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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:18 AM
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*** OFFICIAL CHILEAN MINER RESCUE THREAD #3 --- CHI-CHI-CHI! LE-LE-LE! CHILE! ***
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 11:47 AM by Subdivisions
What a remarkable, world-warming event to witness! This is so much fun, to see these men emerge from their 70-day tomb to the hugs of their family and cheers of their country men and women!

Thanks to DUer Tx4obama, with an assist by pinboy3niner, for keeping Thread #2 alive through the wee hours of this morning! :bounce:

We're about halfway through the 33 miners. Mario put on quite the show last night!

Chi-chi-chi! Le-le-le! Chile! Chile! Chile!





FIRST THREAD HERE (This thread contains many background and LIVE coverage links): http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=389&topic_id=9303118&mesg_id=9303118

SECOND THREAD HERE: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=389&topic_id=9305241&mesg_id=9305241

WATCH LIVE:

MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/39632101#39632101
CNN: http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=stream2&hpt=T1
GUARDIAN UK: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2010/oct/13/chilean-miners-rescue-live-coverage
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:20 AM
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1. Oh man! I didn't know there was a Live thread! Should have known you'd
be part of it, Subdivisions!

i watched last night 'till I nodded off, then back again this morning. It just doesn't get old- every time that pod pops up it's exciting all over again!

:hi:
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:24 AM
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4. Hello miss gateley! Yea, I watched until
about 3am this morning when I fell out on the sofa, lol! I got up a little while later and went to the bedroom and turned on the TV in there and promptly fell back to sleep.

This entire experience has been just amazing. I can't imagine how those miners feel as they come out of that hole.

Chi-chi-chi! Le-le-le! Chile, Chile, Chile!

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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:43 AM
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14. I know - it reminds me (kind of) of the night I stayed up and watched a
19 inning Mariners game -- okay, this will be the last one, but you just want to see what happens next! And in this case, I really wanted to be sure it was going as planned - no glitches.

This entire story is amazing, as you say. From the very beginning.

Ha! Number 17 is holding up the flag of the Chilean soccer team! (The President used to own - or still does -- a percentage of it!)
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:23 AM
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So good to have something all of humanity can celebrate! I keep thinking I'll
get inured, but then they bring another one up and I sob again.

I'm gonna remember these three days all my life. :bounce:
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Billy Burnett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:24 AM
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5. It is great to see Americans helping in the Latin Americas.
Instead of the usual usurping of their governments.

We should be engaging the world in this manner, instead of gun ship diplomacy.


:thumbsup:



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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:27 AM
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8. I drank a bottle of water to re-hydrate myself after all the
happy tears that have snuck from my eyes since this began last night!

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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:23 AM
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2. I'll bet that victory chant will be popular all around the world for a while...
This is an amazing story - I was yelling and clapping when I saw those first two guys greet their families last night!
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:24 AM
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3. k&r
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:26 AM
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6. Glad to see you back, spanone! You were up late, late too last night,
weren't you?

It's been so much fun watching this! :bounce:
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:27 AM
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7. it's amazing x's 33. and the utter simplicity of it. a wench and a capsule.
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 11:27 AM by spanone
number 17 close to emerging
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:33 AM
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9. You guys probably covered this in one of the two previous threads, but
last night they were saying that the Presidents of Bolivia and Chile and become somewhat close during this (because of the Bolivian miner) and that will probably ease tensions between the two countries.

We are an amazing, giving, loving species, when the "real world" doesn't get in the way, :pals:
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:40 AM
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12. All true. In fact, Evo Morales has already been to see the only Bolivian
who was in the mine, 23 year-old Carlos Mamani, at the hospital.

I was asleep when this was supposed to occur so I don't know if President Pinera and President Morales saw each other yet. But, yes, there have been a border dispute that concerns land controlled by Chile and contested by Bolivia which cuts Bolivia's access to the Pacific Ocean.

Hopefully the two contries can work out their differences after all of this.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:45 AM
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15. I think they both were there to welcome him "up". And later it showed the
two of them standing next to each other and talking on a cell phone with the President of -- oh God, my mind just went blank -- another country. :7

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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:53 PM
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85. they were talking to Pres. Lula da Silva of Brazil and later to
I think Presidenta Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina.

TG
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BanTheGOP Donating Member (596 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:34 AM
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10. Happy for the families...PISSED AT THE FAR RIGHT GOVERNMENT!!
The ENTIRE EPISODE can be attributed to one thing, and one thing only: PURE REPUBLICAN GREEED!!

The mines MUST be taken over by the government, and most of them should CLOSE.

