What We Know About the Spill

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    http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2007202-2,00.html


    - President Obama has called the BP oil spill "the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced"

    - Spill has killed less than 1% of the birds killed by the Exxon Valdez

    - wildlife response teams have collected only three visibly oiled carcasses of any mammals.

    - the spill prompted harsh restrictions on fishing and shrimping, but so far, the region's fish and shrimp have tested clean, and the restrictions are gradually being lifted.


    - shorelines assessment teams have only found about 350 acres of oiled marshes

    - Marine scientist Ivor Van Heerden states "I think they lied about the size of the spill — but we're not seeing catastrophic impacts"

    - they have found only one other dead reptile (turtle) in the entire Gulf.



    So..... someone exaggerated how big this spill was...

    This is why someone with BP commented something about all the claims they would be requested to pay that would be bogus.

    It appears that the 20 Billion dollar extortion from Obama could be included in that.
     
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    I don't think they lied initially, but underestimated the ability of nature to combat the effects in that region. However, with the new information coming out about the actual impact, liars may now be revealed in how they choose to proceed from this point foward.
     
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    Good point, nicely put... and I agree.

    The amount of oil was massive, but when compared to the size of the gulf, wasn't terribly significant.

    The earth does indeed have the power to heal itself very quickly.

    What is going to be interesting to watch is the liberals angry response. Instead of being relieved, they will be angry that the assertion that this is a catastrophe is false.
     
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    Would be great if we overestimated possible damages. I hope clean up is easier than expected and would be nice to see the big oil guys be more cautious when drilling these suckers. This can be looked at as a learning experience in both drilling and damage control.
     
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    About a " spill" ?
    Apparently nothing.
    Spill is the accidental movement of a liquid out of a container.
    The Valdez was a huge spill. This could be described as a gusher, geyser, or as some have said, volcano.
    It's the difference between saying someone got a cut and someone was cut in half by a chainsaw but that's murkin media for you.

    It's akin to the use of recession and financial downturn, as opposed to depression.
    Snow/Blizzard
    Windy/Class 5 hurricane.
    Chubby/ 5 foot one, 300 lbs
    Rain/monsoon
     
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    What is your point?
     
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    This is EXACTLY Why Obama was wrong to EXTORT money from BP!

    EXACTLY!

    TEXTBOOK!!
     
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    Cherry-picking the worst aspects of the story, I see, nonlegitimist!
     
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    Worst Aspects of the story? What?

    Then tell us the facts
     
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    fact: no one knows the long term effects of a deep water spill...

    "We've swept the oil under the rug, if you will, because we've applied a tremendous amount of dispersants to it. What this means is that most of the oil has been dispersed throughout the entire water column, so that we're not seeing it on the surface. So really, it's been hidden from sight," Inkley told CNN's American Morning on Thursday.

    "Humpty Dumpty has already fallen off the wall as soon as you spill it. You're never going to recover more than 5 or 10 percent of it in a deepwater spill like this, and that's an optimistic projection. So we have to recognize that most of it is still out there. And this spill is some 16, 17, 18 times larger than the wreck of the Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound. So, this is a much larger spill and we've learned from that spill, the previous spill, as well as many other oil spills, that the effects can last for decades," he said.

    Federal official to outline what lies ahead after oil spill is sealed - CNN.com

    the longest lasting effect will be on the food chain.....
     
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