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CNN.com users have been riveted to the coverage of the miner rescue in Chile. Readers following the updates in our live blog have had passionate discussions about faith, strength, courage and the human spirit as they waited to see each miner plucked from the ground.
There's also been a lot of talk about celebrities, dominated by the Courtney Cox/David Arquette split and Kim Kardashian's nude magazine photos.
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I will not try to identify what role God played in this amazing rescue. One thing is abundantly clear; the miners' faith in God had a role in sustaining them for what must have been an eternity. I will say that, if anything, this is a great testament to the human spirit. It is alive and that in itself is cause for celebration.
Every so often something happens to show us just how fragile and precious life is and gives us all occasion to pull together in hope. Prayers and best wishes to all the miners and their families today. The whole world is behind you and will be thinking of you until the last man is pulled to the surface.
I feel very happy with this rescue seeing how these miners, one by one, are being rescued. I congratulate the families of the miners already rescued and I expect all the miners can be taken [out of] the chamber alive. Thank God for that.
I am astounded by the courage of the medic and two rescue workers who were let down into the chamber to assist the trapped minors at the beginning of the operation. If anything goes wrong, they will mostly likely lose their lives.
He really should shut up about this!
Why? He set the record straight on a lot of things. I heard him call in this morning. You can tell he's heartbroken, and his voice cracked more than once.
I totally agree with you Neo! Now he has made certain they will be getting a divorce because just like a little boy he went straight to [Howard] Stern to blab his story. Adults keep their private life private! Grow up men! Just like Courtney Cox said we don't want to be your mother.
I hope they can work things out. They seem like a nice couple, especially for their little girl, but this seems like a standard amount of time for a Hollywood couple, time to turn in the old for the new! We live in a "throwaway" society!
Seriously!!! Why even call into a show and even talk about it. It's personal and should stay that way. No wonder these celebs are followed all the time. They air their dirty laundry for all to see.
I think most of us have seen of enough of Kim Kardashian. Both figuratively and literally. What does this add to society or to my fantasies?
Americans continue to be hypnotized by glamour like a puppy jonesing for a shiny new toy. Like all puppies, we consume it and grow tired of it quickly.
Because the mindless idiots who worship garbage celebrities are only interested in them if they are garbage celebrities. It's not like she has a brain in her head, or any talent. Being garbage is all she has.
I've only seen her show a couple of times (doesn't appeal to me) but she's making a big success of it and her businesses. Part of making money from her reality fame is publicity shots and photo spreads so that's what she's doing here. What's the big deal? I think she's a beautiful woman, but if she doesn't appeal to you, then that's fine, too.
She is smart. She runs several successful businesses, and she did go to college? What's with most guys assuming that beautiful women are dumb? She's more successful than you'll ever be. Also, smart people are allowed to misspeak or act “crazy.” ... Humans aren't always perfect.
I think she looks beautiful! It's nice to see someone that isn't a stick figure on the cover of magazines. She has a realistic body.
Comment of the day:
“People say they don’t care, but care enough to look and leave a comment.”
Reader mar mar apparently shares our curiosity about why people will go to the trouble of logging on to CNN.com, clicking on an article and scrolling all the way to the bottom just to say, "Who cares?" or "This isn't news." Admittedly, a lot of people will debate Kardashian's credentials as a newsmaker, but lots of folks are talking about her latest nude photos.
If you want to shed light on the "not news" phenomenon or talk about anything else that's going on in the comments, talk to us in the comments section below.
