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(CBS Los Angeles 2)   The mysterious case of the 13,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies found in a landfill   (losangeles.cbslocal.com) divider line 66
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2013-02-19 01:03:18 PM
....a good start?
 
2013-02-19 01:04:11 PM

dj1s: ....a good start?


Your comment is bad and you should feel bad.

/had my last Trefoils yesterday.
 
2013-02-19 01:04:20 PM
Arlo Guthrie unavailable for comment.
 
2013-02-19 01:04:32 PM
Well, clearly they were not fine if they were in a landfill.
 
2013-02-19 01:04:35 PM
Rejected lots?
 
2013-02-19 01:05:02 PM
And not a single box of thin mints.
 
2013-02-19 01:05:23 PM

FrancoFile: dj1s: ....a good start?

Your comment is bad and you should feel bad.

/had my last Trefoils yesterday.


wau14.com
 
2013-02-19 01:06:10 PM
Cookies aren't food.
 
2013-02-19 01:06:37 PM
EL Fudge makes all the same cookies. Also they cost less and taste better.
 
2013-02-19 01:07:54 PM
I would do the same thing with Samoas. Those things are awful.
 
2013-02-19 01:08:03 PM
Hey!  I am a supporter of the GSA.  But, instead of buying those nasty ass cookies I send them a check to commend them for being open minded.
 
2013-02-19 01:08:23 PM
So I take it he won the Girlscout Cookie eating contests?

www.tvrecaps.com
 
2013-02-19 01:12:54 PM
Vagrants like girl scout cookies too?
 
2013-02-19 01:12:57 PM

Superjew: Cookies aren't food.


You go to hell.
 
2013-02-19 01:13:14 PM
FTFA: MacKinnon tells Goldstein that after seeing the cookie trashing, things will change. "Is it the Girl Scout way? No. Did it happen? Yes. Will it happen again? No."

He went on to say, "Do I like to ask myself questions and then answer them out loud? Yes. Is that in any way annoying? I'm sure it is. Do I sound like an idiot? Of course I do."
 
2013-02-19 01:13:50 PM
They found out that they used horsemeat instead of girl scouts in that batch.
 
2013-02-19 01:13:56 PM
This landfill sounds fat.
 
2013-02-19 01:14:12 PM
healthyinfluence.com
the horror.... the horror......
 
2013-02-19 01:14:32 PM
Dollar General and WalMart have knock-off Tag-a-longs and Thin mints on their shelves for $1.50 a box. YEAR ROUND. Probably other varieties too, but who cares?

Here's your badge in capitalism and price undercutting, girls.

Now get off my property.
 
2013-02-19 01:15:50 PM
Not everyone likes eating overpriced cookies.
 
2013-02-19 01:19:02 PM

ManRay: I would do the same thing with Samoas. Those things are awful.


There is a special place in hell for people like you.
 
2013-02-19 01:20:44 PM
So people are whining that the Girl Scouts didn't give away for free something that is their primary source of fundraising? What's more, the people who were whining in the article had the perfectly reasonable idea that basically amounts to "send them to us!".

And they even bring up "nutrition" as though we are talking about food that would help out starting children in the area.

Cue waahhmbulance pictures.
 
2013-02-19 01:25:26 PM
True Fact: the creme filling in Girl Scout cookies contain fungus (shiatake shrooms, but still, shrooms in cookies??).
 
2013-02-19 01:27:05 PM

Superjew: Cookies aren't food.


They are certainly foodlike.
 
2013-02-19 01:27:22 PM
www.hwdyk.com
 
2013-02-19 01:27:45 PM

ArcadianRefugee: ManRay: I would do the same thing with Samoas. Those things are awful.

There is a special place in hell for people like you.


People are in Gitmo for saying less provocative things.
 
2013-02-19 01:31:06 PM
First I have one cookie, then I have Samoa.
 
2013-02-19 01:31:17 PM
Yes that is a shame,  but I can tell you what is worse.

A huge problem is the Mothers who spend the cookie money and then give the troop a check that bounces.

I was in a position to see how rampant this was, and I was very shocked.

I still feel sorry for the poor little girls who will have no chance with a parent like that.
 
2013-02-19 01:32:23 PM
13,000 cases x 12 boxes per case x $3.50 per box = $546,000!

/even more if any were the new breakfast bars at $4.50 per box
//wife is a cookie mom
 
2013-02-19 01:32:51 PM
Were they made out of real girl scouts?

www.addamsfamily.com
 
2013-02-19 01:32:53 PM
someone found out the cookies weren't made with real Girl Scouts...
 
