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(WHIO)   Three 40-foot-tall grain silos stolen from farm, no one notices   (whiotv.com) divider line 32
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2005-04-17 11:28:16 AM  
hate it when that happens
 
2005-04-17 11:28:53 AM  
Sounds like a case for Mulder and Scully.
 
2005-04-17 11:30:36 AM  
If nobody noticed, how'd the story make it onto Fark?
 
2005-04-17 11:32:50 AM  
Wow! For once, its not arkansas or texas getting a farked-up farm implements article.
 
2005-04-17 11:38:54 AM  
...

How in the farking world do you STEAL A FORTY FOOT TALL GRAIN SILO!?

Props, stealer, props. To attempt something like that requires big, big seeds.

/got nothin'
 
2005-04-17 11:40:04 AM  
Medina police Lieutenant Bob Starcher thinks someone might have disassembled the silos, then trucked them away.

Brilliant deduction there.
 
2005-04-17 11:40:51 AM  
bet these were surplus missle silos.

not to threadjack, but if the FARK personals girl really has a butt like JLo and boobs like Britney, no way she would need to post on a personals site. Fine chicks only have to smile a little.
 
2005-04-17 11:41:33 AM  
Were they shaped like giant lawn gnomes?
 
2005-04-17 11:48:52 AM  
[image from cirabin.edu.pa too old to be available]

Unavailable for Questioning
 
2005-04-17 11:51:40 AM  
Must have had WMDs hidden inside, since no one can find those, either.
 
2005-04-17 11:53:08 AM  
David Copperfield?
 
2005-04-17 11:53:46 AM  
They need to tip them for removing those eyesores.
 
2005-04-17 12:05:12 PM  
StrikitRich: Must have had WMDs hidden inside, since no one can find those, either.

Hey, if some random burglar could steal a giant freakin' silo... Imagine what a few Iraqis armed with camels could do with weapons like that.

Maybe Bush WASN'T wrong.

/pololleritcal flamewar ensues
 
2005-04-17 12:06:15 PM  
StrikitRich

Must have had WMDs hidden inside, since no one can find those, either.


Welcome to 2005, oh great time traveller from late 2003/ early 2004! I know our world is new and confusing, but we will help you adjust.
 
2005-04-17 12:07:13 PM  
ecko3437

There is a lot of sand out there...

/Cue pics of buried planes.
 
2005-04-17 12:11:34 PM  
"Guys, I got a great idea. No, wait for it... grain silos!"
At what point do you continue listening to your freinds when those words come out of thier mouth?

/God I hope they catch those guys just so I can see who they are
 
2005-04-17 12:16:25 PM  
MajorHopper
Medina police Lieutenant Bob Starcher thinks someone might have disassembled the silos, then trucked them away.

Brilliant deduction there


I would cut the guy some slack... that quote was probably a response to an idiot journalist's question, like "What do you think happened to the silos?" or "How did they steal them?"
 
2005-04-17 12:25:26 PM  
now i could see ONE or TWO being stolen....but THREE????
 
2005-04-17 12:29:08 PM  
Did poster find this article after reading the story about European GM corn? / I was curious enough to learn the cost of corn per ton - whose price is actually dependent -- in the case of livestock consumption (like the EU maize was) -- by the moister content.

Corn is sold by the bushel and the price ranges from $2-$3. At $3, that comes out to about $107/ton. Then it costs about $0.15/ton/mile to transport.
 
2005-04-17 12:36:49 PM  
Damn you Carmen Sandiego!
 
2005-04-17 01:02:16 PM  
Am I the only one who isn't very surprised? Case in point, when you have a hundred or so silos, out in god knows where quarter, you are not going to be checking on them every day. The thing is, you can't really unload a hot bin, and neither are you going to be able to take it very far, easily, so they are going to get caught quite quickly, IMHO.
 
2005-04-17 01:21:17 PM  
damn college kids.
 
2005-04-17 01:27:21 PM  

Medina police Lieutenant Bob Starcher thinks someone might have disassembled the silos, then trucked them away.



[image from home.comcast.net too old to be available]

Ya think?
 
2005-04-17 01:33:07 PM  
Stolen for scrap(steel or aluminum), most likely to support a nasty drug habit.
Good luck finding a scrapyard that isn't being watched.
 
2005-04-17 01:49:10 PM  
Wait a day, they will be found hanging from some local college campus landmark.
 
2005-04-17 02:08:13 PM  
Maybe they melted?

Maybe they were imaginary?

Maybe they were never there?
 
2005-04-17 02:52:22 PM  
Some Martian probably thought they were condoms.
 
2005-04-17 04:07:38 PM  
Guess I sunk the hook with the WMD comment, but I'd bring in Mr. Slave for questioning.
 
2005-04-17 04:27:59 PM  
Chrispy1000000
so they are going to get caught quite quickly, IMHO.

Nope; this happened several weeks ago. It was in the local newspaper at the time and TV just caught up with it yesterday because a nearby newspaper just caught up with it yesterday.

http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/11411311.htm

And note to submitter: It wasn't a farm and they weren't grain silos.

S2A
 
2005-04-17 07:43:33 PM  
I thought it was suspicious that the grain silos I just bought have the serial numbers scratched off.
 
2005-04-17 09:26:37 PM  
It was Carmen Sandiego I tells ya.

/still remembers that gameshow. It's the only reason why I know where chile is!
 
2005-04-17 09:58:18 PM  
hmmm nobody suspects the guy who was going to buy it?

Richard
 
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