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Intro


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Intro


Political Tease is a Los Angeles based manufacturer of Apparel that is committed to developing and offering innovative products that are impressive, practical, stylish, of great value and intellectually fashionable. 

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Acid Rain is a serious environmental problem that is particularly damaging to lakes, streams and forests, and the plants, animals, insects and aquatic life-forms that live in and/or depend on these ecosystems. It has also been shown to have adverse impacts on human health as well as causing damages to buildings and various other man-made products that are exposed to its elements.

The chemical forerunners of acid rain formation result from both natural sources, such as volcanoes and decaying vegetation, and man-made sources, primarily emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) resulting from fossil fuel combustion. The largest known sources of acid deposition, however, are of the man-made type, coming from power plants and automobiles.

 It is critical that acid deposition be reduced throughout the world to preserve the integrity of natural habitats, as well as to reduce damage to human health and man-made structures. It is a problem that transcends the Nation-State system, as it knows no political boundaries. When sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are released from power plants and other sources, prevailing winds blow these compounds across national borders, sometimes over hundreds of miles. It is, therefore, a global problem, requiring a global solution.

Take action as individuals

It may seem like there is not much that one individual can do to stop acid deposition. However, like many environmental problems, acid deposition is caused by the cumulative actions of millions of individual people. Therefore, each individual can also reduce their contribution to the problem and become part of the solution. Individuals can contribute directly by conserving energy, since energy production causes the largest portion of the acid deposition problem. For example, you can:

  • Turn off lights, computers, and other appliances when you're not using them.
  • Use energy-efficient appliances: lighting, air conditioners, heaters, refrigerators, washing machines, etc.
  • Only use electric appliances when you need them.
  • Keep your thermostat at 68°F in the winter and 72°F in the summer. You can turn it even lower in the winter and higher in the summer when you are away from home.
  • Insulate your home as best you can.
  • Carpool, use public transportation, or better yet, walk or bicycle whenever possible.
  • Buy vehicles with low NOx emissions, and properly maintain your vehicle.
  • Be well informed.
  • Be politically active and lobby the politicians and the bodies that are supposed to represent you to take action on your behalf. 

This is the Age of Information Technology: the age when people live two lives, one of which is lived in the computer. This is the age of a technology like that of Facebook, which puts everyone on the map of the world; the age of a technology like that of Twitter, which gives everyone an access to the podium of the world; and technology like that of Google, which provides individuals with an all-seeing and all-knowing window to the world. This is the Age of Information Technology- the technology that gives every individual an equal opportunity to play God. 

In the 50s, Abstract Expressionism was one of the main assets of the CIA in the propaganda war of the United States against the Soviet Union. This was so, because, as an artistic movement, Abstract Expressionism was being held up as proof of the creativity, the intellectual freedom, and the cultural power of the US, against which the Russian art, strapped into the communist ideological straitjacket, could not compete. As effective as it may have been, Abstract Expressionism started giving way to the emerging Pop Art culture, which used the iconography of television, photography, comics, cinema and advertising as the main subject of the arts in order to celebrate post-war consumerism. Pop Art, in turn, while defying the psychology of Abstract Expressionism, happened to worship the same god of materialism that the sponsors of Abstract Expressionism had set up to promote. 

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The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, which serve to protect individual personal, political, and religious liberties against infringement by government. These articles are as follows:

  1. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
  2. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
  3. No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
  4. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
  5. No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
  6. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
  7. In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
  8. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
  9. The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
  10. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
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Zoroastrianism is the world's oldest monotheistic religion. It was founded by Zoroaster in ancient Iran, approximately 3500 years ago, and served as its national religion for many centuries. In Zoroastrianism, the creator Ahura Mazda is all good, and no evil originates from him. Thus, in Zoroastrianism good and evil have distinct sources, with evil trying to destroy the creation of Mazda, and good trying to sustain it. The victory of good over evil is possible by upholding, through free will, the most basic tenets of the religion, which are Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds. 

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The Islamic Revolution of 1979 marked the rebirth of theocracy in opposition to the rapid military and industrial growth and modernization of the Pahlavi Era. This was not a Revolution in the classic Marxist/Leninist sense of the word, as it was not strictly an expression of class struggle, but one of a population that was enjoying a relatively good material wealth and prosperity, but which was plagued by a rising level of expectation that had been instilled by the same ambitious economic program of the Pahlavi era that had lifted people out of abject poverty in the first place. It was a revolution that undermined the ideas of Communism as it was fueled by religion, backed by the Bazaaris, promoted by the intellectuals and sponsored by the bourgeois owners of the means of production at the time. A precedent had been set. 

