September 17th, 2010
02:10 PM ET

'Bore hole' reaches trapped miners in Chile

A bore hole reached 33 trapped Chilean miners Friday, officials said, but it must be widened before miners can squeeze through - a process that should take a few weeks.

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  1. Alex

    no, liberalism – last bastion of the moronic

    religion is the last basion for the ignorant, like you

    September 17, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mike

    Well at last, the trick now is how to widen, and not have the area where the 33 are filled with fall in. Somehow, the drill has to not only widen, but also bring upwards all material that can be brought up.

    September 17, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RBIE

    For CHRIST sake !!!! You people are sooo stupid. Leave it alone. By the way Christ DID exist just as sure as Abe Lincoln Or Obama Or yourselfs...

    September 17, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen Hawking knows more than you

      Don't forget Methuselah, who allgedly lived 969 years.

      September 17, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. d junior

    ppl crying about things that happen in their lives that went wrong. Everyone has to suffer sometime in life. Do you think god wanted those things to happen to his one and only son jesus christ. I dont think so jesus walked the earth sin free and perfect. But he had to suffer and die for us. So im willing to give my life for him now and not suffer and burn later for not believing in him.

    September 17, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. lordpet

    I'm not sure why people are so impressed with God. If He is really running the show, I think He is doing a really Bad Job of it. You'd think He could at least tamp down on all the slaughter that is committed in His name.

    September 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Damien

      According to the bible, the devil has some control of the earth right now, Jesus confirmed this when he didn't refute the devil when he said he controls all the riches and kings in the world. Religion often times is astray from the true purpose of god. Do you believe that if god was never a part of our culture we wouldn't still wage war?

      September 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Science

    More education = less religion = more peace = a better life for all. People need to wake up a realize that truly believeing in "god" is the best way to ruin your life. Live happily, love all, and "heaven will be your before you meet your end". Don't waste your time because this is the only life you get, there is nothing after this.

    September 17, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rose

      Agreed.

      September 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Carlos

    Put a fire hose in the new bore hole, turn it on, and the problem could be solved much cheaper more quickly

    September 17, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Alex

    religion is the root cause of all hatred in the world and the single greatest scam ever perpetrated on mankind

    September 17, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen Hawking knows more than you

      Infidel!!!

      September 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Damien

      So if we removed god, we wouldn't fight wars over land, oil, or other resources? People wouldn't murder each other for personal gain? You mean if we just give up god, everything that is wrong with the world will be right again? We are making that shift, proof of it is in the comments on this board. Do you see the world getting better? Or maybe I misunderstood your statement: "religion is the root cause of all hatred in the world and the single greatest scam ever perpetrated on mankind"

      September 17, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Damien

      I suppose I should have started by asking if this was aimed at religion, as it states, or god and the belief of a higher power..

      September 17, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sammy

    Theres no such thing as God, its all luck.

    September 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen Hawking knows more than you

      In other words, the universe created itself? Hmm, where have I heard that before...

      September 17, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. RBIE

    Mankinds greed and lust for SIN is the cause of all hatred in the world and the single greatest scam ever perpetrated on its self!!

    September 17, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Steven Brown

    Maybe they can extract the skinny ones now and the fat ones later, after the hole is widened.

    September 17, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buddy43

      Maybe the skinny ones can eat the fat ones.

      September 17, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Buddy43

    God exists and he has a very weird sense of humour

    September 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. morgans

    God? Really? He got the miners in this situation? Maybe, just maybe it was the mining company that did a half ass job of looking out for the safety of it's employees.....duh.

    September 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. LDopa

    I can see how many of you don't care at all about those miners; at least, not as much as you care about bashing each other like angry little children.

    It's a shame that so many people seem to be incapable of appreciating the courage and heroism of these miners, their familes, and the rescue workers.

    September 17, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Dave

    John, you need Jesus.

    September 17, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rose

      Dave. Get a life. If John does not want to believe in 'god' That is his problem. Be open minded. When have YOU seen your God? This is science, not a religious matter.

      September 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
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