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The politicazation of vaccines and masks

   Why are there 80 million Americans unvaccinated and why is there such an aversion to wearing masks?  The answer is simple there is so much disinformation out there that many Americans believe social media or news platforms like fox news and newsman which spread disinformation.  Covid vaccine has become political even though Americans have been getting vaccines for   over a hundred years such as polio , flu, measles and other vaccines.  Why is covid different ?  It started when Donald trump refused to wear a mask and caught covid.   He said it was like the flu even though he had expensive treatment to treat his covid that regular Americans wouldn't have access to.  Republicans started to follow his lead and hence it became political.   Nevermind the more than 648,000 Americans that have died from covid despite this number the covid deniers won't vaccinate causing the virus to mutate into the delta variant.  These millions are spreading covid to vaccinated people and children

Daytona beach trip

Life's a box of chocolates  Did you know that Daytona Beach was where the first Daytona nascar races were held in the 1910s before being moved to present location. On the boardwalk there are plaques about the history of Daytona Beach which is fascinating. Have to go there to enjoy the history and scenery. Here are some photos from trip.

A trip to kennedy space center

 On August 1 1967 kennedy space Center opened on merritt Island as a bus tour since then it has grown to the many exhibits offered at kennedy Center visitor center. Here are some of the photos taken at the kennedy space Center Atlantis rocket The moon landing The rover The rocket The moon landing Astronaut wall Many of the exhibits were very interesting and fun to learn about.

Why thrift store reselling is ethical and not unethical?

  Why thrifting and reselling is ethical and not unethical? I read an article in the North Texan Daily where the writer wrote that reselling is unethical because it causes the thrift store prices to rise. Therefore making it less affordable for the community that relies on these items.   The writer argues that thrifting has become trendy and no longer has a stigma or shame attached to it.  The writer cites a 2010 Pennsylvania State University study which "showed that lower-income individuals more often purchased clothing, furniture, and household goods. Whereas higher-income individuals purchased trinkets and antiques and shopped less frequently." The writer concluded that low-income shoppers thrift as a "necessity" whereas the higher-income shopper thrift as a "commodity".  Therefore making reselling unethical by purchasing low-priced items and reselling for higher profit.   The writer writes about the gentrification of the thrift industry as wealthier an

Some of the most unusual items sold on auction for high amounts of money

 There have been some items that have sold for large sums of money that you wouldn't believe would sell for that amount due to the item itself.  According to CNN, in Auckland  New Zealand a rare houseplant named Rhaphidophora Tetraspema sold for 19,297 dollars. This is the highest amount ever paid for a plant in history.  I hope the buyer has a green thumb.   Some other unusual items that sold for large sums of money are an original Leonardo DiVinci painting named "Salvator Mundi" for 382 million.  It was believed to be a fake originally when bought in the 1950s.   According to Catawiki some of the other items that sold for large sums of money were the world's smallest bible printed in 1727 for 2,400.     The oldest meteorite on earth sold for 16,000. A rare porcelain 1,000-year-old bowl from the Song Dynasty in China (960-1127) sold for 31.9 million. A lock of hair from Elvis Pressley sold for 8,000 dollars. A diamond ring found at an English car boot sale (yard sale