Loop Current Eddy cuts off; oil danger to Keys now greatly reduced

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:24 PM GMT on May 28, 2010

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A major ocean current re-alignment is underway the Gulf of Mexico right now, and the new configuration that is developing greatly reduces the threat of oil entering the Loop Current and affecting the Florida Keys and U.S. East Coast. As I explain in my Loop Current Primer, the Loop Current is an ocean current that transports warm Caribbean water through the Yucatan Channel between Cuba and Mexico. The current flows northward into the Gulf of Mexico, then loops southeastward just south of the Florida Keys (where it is called the Florida Current), and past the western Bahamas. Here, the waters of the Loop Current flow northward along the U.S. coast and become the Gulf Stream. With current speeds of about 0.8 m/s, the Loop Current is one of the fastest currents in the Atlantic Ocean. Every 6 - 11 months, the top bulge of the Loop Current cuts off, forming a 250-mile diameter circular eddy in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. This clockwise-spinning eddy is filled with warm water from the Loop Current, and is called a Loop Current Eddy. The main body of the Loop Current then takes a fairly direct eastward path from the Yucatan Channel to the Florida Keys.

Over the past two days, surface currents in the Gulf of Mexico have aligned to form a Loop Current Eddy, as seen in the analysis of surface currents done by the U.S. Navy (Figure 1, and see also a 30-day animation of the eddy forming.) It remains to be seen if the deep water currents have followed suit, and a stable Loop Current Eddy cannot exist until the deep water currents also cut off into a clockwise-rotating ring of water at depth. A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft is out over the Gulf of Mexico today dropping expendable buoys and current probes to determine if a stable Loop Current Eddy has formed. Roffer's Ocean Fishing Forecast Service has a nice discussion on the Loop Current Eddy formation.


Figure 1. Comparison of surface currents in the Gulf of Mexico on May 19 (top) and May 27 (bottom) as simulated by the HYCOM model. On May 19, the Loop Current made a large northward loop into the Gulf, and was able to transport oil from the near the spill location southwards through the Keys. By May 27, this loop had cut off, and new oil moving southwards from the spill will now be trapped in the clockwise rotating Loop Current Eddy that is cut off from the Loop Current. Note on the west side of the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Texas, there is an old Loop Current Eddy that cut off from the Loop Current in July 2009. This eddy cut off in the same location as this week's eddy, and has drifted west-southwestward at 3 - 5 km per day over the past ten months. Image credit: U.S. Navy.

If the eddy does remain in place, it will greatly reduce the chances of oil making it to Cuba, the Florida Keys, and beyond. Any oil moving southwards from the spill location will now become entrained in the eddy, and will move in a 250 mile-wide clockwise circle in the east-central Gulf of Mexico. A small portion the oil will get shed away from the eddy's periphery and make it into the Loop Current and waters surrounding the eddy, but the concentrations of oil doing so will be small. Keep in mind, though, that during the first 1 - 2 months that a Loop Current Eddy forms, it is common for the eddy to exchange substantial amounts of water with the Loop Current, and in some cases get re-absorbed into the Loop Current. A 1-year animation of the Loop Current shows that the last Loop Current Eddy, which cut off in mid-July 2009, experienced a 2-week period in early August when it re-attached to the Loop Current. A significant portion of any oil entering the eddy during a period of re-attachment will be able to enter the Loop Current and flow past the Keys.

One bad result of the eddy breaking off is that now we have an extra source of heat energy for passing hurricanes during the upcoming hurricane season. Loop Current eddies have high-temperature water that extends to great depth, and hurricanes passing over such eddies often undergo rapid intensification. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita of 2005 both underwent rapid intensification as they passed over warm Loop Current eddies in 2005. The formation of a Loop Current Eddy during hurricane season means that a much greater portion of the Gulf of Mexico has deep, warm water capable of fueling rapid intensification of hurricanes.

Oil spill update
Light offshore northwesterly winds are expected to blow over the northern Gulf of Mexico today through Saturday, resulting decreased threats of oil to the Louisiana shore, according to the latest trajectory forecasts from NOAA. These offshore winds may be able to transport oil southwards into the Loop Current Eddy that just formed; a streamer of oil moving southeastward into the Loop Current Eddy is visible in yesterday's NASA MODIS imagery (Figure 2). Winds will shift to onshore out of the south on Saturday night, then shift to southwesterly by Tuesday. The long-range forecast from the GFS model indicates continued southwesterly winds all of next week. If this forecast verifies, we will see our greatest chances yet of significant amounts of oil reaching the beaches of Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle.


