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Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Daily Drift

Welcome to Today's Edition of Carolina Naturally.
Beltane Dance at the Renaissance Fair ...! 
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Today is - Beltane

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Today in History

Licinius unifies the whole of the eastern Roman Empire under his own rule.
King Louis IX of France is ransomed.
Henry VIII of England and King Francis of France sign the Treaty of Westminster.
All Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI.
Spain withdraws from the Quadruple Alliance.
George Washington is inaugurated as the first U.S. president.
The United States doubles in size through the Louisiana Purchase, which was sold by France for $15 million.
Louisiana is admitted into the Union as a state.
Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Italian patriot and guerrilla leader, repulses a French attack on Rome.
Work begins on the Dams along the Red River, which will allow Union General Nathaniel Banks‘ troops to sail over the rapids above Alexandria, Louisiana.
The Soviet Union proposes a military alliance with France and Great Britain.
The George Washington Bridge, linking New York City and New Jersey, opens.
The British submarine HMS Seraph drops ‘the man who never was,’ a dead man the British planted with false invasion plans, into the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain.
Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his bunker. Karl Donitz becomes his successor.
U.S. Marines attack a division of North Vietnamese troops in the village of Dai Do.
U.S. troops invade Cambodia to disrupt North Vietnamese Army base areas.
The North Vietnamese launch an invasion of the South.
Nixon announces the resignation of Harry Robbins Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, and other top aides.
North Vietnamese troops enter the Independence Palace of South Vietnam in Saigon ending the Vietnam War.
Terrorists seize the Iranian Embassy in London.

Kennewick Man to Receive Native American Burial

The decision was based upon review and analysis of new information, in particular a DNA study and skeletal analyses published last year.

Spirituality Via A.I.

Xian’er was developed last year as part of a collaboration between a dozen Chinese technology, culture and investment companies.

Looking Old

Variations in a single gene appear to play a major role in how old we look.

Man ordered to remove zombie statue from his yard

A man from south Nashville, Tennessee, says that his homeowners association is ordering him to remove a statue of a zombie from his front yard. Jim Grinstead has lived in his home near Percy Priest Lake for nearly 10 years and says the zombie he and his wife call “Clawed” has been in his yard for five of those years.
He was surprised when he recently received a letter from the homeowners association ordering him to get rid of the statue. The first sentence of the letter says: “During a recent inspection of the community on April 19, 2016, it was noted that there is a zombie in your yard that needs to be removed.”
Grinstead says his family has a specific sense of humor that makes Clawed a perfect fit for their home. "I don't own guns, but I have a zombie, so it's my personal choice of defense system." Grinstead joked. The letter caught Grinstead off-guard because no neighbors had ever complained about Clawed, and Grinstead believes this is a homeowners association going overboard.

"I don't have the freedom to pick what I want in my yard because somebody wants to read the rules so strictly that it can't allow for individuality? That's a shame." Grinstead said. As of Tuesday afternoon, Clawed remained in the front yard, but Grinstead knows he'll have to claw his way somewhere else. "To know that he's gonna have to go is like losing a family member, you know? It's disturbing." Grinstead said, adding that he had decided to move Clawed by the end of the week to avoid retribution from the homeowners association.

Uncovering the stupidity of the latest anti-millennial rant

Screenshot of Alexis Bloomer's video disparaging millennials.
If you were born between 1985 and 1996, Texan Alexis Bloomer believes you’re a whiny, lazy and entitled pain in the ass.

Inside the bizarre world of Mormon porn ...

Photo courtesy of MormonGirlz.com
Utah has declared pornography to be a “public health crisis.” But it isn’t because of Mormon porn addiction -- it’s because of porn usage.

Teabagger ‘Christian’ Threatens To Rape A Disabled Child Because Her Parents Are ‘Godless Fags’...

'Christian family values' strike again.

Gregory Kirschmann is a bible-thumping teabagger who believes that the 'holy' lies are law above all else. As a “peaceful christian,” he hates atheism, gay marriage and all those who think or believe differently from him with such passion that he is willing to threaten a child with Down’s Syndrome because one of her parents dared to do the unthinkable:

Greg Kirschmann angry w/ my friend 4 confronting clergy sex abuse. He threatens to rape her Down's Syndrome child
That’s right, godless limey fags, the crime of confronting sexual abuse by the clergy comes with the punishment of sexual abuse of your children, even if those children have Down’s Syndrome.

Oklahoma court rules that forced oral sex is not rape ...

'Drunk man with a glass of brandy' [Shutterstock]
“There was absolutely no evidence of force or him doing anything to make this girl give him oral sex,” said the defendant's attorney, Shannon McMurray. “Other than she was too intoxicated to consent.”

