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There's a maple syrup reserve for the dual reason of market manipulation (as is usually the case), plus the practical reason that with respect to global warming and temperature fluctuation, maple syrup has been steadily increasing in price due to lower quantity.

Obvious, almost everything is run by the Cartels today, and any Pulitzer Prize-winning individual should most definitely understand that by this time!

(You just don't know who is behind the cartels, that's all.)
Posted by sgt_doom on December 20, 2012 at 10:19 AM · Report this
Pick1 2
The shadowy cartel is actually headed by IHOP CEO, Julia Stewart. It's the only way they can afford their all you can eat pancake deals because the accountants forget to calculate in the cost of syrup
Posted by Pick1 on December 20, 2012 at 10:50 AM · Report this
The syrup must flow.
Posted by DVNODVNO on December 20, 2012 at 11:09 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 4
@2: there hasn't been an ounce of real maple syrup in an IHOP in 50 years.
Posted by Max Solomon on December 20, 2012 at 11:31 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 5
The syrup trade is dangerous and attracts a criminal element from across the border. We need to declare a war on syrup and set fire to any maple fields we find being grown in secret. For the children.
Posted by MacCrocodile on December 20, 2012 at 11:50 AM · Report this
brian 6
C'mon New England, "Drill baby drill!" Show the Canadians who's boss.
Posted by brian on December 20, 2012 at 11:56 AM · Report this
Only $3 a pound?!? Why is it like triple that in the supermarket? That's an outrageous mark-up. This price-gouging must end!
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on December 20, 2012 at 12:03 PM · Report this
In a related story, Canada has a Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve.
Posted by rainbird on December 20, 2012 at 1:55 PM · Report this
First you get the syrup,
Then you get the power,
Then you get the women.
Posted by Lionel Hutz Esq. on December 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM · Report this

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