Figure 2. Visible satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico taken at 2:55pm EDT Thursday May 27, 2010, by the MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite. Thin streaks of oil can be seen moving southeast and then southwest around the eastern side of the new Loop Current Eddy. Image credit: NASA.

Oil spill resources
My post, What a hurricane would do the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
My post Wednesday with answers to some of the common questions I get about the spill
My post on the Southwest Florida "Forbidden Zone" where surface oil will rarely go
My post on what oil might do to a hurricane
NOAA trajectory forecasts
Deepwater Horizon Unified Command web site
Oil Spill Academic Task Force
University of South Florida Ocean Circulation Group oil spill forecasts
ROFFS Deepwater Horizon page
Surface current forecasts from NOAA's HYCOM model
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery from the University of Miami

Central American disturbance
The Atlantic is currently quiet, with none of our reliable global forecast models predicting tropical cyclone development over the next 6 days. There is an area of disturbed weather (90E) just off the Pacific coast of Mexico that will be a major concern for southern Mexico and much of Central America over the next 3 - 4 days. The disturbance will bring heavy rains to Central America during the weekend, potentially bringing serious flooding rains to portions of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. NHC is giving the disturbance a high (>60% chance) of the disturbance developing into a tropical depression by Sunday. Wunderbloggers Weather456 and StormW have more on the tropics.


Figure 3. Satellite image of the Central American disturbance 90E this morning.

Join the "Hurricane Haven" with Dr. Jeff Masters: a new Internet radio show
Beginning next week, I'll be experimenting with a live 1-hour Internet radio show called "Hurricane Haven." The show will be aired at 4pm EDT on Tuesdays, with the first show June 1. Listeners will be able to call in and ask questions. Some topics I'll cover on the first show:

1) What's going on in the tropics right now
2) Preview of the coming hurricane season
3) How a hurricane might affect the oil spill
4) How the oil spill might affect a hurricane
5) New advancements in hurricane science presented at this month's AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology
6) Haiti's vulnerability to a hurricane this season

I hope you can tune in to the broadcast, which will be at http://www.wunderground.com/wxradio/wubroadcast.h tml. If not, the show will be recorded and stored as a podcast.

I'll be back with at least one update over the coming 3-day Memorial Day weekend. Have a great holiday!

Jeff Masters

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what happened to blogging about weather? when did this turn into a political platform?
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3906. bappit
Nagin was the mayor of New Orleans. The head of FEMA was the guy in the phrase "Heckuva job, Brownie." Human frailty gave us that quote for sure. There but for the grace of God go I.
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3905. pottery
Well said, Dakster.
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Quoting Dakster:



The worst part is that BP really won't be paying for this mess. WE ALL WILL for generations to come. My grandkids, grandkids will be paying for this.


BTW - This isn't totally Obama's fault - yet. This is the result of policies put into play a long time ago. The disaster just happened to hit now. In order for ME to decide about blaming Obama for this mess, I need to see HOW he continues to respond to the crisis. Anyone who thinks ONE MAN can re-write the S.O.P.'s for EVERY Federal Governemnt Agency the minute they take office is naive to the inner workings of U.S. Government. He sets the general policies and directions he wants each agency to take and can make corrections along the way. But to say MMS was fine under the past president's before and now all of a sudden it is messed up isn't taking a fair look at the whole situation. To be honest with I knew we had an agency that overlooked oil exploration, but I didn't know it was called MMS until now - I bet many folks on this board didn't either.


a
reasoned
view
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3903. Dakster
Quoting kingy:


it is an enviromental disaster that they will write books about in the future, and it is unfolding right before our eyes with the media mostly blind to what is coming.

The currents will be spreading this oil far and wide over coming months, many storms bringing oil to beaches and marshes, in the end few will escape it.

Not so long in the future people will start rethinking their views of eating anything caught in the gulf.

The loop currents combined with storm effects will be the perfect way to distribute this to all shores on most coastal counties. Sinking oil will systematically foul each ocean layer they penetrate.

