Okay everything I know about oil drilling I learned in 5 minutes off you tube. So why can't BP, team America or somebody just slip a larger pipe over the leaking stem or perhaps even raise the end of the pipe closer to the surface to work around it better? I get the "massive heretofore unknown pressures" angle; ( I'd guess the water pressure at 5,000 feet is the only thing helping to slow the blowout)?? but?? If the answer is way too complicated to explain on a forum to an uninformed " nattering nabob of negativity" : I understand: just say "technical reasons; containment is very complicated and technologically unfeasible". I'll accept that. how bout encasing the whole fallen line in "under water" cement( I'd guess the high pressure would just wash it away before setting. Sticking it up a Tuna's azz??