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Seven Sins:

  1. When we feel threatened it is natural for anger to kick in and conquer our fear in order to help us fight and ward off the threat. Feeling angry, therefore,  is a natural part of life that would help us protect the well-being of ourselves and those close to us. It is not natural, however, to let hate take control of our anger and turn it into blind rage and violence. Anger in its extreme form is Wrath and is therefore a sin.
  2. It is natural to desire what is needed in order to make it possible for one to live with dignity. It is not natural, however, when this same desire gets so out of control that it urges one to possess so much more, that it deprives others of what they need to survive in comfort and dignity. Desire in its extreme form is greed and is therefore a sin.
  3. It is through hard work and bearing the burden of responsibility for others, and giving happily and voluntarily that one becomes deserving of the natural joy that there is in resting, and receiving comfort, kindness and attention from others. Undeserved rest and comfort is laziness, a form of weakness the practice of which breeds hatred for the self and all who help sustain it. Laziness in the extreme is unnatural, self-destructive and full of hate. It is sloth and therefore a sin.
  4. Pride is an uplifting emotion that results from positive self-evaluation. It comes naturally, and is even considered a virtue, in one who is deserving of the feeling of self-satisfaction, after having achieved the extraordinary through either hard work, ingenuity or sacrifice. Pride, however, is unnatural when it is not associated with personal achievements. There is no ground for pride when one is inheriting the benefits of other people's accomplishments. Where one benefits from someone else's accomplishment through association and no personal effort, there is only room for humility and gratitude. If instead of feeling grateful and humble one should indulge in feelings of self-satisfaction, then that feeling would not be pride anymore, but vanity and therefore a sin.
  5. It would be natural to desire to partake of the virtue that one recognizes in others. Where this desire to become better, leads one to admire and proactively emulate those who are already there, jealousy is indeed a virtue. Where the lack of whatever it takes to actually make one better corrupts ones' desire, turning admiration into hatred and the role model into an enemy, there jealousy has gone too far and therefore becomes a sin.
  6. Food is a gift from nature to nurture the body and alleviate suffering from hunger. The act of enjoying and appreciating a gift is a virtue. In the absence of hunger or need, consuming food is unnatural, not enjoyable and a waste, is gluttony and therefore a sin.
  7. Sexual desire is natural, because the very survival of most of the species depend on it. Intense sexual desire and longing for enthusiastic acts of love is passion- is a romantic and a noble emotion characteristic of human beings. What makes passion different from lust is that, in despite of the intensity of desire, passion still remains an emotion under control. When the intensity of desire is so much that it alters the state of mind to the extent of putting disorder in the emotion, taking it beyond all reasoning and control, turning passion into lust and therefore making it a sin. 
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Rumi was an evolutionary thinker in the sense that he believed that the spirit after devolution from the divine undergoes an evolutionary process by which it comes nearer and nearer to the same divine Ego, or GOD. The attainment of God is the ground and the goal of all existence. It knows no countries and no religions as Rumi explains in the following poem: 

"What is to be done, O Moslems? For I do not recognize myself. 
I am neither Christian, nor Jew, nor Gabr, nor Moslem. 
I am not of the East, nor of the West, nor of the land, nor of the sea; 
I am not of Nature's mint, nor of the circling' heaven. 
I am not of earth, nor of water, nor of air, nor of fire; 
I am not of the empyrean, nor of the dust, nor of existence, nor of entity. 
I am not of India, nor of China, nor of Bulgaria, nor of Saqsin. 
I am not of the kingdom of 'Iraqian, nor of the country of Khorasan 
I am not of the this world, nor of the next, nor of Paradise, nor of Hell. 
I am not of Adam, nor of Eve, nor of Eden and Rizwan. 
My place is the Placeless, my trace is the Traceless; 
'Tis neither body nor soul, for I belong to the soul of the Beloved. 
I have put duality away, I have seen that the two worlds are one; 
One I seek, One I know, One I see, One I call. 
He is the first, He is the last, He is the outward, He is the inward; 
I know none other except God."