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Blog entry by Roger Clark aka Rex posted 1368 days ago 937 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We are half a world away (some more) from a mining tragedy in New Zealand where the whole country is in distress about the welfare of the trapped miners. Let us give our support to the people of that nation and let them know that we are there for them in this time of need.

The agony of families of 29 men trapped underground after an explosion at a New Zealand mine is set to continue as delays plague the rescue effort.

Toxic gas levels have kept rescuers out, and a test shaft is being drilled through 150m (500 feet) of rock.
Rescuers say they have “no idea” how long it might take to reach the men, but they insist they remain positive about finding them alive.

The missing workers, aged from 17 to 62, include 24 New Zealanders, two Australians, two Britons and a South African.

Please join with me in your prayers and include that a successful outcome is found.

Thank you.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.



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BarbS

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#1 posted 1368 days ago

LJ’s peteg is originally from the town where this has happened, and posted about it. Yes, thoughts are with the miners and families in these dark days. Thanks Roger for reminding us.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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patron

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#2 posted 1368 days ago

prayer’s for them
and the family’s

after chile
all hopes are alive

thank’s roger

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 1368 days ago

That’s a fine and thoughtful statement, Roger. We will be sure to do that. I don’t pay much attention to news programs so I wasn’t aware of this. Thanks.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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jack1

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#4 posted 1368 days ago

Hopefully they too will make it. Thanks for the blog.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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RonPeters

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#5 posted 1367 days ago

Oh man, that is really sad news. Kind of like those Chilean miners…underground for months!

I think I’d be too claustrophobic to work the mines.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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wseand

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#6 posted 1367 days ago

These miners put their lives on the line every time they go down there. I will keep them in my thoughts and hope for a safe outcome for them and their loved ones.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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