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The Political Tee Shirt to Make a Statement

A political tee shirt that's what! Every time the elections roll around, there is a fresh innovation in the world of tee shirt design, and there is a slew of Graphic Tees,....

The Political Tee Shirt to Make a Statement

What is it that is button-less, collarless, and pocket-less, with a round neck and short sleeves? What is perhaps the most comfortable and ubiquitous garment in the world? A Tee shirt that's what! And what is it that makes a political statement, declares electoral allegiance and shows support for the candidature or other cause? A political tee shirt that's what! Every time the elections roll around, there is a fresh innovation in the world of tee shirt design, and there is a slew of Graphic Tees, or funny tshirts with a political message that start gaining popularity instantly. Political tees can be used to make any kind of statement be it on the environment, democracy, freedom, war and peace or electoral candidate.

There is a whole lot of funny tshirts inspired by President George W Bush and not in a nice way I may add. So it is that you have a graphic tee of a diminutive Bush, with an elongated shadow behind him that of the evil character from Star Wars, Darth Vader, complete with brandished sword, with the caption Dubya Vader! Here's another: Who would Jesus Bomb? The answer is just a picture of a silly smiling Bush.

Then there are those tees that declare you to be a conservative or a liberal: here is a really funny tee; I'd rather be a conservative nut job than a liberal with no nuts and no job. Or what about this one that claims to list the Top Ten Good Things About Liberals and then has a list with numbers 10 to 2 left blank, and the number 1 being They Die Eventually. Even though the message is a little hostile you can't help but smile. And here is one that does not mince any words about what the wearer thinks about Liberals: I just neutered a cat. Now he's a liberal. Then of course there are all of those Tees which declare to all and sundry who you are going to vote for in the next election.

Graphic tees can be used sometimes be used to make a serious political statement, say one relating to the environment: A stark black tee with a monochrome picture of planet Earth on it, bears the slogan There is no Planet B, an effective way to remind people that we need to take care of mother Earth it's the only one we have! Another thought provoking one would be a plain tee with the drawing of a tree on in, only the branches of the tree look more like the human brain and the words Think Green printed on it compel you to think.

You can now design your own t shirt and get paid for it. Submit your designs to the ongoing design contest at Inkfruit.com and you could win cash prizes if your t shirt design is selected a winner.

By Sarika Kabra
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Thank Goodness God Created Women! - A Jewelers Sentiment

Thank Goodness God Created Women! - A Jewelers Sentiment

If it were not for the ladies, all the jewelers on earth would be out of business. In fact the idea of taking a chunk of yellow metal and fashioning it into something that you could hang around your neck, put through your ears, attach to your garment, or put on your wrist or finger, would probably never have dawned on the male of the species. He would have probably used the stuff to make horse shoes, water buckets or belt buckles, if indeed the wearing of pants would ever have become necessary.

This Feminine fascination for things yellow and sparkly is not a new phenomenon. Take a look at this quote from the ancient scriptures and note that it was stated before Eve came on the scene.

" Now there was a river issuing out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it began to be parted and it became, as it were, four heads. 11 The first one's name is Pi'shon; it is the one encircling the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good. There also are the bdellium gum and the onyx stone." - Genesis 2:10-14

Most of us have heard of Mesopotamia, which means 'the land between the rivers' Somewhere in or near this ancient land, the first discovery of Gold was made and it must have been at the beginning of our history that the idea of creating jewelry by combining gold and gemstones, was conceived.

How appropriate! Perhaps Adam already had his workbench, jeweler's pliers, files and tools in production, ready to please his lady. Maybe that's a bit far fetched, but one thing is for sure. He had the gold and the gems.

Whether you believe in the Garden or Eden or not, its very strange that practically every nation on earth has some sort of legend associated with a paradise, a tree, some fruit, and eternal life. And the idea of combining gemstones [in this case onyx and bdellium gum-see below] with gold, has never gone out of fashion.

