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39. The Exxon Valdez at least was a known finite amount. The Earth? WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WE'VE UNLEASHED
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  -Gulf oil spill more than 10X greater than thought Barrett808  May-13-10 06:23 PM   #0 
  - Does this ever stop. I can't keep up with the estimates. This can hit America like  thereismore   May-13-10 06:32 PM   #1 
  - What so many of us were afraid of.  Greyskye   May-13-10 06:35 PM   #2 
     - Obama wants $80 billion to upgrade nuclear arms complex -- !!!  defendandprotect   May-13-10 08:40 PM   #23 
  - Confirms what SkyTruth has been saying for a few days:  Barrett808   May-13-10 06:36 PM   #3 
  - Which is why BP refused the release the video earlier  skeptical cynic   May-13-10 06:39 PM   #4 
  - Greater than *who* thought?  Cal Carpenter   May-13-10 06:40 PM   #5 
  - But doesn't everyone believe the amorphous "authorities" and/or "experts?"  ShortnFiery   May-13-10 07:36 PM   #15 
  - +1000  pleah   May-14-10 04:09 PM   #95 
  - Holy sh*t!  MelissaB   May-13-10 06:48 PM   #6 
  - It seems every other day the estimated spill turns out to be 10x greater than thought, doesn't it?  no limit   May-13-10 06:53 PM   #7 
  - Can you  femrap   May-13-10 06:56 PM   #8 
  - It's going to be like the Okies during the dust bowl  Alcibiades   May-13-10 06:59 PM   #9 
  - I watched a show on the Dust  femrap   May-13-10 09:40 PM   #40 
     - I was thinking about quakes tonite (but, again, I think about quakes a lot).  Stardust   May-13-10 11:39 PM   #57 
     - I see you live  femrap   May-14-10 10:02 AM   #83 
     - I watched that same program  Boudica the Lyoness   May-14-10 02:13 PM   #90 
  - Turns out BP lied about depth it planned to drill.  dixiegrrrrl   May-13-10 07:15 PM   #12 
  - Did you see those 3 ugly  femrap   May-13-10 09:36 PM   #37 
  - I heard from a friend of mine who is an ecologist that they were ...  Botany   May-14-10 05:47 AM   #68 
  - Better be taking pictures of the white sands of Daytona Beach cuz they'll be gone forever!  AlbertCat   May-13-10 09:00 PM   #26 
  - I didn't know that is  femrap   May-13-10 09:34 PM   #35 
  - Repubs in Tampa: "Shill, baby shill!"  FailureToCommunicate   May-13-10 10:24 PM   #48 
  - I had an evil idea slither across my last 2 brain cells  HillbillyBob   May-14-10 08:30 AM   #79 
  - It would be something to see what this does to the hurricane season.  caseymoz   May-13-10 10:54 PM   #51 
     - When I read that comment  deacon_sephiroth   May-13-10 11:44 PM   #58 
     - I live awfully close to the laboratory of this experiment.  dixiegrrrrl   May-14-10 08:04 AM   #74 
        - My sincere condolences. It might just suppress them, though.  caseymoz   May-14-10 09:17 AM   #80 
  - aaaaaauuuuuuggggghhhh!!!!!!  NC_Nurse   May-13-10 07:00 PM   #10 
  - + millions. nt.  sam kane   May-14-10 12:48 AM   #65 
  - So there is no end in sight yet for how bad this is I guess. :(  Jefferson23   May-13-10 07:02 PM   #11 
  - This is getting to be like the Fox News body count at a Tea Party Rally  jberryhill   May-13-10 07:19 PM   #13 
  - So sad to have to K&R this......  KoKo   May-13-10 07:28 PM   #14 
  - .  fishwax   May-13-10 07:38 PM   #16 
  - They have lied from the very beginning.  Dappleganger   May-13-10 07:40 PM   #17 
  - That is the key, Lies from the beginning...I am guessing for one  Stuart G   May-14-10 07:36 AM   #72 
     - I read something about a $1000 fine per gallon spilled, by the way.  lostnfound   May-14-10 08:19 AM   #77 
  - You wanna talk about sea level rise.......  cachukis   May-13-10 07:45 PM   #18 
  - I am not surprised  marions ghost   May-13-10 08:11 PM   #19 
  - If the oil ever comes around the keys and I see it on my beach in Ft Lauderdale, I will sue BP  Change Happens   May-13-10 08:23 PM   #20 
  - In other news, BP stocks way up as their CEO announces the fastest removal of oil from a well in BP  truthisfreedom   May-13-10 08:25 PM   #21 
  - Now there is no longer any question - the world is fucked  CLANG   May-13-10 08:27 PM   #22 
  - k/r nt  Starwriter   May-13-10 08:55 PM   #24 
  - The last quote in the NY times article gets it right  gristy   May-13-10 08:57 PM   #25 
  - Don't worry, the 'experts' are telling us there's no immediate health risk.  paparush   May-13-10 09:11 PM   #27 
  - If you don't count mere existence.  WinkyDink   May-13-10 09:44 PM   #41 
  - Rush said that oil is natural, so no problem, right?  harun   May-13-10 09:14 PM   #28 
  - Just dip him in oil to prove it.  caseymoz   May-13-10 10:59 PM   #53 
  - R.I.P. Gulf of Mexico  ixion   May-13-10 09:15 PM   #29 
