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RAMPAGE COFFEE CO RIOT BLEND REVIEW

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Rampage Coffee Co. is located in Saskatoon Saskatchewan and is a small batch coffee roasting company that makes 3 different and very unique blends.
The company is still small and the owners still work in other jobs. They are also very community minded and donate part of the profits to upstart artists, musicians and the like.
Today I fired up a fresh ground pot of "Riot Coffee". I had to say it was a very enjoyable experience.
There was a very fresh taste to the coffee, a lot more fresh that I have ever had the pleasure to experience in the past. Also had hints of caramel and chocolate in the background. The acidity was low compared to a lot of coffee I have had and it was only slightly bitter. It was a smooth cup of coffee and the aroma was wonderful and full bodied.
This is how I would like coffee to be. You can't expect to get any more fresh than this. It is made per order on a Monday, packaged on a Tuesday then mailed out on a Wednesday. Depending on where you are in Cana…

GOD IS CONTROL

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In my humble opinion I think that religion was born of the desire to control the masses and keep them in line. With rules like "if you don't believe you will be punished for all of eternity", how can you think any less? Does a loving parent demand 100% loyalty all of the time under threat of torture beyond imagining? No they don't.
The modern form of what we call religion in the west (Christianity) was formed for the most part in a time of crushing poverty and discontent. It was not enough to just say "we will kill you if you don't follow", there had to be more control then that.
The fact that torture and terror where used to back up the demand that you follow the words in a book should tell you something. Fear was the motivator in the beginning then along the line it became belief and a feeling of belonging that controlled the actions of people.
In the early days it was beating them over the head with the fact that God wants you to be the best slave to th…

I JUST DON'T AGREE

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So did this quiz on how gay you are. Well it said "If Elton John was a candle you would be a flame thrower". Come on, Not even. Look how manly I am over here (glances at the Pusheen the cat toys on every flat surface in the apartment).
Then there is the fact that my best friend is a woman I'm not romantically interested in. Oh wait...
There was that time I made love with that woman who looked like a lumber jack... This is not helping either.
Never mind.

BEANS, COFFEE AND DRUGS

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An entire moth of beans and tomatoes to be cooked up as food on my "bean diet". Also a moths worth of coffee and a pile of medication. On the far left we have the leftover meds from last time. I had made a trip to get a medicated cream, so I got refills while I was at it, so now it looks like I'm completely screwed with the hoard of meds I have up there LOL. As for the canned goods, they are lower in salt than other discount brands - so it's all good. The coffee was because I could not afford my normal Nabob, but I realized this is not bad for the price and I'm sticking with it from now on. The rest of the food is in the fridge. I have several bags of frozen veggies and some hotdogs and buns in the freezer. Once a week I do hotdogs instead of the bean mix. Anyways, shopping went well this time and I got a good saving and a lot of points - so next month will be good as well because of the $20 off I will get - with luck there will be the same deal on the canned goo…

ICYHOT ADVANCED REVIEW

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OK I got this off Amazon the other day and have tried it several times now. I am liking how it's working. I have used the original for a long time and it always worked for me. The Advanced seems to be working even better.
I however don't like the smell of this stuff. The original was not as noticeable. This has a citric smell to it not just the small of the Camphor and the Menthol. I am sure it's to hide the smell of Camphor which is not that great, but I don't like it. I will however put up with the smell because it does the job.
I am resistant to most over the counter pain meds and narcotic pain meds to an extreme when it comes to pain relief. For the most part nothing works well for me. So it's nice that this will work on my back and neck or knees when I need it.
I still don't get how this stuff works localized like it does. To me it makes no sense, I just know it does work. You would think it would get into the blood system and distribute, but it seems to just…

BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE PRICE PER UNIT

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Here is an interesting one. I use this to try and clear up a reaction I had to contaminated inc in a tattoo I got. Well, the tattoo is TOAST, but that's not what I want to talk about.
I originally got a scrip for a small amount of this stuff. The original tube was 1/6 the size of this one. The price difference of this was $5 between the small and large tube. I find that interesting and it shows you just how much you get screwed by the drug companies.
It's not the only thing of course, a lot of products the small size is lot more money per volume. The strange thing is now that people have realized that, now and then you will get a large size that is more money per volume than the smaller size. You really have to look and see.
When I get toilet paper for example I price it out per unit (roll) and see if the on sale one is the best deal and now and then it's not.
I've also noticed a lot of stores will up the price of something 15% 2 or 3 weeks before a sale then put it on for…

