Rabu, 31 Juli 2013

A Proper Workout


Exercise is important.


We all know that.

But there are other tendons and ligaments that need exercise as well. A proper workout should be thorough. Don't forget to exercise the man-meat...





Of course, exercising with a buddy can be a lot more interesting.



Make sure you give it a good, thorough workout twice a week.


And don't forget to hit the showers when you're done.

You never know who you might run into. 

Crystal pyramids found in Bermuda Triangle

Wisdom Quarterly; EndAllDisease.com

Two Giant Underwater Crystal Pyramids Discovered in Center of Bermuda Triangle
Pyramid at Cheops (MW)
With the use of sonar, oceanographer Dr. Meyer Verlag discovered giant glass pyramids at a depth of 2,000 meters. The use of other devices has allowed scientists to determine that these glass giants are made of a crystal-like substance and are nearly three times larger than the pyramid of Cheops in Egypt.
 
He believes that further investigation into the secrets in the center of the pyramids could reveal more information regarding the cases of mysterious disappearances associated with the legendary "Bermuda Triangle." In a press conference held in the Bahamas, Dr. Verlag presented a report with the exact coordinates of the pyramids... More

 

Buddhist radio, West Coast (Pacifica)

Wisdom Quarterly; Alan Watts, Roy Tuckman, Something's Happening (KPFK.org Archive)

The Earth from Saturn (photo)

Wisdom Quarterly; BBC News (bbc.co.uk)
Earth seen in the bottom right of the image beyond Saturn's majestic ring system (NASA)
  
Bhumi "Earth" Devi (MM)
NASA has released photos of the Earth and Moon taken by a spacecraft orbiting Saturn -- nearly a billion miles away. Our planet and its only satellite appear only as [pale blue] dots in the picture, which was taken by the Cassini spacecraft on July 19, 1990. Scientists wanted to pay homage to the "Pale Blue Dot" image captured by the Voyager 1 probe in 1990. This was the first time people knew in advance that their long distance picture was being taken. As part of the event launched by NASA, people were asked to wave in what Carolyn Porco, who leads Cassini's camera team, described as an "interplanetary cosmic photo session." "It thrills me no end... More

Selasa, 30 Juli 2013

The Zeitgiest Media Festival

Wisdom Quarterly; ZeitgeistMediaFestival.org; TheZeitgeistMovement.com
Third Annual Zeitgeist Media Festival Aug. 3-4, 2013: LA and Global! Avalon, Hollywood 3:00 pm-10:00 pm (doors at 2:00) with sympathetic global events: 8/2/13 to 8/4/13.
“Changing the World Through Socially Conscious Art”
It was a festival of full-spectrum conviction, overflowing with compelling emotions that reflect the real [troubles] pressing in upon our emerging global society with accelerating force. In this sense this now-annual festival is a natural outgrowth of a growing, terrestrial upheaval that is going to leave no part of the human collective being untouched. - Hollywood Today
 


News of the World 
Coasttocoastam.com

The Problem with Werewolves

Nick Redfern discusses the internal strife caused within cryptozoology over mysterious "werewolf" reports. — Mysterious Universe

Loren's Top 50 Cryptids

Loren Coleman details a veritable menagerie of popular and obscure cryptids that continue to elude researchers. — Cryptozoonews

Meet Ippo the "Zonkey"

Rare foal was born after a zebra climbed a fence to mate with an endangered donkey. — Mail Online

MRSA: Farming up trouble

Microbiologists are trying to work out whether use of antibiotics on farms is fuelling the human epidemic of drug-resistant bacteria. — Nature

Tiny patch hides you from mosquitoes

Brightly colored little patches that stick on clothing or backpacks could represent an effective new way to fight mosquitoes and the deadly illnesses they spread. — Discovery News

(Big)foot in Mouth: Bigfoot Language

Eyewitnesses report hearing howls, whoops, growls, screams, mumbles, whistles and other strange vocalizations in the wild, and attribute these to Bigfoot. — Scientific American

Viking Jewelry Unearthed in Denmark

Several items, some of which contain gold, have been uncovered at a farm site in Denmark that dates as far back as 1,300 years. — LiveScience

A Boner Is a Boner

(For my Faithful Reader, who wanted to see a little hair for a change.)

