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Saturday, January 30, 2016

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Today in History

Charles I of England is beheaded at Whitehall by the executioner Richard Brandon.
Richard Theodore Greener becomes the first African American to graduate from Harvard University.
The USS Monitor is launched at Greenpoint, Long Island.
Women Prohibitionists smash 12 saloons in Kansas.
The British House of Lords opposes the House of Commons by rejecting home rule for Ireland.
The United States awards civil government to the Virgin Islands.
Adolf Hitler is named Chancellor by President Paul Hindenburg.
Governor Harold Hoffman orders a new inquiry into the Lindbergh kidnapping.
Field Marshal Friedrich von Paulus surrenders himself and his staff to Red Army troops in Stalingrad.
The Allies launch a drive on the Siegfried line in Germany.
In India, 100,000 people pray at the site of Gandhi’s assassination on the first anniversary of his death.
President Dwight Eisenhower announces that he will pull the Seventh Fleet out of Formosa to permit the Nationalists to attack Communist China.
The Ranger spacecraft, equipped with six TV cameras, is launched to the moon from Cape Canaveral.
British troops shoot dead 14 Irish civilians in Derry, Ireland. The day is forever remembered in Ireland as ‘Bloody Sunday.’
The U.S. Supreme Court bans spending limits in campaigns, equating funds with freedom of speech.
The first-ever Chinese Olympic team arrives in New York for the Winter Games at Lake Placid.

This man found Atlantis ...

... In Sweden
Here's an interesting biography of Olof Rudbeck, a seventeenth-century physician in Sweden.  He was undoubtedly a brilliant man and one of the discoverers of the existence of the lymphatic system.  The book focuses on his forays into archaeology and ancient history.  He became convinced that the area of Old Uppsala was the location of the fabled Atlantis.
Between 1679 and 1702, Rudbeck dedicated himself to contributions in historical-linguistics patriotism, writing a 3,000-page treatise in four volumes called Atlantica (Atland eller Manheim in Swedish) where he purported to prove that Sweden was Atlantis, the cradle of civilization, and Swedish the original language of Adam from which Latin and Hebrew had evolved. His work was criticized by several Scandinavian authors, including the Danish professor Ludvig Holberg, and the Swedish author and physician Andreas Kempe, both of whom wrote satires based on Rudbeck's writings. His work was later used by Denis Diderot in the article "Etymologie" in Encyclopédie as a cautionary example of deceptive linking of etymology with mythical history.
It is an interesting book and would be an enjoyable read for those with a prior interest in archaeology, history, or Sweden.
Rudbeck has, however, left us one lasting legacy.  Linnaeus applied the name Rudbeckia to a genus of sunflowers, in honor of his botany teacher at Uppsala (Olof's son).

Yes, This Is a Real Hood Ornament

The French carmaker Citroën was named after its founder, André-Gustave Citroën. But it's pretty close to citron, which is the French word for "lemon." This custom hood ornament up for auction by Bonhams was made in 1923. It shows a Citroen 5CV Torpedo erupting out of a lemon.

Which Came First: The Product or the Egg?

Many of the internet generation look back at the iconic L’eggs package -the egg- nostalgically as a toy discarded by their mothers. The introduction of L’eggs in 1971 was much more than that. It was revolutionary. My first experience with sheer stockings involved a grown-up lesson in garter belts, which brought their own kind of pain, plus it was extremely difficult to find stockings that fit properly. When the stretchy, form-fitting, mass consumer pantyhose were introduced, we cared less for the packaging than the product. Yet the packaging was brilliant, and we’ll never forget it. For that, we can thank graphic designer Roger Ferriter.
The anecdote describes a flustered Ferriter who, on the morning of his marketing and package design pitch to Hanes, decided his current scheme wasn’t quite creative enough. Ferriter, hoping to be inspired by the product by experiencing it in a new way, tested pantyhose’s compactness by scrunching them up in the palm of his hand. Upon considering the wad of hose in his clenched fist, Ferriter was struck by the idea that the package should resemble an egg, “nature’s perfect package, a symbol of newness and freshness,” which, pun-ily enough, happens to rhyme with “leg.” He added an apostrophe for a “touch of French flair” and this jeu de mots gave rise to one of the most iconic brand logos and package designs to grace grocery shelves in the twentieth century.
It wasn’t only the design, but the marketing behind it that also helped L’eggs become a sensation. Read about the genius that went into L’eggs at Cooper Hewitt.

