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    Rescue drill reaches trapped miners!

    Rescue operations proper could commence in 2 weeks, at the latest, and perhaps even sooner than that. This is much sooner than the circa-Christmas predictions being thrown around not long after this happened.

    Rescue drill reaches 33 trapped Chilean miners - CNN.com



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    Re: Rescue drill reaches trapped miners!

    Using explosives to get out. Wow. I know there isnt much else you but man that is scary. I hope they all get out safe and sound.



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    Re: Rescue drill reaches trapped miners!

    Miners have greeted the 1st rescuer, 2041 feet underground.
    MSNBC (cable ch. 63)



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    Re: Rescue drill reaches trapped miners!

    First miner is coming up now.


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    Re: Rescue drill reaches trapped miners!

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCaptain View Post
    First miner is coming up now.
    First guy is out.

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    Re: Rescue drill reaches trapped miners!

    He didn't look too skinny.. they must feed them good down there



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    Re: Rescue drill reaches trapped miners!

    Does anybody know how they decided in what order guys are going to be rescued? Do miners with children get priority? Or is it all completely random?



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    Re: Rescue drill reaches trapped miners!

    I think they said the 1st miner that came up got to be 1st because his brother was also trapped down there with him.



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    Re: Rescue drill reaches trapped miners!

    They just said the one that was in the best shape went first to test how difficult it would be riding up



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    Re: Rescue drill reaches trapped miners!

    Quote Originally Posted by shagcarpetjesus View Post
    Does anybody know how they decided in what order guys are going to be rescued? Do miners with children get priority? Or is it all completely random?
    Over the past 68 days, they had one hell of a Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament.


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    Re: Rescue drill reaches trapped miners!

    I heard through a talk show that "many" of these miners will have some explaining to do when they get out. Evidently "many" of them had a mistress. So the family and the mistress have come face to face.



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    Re: Rescue drill reaches trapped miners!

    Quote Originally Posted by kcclones View Post
    They just said the one that was in the best shape went first to test how difficult it would be riding up
    This. A couple of the fittest first in case anything goes wrong. Then those who will likely need medical attention. Then the remaining miners and then the rescuers.

    Larry King is now muttering through coverage.



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    Re: Rescue drill reaches trapped miners!

    Quote Originally Posted by IceCyIce View Post
    I heard through a talk show that "many" of these miners will have some explaining to do when they get out. Evidently "many" of them had a mistress. So the family and the mistress have come face to face.
    I know this happens everywhere, but I could not believe how prevalent in costa rica and even more so in nicaragua (way less developed, all around just nastier than the relatively americanized CR) when I went on a medical mission trip down there last year. Almost everyone had STDs that just mysteriously popped up during 'committed' relationships.



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    Re: Rescue drill reaches trapped miners!

    Quote Originally Posted by IceCyIce View Post
    I heard through a talk show that "many" of these miners will have some explaining to do when they get out. Evidently "many" of them had a mistress. So the family and the mistress have come face to face.
    So, these guys are the ones saying, "No, you go first."


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    Re: Rescue drill reaches trapped miners!

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneChris View Post
    This. A couple of the fittest first in case anything goes wrong. Then those who will likely need medical attention. Then the remaining miners and then the rescuers.

    Larry King is now muttering through coverage.
    Don't have a link for it offhand, but apparently there has been some jockying among the miners to be the last man out. They want to have the 'Guiness' world record for longest time trapped underground.



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