I fully expected at least one comment asking, "There's a difference in boners???" But, I think you guys are on to me. LOL. A boner is a boner is a boner. Right? Well...

I've preached about Blood Oxygen Boners - or BOBies. Then, there are the Horny Hard-ons - or HorHos. And, finally, you've got your Sexually Activated Stiffies - or SASies. (God, I love coming up with new monikers!)

Our BOBies abound. We get so many in a 24-hour period - especially when we're young - there are times we think it's just one long perpetual boner. (Don't we wish!) As we age, most of those are semi's; at least during the day when we're awake. At night they're totally in the full upright and locked position.

The HorHos - now those are a different story. Those are the ones that start out with the heavy, full feeling in the nuts. The cock begins to fill and twitch and then stand up hard as a rock or snake its way down a pant leg. The pre-cum starts to bead up and then flow.



The SASies are the ones that come on because we (or a partner) has started playing with Mr Happy, or we've been surfing or watching porn, or we see a nice pair of tits, or a beautiful round ass, or a pair of long, shapely legs.



They're all different. And by the time we reach our early twenties we should be able to tell the difference. Before that, though, we think every boner is strictly about needing to get the rocks off. Not that we can't. In fact, as young men, we probably do - every chance we get! We're either having a good old romp in the hay with someone, or we're happily jacking that puppy for all we're worth, blowing as big a load as possible.

I think I was in my mid-twenties before I fully realized the difference. 'Til then I thought I was just horny all the time and every opportunity I got - guy, girl, fucking, frot, blow jobs, hand jobs, whatever. Hell, I didn't care! As long as my cock was hard, I was raring to enjoy every inch of it.







How old were you when you knew what each boner was about?

Or were you lucky enough to have been told the difference?

Senin, 29 Juli 2013

Vipaka: The Results of Karma (sutra)

Dhr. Seven, Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly translation based on Ajahn Thanissaro translation Vipaka Sutta (AN 8.40)

(safeerbandali/flickr.com)
"Meditators, taking life -- when indulged in, practiced, and developed -- leads to perdition, and/or to rebirth in the animal realm, and the realm of hungry ghosts.*
 
The least negative results from the taking of life is that, if and when one again is reborn among humans, this karma will result in a shortened life span.
 
"Taking what is not given -- indulged in, practiced, and developed -- leads to perdition, and/or to rebirth in the animal realm, to the realm of hungry ghosts. The least negative results from taking what is not given is that, if and when one is again reborn among humans, this karma will result in the loss of wealth.
 
"Illicit sexual conduct -- indulged in, practiced, and developed -- leads to perdition, and/or to rebirth in the animal realm, the realm of hungry ghosts. The least negative results from illicit sexual conduct is that, if and when one is again reborn among humans, this karma will result in rivalry and revenge.
 
"False speech [perjury, divisive speech, harsh speech, idle speech] -- indulged in, practiced, and developed -- leads to perdition, and/or rebirth in the animal realm, the realm of hungry ghosts. The least negative results from false speech are that, if and when one is again reborn among humans, this karma will result in being falsely accused.
 
"Divisive speech -- indulged in, practiced, and developed -- leads to perdition, and/or rebirth in the animal realm, the realm of hungry ghosts. The least negative results from speaking falsely is that, if and when one is again reborn among humans, this karma will result in the breaking of one's friendships.
 
Mystery of rebirth (androgynylist.com)
"Harsh speech -- indulged in, practiced, and developed -- leads to perdition, and/or rebirth in the animal realm, the realm of hungry ghosts. The least negative results from harsh speech is that, if and when one is again reborn among humans, it leads to unappealing sounds.

