trapped coal miners in Australia

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  1. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    AS you may know we have been witnessing the rescue of these poor blokes over the last few days and we are all very happy to be anticipating their release soon.

    This is on an e-mail currently circulating
    You may have to be Australian to appreciate this.
    It is a true example of our twisted view of things.
    And a possible reason for non-Australians finding us odd. !!

    See attached for 1st picture of trapped miners.
     

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  2. beetlejuice

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    Well I'm glad their safe and I'll bet you dollars to donuts they'll all want a nice hot shower when they finally get out. Mining is a dirty business.
     
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    That looks very familiar, hmmmm that's right, I had a post card of Surfers Paradise at night, sent it to my mother-in-law :blink: :ninja: :D
     

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    But....but...there are so many others!! :rolleyes:

    Oddly reasonable in "Q"land, Understandable ed
     
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    You were at the busy end of surfer"s eh.
     
  6. Longboard

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    @Ed:
    another jealous Limey
    I've got to stop leaving myself so open

    Then again somebody over there gave us Derek and Clive and the Dead Parrot.

    As one vulture said to the other: "I'm tired of waiting. Lets go out and kill something"

    Circling in Sydney
    LOL?
     
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    Yep, twisted sense of humour.

    One of the guys last Saturday asked for a Sat paper, said he quit his job and wanted to look for another. lol.. love it!
     

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    Having said that...

    My many condolences to the family of Larry Knight, the other poor miner who did not make it. :(

    At least some triumph come out of tragedy and Larry's family are graciously delaying his funeral service until the other two are freed.

    Tough buggers, I would not have lasted 12 minutes let alone 12 days down there.

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    There spirits are like my av.... tough little critters.
     
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    Yep,we've got a couple of true blue Aussies trapped down there.Tough as nails.

    I laughed when they said they wanted to be out by Saturday so they could play footy for their local club.

    Our hearts and minds are with them.From all of us West Aussies.:thumb:
     
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    Not just Aussies who's hearts are with them. We go thru that in coal country here in the US also. It's heartbreaking where ever it's happening.

    Pete
     
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    Uh...am I missing something here? All reports I've read say "Gold Mine"! Are you Ozzies on to something that the rest of the world doesn't know about?

    Yea...like what are the chances of that??

    Stoking the ashes in Potbelly, Minor ed
     
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    Yes, it is GOLD mine.... mis-directional header but not to worry.
     
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    Seems like I've seen a few of these over the years. Somehow, even when lives are lost and communities hurt - there is always room to celebrate those that have been saved.

    Well done all.:thumb:
     
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    Great!! They're out!!

    I wonder if anyone remembered to frisk them?

    Jes wonderin, Trusting ed

    Ps....I heard the offers for their story is already up to $1 Mil.
     
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    Well, I am very happy for them !!
     
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    No matter the money, what a hell of a way to earn it. I would not give up 14 hours trapped like they were let alone 14 days/night. :(

    Absolutely. Fantastic stuff.

    Watching the news/reports on it I think each and every one of the rescuers were heroes. The work they did was phenominal.

    Loved one of the explosives experts story last night.

    He said they actually 'practised' blasting at the 300 metre mark above them to see what sort/shape/amount of charge to use to blast the final metre of rock which was 5 times harder than concrete. :ouch: :ouch:

    So once they dropped the first real charge [around the size of a shotgun shell] and immediately got on the communication line with the guys and asked them if they 'felt that' and were they ok. :doubt:

    One of the guys said back: "Oh you big girl, stop mucking around and get into it". ROFL.

    Still they took it cautiously and seriously and got a great result in the end which is all that matters. :thumb:
     
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    While I can only offer condolences in regards to the lost Aussie; what a good job was done to rescue those other two. What unbelievable spirit displayed by those two as well; it's almost hard to believe some of the quips they made! All in all the story is a good testament to Aussie spirit.
     
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