are now seeing plumes of oil under the surface of the water. I remember headlines more than two weeks ago that oil will hit the shroeline in a few days. Remember? We now know they were wrong, wrong, wrong. I suspected from the start that if the leak was slow enoough that a lot of the oil would evaporate on the surface, be degraded by microbes in the warm Gulf waters and be removed by recovery efforts. Given that the oil has been more than two weeks over due in coming ashore, I am beginning to think my suppositions might be correct. The media and fear mongers never, ever admit they are wrong. They just move on to painting the next disaster scenario that will occur with absolute, postive certainity.
Also, since nothing is washing up on shore, the Fear Mongers must make up new things to panic over. I am not quite sure how a fluid like oil that is less dense than water is stabley positioning itself below the water's surface - they never explain that.
What plantet are you on? Ever heard of physics??? That oil is coming out almost a mile below the surface, into another liquid medium. It's not going to come right up and go right to the beach, but it's definitley there, waiting to reveal itself in all it's ugly glory.
158,000 barrels recovered. See link below
"It also said the work to skim oil from the surface of the water has recovered around 158,000 barrels of oily liquid - a mixture of oil and sea water."
So if oil is leaking at 5000 barrels a day x ~ 20 days, that is 100,000 barrels. If the oily liquid is, say 1/3 oil, then about half of the oil that has leaked into the gulf has been recovered. Add that to the oil that has evaporated or been degraded by microbes, and there is the reason why hardly any oil has washed ashore.
That's why they use dispersants, moron.
oil is spread through the water, like tang in a glass of water.
it's illegal for oil facilities to use dispersants, for that reason. They hide the spill. That's why bp had to ask the government for permission.
but it's why the spill is underwater.
it isn't "underwater." it's t-h-r-o-u-g-h the water. It's everywhere. It's on the bottom. It's a giant, 500-mile-long mess !
should be cheap for bp to clean that up, eh ? If you're thirty years old, they may even be done in your lifetime !!
Interesting how BHO had to rush down to make a Gulf Photo Op but couldn't even find a little time for 25 dear in TN floods. It's all about political BS. Kind of like the H1N1
So you think that the Federal Government should take over in Tennessee ? Did the government or the people of Tennessee ask for a Federal takeover ? Did they request FEMA aid and were denied ? Your position seems to be that Federal Government should step in everywhere, even when not invited and take charge. Please post any link from any Tennessee official asking for Federal aid and being denied.
That's my main point exactly. The media and fear mongers always overplay the dangers of any perceived crisis - not just this one - for their own self interests. How about H1N1? The avian flu? Maybe this crisis will be the rare one that will actually live up to all the doom saying. However, my initial inclination is not to beleive a word of it until well after all the media hype settles down. That's when the truth will be more apparent.
no doubt the leak is causing damage.
This is a fender-bender situation - the guy who got hit - is entitled to compensation to fix his fender.
But now he's claiming the hit dislodged his a$$ - which will need buttock surgery and after effect will loom for decades - really who knows - no one has charted the a$$-shaking territory.
The guy's marine biologist also steps in and proclaims that the victim is farting lot more, ever since the fender-bender. She goes on to say - if the fart enters the southerly winds - that's an environmental disaster that even she's not prepared for.
... neigbors dog ate a piece of the broken fender and ever since has been destroying furniture inside the house - oh the furniture was victorian.
by the way the satire was aimed at the multitude of gold rushers who want to cash from this tragedy.
The men who lost their lives or were wounded and their families - are the real victims of this tragedy.
and yes gushing oil is bad for the environment. it must be stopped and will be stopped.
"My beach is gonna be dead for decades" - is the ugly side of this tragedy - this is - "How much can I milk this?" - this includes media, pseudo-environmentalists of course lawyers