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Post by Arkanay on Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:39 am

You probably heard about the 33 men stuck in a mine in Chile.

They´ve been there for over a month and a half. There is a small hole where the outside can pass supplies and items to the trapped miners, but it´s not big enough for them to come out.

Several plans to free them haven´t been successful, or even put through, specially due to being too risky because the caves can collapse and kill the miners.


If I´m not mistaken, they´re drilling a new entrance that will take a few months to be complete.


This means the miners will be trapped in the caves for a long time. At least support teams can send them goods through the small tunnel.
Before they were discovered, they were simply eating a mouthful of fish and water a day.


What do you guys think about this? What are your opinions or comments?

Must be a pretty intense situation, where you can contact and send materials, but not really get to them.

Hopefully everything will turn out well.
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Post by Trick on Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:40 am

It is a uneasy situation to be in, but I think all will go well IMO.
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Re: Miners in Chile

Post by Vektrix on Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:42 am

They have PSP's now, so they can at least entertain themselves.

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Post by Aletrius on Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:42 am

The fact that they have been there so long simply highlights the economic and technological disparities between Chile and the developed nations. If that had happened in the US, for example, you would expect them to have already been rescued by now.

Very interesting and revealing.
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Post by Trick on Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:43 am

Vektrix wrote:They have PSP's now, so they can at least entertain themselves.

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Re: Miners in Chile

Post by Arkanay on Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:44 am

Vektrix wrote:They have PSP's now, so they can at least entertain themselves.

Lolol, could be worse. Razz



Thomas, that sure gives one something to think about.
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Post by Aletrius on Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:47 am

Arkanay wrote:
Vektrix wrote:They have PSP's now, so they can at least entertain themselves.

Lolol, could be worse. Razz



Thomas, that sure gives one something to think about.

Indeed it does. It is events like this that highlight the difference more than anything else, quite often.
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Post by Vektrix on Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:15 am

I know this is not particularly on topic, but might be a sign of the difference.

Haiti had an Earthquake - the international community drops everything.
Chile had an Earthquake that was stronger a few weeks later and hardly anyone bats an eyelid.
Chile has 33 miners trapped in a mine and the world is on the edge of it's seat.

Not sure what this means, I just observed it.

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Post by Aletrius on Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:19 am

Vektrix wrote:I know this is not particularly on topic, but might be a sign of the difference.

Haiti had an Earthquake - the international community drops everything.
Chile had an Earthquake that was stronger a few weeks later and hardly anyone bats an eyelid.
Chile has 33 miners trapped in a mine and the world is on the edge of it's seat.

Not sure what this means, I just observed it.

That's the media for you.
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Re: Miners in Chile

Post by Arkanay on Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:21 am

I'm not a fan of the media :/

Some of them tend to exagerate and shape truth at their will in order to make more money.
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Post by Aletrius on Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:23 am

Arkanay wrote:I'm not a fan of the media :/

Some of them tend to exagerate and shape truth at their will in order to make more money.

It's all biased. In reality there is little difference between Free Media and State Media; they are both just as biased in reality.
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Re: Miners in Chile

Post by Arkanay on Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:07 am

They're coming out Cheers

Good to see this thing didn't turn out as bad as it could have been.
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Post by Aletrius on Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:33 am

I honestly don't understand why the BBC has made such a big story about this. It really isn't that major.
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Post by bmpalmann on Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:35 am

I'm glad they're getting those poor guys out, I've been really surprised that they've kept their spirits up

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Re: Miners in Chile

Post by Aletrius on Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:37 am

bmpalmann wrote:I'm glad they're getting those poor guys out, I've been really surprised that they've kept their spirits up

But what have they done to keep their spirits up? Unsure
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Re: Miners in Chile

Post by Arkanay on Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:41 am

Thomas1134 wrote:
bmpalmann wrote:I'm glad they're getting those poor guys out, I've been really surprised that they've kept their spirits up

But what have they done to keep their spirits up? Unsure

Played psp Razz


In all seriousness, I heard they had special plans to occupy their days and were always followed by specialists.
Like with exercising sets, talking with doctors, limited contact with the family so they wouldn't go crazy, etc.
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Post by Aletrius on Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:43 am

I still don't understand the need to turn a relatively minor event into a massive story, as the BBC has.
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Post by Arkanay on Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:45 am

Thomas1134 wrote:I still don't understand the need to turn a relatively minor event into a massive story, as the BBC has.

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Post by Aletrius on Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:49 am

Except it is costing the BBC millions of pounds to have the team there - they have more personnel in Chile for this story than all the other major news channels combined.
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Re: Miners in Chile

Post by Shardna on Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:57 am

15 miners have been rescued so far! Hooray! *Claps*
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Post by Andeavor on Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:59 am

The media runs after every story that attracts advertisers to fund their channels, papers and what-have-you's. When the earthquake happened in Chile, the press didn't cover it as much because that same story was told in Haiti already, and there was more political drama attached to it.

And YAY for the miners. Did they all survive?

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Post by Shadow on Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:59 am

I am surprised at how risiliant the miners have proven themselves to be. Good for them.
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Re: Miners in Chile

Post by bmpalmann on Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:00 am

I think they're all safe and sound Very Happy

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Post by Shadow on Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:02 am

Yes they are, i wonder what the psycological effect will be on them.
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Post by Shardna on Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:04 am

16 miners have been rescused so far! Yay! No bad news yet!
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