Trapped Chilean Miners Smoked Pot Underground Sent in Family Letters

Chilean MinersGood to have family, but man, it had to come from family letters? Josh Visser writes on CTV Edmonton:

33 Men details the miner’s initial 17 days in excruciating detail — the mold that was growing on their skin in 35 degrees Celsius heat, the 25-calorie spoonfuls of tuna every two days and how close they were to death when the first drill reached them.

But after rescue workers made contact with the miners and were able to send items down the shaft, the miners’ dark thoughts turned to more base desires to help pass the time.

Family members smuggled pot to the miners in their letters, and small groups of the miners would sneak off to smoke it, leaving others out of the loop.

They “never even offered me one,” miner Samuel Avalos is quoted.

The drugs, instead of promoting camaraderie, were divisive to group morale, officials thought, and they considering using drug sniffing dogs to intercept the shipments.

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  • justagirl

    well! some things just don’t change ~ even when we are facing death, idiots are treated like so.

  • justagirl

    well! some things just don’t change ~ even when we are facing death, idiots are treated like so.

  • Anonymous

    What an especially cruel time to bogart the joint.

  • dumbsaint

    What an especially cruel time to bogart the joint.

  • Borges

    >even when we are facing death, idiots are treated like so.

    I hope English is not your native language…

  • justagirl

    that depends. what do you mean by “native”?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_67IWGM5FZTO5ZSGLYGECNCSAUY Steven L

    “The drugs, instead of promoting camaraderie, were divisive to group morale, officials thought, and they considering using drug sniffing dogs to intercept the shipments.”

    people believing they know what’s best for other people, even when the other people are close to death. let them smoke. they’re stuck in a giantic fucking hole for weeks

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_67IWGM5FZTO5ZSGLYGECNCSAUY Steven L

    “The drugs, instead of promoting camaraderie, were divisive to group morale, officials thought, and they considering using drug sniffing dogs to intercept the shipments.”

    people believing they know what’s best for other people, even when the other people are close to death. let them smoke. they’re stuck in a giantic fucking hole for weeks

  • justagirl

    do you often patrol the internet looking for grammatical errors so you can have a word in something? kind of a limp-dick existence around here don’t you think?

  • justagirl

    that depends. what do you mean by “native”?

  • justagirl

    do you often patrol the internet looking for grammatical errors so you can have a word in something? kind of a limp-dick existence around here don’t you think?

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