“Democrats Want Open Borders and Hate Walls!” Or Do They…?

Just to be clear, dear conservatives, I have been seeing posts and videos about the supposed “HYPOCRISY” of Democrats and their leadership over border wall spending; just to be sure you are talking about the how they voted for Comprehensive Immigration bills in October 2006 and April 2013 and the passage of the Secure Fence Act of 2006 right? You know, three times where Democrats voted for walls and security and fences and patrols!… Wonder why they did that if they want open borders? Hypocrisy, or at least its definition, more accurately resembles how you are able to make both these claims at the same time… But I digress…

Well, I’ve pulled 4 bills that are relevant here and they are listed below. For the first House Bill I did not include an analysis because its extreme nature made it a non starter even for many Republicans, but it is a reason why the Secure Fence Act passed so it is necessary to include herein.

So, here we go.

  • H.R.4437 – Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005
    • Extreme yuck, you go look it up.
  • S.2611 – Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 (Schumer, Biden, Clinton, Obama Yea Votes) 5/25/2006
    • The major difference between H.R. 4437 and S. 2611 was the proposed legalization for illegal immigrants in S. 2611. The Senate legislation allowed illegal immigrants who have been in the country for more than five years, estimated to be 7 million in number, to apply for citizenship by paying fines and back taxes. Illegal immigrants who have been in the country for 2 to 5 years, numbering around 3 million, would be allowed to stay in the country without fear of deportation, but after 3 years would have to leave the U.S. and could apply for citizenship abroad. Those in the country for under 2 years would be required to return to their original nations. Thus, with some waiting, 10 million illegal immigrants could be eligible to become citizens. The fine is around $2000, but some sources say it could have been higher.
    • The Bill also introduces a H-2C visa, or “blue card.” This visa allows employers to bring in outside workers for up to 6 years, after which the employee must spend one year in their original country. The Bill proposes 370 miles (600 km) of fencing along highly populated areas near the border; H.R. 4437 proposes 700 miles (1,100 km) of fencing.
    • The Bill does not mention any expanded role for local law enforcement for border enforcement tasks (primarily for interior enforcement) the way that H.R. 4437 does. There is an added clause, the Inhofe Amendment, an English-only proposal that makes English the “national language” of the United States aiming at discouraging services in any other language than English (YUCK but an obvious compromise to get a vote and one that should not have been made…).
    • The bill would also increase the annual cap for H-1B work visas from 65,000 to 115,000, with an automatic 20% increase year on year, thus increasing the number of information technology and other professionals from foreign countries eligible to work in the U.S. It also would lower the standard by which judges determine who is eligible for refugee status from “clear and convincing evidence” to “substantial evidence.”
    • It would allow illegal immigrants who later become legal to collect Social Security benefits based on social security credits earned while they were illegal. Also, the United States federal government would have to consult with Mexican officials before commencement of any fence construction on the U.S. side of the border.
    • This bill has been compared to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
  • H.R.6061 – Secure Fence Act of 2006 9/14/06
    • Democrats normally in favor of looser immigration laws saw the Secure Fence Act of 2006 as the lesser of two evils, according to a Boston Globe report that detailed the legislative process. Around that same time, the House passed legislation that would make any undocumented immigrant a felon.
    • “It didn’t have anywhere near the gravity of harm,” Angela Kelley, who in 2006 was the legislative director for the National Immigration Forum, told the Boston Globe. “It was hard to vote against it because who is going to vote against a secure fence? And it was benign compared with what was out there.” (H.R.4437…)
  • S.744 – Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act 2013 (Schumer, Sanders Yea Votes)
    • The bill dealt with immigration reform. It proposed to increase some security along the southern US border with Mexico, allow long-term illegal immigrants to gain legal status, and to increase the number of guest workers over and above those already present in the U.S. through a new “blue card” visa program.
    • The sponsor of the Bill, Senator Arlen Specter, introduced it on April 7, 2006. It was passed on May 25, 2006, by a vote of 62-36. Cloture was invoked, which limited debate to a 30-hour period. The parallel House Bill H.R. 4437 would have dealt with immigration differently. Neither bill became law because the two Houses were not able to reach an agreement to go to a conference committee. The end of the 109th Congress (January 3, 2007) marked the defeat of both bills.
    • The bill was voted out of Committee on May 21, 2013 and was placed on the Senate calendar. On June 27, 2013, the Senate passed the bill on 68-32 margin. The bill was not considered by THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY HELD United States House of Representatives and died in the 113th Congress.
    • If enacted, the bill would have made it possible for many undocumented immigrants to GAIN LEGAL STATUS AND EVENTUALLY CITIZENSHIP. It would have increased border security by adding up to 40,000 border patrol agents. It also would have advanced TALENT BASED immigration through a points-based immigration system (you know like Trumpy and the Republicans say they want).
    • New visas had been proposed in this legislation, including a visa for entrepreneurs and a W visa for lower skilled workers. It also proposed new restrictions on H1B visa program to PREVENT ITS ABUSE and additional visas/green-cards for students with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees from U.S. institutions. The bill also included a $1.5 billion youth jobs program and repealed the Diversity Visa Lottery in favor of prospective legal immigrants who are already in the United States.
    • The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimated this reform bill would have reduced the U.S. fiscal deficit by US $197 billion over the next ten years and by $700 billion by 2033. Its report also states that, if the bill had been passed, U.S. wages would have been 0.1 percent lower in 2023 and 0.5 percent higher in 2033 than under current law. The Social Security Administration said that it would help add $276 billion in revenue over the next 10 years while costing only $33 billion.

