History happening before our eyes. Everyone that lives in the soon to be affected areas should go to the beach and enjoy it. Get your feet in the sand and salt in your hair because soon it will be off limits. Perhaps for a very long time. Louisiana will continue to get pummeled. As the oil spreads, it will continue to pile up and blacken. Even if the spill stopped right this second, there is LOTS of oil between the pipe and the beach and it's coming. Alabama, Mississippi and Florida are all screwed. I feel so sorry for them. I don't believe BP will be able to significantly reduce the flow until the relief wells are complete. And even those wells pose LARGE risks. Plus the August completion is a best case scenario. Successful intersection with the leaking well is a long shot the first few attempts, but they will get it. And then there is the weather. No need to mention the worst case scenario. This could go on a lot longer and be a lot worse than most think. Regional economies, food supply, wildlife and more are all going to suffer in a big way. I don't like being so down here, the leak will be stopped at some point and the Gulf will heal. It is just things will be quite different there for some time, especially if oil continues to flow at the current rate for the next 2 months..... 4 months..... 6 months. These are all real and possible time frames. History being made that will be in the text books of tomorrow.