Bakery's 'best buns in town' uniform withdrawn following controversy

Brumby's Bakery in Australia have withdrawn a controversial staff uniform due to an employee backlash. The bakery chain had sent out t-shirts with the slogan "we've got the best buns in town" plastered across the front for staff to wear while working.
It sparked outrage, with 16-year-old Jess saying she worked at one of bakeries and felt "uncomfortable" about the shirt. Her father Colin was furious about it. "Young girls aren't pieces of meat behind a counter," he said. "It's totally inappropriate." Brumby's head office have since released a statement, saying it had recalled the t-shirts, due to be worn from February 1, and apologized for any offense.
"After receiving feedback from the community that the inclusion of the campaign slogan on t-shirts intended to be worn by team members throughout the campaign has made some team members feel uncomfortable, Brumby's has made the decision to remove this item from the promotion to avoid unfortunate misinterpretation of our promise for high quality handcrafted Hot Cross Buns," the statement read.
"Brumby's apologizes to the community and any of its team members who felt uncomfortable with the promotional t-shirt. The campaign slogan will continue to be used through our Easter promotion, as Brumby's bakers do make the best Hot Cross Buns in town."
There's a news video here.
Someone seriously needs to get a life here - the bakery sells buns - if you read something else into the slogan you're the one with the problem

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Quick Hits

Supreme Court backs Obama administration electricity markets rule
Cop pleads guilty to murdering Oregon woman found in suitcase
Missouri professor who called for 'muscle' against reporter charged with assault
Federal judge gives Martin Shkreli the green light to appear before Congress
Supreme Court justices extend ban on mandatory life sentences for juveniles
Study: White men who endorse racial 'color-blindness' are less attracted to black women
Former Wayne County prosecutor to lead investigation into Flint water crisis
Supreme Court declines to revive anti-abortion 'fetal heartbeat' law in North Dakota
Pro-Russian separatists blame Coca Cola and Mickey Mouse for moral decline in Ukraine
A wake-up call from Flint: America still has millions of miles of water-carrying lead pipes
Why the mosquito-borne virus Zika is the world's latest health scare
Police hunt for three in California after brazen jailbreak

The Myriad Ways Political Corruption and Mass Incarceration Go Hand and Hand

Anti-Choice Fanatics Want You to Think Abortion Clinics Are Terrifying ...

Phoenix cop only gets 60 days in jail after he’s busted for trying to impregnate underage girl

A Phoenix police officer who had sex with a teen was sentenced to 60 days in jail after agreeing to a plea deal that allowed him to avoid seven years in prison.

Regulators demand California utility responsible for massive gas leak pay for study on health effects

Regulators demand California utility responsible for massive gas leak pay for study on health effects

Cher Goes On Yet Another GLORIOUS Twitter Tirade About Flint’s Poisoned Water

Cher Goes On Yet Another GLORIOUS Twitter Tirade About Flint’s Poisoned Water (TWEETS)
Cher isn’t holding back on this one, and it shows…
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Michigan Government To EPA: ‘You Can’t Tell Us What To Do’

Featured image credit: Duncan Creamer via Flckr cc 2.0Actually, yes they can ...
Michigan's moron Snyder’s junta claims the EPA doesn’t have the authority to order states to protect public health.

Environmental officials warned Snyder junta not to use water that poisoned Flint

A plan to use the Flint River as Flint, Michigan’s primary water source was initially rejected by a commission appointed by the state’s wingnut moron Snyder, but the moron’s office overruled officials and carried the plan forward anyway.

Michigan "militia" vows to ‘take up arms’ to defend Flint residents in fight with state over poisoned water

“We’re here to defend this community,” said Krol. “We’re not going to allow (the government) to step on the people of Flint any longer.”

Novelist Obliterates The Bundy "Militia" ...

Novelist Obliterates The Bundy "Militia" — And Oregon’s Largest Newspaper — In 194 Words

Oregon idiots are taking their revolution to a neighboring county — where they’ve found a friendly sheriff

Armed militants who are occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge are trying to convince residents of a neighboring county to help them shake off federal land ownership and possibly kidnap elected officials.

Bundys escalating showdown with feds — as support dwindles and lone wolves come looking for trouble

Ammon and Ryan Bundy, the brothers behind the Jan. 2 takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, have contacted the FBI in a possible attempt to negotiate a withdrawal — while they are simultaneously escalating the conflict with the feds and creating a shadow government.
Yes ... they escalated themselves right into a jail cell.

