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Re: Kids football team could be stuck in cave for months
« Reply #50 on: July 11, 2018, 10:07:34 »
Maybe we just recognize the skill, heroism and sacrifice of the rescue team?

I agree.The Honors List will include some Australians that helped including a doctor who stayed with the boys and was among the last extracted.Thailand will probably present awards to the Thai SEALs and international participants.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/the-doctor-who-chose-to-stay-in-the-cave/ar-AAzUdU4?ocid=spartanntp
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Re: Kids football team could be stuck in cave for months
« Reply #52 on: July 11, 2018, 14:19:41 »
https://www.nationalreview.com/photos/cartoons-of-the-day-july-11-2018/#slide-2

Since Saman was is a Buddhist, being comforted by a paternalistic old white guy is a little unrealistic.  But being a Buddhist and with his last thoughts and deeds to determine his next existence, he is well settled.

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Re: Kids football team could be stuck in cave for months
« Reply #53 on: July 11, 2018, 16:02:36 »
He was just visiting his US buddies up there as a pit stop to his next life....

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Re: Kids football team could be stuck in cave for months
« Reply #55 on: July 12, 2018, 06:52:58 »
https://www.stripes.com/news/air-force-rescue-specialist-details-once-in-a-lifetime-thai-cave-rescue-1.537066

Amazing rescue effort!  The details and scale of team in place to extract the boys is abosultey staggering.

Hats off to all who participated, including the USAF PJs!

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Re: Kids football team could be stuck in cave for months
« Reply #56 on: July 12, 2018, 09:47:15 »
Since Saman was is a Buddhist, being comforted by a paternalistic old white guy is a little unrealistic.  But being a Buddhist and with his last thoughts and deeds to determine his next existence, he is well settled.

True, but the cartoon's intended audience is western Christians, some of whom take that paternalistic old white guy pretty seriously.
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Re: Kids football team could be stuck in cave for months
« Reply #57 on: July 12, 2018, 13:38:29 »
The international workers are being given 5 year visa's and Thai airways is giving them a round trip ticket as a way to thank them.
and a week's all expense paid trip.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/stateless-boy-who-emerged-as-leader-in-thailand-cave-was-key-to-rescue/ar-AAzY7BC?ocid=spartanntp

Thai Airways is providing round-trip tickets and an all-expenses-paid weeklong trip for all of the international volunteers who worked on the rescue. The tourism authority is also giving them all a five-year visa.

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Re: Kids football team could be stuck in cave for months
« Reply #58 on: July 13, 2018, 16:54:33 »
A Canadian diver was part of the rescue effort Erik Brown.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/‘time-is-running-out’-inside-the-treacherous-rescue-of-boys-trapped-in-a-thai-cave/ar-AAA0K6Y?ocid=spartanntp

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Re: Kids football team could be stuck in cave for months
« Reply #59 on: July 14, 2018, 01:21:03 »
Ozzy Man & Mozza On Thailand Cave Rescue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JP-hhtb2UY

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Re: Kids football team could be stuck in cave for months
« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2018, 12:56:25 »
The kids get released next week and apparently 4,000 people came out to restore the damage done by the rescue operation to the area outside the cave.

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Re: Kids football team could be stuck in cave for months
« Reply #61 on: July 14, 2018, 15:19:58 »
Awesome.

now comes the revisionist movie where some made up American hero saves the day!

While nothing about a white American hero saving the day, at least two movies are apparently in the works. From Vox.com.

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Competing movies about the Thai cave rescue are already in the works

The two productions raise issues of whitewashing and the complexity of getting rights to the story.

By Alissa Wilkinson@alissamariealissa@vox.com  Updated Jul 14, 2018, 1:29pm EDT

 
The story of the Thai cave rescue has already spawned a number of retellings, including two movie projects that have been announced.

Twelve Thai boys had scarcely been rescued from a flooded cave by divers and Thai Navy SEALS before the intention to shoot a movie adaptation was announced by Pure Flix, the production and distribution company that focuses on faith-market releases like the God’s Not Dead series and The Case for Christ.

A day later, a second film about the events was announced, this time helmed by Jon M. Chu (director of the upcoming Crazy Rich Asians) and produced by LA-based Ivanhoe Pictures. Ivanhoe’s president announced that the company had been selected by the Thai Navy and Thailand’s government to develop the film.

It’s not uncommon for multiple movies or TV shows about the same person or real event to come out around the same time. Think of 2006, when both Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center and Paul Greengrass’s United 93 came out. Or 2016, when the documentary O.J.: Made in America and the scripted TV show The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story were both released. It happens a lot.

And this rescue story, which garnered weeks of high-profile news coverage and captivated people around the world, will inspire more than just these two films. For instance, Deadline reported that Discovery Inc. ordered a documentary about the rescue mission to first air on Friday, July 13 — just days after the rescue — and the Wall Street Journal noted that books are likely on the way, too.

But these two “fiction” films attracted particular attention because of questions about how the story would be approached by the two companies, fueled partly by comments Chu made on Twitter about “whitewashing,” as well as competing efforts to obtain the rights to the story — and the realities about who owns those rights.

What does it mean to say the film could be “whitewashed”?

On Wednesday, Chu — who is Chinese-American — weighed in via Twitter, confirming his intention to make his own film in response. In his tweets, Chu suggested that Hollywood might “whitewash” the story.

“That won’t happen or we’ll give them hell,” he wrote, saying that “anyone thinking about the story better approach it right & respectfully.”

And though Chu didn’t name Pure Flix specifically in the tweets, the timing suggested it was in response to the company’s announcement about its intention to make the film.

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Re: Kids football team could be stuck in cave for months
« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2018, 23:20:28 »
While nothing about a white American hero saving the day, at least two movies are apparently in the works. From Vox.com.
Yeah, about that;
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Twelve Thai boys had scarcely been rescued from a flooded cave by divers and Thai Navy SEALS before the intention to shoot a movie adaptation was announced by Pure Flix, the production and distribution company that focuses on faith-market releases like the God’s Not Dead series and The Case for Christ.

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Re: Kids football team could be stuck in cave for months
« Reply #63 on: July 16, 2018, 12:19:33 »
Elon Musk is an idiot and, clearly, has never dived in a cave either. If you're having to squeeze sideways through two pieces of solid rock to move forward, in the dark at depth and under water, how will a sub get through?

This operation will be more difficult to complete without significant casualties than, say, Apollo 13. At least Lovell & Co. had access to air.

Gawd bless 'em... all

Seems like Mr. Musk didn't appreciate being called out for being a distraction.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/16/asia/thai-cave-soccer-musk-rescuer-tweet-intl/index.html

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Re: Kids football team could be stuck in cave for months
« Reply #64 on: July 16, 2018, 12:22:18 »
Seems like Mr. Musk didn't appreciate being called out for being a distraction.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/16/asia/thai-cave-soccer-musk-rescuer-tweet-intl/index.html

Awesome... let the recriminations commence!  :rofl:
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Re: Kids football team could be stuck in cave for months
« Reply #65 on: July 16, 2018, 12:36:41 »
Seems like Mr. Musk didn't appreciate being called out for being a distraction.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/16/asia/thai-cave-soccer-musk-rescuer-tweet-intl/index.html

He was a distraction and I can hardly wait until the day Tesla bombs.  This guy is a PR ***** and is only doing these things for his own personal benefit and to keep money rolling in to Tesla so they can stay afloat financially.

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Re: Kids football team could be stuck in cave for months
« Reply #66 on: July 16, 2018, 15:23:12 »
Musk better write that check quickly.His comments were unnecessary and uncharitable.