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Posted: 9/26/2013 2:25:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 2:29:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bhart89:
http://fightingforliberty.ning.com/events/truckers-to-shut-down-america

This could be interesting...
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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!
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 2:32:06 PM EST
One million? Geez people, that never reached number is stupid.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 2:49:32 PM EST
So they're protesting for cheaper fuel? Move to Venezuela you Commies.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 2:50:59 PM EST
I support anything that attempts to shut down DC.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 2:53:27 PM EST
Digital chain mail making the rounds again?
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 2:55:40 PM EST
I really hope they do this.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:03:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FrankDrebin:
So they're protesting for cheaper fuel? Move to Venezuela you Commies.
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Or lower fuel taxes.


Or reduce emission standards.


Or make it easier to build refineries and pipeline.


Or..or...or..lots of things.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:05:07 PM EST
if it happens it wont be televised.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:06:32 PM EST
It won't come to anything. They're independent by nature. They don't work together.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:08:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FrankDrebin:
So they're protesting for cheaper fuel? Move to Venezuela you Commies.
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How could we make fuel cheaper?

One way would be to drill more and add more refining capacity, something DC won't allow.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:11:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:

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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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.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:12:38 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BubbaDog81:


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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Originally Posted By BubbaDog81:
Originally Posted By Bhart89:
http://fightingforliberty.ning.com/events/truckers-to-shut-down-america

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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.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:16:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LungShot:

It's a lot like turning on a CB radio then selecting channel 19 and turning the volume to 11.
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I see what you did there...
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:17:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MIDGAPATRIOT:
I support anything that attempts to shut down DC.
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can I send them money only earmarked for DC?
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:18:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/26/2013 3:19:01 PM EST by Ibn_Huq]
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.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:26:30 PM EST
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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?
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:26:58 PM EST
Where were they when the commies were attempting to strip away out 2nd Amendment liberties a few months back?
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:29:06 PM EST
I'd do it but it sure would be hard to get a backhaul from there.

-p.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:31:23 PM EST
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.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:33:57 PM EST
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.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:34:22 PM EST
Ending oil speculation would sure go a long ways towards cheaper fuel, and products.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:35:16 PM EST
Also, how is this any different than 3 truckers coming to a hill?
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:46:58 PM EST
Is this going to be like the bazillion biker march a month ago?
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 3:48:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Foxtrot08:



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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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.

Link Posted: 9/26/2013 4:02:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BubbaDog81:


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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Originally Posted By BubbaDog81:
Originally Posted By Bhart89:
http://fightingforliberty.ning.com/events/truckers-to-shut-down-america

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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.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 4:15:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/26/2013 4:17:09 PM EST by mnvwguy02]
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Originally Posted By Madcap72:
Ending oil speculation would sure go a long ways towards cheaper fuel, and products.
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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.

Link Posted: 9/26/2013 4:28:01 PM EST
Good God. That is the worst page ever. Couldn't even stand to read it...
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 4:29:14 PM EST
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???

The music is almost over. Smart players are eyeing the nearest chair...

Link Posted: 9/26/2013 4:41:25 PM EST
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?
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 4:45:07 PM EST
wont matter, because of NAFTA we have enough Mexican truckers driving there piece of shit trucks everywhere delivering goods anyways
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 4:46:54 PM EST
Seems like DC is going to be shut down anyway if congress doesn't pass a budget
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 4:48:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By WindKnot1-1:
It won't come to anything. They're independent by nature. They don't work together.
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Sadly, this.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 4:49:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:

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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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.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 4:51:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Handsome_Rob:
Seems like DC is going to be shut down anyway if congress doesn't pass a budget
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Won't happen. They'll wave a magic wand and fund themselves, you can bet on it. Regardless of the Obamacare implications.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 4:54:50 PM EST
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.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 5:07:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By manowar669:
Uhh, taxes. Gas is pretty cheap if you take out road taxes, et al.
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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.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 5:11:02 PM EST
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
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 5:13:56 PM EST
Falls on the same weekend as the million lot lizard march.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 5:14:24 PM EST
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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
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Examiner.com. I'm sure that article is completely unbiased and tells the real story.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 5:14:56 PM EST
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.
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 5:23:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Snips:


Examiner.com. I'm sure that article is completely unbiased and tells the real story.
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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/
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 5:23:49 PM EST
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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.

ETA: 10/11-10/13
Link Posted: 9/26/2013 5:32:27 PM EST
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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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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.
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 12:02:17 AM EST
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.
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 12:06:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/27/2013 12:21:09 AM EST
When this stuff actually starts to happen it'll be on.
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