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[I <3 Mob] 80% of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in America is a SCAM

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  1. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

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    It'll never cease to amaze me how ORGANIZED CRIME , the highly organized type in all caps, when done *right .... can and does pay off for many people.

    Maybe my italian / sicilian heritage makes my bias. But you gotta give the mob credit where credits due.

    People are fucking dumb. I've said it before I'll never stop saying it. The day you wake up and realize how dumb most people really are... that's the same day you'll be rich.

    Cause at some point in our evolution a person is born (everyday). A stupid person. So stupid he'll decide it's ok to spend more on salad dressing than it costs to buy cocaine. Just cause the label reads "extra virgin". If you're one of those pervs who needs "extra virgin"... but like the other 99% CAN'T TASTE THE DIFFERENCE WHICH I KNOW YOU CAN'T BUT YOU KEEP TELLING ALL YOUR FRIENDS YOU CAN, then you deserve to be ripped off. You DESERVE a cheap fuckn bottle of random seed oil with chlorophyll disguised as real thing.

    The best chefs & taste testers in the world can't distinguish EVOO from fake EVOO what makes you think you can? You can't!

    For clarification, I'm not recommending anyone breaks the law. Even though people do it everyday in ways that hurt noone and makes tons of money.

    I'm just saying if the mob can make billions painting seed oil green... turning a $7 bottle into $50.... you can certainly think of an idea to make money.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...g-off-ordinary-olive-oil-as-extra-virgin.html
     
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  2. Peter Ngo

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    Well, i kind of seeing Extra Virgin Links coming in the marketplace.
     
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    You mean Scamerica, America was lost a long time ago.
     
  4. Capo Dei Capi

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    Its been out for a while that italian olive oil thats sold isn't as good as it claims.

    http://lifehacker.com/the-most-and-least-fake-extra-virgin-olive-oil-brands-1460894373
     
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    Heck....there is a huge market there.....

    1L of true virgin Olive oil costs 3 euros (buying in bulk from producers) here in Greece......
     
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  6. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Such hate, much anger, wow.
     
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    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    The hard part is selling retail. You have to bottle it, get certifications, export it, store it in the target country, find distributors that will cut you a decent deal (much harder than you might imagine). Big store chains usually want deals like "I'll distribute your product but you'll buy this from me" which automatically excludes small exporters who can't push the store's product locally.
     
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    That's true...

    Another factor to consider is that the government is f**ing everyone small / medium business owner here....

    Me and a friend of mine had an idea with olive oil to start offline but just the recurring taxes,insurance and other tax related stuff here will eat 50% of the capital if not more...
     
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  9. Ste Fishkin

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    It's fucking olive oil for fucks sake, who gives a fuck.
     
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  10. BreaknBrix

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    Hate can't exist without love. If people wanna spend their money on dumb shit, I love that there are sellers willing to provide them with dumb shit.

    And if I sound overly heated, it's cause there's a "peripheral issue" surrounding EVOO that we can't talk much about on here.
    Like the reasons why my mother brainwashed me into using this shit on my food for so many years. The reason a lot of parents do this.

    If I'm allowed to say, that "extra virgin" translates to "annointing oil" to many people of a certain kind.

    So yes, I have repressed anger issues about it.
     
  11. Ste Fishkin

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    You seriously have mummy issues over Olive Oil?

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    I honestly wish I even had the time or emotional capability of getting mad about fucking olive oil.

    If this is honestly the worst of your problems you must be doing ok BB and please don't take this the wrong way.

    There are people in the world who will lose their children today from disease and famine that we cannot even comprehend. All these poor bastards need is a $2 vaccine and they would be ok.

    There are people being thrown off building today because they like to fuck other dudes and ISIS don't like it. That's pretty fucked.

    Qatar have effective enslaved 1000's of people so the worlds largest corrupt organisation (FIFA) can hold an event in a few years time to rake in another 10 billion or so off the backs of these people who are forced to work and live in sheds. Many of which will die before a ball is even kicked.

    Teenagers will die today, people with their whole life ahead of them because some people think its ok to drive while drunk or they go all lewis hamilton and wrap their car around a tree.

    Children will be given drugs in Africa so they are addicted to them. They will then be given guns and bombs and told the only way to get more drugs to cure their addiction is to go and kill people in the next village. If they say no they will be used as training dummies for newer kids who they just kidnapped or captured and hacked to death with machetes.

    And there you are worried about fucking olive oil, jesus fucking christ.

    As problems go its not even a problem.
     
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  12. BreaknBrix

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    Technically I sat on a shrinks couch for 6 years and 90% of the conversations were about the R word and my mother.
    So my mummy issues are probably much bigger than I realize.

    Truth be told I just did too many drugs on Saturday. And I'm suppose to be working right now everyone enjoy your new year.

    edit: Just read your edit & I agree. Cheers man.
     
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    It just's a Olive oil :)
    Not a big deal.
     
  14. UptonGoodwin

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    I buy the plastic $6 store brand Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I scammed the scammers maybe?
     
  15. myopic1

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    Nah, they piss in that.
     
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    Here's the interesting part though:

    The current investigation into the olive oil fraud is ongoing, should it result in criminal or civil charges conceivably more stringent checks are going to be put in place to ensure that it's harder to do again. Meanwhile, the olive harvest this year is predicted to be average but it appears olive oil future prices have been falling for some time (since August). So with an increased cost of production (and reduced profits) possible for the main producers, as well as a mediocre harvest, conceivably olive oil future prices are going to rise - if anyone has a spare 10k around, maybe it's a good time to invest.
     
  17. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    With the new CAP rules, grants (i.e. free money for nothing) for oil production are going down to the volume of around 50%. That should affect production volume.
     
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    Thanks for the link! I was aware of subsidies but I wasn't aware of how far they went, I enjoyed this part:

    "Any farmer wishing to participate in the Small Farmers Scheme will receive an annual payment fixed by the Member State of between €500 and €1,000, regardless of the farm's size."

    Free money anyone? I've got some Tomatoes to sell.

    I wasn't aware of the reform though, presumably there's belt tightening going on that will reduce payments made and effect production negatively?
     
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  19. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Since the inception of CAP, farmers have grown a large percentage of crops just for the grants as they were more substantial than the selling value of the crops themselves :D . I remember years where they just dumped some products because it was impossible to sell. It goes without saying that the declared numbers are inflated to the moon. To give you an example, there was a time in the island I live where the declared cultivated land was larger than the total surface area of the island itself (including the mountains, the cities, everything :D). Or the declared amount of animals a big multiple of the real number. Tons of free money.

    Things have gotten stricter and extravagances like those above aren't possible any more but the reason there's going to be a decrease in the grants for olive oil is this: It used to be that 9 products where taking the bulk of all the grants - and olive oil was the biggest product in volume. Now, the grants are going to be shared amongst all types of products and not just the old 9, so a lot of money that went to oil producers will now go to other producers. In other words, not a belt tightening, but a shift in loot distribution.
     
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    That's absolutely fascinating, for what purpose do you have this knowledge? Just a passing interest or?

    Looks like they beat me to my idea and really scaled that shit up. I wonder what really is the barrier to someone declaring a green house as an agricultural operation?

    There's another angle to consider too, the introduction of new EU member states is imminent, potentially fueled by building West v Russia crisis and I'll generously call them 'poorer' countries with more agricultural economies. I can't see the UK/Germany (France have been creaming it for years) standing for their EU contributions being handed directly to poorer/ex-soviet states, especially with the rampant abuse that no doubt people are aware of but don't mention...but that timeline is too sketchy.

    "loot" - perfect.

    Indeed: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11283616
     
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