Near-Global Maple Syrup Disaster

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by nachtnebel, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Thieves stole 10 million pounds of maple syrup

    global strategic syrup reserve????

    they take their maple syrup seriously up north....

  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Thankfully, the maple syrup marketeers are already researching alternatives ...

    The Globe & Mail:
    What to give clients: Maple syrup, or a goat?

    If you haven't yet learned to put your socks away, you will soon enough.

    As an added bonus, if you're not very hungry, the goat will finish off not only your pancakes but the paper plate, too.
  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Just made an emergency run to costco and bagged some jugs of that wonderful tree squeezins. (expletive deleted) may freeze and the dollar may fall, but I will have maple syrup for my flapjacks...
  4. Frank

    Frank Original Member

  5. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    That was pretty much my reaction. Global strategic syrup reserve?? Who knew? And how is maple syrup 'strategic'?

    I'm not a fan of maple syrup so maybe it's just me being defective. :p
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  6. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    Ringo is an awesome author. Two Gun and his cut down .50 cals, always struck me as a fun chacter.
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Either the loss is down to 6M pounds or they've only tracked 60% of it. Whichever it is, four vile thieves who would steal your breakfast are now behind bars, and four other scoundrels are on the LAM.

    ABC News: Cops: Thieves Steal 6M Pounds of Syrup

    Talk about a sticky mess.

    The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers believe several million cans of stolen maple syrup may be sitting on U.S. grocery shelves.

    Quebec police arrested four men in connection with the robbery of 6 million pounds of maple syrup stolen from a Canadian warehouse in a heist spanning just under a year.

    The thieves managed to steal the sticky substance from a warehouse in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford between August 2011 and July of this year. The stolen syrup tops out at $18 million in total market value.
  8. RB

    RB Founding Member

    What company doesn't monitor its inventory for 11 months?
  9. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    yes, odd eh?

    A high profile case indeed, with all those outfits involved. I love the investigator's name in the article: Trepanner. What a great name. Trepanning.
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    A little soundbite from Texas editors who enjoy their brekkie ...

    Dallas Morning News: Hits and Misses (Dec 21 2012)

    Sticky-fingered thieves no match for the Mounties

    Do the Mounties always get their man? They do if he and his compatriots steal 6 million pounds of treasured maple syrup worth about $18 million. So a tip of the Dudley Do-Right hat to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who worked with Quebec police and U.S. and Canadian border and immigration agencies to nail four men believed to have participated in the syrup theft from August 2011 to July of this year. Quebec province produces about 80 percent of the world’s maple syrup, and it’s a commodity so valuable that Canada stores what it doesn’t sell in its International Strategic Reserve. Trust us that a shortage would have serious breakfast consequences here in the U.S., so our pancakes thank you for your service.
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