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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:40 am    Post subject: Chile Miners Freed Reply with quote

Chile Miners are gradually being freed through a rescue shaft. Fantastic feet of engineering

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11518015

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Stupid comment Jeremy said with Ken " Hopefully the winch doesn't break. Hopefully it doesn't. Shocked Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great piece of news, and very moving. Well doen the engineers involved.
Great news fo rthe families.
Very Happy
Although not happy with what I heard last night that the start of the evacuation was delayed to coincide with the news on the Chile Presidents Tv channel, my hearing's not what it used to be so I hope I misheard that
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Chile Miners Freed Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:



Stupid comment Jeremy said with Ken " Hopefully the winch doesn't break. Hopefully it doesn't. Shocked Rolling Eyes


Yes, he deserved a smack in the chops for that one.

As a write preparations to bring number 16 up are underway. Great human interest story this, I'm at work and have it on live feed on the PC.
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Schizoidman



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who needs all these miners, rescuers and engineers?

What we really want is more consultant psychiatrists, psychiatric consultants, psychiatrists, consultants, psychologists and other overpaid, over educated halfwits who are infesting the media at the moment with their statements of the bleedin' obvious: 'it will take time to acclimatise, they will need counselling, they will suffer post traumatic stress syndrome disorder etc etc..'

The miners and those helping are of course heroes and may or may not need as much help as they want, but we really don't need these self appointed experts.
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Jezza's gloomy thought did not come true and everybody, including 5 rescue workers are safe.

Nice to hear some good news for a change. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Who needs all these miners, rescuers and engineers?



I for one thought that the rescue was a great feat of engineering...and wonderful to see the miners were brought back safe
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucky this 3rd shaft actually worked and they used only one cage. It will show the world it can be done if something like this ever happens again. I heard each miner will receive 10 Grand from the Chile government. At least one of the miners wives wasn't there to greet him with a slap, instead was his mistress with a kiss and hug. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I heard each miner will receive 10 Grand from the Chile government.


They'd better get it quick in case there's another Coup!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember reading at some point that the miners were no longer being paid their salaries because the company had run out of money. However, a judge in Copiapo has frozen $2million in assets in anticipation of legal action for damages which the relatives are starting, and of fines which the government may levy for the substantial breaches of safety regulations.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A story to gladden hearts.....I nearly ran out of tissues watching the coverage of this.....bless them all.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Splendid news indeed.

As I watched the drillshaft and the escape hatch I kept expecting someone to say

"It's all in a day's work for International Rescue"
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic end result for all concerned.

I look forward to the film.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done to all concerned Very Happy

I'd like to know a few techie bits like how did they get video pictures from the camera on top of the capsule ?, there were no wires only the one cable pulling it, when they broke through to the chamber did the hot air down there come out of the hole ?, how did they steer the drill to actually hit the chamber etc etc Very Happy

What tunes do you think we'll get as a soundtrack ? Rolling Eyes

The Jam - Going Underground ?
Aztec camera - Working in a Gold mine ?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Working In A Coalmine--Lee Dorsey
Rescue Me--Fontella Bass
Help--Beatles
The Only Way Is Up--Yazz and the Plastic Population
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deep Down Inside- Donna Summer
Up Up and Away- Fifth Dimension
Mined Games -John Lennon
When will I see You again Three Degrees
Shaft Isaac Hayes
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Break On Through (To the Other Side) ~ The Doors

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Mined Games -John Lennon

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