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(ABC)   When you hear the words "global strategic reserve" you think oil, right? How about Maple Syrup? Oh Canada   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 37
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2012-10-04 10:53:13 AM  
This should have the followup tag.

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2012-10-04 11:15:06 AM  
I heard the US Govt is just starting to get rid of its helium stockpile (from the days of dirigibles as weapons, WW1???)
 
2012-10-04 11:16:53 AM  
Any one else have a sudden craving for either pancakes or waffles?
 
2012-10-04 11:22:06 AM  
And we have both the oil and the syrup. Oh and really good Tim Hortons coffee. And the Tassimo Tim Hortons pods now.
 
2012-10-04 11:24:57 AM  
houston.culturemap.com

Houston, TX strategic syrup reserve
 
2012-10-04 11:26:35 AM  

monoski: I heard the US Govt is just starting to get rid of its helium stockpile (from the days of dirigibles as weapons, WW1???)


A helium reserve is silly, except it's now used as a tracer gas for leak testing on all kinds of assemblies, including automotive, aerospace, and medical. So not having it available will require new leak test equipment based on another tracer gas, like hydrogen.
 
2012-10-04 11:31:13 AM  

indarwinsshadow: Oh and really good Tim Hortons coffee.


What's the code word that allows one to access this?
 
2012-10-04 11:38:16 AM  

indarwinsshadow: And we have both the oil and the syrup. Oh and really good Tim Hortons coffee. And the Tassimo Tim Hortons pods now.


I had no idea that you get get Timmy's pods. Thanks for making my day!

/off to Tim Hortons to get some.
 
2012-10-04 11:51:21 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: monoski: I heard the US Govt is just starting to get rid of its helium stockpile (from the days of dirigibles as weapons, WW1???)

A helium reserve is silly, except it's now used as a tracer gas for leak testing on all kinds of assemblies, including automotive, aerospace, and medical. So not having it available will require new leak test equipment based on another tracer gas, like hydrogen.


It's also used heavily in welding and other manufacturing/industrial applications. The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves, by "getting rid of," do you mean using and selling? That wouldn't surprise me since it's value/price has been rising lately.
 
2012-10-04 11:52:27 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: monoski: I heard the US Govt is just starting to get rid of its helium stockpile (from the days of dirigibles as weapons, WW1???)

A helium reserve is silly, except it's now used as a tracer gas for leak testing on all kinds of assemblies, including automotive, aerospace, and medical. So not having it available will require new leak test equipment based on another tracer gas, like hydrogen.


And cooling MRI machines. That's the biggie I think.
 
2012-10-04 11:56:03 AM  
www.berrykiss.de
 
2012-10-04 11:57:40 AM  
www.vtsmokeandcure.com

BECAUSE IT'S LUNCH TIME AND I'M HUNGRY, THAT'S WHY!!!!!!
 
2012-10-04 11:58:46 AM  
www.9to5.org
 
2012-10-04 12:06:04 PM  

indarwinsshadow: And we have both the oil and the syrup. Oh and really good Tim Hortons coffee. And the Tassimo Tim Hortons pods now.


We truly live in a time of miracles. Sweet, delicious miracles.

/little Canadian flags for some, insulin for others.
 
2012-10-04 12:06:40 PM  

costermonger: indarwinsshadow: Oh and really good Tim Hortons coffee.

What's the code word that allows one to access this?


It ends with "eh?"
 
2012-10-04 12:13:01 PM  

Lone Stranger: [houston.culturemap.com image 350x263]

Houston, TX strategic syrup reserve


Represent!

/wait, hold up, I got too much lean in my cup
 
2012-10-04 12:30:54 PM  
It's great that the Canadians are doing this, but they may be setting themselves up for trouble in the future. With Global Warming™, conditions are becoming less favorable for US maple trees to produce syrup. So the days of "Peak Syrup" are near... and the US may be forced to invade Canada to gain access to supplies of this vital resource.
 
2012-10-04 12:44:35 PM  
Maple syrup has only 13,000 calories/gallon, while gasoline has 31,000.
 
2012-10-04 12:48:59 PM  
ChipNASA, I'm not sure that's maple syrup in those pics, especially the third one.
 
2012-10-04 12:54:30 PM  
Quebec provincial police Sgt. Christine Coulombe said Wednesday police executed a search warrant in Kedjwick, New Brunswick last week, but could not provide more information as the investigation was ongoing.

Too bad she didn't get to press charges yet.
 
2012-10-04 01:42:48 PM  
Maple syrup actually exists? I thought it was all just high fructose corn syrup with coloring and flavors.
 
2012-10-04 02:14:33 PM  
FTA: "This has left the New Brunswick exporter in a sticky situation."
 
2012-10-04 02:18:22 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: Maple syrup actually exists? I thought it was all just high fructose corn syrup with coloring and flavors.


CSB
We do not eat the "fake maple syrup" in our house, the stuff tastes like ass. My nephew came to visit with a few of his buddies and after a night of a few drinks, I usually get up early and make my "kick ass, full on, all the fixins, have breakfast and get the fark out of my house, meal". All three guys had two bites and went, "ah do you have Aunt Jemima, we've never had this real stuff and it tastes different.