2013-02-19 01:33:30 PM

I_Hate_Stupid_People: 13,000 cases x 12 boxes per case x $3.50 per box = $546,000!

/even more if any were the new breakfast bars at $4.50 per box
//wife is a cookie mom


$3.50 a box? Around here they go for $5. My nieces ripped me off!
 
2013-02-19 01:33:40 PM
LittleBrother:
So people are whining that the Girl Scouts didn't give away for free something that is their primary source of fundraising? What's more, the people who were whining in the article had the perfectly reasonable idea that basically amounts to "send them to us!".

They could have donated them to homeless/abused women shelters and taken the tax write off.  Or something like that.  This is just...

I HAVE SO MANY EXTRA COOKIES
www.straightlinemoving.comI NEED A BACKHOE TO DESTROY THEM ALL

 
2013-02-19 01:34:43 PM
images.sodahead.com
 
2013-02-19 01:35:06 PM

Superjew: Cookies aren't food.


LittleBrother: And they even bring up "nutrition" as though we are talking about food that would help out starting children in the area.


Cookies are food. No, they are not an ideal source of nutrition, but at least they are something to add to the donated food that many organizations are trying to distribute to needy families.

"The congregation prays for food." While many here on Fark would call this foolhardy, I guess it beats out hoping that more people might think twice about just dumping out extra food products, that others could find very helpful and life sustaining.
 
2013-02-19 01:36:42 PM

I_Hate_Stupid_People: $3.50 per box


Goddammit! I paid $4. I hate getting top-ticked.

/Richie-rich-suburb-adjacent
//Pittsburgh area
 
2013-02-19 01:37:02 PM

HailRobonia: I_Hate_Stupid_People: 13,000 cases x 12 boxes per case x $3.50 per box = $546,000!

/even more if any were the new breakfast bars at $4.50 per box
//wife is a cookie mom

$3.50 a box? Around here they go for $5. My nieces ripped me off!


I don't effing care how much they cost.  I will happily pay for them.
 
2013-02-19 01:37:23 PM
HailRobonia

Maybe the pricing is different geographically.  Yeah, just go with that.
 
2013-02-19 01:37:41 PM
More handwringing douchebaggery...no, this doesn't make much sense, but the article is bullsquat.

The bakery has to destroy returned product to protect itself from lawsuits. It's the American Way.

The Girl Scouts can't donate unsold cookies to a food pantry without paying for them, because then there'd be no limit on how many they'd order in the future.

The Girl Scouts of America organization is built on child labor. But it's leftist, so nobody on the left cares.
 
2013-02-19 01:39:27 PM
Maybe it was the Girl Scout equivalent of Awesome Express.

theinfosphere.org
 
2013-02-19 01:43:17 PM
A quick Google on the InterWeb seems to indicate prices are set by each Council so they can vary.
 
2013-02-19 01:44:58 PM
And to be perfectly honest, shouldn't they be called Girl Scout Brand Cookies? They aren't made with real Girl Scouts, or by real Girl Scouts, just delivered by them (or their parents).

/Try my new FedEx cookies! Delivered by real FedEx drivers!
 
2013-02-19 01:44:58 PM
av.r.ftdata.co.uk
/inconsolable
 
2013-02-19 01:45:28 PM
"That's something those children could have had, cookies."

This statement is making me giggle so hard, now. I just can't, stop.
 
2013-02-19 01:46:03 PM

Superjew: Cookies aren't food.


You could give them to pigs in a feed lot.  You could make moonshine out of them.  Are you telling me fatback and moonshine aren't food?
 
2013-02-19 01:48:48 PM
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2013-02-19 01:51:31 PM
I think they destroyed them to keep from watering down the market with free or cheap cookies.  Isn't that what egg farmers are doing?  They purposely throw away thousands of eggs each day to keep from flooding the market with their product.  Demand stays up and therefore higher prices.
 
2013-02-19 01:51:57 PM
Keebler Grasshoppers = Thin Mints.

That is all.
 
2013-02-19 01:55:19 PM
According to CNN, the world wastes over a BILLION tons of food annually.   About a third of what's produced.  http://money.cnn.com/2011/05/11/news/economy/world_squanders_food/ind e x.htm

...or about $165 million in the USA:  http://www.businessinsider.com/americans-waste-165-billion-in-food-pe r -year-ndrc-2012-8

A few cookies is a drop in the bucket.
 
2013-02-19 01:57:10 PM

Snarfangel: Superjew: Cookies aren't food.

