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BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave

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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: keberoxu
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 09:59 PM

I like the English-language attempt
from one of the rescued team members
to the British divers:

"Thank you heavy."


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: keberoxu
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 08:49 PM

...but what is this about KFC ? What's Thai about that?


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: keberoxu
Date: 14 Jul 18 - 11:47 AM

Well, leeneia, the team has to live up to their name.
After all, they are the "Wild Boars,"
not the "Domesticated Bunny Rabbits" . . .

If I can get this link to work,
here is an update from the Bangkok Post.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: vectis
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 08:54 PM

I am so pleased to have been wrong in this case. All of them out and only one death (one too many) is a far better outcome than we could have hoped for. YAY!


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 12:17 PM

I can understand a boys football team exploring and getting lost in a cave,
but how did they get their coach down there...???

Even a minibus would have been far too big...!!!???


Ok, serious - as a mark of respect for the diver who perished saving them,
it would be a real good gesture if at least one of these boys
grows up to join the military diving team...


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 09:59 AM

I haven't heard how they ended up in the cave, but as Steve noted, their coach was with them. I suspect they didn't realize how fast the water was going to rise, or how trapped they'd be when it did.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Iains
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 05:42 AM

They will not be the first or last teens/preteens to do something stupid. But surely it is a cause for celebration that a huge international effort managed an astounding feat to get all the boys out, and also that the brave Thai seal that drowned is mourned for his supreme sacrifice.
Some reports say that to go into an inner cave and mark the wall was a rite of passage. Their attempt was too late in the season and the rains caught them out.
Other reports say the boys were given a strong tranquilizer to prevent panic attacks, prior to their extrication
I suspect the positive outcome of the rescue has given first reaponders a few more techniques to adopt to save further lives.
I wonder if western kids, with a very different lifestyle, would have coped as admirably as these young boys?


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 12 Jul 18 - 05:15 AM

I was under the impression that the lads had an adult leader. leeneia.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Donuel
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 09:54 PM

Needless to say they all are now safe in the hospital.

The kids were invited as VIPs to the world cup but the hospital squashed the offer.
You would think the kids are fed up with following authority figures by now.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: leeneia
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 09:39 PM

Um, I'm happy the boys are out, and I kept an eye on the progress of the rescue. But what actually happened is that 12 foolish and disobedient boys did something dangerous that led to the death of a rescuer.

No one has talked about this much, but I am sure the boys were expected to come home from practice, not to go into a cave during the rainy season. Young as they are, they should not be castigated, but they should not be treated like heroes, either.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Senoufou
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 08:21 AM

Wasn't it lovely of Manchester United to invite the whole group to come and visit them? I bet the lads will be thrilled, and maybe make the journey once the season starts in the autumn.

It would be super if each ManU team player could have a Thai boy walk beside him onto the pitch at the start of the game.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: mg
Date: 11 Jul 18 - 12:57 AM

i hope there are non-exploitative ways for the Thai people to benefit from this. i am all for (appropriately permitted) movies,books, with profits being distributed fairly. hope some good lawyers are being rounded up now or people will be exploited..and there are politics going on right now on governance of the area...and i hope they do have a tourist center and museum...and use proceeds for perhaps soccer for the poorest girls and boys..or schools in the hill country..there have to be safeguards in place..including ones that are pretty standard in us at least...i do not question why coach took boys on excursion..although some say boys went in and coach went to look for them...but one adult with one or more youngsters is a big no no nowadays...and good for elon musk...we can use that rescue sub where i live..they are frequently pulling boys (always boys) out of riptides here...so it has not gone to waste at all.

many many important lessons to be learned from this..one is to raise tough kids with many practical skills...


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: keberoxu
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 11:05 AM

At most recent report,
there were still people underground --
members of the rescue team, whose role was
to see the last of the victims out of those caves.

