Cottonseed Oil Explains Everything

Huh?  What About the Markets?”

I’ll get to that in a second.  But, I woke up this morning at 3 AM with a terrible knowing that the world’s treatment of cottonseed oil represents the crystallization of everything that is crazy in the world today.  Time for a little “long-chain-thinking” exercise.

To begin, a long-ago article in Bon Appetit pointed out that cottonseed oil may not be good for you.  (The curse of semi-eidetic memory, huh?)

But the main point for our exercise is that cottonseed oil is considered a vegetable oil and guess what?

Cotton is NOT a vegetable!  Technically, figures Live Science, it’s a fruit.

Is the point coming into focus yet?  No? Let me spell it out for you:

Humans are perfectly happy just “Making sh*t up.”

Cotton is not a vegetable, per se, yet people don’t see it that way. (Although yeah, are you really wearing a ‘fruit shirt’, lol…)

We’ve bemoaned the Fooled and Drugged Administration for years.  Especially when they orchestrated the dime-a-pill colchicine being taken off the market for gout sufferers and brought back at a couple of bucks a tablet on the pretext that after a thousand plus years of use (of autumn crocus) that suddenly more studies were needed.

Same geniuses that screwed natural health followers out of the natural cardio-friendly ingredients in red yeast rice.  Was the natural stuff bad?  Why, sure!  Got in the way of drug company pill -peddling!

Same clown posse classes cottonseed oil as a “vegetable oil.”  Rather logically, however, The Food Babe does not.  Who’s right?  Hmm… Lemme see: Choice of a passel of captive regulators or a journalist/researcher with good taste?  Bet you can guess who I’d bet on…

Fine…but what the hell does this have to do with Finance and stacking cash?”

Ah…this is about denial and making sh*t up.

Now Take Football, for example

New England won.  That’s considered bad for the market.

Notwithstanding reality again, the Dow futures were up a bit and gold futures were down almost $7-bucks. I told you Friday, it seemed to us like the Fed had a bet on New England (in terms of how their policy was rolling) and sure ‘nuf, here we are…

Cottonseed “Vegetable Oil” Also Explains Bitcoin

A lot of very foolish people also think “Bitcoin is money.” Partly because as of this morning you can trade a hashtag for $3,410 Federal Reserve Notes.

3-seconds of research on the web reveals there used to be four kinds of money:  “The four most relevant types of money are commodity money, fiat money, fiduciary money, and commercial bank money.”

Like cotton becoming a vegetable, however, there is now another kind of money.  The “Made up, digital kind that some portion of people believe in…”

Thanks, cottonseed vegetable oil, for making this all clear to us.

Politics of the Bowl

And just as cottonseed oil reveals the power of the Salad Bowl, we see how the Super Bowl reveals its own political agenda.  As both a Washington Post writre, along with Donald Trump Jr. are not happy with the Washington Post’s Tom Hanks narrated 60-second ad during the game.  To be sure, the ad focused on dead journos, but only one was a Post writer.  The rest?  (Dare we ask “Is this monetizing the dead, perhaps?”_

As we ponder whether cotton is a vegetable, we wonder if the Washington Post is journalism; especially when they veer left of center.

Another bit of Bowl full of food for thought: Bud Light’s corn syrup Super Bowl ad prompts response from competition.

Lies Often Told

Like cottonseed oil being a “vegetable” oil, so too, the press just seems to make-up stuff when comes to employment data.

Just this morning, Reuters ran the headline “World stocks subdued, dollar firm as U.S. job’s bounce fades.


All day Friday I was appalled at the media parroting “Jobs Gain 3XX-thousand!”  Crack epidemic outbreak?

If you missed our revealing Friday report, here is the by-God real data with my circled proof right off the BLS news release:  jobs were DOWN FOR THE MONTH:

Who are these mediots who can’t report the plain facts before them?  The reality of the data is that not only were jobs (employed people) down 251-thousand but down two lines we saw that unemployment was UP 241-thousand.  Why, only idiots would miss that most of the people who lost jobs (251K) went out and filed for unemployment (+241K).

This isn’t rocket science, but maybe – like cottonseed “vegetable” oil – there’s some kind of mass hypnosis going around that we missed,  Could it be ‘cuz we don’t stare at phones all day?  Are we missing some 4G-LTE programming download, or something. I’m not sure 5G can make us any more stupid.  I mean, we’ve got a real head start going…

Are we the only ones to read the Challenger Job Cut report out last week?

