Joel

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    • Joel

      I did it.

      9 months ago

      ...waited entire year until avatar relevant again.

    • Joel

      Long Journal is Long…& angry. (Danger Econ Stuff)

      1 year ago

      There was this amazing documentary I watch several years ago about borderline semi-novice mountain climbers paying a mountain guide company ($50K) to help them climb Mount Everest (Tallest mountain in the world.) The company would employ an army of sherpas to do everything from establishing the many base camps needed to laying every inch of guide rope so that the only work the client would have to do would be to hook themselves up to the guide ropes and place one foot in front of the other and transverse the mountain. (They didn't have to weigh themselves down with provisions, as the sherpa carried that task out for them.) There was one peak towards the top, that proved to be particularly tricky. No problem, the sherpas actually would place a ladder, (A LADDER) so that the 'climbers' wouldn't actually have to do any mountaineering. Despite this, 95% of the clientele would not make the summit.

      Why? Because it's Mount-fucking-Everst. The oxygen is so thin in "The Death Zone" that helicopters can't get enough lift to fly that high. If your body drops up there, it's there forever. A Chinese contingent sent a 30 man party to recover the body of ONE fallen climber from the year before. Despite the fact that the body hadn't even fallen towards the top they weren't able to recover anything, and lost men on the way back. In fact, once you're in "the Death Zone" (26000 ft) the oxygen level is so low it is considered insufficient to sustain human life. You're, in fact, 'on the clock' to get in and out as fast as possible as your body is indeed dying. There are so many mind boggling statistics/stories that underscore this point this journal can't hold them.

      So, I'm not going to lie. Why did I watch this show? I was always waiting for that one 'Ah-ha' moment when the 'semi-professional-mountain-climbing-rich-guy-reality-star' would, despite all his notions and talk, would come face to face with the hard reality that, despite the army of sherpas and catered meals, he was not going to make it up the mountain and, in fact, was probably going to lose that finger.

      So this journal entry is not about mountain climbers. Here's an interview from a Federal Reserve Banker talking about the economy:

      video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000209830&...

      Despite all the data, despite YEARS of zero bound interest rates, despite all the forward guidance, despite all the QE, despite the Fed's 4 Trillion dollar balance sheet (and leveraged 80 to 1), and despite reality, another Fed official (Evans) still thinks it's possible to climb this mountain. ...even without a pair of legs. 'Yeah, seems like we STILL haven't recovered for some reason, ("weather?") but don't worry, I'm sure it's JUST around the next corner.'

      I watch these Fed officials like hawks. Not for reliable information, as they've proven over and over and over again that they are completely clueless, (see: CPI, consumer confidence, housing numbers, labor participation rate, every single fed GDP forecast going out years, etc, etc, etc) but for the entertainment value of waiting and watching for that 'Ah-ha' moment when they realize where they/we actually are*.

      *Hint: There's not enough oxygen to sustain human life.

    • Joel

      Adam

      1 year ago

      Check my twitter.

    • Joel

      The thing is...

      1 year ago

      ...is that I don't really want to go into a fire-fight with a dog. Because, I don't want to watch a dog get shot by a machine gun. ...I'm just saying.

    • Joel

      2 years ago

    • Joel

      2 years ago

    • Joel

      Sometimes...

      2 years ago

      Sometimes (for work) I send myself emails.


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      No questions.

  • Comments (21749)

    • Ethan

      Ethan Graphic Designer

      1 month ago

      I wanted to invest in my company's stock but I'm not sure if it is a good idea - what is your opinion on BGCP ?

    • Ethan

      Ethan Graphic Designer

      1 month ago

      you are my ringtone, and it confuses a lot of people. thank you.

    • garff

      garff

      1 month ago

      DYY jokes aside, i'm looking at adding to my portfolio over the summer, any good suggestions? Iv made about a 15% return off your podcast advise in the past so I'm back again. Been looking at ENS and POWR. What have you been looking at lately sir?

    • Ati

      Ati

      2 months ago

      O compose

    • Cheyza

      Cheyza

      2 months ago

      Whenever some annoying and nosy little twit asks "...just exactly how much DO you drink?" Just stare at them then slowly say "Not nearly enough."
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    • St_franz

      St_franz

      2 months ago

      Missed you in the shorts, Joel! You always knock it out of the park <3

    • Anon_Akiyo

      Anon_Akiyo

      2 months ago

      Caboose is my favorite character.
      Joel is my favorite guy from Rooster Teeth.
      Do I really need to elaborate more?
      Keep watching them stocks bud.
      (Nice pug by the way XD)

    • Bendaren

      Bendaren

      2 months ago

      Hi Joel,
      Im benjamin and i love How To.
      I watch it every Friday and it's always so funny.
      But I'l get to the point.
      As I said before I really like How to, but i would love to get the How To shirt.
      But it isn't available in the Uk store. I know you can probably do nothing about that but I would just really love a How To shirt. If it were to be possible it would be so great! Hope its possible. Maybe hear from you later?
      -Benjamin

    • Dylan_rvb

      Dylan_rvb

      2 months ago

      Hey Joel what up

    • GLORP

      GLORP

      2 months ago

      Joel,
      You may not read this but there is a girl in Rhode Island that is a huge fan of all things RT. Last year she was diagnosed with chronic Lyme Disease and has been unable to do the things a normal girl should be able to do. Tomorrow, Wednesday May 13, is her 16th birthday. She will not be able to celebrate it as she should due to her disease. Furthermore, tomorrow she will begin using IV bags that will make her feel like she has the flu. I have talked very briefly with her and she asked me to contact you to thank you (for what exact purpose I do not know), and said to ask for a temporary follow on Twitter @Lindsey_Clark11 or a friend request on this site. Her RT username is lindsey_11. What I am trying to do with this message is make her tomorrows featured user, but I don't know if I'm too late to make that deadline. I encourage you to please read the rest of her story as she said it on her Tumblr loserwithlyme.tumblr.com/