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Old 09/18/13, 04:37 PM
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What exactly is the goal?

I looked at the FB page, there's no real mission statement just general things they don't like.

They need a clearly defined mission statement including a clarification of their goals and how they expect to see them accomplished.

What they have now is, "let's drive to DC because we don't like.. stuff"...it's almost as washy as the occupy movement and a complete waste of time unless they get someone to organize who knows how.

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It will accomplish today, what it did back then.

Truck drivers, trucking companies and businesses, will lose money and nothing else will change.

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What exactly is the goal?

I looked at the FB page, there's no real mission statement just general things they don't like.

They need a clearly defined mission statement including a clarification of their goals and how they expect to see them accomplished.

What they have now is, "let's drive to DC because we don't like.. stuff"...it's almost as washy as the occupy movement and a complete waste of time unless they get someone to organize who knows how.
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It will accomplish today, what it did back then.

Truck drivers, trucking companies and businesses, will lose money and nothing else will change.

PLEASE

DO tell me what you are doing or what your plans are to get the country back. Or is it as long as no one bothers you the hell with the country
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Old 09/18/13, 05:02 PM
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DO tell me what you are doing or what your plans are to get the country back. Or is it as long as no one bothers you the hell with the country
Back to what or when precisely?

But that aside, look, I'm all for rising up and getting stuff done..goodness knows things are not great.. but what's the point if it's not done right?

Like I said, without an official mission statement and a list of clearly defined goals this is just urinating in the wind and a complete waste of time and energy.
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Old 09/18/13, 05:11 PM
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The thing that people don't realize is that you don't HAVE to get "everyone" involved.
There is a day of reckoning coming for the U.S. government, it's just a question of when.
There are major arteries on the interstates. I-10. I-20, I-40, I-80 run east/west.
I-95, I-85, I-75, I-65, I-5, etc run north/south. Where they intersect, it wouldn't take more than 2 or 3 vehicles in one direction at those interchanges to "break down". The ensuing mess would take hours to clear, 2 or 3 ready at the backup could take their place a few hours later. Hours turn into days, days into weeks.......
Do the math, 100 volunteers could bring this nation to its knees.
Block my way to make a political statement and I'm going to get the dump truck and clear the road. Or the 30 people who you block and get stranded on the interstate will walk up and flip whatever rig you have into the ditch.

What would you expect to accomplish by inconveniencing everyone? And are you prepared to accept the consequences when someone can't pick their kids up from school, or an ambulance can't get through to somewhere?

Want to make a political statement? Go to where the politicians are. Start screwing with the common man and all bets are off.

I have heard that "block the roads" meme a couple of times now and it's incredibly stupid. The bureaucrats in Washington aren't going up and down those roads. WE are. And we're already (nominally) on your side, until you decide to waste my time.
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Old 09/18/13, 06:00 PM
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Back to what or when precisely?

But that aside, look, I'm all for rising up and getting stuff done..goodness knows things are not great.. but what's the point if it's not done right?

Like I said, without an official mission statement and a list of clearly defined goals this is just urinating in the wind and a complete waste of time and energy.
Just how long should we take to get your way of doing things right ITs going to be 8 years at the least an its been a hundered at the most. You sound just like everyother RHINO. At what point will you be satsified. TAlk about Urinating in th ewind. There are 300 miillion people with different opinions than you. The constitution is for all not just for th few who ---- and moan and are never satsfied and have something wrong with everything
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Some of you people wont be happy till all three hundred million are lined up nose to butt kissing the one in front of you. Then you will whine about your place in line

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Old 09/18/13, 06:23 PM
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Just how long should we take to get your way of doing things right ITs going to be 8 years at the least an its been a hundered at the most. You sound just like everyother RHINO. At what point will you be satsified. TAlk about Urinating in th ewind. There are 300 miillion people with different opinions than you. The constitution is for all not just for th few who ---- and moan and are never satsfied and have something wrong with everything
Eight years???

I'm talking Five MINUTES. Five MINUTES to write a mission statement and a short list of defined goals on their FB page or they are wasting everyone's time.

Organizing 101...it's not that hard.
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Old 09/18/13, 06:32 PM
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Eight years???

I'm talking Five MINUTES. Five MINUTES to write a mission statement and a short list of defined goals on their FB page or they are wasting everyone's time.


Organizing 101...it's not that hard.

Who writes it genius. Which one out of three hundred million write it. Who long do you think that will take.

