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. Slayer

    World Painted Blood: best album or greatest album?

    September 17, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. tom

    wow, a 2 sentence story

    September 17, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brett Favre's fan (a.k.a. ybs)

      Grammatically, it's a one sentence story! But we got the gist!

      September 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Stephen Hawking knows more than you

    If nobody went to church, would the miners die?

    September 17, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anne

      No more than if they went to church. The same people would still be digging them out.

      September 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. d junior

    I know if i was in that situation i would never work in a mine again. They need to hurry and get them out so they can go home and get their peter wet lmao

    September 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kilmoturtles

    It would be a wonderful thing if God does exist. I guess nobody can say he truly does or does not. If you think realistically, then there is 99.9% he does not exist.
    I have always had trouble believing in god; and then on day the twin towers came down. A priest was helping the survivors when a chunk of the building came down and crushed him. God sure does have an interesting way of working.
    Then there was a story of 4 firefighters that lived. They found safety under the 3rd floor staircase of tower #2. They praise God for saving them. Now they are stuck with the guilt of believing Angels from God watched over them.. while all that died must have been sinners of some sort.
    Then there are the terrorists. They actually believe they are doing the work of god. They truly believe the U.S was eveil and they are holy. These terrorists were brain washed. Do people believe they are spending eternity in hell because they truly believed we were evil and they are following their god?
    When will the world realize that we are all alone and we have to make it on our own.
    I am not a follower of religion, but I do try to live my life right and treat people with respect. Am I going to hell because I try to treat people fairly and with respect?
    Sometimes I just think we are all still animals and have a long ways to go until we are truly human.

    September 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anne

      Truly human, I think there are many people that are there. Whenever we put aside our own needs and wants fand think about and help others and our planet, those people have made it. For others they still have a ways to go.

      September 17, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      I actually think it'd be a horrible thing if God exists, because then everything wrong in the world would ostensibly be part of his plan.

      Science flies you to the moon.
      Religion flies you into a building.

      September 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      I have the same feeling of "Sometimes I just think we are all still animals and have a long ways to go until we are truly human." And we are DANGER animals...

      September 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. redplanet

    There is nothing more evil than ignorance when intelligence is possible. To shut down the light of knowledge and impose the force of darkness via mythology and belief in gods that look like their creators and are duly worshipped by those who care nothing for the truth is a crime against humanity. Truly the dark ages are upon us when gods are created and worshipped. You say, "God is the loving father." There is medicine available for delusions like this. Go watch a Carl Sagan video and learn. Appreciate your intelligence instead of mocking it with gods you create and talk about like they are real.

    September 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Edward

    To those trapped underground and those working on the surface to save them... excellent work. Just excellent work. My hat is off to all of them.

    September 17, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. mixedapproach

    I wonder if any relationships were established down in the dark ? Like being on a sub...For those of you not familiar with a submarine, its long hard and full of seman.

    September 17, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Stephen Hawking knows more than you

    An Islamist terrorist is rewarded 72 black eyed virgins if he blows himself up. What's the reward for saving the trapped miners?

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

      *Islamic.

      September 17, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Eric

    There is no GOD. but miracle. Wish them all the best!!

    September 17, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mixedapproach

    Relgion truly is a mental illness

    September 17, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. DC

    Thank you men and women for trying to get those men out! I hope you succeed soon.

    September 17, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      I agree!

      September 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Kathy

    Hang in there guys!!! The whole world is with you in thoughts and prayers!!!! STAY STRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

    September 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Andrew

    Responding to Angela's comment (below).... Have you read the Bibile? The story of Abraham being tested by God by offering his son as a sacrifice.... Just before the sacafice takes place God says not to do it, since Abraham had proven his loyalty and belief in God by going that far.

    There is your answer Angela.

    Angela wrote...

    John, you cannot be serious. It frightens me how many people believe that God would have anything to do with something so horrible. Would you ever – for any reason, for any lesson, for any test – put your children through that? Pretty sure this had nothing to do with an act of God.

