Welcome to ...

The place where the world comes together in honesty and mirth.
Windmills Tilted, Scared Cows Butchered, Lies Skewered on the Lance of Reality ... or something to that effect.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Daily Drift

Welcome to Today's Edition of
Carolina Naturally
What's wrong with this picture ...!
Carolina Naturally is read in 210 countries around the world daily. 
They're coming for you ... !
Today is - World UFO Day 

 You want the unvarnished truth?
Don't forget to visit: The Truth Be Told
True that ...!

Don't forget to visit our sister blogs Here and Here

Today in History

An army under Albert of Austria defeats forces led by Adolf of Nassau.
The Spanish army takes Breda, Spain, after nearly a year of siege.
Oliver Cromwell crushes the Royalists at the Battle of Marston Moor.
Marshall Saxe leads the French forces to victory over an Anglo-Dutch force under the Duke of Cumberland at the Battle of Lauffeld.
The Continental Congress resolves with the Declaration of Independence that the American colonies “are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.”
Denmark Vesey is executed in Charleston, South Carolina, for planning a massive slave revolt.
Czar Alexander II frees the serfs working on imperial lands.
The Union left flank holds at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Charles J. Guiteau fatally wounds President James A. Garfield in Washington, D.C.
Congress establishes the Army Air Corps.
American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappears in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around the world.
Novelist Ernest Hemingway commits suicide at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act into law.
The U.S. launches Operation Buffalo in Vietnam.
North and South Vietnam are officially reunified.
President Jimmy Carter reinstates draft registration for males 18 years of age.

Whatever Happened to Captain Video and the DuMont Programming Library?

Before cable TV took off, there were three big broadcast TV networks: ABC, NBC, and CBS. But back in the earliest days of television, the DuMont network was right up there with them. DuMont network programming officially began in 1946, just after NBC and CBS, and just before ABC. DuMont was different in that it was only a wing of a larger company that made television sets, and they figured providing programming would sell more sets. So the broadcast department had no budget, no rules, no tradition of how TV was done, and therefore everything they did was experimental.   
The network developed and produced a variety of shows ranging from early talk shows to inventive crime dramas to ground-breaking science fiction. There was Night Editor, an anthology program where the host, ostensibly the nighttime editor of a newspaper, would narrate and perform stories as though they were requested by viewers. There was the early crime drama The Plainsclothsman, told through the eyes (the camera literally showed viewers his POV) of the titular police officer. And there was Captain Video, often hailed as the earliest science fiction TV show, which followed the low-budget adventures of the Captain and his Video Rangers. DuMont also aired such groundbreaking programs as The Hazel Scott Show, often credited as the first network television show to be hosted by an African-American.
But DuMont went out of business after nine years, and even worse, the shows they produced were almost all lost. Read what happened to the Dumont network at Atlas Obscura. The post contains a complete Captain Video and His Video Rangers show.

The Best Way to Cook a Perfect Burger

A palate-altering burger must possess three vital traits. First, it must be grilled. Obviously. Second, it must have a chin-drippingly juicy interior and a satisfying crust. Last, it must be simple. You can futz with flavors when you top your burger, but first master the basics—choosing the beef and forming the patty.

Mouthwatering Recipes You Need to Make For Your 4th Of July Barbecue

4th of july recipes13 Mouthwatering Recipes You Need to Make For Your 4th Of July Barbecue
​Celebrate the weekend with these simple summer staples

'I Started Eating Meat After 8 Years As A Vegetarian'

Larell after deciding to eat meat again
'I Started Eating Meat After 8 Years As A Vegetarian—Here's Why'
"It was a tough choice to go back to eating animal protein, but it changed my health for the better."

Model forwards unwanted nude pic to man’s mom

Rebecca McGregor had grown frustrated with the number of unwanted x-rated pictures of men that were sent to her on a daily basis. So, she did something about it

This MoveOn.org Ad Is The Antidote For NRA's Propaganda

This MoveOn.org Ad Is The Antidote For NRA's Propaganda

NRA Issues Call for White Supremacy and Armed Insurrection

She went from homeless to six figures, and as soon as she mentioned it on Facebook, she wound up dead

A Florida woman may have been killed after posting on Facebook late Wednesday night that in just two years she went from being homeless to earning a six-figure income.
That public pride, relatives fear, may have led to Maeva Jenkins’ shooting death barely two hours after she wrote the post.
Just after 2 a.m. Thursday, a masked person knocked on Jenkins’ door, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. When she opened the door, the intruder forced his way inside, leading to an altercation with Jenkins, who was shot. The suspect fled in the family’s vehicle and ditched it nearby, authorities said.
Jenkins, who has three children ranging in age from 1 to 12, was rushed to a hospital where she died.
Shortly before midnight, Jenkins, 33, wrote, “I’m in awe of how far I’ve come.” She posted a photo of a conversation she had years ago with a woman who reached out to her about her business plans. Jenkins asked the woman about Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, which was offered through her church. But, she couldn’t afford it at the time.
“Fast forward to now: We overcame being homeless in 2013/2014 to reaching my six figure mark in 2015 to now making multi six figures. No matter what the road looked like, I followed my heart and stuck with it growing my business. I’m saying this to say, anyone can do it. It takes determination and consistency,” she wrote.
Read more here.

