Yep. If you'd stop getting your talking points from the liberal media you would know that tar balls have been washing up on beachs for centuries. It is estimated that gulf wide, 5000 barrels of oil leak from the gulf floor into the water every day. Now since it's many small leaks and not one huge one, you dont get huge oil slicks, but yes, tar balls have been washing up for a long time. So yea, "the oil fairy" is a cute and appropriate term to use for the natural leaks that occur in the gulf.
That and boats that run the oceans leak too. They found tar balls south of Florida a couple of weeks after the blowout and they were found to not be from the oil spill. Someone mentioned it could have been from the bilge of an ocean going ship.
Google it, you'll learn something.
http://www.thenewamerican.com/index....-gulf-oil-leakHe points out crude oil is an organic substance, and natural leaks are normal. Though spills caused by humans are much more concentrated and cause a temporary mess, they are also more short-lived and do not wreak the amount of environmental damage mainstream media reports claim. "The volatile components largely evaporate within a few days, and much of the heavier residue is broken down by microbial action over a few months. The heaviest residue accumulates sediment particles and sinks to the bottom where it mixes with further sediment and ends up no more harmful than pieces of the bitumen used for roads."
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ScienceDaily (Jan. 27, 2000) — Twice an Exxon Valdez spill worth of oil seeps into the Gulf of Mexico every year, according to a new study that will be presented January 27 at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
Scientists Find That Tons Of Oil Seep Into The Gulf Of Mexico Each Year
I want to correct my seepage amount. I think 5000 barrels are per YEAR, not per day. Sorry about that.
Leaky boats mean we shouldn't be concerned about oil spills and the damage that they cause?
Did you know that they still don't have herring in Prince William Sound?
Originally Posted by Jerry
Exactly how much oil naturally seeps out of the seafloor is unknown, and most estimates are very crude because there has never been a proper global survey made for the public record. Researchers identified the natural seepage rate as a critical unanswered question when the National Academy of Sciences compiled its third Oil in the Sea report in 2003.
NASA - Scientists Find Black Gold Amidst Overlooked Data
Originally Posted by Jerry
And nobody's saying we should stop using petroleum based fuels right now or anytime soon. We has been advocated by myself and others is that this nation recognizes that unless we reduce our dependence on fossil fuels there is bound to be another Exxon Valdez, another BP, another war for some sort of natural resource. I mean, the world hated when Germany invaded Poland for this very reason.The tragedy, is that people actually think we are ready to stop using petroleum based fuels within the next few years. That's rediculous. However, politicians are going to push that agenda, no matter how much damage it does to the economy and the job market.
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.