Cellar Door Skeptics 174: Wight Walkers Carbon Foot Print

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The shows starts off with the duo talking about End Game and the recent GOT epic battle. They try and leave out all the spoilers and focus just on their experiences with these shows.

The show continues with examining if Non-believers could be the key to swing the election for the democrats or if it will just be another Trump 2020 pony show. They look at the recent studies that show non-belief has surpassed christians and how this could affect things.

A great article from a local paper sparked their interest and they delved into what is the difference between Liberal Socialism and Democratic Socialism. If you believed that Bernie is a Democratic Socialist do not miss this segment as they dissect the beliefs of some of the recent candidates.

Last article for the night covers an NPR report on whether or not companies like Blue Apron are better for the environment than grocery stores. No the duo has not sought sponsorship, but they are interested in examining the carbon footprint each has.

The show closes as usual with their Quick Saves of the week.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/27/opinion/is-trump-good-for-trump.html
http://ryanburge.net/
https://twitter.com/ryanburge/status/1108183399364263936
http://www.norc.org/Research/Projects/Pages/general-social-survey.aspx
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https://www.hollandsentinel.com/opinion/20190420/ray-buursma-no-its-not-socialism?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GHM_Daily_Newsletter&utm_content=GTCP_HS&utm_term=042119
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_socialism
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_socialism
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https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/04/22/716010599/meal-kits-have-smaller-carbon-footprint-than-grocery-shopping-study-says?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20190422
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Quick Saves
Tanner: Munchies and Weight Gain
https://www.michiganradio.org/post/msu-study-marijuana-users-gain-less-weight-non-users
Pupper Firefighter
https://i.redd.it/kk7kprajuvt21.jpg

Cellar Door Skeptics 149: Changing the Political Landscape with Ron, Garnet, and Jerry

The local political discussion continues with Cellar Door Skeptics as they interview politics at the local level who will help make a difference in our society. The GOP continues to want to claim states rights is the only way to go. Well we feel we need to fight back by taking local politics back while moving Michigan from a hazy red toward a strong blue. The wave is coming and without your voice, we can not change society to be more progressive without you.

This week we talk with Ron Draayer running for office in the 72 district, Garnet Lewis in the 26th District, and Jerry in the 89th district. The common theme we talk about is helping the populous of Michigan, while continuing to help those in need. Each candidate focuses on how they can help shape Michigan to be more humanistic in their values while protecting minorities and creating as fair a landscape as possible.

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Segment: Ron Draayer Michigan State Representative for District 72
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-ron-draayer
https://www.rondraayer.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RonForStateRep/

Segment: Garnet Lewis Michigan State Senator for District 26
https://www.facebook.com/GarnetLewisforStateSenate/
https://www.garnetlewisforstatesenate.com/
https://www.garnetlewisforstatesenate.com/support-us

Segment: Jerry Sias Michigan State House Dist 89
https://www.jerrysiasmi89th.com/
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jerrysiasmi89th
https://www.facebook.com/bluecollar89/

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Hanna – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj6XAvuRn4Q
Tanner – https://www.facebook.com/1231683663/posts/10217447499759372/

GOP Fat Tax Plan Cash Windfall for the Few and $39 for Grandpa and Grandma…

The government has increased the social security rate for retirees to account for increases in cost of living. The value? $39 a month or $468 per year.

Just for contextual reference that’s $468 for the approximately 61 million monthly recipients. Totaling $28.548 billion. Man, that’s a lot of cheddar.

So let’s compare the tax reform costs too!Taxpayers in the top 1% — defined as those making over $730,000 — would receive 20% of the total tax cut from the bill. They’d get an average cut of $37,000, which translates to about 2.4% of their after-tax income. That’s $3,083 a month folks.

The IRS publishes some data but they don’t have a $730,000 cut off. For people above $500,000, there were 1,245,279 tax returns in 2014 that had $500,000 or more. So with a quick cutoff of 250k people I will assume 1 million $730k plus returns.

So… $37,000 * 1,000,000 top earners = $3.7 billion as the cost to the government to give people who almost make a million dollars a year $37,000 more but 61 times more people who are retired are only given $468 more. Thanks GOP, you are almost helping.

https://www.irs.gov/statistics/soi-tax-stats-individual-statistical-tables-by-size-of-adjusted-gross-income

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-tax-plan-rich-people-benefits-2017-11

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/11/your-social-security-check-will-get-a-2point8percent-boost-in-2019.html

Cellar Door Skeptics 147: Early Prevention with the Blue Wave Vaccine, Featuring Heidi Zuniga

Cellar Door Skeptics has started the push to help give a voice to the local candidates running for office in Michigan. They start their series talking with the candidates that will make a difference if elected into office this year.

The series kicks off by talking with Democrat, Mother, and Teacher Heidi Zuniga. We talk a look at the 88th district and the changes that Heidi could bring to help decrease the amount of Red we all see in our state. She is facing off against Luke Meerman, an ultra conservative Republican who has a hard time working for women’s rights while using his status, money, and friends to help get him a seat on the ticket this November.

