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Police probing Quebec maple syrup heist worth up to $30-million
Globe and Mail ^ | August 30, 2012 | Rebecca Tromsness

Posted on 08/30/2012 6:14:39 PM PDT by Loyalist

A large quantity of maple syrup in a Quebec warehouse has gone missing.

Following a routine inventory check, the Federation of Quebec Maple Syup Producers found empty barrels at the St-Louis-de-Blandford warehouse, where the syrup is temporarily being held, suggesting that their contents had been emptied into other containers before being taken away for illegal distribution.

The warehouse held over 10 million pounds of maple syrup worth more than $30-million.

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The FQMSP is responsible for the global strategic maple syrup reserve and represents approximately 10,000 maple syrup producers from within Quebec.

(Excerpt) Read more at theglobeandmail.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: maplesyrup; napl; quebec; theft
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Who would have thought there was such a thing as a global strategic maple syrup reserve?
1 posted on 08/30/2012 6:14:46 PM PDT by Loyalist
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To: Loyalist

Sticky fingers.


2 posted on 08/30/2012 6:16:16 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Lazamataz
Didn't you once post about a DOD plan to invade Canada if maple syrup shipments were with-held?

/johnny

3 posted on 08/30/2012 6:16:56 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TigerClaws

a life of crime can be sweet


4 posted on 08/30/2012 6:17:09 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Loyalist

How many tanker trucks visited the place while nobody noticed?

And how can all that maple syrup show up somewhere else without anybody noticing?


5 posted on 08/30/2012 6:18:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Loyalist

Headline: Obama to release syrup to ease shortage.
President Obama announced today that he will release
syrup from the global strategic maple syrup reserve
in order to make up for the dwindling supplies from
the middle east. More to follow.


6 posted on 08/30/2012 6:19:24 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: driftdiver

Now we know what Mitt Romney uses for his waffles!


7 posted on 08/30/2012 6:20:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Loyalist

I wonder if bombs or fuel can be made with this stuff.. Maybe those Canadian Muslims are gonna ‘sticky’ us to death!


8 posted on 08/30/2012 6:20:19 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: tet68

They are saying “up to” the capacity of the warehouse is gone... shoo-wee! Why aren’t they weighing every single barrel now? If I had a syrup warehouse and found that some of my barrels had been drained, I’d check the whole shebang out post haste.


9 posted on 08/30/2012 6:22:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Loyalist
Boston:Good thing it wasn't a molasses explosion


10 posted on 08/30/2012 6:27:24 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Loyalist
Who would have thought there was such a thing as a global strategic maple syrup reserve?

My first thought exactly.

11 posted on 08/30/2012 6:28:09 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It's down to 'anybody but Obama'. And may God forgive me for what I must do in November.)
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To: Daffynition

The great molasses flood. Sounded hilarious till people got smothered in their cellars.


12 posted on 08/30/2012 6:30:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Loyalist

Maybe an alien species consumes it like as if it was whiskey to them?

Very good sci-fi novel about that scenario, thanks to John Ringo I believe.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 6:30:29 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Loyalist
The Canucks need to put their best man on the case...


14 posted on 08/30/2012 6:30:48 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: NurdlyPeon

and why is it in canada, not vermont?


15 posted on 08/30/2012 6:31:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
It was aliens. Definitely aliens....now we need Sgt. Preston of the Yukon.


16 posted on 08/30/2012 6:33:41 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Loyalist

Can this be turned into ethanol?


17 posted on 08/30/2012 6:34:50 PM PDT by ryderann
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To: TigerClaws

Uuuuh...George Bush did it!


18 posted on 08/30/2012 6:34:55 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Loyalist

O.K. Canada, we need to stick together on this!


19 posted on 08/30/2012 6:35:59 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Bostonians still talk about it today. Stuff of legend.

Hussein will probably bring it up during the debates and blame Romney for the *Dark Tide* [as it was called.]


20 posted on 08/30/2012 6:38:46 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: All

Sounds like a McKenzie brothers movie..


21 posted on 08/30/2012 6:41:06 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Loyalist
All of the maple syrup inventories are fully insured, according to the FQMSP.

That's the key statement. I bet it was an inside job.

22 posted on 08/30/2012 6:42:34 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Loyalist

Sweet!


23 posted on 08/30/2012 6:42:57 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Loyalist

A cabal led by Aunt Jemima and Mrs. Butterworth is suspected to have played a part in this syruptitious operation.


24 posted on 08/30/2012 6:44:07 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: Daffynition

If you are going to post that theory you should be aware of the rule where you are expected to post the alien expert guy photo as well. the... “I’m not saying it was aliens.....but it was aliens”...guy.


25 posted on 08/30/2012 6:45:24 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: billorites

I hope he washed his hands before he left the bathroom.


26 posted on 08/30/2012 6:45:57 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Loyalist

Better check.. I suspect Soros just shorted IHOP stock.


27 posted on 08/30/2012 6:47:29 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Loyalist

A person in the thick of it spilled the opinion that it is a sticky situation.


