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(CNN)   One of our nation's most successful fisherman is virtually unknown because of his catch, which so far consists of 67,000 tires, 1000 refrigerators, 218 washing machines, 19 tractors, 12 hot tubs and 4 pianos   (cnn.com) divider line 38
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2013-04-19 09:27:34 AM  
this guy and his crew deserve the highest praise. not so much for the scum who are too farking lazy to dispose of their garbage properly.
 
2013-04-19 09:37:38 AM  
This wouldn't happen if they sold dynamite at dumps.  If you could blow up what you throw out for a minimal extra charge illegal dumping would go away over night.
 
2013-04-19 09:49:15 AM  
What the hell is wrong with people? This guy deserves all the praise in the world for doing this, but essentially it's a job that shouldn't have to exist in these modern times.

Who the hell sees a river and thinks "that looks like a great place to dump garbage"?
 
2013-04-19 09:56:49 AM  

Ambivalence: Who the hell sees a river and thinks "that looks like a great place to dump garbage"?


Lazy asshats
 
2013-04-19 10:46:39 AM  

Ambivalence: Who the hell sees a river and thinks "that looks like a great place to dump garbage"?


www.crschools.net

/hot
 
2013-04-19 11:03:00 AM  
on one hand, good on you, river-cleaner guy.  on the other hand, its cnn, so this guy may actually own a factory that manufactures tires and appliances that are purpose built for throwing into the river.
 
2013-04-19 11:04:18 AM  
Ambivalence

Who the hell sees a river and thinks "that looks like a great place to dump garbage"?

Mafia
 
GBB
2013-04-19 11:09:20 AM  

Ambivalence: What the hell is wrong with people? This guy deserves all the praise in the world for doing this, but essentially it's a job that shouldn't have to exist in these modern times.

Who the hell sees a river and thinks "that looks like a great place to dump garbage"?


It's a big problem when the county landfill charges people to dump their stuff and the nearest scrapper that might pay for this stuff is so far away to make it not worth the time to go out there.  "Hey look, let's just dump it in the river."
 
2013-04-19 11:10:06 AM  
Hudson river unavailable for comment.

Probably this guy's holy grail.
 
2013-04-19 11:21:58 AM  
It's not just rivers.  I live on the edge of Denver and if you go to any place where there's nobody around you'll find mounds of trash.  It's usually mostly construction or remodeling debris or appliances and furniture.  When I was growing up in MS 5 miles outside a small town, any little cutoff of the road ended up filled with the same type of crap.

If the local garbage man won't take it away in less than a week, then it ends up getting dumped somewhere by trashy no-good people.  The local dump will charge you to take it.  Large-item pickup is only once a month and people are too farking stupid or lazy to wait for it.
 
2013-04-19 11:23:50 AM  
Approves.
grantlawrence.ca
 
2013-04-19 11:27:27 AM  
And a partridge in a pear tree!
 
2013-04-19 11:32:51 AM  
This guy is alright.
 
2013-04-19 11:48:48 AM  
Not going to post the whole song, but to answer "Who would do that?"

These guys...

Wow Look at all this Japanese money
It's called Yen
I heard it's worth more than American money
Let's dump it in the river!
[phone rings]
Moshi Moshi
Guys it's the label
This video's really expensive and-
BYE!!

Pokemon!
Dump it in the River!
Our rental car!
Dump it in the River!
This old guy!
Dump him in the river!
And now we're flying home first class!
 
2013-04-19 11:50:03 AM  
I think he deserves the Hero tag. He is giving selflessly for the benefit of others.
 
2013-04-19 12:02:53 PM  
The guy would've maxed out his fishing skill in WoW.
 
2013-04-19 12:14:11 PM  
this deserves a HERO tag
 
2013-04-19 12:14:35 PM  

rattchett: I think he deserves the Hero tag. He is giving selflessly for the benefit of others.


THIS!
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-19 12:29:56 PM  
This would have made a great episode of Dirty Jobs.
 
2013-04-19 12:36:04 PM  

AgentBang: This would have made a great episode of Dirty Jobs.


Mike Rowe got them noticed through his work with Caterpillar. Check out the website in TFA.
 
2013-04-19 12:40:11 PM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Ambivalence

Who the hell sees a river and thinks "that looks like a great place to dump garbage"?

Mafia


Green River Killer. Used to dump trash as a way to scout out where to hide bodies.
 
2013-04-19 12:43:34 PM  

whither_apophis: Random Anonymous Blackmail: Ambivalence

Who the hell sees a river and thinks "that looks like a great place to dump garbage"?

Mafia

Green River Killer. Used to dump trash as a way to scout out where to hide bodies.


Whatever happened the the good ole' fashioned serial killers? Psychopaths used to be methodical and mysterious now they just run up into a place and blow it up or shoot it up then kill themselves.
 
2013-04-19 12:44:06 PM  

GBB: Ambivalence: What the hell is wrong with people? This guy deserves all the praise in the world for doing this, but essentially it's a job that shouldn't have to exist in these modern times.

Who the hell sees a river and thinks "that looks like a great place to dump garbage"?

It's a big problem when the county landfill charges people to dump their stuff and the nearest scrapper that might pay for this stuff is so far away to make it not worth the time to go out there.  "Hey look, let's just dump it in the river."


