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  • Senate Polls: TN: Blackburn (R) +4 | MN: Smith (D) +4 | MO: Tied |

    08/14/2018 8:36:49 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 14, 2018
    Tennessee Senate - Blackburn vs. Bredesen Gravis Bredesen 44, Blackburn 48 Blackburn +4
  • Democratic Socialism is a Scam

    08/13/2018 8:04:56 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 9 replies
    Quillette ^ | August 6, 2018 | Giancarlo Sopo
    Democratic Socialism is a Scam When I attended a rally with my family in Little Havana for then-Senator Barack Obama in 2007, our old neighborhood greeted both us and the future 44th president as if we were traitors. Older, conservative protestors yelled “Comunistas!” at us from across the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. We brushed off the attacks because we knew they came from understandably traumatized exiles and, to paraphrase the late Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, as Cuban Americans, we know socialism when we see it. Obama was no socialist. In fact, his message resonated with us, in part, because of...
  • Inexplicable Species and the Theory of Evolution

    08/09/2018 11:40:34 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 76 replies
    Evolution News ^ | August 8, 2018 | Geoffrey Simmons
    Inexplicable Species and the Theory of Evolution Editor’s note: We were delighted recently to introduce a new series, “Modernizing Darwin,” cross-posted at, by Geoffrey Simmons, MD. The first post is here. Dr. Simmons is the author of What Darwin Didn’t Know and Billions of Missing Links. He is a Fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture.Man has been searching for fossils, or stumbling upon them, for millennia. The ancient Greeks and Romans saw the fossilized bones of giant creatures as proof that horrible monsters once walked the land or swam in the seas. Darwin utilized fossils to...

    08/08/2018 6:14:24 PM PDT · by Fawn · 36 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/7/18 | CHANTAL DA SILVA
    'New Uses' of Asbestos? Now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a framework that will create opportunities for "new uses" of asbestos. On June 1, the EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics announced plans for a "Significant New Use Rule" (SNUR) for the substance
  • Oxford Study Finds Conservatives Are ‘Right To Be Skeptical’ of Scientists

    08/07/2018 1:35:53 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 26 replies
    Western Journal ^ | August 7, 2018 | Steven Beyer
    Oxford Study Finds Conservatives Are ‘Right To Be Skeptical’ of Scientists Conservatives have long been skeptical of certain scientific claims, especially in regard to the science behind man-made global warming.However, a study by the University of Oxford suggests that there may be a reason for that. In fact, they go as far as to say that conservatives have a “right” to be skeptical of scientists.The study “Does activism in the Social Sciences Explain Conservatives’ Distrust of Scientists?” was led by Professor of Biology for the University of Oxford Nathan Confas and was first published online back in 2017. However, the...
  • Senate Observations: Placing 2018 in the Context of Upper Chamber Elections Since 1913

    08/02/2018 8:47:52 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Sabato Crystal Ball ^ | August 2, 2018
    Democrats face a difficult map but stand to benefit from being the non-presidential party — From 1914 to 2016, presidential cycles featured a higher rate of straight-ticket outcomes than midterm elections, with 74% of presidential-Senate results going for the same party in presidential years. Midterm cycles showed more splits, with just 61% of presidential-Senate results won by the same party. In 21 of 25 midterm cycles that followed a presidential election in the 1913-2016 period, the share of split-ticket presidential-Senate results increased compared to the share in the previous presidential cycle. — In 2018, the Democratic caucus is defending 26...
  • Wraps And Salads Sold At Trader Joe’s, Other Major Retailers Recalled For Parasite Concern

    07/31/2018 9:48:59 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 13 replies ^ | July 31, 2018 at 4:08 pm
    (CBS News) — Federal officials are warning consumers to be on guard for signs of intestinal distress if they’ve eaten any of more than two dozen types of salads and wraps sold by several major retailers around the U.S. In a public health alert issued Monday night, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) cited worries that beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products may be infected by a parasite known as cyclospora cayetanenis. Distributed nationwide by Caito Foods of Indianapolis, the possibly tainted products were sold by retailers including Kroger, Trader Joe’s and Walgreens....
  • Former Green Beret Develops Shield To Protect Police Officers

