Thai cave rescue


Hoid
#1
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/thailan...es-2018-07-06/

Former navy seal dies of anoxea after delivering oxygen to trapped kids. Could not make it back.

I do not see how a group of mostly non swimmer's are going to be able to get out of there.

I have read a couple of things on this and they are truly ****ed.
 
Jinentonix
#2
Cave diving is definitely NOT for the inexperienced diver. More divers have died in caves than in open water. I was thinking they might just work on keeping them supplied until the water level drops but I think it's the rainy season there right now so that's not likely an option.
 
spaminator
#3
playing soccer in a cave is not recommended.
 
Hoof Hearted
+1
#4
I read that the kids in the cave could hear children playing and animal noises. Perhaps they are close to the surface and they can possibly drill down to get them?
 
Danbones
#6
Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole, also known as The Big Carnival, is a 1951 American film noir[2] starring Kirk Douglas as a cynical, disgraced reporter who stops at nothing to try to regain a job on a major newspaper. The film co-stars Jan Sterling and features Robert Arthur and Porter Hall.[3]


Plot
Chuck Tatum (Kirk Douglas) is a fiercely ambitious, self-centered, wisecracking, down-on-his-luck reporter who has worked his way down the ladder. He has come west to New Mexico from New York City, along the way having been fired from eleven newspapers for libel, adultery, and heavy drinking, among other charges. Now that his car has broken down and he is broke, Tatum talks his way into a reporting job for the Albuquerque Sun-Bulletin, a paper of little consequence.

Tatum stays sober and works there uneventfully for a year. Then while unhappily on assignment to cover a rattlesnake hunt, he learns about Leo Minosa (Richard Benedict), a local man who has become trapped in a cave collapse while gathering ancient Indian artifacts.

Sensing a golden opportunity, Tatum manipulates the rescue effort, convincing an unscrupulous sheriff to pressure the construction contractor charged with the rescue into drilling from above, rather than the quicker method of shoring up the existing passages, so that Tatum can prolong his own stay on the front pages of newspapers nationwide.

Lorraine (Jan Sterling), the victim's wife, goes along with the reporter's scheme. She is eager to leave Leo and their struggling business, a combination trading post and restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Thanks to the publicity Tatum generates, she experiences a financial windfall, particularly from thousands of tourists who come to witness the rescue.

Herbie Cook (Robert Arthur), the newspaper's young photographer, slowly loses his idealism as he follows Tatum's lead and envisions himself selling pictures to Look or Life. The editor of the Albuquerque Sun-Bulletin tries to talk some sense into his employees, but Tatum quits on the spot, having sold the exclusive rights to his copy to a New York editor for $1000 per day and, more importantly, his old job back.

Thousands flock to the town. The rescue site literally becomes a carnival, with rides, entertainment, songs about Leo, even games of chance. Tatum begins drinking again. He takes up with Lorraine and is greeted heroically by the crowd each time he returns from visiting poor Leo in the cave.

After five days of drilling, the party atmosphere ends abruptly. Upon learning that Leo is fading fast, Tatum sends a news flash, saying that Leo will now be rescued by shoring up the cave walls. But when he speaks to the contractor, he learns that the vibration from drilling has made this impossible.

Tatum has mistreated Lorraine once too often as well, and she stabs him with a pair of scissors. Tatum gets the local priest, and takes him into the cave to administer Last Rites. Leo dies.

Tatum has neglected to send copy to the New York editor, and is fired. He calls the editor and tries to confess to killing Leo by delaying the rescue, but the editor hangs up on him. Tatum barely reaches his old office in Albuquerque. He enters calling for publisher Boot (Porter Hall). As Boot walks out of his office to deal with him, Tatum offers to work for nothing, saying that he's a 1000-dollar a day newspaperman. But before he can say any more to Boot, Tatum falls dead on to the floor.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ace_in...ole_(1951_film)
 
Curious Cdn
+3
#8  Top Rated Post
Amazing story! Good ending (mostly). Remember the Thai Navy diver who died in the attempt.
 
Walter
+2
#9
Everybody is out of the cave. Great news.
 
Hoid
+1
#10
Amazing story. These divers are real heroes.
 
bill barilko
+1
#11
Now Thai authorities are left to manage the crowds of tourist idiots attracted by the cave's notoriety-and don't kid yourself they'll be coming after the monsoon.
 
Johnnny
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

Now Thai authorities are left to manage the crowds of tourist idiots attracted by the cave's notoriety-and don't kid yourself they'll be coming after the monsoon.

5 bucks
 
petros
+1
#13
A happy ending.
 
Johnnny
+2
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/thailan...es-2018-07-06/

Former navy seal dies of anoxea after delivering oxygen to trapped kids. Could not make it back.

