Cellar Door Skeptics 107: Robin Hood – A Tale of Two Taxpayers

#107: Robin Hood – A Tale of Two Taxpayers

Cellar Door Skeptics rejoin forces this week for a show all about the new GOP tax plan. The duo does a deep dive into the income tax bracket changes, how it could affect how much money is collected by the Federal Government, and a look at other countries and their respective income tax brackets. The show is solely dedicated to analyzing this in an effort to make people aware of whom they vote for in the upcoming year. Be prepared to be shocked and amazed at what taxes are being cut, and how it could affect you over the next 10 years.

#TaxReform #Senate #TaxPlan #GOPTaxPlan #BillionairesFirst #RobinHood

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Links
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/apps/g/page/business/read-the-senate-tax-bill-released-friday/2264/?tid=a_inl
https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/12/the-7-myths-of-the-gop-tax-bill/547322/
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_tax_rates
http://www.businessinsider.com/tax-brackets-trump-tax-plan-chart-2017-9
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/how-the-senate-tax-bill-affects-rich-and-poor-in-three-charts
https://home.kpmg.com/xx/en/home/services/tax/tax-tools-and-resources/tax-rates-online/individual-income-tax-rates-table.html
https://www.chicagofed.org/publications/chicago-fed-letter/2017/382#ftn7
http://time.com/money/4862673/us-tax-burden-vs-oecd-countries/
https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/standarddeduction.asp
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-09-12/why-american-workers-pay-twice-as-much-in-taxes-as-wealthy-investors
https://www.thebalance.com/trump-s-tax-plan-how-it-affects-you-4113968

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Cellar Door Skeptics 106: Healthcare Death by Graduate Taxes

This week Chris and Chris combat two of life’s inevitabilities, death and taxes. As a human rights catastrophe in the making, the GOP House and Senate bills, steamrolls its way through the legislative branch the casualties are piling up. The latest victims are the researchers and graduate students all over the country who depend on universities waving the cost of tuition in return for research and teaching undergraduate classes. The new plan would double, triple, or even quadruple their taxes and further drive the income inequality wedge into the intellectual capital of the United States. Also, Chris Hanna finally delivers on the last chapter of his How, What, and Why of the controversial gene editing tool CRISPR Cas 9 while Chris Tanner shifts the gun control conversation into overdrive concentrating on the new Michigan plan to allow guns into previously gun free zones. They close on the most financially intense analysis of the American healthcare system Cellar Door Skeptics has ever seen.

#Healthcare #TaxPlan #GOP #GunControl #CRISPR #MassShooting

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Links
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https://www.npr.org/2017/11/14/563879136/house-gop-tax-plan-would-hit-grad-students-with-massive-tax-hike
https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/11/14/563130814/heres-how-the-new-tax-plan-could-hurt-graduate-students
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/opinion/house-tax-bill-graduate-students.html
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK83124/
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Joe Rogan interview with Lawrence Krauss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqOeK0j3i2c

The Ethics of Human Gene Editing Unnatural Selection from VICE
Arthur L Caplan PH.D. Head of the division of medical ethics. New York University Langone Medical Center
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5_u4OiUqCI&t=1s

What you need to know about CRISPR Ellen Jorgensen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BXYSGepx7Q

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https://www.ammoland.com/2017/11/house-action-imminent-senate-bills-584-586/#axzz4zhaKz0vD
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/11/06/opinion/how-to-reduce-shootings.html
http://michiganradio.org/post/senate-adopts-bill-allow-concealed-weapons-gun-free-zones
https://www.ammoland.com/2013/07/knowing-guns-the-ins-outs-of-firearms-firearms-politics/#axzz4yHBdOJaG
http://www.armedwithreason.com/shooting-down-the-gun-lobbys-favorite-academic-a-lott-of-lies/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T41M7cCqsU
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https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/ 2661579
http://www.healthdata.org/news-release/new-study-explains-why-us-health-care-spending-increased-1-trillion

Cellar Door Skeptics 105: Toasted Misogynist Thanksgiving

Episode 105: Toasted Misogynist Thanksgiving

After last week’s amazing full show interview Chris and Chris return to roast the number one meal in American news right now, Misogyny and Sexual Misconduct. Heads are rolling in the media, in politics, and in Hollywood which is good news to Cellar Door Skeptic ears! After that attention moves to Michigan’s Safe Delivery Law; which protects women who wish to give up their child in a safe way in exchange for a no questions asked policy. Then it’s time to plug your t shirt in and light up the night with electrified circuits in fabrics. Closing out the show, a down and dirty guide to survive your holiday break if tensions flare when the whole clan in gathered around the table.