Take, for example, this quote from the book: Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. Summarizing the tomb of Queen Puabi, discovered by Wooley, back in the 1920s Puabi. The words of Wooley accentuate the excitement that must have pervaded these pioneer archaeologists of the 20th century:

"In the largest of all the stone-built royal tombs, which had been entered by robbers and most thoroughly plundered, there remained only one corner of the last chamber to be cleared, and we had given up expectation of any 'finds' when suddenly a loose bit of shell inlay turned up, and the next minute the foreman's hand, carefully brushing away the earth, laid bare the corner of a mosaic in lapis lazuli and shell."

He uncovered some 600 burials, including a particularly rich tomb that yielded a gold reticule (similar to a woman's handbag) containing gold toilet implements and a dagger with a blade made of a gold-and-silver alloy called electrum, a handle of lapis lazuli, and an elaborate gold sheath
The queen's tomb included 23 sacrificed servants, a lyre with golden ornaments, and a fortune in vessels and jewelry made of gold, silver, and gems. gold, lapis lazuli, carnelian, and white paste. A gold band was wound several times around the queen's head and over it was placed a frontlet of lapis lazuli and carnelian beads supporting gold ring pendants.

This in turn was overlaid by a band of lapis lazuli cylindrical beads and pendant leaves fashioned from sheet gold, each with a carnelian bead at its tip. Another band of pendant leaves, different in form, comprised the next layer. These leaves were separated by gold rosettes with petals inlaid with lapis and white paste.

At the back of her head, Puabi wore a gold comb surmounted by rosettes. A pair of large double-lunate earrings were given added support by four spiral twists of gold wire set in locks of hair somewhere close to the ears.

Her upper body was covered by strands of beads made of precious metals and semiprecious stones that stretched from her shoulders to her belt. Ten rings decorated her fingers. A diadem or fillet made up of thousands of small lapis lazuli beads with gold pendants depicting plants and animals was apparently on a table near her head.

Two attendants were in the chamber with Puabi, one crouched near her head, the other at her feet. Various metal, stone and pottery vessels lay around the walls of the chamber, as well as a delightful solid gold drinking straw. "

If you take a look at this amazing array of ancient women's ornaments, what strikes you is that a lot of it would not look out of place on a modern woman and could appear in the pages of the latest copy of 'Vogue' along with other current designs, without raising an eyebrow.

Yes, nothing has changed. It started in Eden. Continued in Ur and stays with us to this day. Women just love gold and jewelery, and as a stone cutter and jewelery designer, I repeat the sentiment: 'Thank Goodness God Created Women."

Addendum: My research indicates that Ur, the birthplace of Abraham is the most ancient of all cities. Other discoveries in Iraq have yielded thousands of clay tablets which describe the every day life of people living 2000 years BC. Please do a Google search on this subject for more research on this fascinating period of human history.

Bdellium gum: This is a genus of small trees or bushes with a scrubby, spiny appearance and little foliage, growing in hot sunny places. When the bark is cut, a fragrant, resinous juice, or gum, oozes out. After the gum is removed from the tree it soon hardens, becomes wax like and transparent, and is similar to a pearl in appearance.

Onyx [meaning 'fingernail' in Greek]. There are many varieties of this stone but the original description by the Greeks indicated that the color was similar to the effects you get as you look at your fingernail.

Thank Goodness God created women! And a jeweler might ad: and gold, silver and precious stones as well!

Its amazing that, just like snowflakes, there are an endless array of jewelry designs! Click on http://www.opalmine.com to see gemstones such as you have never seen before. These ancient beauties have been released from the dirt of the Australian outback, captured by the skill of our online designer 'Brusacci' and placed skillfully in frames of gold and silver. Enjoy a visit to the Australian bush at the same time, and talk to the designer himself if you want some special jewelry suggestions.