    September 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dj

    NO MATTER HOW MANY OF YOU, ROGER, THAT DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD, GOD STILL LOVES YOU NO MATTER WHAT U SAY OR HOW ANGERILY U TRY TO MAKE HIM, GOD, IRREVELANT N NON-EXISTANT. MAYBE SOMEDAY U WILL FIND YOURSELVES IN A SITUATION, LIKE THE THIEVES ON THE CROSS DID, AND YOUR EYES MAY BE OPENED ENOUGH TO REALIZE WHAT FOOLS U HAVE BEEN. BUT GOD STILL LOVES EACH N EVERYONE OF YOU NON-BELIEVERS, AND U ARE ONLY HERE TODAY TO COMMENT ON THIS STORY BECAUSE GOD GAVE U HIS BREATH SO U CAN HAVE LIFE. WHEN YOUR DAYS ARE ENDED, YOUR BREATH WILL BE GONE BACK TO THE GOD WHO ALLOWED U TO BE HERE ON THIS PLANET. YOU ARE ALL STILL HIS CHILDREN N HE LOVES EACH ONE DEARLY. YOU MAY WRITE BIG TOUGH ANTI GOD WORDS BEHIND A SCREEN, BUT GOD SEES U AND KNOWS WHAT U R THINKING N WHAT IS IN YOUR HEART. YOU WILL STAND BEFORE HIM ON JUDGEMENT DAY AND RECIEVE THE SENTENCE OF DEATH BY BURNING IN FIRE. YOU WILL NOT BE DEAD. YOU WILL BE VERY MUCH ALIVE AND FEEL THE HEAT N PAIN OF BURNING FOR CHOOSING TO NOT FOLLOW GOD BUT INSTEAD TRYING TO PROVE HE DOESN'T EXIST JUST AS SATAN DECIEVED A THIRD OF THE ANGELS TO NOT TRUST IN GOD. YOU WILL NOT BE ALONE AS YOU HEAR THE CRYING, WAILING, GNASHING OF TEETH N FEEL THAT SLOW BURNING FLAME WORKING IT'S WAY UP YOUR HOPELESS BODY N SOUL. ONLY THEN WILL U BELIEVE THERE IS A GOD BECAUSE HE WILL PERSONALLY HAND YOU YOUR DEATH SENTENCE AND THERE WILL BE NO COURT TO ASK FOR ANOTHER TRIAL. YOUR LIFE WILL END WITH THE SMELLS OF THOUSANDS OF BURNING FLESH WITH SOUNDS OF CRYING N WAILING. YOU WILL BEG GOD TO NOT TURN HIS BACK ON YOU, BUT HE HAS GIVEN U A LIFETIME OF CHANCES AND SINCE U CLAIM NOT TO KNOW HIM, GOD WILL NOT KNOW U EITHER BECAUSE U HAVE EVIL IN U AND CHOSE SATANS LIES TO LIVE YOUR LIFE BY. THEN U WILL REMEMBER THIS DAY N THE DENIAL YOU WROTE ON A BLOG ABOUT HIM N HOW MANY REACHED OUT TO U TO GIVE U ETERNAL LIFE WITH GOD. MAYBE THE MIRACLE IN THIS MINE ACCIDENT WAS A CATALYST TO GIVE U NON-BELIEVERS A CHANCE TO LISTEN N LEARN N GIVE YOUR LIVES N HEARTS TO GOD. MAYBE GOD IS USING THIS BLOG TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE. DJ

    September 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • God

      Son what the hell are you talking about, I never said any of that. You are one insignificant grain of sand laying on thousands of miles of beach, do you really think I care about how you feel or what you do with your life?

      September 17, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jane Doe

      I'm creating you a LOLCAT award: Words... I haz them and OMGZ CAPITAL LETTERZ MEAN IM SUPER SRS!!! LOLZ ROFL

      September 17, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh geez...

      Wait a minute – he loves me, but will banish me to burn in hell for eternity? Do you guys ever realize how silly this nonsense is?

      September 17, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • NoOneYouKnow

      So he forgives us indefinitely throughout our lifetimes, but he stops once we die? That sounds like a pretty insensitive god to me!

      September 17, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • GuerillaGorilla

      So I will be dead, but alive; be given a death sentence, but never die; but I will die, and not be dead... Make up your mind... Am I going to die or not?! Jeesh...

      September 17, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
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