Now it is the rescuers' turn to be rescued.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: keberoxu
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 11:03 AM

Mudcatter mg got her wish, by the way.
The latest update from CNN news has a quote,
not from the "Governor",
but from Thai Health Ministry Secretary.

Now, with all the victims rescued from underground
and admitted to -- I believe -- the same hospital,
the Health Secretary is the one who visits the hospital in person
and gives updates on the recoveries of all the children.

So far, there are two diagnoses of pneumonia.
The children are in an isolation ward.
Their families are forbidden to give them bodily-contact hugs,
although in some cases, certain children are deemed strong enough
to have their families in the very same room with them.
For the rest, there is a glass wall between the children and the family,
and they use a telephone to talk to each other through the glass.

The Prime Minister General of Thailand has also visited.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Senoufou
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 08:39 AM

Or even those taken from their parents and languishing in cages in Trump's Concentration Camp.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 08:28 AM

Wonderful. And wouldn't it be equally wonderful if we could show the same concern for children the world over trapped in places such as Syria and Gaza... Just a passing, inchoate thought, not a cue for a blame fest!


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 08:26 AM

What a wonderful example of international co-operation.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 08:23 AM

Great outcome. I mentioned international rescue and who should turn up with Thunderbird 4 but Elon Musk!


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Senoufou
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 08:22 AM

Oh isn't that wonderful?!!!! Their families must be ecstatic. And apparently there are no serious health problems, just some infections and the need to wear sunglasses until their eyes become accustomed to the daylight.

I feel like dancing with relief and joy!

Thank the Lord! (and those brave divers, the pumping team, the numerous crews involved etc)

And let's not forget the diver who died, Saman Kunan. RIP.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 08:20 AM

Just announced they're all out!


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 08:06 AM

Yippeee!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Iains
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 08:05 AM

Reports say all are now out. A wonderful outcome.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Senoufou
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 06:28 AM

According to Reuters, the eleventh had just emerged (4 minutes ago)
Two more persons to go!


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Senoufou
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 06:17 AM

Tenth boy is now safely out. It looks as if this is going to completely succeed, thank goodness.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: mg
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 04:52 AM

I wonder if super typhoon maria will affect anything. Ambulances, helicopters, cave..or is it too far away?


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Senoufou
Date: 10 Jul 18 - 03:09 AM

When this is over, the local powers-that-be would be well advised to mount some sort of grille at the entrance to these tunnels/caves, to prevent anyone else getting into a dangerous situation therein. It could be unlocked with permission from the authorities, for experienced divers/geologists etc to enter.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: mg
Date: 09 Jul 18 - 10:19 PM

saw on some blog that elon musk is in the cave, prob outer chamber. doubt they will use sub on rescue but it could be used in situations like japan is facing now...


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Iains
Date: 09 Jul 18 - 03:49 PM

May their good luck hold and enable those remaining to be rescued unharmed.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Senoufou
Date: 09 Jul 18 - 09:26 AM

Latest confirmed news is that eight have now been rescued. Oh joy!!


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Senoufou
Date: 09 Jul 18 - 09:17 AM

Does it need to be daylight Nigel? As they're underground, and when brought out they go straight into an ambulance, would it matter if it was dark outside?
(Plaintive voice of hope!)


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 09 Jul 18 - 08:51 AM

Yes Eliza,
But time is limited today. They are on a time zone of UTC+7, so it is already early evening there.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Senoufou
Date: 09 Jul 18 - 08:05 AM

Oh Nigel, that is good news! It gives hope that they'll press on with the remaining six today.
My thoughts are with their poor families. They must have been going through absolute hell these past weeks.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 09 Jul 18 - 07:55 AM

Three more rescued

Five and coach still inside.