“Employers at U.S.-based companies announced plans to cut 52,988 jobs from their payrolls in January, 20.7 percent higher than the 43,884 announced in December, according to a report released Thursday from global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

January’s total is 18.7 percent higher than the 44,653 cuts announced in the same month last year. While it is lower than the average of 86,347 cuts announced during the month of January since 1993, it is higher than 20 of the last 24 monthly totals.”

Not to point out the obvious, (Trump Bump Dead & Buried) but this means that the real number of people working in the US this month will likely be even lower when the next job report comes along…

Which will do what to the markets?

This is not financial advice.  This is Remedial Thinking Class.

Important Gardening Note!

The New Moon is at 3:03 PM this afternoon, Central Time.

If you guessed that’s when we’ll be dropping seeds in the ground, congratulations!

The next New Moon March 6 at 10:04 AM –  and April 5th at 3:20 AM.  So, if you’re planning to put in a garden, these are your key times to watch this year.

Theory of why this matters may be found over on the Gardening by the Moon website here.

REAL News on Climate

Are we in a Seven-Year Chill?

That’s what the data suggests as of this morning’s outlook from the NOAA Solar Cycle folks up in Boulder:

Yes, you’re reading that red line right…looks like the Sun will be “sleeping” for the next five or six years.

One research note:  My friend Patrick Geryl posted a paper on ResearchGate wherein he proposed that the solar cycle would end early and we’d quickly be off on global warming again.  But,  I think he may have missed something a little more subtle. Let me show you.

His paper was based on the 10.7 CM Radio Flux Index and that’s out this morning, too:

Geryl saw the spike in the data and suggested it may indicate a change and cycle rollover ahead of schedule.

Not so fast, argues the data this morning.  (I didn’t previously post his work because my “spider sense” was that the radio blip was just that – noisy data.)

What that radio blip may have meant was something related but different:  It may be a marker where the change of the slope modifies the 10.7 so that it will descend slower over time, and thus, the 10.7 could now very  s l o w ;l y  decline in coming years which would allow the 10.7 to track the “winter night” of the Sun which we’ve been writing about for a long time.

When you look at the top chart, you can see we are just now coming into the solar lows but the forecast data still holds to an absolute low somewhere in the 2023-2024 timeframe.

Implications?  We will see more jerking-around by the climate monetizers. Remember, they began their scam with “Global Warming” and that became simply “Climate Change” when there was no global warming to report, other than the slow-motion thaw that has been an undeniable fact since the Laurentide Ice Sheet Melt.

Next,, because it’s going to become colder’n hell for a number of years, we will see
“climate change” necessarily morph into severe weather…which will be the next bankable phrase that all these climate people will have to monetize.

We have to sit back on mornings like this and laugh at the scale of human folly.  For while “Climate Change” has been a dandy enrollment tool for the academics – and a huge newly-found spigot for grants and such, the reality is that Computational Thermodynamics (CTD) is coming along very quickly.

Stir in a large helping of AI, and a shocking number of climate “scientists” will join the ranks of others who will be displaced by Chips Ahoy.

One self-learning AI using all possible sensors and super-computing horsepower will, I’m afraid, decimate the future of tens of thousands of idealistic (but foolish, and hopelessly in debt to the FedGov for student loans) would-be climateer’s.  Rut-roh:  This is where Ure points out humans lived their entire history, save the most recent hundred years, without a single “climate degree.”

AI‘s gonna be a bitch and the sooner people figure out they are being set up for mass uselessness,, the better off policymakers – and thus the (financially subjugated/exploited) rest of us – will be.

But Cottonseed Oil reveals all.  Except for the fact of 17-millon people taking the day off to recover from Game Day.   They are, like the cotton gone-to-seed, the “soft headed” among us.  Must be nice.

Moron the ‘morrow.

31 thoughts on “Cottonseed Oil Explains Everything”

  1. “Who are these mediots who can’t report the plain facts before them? ”

    From my perspective, the big question should be ..WHY…
    What is the common denominator for them doing that?

    • Looking, my take on this is that the public is being set up for a major correction in Feb. This is my opinion, I have no facts available to confirm. Suck them back in & then pull the plug. It is just too weird out there for our economy to be rosy.

      • I agree totally ECS.. I have the same suspicions..
        We know a correction has to happen.I think it should have taken place decades ago. At this point a correction has to happen or we crash in a fiery ball of flames. They really don’t have a choice. But timing is what’s important. My guess is they could Let a controlled correction happen under DJT and shift the blame to him or wait until the next administration takes office and let it happen under them.
        I just pray depending how much they let it go that I can survive it.

