The mine rescue

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The mine rescue
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Wed, 10-13-2010 - 8:03am

Is anyone watching the ongoing mine rescue in Chili? Did you see them take the first guy out? Can you even begin to imagine spending that much time trapped underground? What are your thoughts about all this? Chili Mine Rescue

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Wed, 10-13-2010 - 11:55am

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Wed, 10-13-2010 - 11:47am

I have been watching it...late last night then this morning with hubs.

The main thing I've been thinking about this whole thing is how well this whole thing has been handled by the Chileans. There was no panic. They stood back and assessed, got basic survival supplies to the miners, then came up with a plan to rescue them. I think the whole capsule idea is genius! And how they methodically decided the most fit should come out first (to test the rescue) and only then bring up the weaker, less healthy guys.

I've gotten the impression from what I've read that the guys below the surface were much less anxious and hysterical than those above. They had each other, and they had basic survival items, food, water...and they were delivered letters and so forth. The families have been bickering among each other and dealing with distant relatives trying to get in on the action, etc.

It's a very intriguing story I'm anxious to read more about as the men are interviewed.

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Wed, 10-13-2010 - 10:55am

And what if you were one of the rescuers that went down to get them back up?

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Wed, 10-13-2010 - 10:34am
The more I watch the more I get anxious for them! Can you imagine being number 32 or 33??

I wonder if any of them will ever work in a mine again.

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Wed, 10-13-2010 - 10:20am

I would be anxious!

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Wed, 10-13-2010 - 9:00am
I wonder if anxiety is building for those still down there as they are rescued one by one? What a nightmare!

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Wed, 10-13-2010 - 8:54am

I can't even imagine..

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