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Smileyblue
June 8th, 2011, 07:00 PM
What a couple of real WINNERS.

Really? A kiddies playground? Where are you gonna hide something like that?

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8259017

MacGregor
June 8th, 2011, 08:13 PM
Zealand really seems to be a very dangerous place.

Mac
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nobby
June 8th, 2011, 09:23 PM
What a couple of real WINNERS.

Really? A kiddies playground? Where are you gonna hide something like that?


I don't know, but theft seems to be the big growth "industry" at this time. If there's enough money involved, you can get some very sophisticated and experienced thieves to... steal tomatoes :Confused:

This is a first; and AFAIK, they have gotten away with it so far:

Late last month, a gang of thieves stole six tractor-trailer loads of tomatoes and a truck full of cucumbers from Florida growers. They also stole a truckload of frozen meat. The total value of the illegal haul: about $300,000.

The thieves disappeared with the shipments just after the price of Florida tomatoes skyrocketed after freezes that badly damaged crops in Mexico. That suddenly made Florida tomatoes a tempting target, on a par with flat-screen TVs or designer jeans, but with a big difference: tomatoes are perishable.

Ive never experienced people targeting produce loads before, said Shaun Leiker, an assistant manager at Allen Lund, a trucking broker in Oviedo, Fla., that was hit three times by the thieves. Its a little different than selling TVs off the back of your truck.

Industry and insurance company officials said it appeared to add a new wrinkle to a nationwide surge in cargo theft.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/15/business/15bandits.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=stolen%20tomatoes&st=cse

Smileyblue
June 8th, 2011, 10:35 PM
This is not so shocking when you consider how much food has skyrocketed in the last couple of months.

The USD is doing really bad right now against the AUD too..

Today USD it's only worth 0.94 cents. It has been as bad as $0.92 in the last month so it has rebounded slightly.

Against the Euro and the Pound it's only worth 0.65 and 0.60 respectively.

Not a good time for American's to go on an overseas vacation. :Confused: