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67 Responses to BBC Is Live-Video Streaming Chilean Miner Rescue

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2010 at 9:14 pm
    Link: BBC Is Live-Video Streaming Chilean Miner Rescue - As of this post, they`ve rescued two miners. Only 31 to go. (Watch them) collect them all! Let`s watch and comment...
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    CadillacJack Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2010 at 9:19 pm
    Lets get it.. way to go
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    TheLoneLoner Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2010 at 9:19 pm
    Let`s not, and say we did.
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2010 at 9:21 pm
    Thanks!
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    tridirk Male 50-59
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    October 12, 2010 at 9:24 pm
    That`s an awesome thing to watch! Thanks for posting. Congratulations to the rescued miners, their families and to all of those that have come together to bring them up to the surface.

    It`s truly a great day!
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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    October 12, 2010 at 9:33 pm
    by the time it loads all the miners will be out :( i wanna see :(
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    Yeah this is crazy!
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    comrade_b Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    truly fascinating!
  9. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    Imagine what the hell must be going on with those poor guys, emotionally. They thought they were dead, their families thought they were dead for the first 20 days or so. And what, some 70 days spent underground in total. And now getting the chance to hold their wives, their children again? Can`t wait to read some of the books that come out of this.

    Human ingenuity and compassion overcoming adversity. This is what life is all about. Epic story.
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
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    October 12, 2010 at 9:57 pm
    Thanks for the post. I don`t watch TV so haven`t seen any coverage of this "made for TV event". I worked in two different mines when I was a young man (about three years, total) and this brings back a lot of memories.
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    October 12, 2010 at 9:59 pm
    President Pinyata :-)
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    Gleeballs Female 18-29
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    October 12, 2010 at 10:36 pm
    why didnt they send them down cameras to document their feelings / experience? wouldnt that have been kind of entertaining and worth millions when they got out?!
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2010 at 10:36 pm
    damn
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    ZacWasHere Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2010 at 10:42 pm
    They`ve been interviewing my Dad all day today here in Australia, in regards to his rescue with the Beaconsfield Gold Mine Incident, even had a few reporters trying to interview me :P
    The technology has improved greatly since then, I`m very happy to see such positive results in such a short time-frame :D
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
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    October 12, 2010 at 11:17 pm
    That`s pretty cool. I feel bad for the BBC guy that has to do commentary to fill the time between each miner getting pulled out. Hope it all turns out well.
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    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    I wonder if they got overtime...
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    October 12, 2010 at 11:35 pm
    I think we should celebrate each back in the light with a beer.

    Here`s to Florencio Avalos, Mario Sepulveda, Juan Illanes, Carlos Mamani,Jimmy Sanchez, Osman Araya, Jose Ojeda, Claudio Yanez, Mario Gomez, Alex Vega, Jorge Galleguillos, Edison Pena, Carlos Barrios, Victor Zamora, Victor Segovia, Daniel Herrera, Omar Reygadas, Esteban Rojas, Pablo Rojas, Dario Segovia, Yonni Barrios, Samuel Avalos, Carlos Bugueno, Jose Henriquez, Renan Avalos, Claudio Acuna, Franklin Lobos, Richard Villarroel, Juan Aguilar, Raul Bustos, Pedro Cortez, Ariel Ticona, and most especially Luis Urzua.

