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Why won't you wear a mask in public?

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Why won't you wear a mask in public? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery as the expression goes.  President Trump refuses to wear a mask in public so many of his supporters follow his lead. There are many who follow conspiracy theories such as the 5g conspiracy where people believe that the coronavirus is a fake illness designed to distract the people from the development of broadband technology designed to spy on us.  Nevermind that over 100,000 people have died, but to the conspiracy nuts out there big brother is out there.  Finally, people don't like being told what to do even if its for the public health.  They start talking about their amendment rights which many probably couldn't recite on their own but manage to invoke. Coronavirus doesn't know politics nor the Constituion it kills republicans and democrats alike.  Trump is trying to revive economy to save his presidency at any costs especially by ignoring the coronavirus.   Southern states that opene

Holy land in belleview fl

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I visited Holy land in belleview fl still under construction very nice place to visit here is a photo

Top 60 thrifting blogs on the web

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My blog was selected as one of feedspots top 60 thrifting blogs on the web which is such an honor. If you want to visit other 59 thrifting blogs go to this link   top 60 blogs   Visit my store at  My ebay shop

Is thrifting safe in the age of covid 19

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During this pandemic of covid19 many norms that Americans enjoyed have forever changed such as thrift shopping.  We have to ask the question is it safe to buy thrift preowned items in the age of covid 19.   In my opinion I think it can be safe if we follow the strict cleansing regiment for many of the thrift items that can be washed and disinfected with bleach. There are some items that are preowned might be excluded such as shoes, and undergarments if they can't be washed well. 1.  Some items that can be thrifted is clothing such as jeans, blouses, skirts, dresses, pant suits and any other clothing.  These items should be laundered according to the directions on label and should use detergent that includes clorox to safely launder the clothes. 2. Handbags if they are leather they should be wiped down with a Lysol wipe gently just to disinfect.  Use leather cleaner to clean leather.  If cloth handbags they can be washed in the washing machine. 3. Toys can be washed if plastic

History of homer laughlin virginia rose pattern

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Homer laughlin began in the 1870s  located in East Liverpool Ohio and founded by Homer and Shakespeare Laughlin.  The company originally started as Ohio valley pottery then renamed as Laughlin bros. In 1879 , Shakespeare sold his interest to Homer .  Homer renamed company as Homer Laughlin company and ran it for two decades before selling it to investors which included his former bookkeeper W.E.Wells along with Louis Aaron and his sons in 1897. The new owners moved to Nevell West Virginia in 1907, The factory still operates today as the HCL Inc. Family of companies that includes the Hall China co. Virginia rose was first introduced in 1929 and the line ran from 1932 until 1968.  Virginia rose refers to the name of the shape of the plates rather than a name of a pattern.  The shape of the plate is not round rather it is a molded edge which is a swirl design.  There were four versions of this plate created before the final design was chosen.  The name of the plate was named Virginia ro

Rare jadiete piece sold at auction

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I recently sold a rare Jadeite  piece I didn't know how rare it was.  It was a large 11 inch modern Swedish mixing bowl.  As soon as I placed it on auction got offers on it, I accepted 50.00 on it because it had a small chip and crack on it.  I sold it as is.  This example was very unique sold it for a client.   Here is the photo of mixing bowl

What is Joe Biden doing?

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Joe Biden recently had an inter view with a podcaster that went wrong when Biden told this interviewer that you ain't black if you vote for Trump.  What's wrong with gaffe prone Biden, many democrats are not that excited about Biden since we are stuck with him. The least he could do is come out of the basement and start running some ads against Trump.  Instead of doing these gaffes against his own campaign, it shows incompetency .we need a strong candidate that can defeat Trump this fall.

A voice among millions in the age of covid 19

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I am only one voice out of millions in the age of covid 19.  This is my opinion only as I express my point of view on how president trump trying to divert attention from the covid 19 crisis.  This disease is not leaving until we get a vaccine.  Social distancing is the only way we can ride out this pandemic until we find a treatment or a vaccine.  Trump is doing many things to blame others over the response of his covid 19 response.  Trump has blamed obama and China.    The only way is to do nationwide testing to isolate those that have covid 19 from those that don't have it.  This is the only way we can open the economy with people feeling safe again entering businesses as they open.   The businesses can open but I don't think people will be rushing in to restaurants or go shopping.   Trump is dividing our nation with politicizing covid 19 by attacking governors that take precautions to social distance.  One example was Wisconsin where the court ruled that the governor over re

Coronavirus shuts down America and the world

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I never thought in my lifetime I would see a pandemic like a coronavirus or COVID 19.  People are afraid awhile some are not taking this situation seriously with kids on spring break on Florida beaches. This disease is so deadly and so contagious that doctors are still learning about this disease.  Meanwhile, America and the whole world have shutdown causing loss of jobs and slowdown of the economy. I hope that Americans take this seriously and that practicing social distancing will curb the spread of COVID 19.  The fear of this spreading and causing death like the 1918 influenza pandemic is scary.  The US economy is taking a hit so the government said they will send direct payments to Americans. Many ideas are being floated around to help businesses keep afloat.  There have to be multiple ideas because COVID 19 can last for months since it's so contagious until a vaccine is found. One idea is to test everyone to see who has it and who can be isolated until they are better.  Am

Savings House- Saving Money Shopping and Thrifting: I love color

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Savings House- Saving Money Shopping and Thrifting: I love color : I love color This is the norm at home, I hate bland beige walls which have no personality.  I prefer a splash of color everywhere so th...

Why CNN should Change their outdated news format

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CNN known as Cable News Network has had the same 24hr repetitive news service since the 1980s since Ted Turner created it. The news that is played on the network is mainly of a political nature and less of what is happening around the U.S. The news network plays the same news constantly and they keep reporting it as breaking news when they have repeated it for over an hour. Fox News has contrasted itself because it promotes news from around the U.S. and abroad along with political news all with a conservative point of view. Although Fox News has propagated fake news and false reporting, it's the appearance of promoting real news is in its format. Often beating CNN in ratings with editorial shows like Hannity. Although CNN has news shows like Cuomo and Anderson Cooper 360, it doesn't differentiate itself from the political news of the day and is a continuation of the daytime news coverage. CNN should cover more topics the way PBS does; it covers interesting world news topi

Savings House- Saving Money Shopping: DIY Disaster Painting furniture

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Savings House- Saving Money Shopping: DIY Disaster Painting furniture : In today's current economy, many Americans are finding ways to save money and help the environment by recycling and up cycling vintage f...

Savings House- Saving Money Shopping: Savingshouse welcome page

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Savings House- Saving Money Shopping: Savingshouse welcome page : This blog is an adventure and experiment in writing about local and current events.  Google has expressed that I must notify about European ...

Why Trump is so strong with base

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No one understands especially voters from the left or moderate voters how Trump has managed to sustain such loyalty with his strong Republican base. Some of the reasons why Trump does so well with his base is that he said what he would do if placed in office and he has kept his word; at least most of his promises.  He promised to crack down on illegal immigration; build a wall and have Mexico pay for it, which he couldn't do. Instead, taxpayers are paying for the way; Trump passed a tax plan that helps corporations and the rich; eliminated tax deductions for regular taxpayers that they got less back on their annual tax refunds; Trump's base will rationalize that he cut payroll taxes so they got more in their paychecks even if it's not a great difference. Trump promised to eliminate Obamacare and is currently in the supreme court trying to overturn it. Trump promised to pack federal courts with conservative judges which he has along with Mc Connell.  On the surface, it looks