People Need To Stop Clutching Their Pearls Over Elon Musk | Joe Scott TMI

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Hayden A. : Just smashed the shit out of the like button.

Tom Harrison : Yeah, the takeaway for anyone who didn't actually watch would be that Elon Musk was getting high on weed with Joe. My takeaways were that he's beyond brilliant, and he feels completely at odds with the rest of us who just cannot seem to understand. There are valid worries about Tesla, and he does stupid stuff a lot. This is also a guy who somehow knows how to get shit done. They talked a little about how ideas are cheap, but executing on ideas is the hard part. This is what people need to focus on. Rant on. This is silliness.

Wesley Magyar : I see now why Howard Hughes became a hermit...

Transport Evolved : Hehe. We did a post talking about why the pot was the least important thing in that excellent podcast :)

Vib3s : It's depressing how so many people are (with clear intent) trying to sabotage one of the few serious attempts out there to clean the earth up and keep it sustainable for the next generations of humanity. The short-term thinking/cash grabbing is disgusting. We're living on a planet with finite resources, a delicate balance, a growing population and a growing demand for energy to keep these economies (and modern living standards) afloat, people fed and given jobs to survive. It isn't that dificult to come to the conclusion that we need clean renewable energy, fix our shit here on earth, and simultaneously expanding further into the solar system. He's trying *both*. And they're actively trying to fuck it up. Great idea...

D Wolff : Elon Musk did something LEGAL? OMG hide the children!

Tony Pham : Bullied as a child, even worse now as an adult. Best thing in the world to give is Love, kindness & compassion - & it’s free

Thedeepseanomad : The reason Elon gets blasted is that he is disruptive, both to the idea of how to run a business and how he changes the world. In the end a lot f people dislikes that he is not playing the corporate game corporate style. As far as I understands it, his main motivation is not to make money but to create an epic future. Stock owners want him to behave and earn them profit, but that is not really what his goal is, his goal is to change the world and he raises money to do it. So if you are investing, you are investing in his vision, everything else is just a bonus.

Jason Crouch : That interview was amazing and Elon didn't even inhale, one of the very best interviews I've ever seen and people are freaking out over the puff and pass wow what is happening this dude is trying to change our world for the better and so many people are doing their dambdest to tear it all down.

Corey Kearney : That was what I thought too. He's on the spectrum. His body language, eye contact, pot "doesn't work" on him. I was really hoping Joe was going to ask about the vertical integration of his companies. It seems to me he's investing in the things he thinks he'll need for mars. Solar, batteries, rockets, electric vehicles, tunnel boring (habitats come to mind.)

John OneOfMany : Joe and Elon were sipping scotch too... A far more damaging legal drug... No mention of that.

Reto Fassbind : pearl clutching = _easily offended or shocked_ (derrogative)

jake Hawtin : I've read the Guardian and the Independent (two "broad" sheet papers in the UK) for many years and as with every paper etc. they have an agenda and biasness. But their coverage along with most other establishments has been horrendous, just a continual personal attack on Musk. They often run articles that are anti fossil fuels and such so I don't think their in someones pocket like the Koch brothers. So the only two reasons I see is that this tabloid type trash sells papers or/and they are worried about advertisement revenue drying up. One of the biggest if not the biggest spenders on advertisement is the car industry. Who is the biggest threat to the established car industry and doesn't spend on advertising?


Peter Houle : this was a brilliant move by Elon: now he can buy Tesla stock for a much lower price, based on pure reactionary journalism / hype machine.

Chuck A : Great minds move us forward while the jealous among us, hold us back. Come Monday morning I'll be buying my first share of Tesla stock. #ElonHatersFU

Stanley Orchard : Mr. Scott I’m the guy that was up front for your presentation at VMW... absolutely loved the info you had to provide. One of the most informative and compelling presentations we sat in, thank you for that, You did a fantastic job and you have an excellent series of channels here, I’ll be watching close. Keep doing what you’re doing man, thoroughly enjoying it.