"Frivolous speech (idle chatter) -- indulged in, practiced, and developed -- leads to perdition, and/or to rebirth in the animal realm, to the realm of hungry ghosts. The least negative results from frivolous speech are that, if and when one is again reborn among humans, it leads to words not worth taking to heart.
 
"Taking intoxicants (drinking liquor) -- indulged in, practiced, and developed -- leads to perdition, and/or rebirth in the animal realm, the realm of hungry ghosts. The least negative results from taking intoxicants are that, if and when one is again reborn as a human, it leads to derangement."

*Karma, my Karma
WISDOM QUARTERLY COMMENTARY
One should not err in thinking that such a "course of conduct" is immediately exhausted simply by rebirth in an unfortunate realm or by a great deal of suffering from spending thousands of years in that realm. The effects of a single action are redounding. Karma does not mean "cause and effect," the Newtonian law. It is almost nothing like that. It is like pushing over a domino or dropping a stone in a still pond. The results and fruits (vipaka and phala) of the action (karma) can be known in general, but the full working out is incomprehensible. Even though Christians say, "God works in mysterious ways," it would be much appropriate to say that of impersonal karma, our own actions leading to their own results which then serve as the causes and conditions of further volitions. Nor is it appropriate to think that "intention" (cetana) means what we intend to happen. It simply means the motivation behind a purposeful act of mind, tongue, or body -- which colors that action and determines the result. All harmful, unprofitable, unbeneficial, unwholesome acts stem from only three roots; the same may be said for all helpful, profitable, beneficial, wholesome acts. Liking, disliking, and ignorance are the unwholesome roots; the names of the categories are more ominous: greed, hatred, delusion. And we blindly consider ourselves innocent of those extremes not realizing that they are simply the titles of three categories of action: craving, aversion, and wrong view. Everything good stems from three other very general categories: nongreed, nonhatred, and nondelusion. One need not "believe" in karma for it to be true. The unintended results, good and bad, will nevertheless come. Yet, doing good because one believes in karma is more beneficial than simply doing good, perhaps because the good action is accompanied by right view to that extent. The results are not likely to be seen for quite some time, so some degree of confidence is necessary to keep doing good. If one acts with the expectation that one will see an immediate result in line with that action, one is likely to be sorely disappointed and may fall under the wrong view that there is no result-of-action, no vipaka, no fruition, no benefit, no consequence, nothing to reap, no reason to further sow.

  • See also AN 4.111, as an example of harsh training. 
  • School of Natural Healing, learning use of HERBS with Dr. Christopher ("Something's Happening," July 24, 2013, KPFK.org Archives, 12:00-1:00 am)

System of a Down, Hollywood Bowl (video)

WARNING: Language! Rock am Ring, Nürburgring. Footage by Plus 1 Live, German TV, 2011.

SET TIMES: 00:00 Prison Song; 03:25 Soldier Side Intro; 04:20 B.Y.O.B.; 08:44 I-E-A-I-A-I-O; 12:30 Needles; 15:40 Deer Dance; 18:50 Radio/Video; 23:05 Hypnotize; 27:02 Question!; 30:55 Suggestions; 33:25 Psycho; 37:45 Chop Suey!; 41:00 Lonely Day; 43:50 Bounce; 45:43 Kill Rock 'n Roll; 48:24 Lost in Hollywood; 53:50 Forest; 57:45 Science; 1:00:19 Darts; 1:03:20 Aerials; 1:07:00 Tentative; 1:10:35 Cigaro; 1:14:29 Suite-Pee; 1:16:52 War?; 1:20:50 Toxicity; 1:24:26 Sugar.

System of a Down (with lead vocalist Serj Tankian having officially released his "Orca Symphony No.1" recently) will be bringing down the legendary Hollywood Bowl tonight. Wisdom Quarterly will be in attendance to keep the peace. And to hear some more or less conscious music. And to see what happens when everyone rebels and tries to mosh among bolted down seats.