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Millions of dollars in maple syrup stolen
CNN ^ | 8/31/12 | CNN's Brad Lendon

Posted on 09/05/2012 12:33:28 PM PDT by Tugo

Talk about sticky-fingered thieves. They've struck in Quebec, snatching millions of dollars worth of maple syrup from a warehouse in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, between Montreal and Quebec City.

Up to 10 million pounds of syrup was in the warehouse, according to a statement from the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, which bills itself as keeper of the global strategic maple syrup reserve.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: stolen; syrup
Any quess where all this might come to market?
1 posted on 09/05/2012 12:33:35 PM PDT by Tugo
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To: Tugo

Hard to say. Its not exactly a rare commodity.


2 posted on 09/05/2012 12:35:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Tugo

How do you fense 10 million pounds of syrup?


3 posted on 09/05/2012 12:35:30 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Tugo

They’ll pin the blame on some sap.


4 posted on 09/05/2012 12:37:14 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Tugo

In Other News:

Waffle House has just hired dozens of new security guards to protect their waffle stash from possible theft.

[/joke]


5 posted on 09/05/2012 12:38:24 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: DManA
How do you fense 10 million pounds of syrup?
Behind Waffle Houses.
6 posted on 09/05/2012 12:40:01 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Tugo

10 million lbs would be over 15,000 drums of the stuff. How does one steal that without drawing attention to oneself?

I am guessing it was an inside job.


7 posted on 09/05/2012 12:40:14 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: DManA

Theory; Can Maple Syrup be refined into Ethanol? Or a cheap diesel fuel? That makes enormous sense for the fence.


8 posted on 09/05/2012 12:40:21 PM PDT by Tugo (Romney & Ryan)
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To: Tugo

Someone is getting a jump on the Black Market Sugar demand that will come about in Obama’s suppossed 2nd term! I imagine thing like a bag of sugar will get you further than a wad of inflated currency if barry gets his way.....


9 posted on 09/05/2012 12:43:48 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Tugo

That’s 5,000 TONS of maple syrup.

Good grief, that is almost 42 fully loaded train cars (coal cars carry about 120 tons each) or about 167 fully loaded semis.

Someone’s idea of security was an epic fail...


10 posted on 09/05/2012 12:45:56 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Tugo
Theory; Can Maple Syrup be refined into Ethanol? Or a cheap diesel fuel? That makes enormous sense for the fence.

No. No sugar can be refined into ethanol. Sugar is the food for yeast. Yeast eats it and craps ethanol. It is the ethanol that is refined from the products of fermentation.
11 posted on 09/05/2012 12:46:03 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Tugo
global strategic maple syrup reserve

I just realized I need some tactical maple syrup to go with my tactical bacon.

You can't have strategy without tactics.

/s

12 posted on 09/05/2012 12:46:47 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: jakerobins

Refining Maple Syrup to sugar highly probable and untracable.


13 posted on 09/05/2012 12:47:35 PM PDT by Tugo (Romney & Ryan)
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To: aruanan

How would you turn a nickel with all that syrup?


14 posted on 09/05/2012 12:49:30 PM PDT by Tugo (Romney & Ryan)
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To: Ken H

“They’ll pin the blame on some sap.”

So is W responsible for that too?


15 posted on 09/05/2012 12:58:28 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Tugo; Revolting cat!

Someone had sticky fingers.


16 posted on 09/05/2012 12:59:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The guy who was going to stop the rise of the oceans now can’t even fend off a few raindrops.)
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To: DManA

1 - Steal 10 million pounds of syrup.
2 - ????
3 - PROFIT!


17 posted on 09/05/2012 1:02:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The guy who was going to stop the rise of the oceans now can’t even fend off a few raindrops.)
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To: Tugo

I wonder how many tanker trucks that is. I can’t get a handle on how much 10 million pounds.