Bigoted Cops Shove Lesbian Out Of Women’s Bathroom Because She Looks Like A Man

Bigoted Cops Shove Lesbian Out Of Women’s Bathroom Because She Looks Like A Man (VIDEO)
Bigoted Cops Shove Lesbian Out Of Women’s Bathroom Because She Looks Like A Man
The hopes and dreams of millions of bigots finally came true when three cops on a power trip confronted a lesbian in a public restroom and shoved her outside. Why? Because they “thought” she was a guy

Media Outlets Are Reporting 1 Million People Are Boycotting Target

Woman who fell through ceiling of store recalls being in ceiling but not how she got up there

Police say a woman was arrested last week after she broke into a Big Lots store in Springfield, Missouri, climbed into the ceiling and then came crashing down to the floor.
Amanda L. Chandler, 30, was charged on Thursday with second-degree burglary after police say they found her rummaging through the cash register at Big Lots in the middle of the night. According to a probable cause statement, police were dispatched to the store just after 2am on Thursday because the alarm was going off.
The responding officer noticed a window was broken out near the entrance of the business. The officer saw a woman, later identified as Chandler, standing toward the front of the business looking through a cash register. The officer shone a flashlight at Chandler, and she ducked down and then ran to the back of the business.
Once she reached the back of the business Chandler climbed into the ceiling in a back storage area. Chandler then fell through the ceiling in the women's restroom. The officer arrested Chandler after the fall and transported her to the Greene County Jail. While at the jail, Chandler allegedly told a detective with the Springfield Police Department she remembered being in the ceiling but she did not remember how she got there. Chandler is being held in the Greene County Jail on $15,000 bond.

Postal worker accused of delivering mail while drunk

Police in Minnetonka, Minnesota, have credited an alert motorist for putting them onto a suspected drunk driver last Friday who was delivering mail. It was a tip from another motorist that aroused suspicion of the possible drunk driver. “It was a US Postal Service vehicle,” said Minnetonka Police Chief Jeff Sebenaler.
“This was a person out delivering mail.” The chief identified the driver as 59-year-old Mary Elizabeth Sweet, a two-year post office employee. She was on her mail route in Minnetonka shortly before 11:30am when the alert tipster saw her nearly clip another car. The driver kept following Sweet and dialed 911 to report her erratic driving.
“They actually watched the vehicle strike a stop sign and then police arrived shortly after,” Sebenaler said. The chief said that Sweet was arrested when her mail delivery truck was stopped. She was charged with a third-degree gross misdemeanor for failure to consent and a fourth-degree misdemeanor for driving under the influence. A preliminary breath test registered a 0.297 reading - more than three times the legal blood alcohol limit.

She was arrested and her mail delivery completed by other employees, a US Postal Service spokesperson said. Sebenaler says that daytime impaired driving arrests are increasing. That’s why he’s thankful that an alert motorist called in the unexpected vehicle. Sweet was released from custody on Monday. A postal service spokesman says that Sweet has been placed on non-duty status, meaning she’ll be off the route pending the outcome of the investigation.

Naked man allegedly caught pleasuring himself in truck while broadcasting live on the internet

A 26-year-old man from Nampa, Idaho, is accused of pleasuring himself while parked in a truck and broadcasting the acts over the internet in the nude.
Earlier this month, Boise Police received an anonymous tip about lewd conduct occurring at the Boise Town Square Mall. Officers investigated the call, and were able to identify the suspect and determine that he would be back in the area.
Police tracked down the suspect in a Nampa parking lot and say he was "completely nude, involved in sexually explicit acts with himself" and was "broadcasting live over the internet." Police arrested the man, identified as Daniel J. Mena, and charged him with disorderly conduct.
"The idea that these types of acts were going on in a public place, open to the view of any passer-by's is something we take very seriously. The possibility that our residents, including children, might have been exposed to this lewd behavior is disturbing," said Sergeant Tim Riha of Nampa Police Department. Mena is being held in the Canyon County Jail.

Man dressed in panda onesie shot by police after threatening to blow up Baltimore TV station

Baltimore Panda Bomber (Photo: Screen capture)Man dressed in panda onesie shot by police after threatening to blow up Baltimore TV station

Earth Gets Greener as Globe Gets Hotter

Carbon dioxide emissions are fueling more verdant landscapes around the globe, but the potentially temporary greening doesn't mean global warming is good.

Man bitten on penis by deadly redback spider while using portable toilet

An Australian man has taken himself to hospital after a venomous redback spider bit him on the penis. The tradesman was using a portable toilet on a Sydney building site on Wednesday morning when he was bitten. A spokesperson for St George Hospital confirmed that a 21-year-old man was treated for a redback bite.
The redback spider, closely related to the black widow spider, is distinguished by a long red stripe on its abdomen. The spider's bite causes severe pain, sweating and nausea.
The owners of the property confirmed that the man had been bitten on the penis. He was later discharged from hospital in a stable condition. Although there are recorded cases of deaths from redback bites, none have occurred since the development of antivenom in 1956.

Animal News

An ear bone deformity has left an estimated half of the world’s farmed fish with hearing loss, which impacts their balance as well as hearing.
The kakapo, the heaviest parrot in the world, has seen an unprecedented bumper crop of babies.
Sleep patterns like REM and SWS evolved in a common animal ancestor more than 300 million years ago.
A bottlenose dolphin released from captivity three years ago has been spotted with a calf in waters off South Korea.
Humans were both hunters and the hunted 500,000 years ago, suggests the gory remains of one unfortunate individual. 
A male peacock undulate its tail feathers in such a way that the 'eyes' of the feathers remain still and can mesmerize captivated females.

