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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Still Hyperventilating

The media are still hyperventilating about the BP Gulf oil spill ... even as they report the truth that it wasn't the end of the world, after all.

Back in June, Mike Flynn asked: "Why does he media call it the worst oil spill in US history... "
... instead of the second worst in the history of the Gulf?

Perhaps because then people would wonder what happened during and after that earlier spill: Ixtoc 1, drilled by Pemex, and gain a bit of sanity and a sense of perspective. But we live in a world ruled by lawyers, not by engineers. (And no, I am not saying that the opposite would not have its own blind spots and sillinesses. Engineers, for example, are inclined to think that all problems are solvable.)
I considered linking to this at the time. Please, read the news item discussing the (1979) Ixtoc oil spill in the context of the 2010 BP oil spill.

Now, read (and watch) this June 26 ABC report ... in which they state that it's already becoming difficult to find oil in the Gulf waters. Yet, they still cannot help sounding the claxxons of alarm.

So, why again did alleged-President Obama shut down the oil fields in the Gulf?