We talk with Heidi about the beginning of her campaign, what she is doing to better her community, and why we should work toward voting in grassroots campaigns that care about the constituents without succumbing to large corporate interests.

Check out a down to earth women who deserves your vote this November.

Shoutout to our New Patreon: Freethinker215

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https://www.zunigaformi.com/
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/zuniga18
https://www.facebook.com/HeidZuniga/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1605330073099320/
https://www.hudsonvilleevents.com/urban-hayday
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https://www.facebook.com/OttawaDems/
www.ottawadems.com
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https://www.ailantha.com/blog/the-grad-student-the-archivist-and-mitch-mcconnells-wife
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McConnell
https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC

Ottawa County Democrats
https://www.facebook.com/OttawaDems/
www.ottawadems.com

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https://www.ailantha.com/blog/the-grad-student-the-archivist-and-mitch-mcconnells-wife
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McConnell
https://webapps.sos.state.mi.us/MVIC

Cellar Door Skeptics 122: Is the Atheist Movement the Sensible Middle

Cellar Door Skeptics begins the episode this week talking about the media corporations, specifically Sinclair, and what it means to have one corporation own 70% of the media networks. The discussion surrounds printed newspapers and if the country would move back to printed media if we started to have to pay for online articles.

The duo also look at Bill “Shootee” new proposal to help children read. Essentially his idea was to have a public place and demand kids read. This sounds like an authoritarian version of a library. Funny how in the last 5 years that the GOP has controlled Michigan we are only now trying to deal with our education problem.

Lastly Chris Squared decided to talk about a recent article in Vice about how the Atheist movement looks like it is veering toward an alt right political position. They tackle the dialog between the Vice article and a Friendly Atheist article. As they flesh out these two articles, an earnest discussion started with a look at a prominent Atheist whose political beliefs have veered toward a Neo-con mentality. They deconstruct whether the “Sensible Middle” is where the Atheist movement has always been or if it is leaving and heading more conservative.

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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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvtNyOzGogc
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/02/598794433/video-reveals-power-of-sinclair-as-local-news-anchors-recite-script-in-unison
https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/totals.php?id=D000029062&cycle=2016
https://www.opensecrets.org/
https://www.shri2018.com/education/
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2018/03/15/schuette-education/32958893/
http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/03/apparently-unfamiliar-with-libraries-gop-gov-candidate-bill-schuette-proposes-radical-idea-of-dedicated-reading-centers-to-solve-illiteracy-crisis-in-michigan.html
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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3k7jx8/too-many-atheists-are-veering-dangerously-toward-the-alt-right?utm_source=dmfb
https://www.splicetoday.com/politics-and-media/the-atheist-movement-s-future
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/03/no-most-atheists-are-not-veering-dangerously-toward-the-alt-right/#AL267EVSiqFB3HGJ.01
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/01/22/white-nationalist-richard-spencer-says-hes-an-atheist/
https://altright.com/2017/01/23/the-alt-right-and-secular-humanism/
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-17/dunlop-the-myth-of-the-uncontested-middle/5603876
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/adam-hamdy/the-destruction-of-the-se_b_13005304.html

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

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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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 #80: Green Governors and Grand Rapids Puppy Mills

Cellar Door Skeptics has always promised to bring original content and special interviews. This episode is no different as the guys interview progressive candidate Dwain Reynolds who is running for Governor of Michigan in the next election. If that is not enough to entice you, the duo also will cover the religious executive order and the beginning of the repeal of the ACA. Lastly Chris Squared tackle a local Puppy Mill in Grand Rapids and try to get to the bottom of the allegations and let others know what they can do to get involved.

#DwainReynolds #ReynoldsforMI #Healthcare #GOP #ReligousExecutiveOrder #DonaldTrump #45 #PuppyMill

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http://www.dwainreynolds.com
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dwain-reynolds-iii/56/4b7/b55/
https://www.facebook.com/reynoldsformi
http://reynoldsformichigan.weebly.com/
https://www.nga.org/cms/home/management-resources/governors-powers-and-authority.html

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http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/05/04/526925764/winners-and-losers-under-the-house-gop-health-bill?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170504
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-religious-liberty-executive-order-atheist-group-name-files-lawsuit-churches-endorse-a7723621.html
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/religious-freedom-executive-order/525354/
http://www.npr.org/2017/05/04/526840823/annotated-trumps-executive-order-on-religious-liberty
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http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/04/75_people_protest_outside_bark.html
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/05/barking_boutique_owner_says_pr.html
http://www.wzzm13.com/news/local/verify/exploring-the-health-and-origins-of-the-barking-boutique-puppies/428533761

Cellar Door Skeptics #74: Trumpcare VS American Healthcare

As the GOP failed to gain the votes needed to secure a repeal for the ACA, Cellar Door Skeptics Podcast will analyze the plan proposed along with the campaign promises that the Donald made during his campaign trail. Chris and Chris will then compare the difference between Trumpcare and Obamacare to see what will change and how it will affect Americans. With all that analysis done, the duo will move on to how American Healthcare compares with other similar nations whom have universal healthcare. The show ends on a peaceful note as they talk with Psychologist David Teachout about Mindfulness, and if it is woo woo or real science.