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Posted: 9/26/2013 7:25:54 PM

THE IMAGE ABOVE IS A PAID ADVERTISEMENT
http://fightingforliberty.ning.com/events/truckers-to-shut-down-america

This could be interesting...
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Posted: 9/26/2013 7:29:43 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Bhart89:
http://fightingforliberty.ning.com/events/truckers-to-shut-down-america

This could be interesting...


Good god, did that page come from a 13 year old's myspace page. I'm for the cause but Jesus Christ my eyes are bleeding!
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Posted: 9/26/2013 7:32:06 PM
One million? Geez people, that never reached number is stupid.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 7:49:32 PM
So they're protesting for cheaper fuel? Move to Venezuela you Commies.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 7:50:59 PM
I support anything that attempts to shut down DC.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 7:53:27 PM
Digital chain mail making the rounds again?
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Posted: 9/26/2013 7:55:40 PM
I really hope they do this.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 8:03:25 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By FrankDrebin:
So they're protesting for cheaper fuel? Move to Venezuela you Commies.



Or lower fuel taxes.


Or reduce emission standards.


Or make it easier to build refineries and pipeline.


Or..or...or..lots of things.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 8:05:07 PM
if it happens it wont be televised.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 8:06:32 PM
It won't come to anything. They're independent by nature. They don't work together.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 8:08:13 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By FrankDrebin:
So they're protesting for cheaper fuel? Move to Venezuela you Commies.

How could we make fuel cheaper?

One way would be to drill more and add more refining capacity, something DC won't allow.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 8:11:01 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Originally Posted By FrankDrebin:
So they're protesting for cheaper fuel? Move to Venezuela you Commies.

How could we make fuel cheaper?

One way would be to drill more and add more refining capacity, something DC won't allow.


Change emission standards from tail pipe based to a down stream calculation.

Get rid of the ethanol tax credit and bio diesel.



Cars would get way better mileage. Trucks would jump about 5mpg in a single generation of engines.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 8:12:38 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By BubbaDog81:
Originally Posted By Bhart89:
http://fightingforliberty.ning.com/events/truckers-to-shut-down-america

This could be interesting...


Good god, did that page come from a 13 year old's myspace page. I'm for the cause but Jesus Christ my eyes are bleeding!

It's a lot like turning on a CB radio then selecting channel 19 and turning the volume to 11.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 8:16:55 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By LungShot:

It's a lot like turning on a CB radio then selecting channel 19 and turning the volume to 11.
I see what you did there...
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Posted: 9/26/2013 8:17:25 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By MIDGAPATRIOT:
I support anything that attempts to shut down DC.
can I send them money only earmarked for DC?
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I hope they camp out and do some donuts on the Mall the way the farmers did back during the Carter Aministration.

That shit won't fly these days. Like to see them try though, might be the spark this shit pile of dry tender needs.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 8:26:30 PM
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Of the 8.5 million commercial trucks in the US, how many are owned by owner operators that can afford to miss work and drive to DC?
How many of the rest are going to drive their companies truck to DC losing work for them and the company without getting fired and also pay for the fuel?
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Posted: 9/26/2013 8:26:58 PM
Where were they when the commies were attempting to strip away out 2nd Amendment liberties a few months back?
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Posted: 9/26/2013 8:29:06 PM
I'd do it but it sure would be hard to get a backhaul from there.

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Posted: 9/26/2013 8:31:23 PM
Misguided protest is misguided.

Washington DC can't do much about fuel prices, and the few things it can do (like roll back the EPA, open up government owned land to oil exploration and production, etc.) it won't do while the Democrats are in control of the Senate and the POTUS.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 8:33:57 PM
It isn't going to be gridlock. The mega carriers won't send their trucks there for it. The owner operators won't spend their cash to get there cause they won't have a load out of there. The rates for loads haven't increased in the last 20 years while fuel prices have. In order to make any money you have to be willing to never go home. In a round about way they are protesting the mega carriers who are driving the price of the loads down because they can do it for pennies compared to the owner operators. That's the skinny of it.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 8:34:22 PM
Ending oil speculation would sure go a long ways towards cheaper fuel, and products.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 8:35:16 PM
Also, how is this any different than 3 truckers coming to a hill?
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Posted: 9/26/2013 8:46:58 PM
Is this going to be like the bazillion biker march a month ago?
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Posted: 9/26/2013 8:48:00 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Foxtrot08:
Originally Posted By FrankDrebin:
So they're protesting for cheaper fuel? Move to Venezuela you Commies.



Or lower fuel taxes.


Or reduce emission standards.


Or make it easier to build refineries and pipeline.


Or..or...or..lots of things.


Yet oddly none of those are mentioned ....

I guess when people complain that rent is too high it's really that they want lower real estate taxes, less housing regulation, etc.

Got it.

ronman ~ and let me clarify something for once and for all;it was not a beaver chop it was a reverse uppercut karate chop to the twat.a move that i developed in my home dojo.do you guys savy?
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Posted: 9/26/2013 9:02:11 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By BubbaDog81:
Originally Posted By Bhart89:
http://fightingforliberty.ning.com/events/truckers-to-shut-down-america

This could be interesting...


Good god, did that page come from a 13 year old's myspace page. I'm for the cause but Jesus Christ my eyes are bleeding!


1st post nailed it... again.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 9:15:00 PM
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[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Madcap72:
Ending oil speculation would sure go a long ways towards cheaper fuel, and products.


No.