So yeah, in 2006 with a 1/3 legislative minority the Democrats took a lesser of two evils strategic step and in 2013 supported a comprehensive moderate immigration bill that added border security but also made immigration safe, legal, and fair. One that was not even considered by House Leader John Boehner. Sure, Sanders and Obama and Hillary and Schumer and Pelosi have a history of voting for border security, just like you forgot to read what was actually in the bills.

In conclusion, #Maga Men and Women, your criticisms and smoking guns are generally a bad argument since the Democrat’s bills had much of what you and your president have recently demanded but you wouldn’t vote for it when Obama was in office. Its not my fault you chose to be obstructionists instead of politicians, but you need to at least read something before you say it proves that you are winning.

Cellar Door Skeptics 160: Does Capitalism Fund Science Research?

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Each week the duo tries to bring important topics to the forefront of the conversation. This week they examine some of the proposed bills that are pushing the Democratic Party more progressive. They talk about what this means for the party, and if it is just a wave from this last election or is the party starting to look at other options to help encompass other voters who felt isolated after the 2016 primary.

The Charity of the Week focuses on Wigs for Kids. This amazing charity helps make it possible for children to receive wigs if cancer has helped remove the hair on their heads. This organization has played a big role within Michigan providing over 4000 wigs to children in Michigan.This episodes in depth analysis segment reviews research funding. Chris squared look into whether Federal Funding has played a bigger role in new technology and advancements or if Capitalism and Big Business are the drivers of where we are at today. They review several papers along with research articles that talk through some of the history as well as the standard for research inside of the US.

The show ends as always with Hanna’s and Tanner’s Infamous Quick Saves of the week.

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Intro Segment: Have the Democrats finally proposing more progressive bills?
https://www.npr.org/2018/12/14/675655962/here-are-the-outside-the-box-progressive-ideas-2020-democrats-are-pitching?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=2055
Segment Local Charity of the Week: Wigs 4 Kids
https://www.wigs4kids.org/
https://greatnonprofits.org/org/maggies-wigs-4-kids-of-michigan-inc
Segment: Who Picks Up the Tab for Science
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/what_is_the_optimal_balance_between_basic_and_applied_resear/
https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000235406
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/09/18/3590519.htm
http://www.bu.edu/research/articles/funding-for-scientific-research/
http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/01/29/public-and-scientists-views-on-science-and-society/
https://www.enago.com/academy/is-basic-research-harder-to-fund-than-applied-research/
Quick Save Segment:
Tanner: What My Daughter Brought Home
NRA Pamplet from School
http://www3.nssf.org/share/PDF/safety/FRITH.pdf
http://www.projectchildsafe.org/sites/default/files/FirearmsResp15_small_1.pdf
Hanna: The Public Domain
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/qvq99b/how-to-download-the-books-that-just-entered-the-public-domain?utm_source=reddit.com