It hasn't really hit home as a major disaster yet and won't until the first big slick comes in. That could be in a weeks time with the onshore winds. Then other slicks will wash ashore but in general the media will be behind the game so far as the significance of this.

I think their will be oil-impact forecasts accompanying hurricane warnings by the NHC by the time this geyser has finished spewing.



The worst part is that BP really won't be paying for this mess. WE ALL WILL for generations to come. My grandkids, grandkids will be paying for this.


BTW - This isn't totally Obama's fault - yet. This is the result of policies put into play a long time ago. The disaster just happened to hit now. In order for ME to decide about blaming Obama for this mess, I need to see HOW he continues to respond to the crisis. Anyone who thinks ONE MAN can re-write the S.O.P.'s for EVERY Federal Governemnt Agency the minute they take office is naive to the inner workings of U.S. Government. He sets the general policies and directions he wants each agency to take and can make corrections along the way. But to say MMS was fine under the past president's before and now all of a sudden it is messed up isn't taking a fair look at the whole situation. To be honest with I knew we had an agency that overlooked oil exploration, but I didn't know it was called MMS until now - I bet many folks on this board didn't either.
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3902. pottery
Quoting indianrivguy:


I think you misread my post Pottery, and I was not exactly clear with my wandering... my blame for the leak goes to the contractors for poor performance and decisions that circumvented procedure and ignored clues that things were going south...not the Government.


IMO, the Government could have done a better job of trying to protect the coast and lessen the impact upon the people, but this disaster "is" unprecedented and lessons will sometimes be learned the hard way.

I agree with this entirely. Sorry if I misunderstood.
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A good read, lots of similarities.
Doubt many remember this.
Ixtoc I, well blowout
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The short life of Agatha, tropical update 5/30/10

Some feedback would be welcomed!
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Quoting pottery:

Yes I did.
I was under the impression that there was an entire department, with the authority to deal with an emergency like Katrina.
But it failed. What was his name? Nagin or something? Human frailty. Wrong man for the job. Bad moves. Whatever...

Ok, fair enough. Just checking. Thanks for the reply.
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Quoting pottery:

I am questioning whether it is 'the Gov' or the minor individual on the ground who, for whatever reason, did not do what he/she was supposed to be doing in monitoring the Regulations that are already in place.
Yes, politically the buck stops at the top, but to blame the "Government" is a bit far fetched you know...


I think you misread my post Pottery, and I was not exactly clear with my wandering... my blame for the leak goes to the contractors for poor performance and decisions that circumvented procedure and ignored clues that things were going south...not the Government.


IMO, the Government could have done a better job of trying to protect the coast and lessen the impact upon the people, but this disaster "is" unprecedented and lessons will sometimes be learned the hard way.
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3897. pottery
Quoting LoneStarWeather:

And did you have the same perspective on Bush's response to Katrina?

Yes I did.
I was under the impression that there was an entire department, with the authority to deal with an emergency like Katrina.
But it failed. What was his name? Nagin or something? Human frailty. Wrong man for the job. Bad moves. Whatever...
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Quoting pottery:

To carry this a little further, you must also blame Obama for the faulty brake-pedal spring on the Toyota's, the the poisons in Tylenol, the oil-pipe that spewed oil in Alaska last week, etc etc etc.
You cannot call for less and less Federal involvement in every aspect of life, then blame the President for not personally supervising every item on every specification sheet written.
Give this a break....

This oil leak is an unprecedented disaster, that was caused by a multitude of bad decisions, errors, human frailty.
The fact that is has not been sealed up is noboddy's FAULT. It is due to the simple fact that there is no way to stop it as yet. Have you understood the situation?
There is no grand conspiracy here.

Quoting LoneStarWeather:

And did you have the same perspective on Bush's response to Katrina?


No reply? I guess that answers my question.
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I think it gets renamed nccatman. Now that it has been downgraded.
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3893. kingy
this is so american, everyone arguing about whose fault it is.

You are missing the point, the worst eco disaster in our history is getting worse to the likely tune of a million gallons of oil a day and the best bet is that it is 2 more months until this is shut off.

They need a plan to have hundreds of miles of boom and a fleet of oil sweepers and even that would take them too long.


