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Who Was Driving? [comic]

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Breakfast In Crisis – The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist

I just discovered that 60% of Canada’s Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve disappeared last year. Apparently, news of this was hushed up to prevent a panic (just kidding).

maplespillAccording to BusinessWeek On the morning of July 30, 2012, an accountant named Michel Gauvreau arrived at the Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve, housed in a huge red brick warehouse on the side of the Trans-Canadian Highway in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, about two hours northeast of Montreal. Inside, baby-blue barrels of maple syrup were stacked six high in rows hundreds deep. Full, each barrel weighs about 620 pounds. With grade A syrup trading at about $32 per gallon, that adds up to $1,800 a barrel, approximately 13 times the price of crude oil.

He scaled a row of barrels and was nearing the top of the stack when one of them rocked with his weight. He nearly fell. Regaining his balance, he rattled the barrel: It was light because it was empty. He soon found others that were empty. After notifying the Federation’s leaders and returning with them to examine the stockpile, they unscrewed the cap on a full barrel. The liquid inside was not goopy, brown, or redolent with the wintry scent of vanilla, caramel, and childhood; it was thin, clear, and odorless. It was water. The Federation would need two months to tally the losses to the stockpile. Sixty percent, or 6 million pounds of syrup, had vanished, worth about $18 million wholesale.

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6 Car Myths That Cost You Money

Cracked presents an informative list of things that many of us do to our cars that needlessly cost us money. The explanations given for each of the 6 items are logical and reasonable, so if you do any of these things, you may want to reconsider. The list includes :

1. Change oil too frequently

2. Warming up engine before driving

3. Fuel additives

4. Regular tune ups

5. Winterization

6. High octane gasoline

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How Big Is Walmart? [Infographic]

This infographic provides a few stunning figures that show just how incredibly large Walmart has become. The Infographic is HERE.

Makes Sense To Me – The Dow Tumble [pic]

The Real Reasons US Healthcare Is Overpriced [infographic]

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It’s Later Than You Think [pic]

Quote of The Day From Conan O’Brien

The Senate has sent the President a spending bill that lets the government continue for just two more weeks.

Our Senate has the financial planning skills of a college sophomore.

– Conan O’Brien


What Does Your State Do Best? [infographic]

This infographic is interesting and informative.

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Google’s 2010 In Review [video]

GOP Says Outsourcing Is Good – Let’s Outsource The Republicans

CBS reported –

Republicans, with help from a handful of Democrats, used a filibuster to block a measure that would have used the tax code to punish big companies that shut U.S. manufacturing plants and move the jobs overseas. Current tax law allows companies to benefit in a variety of ways when they move jobs overseas, including deducting the costs of closing American plants. The proposed bill would have raised taxes on companies that move manufacturing jobs out of the country and provide a tax incentive for companies that decide to bring them back.

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Why US Jobs Will Never Return [graph]

This simple graph shows why US employment has not rebounded and probably never will.

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