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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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Today in History

Henry II is crowned King of England.
The French Wars of Religion between the Huguenots and the Catholics begin with the Battle of Dreux.
French troops recapture Toulon from the British.
Confederate General Nathan B. Forrest begins tearing up the railroads in Union generals Grant and Rosecrans rear, causing considerable delays in the movement of Union supplies.
The French Parliament votes amnesty for everyone involved in the Dreyfus Affair.
American socialist women denounce suffrage as a movement of the middle class.
The Japanese land on Hong Kong and clash with British troops.
Adolf Hitler assumes the position of commander-in-chief of the German army.
The British advance 40 miles into Burma in a drive to oust the Japanese from the colony.
During the Battle of the Bulge, American troops begin pulling back from the twin Belgian cities of Krinkelt and Rocherath in front of the advancing German Army.
Congress confirms Eleanor Roosevelt as the U.S. delegate to the United Nations.
The North Atlantic Council names General Dwight D. Eisenhower as supreme commander of Western European defense forces.
Reputed to be the last civil war veteran, Walter Williams, dies at 117 in Houston.
Nelson Rockefeller is sworn in as vice president of the United states after a House of Representatives vote.
Four bombs explode at South Africa’s only nuclear power station in Johannesburg.
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang sign an agreement that commits Britain to return Hong Kong to China in 1997 in return for terms guaranteeing a 50-year extension of its capitalist system. Hong Kong was leased by China to Great Britain in 1898 for 99 years.
President Bill Clinton is impeached. The House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment against President Clinton, charging him with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice. Clinton was the second president in American history to be impeached.
The highest barometric pressure ever recorded (1085.6 hPa, 32.06 inHg) occurs at Tosontsengel, Khovsgol, Mongolia.
Rioting begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the country’s economic crisis.
Park Geun-hye is elected President of South Korea, the nation’s first female chief executive.

President Barack Obama played Santa and delivered presents to delighted kids

President Barack Obama surprised a group of kids at a Boys and Girls Club when he showed up to deliver presents to the excited children, and he did it all while wearing a Santa hat.

Prince Harry interviews President Barack Obama, pair jokes around

Prince Harry and President Barack Obama had fun together.

Each volcano has unique warning signs that eruption is imminent

Mount Agung in Bali has been thrusting ash thousands of feet into the sky for almost two weeks. Lava is burbling at the volcano’s peak. Indonesian authorities have ordered evacuations around Agung, while tourists are stranded at the closed airport. The volcano’s flanks are bulging from magma trying to push its way out, and earthquake frequency has been increasing. Heat from the magma has melted snow and ice at Agung’s summit, causing volcanic mudflows called lahars. It’s looking like an eruption is imminent… but how do volcanologists know for sure what’s to come?
Each volcano has unique warning signs that eruption is imminent

Taylor Swift ‘told me to kill him’ claims man in alleged stabbing

A Portland man who claimed that pop star Taylor Swift told him to carry out an alleged stabbing is due back in court Tuesday.
Taylor Swift ‘told me to kill him’ claims man in alleged stabbing

Ways Scientists Are Exploring the Body’s Relationship with Marijuana

Are You Suffering from Selfitis?

Investing Locally

Scamazon—the Online Retail Giant Is One Big Swindle

Racist neighbor sends N-word-laced threats to woman for ‘hurting property values’ with Black Lives Matter sign

According to Johnson, the letter was loaded with N-words and contained the threat: “We are asking nicely but one time only.”

A ‘Security Robot’ for the Homeless Has Already Been Tried—It Didn’t Go Well

Atlanta’s Hartsfield airport hobbled by power outage

Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday as a power outage left passengers at the world’s busiest airport stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs.

‘Nothing like this, or even close, has ever happened’

As the power outage at the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson, stretched into its fifth hour, victims of the blackout sent ghostly images of the airport’s darkened corridors and stranded passengers.

‘No excuse’:

A former chief of the U.S. Department of Transportation under President Barack Obama said that the total power failure at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport — the world’s busiest airport — is inexcusable.

CDC chief tells staff ‘no banned words,' while not refuting report

The new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reached out to alarmed agency staff over the weekend to tamp down fears incited by a report that the Dumbass Trump junta has banned the CDC from using words like "fetus," "evidence-based," and "diversity" in its budget submissions.
CDC chief tells staff ‘no banned words,' while not refuting report

Dumbass Trump Is Really Trying to Set the World on Fire

Sportscaster James Brown accidentally tweets out porn video link

*File this one in the "oh shit!" department.
That would be CBS sportscaster (and ordained minister) James Brown mistakenly tweeting out a porn video late Sunday night.
It happened after the conclusion of Raiders-Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.
"Sexy little brunette b-- s-ing and f-ing her personal trainer's big c-!" Brown (or someone with access to his Twitter account) wrote, including a link to the sexually explicit video.
Sportscaster James Brown accidentally tweets out porn video link

Fox 'News' analyst breaks her confidentiality agreement and exposes Rupert Murdoch

CNN host left speechless as ex-Fox 'News' analyst breaks her confidentiality agreement and exposes Rupert Murdoch

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