ALL profits from the mines should be completely taken over by the government, and all the greedy bastard stockholders and Republican profiteers be criminally charged and have their finances completely repatriated.

As happy as I am for the poor miners, I am a HUNDRED TIMES AS PISSED AT THE REPBUBLICAN MINDSET THAT MADE THIS HAPPEN!!!

You guys can be happy for the families, but I'm concentrating on making sure that there are NO MORE FAMILIES that will ever...EVER!! have to go through this hell on earth ordeal, 100% caused by the Republican Party and its sinister offshoots.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:46 AM
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16. Never mind.
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 11:47 AM by sinkingfeeling
Edited to delete first comment.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:40 AM
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11. #17 UP
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:40 AM
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13. K&R! Wow! This is incredible! Thanks so much for the links!
I watched it unfold, via this link that you posted, and it was amazing, saw them bring up the first several miners to such a wonderful welcome, via this link. Thank you so much for posting! :wow: :yourock:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2010/oct/13/chilean-miners-rescue-live-coverage
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:49 AM
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18. You're very welcome, Rhiannon =)
If you're in the U.S., CNN and MSNBC also have live coverage links. You can find them in the OP.

Glad you're enjoying the experience with the rest of us. It's just heat-warming and exciting!
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:59 AM
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22. Thank you! I clicked on the first one, thought it looked the most promising,
And watched the while rescue unfold, couldn't turn away... it was just incredible, so thank you! And I'm in NY, just wish I understood a little bit of Spanish so I could know what they were saying, LOL, but it was miraculous to watch, just the same. BTW, the link I used has now changed... :hi:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2010/oct/13/chilean-miners-rescue-live-coverage
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:03 PM
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23. Yea, I added the LIVE coverage links to this OP for CNN, MSNBC, and Guardian. For those
who would like a bit more background, I put lots of links in THREAD #1 of this series here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=389&topic_id=9303118&mesg_id=9303118
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:43 PM
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83. I got that link from OP #1
But I'll check out the others, thank you! The first link provided live coverage, so I stuck with that, even though I couldn't understand the Spanish, LOL. It was dramatic enough, just watching... They've had live updates on the TV, but not continuous coverage, and everything else seems less important after watching this miracle unfold. :hi:
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:49 AM
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17. What's wrong with the door? I have no sound on and am watching at work.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:52 AM
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19. They've been performing maintenance on the capsule as needed.
Last night (and maybe again since then) they even took off the used wheels and put new ones on. Looks like the door needs a little TLC. I know the door has needed attention a couple of other times.
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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:53 AM
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20. now THIS is reality TV....I am proud to be an American because
Americans played a big part in the rescue....there is a god and she is wonderful.

A rebirth if ever there was one.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 11:55 AM
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21. Yes, it was the American team drilling Plan B that broke through first out
of, I think, three teams.

I think the American team was in Paraguay punching some water wells when they answered the call to go to Chile.
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immune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:11 PM
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24. I watched last night until my eyes gave out
and then I laid awake for hours wondering why so much cooperation and trust and love between a government and its people should seem so stunning. Don't think I've seen that many joyous hugs in my entire six decades of life.

Then I think about Katrina and the Gulf oil spill and I wonder what the hell is wrong with us.

Chi-chi-chi! Le-le-le! Chile! Chile! Chile!

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BanTheGOP Donating Member (596 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:26 PM
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25. Republicans cause DESTRUCTION, Democrats/Socialists render HUMANITY
Katrina: Caused by Republican Greed, Rescue Controlled by Republican Ineptedness (and greed)

BP: Caused by Republican Greed, Rescue controlled by Republican Oil Media PR firms

Chile Mine: Caused by Republican (Far right) Capitalist Greed, Rescue controlled by Socialist Humanitarian and Non-Greed Efficiency of PEOPLE FIRST, PROFITS LAST!

...'Nuff said
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immune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:44 PM
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26. Funny,
that was pretty much my conclusion, as well.

But God, its good to see the aftermath of unrestrained greed handled in the humanitarian way, for once!!! Wish I could understand what they're saying about how they'll deal with capitalist greed in Chile once this catastrophe is behind them.
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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:49 PM
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28. MSNBC states the time the miners reach the surface....that would be
a good time to use as their rebirth moment....just like on a birth certificate
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:51 PM
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30. It could be that these miners are very much like MOST of Chile's citizens
while Katrina & the Oiltastrophe affected an area (people) in our country where most people are NOT considered to be the "norm"...and early on, Chilean government officials probably chose to NOT make it political. Once they are all rescued, I expect the focus to change to the shoddy management that led to the cave in.. but for now, it's all about the rescue.
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immune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 01:04 PM
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36. The norm?
People lost during Katrina were not the "norm"? The 11 lost and millions more harmed by the oil blowout weren't the "norm"? And if they weren't, should that make a difference?

