Posts Tagged ‘Chilean miners’

Chilean Miners Get Adult Gifts Needing Minor Corrections

October 16, 2010

Oakley made headlines Wednesday for donating expensive eyewear to the Chilean miners who were rescued from a San Jose mine.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs was also among those who offered up goods to the rescued miners. Reuters reports:The miners are facing new-found celebrity. A local singer-turned-businessman has given them $10,000 each.

Apple boss Steve Jobs has sent them all a latest iPod. A Greek firm has offered an islands tour. Real Madrid and Manchester United have invited them to watch them play in Europe.

With less than advanced Chilean technology, miners may need to improvise with their new Ipods..

Chilean Miners Forced Out of Man Cave, Women On High Alert

October 13, 2010

Authorities at Camp Hope have had to deal with a rush of women coming forward claiming to be first in the Chilean miners’ affections in order to receive government handouts.

At least five wives have been forced to come face to face with mistresses whose existence was kept from them by their husbands, who have been trapped more than 2,300ft below since a cave in on August 5.

 One miner has four women fighting over him in an effort to claim compensation offered to the families of those facing between three to four months underground until a rescue shaft can reach them.

Government officials are considering asking the 33 trapped miners to name those they want to claim the benefits entitled to them in a bid to solve problems on the surface.

“There has been a lot of conflict between women,” admitted Marta Flores a Red Cross worker at the makeshift camp where relatives wait for news of their loved ones.

“We had a big bust up in the canteen tent when a wife came across a woman who claimed to be her husband’s lover – we had to step in and pull them apart before things got physical.” At stake are welfare packages issued to the families of the trapped miners as well as future compensation claims that could run into tens of thousands of pounds.

“Unfortunately the conflict stems from money issues,” said Mrs Flores. “Some of the men have children from numerous women and all of them have arrived here to stake their claim. I’ve met five families in this situation but I’m sure there are more.” Some women turned up at the camp to discover that their partners already had a wife and children who they knew nothing about.

Chilean men forced out of Man Cave, things could get ugly. Camp Hope and Change….


Eye View Business, Chilean Miners Rescued Wearing $450 Oakley Sunglasses

October 13, 2010

The 33 trapped miners in Chile are being brought to the surface and immediately given sunglasses to protect their eyes from the sunlight. What kind of shades? The $450 Radar model by Oakley.

The Telegraph reports that the sunglasses were all “donated by the American company, Oakley, which will provide 100 percent protection from ultraviolet light. Medics have warned of damage to the miners’ retinas when they reach daylight after so long underground.”

$450 Oakley Radars for trapped miners who make $600 a month on the go…….