    Hang in there dudes.
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    0Sigma0 Female 30-39
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    October 12, 2010 at 11:56 pm
    I watched until CNN coverage went to the BBC and then I had to turn it off. Their commentary is just absolutely idiotic. They just talk and talk and talk and talk... about nothing. "There are lights... lighting the area..."
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    0Sigma0 Female 30-39
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    October 12, 2010 at 11:58 pm
    Gleeballs? Seriously? They have had cameras down there all along, they even continually switch to the camera down below that is with the miners and shows them being loaded into the capsule before they begin their journey up.
    Smh...
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2010 at 12:01 am
    A true triumph of engineering and science to get these men back. A modern-day miracle. It`s especially heartening to see all the world`s nations rallying round to help the few - engineers from Canada, the US, the UK, France, the winch itself is from Germany. Not not mention the vast fortitude of the Chileans themselves (Bravo to you guys), and of the government of Chile to make sure these guys got back to their families. Keep reeling `em in, boys.
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    0Sigma0 Female 30-39
    525 posts
    October 13, 2010 at 12:03 am
    From MSNBC: They are being offered endorsement deals on everything from beer to sex/herbal products. Also, they made an agreement to never talk about the first 17 days they were trapped. And they have all been offered $20,000 for their first interview, more than they make in a year.
    So happy for them.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2010 at 12:10 am
    I watched until CNN coverage went to the BBC and then I had to turn it off. Their commentary is just absolutely idiotic. They just talk and talk and talk and talk... about nothing. "There are lights... lighting the area..."
    Interesting Sigma. How would you suggest they cover 33 hours of one man after another coming out of the earth, one every hour? I`d be delighted to hear how`d you`d liven things up. Maybe a small stand-up comedy routine? A mud-wrestling match between the miners` wives while they`re waiting? Or maybe a "Chilean Miners Got Talent", whereby viewers vote on who should be the next one out. Sorry this wasn`t entertaining enough for you.
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    0Sigma0 Female 30-39
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    October 13, 2010 at 12:34 am
    Wow davymid. Sorry someone had an alternative point of view from yourself. I shall try to only post davymid-approved comments from now on. So sorry. How dare I think that the news reporters were absurd going into detail about trivial things such as lights while miners were being rescued. I mean, the lights were lighting and everything. So glad you got so much snark out of your system on me though. Have a great night.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2010 at 12:43 am
    So glad you got so much snark out of your system on me though. Have a great night.
    Sorry if I caused offence Sigma, just how I roll. I don`t do "snarky" though. On the other hand, I do "capricious" very well. Could be my middle name.

    Anyways, back on topic. What about them miners!
  25. Profile photo of k-two
    k-two Male 40-49
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    October 13, 2010 at 12:45 am
    davymid: "A true triumph of engineering and science to get these men back."

    Yes, once again.

    "A modern-day miracle."

    Hardly - the rescue device, a "Dahlbusch Bomb", has been developed in 1955 and since then been used successfully all over the world, e.g. in Lengede, Germany, back in 1963 to rescue 11 miners after more than two weeks.

    Even the media coverage was similar. More than 500 reporters gathered in Lengede for live coverage on radio as well as press reports and TV recordings - before the two of us were even born.

    I`ll have a drink on all the supporters as soon as the last man is out.
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 1:06 am
    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!

    hey did y`all hear about that one miner, who was cheating? and his gf and wife both showed up to support him? i lol`d
  27. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 2:33 am
    stop drating flaming IAB
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    ulfnir Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2010 at 2:36 am
    I`m just glad they`re all going to be ok.
  29. Profile photo of RVIsh
    RVIsh Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 4:13 am
    @k-two
    You have a particularly narrow grasp of what `modern` is. What, it has to have happened in the last decade to be considered modern? The 60`s spawned birth control and GPS, but when perfectly good technology developed over 20 years ago that still works fine is antiquated? What was that thing they said back in the ancient 70`S? If it ain`t broke, don`t fix it?
  30. Profile photo of Lizzy_girl
    Lizzy_girl Female 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 4:25 am
    Ahhh, I hope they make it out okay!
  31. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2010 at 4:33 am
    The endorsement deals are cool and all, but I think it`s sick that the company that employs them is not going to pay them for the time they spent trapped in that companies mine.

    Shameful.
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    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    October 13, 2010 at 4:58 am
    I just watched the tenth guy come out, it was awesome. It`s amazing what`s gone on and I`m so happy that it`s working. :D
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 5:21 am
    This happened in my area about 6 or so years ago.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    October 13, 2010 at 5:35 am
    "The endorsement deals are cool and all, but I think it`s sick that the company that employs them is not going to pay them for the time they spent trapped in that companies mine."

    Weren`t there fights over who would receive the paychecks while there were down there? I thought they were getting paid.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2010 at 5:39 am
    @Rick:

    Those were to determine who was getting the next regular paycheck.

    Kinda like if you quit your job, you got 1 more check comin`, but the company won`t give it to your wife. Has to be you.

    That`s what was happening.
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    Gentle-Tramp Male 13-17
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    October 13, 2010 at 5:45 am
    im really glad for them =D
  37. Profile photo of k-two
    k-two Male 40-49
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    October 13, 2010 at 5:47 am
    @RVIsh: Though in my profession technology is mostly outdated after a few years, I am aware that "modern-day" may refer to a historical epoch starting in the 15th century or to everything since we climbed down the trees as well.

