Out of any energy drink I have ever tasted, Red Bull Cola is the best. Crisp and refreshing, it is like Coca Cola, but for adults. In a short rock glass, poured over ice – Red Bull Cola smashed any amount of doubt or hesitation in the faith of one’s abilities. The world was somehow better with this fizzy nectar of power.
The design of the Redbull Cola can is perfect, fitting all your energy needs in an 8.4 oz package with attractive red, silver and blue label. Made from all natural ingredients (Kola Nut, Cacao, Coca Leaf, Caffeine from Coffee Beans), Red Bull Cola is a premium beverage when compared to other colas made mostly from sugar water and high-fructose corn syrup. I should say “was” a premium cola as it seems to have been discontinued for distribution in the US as of 2011.
I Bought Racks of RedBull Cola
While living in California visiting a Big Lots for a little bargain shopping, I stumbled across a large stockpile of Redbull Colas for sale. The price – a mere $.50 each. Since I didn’t drink coffee, and would usually have 1/2 an energy drink a day, or worse, a soda for my caffeine intake. I proceeded to buy 3 racks of Red Bull Cola (over 70 cans!) for less than $35.
I would have bought more, but it would make a difficult task impossible to transport the cans of energy 5 miles on my bike in Reseda. Slowly – I got the crates of Red Bull Cola home and immediately shared with my friends. They loved them. I loved them too, so eventually, my supply started to diminish.
While I still had some cans lined reserved, I went out to resupply few weeks later. Same store, same price – so I bought another 3 racks. I should have bought every last can but I didn’t know that Red Bull discontinued their Cola offering. I just assumed I came upon a deal. That was the last time I saw Red Bull Cola for sale in a store – summer 2011.
Nothing Lasts Forever
Though I rationed them out best I could, I thoroughly enjoyed this drink almost daily. The caffeine content of each can was roughly the same as a cup of coffee. I was working on a lot of website projects at the time, and the Redbull Colas definitely gave me the wings I needed to power through the late nights in front of a computer. As I prepared to leave California and move back home, I packed my remaining supply (about 10 cans or so) into my suitcase, hopped on a train to Denver for a week, then was on my way to Boston. A few cans amongst good friends at both stops were gifts well spent and received.
Over the years, my Red Bull Cola collection went from 5 to 3, to the two remaining cans on my bookcase. Expiration date at bottom of can reads 01/21/12, but the last one I had closing my office in 2014 was fully carbonated and extremely delicious.
Contemplating my next drink, but saving the last for my first million. Perhaps if I had saved all my Red Bull Colas, I would already have that amount.
If you remember that goodness of RedBull Simply Cola and want it back – please like/share/comment. I have been in contact with corporate and am trying to get answers as to why it was pulled in the US. #RedBullColaFans
I ordered and received fresh supplies! It’s even better than I remember:
I found a reliable source of RedBull Cola! You should be able to get it for under $100. It is even cheaper by about 10 EUR compared to their website. Depending on the price of the Euro (Pay Pal rips like 3% off you through bad conversion rate),
I have tried to contact them via Skype, but have successfully received a package
As Obama fund raises in New Hampshire and Massachusetts this week, this 20 min video is more important to OUR survival than any wink or smile charismatic leaders can offer:
I did have a great weekend. I would like to continue having good weekends. Stocks plunged today; people need to realize that things aren’t as good as they seem. Obama and Romney continue business as usual with money in politics – our money..
I have tried everything possible to be a good citizen.
Just got out of the police station after being arrested while riding my bike 50 ft on the sidewalk (at time of arrest I was off sidewalk) while waiting for my sandwich to be made at a local small business. Police claimed I had an open warrant from 2004 for unlawful possession of alcohol (Statute of Limitations for Misdemeanors is 1 yr, Felonies 6) but would not at the time tell me anything about the warrant, including what it was for or when.
Instead, the police proceeded to handcuff me in front of my fellow customers and business owners (I have an office a block away on the same street), remove my possessions and transport me to the police station. I lost my sandwich, however, I was lucky enough to have them lock up my bike for me instead of leaving it on the side of the street for criminals to take…
At the station I was polite as could be because if I wasn’t, they would have, though not legally, kept me in jail until Monday to see a judge to have this case thrown heard. I was questioned, fingerprinted and photographed after being let out of a cage during a process which took over 2 hours. Finally the bondsman showed up to let me go after I paid him $40 non-refundable for his service. I got back all my possessions and began to walk back to my bike, empty stomach, to write this story to you.
I want to be clear that the officers were doing their job, and so was the bondsman and everyone involved conducted themselves professionally, but THIS HAS TO STOP.
Over a minor Violation – the police arrested and made me pay bail, in effect, breaking the law themselves in the process. Not just a minor violation, but fundamental constitutional rights to due process.
No place in America is free or without some sort of oppression waiting for you to slip up. This weekend, please make sure that your shoe laces are tied in accordance with the law. They arrested me for Failure to Appear for charges (which were also BS) that were over 8 years ago – Statute of Limitations for Misdemeanors is 1 yr, they invaded my privacy next to monuments proclaiming “Live Free or Die”
I’m asking for your support by spreading this story and commenting. I will respond. If you don’t – it could happen to you.