      • I am actually terrified with what I see as future possibilities.
        It’s a horrible slippery slope if the ones in control are really planning a correction.
        It wouldn’t take much to push it over the edge of the cliff we are facing already.
        Most of us already know there isn’t anything the ones pulling the strings of government wouldn’t do to get what they truly desire.

      • The correction for the public is that some money is still not in the coffers of the 2% where they think it should be.

        These corrections are imaginary, there are no markets out there any more. Everyone is just playing the delta, and this is controlled by the algorithms that do 90% of the trading today. If you luck out and happen to match the direction of the big boys, they are willing to throw you a few crumbs, it keeps the rest of the suckers in the game. Some of these major players have gone an entire year and never had a loss on a single trade. Plus they front run your trade, and make a profit from it even if you don’t.

        The word market is used for the same reason we call them phones and watches, when their name is a very minor part of their functionality.

  2. Plasma, Plasma, Plasma

    G – how come no one is talking about wild ass Plasma events coming to “theater” near U soon. Could it be that aerial spraying/disbursement of nano particulates is for “masking” the electro- magnetic(z-pinching Birkeland Currents) events popping off in the skies overhead? Sure would like to hear an update from Col. Ed Dahmes about his “remote viewed” solar kill shot. Magnetic North Pole has recently gone walk about..nothing to be concerned about here..

    Still think market is one giant Bull Trap, hedged to the downside, with precious metals looking more “precious” everyday.

    Degaulle/France knew the US had no more GOLD, and tried to convert as many “cheap” US Dollars as possible..hence the closing of the GOLD window under Nixon Admin.
    50 years later US finds itself under a massive pile of Govt. DEBT, and a national currency that is being “dumped” everyday by our trade partners-competitors, and watered down everyday by US Treasury.
    At the same time as they are “dumping” US Dollars, they are purchasing huge amounts of GOLD Bullion and Bitcoin – see Russia. Hmmmmm

  3. I have never understood why the climatologists just don’t call it pollution. We do have a pollution problem. The air we breathe is getting worse each day. I have stated this before…China, India, parts of Brazil, L.A. the Central Valley of California all have bad air quality to the point where it is affecting health. The towns around and including Fresno have a very high incidence of Asthma related illnesses due to the high concentration of pollutants that get stuck in the stale valley air. And, we CAN take steps to improve that. Alternative energy is the key…Always has been.

    In addition, the alternative energy industry has created to date…14X more jobs than oil based industry. To me…that’s the spin…if you want less reliance on oil…tout the jobs angle…promote the health issues…isn’t that more important anyway?

    • The problem,; Mark, is that is too obvious and easy to fix, plus not everyone can go to med school.
      No, climate is the Second Depression’s CCC and WPA all rolled into one…

      • Not everyone can go to med school, but everyone can and should study medicine online so as to stop wasting time and money on the small stuff, and reduce the chances of getting stuck with the bigger stuff!

        Open Courseware and similar materials are abundant today, and most are free. Download while you still can. You don’t get the degree, so you can only practice on you and yours. That can save thousands, at least, and potentially save you from bankruptcy.

        You can always grow medicinal plants for decoration or other use, as long as they’re not scheduled. Obviously, take full responsibility for your choices and keep all medicinal plants(except catnip) securely away from cats.

      • George you forgot to mention by calling it what they do.. Means butt loads of cash and control over the people.

    • “Pollution” is fixable, “climate change” is not a problem, therefore needs no fix. However, GCC creates an open-ended financial model by which snake-oil preachers can make virtually limitless money, with no, or very little effort. Pollution is something which needs to be addressed, but would actually cost money to fix. IOW,

      GCC is a fountain of gold, global pollution is a money pit.

  4. I thought yesterday’s Superbowl was one of the best ever. It showed how 2 attacking, hard hitting defenses can stymie 2 potent offenses. I hope PT was watching.

    Also the SB showed me I am getting older. I was too tired this morning to go to the gym.

  5. I have seen comments that cotton seed oil is not healthy for you because it is GMO and because of the chemicals used on cotton. I can’t verify this, but I don’t like the taste, and why not use wonderful coconut oil which tastes fabulous?

    As far as the sky show is concerned, so some searching on micro novas which should scare the bejeesus out of you. This supposedly will happen in this century, probably sooner rather than later. Wandering magnetic poles is sign of sooner. Historical legends abound on what happens at the time (Noah’s flood, ice ages follow immediately), all very nasty stuff.

  6. Charles Hugh Smith and John Williams are both predicting recession ahead. Charles Hugh Smith says that we are in debt exhaustion. I think the whole blasted world is debt exhausted.

