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Thread: Stolen !!!! The Great Heist in Canada

  1. #1
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Stolen !!!! The Great Heist in Canada

    On Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:49:55 -0800, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >A large part of the global strategic reserve
    >has been stolen from a secure depository in
    >Quebec!
    >
    >http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/09...syrup-reserve/


    I read about that the other day. It doesn't sound like it is
    something that just any old bunch of thieves could pull off. I mean,
    you have to be prepared to handle and move that sticky stuff. And,
    what are they going to do with it? Surely someone will notice if a
    new label shows up on the market or if one particular seller has an
    abundance of syrup. Sounds fishy to me.
    Janet US

  2. #2
    gtr Guest

    Default Re: Stolen !!!! The Great Heist in Canada

    On 2012-09-10 17:54:55 +0000, Janet Bostwick said:

    > On Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:49:55 -0800, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> A large part of the global strategic reserve
    >> has been stolen from a secure depository in
    >> Quebec!
    >>
    >> http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/09...syrup-reserve/
    >>

    >
    > I read about that the other day. It doesn't sound like it is
    > something that just any old bunch of thieves could pull off. I mean,
    > you have to be prepared to handle and move that sticky stuff. And,
    > what are they going to do with it? Surely someone will notice if a
    > new label shows up on the market or if one particular seller has an
    > abundance of syrup. Sounds fishy to me.


    Precisely my thinking. Who the hell fenches 50 gallon drums of maple syrup?


  3. #3
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Stolen !!!! The Great Heist in Canada

    On 2012-09-10, Janet Bostwick <[email protected]> wrote:

    > you have to be prepared to handle and move that sticky stuff. And,
    > what are they going to do with it?


    Perhaps they smuggled it out under the guise of a Sat morning pancake
    breakfast fundraiser. <shrug>

    nb

    --
    Definition of objectivism:
    "Eff you! I got mine."
    http://www.nongmoproject.org/

  4. #4
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Stolen !!!! The Great Heist in Canada

    A large part of the global strategic reserve
    has been stolen from a secure depository in
    Quebec!

    http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/09...syrup-reserve/

  5. #5
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Stolen !!!! The Great Heist in Canada

    On Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:17:34 -0700, gtr <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 2012-09-10 17:54:55 +0000, Janet Bostwick said:
    >
    >> On Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:49:55 -0800, Mark Thorson <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> A large part of the global strategic reserve
    >>> has been stolen from a secure depository in
    >>> Quebec!
    >>>
    >>> http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/09...syrup-reserve/
    >>>

    >>
    >> I read about that the other day. It doesn't sound like it is
    >> something that just any old bunch of thieves could pull off. I mean,
    >> you have to be prepared to handle and move that sticky stuff. And,
    >> what are they going to do with it? Surely someone will notice if a
    >> new label shows up on the market or if one particular seller has an
    >> abundance of syrup. Sounds fishy to me.

    >
    >Precisely my thinking. Who the hell fenches 50 gallon drums of maple syrup?


    Why Aunt Jemima do dem fenches.



  6. #6
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Stolen !!!! The Great Heist in Canada

    Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >
    > I read about that the other day. It doesn't sound like it is
    > something that just any old bunch of thieves could pull off. I mean,
    > you have to be prepared to handle and move that sticky stuff. And,
    > what are they going to do with it? Surely someone will notice if a
    > new label shows up on the market or if one particular seller has an
    > abundance of syrup. Sounds fishy to me.


    I've read speculation that warehouse receipts
    were falsified to show greater deposits from
    maple syrup processors than actually occurred,
    allegation of theft being just a cover-up for
    the real crime. If that's the case, there's
    no syrup to fence. The syrup never existed
    except on paper.

    Of course, that would never happen in Quebec.

  7. #7
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Stolen !!!! The Great Heist in Canada

    On Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:49:55 -0800, Mark Thorson wrote:

    > A large part of the global strategic reserve
    > has been stolen from a secure depository in
    > Quebec!
    >
    > http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/09...syrup-reserve/


    Assuming 400 pounds of maple syrup per 55 gallon barrel, that's 25,000
    barrels that were supposedly emptied.

    It seems more likely that they were never filled in the first place.
    And this is part of some accounting scam/hoax. Greedy people and
    corporations isn't just limited to Enron and Worldcom.

    -sw

  8. #8
    Krypsis Guest

    Default Re: Stolen !!!! The Great Heist in Canada

    On 11/09/2012 12:36 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:49:55 -0800, Mark Thorson wrote:
    >
    >> A large part of the global strategic reserve
    >> has been stolen from a secure depository in
    >> Quebec!
    >>
    >> http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/09...syrup-reserve/

    >
    > Assuming 400 pounds of maple syrup per 55 gallon barrel, that's 25,000
    > barrels that were supposedly emptied.
    >
    > It seems more likely that they were never filled in the first place.
    > And this is part of some accounting scam/hoax. Greedy people and
    > corporations isn't just limited to Enron and Worldcom.
    >
    > -sw
    >

    It certainly couldn't be a single heist. That would require an awful lot
    of truckloads and it would be noticed. Does seem rather suspicious.

