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(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 8:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fungi? Algae? Bacteria? Virus?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 8:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ooh, too late. ignore fungus et. al.
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 9:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Stolen items are Christmas trees?
Are the trees just saplings? half a meter tall? a meter? two? more? Relevant?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 9:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Stolen items are Christmas trees? no
Are the trees just saplings? half a meter tall? a meter? two? roughly this one more? Relevant? only to properly picture what's going on, but a meter taller or shorter wouldn't change anything
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 11:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

These trees that flower? Produce produce (har har)? Nuts? Fruit? Olives? Anything other than leaves? Just leaves? Relevant?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 2:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

These trees that flower? Produce produce (har har)? Nuts? Fruit? Olives? Anything other than leaves? Just leaves? just leaves Relevant? only in that they do not produce produce (that's fun to type)
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 7:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, the thief stole trees? Which are the stolen items? Did he chop them down? Dig them out? Were they planted at all?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 12:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the thief human?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 12:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he trying to give the stolen trees away to other people?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 2:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, the thief stole trees? yes Which are the stolen items? yes Did he chop them down? no Dig them out? no Were they planted at all? no

Was the thief human? yes

Was he trying to give the stolen trees away to other people? no
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 3:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the thief attempt to plant the trees? In some public place? National forest? Park? Similar?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 4:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the thief attempt to plant the trees? no In some public place? didn't attempt to plant them, but he was in a generic public place National forest? Park? Similar?
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 5:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the trees potted? Root ball bound up somehow? Thief carrying the trees in a truck or something like that? relevant?
He setting up the trees to provide shade for others? Anything else in this generic public place that is relevant? Other citizens? pets? playground equipment? landscaping?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 5:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the trees potted? no Root ball bound up somehow? yes Thief carrying the trees in a truck or something like that? thief had a truck, yes relevant? yes

He setting up the trees to provide shade for others? no Anything else in this generic public place that is relevant? yes Other citizens? yope pets? no playground equipment? no landscaping? yes
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2005 - 9:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the police officer know the items were stolen?
The truck have some decoration on it other than usual paint? Thief using the truck to make himself appear to be a landscaper? Similar businessman?
Thief planting tall trees next to a prison fence? To allow prisoners to escape?
Other relevant things in the public place...benches? bus stops? fountain? sculpture? other artwork? other trees? Theif replacing existing trees with his? In essence, laundering trees?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 4:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the police officer know the items were stolen? no
The truck have some decoration on it other than usual paint? no Thief using the truck to make himself appear to be a landscaper? no Similar businessman? no
Thief planting tall trees next to a prison fence? no To allow prisoners to escape? no
Other relevant things in the public place...benches? bus stops? fountain? sculpture? other artwork? other trees? this one

Theif replacing existing trees with his? In essence, laundering trees? not exactly, but on the right track
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 12:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the truck belong to the thief? Or had he stolen a truck already loaded with trees?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 2:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the truck belong to the thief? yes Or had he stolen a truck already loaded with trees? no
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 3:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the police officer think he was planting the trees? When, in fact, he was in the process of stealing them?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 3:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the police officer think he was planting the trees? When, in fact, he was in the process of stealing them? almost... what did the thief say to the cop to let him take the trees?
Chuck Raby (Wildcard)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 4:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cop know this man as a thief? Thief said....ow..."I'm turning over a new leaf"? ow ow ow....
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Wednesday, March 09, 2005 - 7:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cop know this man as a thief? no Thief said....ow..."I'm turning over a new leaf"? ow ow ow.... no no no :)