It's looking better.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Jul 18 - 06:44 AM

Your sense of humour seems to consist of poking fun at an intelligent black woman MP because of her looks, bonzo, so the fact that you do not find my attempt funny is a bonus to me :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 09 Jul 18 - 05:15 AM

Not funny.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Jul 18 - 05:14 AM

Just realised, to introduce a bit of levity amidst the tension, we need International Rescue. Thunderbirds are go would be a welcome phrase:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Senoufou
Date: 09 Jul 18 - 03:11 AM

I'm hoping that today they'll manage to get another group out safely.
The longer this goes on, the more likely that the monsoon rains will cause awful problems.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if they announce they're all out by the end of today?


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Jul 18 - 08:37 PM

The report I saw said they brought the strongest boys out first. Not sure why, but I think it makes sense for the coach to stay inside for now. Also, the apology might have nothing to do with how this happened. Just an adult second-guessing himself.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: mg
Date: 08 Jul 18 - 07:04 PM

Unless coach in very bad shape. Demoralizing for boys.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Jos
Date: 08 Jul 18 - 06:28 PM

I suspect they would bring out the smallest / weakest / most vulnerable boys first (not the coach - he will probably be last, whether or not he went in to find them).


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: keberoxu
Date: 08 Jul 18 - 06:18 PM

The BBC News website, after correcting its rescued-victims number from six to four persons,
maintains that the four who were brought out
were team members, boys,
while the coach remains below with the other eight.

Also from BBC news,
while the four are all at the same hospital,
some were rushed by helicopter
while one, perhaps two, were driven overland by ambulance.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: mg
Date: 08 Jul 18 - 05:58 PM

New York times says coach is one of the four out. Perth now says boys went in on their own and coach went into find them..but then why would he apologize? Wish they could have kept going. I wonder about governor.leader. does he have rescue experience? Indians stand by with big tube to crawl through.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: keberoxu
Date: 08 Jul 18 - 04:46 PM

The first successful piece of the rescue is on all the news media:
CNN, Reuters, and so on.

A report in the Washington Post,
which absolutely refuses all my efforts to link,
says that
the group of four boys
got a quick checking-over near the site,
then went by helicopter to a hospital near Chiang Rai
where the hospital has reserved
one entire floor for the entire group of thirteen
(twelve boys, one coach).

It may take a while, though,
before the next group can be extracted from undergraound.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Senoufou
Date: 08 Jul 18 - 10:13 AM

The BBC TV News channel is saying four boys are out. And they've stopped operations for 10 hours, so that the diving teams can regroup and prepare for the next push.

It must be terrible for those still left in the cave, having to wait, and also feeling very nervous about the journey to the outside.
Hope the lads in the ambulances are OK.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Senoufou
Date: 08 Jul 18 - 09:39 AM

BBC reports that six boys are now above ground, two taken away in an ambulance. Praying that this ends well and they all get out and are safe, including their rescuers.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Iains
Date: 08 Jul 18 - 03:31 AM

I suspect the authorities have decided that now is the best opportunity to extract the boys in the light of anticipated rains.
An Australian diving doctor(anaesthetist)has joined the rescue team.
I hope the outcome will be a complete success.

"At 10am local time 18 divers went into the cave to bring out the boys – including 13 international divers and five Thai navy Seals..
Water levels have dropped significantly since Saturday, and officials say that they are now at “peak readiness”.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Jul 18 - 09:30 PM

Having just watched a story on ABC News. it seems like something has changed. The entrance to the caves is draped with material, and the press has been pushed back. It's raining there again, and more water is not needed.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Jul 18 - 07:38 PM

MG's link is to a Thai kids' chorus singing the Steve Earle song "Galway Girl". I don't know what it has to do with the kids trapped in a cave. I can't find anything about something happening now.


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: mg
Date: 07 Jul 18 - 07:21 PM

it sounds like the rescue might be underway now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPflqlhLRcA

thai kids singing


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Subject: RE: BS: missing boys found in Thailand cave
From: meself
Date: 07 Jul 18 - 02:20 PM

I wonder which kids will get back to their parents first: the ones in the cave or the ones in the cages?


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