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14 October 2010

Posted by DMC on 14 October 2010 in Diary |

Today was one of those rare days when there was universal celebration about a single event. All 33 of the Chilean miners who had been incarcerated half a mile underground for 70 days were safely brought to the surface through a small cylindrical hole that had been drilled down through the solid rock. They survived  17 days, on tiny amounts of food and water,  without any indication at all that the people above knew whether they were alive and where they were located. It was somewhat of a miracle that the surface people guessed right as to their whereabouts  and achieved the drilling to accommodate the escape pod in such a relatively short time. All of the miners appear to be in good spirit and reasonable health so it is somewhat of a miracle.

Basically a day of tidying up loose ends with my secretary before flying off to Thailand.

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