  - Numbers we can all relate to... 1 Oil Barrel = 42 US Gallons. That means 2,940,000 gallons a day!  Turborama   May-13-10 09:16 PM   #30 
  - One Exxon Valdez every four days  Barrett808   May-13-10 09:18 PM   #31 
     - The blowout happened 24 days ago so that's 6 x Exxon Valdez or 70,560,000 gallons so far n/t  Turborama   May-13-10 10:10 PM   #47 
  - This explains why they haven't just moved lots and lots of tankers in  JDPriestly   May-13-10 09:18 PM   #32 
  - Tankers don't even have the equipment to do that.  Merchant Marine   May-14-10 03:05 AM   #67 
     - Seems to me that such a mechanism could be constructed.  JDPriestly   May-14-10 03:41 PM   #94 
  - Natural Gas being released into the salt water does not rise to the surface...  lib2DaBone   May-13-10 09:29 PM   #33 
  - Nobody's talking about the damage the natural gas is doing..  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   May-14-10 08:08 AM   #76 
  - This latest "worst" estimate may be the first of many. BP has already demonstrated that it is NOT  Raster   May-13-10 09:30 PM   #34 
  - And how would you stop the leak?  protocol rv   May-13-10 09:37 PM   #38 
     - High explosives could collapse the bore hole itself, but probably render the field useless.  Raster   May-13-10 09:54 PM   #45 
        - I read that it may the the second largest deposit ever discovered. Why  Stardust   May-13-10 11:31 PM   #56 
        - I doubt it seriously  protocol rv   May-14-10 12:06 AM   #60 
  - This is a disaster of apocalyptic proportions!  Odin2005   May-13-10 09:35 PM   #36 
  - On this we are in complete agreement  ixion   May-13-10 09:51 PM   #44 
  - The Exxon Valdez at least was a known finite amount. The Earth? WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WE'VE UNLEASHED  WinkyDink   May-13-10 09:40 PM   #39 
  - CORRECTION: We have no idea what THEY'VE UNLEASHED.  Raster   May-13-10 09:57 PM   #46 
  - Well, we're going to have plenty of oil now.  caseymoz   May-13-10 11:01 PM   #54 
  - Wormwood.  roamer65   May-13-10 09:49 PM   #42 
  - no words  mikelgb   May-13-10 09:51 PM   #43 
  - Outrageous  colsohlibgal   May-13-10 10:31 PM   #49 
  - 70,000 barrels per day, so right now it's as big as the Amoco Cadiz spill.  caseymoz   May-13-10 10:50 PM   #50 
  - MMS approved 27 Gulf Drilling Ops AFTER the BP disaster  theHandpuppet   May-13-10 10:58 PM   #52 
  - What is the harm now?  susanwy   May-14-10 12:08 AM   #61 
  - So where are the criminal charges?  liberation   May-13-10 11:11 PM   #55 
  - BP Estimates it's 200,000 barrels a day...  Flabbergasted   May-13-10 11:59 PM   #59 
  - Their estimate is gallons not barrels. nt  Parker CA   May-14-10 12:21 AM   #63 
  - Those dirty fuckers. Yeah, exactly what I thought. Liars will be liars.  lonestarnot   May-14-10 12:12 AM   #62 
  - I guess at that rate, when I become eligible for Social Security checks (in about 45 years)  alp227   May-14-10 12:46 AM   #64 
  - so sad  pezDispenser   May-14-10 01:04 AM   #66 
  - We better cap that well or we are fucked  Botany   May-14-10 06:17 AM   #69 
  - If this oil makes it to France I hope the govt.  reggie the dog   May-14-10 08:04 AM   #75 
     - It's sad that it would have to come to that.  obxhead   May-14-10 10:41 AM   #85 
  - Put some liars in prison, Angola could take a few BP, Halliburton, &  era veteran   May-14-10 06:24 AM   #70 
  - But it's OK, the BP CEO says it's only a drop in the ocean.  tanyev   May-14-10 07:31 AM   #71 
  - I heard in France on the news that it  reggie the dog   May-14-10 07:49 AM   #73 
  - Better regulation won't make deep water drilling "safe"  Bragi   May-14-10 08:27 AM   #78 
  - The Damage the Wealthy and Corporate Powers Do to This Planet without being held responsible  fascisthunter   May-14-10 09:28 AM   #81 
  - The real problem is BP's magical thinking, and our magical thinking  Elmore Furth   May-14-10 09:44 AM   #82 
  - It was beautiful while it was still alive.  Altoid_Cyclist   May-14-10 10:04 AM   #84 
  - And they are going to try and suck out a 20" dia. pipe with a 6" one, ELEVEN times smaller in area!  Owl   May-14-10 11:20 AM   #86 
  - It could work, nothing sucks more than an oil business.  pundaint   May-14-10 03:10 PM   #93 
  - Just a ''drop in the ocean.''  Octafish   May-14-10 11:25 AM   #87 
  - Just begging for his own lamp post. nt  glitch   May-14-10 03:06 PM   #92 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   May-14-10 11:34 AM   #88 
  - K&R  Owl   May-14-10 12:16 PM   #89 
  - Anybody who thought otherwise, is aggressively gullible.  pundaint   May-14-10 03:04 PM   #91 

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