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PLANTS WORLDWIDE THANK YOU !!!!

UPDATE JANUARY 19, 2023 – More good news for plants and the planet! The IEA sees oil demand at a record high in 2023. When will Al Gore, Greta whatever her name is, and other climate change hoaxers finally say it is too late to save the planet and save us all from hearing their BS drag on and on. FYI, humans have lived in global temps higher than today at least 4 times in the past. They adapted to temps 1-3 degrees Celsius warmer than today. Given our advances in civilization over the past 12,000 years, it is likely humans will adapt just fine if we go to what we think would be record highs. You youngsters will get to see how it goes.

UPDATE DECEMBER 25, 2022 – First, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! More quotes from Bloomberg below. There is no way this world can depend solely on so-called sustainable (an inaccurate word) energy sources. Fossil fuels are the only way until fusion is fully in place. Bloomberg quotes follow:

Oil took over from natural gas as the leading fuel for power plants in New England, a significant switch that signals how the grid is desperately trying to keep the lights on in the face of a winter massive storm. The six-state grid relied on oil for at least a third of its power generation and for as much as 40% at times on Saturday, ISO New England data show. Natural gas provided as little as 15% by mid-afternoon.

Fossil fuels gained share on other grids. After the wind died down in Texas on Friday, gas accounted for 73% of power generation that night with coal making up the bulk of the rest. Coal also gained share in the Central US grid operated by the Midcontinent Independent System Operator.

UPDATE DECEMBER 22, 2022 – Hopefully, the climate change propagandists will continue to admit it is now too late for us to stop the climate change hoax from happening. It is funny to watch someone say it is now too late to be followed by someone else saying we need to act now. Bloomberg quotes follow:

Germany is set to boost its reliance on coal as it battles an unprecedented energy crisis — even at the expense of its ambitious climate goals. Europe’s largest economy is burning the fossil fuel for electricity at the fastest pace in at least six years, data compiled by Bloomberg show. It’s also poised to be one of the few nations to increase coal imports next year. “Everyone is keeping their climate targets, but it’s true that when you face the dilemma to keep the lights on or decrease carbon emissions, the choice is to keep the lights on,” said Carlos Fernandez Alvarez, the acting head of gas, coal and power at the International Energy Agency.

DECEMBER 19, 2022 – Global coal use will surpass 8 billion tons for the first time ever!!! That is over a ton for every child and adult in the world!!! This year surpasses the previous record in 2013. That says a lot considering all of the failed ‘green’ attempts that have occurred in the past 10 years. Keep making EVs so we can use more and more coal! Also, coal prices are up 70% this year. It goes to show people can afford to pay a lot more for energy than they had been. Unless you push prices up and up you will never reach the top in revenue. After all the beating they take from the tree huggers, congrats to the coal companies for finally making a killing. Spend that money wisely!
Thankfully the use of coal produces huge amounts of CO2, which plants need to survive. We are doing exactly what we need to keep this planet healthy. Our survival depends on defeating all ‘green’ initiatives. We are doing just that.
From the bottom of their roots, plants worldwide thank us for an abundant supply of CO2.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Shalom,
The Mann

INFLATION AND THE ONGOING RECESSION

OCTOBER 16, 2022 – First, a moment of silence for Marie Antoinette who was beheaded on this day in history. Would it be appropriate, or not, to honor her by having a piece of cake….but, I already digress:)
I have never tried to forecast inflation. I have probably made a forecast on most everything. Just not the CPI.
But, as it is just numbers. And I LOVE numbers. I figure what the heck.
After doing my analysis by hand (as always…I am not into spreadsheets and so on….the old-fashion way works best for me), my forecast is for annual CPI to end 2022 below 8%. For a range, I say 7.6% to 7.8%.
I am looking at below 7% (say 6.7%) at the end of the first quarter in 2023. And below 6% (say 5.9%) at the end of the second quarter in 2023. After doing my research, I have to say it is insane to try to forecast inflation more than a quarter out.
I guaranty that I have not looked at anyone else’s forecasts. I don’t know if anyone forecasts inflation rates 3-9 months out. So, pure coincidence if you have seen anything that is around my numbers above.
Also, those numbers will do nothing to keep the Fed from raising rates by 75bp two more times. Please remember, as I have posted here forever, the MARKET will tell you how much rates are going up. The Fed has FOLLOWED the market 100% of the time. The Fed never makes the decision. The market tells the Fed what to do and when.
Hold on….did you feel that….I bet you did….my outdoor thermometer just went from 72.6 degrees to 72.4 degrees. Wow, the climate changed!
Ooops, I did it again (hats off to you Britney)…I digressed again.
My last note is regarding our ONGOING recession. ((Someone please tell Jamie Dimon, who said we might enter a recession next year, that we have been in a recession ALL YEAR!)) With the stock market hitting new lows recently, the current economic downturn is now forecast to extend thru the 1st Quarter of 2023. Additional lows in the stock market will continue to push that date out.
Oh, one other last note. The US Dollar either has, or will within the next few weeks to a month, put in a MAJOR top. I don’t know how a weaker dollar plays into your world. But, something for you to consider.
And that gets me all caught up on all my forecasts. The inflation one won’t be near as easy as the housing one was in June. Some forecasts are easy. Some are difficult.
We shall see how the above turns out.
Shalom,
The Mann

$120 OIL – WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT :)

