Saturday, June 19, 2010

Oil Spill Update

Below is the oil slick as of the 19th:

Below is what the oil spill looked like 10 days ago...
Oil from the Deepwater Horizon rig lingered near the Mississippi Delta on June 10, 2010. The MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image the same day. The oil slick is pale gray, and the most conspicuous portion of the oil slick in this image appears near the Deepwater Horizon rig. A smaller, though still sizable, extension of the slick appears northeast of the rig. Clouds somewhat obscure the Mississippi Delta, northwest of the rig.
In photo-like satellite images, sunlight reflecting off the ocean surface and into the satellite sensor makes the oil slick easier to see. Oil smoothes the surface of the water, making it a better mirror of sunlight than the surrounding water. As a result, the oil appears lighter than oil-free surface waters.
My question is who we should be believing? Clearly, the government does not have control over the situation and all we need is a storm to turn this thing into a total disaster. Also, clearly the estimates by so called "experts" were required to be increased because how else could you explain these images. Clearly, those new estimates are optimistic (to be generous) as have been all the official statements regarding this issue.

Remember this type of betrayal by the government and corporate interests next time they try to smooth over some financial calamity. The lies in our system are just so preposterous, mammoth and conflicted that its almost beyond my capacity to understand.

How can a fed chief, many bank CEO's, several Oil company CEO's (among many others) and a president all lie their asses off, be totally off base or surreptitiously motivated and still have their jobs? It does not work that way for the rest of us.

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