28 posted on 08/30/2012 6:48:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Loyalist

Maple syrup prices will triple at the local store tomorrow morning!

Frickin’ Canadians!!


29 posted on 08/30/2012 6:51:13 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Loyalist; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Authorities suspect several Las Vegas lounge singers, Barry Manilow among them, who have been anxious to supplement their syrupy reportoirs.


30 posted on 08/30/2012 6:51:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

LMAO!!


31 posted on 08/30/2012 6:53:49 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Loyalist; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...

Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve non-ping

32 posted on 08/30/2012 7:01:11 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve non-ping


33 posted on 08/30/2012 7:02:23 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Loyalist

Da ‘Yoopers took it to make da moonshine! Da 30 point buck was the accompolice! And da getaway vehicle was a rusty Chevrolet.


34 posted on 08/30/2012 7:03:43 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Loyalist

No way they could have gotten away with that with the warehouses of Jack scattered around Lynchburg and Moore County, TN.


35 posted on 08/30/2012 7:03:45 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Actually, it can be done. Back in the 1970’s a company here made rocket engines that burned a blend of caramel and potassium nitrate.


36 posted on 08/30/2012 7:04:31 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
How many tanker trucks visited the place while nobody noticed?

And how can all that maple syrup show up somewhere else without anybody noticing?

My bet is ... the barrels delivered never contained anything; the contents were absconded with before arrival at the warehouse ...
37 posted on 08/30/2012 7:04:51 PM PDT by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favorite tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

In the syrup market Vermont production is a blip compared to Québec.


38 posted on 08/30/2012 7:06:04 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: southernnorthcarolina
syruptitious

Oh, verrry good...

39 posted on 08/30/2012 7:16:23 PM PDT by GunsAndBibles (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: southernnorthcarolina
syruptitious

Oh, verrry good...

40 posted on 08/30/2012 7:16:39 PM PDT by GunsAndBibles (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Loyalist

maple syrup tastes best when it is hot


41 posted on 08/30/2012 7:41:01 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: _Jim

Funky thing is that they are talking about empty, not water filled, barrels. Whoever handled them upon arrival at the facility would have noticed.


42 posted on 08/30/2012 7:42:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Loyalist

Bears.......stocking up for winter. I found some empty eggo boxes in the woods.


43 posted on 08/30/2012 7:47:25 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Revolting cat!; Squawk 8888; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Bet they wish they hadn't abolished the death penalty NOW!


44 posted on 08/30/2012 7:54:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

A) we don’t know their protocol for ‘accepting’ a barrel (could be a self-service kind of thing; if it’s organized as a co-op kind of thing it just may be)

B) the incoming acceptance ‘man’/men/etc could have been in on it (working under as assumed name etc.)

C) you can’t realistically move that much product out without being noticed ... that’s the thing about ‘bulk’ material in industry, the size usually precludes outright theft therefore I’m advancing alternate theories ...


45 posted on 08/30/2012 8:10:43 PM PDT by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favorite tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

D) Empty barrels were brought in (presumptively ‘filled’) and ‘empty’ (filled barrels) rolled out ... refer to ‘B)’ above ...


46 posted on 08/30/2012 8:15:05 PM PDT by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favorite tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: Loyalist

Start checking out the Waffle Houses.


47 posted on 08/30/2012 8:31:22 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Loyalist

Some info on their new ‘warehouse’:

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http://www.mapledaily.com/a-new-warehouse-for-the-global-strategic-maple-syrup-reserve.html

A new warehouse for the global strategic maple syrup reserve
APRIL 02, 2012

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers has just completed the acquisition of a factory warehouse in Laurierville, Centre-du-Québec.

With around 234,000 square feet of floor space, the new warehouse will allow the packaging and storing of more than 220,000 barrels of maple syrup, thus ensuring a continuous market supply, regardless of nature’s generosity.

Inventory support is central to controlling risk with maple syrup production. Ensuring a continual supply is essential for developing markets for maple products. For this reason, the Federation acquired its first warehouse in Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly in 2008. This warehouse is already full with 15 million pounds (23,000 barrels).

In 2010, an actuarial study determined that, on average, a strategic reserve of 40 million pounds would be necessary to avoid stock shortfalls due to poor harvests. Slightly more than 36 million pounds of maple syrup are currently stored in three different locations in Quebec. Last year, the Federation had to rent additional storage space to cater for the harvest surplus. The new Laurierville warehouse will now provide the required space to fulfil the Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve.

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MORE - see link above

It looks to me they might have simply had an ‘inventory accountability problem’ and it came to light when they began to move stored product to the new facility.


48 posted on 08/30/2012 9:19:24 PM PDT by _Jim (Conspiracy theories are the favorite tools of the weak-minded.)
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To: Squawk 8888

I’ve got an alibi.


49 posted on 08/30/2012 9:42:58 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: Squawk 8888

Unless some of this maple syrup can be traced to it’s origin, I’d be concerned of it’s intended use. Can’t rule it out! We’ve seen what fertilizer can do!


50 posted on 08/30/2012 10:25:28 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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