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Old 10-09-2013, 05:17 PM   #1
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Truckers plan 3-day slowdown on D.C. Beltway

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Wide-ranging protest aimed at trucking issues, Congress, Obama, Wall Street and "corruption destroying America.

Brace yourselves, Washington, D.C., drivers. Angry truckers are coming to town Friday as part of a three-day protest to "shut down America" and "restore our Constitutional Republic."

Enraged by low wages, fuel prices, regulations, the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, President Obama and "the corruption that is destroying America," the "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" aims to tie up three lanes of Interstate 495 circling the nation's capital, with big rigs traveling 55 mph, an organizer told U.S. News & World Report.

Last week, one of the promoters said 3,000 truckers had said they planned to participate in the holiday-weekend rally. Two convoys reportedly will leave from the Doswell Truck Stop in Doswell, Va.

The "general strike" seeks to enlist sympathetic motorists - and will let them pass if they display the group's calling card: T2SDA, which stands for "Truckers to Shut Down America," the original name.

The group behind the rally, "Ride for the Constitution," said in a news release that the "stage is now set for what we now consider the last peaceful defensive stand in a war that has been declared by Wall Street, Washington, and the Whitehouse upon the American people."

But a Georgia trucker handling logistics, Earl Conlon, told U.S. News & World Report that he and other truckers would block the highway if police intervened and that they also would try to arrest members of Congress for disregarding the Constitution.

"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."

In a statement posted to its Facebook page Monday evening, the Truckers Ride said Conlon did not speak for the group.

"Folks, here's the entire scoop on US News & World Report attempting to get a sensational title from someone not authorized to speak on behalf of all peaceful protesters. As we approach the event, this is what we can expect from the MSM and potential saboteurs --- but NOTHING will stop us!"
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...ssmen/2940205/
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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From what I read, it was mostly rhetoric. They're not actually going to do it.

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Let's inconvenience regular citizens at our perception of what's wrong! Yeah!
Yea im really looking forward to my weekend here now.. especially how much traffic there is going to be Friday for work.
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You can get a pass by joining the cause...

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The "general strike" seeks to enlist sympathetic motorists - and will let them pass if they display the group's calling card: T2SDA, which stands for "Truckers to Shut Down America," the original name.
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If they jam up a highway a little card in my window isn't going to do squat, lol, but that's considerate of them, I suppose.
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If they jam up a highway a little card in my window isn't going to do squat, lol, but that's considerate of them, I suppose.


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I'm sure this will accomplish a whole lot, because things like this in the recent past have been effective.
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Jalopnik posted something the other day that said it was all bullsh!t and it wasn't going to happen
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:24 AM   #17
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funny, the french truckers didn't give up but the US ones do...of course the arresting congressmen thing was wack but if trucking shut down stuff would get solved quickly
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Threatening DC with traffic, of all things. Pretty sure most ppl won't notice a difference.
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It would be nice if we could have the bikers from the NYC incident travel down there while this is going on and try and pull the same sh1t they did to the guy in the Range Rover!
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