Bundy Terrorist Dragged His Little Girls Out Of School To Serve As Human Shields In Oregon Standoff

Image via BabbleNow we can add child endangerment and abuse to the growing list of crimes committed by Ammon Bundy and his band of armed domestic terrorists.

Journalist Kicked Out Of World’s Largest Gun Show For Asking This Totally Valid Question

Wednesday, January 22 was the day of the world’s largest gun show. Held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the SHOT show (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade) is...

Drunken Massachusetts man opens fire after getting stuck behind snow plow during blizzard

A Massachusetts man apparently got frustrated while driving behind a snow plow and opened fire.

Ammosexual who shot woman at ’13 Hours’ Benghazi movie carried gun because he feared ‘mass shootings’

Police state that Gallion told them he had taken medicine for anxiety in the morning and that he’d had a pizza and a 22-ounce beer before attending the movie, but he gave three different explanations regarding what happened at the theater.

That Time An Ohio Ammosexual 2nd Amendmented Himself In A Chik-Fil-A Bathroom

That Time An Ohio Ammosexual 2nd Amendmented Himself In A Chik-Fil-A Bathroom
More responsible gun ownership at work…
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Two Dead After Father-Son Shootout At Gun Store

An argument over a $25 gun repair charge led to a father-son shootout, at gun store in Mississippi. The shootout involved two different fathers and their...

Parents arrested after toddler left at home alone got stuck in toilet

Two people in Ohio are facing charges after their 20-month-old son was found stuck in a toilet after being left home alone. Police were called to an apartment in Canton on Thursday after neighbors reported hearing a child crying for more than 30 minutes. A maintenance worker at the building allowed police inside the apartment where they found the 20-month-old boy stuck in a toilet. The child was home alone at the time, according to police. Officers freed the boy from the toilet and notified Child Protective Services.
Officers also located three marijuana plants inside the home. The child's mother, Justice Chance, 20, was found two hours later walking up to the apartment complex while carrying Walmart bags. Investigators believe she left the child alone and went to Walmart.
Chance told police her sister was supposed to be babysitting the child but she could not provide police her sister's last name. Chance and the boy's father, Rashaan Cuffee, 20, were each charged with child endangering and marijuana cultivation.

Paranoid men driving high with 20lb of marijuana called police to report themselves

Authorities in Idaho have released a 911 phone call that resulted in a drug trafficking arrest. The call, released by the Rexburg Police Department, details an incident nearly a year ago on Jan. 23, 2015, when two out-of-state drug traffickers got high and called police to turn themselves in. Leland Ayala-Doliente, 22, and Holland Sward, 23, were traveling from Las Vegas to Bozeman, Montana, with some 20 pounds of marijuana.
Court documents show the men were using marijuana during their trip and when they entered Idaho, they felt they were being followed by undercover police officers. Rexburg Police Cpt. Randy Lewis said that at the time they weren’t being followed by anyone. Once they reached Rexburg, the pair exited US Highway 20, parked their car and called 911. They said they just wanted the police to stop following them.

When police officers arrived, they say both men had their hands behind their heads. Court documents show Sward said to an officer, “We got caught and we’re surrendering.” Investigators found 20 pounds of marijuana inside a dog cage that the suspects had placed on the sidewalk. There was also $567 in cash inside the car. Ayala-Dolitente and Sward were each charged with one felony count of trafficking marijuana.

In June, Sward pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver, amended down from an original charge. Sward was given a five-year sentence to prison. District Judge Greg Moeller suspended the judgment and placed Sward on probation for five years and ordered him to serve 30 days in jail. Ayala-Doliente was sentenced to one and a half to eight years in prison in November. Moeller increased the sentence after Ayala-Doliente tested positive for marijuana, cocaine and oxycodone on his sentencing day.

Monkey Adopts Puppy, Cuteness Ensues

An unlikely bond between a rhesus macaque monkey and a puppy warmed hearts and brought out curious crowds in Erode, India earlier this month. The monkey apparently took the stray pup under her wing and off she went.
The macaque made sure her adopted baby ate well, and kept a tight hold on him as she traveled both on the ground and up in the treetops. Locals who found the pair endearing set food out for them and watched as the monkey had the puppy eat before her.  There are now unconfirmed reports that local officials may have taken the puppy away from mama monkey, which, though a sad parting, is likely better for the puppy in the long run.
See additional photos — including one of the monkey flying through the trees with the puppy under her arm — and read more on the story here.

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