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Old 09-16-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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Found this on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/truckerstoshutdownamerica

My fellow Patriot this effort is to support the truckers in a major shut down of America on a 3 day strike October 11th thru 13th. Obamacare will be in effect and most people will be ready to take action. No commerce on those days stock up on items that you will need. No banking no shopping no money transactions. It does not matter If a million or 50 roll through DC in this effort. Congress will listen to We The People. Which is remove Obama from office for crimes of treason and misdemeanors. We want Congressional hearing on Benghazi and Seal Team 6. Louis Learner put in jail. No amnesty, remove all Muslims in our government that do not uphold the Constitution. Remove Eric Holder from office for crimes against the people and the Constitution. Last but not least is Fuel prices.

There is also a movement to have a "Million Trucker" rally in DC on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2013. I could not find a link for this, it is showing in my "news feed" as memes.

I wonder if they will shutdown the VDOT cameras on that day too?



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Old 09-16-2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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To little to late. People should have been screaming bloody murder in the streets years ago. The Muslims have already taken over our government and the oil companies that rape the American people on a daily basis, blame us for the high prices. Congress is nothing more than a bunch of blood suckers getting fat off of the suffering of the people they are supposed to serve, and all of the presidents since FDR have all been selfish, self serving, parasitic C-suckers that have been and are leading this country into ruin. We all talk about "when" the SHTF but I say it has already happened. If you look up you can still see the toilet bowl rim as we all swirl into darkness



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Sorry but that will never happen. I've been a trucker for 15+ years and I know how they are. First off economically most drivers who own their rig can't afford to shut down that long. With truck payments, insurance and everything else as they are they can't. Not to mention even for company drivers many live paycheck to paycheck. While the money is good in trucking it IS NOT as good as say 10 years ago. With rising costs on the road for food and other items take home pay is less than 10 years ago for the most part. I remember when I drove OTR 6-7 years ago you could get a shower at a truck stop free if you fueled or $5 if you didn't. I was in a truck stop a couple weeks ago getting a sandwich and a coke to take with me and a driver was at the fuel desk paying for a shower $10!!!!

Now take in those who drive for a company like mine that gives you only so many missed days a year before they fire you. If you "shut down" for 3 days you wouldn't have a job to return to.

Then you have those who are only worried about themselves and wouldn't cooperate out of sheer stubbornness and an " They ain't doing noting for me so hell with em" attitude.

Similar "strikes" have been talked about for the last 20+ years and nothing has happened.

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They are all coming to our Meet-Up on October 11th through 13th, better make your reservations now before the park fills up!

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Sorry but that will never happen....
I agree.

Remember the truck convoys in the 70's? Never will happen again, Driver's can't afford too.
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Bitch, bitch, bitch. I hear this crap about every five years or so, and in the end,
they ALWAYS shut up, bend over and pay up.
I will believe when I see.

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'Truckers for the Constitution' Plan to Slow D.C. Beltway, Arrest Congressmen

Tractor-trailer drivers will intentionally clog the inner loop of the Washington, D.C., beltway beginning on the morning of Oct. 11, according to a coordinator of the upcoming "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" rally.

Organizers of the three-day ride want to call attention to a litany of trucker frustrations and express their disapproval of national political leaders.

Earl Conlon, a Georgia trucker who is handling logistics for the protest, told U.S. News tractor-trailer drivers will circle the beltway "three lanes deep" as he rides with other participants to Congress to seek the arrest of congressmen for allegedly disregarding the Constitution.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/10/07/truckers-for-the-constitution-plan-to-slow-dc-beltway-arrest-congressmen


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Anyone who has been in DC will tell you that clogging up traffic on the weekend is is hysterically funny . Why? Because its always clogged up! It takes hours to get through DC. So what would be the point?

Nothing will happen. Drivers want to keep there jobs.


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Well, at least they are trying to do something, which is more than I can even say for myself. All I do is get on this computer and complain. Calling senators doesn't work anymore or writing letters, the special interest lobbyist have more money than my little letter or phone call brings.

What can we do?


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Well, at least they are trying to do something, which is more than I can even say for myself.

What can we do?
Work with those truckers to stop delivery to DC altogether. The heck with clogging the beltway. Just don't deliver any goods to that area for a few days or weeks and see what that does.


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