18 posted on 09/05/2012 1:04:20 PM PDT by DManA
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To: a fool in paradise

Please report to pun prison immediately.


19 posted on 09/05/2012 1:05:56 PM PDT by DManA
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To: PGR88

Interestingly, they didn’t steal the drums, merely emptied them. I wonder if they arrived at this facility empty and this is just the culmination of a long con involving falsified paperwork of non-existent syrup.


20 posted on 09/05/2012 1:06:07 PM PDT by Valpal1
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To: Tugo

Theory: There never was 15,000 barrels of maple syrup, it was all paper fiction, and someone just cashed in.

Election coming up anywhere?


21 posted on 09/05/2012 1:06:37 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Mr. K

Insurance fraud is my thought. How exactly do you steal 15000 barrels of syrup ? Where do you get the stainless steel tanker trucks to transport it ? Then who do you sell that much syrup to ?

follow the money


22 posted on 09/05/2012 1:12:32 PM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Ken H
They’ll pin the blame on some sap.[rimshot!]

LOL!!!

23 posted on 09/05/2012 1:12:43 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Tugo
Any quess where all this might come to market?

That's a sticky question that might require a little waffling.

24 posted on 09/05/2012 1:13:19 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: woodbutcher1963

Be glad you don’t invest in maple syrup because your stocks just crashed hard.


25 posted on 09/05/2012 1:14:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Tugo

I can just picture a bunch of thieves looking at each other in their hideout saying “Now what?”.


26 posted on 09/05/2012 1:26:20 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Tugo

Is that a news story or the plot to a Dudley Dooright cartoon?


27 posted on 09/05/2012 1:37:08 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Mr. K
Theory: There never was 15,000 barrels of maple syrup, it was all paper fiction, and someone just cashed in.

You're probably right. Who would take the time to empty the barrels of this sticky stuff. Why not just take the barrels fully loaded???

They have probably been empty for quite some time or never were full of maple syrup.

And this theft just so happens to take place when they are going to move them into a new facility???

Uh -huh??? Where's Columbo when you need him???

28 posted on 09/05/2012 1:40:32 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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Security Cameras captured image of the perp


29 posted on 09/05/2012 1:58:41 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: The Cajun
I can just picture a bunch of thieves looking at each other in their hideout saying "Now what?"

Pancakes, anyone?

30 posted on 09/05/2012 2:02:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Tugo
the global strategic maple syrup reserve

All pointless now that their location has been compromised.

31 posted on 09/05/2012 2:03:33 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Tugo
Theory; Can Maple Syrup be refined into Ethanol? Or a cheap diesel fuel? That makes enormous sense for the fence.

If you like converting $40/gal into $4/gal at a cost of $3/gal.

This will simply be sold back onto the market this fall. No different than if a few hundred truck loads of corn were stolen.

32 posted on 09/05/2012 2:05:58 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Tugo
Possibly these guys:


33 posted on 09/05/2012 2:26:08 PM PDT by texas_mrs (We need ideas, not ideology.)
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To: Tugo

When Prohibition began, Jack Daniels was required to send their entire inventory to a bonded warehouse in St. Louis.

Several years later, Federal Inspectors decided they wanted to take advantage of their position to imbibe the good stuff and tapped one of the barrels ...... and found it was full of water. Continued investigation revealed that all of the whisky in all of the barrels had been replaced with water. Lets just say that they were mighty angry.

[ from “Blood and Whisky: the Life and Times of Jack Daniels”].


34 posted on 09/05/2012 3:33:13 PM PDT by Mack the knife
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To: Disambiguator
...my tactical bacon.

One of the sporting goods catalog was actually selling "tactical bacon" recently. I just chuckled away.

35 posted on 09/05/2012 5:02:14 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Mack the knife

Jack Daniel story exemplary ! Let’s hope the Mounties figure this riddle out.


36 posted on 09/05/2012 7:55:37 PM PDT by Broker (November... VICTORY or DEATH!!)
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