What’s hyped up, made of nothing and depreciates faster than a new car?
Shares of Facebook’s first public offering. Ha
With initial asking price of $38 on Friday the 18th of May , Facebook’s IPO share price has dropped almost 15% at the time of this writing (mid-day Tuesday May 22nd). Why?
I’ll try to keep it simple. Several factors come into play when dealing with any stock price, especially an IPO. One is the value of the company – and Facebook is huge , claiming over 1 Bil users worldwide. But that’s not important, what really matters is revenue and GROWTH. Facebook gets most of it’s from ads, and about 15% from Zynga and other games – all on the decline. User interaction, acquisition and satisfaction are also flat or in decline. There is no growth to be had.
Facebook claims it will put more ads up,which I laugh at. My news feed is an ad, from “I’m successful”, “I need help” “I’m single”, “Read my Article” (me), “Click this Link” to “Buy me Birthday/Baby presents”. Facebook is no longer cool. How are you going to stack ads on top of ads?
So let’s get back to why Facebook’s IPO will fail, not for Facebook, but for all of you “learned” investors. See, nobody talks about the fact that Mark Zuckerburg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, the mural guy, and countless others are sitting on over a billion shares of stock, for which they can’t sell because of a stock lock up that will last between 90-180 days. They will then take their debted paper shares (Yahoo lawsuits, overhead, employees) and unload them into the market. This will be known as the Facebook IPO Scam.
Too bad Myspace didn’t think of this.
Update – 12/20/2013
Mark Zuckerberg sells 41 million of his shares – source: Yahoo News (They have removed this article)
Money in Politics – we can’t seem to get away from it. It wins elections by funding attack campaigns, gains exposure with media coverage and advertisements, and people making money together always seem to endorse each other.
What you may not realized is that the game is rigged. Let me explain how.
All media companies can be easily summed up by it’s expenses:
Now political content is fairly inexpensive to produce- so abundant that politicians hand it out in press releases, hopping to land a favorable sound bite in national news, or any coverage at all. Free content for the media.But if TV stations and newspapers gave away their limited press freely, they would never have received the more than 1/2 Billion in ad dollars spent in the 2008 Presidential Electionby Republican and Democratic leads alone – and that’s only the amount legally reported. It’s not including local elections, congress, state, judge and other appointments nor including the ones that didn’t make it. Big money…So what does the press do? They give out free coverage to the candidates that spend the most on ads, they feature candidates popular with big oil, banking and other special interests in Political Advertorials, failing to mention candidates with opposing views (Ron Paul), calling it news. Ever see those ads that don’t appear to be selling you something, but make you feel good. Those are giant corporations influencing your opinion and their press releases are the news you receive – product placement.
Isn’t it ironic that in the pursuit of democracy, we vote for candidates that will most benefit our interests, however historically and as of the recent New Hampshire primary, we elect the ones that spend the most money. Money donated to them by those that benefit from the current system, the ones with disposable income looking for tax breaks.
The whole idea of elections are to ensure that no particular person, group or entity gets too much power. You know, shake it up a little bit. It is impossible to ever have a fair election when you add money to the equation. The outcome will end up the same way, people in power stay in power. American elections exist only to validate those in power and their right to “rule”. This is a democracy, you know.
But wait, what if the current elite saw the loss of productivity caused by voter disenfranchisement and realized that the old tricks won’t work anymore. People get their information freely from the internet, validated by millions of comments from other internet users and social networkers. They might consider providing an open platform to discuss the real issues, and elect leaders that take us back to our nation’s roots of independent, small businesses and self sufficient families – what made America great in the first place.
Enter SOPA and countless other “Internet Policing” laws getting forced down our throats like medicine to a test patient. Don’t worry – it’s good for us, plus, we get paid in the form of benefits (unemployment, welfare, police). All we have to do is let our Corporation run government control the distribution of ALL our news and media – but that is another article in itself..
I don’t know about you, but personally, I am sick of this “recession” stuff. I think we all are.
There’s just one problem – the entire country world is divided. And not 50/50, but more like 1/99 (Remember the Occupy Movement?).
Now I’m trying to be optimistic about 2012, but here’s the reality:
Nothing is going to change if we don’t acknowledge our problems and hold accountable those that caused them.
Sounds simple right? Wrong. See the thing with those pesky problem causers is that they’re the ones that control the punishments. Perhaps there will be a time when money in politics will be looked at as the Jim Crow Laws where when they were abolished less than 50 years ago.
The real root of our problems, and I mean all problems ( from health care, gay marriage, poverty, tax, war, national debt) are mater of law and access to it, and man made law is nothing more than matter of opinion. Opinion limits human achievement.
Above: TANGUAY on the roof of Marshal Electronics in Los Angeles, CA ; In 2007, while I was beginning to experience unjust prosecution.