rains even less in Atacama. The sparse life that survives there depends on the camanchaca (the blinder), a very thick...
  • Those Chilean Miners Would Be Dead If They Were In The Ö Tea Party?

    10/14/2010 2:09:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies ^ | October 14,2010 | Jim Vicevich
    Yes, another Mattews post. But this is just too great to pass up. Matthews goes on one of those very special rants as he explains why the government is good. His guest Ö AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, of course, concurs. Set aside we do not want to eliminate government Ö try and follow the logic.
  • With Rescue of Miners in Chile, CNN's Ratings Jump to First Place [between 11 p.m.-11:15 p.m...]

    10/14/2010 9:57:23 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 30 replies
    TV WEEK.COM ^ | 10 14 2010 | staff
    NY Times' Media Decoder blog CNN's ratings surged on Tuesday night, as it broadcast the first rescue of 33 miners who had been trapped in a Chilean mine, reports The New York Times' Media Decoder blog. The cable-news network, usually in third place, jumped to first place with 5 million viewers between 11 p.m. and 11:15 p.m., when the first miner surfaced, the story says. Fox News Channel averaged 4.3 million viewers, while 1.3 million people tuned into MSNBC. The three channels combined typically draw just 2 million viewers at that time, the article points out. Audiences stayed up late...
  • Chris Matthews to AFL-CIO chief: If those Chilean miners were tea partiers, theyíd be dead

    10/14/2010 9:54:18 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/13/2010 | Allahpundit
    Via the ‚ÄėBusters, this is one of those clips that‚Äôs so immensely stupid, it‚Äôs actually confounding. Where to begin? Is he suggesting that tea partiers are so committed to the ‚Äúevery man for himself‚ÄĚ ethos of individualism that they oppose on principle any form of mutually beneficial cooperation ‚ÄĒ especially between desperate miners or, say, U.S. troops trapped in a survival situation? Does he not get that the reason most conservatives want less government is because they believe that people‚Äôs lives will improve that way ‚ÄĒ i.e. that liberty is a means to the end of maximizing welfare, which sort...
  • Chile: solidarity wins out over psychobabble

    10/14/2010 9:41:45 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 29 replies ^ | 13 October 2010 | Brendan OíNeill
    Millions of people around the world will crack a smile today as they watch the 33 Chilean miners finally being hoisted back to life. But Those Who Know Better, the overlords of the therapy industry, see something different: not a happy ending to a two-month nightmare, but the start of an even longer nightmare of ill-health, craziness and PTSD for these unfortunate creatures from the dark. According to the experts, what weíre really witnessing in Chile today is a volcanic eruption of human instability, as 33 ticking timebombs of emotional frailty are raised to the surface. One psycho-expert, echoing an...
  • They're all out: 33 miners raised safely in Chile

    10/13/2010 8:45:33 PM PDT · by malkee · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 13 2010 | Michael Warren
    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile Ė The last of the Chilean miners, the foreman who held them together when they were feared lost, was raised from the depths of the earth Wednesday night ó a joyous ending to a 69-day ordeal that riveted the world. No one has ever been trapped so long and survived. Luis Urzua ascended smoothly through 2,000 feet of rock, completing a 22 1/2-hour rescue operation that unfolded with remarkable speed and flawless execution. Before a jubilant crowd of about 2,000 people, he became the 33rd miner to be rescued. "We have done what the entire world...
  • Obama Was Too Busy Playing Golf & Making Meaningless Speeches To Help Chilean Miners

    10/13/2010 7:15:13 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 34 replies
    Wednesday, October 13,2010 | Stayfree
    I noticed that Israel's PM Netanyahu was mentioned in the President of Chile's thank you, but I never heard Obama's name...makes me wonder if the the White House Commie was more interested in playing golf or in making more meaningless speeches and lying about how great his economic policy is...
  • AMERICAN Companies Rescue Trapped Chilean Miners

    10/13/2010 7:06:25 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 40 replies · 4+ views
    AR51 ^ | 11-13-10
    Far be it for an American President to publicly congratulate (let alone even mention) AMERICAN ingenuity and AMERICAN PRIVATE ENTERPRISE for the miracle rescue of the Chilean Miners. Schramm Inc. of West Chester, Pennsylvania built the drills and equipment used to reach the trapped miners. Center Rock Company, also from Pennsylvania, built the drill bits used to reach the miners. UPS, the US shipping company, delivered the 13-ton drilling equipment from Pennsylvania to Chile in less than 48 hours. Crews from Layne Christensen Company of Wichita Kansas and its subsidiary Geotec Boyles Bros. worked the drills and machinery to locate...
  • Last Miner Rescued in Chile as World Cheers (Everyone but OBAMA mentioned of Chile Pres)

    10/13/2010 6:54:53 PM PDT · by milwguy · 78 replies
    aol ^ | 10/13/2010 | lauren frayer
    After more than two months entombed half a mile beneath the Chilean desert, the last of 33 trapped miners reached the surface tonight, the culmination of a dramatic rescue effort that was watched with jubilation around the world. Shift foreman Luis Urzua, 54, the leader of the group, emerged from the escape capsule shortly before 10 p.m. local time and was greeted by Chile's President Sebastian Pinera. Urzua had insisted on being the last man out, and the president praised "Don Luis" as a "good captain" who had made the entire country proud. "A shift of 70 days, that's a...
  • U.S. rises to the occasion in Chile mine rescue -- "We got the job done."

