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  •  Possibly. But I would like to add further (11+ / 0-)

    observations about those cracks. The mud from top kill was pumped down after weeks of raw oil spewing from the BOP. Some of the heavier factions of this oil would have settled on the sea bed, then got covered up with a layer of mud from top kill.

    The mud caked and cracked. Then when a ROV passes closely overhead the caked and cracked mud, it's thrusters push down on the mud and force some of the oil that was trapped underneath to ooze up through the cracks.

    The ROV's weigh thousands of pounds.

    Newton's 3rd Law: "For every action force there is an equal and opposite reaction force"

    Hehe... I'm ruining a perfectly good CT

    PS Make sure your tin foil hat is the Canadian kind with the ear-flaps and chin strap before you get on some of the intertubes out there.  ;)

    •  Agreed, wholeheartedly (6+ / 0-)

      about all of the above. This particular formation was trivial, and no oil showing. Screenshot here, at the risk we all know too well.

      •  Have you seen this video? (4+ / 0-)

        ROV films oil leak coming from rock cracks on seafloor.

        It's even been sent to my SO in her email several days ago from one of her friends who is panicking.

        •  Looked like bullsh!t to me. (5+ / 0-)

          I think it's what you described: oil pockets trapped by mud.

          It also gets uncharacteristically obscured at points.  Had my doubts about it, though was too annoyed to check the time codes on it.

          "During the Samurai days, we just give you a knife and ask you to commit harakiri." -- Rep. Joseph Cao

          by Yasuragi on Thu Jun 17, 2010 at 02:19:58 PM PDT

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        •  Of course, it has been (4+ / 0-)

          the topic of far too many comments here and elsewhere. I did my best to debunk it, so have many others, but CT folks are what they are.

          Here's a short discussion Tomtech and I (and a few others) had a week or so ago.

          •  I missed that - but agree 100% (2+ / 0-)
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            politik, Darryl House

            I think my assessment adds a little more detail in the actual physics of the phenomena shown.

            In any event, it's good to reiterate the debunking for those who also haven't seen your and Tomtech's post.

            Here's a copy of another email she got that is being spread even up here in Canada. Lindsey Williams is a religious whack job with a following of morans. It's filled with so many errors and assumptions and misinformation and plain CT nonsense. This guy has more than a few loose screws rattling around in his half filled skull.

            Subject: YouTube - BP Oil Rig Explosion

            This is so freaky but you have got to listen and if you know anyone down in those southern states you might want to warn them if you care about them.

            YouTube - BP Oil Rig Explosion Lindsey Williams Part 1 of 4
            http://www.youtube.com/...

            YouTube - BP Oil Rig Explosion - Lindsey Williams - Part 2 of 4
            http://www.youtube.com/...

            BP Oil Rig Explosion Lindsey Williams Part 3 of  4
            http://www.youtube.com/...

            BP Oil Rig Explosion Lindsey Williams Part 4 of 4
            http://www.youtube.com/...

            •  My word, where do these people come from? (2+ / 0-)
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              politik, Claudius Bombarnac

              Rhetorical question, I really don't want to know.

              It was difficult to get through those without turning the air blue around here. Sailor's habits die hard.

              Thank you, I think, for those. We need to know about them, I suppose, but the distractions and misinformation are infuriating.

              A bit o/t but if we had a running commentary on operations in detail from those running the show, or at least more unfettered media access, these types of ludicrous speculations would have less impact.

              •  Yes they are very hard to keep up with (2+ / 0-)
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                politik, Darryl House

                There's a very large proportion of the population who lack critical thinking skills and will fall for anything. Witness the tea baggers....

                At least the DKos people are much better informed.

                A bit o/t but if we had a running commentary on operations in detail from those running the show, or at least more unfettered media access, these types of ludicrous speculations would have less impact.

                Probably wouldn't work with these people. They'd just get paranoid and start howling "COVERUP"

                I've read many DKos diaries discussing the futility of reasoning with them.

                Misinformation and deception - the stock and trade of politics. Chompsky has a lot to say about this - but we'd be getting way O/T.

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