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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Daily Drift

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Today is Mardi gras ...!
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Today in History

1066 Westminster Abbey, the most famous church in England, opens its doors.
1574 On the orders of the Holy Office of the Inquisition, two Englishmen and an Irishman are burnt for heresy.
1610 Thomas West is appointed governor of Virginia.
1704 Indians attack Deerfield, Mass. killing 40 and kidnapping 100.
1847 Colonel Alexander Doniphan and his ragtag Missouri Mounted Volunteers ride to victory at the Battle of Sacramento, during the Mexican War.
1861 The territory of Colorado is established.
1900 After a 119-day siege by the Boers, the surrounded British troops in Ladysmith, South Africa, are relieved.
1863 Four Union gunboats destroy the CSS Nashville near Fort McAllister, Georgia.
1916 Haiti becomes the first U.S. protectorate.
1924 U.S. troops are sent to Honduras to protect American interests during an election conflict.
1936 The Japanese Army restores order in Tokyo and arrests officers involved in a coup.
1945 U.S. tanks break the natural defense line west of the Rhine and cross the Erft River.
1946 The U.S. Army declares that it will use V-2 rocket to test radar as an atomic rocket defense system.
1953 Greece, Turkey and Yugoslavia sign a 5-year defense pact in Ankara.
1967 In Mississippi, 19 are indicted in the slayings of three civil rights workers.
1969 A Los Angeles court refuses Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan’s request to be executed.
1971 The male electorate in Lichtenstein refuses to give voting rights to women.
1994 U.S. warplanes shoot down four Serb aircraft over Bosnia in the first NATO use of force in the troubled area.

Stories of Passports From Countries That No Longer Exist

Collecting old passports like holding history in your hands. Tom Topol has learned a lot about geography and history as a passport collector, and he shares his discoveries on his website. While older passports are often unique and can even be works of art, the most fascinating passports are those from bygone nations that once flourished well enough to document its international travelers. One rarity is this passport from British Palestine, issued to Captain Tuve T. Smolensk in 1944. He was regarded as somewhat of a hero for his search-and-rescuw work.
But—with no disrespect meant to Captain Smolensk—that’s not even the best thing about this passport. That honor goes to a purple stamp on page 17, which reads “Haifa”— Israel’s main port. “British Palestine turned into Israel in 1948,” explains Topol. “To find nowadays a British Palestine passport with a stamp of Israel is pretty rare.” For practical reasons, Captain Smolensk was likely allowed to keep his British Palestinian passport for a year or so after the switch, allowing for this strange convergence.  
Read more stories of passports from defunct countries, including one with a picture of a dog, at Atlas Obscura.

How To Turn A Metal Can Lid Into An Emergency Whistle

Tin cans seem too heavy and cumbersome to bring along while camping or backpacking, but there are so many clever uses for an empty can they make a great addition to your pack. Of course, you'll have to pack a can opener too...
Anyhoo, this fun video by Specific Love Creations shows you how to turn a lid from a metal can into a survival whistle, so you won't lose your friends while you're out getting lost in the woods.
Or just make one at home and drive your pets crazy!

Tricks That Will Help You Fall Asleep In Minutes

Signs You’ve Got A Serious Problem With Your Stomach

stomach acid

Goldman Sacked

Three of the Best Ways to Boost Female Orgasm

Transgender wrestler ended contentious weekend with title ...

Transgender wrestler ended contentious weekend with title, but controversy isn't going anywhere

Uber's Dismissive Treatment of Employee's Sexism Claims Is All Too Typical

Women of America: We're Going on Strike

Culture of Overworking Leads to Environmental Destruction

What America looked like before the EPA

The Other Wingnut Sewage Seep Swamping America

Dumbass Trump Spox Can't Guarantee ACA Replacement Won't Kick Millions Off Their Healthcare

Examples of Resistance to Government Raids

Renowned French historian detained for 10 hours by US customs officials

A French historian was detained for 10 hours by US customs officials this week while on his way to an academic conference in Texas. Henry Rousso, 62, a specialist in the history of World War II has taught at the Sorbonne in Paris and Columbia University in New York.

Widow of murdered Kansas engineer had been living in fear of hate crimes since Dumbass Trump’s theft of the election

Widow of murdered Kansas engineer had been living in fear of hate crimes since Dumbass Trump’s theft of the election

Dumbass Trump’s Deportation War Will Cost the Economy Trillions of Dollars

Undocumented workers contribute 3 percent of GDP, or nearly $5 trillion in economic growth” that will vanish with Dumbass Trump’s “military action” against Mexican workers.…

Animal Pictures


Monday, February 27, 2017

The Daily Drift

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Today is Losar (Tibetan New Year) ...!
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Polar Light ... !
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Confucius say ...

