Scientists have found some of the oil that "vanished." You'll never guess where. At the same time, other scientists (the kind of scientists that certain national news organizations, government officials and infotainment-consuming Americans like to ignore) have been looking for the oil in other places. Guess what they found?
Failure is having to learn the same lesson over and over. One wonders how many evolutionary cousins or past empires aren't with us today because they couldn't figure out how not to shit where they ate.
The BP oil disaster story was written long before it happened, and although there was a lot of anger, there wasn't much surprise. How could there be, at this point? This country would rather focus on a local zoning issue in Manhattan than ensure the protection of its own food supply.