  7. Small note, the “new moon” planted by, is when the moon was a hand width above the horizon, so that is not until thursday night this week. The calendar new moon is when the moon is next to the sun, but no moon will be visible. Science definition verses real. Hey, there’s another made up!

    • Old Farmer’s Almanac partly agrees with both Chris and George.

      It seems that, generally, leafy veggies are best planted indoors or out (after April up @ 40 degrees north latitude) during a new moon and in ground (potatoes, onions, radishes) and gourd family types (pumpkins, zucchini) are best sowed around the full moon.

      My uncle always told me ‘to each his own.’ in other words, whatever works for you is what you should do. My personal experience – plenty of compost, regular (not too much) water and well-timed doses of fertilizer go a lot further towards producing a good crop than lunar planting. That and marrying garden plants to repel pests with marigolds, garlic, rosemary, basil, dill, geraniums, etc.


      If it gets as cold in the next 5-6 years as the climatologists expect, lettuce, kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, beets, carrots, arugula. sweet peas, radishes, onions/green onions and chard are all good, safe bets for a productive garden.

  8. George

    “This isn’t rocket science”.

    I used to dabble in that on the manufacturing side. Lots of fun and very profitable especially when overtime was in play.

    Not only did I build them but I used to be involved with launching them. Turn keys on the count of two!

    Ah my younger days when the world was a shinny toy! I will be 70 on Friday.

    Happy Birthday in advance George!!

  9. George, In your article on Real News on Climate:
    Regarding the name switch by it’s inventors, from “Global Warming” to a more benign sounding, but much more inclusive, “Climate Change,” is a bait and switch sucker’s’ game.
    The latest twist on the same technique will be to re-brand what is billed as, “Artificial Intelligence,” which is viewed as somewhat threatening, to a more benign and neutral sounding, “Machine Learning.” A sort of concession to the machine being too dumb to be threatening and in need of just more training to become useful.
    “Artificial Intelligence,” makes a mental picture of a technology already advanced to beyond human limitations and thus an unknown quantity to marginally educated humans. What people don’t know or understand can be a scary experience for them. So at first, they fear the change to robotics and AI. What they fear, they resist.
    Now, I see a lot of techno-gizmos being dumped into the markets of America. Techno toys are cheap and sometimes fun (until you use them the second time and they break). The cheapness and their simple functions are nothing more than a means to hurry humanity along down the no-return path of complete reliance on algorithms that no longer are designed by humans. The cheapness and proliferation of AI toys will serve to help incorporate acceptance of AI into crucial positions in which humans can no longer opt out of. Good Luck dealing with that…

  10. Raw non-GMO cottonseed and its oil contains gossypol, a polyphenol and an effective male oral contraceptive. Dose is important, and too much can be toxic or worse, just like the licensed drugs. It works by interfering with cell signalling in the male reproductive tract. Beware of intransigent hypokalemia, a known potential side effect, and the real possibility of sterility(if that even matters). The one consistent thing is that it’s 99% effective at an appropriate dose, so if the woman is on OCs at the same probability of effectiveness, then the real chance of a conception is two orders of magnitude less than one method alone.

    YMMV, etc., and no, I didn’t make it up.

  11. Avocado Oil
    Olive Oil Both are also ” fruit ”

    Are olives considered fruits or vegetables?
    Olives are a fruit. Anything that contains a pit or seed is a fruit. A vegetable is the leaves, stem or the root of a plant. Some vegetables are the flower of the plant like broccoli, cauliflower or artichoke.

  12. Sometimes I read this website just to remind myself how grateful I should be/am that everything, including the comments, are totally irrelevant to my life here in Ecuador. Ecuador is a prospering nation, while the USA offers only a 15 year decline of stress and increasing misery as it loses its status as the world’s dominant economy. The Chapwood index indicates true inflation in the USA for the last 5 years has averaged 9%. Has your pension or wages kept up with that?

    Incidentally, the interest rates on CD’s here pretty much matches the Chapwood index every year. Yes’m we do get at least 9%, it’s not a typo.

    My biggest stressor, the elections are coming this month and as each party campaigns they set up huge speakers and play loud music and give speeches for a few hours before moving on. It’s a cultural thing, and they take their politics seriously. Their favorite campaign spot is close to my favorite coffee shop, so I occasionally have to skip my $2 cappuccino. Oh, what burdens we bear.

    Voting here is required, including permanent residents. You get a card when you vote, and this card must be presented when interfacing with the government like registering a car or renewing a visa. Otherwise you have to pay $6 to acquire one. The bureaucracy here is appalling, so any year we do not need to present our card is considered a good year.

  13. I really wish they would leave the red line up so people can see how much lower the actual numbers are compared to their prediction.

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