Why don't you write one and start to implement it. I'm sure there are other whines here that will OK it Show us your stuff
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Old 09/18/13, 06:35 PM
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It's always the same isn't it?

"What's the goal?, we don't know the goal!"
"Do whatever you want as long as it doesn't affect me!"
"I dunno.....sounds good, but I've got other things to do today."


When the SHTF (and it IS coming) I'm not really going to be too worried about someone lipping off to me about being inconvenienced.
I'm going to be causing enough havoc to keep all those busybodies........busy.
If some of y'all would get off your duffs and start putting REAL pressure on D.C. to stop all this foolishness, the rest of us wouldn't have to "inconvenience" your pretty little lives.
I'm not talking about letters and phone calls, you're gonna have to get their attention with a capital "A".
You want a goal?
Eliminate the income tax, eliminate over half the cabinet departments and their employees, bring our troops home and start taking care of America for a change.
How's that?
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Old 09/18/13, 06:38 PM
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Every second or third post on my face book page is a picture of a truck and a trucker saying he will be there or shut down in support. We shall see

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it doesn't take a essay to drive to DC and shut it down
Simple question.

What's the point of driving to DC and shutting it down if no one knows WHY?
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Every second or third post on my face book page is a picture of a truck and a trucker saying he will be there or shut down in support. We shall see
Well, that's a lot of truckers.

I don't understand it though. Driving your truck to DC would be a crazy amount of money, and many of these independent truckers are borderline bankrupt as it is.

Heck, the only two truckers I know ... one of them is climbing in and out of the passenger side of his cab because he can't afford to get his driver's door fixed and the other one has to take out a loan for gas money in order to haul a load.

Saying you won't haul for a day, or you will drive to DC would be like me saying I'm going to protest the government by not making knives for a day, or you deciding you won't saw wood.

I don't understand at all what it will accomplish, or even what they think it will accomplish.

And if I owned a truck and depended upon it for my living, I dang sure wouldn't risk it getting impounded in DC. Being able to feed yourself does a lot more for freedom than having to take food stamps.
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Old 09/18/13, 07:08 PM
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"We're mad as he** and we're not gonna take it any more!"

"Take what?"

"Stuff"

"Right on brutha!!!"

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Running in small circles doesn't help anyone and exhausts the runner.

Why block the public? If you're mad at Congress, go park around Congress and tell them what you want changed! Block the cars and subway so the congress members can't leave to go home without seeing and hearing your statements. Blocking the major roadways will just leave Congress laughing at you while THEY go about their daily lives.

I'm all for action but if you're just ambling in circles you look like cattle milling around in confusion instead of a focused voice. The million biker ride had a simple statement.

What if part of that supposed 3oo million people want gun control? What if they want more food stamps handed out? What if they want a new Congress and less stupid laws? IF there's no statement than ANY SINGLE PERSON can claim the group is doing what they want... no matter if it's completely against what you stand for.

I suspect that they will eventually get a better voice together, but if they just go do some vague action without, it won't accomplish anything.

Before you start wailing about what *I* am doing, I make phone calls to my representatives very often, telling them specifically what I think about legislation and trying to make certain like-minded people do the same thing to their reps. If I had the money, I would happily participate in the events I've supported where a group of like-minded people went TO their representatives in Congress(DC) and talked to them directly about the issues. I support representatives that go personally to try to change the minds of Congress people in important issues.

This way I know my voice is being heard. Even if Congress does the exact opposite of what I want, I've done what I can do to make certain they know I'm not happy about it.

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I guess I just saw "Convoy" at an impressionable age.

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Some of you people wont be happy till all three hundred million are lined up nose to butt kissing the one in front of you. Then you will whine about your place in line
And does totally over-the-top hyperbole help convince people to take you seriously, or does it completely discredit any valid point you might have had?
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since my other post got trashed.
Maybe Ya'll take a trip to the truck stop, meet some truckers. See how many gunna show up???
Trucks got lots a rules, and the rules can change quick!!
your going to get a few hundred trucks at best...SORRY!!!

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TNhermit,,,DUDE, theres NO independent truckers left!!! its not 1970!!
most of theses guys are bustin butt to eat.
Do some HOMEWORK!! Whos drivin the trucks???
I know VERY WELL, my familys income comes from TRUCKING!!!

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There are still a number of independents out there I have my own authority.
Not likely many are going to spend hard earned money and loose revenue on this tho.

This stuff comes up at least once a year, I have yet to see it pan out.

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