I agree that for now its about the rescue, which is amazing and heartwarming to see, but I'm fairly certain that "somebody" is already thinking about what brought the miners to this pass and figuring out ways to prevent it in the future.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:49 PM
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27. Estaban Rojas will be up in a few minutes. After 25 years, he asked his
wife to re-marry him after his rescue. Mr. Rojas' family has said that they are impressed with his writing since being trapped and that they did not even know he could write so eloquently. Mr. Rojas' wife had always wanted a Catholic church wedding but Mr Rojas always replied it wasn't necessary. He has now changed his mind and wants to have a big wedding to re-marry his wife.

Viva la Rojas!

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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:50 PM
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29. And Mr. Rojas is up and is kneeling in thankful prayer. Hugging wife. n/t
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:52 PM
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31. President Obama commenting now, congratulating all involved. n/t
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:54 PM
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33. I was glad to see that, but he didn't really get to comment at length because
he was there for another reason. I'd like to see a video welcome back! to them from POTUS!
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:57 PM
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35. Very good
Congrats everyone.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:53 PM
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32. I don't know how to do personal avatars
so I put it in my sig line!
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 12:54 PM
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34. Looks good! n/t
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 01:26 PM
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37. number 19 underway!!!!
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 01:29 PM
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38. Pablo is UP!
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 01:29 PM
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39. Pablo Rojas is up! Cousin to Estaban Rojas and another miner (can't think of his name right now). nt
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:01 PM
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40. #20 UP
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:06 PM
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41. It appears that the capsule has to be secured from the outside, so..
how is the last guy/rescue worker going to make it out?

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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:19 PM
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44. I have thought about that. But they probably already have that worked out,
this isn't the first time that sort of capsule has been used. If all else fails, they can take the door OFF at the hinges and bring him up without it. They are all strapped into it pretty tight.
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:44 PM
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69. That's one less worry. Whew! eom
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:10 PM
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42. Anybody watching CNN -- speaking w/Stanley Stewart, a survivor of the
Upper Big Branch mine collapse. Heartbreaking and so moving. :cry:

I want to give him just the biggest hug. :(
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:13 PM
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43. Yes. This is one of the most real moment interviews I've ever heard. Don Lemon is doing
a pretty good job with this situation that's just unfolding as he speaks.
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:25 PM
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48. He's one of the best reporters they have
He did an awesome job when he was here in Chicago, so it was no surprise he went national so quickly.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:28 PM
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49. He's one of the ones I REALLY like on CNN! nt
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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:42 PM
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67. I agree that he's one of, if not their best. Nt
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:21 PM
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45. Uh-oh! Yonni Barrios, the man with a wife and a mistress, is being loaded
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 02:23 PM by Subdivisions
into capsule now. He invited both wife and mistress to his emergence from the shaft. The wife reportedly says she won't be there. It remains to be seen whether Mr. Rojas' wife will be there to greet him or not.

Seems as if Mr. Rojas was the primary medical care giver to the trapped miners during their interrment.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:22 PM
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46. he probably volunteered to stay behind and clean up
:rofl:
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:24 PM
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47. Carl Penhall said he probably wishes he could go out the back door
but unfortunately that is not an option.

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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:31 PM
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52. Ha! Wonder what the deal is. CNN said friends say he left his wife some months
ago and moved in with his girlfriend. If that's the case, wonder why he invited his wife?

It'll be interesting to see who greets him!
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:41 PM
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65. I had not heard that, gateley. Guess it'll get ironed out later. n/t
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:30 PM
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50. Looks like the wife is waiting and is all smiles with the mining minister. n/t
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:36 PM
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54. They didn't ID her as the wife on CNN - didn't ID her at all, so I was wondering
who she was. How did you know it was his wife?
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:40 PM
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61. Actually, an assumption on my part. I saw the woman identified as
"Esposa", which means wife.

But, she did have a different last name, which is Salinas.

The interaction between Ms. Salinas and Mr. Rojas once they laid eyes on each other strengthens my assumption that she is his wife. But I could be wrong.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:37 PM
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56. In Latin culture often esposa can be a novia. It's not just the legal marriage
..it's who they are currently with
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:31 PM
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51. What's the story with Mr. Rojas?
I missed that one.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:36 PM
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55. He had a mistress. The wife and mistress didn't know about each other.
That is until they ran into each other, both holding pictures of Mr. Rojas, claiming him as their loved-one. I understand there was even a catfight between the wife and mistress.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:41 PM
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64. Oh Dear. I hadn't heard that. I got the impression the wife knew since CNN said
he'd moved out of home and in with his girlfriend a few months ago.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:37 PM
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58. Has a wife and mistress, invited both to be there for his rescue. CNN is saying
they don't know which one this is, but CNN said the wife said she wouldn't attend.