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Today in History

425 Theodosius effectively founds a university in Constantinople.
1531 German Protestants form the League of Schmalkalden to resist the power of the emperor.
1700 The Pacific Island of New Britain is discovered.
1814 Napoleon‘s Marshal Nicholas Oudinot is pushed back at Barsur-Aube by the Emperor’s allied enemies shortly before his abdication.
1827 The first Mardi-Gras celebration is held in New Orleans.
The first Union prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison in Andersonville, Georgia. Of nearly 45,000 prisoners of war who arrive at the camp, approximately 13,000 will perish from starvation, scurvy, diarrhea, and dysentery.
1865 Confederate raider William Quantrill and his bushwackers attack Hickman, Kentucky, shooting women and children.
1905 The Japanese push Russians back in Manchuria and cross the Sha River.
1908 The forty-sixth star is added to the U.S. flag, signifying Oklahoma’s admission to statehood.
1920 The United States rejects a Soviet peace offer as propaganda.
1925 Glacier Bay National Monument is dedicated in Alaska.
1933 The burning down of the Reichstag building in Berlin gives the Nazis the opportunity to suspend personal liberty with increased power.
1939 The Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes.
1942 British Commandos raid a German radar station at Bruneval on the French coast.
1953 F-84 Thunderjets raid North Korean base on Yalu River.
1962 South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem is unharmed as two planes bomb the presidential palace in Saigon.
1963 The Soviet Union says that 10,000 troops will remain in Cuba.
1969 Thousands of students protest Nixon‘s arrival in Rome.
1973 U.S. Supreme Court rules that a Virginia pool club can’t bar residents because of color.
1988 Debi Thomas becomes the first African American to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.
1991 Coalition forces liberate Kuwait after seven months of occupation by the Iraqi army.

Baba Singh and His Turban

Baba Avtar Singh may be the wearer of the largest turban in the world. It is his pride and joy, but is too large for Singh to get around in buses and cars, so he rides a motorcycle -barefoot. The turban weighs 187 pounds, and takes several hours to construct.
That's 700 yards of fabric, not to mention the weight of the decorations. Enjoy this video of Baba Singh from Great Big Story

​Sure, We’d Support This Cauliflower-and-Kale Burger From KFC

clean eating burger
​Sure, We’d Support This Cauliflower-and-Kale Burger From KFC
This clean-eating menu item might be fake, but it still earns our endorsement​

Tennessee Preacher Rapes Teenage Student After Binding Her with Rope

by Chris Harris
A Tennessee preacher and teacher’s assistant has been accused of binding and then raping one of the teenage girls from his school, though his defense attorney says he is innocent and “has not committed any crime.”
Law enforcement alleges otherwise: Officials say Mike Ulmer, 53, picked up the victim, 18, from Chester County High School on Feb. 16 and brought her to his home in Henderson, Tennessee.
Ulmer serves as a pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Henderson, and court records show the victim was paid to clean his house.
She is a student at Chester County, where Ulmer also worked, though a source tells PEOPLE he was suspended from his teacher’s assistant position on Feb. 17, moments before he was taken into custody.
The day before Ulmer was arrested, authorities allege he directed the teen to do some cleaning in his office, which is contained within a detached garage on his property.
The victim told investigators that Ulmer allegedly used a rope to bind her wrists in the garage. He then wove the rope through a hook in the ceiling, she claimed, which prevented her from escaping.
According to court records, she told police Ulmer allegedly sexually assaulted her after she was bound.
He has been charged with rape, sexual battery and assault, to which he has pleaded not guilty.
The assault charge was filed on Thursday, after the same victim told police she had been abused by Ulmer nearly four months ago.
Court documents allege that in November, he asked the girl if he could “put his fingers in her mouth” as he was driving her home.
She refused, but that allegedly didn’t stop Ulmer: Authorities claim he jammed his fingers into the girl’s mouth before pulling over behind a lumber yard, where the victim said he “was holding her head down in his lap and forced her mouth open.”
Investigators say the victim recorded the alleged incident on her cell phone and that Ulmer can be heard in audio from the incident ordering the girl to open her mouth.
The girl can also allegedly be heard on the recording asking him to stop.
Ulmer has been released on $250,000 bond and is due back in court on May 9.
Neither Ulmer’s church nor the local school district responded to requests for comment. His defense attorney, Mark Donahoe, tells PEOPLE he intends on vigorously fighting the charges.
“We maintain that Mike did nothing wrong,” Donahoe says.

​This Is One Of the Earliest Signs You’re Getting Old

earliest signs of aging
​This Is One Of the Earliest Signs You’re Getting Old
​Here’s a test you can take to see if it’s already affecting you

Americans Like Alec Baldwin's Dumbass Trump Better Than the Real Thing

American History: Fake News That Never Goes Away

Dumbass Trump Will Use Every Weapon to Stamp out the Grassroots Resistance

And as with everything he does he will fail.

5 Distinct Ways the Dumbass Trump Junta is Rotting Americans' Brains

Link Dump

If you think you’ve heard it all, then you’ve heard of vagina lipstick glue

Mary Jane

A couple of stories about the dope. One about commercialization of weed and the other about the spread of medicinal grade weed. As we have posted before, we do not use MaryJame and cannot stand the smell but if you want to (and not subject us to the odor) we don't care. Oh, and by the way, Patchouli DOES NOT cover up the smell ... you'll need something different.