Peter Brusaschi the author of the CD 'The ordinary Bloke's guide to opal' has been sponsoring the site http://www.opalmine.com with its opal encyclopedia and chat forum, for the past 10 years. Peter has been visiting the Australian outback for the past 50 years and is an expert on the subject of opals, and the Australian outback. [known by Australians as 'the bush']
By Peter Brusaschi
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Buying Picnic Baskets For Special Gifts

Picnic baskets make great gifts for couples and families...Several types of willow, such as yellow willow, are popular. Other baskets are made of combinations of woods, such as rattan and bamboo....

Buying Picnic Baskets For Special Gifts

Picnic baskets make great gifts for couples and families. After you have given these presents to your friends and relatives, they will think of you when they are enjoying their outdoor meals.

There are many different styles to choose.

The basic structures of picnic baskets are made of various materials. Several types of willow, such as yellow willow, are popular. Other baskets are made of combinations of woods, such as rattan and bamboo. There are even some that are made in the style of a suitcase, out of a support structure covered in canvas.

Look for unique shapes of picnic baskets. Some are designed specifically for a special event. One might be a white washed basket in a heart shape meant for a wedding couple. Another special shape and style could be an oval basket with deep rose lid and handles to signify romance. This could be given to any couple.

Other shapes include picnic baskets that open from the center to each side, suitcase style, barrel style, and English style. Explore all the different choices to find the one that strikes you as the most beautiful.

Inside the basket, there should usually be a lining. Some of them are lined with canvas, corduroy, or quilted cotton. Many picnic baskets come complete with picnic blankets so your friends can stretch out their picnic lunch on a shady park lawn or in a breezy meadow. There are several options for transporting wine in picnic baskets. Some of them have special wine holders that attach to the outside of the basket. Others have special compartments inside for bottles of wine. There are others that are simply roomy enough that you can put the bottle of wine in the bottom of the basket.

Pay attention to the extras that are added in with picnic baskets. You might find wine glasses and a corkscrew for a romantic toast. A cheese knife and cutting board would give them the tools to complete the snack. If they wanted to go all out and have a meal, they could use plates, flatware, and cloth napkins. Stainless steel salt and pepper shakers add a nice touch. It is more common to find picnic baskets with service for two. Perhaps that is because of the romance often associated with picnics. However, families also like to take picnics. You can easily find baskets with service for four.

These carriers will be a little larger, which is what you need when you are serving more people. They are also handy when two couples go out together for a day in the fresh air. Some of these picnic baskets have a set of four wine glasses; perfect for such an event. When you want to give a present to encourage your friends to enjoy outdoor recreation, picnic baskets are great for couples and small groups. Your friends or relatives will add these baskets to their home store of recreation equipment. They will then be ready when warm weather and a relaxing day come together.

For purchasing information visit Bargains Delivered Picnic Baskets or PicnicsDelivered.com
By Bob Schmitt
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41How to Choose Beauty Cases to Match Your Sense of Adventure

Choose Beauty Cases ....When choosing beauty cases for your make up and personal products, look for cases that are well made to stand up to the demands of travel....

41How to Choose Beauty Cases to Match Your Sense of Adventure

People who travel for business or pleasure usually find their road trips to be fun and exciting. If you are packing for such a trip, you might find yourself zipping your good make up into plastic bags and throwing it in your large suitcases with your clothing. While it may seem a carefree way to pack, you will not feel so laid back when your clothing is damaged and your make up is ruined. Beauty cases offer a solution.

When choosing beauty cases for your make up and personal products, look for cases that are well made to stand up to the demands of travel. The most durable kinds are usually box-shaped train cases. Locking clasps will ensure that no one touches your cosmetics unless you want them to do so. A sturdy handle is important so that you can easily carry the beauty case without dropping its contents.

Another thing to look for when choosing beauty cases is the size you want. Some people only have a little make up to bring along. For them, a very small, plain cube with about a 7 inch by 7 inch base would be ideal. They could bring everything along without carrying more than they needed.

