Chilean Miners

Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Gina B, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. Gina B

    Gina B
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2000
    Messages:
    16,944
    Likes Received:
    1
    Anyone else watching this?
    It's so neat to watch them coming out alive and looking so much healthier than expected!
    We started watching it last night and it's the first thing I had to turn on this morning.
    I don't cry too easy, but the tears are definitely flowing from time to time as each one is reunited with loved ones and sunlight!
     
  2. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O.
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,833
    Likes Received:
    114
    MUCH better television viewing than 90% of what else is showing right now. :applause: :applause:

    Thank You, Jesus, for their rescue. I pray for those men who were lost that they will now see a need for the rescue of their souls. I hope they will give God the ultimate glory for their rescue.
     
  3. PamelaK

    PamelaK
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2005
    Messages:
    3,504
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just watched the 16th miner's rescue and his reunion with his mother. I definitely cried! I echo Scarlett's prayer.
     
  4. tinytim

    tinytim
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/tim2.jpg>

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Messages:
    11,250
    Likes Received:
    0
    Been watching on and off ,as I have been going to and fro, while running in and out on errands!

    Thank God for this rescue.
     
  5. Steven2006

    Steven2006
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    2,065
    Likes Received:
    0
    I watched the first one come out last night. His wife and small boy were there, pretty incredible.
     
  6. Gina B

    Gina B
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2000
    Messages:
    16,944
    Likes Received:
    1
    Next one coming out...they're confused as to whether he's engaged or renewing his vows!
     
  7. Jim1999

    Jim1999
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/Jim1999.jpg>

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    15,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    I thought it was interesting that they were debating down there about who would be last to go up........they all wanted to be last.......Amusing.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  8. Steven2006

    Steven2006
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    2,065
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am assuming it is, and hopefully so because of their concern and love for their friends welfare. Not to be in some kind of record book.
     
  9. Berean

    Berean
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    817
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'm sure there will be a long line of lawyers tomorrow if they are not already there
     
  10. billwald

    billwald
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2000
    Messages:
    11,414
    Likes Received:
    0
    Are they being paid straight time or OT for their time underground?
     
  11. Salty

    Salty
    Expand Collapse
    20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    22,109
    Likes Received:
    219
    They will probably get a bill for the food that was sent down to them:applause:

    Seriously though, one miner is dreading his homecoming - as his girlfriend came to the site - and as I understand - so did his wife! :tonofbricks:
     
  12. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    20,242
    Likes Received:
    2
    ...
    By sad contrast, Obama stayed far away from the Gulf during the BP spill, as if to deny it, and made only a few brief appearances later.
    Sadder still is what happens in China, where miners are routinely left for dead after mines collapse — a big reason more than 2,000 parish in such accidents each year.
    "Lucky people who were born in Chile. ... If it was us, we would definitely have been buried alive and died," a Chinese wrote on the Internet, as quoted by the Christian Science Monitor.
    Pinera is different. He focused on avoiding conflict and laying blame while the rescue was still on. He took accountability himself by firing incompetent inspectors on his own side, but didn't condemn business or shut down an entire industry, as Obama did with his Gulf moratorium, only now being lifted.
    Pinera worked with local officials instead of bickering with them or throwing up bureaucratic obstacles because they belonged to the wrong party. Sadly, that's what Obama did with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who had to take matters into his own hands in building berms when Louisiana's coast was threatened by the April spill.
    Chileans, by contrast, said the crisis united them as never before. That takes leadership, and it comes about only because Pinera believes in openness, free markets, transparency and putting himself last.
    That, along with the bravery of the miners, the effectiveness of the tools and the remarkable organizational skills that were brought to bear, turned a horrible tragedy into perhaps the greatest rescue operation in history.



    http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=550307&p=2
     
  13. rbell

    rbell
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    11,103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Kudos to the Chileans. What a cause for celebration!

    I'm still amazed at the technological acheivement of rescuing these guys. Amazing.

    Even more so--they did it ahead of schedule. If this were the US, we'd still be holding hearings as to who had jurisdiction to dig down to the fellas.


    Oh, and there's lots of lessons to be learned from one sub-plot: Apparently, the shift supervisor was the hero in the story. He carefully rationed food early on before contact had been made--and he planned and organized 12-hour work shifts during the entrapment. Apparently the shift super is the unquestioned leader in mining operations there. Good thing. It was only fitting that he be the last miner to be brought up.

    I'm fully convinced that by keeping the miners busy, on task, and focused on a goal, he saved their lives (or at least their sanity).

    It proves how God wired us to work--and when we don't, bad things happen.
    It also proves that in a crisis, decisive leadership may be the difference between triumph and tragedy.
     
  14. SaggyWoman

    SaggyWoman
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2000
    Messages:
    17,933
    Likes Received:
    8
    Hallelujah!
     
  15. Gina B

    Gina B
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2000
    Messages:
    16,944
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'm not as nice as that one wife was. I definitely would not have stepped aside and stayed away and allowed the girlfriend there. I'd have been right there waiting to shove him back down the shaft...

    It sounds like he wasn't the only one to have both a wife and a girlfriend show up, but he was the only one brain-damaged enough to request both of them be there to greet him!
     
  16. rbell

    rbell
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    11,103
    Likes Received:
    0
    I give the two-timer a week or so...

    ...then we'll hear a news report about some mysterious lone figure going to the mine site one night, and lowering himself back into the hole.
     
  17. Gina B

    Gina B
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2000
    Messages:
    16,944
    Likes Received:
    1
    Your tag line has never been more appropriate.
     

Share This Page

Loading...