They are certainly foodlike.


i.huffpost.com
Girl Scout Cookies are a food product, essentially.
 
2013-02-19 01:57:19 PM

Superjew: Cookies aren't food.


And we're done here.
 
2013-02-19 02:01:46 PM
images.sodahead.com
 
2013-02-19 02:12:06 PM

Midnight Rambler: FTFA: MacKinnon tells Goldstein that after seeing the cookie trashing, things will change. "Is it the Girl Scout way? No. Did it happen? Yes. Will it happen again? No."

He went on to say, "Do I like to ask myself questions and then answer them out loud? Yes. Is that in any way annoying? I'm sure it is. Do I sound like an idiot? Of course I do."


i.telegraph.co.uk

approves

/hot hot hot
 
2013-02-19 02:25:28 PM
actually there is a valid reason. one company i worked for did something similar. the reasoning is "if we give away the product for free, then we take a customer off the market". so any unused product gets destroyed and trashed.

problem here is someone started asking questions. end result is no one wants to take the blame and they deflect blame off to some other schmuck. no one gets answers, everyone soon forgets.
 
2013-02-19 02:51:10 PM
 

I_Hate_Stupid_People: 13,000 cases x 12 boxes per case x $3.50 per box = $546,000!


If it make you feel any better FTA:  Eleven-hundred cases trashed, 13,200 boxes in all

So they only tossed 13,200 servings, not 156,000.  $46,200 - 66,000 worth (at $3.50 -$5.00 a box....given this was in LA, probably more likely to be $5)
 
2013-02-19 02:53:45 PM

TwoFrenchBulldogs: I_Hate_Stupid_People: 13,000 cases x 12 boxes per case x $3.50 per box = $546,000!

If it make you feel any better FTA:  Eleven-hundred cases trashed, 13,200 boxes in all

So they only tossed 13,200 servings, not 156,000.  $46,200 - 66,000 worth (at $3.50 -$5.00 a box....given this was in LA, probably more likely to be $5)


The higher number is the estimated street value.
 
2013-02-19 03:01:45 PM
They go great with this:

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/hot link
 
2013-02-19 03:33:36 PM
Back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth & I was a Girl Scout myself, there were never that many extra cookies & we could always give them to Some Deserving Group.    sorry, no foto
 
2013-02-19 04:53:48 PM
So Oprah's on a diet again?

(rimshot)

Other targets:

Rush Limbaugh
Governor Chris Christie* *No relation to Mr. Christie, who "makes good cookies".
Bill Clinton
Roseanne
Barney Frank
and a cast of thousands ... of pounds.
 
2013-02-19 05:10:06 PM

dj1s: Hey!  I am a supporter of the GSA.  But, instead of buying those nasty ass cookies I send them a check to commend them for being open minded.


That won't get you on the sex offender registry?
 
2013-02-19 05:25:42 PM
If you have extra cookies, why not "sell" them as donated cookies? For example, I was given the option of throwing in another $4 to my order to buy a box of cookies that was sent to American troops. Couldn't they have done the same? You still get money for the cookies and they go to a good cause.
 
2013-02-19 06:28:44 PM
I think they throw them away to maintain the outrageous value per box year after year.  If you were to see boxes of samoas kicking around the homeless shelters and soup kitchens, the next time one of these scouts tried charging $6 a box or whatever, you'd be EVEN LESS likely to buy them than you already are.  Kind of like when Prada burns their handbags to make room for next year's overpriced POS's
 
2013-02-19 08:32:54 PM
While it was a waste, I cannot see the argument in giving to the poor, homeless people that go to a food bank. My experience with those that use EBT (food stamps) is that they have no idea of nutrition. EBT is used for  Mountain Dew, chips, cookies, candy and prepared meals super high in sodium. Have cookies ever saved a starving person?
 
2013-02-19 10:13:30 PM
Came for Arlo Guthrie and E.T. references. Fark never disappoints.
 
2013-02-20 05:59:49 AM

HailRobonia: I_Hate_Stupid_People: 13,000 cases x 12 boxes per case x $3.50 per box = $546,000!

/even more if any were the new breakfast bars at $4.50 per box
//wife is a cookie mom

$3.50 a box? Around here they go for $5. My nieces ripped me off!


They are girl scouts, of course they did.

Girl scout cookies exist ONLY to rip people off.
 
2013-02-20 06:02:49 AM

Superjew: Cookies aren't food.


Maybe not to you, People WITHOUT food tend to need food even if it isnt of the top quality nutrition type.
 
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