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I couldn't figure out how to upload this here, so here is the link.

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.

I'm hoping someone who matters will see this and get the ball rolling. Like today.

http://www.wimp.com/solutionoil/

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Comment by AnnelidaFilms on June 3, 2010 at 3:02pm
That's a fantastic idea, but I'm pretty sure BIG OIL doesn't want to spend its hard-earned money on any solution that doesn't line its own pockets - which of course it needs in order to line its lawyers' pockets when the trials begin.
Comment by NatureJunkie on June 3, 2010 at 7:03pm
I was skeptical when I first started watching this, but I was impressed by the end of it. Then I thought, just how much hay would that take? Here's the math:

BP says the spill is leaking 5,000 barrels a day. The US Geological Survey says it is 19,000 barrels a day. I believe the USGS.

The guy in the video used 1/4 pound of hay to clean up what looked like one gallon of water. There are 42 gallons in a barrel of oil, therefore requiring 10.5 pounds of hay per barrel.

19,000 barrels x 10.5 pounds of hay=199,500 pounds, or about 100 tons of hay per day. Hay averages about $100 per ton, so that's $10,000 per day just to contain what leaks on a daily basis.

I'm sure BP can afford it!
Comment by JustAnotherUserName on June 4, 2010 at 10:49pm
There's tons of leftover hay...once it it is past its prime and can no longer be sold. I don't know what they do with it. I actually know very little about it, except that one time a crazy rich gal asked me to find her some hay and I tried, and a bunch of folks told me it was old and dry because I/she waited too long.

Don't kick me, but according to Wikipedia (yes, I KNOW...!): "Alfalfa is the most cultivated legume in the world. Worldwide production was around 436 million tons in 2006.[44]. The US is the largest alfalfa producer in the world, but considerable area is found in Argentina (primarily grazed), Australia, South Africa, and the Middle East."

All over the country? I think we could solicit it from all over the world!

Nothing is impossible, by the way.
Comment by LtAdams2247 on June 9, 2010 at 4:48am
There was this guy on youtube that claimed that he could eat anything including oil. That idea had more chances of success than this.
Comment by BlancheNoE on June 9, 2010 at 12:08pm
I know if oil got dumped in my pond, I'd be trying anything, including this. I'm just glad that people are thinking and trying to get involved. I agree with you Ruth, nothing is impossible.
Improbable, maybe, but not impossible. To make my point, here's a list of stuff that was thought to be impossible : the world being round, air travel, inter continental communication, organ transplant, harnessing electricity, storing a dictionary in a space smaller than the head of a pin, Madonna making it in the music business, hair plugs, solar power, somebody marrying Rush Limbaugh, carbon dating, children willfully eating vegetables, surviving breast cancer, space travel, a black man becoming president of the U.S., hand-held transponders (Star Trek), indoor plumbing, in vitro fertilization, microwave burritos, video-phone, dogs and cats living together, musical synthesizers, women voting or smoking in public, a 4 minute mile ( Roger Bannister), reaching the North Pole, reaching the South Pole, climbing Mt. Everest, Simon Cowell leaving American Idol, .....You get the idea.
Comment by JustAnotherUserName on June 9, 2010 at 2:37pm
"...somebody marrying Rush Limbaugh..." You're too funny, Amy! More importantly, how are YOU?!?!
Comment by Chig on June 9, 2010 at 10:43pm
I appreciate the thoughts... And it generates more money for Farmers.... but.....
Comment by photo2010 on June 10, 2010 at 12:15pm
It was just on the news that a baby humpback whale died and washed up on Jones Beach. They don't know what caused this, but I'm afraid we'll be seeing a lot more of this happening. Tragic.

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