It’s been over a month since the Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 workers and sent 12-19000 barrels of crude oil on a high-speed ooze into the Gulf of Mexico every single day since. (Or who knows?).
BP has lamely tried various methods of plugging this out-of-control environmental disaster, the latest idea being an operation called a “top kill“.
Now it looks like something down there might have exploded(?), but hours later the CNN live streaming still shows the operation functioning as per plan. (Note the “From BP” in the top right corner — if only their engineering department was as efficient as their PR department). Update: Now it’s showing this:
I agree with the Lt.General — it might light a fire under BP’s slimy douchebag asses if they were being fined some catastrophic sum of money every day until this thing is fixed. Although really, it’s a little baffling that the same gang of oilmongering buffoons who fucked up so colossally in the first place should even be trusted anywhere near the disaster they wrought.
Sickening. You can see just how sickening here.
UPDATE: A little context for you easterners:
(NASA image from Wiki)