Amen Larry. FE427TP, here is a question for you since you seem to be both a math wiz and historian. If WWII saw 95 million gallons (that is 95,000,000 right?) of oil spilled (during the entire period, not all at one time of course) how will that compare to the high end estimates by experts not associated with BP? They are claiming as many as 200,000 barrels of oil per day are being pumped out of the bottom of the gulf. 1 barrel = 42 gallons = 8,400,000 gallons daily. We are in day 32 of the spill = 268,800,000 gallons, isn't that 262.8 million? No, I'm sure you are right, the environment is prepared to deal with this new and destructive force that man has unleashed on the gulf of mexico. By the way, if August 1st brings the BP miracle of relief well completion and they suck the source dry and 100% of oil leaking stops we will be more than 64 days from now, tripling the above esitmates from my limited math skills which is equal to 806,400,000. I'm sure not liking the odds of mother nature working her magic on over 800 million gallons of oil and I'm damn sure not expecting that much marine life can survive it either. I'm no biologist, apologist or math wizard. I am family and friend to many who are already feeling the impact in one of our more economically depressed parts of the country (before this global contribution by BP). You may think my opinion smells, as I do yours.