Worst oil spill? Not so fast

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    So wait, you're getting your information from the same guy who said the animals won't mind the oil because it's natural? :cuckoo:

    As for the numbers, it's not far from over yet.
     
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    And he is WRONG..HOW Young PUP?

    Prove what he said was WRONG.

    You cannot. Your premise is Fucked.
     
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    Your word is worthless as long as you have a quote from Fat Boy Limbaugh as your signature.
     
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    So because it's not the absolute worst in history according to your source...yet...it's no reason to even pause and consider alternatives? How bad does it have to get before it's legitimate to ask questions? Brilliant "premise" there. :cuckoo:
     
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    Why are facts always so so so mean to Liberals?
     
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    he's wrong because he includes things on the graph such as all average yearly oil spilled for a previous year while NOT including all the OTHER oil spilled so far for near half the year of 2010....he only listed the one oil spill in the gulf.
     
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    It is an average number of all spills, so it is there for comparison.

    This spill wouldn't change the average by one pixel.
     
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    If this is the figure for "on average yearly spills'', then a better reading of how we are doing this year, compared to the average, we would need to know what else has been spilled this year and add that to the gulf spill then compare 5 full months of this year with a prorated average 5 months of the average yearly spill....

    The average yearly spill, has no relation to the Gulf spill, without the additional figures I discussed.


    I know, I know, I know....I am an analytical nut....I love numbers and analyzing them....
     
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    Technically, the oil slick in the gulf wasn't "spilled", but rather "ejected".

    I consider a spill as a situation where liquid is dropped from a height (such as from a boat, truck, or pipeline) and it falls to the surface which it contaminates.

    In this case, the oil is being "ejected" from the ocean floor and is floating up to the surface.

    I would also consider oil oozing slowly from the ground to be a form of "ejection" rather than a "spill", however I would classify this as an "ooze" if it is not coming out in a fast stream of oil. A faster release of oil that is coming out in bubbles would be a "gush", and if a stream of oil is erupting directly from thr ground would be an "ejaculation".

    But those classifications are just mine...I accept that the vast majority of people lump all oil release as a "spill", but they are incorrect.
     

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