For you Pluto supporters
Also, please explain how Charon fits into your definition.
Update: I have been vindicated, and it feels good.
You left out fear of being called anti-semitic.What...the...
But really, is being called anti-semitic a valid fear in America?
Do white people who believe it's unsafe to drive thru Watts in Los Angeles at night, really fear Blacks?
Do people who think Karl Rove is an evil person, really fear fat white men?
Do blacks who have the Confederate flag waved in their face, really fear everybody in the South?
American Jews pretend to fear anti-Semitism is a mental disease, although they have difficulty explaining how 60 million Germans or 300 million Arabs, and now tens of millions of Americans came to have that very same quirk of brain chemistry. The real truth is more frightening to Jews. Fact is Americans never had the underlying motive for Jew-hatred (which is the jealousy that fragile and endangered peoples bear against the Jews for their so called "Biblical immortality"), because prior to George W. Bush we have always kept a firm seperation of church and state. Religion was never factored into the democracy formula, until the Christian Conservatives and American Jews skewed the equation.
"The presentiment of ethnic death does not haunt new nations composed of immigrants who left the fey imaginings of their ancestors behind at the far shore." (Franz Rosenzweig)
Because we oppose being brainwashed by our medias, you need not fear us as being anti-semitic.
Because we oppose the military aggression of Israel to take land, you need not fear us as being anti-semitic.
Because we oppose our governments one sided backing of a nation (Israel) that freely invades and kills it's neighbors, you need not fear us as being anti-semitic.
By: NCCarboys on August 07, 2006 at 01:55pm
Humans aren't the only creatures that vocalize during sex.Stridulations, eh?
While mating, female Physocylus globosus spiders emit high-frequency squeaks to let males know what they should be doing, a new study finds.
Called stridulations, the shrill cries sound like squeaky leather and are made in response to the rhythmic squeezing actions of the male's genitalia from inside the female during sex.
Female spiders are able to store sperm from different males inside their bodies and can choose which lucky male spider gets to fertilize her eggs. Squeezing stimulates the females and raises a male's chances that his sperm will be selected.Yes, I am taking notes for future reference.
"Males that squeezed females more often during copulation sired more offspring than males that squeezed less often," said study team member William Eberhard of the Universidad de Costa Rica and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.
However, if done too forcefully, the action can physically damage the female. If a male squeezes too hard or too long, the female squeaks to let him know to pick up the pace but to take it easy.
To produce the squeaking sounds, females scrape a part of their "pedipalp"—a leg-like appendage located near their mouths—against the file-like surface of their fangs, or "chelicera."Seems reasonable, I guess.
A male spider's genitalia are located at the end of its pedipalp. During sex, he inserts this tip into the female. Muscles near the base of the pedipalp flex during sex, creating the rhythmic squeezing motions that cause a female to cry out.
The researchers mated 68 virgin P. globosus females with two males. They found that the number of squeezes the males made were associated with the number of times the females cried out during sex. Stridulations became more frequent if males failed to loosen a squeeze in response to a previous plea.
Obedient males that consistently followed the female's directions ended up siring more offspring. It's thought that the squeezing motion propels the male's sperm deeper into the female's body, where it is more likely to fertilize her eggs.
"Females presumably favored the paternity of males that could stimulate them, thereby obtaining sons that were better stimulators and thus more able to induce females to fertilize their eggs with their sperm," Eberhard told LiveScience.