33 miners alive in Chile, but... | The Columbus Dispatch

Chile's president euphorically waved the note, written deep inside a collapsed mine, that his country waited 17 agonizing days to see: "All 33 of us are fine in the shelter," one trapped miner wrote in red letters. Full Story
la_nomada

Columbus, OH

#1 Aug 23, 2010
Has anyone noticed the highly disfunctional map that the dispatch has published in this article? They should have just went ahead and put "amerca" right in the place where Brazil is now... Awesome...

“Time traveler”

Since: Apr 10

At large

#2 Aug 23, 2010
la_nomada wrote:
Has anyone noticed the highly disfunctional map that the dispatch has published in this article? They should have just went ahead and put "amerca" right in the place where Brazil is now... Awesome...
What? What are you trying to say? I see nothing wrong with the map, it informative because most kids and adults probably forgot where Chili is.
Ryan

Höst, Germany

#3 Aug 25, 2010
Government should ensure that it doesn't happen again.
Trevor

France

#4 Aug 26, 2010
I think the ubridled exploitation of natural resources leads to such unfortunate disasters.
Saul

Anonymous Proxy

#5 Aug 26, 2010
I wonder how the company could go in for mining without factoring in such mishaps.
Paulette

Elk Grove, CA

#6 Aug 27, 2010
Those men are amazing! They are still in such good spirits and patient. I wonder if it is a cultural thing or just the integrity of the people involved.

The men in that video remain in high spirits and are getting along and following their crew leader. Amazing. I have a lot of respect for that Chilean people now. Truely amazing spirit!
Right Wing Lunatic

New York, NY

#7 Aug 27, 2010
Trevor wrote:
I think the ubridled exploitation of natural resources leads to such unfortunate disasters.
Maybe so, but considering unemployment in Chile is almost 90 percent, they had to do something!
Right Wing Lunatic

New York, NY

#8 Aug 27, 2010
Saul wrote:
I wonder how the company could go in for mining without factoring in such mishaps.
The mining companies don't take regulations seriously in South America. The miners were just happy to have a job, even though they knew the risks were high. Poverty is rampant in Chile.

“Trying to keep it real”

Since: May 09

World Traveler

#9 Aug 27, 2010
Right Wing Lunatic wrote:
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Maybe so, but considering unemployment in Chile is almost 90 percent, they had to do something!
Dude, do your research!! The unemployment rate is no where close to 90%
Chileno Chilian

Santiago, Chile

#10 Sep 2, 2010
Right Wing Lunatic wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe so, but considering unemployment in Chile is almost 90 percent, they had to do something!
How can you say that Chile has almost 90% unemployment ?!?!?! where did you get this information? If you don´t know Chile sell`s 1/3 of the copper in the world , we have one of the best economy´s in South America. please try to get more information of my Dear Chile and then give your opinion. Do you think that becouse we live in South America we are poor? you are completely wrong.
The accident that happend with trapped miners is awful , but we will rescue them .
The Chilian people never gives up....Never
Right Wing Lunatic

New York, NY

#11 Sep 2, 2010
Chileno Chilian wrote:
<quoted text>
How can you say that Chile has almost 90% unemployment ?!?!?! where did you get this information? If you don´t know Chile sell`s 1/3 of the copper in the world , we have one of the best economy´s in South America. please try to get more information of my Dear Chile and then give your opinion. Do you think that becouse we live in South America we are poor? you are completely wrong.
The accident that happend with trapped miners is awful , but we will rescue them .
The Chilian people never gives up....Never
We have friends there and that figure is according to them.

“Trying to keep it real”

Since: May 09

World Traveler

#12 Sep 3, 2010
Right Wing Lunatic wrote:
<quoted text>
We have friends there and that figure is according to them.
Tell your friends to their research then!! You shouldn't quote figures if you don't know them to be fact!!
gerard

United States

#13 Oct 13, 2010
It looks like this is the first time in your life that you look at a map of the area. Where in the world did you get this map????? wow Brazil is not on the other side of Chile please check your facts. that map is as stupid as Canada and Mexico having a border and forgetting that there is a country (U.S.A.) in the middle.
thank you
gerard

United States

#14 Oct 13, 2010
CMH Rick wrote:
<quoted text>What? What are you trying to say? I see nothing wrong with the map, it informative because most kids and adults probably forgot where Chili is.
Chile and Brazil do not touch each other they are on opposite sides of South America..........
Caitlin Upton

Reynoldsburg, OH

#15 Oct 13, 2010
gerard wrote:
<quoted text> Chile and Brazil do not touch each other they are on opposite sides of South America..........
This is so sad and exactly what I was speaking about. There are so many mapless people in the world desperate for help with geography.
spitfire

Westerville, OH

#16 Oct 13, 2010
God Bless the 33...wow what a fabulous outcome. Hey -- guess what -- their president asked for international help. And he got it! And it was a huge success. No playing politics and crappy games. They came together as a country and won!!!
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#17 Oct 13, 2010
I couldn't help but laugh at the coverage on Fox and CNN last night and all the psychobabble spewing from the mouths of all the experts.

One expert was whining about panic attacks and claustrophobia. The other expert was cautioning about going from a 90 degree temperature to 40 degrees. Still another one was going on and on about how these people would have to be assessed by a triage unit and how a helicopter was standing by.

It was all very amusing.

This is not going to be very apparent to you American people ........ you almost have to have grown up with an ethnic background like I did to understand.

BUT YOU PEOPLE ARE SO, SO, WEAK!

Foreigners may not have our wealth, and perhaps they don't have the luxury of wallowing in self-pity like Oprah-watching, psychobabble-parroting Americans do .......... BUT THEY ARE EMOTIONALLY STRONG PEOPLE!
spitfire

Westerville, OH

#18 Oct 13, 2010
Right you are. Last week Oprah had a couple 30-something female virgins on and she was helping them with a "hook up." Getting them laid.I have zero regard/use for this lard rumped idgit.
Enzyte Bob

Reynoldsburg, OH

#19 Oct 13, 2010
spitfire wrote:
Right you are. Last week Oprah had a couple 30-something female virgins on and she was helping them with a "hook up." Getting them laid.I have zero regard/use for this lard rumped idgit.
I also forgot the other "expert" and his claim that the miners might suffer "post traumatic disorder". LMAO! Is it any wonder all you idiots in this country dope up your kids with ritalin? How can you believe any of these quacks!?!?!?!

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