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    The gulf oil leak is being plugged

    They are shooting mud into the leak and, for the moment, the oil flow is stopped:

    CNN.com Live

    According to BP, the lack of flow shouldn't make anyone jump up and down just yet, but they are currently doing the Top Kill.
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    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
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    Great news! Now they just need to figure out how to clean up that mess...
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    The automobile should never have been made
    available to the common man. It's destroying us
    all for the sake of convenience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethic View Post
    The automobile should never have been made
    available to the common man. It's destroying us
    all for the sake of convenience.
    Oh give it a rest, Luddite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastiani View Post
    Oh give it a rest, Luddite.
    I just saw a commercial that said, "Chemistry is making the
    world a better place."

    LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethic View Post
    I just saw a commercial that said, "Chemistry is making the
    world a better place."

    LOL
    Knowledge is power, and power can be a very dangerous thing. Then again, it could very well "make the world a better place", too. All depends on how it's used, brother...
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    Chlorofluorocarbon

    'nuff said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethic View Post
    Chlorofluorocarbon

    'nuff said.
    ...which has since been replaced by safer alternatives. Need I say more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebastiani View Post
    ...which has since been replaced by safer alternatives. Need I say more?
    Safer or not; whatever alternatives that were developed
    are still damaging to the planet. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons
    still deplete ozone and contribute to global warming. Maybe
    they're "better" than CFCs, but they're still detrimental to
    the environment. So they're not, "making the world a
    better place." They're just making it less bad than CFCs
    were.

    But it doesn't matter, because the CFC problem still exists
    even though they've been phased out. CFC molecules can
    take up to 30 years to reach the stratosphere; and the
    Montreal Protocol was enacted in 1989. That means this
    next decade CFCs will have their greatest impact on the
    stratosphere.
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    2012 falls in the next decade.
    What will you choose? Cannibalism or having your thumbs cut off? I haven't decided myself yet.

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    They are shooting mud into the leak and, for the moment, the oil flow is stopped:

    CNN.com Live
    Is there any other source? CNN Live shows the pipe still gushing oil to me, and all the most recent news articles I can find indicate that BP is still some time away from making a decision about the 'top kill' option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck View Post
    they are currently doing the Top Kill.
    They are currently planning to do the top kill.

    BP&rsquo;s &lsquo;Top Kill&rsquo; Plan to Plug Oil Leak Awaiting CEO&rsquo;s Approval - BusinessWeek

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethic View Post
    Safer or not; whatever alternatives that were developed
    are still damaging to the planet. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons
    still deplete ozone and contribute to global warming. Maybe
    they're "better" than CFCs, but they're still detrimental to
    the environment. So they're not, "making the world a
    better place." They're just making it less bad than CFCs
    were.
    Chlorine-containing halokane propellants and coolants are BANNED in most countries. Nobody is using "hydrochlorofluorocarbons," they are just fluorocarbons, and they don't have the same effect.

    But it doesn't matter, because the CFC problem still exists
    even though they've been phased out. CFC molecules can
    take up to 30 years to reach the stratosphere; and the
    Montreal Protocol was enacted in 1989. That means this
    next decade CFCs will have their greatest impact on the
    stratosphere.
    That part is correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27 View Post
    Well, there's that news article, and then there's what I see on the screen, which is a downtube pumping mud into the hole. It's an exploratory first pass but I'd call it "started."
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck View Post
    Chlorine-containing halokane propellants and coolants are BANNED in most countries. Nobody is using " hydrochlorofluorocarbons," they are just fluorocarbons, and they don't have the same effect.
    Banned in "most countries" is irrelevant to the main point;
    if it were even true. Which it isn't. Hydrochlorofluorocarbons
    are still indeed in production and aren't schedule to be
    phased out completely, according to the Montreal Protocol,
    until 2030.

    Here, you can apply for a licence to manufacture, import
    or export them in Australia. Only $15,000

    Ozone Depleting Substances - Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) controlled substances licences

    And again, whether any replacement has the "same effect"
    as chlorine or not is still irrelevant. The effect is still bad (even
    without the Chlorine which is responsible for destroying the O3
    molecules; putting anything into the air that doesn't belong
    there isn't good)
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