Saturday, May 23, 2009


Friendship, originally uploaded by EJP Photo.

What's friendship? The hangover's faction,
The gratis talk of outrage,
Exchange by vanity, inaction,
Or bitter shame of patronage.

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

"Ποταμοῖς τοῖς αὐτοῖς ἐμβαίνομέν τε καὶ οὐκ ἐμβαίνομεν, εἶμέν τε καὶ οὐκ εἶμεν."

"We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not."
Heraclitus the Riddler

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Obama STS-125 Atlantis Solar Transit

In this tightly cropped image, the NASA space shuttle Atlantis is seen in silhouette during solar transit, Tuesday, May 12, 2009, from Florida. This image was made before Atlantis and the crew of STS-125 had grappled the Hubble Space Telescope. Photo Credit: (NASA/Thierry Legault)

"Ποταμοῖς τοῖς αὐτοῖς ἐμβαίνομέν τε καὶ οὐκ ἐμβαίνομεν, εἶμέν τε καὶ οὐκ εἶμεν."

"We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not."
Heraclitus the Riddler

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"Ποταμοῖς τοῖς αὐτοῖς ἐμβαίνομέν τε καὶ οὐκ ἐμβαίνομεν, εἶμέν τε καὶ οὐκ εἶμεν."
"We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not."
Heraclitus the Riddler

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Are You Fake-ing orgasm !!

Women imitate orgasm to please men, men simulate in bed to please themselves

Things are not that complex in the wildlife. Driven by its mating instincts, a male animal will mount a female mammal with a clear-cut intention of generating offspring. The female of a species will feel no orgasm whatsoever – the anthropoids and pigs being the only exception to the rule.
The task of procreation is easily consummated after a series of productive movements. The male will get its satisfaction in the process.
Once the job is done, the male will get back to pasture. It is understood the animals have no reasons to feign anything. On the contrary, humans tend to take advantage by fooling their neighbors because humans are arguably the “peak of evolution.” Humans can fool one another anywhere they happen to be at the given moment. The bed is one of several locations frequently used for the purpose of deception.

Women keep pulling the wool over men’s eyes.

We still live in the good old patriarchal society no matter what we think of it or how civilized it may look to us. Ladies, you say you want the right to vote? Please take it. Do you want to climb up the ranks as fast as men do? You are free to give it a try. Does the service take your fancy? Okay, go and enlist if you believe you are up the job. However, giving birth to children has been, is and will be a woman’s key job. Therefore, dear ladies, please bear in mind that sexual intercourse is something you cannot avert. Whether you get any “heavenly pleasure” out of lovemaking is an issue of secondary importance. Needless to say, taking pleasure in sex is better than having sex without any pleasurable sensations. At times women can pretend getting pleasure out of sex even if they feel nothing in the process.

Several reasons behind the inability of women to achieve orgasm

Want of skill

We are talking about a lack of experience on the part of one or both partners involved in sexual activity. You know, it takes two to tango. So it is either he who cannot bring her to the “top,” or it is she who cannot play along. The problem usually solves itself as partners grow older and a more mature in terms of issues related to sex. Until that happens, a girl will roll her eyes, she will moan while tossing about the bed “just like in a movie.” And she will certainly say “yes” when he asks her: “Honey, did you cum?”

Sexual incompatibility

Sexual incompatibility happens here and there ever and anon. It is nothing to worry about if partners have just started sleeping with each other and their phase of searching for mutual sexual preferences is still on. By faking orgasm a woman can show her love and affection to her partner. But things grow more complex if the incompatibility of calibers, shall we put it mildly, comes into play. A woman will disguise her real pain as orgasmic moans of wild passion if her partner’s penis is far too large for her to handle. She is likely to pretend having a “journey to the Moon and back” just to make him come as soon as possible. On the other hand, a man whose love muscle is rather small simply cannot bring his partner to orgasm if the couple practices a missionary position. Yet smallness is not a good reason for hurting a good man’s feelings.

Health problems

Health problems preventing women from getting the joy of sex are aplenty. Anything can turn a pleasurable experience into a torture. A case of cystitis is one of the most frequent examples.
Orgasm is an issue for which a woman cannot care less if she feels a sharp pain or intense burning in her
vagina during penetration. Dysmenorrhoea or painful menstruation can also make a mockery of pleasure when it comes to sex in disregard of hygienic preconceptions.

