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    Re: Chile miners rescue: President's popularity soars

    Quote Originally Posted by Jarmax View Post
    Congratulations to the miners on their rescue and well done to all the rescuers (whatever their nationality) for a job well done. However, amid all the rejoicing we should not lose sight of the fact that these miners were betrayed. In the first place, by the mine's owners and second by their own government which failed to regulate the company properly.
    This isn't something regulation could have prevented, **** happens, especially underground.
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    Re: Chile miners rescue: President's popularity soars

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    This isn't something regulation could have prevented, **** happens, especially underground.
    Actually it could have. One thing that could have gotten these minors out way earlier would be if it had a second exit tunnel. It didn't. Which something regulations could have made mandatory.
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    Re: Chile miners rescue: President's popularity soars

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Actually it could have. One thing that could have gotten these minors out way earlier would be if it had a second exit tunnel. It didn't. Which something regulations could have made mandatory.
    Well, looking into it further, more regulations wouldn't have made a difference, the company already ignored the ones on place, proper enforcement of regulations would have made the difference.
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    Re: Chile miners rescue: President's popularity soars

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Well, looking into it further, more regulations wouldn't have made a difference, the company already ignored the ones on place, proper enforcement of regulations would have made the difference.
    Hmm... that sure sounds familiar.

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    Re: Chile miners rescue: President's popularity soars

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Well, looking into it further, more regulations wouldn't have made a difference, the company already ignored the ones on place, proper enforcement of regulations would have made the difference.
    Oh it is the companies fault, but better inspecting of said regulations would have helped the situation.
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    Re: Chile miners rescue: President's popularity soars

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    But I thought governments can't do anything right.
    You were quite right.

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    Re: Chile miners rescue: President's popularity soars

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    But I thought governments can't do anything right.
    Uh, it was a private company that devised and executed the plan that got them out.

    If we waited for the government to do it, we'd still be filling out the "necessary paperwork" and creating an economic stimulus to pay for it.

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    Re: Chile miners rescue: President's popularity soars

    I remember thinking, as I watched the Chilean president personally greet each miner as they emerged, that I couldn't think of a president in our nation's history that would have hung around for nearly a day and a half and personally greeted each miner as they were brought to the surface. And I remember thinking that was sad.

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    Re: Chile miners rescue: President's popularity soars

    I stopped my 10 yr old son from doing his homework last night, and we watched as the last of the 33 miners was brought up. History in the making is best shared .

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    Re: Chile miners rescue: President's popularity soars

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I remember thinking, as I watched the Chilean president personally greet each miner as they emerged, that I couldn't think of a president in our nation's history that would have hung around for nearly a day and a half and personally greeted each miner as they were brought to the surface. And I remember thinking that was sad.
    Then again, there's not much else going on in Chile. They have earthquakes every few years. A few mudslides every now and then. Some bankruptcy issues. But not much else going on. It's the Iowa of Latin America.
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