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Re: Trapped Chilean miners
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2010, 12:06:11 AM »
That blonde lady, holding hand of every woman who's guy is coming up, she's my Hero right now.
I can't hear what he's yelling up, but his wife can!!!!
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Re: Trapped Chilean miners
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2010, 12:13:17 AM »
He's up! His name is Sepulveda, apparently. His wife is right there. Oh man, this is fantastic.

I look at that wire, though, from which the capsule is suspended, and I really wonder about it. The capsule is soooo narrow, and it takes so long to twist through that narrow tunnel, suspended only from that wire ...

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« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2010, 12:15:53 AM »
I hope they stop sending new peeps down. I mean, enough is enough. Send supplies, but otherwise just get them all out.

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« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2010, 12:19:13 AM »
They have to, each new peep is for each guy, who have dif issues. The guy I didn't know he was Sebastian Pinera, the Prez. Wow, what an amazing lesson for a prez, to acknowledge so much about the workers and their families.

What was in the bag of Sepulveda? Did he give a sammich to everyone, including PInera? That was pretty cute. A new learning curve for the elite for sure.

ETA - thanks for staying up with me, I'm suspended yet fucked. Ha!
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« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2010, 12:25:18 AM »
Guardian says:

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Sepulveda arrives grinning in his sunglasses. He hugs his wife and then takes out pieces of rock from a bag he took with him from the mine. He presents the rocks to the rescue workers and the mining minister. There are great scenes as he leads rescue workers in chants of Long Live Chile, while punching the air vigorously. He looks very fit and well, but he is still taken away on a stretcher to be checked out by medics.

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Mario Sepulveda is the second miner to be brought to the surface.  He is 39 years old and married with two children. A union activist he used his video commentaries to criticise the owners of the mine. His wife Elvira described her husband as a born leader. "He's a braveheart. He is never ashamed to say anything to anyone... He never trusted this mine."

Second paramedic goes down. C'mon, guys ...

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« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2010, 12:35:00 AM »
I watched the first two rescued. There was a comment that the Chilean Prez is playing politics with this rescue - he wanted the rescue speeded up so he could be there to greet them - as he is flying to Europe in a day or two, and wanted the photo opportunity.
 
Why is there a huge American flag flying somewhere in the background???

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« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2010, 12:39:33 AM »
I only see the Chilean flag BB. Are u watching cbc or guardian? Also I thought Prez aborted trip to Ecuador? I dunno. Meantime I'm just thankful that NASA guy who helped used his experience on submarines for his part in getting them up.   
Subs/earth mines, tight spaces. My X who is an engineer is simply stunned and sees this as a major plus for miners world over. He's keeping me updated with the Spanish, he speaks Sp and Portugese, thank gawd.

It is so weird seeing that capsule coming from ABOVE, it gives me the creeps.
Thnks skdadl about the rocks, not sammiches, LOL. it's like watching the apollo guys eh?
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Re: Trapped Chilean miners
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2010, 12:44:26 AM »
It's amazing to watch the capsule arrive underground. It really does look like a birth.

I can't last much longer. The Guardian earlier said that the plan was to take out a couple of the strongest first (so they could give intel), but then to take out the weakest before everyone else. So that may be the shift they're making now.

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« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2010, 12:45:54 AM »
I'm watching it on CBC Newsworld. I just learned that the man behind the drilling of the rescue hole is from Houston, so there's a lot of American expertise being used, therefore the American flag in the background I saw earlier. NASA is involved in prepping the men below for survival in these kinds of instances.

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Re: Trapped Chilean miners
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2010, 12:52:34 AM »
There goes Juan. Really, y'know, it's hard to watch this and not think of birthin' babies.

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« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2010, 01:01:58 AM »
There goes the alarm, nother birth! I can't believe I could be renting in Chile right now for the same amount here, except gets loads of advantages!
It is like 20 minutes between contractions  :o
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Re: Trapped Chilean miners
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2010, 01:06:14 AM »
He's not up yet -- I don't know what the alarm signifies. Guinny does not like it.

I think the blonde is wife of El Presidente. Good teeth, eh?

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Re: Trapped Chilean miners
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2010, 01:09:03 AM »
There he is! Through that tiny hole!

Bless those engineers. Does the world need them or what.

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« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2010, 01:12:44 AM »
G'nite kids, with that last rescue I just had the worse premo.
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Re: Trapped Chilean miners
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2010, 06:49:01 AM »
Ninth miner is coming up.

ETA: Mario! He's up. Embraces wife, then goes down on his knees and prays a bit.
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