Mood swings

Woman is human too. She can feel lousy too due to a wide variety of reasons including a broken fingernail or an oaf who stepped on her foot in a crammed bus. The right mood for a woman in search of orgasm is of key importance because female orgasm is more psychological and less physiological in nature by comparison to the male one.

Job to do

Have you ever thought about the way porn movies are shot? We are not talking about homemade videos “for your eyes only,” when you try to do some sex acrobatics for the benefit of your video camera positioned on a night table. We mean pornographic motion pictures made for commercial purposes. Well, here is a couple of things for your information. In fact, all those movies, be it a short video or a full-length film, are made in accordance with the standard rules of filmmaking i.e. numerous takes, various positions, close-ups and backgrounds are subject to change in line with a plot while cameramen, stagehands and sound engineers run around in an endless flurry of activity. In other words, what kind of orgasm are we talking at the end of an 8-hour shift on the set full of light and strangers bound by their contractual obligations?

Men cannot be trusted

According to statistics, from 20 to 25% of men have feigned orgasm at least once in their life. How on earth can it happen? Nice and easy, in the dark, under the blanket, and with your condom on. “Keep the lights off, will you? I gotta take a shower but I’ll be back in a minute…” You can get away with it even if you deal with an experienced woman provided that you are a good actor. Your acting does the trick especially at the beginning of a relationship Taosists, the followers of Taosism, a philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu, are reportedly capable of ejaculating into their own bladders. They somehow manage to direct the flow of semen inward so nothing pours out outward. The technique is very good for energy conservation yet highly detrimental for male health. What if a Taosist should feel like having children? Redirecting semen would be a tough job to do.

Several reasons behind the inability of men to achieve orgasm

Lack of experience

Inexperience is likely to bring about a lack of orgasm in both partners if a boy has sex for the first time with a girl who knows next to nothing about sexual techniques. Both of them will be the casualties of the same misfortune, so to speak.

Lack of desire

Not unlike woman, man can be very sensitive and vulnerable. It is very unlikely that he will be able to think about football and come to orgasm while making love to a woman he does not fancy. That is why “madams” normally show off their girls in a brothel or at the roadside. No man will sleep with a woman who is ugly as sin. Well, maybe some fellow will – provided he is fresh from prison after serving his 15-year term.

Job-related stress

Contrary to a popular belief, men do not feel the hots at all times. All of us live in a stressful world that knows no repose. Sometimes there is no way a man can stop thinking of his urgent work problems after one hell of a day in the office. “Nothing personal, I’ve got more important things on my mind at the moment.”

Health problems

Some men cannot achieve orgasm because they have too much of a drink. It could be worse. It is actually much worse since half of Russian men above 40 have problems with their prostates due to a number of reasons including hypodynamia, STDs, drunkenness, and irregular sex life. In short, men themselves are to blame.

In conclusion

There is one more reason why a woman can fake orgasm. She wants her partner to get off and feel like a full-blown man, not like some freak of nature. Conception is still possible no matter if a woman fakes it or not, provided that her reproductive organs are in order. After all, all living creatures are programmed to procreate. On the other hand, a man feigns orgasm for entirely egotistic purposes. He is either keen to look good in the eyes of his lady or he wants her to leave him alone.

"Ποταμοῖς τοῖς αὐτοῖς ἐμβαίνομέν τε καὶ οὐκ ἐμβαίνομεν, εἶμέν τε καὶ οὐκ εἶμεν."

"We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not."
Heraclitus the Riddler

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Atlantis the lost land

'In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous',
Aristotle, Part of animals.
Atlantida presents an imaginary journey through the seven islands experienced as an interchange between image and sound charting a conversational movements of colour, light, texture through the natural world.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Atlantis (in GreekἈτλαντίς, "daughter of Atlas") is a legendary island first mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias.
In Plato's account, Atlantis was a naval power lying "in front of the Pillars of Hercules" that conquered many parts of Western Europe and Africa 9,000 years before the time of Solon, or approximately 9600 BC. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean "in a single day and night of misfortune".
Scholars dispute whether and how much Plato's story or account was inspired by older traditions. Some scholars argue Plato drew upon memories of past events such as the Thera eruption or the Trojan War, while others insist that he took inspiration from contemporary events like the destruction of Helike in 373 BC or the failed Athenian invasion of Sicily in 415–413 BC.
The possible existence of a genuine Atlantis was actively discussed throughout classical antiquity, but it was usually rejected and occasionally parodied by later authors. As Alan Cameron states: "It is only in modern times that people have taken the Atlantis story seriously; no one did so in antiquity". While little known during the Middle Ages, the story of Atlantis was rediscovered by Humanists in the Early Modern period. Plato's description inspired the utopian works of several Renaissance writers, like Francis Bacon's "New Atlantis". Atlantis inspires today's literature, from science fiction to comic books to films, its name having become a byword for any and all supposed advanced prehistoric lost civilizations.

