Entry Submitted Anonymously at 5:17 PM EDT on August 25, 2016
Beyond the venerative follow up postings lavishing praise upon Yosef and granting him awards for the best intel and such, there's even a "greatest hits" of posts to date which in turn links you to a number of Yosef's postings. What is not included are the postings where Yosef said exchanges begin at midnight, or today, or tomorrow, or this weekend.
Now, no one imagines that Yosef would be "perfect". However, it may very well belie a serious lack of self-awareness to be serially wrong and yest think you should offer more of the same, probably from the same sources. So now today, we recall Yosef's words as follows:
I'm not offended. I offer no judgment of Yosef. I offer facts. The facts have independent meaning when spoken and heard in a rational a logical framework. To my mind, it suggests critical questions about the cognitive disconnect we have developed as a currency community between the words of our intel providers and how those words match up with real word events (i.e., "reality"). Moreover, imagine sitting around the dinner table the day after much loved Uncle Joe left town and, while bidding you goodbye, he said we would all be wealthy by tomorrow, or at least have an appointment to go make those arrangements. Do we think that at dinner the next night Uncle Joe's name would just somehow not get mentioned? Really, not "gee, I wonder if he was right?", or "I haven't seen any of what he mentioned, have you?", or "at least, it sure sounded great", or ANYTHING??
Of course we'd talk about Uncle Joe!! We'd rehash what he said. We'd speculate on possible other meanings. There would be no stopping those conversations. But, is it like that and our own "uncle yosef"? NO! We have nothing but pearly words of fond memories. But, otherwise, true or not, fantasy or not, reality or not, Yosef's words are NOT EVEN VAGUELY REFLECTED UPON. No one seems to care that he laid out a highly detailed chronology applicable to each of several discrete currency group categories. We WANT to believe those were not just nuttiness. We WANT to believe he got them from somewhere other than a dark hole somewhere.
But instead, void of any currency community dialogue about the meaning of the 8/24/16 Yosef sitrep goodbye, let alone analysis thereof, it seems we are the targets of an eloquent but otherwise literally meaningless "goodbye". As I read the follow up fondly glowing posts about what a fabulous contribution Yosef was to the currency community, I truly wonder.....
Am I the only one to notice Yosef's announcements about 800# release TODAY and exchange appointments beginning TODAY are crumbling like a 5 block stack at a 3 year old's party? And, why is he named by someone as the "Most Valuable Intel & Intel Provider", the "Most Informative Intel [provider]", the "Most Advanced Intel [provider]" and more??