I guess Mira, that we will just have to agree to disagree on the issue of respect, as you say, its a difference in how we think.
As for the words Conspiracy theory, I'm just calling them what they are, they are theories about possible conspiracies, and like you, I do believe there are conspiracies happening concerning the Gulf oil disaster, and I also believe there are conspiracies in many other areas of life, such as in the pharmaceutical industry, food industry and several other areas. While there is no proof of these conspiracies, as in many related to the Gulf oil disaster, that is what they remain, theories.
I hope you are right, (and I suspect in most cases you are), that people here on CZ are not so gullible that they believe whatever gets put forward, from either the MSM or alternative views.
I also agree, that I don't think this whole disaster is over by any means, and I suspect that the after effects are going to go on for many years. There are people in the Gulf area that are going to be directly effected by this disaster, and many that already are directly effected, but in many cases they will have to make the best of a bad job, as many lack the means to be able to leave. I have a lot of faith in people to adapt, and hopefully demand some changes, so that this never occurs again.
P.S. I always have respect for people who are adult enough to admit when they are wrong, and make amends, which is why I have a lot of respect for you :)