May 13th, 2010
09:52 PM ET

Oil Spill May Be Worse Than First Thought: Join the Live Chat

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We have breaking news on the oil spill in the Gulf. There's new information that it could be much worse than believed. Plus, who suffers if cities boycott Arizona, Doctor Phil and more.

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Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
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5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)

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soundoff (295 Responses)
  1. Soledad Gomez

    Goodnight Anderson.!

    May 13, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  2. lisal -canada

    those girl dancers were seriously under-dressed.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Kathryn - Plym Mtg PA

    Thanks for another great show Anderson-

    May 13, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Dan Mockler

    Why do all of the solutions, attempted by BP, have a collection tanker involved? It seems to me that BP has no interest in plugging the leak, they are only interested in recovering the well.

    Recovering the well would be wonderful if accomplished in one or two days. Remember, the leak is spewing 250,000 gallons per day. The price, to our Gulf, is too high. Plug the leak now!

    May 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Sree Nanduru

    Good night and good luck as a great man used to say a while ago 🙂

    Will see you all tonight

    To the AC360 team – thank you for all that you do to keep us educated and enlightened!!!

    May 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Emily and Mike.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good one question!!!!! LOL! Nice one!!!

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Joe, Jessica, Candy, David Gergen, Ed Henry, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin Dulcie and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!! Day of the shot with 12 yrs old boy playing good!!!! Awesome shot! Anderson thanks! HUGS 😀
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    Thanks Anderson!!!!!!! HUGS!
    Have a good Friday!

    Thanks for coming in, for join us tonight! 🙂
    Have a great night & good sleep at home after work!!!
    See you tomorrow night!!! Just a plenty sleep at home!

    May 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  8. Kenya

    My...that boy is talented.
    Goodnight all. Great prog. tonight AC.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  9. Karen, MN

    I see a bright future for this young man. Good night!

    May 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  10. Diane Berube Canada

    Regretfully I am going to miss tomorrow’s blog, this is so fun and educational.
    Thank you all for another gripping evening, on the edge of my seat, again.
    Have a great weekend all.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Sleep tight!

    May 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you and good night Anderson & Team 360. Lively show tonight.

    Good night All, i wish you a safe and pleasant day tomorrow.

    @Megan, please say hi to Isabel for me.

    This young man is excellent! Howold is he??

    That teacher needs to be locked up.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Jennifer - Michigan

    Wow – He is good.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Emily

    good night Anderson 360 Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David, Megan, Starr, Nancy, Renee, & Bloggers. and Moderator(s)

    Great show & blog tonight as always!

    May 13, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  15. Sue R. Canton Mi.

    Good night AC360 team and fellow bloggers.

    Hope to wake up tomorrow and hear that they found a way to plug this oil rig.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  16. Victoria

    Hi Anderson,
    Yes, the young gals dancing is happening all over the nation in dance studios. It's a bit showy to say the least and yes parents need to stand up and stop it take charge of being a parent and guard your young children. We have it in Iowa and if you go to Nationals you'll definately see the provacative there. We need to watch over what our children are exposed to and guide them. Stand up Mom's and Dads!

    May 13, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  17. Miranda Fountain Valley CA

    Have a fantabulous night everyone.

    Anderson you know I know you know that I know great show tonight.

    Follow Anderson and CNN on twitter @andersoncooper #AC360 and the beautifully awesome #CNN

    Best regards

    May 13, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  18. Jon

    Reading these anti-Arizona comments the clear cause for concern is that Hispanic Americans seem to be more Hispanic than Americans. This country is being torn apart by ethnic groups fighting for advantage.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  19. David, Indiana

    @Emily I think that's a great question, how much oil is in the well, did that come up?

    I think that's a fair difference of opinion, comprehensive immigration reform or border enforcement. The federal govt is concentrating on border enforcement now. Is that successful?

    I cannot believe that one middle school student would shoot another because that student is gay. I literally cannot believe it. Not only do adults in the school systems need to be sure make it obvious that gay students should not be picked on but we need to reduce the violence in our society.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  20. David

    To slow down or cap the flow of oil coming from the leaking pipes of the Gulf oil spill. They push in a solid steel cylinder heavy enough for the flow of oil not to push it out. This cylinder should be designed like a bullet the nose pointy and narrow so it can slide nice and easy into the pipe and wide at the end so it can lock in and stop or slow the oil flow. This is a quick and inexpensive way to slow or stop the oil spil in th Gulf. I hope that BP gets the picture it's like putting a bullet in a barrel.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  21. Emily

    I heard that there was other adult(s), teachers/staff, that were also in that classroom & saw that female teacher hit the student.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  22. Renee

    @ Jennifer, Michigan: Most young girls that age are talking classical ballet and maybe tap depending on their emotional competency at a professional dance studio. This is just outlandish!