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

​9 Out Of 10 People Don’t Survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

cardiac arrest
​9 Out Of 10 People Don’t Survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Here’s Why
​Find out why this heart problem is so deadly—and how you can up your odds of surviving it

The Scary Health Condition Sleeping Too Long Can Signal

oversleep linked with Alzheimer's
The Scary Health Condition Sleeping Too Long Can Signal
​Your time snoozing might be saying something important about your brain

Hospitals Are Actually Making Us Sicker

hospitals making people sick

Distorted Science

The moon is a planet ...

Ginormous Facts About Coconut Crabs

Coconut crabs are crazy cool looking, but they're also 3 feet long, weigh nine pounds and tear coconuts open with their claws, so if you see one in the wild it's probably best to keep your distance. And even though you'll want to get a closer look despite knowing they can literally shred your skin you may want to reconsider- because they're also known as robber crabs, so they might snatch your shiny keys.
Coconut crabs are also extremely antisocial critters, living up to the "hermit" title better than most of their hermit crab cousins, so if you see a coconut crab waving at you it's trying to tell you to stay away!

Animal Pictures

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Daily Drift

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Holy, Shit, we already read it ...!
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Aw Nuts ... !
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Well, that explains a few things.

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Today in History

364 On the death of Jovian, a conference at Nicaea chooses Valentinan, an army officer who was born in the central European region of Pannania, to succeed him in Asia Minor.
1154 William the Bad succeeds his father, Roger the II, in Sicily.
1790 As a result of the Revolution, France is divided into 83 departments.
1815 Napoleon and 1,200 of his men leave Elba to start the 100-day re-conquest of France.
1848 Karl Marx and Frederick Engels publish The Communist Manifesto in London.
1871 France and Prussia sign a preliminary peace treaty at Versailles.
1901 Boxer Rebellion leaders Chi-Hsin and Hsu-Cheng-Yu are publicly executed in Peking.
1914 Russian aviator Igor Sikorsky carries 17 passengers in a twin engine plane in St. Petersburg.
1916 General Henri Philippe Petain takes command of the French forces at Verdun.
1917 President Wilson publicly asks congress for the power to arm merchant ships.
1924 U.S. steel industry finds claims an eight-hour day increases efficiency and employee relations.
1933 Ground is broken for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Adolf Hitler establishes the Luftwaffe as the aerial warfare branch of the combined German Wehrmacht military forces. In so doing he violates the Treaty of Versailles, which forbids Germany from having any air force. 
1936 Japanese military troops march into Tokyo to conduct a coup and assassinate political leaders.
1941 British take the Somali capital in East Africa.
1943 U.S. Flying Fortresses and Liberators pound German docks and U-boat lairs at Wilhelmshaven.
1945 Syria declares war on Germany and Japan.
1951 The 22nd Amendment is added to the Constitution limiting the Presidency to two terms.
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson signs a tax bill with $11.5 billion in cuts.
1965 Norman Butler is arrested for the murder of Malcom X.
1968 Thirty-two African nations agree to boycott the Olympics because of the presence of South Africa.
1970 Five Marines are arrested on charges of murdering 11 South Vietnamese women and children.
1972 Soviets recover Luna 20 with a cargo of moon rocks.
1973 A publisher and 10 reporters are subpoenaed to testify on Watergate.
1990 Daniel Ortega, communist president of Nicaragua, suffers a shocking election defeat at the hands of Violeta Chamorro.
1993 A bomb rocks the World Trade Center in New York City. Five people are killed and hundreds suffer from smoke inhalation.

Editorial Comment

The wingnuts continue to spew their bile and venom in their hatred of anything American all the while desperately claiming to 'Love America'.
The American people ARE speaking and speaking loudly and firmly.
They are not pleased with the theft of their country.
Meanwhile on the Dark Side ...
The madness of the lunatic fringe is only getting deeper.
Hate, bigotry, racism, xenophobia, belligerence, lying, ignorance, stupidity, intolerance, and all manner of negative traits and phobias - not what America is but what AmeriKKKa is.
Now the world is witnessing the mass insanity of the deranged and deluded .. it is not a pretty sight.
It has not changed so we reprise the opening here.
In blog news ...
We report the truth.
We do not shy away from it.
Wingnuts don't like us for it and we could not give a flying rat's ass about what they feel - but we digress.
We posted about the most recent wingnut peccadillo involving one of their own wanting to boink little boys as they are wont to do and the perverts howled - boy did they howl ... each and every one defending the wingnut pervert Milo and accusing everyone else of being the real perverts. But what do expect they are perverts after all.
As to the other burr in the wingnut trolls asses ... illustrations that accurately portray them as they truly are - how dare we post actual photographs of the subject of an individual post ... of all the gall.
Tough titties. We will post actual photos of a post's subject matter in every case we can. We will from time to time use an editorial cartoon or a generic photo when no proper photo is available, however when we do so anyone with a functioning brain cell can tell a cartoon when they see one (with wingnuts that is not the case ... they cannot) and we include a disclaimer within the post of generic photos stating that they are such (something else wingnuts cannot comprehend).
In other words ...
Working too hard on the garden this year so we are going to take a few days and let time stop while sit on the front porch before we move to the back porch and remember what life was like when all was right in the world.
Remember, as always ....
Have Fun and Be Happy