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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Out of sight out of mind I guess. If you can't find the oil then the oil doesn't exist.

    The 200 million gallons just gone vanished like a fart in the wind.
    Absolute rubbish.
    Just because you cannot see something, is absolutely no proof that it is not there.
    Having said that I suddenly realized what a fatuous statement that was if it were to be applied to Obama's ability to run a Government.

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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

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    I'm SORRY OC, I didn't scroll all the way down to the other opinion
    Possibly. You do have a history of failing to read your own links. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt this time. You simply saw the headline and went with it without actually reading what the article had to say.

    so am busted what would we do if you weren't around to post things out of context to make yourself look good?
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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

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    His looking good is a side effect of showing honesty.
    OH NO YOU DIDN'T.

    That word and all modifications to it are BANNED from this forum. Don't you dare bring that naughty, despicable word around here again.

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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Now they are saying there is growing concern of the chemical dispersant used on the million of so gallons of oil. That all it did was break up the oil so that it's harder to clean up by spreading it across a mass area instead of allowing the oil to stay in bulk crude puddles.

    The chemical dispersant was a horrible action just for some short lived PR of making it appear like there was less oil pouring out at the time.
    Others have said the dispersant has broken the oil into smaller droplets so microbes can and have consumed it, and that microbes have been feeding on the dispersant as well.
    told the New York Times that as much as 40 percent of the oil might have evaporated when it reached the surface. High winds from two recent storms may have speeded the evaporation process.

    Perhaps the most important cause of the oilís disappearance, some researchers suspect, is that the oil has been devoured by microbes. The lesson from past spills is that the lionís share of the cleanup work is done by nature in the form of oil-eating bacteria and fungi. The microbes break down the hydrocarbons in oil to use as fuel to grow and reproduce. A bit of oil in the water is like a feeding frenzy, causing microbial populations to grow exponentially.

    Typically, there are enough microbes in the ocean to consume half of any oil spilled in a month or two, says Howarth. Such microbes have been found in every ocean of the world sampled, from the Arctic to Antarctica. But there are reasons to think that the process may occur more quickly in the Gulf than in other oceans.

    Microbes grow faster in the warmer water of the Gulf than they do in, say, the cool waters off Alaska, where the Exxon Valdez spill occurred. Moreover, the Gulf is hardly pristine. Even before humans started drilling for oil in the Gulf ó and spilling lots of it ó oil naturally seeped into the water. As a result, the Gulf evolved a rich collection of petroleum-loving microbes, ready to pounce on any new spill. The microbes are clever and tough, observes Samantha Joye, microbial geochemist at the University of Georgia. Joye has shown that oxygen levels in parts of the Gulf contaminated with oil have dropped. Since microbes need oxygen to eat the petroleum, thatís evidence that the microbes are hard at work.
    Mighty oil-eating microbes help clean up the Gulf - Yahoo! News
    The controversial dispersant... well may have helped the microbes do their work. Microbes can more easily consume small drops of oil than big ones. And there is evidence the microbes like to munch on the dispersant as well.

    Mighty oil-eating microbes help clean up the Gulf - Yahoo! News
    ROTFLOL... microbes like the dispersant as well... when they get tired of oil, they take time out, a little vaction to get a buzz from dispersants... then stumble back to the oil...

    Does BP get to renegotiate the 20 Billion shake-down?

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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    The gulf is a big place, just because they can't find it in the vicinity of where the leak was doesn't mean that the oil doesn't exist. You know, oil can float away too.

    Also where did this idea come from that Obama has been planning since day 1 to use this to push an agenda? First what agenda, and second if anything would of helped Obama out would have been to have this spill stopped alot sooner than it is now.
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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    The gulf is a big place, just because they can't find it in the vicinity of where the leak was doesn't mean that the oil doesn't exist. You know, oil can float away too.

    Also where did this idea come from that Obama has been planning since day 1 to use this to push an agenda? First what agenda, and second if anything would of helped Obama out would have been to have this spill stopped alot sooner than it is now.
    I don't even believe you asked that.
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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Others have said the dispersant has broken the oil into smaller droplets so microbes can and have consumed it, and that microbes have been feeding on the dispersant as well.

    ROTFLOL... microbes like the dispersant as well... when they get tired of oil, they take time out, a little vaction to get a buzz from dispersants... then stumble back to the oil...

    Does BP get to renegotiate the 20 Billion shake-down?

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    So what happens to marine life with this decreased oxygen level? This should all make the shrimp fishers happy.

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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    So what happens to marine life with this decreased oxygen level? This should all make the shrimp fishers happy.
    If you were near a fire and couldn't breathe, because of the smoke, you would probably move somewhere where there wasn't any smoke. Yes?
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    Re: BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If you were near a fire and couldn't breathe, because of the smoke, you would probably move somewhere where there wasn't any smoke. Yes?
    Thats right.

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