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881lb Tuna...

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Mike Bertelson, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Mike Bertelson

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  2. Davenlr

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    Wonder how many of those little cans it would fill?
     
  3. Groundhog45

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    Yeah, they used to be 7 oz and bigger. Now they're 5 and 3 oz. Some of the packaged "helper" meals now have to call for two cans because they're so small. A pound of coffee is down to 12 oz. :(
     
  4. Davenlr

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    Just checked my two "3 lb" cans...
    Maxwell House was 33oz, Wal Mart Dark was 27.8 oz.

    Never paid attention to that. Guess I need to start looking.
     
  5. MysteryMan

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    +1......This past year my wife and I have noticed a lot of changes in the weights of packaged products we purchase. The trend has been to charge the customer more for less.
     
  6. SayWhat?

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    Miracle Whip was 32oz, now 30oz.
     
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    I agree with one of the commenters on that page, he should know the regs.
     
  9. Stuart Sweet

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    What boggles me is how much play this story is getting.
     
  10. Nick

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    I ate a can of tuna last night. Mmmm! :sure:
     
  11. Herdfan

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    Ice cream was once 2 quarts, then 1.75 qt and now 1.5qt. Saw one brand the other day stating they were still 2 qt. I think 2 liters are next. WalMart is selling 1.5L for 99 cents. A slightly worse deal than a 2L for $1.29, but people see the 99 cents and grab them. Problem is they still don't fit in car cup holders.
     
  12. MysteryMan

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    Years ago when HBO ran short subjects between movies they ran a short on "a day at the beach" (circa early 1950s) filmed by a amateur photographer. I was amazed at the size of a ice cream on a stick, a bottle of soda, hot dogs and hamburgers compared to what they are now.
     
  13. Mike Bertelson

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    The question is, what are the Feds gonna do with an 881lb tuna?

    Mike
     
  14. dpeters11

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    The Japanese would buy it.
     
  15. Herdfan

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    The article I read said they would sell it and escrow the funds pending disposition of the case. If the fisherman wins, he gets the money, if he loses, the feds keep it.
     
  16. Dang The Hung

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    NOAA has a law enforcement arm? Great another alphabet soup federal bureaucracy with armed storm troopers. :rolleyes: What's next, guns for the U.S. dept. of Education? Ohh wait a minute..
     
  17. phrelin

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    According to the Wikipedia article National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement:
    Although I've known a number of California Fish and Game Wardens, I've never met anyone from this little federal agency which apparently needs help as according to Wikipedia:
     
  18. AntAltMike

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    A soda machine bottle of Coke was 5.5 ounces. Burger Chef hamburger paddy was 1.6 ounces. Largest bottle of soda was a quart. The one product that got downsized in the early 1970s, if not the late 1960s, was the Drake Swiss Roll Cake. It used to cost a quarter, back when cupcakes were still a dime.

    Want a good deal on refillable soda? Buy an X-treme Gulp mug from 7-Eleven for six bucks, which includes the first fill-up. It holds 52 ounces and ordinarily is charged as "fountain small" for 99 cents, though two places I know of in Northern Virginia charge it as a large.

    Chicken breasts are larger than ever.
     
  19. phrelin

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    As an addition to my post above there is a related article today on the continuing collapse of government in California in The Sacramento Bee:
    My favorite comment in the long article is:
    So basically the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement have 200 folks to patrol the entire 12,328 miles of coastline and 88,633 miles of tidal shoreline of the United States. California, with its 840 mile coastline and 3,427 miles of tidal shoreline, plus all its lakes and rivers has to sell 124 boats to prop up its budget.

    My only question about the story that is the subject of this thread is that given how few NOAA law enforcement personnel there are, how the heck were those fishermen discovered with that 881 pound tuna?
     
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    From the story I linked:
    I guess the NOAA has time to monitor that hot line.
     

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