Illegible Scream : Elon Musk smoked pot? Oh shit, I guess all his achievements never happened then. Damn. Don't you hate when that happens?

The Steel Curtain : Joe, I couldn't agree with you more. This FAKE outcry about Elon taking a single drag from a blunt in which he didn't even inhale is ridiculous. I don't smoke but I've tried it for a short time in college 20 years ago. To get the full affects of it you have to inhale. Otherwise you're just blowing smoke and wasting money. The guy puffs once and blows it out immediately after and the media goes wild. What a bunch of freakin hypocritical pansies! SERIOUSLY!!!!! There are way more legitimate things to be concerned about when it comes to Elon Musk - this ain't it. The guy is under tremendous pressure 24/7. I don't think any of us could perform more effectively if faced with the same. Not making an excuse for Elon but come on. Thanks for your thoughts.

MaximusCruiser : Hey Joe... great video and I 100% agree. Just a feedback on your title... I watch youtube videos on my TV and the title will probably show only the first 7 words especially when there is a long title... as such, what I see on my TV is "People Need To Stop Clutching Their Pearls Over". Only when I click on the video... then I realize it is a video on Elon Musk. So perhaps in future... in order to attract more views... you can reword your title to say "Elon Mask - People need to stop clutching their pearls"... leave less important words at the end of the title. Just a suggestion.

FRACTURED VISION : "If you can't explain it simply, then you don't understand it." -Einstein High IQ does not mean you can't make it simple. Some folks just can't do that well, smart or dumb. Elon is decent on that scale, he breaks things down pretty well.

Tim Robinson : My cousin used to write out computer code on a note pad when he was 10! He’d then rub it out and write another page which he would then rub out again. His intelligence is off the scale!

The Cheaterman : Feels good when someone who doesn't smoke says (with full honesty) it's not a big deal. It's still not common enough unfortunately, and TBH I have been surprised over the past few years to see USA take the lead on legalization, as opposed to EU... We got a head start with NL and Belgium, but repression in some countries like UK (I know, not technically EU anymore...) is fierce.

D Jaquith : No what really has investors concerned about Elon is this is part of a series of odd behavior from a self described bipolar person. Sure the focused stage of mania people can accomplish wonders, but the dark side of the disease can equally or worse destroy all accomplishments. Personally, I couldn't care less about Elon's eccentricities as long as my investment is safe; we liquidated shortly after his last Twitter fiasco. What Elon really should do is take a leave of absence and find at least a temporary interim CEO until he gets focused and rested.

Eli Qfor : Joe - you are the sanest person in a goddam world right now

Akinlolu Oderinde : So, when we're pointing attention to media bias, this is a prime example.

ben sella : You have no idea how much i appriciate you joe!

Ron McKinney : Great video. Imagine what would we have learned about Edison or Tesla or Einstein or any major historical figure if they had the scrutiny then that we have today?

Altorin : He didn't inhale. So he didn't smoke. He was accepting the hospitality as a guest. If joe rogan offers you a toke you take it. I don't care who you are

&y Diaz : I am with you, Joe. The media relies on controversy to boost headlines. It's kinda like most events, where everyone forgets the lifelong dedicated contributions and make bizzarre characterization of the same person based on one trivial thing. It happens to aged athletes all the time. People forget, Elon Musk was once in a much worse situation when starting SpaceX. He'll bounce back. Something tells me he'll be twice as strong in every aspect - financially, innovatively, diversification, etc. Great time to buy Tesla stock. This is how I view it.

W J : Are Tesla factory workers allowed to use marijuana? Considering his leadership is in question, it was irresponsible for him to do that. What happens the next time a lapse in judgment is observed in a work or business context? What are people going to think? Nothing smart about it. Musk is desperate to wreck himself.