    07/31/2018 9:42:56 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 21 replies ^ | By Louisa Moller July 25, 2018 at 11:21 pm
    BOSTON (CBS) – There is an unknown at the other end of every police encounter. A blind corner to round, a door to open, or a suspect to question. After viewing videos of police officers who were the victims of surprise attacks, former Green Beret, Robert Scali, developed Vector Shield. Vector Shield is just that: a lightweight shield that can be worn on an officer’s forearm and is impervious to most ammunition. “[It’s] designed to protect the hydraulics of the center line of an officer. And also, it’s designed to protect civilians because when the officer feels safe, they’re going...
  • Worker pay and benefits climbing at fastest pace in 10 years, ECI finds

    07/31/2018 5:12:06 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 15 replies ^ | Published: July 31, 2018 3:46 p.m. ET | Jeffry Bartash
    Cost of labor rose at a 2.8% yearly rate as firms boost benefits The numbers: American workers are finally reaping the benefits of the lowest unemployment rate and best jobs market in decades: Wages and benefits are rising at the fastest pace in a decade. The employment cost index rose 0.6% in the second quarter, a tick below the MarketWatch estimate of 0.7%. More important, the cost of worker compensation in the form of pay and benefits edged up to 2.8% to mark the biggest yearly gain since mid-2008. In other words, workers are making out better. What happened: Wages...
  • The Ignorant Incoherence of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Long)

    07/31/2018 11:43:23 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 29 replies ^ | Jul 30, 2018 | RUSH
    RUSH: Folks, I’m profoundly embarrassed. I had a couple of audio sound bites Friday, and I didn’t know I had them. This is very, very embarrassing. I got home after work, and I immediately started… This is Friday. It’s about 4:30, and I started working on today’s show. I ran across a video, and so I copied the link to the video; I sent it to Cookie, and I said, “You gotta get me this.” It’s 2:20 total. Put it in two bites. I need this on Monday.” She writes back — and I could read the tone in her...

    07/31/2018 11:26:39 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 37 replies ^ | JULY 29, 2018| BY DONN MARTEN
    Despite the raging hype, it’s only a matter of time until the socialist sweetheart of the political left gets a serious lesson in the school of hard knocks known as reality. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to be pimped as the “future” of the Democratic party despite her batty ideas and proclivity for shooting from the hip without thinking first. Such impulsiveness is expected by the first politician for the millennial generation who have been seduced by Comrade Bernie’s siren songs of socialism in alarming numbers, at least according to a recent study by the Victims Of Communism Memorial Foundation. The 28-year-old...
  • A Europe We Can Believe In

    07/30/2018 7:14:53 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    The True Europe ^ | various EU citizens
    We are reaching a dead-end. The greatest threat to the future of Europe is neither Russian adventurism nor Muslim immigration. The true Europe is at risk because of the suffocating grip that the false Europe has over our imaginations—an empire of money and regulations, covered with sentiments of pseudo-religious universalism, that is being constructed by the European Union. The true Europe has been marked by Christianity. The universal spiritual empire of the Church brought cultural unity to Europe...This has allowed for particular civic loyalties to flourish within a shared European culture. Our gentle virtues are of an unmistakably Christian heritage:...
  • Report: Therapists See Increase in Patients With ‘Trump Anxiety Disorder’ (Video)

    07/30/2018 12:55:23 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 44 replies ^ | By Lauren Richardson 1537:07 PM July 29, 2018
    Mental health therapists across the United States have noted a rise in symptoms many have come to associate as “Trump Anxiety Disorder, the CBC ​reported Saturday. ​ Elisabeth LaMotte, the founder of the DC Counseling and Psychotherapy Center, said that since Donald Trump was elected president she has observed a “collective anxiety” among patients about President Donald Trump’s actions. “There is a fear of the world ending,” she said. “It’s very disorienting and constantly unsettling,” LaMotte said. Though not an official diagnosis, she said, the symptoms include feeling a loss of control and helplessness, worrying about what’s happening in the...

