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Title: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: dbeechum on October 12, 2010, 09:44:27 PM
Looks like they're getting out of the ground today and tomorrow.

Who wants to be the last one in the hole?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2010/oct/12/chilean-miners-rescue-live-coverage
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: tschmidlin on October 12, 2010, 10:04:07 PM
From what I've heard, it's more like "who doesn't want to be the last one in the hole".  I think they'd all like to make sure everyone else gets out first.  Shouldn't be long now, but it's supposed to take up to 48 hours to get all of them out.  I can only imagine . . .
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: capozzoli on October 12, 2010, 10:18:08 PM
Awesome that they are all still alive but the smell must be ta awful.

Bet they cant wait to get out and take a long hot shower, hug their families and then have a big plate of Chilean sea bass.
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: EHall on October 12, 2010, 10:29:32 PM
they said that it takes 20m for the capsule to decend but 40m to accend.. that times 34 ( a Dr went down to give them a once-over and see who needs to go first) they also showed somewhere what their 1st meal out of the ground would be... didn't look to much solid food, not very appetizing either.
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: euge on October 12, 2010, 11:09:25 PM
Hopefully they'll all be out by the time I get home. Then a multitude of pints will be raised (regardless).

Actually it'll probably be well into tomorrow by the time they are all out.
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: bluesman on October 13, 2010, 01:40:13 AM
Incredible...they'll be telling their stories for years to come.

Hope all goes as planned.
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: Hokerer on October 13, 2010, 02:04:13 AM
My bet is that the last one up will be the one that's got both the wife and mistress waiting topside
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: boulderbrewer on October 13, 2010, 02:44:54 AM
Weren't they sending that Sea Bass down the tube for them to eat while they waited?  ;)
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: tubercle on October 13, 2010, 02:52:42 AM
My bet is that the last one up will be the one that's got both the wife and mistress waiting topside

 My very thought...Mrs. Tubercle and I were discussing this last night as we were watching the news. Poor bastard.

 I can't believe they are all alive after this though. Raising a pint and wising them well.

 Going to raise "2" pints for poor bastard.

Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: capozzoli on October 13, 2010, 03:08:36 AM
I guess the first guy is about to come up. His daughter is standing by the tube waiting. Ill bet that ride up is a long 20 mins.

Ever been down in a mine, yikes, I wouldn't want to spend one night down there. Were they without lights for a while?
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: tom on October 13, 2010, 03:15:54 AM
For 69 days. And how long before we knew they were even alive?
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: rabid_dingo on October 13, 2010, 03:27:19 AM
I had heard that the 1st one out would be strongest and most physically fit, to make sure the the tube and capsule
were in working order and to be able to react to any unforeseen need. Either way, Cheers to them!
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: tschmidlin on October 13, 2010, 05:37:38 AM
It was 17 days before they knew they were alive, surviving on 2 days worth of rations.  It's not some cramped space down there though, they had a lot of room.  One of them was running 5 miles a day.  3 rescuers are in, 3 miners are out.  Amazing. :)
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: euge on October 13, 2010, 05:53:20 AM
Incredible...they'll be telling their stories for years to come.

Hope all goes as planned.

Evidently they've all "sworn a vow of silence" concerning what happened down there. God only knows they could have been eating each other before they were discovered.

I'm finishing up that first pint! Woohoo get'em all out!
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: theDarkSide on October 13, 2010, 12:16:54 PM
Evidently they've all "sworn a vow of silence" concerning what happened down there. God only knows they could have been eating each other before they were discovered.

What happens in the hole, stays in the hole.

Glad to hear some good news about these stories for a change.

Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: weithman5 on October 13, 2010, 01:55:39 PM
My bet is that the last one up will be the one that's got both the wife and mistress waiting topside

this happened to a guy on my submarine.  returned from sea, both standing on the pier.  we escorted one in to the wardroom while the guy ran topside through the engine room hatch.  he told the one on the pier he had duty that night and would call her the next day.  then ran below decks to explain the same thing to the girl in the wardroom.  they never met and did not see him at the same time. ;)
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: Hokerer on October 13, 2010, 03:08:58 PM
My bet is that the last one up will be the one that's got both the wife and mistress waiting topside

this happened to a guy on my submarine.  returned from sea, both standing on the pier.  we escorted one in to the wardroom while the guy ran topside through the engine room hatch.  he told the one on the pier he had duty that night and would call her the next day.  then ran below decks to explain the same thing to the girl in the wardroom.  they never met and did not see him at the same time. ;)

Looks like #21 to be rescued is "da man".
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: 1vertical on October 13, 2010, 06:37:26 PM
Worked 5 years @ underground mining. What is striking to me is the fact that
this was a successful endeavor. Often times in the past you know these kinds of things
did not turn out favorably.  Cheers to them hoist, glug, glug, glug..... ;)
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: euge on October 14, 2010, 12:47:11 AM
They're bringing out the last miner! Woohoo! Go Chile!

Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: euge on October 14, 2010, 12:57:44 AM
He's out!

Cheers Salud!
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: The Professor on October 14, 2010, 02:32:11 AM
Cheers to them...and the rescue effort, which was done  in nearly half the predicted time frame.
Quite an effort, and I'm glad it had a happy ending.  Like 1vertical said, these things don't usually have a good outcome.
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: tschmidlin on October 14, 2010, 05:51:00 AM
Yay!  ;D
That's really good news, glad to have a nice story in the news instead of the usual who-killed-who stories.  :-\
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: bluesman on October 14, 2010, 12:17:27 PM
Yay!  ;D
That's really good news, glad to have a nice story in the news instead of the usual who-killed-who stories.  :-\

+1

Great news!

I actually watched them pull the last miner out last night...very emotional moment.
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: theDarkSide on October 14, 2010, 12:35:45 PM
Some of the best stuff on TV last night.  As long as you muted the stupid commentators.
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: a10t2 on October 14, 2010, 02:35:48 PM
Some of the best stuff on TV last night.  As long as you muted the stupid commentators.

Were they Chilean? They probably went nuts once they finally achieved their GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: theDarkSide on October 14, 2010, 02:46:32 PM

Were they Chilean? They probably went nuts once they finally achieved their GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!

No...it was the CNN and Foxnews anchors...too much makeup and too much talking out their asses.  I enjoyed watching the Chilean people getting all excited about the rescue, hugging each other, and singing their national anthem.  And having the President and First Lady there, and looking like they really wanted to be there was something else too.

Funniest moment of the night was when the translator translated the guy laughing.  Apparently "Ha Ha Ha" in Spanish is "Ha Ha Ha" in English.
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: dbeechum on October 14, 2010, 04:47:52 PM
Is it just me or was President Pinera there for every miner being pulled from the ground? I swear every time I saw one of them coming up he was there to greet them.

Made me think two things:

1) Damn that's bad ass and the right thing to have done.
2) I think the political landscape in this country has become such over the past 20 years that any President, regardless of party, would be given the business by the opposition if they weren't there for the event ("doesn't he care! look how heartless he is") or if he was ("doesn't he have the job of running the country? He can't be wasting time out there like this!")

Bah, regardless, I can't believe how smoothly this went. Also, things like this reinforce the need to invest money in things like NASA because they often serve as good will ambassadors well beyond the whole space thing. (which the nerd in me thinks is bad ass anyways.)
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: euge on October 14, 2010, 05:12:34 PM
I thought his smile looked a little forced from time to time, which was to be expected. LOL But was astounded with the verve they displayed singing their anthem.
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: hopfenundmalz on October 14, 2010, 05:26:49 PM
The first rescue guy who was last out, has "large attachments".

(That is a term used by David Hobbs when talking of the courage shown by certain F1 drivers during races.)
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: Kit B on October 14, 2010, 07:47:38 PM
I was hearing on a news outlet that one of the miners has been doing this job for 3 decades & has been trapped underground on at least 3 occasions...
Wouldn't you start looking for different work?
Hell...I'd consider just about any other option, after the first cave-in.
 
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: tschmidlin on October 14, 2010, 07:50:49 PM
I heard another had been on the job for only 4 days . . .  :-\

Hopefully they can all find other lines of work giving motivational speeches about overcoming adversity :)
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: euge on October 14, 2010, 07:55:09 PM
A very long shift. I wonder if they'll get paid for the entire time down there.
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: tschmidlin on October 14, 2010, 08:00:22 PM
With overtime :)
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: Kit B on October 14, 2010, 08:09:57 PM
Is that time-and-a-half, or double-time?
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: tubercle on October 14, 2010, 08:15:22 PM
Two questions:

 1. What were they mining? I understand the mine will be completely closed now.

 2. What happened to my friend Poor Bastard? Did his girl friend or wife meet him? Surely not both.
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: theDarkSide on October 14, 2010, 08:29:56 PM
Two questions:

 1. What were they mining? I understand the mine will be completely closed now.

   Gold and Copper

 2. What happened to my friend Poor Bastard? Did his girl friend or wife meet him? Surely not both.

   The girlfriend showed up.  He had already left the wife before the cave in.
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: Hokerer on October 14, 2010, 08:30:03 PM
2. What happened to my friend Poor Bastard? Did his girl friend or wife meet him? Surely not both.

not sure I would have come up for either of them...

(http://www.brinkleys.org/users/tsl/Files/MIFEMISTRESS.JPG)
Title: Re: Raise a Pint of Something
Post by: tschmidlin on October 14, 2010, 08:58:23 PM
I'm guessing none of these guys will have trouble upgrading their girlfriends or wives if they want to . . .