Urban-dwelling millennials are having strokes at alarming rates

A new Scientific American analysis of stroke trends reveals that millennials are having more strokes than ever before — and that risk factors include living in large cities in the Midwest and on the west coast.
Along with higher risk factors based on living in West and Midwestern urban centers (rather than rural areas), the analysis also found that strokes in millennial women spiked 32 percent between 2003 and 2012, and 15 percent in men of the same age group.

'Just Go for a Run'

Battling Addiction, Pain, and PTSD With Virtual Reality

When government says your baby has to die

Meet Charlie Gard. He’s a 10-month-old baby from London who was born with infantile onset encephalomyopathy mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDDS). Thanks to the British state, it’s possible he’ll be dead by the time you finish reading this.

The health bill would have a big impact on women ...

By 2100, Refugees Would Be the Most Populous Country on Earth

Cleanup continues after ‘fiscal self-starvation’ at Colorado town known as ‘the Evangelical Vatican’

A new report is grading the policy outcomes of radical experiment with political austerity by a Colorado town known as the “The 'Christian' Mecca” and “Evangelical Vatican.” It's not good.

Home Flipping Industry Is Pushing Poor People Out of Their Homes

Dumbass Trump’s Climate Change Denial Spells Economic Disaster for His Sycophants

Study Says Dumbass Trump’s Climate Change Denial Spells Economic Disaster for His Sycophants
Perhaps the only thing more dangerous than the toxic things the petulant president says is what he doesn’t say.…

Top Texas court sides against same-sex couple marriage benefits

The Texas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that same-sex couples are not necessarily entitled…

Pentagon delays transgender recruitment by six months

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday approved a six-month delay in allowing transgender recruits to join the U.S. armed forces, a Pentagon spokeswoman said.
Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement that Mattis accepted a recommendation to defer transgender applicants until Jan. 1.
The Pentagon ended its ban on openly transgender people serving in the U.S. military in 2016 under the Barack Obama administration. It was expected to start allowing transgender people to begin enlisting this year, provided they had been “stable” in their preferred gender for 18 months.

Why Won't Media Tell the Real Story of Dumbass Trump's Military Strike in Syria?

Does the Militarization of Police Lead to More People Killed?

Less-than-lethal Tasers ‘were not effective’ So Cops Shot & Killed Him

It was the night before his college graduation and 20-year-old Tommy Le was shot and killed by police because they said that tasers “were not effective” in subduing him. 

Scientists create world’s sharpest laser

The sharpest laser in the world has been created by scientists, with the light it emits able to travel two billion miles before it goes out of sync.

​Cases Of Brain-Invading Parasitic Worm Infection May Be Spreading

parasitic brain worm​Cases Of This Brain-Invading Parasitic Worm Infection May Be Spreading
​Nearly 1 in 4 rats sampled in this state tested positive for it

Conservationists threaten lawsuit over loss of grizzlies' federal protection

Conservationists threatened to sue on Friday in order to block a plan by U.S. wildlife managers that strips grizzly bears of federal protection, opening them to hunting around Yellowstone National Park.

Popular Island Destination Is Exporting Monkeys for Cruel Experiments

Palm Cockatoos Keep the Beat to Impress the Ladies

The number of animals who use tools keeps expanding. Another thing we once thought was for humans only is music. Sure, birds sing songs, but now we know they can play the drums, too. The male palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) carefully selects a "drumstick" (a stick or seedpod or some other object), and beats out a rhythm to impress females during mating season. Australian researchers spent seven years collecting data and ended up with recordings of 131 drum sessions.
"Each of 18 male palm cockatoos, known for their shyness and elusiveness, was shown to have its own style or drumming signature," lead author Rob Heinsohn of Australian National University said in a statement.
"Some males were consistently fast, some were slow, while others loved a little flourish at the beginning."
Heinsohn said the unique rhythms could act like a signature or a call sign, identifying each bird as its beats ring through the forest.

Animal Pictures