I do not see how a group of mostly non swimmer's are going to be able to get out of there.

I have read a couple of things on this and they are truly ****ed.

Truly ****ed?

You have either no faith or no brain, believe in the determination of people kind
Last edited by Johnnny; Jul 10th, 2018 at 12:00 PM..
 
Walter
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Johnnny View Post

Truly ****ed?

You have either no faith or no brain, believe in the determination of people kind

Hoid = Avro =Troll
 
bill barilko
#16
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‘Narcissist’ Musk berated for pushing ‘impractical’ mini-sub on Thai cave rescuers

Elon Musk is being ridiculed online for his highly-publicized attempts to help rescue the trapped Thai boys in a music-playing mini-submarine – which local authorities deemed “impractical.”

Thai Navy SEALs have just completed the monumental three-day rescue mission to guide 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach to safety from deep inside a water-filled, winding cave. However, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk appears to be getting a chunk of the praise for the rescue mission – without actually contributing to the efforts.

https://www.rt.com/usa/432480-elon-m...ailand-rescue/
 
Hoid
+1
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Hoid = Avro =Troll

Walter setting the white nationalist party line as usual
 
Walter
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

[youtube]cRcm8fFqRLU[/youtube]

‘Narcissist’ Musk berated for pushing ‘impractical’ mini-sub on Thai cave rescuers

Elon Musk is being ridiculed online for his highly-publicized attempts to help rescue the trapped Thai boys in a music-playing mini-submarine – which local authorities deemed “impractical.”

Thai Navy SEALs have just completed the monumental three-day rescue mission to guide 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach to safety from deep inside a water-filled, winding cave. However, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk appears to be getting a chunk of the praise for the rescue mission – without actually contributing to the efforts.

https://www.rt.com/usa/432480-elon-m...ailand-rescue/

Russia hates capitalism.
 
Torch light
+1
#19
So now all the boys with their coach have been rescued .. and it is wonderful such cooperation of many people from all over the world .. so there is some kindness left among people and some humane feeling and work.
 
Hoid
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Russia hates capitalism.

Trump loves Russia
 
taxslave
#21
[QUOTE=Hoid;2636983][url]https://www.cbsnews.com/news/thailand-cave-rescue-former-thai-navy-seal-dead-today-lack-of-oxygen-authorities-2018-07-06/[/

Shitty thing to happen to a diver
Last edited by taxslave; Jul 10th, 2018 at 09:04 PM..
 
spaminator
#22
Australian medic, last to leave Thai cave, loses dad shortly after
Associated Press
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Published:
July 11, 2018
Updated:
July 11, 2018 7:34 AM EDT
Police man guard a junction for an ambulance believed to be carrying one of the rescued boys from the flooded cave, in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Monday, July 9, 2018.Vincent Thian / AP
The last member of the rescue team to leave the Thai cave, Australian doctor Richard Harris, has lost his father.
Harris’s boss Andrew Peace says in a statement the father had died shortly after the last of the 13 soccer team members was freed from the cave.
Peace says: “This is clearly a time of grief for the Harris family, magnified by the physical and emotional demands of being part of this week’s highly complex and ultimately successful rescue operation.”
Pearce says the anesthetist and experienced cave diver would return to his home in Adelaide city soon. Harris played a part in deciding the order in which the 13 were freed.
Pearce did not say how the father had died and asked for the family’s privacy to be respected.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/aus...-shortly-after
 
spaminator
#23
Thai cave rescue to be made into 'inspirational' film
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Published:
July 11, 2018
Updated:
July 11, 2018 1:48 PM EDT
Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn (C) and mission team celebrate after a press conference at a makeshift press centre in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 11, 2018. (Ye Aung Thu/Getty Images)
One day after the 12 Thai boys and their coach were rescued from a flooded cave, it’s been revealed the miraculous incident will be made into an “inspirational” film!
Michael Scott, the CEO and co-founder of Pure Flix, lives in Thailand and has been at the scene for several days, taking notes for the upcoming movie.
“The bravery and heroism I’ve witnessed is incredibly inspiring, so, yes, this will be a movie for us,” Scott told The Hollywood Reporter.
As RadarOnline.com readers know, the 12 Thai soccer teens were exploring a remote cave with their 25-year-old coach on June 23 when suddenly heavy rains began to fall, trapping them inside. Family members quickly alerted authorities of their disappearance after they didn’t return home in a few days. Volunteer divers then found them inside the cave and launched a rescue mission which lasted about two weeks and included divers, engineers, police officers, etc.
The boys are now safe in the hospital, receiving treatment after living through such harsh conditions.
Scott told THR that he’s already spoken to several of the 90 volunteer divers, as well as various of the boys’ family members.
“This isn’t just about a movie, it’s about honoring everybody involved, including the soldier who died,” he added, explaining that Sgt. Saman Kunan, the volunteer diver that died in the mission was actually his wife’s friend.
“This was truly a team effort involving Brits, Aussies, Americans and Thais, and the divers told us incredibly stories,” Scott said. “They had less than five meters’ visibility, fought harsh currents and used a buddy system of two divers for each boy rescued. It was a monumental effort.”
The film will be made by the save production team that released God’s Not Dead and Little Women. It will carry a budget of $30 million to $60 million and will be filmed in Thailand.
http://radaronline.com/exclusives/20...made-into-film
http://torontosun.com/entertainment/...irational-film
 