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3892. pottery
Quoting msgambler:
I don't play odds only sure winners.....lol

Well it would be a hard winner to pick, with this one LOL
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Quick question. If Agatha crosses into the Atlantic do they rename it Alex or just keep the name it already has? Thanks all. Been reading for years but first post.
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indianriv., I can't verify this but a few weeks ago i read something that stated BP owned the well and transocean was drilling and halliburton was mudding and cementing. Which means Transocean and Halliburton employees were the workers doing the work. I could be wrong though. Just remember reading that. If that is the case then if was being done unsafely then transocean and halliburton should have told BP that they would not do it that way and stopped the process and reported the problem. JMHO. Like I said, I may have read it wrong. That was a few weeks ago and I can't remember what I did yesterday.
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3889. pottery
Quoting reedzone:


This is a small case of many cases that I blame him for.. Gosh he's not even going to a Memorial Service tomorrow.. That hurts the heart dude, he put a health care bill up by force, against the constitution and he should be impeached for that, he also MAY have been part of a cover up job by the admin. to stop a democrat for getting into the senate. It's time to stop blaming Bush/Cheney for everything, Obama is TODAYS president and whatever happens in this country, especially with the active Hurricane Season, IF he doesn't respond or do anything, it's HIS fault. The oil crisis was BPs fault, but Obama took almost 40 days to get there, he even said he was in charge of it, then why didn't he do something? BTW, you do know that Obama blames the American People for stuff, he got tired of blaming Bush all time, he's soo perfect he can't do anything wrong. Ok, gotta get ready for Church now, I'm done with politics for the day, cause thats what this is, politics, not dealing with the crisis.

Please say a small prayer for us.
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3888. aquak9
Listen ya'll!!!

This is the reason that you can create you OWN BLOG!! you wanna fight? you wanna go off-topic from Doctor Master's blog? Do it in your own blog!

Not here!

Have a little respect for Dr.Masters and the dedicated weather bloggers. Have a little respect for yourselves and all the readers.

Take this fight elsewhere!
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3887. pottery
Quoting indianrivguy:


This is, in my opinion, the bottom line. The government allowed sloppy practices to go on but BP was drilling and operating that well on the cheap and it caught them.

I'm an American and don't think either party is representing me, or what I have always perceived as America. There is blame to hand out in all directions, the self serving inmates are running the asylum and have been for more than two administrations, but it doesn't need to be partisan. If you are going to shake your finger at Washington please do it because of performance, or lack thereof, not party.

Watching Agatha last night it looked like she might just jump across the isthmus.. IMO, that was her only hope, the stall is allowing the mountains to drive the life out of the system. The stall is also going to take progressively more lives too as rain totals add up and start coming down the mountainsides :(

I am questioning whether it is 'the Gov' or the minor individual on the ground who, for whatever reason, did not do what he/she was supposed to be doing in monitoring the Regulations that are already in place.
Yes, politically the buck stops at the top, but to blame the "Government" is a bit far fetched you know...
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Quoting pottery:

To carry this a little further, you must also blame Obama for the faulty brake-pedal spring on the Toyota's, the the poisons in Tylenol, the oil-pipe that spewed oil in Alaska last week, etc etc etc.
You cannot call for less and less Federal involvement in every aspect of life, then blame the President for not personally supervising every item on every specification sheet written.
Give this a break....

This oil leak is an unprecedented disaster, that was caused by a multitude of bad decisions, errors, human frailty.
The fact that is has not been sealed up is noboddy's FAULT. It is due to the simple fact that there is no way to stop it as yet. Have you understood the situation?
There is no grand conspiracy here.

And did you have the same perspective on Bush's response to Katrina?
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Quoting pottery:

To carry this a little further, you must also blame Obama for the faulty brake-pedal spring on the Toyota's, the the poisons in Tylenol, the oil-pipe that spewed oil in Alaska last week, etc etc etc.
You cannot call for less and less Federal involvement in every aspect of life, then blame the President for not personally supervising every item on every specification sheet written.
Give this a break....

This oil leak is an unprecedented disaster, that was caused by a multitude of bad decisions, errors, human frailty.
The fact that is has not been sealed up is noboddy's FAULT. It is due to the simple fact that there is no way to stop it as yet. Have you understood the situation?
There is no grand conspiracy here.


how dare you!! you are your logical thinking! geesh! :)
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Quoting johnbone:

The voice of reason!


