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Old 09-18-2013, 10:45   #1
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Thumbs up Truckers Threaten to Shut Down DC for 3 Days

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A group of truckers are reportedly planning to shut Washington, D.C. down for three days straight starting on Oct. 11 to protest the “corruption against the Constitution.”

The “Truckers To Shut Down America” Facebook page has more than 16,000 likes, though it is unclear how many truckers actually intend on taking part in the disruptive protest.

“The American people are sick and tired of the corruption that is destroying America! We therefore declare a GENERAL STRIKE on the weekend of October 11-13, 2013! Truck drivers will not haul freight! Americans can strike in solidarity with truck drivers!” the group’s description reads.

In a YouTube video uploaded by user “Kevin Allan” and linked on the “Truckers To Shut Down America” Facebook page, the event is labeled as a general “strike” by the American people against the federal government and its “bulls**t.”

The narrator in the video says he has received word from others that “truckers are organizing and are going to shut down D.C.” Watch the video below (Warning: Some strong language):

It is too early to tell if the “strike” will be successful, but “shutting down” the nation’s capitol would certainly have a huge impact whether you agree or disagree with the tactic.

The Facebook page provides some additional information on the motive behind the action, which ranges from Obamacare to the IRS scandal to Benghazi:

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Old 09-18-2013, 11:05   #2
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:23   #3
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This could be a hell of a thing if enough truckers participate. That industry is a huge part of the American economy.


From Trucking Industry Facts 2010:

• In tonnage, trucks carried 68.8% of all freight – 10.2 billion tons in 2008.

• In 2007, trucks hauled over $8.3 trillion worth of merchandise.


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Old 09-18-2013, 11:32   #4
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This could be a hell of a thing if enough truckers participate. That industry is a huge part of the American economy.


From Trucking Industry Facts 2010:

• In tonnage, trucks carried 68.8% of all freight – 10.2 billion tons in 2008.

• In 2007, trucks hauled over $8.3 trillion worth of merchandise.


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Wonder if they take F150's?
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Old 09-18-2013, 22:47   #5
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Maybe UPS will contribute to the slowdown.
The new contract is still in limbo (previous contract expired July 31).
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:32   #6
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Ha... now that the date is published, the politicians will simply spend taxpayer money to leave town that weekend...
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:52   #7
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Ha... now that the date is published, the politicians will simply spend taxpayer money to leave town that weekend...
Valid point.

It won't be covered by lamestreamers anyway, unless there's no alternative.

Like the bikers who tainted the muslim march.
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Old 09-19-2013, 18:09   #8
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Where's C.W. McCall when you need him?
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:19   #9
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The company I work for currently has approximately 1500 OTR Drivers. Most are planning to take home time or putting there truck the shop to help stop delivering merchandise. It good to see Americans are finally standing up.
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Cool "Breaker one nine, we got 'im."

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/...st-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.

The truckers circling I-495 will keep the left lane open for emergency vehicles, Conlon said, but "everybody that doesn't have a supporter sticker on their window, good luck: Nobody in, nobody out." The trucks will be going the 55 mile-per-hour speed limit.

D.C. commuters who wish to be allowed past the convoy must have "T2SDA" – an acronym for the event's original name, "Truckers to Shut Down America" – written on their vehicle, he said.

"It's going to be real fun for anyone who is not a supporter," Conlon said, "[and] if cops decide to give us a hard time, we're going to lock the brakes up, we're going to stop right there, we're going to be a three lane roadblock."

Zeeda Andrews, a former country music singer helping promote the protest, said last week participants would present demands to congressmen – including the impeachment of President Barack Obama – and give the congressmen an opportunity to agree to the demands in exchange for canceling the ride.

But Conlon says that's not quite right.

"We are not going to ask for impeachment," Conlon said. "We are coming whether they like it or not. We're not asking for impeachment, we're asking for the arrest of everyone in government who has violated their oath of office."


Conlon cited the idea of a citizens grand jury – meaning a pool of jurors convened without court approval – as the mechanism for indicting the officials.

"We want these people arrested, and we're coming in with the grand jury to do it," he said. "We are going to ask the law enforcement to uphold their constitutional oath and make these arrests. If they refuse to do it, by the power of the people of the United States and the people's grand jury, they don't want to do it, we will. ... We the people will find a way."

It's almost certain that anyone attempting to "arrest" a member of Congress would be arrested themselves for attempted kidnapping.

Conlon and Andrews say Obama committed "treason" by allegedly funneling weapons to al-Qaida-linked rebels in Syria. Members of Congress who support arming Syrian rebels, Conlon said, are accessories to the alleged crime. He identified House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., as politicians he will seek to arrest for alleged acts against the Constitution.

Andrews said last week 3,000 truckers had RSVP-ed to the event, and Conlon says he's now lost count of the number. He says he's receiving around 100 emails a day from prospective participants.

"What we want to do is go in nice and peaceful and keep it as peaceful as possible... but if they decide to get ugly with us we're going to do what we have to do," he said. "If all I get is one or two congressmen walked out of there in handcuffs, that will be a shot across the bow that will ripple across all branches of government. ... I hope they are all civil enough and brave enough to step out onto the congressional steps."

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Old 10-07-2013, 17:51   #11
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There is a Million Vet march scheduled for 10/13, plus the truckers on 10/11, plus a Immigration Reform Rally, plus all the folks jumping the Barry-cades......

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Old 10-07-2013, 19:14   #12
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Truckers Threaten to Shut Down DC for 3 Days

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s4OSqrb2Ww

Audio ain't all that good!!

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Old 10-10-2013, 18:46   #13
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A local DC news channel just ran a teaser for the 11:00 news which mentioned the potential for the trucker shutdown. Apparently, according to the news, the truckers are protesting the government shutdown.
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Old 10-10-2013, 18:52   #14
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I'm in Chicago now and there is an unusually large amount of big trucks heading east on I-80. Couldn't swear there going to DC. If they are be ready for delays.
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Old 10-10-2013, 18:56   #15
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It should be an interesting commute home tomorrow if they do.
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