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ok im a student and i want to be on cnn student news ok those miners in chile i feel so bad but when they get out i think that they should be happy for two resons one they are the longest people under ground ever reason number two they will see there famliy (=
ESTOY VIVIENDO CADA MOMENTO EN CADA UNO DE LOS RESCATES DE LOS MINEROS DE CHILE Y GRAN ADMIRACION POR EL PRESIDENTE DE CHILE Y SU ESPOSA Y TODO EL GRUPO DE RESCATE ES UN VERDADERO MILARGO EL TRABAJO QUE HAN REALIZADO GRACIAS A LOS PAICES QUE HAN PRESTADO AYUDA A CHILE... ESTADOS UNIDOS ESTA CON CHILE EN ORACIONES GRACIAS ARNOLD MORATALLA
basicly i think they all should be thank full they are lucky they surrvived
GRACIAS CNN EL CANAL DE TELEVISION MAS GRANDE DEL MUNDO GRACIAS,MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS POR SU LABOR CADA DIA...GOD BLESS YOU,,,,ARNOLD MORATALLA
Some of us would like to see The Miners Rescue INSTEAD OF POLITICS on CNN. POLITICS CAN BE AIRED TOMMROW -When the RESCUE of "the Miners" have been all free'd. Last night we all enjoyed the "rescue of these heros" >covering each man and telling stories about them. Now "during the day" on CNN WE have to watch POLITICS???!! And the "rescue Mission we are seeing it in a little box on the right hand of our TV screen. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? SERIOUSLY can't We hold off on the politics and Give this day for NEWS COVERAGE just on the Miners PLEEEEAAAASE!!!????
Cynthia NEWVINE-Omaha Nebraska
THE WORLDS REACTION OF THE GOODWILL TOWARDS THESE 33 MINERS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME TYPE OF FEELING THAT SHOULD BE WITHIN EACH AND EVERYONE OF US, ON A DAILY BASIS, AS WE WALK THRU THIS LIFE AND THAT SHOULD START WITHIN EACH OF OUR FAMILIES TO MAKE A BETTER WORLD. IT REALLY DOES START AT THE HOME,IF YOU CAN'T BE GOOD TO EACH OTHER AT HOME...HOW CAN YOU EXPECT TO BE GOOD TO OTHERS AND ULTIMATELY HELP THE WORLD BECOME BETTER FOR IT.
Sometimes when we are mired in economic distress, political divide, global war, racial divide, global catastrophes, and the loss of our homes and jobs, it is heart warming to see 33 souls rise from the depths of hell and live to see another day. If you happened to watch any of the coverage of the miners making the journey back to the world it is a great blessing, and maybe might remind us of the goodness in the world!!!
The story told in Chili with the miners rescue is a story of LOVE and the VALUE OF LIFE. Emotional reunion, tears of joy and shouts of celebrations are due to the fact that the miners were located and brought back to the surface alive. Let's keep this wave of LOVE and solidarity in continious motion in our hearts and through out the world.Would you make sure that the person you meet on the street, at work, in the club, in the stadium and anywhere around the world goes back home to their love ones, just as what has happen in Chili today? Let's all show LOVE. Let's embrace life, it is priceless. Don't take the smile from someones face. Make a positive deference in someones life today.
PLEASE, try to teach your "reporters" correct grammar and sentence structure. If I have to listen to one more "professional" use phrases like "... me and my producer ....." one more time, I'll get physically ill. You're supposed to be a leader in communications; that's not working out real well, is it? Get rid of the people who don't have the intellect to be there and replace them with capable people. There are major problems in our society .... this is one of them. Don't turn a deaf ear. It might be easier to just "dumb down" but that doesn't mean it should be acceptable.
Ethics is integral to every employee “doing the right thing.” Every person needs to participate and practice ethics and good business conduct. Integrity and ethical behavior is everyone’s responsibility.
I worked for a fortune 500 company off and on for over ten years. In Aug 2008 was fired form the company because of some personal problems I was having in my life that caused me to miss some time at work. The problem I have with this is If I had lied and said that I had a substance abuse problem It would have been a none issue, 30 days in rehab slap on the wrist. But instead I told the truth and I was released. Where is the ethics in this situation in order to keep my job I would have had to compromise my ethics. In 2009 I left the city where I lived of over 12 years, and I went to Charleston sc to work, Working 7 day a week, sometime 70 to 80 hours a week. Never having a problem with my new employer. I enjoyed my work and the people I worked for and with. The company that I was working for was bought by my former employer and I was fired because of the situation I had with my old employer.
The question I ask you is this ethical?
i think white america should stop saying they need to take back thier country because this country and land belong to the indians first, so if any one sholud be saying we need to take back our country should be them and them only