Also said that he'd left his wife a few months ago and moved in with his girlfriend.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:42 PM
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66. So Barrios and Rojas both had a little on the side, a little problem now! nt
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:54 PM
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104. I'll bet that his wife
wants to throw him back down the hole herself! Awk-ward!
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:34 PM
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53. I think the 21st miner wants to go back in the hole
:rofl:
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:37 PM
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57. Actually, that was one of the most touching reunions I've seen yet. I think
Mr. Rojas is sorrowful. He looked into her eyes for a long time.

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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:38 PM
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59. I couldn't read his response to the wife.....she was into the moment
he seemed sort of stand offish...is that a word?
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:39 PM
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60. Are we SURE that was the wife? CNN reports that the wife said she wouldn't be there.
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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:41 PM
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63. no..not sure...one station said wife...one said she boycotted
wonder which one she was..
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:43 PM
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68. It was the "companera"


and not the wife. UNIVISION reported he requested his companera be there.

He has been separated, but not divorced, from his wife for some years and has been living with the companera.

Companera translates to someone with whom one lives but the couple is not married.

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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:59 PM
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71. I assumed it was his wife up-thread becaue the Chilean TV feed
indentified the woman waiting for Rojas as "Esposa", which means wife.

I guess it'll all get ironed out with time.

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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:37 PM
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95. It was a delicate matter , therefore the confusion


But the wife had said "it's clear, either her or me." Article below says he had invited both but the wife declined.

http://www.elespectador.com/articulo-229410-esposa-de-minero-no-vera-el-rescate-porque-ira-otra

Fui the Bolivian miner, Carlos Mamami, declined for now Evo Morales' offer for a job and a home back in Bolivia.

The father of a young lady who works with one of our daughters in Puerto Montt was rescued early this morning. Jos Ojeda, de 46 aos, No. 7 to come up.



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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:41 PM
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62. That was the girlfriend
And your impression is correct.
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 02:50 PM
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70. I thought he seemed rather standoffish, too.
Wonder what was going through his mind?
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:55 PM
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106. Or his wife will throw him back down there
Remember, buddy... your wife is entitled to half of any potential book deal you make out of this. Choose wisely.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:07 PM
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72. #22 UP!!!
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:08 PM
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74. Welcome home, Mr. Avalos, brother of the very first miner to be rescued. n/t
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:08 PM
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73. Has the President been there all this time? Has he welcomed every single miner so far? nt
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:09 PM
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75. i wasn't up all night but he was there when i went to bed and there when i woke up
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:10 PM
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78. Was he there earlier this morning. I didn't see him today until just now. n/t
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:15 PM
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80. i saw him around 8 am cst
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 03:15 PM by spanone
could've been on tape
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:09 PM
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77. Actually, he went to rest late last night and is just now returning.
He welcomed the first 5 miners before turning in at about 4am Copiapo time this morning.
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:09 PM
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76. thank you Subdivisions
:hi:
another one up, Samuel Avalos
:woohoo:
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:14 PM
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79. You're very welcome, cal04. This has been an amazing thing to watch. I will
never forget it.

Chi-chi-chi! Le-le-le! Chile! Chile! Chile!



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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:33 PM
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81. That is so cool! And yes, thanks so much! nt
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:35 PM
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82. Welcome home, Carlos Bugueno! n/t
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elana i am Donating Member (626 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:49 PM
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84. wow they've really sped up since i fell asleep
early this morning. that sucker if flying through that tunnel now.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 03:57 PM
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86. Yea, it's moving along pretty smoothly now. They're bringing them up
every 30 minutes or so now.

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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:44 PM
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99. I know! I was just thinking that - it's like they're being catapulted out!
Here comes one, here he is, here comes another! It's wonderful!
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:02 PM
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87. I'm back. Here's an answer to the 'presidents' question that was up above
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 04:03 PM by Tx4obama
The President of Bolivia was NOT at the rescue site when the Bolivian miner came up. They said that the Bolivian President would be meeting with the miner at the hospital (which he did and video was shown of that). That was somewhere around the time that the President of Chile disappeared from the rescue site and was gone quite a long time (I thought at the time that maybe he went to bed for a bit), then later BOTH Presidents were shown being at the hospital together. Then after that BOTH Presidents came to the rescue site and greeted the miners together as they were coming up.

