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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
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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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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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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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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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