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Workers ... bulldoze thousands of leftover Girl Scout cookies ...
The Daily Mail Online ^ | February 15, 2013 | JOSHUA GARDNER

Posted on 02/16/2013 6:32:08 AM PST by Uncle Chip

There is certainly no ‘waste not, want not’ badge for Girl Scouts of America, at least not in Southern California where over 13,000 boxes of the organization’s famous cookies were bulldozed to bits in a warehouse as bulldozer operators gleefully yelled ‘Goodbye girl scout cookies!’

After the May incident, when the cookies were sent off to a landfill, leaders of area food banks are up in arms about the so-called service organization's wastefulness.

Bruce Rankin, Executive Director of Santa Monica’s West Side Food Bank, watched footage from CBS 2 in Los Angeles, and was shocked as two heavy-duty construction vehicles repeatedly trounce through huge mounds of bright purple cookie boxes

Rankin’s organization serves young children, the working poor, the disabled, and other needy groups in Sothern California. They’re supplied through food donations, but must purchase around half their food to meet demand.

‘We would gladly accept the cookies,’ Rankin said, still awed by the video he’d seen. ‘They would probably disappear as fast as any product we have here.’ The cookies, which were well within their expiration dates, were traced to the San Gorgonio Council of the Girl Scouts in Redlands, California.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: charity; girlscoutcookies; girlscouts; gsa; losangeles
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1 posted on 02/16/2013 6:32:15 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Not the thin mints! Nooooooo!


2 posted on 02/16/2013 6:34:38 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Uncle Chip

Those cookies must be made by a union.


3 posted on 02/16/2013 6:36:29 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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If they bulldozed any Samoans they are in big trouble —


4 posted on 02/16/2013 6:36:50 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Ban cookie assault vehicles.


5 posted on 02/16/2013 6:40:44 AM PST by moovova
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To: P.O.E.

...think of all the people spared from type-2 diabetes...


6 posted on 02/16/2013 6:41:32 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Uncle Chip
Over the years I helped thousands of people re-route excess, surplus, and even crates of mail samples ~ of women's sanitary products to receiving organizations who know what to do.

Best target I found were the charitable groups who deal with women's prisons.

Cookies are far easier to reroute I am sure. There's no excuse unless these were contaminated in some manner.

7 posted on 02/16/2013 6:42:08 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Uncle Chip
‘It’s a shame what happened in Riverside,’ said representative Michelle Tompkins, ‘but food is wasted all the time.’

People are killed all the time. Animals are abused all the time. People starve all the time. elections are stolen all the time. The msm lies all the time. What difference does it make?

8 posted on 02/16/2013 6:44:31 AM PST by bgill
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To: Uncle Chip

Oh, the humanity! *SOB*


9 posted on 02/16/2013 6:45:16 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Uncle Chip

13,000 boxes? Heck, if they wre all Thin Mints, I could eat that many at one sitting, LOL!


10 posted on 02/16/2013 6:46:05 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Slump Tester

The Dark Lord’s consort is pleased...can’t have these things falling into the hands of the obese serfs.


11 posted on 02/16/2013 6:46:46 AM PST by dogcaller
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To: Uncle Chip

This really is an economic crime. If the objection is that people will wait until the cookies come up for sale at the lower price, then at least three answers are to tighten up the sales projection methodology to reduce the supply, do a better job on distribution, or cut prices to raise the demand.

I know people who only buy wrapping paper immediately after Christmas because it’s on sale, and the wrapping paper industry seems to be ok with that. Cookies well within their expiration date should be able to be marketed profitably without hurting regular sales.


12 posted on 02/16/2013 6:47:13 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Uncle Chip
If they bulldozed any Samoans they are in big trouble —

huge mounds of bright purple cookie boxes
13 posted on 02/16/2013 6:47:48 AM PST by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

You take an organization that represents values and morality, force them to accept everything that represents moral decay and then you get upset when they do not give you a handout?

Sounds about right for KKKalifornia.


14 posted on 02/16/2013 6:51:54 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: Slump Tester

Makes me wonder, did the girl scouts ever actually MAKE the girl scout cookies?

These days, I look at a Norman Rockwell painting and it looks like the Wizard of Oz...

Jeesh...


15 posted on 02/16/2013 6:54:52 AM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: WSGilcrest
The Samoan gods are purple with rage --
16 posted on 02/16/2013 6:57:09 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
I was at the Tampa airport waiting for a flight.