Cellar Door Skeptics 154: A Trail of Tear Gas

Cellar Door Skeptics starts the show off talking about their Thanksgiving experiences and if the politics divided their dinner tables this year. They also talked about their charity of the week BeNice. Mental health is the main focus for this program as it works to educate schools on bullying and techniques to help schools better cope with the issues that are affecting students now a days. Their science segment this week looks at Plants and Ants, which came first and how evolution played a role between species that are not able to breed. The political segment this week talks about Trump’s desire to take control of the military troops to “protect” the border without running afoul of Congress. He has authorized “Force” for the troops to deter individuals seeking asylum. The duo looks at what legal asylum is and if Trump is violating the law. They also examine the border spectrum to determine what the long game that Trump is trying to play. The show ends as usual with the Quick Saves of the week.

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Local Charity of the Week: The Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan
https://www.benice.org/
https://www.givegr.org/donate
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Science Segment: Plants VS Ants
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/11/13/ants-plants-symbiosis-evolution/#.W_HrURZOmaO
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/11/07/1719794115
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Politics Segment: Trump Fires At the Border
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/14/flake-coons-border-troops-stunt-989876
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/11/trump-troops-border-caravan-stunt
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2018/11/23/trump-approves-use-of-force-by-troops-at-the-border/
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/11/21/white-house-approves-use-of-force-some-law-enforcement-roles-for-border-troops/?fbclid=IwAR0-Q-Bect6SOr25GZv5R-y7shZTh_kk7kQg8OsuG1G_IcNLJrF_Lyq583w
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/us-closes-major-crossing-as-caravan-migrants-mass-at-border-in-mexico/2018/11/25/f94aabe0-f0ea-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ea4652f5e6e1
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/11/25/children-screaming-and-coughing-mayhem-trump-border-patrol-fires-tear-gas-mexico
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/trump-has-no-legal-authority-to-make-asylum-seekers-stay-in-mexico
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Quicksaves Segment
Hanna: Hitchens starts his war!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA57_Pjqf_0
Tanner: Dogs love high pitched voices?
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43315466
https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2018/research/dog-speak-important-for-social-bonding/

Cellar Door Skeptics 145: Demon Rats Summon Brett Kavanagh from the Dead

“In the immortal words of BMO: Sometimes life is scary and dark. That is why we must find the light.”

Cellar Door Skeptics takes a serious turn this week looking at the Brett Kavanagh situation and some the ridiculous arguments people are using to try and demonize those who support the women he abused. We look into why people feel the need to try and minimize women like they have been doing for thousands of years while looking at why this is NOT a witch hunt but society starting to come to terms with how we need to change how we treat women. They side step into a science segment on a new discovery of how a new non-toxic glue could help revolutionize the toxic waste our societies produce. The shows last segment covers China’s new social credit score. Chris Squared discuss amongst themselves their hesitancy toward this new policy all while Hanna poses a solution that Tanner does not quite agree with. This segment they talk through the pro’s and con’s of Hanna’s solution while looking at alternative ways to help deter the problematic parts of the internet. The show’s final note rings true with a new quick segment called “Quick Save” where they discuss an article or circumstance that they each quick saved and looked back on later as a new idea that made them stop and think while appreciating life a little bit more.

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Kauvengh’s Lies and Demon Rat Problem
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=demonrat
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/09/23/christine-blasey-ford-letter-alleged-assault-brett-kavanaugh/1406932002/
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/18/politics/ford-letter-fbi/index.html
https://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/406933-schumer-senate-must-postpone-vote-on-kavanaugh
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/business/brett-kavanaugh-yearbook-renate.html
https://abc7news.com/politics/brett-kavanaughs-yale-roommate-says-he-believes-second-accuser/4330055/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/09/24/new-kavanaugh-allegation-is-precarious-legal-ground-former-sex-crimes-prosecutors-say/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8d3141486c41

Science of Underwater Glue
https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2018/Q3/is-your-furniture-putting-you-at-risk-for-cancer-underwater-glue-could-provide-safer,-sustainable-solution-for-100-billion-industries.html
https://youtu.be/rhblikR3SBU
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/adsu.201700159

