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  1. Profile photo of shortsagitar
    shortsagitar Female 18-29
    676 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 10:32 am
    Link: Oil Spill In Perspective - Put your city in and compare.
  2. Profile photo of GlooStikk
    GlooStikk Male 18-29
    1297 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 10:41 am
    uuuuuhhhhhh that`s bad news
  3. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3258 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 10:47 am
    lol, sneaky bastards. But still, what the drat am I supposed to do about it? All the whining about it is getting really drating annoying. A bunch of people are there, working around the clock to try and stop it. What more can be done? Should we all quit our jobs and tap our savings so we can travel down there and rent some scuba gear and go plug the holes by sitting on them? STFU already.
  4. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 10:50 am
    thats a lotta oil
  5. Profile photo of Tacos4Brkfst
    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 10:52 am
    thats not bad at all, really
  6. Profile photo of Seastone
    Seastone Female 18-29
    613 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 10:58 am
    Seriously, Zerocyde? So we are probably never going to be able to cure all people of AIDS and cancer so, by your thinking, nobody should contribute to the foundations attempting to find cures. Just let the people die and let`s all get back to thinking about meaningful things like cute cats with silly captions, alright? Seriously, that`s how ridiculous you sound.
  7. Profile photo of Nervchild
    Nervchild Male 18-29
    68 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 11:02 am
    holey b-jesus i didnt realize it was that big...good god
  8. Profile photo of penguinazul
    penguinazul Female 18-29
    471 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 11:06 am
    That takes out a little over a third of my state. =/
  9. Profile photo of xmastree_ph
    xmastree_ph Male 40-49
    416 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 11:15 am
    Volume of the Atlantic is 354,700,000,000 km^3.
    Mass of the Atlantic is therefore approximately 3.5x10^20 kg

    Mass of the atmosphere is 5x10^18kg

    Flow rate out of the Deepwater Horizon blowout is 5000 barrels a day.

    Daily oil consumption worldwide is 85,000,000 barrels a day.

    Every day we throw 17,000x as much oil into something that weighs 1/100th as much as the Atlantic, and have been doing so for a century.
    (I am ignoring coal, you note).

    If one believes that we are powerless to change the composition of the atmosphere then this oil leak is truly a drop in the ocean.
  10. Profile photo of Paul1582
    Paul1582 Male 13-17
    670 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 11:32 am
    Seriously, Zerocyde? So we are probably never going to be able to cure all people of AIDS and cancer so, by your thinking, nobody should contribute to the foundations attempting to find cures. Just let the people die and let`s all get back to thinking about meaningful things like cute cats with silly captions, alright? Seriously, that`s how ridiculous you sound.

    No, his point was that you should quit helping out at this oil spill and instead help cure cancer.
  11. Profile photo of tlshaman
    tlshaman Male 13-17
    378 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 11:40 am
    poo, you can see it from space
  12. Profile photo of xTxAxSxHxAx
    xTxAxSxHxAx Female 13-17
    75 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 11:42 am
    Thats almost the size of the country I live in :/
  13. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 11:43 am
    drat.
  14. Profile photo of IshiiDaFishy
    IshiiDaFishy Male 18-29
    773 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 11:58 am
    I say, pour some sorta oil coagulant on it, and force all the white envirotards to live there.
  15. Profile photo of _kiersten_
    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
    1684 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 12:01 pm
    Where I`m at it basically covers my whole state...
  16. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2928 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    well id be f*cked. im right in the damn middle
  17. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 12:22 pm
    Wow, thats insane!
  18. Profile photo of gamerdude94
    gamerdude94 Male 13-17
    404 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    Damn. That`s like, five times the size of Rhode Island.
  19. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 29, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    BP `hired` 400 temp workers for Obama`s photo op, They were promptly `released` when Obama left. I have no faith in this president or BP.
  20. Profile photo of xxlimelightx
    xxlimelightx Female 13-17
    21 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    holu shiiiiiiitttt.
  21. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    BP caused this, they are suppose to have a plan for this type of thing, they are the experts and yet everyone thinks Obama should fix it right away when the very experts that caused it are at a loss for how to totally shut it off...

    so basically, people want someone to blame and it might as well be him right...
  22. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3258 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    @Paul1582

    Close, my point was that there is nothing else that can be done other than what is already being done.