    May 13, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  23. Gail Duncan

    Yea! Live music, no computer....sangin. Lost art

    May 13, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  24. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    I think the outfits are inappropriate. The dancing was spectacular, although some moves should have been re-moved.

    Pedophiles are celebrating everywhere.

    I hope the little girls don't get too much negative as they put their heart into the competition.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  25. Catherine La Mirada

    After the gay killing, the sexy kiddy dancers and the teacher beating her student, I welcome the 6th grader playing the piano and singing Lady Gaga.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  26. bruce sesko

    cant we saw through the pipe or what ever and just leve the blade stuck in there to at least slow the flow of oil.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  27. Dallas

    BP & it's lack of responsibility & their attitude that won't allow anyone into the inner workings so the truth does not come out make me sick; also in the hearings, you see all 3 of the major partners, deflecting responsibility, again, to the other guys!

    BP, Halliburton & those who run the rig, should all be made to pay every single penny of the clean up, restitution to all who have lost $$, for all the bills for all the wildlife & then be fined, heavily & suspended, at worst, for a lengthy period!

    Shame on them all!

    May 13, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  28. Lily

    I don't think it's just a child's problem. Where were the parents when the girls dancing like that, or enjoying drugs or playing with a gun?

    May 13, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  29. dan

    is the behavior of these little girls really that unwarranted or unpredictable given our mordern society? Its terrible yes, but these kids are subjected to this music, these videos and a social norm that says that it is okay. We don't respect adolescence any more as a generalization of western culture, so why would these little girls or their parents act against socially accepted images that have been inculturated?

    May 13, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  30. john hille

    i think the video is being blown out of proportion there just kids having fun so whats the big deal. I dont know if i agree with putting it on youtube but let it go there just kids

    May 13, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  31. Sophia Garcia

    Aw! It's disgusting that parents would let their kids gyrate around mostly naked in public! Those parents need to get slapped for real... Those little girls are victims of their parents' ignorance...What a shame...

    May 13, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  32. Emily

    Glad that Dr. Phil mentioned the pedophiles...that's what I was thinking, who might get their hands on that?!

    May 13, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  33. Libby

    Wow -– I agree with Anderson. The costumes those 7 year olds are wearing are "wildly inappropriate".


    May 13, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  34. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @starr, force all employers to use E-Verify. No jobs, no illegals. However you still need to increase border security for all those working under the table.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  35. Diane Berube Canada

    I think when children are involved there should be limits on Dance as an art form?

    May 13, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  36. Dave

    Where does a 14 year old get a gun? I can't help but think parents once again overlook their kids when they are bullying....but I'm sure they'd be more vocal if their kids were getting bullied.
    And what's wrong with the parents of those young girls dressed provocatively and dancing like that?? These days kids want to be adults and adults want to be kids!

    May 13, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  37. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Anderson, People bumping and grinding is not "talent."

    May 13, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  38. Catherine La Mirada

    Good evening all. The Larry King murder case is very sad. Schools have a duty and obligation to protect all kids. The kid who killed him is from a trouble background. His father wounded his mother. The dad later committed suicide. I just hope justice is served and a killing like this never happens again.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  39. Sree Nanduru, VA

    Such a dance at school and the kids probably dont even know the act behind the song – wonder whats the next PTA Meeting is going to be like?

    Should we be offended because of the costumes or because of the choice of the song or the dance or all of them being at a school with little kids

    May 13, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  40. Dustin Bluhm

    forgot to mention that i live in florida so this is a great concern to me plese check those calculations and it would be great if i was wrong but i know im not.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  41. Soledad Gomez

    I didn't think the girls dancing was that bad, if the shorts were just two inches longer and the shirt about three inches longer it would be fine.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  42. Renee

    Sorry Anderson I feel like you and Dr. Phil may have "selective memory" about being a kid. Life has changed in 40 years. You need to live this every day to understand the life of a middle school child. Sex, drugs, music, and violence is an every day discussion. Understanding pyschology and understanding right and wrong for these kids is a daily challenge for them. Without strong leadership at home (playing offense and defense) these kids don't have a fighting chance - straight, gay, lesbian or otherwise.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  43. Karen, MN

    My daughter is a competitive dancer. Her costumes are part of the performance. That’s why we call them costumes. After the competition she is back to wearing her sweatpants and her hair in a ponytail. My daughter and her dance friends are some of the most well behaved teenager I know. Maybe we should look at all the sides of competitive dance before we make a judgment.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  44. Ryan, VA

    @ Gail Duncan, I hear that!

    May 13, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  45. nan , st. louis, Missouri

    As an immigrant myself, i don't understand the big fuss. If you came here illegally, you cannot claim the same rights as a legal immigrant or a natural born citizen. It is amazing at the uproar about the Arizona law. If you are asked for your I.D. and you are here legally, you have nothing to fear. How can the Mexican illegals ask for better rights in a country they have entered without permission, than they are accorded in their native country ?

    May 13, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
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