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I watched the first two on live TV last night. What an experience. It reminded me of watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. A bunch of waiting while watching mundane equipment, but what anticipation! This was truly the most exciting TV I've seen in a very long time.

All the best for the final 22.

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In the newspaper this morning, they wrote about possible problems that the miners could face. Several were understandable - lack of vitamin D, skin fungus, etc. A couple, however, seemed a bit far-fetched to me - problems after experiencing higher-than-normal gravitational pull, and the possibility of getting "the bends" as they were pulled to the surface.

Can these actually occur within just a half-mile of the earth's surface, if you are not in water?!?!?!
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ClintonMagus,

I agree that decompression sickness seems a bit far-fetched, since the mine is not pressurized. Decompression sickness (or "caisson disease") used to occur in "sandhogs" who worked in underwater "caissons" that were highly pressurized in order to keep the water out.

Any problems due to changes in gravitational pull sound like nonsense to me.

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13 up now. TV time-fillers notwithstanding, this is a very exciting achievement.
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Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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Very exciting!

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I wonder- is the miner who's wife and mistress found out about each other due to this disaster going to come up last? Or just stay down there and have them keep sending him sandwiches?
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On 2010-10-13 14:09, EsnRedshirt wrote:
I wonder- is the miner who's wife and mistress found out about each other due to this disaster going to come up last? Or just stay down there and have them keep sending him sandwiches?


You will probably have to check out the gossip papers for that info. I just hope and pray they are all in decent condition both emotionaly and physcialy.
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I think it is great they are getting 'em out. I love Chile and the people there.

I'm not sure about underground bends but I would think that clotting etc could be a problem. Just a note, you don't need deep water for the bends. My old ship, the USS Simon Lake (Balducci, go look it up) had the only decompression chamber in the region so we got the people if they were civilians or military, unfortunately many died and others were physically damaged for life. What interested me is we had a Navy Diver who had the bends from a very long period in 12 feet of water. I don't understand it all but it is a serious problem when it exist.
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22 up 11 to go. Fantastic progress!
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
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The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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It does seem to be going more quickly.
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I heard that once rescued, none of them will be allowed to go to the bar across the street for a celebration. Because they're all miners (minors). Smile

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See what happens when a company can't handle the situation and hires people who can? If this happened in Minnesota they would still be getting FEMA into position and deciding who would be a good spokesperson.

Here is the question...when the miner gets out and see's his wife and his girlfriend which does he hug first?
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Just watched the clip of the guy with the wife and mistress come up. The mistress was there but the wife boycotted!
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Mistresses like tube time more than wives.

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If this happened in California they would have had to file an enviromental impact statement prior to drilling the escape tunnel. If it happened in New Orleans the miners would have looted the mine and the press would have tried to pump water into the shaft. If it happened in New York they would have claimed that the shaft was part of the underground railroad and that it was where jazz was created. If it happened in Pennsylvania the people would have checked to see if the miners could see their shadow when they came out. If it happened in Texas the populace would have found out there were no little girls trapped in the mine and gone home.
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VIVA CHILE!

33 MINERS SAVED !


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Yes! Viva Chile!

I have to go back to Chile again.
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And if it happened in Washington DC, Congress would vote to spend a few more trillion on war, cut taxes for the rich, and steadfastly uphold the freedom to make unsafe mine shafts.
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I had chili dogs for dinner in their honor!
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