Podcast: The Amateur Society – Reflecting On 100 Episodes! – 07.30.2018

Glowing 100

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a brief celebration of our 100th episode and a conversation about the mission of The Amateur Society. Our goal is to foster critical thinking, sharpen cognitive capacity, and expand creative problem solving to equip everyone to live meaningful, examined lives. The group reviews some of the many topics that we have covered on this journey and looks ahead to the future of the platform. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society!

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – Horrific Las Vegas Massacre – Ishmel Bolano – 10.02.2017

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Join Steven Menking as he welcomes back Ishmel Bolano (The Right Central) to discuss the aftermath of the horrific massacre in Las Vegas, the emotions that are running rampant, and the launch of The Right Central radio show.

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The Amateur Society: What Is Life Worth?

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Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 10/02, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com. These weekly meetings can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

With the breaking news out of Las Vegas overnight of the horrific mass casualty event emotions of all sorts are running high today. Fear, anger, bitterness, grief, sorrow, mourning, confusion, heartbreak, and many more have been stirred up in the consciousness of Americans. Let’s take some time this evening to look beyond the politics, blame, and castigation to ask a question that demands to be addressed but that typically is overshadowed by other concerns: what is life worth? What do our worldviews tell us about what life actually is, where it comes from, and what its ultimate value is? Something instinctive tells us that life is valuable and worth preserving, so how can people – ourselves included – come to a place where we see life as something that would be better off eliminated?

God bless you today as you consider these serious matters and as we continue to pray for all those impacted by this latest horror.

The Amateur Society: Uncertain Uncertainties

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Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Tuesday 7/25, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com. These weekly meetings can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

After spending a month looking into blockchain technology, tonight we will turn back to the dynamics of the current events landscape. In many ways it seems like we are stuck in the same place with respect to the dominant narratives, trends, and themes. In other ways we’re seeing some material developments on key issues. How do we know which version of current events is accurate? Is President Trump on a fast track to impeachment or an overhaul that leads to prosperity? Stepping back, how should we structure our analysis through the lens of uncertainty. This poorly understood area of decision making and critical thinking rarely gets attention because of its seemingly arcane underpinnings in probabilistic mathematics. However, it is both useful and necessary to understand core principles about uncertainty so that we can proceed through the morass of information in a more informed manner.

Join us for another engaging and informative conversation tonight at 8:00pm!

God bless,

Steven

Prepper Recon – Sgt. Tim of Outlaw Patriot News – America’s Silent Coup D’etat

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At the beginning of August our friend and brother Sgt. Tim of Outlaw Patriot News sat down with Mark Goodwin of Prepper Recon to talk about the silent coup in which the USA fell to the Marxists, socialists, and communists who have gained control of our country. They discuss the illegal status of the American patriot and the successful propaganda campaign to demonize Christians and Constitutionalists.

Listen to the show here.

Meeting Announcement: Monday 7/18 @ 8:00pm Eastern

Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 7/18, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com.

Tonight we will again turn our attention to current events in the geopolitical and financial arenas domestically and internationally. Please join us for a discussion of the Republican National Convention, the failed coup in Turkey, terror in France, recent actions in monetary policy, Pokemon Go, and whatever other topics are on your radar.

We welcome your participation in an open, honest conversation where everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts and ask questions we don’t typically investigate. Thanks for your time and we look forward to speaking with you!

-Steven

Appearing on Brothers on the Wall Tonight 07.12.2016 @ 7:00pm Eastern

Amateurs,

I will be appearing on Brothers on the Wall tonight (07.12.2016) on Blog Talk Radio. The show runs from 7:00pm Eastern to 10:00pm Eastern and I will be on during the third hour to talk about current events in finance and ask some questions with Ross Powell of Survival 401k. Ross has helped thousands take control of their retirement funds, protect themselves from counterparty risk, and maintain self-sufficiency. Look forward to having you up on the wall with us. God bless!

Join the show here.

-Steven

Meeting Announcement: Monday 7/11 @8:00pm Eastern

Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 7/11, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com.

It has been a turbulent two weeks since we last met, and there are several important topics to discuss on the current events front. I will begin with a news debrief covering major narratives before we take the dialogue in the direction that our fellow amateurs want to go. These are times of trial. In such times it is critical that we can come together and discuss matters that are on our minds and our hearts.

We welcome your participation in an open, honest conversation where everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts and ask questions we don’t typically investigate. Thanks for your time and we look forward to speaking with you!

-Steven

Be Watchful

Amateurs,

A quick note for the week ahead: be watchful. With the Republican and Democratic conventions coming up later this month, turbulence in the banking sector being papered over by new stock market highs, substantial moves in precious metal prices, geopolitical escalation in the Middle East, revelations of dramatic corruption, the escalation of racial tension, and so many other major events, it is absolutely imperative that we stay on our guard.

Deception is palpable. Stability is nowhere to be found. Institutional confidence is failing. The importance of recent events must not be underestimated even if it cannot be fully ascertained.

It seems as if every week something significant and unexpected occurs.

Be watchful.

Stay Safe.

God bless.

-Steven