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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:09 PM
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88. Welcome back, Tx4obama! Working on #25 now! Thanks for keeping
the threads going after I passed out, lol!

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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:14 PM
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89. I finally couldn't stay awake, slept about four hours, hated that I missed some of it...
Seemed like the speed of the rescues has really picked up since the time I went to bed.
They didn't have any trouble with the door during the night, but I see in a comment up above they had to work on the door again this morning (?).
Also, I hope they figure out how the last person out will latch the door.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:21 PM
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90. Yes, it was a minor problem and fixed quickly. I don't know about the door latch. n/t
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:38 PM
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96. Ah - I THOUGHT I saw the Chilean Prez at the hospital, then I saw him back
at the site so was a bit confused.

I thought the Bolivian Prez was at the site when that worker emerged, but it apparently wasn't.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:44 PM
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98. The Chilean president
The Chilean president and his wife and the miners girlfriend were at the rescue site to greet the miner - they were holding little Bolivian Flags on sticks. But the Bolivian President was no where in sight at that point. If he had been there the camera would have been on him. The Chilean President hugged the Bolivian miner as if he were Chilean :)
It was a very nice moment.

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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:47 PM
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100. Oh that's right - I remember the flags now. That was so touching. nt
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:27 PM
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91. 25th is OUT!!!!
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:29 PM
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93. The woman who met him was his "pareja" (partner). Difference
between this and companera?
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:47 PM
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101. pareja = partner/spouse
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 05:12 PM by Tx4obama
But Claudio Acuna is not married to his baby's mother, so in the case of her it must mean 'partner'/'significant other'.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:32 PM
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94. Welcome home, Renan valos! n/t
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:28 PM
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92. Miner #25 is up. He is the brother of miner #1.
Btw, CNN on TV is running 'one' miner behind.
CNN online is actually live and the CNN television isn't.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:42 PM
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97. Oh - that's interesting. MSNBC tv seems to showing the same as CNN tv. nt
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:51 PM
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102. Looks like they are getting more organized....
The 'family' has name tags/passes hanging from their necks.
And they have chairs for them to sit down on.
Now that it's almost over ;)
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:54 PM
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103. #26 UP!!!! They are yanking them up out of there really fast now.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:55 PM
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105. 26 and counting!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 05:02 PM
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109. n/t
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 05:27 PM by Tx4obama

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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 04:56 PM
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107. The capsule is showing signs of wear and tear,
dings and scrapes -- badges to be worn proudly as evidence of a job well done!
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 05:00 PM
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108. Chile Pres told Bolivian Pres there are 3 capsules
So there's one more that hasn't been used yet in case they end up needing a replacement.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 05:26 PM
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110. Miner #27 is out.
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 05:32 PM by Tx4obama
Electrician Franklin Lobos, 53,
He says he was spared being hurt by mine collapse when he stopped to watch a butterfly

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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 05:28 PM
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111. Every single rescue makes me just as happy as the first one!
I just wish dopey Wollf Blitzer weren't talking on the one place they were still showing this.
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 05:52 PM
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117. try here
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elana i am Donating Member (626 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 05:29 PM
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112. one thing that is fascinating to me
is that the miners and their families seem to be on good terms with the minister of mining. he's right up in there being all smiley and huggy.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 05:37 PM
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113. I was just thinking....
That every time the empty capsule went down last night they should have been putting water/food/etc in there to send down.
That way if there had been a problem with the capsule (at any point) then there would have been a bunch of supplies down there to tide them over for days/weeks or whatever.

As much as this operation is costing it would have been no big deal to leave a few thousand of dollars of extra supplies down there.

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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 05:52 PM
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116. They seem to have thought of everything, so maybe food and water went down
before the rescue attempt began? Maybe when the cameras and stuff went down?
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 05:56 PM
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121. But
The 'capsule' never went all the way down into the mine until the first rescuer went down, they said they didn't have the capsule go down all the way cause they were afraid someone would jump in.
So, everything before that had to have gone thru the really little hole that they were getting their supplies.
Well, luckily everything is going well so far :)



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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 06:09 PM
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122. Well then you bring up an excellent point, But yeah, everything is going so well!
By the time I went to bed last night I was already so impressed with the absence of problems and glitches.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 05:44 PM
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114. I love the look on the little girl's face. Can you imagine what she's feeling? nt
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 05:46 PM
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115. Bless her heart, her face is going to break from smiling too big! =) n/t
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 05:53 PM
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119. She led the Chile chant, didn't she?
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 05:54 PM
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120. Yes, she did =) That was nice. n/t
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 05:53 PM
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118. Miner #28 is out.
CNN says:
Richard Villaroel, is returning to his wife, who is in the late stages of pregnancy.

