64 days. Hearing terms like "millions of gallons" or "50k barrels a day", etc. The oil IS a true man-made disaster and my prayers are for those impacted, but I noted that AP in news releases finally tried to put the amount in perspective I can grasp. We can all picture the Super Dome in New Orleans (remember Katrina). ALL of the oil spilled thus far would not fill the Dome. In the total ocean volume of even just the Gulf (to say nothing of the real ocean depths of 70% of the rest of the globe) that is truly a "drop in the bucket". Another illustration of the amount is to compare the total oil spilled to the flow of fresh water that the Mississippi River drops into the Gulf. The total oil spill equals the same volume of just 38 seconds of water from the river. Again, this just puts a MAJOR man-made catastrophe into a perspective we can visualize and not be sucked into the rhetoric of "nationalizing" oil companies (a long dream of democrats) or banning oil production/drilling. Still bad. Still need our prayers. Still need BP to pay for horrible loss. But in the global perspective, it will be a footnote in history.