I second that!
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I don't play odds only sure winners.....lol
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Quoting pottery:

To carry this a little further, you must also blame Obama for the faulty brake-pedal spring on the Toyota's, the the poisons in Tylenol, the oil-pipe that spewed oil in Alaska last week, etc etc etc.
You cannot call for less and less Federal involvement in every aspect of life, then blame the President for not personally supervising every item on every specification sheet written.
Give this a break....

This oil leak is an unprecedented disaster, that was caused by a multitude of bad decisions, errors, human frailty.
The fact that is has not been sealed up is noboddy's FAULT. It is due to the simple fact that there is no way to stop it as yet. Have you understood the situation?
There is no grand conspiracy here.


This is a small case of many cases that I blame him for.. Gosh he's not even going to a Memorial Service tomorrow.. That hurts the heart dude, he put a health care bill up by force, against the constitution and he should be impeached for that, he also MAY have been part of a cover up job by the admin. to stop a democrat for getting into the senate. It's time to stop blaming Bush/Cheney for everything, Obama is TODAYS president and whatever happens in this country, especially with the active Hurricane Season, IF he doesn't respond or do anything, it's HIS fault. The oil crisis was BPs fault, but Obama took almost 40 days to get there, he even said he was in charge of it, then why didn't he do something? BTW, you do know that Obama blames the American People for stuff, he got tired of blaming Bush all time, he's soo perfect he can't do anything wrong. Ok, gotta get ready for Church now, I'm done with politics for the day, cause thats what this is, politics, not dealing with the crisis.
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Quoting msgambler:
It is BP, Transocean, Halliburton, and MMS fault. And nobody can change my mind on that. My opinion and you can have yours.


This is, in my opinion, the bottom line. The government allowed sloppy practices to go on but BP was drilling and operating that well on the cheap and it caught them.

I'm an American and don't think either party is representing me, or what I have always perceived as America. There is blame to hand out in all directions, the self serving inmates are running the asylum and have been for more than two administrations, but it doesn't need to be partisan. If you are going to shake your finger at Washington please do it because of performance, or lack thereof, not party.

Watching Agatha last night it looked like she might just jump across the isthmus.. IMO, that was her only hope, the stall is allowing the mountains to drive the life out of the system. The stall is also going to take progressively more lives too as rain totals add up and start coming down the mountainsides :(
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Quoting cg2916:


(4) The CFS... quiet through June 5th.

What do you all think of the WRF model? I don't see much discussion of it on here.
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3879. pottery
Morning Gambler. What are the odds today? LOL.
Good morning to everyone else too.
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3878. bappit
Yep. Everyone went tut-tut and rolled their eyes when Halliburton, BP and Transocean pointed fingers at each other before a congressional committee. What hypocrites! Pointing fingers is the great American past time if you go by how the politicians act.

I was impressed with the way the Plaquemines Parish president acted in an interview a couple of weeks ago. No more. Heard him again and his tune has changed. He is saying what his constituents want to hear.
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Hey Tampa,

Follow suit, I should've done this before my blood pressure topped out. smarterthanyou = *poof*

Sometimes it's better to ignore that blind
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You hit the nail on th head pottery.... And good morning
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Quoting pottery:

To carry this a little further, you must also blame Obama for the faulty brake-pedal spring on the Toyota's, the the poisons in Tylenol, the oil-pipe that spewed oil in Alaska last week, etc etc etc.
You cannot call for less and less Federal involvement in every aspect of life, then blame the President for not personally supervising every item on every specification sheet written.
Give this a break....

This oil leak is an unprecedented disaster, that was caused by a multitude of bad decisions, errors, human frailty.
The fact that is has not been sealed up is noboddy's FAULT. It is due to the simple fact that there is no way to stop it as yet. Have you understood the situation?
There is no grand conspiracy here.

The voice of reason!
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Geee I guess alot people ignored me from either the last political argument, or last year.. I would have been bashed already lol...
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Everyone have a good day and Thank God for some that understand What our Government is suppose to do and what they are not suppose to do. Its really very simple and in the Constitution that ever President was suppose to pledge to uphold. OH maybe this one did not get that message!
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3872. pottery
Quoting reedzone:
Obama became president in 2009, not 2010, this is Obamas situation and he has failed to get there quick enough, like he cares lol.