Chinese Social Credit System
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Credit_System
https://www.forbes.com/sites/audreymurrell/2018/07/31/pushing-the-ethical-boundaries-of-big-data-a-look-at-chinas-social-credit-scoring-system/#5091ddf125e5
https://www.coursera.org/lecture/data-science-ethics/case-study-social-credit-scores-7TBhz
https://www.newstatesman.com/world/asia/2018/04/no-china-isn-t-black-mirror-social-credit-scores-are-more-complex-and-sinister#amp

Quick Save the Universe
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riemann_hypothesis
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2180504-riemann-hypothesis-likely-remains-unsolved-despite-claimed-proof/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Prize_Problems
https://www.polygon.com/2018/9/4/17819856/adventure-time-finale-ending-marceline-princess-bubblegum
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Credit_System
https://www.forbes.com/sites/audreymurrell/2018/07/31/pushing-the-ethical-boundaries-of-big-data-a-look-at-chinas-social-credit-scoring-system/#5091ddf125e5
https://mashable.com/2018/08/12/adventure-time-series-finale-song-rebecca-sugar/#hM4FwgBlHSq3

Cellar Door Skeptics 140: Death of a Military Parade

Special Guest: Boyce L of Mindful Skeptics Podcast

Trump is at it again blaming others for the failings of his team and the governments unwillingness to support his military parade. The parade has been called off by Trump and we have the latest discussion on why Trump thinks it is ridiculous he had to cancel his military parade.

If that put you in too much of a sad clown mood, the team decided to cover the top 100 horror stories ever written. NPR categorized the top 100 horror stories and the team decides to talk through all the nostalgia of their youth growing up reading some amazing stories.

They transition into talking about a new wear resistant alloy metal that could revolutionize how often parts break down. A new discovery has happened where a team has discovered platinum gold alloy that does not have as much wear and tear as other metals. This could change how we make things and how we can reduce the amount of waste in our environment.

Lastly Chris Squared talk about Manafort and the charges that he could be facing. While this is nothing new, they look at what it would mean for Trump to pardon him, if Trump will pardon him, and what that means for other countries.

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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-cancels-military-parade-blames-dc-officials-high-cost-n901576
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/08/19/mulvaney-money-not-only-factor-trump-military-parade-delay/1036602002/
https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/17/politics/trump-cancels-military-parade/index.html
https://www.npr.org/2018/08/16/632779706/click-if-you-dare-100-favorite-horror-stories
https://share-ng.sandia.gov/news/resources/news_releases/resistant_alloy/
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/19/trump-ukraine-manafort-trial-788028
https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/manafort-trial/index.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/us/politics/manafort-trial-trump.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/us/politics/paul-manafort-trial.html

Cellar Door Skeptics 139: Tis The Season to Kneel / Slayer Loves us All

Cellar Door Skeptics is back at it with another action packed episode. The duo talks about the NFL decision to postpone their ruling on suspensions for not standing for the national anthem while examining #45 tweets that fit into an authoritarian government that the GOP hates so much. They also cover a new medical study that is studying medical marijuana on mice for intestinal issues. The research is starting to expand as people are now testing different theories of how marijuana can help others.

As the show winds down they cover Tanner’s recent Slayer concert, his distaste of some of the bands personal interests and takes a look at the accusations of Slayer being linked to White Supremacy. If that was not enough they covered a new article about how facial recognition and replication software can map one face to another persons face. This has become concerning because it can be used to bolster the fake news industry.

