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venomballistics 10-12-2010 11:19 PM

Eyes on Chile folks
 
History in progress folks .. the medic is in the can about to start pulling out the miners.

feralmerril 10-13-2010 12:19 AM

Praise God the first one is up!

cass 10-13-2010 12:44 AM

I admire the Chile people very much. They've been high class all the way. A strong religious believe shows. If the same thing happened in the US, the miners would still be trapped, we'd still be trying to figure out how to make it political....and blame Bush.

Dennis The B 10-13-2010 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by cass (Post 135655100)
I admire the Chile people very much. They've been high class all the way. A strong religious believe shows. If the same thing happened in the US, the miners would still be trapped, we'd still be trying to figure out how to make it political....and blame Bush.

Don't think so. Whenever we have any type of disaster, natural or man-made, the American people really kick in and get things done. Remember Midland, Texas a few years back?

The U.S. has already contributed money, engineers, and NASA technology to help get the mine shaft engineered and dug; and physiological and psychological expertise (NASA).

When the Feds don't interfere, we get things done.

gjamison 10-13-2010 08:02 AM

watching it right now, number 9 just came up. he looks good

venomballistics 10-13-2010 12:02 PM

I do admire the brass involved to even try it.
I guess its a wild twisty vomitron kinda ride.
God be with em.

Andy Griffith 10-13-2010 12:08 PM

I just wonder if there will be any long lasting effects of being at that depth? I think that is why NASA is involved- to find out that fact.

Also be interested to see their radioactivity exposure level. Research now seems to think that long exposure to low level radioactivity through jobs relating to mining, quarry and rock work may contribute to Parkinson's.

It is likely there will be some complications to being down there that long.

Bullseye Smith 10-13-2010 12:26 PM

I hope they all get out OK, but I bet most will tell you that you don't have enought money to get them back down there.

feralmerril 10-13-2010 12:28 PM

The last guy they brought out was buried once before for I think a week!

mwtdvm 10-13-2010 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Andy Griffith (Post 135655495)

Also be interested to see their radioactivity exposure level. Research now seems to think that long exposure to low level radioactivity through jobs relating to mining, quarry and rock work may contribute to Parkinson's.

Sort of like Asbestos and time... You are talking years later and documenting the effect is difficult. How many hungry lawyers are there in Chile? And will there be a statistical difference in this small number vs the rest of the mining workforce.
Just my $0.02

feralmerril 10-13-2010 01:27 PM

Back in the 40s they had those scope machines in some shoe stores.
Shoe-Fitting Fluoroscope
When I was a kid I ran my hand, wrist and forearm through a washing machine wringer swinging it around shooting krauts. My folks took me to a buster brown shoe store, had me lay on the floor and stick my arm in the machine to see if I broke any bones on the cheap. I also knew a guy that claimed those machines made him steril! (I think it stunted me). I guess some peoples feet glowed in the dark after useing!

sheriffoconee 10-13-2010 01:48 PM

One of those guys was blessed to have both his wife AND girlfriend show up the day the mine collapsed....now that they have had 2 months to compare notes, I 'spect that he is better off down there than hoppin' in that capsule and being rescued.....

klondike 10-13-2010 01:59 PM

I have been impressed that President Pinera of Chili has been there during the whole recovery. I know that he is a politician but impressive none the less.

JohnnieB 10-13-2010 02:02 PM

Note to the folks inside the Beltway:
Stop - Look - Listen ----AND---- Learn!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sure the Monday Morning Quarterbacks will soon be finding faults with this operation if they haven't started already, but IMHO this has been a class act from the git-go and continues to be one.

Perhaps FEMA (or whatever agencies envolved with our next natural or man-made disaster) ought to hire some of the participants from this rescue effort as consultants?

Godspeed to the rescuers and my prayers for the miners and their families,
John

JohnnieB 10-13-2010 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by klondike (Post 135655594)
I have been impressed that President Pinera of Chili has been there during the whole recovery. I know that he is a politician but impressive none the less.

+1 - Well said.

I'm also impressed he allowed outsiders to help. I'm not sure if it was actually asked for or it it was simply offered and accepted, but either way it appears to have worked out well so far.

John

venomballistics 10-13-2010 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by klondike (Post 135655594)
I have been impressed that President Pinera of Chili has been there during the whole recovery. I know that he is a politician but impressive none the less.

yeah ... met the first man out with open arms ... suspect that was the last one though .... there isnt a shower nor restroom down there and its been over 2 months

Andy Griffith 10-13-2010 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by mwtdvm (Post 135655547)
Sort of like Asbestos and time... You are talking years later and documenting the effect is difficult. How many hungry lawyers are there in Chile? And will there be a statistical difference in this small number vs the rest of the mining workforce.
Just my $0.02

Lawyers can take a hike...would like to know why my uncle, grandfather and FIL's brother got it- they all spent time working in quarries for decades. Coincidence? Perhaps.

venomballistics 10-13-2010 06:00 PM

number 24 is in daylight .. 11 more counting the rescue workers sent in

bk43 10-13-2010 06:36 PM

Isn't it great to see this ending so well? Man, what a tribute to everybody involved.

Bob

cowboy117 10-13-2010 07:54 PM

I'm watching-it's great!!! :)

ladder13 10-13-2010 08:29 PM

1 in the tube, 3 more to go :D

cowboy117 10-13-2010 08:50 PM

FOX's Shep Smith is the best reporter ever!!!Saw #30 get in the capsul,and waited for him to get on the ground.He hugged his wife,the president and first lady of Chile,and many other folks before getting on the gurney to go to the hospital.Simply stunning.#31 is next!

ladder13 10-13-2010 09:45 PM

Who's going to be the last one out and how will he close the tube? :eek:

Frank237 10-13-2010 09:55 PM

Last one coming out now! Nice to see some upbeat NEWS for a change.

What a miracle for these men to have survived such an ordeal.

FN in MT

venomballistics 10-13-2010 10:00 PM

last survivor is out .. now for the rescue crew down under

venomballistics 10-13-2010 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by ladder13 (Post 135656134)
Who's going to be the last one out and how will he close the tube? :eek:

thought about that one too .... last bolt rule you ALWAYS overlook one little detail ....
a piece of welding wire will do

ladder13 10-13-2010 10:03 PM

chi chi chi le le le!:D

caseydog 10-14-2010 12:35 AM

God bless every one of them and help them through their recovery ! The spirit of those men exiting the capsule was amazing!

God bless Center Rock Inc. Berlin PA , the makers of the nastiest meanest percussion drill head and bits in the world!

If the movie Armageddon ever comes to pass it'll be a Center Rock drillhead up there makin a hole for that nuke. :eek:

A little backyard pride bursting out , their bit drilled the hole that saved the Quecreek 9 as well as the Chile 33.

Ray

venomballistics 10-14-2010 12:37 AM

Last man out .... God bless every last one of them .. the chapter is closed

ladder13 10-14-2010 12:38 AM

I saw the CEO on tv, he gave all the credit to his employees.

G-Mac 10-14-2010 01:41 AM

I saw on TV that some of the miners had their wives and mistresses both showing up at the rescue sight, at the same time...OOOPS! :)


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