"Ποταμοῖς τοῖς αὐτοῖς ἐμβαίνομέν τε καὶ οὐκ ἐμβαίνομεν, εἶμέν τε καὶ οὐκ εἶμεν."

"We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not."
Heraclitus the Riddler

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Yellow Flower and a bee

Believe me when I say,

I love the humble bee!

From dawn to dusk,

Making honey for my tea.

Believe me when I say,

I fear the daring bee.

With flashing blade

He defends his home

From miscreants like me!

Believe me when I say

I pity the poor bee

Worked dawn to dusk

No time to play,

Now that is not for me!

"Ποταμοῖς τοῖς αὐτοῖς ἐμβαίνομέν τε καὶ οὐκ ἐμβαίνομεν, εἶμέν τε καὶ οὐκ εἶμεν."

"We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not."
Heraclitus the Riddler

Monday, May 4, 2009

Forget-me-not, a "freemason symbol"

Forget-me-not, originally uploaded by P•A•U•L.

In the years between WW1 and WW2 the blue forget-me-not was a standard symbol used by most charitable organizations in Germany, with a very clear meaning: "Do not forget the poor and the destitute". It was first
introduced in German Masonry in 1926, well before the Nazi era, at the annual Communication of the Grand Lodge "Zur Sonne", in Bremen, where it was distributed to all the participants. That was a terrible time in
Germany, economically speaking, further aggravated in 1929 following that year's "Great Depression". That economic situation, by the way, contributed a lot to Hitler's accession to power. Very many people depended on charity, some of which was Masonic. Distributing the forget-me-not at the Grand Lodge Communication was meant to remind German Brethren of the charitable activities of the Grand Lodge.

In 1936 (Hitler was already in control since 1933) the "Winterhilfswerk" (a non- Masonic winter charity drive) held a collection and used and distributed the same symbol, again with its obvious charitable connotation. Some of the Masons who remembered the 1926 Communication --and the forget-me-not-- possibly also wore it later as a sign of recognition. We have no evidence of that and its general signification still was charity, but not specifically Masonic charity. Moreover it rapidly became quite impossible to risk wearing anything but Nazi pins. So there were probably only a very few Brethren wearing the forget-me-not, and probably only for a
brief time, until wearing any non-Nazi pins became suspect. There is absolutely no record of the pin, or the flower, ever having been worn during the war (that is after 1939), even less in concentration camps, as the legend also goes.

In 1948 Bro. Theodor Vogel, Master of the Lodge "Zum weißen Gold am Kornberg", in Selb (then in Western-occupied Germany), remembered the 1926 and 1936 pin, had a few hundred made and started handing it out as a Masonic symbol wherever he went. When Brother Vogel was later elected GM of the Grand Lodge AFuAM of Germany and visited a Grand Masters' conference in Washington, DC, he distributed it there too, and this was the way it first came to the USA.

Its sudden popularity caused many manufacturers, some Masonic, some not, to pounce upon the occasion and sell the pin all over the world, with a variety of rather contrived and imaginative notes of explanation. The pin is nowadays quite well-known, as are the legends written about its origin, purpose and use... Which does not deter after all from the new message it carries today, through its authors' imagination if not through rigorous historical record...

And since we are mentioning the forget-me-not, it is any of about 50-odd species of the genus Myosotis, family Boraginaceae, carrying clusters of blue flowers and native to temperate Europe, Asia and North America.

macro - micro and between

Uploaded on authorSTREAM by astrocrazy
"Ποταμοῖς τοῖς αὐτοῖς ἐμβαίνομέν τε καὶ οὐκ ἐμβαίνομεν, εἶμέν τε καὶ οὐκ εἶμεν."

"We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not."
Heraclitus the Riddler