I didn't see her belly.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 06:10 PM
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123. I missed that, but reading this post gave me chills. How wonderful! nt
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:44 PM
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160. Miner #29 came up and picked up his little girl...
This is better than anything on TV... :)
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 06:29 PM
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124. Miner #29 is out.
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 06:30 PM by Tx4obama
Juan Carlos Aguilar, 46, has worked as a miner since he was 19. He is married with two children.

----
Dinner time, I'll be back in a bit :)

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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 06:30 PM
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125. Ahhh, Mr. Bustos has a very pretty lady waiting up top for him! n/t
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 06:37 PM
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127. Seor Bustos is a three-time survivor this year



He lived in Talcahuano when the 8.8 mega-quake hit. He and his family survived.

He then survived the tsunami that hit Talcahuano.

So he decided to go to the "Norte Grande" (Atacama) to work there in the San Jose mine.

Now he has survived the mine cave-in.

A very fortunate man.

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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 06:41 PM
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128. Wow! All that bad luck is paying off in good luck now! n/t
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 06:32 PM
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126. getting close
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 06:40 PM by spanone
this is a great movie!!!!!
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 06:43 PM
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129. Where can live coverage be found? CNN and MSNBC have discontinued coverage.
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 06:48 PM
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130. UNIVISION TV has live coverage


(Spanish) and very good coverage.

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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 06:49 PM
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131. thanks...cnn has totally insulted their audience by going to the witch
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:01 PM
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134. No kidding...I hope their ratings tank
Especially since rescuers are thisclose to getting to the final few miners.
I switched over to Univision....the language barrier means nothing, the pictures say it all!


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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 06:50 PM
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132. Try the links at the bottom of the OP
It is streaming live coverage w/ no commentary from anchors.
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 06:53 PM
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133. None of those had live coverage.
I did find streaming coverage on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11489439, thanks to malaise in another thread.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:02 PM
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135. All of the links I provided in the OP for live coverage work...
The GUARDIAN link has changed since I made the post but there is a link there to find it.
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:12 PM
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139. I should have been more specific.
I didn't mean to imply that you used links which don't work. CNN isn't providing live coverage now, and I didn't see a place for live stream on the Guardian link.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:10 PM
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138. I've been watching MSNBC live coverage continuously
:shrug:
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:15 PM
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142. Keith Olbermann is inverviewing someone right now. Coverage isn't continuous.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:22 PM
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145. Just click on the MSNBC link in the OP and the live coverage will
load in your browser, unless you're on dial-up.

I've been watching live online all day from two different links in the OP, CNN and MSNBC.

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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:27 PM
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149. Thanks for your suggestion, but I've been watching BBCI online for about 45 minutes.
:)
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:27 PM
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148. Yes it is. Just click the link.
I've had zero interruptions.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:06 PM
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136. OMG, the little girl, the balloons...
I think I have something in my eye. :cry:

This has been the feel good story of the century. I'm so happy they are coming up safely. :)
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Cleanelec Donating Member (141 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:10 PM
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137. Yep, that got to even a tough old bastard like me...
...must have a piece of lint or somwthing in my eye.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:23 PM
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146. It was dust on a gust of wind. I know because it got in my eyes too. n/t
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:14 PM
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141. There was another little girl



about two miners back.

I clearly heard her say "Papa bello."

"Beautiful Papa."

That one got to me too. The little boy crying when No. 1 came up last night more than moistened our eyes too.



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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:12 PM
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140. CNN live stream link is working great, link below
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:17 PM
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143. The miner to come out next, #32 Ariel Ticona, is the one who has the new baby
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 07:19 PM by Tx4obama
that he hasn't held yet.
Baby's name is Esperanza which translates to Hope.
She was born 40 days after the mine collapsed, so she is a month old now.


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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:20 PM
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144. Cool! Here he comes now! n/t
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Cleanelec Donating Member (141 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:24 PM
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147. How many rescuers are down there?
It's not over until they are out too.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:27 PM
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150. There are FIVE rescuers down there. n/t
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Cleanelec Donating Member (141 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:31 PM
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152. Thank you
That means 6 more trips.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:31 PM
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151. Parker and Spitzer are sounding like this is the first time they've
seen any of this coverage.
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:47 PM
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163. They both sound like morons
She asked if they'd shaved, "don't they have beards?". Obviously she hasn't been following this at all.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:33 PM
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153. Solamente uno mas!
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:34 PM
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154. Arriba, arriba, arriba! nt
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:35 PM
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155. Excelente
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:35 PM
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156. Si! Uno mas!
Of the 33, that is. Of course there are still five rescuers down there. But I think it's safe to assume they're going to be just fine and complete the fantastic mission they so bravely took on to go into that hole. Very brave indeed.
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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:38 PM
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157. What was the story with the telephone? n/t
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:40 PM
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158. It was the first communications device sent down and used to make first
contact with the miners after they had been missing for 17 days.

