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Old 07-23-2020, 10:41 PM
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Over the past few weeks, people in Utah have been reporting mysterious packages they’ve been receiving in the mail from China.

Lori Culley, who lives in Tooele, said she was excited to find two small packages in her mailbox on Tuesday. Although most of the writing on the outside was in Chinese, the label indicated there would be earrings inside.

“I opened them up and they were seeds,” Culley said. “Obviously they’re not jewelry!”


Maybe the chinese are sending us seeds so we can grow our own Corona virus. Would this be considered home grown terrorism?



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I wonder if they are seeds for wacky weed? Usually the sender will use an address of some random person and the intercept the mail. With folks staying at home and the randomness of the China Post, that would fail.

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**** China. Maybe the 3 Gorges will pop and buy us some time.
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3 gorges actually slowed the earth by 3 nanoseconds or so.

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Hopefully nothing nefarious. If one shows up at my house we're all doomed 'cause if it's a seed and the wife gets hold to it, she's going to plant it to see what will sprout...

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You plant the seeds and tenderly nurture the emerging plant and are shocked when one day it says 'Come on Seymour, feed me!!'
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I wonder if they are seeds for wacky weed? Usually the sender will use an address of some random person and the intercept the mail. With folks staying at home and the randomness of the China Post, that would fail.

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Cannabis seed houses used to ship seeds ordered wrapped inside a tshirt to places where it's illegal. It's a shame there isn't a photo of said seeds.
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These mystery seeds are not just in the USA, but in the UK too:

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/lat...d-not-22375647



This "seed mystery" sounds a lot like what this 2019 article in Forbes describes in the article, Unordered Packages From Asian E-Criminals:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/wadeshe.../#7cba11bb69f3



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A seller acquires the actually name and address of a real e-commerce user and creates a fake account for them on the platform they’re selling on. They then make what appears to be an order of their product from the victim’s fake account, ship out a package that is either empty or contains a low-value, light weight item, and then, after the delivery has been confirmed, leaves a 5-star review to boost their rankings and attract more sales. To the platform and other users, these faux reviews appear to be from legitimate and verified sales. Beyond the benefit of favorable reviews, simply having additional sales is often enough to raise a product in the rankings of some e-commerce sites, such as Amazon.

However, some have warned that there may be hidden dangers lurking within brushing schemes. As MarketWatch reported:

“… being a victim of a “brushing” scam could also indicate something more nefarious. “It can be indicative of some kind of breach of confidentiality or data security,” Kilcourse said. “It’s a low-grade scam, with some pretty potentially serious data privacy considerations.””

What e-commerce platforms these fake reviews are appearing on is often as mysterious as the packages themselves. It could be any–or even all–of the major options out there: Amazon, eBay, AliExpress ...
Social media has just about lost its collective mind over this. So many people were scared there was some hinky stuff associated with the seeds and were burning them, and agricultural agencies are warning people NOT to plant them but to bring them in (probably worried about invasiveness).

Meanwhile, I'll bet those crooks who mailed a bunch of cheap seeds all over the world are laughing their asses off reading about the panic they caused in the name of fraud.
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Cannabis seed houses used to ship seeds ordered wrapped inside a tshirt to places where it's illegal. It's a shame there isn't a photo of said seeds.

I saw some photos of these seeds, and they looked a lot like cilantro and some looked like fennel.
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Hopefully nothing nefarious. If one shows up at my house we're all doomed 'cause if it's a seed and the wife gets hold to it, she's going to plant it to see what will sprout...

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Probably a Dollar General.
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Can't be any worse than dandelions!
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Can't be any worse than dandelions!
Kudzu came from China
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They grow PODS!!!
The pod people will take over if you plant the seeds!!!

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Triffid seeds?
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Why on earth would anyone touch or move, much less OPEN a package you didn't order? Especially one that you can clearly see came from a shady country?
BTW, unless it's a commercial operation a lot of pot plants aren't grown from seeds anymore, they are cloned.
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Why on earth would anyone touch or move, much less OPEN a package you didn't order? Especially one that you can clearly see came from a shady country?
BTW, unless it's a commercial operation a lot of pot plants aren't grown from seeds anymore, they are cloned.
I know, right? Growing from seed was so 1970ís. Friends use to send cash to Amsterdam back in the early 80ís and get seeds back in a plain envelope. ĎCourse half were male but you cloned the females and never had to buy seeds after. Thatís when weed was powerfully strong, unlike the overbred crap you get today.
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A Google search, revealed this to be a complex scam by Chinese internet sellers to improve on line ratings. It is called "brushing". They create a phony buyer overseas, ship a cheap item and then give themselves a high rating.

Then again these could be genetically altered pods to create a super race of Cannibalistic Vegan plant people that are COVID 19 resistant and liberal who will vote for Biden-Rice in November. Yeah, that's the story,

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Isn't Tooele a like an Army depot? I bet the seeds are different form of bio warfare. Some new plant weapon "they" will claim came from an accidental release by the gubernment. Planned to take the heat off china for the wu flu.
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i recall a SF story i read years ago
the representatives of earth were negotiating with aliens and they gave us some seeds to alieviate hunger and reduce CO2.
the farmers planted it and it took over (think kudzu on steroids) earth couldn't stop it not herbicides or predators.

so we asked the aliens and they gave us an insect the was the plants natural predator but the insect also ate all the other crops.

so we asked about a cure for the insects. the aliens said "sure thing" and gave us a bird and a small mammal that ate the insect. so we got our traditional crops, back but the birds and mammals reduced the insect population and turned to the small animals of earth......etc and so on.


burn the seeds not with regular fire throw them in a foundry use a plasma cutter. crucible an a acetylene torch
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BTW, unless it's a commercial operation a lot of pot plants aren't grown from seeds anymore, they are cloned.
Like with a 3D printer?
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