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https://www.theroot.com/several-nfl-players-protested-during-national-anthem-s-1828259762
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/09/sports/nfl-national-anthem-kneeling-protest.html
https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/07/19/miami-dolphins-national-anthem-policy-rule-nfl-training-camp
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-sports/why-nfl-put-new-kneeling-protest-policy-on-hold-701802/
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/10/trump-nfl-national-anthem-protests-771427
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https://www.umassmed.edu/news/news-archives/2018/03/umass-medical-school-ranked-among-nations-finest-for-primary-care/
https://www.umassmed.edu/news/news-archives/2018/08/umass-medical-school-researchers-explain-why-cannabis-may-relieve-intestinal-inflammation/
https://www.jci.org/articles/view/96817
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEmBdes28AI
https://www.westword.com/music/kerry-king-of-slayer-on-angel-of-death-politics-trump-and-jeff-hanneman-9322184
https://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2013/05/02/180702073/a-truth-never-told-remembering-slayers-jeff-hanneman
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https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-computer-program-generates-eerily-realistic-fake-videos?tgt=nr
https://s2018.siggraph.org/presentation/?id=papers_129&sess=sess146
https://web.stanford.edu/~zollhoef/papers/SG2018_DeepVideo/page.html
https://youtu.be/qc5P2bvfl44
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=29&v=cQ54GDm1eL0

Cellar Door Skeptics 132: Trump Steaks in Space

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In the bizarro world we live in, we have seen many changes this week in America. First we saw Space Force announced by commander in chief 45. Then we saw America leave the Human Rights Council because the UN would not do exactly what we wanted. Finally we are watching unprecedented action being taken by ICE and the Federal Government to separate families all in the name of that damned wall.

Chris squared become a little passionate in this episode as they tackle some hard changes the American public has seen in under one weeks time. Join them as they rant, cry, and beg America to change its course before it is too late.

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https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/06/air-force-ready-to-work-on-trumps-space-force-idea-but/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_law
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/19/opinions/trump-space-force-air-force-divide-kirby/index.html
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https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/19/politics/haley-pompeo-human-rights-bias/index.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-us-un-human-rights-council-20180619-story.html
https://twitter.com/UNHumanRights
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https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7721678138830899459
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2018/06/18/more-flipping-and-flopping-on-immigration/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook
http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-administration-policy-separating-children-border-cbp-dhs-2018-6
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/opinion/children-parents-asylum-immigration.html
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/was-law-separate-families-passed-1997/
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/18/politics/immigration-trump-approval/index.html?ofs=fbi
https://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-sessions-delivers-remarks-discussing-immigration-enforcement-actions
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/us/trump-immigration-religion.html
https://www.facebook.com/629115718/posts/10156552181520719/
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4389585-DemsLetterDHSFamilies.html
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-announces-zero-tolerance-policy-criminal-illegal-entry
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1325
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/a-family-was-separated-at-the-border-and-this-distraught-father-took-his-own-life/2018/06/08/24e40b70-6b5d-11e8-9e38-24e693b38637_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.822c3373ce68
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/they-just-took-them-frantic-parents-separated-from-their-kids-fill-courts-on-the-border/2018/06/09/e3f5170c-6aa9-11e8-bea7-c8eb28bc52b1_story.html?utm_term=.8eaad657fcad

Cellar Door Skeptics 129: Kneeling in Solidarity 

This week’s episode begins with a discussion on Memorial Day. The duo talks about their feelings for the holiday, the special happenings in their lives, and how they handle this holiday with relatives and others who celebrate it.

They continue with an interview with Blasphemy Apparel , a local Michigan company dedicated to free speech, while driving forward the image that nothing is held above ridicule, discussion, and approach.

The episode closes with a powerful segment talking about the new NFL rule where they claim to fine NFL teams for players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. This topic hits close to home as Chris Squared work together as allies fighting against oppression of POC and the many deaths our government has dealt them. They express their honest opinions of what they feel the NFL has done, and where the NFL’s loyalty lay.

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Links
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https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/28/politics/donald-trump-memorial-day-tweet/index.html
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/05/the-measure-of-trumps-devotion/561368/
https://www.biblestudytools.com/psalms/
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+129&version=KJV
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/memorial-day-trump-obama-message-veterans-tweet-arlington-a8373446.html
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/28/614993465/on-memorial-day-trump-honors-fallen-soldiers-and-himself
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https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlasphemyApparel?ref=listing-shop2-all-items-count#items
https://www.facebook.com/BlasphemyApparel/
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https://www.theroot.com/the-nfl-will-fine-players-who-protest-during-anthem-pr-1826267574
https://www.npr.org/2018/05/27/614810127/the-nfls-rule-new-on-kneeling
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/05/28/trump-the-nfl-and-kaepernick-only-one-of-them-gets-it-right-on-the-flag/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.08f2e3fa796a
http://www.latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-sp-nfl-anthem-hernandez-20180525-story.html
https://www.theroot.com/protesters-challenge-nfl-s-national-anthem-rule-in-fron-1826333035
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23582533/nfl-owners-approve-new-national-anthem-policy

