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Re: The trapped miners of Chile
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 11:29:23 AM »
Yes, I'm glad all this worked out for them. Someone actually managed not to screw something up.

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Re: The trapped miners of Chile
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 12:02:34 PM »
It is a miracle.  Great to see them be reunited with friends and family.

I can't imagine if you are the last one to come up!  :o

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Re: The trapped miners of Chile
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010, 12:03:18 PM »
It's an amazing story.  I was up late last night watching the rescue live--very, very moving.

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Re: The trapped miners of Chile
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010, 12:13:29 PM »
I can't imagine if you are the last one to come up!  :o

I heard they all fought to be the last one, wanting their brothers to be able to go up first.

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Re: The trapped miners of Chile
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2010, 01:01:44 PM »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/chile/7978509/Mistresses-and-wives-clash-over-trapped-Chilean-miners.html

I have a slight suspicion those miners would have preferred to stay inside. Ouch is all i can say.

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Re: The trapped miners of Chile
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2010, 01:25:49 PM »
I heard they all fought to be the last one, wanting their brothers to be able to go up first.

That has happened on GMG too... that's how Bruce and I became mods, in fact... :)

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Re: The trapped miners of Chile
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2010, 09:26:12 PM »
I was in Rome when the rescue team made contact with the miners... and these news were told to me, by coincidence, by two Chilean nuns that are living in that city. Right now I'm back in Santiago, and the country has been certainly overwhelmed with this beautiful and moving experience. I wish all the best to each of the miners, as well as to everybody who took part in this impressive operation.

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Re: The trapped miners of Chile
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2010, 06:19:32 AM »
And don't forget the US company that drilled the rescue hole!   ;D

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Re: The trapped miners of Chile
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2010, 06:26:51 AM »
It really was an amazing technological feat, considering all that could have gone wrong. One of those small miracles of excellent planning, intelligence, and execution - reminds me a bit of Captain Sully setting down that plane over the Hudson.
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