Everyone always seeks an easy villain and speculators are often the popular target based out of ignorance of how things work.

What would happen if speculation ended is wildly swinging prices that are caused by swings between gluts and shortages.

Speculators are the people who take the supply/demand risks of the marketplace and guarantee to take delivery regardless of actual future demand. The reality is that the speculators smooth pricing by leveling demand for crude, and lower the overall average price by encouraging production of crude.

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Posted: 9/26/2013 9:28:01 PM
Good God. That is the worst page ever. Couldn't even stand to read it...
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Posted: 9/26/2013 9:29:14 PM
Never gonna happen.

Call me when OOIDA gets close to a million members.

Truckers are worse than gun owners. At least self respecting gun owners will pony up $25 for an NRA membership.

They are at about 160,000 members. How many millions of CDL drivers are there???

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Posted: 9/26/2013 9:41:25 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Bhart89:
http://fightingforliberty.ning.com/events/truckers-to-shut-down-america

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yeah...I'm not even trying to decipher that piece of shit website.

What's their outrage over?
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Posted: 9/26/2013 9:45:07 PM
wont matter, because of NAFTA we have enough Mexican truckers driving there piece of shit trucks everywhere delivering goods anyways
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Posted: 9/26/2013 9:46:54 PM
Seems like DC is going to be shut down anyway if congress doesn't pass a budget
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Posted: 9/26/2013 9:48:16 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By WindKnot1-1:
It won't come to anything. They're independent by nature. They don't work together.



Sadly, this.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 9:49:17 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
Originally Posted By FrankDrebin:
So they're protesting for cheaper fuel? Move to Venezuela you Commies.

How could we make fuel cheaper?

One way would be to drill more and add more refining capacity, something DC won't allow.


Uhh, taxes. Gas is pretty cheap if you take out road taxes, et al.
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[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Handsome_Rob:
Seems like DC is going to be shut down anyway if congress doesn't pass a budget


Won't happen. They'll wave a magic wand and fund themselves, you can bet on it. Regardless of the Obamacare implications.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 9:54:50 PM
I'm suprised to see most here not for this. It seems like it is gaining traction, and many are shutting down to protest out of control govt.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 10:07:05 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By manowar669:
Uhh, taxes. Gas is pretty cheap if you take out road taxes, et al.


Not so, state and federal fuel taxes have probably been close to the same since Obama came into office.

Fuel prices are due to his anti-fossil fuel hatred.

You want lower fuel prices, get rid of Democrats in the White House and Senate.
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It sounds like the reason the page is so crappy, is they got their facebook page shut down. It must still be down, I cant access it.

http://www.examiner.com/article/facebook-blocks-founders-of-patriot-trucker-group-for-saying-god-bless-america
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Posted: 9/26/2013 10:13:56 PM
Falls on the same weekend as the million lot lizard march.
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[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By TrueRebel:
It sounds like the reason the page is so crappy, is they got their facebook page shut down. It must still be down, I cant access it.

http://www.examiner.com/article/facebook-blocks-founders-of-patriot-trucker-group-for-saying-god-bless-america


Examiner.com. I'm sure that article is completely unbiased and tells the real story.
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There has been talk of a truckers strike for at least 30 years that I know of and they never come to fruition. I am betting they wont get anywhere near a million trucks to do anything that would be effective, there are way to many company drivers who are scared for their job to shut down or participate in anything like this.
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Posted: 9/26/2013 10:23:27 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Snips:
Originally Posted By TrueRebel:
It sounds like the reason the page is so crappy, is they got their facebook page shut down. It must still be down, I cant access it.

http://www.examiner.com/article/facebook-blocks-founders-of-patriot-trucker-group-for-saying-god-bless-america


Examiner.com. I'm sure that article is completely unbiased and tells the real story.


You act like it would be so far fetched for them to do this? Here is a couple more saying the same. I apologise for dead links.

http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/09/1-million-truckers-shut-america-facebook-page-pulled/

http://www.mrconservative.com/2013/09/25002-truckers-to-shut-down-america-facebook-page-gets-pulled/
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From what ive seen on fail book, this isn't about fuel prices, its about the infringement on our rights. This includes 2A, NSA spying, obammy care etc. People should not spend any money going out, fueling up, shopping. Hit them where it hurts, in the wallet.

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[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By TrueRebel:
Originally Posted By Snips:
Originally Posted By TrueRebel:
It sounds like the reason the page is so crappy, is they got their facebook page shut down. It must still be down, I cant access it.

http://www.examiner.com/article/facebook-blocks-founders-of-patriot-trucker-group-for-saying-god-bless-america


Examiner.com. I'm sure that article is completely unbiased and tells the real story.


You act like it would be so far fetched for them to do this? Here is a couple more saying the same. I apologise for dead links.

http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/09/1-million-truckers-shut-america-facebook-page-pulled/

http://www.mrconservative.com/2013/09/25002-truckers-to-shut-down-america-facebook-page-gets-pulled/


Your articles have exactly one source to back up their claims that the page was taken down because it said "God Bless America" - the people who got their page taken down.

No bias there, right?

Oh, and the second link just references the first.
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From what I heard on the radio they are asking truckers who can't afford to go to DC to just not deliver anything during these three days.

Imagine if your local supermarket didn't get restocked for 3 days? There would be panic.
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Gonna shut Washington down on a weekend, huh? Isn't Washington already pretty shut down on the weekends?
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When this stuff actually starts to happen it'll be on.
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