MOSTLY MAIDEN PLAYLIST

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The Evil That Men Do – Iron Maiden
Black Betty – Ram Jam
Carry on Wayward Son – Kansas
Kickstart My Heart – Motley Crue
Moma, I’m Coming Home – Ozzy Osbourne
The Clairvoyant - Iron Maiden
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
Only the Good Die Young - Iron Maiden
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Metallica
Mr. Crowley – Ozzy Osbourne
Moonchild - Iron Maiden
The Unforgiven – Metallica
Don’t Cry – Guns N’ Roses
Enter Sandman – Metallica
Can I Play With Madness - Iron Maiden
Patience – Guns N’ Roses
Wasted Years – Iron Maiden
November Rain – Guns N’ Roses
Infinite Dreams - Iron Maiden
Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses
Wrathchild - Iron Maiden
Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
Flight of Icarus - Iron Maiden
Whiskey in the Jar – Metallica
Caught Somewhere in Time - Iron Maiden


Cadbury Burnt Almond Dark Review

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OK Cadbury Burnt Almond Dark is about the best chocolate bar I've ever had. This was just of so good. The only thing that would have made it better is if it had a bit more salt to it. This is supposed to be a family sized bar, but I eat the entire thing. Maybe why I only lost 1 lb this week LOL. It's really wort a try if you are into dark chocolate. It's not the darkest ever, but it's very good. I'm giving this a 9/10.

WEIGHT LOSS WEEK 33

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Should have picked a better font - that's -1.0 lbs. It really looks like an 8 for some reason.

Week 33: 366.6 lbs
15 weeks up 17 weeks down 1 week no change. This year +14.6 lbs - for all time -131.4 lbs.

DIGITAL ART ABSTRACTS

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HOW MANY HOURS FOR A VIRUS SCAN? AKA WINDOWS DEFENDER BLOWS

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Windows Defender for Windows 10 rates up there with the best for protection these days. However, take it to Microsoft to make an A.V. that takes most of the day to scan the hard drive. 188 GB used space is not a great deal these days. Just think about the people who have 5TB of stuff to sift through - the dang thing would have to be run before you left on a 2 week vacation and then might be at 80% when you got home.
I am only using it because the one that comes with my internet provider sucks resources like crazy - but it's done scanning the entire drive in 25 minutes. Maybe it's analyzing all the naked selfies I've taken and saved to the drive? I know it's looking to see if I have any bootleg programs installed - but still... DANG.
Not to mention the amount of resources it sucks while it's installing a Windows 10 update makes you think you have a virus (thus the scan). Would be actually nice if it told you it was installing an update so you did not have to wonder wh…

THE CEO USED TO BE A HIPPY PLAYLIST

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Riders on the Storm – The Doors
Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles
Africa – Toto
You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away – The Beatles
Under Pressure – Queen
Ticket to Ride – The Beatles
My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
Come Together – The Beatles
Paint It, Black – The Rolling Stones
Yesterday – The Beatles
Carry on Wayward Son – Kansas
Eight Days a Week – The Beatles
Can’t You See – The Marshall Tucker Band
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Penny Lane – The Beatles
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
A Day in the Life – The Beatles
Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be A Long Long Time) – Elton John
Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
Break on Through (To the Other Side) – The doors
Don’t Let Me Down (Naked Version) – The Beatles
Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits


MOSTLY MODERN BLUES PLAYLIST

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John the Revelator – Gov’t Mule
The Unforgiven – Metallica
Men the Levee Breaks – Led Zeppelin
Game Face – Gov’t Mule
I Can’t Quit You Babe – Led Zeppelin
Unblow Your Horn – Gov’t Mule
Nobody’s Fault but Mine – Led Zeppelin
She Said, She Said – Gov’t Mule
Since I’ve Been Loving You – Led Zeppelin
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Going to California – Led Zeppelin
Thorazine Shuffle – Gov’t Mule
In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company – The Dead South
Reblow Your Mind – Gov’t Mule
Keep the Wolves Away – Uncle Lucius
Towering Fool – Gov’t Mule
Climb to Safety – Widespread Panic
Railroad Boy – Gov’t Mule
Sailin’ ‘Cross the Devil’s Sea – The Allman Brothers
Effigy – Gov’t Mule
Soulfight – The Revivalists
Soulshine – Gov’t Mule
Lie to Me – Jonny Lang
One of These Days – Gov’t Mule
A Fool for Your Stockings – ZZ Top


I'M OLD BUT FEELING YOUNG PLAYLIST

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Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots
Thunder – Imagine Dragons
Zombie – Bad Wolf
Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
Believer – Imagine Dragons
Ride - Twenty One Pilots
Sail – Awolnation
Friends – Anne-Marie
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics
What It Takes – Imagine Dragons
Alone – Marshmello
Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye
Demons – Imagine Dragons
Shotgun – George Ezra
Bad Liar – Imagine Dragons
Wonderwall – Oasis
Jumpsuit – Twenty One Pilots
Nature - Imagine Dragons
Stitches – Shawn Mendes
Faded – Alan Walker
Without Me – Halsey
Chlorine – Twenty One Pilots
I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Sheeb Remix) – Mike Posner
My Blood – Twenty One Pilots


