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Re: Football team and coach found alive

Post by mishmish » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:04 pm

Only the coach left. It aint over till it's over, but this story is enough to make one believe in magic.
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Post by 5waldos » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:05 pm

Coach out too and all rescuers

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Post by EMG » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:07 pm

Now all that's left is to bomb the cave into oblivion for its crime against humanity.

Or maybe just turn it into a landfill.

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Post by DCComic » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:11 pm

12 wild pigs and coaches out of the cave. Safe everyone.

This time, waiting to pick up 4 Frogs.

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Now all that's left is to bomb the cave into oblivion for its crime against humanity.

Or maybe just turn it into a landfill.
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Post by mishmish » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:12 pm

Desert beat me to it. Well put

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Post by Flobster! » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:14 pm

I haven't been following media, so I didn't know about the bird-nesters, who heard knocking the day before they were reached.

Their village got together the money to fly them there. But only one-way. The bird-nesters say they don't want to be compensated.
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Post by 2wilzgood » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:17 pm

One of those Greeks wrote a.. story about folks dwelling in a cave. One surfaced.

After nine days without contact, sat on a ledge, rising water, in the dark this story is different.

Psychology is a mind fuck, wish Boars the best.
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Post by Flobster! » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:35 pm

They are Buddhists so are possibly going to cope better than some would.
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Post by DCComic » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:37 pm

Flobster! wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:14 pm
I haven't been following media, so I didn't know about the bird-nesters, who heard knocking the day before they were reached.

Their village got together the money to fly them there. But only one-way. The bird-nesters say they don't want to be compensated.
Huh?
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Post by Flobster! » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:43 pm

Bird-nesters are very good at climbing. They were used in exploring the cave system before the team was found. The day before the team was found they heard knocking, showing that someone was alive. Whether or not this also helped show where they were I don't know.
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Re: Football team and coach found alive

Post by strife » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:44 pm

Flobster! wrote:
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They are Buddhists so are possibly going to cope better than some would.
?? Can you elaborate on this?
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Training in mental calmness.
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Re: Football team and coach found alive

Post by strife » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:54 pm

Cool Orientalism, man. Can they Levitate too, using ancient wisdom of Siam?
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Post by Flobster! » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:55 pm

You don't think different religions inculcate different skills into their adherants?

It is reported that the group was meditating when found.
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Post by GLimpet » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:13 pm

EMG wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:07 pm
Now all that's left is to bomb the cave into oblivion for its crime against humanity.

Or maybe just turn it into a landfill.
The bats! Won't somebody think of the bats? And the little worm things.

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Post by leela » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:34 pm

Claustrophobia and complete darkness are my fears. So I'm very relieved that they're okay, and amazed by the skills and courage of those who rescued them.
But...

Wouldn't it be sobering if we knew the names and stories of all the refugee children who've drowned? It's understandable that people have got caught up in this story, but some of those who got emotionally invested in this, ( individuals and media) don't seem to give a damn about other kids in peril.
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Post by DCComic » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:38 pm

leela wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:34 pm
...some of those who got emotionally invested in this, ( individuals and media) don't seem to give a damn about other kids in peril.

Or adults.
No, or course not. We can only take so much on board. A good story with a potentially happy outcome is far more appealing than relentless dreadfulness.

It's great to see something on the news that isn't all shit, all the time.
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Post by Kilombo » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:08 pm

Congrats to the rescue team. They did really a great job and on a great risk specifically for them
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Post by 5waldos » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:11 pm

We have had little but unrelenting ugliness for so long that I will not be shamed for enjoying a good news story.

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Post by EMG » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:24 pm

I remember listening to a talk about the human mind only having the ability to process so many 'things'. For example picture in your mind 3 red dots. Now picture 10. Now picture 15. Now try to picture 50. Or 100. You start losing the ability in the higher end.

I think that's why we're drawn to stories of this scale. With numbers easily processed by our mind. When hundreds or thousands of people start dying, or are caught in dramatic situations, we compartmentalize it into a single event, trying to imagine 500 or 1000 or 10,000 dead or trapped people is just too overwhelming.

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Post by VinnyD » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:32 pm

Flobster, what are the grey blobs and the blue streaks between them supposed to be? At first I thought it was supposed to be a cross section of the cave system, with the boars and frogs swimming out, but then you would have the kangaroo and the horse etc (including some of the frogs and parts of some of the fish) moving through solid rock, so that can't be it. I really don't get it.

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Post by leela » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:40 pm

Yep. If we felt as strongly about every human tragedy as we do to those few that we identify with in some way, we'd go nuts. It's a safety mechanism. In general we respond to things that happen to people who could be us. With this story it's the drama and the heroics, probably.

So I wasn't shaming anyone (except possibly the media)
It was just a thought that sprang to mind when I read the biographies of the kids in this story.
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:44 pm

GLimpet wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:13 pm
EMG wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:07 pm
Now all that's left is to bomb the cave into oblivion for its crime against humanity.

Or maybe just turn it into a landfill.
The bats! Won't somebody think of the bats? And the little worm things.
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Post by VinnyD » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:48 pm

I missed the fact that there was another page, but I really can't figure out Flobster's cartoon or why he posted it.

While this was going on, at least 44 people drowned in a tourist boat off Phuket (that was as of two days ago; those reports say the death toll was expected to rise, but the media seem to have lost interest) and more than 150 people died in the floods in Japan. Including children in both cases. But with a less suspenseful story.

