They're free....

Submitted: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 07:39
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Just watched Todd and Brant walk out of the mine.... Just amazing and how wonderful!! Well done to all the rescue workers. Miracles do happen!!
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Reply By: Bros 1 - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 07:55

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 07:55
YAHOO, YOU BLOODY RIPPER.
Just arrived home from the gym to the good news.
My mind can't comprehend what those two blokes went through for all that time. Ton of guts, both them and the rescuers. Aussie, aussie, aussie, Oi, oi, oi.
I will admit to tears running down my face to see them walk out of the lift.
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 07:55

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 07:55
I haven't been glued to my TV like this for ages, as my six year old just said, "It's fantastical!"

Lyn
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 07:56

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 07:56
They wont be free if they have a good agent/manager workin for them!

The money they will be able to make out of this they could buy the mine.... Wonder if they were on double time for those 13odd days?

Good on em for gettin out, but they said on the radio today that that twat Koshi off the 7's morning show jumped in the ambo as they tried to drive off? Anyone see it?
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 08:00

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 08:00
Koshie jumped in the ambo when Todd asked him to get in, then Todd gave him his id tag, said he wouldn't be needing it anymore, and he wanted Mel to get in too, he wanted to give her a hug, but she said she'd catch up with him later.

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Member - vivien C (VIC) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 08:12

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 08:12
Apparently Mel and Koshie have been visiting Todd's family and been a great support to them. They did this quietly with no fanfare. Todd was so grateful and that was why he asked for them to be there when he got out and why he gave Koshie his tag.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 08:21

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 08:21
I wanna give Mel one too! .. hug that is...
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 09:36

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 09:36
Or do you think that being in close with the family might have been thought to give them the inside running at the exclusive when they get out of hospital...

Call me a cynic but with the media attention I can't think that their motives were entirely selfless.

I'll bet the papers are pi$$ed off. Imagine holding the paper from production til the last minute and they get out just after you start the printing machines...and tomorrow it will be yesterdays news! The newspaper is a dinosaur in a technological age.

Now that they've clocked off after their 300 hour shift will they get 288 hours of overtime?

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:17

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:17
>>> Call me a cynic but with the media attention I can't think that their motives were entirely selfless.

Damn beat me to it.. Anyone who would beliveve that it was for the warm and fuzzys is a fool!

double or triple time I would guess...
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Follow Up By: Pterosaur - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:32

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:32
More likely get a bill for use of the rescue team, courtesy of Johnny Rotten's new laws
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:44

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:44
Why don't we just all be happy that they're free, and remember another man was killed, and leave the speculation about the motives behind actions alone...
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:49

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:49
Spot on Lyn.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:58

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:58
apologies for having a different point of view to yourself.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:59

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 10:59
PS. Nobody is saying anythin about not being happy they are out, or that "the other man" who actually is called Larry Knight is dead.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 11:04

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 11:04
well perhaps Bruce, I like to look at the world through rose coloured glasses, rather than cracked ones, and I apologise to you for doing that.

have a lovely day
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 14:34

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 14:34
Sorry Lyn,

I'm rapt that they are out. I never said I wasn't. You can't deny though that this is now a media circus. The funeral this afternoon will be ring 2 of 3 of the circus and the aftermath over the next few days will be horrendous.

Don't forget that these men are ordinary blokes who went to work asking for none of this, now they are 200 journalists' feel good story of the week. The journalists don't care one iota about anything other than one upping their rival news agencies. He/She who get the headline or exclusive wins.

I just think that the sunrise team is on the nose.

After their commercialisation of the Kokoda Dawn Service with Channel 7 logos on their shirts about a foot high drawing the attention and dozens of complaints from viewers and the ire of Media Watch, I think their latest effort is really on the nose.

Just in the first hour after they got out the responses of others on ABC radio tend also to think that the climb into the Ambulance was over the top. There were 199 or so other journalists there who might have thought of it but didn't do it, congratulations to David Koch for being the lowest of the pond scum.

Dave
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 15:12

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 15:12
Gee some of you guys must drink vinegar instead of water with such bitter tastes in you mouths....IMHO the journos are/were doing nothing other than there jobs...ie what they are paid for and keep in mind that we expect them to give us up to date info and the best pics possible.
I guess I'm a bit like Lyn and prefer to view the world with a little optimism and through rose coloured glasses.

Cheers
Pete
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 15:24

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 15:24
Would it have made any difference to the story if he'd not climbed in to the ambulance.

The problem as I see it is that there is a need to report it, but competition creates the Tow Truck mentality.

Information needs to be up to date and factual. That is true. The best pics angle is an appeal to the voyeuristic nature of humanity to get you to buy/watch their product over that of their competitor.

Proof positive of that is that is that in times of disaster or sporting achievement 774ABC Melbourne (radio) consistently rates well proving that you can sell the story without the pictures.

I hope you are never involved in an incident like this - or even a spectacular car or other accident. There are two groups in my personal experience that are least likely to respect your situation &/or your privacy. Journalists and towies.

I feel so sorry for these guys. In a weeks time being back down the hole might seem a pretty good alternative to life up top. At least it was quiet.

Again, very please for them and their families that they are out, very sorry that the Knight family must ride the grief/elation emotional roller coaster.

I just hope they get to have their funeral without David Koch trying to put a channel 7 logo on the coffin.

Dave
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 16:44

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 16:44
If you listen carefully to the lead up to Koch getting into the ambulance ...Todd Russell call for him.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 23:47

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 23:47
Were you actually watching it!!!!
B4 you sit in judgement, listen carefully ......

David Koch was asked by Todd Russell to be at the gate when he came out, he then asked for him to climb into the ambulance so that he could give him his ID tag.
Because of his request, Koch & Symons cancelled a court appearance in Melbourne, so that they would be there for Russell.

I don't understand why there is so much cynicism here, they are people doing a job, if you buy papers or watch the news, they must be doing something right.

As far as mentioning Media Watch, what a smug, self righteous lot they are.
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 01:22

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 01:22
Hope the judge didn't see the footage shortly after of Mel giggling about being unable to be in court.... contempt of court would not be far off... they didn't cancel a court appearance, they decided not to show up. They said as much shortly after he climbed out. "We hope the judge will understand..."

I have seen their assertion that what we saw this morning was requested. I just hope that the Sunrise ingratiation into the family circle was for genuine reasons.

Amazing blokes. After what they've been through to get to the funeral today, and tonight back in the local having a few with their mates. Fantastic.

Ironic really that they get out and the same day a plant making the explosives in SA goes bang, especially considering explosives were saving the guys in Tassie only a few hours earlier.

Almost like the powers that be felt cheated.

Lifes a funny thing. Always throwing curve balls.

Dave

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Reply By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 16:27

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 16:27
Back to the original thread, yes it was fantastic to see this morning, everyone in this house was running late, I was so caught up in what was happening didn't realise how late it was.

It was a day or joy and sorrow for Beconsfield, I just hope that what ever the future holds for that community they never have to go through something like this again!

Sandy
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 19:34

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 19:34
Great rig pic Steve. Where were you at the time?

Dave
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Follow Up By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 23:12

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 23:12
On a trip in Vic high country, we went up to build igloos and then were led through a few crossing this one was the deepest and fastest flowing that I've ever crossed!!!

Steve
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 23:50

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 23:50
It looks like Bass Straight to me :)
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