Wednesday, 11 July 2018

The rescue of Thai boys trapped in cave

Some kids are more equal than others

I am very relieved that the boys have been rescued in Thailand but for heaven’s sake, is this world news?! Is there nothing more important happening in the world. Is MSM there just to entertain and distract people from what is really important

RT seems to be one of the few news outlets to have resisted the sensationalism but found another angle on it.

Narcissist’ Musk berated for pushing ‘impractical’ mini-sub on Thai cave rescuers

‘Narcissist’ Musk berated for pushing ‘impractical’ mini-sub on Thai cave rescuers

10 July, 2018

Elon Musk is being ridiculed online for his highly-publicized attempts to help rescue the trapped Thai boys in a music-playing mini-submarine – which local authorities deemed “impractical.”

Thai Navy SEALs have just completed the monumental three-day rescue mission to guide 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach to safety from deep inside a water-filled, winding cave. However, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk appears to be getting a chunk of the praise for the rescue mission – without actually contributing to the efforts.

Some good feedback from cave experts in Thailand. Iterating with them on an escape pod design that might be safe enough to try. Also building an inflatable tube with airlocks. Less likely to work, given tricky contours, but great if it does.
Got more great feedback from Thailand. Primary path is basically a tiny, kid-size submarine using the liquid oxygen transfer tube of Falcon rocket as hull. Light enough to be carried by 2 divers, small enough to get through narrow gaps. Extremely robust.
Musk and his SpaceX engineers began construction plans for a “tiny, kid-size submarine” soon after the stranded group were discovered by British divers on Monday last week.

Nothing to do with Thailand of course!  Donald Trump and Alex Jones think it is an all- American affair.
If you have somehow managed to miss the saturation coverage...

What I would like to celebrate is the Thai spirit and the role of Buddhism in keeping their spirits up

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