    However, I am not considering this excellent piece of hard work or the world`s emphatic reaction to it a "miracle", as both can be explained rationally. And as I mentioned, there are plenty of precedences for what`s going on, except for the duration of these men`s captivity.

    YMMV
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    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2010 at 5:53 am
    It`s all very mainstream now this miners thing. I prefered them when they were more underground.
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 5:57 am
    "It`s all very mainstream now this miners thing. I prefered them when they were more underground."

    Funniest comment on IAB of 2010
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    Krowley Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2010 at 6:23 am
    "It`s all very mainstream now this miners thing. I prefered them when they were more underground."

    Can we get a rimshot?
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    DeathToLems Female 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 6:35 am
    handsompod = bringer of lolz
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    jaysunn Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2010 at 6:50 am
    @Krowley
    http://instantrimshot.com/
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    PopsySoku Female 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 6:52 am
    How long were they under there?
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    ishkabibbles Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 7:08 am
    They were under there a couple months, like 14 weeks or something like that
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    citizen_kane Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 7:10 am
    who cares?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 13, 2010 at 7:20 am
    down there something like 68 days?
    nice to see some good news in the news
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 7:41 am
    14!

    This is absolutely incredible!
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 8:21 am
    They`ve been down there over 2 months!?
    Their bosses are gonna be out a fortune in overtime!


    (I think I stole that joke of some show but who cares?)
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 8:25 am
    Davymid`s first 2 comments made me feel all warm and cuddly inside.

    Now I really want to hear Michael Jackson`s "Heal the World"...
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 8:28 am
    "I think we should celebrate each back in the light with a beer. "

    I like this idea, except I think its unfair to dedicate just one beer to 33 people, the deserve a beer each, 33 in total. I`m off to pay tribute :-D
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    Norris Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 8:48 am
    can they throw the 16 back in? i missed it :(


    lol ;p
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    SmokyMcPott Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 9:48 am
    the bbc is relly delving the depths with this one. Badoom tish! I`m here all night folks!
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    steve41high Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 10:37 am
    collect all 33 miners and win a bonus miner
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    Trumple07 Male 13-17
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    October 13, 2010 at 12:01 pm
    Why did the number of miners rescued go from 19 to 18 D: did they lose one?
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    bobhub600 Male 13-17
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    October 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    Woo 20 Miners!
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    canusuck Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    This has been very uplifting to watch this today. At the worst of times we finally show our true colours.

    Also, would love Cigar Guy to be around for every picture from this with his crazy eyes-good times.
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    October 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    21
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    October 13, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    reporter`s repeating himself :D gotta love live!
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    HWNS08 Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    Can`t imagine being in their position, being trapped underground for that long of a time, not sure if you`ll live or die. Then coming up to the surface seeing loved ones. This kind of thing makes me so joyous to see.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    October 13, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    I was watching this in class today. I did a lot less coursework but it`s really interesting.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    Im glad they are rescuing them this soon, at first they thought it was going to happen some time around December
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 5:23 pm
    i was watching this on the news earlier today, such an emotional piece of news, so glad their finally getting out :)
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 13, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    They are doing it much faster than anticipated!
  64. Profile photo of vorpalsword
    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    All of them were rescued when I came back from school, woot!
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    ohplease Male 50-59
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    October 13, 2010 at 9:32 pm
    and the six engineers that went down to facilitate the rescue, "...hey guys! hey um guys? woohoo, anyone up there? don`t forget about us...."
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    Aeladil Female 18-29
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    October 13, 2010 at 10:49 pm
    Absolutely astounding. I watched most of the rescue, had to get a few hours sleep of course! Each time they brought another miner up was like the first time and yes, I misted up a bit. Such a touching, happy, joyful story - so thankful they made it out ok.
    This is one case where I hope they milk it for all it`s worth. These 33 men deserve compensation - as much of it as they can get. To survive 17 days before being found, and the next 2 months without going insane is just truly inspiring.
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    kaycubed Male 30-39
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    October 15, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    I hear they are being offered book deals for their trials... I went downtown today and survived- where`s my million bucks!?!?

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