    --

    Krypsis

  9. #9
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Stolen !!!! The Great Heist in Canada

    On Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:54:55 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:

    > I read about that the other day. It doesn't sound like it is
    > something that just any old bunch of thieves could pull off. I mean,
    > you have to be prepared to handle and move that sticky stuff. And,
    > what are they going to do with it? Surely someone will notice if a
    > new label shows up on the market or if one particular seller has an
    > abundance of syrup. Sounds fishy to me.


    Psst. Hey. Buddy! <looks over left and right shoulders and opens
    trench coat>. You want to buy some maple syrup?

    It just don't see emptying 25,000 "barrels". Or even 400+ PVC liquid
    shipping totes. Just not enough information in the news reports.

    -sw

  10. #10
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Stolen !!!! The Great Heist in Canada

    On Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:51:42 -0800, Mark Thorson wrote:

    > I've read speculation that warehouse receipts
    > were falsified to show greater deposits from
    > maple syrup processors than actually occurred,
    > allegation of theft being just a cover-up for
    > the real crime. If that's the case, there's
    > no syrup to fence. The syrup never existed
    > except on paper.


    I searched a few news sites but they all pretty much said the same
    thing. I didn't see those allegations, but that is exactly what I
    figured happened. Somebody is scamming somebody.

    -sw

  11. #11
    Ross@home Guest

    Default Re: Stolen !!!! The Great Heist in Canada

    On Tue, 11 Sep 2012 01:48:48 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:51:42 -0800, Mark Thorson wrote:
    >
    >> I've read speculation that warehouse receipts
    >> were falsified to show greater deposits from
    >> maple syrup processors than actually occurred,
    >> allegation of theft being just a cover-up for
    >> the real crime. If that's the case, there's
    >> no syrup to fence. The syrup never existed
    >> except on paper.

    >
    >I searched a few news sites but they all pretty much said the same
    >thing. I didn't see those allegations, but that is exactly what I
    >figured happened. Somebody is scamming somebody.
    >
    >-sw


    That's the provincial pastime in "La belle province".

    Ross.

  12. #12
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Stolen !!!! The Great Heist in Canada

    On Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:51:42 -0800, Mark Thorson wrote:
    ....

    And fix your clock? What is it with you and clocks. Most of us
    change are computer clocks once or twice in it's lifetime. You seem
    to go out of your way to screw with yours and make it wrong.

    > Of course, that would never happen in Quebec.


    Or Greenwich.

    -sw

  13. #13
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: Stolen !!!! The Great Heist in Canada

    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:49:55 -0800, Mark Thorson wrote:
    >
    >> A large part of the global strategic reserve
    >> has been stolen from a secure depository in
    >> Quebec!
    >>
    >> http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/09...syrup-reserve/

    >
    > Assuming 400 pounds of maple syrup per 55 gallon barrel, that's 25,000
    > barrels that were supposedly emptied.
    >
    > It seems more likely that they were never filled in the first place.
    > And this is part of some accounting scam/hoax. Greedy people and
    > corporations isn't just limited to Enron and Worldcom.
    >
    > -sw


    Kinda like guarding some immense fortune of fake gems which are actually
    ordinary rocks in safe deposit boxes, or palates of counterfeit money, only
    in this case nobody ever even bothered with the rocks.

    If the Canadians can't even keep track of syrup in barrels, can they be
    trusted to fill a monstrous transcontinental oil pipeline?

    Just sayin'.

    ;-)



  14. #14
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Stolen !!!! The Great Heist in Canada

    Nunya Bidnits wrote:
    >
    > If the Canadians can't even keep track of syrup in barrels, can they be
    > trusted to fill a monstrous transcontinental oil pipeline?
    >
    > Just sayin'.
    >
    > ;-)


    Ahem. Quebecois, not Canadians.

  15. #15
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Stolen !!!! The Great Heist in Canada

    On Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:10:13 -0500, Nunya Bidnits wrote:

    > Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:49:55 -0800, Mark Thorson wrote:
    >>
    >>> A large part of the global strategic reserve
    >>> has been stolen from a secure depository in
    >>> Quebec!
    >>>
    >>> http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/09...syrup-reserve/

    >>
    >> Assuming 400 pounds of maple syrup per 55 gallon barrel, that's 25,000
    >> barrels that were supposedly emptied.
    >>
    >> It seems more likely that they were never filled in the first place.
    >> And this is part of some accounting scam/hoax. Greedy people and
    >> corporations isn't just limited to Enron and Worldcom.

    >
    > Kinda like guarding some immense fortune of fake gems which are actually
    > ordinary rocks in safe deposit boxes, or palates of counterfeit money, only
    > in this case nobody ever even bothered with the rocks.


    Kinda like how Fort Knox is guarding all the gold to back up our
    currency. The subscribers who deposited syrup in this bank were shown
    statements that indicated liquid gold. And the it evaporated - never
    really had any value in the ifrst place.

    -sw

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