Thursday, October 14, 2010

The shall be first. Congratulations to a group of 33 miners that persevered against all odds.

The last miner to be rescued, Luis Urzua, who is credited with organizing the miners to ration food and save themselves, gestures next to Chilean President Sebastian Pinera (r.) at the end of the rescue operation at San Jose mine in Copiapo Wednesday.

There are many responsible for this incredible victory against all odds, including the USA NASA.  But, none are more important than the men and their families which keep hope alive.

Saved: 39 Out of 33 (click here)

October 13, 2010 11:43 PM

We're live as the final rescuer, Manuel Gonzalez, emerges from the mine. He was the first of six rescuers down and the last out -- in a round trip that lasted just over 24 hours. The live feed from the bottom of the mine showed Gonzalez taking a well-deserved bow before re-mounting the capsule -- and heading for fresh air. Then, moments ago, Chilean Minister of Mines Laurence Golborne tweeted: "Last rescuer up. Now we can say: the rescuers, together with all the country, rescued our 33 miners in 70 days. We did it!"

Driest Place - Atacama Desert, Chile (click here)
Even the Driest Place on Earth has Water
These incredibly dry mountains see an average of less than .004 inches/.01cm of rain per year. Many times this area will go without rainfall at all for years. Some places in the Atacama Desert have not had rainfall for over 400 years....

...It is projected that at one time during the day on Wednesday, (click here)  the Chile miners rescue topic was being searched to the point where it was receiving 4 million page views per minute.  Early reports are estimated that the overall news topic boosted average daily internet traffic by as much as 20% for Wednesday....

Employees of a small Pennsylvania drilling company too remote to have cable television have found themselves at the center of the world's biggest news story.

...Workers at Center Rock Inc. of Berlin, Pa., (click here) are taking occasional breaks to watch as 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for weeks are brought to the surface through a hole their company helped drill.
Center Rock also pitched in during a similar rescue to free nine miners trapped underground for more than three days in 2002 in the flooded Quecreek Mine not far from Berlin.
Sixty-one-year-old Tom Foy was one of those miners. He has worked for Center Rock for nearly five years and says his "kids won't let me go back" to mining.
A team from Center Rock arrived back from Chile on Tuesday after monitoring the drilling of the rescue shaft.

What follows "Starve the Beast?" What follows is Kill the Beast.

...Banks foreclosed on 102,134 properties in September, (click title to entry - thank you) the first single month above the century mark, RealtyTrac said. There were 347,420 total foreclosure filings in September, 3 percent higher than August and 1 percent higher than a year earlier....

Where in the world, other than the USA, is homeownership a cornerstone to democracy?

Companies that manufacture in other countries with different forms of government are dictating the market place in the USA with abandon.  Homeownership is not possible at minimum wage and no one will put their children through college on that depraved income either.

The American 'know how' is being exploited by Wall Street.  The exploitation is being facilitated by a corrupt GOP 'on the take.' 

Get real, people.  Please.

The GOP has destroyed the American Dream, robbed the USA Treasury and left the Middle Class diminished and demoralized in its wake.  The victory of an inept Senator in Massachusetts last year was coveted as a potential place for majority rule to be convened in 2010.  For that reason the Senate campaigns were awarded huge amounts of money to propagate lies in a populous environment.

Most of the Senate races are taking shape to their final stride to the polls in November.  Now, that the opposition to the GOP are holding their ground and bringing Americans back from the brink, the sorry Wall Street party is turning their funding to the House races as they were believed it to be a 'shoe in' to victory. 

Not so.  More and more the GOP is looking less like Americans and more like 'Capitalists Only' club.  I sincerely hope there will be reason that comes to bear in the 2010 elections.  I can't believe Ameicans have surrendered to a manipulated reality while the 'real world' drains their hopes dry. 

Conservative group, flush with funds, turns to House  (click here)
By Dan Eggen

Washington Post Staff Writer

Thursday, October 14, 2010
...American Crossroads and its nonprofit affiliate, Crossroads GPS, will join two other Republican-friendly groups in a "House surge strategy," spending up to $50 million in competitive districts over the next three weeks, officials said. The Crossroads groups will also expand their spending in Senate races....

The US Chamber of Commerce has no credibility as it toys with facts and preys on the electorate fears of making a poor decision which would cause greater hardship.  They prey on a naive electorate and do not seek to pursue 'the truth.'  Who side are they on?  Certainly not the Middle Class.

Chamber Ad Preys On PA Voters With Misleading Statistics (click here)

October 13, 2010 9:12 am ET

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's advertisement attacking Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA) over Pennsylvania's unemployment numbers is horribly misleading at best, preying on Pennsylvania voters' vulnerability due to a difficult economic climate. No doubt residents of the northwestern Pennsylvania counties like Mercer, Erie and Crawford — which the ad singles out — are feeling the effects of a high unemployment rate and Bush-era Republican policies that exploded the federal deficit. But the ad is wrong in its suggestion that there have been no signs of recovery in those counties. In fact, since the Recovery Act began to take effect, the unemployment rate in all three of those counties has gone down....

The GOP has only one fact working in their favor.  They lie well.