However, you may want the maximum storage space for your cosmetics if you are an actor, a model, you are going on a long trip, or you simply like to carry a lot of make up. If this is the case, you can get all kinds of beauty cases to do the job. There are beauty cases with slide out drawers and fold out trays. Some of them even have movable dividers. There are rolling beauty cases that are as large as carry on luggage at about 14 inches wide, 9 inches deep, and 27 inches tall. People who carry these make up cases are prepared for any adventure.

Probably the least important consideration for most people buying beauty cases is the outward appearance. Many people prefer basic black. However, you might like to get something different than the standard color. There are dotted, stripped, and clear cases to choose. These cases are certainly more festive, and can put you in a vacationing mood.

Choosing beauty cases can be fun and easy. Just look for the qualities that are most important to you and you cannot go wrong. When you find the right make up case for the job, you will be ready to begin your adventures.

For purchasing information please visit BargainsDelivered.com or CasesDelivered.com
By Bob Schmitt
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Get Stylish With the Most Immortal Dress Styles of All Time!

Dress Styles--- The immortal black dress: - The curvaceous corset dress: - Emphasizing your figure with the sheath gown: - Minis and Baby Doll dresses:

Get Stylish With the Most Immortal Dress Styles of All Time!

People say we are what we wear. People can usually guess our personalities from the cloths we wear. And women usually are very critical of what they wear because of the fact that they want to create a wonderful first impression on everyone they meet. And this urge has inspired designers to create the best clothes for the women who love wearing them to death. And this demand has produced some of the richest varieties of dresses that this age has made popular.

From Marilyn Monroe to Marilyn Manson, different kinds of dresses have been used to make different kinds of statements. The combination of the accessibility and the sexiness of dresses makes it an obvious choice for women who dress to impress. But of course not every dress suits every kind of woman. So what kind of dresses have been made popular by fashion overtime?

Here are a few:

- The immortal black dress:
There was a bygone age when wearing black was taboo for women because it was said to be a color of death and mourning. But now it has transformed into the most sophisticated and beautiful of all dress colors. The little black dress has transformed into a style icon that's never out of season.

- The curvaceous corset dress:
Nothing speaks of a sexy kind of dominance like the corset. It is the ultimate combination of sexy, mysterious and dark. And another advantage of wearing a corset dress is that it gives the illusion of curves to those who have none and enhances those who are thus gifted. A definite keeper.

- Emphasizing your figure with the sheath gown:
The sheath gown provides the ultimate silhouette for your body in the sense that it provides emphasis on your model-like curves without being skin-tight. If you have the body to flaunt this elongated gown made popular by the likes of Monica Bellucci, then by all means it's for you!

- Minis and Baby Doll dresses:
This is one of the best fashion revivals of all. Remember the 1960s when all the screen bombshells would flaunt their figures with reckless abandon and short skirts? Now this cute and sexy fashion statement is making a comeback with a vengeance. And all the man are praising heaven for it!

These are just a few of the popular dresses that have been catapulted by style into immortality. For more ideas on what to wear that would make you feel amazing, go to: http://crunkish.com/top-ten-dress-styles-for-the-fashion-fabulous/
By Otto Kreistler
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The Right Handbags For You

Women love to have the right handbags. The right handbag will offer the owner many important factors: versatility, reliability, functionality, and all of this while remaining stylish, trendy,

The Right Handbags For You

Handbag designs keep getting better and more creative every season. Women can make great style statements by carrying handbags. Most stylish women in the world all have a great collection of handbags as their matching accessories. With the increased consciousness and awareness about the fashion everybody wants to have the latest and trendy accessories. Women all over the world have already understood that great looks come with handbags.

Women love to have the right handbags. The right handbag will offer the owner many important factors: versatility, reliability, functionality, and all of this while remaining stylish, trendy, and affordable. Of course you want a handbag that's of good quality. Be aware of what you want before you begin. Buy exactly what you want and need.

