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The family with the farm nearest the subdivision where I grew up made and sold their own syrup all through the '70s and '80s from a long double row of old sugar maples along the road. Some time in the '90s, production began to fall off. Now I don't think they sell syrup at all, don't even know if they collect/boil sap for personal use. Could be just the age of their trees, or the age of their family members who know the work, but there's also a trend here. And FWIW, the neighborhood I'm talking about has always been right on the cusp between the weather forecasts for the Connecticut Valley and for the "hill towns." It's in the hill towns where maple syrup is still produced in quantity in MA.
Here's an article noting Massachusetts production has been up and down in recent years and a prediction "that climate change over roughly the next hundred years will result in the loss of maple trees across much of New England." http://articles.boston.com/2012-03-07/metro/31132698_1_maple-syrup-syrup-producers-sugaring-season
And here's a PDF noting a climate-affected declining trend in U.S. syrup production generally with corresponding increase in Canada. The statistics admittedly don't all point the same direction but they're still sad. http://www.cara.psu.edu/about/publications/Maple_syrup.pdf
And, sadly, an accusation can happen to be both factually true and politically convenient.
It is false evenhandedness to call "on the one hand" for measures to prevent crimes against women and "on the other hand" for measures to prevent false accusations by women. Men are more likely to commit crimes against women when they can do so with impunity due to social and legal traditions that are slanted against female accusers. While the truth of any testimony should be tested fairly, the last thing any group or legal system needs are "protections" specifically meant to discourage women from stating inconvenient facts in public.
Get a pink one. She'll be happy.
Why pink? Oh, I get it, pink because she's a gurl. Because you've heard tell of creatures in this world called gurlz, and, legend has it, they're irrationally fond of the color pink. Also you've heard you can palm off pastel-colored cheap computers on gurlz because they won't know the difference, since gurlz treat computers as accessories, not as equipment, right? Because persons born female cannot be sophisticated computer users, let alone programmers, as the lady parts are well known to strangle up the neural pathways, right? That's very funny. Ha ha. Now, I want you to imagine that you are a programmer born with lady bits who is reading this thread. How exactly do you feel right now?