David Cadman : Joe, What you need to remember, is that Elon is not at any of his factories or offices... The Chief Financial Officer that he hired early August, to take them through Privatization, has resigned yesterday, as expected... the HR stepped down as well, so no ramping up of personnel on the horizon... and there he is on Rogan's show for 2 1/2 hours... WHY~~~ after 3-5 months of corporate hell in production at Tesla, and the BFS... he is winding down... what has happened... there is 3 weeks or so to the end of the financial quarter, and 22 days to when the Bremen IAC2018 begins, and I'm on watch for whether we have Elon's presentation again this year... remember the IAC2016 and 2017 in Mexico and Australia??? I'm expecting some big news from SpaceX about the BFS and Mars Colonization... But here we have Elon laid back like he hasn't a worry in the world... what has happened... well, if anything, I'd say a dam has broken somewhere in Elon's life... "The Rain has Gone, Nothing but blue skies, do I see!!" attitude, means that production at Fremont, California, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and Los Angeles, California is going well, no bottle necks, no need for a hands on fixer... and this weekend he has a major launch in Florida... Life is good for Elon :D

Florestan Trément : I'm the kind of people who feel alien anywhere I go. I suppose a genius like him would feel that way. And I'll tell you, when you are that far away from people, they seem so strange you can't understand them. They seem so unwise you can't fathom why they do what they do. And they can't understand it either. So Elon do simple, innocuous things, and then the world rise in madness, and he couldn't anticipate it, because it's so damn dumb it's incomprehensible. For Elon to watch most humans do what they do is like for them to watch a fly repeatedly bang into a window pane for the first time. Except it seems the humans' panes are everywhere, so keeping track of them is hopeless. And also, with a bit of thinking, you can understand the fly. About people scrutiny: it's a mental disorder, and a very common one. It's just an useless way many low self esteem people's unconscious found to try to do something about it. They just hope they will feel less worthless after the criticism, because they caught you, who have some value in the eyes of some people, doing some mistake maybe they wouldn't have done. We should just teach people their perceived worthlessness is self inflicted, decided delusion. Worth is a relative thing, and only exists in the eye of someone. They "just" need to decide they should be worth a lot in their own eye. Something they lived made them decide they were worthless to avoid confronting some trauma they lived. These people need to confront, feel, and understand that event, to change their mind about their worthlessness.

ManDwarf : And he didn't even inhale! 😂😁

The Indycar SportsCar Podcast : So i watched the Elon Musk Guest spot on Rogan last night, when he took one cigar style puff of that half weed half tobacco blunt i didnt care cause pot is not a drug, the whisky in my eyes is much much worse, however i knew that was like the absolute worst thing he could have ever done and knew it would be a huge ohhh nooo to this immature 2018 everyone looks for anything to kill you on and yup it started before it was even done and its a shame cause my god people need to grow the fk up!!!!! BTW HE DIDNT INHALE!!!! THATS WHAT A CIGAR STYLE PUFF IS!!! A 3 hr PODCAST THAT BLEW MY MIND! THE MUSK IS JUST A REGULAR DUDE! THE PODCAST BLEW ME AWAY!!! THE MUSK IS JUST A HUMAN BEING!! Honestly made me like and admire the man even more and i didnt think that was possible

Faded Soul : Joe Scott ,I have to agree with you strongly on this. Elon even said that weed was bad for productivity for him. The media nitpicks way too much. I watched the whole podcast and was happy he wasn't against the weed. I wanted so badly for the news to have been more "Elon does it, it's not so bad," instead of what happened. But obviously that wasn't goong to happen. Still the fallout hasn't all landed and i look forward to,, hopfully, having Elon's half smoke be a positive motivator. Just to keep it real I feel i should tell you that i often disagree with the one sided ways you try to justify your opinions in some videos without fully understanding the basics of what your talking about... but as a loyal subscriber, which I enjoy being, i always look forward to your future videos and the sometimes one sided opinions. ;-) good luck to you brother!