99 problems and finding a scrapyard isn't one.  There are six within 5 miles of my house.  Bad economy has created a boot strappy group of people that will be more than glad to pull the large appliance out of your basement for free.  Some will do it without permission or you even knowing you needed a new central air unit.  Although large metal objects still make their way into the river.  The city just drops the water and say 'have at it'.
 
2013-04-19 12:45:51 PM  
Kinda like a mid-western Pete Seegar on the Hudson.  Good on yer.
 
rbt
2013-04-19 12:56:42 PM  
Disposal costs should be front-loaded to when the retail purchase is made so it costs $0 when you, or whomever you sold it to, actually takes the item in.
 
2013-04-19 01:10:43 PM  
CSB: a friend lives out in the sticks on a farm. People go out of their way to dump shiat on her place. Drive past dumpsters and the county dump. Makes no sense.
 
2013-04-19 01:11:14 PM  

rbt: Disposal costs should be front-loaded to when the retail purchase is made so it costs $0 when you, or whomever you sold it to, actually takes the item in.


I support this idea but given the uproar in North America over CFL bulbs do you honestly think that people would ever accept that? If they did accept it do you think that the management of said disposal fund would ever be anything but corrupt and poorly managed? It would make 'The Sopranos' look like the 'Little Rascals' stealing a dime to buy comic books by comparison.
 
GBB
2013-04-19 01:35:38 PM  

lack of warmth: GBB: Ambivalence: What the hell is wrong with people? This guy deserves all the praise in the world for doing this, but essentially it's a job that shouldn't have to exist in these modern times.

Who the hell sees a river and thinks "that looks like a great place to dump garbage"?

It's a big problem when the county landfill charges people to dump their stuff and the nearest scrapper that might pay for this stuff is so far away to make it not worth the time to go out there.  "Hey look, let's just dump it in the river."

99 problems and finding a scrapyard isn't one.  There are six within 5 miles of my house.  Bad economy has created a boot strappy group of people that will be more than glad to pull the large appliance out of your basement for free.  Some will do it without permission or you even knowing you needed a new central air unit.  Although large metal objects still make their way into the river.  The city just drops the water and say 'have at it'.


I'm sure he's not pulling out front loading washing machine from the Mississip.  He's pulling out crap that's been down there for a long time.

Let me take a guess at about when all those scrap yards started showing up:
www.infomine.com
 
2013-04-19 02:39:46 PM  
I live in the desert. Any little dirt road near development has mounds of furniture, busted concrete, rebar, and tires. It's almost like an installation art piece.
 
2013-04-19 03:52:13 PM  
We're going to need a bigger boat.
 
2013-04-19 04:55:35 PM  

Glenford: Approves.
[grantlawrence.ca image 600x400]


Thanks.  There really aren't enough Beachcombers references on Fark.
 
2013-04-19 05:46:25 PM  

mizchief: whither_apophis: Random Anonymous Blackmail: Ambivalence

Who the hell sees a river and thinks "that looks like a great place to dump garbage"?

Mafia

Green River Killer. Used to dump trash as a way to scout out where to hide bodies.

Whatever happened the the good ole' fashioned serial killers? Psychopaths used to be methodical and mysterious now they just run up into a place and blow it up or shoot it up then kill themselves.


I know right? The Zodiac, it takes a lot of time to develop and write out a cypher. Today it's all facebook and "lol, hacked up another hooker!!"
 
2013-04-19 06:18:13 PM  

staplermofo: This wouldn't happen if they sold dynamite at dumps.  If you could blow up what you throw out for a minimal extra charge illegal dumping would go away over night.


That might raise some ridiculous legal issues, though. On the plus side, Sledgehammers, Thermite, Tannerite ( a legal two part explosive for exploding targets ), and Flamethrowers are however perfectly legal substitutes.
 
2013-04-19 07:29:17 PM  
He's got an event scheduled in three weeks where I live on the Mississippi River. If I get the chance I'll have to check it out.
 
2013-04-19 10:16:12 PM  
A tractor has to be worth at least $1,000 at a scrap yard.  A 98 chevy 1500 4x4 will get you about $450.  This has got to be old shiat.  Has anybody ever shopped for parts for old tractors?  $$$$$$$$$
 
2013-04-19 11:05:51 PM  
Ever notice how when your trying to enjoy nature trash will catch your attention every time you pass it. No telling what you may see once it's gone.
 
2013-04-19 11:10:19 PM  

Elandriel: Hudson river unavailable for comment.

Probably this guy's holy grail.


Maybe he doesn't want to deal with the bodies.
 
2013-04-19 11:15:21 PM  

Somaticasual: staplermofo: This wouldn't happen if they sold dynamite at dumps.  If you could blow up what you throw out for a minimal extra charge illegal dumping would go away over night.

That might raise some ridiculous legal issues, though. On the plus side, Sledgehammers, Thermite, Tannerite ( a legal two part explosive for exploding targets ), and Flamethrowers are however perfectly legal substitutes.


I like the way you guys think.

It used to be all about the treasure hunt. We used to load up the car and go to the dump. Lots of the time we would find more good stuff than we left. We would take it home and love it for a while then some of it would be loaded in the car and the cycle would continue. Once the dump guy, a friend of my Dads had found himself a sword and was up there in front directing the cars to the better spots.

It was day to remember.
 
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