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Post by GLimpet » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:33 pm

Flobster! wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:12 am
Have we all seen this? The boars are the boys, the frogs are the divers etc

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White things are the Thai Navy Seals I guess, and symbols for international help - kangaroo, and erm - is that little dog a British Bulldog?

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Post by Flobster! » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:58 pm

I think the blue thing might be the British lion. The dog is the police dog squad.
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Post by Kilombo » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:03 pm

Now it is unbelievable that 13 persons in Thailand get much more attention than hundreds of persons drowned in the middle of Europe
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Post by Flobster! » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:10 pm

Wild Boars: The children and coach
White Elephant: Governor Narongsak [Osottanakorn]
White horse: "All heroes…involved in the mission. You are the knight in shining armour riding the white horse to help us!"
Seal: "Of course…Thai Navy SEAL Hooyah!"
Frog: The divers
Naga (Dragon): Water pumping and drilling teams

The rescuers from around the world are represented by:
Lion: England
Kangaroo: Australia
Panda: China
Crane: Japan
Moose: Sweden
Tiger: Myanmar
Brown Elephant: Laos
Dog: K9 unit
Martin: Climbers from Libong, Thailand
Eagle: United States

And others:
Iron man: Elon Musk
Birds: The media
Crow: "Just some bad comments/people/obstacle. No need to pay much attention."
There are later versions with more people and countries added. Including the neighbouring farmers whose rice crops were destroyed by the water being pumped out, but agreed to this and don't want compensation.
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Post by GLimpet » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:15 pm

Kilombo wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:03 pm
Now it is unbelievable that 13 persons in Thailand get much more attention than hundreds of persons drowned in the middle of Europe
No it isn't.

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Post by VinnyD » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:08 pm

Has the coach been shot yet?

Homer will want an explanation for the delay if not.

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Post by EMG » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:29 pm

They're waiting on Elon Musk to deliver a ray gun that his team put together from spare microwaves and disposable cameras. They're going to shoot him with that.

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Kilombo wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:03 pm
Now it is unbelievable that 13 persons in Thailand get much more attention than hundreds of persons drowned in the middle of Europe
This story was pretty much a non story until they got found..
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Post by desertstorm » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:10 pm

VinnyD wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:08 pm
Has the coach been shot yet?

Homer will want an explanation for the delay if not.
The delay is caused by the Thai police not acting like an adult during the monsoon season.

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Post by dBrother » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:13 pm

Yes they should have a left that evil nasty coach in there until the dry season as punishment...
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Post by fishface » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:55 am

Huh news articles are reporting that the children (& presumably the coach) were sedated to assist in case of any freakouts or panic attacks.

Not obviously sedated to unconsciousness though.

Maybe my question was not as dopey as I initially thought.

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Post by Moethebartender » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:04 am

Elon Musk has apparently been whinging about his depiction by the Thai Provincial Governor for his little publicity stunt. What a cunt.
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:09 am

They've been invited to watch Manchester United
Including the rescuers

Publicity stunt?

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Post by Moethebartender » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:15 am

My god, they're going to force them watch soccer after all they've been through? Monsters.
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Post by andybox » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:24 am

The doctor who stayed in the system with the boys to monitor their health, his father died last night.

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Post by veronica_inheels » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:52 am

so sad. was he a thai doc?
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fishface wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:55 am
Huh news articles are reporting that the children (& presumably the coach) were sedated to assist in case of any freakouts or panic attacks.

Not obviously sedated to unconsciousness though.

Maybe my question was not as dopey as I initially thought.
I'm claustrophobic sedation is the only way I'd get out of their based on how the rescue was described.

I was briefly trapped in a snow tunnel with my arms pinned behind me when I was a kid. Thankfully there were other kids present to dig me out and get my dad. I still get anxiety when I think about it I periodically got some anxiety following this story.

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veronica_inheels wrote:
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so sad. was he a thai doc?
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Post by Moethebartender » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:19 pm

MAE SAI, Thailand — Adul Sam-on, 14, has never been a stranger to peril.

At age 6, Adul had already escaped a territory in Myanmar known for guerrilla warfare, opium cultivation and methamphetamine trafficking. His parents slipped him into Thailand, in the hopes that proper schooling would provide him with a better life than that of his illiterate, impoverished family.

But his greatest escape came on Tuesday, when he and 11 other members of a youth soccer team, along with their coach, were all finally freed from the Tham Luang Cave in northern Thailand, after an ordeal stretching more than two weeks.
Three of the trapped soccer players, as well as their coach, Ekkapol Chantawong, are stateless ethnic minorities, accustomed to slipping across the border to Myanmar one day and returning for a soccer game in Thailand the next.
Perhaps instead of a trip to the world cup, the Thais might grant them citizenship?

Link to full article

Failing that, perhaps Straylia could arrange to ship them off to Nauru?
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Post by VinnyD » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:13 pm

"Heavily sedated" is what the BBC said just now. Handled as packages on stretchers. I don't know if that applies to the coach.

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Post by EMG » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:14 pm

Hmm. So maybe some of the FB videos I saw were real. They were showing two divers transporting people in an underwater cave on stretchers.

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VinnyD wrote:
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"Heavily sedated" is what the BBC said just now. Handled as packages on stretchers. I don't know if that applies to the coach.
Really, all of them?

I saw an ear.y graphic of bodes being moved in what looked like yellow body bags, but wrote it off as wild speculation. Heavily sedated packages on stretchers isn’t too far from that though.
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Post by VinnyD » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:17 pm

That's what the BBC reporter said. It wasn't clear if he was including the coach.

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