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Links:
Trump/Moore/Franken
http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/17/politics/donald-trump-al-franken-roy-moore/index.html
https://www.thedailybeast.com/woman-says-roy-moore-tried-to-rape-her-at-16-i-was-begging-him-to-stop
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42054780
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/business/media/charlie-rose-fired-cbs.html

Safe Delivery Law
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/08/200th_newborn_surrendered_unde.html
http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71548_7200-15674–,00.html
https://youtu.be/oeLUxP3rBM8
http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-law-has-found-homes-200-unwanted-newborns
Electric Fabric
https://phys.org/news/2017-11-fully-circuits-fabric.html
http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/fully-integrated-circuits-printed-directly-onto-fabric
Thanksgiving guides
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/11/condescend-to-your-relatives-a-handy-bipartisan-guide/508406/
https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/how-survive-thanksgiving-when-politics-loom-large-ncna821206
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/11/26/grace-for-an-atheist-thanksgiving/
https://thehumanist.com/arts_entertainment/culture/thanksgiving-non-prayers-for-humanists-2

Cellar Door Skeptics 104: Losing Religion Not Family

#104: Losing Religion Not Family

This episode of Cellar Door Skeptics explores the topics of coming out atheist and how to deal with remaining in a marriage with a Christian. Our guest for tonight is Tim Postma whom has agreed to join Tanner to talk about his conservative up bring, divinity school, his loss of faith, and his journey to continue his marriage with his Christian wife.

This episode is personal and raw allowing for a story we are hoping others can relate too. Leaving religion always has its trials, but maintain a relationship with an active Christian has it own set of unique compromises. Tim talks about what it is like to raises children in this environment while maintaining his own journey of self discovery into the secular world.

#Atheist #Christianity #Religion #Family #ComingOut

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Cellar Door Skeptics 103: Domestic Violence and Economics of Consent

#103: Domestic Violence and Economics of Consent

Cellar Door Skeptics delivers again with another refined episode. The duo starts by talking about the Catalonian Nationalist issue as many catalan nationalists have fled. They talk about the the uprising and look at if it is a product of revolution or if they are just being selfish. The show takes a more serious turn as they talk with Mel Rice about how she left her domestic violence situation. Her story is harrowing and worth the listen as she bares her heart to Tanner. The show closes out with a discussion with Stephanie Zvan about the economics of consent. They seek input as they discuss pay inequality amongst women and how industries can make women feel insecure with the majority of power in the hands of men.

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

#DomesticViolence #MeToo #Economics #Catalonia #PayInequality

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/catalonias-deposed-leader-vows-to-continue-independence-fight-from-outside-spain/2017/10/31/96435d46-bdbd-11e7-9294-705f80164f6e_story.html?utm_term=.593f0fdde925
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41877858
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/does-catalonia-want-independence-spain/
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http://nomore.org
https://www.nrcdv.org/
http://Thehotline.org
http://domesticshelters.org
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https://www.facebook.com/SDVSSN/
https://nrcdv.org/dvam/DVAM-history
http://www.thehotline.org/is-this-abuse/abuse-defined/
https://qz.com/980766/the-truth-about-false-rape-accusations/
http://www.npr.org/2017/10/21/558623534/iowa-tries-a-new-domestic-violence-intervention-mindfulness
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https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/10/harvey-weinstein-and-the-economics-of-consent/543618/
https://the-orbit.net/
https://the-orbit.net/almostdiamonds/
http://atheisttalk.libsyn.com/
http://mnatheists.org/

Cellar Door Skeptics #102: Arbitration Horror Story

Cellar Door Skeptics is back this year with our annual episode giving homage to horror stories. This week the duo have peppered the show with a few different horror stories for your enjoyment. Along with creepy music, they delve into a new AI that is working with folks on twitter to create unique short horror stories. Hanna’s Deep Dive segment will cap off his CRISPR research proving new insight. While not quite a horror story, the team will look VP Pence’s tie breaking vote in a bill that was struck down allowing for large corporations to prevent people from using class action law suits.

#Halloween #HorrorStories #CRISPR #Arbitration #DefendCFPB

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https://www.hauntedrooms.co.uk/5-short-true-ghost-stories
https://youtu.be/p9XMd2eAy_4
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https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/new-ai-s-creepy-mind-turns-tweets-horror-stories-ncna814566
http://stories.shelley.ai/
https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/
http://shelley.ai
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http://www.nature.com/news/crispr-gene-editing-tested-in-a-person-for-the-first-time-1.20988
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvv8_S4GZjc
http://www.templehealth.org/News/GeneEditingStrategyEliminatesHIV-1InfectioninLiveAnimalsTempleResearchersShow?showBack=true
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49X9r1QpMNo
https://www.nature.com/news/gene-drive-mosquitoes-engineered-to-fight-malaria-1.18858
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnzcwTyr6cE
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/human-gene-editing-therapies-are-ok-certain-cases-panel-advises
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqWoPCZ8jEE
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https://creepylittlestories.com/scary-torture-story/
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http://www.consumeradvocates.org/for-consumers/arbitration
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/10/25/arbitration-vs-class-action-what-consumers-should-know-differearbitration-financial-service-provider/799046001/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfnoAngueY0
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/647
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/10/25/senate-votes-overturn-rule-consumers-suing-banks/797728001/

Our First Poll and it Only Took 2 Years!