It was made in Chile.

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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:48 PM
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165. Thanks to both of you. n/t
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:40 PM
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159. That was the telephone


with which they first spoke to the rescuers and families when the first small shaft reached them.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:46 PM
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161. The last trapped miner, Luis Urzua, just began his journey to the surface!
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 07:48 PM by Subdivisions
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:46 PM
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162. YAY! Last miner up! nt
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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:47 PM
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164. El ltimo de los 33 est en la cpsula!
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:48 PM
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166. Those guys on the crew down there are to be commended, too! What a job!
I'd hate to be the very last person down there -- kinda spooky, I'd think.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:51 PM
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169. Absolutely
This is wonderful.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:51 PM
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170. First the ROV operators and now those brave rescuers going down in that hole.
There is still a lot of valor and bravery in this world!

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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:55 PM
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175. Don't you know it?
I would start doing my worry wart thing I always do, only in overdrive. The "what ifs" would freak me out.
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:49 PM
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167. Just heard there are SIX rescuers down there



Univision reporting. I too thought there were five.

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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:52 PM
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171. Just heard five (again, that's what I've been hearing all along, too) on CNN. nt
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:50 PM
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168. 33 rescues in less than 24 hours. Wow...just wow!
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:54 PM
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173. They had their shit together right from the start!

CHI-CHI-CHI! LE-LE-LE! CHILE! CHILE! CHILE!



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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:52 PM
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172. They said the Fenix travels up (and down) a little faster each trip! nt
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:55 PM
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174. SUCCESS!!! WELCOME HOME CHILE 33!
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 07:58 PM by Subdivisions
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:56 PM
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177. Yay! Happy, happy, happy! nt
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:57 PM
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178. Woot!!!
:woohoo: :beer:
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:02 PM
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181. That pic made me grin even more! Love it! nt
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:56 PM
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176. Again, I gotta say, the President and all those "mine people" have been just
as excited and enthusiastic for each and every miner's appearance!
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 07:58 PM
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179. Doctor just informed President Pinera


that all 33 miners are in good health.

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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:00 PM
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180. How wonderful! The President seemed a little teary there for a moment. I can't
imagine what it would feel like at this point!
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:11 PM
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187. Pinera told the last miner out


"Like a good captain, you were the last to leave the ship."

Nice compliment to the man who held all the miners together for more than two months.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:17 PM
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190. Wow. And like a good leader, Pinera was there for the duration. nt
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:02 PM
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182. Now for the rescue workers
Once they are all out I can relax.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:04 PM
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183. kick....HOOOORAY
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:07 PM
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184. I hope they keep the live stream going until the rescue workers are out. n/t
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:09 PM
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185. Me, too -- one should be popping up any minute now at the rate they're going. nt
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jannyk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:11 PM
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186. Hooray!! K&R
:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:15 PM
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188. Indeed, jannyk! n/t
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elana i am Donating Member (626 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:16 PM
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189. there are six!
i thought there were five.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:17 PM
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192. Yep. VIdeo is showing SIX of them down there! n/t
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:19 PM
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195. n/t
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 08:56 PM by Tx4obama
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Catherina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:17 PM
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191. Mision Cumplido! Hooray! n/t
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:18 PM
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193. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED CHILE



Rescue workers down in the mine just held up a banner that said

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED CHILE.

Univision just said there are SIX rescue workers down there. Guess CNN missed one somehow.

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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:18 PM
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194. The SIX remaining men in the mine, the rescuers, are holding up a sign reading:
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

No shit! LOL!

INDEED! Congratulations to them. They are brave and noble men!

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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:20 PM
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196. Correction - I think they ARE all men.
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 08:55 PM by Tx4obama
My mistake!
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:12 PM
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207. Mision compleda Chile!
I saw that! LOL. Great job, amazing story! Thank you so much, Subdivisions, for all your great work, too! We wouldn't have been able to follow this incredible event without all that you did to make it accessible and keep us informed! I've been glued to the internets instead of the TV... :D :hi: :yourock:
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:26 PM
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197. Subdivisions and Tx4obama, thanks for your coverage all day!
You two rock!
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:29 PM
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200. Hear! Hear! Thank You!
:loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya:
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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:30 PM
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201. Second the motion


Tip of the hat to Subdivisions and Tx4obama.