Cellar Door Skeptics 119: Trump’s Tariffs and Michigan Atheist Convention

Cellar Door Skeptics is back with another amazing episode chock full segments ready to educate and anger you. The show begins with a memoriam tribute to all those who no longer work in the Trump Administration. The duo continues as they talk through the new steel and aluminum tariffs that Trump and the GOP are pushing on the world. They discuss the effects this could have on different industries and how maybe it is not the best way to Make America Great Again.

Then a great interview with Steve from Michigan Atheist joins the show to talk about the upcoming convention and the history of the Michigan Atheist Organization. This is a great local conference that is worth getting everyone together to talk about family this year.

Lastly the Chris Squared address what to do when well known and influential scientists, present material that conflict with the current scientific theory. They address how to handle it while ensuring that we all remain skeptic. They want to believe, but ensure a challenge is in place to not just accept bunk science. We all know not all science can be believed just because the person presenting it is well known or had an amazing discovery.

#MAGA #Tariff #MichiganAtheist Convention # DonaldTrump #Memoriam #Podcast #ScientificMethod #Science

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Links
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43337951
https://www.vox.com/2018/3/8/17097206/trump-tariffs-congress
https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-trump-electrolux/electrolux-puts-250-million-u-s-investment-on-hold-over-trump-tariff-hike-idUKKCN1GE1P0
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/02/trumps-protectionist-steel-tariffs-criticized-by-economist-adam-posen.html
http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/02/news/economy/why-no-one-wins-trade-war/index.html
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http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/list-officials-left-trump-administration/story?id=49334453
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https://www.meetup.com/MichiganAtheists/events/246696872/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/michigan-atheists-30th-annual-state-convention-tickets-42926217472
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https://buff.ly/2FItay9
https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2016/01/15/463237871/episode-677-the-experiment-experiment
https://www.npr.org/2015/08/28/435416046/research-results-often-fail-to-be-replicated-researchers-say
https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/the-adhd-controversy/

Cellar Door Skeptics 114: Deportation without Explanation

Better late than never, Cellar Door Skeptics is back this week with a more serious episode than the previous week. This week the duo tackles Mexican American Repatriation. They talk about how America has before exported immigrants both legal and illegal without much consideration of the family. As the team learns about how history seems to repeat itself, they reflect on how Trump wants to bring back deportation without explanation.

Their conversation continues with another discussion on income inequality. This time though they analyze a study that has come out about how 1% of owning more than 80% of the wealth last year. The analysis does not just cover our country but the whole world.

The closing segment shares their views on the new solar tariffs that the current administration is going to allow. They talk about how the coal industry and oil industry will be able to continue their pollution tactics while harming the solar industry. Also the new tariffs do not demonstrate a desire to grow local businesses as local business to the US make all the components for the frames that are used in the US. We talk through how the new tariffs won’t help make america great again.

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https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/03/americas-brutal-forgotten-history-of-illegal-deportations/517971/
https://www.npr.org/2015/09/10/439114563/americas-forgotten-history-of-mexican-american-repatriation
https://timeline.com/in-the-1930s-we-illegally-deported-600-000-u-s-citizens-because-they-had-mexican-heritage-f0c5d589a5c3
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http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/21/news/economy/davos-oxfam-inequality-wealth/index.html?sr=twCNN012118economy0707PMStory
https://www.rt.com/business/416644-worlds-richest-wealth-oxfam/
https://www.oxfam.org/
https://politicsofpoverty.oxfamamerica.org/2018/01/the-state-of-our-world-prosper-together-or-suffer-apart/
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/us/politics/trump-solar-tariffs.html
http://time.com/5113472/donald-trump-solar-panel-tariff/
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/24/donald-trump-cant-stop-back-solar-and-wind-power.html
https://phys.org/news/2017-06-opinion-trump-renewable-energy.html