To carry this a little further, you must also blame Obama for the faulty brake-pedal spring on the Toyota's, the the poisons in Tylenol, the oil-pipe that spewed oil in Alaska last week, etc etc etc.
You cannot call for less and less Federal involvement in every aspect of life, then blame the President for not personally supervising every item on every specification sheet written.
Give this a break....

This oil leak is an unprecedented disaster, that was caused by a multitude of bad decisions, errors, human frailty.
The fact that is has not been sealed up is noboddy's FAULT. It is due to the simple fact that there is no way to stop it as yet. Have you understood the situation?
There is no grand conspiracy here.
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Quoting smarterthanyou:


google
punctuation

and
grammar

Irony
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Quoting TampaSpin:
OBAMA even said he was in charge from Day 1. Nice job MR. President! Nice job on protecting our Shores. THAT IS THE GOVERNMENT ONE OF ITS SOLE FREAKING JOBS for something you LIBERALS don't understand! What a joKE YOU ARE!


google
punctuation

and
grammar
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Quoting TampaSpin:


Get another cup of Coffee and take a deep breathe then open your eyes! PLEASE!


Huh? So you're trying to tell me that you actually believe this is the fault of the government? And if it is, it's merely one administration's fault? Politics is politics. If you truly believe that the Obama administration is remarkably different than the Bush or Clinton one for that matter, I don't know what to say.
My eyes are wide open, and I see corruption on both sides.
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Quoting smarterthanyou:


Seriously?!?!?!?!?!

That's the
best ya got?!?!?!?!?!


No, I would get banned for life if I really told ya what I thought of you.
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3867. skep
What could either Bush or Obama do to help? Really..the experts don't sit in the government, but in the oil-drilling industry. Anyway, I'm sitting here far far away from most of you guys in europe, but this blame game sounds so ridiculous and childish. And btw. conservatives vs. demokrats or right vs. left..always funny that some see obama as leftist socialist or something in that area. In most parts of the world your democrats would be put on the right political side ;)
Man, if you would know how I vote here where I live you would call me a freaking communist..hehe..(oh..and I'm far from being one).

So back to the real topic:
Now with BP's new plan (I've heard they are running out of cool names like "top kill") and the relief drilling only ready in august, it seems to me that the worst is still to come, if thats possible. I hope for the best.
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OBAMA even said he was in charge from Day 1. Nice job MR. President! Nice job on protecting our Shores. THAT IS THE GOVERNMENT ONE OF ITS SOLE FREAKING JOBS for something you LIBERALS don't understand! What a joKE YOU ARE!
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Quoting PanhandleChuck:


Wow... I truly feel sorry for you. Did you pick your screen name for a 2nd grade chat room?


Seriously?!?!?!?!?!

That's the
best ya got?!?!?!?!?!
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I may be a Christian Conservative, but I look at BOTH sides of the situation, this is clearly BPs fault, and it is the Obama Admin. fault for getting there almost 40 days after the crisis, good job on their part lol.
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It is BP, Transocean, Halliburton, and MMS fault. And nobody can change my mind on that. My opinion and you can have yours.
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Quoting smarterthanyou:

"Let the capitalist
free enterprise system
work without
government
interference."

How's that
workin'
for ya'?


Wow... I truly feel sorry for you. Did you pick your screen name for a 2nd grade chat room?
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If Bush was president or Mc. Cain, he would have been to blame, it's like all you left wing people love to blame us right wings and it's alright, no bashing goes around, then when we blame you, it's wrong.. politics pshhh
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Quoting johnbone:


Why do people continuously feel the need to play the blame game. "It's Obama's fault! It's Bush's fault!"
Progress can only be made when people stop blaming their least favorite government officials and actually become actively involved with this crisis. Why is there so much hate in the world?


Get another cup of Coffee and take a deep breathe then open your eyes! PLEASE!
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"Let the capitalist
free enterprise system
work without
government
interference."

How's that
workin'
for ya'?
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Quoting smarterthanyou:
Funny!

all the right wing
government hating
whackos
are now crying
like a bunch
of little pansies
for the
government
to do
something
That may be because they say they are " IN CHARGE OF EVERYTHING".
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Quoting smarterthanyou:
Funny!

all the right wing
government hating
whackos
are now crying
like a bunch
of little pansies
for the
government
to do
something


Ok, forget my previous comment, you're just a troll...
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Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.

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