Here are some question before choosing The Right Handbags for You: Are you trendy, Casual or Classic one?. How would you describe your daily schedule? Which of the following best describes your shape? What do you usually carry with you?. Which of the following best describes your shape?

When choosing a handbag make sure the size is appropriate for your look. If you are tall and slender, then you want a handbag that is round or square and if you are a bit heavier as you should pick bags that are thin, slim and longer shaped. Women who are shorter and rounder tend to want to look thinner and taller, and a bag with a slim and long shape will help. For the tall and slender woman who want to look a little more fleshed out and shorter, a round or square handbag can help.

No matter what handbag you choose. Handbags come in every color and shade available in any size you need, and in numerous styles such as practical, theatrical, fanciful, and bold. Different styles are appropriate for different occasions and purposes. Depending upon the choice and personality of the person, the bags can be chosen

If you are real crazy for handbags, you can visit http://www.rezadesita.com you can browse our website and choose your favorite handbags.
By Reza Desita
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The Truth About Emo

The first emo bands to form were notably Embrace, which was a band formed by punk and straight edge veteran Ian MacKaye, ....

The Truth About Emo

Emo started as a genre of hardcore punk music in the 80s which revolved around the opposite ideals than that of most hardcore punk bands of that time. Generally hardcore punk was associated with positivity and being 'manly'. Hardcore punk shows would often consist of mainly males, and females were very rarely at hardcore shows. The band members and crowd were often shirtless and it was a very rough and raw genre filled with blood and sweat. Instead of these typical styles in hardcore, emo formed and was relatively calm sounding in comparison and far more melodic.

The first emo bands to form were notably Embrace, which was a band formed by punk and straight edge veteran Ian MacKaye, another one of the first emo bands to form is the band "Rites Of Spring". The word "emocore" which stands for 'emotional hardcore' also began to be used to classify early emo bands.

In the 90s the second wave of emo began to be associated with the indie scene more than the punk scene, as the first wave of emo was. Fundamental bands during the second wave of emo consist of Sunny Day Real Estate, At the Drive-In and The Get Up Kids. Most of these bands would be considered indie to many, but as I've stated during the second wave of emo there was a grey area where the two genres seemed to meet.

The third wave of emo which is the current wave of the genre became rather mainstream, especially due to the growth of internet usage and the easy promotion of bands through social and music networking sites. There is a lot of disagreement as to what current emo and screamo bands are. Most people tend to classify the band "My Chemical Romance" as the largest and most mainstream emo band of the current wave, even though My Chemical Romance themselves have publicly stated that they do not want to be called an emo band. Other bands which are generally referred to as emo/screamo bands are Senses Fail, Bleed The Dream, Hawthorne Heights and many more.

There has been large controversy on the topic of emo over the past few years, mainly due to misinterpretation and ignorance of the topic. Since the emo genre tends to focus on emotional concepts such as loss of love, relationships and problems within life many see it as a whiny genre and feel that the genre itself is promoting depression and self-mutilation of which both have nothing to really do with emo at all. It is possible that some bands mention self mutilation and actual depression but yet so do some metal and goth bands of which are both usually the largest haters of emo culture. What many fail to realize is that you don't have to be depressed or a cutter to be interest and involved in emo music. Though it is true that many people tend to follow a culture to fit in, in those cases you will often find those who adopt the self-mutilation and depression to try fit in.

Emo has also found itself in the media lately due to claims that children listening to emo bands are more likely to commit suicide. In another incident there was large media coverage for an event in Mexico where attacks on 'emo kids' ended up in large marches in protest against the violence.

http://www.scenestyles.net is a site dedicated to providing the truth about subcultures, as well as offering those interested in the fashion side of it tutorials on how to create the look that they want. There are forums, shopping, galleries and more.
By Bryn De Kocks
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