I was just wodering, with the extent of the oil spill in the gulf, and it's proximity to hurricane "grand central", has anyone considered whay will happen if a hurricane were to cross paths with the super warmed black waters of the gulf? I understand that the warmer waters fuel hurricane growth, and black water heats up faster than green or clear water. So, if a small hurricane were to go into the gulf, what would happen? Another query. We all know about the dead zone the size of TX in tyhe middle of the gulf, and it's correlation to the mississippi river flow. So, does the mississippi river have something to do with where the spill will spread to? Will it, if currents and winds are right, push the spill toward that dead zone? These are just random thoughts I've had while watching. Keep up the good work, Thom. I spread the liberal gospel every chance I get. I know that makes me an evangelical, and you hate those, but these hicks here in Texas have to hear it. I worked in the shallow oilfields in Corsicana area, and, if a well is lively (blowing out) you pump heavy mud in and plug the top and bottom of the casing. Why they would vacate the mud is beyond me. I assume they were trying to impress the corporate overlords with progress, and tried to skip a step. It probably would have saved a day of tripping pipe if it hadn't blown up. I'd have to assume they've done it before, and got away with it. Some have trouble reconciling the fact that natures laws aren't as easy to break as mans law. The physics and basic rules of hydrodynamics don't look away,even if you try to bribe them.