spaminator
+1
#24
Elon Musk’s 'pedo' tweet about Thai cave rescuer and other flame wars may make Tesla investors wary
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Published:
July 17, 2018
Updated:
July 17, 2018 9:00 AM EDT
In a Thursday, June 14, 2018 file photo, Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Kiichiro Sato / AP
Whether it’s investors betting against his stock or reporters or analysts who ask tough questions, Elon Musk has fought back, often around the clock on Twitter.
In the past few months, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has become a bigger, more snarling presence on social media. But when Musk called a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile in front of 22.2 million Twitter followers Sunday, he may have gone one tweet too far.
The tweet, later deleted, sent investors away from Tesla stock and could expose the temperamental rocket scientist to a libel suit. In the tweets, Musk strayed from a vigorous defence of his companies into personal insult, with no facts to back it up.
“This has nothing to do with defending Tesla,” said Erik Gordon, a business and law professor at the University of Michigan. “This goes over a line where he can’t claim ‘Well, my big sin is that I go too far in defending the company.”‘
In a TV interview, British diver Vern Unsworth criticized Musk and SpaceX engineers for sending a small submarine to help divers rescue the 12 Thai soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave. The submarine was not used. Unsworth called it a “PR stunt” and said it wouldn’t have worked anyway.
Musk responded with a tweet branding Unsworth a “pedo.” In a second tweet, Musk said he bet the claim was true. Unsworth told CNN he is considering legal action.
A Tesla spokeswoman wouldn’t comment on the tweets.
For the first four months of the year, Musk was averaging around 100 tweets per month. But the tweets spiked to about 400 per month starting in May as Musk was under pressure to raise production of the Model 3 lower-priced electric car, which starts at US$35,000.
As the spike occurred, Musk gained thousands of Twitter followers. He has almost half as many as U.S. President Donald Trump, who likewise attacks his critics with relish on Twitter.
Mark Spiegel, an outspoken hedge fund manager who has been betting on Tesla’s stock falling for years, said the tweets are showing Musk’s fans his true personality.
The company, which has had only two profitable quarters, is deep in debt and will have trouble meeting Musk’s prediction of a profit in the second half of this year, Spiegel said.
“It’s all based around this rabid Elon Musk fan base. Once that fan base starts to see what kind of person they’ve been worshipping, they will turn on you on a dime,” he said.
Spiegel likened Musk to Trump, saying the two men have an “amazing amount of personality defects in common.”
Previous comparisons with Trump have angered Musk. This spring, critic Andrew J. Hawkins tweeted that Musk was transforming into a “media-baiting Trump figure screaming irrationally about fake news.”
Musk responded by lashing out at the media for the Trump comparisons, writing: “Why do you think he got elected in the first place? Because no one believes you any more.”
In his defence, Musk posted on Twitter that leaders of the Thai rescue, in which all the boys and their coach were safely extracted, had asked him to build the mini-sub.
Tesla stock fell nearly 3% Monday to $310.10 even though the broader market was up slightly.
Robert Drechsel, who taught media law at the University of Wisconsin, said if he were Tesla’s attorney, he would advise the CEO to stop tweeting.
“You can’t be doing yourself any favour minimally by creating this kind of a distraction, and at worst raising questions about your credibility,” he said. “I’m certain they wish he would be a more cautious tweeter.”
Big investors are in a difficult spot with Tesla, much as they were with Uber and ousted CEO Travis Kalanick, Gordon said. Like Uber, Tesla and SpaceX were built on their founder’s larger-than-life personality. Tesla is worth more than $52 billion, largely on the promise of Musk’s genius.
Until recently, Twitter and Musk’s personality worked well for Tesla. The company said in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it doesn’t need to advertise because it gets so much free media attention.
But Musk’s “pedo” comment and his Twitter skirmishes with analysts, reporters and others will make investors wary, Gordon said.
“It’s very dangerous if you just blurt things out,” he said.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/elo...investors-wary

http://abc.go.com/shows/2020/episode...ph-in-thailand
 
hunterclail1221
+1
#26
I think it was a great rescue operation--one to remember for years.
 

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