    07/29/2018 1:52:32 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 1 replies ^ | BY JOHN POWER 28 JUL 2018
    When the leaders of Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands this month signed off on a deal to link the three countries via an undersea internet cable, Canberra positioned itself as a thoughtful neighbour, eager to help developing nations in its own backyard. “We spend billions of dollars a year on foreign aid and this is a very practical way of investing in the future economic growth of our neighbours in the Pacific,” said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, whose country is spending A$137 million dollars – two-thirds of the project’s cost – to give the two countries...
  • Gubarev Lawsuit will Expose Mueller Witch-Hunt

    07/29/2018 3:34:45 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 32 replies ^ | John R. Houk © July 28, 2018
    Persecutor-in-chief Robert Mueller has found ZERO criminal conspiracy between the Trump Campaign of 2016 and Russians. Or as the Leftist MSM might or should say – NO COLLUSION! Keeping this in mind, the Steele Dossier fake accusations against Donald Trump also accused Russian owned businesses of criminal hacking in election 2016. One of those accused Russians is tech mogul Aleksej Gubarev owner of Russian tech company XBT Holding which in turn owns Dallas based tech company Webzilla: A report compiled by a former Western intelligence official as opposition research against Trump was made public Tuesday when BuzzFeed posted its 35...
  • BOOM: U.S. Pastor Detained In Turkey For 21 Months Released After Trump Threatens ‘Harsh Policy’

    07/29/2018 12:12:33 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 32 replies ^ | July 26, 2018 Martin
    Christian pastor who has been detained in Turkey for 21 months has been released after President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence threatened to impose a new “harsh policy” and sanctions, according to Reuters. Andrew Brunson, a North Carolina native, left a Turkish prison on Wednesday and will reportedly be transferred to house arrest. Many are crediting Trump sand Pence for his release from prison, as the White House threatened to impose a new round of brutal sanctions on Turkey if the American pastor was not released. Brunson, who has worked in Turkey for more than 20 years, was...
  • Karma! Facebook stock plunges 24% after restricting traffic from conservative sites. (trunc)

    07/28/2018 2:02:44 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 42 replies ^ | BY THOMAS MADISON JULY 26, 2018
    Karma appeared on Wall Street late Wednesday as Facebook stock plunged 24%, a loss of $125 billion, on the heels of reports of the social media giant restricting conservative traffic by an astounding 93%. Fascistbook’s incompetent Control Freak-in-Chief, Herr Suckitberg, lost nearly $20 billion of his personal fortune in the plunge, according to the most conservative estimates I could find. We at Powdered Wig have been the victim of the un-American, fascist, control freak conduct by Facebook, having seen a drop in our traffic by over 90% since the election of President Trump, who we supported fully from the beginning,...
  • Sex Cult Party Guest: Stormy Daniels, Schneiderman, Huma, and Weiner Were All There

    07/28/2018 1:32:06 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 24 replies ^ | Published 1 month ago on Jun 21, 2018 By Patrick Howley
    Ben Szemkus details an experience he had at a 2007 NXIVM party in Hamden, Connecticut. Szemkus, an independent citizen, testifies that he saw porn star Stormy Daniels, and Clinton adviser Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner. NXIVM is a Satanist sex cult that sees its leaders Keith Raniere and Allison Mack standing trial for human trafficking and child sex trafficking. “I attended a NXIVM Recruitment Party/Mixer in February 2007 in Hamden, Connecticut in which I met Stormy Daniels as Well as some High Powered Political Figures and NXIVM Founders, Major Supporters and Members. Here is a written statement detailing My experience...

    07/27/2018 10:19:04 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 48 replies ^ | BY ANNA AHRONHEIM JULY 25, 2018 12:35
    Jerusalem Post Israel News DOUBLE WHAMMY: FEMALE IDF OFFICER DOWNS SYRIAN JET AND DRONE Cpt. Or Na'aman, commander of the Patriot battery of the 138th battalion, also commanded interception of Syrian drone two weeks ago Captain Or Na’aman commanded the Patriot battery which shot down a Syrian fighter jet over Israel’s northern Golan Heights on Tuesday, the IDF has confirmed to The Jerusalem Post. As the commander of the Air Force’s 138th Battalion’s Patriot battery, Na’aman was also in charge of the interception of a Syrian drone which fell south of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) almost two weeks to...

    07/27/2018 9:41:33 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 77 replies ^ | JULY 27, 2018| BY V. SAXENA
    Following the recent murder of a random Bay Area black woman by a random Bay Area white man, Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway took to social media to demand all white people recognize the “white privilege” that protects them from murder. “The murder of Nia Wilson- may she rest in the power and peace she was denied here- is unspeakable AND MUST NOT be met with silence. She is not a hash tag; she was a black woman and she was murdered in cold blood by a white man,” she wrote. “White people- including me, including you- must take into...