Stupid hosers.
 
2012-10-04 02:38:17 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: Maple syrup actually exists? I thought it was all just high fructose corn syrup with coloring and flavors.


Yes, it's real, and it's spectacular.
 
2012-10-04 02:47:04 PM  

Flab: This should have the followup tag.

Original thread


Two syrup stories and no [sappy] tags?

Damn. Sad
 
2012-10-04 02:59:41 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: monoski: I heard the US Govt is just starting to get rid of its helium stockpile (from the days of dirigibles as weapons, WW1???)

A helium reserve is silly, except it's now used as a tracer gas for leak testing on all kinds of assemblies, including automotive, aerospace, and medical. So not having it available will require new leak test equipment based on another tracer gas, like hydrogen.


How does that work, when all the assembly line workers start speaking in high pitched voices, they know they have a leak somewhere?
 
2012-10-04 03:18:24 PM  

Pivot: indarwinsshadow: And we have both the oil and the syrup. Oh and really good Tim Hortons coffee. And the Tassimo Tim Hortons pods now.

I had no idea that you get get Timmy's pods. Thanks for making my day!

/off to Tim Hortons to get some.


Link to the announcement by Tim's. I bought some at the Tim's in Barrie, Ontario
 
2012-10-04 03:28:33 PM  

reported: It's great that the Canadians are doing this, but they may be setting themselves up for trouble in the future. With Global Warming™, conditions are becoming less favorable for US maple trees to produce syrup. So the days of "Peak Syrup" are near... and the US may be forced to invade Canada to gain access to supplies of this vital resource.


Damnit yes. I can't take the sotolon-based artificial "maple flavor". Sotolon is fenugreek. It's not just making an equivalent analog from an alternative source, sotolon is not present in actual maple syrup, the idea that it's a similar taste to maple was a subjective call.
 
2012-10-04 04:02:33 PM  

unitednihilists: Agent Smiths Laugh: Maple syrup actually exists? I thought it was all just high fructose corn syrup with coloring and flavors.

CSB
We do not eat the "fake maple syrup" in our house, the stuff tastes like ass. My nephew came to visit with a few of his buddies and after a night of a few drinks, I usually get up early and make my "kick ass, full on, all the fixins, have breakfast and get the fark out of my house, meal". All three guys had two bites and went, "ah do you have Aunt Jemima, we've never had this real stuff and it tastes different.

Stupid hosers.



You should have killed them on the spot. Last summer when I was on the road and they had real fresh syrup there. I was so happy I damn near chugged it like in Super Troopers. I also like it when I go home my parents have friends up north so they send them syrup from Maine and Vermont. Its heaven. Then I go home to my crapy syrup.

We must close the poutine gap! Next thing you know Canada will have the edge on us in mineshafts too!
 
2012-10-04 04:12:16 PM  
Real maple syrup is expensive stuff.

The texture of the fake stuff is also as bad as the flavour. Gummy.
 
2012-10-04 04:34:22 PM  
"Mr. President, we must not allow... a maple syrup gap!"
 
2012-10-04 04:53:34 PM  
Real Canadian Maple Syrup will kick-your-teeth-in with taste.
 
2012-10-04 04:53:52 PM  
Where I am right now (northeastern Ontario) the manufacture of maple syrup employs (part time) a substantial number of unskilled part-time workers that might otherwise be unemployed. So it's not a joke around here.

Also, the locals REALLY look down their noses at anyone who can't distinguish between real and fake syrup with their eyes closed.
 
2012-10-04 06:17:56 PM  
It's Quebec -- therefore:

La réserve stratégique mondiale de sirop d'érable

//thanks Google translate!
 
2012-10-04 06:31:33 PM  

reported: It's great that the Canadians are doing this, but they may be setting themselves up for trouble in the future. With Global Warming™, conditions are becoming less favorable for US maple trees to produce syrup. So the days of "Peak Syrup" are near... and the US may be forced to invade Canada to gain access to supplies of this vital resource.


I know you're being cheeky but we're showing declines too. I nearly worked for the researcher in charge of a follow-up project looking at which climate variables are associated with weekly syrup production.

Pops 

Scientific article about expected Quebec declines
 
2012-10-04 09:36:08 PM  

unitednihilists: CSB
We do not eat the "fake maple syrup" in our house, the stuff tastes like ass. My nephew came to visit with a few of his buddies and after a night of a few drinks, I usually get up early and make my "kick ass, full on, all the fixins, have breakfast and get the fark out of my house, meal". All three guys had two bites and went, "ah do you have Aunt Jemima, we've never had this real stuff and it tastes different.

Stupid hosers.


I trust you threw them out on their asses.
 
2012-10-04 10:12:46 PM  
Real maple syrup has a complex flavor with many nuances. fark Aunt Jemima. Are they even allowed to call it "maple syrup"?

Anyone ever had birch syrup? Holy shiat, that stuff is farking amazing! Except, it's like 3 times the price of maple syrup.
 
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