    What`s the point of showing how big the spill is? Am I gonna say: "Wow, I guess the spill really is bad, guess I should quit hiding all this magical oil-be-gone cream and go give it to the guys trying to fix it!"
  23. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2346 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    Ha! When I put it in for my city, my neighborhood was completely untouched by oil :D

    In that huge empty place in the middle.
  24. Profile photo of Tia-Shadow
    Tia-Shadow Female 18-29
    366 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    Why did it already know where I live? I no Longer feel safe...
  25. Profile photo of Brassbull
    Brassbull Male 30-39
    1614 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    God must really hate New Orleans.
  26. Profile photo of SamVimes
    SamVimes Male 30-39
    619 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    That actually made me a little queasy. Perspective is a bitch.
  27. Profile photo of wellsy57
    wellsy57 Male 50-59
    227 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    Why did it already know where I live? I no Longer feel safe...

    It checked your ip address and found you. You can`t hide from the interwebfacespacetwittertube you know.
  28. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
    1351 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    Holy Cow that`s a lotta gunk.
  29. Profile photo of Morrigann
    Morrigann Male 18-29
    480 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    @brassbull: god didnt do this, man did.

    And also,this spill is can cover half of iowa. that`s scary
  30. Profile photo of NotAllowed
    NotAllowed Female 18-29
    526 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    my city? lol...this little "stain" covers israel Completely.
    damn.
  31. Profile photo of fiizok
    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    CrakrJak, you have no faith in Obama for something Obama had absolutely control over nor bears any responsibility for? I`m sorry, but that seems profoundly stupid.
  32. Profile photo of fiizok
    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    Correction: "...something Obama had absolutely NO control over..."
  33. Profile photo of Mantolwen
    Mantolwen Female 18-29
    387 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    It`s about half the size of SCOTLAND! I tell a lie... maybe a quarter.
  34. Profile photo of shaboinkin
    shaboinkin Male 18-29
    456 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    @fiizok
    It`s just like people blaming Bush for Katrina
  35. Profile photo of Brassbull
    Brassbull Male 30-39
    1614 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    god didnt do this, man did.

    Give reading people`s profiles a try before replying to their posts. You might find that the content of the comment you intend to post can completely change after doing so.
  36. Profile photo of Norris
    Norris Male 18-29
    1011 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    GWB DID IT :O

    Lol...

  37. Profile photo of Lixa123
    Lixa123 Female 18-29
    579 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU
  38. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 2:44 pm
    it`s not so bad *types in hometown* HOLY HELL!
  39. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    Bush didn`t cause Katrina either, But he was blamed nonetheless. Obama got THE highest campaign contribution from BP in 2008 $77,051, You don`t think he`s helping them cover their ass on this ?
    After this latest fake photo op, I believe the `fix` is in.
  40. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    Ooh it looks like a drago- I mean oh god how tragic.
  41. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3575 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 4:34 pm
    That`s actually really cool.
  42. Profile photo of whipplefunk
    whipplefunk Male 30-39
    968 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    DAYUM!
  43. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 5:24 pm
    `Course, it`s only gonna get bigger until somebody gets their heads outta their ass, quits tryin` to throw blame, and actually comes up with a way to fix it.
  44. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 5:37 pm
    In other news, the latest "Top Kill" technique which BP was hoping was going to plug the leak failed. Derp!

    On to plan J...
  45. Profile photo of Dragonlord
    Dragonlord Male 18-29
    734 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    Try typing in London.
  46. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    I just typed in "Scotland" and spat my drink all over my keyboard.
  47. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm
    Crazy. Kinda hits home, in a virtually hitting home kinda way.
  48. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4812 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 7:21 pm
    If everyone just takes a look at the link on "star size" posted earlier today,This link
    Maybe that will put it into perspective that it not really that big.
  49. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    Anyone got a match?
  50. Profile photo of BBQ
    BBQ Male 18-29
    467 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm
    Wow, that`s the size of half my country.
  51. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2705 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 7:34 pm
    almost covers Armenia perfectly
  52. Profile photo of viczko
    viczko Male 13-17
    906 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 7:57 pm
    holy sh*t Antarctica is big...
  53. Profile photo of omgwtfcj
    omgwtfcj Male 18-29
    59 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 10:02 pm
    @a1butcher
    It`s bigger than it ever should have been. Which is -1 on the bigness scale from 0-1,000,000.
  54. Profile photo of miraclewik
    miraclewik Female 18-29
    320 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 10:22 pm
    Wow, covers all the was to sinapalu....
  55. Profile photo of Kadinsky
    Kadinsky Male 18-29
    575 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 11:11 pm
    BBQ: Same here, it even looks like that lower arm reaches all the way down to a part of the country.
  56. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3830 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 11:22 pm
    My god, its bigger than some of the great lakes!
  57. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2750 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 11:37 pm
    wow, just, wow
  58. Profile photo of magoo22
    magoo22 Male 30-39
    660 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 11:39 pm
    @opiebreath: LOL!
  59. Profile photo of Skadi
    Skadi Female 18-29
    82 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 11:49 pm
    drat humans and their love for money. What will you do with 1billion if you dont have an earth?
  60. Profile photo of Kiwigirl2
    Kiwigirl2 Female 30-39
    1048 posts
    May 29, 2010 at 11:50 pm
    Looking at it from space truly hits home what a major mess this is.
  61. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 12:45 am
    Wow the route I`d take to college would be covered in oil.
  62. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 12:54 am
    drat humans and their love for money. What will you do with 1billion if you dont have an earth?
    said the environmentalist, while tapping on his plastic keyboard, sending thousand of bits of data down his fiber-optic wires, from his laptop that`s powered by fossil fuels from his local electricity-generating power plant.

