Where did all the nuts go?

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Where did all the nuts go?

Postby Gord » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:58 am

https://www.outsideonline.com/2186526/nut-job

The Curious Case of the Disappearing Nuts

...In recent years, nut theft has ­exploded into a statewide problem. More than 35 loads, worth at least $10 million, have gone missing since 2013. The number and style of the thefts—quick and professional, as if the characters from Ocean’s Eleven had descended on the Central Valley—have drawn the attention of federal organized-crime investigators and prompted the creation of a regional task force....

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Re: Where did all the nuts go?

Postby xouper » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:10 am

When I first saw the title of this thread, even before I clicked on it, the first answer that came to mind was "California".

Ah, the power of intuition.

Either that or the power of ingrained stereotypes. :P

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Re: Where did all the nuts go?

Postby Gord » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:33 pm

But they were stolen from California and taken somewhere else. California just grows 'em.
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Re: Where did all the nuts go?

Postby OlegTheBatty » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:40 pm

One possibility is that the nuts are re-introduced into the food supply stream, but with the crooks getting paid instead of the grower.

Another possibility is that there is a wealthy nut collector with a basement gigantic enough to store them all. If so, I bet his wife complains about it.*


*or, she's the nut hoarder and her husband complains. Either way.
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Re: Where did all the nuts go?

Postby scrmbldggs » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:23 pm

:roll: The nuts are taken and used for probing by Greys.



(The shells are processed into presidential spray tan.)
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Re: Where did all the nuts go?

Postby Gord » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:15 pm

So, no double-entendres yet?
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Postby scrmbldggs » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:19 pm

I dine alone. :beee:
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Re: Where did all the nuts go?

Postby Gord » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:24 pm

Here, let me repost one sentence in particular:

"...In recent years, nut theft has ­exploded into a statewide problem. More than 35 loads, worth at least $10 million, have gone missing since 2013...."

Do you think they used the terms "exploded" and "loads" without recognising the potential? I don't!
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Postby xouper » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:34 pm

Gord wrote:Here, let me repost one sentence in particular:

"...In recent years, nut theft has ­exploded into a statewide problem. More than 35 loads, worth at least $10 million, have gone missing since 2013...."

Do you think they used the terms "exploded" and "loads" without recognising the potential? I don't!


You have a keen sense of humor, which is strongly correlated to high IQ. Oh wait . . . wrong thread?

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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:40 pm

"Exploded (with) .... more than 35 loads..."//// Something to face up to?

.........but, if its not nailed down.... its subject to theft. Cattle thieves doing it with huge tractor trailers....and they get stolen too. Bee Hives are now regularly stolen. Think I read that Magnum PI was stealing water for his avacado ranch?

You just can't leave anything but {!#%@} lying around....and if that had a recycling fee... you couldn't "dump" that anywhere either.
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Re: Where did all the nuts go?

Postby Gord » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:43 pm

I heard they were sold to a shell company. Detectives have yet to crack the case. The thieves are rolling in cash...ews.
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Re: Where did all the nuts go?

Postby Flash » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:41 pm

No, no. All the nuts went to where nuts usually go, the Washington, D.C. government storage. Just look inside the Congress...full of nuts.

On related note, inspector Clouseau himself of the Surete de Quebec found out what happened to the 2700 tons of maple syrup that vanished from the storage barrels in Quebec in 2012. The barrels were drilled, drained of the sweet stuff and then filled with water.

In a crescendo of his police career he announced soon after the evil deed that the maple syrup was stolen.

Now, five years later the Surete de Quebec caught the maple syrup gang. De boss got seven years in jail and a million dollar fine. The maple syrup has all been eaten.
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Postby scrmbldggs » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:06 am

The maple syrup gang - those were the brothers Phil, Bert and Al Mondt, right?
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:40 pm

Flash wrote:
Now, five years later the Surete de Quebec caught the maple syrup gang. De boss got seven years in jail and a million dollar fine. The maple syrup has all been eaten.

They looked for fat thieves?
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Postby OlegTheBatty » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:46 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Flash wrote:
Now, five years later the Surete de Quebec caught the maple syrup gang. De boss got seven years in jail and a million dollar fine. The maple syrup has all been eaten.

They looked for fat thieves?

Ones with sticky fingers.
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Postby Aztexan » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:55 pm

I found them
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:lol:
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Re: Where did all the nuts go?

Postby TJrandom » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:37 am

It seems that a nut registry is needed.... Oh wait, that already exists... just look at the Trump rally’s.... they all show up.

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Re: Where did all the nuts go?

Postby xouper » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:29 am

TJrandom wrote:It seems that a nut registry is needed.... Oh wait, that already exists... just look at the Trump rally’s.... they all show up.


That's nothing compared to Bernie's rallies. He rocked. 8-)

But poor Hillary, she couldn't get many nuts (er, I mean people) to her rallies. :lol:


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