Daily Adventures In 'Limit Up' Zimbabwefication: Cotton Explodes As Asian Mills Panic

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Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:20 | 928680 SheepDog-One
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Cant eat cotton...well unless of course someone perfects the 'chocolate covered cotton' they were trying to peddle in Catch-22.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:34 | 928689 william the bastard
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Egypt is the world's largest exporter of cotton and its textile industry is also large.  That might something to do with today's cotton prices.

Read more: Egypt Overview of economy, Information about Overview of economy in Egypt http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/economies/Africa/Egypt-OVERVIEW-OF-ECONOMY.html#ixzz1Cq6U41Cn


Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:34 | 928748 Joe Davola
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when the government's gettin' overthrown

you can't pick very much cotton

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:45 | 928793 ColonelCooper
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Bend Down

Turn Around...

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 18:16 | 928919 Pladizow
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Self fullfilling prophacy?

Dollars are made from cotton, the more dollars that are printed the higher the price of cotton goes....

Or something like that?

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 20:13 | 929286 Malcolm Tucker
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You're not going to believe this...and I mean that !


Implies that Illuminati = NSA ...at least backwards!


Wed, 02/02/2011 - 22:10 | 929624 Hephasteus
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Shut the fuck up.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 01:00 | 930080 tekhneek
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AND I'm not going to read it! OR click it!

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 18:40 | 929001 hbjork1
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Ah yes:

"I wish I was in the land of cotton,
old times there are not forgotten,
Look away, look away, look away, Dixie land.
In Dixie land where I was born in, early on a frosty mornin',
Look away, look away, look away, Dixie land. "


Wed, 02/02/2011 - 21:44 | 929542 Joe Davola
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I was thinking more Leadbelly



Wed, 02/02/2011 - 18:12 | 928903 BurningFuld
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Good thing I just got a new set of sheets for the bed!

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 19:24 | 929148 Sudden Debt
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And I just stocked enough cotton swabs that will last me for a couple of years ;)


Some bought Ammo

Some bought Food



Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:28 | 928713 Blindweb
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Cotton seed oil, one of those cheap fillers they degrade the food supply with.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:32 | 928732 Mad Max
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cottonseed oil = toxic crap

If it's an ingredient in something, you don't want to eat that thing.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:37 | 928757 tmosley
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Remember it isn't the oil that is toxic.  It's just that they spray a lot of chemicals on the cotton that (supposedly) get into the oil.

You should be able to do some GC to determine whether there really are any pesticides left.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:52 | 928825 william the bastard
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There's no subject you're not an expert on.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 18:00 | 928861 tmosley
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It's hard for a layperson not to know anything about cotton in Lubbock.  It's impossible for a chemist.  My group has collaborated with the International Textile Center, and I have long standing friendships with a number of food chemists.

So yeah, I know a lot of stuff.  Unlike you, with your head full of shit.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 18:07 | 928878 Pladizow
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tmoseley - "Take it Easy"


Wed, 02/02/2011 - 18:35 | 928987 tmosley
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Ok.  If anyone needs me, I'll be "Takin' It Easy".


Wed, 02/02/2011 - 18:39 | 929000 Cheesy Bastard
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If it's easy, take it twice.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 19:03 | 929083 hbjork1
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I am so old that I actually picked cotton during the 40's.  Yep, one of those people out in the field pulling a sack.  I liked the job because workers were paid by the pound.  Rates when I was active were $2-$3 dollars/ hundred.  My max was about 250 lbs. per day.  People today will think that was pretty sad but the dimes quarters, halves and dollars were made out of or backed by 90% silver. (We have had inflation.)

Some boys started at around age 12 (There was a war on; child labor was useful.) I gave it up at about age 16.  I could make more money in construction.

Cotton grown for oil extraction is one of the big four genetically modified crops grown around the world, next to soy, corn, and rapeseed (canola), mostly Monsanto products.[1][2]

This from Wikipedia:

"The cottonseed has a similar structure to other oilseeds such as sunflower seed, having an oil bearing kernel surrounded by a hard outer hull; in processing, the oil is extracted from the kernel. Cottonseed oil is used for salad oil, mayonnaise, salad dressing, and similar products because of its flavor stability.[3] The cottonseed oil undergoes intensive treatment after extraction to reduce the level of gossypol found in untreated cottonseed oil, the consumption of which may produce undesirable side-effects.[4]"

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 19:10 | 929113 EscapeKey
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Time for a li'l racist field trip.


Wed, 02/02/2011 - 19:25 | 929150 ColonelCooper
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THAT was fucking hilarious.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 22:15 | 929649 Hephasteus
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Wed, 02/02/2011 - 22:42 | 929723 SilverRhino
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That was awesome.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 20:47 | 929397 tmosley
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Modern cotton plants have been modified such that there is no longer any gossypol in the seeds.

Gossypol is sort of interesting.  It is being investigated as a method to increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy on cancer patients.

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 00:09 | 929934 Red Neck Repugnicant
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You belong on a bar stool next to Norm Peterson. 

First scene:



Wed, 02/02/2011 - 18:00 | 928862 ColonelCooper
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Let's see, a chemist discussing the effect of spraying chemicals on a plant.  Yep.  Seems like a stretch to me.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 18:07 | 928882 The Grip
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wtf is gc? gas chromatography?

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 18:21 | 928934 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Wed, 02/02/2011 - 18:08 | 928883 The Grip
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duplicate post

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:29 | 928716 RmcAZ
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Cotton candy.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 19:06 | 929103 hbjork1
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Cotton candy- Spun melted sugar.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:30 | 928719 qp
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Carpet beetles eat cotton......

(Bed Bugs & Beyond)

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:32 | 928735 Trimmed Hedge
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Time to hoard the Q-tips!

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:22 | 928687 d00daa
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So once again, Hairy Wanker, the question is:


What is 17...... er ..... 23% ANNUALIZED???

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:29 | 928712 HarryWanqer
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Wealth creation.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:40 | 928770 FOC 1183
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Brilliant!  Why didn't Weimar think of that.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:45 | 928790 Sancho Ponzi
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HarryWanQer? How many of you are there?

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:45 | 928791 curbyourrisk
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Wed, 02/02/2011 - 19:42 | 929189 Bill Lumbergh
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Observer:  How would you classify higher taxes?

Harry:  Government wealth creation.


Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:24 | 928696 Dr. Porkchop
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Does this mean I'm going to be paying more for my shitty socks and underwear from Walmart?

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:50 | 928817 oogs66
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Nah, they will just make them smaller and thinner but charge you the same :) it works on food for the sheeple so why not clothes? Maybe they will charge by size - the only real hope Americans would fight obesity.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 22:03 | 929598 LostWages
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Unless you are prone to shartz, go commando.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:24 | 928700 desgust
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And the next bubble is....

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:25 | 928701 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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Why is the Bernank not hanging from a lamp post?

What does he have to do, tread on your grannies face in front of your eyes for the docile masses to take action?

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:36 | 928751 SheepDog-One
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Makes you seriously ponder WTF does a guy have to do in this country to get swingin from a rope! Demoralized States of Amerika, ah I hardly knew ye.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:44 | 928788 AZSovreign
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Another reason the crime continues unabated...



Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:50 | 928813 Cheesy Bastard
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Makes you seriously ponder WTF does a guy have to do in this country to get swingin from a rope

A little more, today, for a cotton rope I guess.

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 17:55 | 928837 SilverIsKing
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When you pay people to say nice things about you and the bought and paid for media run with it, the masses believe the bullshit.


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