The person sitting next to me went to a donut kiosk, put in a dollar bill that unlocked the door and retrieved a donut.

Two minutes later, the guy came that serviced the kiosk. He opened the locked door, took out the shelf holding the donuts and dumped them all in the trash. I would estimate there were about 25 donuts.

Then he refilled the kiosk with fresh ones.

The guy next to me that just finished his $1.00 donut looked at me and said. "This is not going to be a good day."

I know what you are thinking Freepers. No. Nobody retrieved a free donut from the trash can.

17 posted on 02/16/2013 6:57:50 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Uncle Chip

Obviously they buried it in a cookie-free zone.


18 posted on 02/16/2013 6:59:42 AM PST by dubyajam (t "Life is Hard ... It's Even Harder When you're Stupid" --- John Wayne)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“13,000 boxes? Heck, if they wre all Thin Mints, I could eat that many at one sitting, LOL!”

My problem, too.


19 posted on 02/16/2013 7:00:33 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Uncle Chip

Certainly the food nazis are applauding this. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY needs to be eating this much sugar. This was done for the good of the people.

Besides who wants to support an organization like the Girl Scouts?

/sarc


20 posted on 02/16/2013 7:04:21 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Uncle Chip
Half of US food goes to waste
21 posted on 02/16/2013 7:05:25 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Uncle Chip

Was Bloomburg there?


22 posted on 02/16/2013 7:13:09 AM PST by Hattie
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To: Uncle Chip

Dirty little secret. If you turn in food that’s “expired”, even by a day, the food bank will kindly thank you for it, and immediately dispose of it - regardless of studies that show sealed food containers are good for years, even decades, beyond their “expiration date”.

In this case, they were even expired.


23 posted on 02/16/2013 7:15:26 AM PST by BobL
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This episode should be retitled: The Purge of the Samoas:

They’ve switched manufacturers and the previous manufacturer owns the name: Samoas

“A tasty treat isn’t all that’s involved with a box of our caramel and toasted coconut-covered cookies. Through interaction with each customer and other Girl Scouts, a girl learns the importance of keeping her word, doing the right thing, and being fair. A girl learns the business ethics that will serve her throughout life.”

http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/meet_the_cookies.asp


24 posted on 02/16/2013 7:17:22 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

And gallons of red-cap milk


25 posted on 02/16/2013 7:19:48 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Vince Ferrer
On average, households waste 14 percent of their food purchases.

Not this household. I can't afford to buy it in the first place much less waste it later. With 50% of the food going to waste, that's like throwing half your paycheck out the window. It's ridiculous and we're having to pay for it.

26 posted on 02/16/2013 7:20:47 AM PST by bgill
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To: djf
"These days, I look at a Norman Rockwell painting and it looks like the Wizard of Oz..."

Did you genuflect and bow your head at his name and memory ?

I confess to loving and believing in Rockwell's America.


It's the one I remember in a 1950's suburb of Boston

27 posted on 02/16/2013 7:24:25 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: P.O.E.

>>>Not the thin mints! Nooooooo!>>>

My favorite, too. But, you can buy them in supermarkets under a different name and for less money.


28 posted on 02/16/2013 7:25:29 AM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: kitkat

Actually, I only buy GS cookies to palliate coworkers. I’d much rather have home-made pie.


29 posted on 02/16/2013 7:27:41 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Uncle Chip

Our local supermarkets throw out expired baked goods and deli food every day, and so does the Walmart.

You would think they’d have a rough idea what percentage goes unsold and gets trashed — and cut back accordingly.

If they can’t do that, they could always donate that percentage to the local food pantry, an hour before they’re required to dump it in the trash.

But they don’t. These items go on clearance racks after a few days, and then to the dump. Stupid, inefficient, wasteful, AND sinful.


30 posted on 02/16/2013 7:34:04 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: knarf

You Betcha! “What is best in life?” Well, besides that ‘crushing your enemies’ stuff, Thin Mints are a CLOSE second. :)


31 posted on 02/16/2013 7:34:56 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Uncle Chip

If they gave them away, i would cheapen the value of the brand, thus making it more difficult to sell so few cookies for such a high price.


