Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:51 am Post subject: These Miner's...something ain't right
Am I the only one who thinks that there is something a little fishy about these guys and the whole situation? I mean they all look waaaaaaaay too good for having been a half mile under the earth for 70 days. Did they have their own barber down there. I mean they are getting out of that contraption and running around???? The president of the country is getting a ton of milage out of this. Cnn late last night hinted at the fact that el presidente is in the midst of an election bid, and some Chiliean pride aspects in terms of their international status.
I mean we have all seen folks come out of a survival situation. Granted these guys didn't have to resort to cannabalism and they had things sent down to them but come on!! These guys look like they just got off a bus. It's a little too perfect. This reminds me of the Andy Griffith episode when Andy and Helen got trapped in a mine but found their way out. Once they found out how much the town rallied to save them, they crawled back into the mine so Aint B, Ottis, Gomer, and Barney could feel like they accomplished something.
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Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:13 pm Post subject:
They probably had more things sent down to them in this situation than they would be able to afford in real life, so they were like, [CENSORED] it... let's order lights, razor blades, fresh water, etc...
Mining is a pretty shitty job anyway, I would imagine the miners were already pretty tough and they spend long periods of time in the mine anyway as part of their normal job routine. I was listening to coverage on NPR last night, and they had the BBC feed on, and this story just completely dominated the station.
Another telling detail: mining is 20% of Chile's total commercial output. For a story this big one would think someone would call shenanigans if there was something fishy going on, especially with international help.
As Juvenal once pointed out all the populace cares about in the end is bread and circus games anyway. If people can make a buck off this I don't see it as that big of a deal. It certainly sold a lot of media advertising. So did Hurricane Katrina.
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