Animal Pictures

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Daily Drift

Welcome to Today's Edition of Carolina Naturally.
It's about to hit the fan ...! 
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Plant A Tree ... !
Today is - Arbor Day

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Today in History

Qalawun, the Sultan of Egypt, captures Tripoli.
Joan of Arc leads French forces to victory over English at Orleans.
Louis XIII appoints Cardinal Richelieu chief minister of the Royal Council of France.
The Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan.
King Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
Rubber is patented.
The first edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus is published.
Yokut Indians repel a second attack by the ‘Petticoat Rangers,’ a band of civilian Indian fighters at Four Creeks, California.
Austrian troops invade Piedmont.
As the French army races to support them and the Austrian army mobilizes to oppose them, 150,000 Piedmontese troops invade Piedmontese territory.
The Maryland House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union.
Forts Philip and Jackson surrender to Admiral David Farragut outside New Orleans.
Gideon Sundback of Hoboken patents the all-purpose zipper.
Irish nationalists surrender to the British in Dublin.
America’s WWI Ace of Aces, Eddie Rickenbacker, scores his first victory with the help of Captain James Norman Hall.
Open revolt breaks out in Santa Clara, Cuba.
Construction of the Spirit of St. Louis is completed.
The film All Quiet on the Western Front, based on Erich Maria Remarque’s novel Im Western Nichts Neues, premiers.
The German Army in Italy surrenders unconditionally to the Allies.
The Nazi concentration camp of Dachau is liberated by Allied troops.
Former Japanese leaders are indicted in Tokyo as war criminals.
The U.S. embassy in Vietnam is evacuated as North Vietnamese forces fight their way into Saigon.
Harold Washington is sworn in as Chicago’s first black mayor.
Four Los Angeles police offices are acquitted of charges stemming from the beating of Rodney King. Rioting ensues.

The True Cost of a Cheap Meal

Why, in Heaven's Name, Aren't Teeth Considered Part of Our Health?

Honolulu may give quarter million dollars to help megacult get even more mega

Two members of the Honolulu City Council want to give a quarter of a million dollars of taxpayer money to a 'christian' megacult.

Scientology Honcho Miscavige Threatens to Sue Own Father to Block Book That Would Finally Bring Down 'Cult'

Michigan teacher says she was fired for saying ‘vagina’ during lecture on Georgia O’Keefe

Allison Wint, who had been substitute teaching at Harper Creek Middle School since January, was discussing controversy in art when she held up some prints of O’Keefe’s work.

Alabama town passes ordinance to jail trans people caught using the bathroom in Target

Woman sitting on the toilet (Shutterstock)
An Alabama town slapped the invisible hand of the free market with an ordinance aimed at Target — which has welcomed transgender customers to use whichever restroom they wish.

Bundy lawyer urged militia supporters to flood government offices in act of ‘mass harassment’

Ethics complaints have been filed against the attorney representing Ammon Bundy, who in January led an armed take-over of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon.

Wingnut child molester Hastert sentenced to two years supervised release

Dennis Hastert (Wikipedia Commons)
Wingnut child molester Hastert was sentenced to two years supervised release Wednesday for breaking federal banking rules in an attempt to cover up decades of sexual abuse.

The Legal Argument That Could Overturn ‘Right-to-Work’ Laws Around the Country

Why Portland, Maine Is Currently Exhibit A in How Undemocratic Austerity Drives Can Make America's Opioid Crisis Even Worse

The Supreme Court Just Reacquainted This Police Department With The First Amendment

Police seek owner of mystery box

Police in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire are trying to solve the mystery of a box that was found on the side of the road in Bristol. They want to know where this box came from and who it belongs to. The wooden box has a gold-colored metallic overlay.
“It's fairly large, has a lot of emblems on it. It looks ancient, but I don't believe it’s that old,” said Officer Nicholas Kelley. Police received a phone call from a concerned passer-by who spotted it about two weeks ago, not knowing whether it was trash or treasure. Police said the box measures nearly two feet wide and features what looks like a family dining together on the front.
The box was basically empty, except for a red bow, some lint and a “Made in England” sticker that police said could have transferred from another item. “I have no idea. It’s probably just some family heirloom that was probably taken from someone's home,” said Kelley. Police say the mystery box could be part of a crime, stolen from a seasonal home, emptied and then dumped.

“We believe it may have been burglarized from a home, and the people haven't come up yet and hopefully people will see it and know it’s theirs,” said Kelley. Kelley said the box could be special to someone, especially if it was passed down. Bristol police are seeking the rightful owner to solve the case.

Woman surprised to find that her dead mother's bank account was overdrawn by $99 billion

The daughter of a woman from Chicago Heights, Illinois, who passed away last month received an interesting message from Chase Bank recently. “Your checking account has a negative balance of $99,999,999,545.90”

When Plants Are Cut, They Bleed, Sort Of

Find out what happens when a plant is cut. It's some crazy stuff.

Earth News

A lake, and large canyon system, under the Antarctic life may harbor life. 
The extensive reef stretches 600 miles along the Brazil–French Guiana border.