Thursday, June 24, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill: Apocalypse Now? And Will Tampa Bay Be Evacuated?

Look, we all know that the BP Deepwater oil rig explosion was no accident; it was a clever plot - nay, a conspiracy - by Barack Obama & Rahm Emanuel to walk back drilling proposals that enraged the left, destroy America's domestic oil industry, wreak havoc on "red" states, and force the nation to accept a "cap and trade" economy, one which would starve the people but empower and enrich the government.

But like all big plotters with small minds, they didn't quite realize that the consequences of what they supposed would be a quick one-off event could reverberate throughout the globe. And based on what's being said out there, we might be seeing a cataclysmic event unprecedented in human history (although, according to some, predicted in the Book of Revelations).

One theory that's out there: The "well bore" is cracked at the core, and oil is seeping up, sideways, and downways, into the floor of the Gulf. Proof: The fail of "top kill":

The actual "kill" can only take hours by nature because it must happen fairly rapidly. It also increases strain on the "behind" portion and in this instance we all know that what remained was fragile at best.

We later learned the pumping was shut down at midnight, we weren't told about that until almost 16 hours later, but by then...I'm sure BP had learned the worst. The mud they were pumping in was not only leaking out the "behind" was leaking out of someplace forward...and since they were not even near being able to pump mud into the deposit itself, because the well would be dead long before...and the oil was still coming up, there could only be one conclusion...the wells casings were ruptured and it was leaking "down hole"

"Despite successfully pumping a total of over 30,000 barrels of heavy mud, in three attempts at rates of up to80 barrels a minute, and deploying a wide range of different bridging materials, the operation did not overcome the flow from the well."

What does this mean?
It means they will never cap the gusher after the wellhead...They have shifted from stopping or restricting the gusher to opening it up and catching it. This only makes sense if they want to relieve pressure at the leak hidden down below the seabed.....and that sort of leak is one of the most dangerous and potentially damaging kind of leak there could be.

All of these things lead to only one place, a fully wide open well bore directly to the oil deposit...after that, it goes into the realm of "the worst things you can think of" The well may come completely apart as the inner liners fail. ...all the worst things you can think of are a possibility, but the very least damaging outcome as bad as it is, is that we are stuck with a wide open gusher blowing out 150,000 barrels a day of raw oil or more. There isn't any "cap dome" or any other suck fixer device on earth that exists or could be built that will stop it from gushing out and doing more and more damage to the gulf.

It's a race now...a race to drill the relief wells and take our last chance at killing this monster before the whole weakened, wore out, blown out, leaking and failing system gives up it's last gasp in a horrific crescendo.

Does the government know this? Oh, you betcha. That's why they already have a plan in place to evacuate Tampa Bay:

As FEMA and other government agencies prepare for what is now being called the worst oil spill disaster in history, plans to evacuate the Tampa Bay area are in place.

The plans would be announced in the event of a controlled burn of surface oil in the Gulf of Mexico, or if wind or other conditions are expected to take toxic fumes through Tampa Bay.

Would be nice if the government filled us in on this. But I guess they have a lot of other things to worry about - say, criminal indictments and all that.

Fortunately, the president is off golfing. Important to keep his head clear. More important then telling the residents of Tampa Bay that they aer about to be engulfed in a toxic nightmare...

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