MARCH 5, 2022 – Just two years ago oil futures traded negative for a day and the tree huggers said oil was dead. Of course, I disagreed and predicted we would see $200-$300+ oil in this next cycle.
The first super cycle lasted about 120 years and saw a peak around $150 and then a drop back to where it all began in the early 1900’s.
A new super cycle began in 2020. This should take us to all-time highs and also end the history of oil. At the end, oil will likely trade for $1 as no one will be using it. ((see the history of aluminum prices in the 1800s – In the mid-1800s, the first aluminum ingots on the market went for $550 per pound. Fifty years later, not even adjusting for inflation, it cost 25 cents.))
I am not saying we will see $200+ in this current up move. It will more likely occur a decade or more into the future. This next cycle should last the remainder of this century.
Someone, please let AOC know what the price of crude is today:)
For those of us that own Exxon Mobil and other Big Oil and mineral companies, life is soooo sweet. Thanks to the climate change Fake News people for driving prices sky high. Sadly, they just hurt the poor with their stupid green agenda.
An ending fact….The Keystone XL pipeline will send the USA over 800,000 barrels of oil a day. We buy 595,000 barrels of oil a day from Russia. Thanks to the USA and Europe for funding Russia’s war in Ukraine! As an aside, I reviewed an appraisal of the Keystone XL pipeline and not a single landowner (!!!) complained about the pipeline going through their property. Only the climate change Fake News people complain.
Viva La Crude!
Shalom,
The Mann

GAS VERSUS ELECTRIC VEHICLES

FEBRUARY 7, 2022 – This is an excellent article comparing the two types of vehicles.  
Do Electric Cars Pencil Out? – EPautos – Libertarian Car Talk (ericpetersautos.com)

Of course, there is a lot more damage to the planet from using huge amounts of electricity as hundreds of major power plants will be needed to address the increased demand.  And most of the plants will have to depend on oil and gas.  Keep buying gas only vehicles if you want to help the planet.

Shalom,
The Mann

SAVE OUR PLANTS, INCREASE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

FEBRUARY 1, 2021 – I have spent my entire life increasing my carbon footprint.  When a friend mentions something like buying an electric vehicle, I get in my 1996 Ford 250 gas hogging truck and just drive around for a few hours to burn as much gas as I can.  For whatever reason, I have always been anti-environment…maybe because the tree huggers have just been so annoying about the issue.  I have long joked that there is lots of room on Mars for humans when we need to go there:)

It is good to finally see some studies come out to support an increase in C02 emissions.  Afterall, plants live on CO2.  Carbon neutral would be the death knell for this planet.  Thankfully, humans will continue to increase their CO2 emissions and save this planet – just as they have for the past 200 years.

Studies project the number of automobiles will increase from 1.2 billion today to 2.5 billion (!) by 2050.  98% use gas and diesel today and it is expected over 90% still will in 2050!  Wow, that is going to be an amazing increase in C02 from vehicles alone.  Add to that increasing online purchases and delivery vehicles will increase exponentially – even more CO2.  I can hear the plants saying yum yum:)

I saw this in a recent Grant’s Observer:

Bloomberg Opinion’s Lionel Laurent shines a light today on the environmental cost that has accompanied the bitcoin boom:  As the digital ducats require increasing computational firepower to process transactions, bitcoin’s current estimated annual carbon footprint of 367 million tons is equivalent to the emissions of New Zealand, while a single bitcoin transaction generates CO2 equivalent to more than 700,000 swipes of a Visa debit card, according to Digiconomist.  Similarly, the crypto’s annual energy consumption stands at about 78 terawatt-hours, up from less than 10 terawatt hours in 2017.   Then, too, bitcoin hunters have utilized global regulatory arbitrage to improve their economics.

That alone should encourage everyone to invest in Bitcoin!  Just think how many jobs are created worldwide to produce this amount of power.  And the profits being made by power plant builders and power companies.  Definitely a win-win for people and plants.  I suppose the 300-500 coal plants under construction and proposed worldwide just sends an environmentalist in to disbelief that his/her plan to kill off plants and humans has zero chance of succeeding.  Nothing like wasting time fighting a fruitless battle:)

I do find it funny that the young generations that are so in to a green economy are the ones that are greatly increasing CO2 emissions thru online retailing and cryptocurrencies.  As they would say, I am SMH.

I encourage everyone to read and pass along Dr. Moore’s, co-founder of Greenpeace (!), study on C02 and more throughout the history of our planet.

Greenpeace Co-Founder Contradicts CO2 Climate Fears

It is neat to imagine a time when humans were thriving when CO2 was over 10x higher than it is today.  As Dr. Moore points out, if we hadn’t started the Industrial Revolution and invented the automobile, it is likely plants and humans would be extinct in the not too distant future.  If the ‘we were wrong about global warming so let’s call it climate change’ people had their way, they would eliminate the lifeblood of plants and lead to the end of the human race.  The evildoers can be stopped by you simply doing your part to increase your carbon footprint.  Please do your part!

Another neat thing to imagine is when humans were thriving in temperatures that were more than 20 degrees Celsius warmer than today.  I suppose we were living all over the planet as there weren’t glaciers and such that were too cold for us to survive in.  To think the scare mongers are worried about a one or two degree increase this century.  From a historical perspective, it will still be very cold.  Brrrrr.

Save a Plant, Increase Your Carbon Footprint!

Shalom,

The Mann