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    Similarities between Chocolate & Crack

    I listed to a great podcast the other day on one of the most notorious drug dealers of the 20th century: Rick Ross. He built the largest crack cocaine empire in American history. He did business in every major city throughout the US for over a decade. For those who don’t are familiar with crack, it is a smokeable form of cocaine, that came into the underground marketplace during the 1980’s. Dealers typically purchase large amounts of cocaine (powder) by the key (1 kilogram) and process in-house. Processing typically involves baking soda and/or ammonia and heat. Often adulterants are added such as laundry detergent, laxatives, boric acid, talcum powder, and other stuff you don’t…

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    The First Wave of Chocolate

    What do you know about this history of chocolate? For many of us, it is a convoluted story we have been told by large multinational corporations to make us buy products. If you want to really learn about the true history of chocolate and its implications on how it can improve your life then keep reading. To start we need to look back at where it all started: Central America/South America. Archaeological evidence points to cacao usage with a few key indigenous peoples: the Olmec, Aztecs, and the Mayans. It is important to look at how they used cacao. One of the primary ways of consuming cacao was as follows: grind roasted cacao beans to…