    10/13/2010 6:25:17 PM PDT · by dennisw · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | October 13, 2010 | David Gergen and Natalie Sherman
    In Western Pennsylvania, two companies (Schramm and Center Rock) long-trained by mine collapses in that region rushed to action. They had UPS ship south a specialty drill, capable of creating shafts large enough to fit the men without collapsing, within 48 hours. And UPS did it for free. Then, working with Chilean crews, Geotec's Kansas-based partner came up with the plan to get the miners to the surface almost two months earlier than the Christmastime date originally projected. Expert driller Jeff Hart, a contractor from Denver, Colorado, was called from Afghanistan, where he was helping American forces find water, to...
  • All 33 Chile miners freed in flawless rescue

    10/13/2010 6:23:34 PM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies
    msnbc ^ | 10/13/10 | staff
    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile ó Chile's trapped miners were shuttled up a narrow escape shaft to freedom and joyous reunions on Wednesday in a meticulously planned rescue operation that ended the longest underground entrapment in human history. One after another, the miners climbed into a missile-like steel capsule barely wider than a man's shoulders and took a 15-minute journey through 2,000 feet of rock to the surface. All of the miners were freed Wednesday night in a rescue operation that advanced rapidly without hitches. Scenes of jubilation erupted each time a miner arrived to a hero's welcome above the San...
  • Between a rock and a hard place: Husband emerges to face warring women who had to be pulled apart

    10/13/2010 5:24:12 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-14-10 | Matheus Sanchez
    Complete title: Between a rock and a hard place: Husband emerges to face warring women who had to be pulled apart ### Probably the bravest of all the 33 trapped miners was the one who asked for both his wife and his mistress to greet him on reaching the surface. Yonni Barrios initially became known as the groupís Ďdoctorí. He used knowledge gained from looking after his diabetic mother to work with medical teams on the surface to diagnose and help the men trapped with him. But very soon the 50-year-old miner became even better known for something rather less...
  • Raw Video: 21st Rescued Miner Met by Mistress (he didn't look all that happy to see her)

    10/13/2010 4:34:01 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 10-13-10
    Mistress shows up, wife doesn't. David greeted by mistress.
  • Layne Christensen CEO describes work to rescue trapped Chilean miners (USA company!!)

    10/12/2010 10:26:21 PM PDT · by Cedar · 18 replies
    Kansas City Business Journal ^ | Suzanna Stagemeyer
    It was early August when Andrew Schmitt got the call from his companyís partners in Chile requesting help in a mission the likes of which heíd never seen in all his years in the drilling business. Partners of Mission Woods-based Layne Christensen Co. (Nasdaq: LAYN), of which Schmitt is CEO, had been helping search for miners who were trapped underground when a mine collapsed on Aug. 5. But they were about to get much more involved. Upon finding 33 miners alive, the Chilean government had publicly announced a so-called Plan A that could have the miners out by around the...
  • The first Chilean miner has been brought up thru the rescue shaft! (BREAKING NEWS!)

    10/12/2010 8:28:16 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 45 replies
    10/12/10 | MplsSteve
    I was just watching my local news here inn Minneapolis-St Paul. They broke in to show live footage of the first Chilean miner being brought to the surface. This is good news! 32 more miners to bring to the surface. Fingers crossed, everyone!
  • Chilean mine rescue was made in America! But you can't tell this from the TV coverage

    10/12/2010 6:53:35 PM PDT · by dennisw · 54 replies
    myself | today | me
    I see little credit given to Americans in this rescue Who drilled through the rock in record time to rescue the miners? Two Pennsylvania companies get the credit. Center Rock in Berlin, PA makes the drill bits. Schramm (from PA) makes the drilling machine. This is all high tech, cutting edge stuff! Experienced Americans operated the drilling machinery. The drill operator was in Afghanistan drilling water wells for the military when he was told to fly immediately to Chile. UPS shipped a lot of the drill items for free. This is America at its best yet I see no one...
  • Vanity: Chilean President Pinero Vs. Zero

    10/12/2010 5:33:55 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Oct 12, 2010
    Watching the Chilean mining rescue operation. Lots of praise for the Chilean president and the minister of mining. Too bad we have to go to Chile to see a real leader responding to a crisis. Pinero has been to the mine now 6 times and the mining minister has been there from day 1. The fact that Pinero is a self-made man with real executive experience explains a lot.