U.S President Above The Law?

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That Donald Trump is one nasty dude. His latest comments should have been the discriminating icing on the cake. There are demons in all of us, but what makes civilized people different from others, some people keep the demons in check. “The dark side of yourself” So is the U.S President Above The Law?

As an ordinary citizen I was always under the impression, the President, of all people, should uphold the law of the land to the utmost. He has to set the example for all of its citizens.

Donald trump feels, and as well as he should, that he can do and say whatever he his heart desires. He believes that he does not have to keep these inner human feelings in check. He answers to nobody. “I’M THE PRESIDENT” don’t you know!  But you are still “human” and you still have to uphold the law of the land, Well, I would think!!

Is the U.S President Above The Law?

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Is Smoking Marijuana Bad For You.

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The three most asked questions are on the web, one being, Is Smoking Marijuana Bad for You? And the second, Is Smoking Cigarettes bad for you? And the third, Is smoking Electronic Cigarettes bad for you? (E-cigarettes) I think the key word is “Smoking.” anything.

The Health Professionals sole belief is that the smoke from the cigarette and the associated 500 different chemicals, goes into your lungs, clogs up all the blood vessels (small air sacs) with nicotine. Starving much-needed oxygen to the brain and body. This in turn, causes lung diseases such as respiratory and breathing problem. Sickness and generally poor quality of life. Well . . . you get the idea. And that makes total sense.

The question, Is Smoking Marijuana Bad For You?

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Learn About Collecting Vintage Costume Jewelry


The Least you Should Know about collecting vintage jewelrySo, you want to Learn About Collecting Vintage Costume Jewelry , and you’re not sure where to start. Well you come to the right place.

When collecting vintage , antique costume jewelry, cosmetic jewelry or as some people just call it junk jewelry the question is, why should I collect it anyway?  Besides the looks, there are never-ending styles, colors, and popularity. Well, that wouldn’t be a good enough reason to collect costume jewelry, or WOULD IT?


Learn About Collecting Vintage Costume Jewelry could be a lucrative business when you learn what to look for.

Before the 20th century, women wore jewelry made of precious and semi-precious stones and metals. They did IT as an expression to flaunt their wealth and their social standing in the community. Today it’s not so much a social symbol for the wealthy as it is an extension of you, they say, your personality.

** Did you know a Real Diamond would only be set in an expensive high quality setting such as white gold, platinum or yellow gold?

In the early part of the 20th century, things did change. Industrialization brought experimentation to new forms of jewelry, new materials. The sole purpose was making beautiful styles availability for the ordinary person rather than just the rich and famous. Much of this costume jewelry was made of a hard plastic resin and other known material such as Bakelite, which was invented around 1907.

The ordinary, general public now had access to this fine inexpensive high end looking glitter.

Wikipedia’s article explains costume jewelry just perfectly, along with these other websites. The links at the bottom will also explain how to go about Identifying and cataloging your little beauties. Some will tell you how to even identify the famous artists that designed these colorful beauties.

THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW series is about collecting cosmetic jewelry or collecting…anything.

When going to an estate auction, garage sales or any place people are setting up to liquidate their leftover items, you’ll always find tables with a mixed gaudy looking cosmetic jewelry. It’s everywhere you look, and some all mixed together in a big lump. You find people meticulously sorting through the pile.(but you never know!)




Why should you collect cosmetic jewelry? A ring was found at garage sale worth ½ million dollars, and one lucky customer is cashing in on a major find at this High End Auction House in England.                                          

 Their auction advertisement states: We will auction off a sparkly cocktail ring that in the 1980s a woman bought at a car boot sale. The starting bid is £250,000 (roughly $325,000). The owner revealed, “I thought for decades it was costume jewelry and wore it without a care in the world.”

In my series THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW, I try to explain simple things to look for in Collecting Costume Jewelry

So this is why you should start collecting Costume Jewelry, whether you’re buying, selling or just, want to keep it scenario. It’s the most popular item to sell for an entrepreneur at Flea markets, farmers markets, garage sales, and any free-lance markets. Who do you think is the busiest of all the vendors at these places? …. Jewelry Vendors.

THE LEAST YOU HAVE TO KNOW about collecting cosmetic jewelry. Get to know the difference between real gold and fake, polished tin for silver.      “DO YOUR RESEARCH.”

Always Remember . . . . “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER”.

You tube video on fake jewelry.

So learning simple tell tale signs is a must and these  simple tools,  I never leave home without.gold is not magnetic

1- Flashlight

2- Pocket

3- Magnet Jewelry Loupe                                                                                                                                (Did you know GOLD AND SILVER are NOT MAGNETIC?)

Here is a #1 asked question… What is the proper way to clean my jewelry? A proper way of cleaning your diamonds, precious stones or even cosmetic jewelry, best to use a noninvasive Ultrasonic Cleaner, that will do the trick and there cheap to purchase.

TIP  . . . Because of a diamond’s large price tag, a real one will only be set in high quality jewelry. For example, a real diamond will be set in materials such as white gold, platinum, yellow gold, pave or side-stone setting and halo setting rings. Precious stones are NEVER glued in and are always secured with 4 or 5 clasped.

TIP , , , Very few people look hard at a mess old vintage Jewelry; and like I said, some can’t be bothered in most cases. But in and among that mess could just be gold, could even be real gems. This hand full of whatever in most cases go for a very reasonable amount of money at auctions.  Old jewelry boxes full of whatever and you end up buying the lot for mere pitons. (small amounts of money)

If a diamond is already placed in a ring, look at the type of setting and mount that’s used.

Because of a diamond’s large price tag, a real one will only be set in high quality jewelry. For example, a real diamond will be set in materials such as white gold, platinum, yellow gold, pave or side-stone setting and halo setting rings. Precious stones are NEVER glued in and are always secured with 4 or 5 clasped.

Tip . . . Magnet Test Neither gold nor silver are magnetic so if you hold a piece of jewelry to a magnet and it sticks, then it is fake. However, this shouldn’t be the ultimate test to confirm that a piece is real or fake. Some counterfeited pieces are made from materials that aren’t magnetic either.

These are general rules of the trade, comparing real stones to fake. Check out a reputable Gemologist in your area.

Here area few links to knowledgeable Costume Jewelry websites. Knowing the difference between stones and materials used for making expensive to cosmetic jewelry, that would be an asset.

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You tube video 12 Tips on How to Spot Fake Jewelry

You tube video on fake jewelery ………..    https://youtu.be/7oMdfyOxig8

Remember, “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER”. And, Happy Collecting Costume Jewelry.

And, Happy Collecting Costume Jewelry.

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Military Equipment Barn Find,


2 OLD MILITARY EQUIPMENT Universal CarriersYou never know what you will find hiding in the bush. I wrote a few articles on abandoned and forgotten cars trucks and military equipment, I call them barn finds. I sometimes, like now. I will refer to this abandoned military Bren Gun Carrier found, in the woods in Huntsville Ontario as a barn find. It was abandoned, just not in a barn, but abandoned no less… Same but different, Eh

Military Equipment Barn Find, Kinda.

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