    See where I`m going with this?
  63. Profile photo of turbopuppy
    turbopuppy Male 30-39
    158 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 1:08 am
    somewhere in this there is a really cheap racial slur. Shame on you!
  64. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 1:27 am
    If it gets his message across davy then that`s what he`ll do. Besides he could be a client of Green Mountain Energy.
  65. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 1:31 am
    @CrakrJak
    Bush was blamed for his disastrous RESPONSE to Katrina. Likewise Obama is being blamed for his slow RESPONSE to this disaster.
  66. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 4:15 am
    davymid: Dunno about Skadi, but my power is all wind, water and solar.
  67. Profile photo of bram
    bram Male 18-29
    577 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 6:02 am
    It covers almost the whole triangle between Dallas, Austin, and Houston. I don`t really stray much from that area. It`s even got an arm reaching down to cover up Galveston.
  68. Profile photo of Molehouse
    Molehouse Male 13-17
    303 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 6:16 am
    Is the gulf stream going to carry this up to England?
  69. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
    749 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 7:55 am
    It`s worse than I thought. :|
  70. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 8:20 am
    Holy cwap.
    It DEFINITELY puts it in perspective. O.O`
  71. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 8:23 am
    >Tiredofnicks
    It`s great that your power is green. Seriously, it is.
    However, I doubt you computer is. (Note: not the power, the actual computer. Battery, it has one, screen, keyboard, etc)
  72. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 8:24 am
    "Put golf balls in it" - sounds like something management would come up with rather than real engineers.
  73. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31759 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 8:40 am
    something Obama had absolutely control over - fiizok
    HAHAHA! I abosultely LOLED at your Freudian slip there fiizok! You seem to have a short memory, the MSM and Dems were ALL OVER Bush for his Katrena thing. I remember him declairing emergency & releasing funds 3 days BEFORE it struck, but Obama taking weeks to respond is OK with the MSM...
    Sorry to get political, but when you tar and feather Bush for a hurricain, some of the tar sticks to Obama too (pun intended) eh?
  74. Profile photo of PENtrap
    PENtrap Male 18-29
    199 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 8:42 am
    @Molehouse
    ..im sure the good old birts wouldnt like that atall. would you even call that positive thinking? :)
  75. Profile photo of Jasonbobdude
    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 8:47 am
    Where`s Captain Planet when we need him?!
  76. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 9:28 am
    nicks, good on ya mate. No funny joke.
  77. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 11:54 am
    ...some of the tar sticks to Obama too.
    It isn`t much compared to Bush`s F--ked up Emergency Managment Agency in response to Katrina. The Coast Guard (or FEMA for that matter) aren`t meant to patch holes in the ocean. The U.S. and the whole world`s leaning on BP to handle that, and they`re not doing a good job.
  78. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 11:58 am
    I should actually say it`s insignificant.
  79. Profile photo of Raokin
    Raokin Female 18-29
    456 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    "It`s even got an arm reaching down to cover up Galveston."

    Great, as if Galveston needed any more help in looking crappy.
  80. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    May 30, 2010 at 5:44 pm
    "Where`s Captain Planet when we need him?!"

    Or God. Religious folk be layin` low... nobody is saving them from squat.
  81. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
    1372 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 12:56 am
    I can`t wait until there is little to no life in that area!

    sarcasm ends here.
  82. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
    2221 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 8:34 am
    You know, I just put it over my home town to see if it was slightly bigger...
    Slightly bigger?


    It covers most of South East England... Let aloone my 25x35 mile town.
  83. Profile photo of doinurmom
    doinurmom Female 18-29
    62 posts
    May 31, 2010 at 4:06 pm
    Gee i used to live there. . . in new orleans i mean
  84. Profile photo of xXKaryXx
    xXKaryXx Female 13-17
    635 posts
    June 1, 2010 at 9:10 am
    it covers most of socal, rosarito, tijuana, tecate and most of the water

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