:toast:



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truth2power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:10 PM
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206. Me too. Thanks to Subdivisions and Tx4obama.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:36 PM
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202. You're welcome. n/t
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:26 PM
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198. Awesome! Simply Awesome!
:woohoo: :applause:
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:29 PM
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199. You can see the wheel behind the President speaking, someone is coming up now. n/t
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:39 PM
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203. Thank You Subdivisions for the thread and your updates!
:toast: :bounce: :toast: :bounce: :toast: :bounce: :toast:

And to all the people that hung out here during this historic event! :toast:

Note: One rescuer up so far, five more to come before it's over!

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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:42 PM
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209. You're very welcome and I'd also like to thank all who joined us to
make this a classic DU celebration of an amazing and wonderfully heart-warming experience!

:bounce: :toast: :applause:
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:49 PM
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204. The President left too soon...
he should be there greeting the rescue workers as they come up.
They are heroes for going down there!
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:46 PM
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212. He greeted and gave encouragement to each as they prepared to go down.
He's probably quite exhausted.
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B2G Donating Member (714 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:35 PM
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227. He's there. n/t
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 08:52 PM
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205. thanks for the threads........great work
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:44 PM
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211. Thank you for being here, spanone. It's been great sharing this moment in history with you! n/t
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:11 PM
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221. and you !!!!!
:toast:
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:19 PM
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208. Three rescuers up -- three to go.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:43 PM
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210. So, I had to pop out for dinner. Just got back, what'd I miss? Where are we now? n/t
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:46 PM
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213. 4 up 2 to go
I wonder if the last one will turn the lights out, and bring the camera back up?
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:53 PM
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216. They will probably leave the light and camera on so the techs up top can see cage go in the hole n/t
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:57 PM
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217. Possibly they can turn them off from the top.
I have to see the last person go up.
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:46 PM
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214. Fourth rescuer just came up.
BBC said they thought there was just one to go. (I thought there were six.)
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:48 PM
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215. BBC announcer just corrected himself and said maybe two to go.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 09:57 PM
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218. There is now only one man in the mine. Fifth rescuer is on his way up. n/t
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 10:09 PM by Subdivisions
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:06 PM
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219. These guys have worked long and hard.
I hope they get credit.
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:42 PM
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230. I agree. They are brave to have gone down there. Success was never
guaranteed. The last one up deserves special mention. It must have been eerie to have been down there alone.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:13 PM
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222. #6 is the first rescuer that went down last night. n/t
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akbacchus_BC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:10 PM
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220. The last rescue worker still to be brought up .... the wait is agonizing now n/t
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:21 PM
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223. And the first rescuer in becomes the last man to climb into capsule at the bottom.
Incredible! Off he goes!

Here he comes!

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akbacchus_BC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:22 PM
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224. Wow, the last rescuer is soon to come up ... message to myself, do not cry!
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:34 PM
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225. You can cry now. IT'S OVER! Woot! n/t
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akbacchus_BC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:36 PM
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229. I am crying but tears of joy!
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akbacchus_BC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:34 PM
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226. Wow, Last rescue personnel reached the surface, Let's celebrate!
What a successful story but it would not have happened without American intervention.

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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:47 PM
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234. What an insult to all Chileans


to the miners, their families, the rescue workers, the government and the 15 million people of Chile.


"but it could not have happened without American intervention."

bah ...






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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:51 PM
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236. No, it was a group effort.
All of the communications were handled by the Chileans.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:36 PM
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228. Bravo to the rescue workers, miners, Chile, & all the people from around the world that helped
Sure was a lot accomplished in 24 hours
Now that that's over I can get back to focusing (obsessing) on politics again!
It's going to take some time to go read everything I missed :)

Ciao! :hi:
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akbacchus_BC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:43 PM
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231. Gawd, these two months have been so stressful with the miners down there,
glad the President admitted that they need to rethink licence. Cannot say how much am happy that all the miners survived. The world is a better place when countries come together and help out. I bet the US was on the forefront of this rescue operation!
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:43 PM
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232. I love happy endings!
Edited on Wed Oct-13-10 10:44 PM by Individualist
:) :applause:
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akbacchus_BC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:46 PM
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233. Me too, am so glad everybody survived!
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akbacchus_BC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-13-10 10:50 PM
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235. This is the real Mission Accomplished, not that dick with his harness on! n/t
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