Episode 101: Christopher Columbus – The First Terrorist in America

After a two week recharging period Chris and Chris are back in the Cellar Door Skeptics command center. Starting year three with the sinking of Christopher Columbus; there is really nothing else to do with that dark smear in American history. The new and improved format has two special personal and research segments this week. Chris Hanna dove Off the Deep End with his new episodic deep dive research segment on CRISPR and Chris Tanner ruminated on secular parenting featuring a remembered, heartfelt conversation with his daughter. And ending with CHIP and CHIPRA, Chris and Chris bashed and kicked their way through the absolute absurdity of Republicans throwing millions of poor and minority children off their healthcare plans.

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http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-hackel-columbus-day-california-settlers-indigeous-peoples-20171009-story.html
https://www.biography.com/people/christopher-columbus-9254209
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/06/president-donald-j-trump-proclaims-october-9-2017-columbus-day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYTXRDtYzYc
https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/history/events/8-myths-and-atrocities-about-christopher-columbus-and-columbus-day/
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http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/16/the-quintessential-book-of-advice-for-atheist-parents-just-got-bigger-and-better/
https://www.amazon.com/Relax-Its-Just-God-Religious-ebook/dp/B00V5J9X6W/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481820849&sr=1-1&keywords=Relax,+It%E2%80%99s+Just+God&linkCode=sl1&tag=wwwfriendlyat-20&linkId=78851759932934c458d22304ed773a48
https://www.amazon.com/Parenting-Beyond-Belief-Raising-Religion/dp/0814474268
https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Freethinkers-Practical-Parenting-Beyond/dp/0814410960/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KF8MD20EBWNC557260HD
https://www.reddit.com/r/atheistparents/
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/will-congress-force-me-to-deny-health-care-to-children-once-again/2017/08/07/734ff7fe-792a-11e7-9eac-d56bd5568db8_story.html?utm_term=.c803f289220b
https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-barack-obama-childrenrsquos-health-insurance-program-bill-signing
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ3/pdf/PLAW-111publ3.pdf
https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/presidential-memorandum-state-childrens-health-insurance-program
https://www.medicaid.gov/chip/downloads/chip-map.pdf
https://www.medicaid.gov/chip/downloads/chip-report-congress-2014.pdf

Cellar Door Skeptics 100: Our 2 Year Anniversary

Cellar Door Skeptics is turning 2 years old this week, and we wanted to celebrate it with everyone. As this year concludes, we are grateful for all the support that you have given us over the past two years. This show will focus on the new direction that we are taking along with a new format that will be rolled out in the next couple of weeks. Also we wanted to reflect on the how we as individuals have changed. We examine what views of ours have changed along with if there were things we got wrong. In closing we will be talking about the charity of choice that we will be donating to this year in hopes to make an impact within our own local community.

Join us this week as we celebrate, reflect, and prepare for the ongoing revolution!

#Podcast #Anniversary #CellarDoorSkeptics #Revolution #WMEAC

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http://www.npr.org/2017/09/12/549430064/transcript-hillary-clinton-s-full-interview-with-npr-s-rachel-martin
http://www.spreaker.com/user/cellardoorskeptics/impeach-trump
http://www.spreaker.com/user/cellardoorskeptics/is-evolution-a-dead-theory
http://www.spreaker.com/user/cellardoorskeptics/orwell
https://www.spreaker.com/user/cellardoorskeptics/birds-of-spring
https://www.spreaker.com/user/cellardoorskeptics/king-trump
https://www.spreaker.com/user/cellardoorskeptics/angry-gay-pope
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https://wmeac.org/
https://wmeac.org/membership/

Cellar Door Skeptics #99: Should You Fear Roko’s Basilisk?

“Before you die, you see Roko’s Basilisk. It’s like the videotape in The Ring.”

Can Artificial Intelligence predict if people helped or tried to stop it from becoming sentient? This episode Cellar Door Skeptics tackle all angles of Rosko’s Basilisk Theory and what it means for AI and our future. They talk about their perceived notions on whether AI could predict humans who have not helped it become sentient. This dilemma falls in line with Pascal’s Wager and the team takes a stance where this should be a concern or if we can feel comfortable dismissing this as a crazy conspiracy. Follow the episode as it delves into AI philosophy and the team takes rabbit hole after rabbit hole toward the reality that we live in. Will you take the Red Pill or the Blue Pill or should you just flush the pills and succumb to logic?

#RokosBasilisk #ArtificialIntelligence #LessWrong #Philosophy #PascalsWager

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http://lesswrong.com/
https://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Roko%27s_basilisk
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/bitwise/2014/07/roko_s_basilisk_the_most_terrifying_thought_experiment_of_all_time.html
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Roko‘s_basilisk