OF NSFW COFFEE CUPS AND GETTING SENT COFFEE

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I ENJOY A GOOD SPANKING I'M NOT GAY BUT MY ASSHOLE IS
I used to have over 40 coffee cups in my collection, but when I moved here there was a LOT less space to put them. I ended up keeping a few I really love, including one with my now dead Mother's photo on it. The rest I put in a box and stamped "Free to take" on it. Someone took the entire box that night while I was watching YouTube videos.
I got to say the spanking one is the one I use the most, in fact almost all the time. I often let it get a bit dirty inside before I wash it out. I got the other one for a friend as well - he laughed his ass off when I gave it to him.
I freaking love coffee. I drink it all morning and most of the afternoon, every day. The only time I don't make a pot of coffee is if I am going out for coffee with friends. There is 4 or 5 of us (depending on if the 5th can come) that go twice a week. We enjoy each others company and do a lot of talking about a vast range of topics. We also get so…

WHEN I COOK 2 DAYS OF MEALS READY TO EAT (BEAN DIET)

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This is chicken and pork chopped up small.  1 can white kidney beans, 3 cans red.  2 large cans stewed tomatoes and the red curry I use and some herbs. Mix well. Topped with 4 cups of frozen veggies. Don't stir them in, let them sit on top. Cook on high for 3 hours to make sure the chicken and ham are cooked all the way. If you like leave the veggies off then toss them in at 3 hours and cook for a 4th hour - to make darn certain the meat is cooked.
Makes 6 servings.

I'M NOT LETTING YOU IN

Meals on wheels guy wanted me to let him in. Not doing it. If the guy doesn't answer the buzzer he won't answer the door more than likely. We are not supposed to let people in unless they are here for us. No point in a locked door if you open it for everyone. However called them to check on the guy, not like he went for a walk.
A while ago we had some shabby looking dude buzzing random apartments. He would say his friend was not answering and he wanted to go check on him. Again, if he is not answering the buzzer, 95% chance he ain't there. This moron was doing it for days and when it was my turn I went down and took his photo with my phone and told him I was going to give it to the cops. Never came back.

RANDOM STUFF THAT CAME OUT OF MY HEAD TODAY

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☕️ I was in the salvation army store and a kid about 8 or 9 asked his mom "can I have this"? She yelled "no it's too expensive" without looking. It was a fork. To this day I still wonder why that child so desperately wanted a fork and why his mother was allowed to have children.
☕️ When I could not explain and said "just because" dad would get angry and say "because is not an answer". Yet very many times when I asked "why" he say "just because".
☕️ II Samuel 1:26
☕️ There is a bird that sings a happy song in dark of night. It is always there, but our thoughts and fears block out its song. Only if we are quiet and still and thinking of peaceful thoughts do we hear the bird. The bird is part of us and we must feed it for it to sing. -DSN-
☕️ 10 year old me first starting a life of not being able to sleep at night, "I can't get to sleep". Dad, "just go to sleep".
☕️ Want to write a play or short movie? I&#…

5 MOVIES FROM THE 1970'S THAT I RECOMMEND

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Here is 5 movies from the 1970's that you may never have seen that I completely enjoyed. I do recommend them all.
The Medusa Touch 1978
The Jerk 1979
Smokey and the Bandit 1977
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing 1973
And Soon the Darkness 1970

No I did not include reviews - you can see that on IMDb

ALL THAT MONEY JUST FOR A TRACKING NUMBER

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I find the difference in price interesting. See for the larger price you get it only slightly sooner and get a tracking number. For standard shipping you don't get a tracking number. Here's the deal, the system tracks the package and that "tracking number" exists no matter what level of shipping you pay for. The only difference is you have to pay them to get the number. It's like going into a romantic cafe and there is a candle on the table and the waiter says "for $7 I'll light the candle for you".

THAT CAN'T BE RIGHT - AKA NO IT'S NOT GOING TO BE THAT COLD

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For some reason I don't think that's right. Being that -73c is like -99f - we would all be dead. The worst it's ever been here is -47.8c or -54f (wind chill -58f). Dropping to -73c in one night would cause structural failure of buildings. My brother (god rest his soul) has experienced -64c weather and that's -83f. It literally cracked his leather jacket.

SEMI-ABSTRACT 3D ART

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WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE YOUNG PEOPLE

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First off not every young person is off the mark in the manners I am about to describe. The other things is, this is a series of generalizations based on my observations of a segment of the young population. Third this is entertainment mostly (70%) {I'm afraid only old farts like me will think this funny however}.
⦿ Raised yo think they are special and unique and leaders. The problem is, most of them are followers of trends and want to be just like a million other people. In fact, they often can’t do anything that is considered unique and have the notion that if they do ordinary things “their way” then it’s unique. The term eludes them.
⦿ They were given the opportunity to go to college on their parents dime. This gave them the feeling that they deserve a job and don't understand the value of that job, or desire to actually do the job.
⦿ The advent of social media has made them think they are some kind of star, because they get the attention of strangers. The more followers the …

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