Mike Curry : I agree with your view. It's being blown out of proportion. But I can't say I don't understand some of the high standards. Tesla in particular is a highly subsidized company. Elon is in control of a whole lot of tax money. You and I might have decided it's no big deal but it's technically still illegal in every state until federal law changes. Again I'm not saying I disagree with you but I feel like that part of the equation is always overlooked. He is and SHOULD be held to a higher standard given the funding sources he uses, which he deserves to have access to. I still love him

Sven Schumacher : I have the impression that Musk is a really special person. He is capable and can motivate people, has great ideas and pulls his stuff through. But he is not adept at politics. He is vulnerable, quick-tempered and often very direct. Personally, I prefer such a person to the typical politicians or CEOs who hide behind phrases and only keep an eye on how stock prices are. But at the top of Tesla this is of course dangerous. There are enough competitors and envious people who would like to see him overthrown. For him, the legal cigarette draught was no big deal. But once again he had no feeling for what it was doing outside. It would really be better for him if he could buy back the shares and do his thing regardless of the stock market price. I'm just a little worried whether he can withstand the pressure on him in the long run. Such a person is fragile.

Dw4rnold : Your channel is awesome joe! next pay i plan on joining patreon. Like and subscribe peeps.

Alan S. : Well spoken and thank you. It's not just Elon, it's our media and the bad side of human nature.

Dana En : I watched the whole thing, I really don't think I even noticed the joint part at the time. I did love how he just casually said he was just digging a hole in LA, It minus well have been "oh I'm just going next door to see the red dirt" :) :) :)

Timothy Bucky : i love you so much. what a masterful job you just did here. joe it is exactly what you have or are that inspires confidence that is what we need to get in someone we have to count on. i could not have expected elon musk to be this far from us. everybody tuck your children in tonight remember how blessed we all are not to be so diseased. their is nothing good about this dramatic presentation of severe wrong. look at you, you are such a wonderful right.

Gary Burgess : I don't always agree with you, but you got a BIG Thumbs Up from me today.

Michal Setlak : Thanks for the excellent post, Joe. I've watched all the talk between Joe Rogan and Elon and despite it's over 2,5 h long I never got bored - Elon is just so fascinating personality. He's both an absolutely extraordinary mind, solving vital problems just by bringing the first principles, and a regular guy, who will sometimes accept a puff of the weed, perhaps sometimes a bit more emotional than the others. Fortunately it looks like by October the number of Model 3s will surpass 100k and hopefully Tesla's Q3 results will show profitabilty to support Elon's drive to the better future.

Andy Hartzell - Rapp : Joe -- bravo! Some people are just too quick to judge, and mainstream media outlets are all too willing to sensationalize everything. I, too, mashed the hell out of the like button... right on!

I bims : I kinda have those racing thoughts too, you know, not like elon does, and i hate smoking Pot. I smoked it sometimes and it is TERRIFYING for me. Elon said something along the lines of "its an never ending explosion in my head", and that hits it on the nail. There's always a new or related thought popping out of nowhere into your brain. With cannabis, those thoughts get amplified to the point where you feel like your brain has been hijacked by aliens. Does someone have similar experiences?

Guust : I thought the same.....yes, they are gonna be ape shit over this.

Ratko Mladic : Look, i know you have to smoke it to know, but the simple fact is HE DIDN'T INHALE! It's so obvious that he didn't inhale. The only thing he got high on that night was whiskey. And while we're on the subject, whiskey is way worse for you than marijuana in about every way imaginable. It's time to grow up, America. Start seeing the world with your own eyes, hell idk, maybe experience something new and out of your comfort zones. Also, thanks for this video, guy. Refreshing to see an intelligent take on this for once..

Brian Williams : Sucks that you can only like a video once...

Vitaddict Dad : Everything you said was right on Joe we should have a 2 &1/2 hour conversation and you can have one toke on a spliff so we can destroy your channel jk. Funny thing is I still hadn't gotten around to watching the Joe Rogan interview and had completely gotten the impression that Joe R and Elon had just gotten totally smashed, I originally seen the headlines and pic and thought what! no way Elon did what got to see that he'd be so odd on weed. I'm so glad I didn't click on the article's and support that crap.(definitely watching Joe Rogan though)