32 posted on 02/16/2013 7:35:28 AM PST by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: muawiyah

You know they were not contaminated. This is about money. If they GIVE them away then people will wait and not buy them. This is why TONS of bakery products are trashed daily. I see it myself and was told that they trash instead of discount because they want people to buy full price and not wait for end-of-day sales. Girl Scout cookies are overpriced for the amount you get. They`re pricing themselves out of business. Buy nearly a pound of Oreos for the same price as 8oz of GS cookies.


33 posted on 02/16/2013 7:37:12 AM PST by ClearBlueSky
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To: Uncle Chip

A fiting place for their crappy cookies!!!


34 posted on 02/16/2013 7:37:32 AM PST by dalereed
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To: ClearBlueSky
Girl Scout cookies are overpriced for the amount you get.

You do realize this is a fund raiser program and not an attempt to compete at retail with the Nabiscos of the world....

35 posted on 02/16/2013 7:39:03 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: dalereed

Since they over spent and bought too many cookies and can afford to bury them, guess they don’t need money, this move shows they have enough.

No more purchases from this house.


36 posted on 02/16/2013 7:40:49 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: kitkat; P.O.E.
POE: "Not the thin mints! Nooooooo!"

kitcat: My favorite, too. But, you can buy them in supermarkets under a different name and for less money.

Name! Price no object. I would chase a Girl Scout up a tree for those.

37 posted on 02/16/2013 7:41:23 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Sounds to me like the GS returned as many cookies as they could without being charged for them. From there, it would be up to the bakery to donate them, not the GS.

But a bakery story probably isn’t as sensationalistic as a GS story.


38 posted on 02/16/2013 7:45:21 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: P.O.E.

They weren’t Thin Mints, They were Saomoa’s and Do Si Do’s.

Still, your point is valid.

NOOOoooooo!!!!!!


39 posted on 02/16/2013 7:47:24 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: nascarnation
You do realize this is a fund raiser program and not an attempt to compete at retail with the Nabiscos of the world....

In the case of the mints, I prefer to think of it as holding hostages for ransom. But when it comes to chocolate, in general, I have always been a communist. As Proudhon observed, "Property of chocolate is theft."

40 posted on 02/16/2013 7:49:20 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: jiggyboy
This really is an economic crime.

They're just following BHO's example in "Cash for 'Clunkers'".

Perfectly good automobiles deliberately removed from the lower end of the market...

41 posted on 02/16/2013 7:50:28 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: jdub
If they gave them away, i would cheapen the value of the brand, thus making it more difficult to sell so few cookies for such a high price.

Thus the girl cookie motto:

“A tasty treat isn’t all that’s involved with a box of our caramel and toasted coconut-covered cookies. Through interaction with each customer and other Girl Scouts, a girl learns the importance of keeping her word, doing the right thing, and being fair. A girl learns the business ethics that will serve her throughout life.

http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/meet_the_cookies.asp

42 posted on 02/16/2013 7:53:12 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

If Bloomberg had done this state-controlled media would be cheering.


43 posted on 02/16/2013 7:55:55 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: mosaicwolf
It is OK if the donut is still on the Doily. ☺
44 posted on 02/16/2013 7:56:07 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kitkat
I found that they sell thin mints at Walmart and Dollar General under different brand names for way less money.

Where did I learn this tip on cookie economy?

Why AR15.com of course!!! ☺

45 posted on 02/16/2013 8:04:40 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: HomeAtLast

My favorite thing is when they knock the price of high dollar aged cheeses down 75% just before they toss it out.

Its been aging for 2 years and they mark it down after a month because its about to expire LOL


46 posted on 02/16/2013 8:07:44 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Uncle Chip

*‘It’s a shame what happened in Riverside,’ said representative Michelle Tompkins, ‘but food is wasted all the time.’*

Oh, well, then.


47 posted on 02/16/2013 8:08:34 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (One "bitter clinger" praying for revival. <BCC><)
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To: HomeAtLast
These are excellent.


48 posted on 02/16/2013 8:11:11 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: unixfox
Besides who wants to support an organization like the Girl Scouts?

Since their national organization supports lesbianism and abortion, lots'a RATs will want to support them! I don't buy their cookies, but I do make small cash donations to the moms at work and church who lead the local groups; they are not the problem.

49 posted on 02/16/2013 8:19:52 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: mylife

I will go for grasshoppers when jonesing for chocolate, but they are not quite the same as GS cookies. I’d say they are like Puerto Rican rum, 180 proof, when you really need only 151 proof to shoot straight.


50 posted on 02/16/2013 8:42:58 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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