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Old 09/21/13, 03:30 PM
 
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I'm certain a press release will be much more edited than a quick note to the people wanting to know what will be up soon. A quick FB page announcement isn't required to be completely graded to full polish, he's not writing poetry, he's just making an announcement.

I'm really looking forward to the press release with a list of demands/issues.

The Canadians that do take part will be making a really large sacrifice, considering they aren't involved. I think that shows how close the trucking community is, despite the individual nature of drivers.

I'm super glad(I can't believe I just used the phrase "super glad") that they're figuring out how to do this shutdown/protest legally so the truckers don't have to risk going to jail just to be heard.

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I'm certain a press release will be much more edited than a quick note to the people wanting to know what will be up soon. A quick FB page announcement isn't required to be completely graded to full polish, he's not writing poetry, he's just making an announcement.

I'm really looking forward to the press release with a list of demands/issues.

The Canadians that do take part will be making a really large sacrifice, considering they aren't involved. I think that shows how close the trucking community is, despite the individual nature of drivers.

I'm super glad(I can't believe I just used the phrase "super glad") that they're figuring out how to do this shutdown/protest legally so the truckers don't have to risk going to jail just to be heard.
Our politics are typically very closely related but Canadians are strongly encouraged to mind out own business and keep our noses out of US politics and for that reason, I strongly suspect (according to comments on other trucking related pages on Facebook), that Canadian support will be minimal at best.
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Old 09/22/13, 02:26 PM
 
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Ya know... the important part of this "event" is something we can all participate in. No money transactions for those 3 days. Something to consider. <chuckle> All those green eye shade types trying to account for 3 days of almost no economic activity? It's really tempting.

Coming so soon after the 9/11 Bikers rally, is both good and maybe not so good. Looks like copycatting. But it's also a completely different demographic of the country... and I believe the numbers do matter. 1.2 million bikers to DC, final numbers. A little hard to ignore, if you're in DC. But, the media down played it. Trucks take up more space... but have just as much right to drive the public roadways as anyone else. And the truckers keep the stores stocked. It could be a good wake up call.

The message being sent is quite simple: we the people care enough about the crap we like don't like going on in OUR country to make this sacrifice. And we don't care if TPTB don't like it. Keep doing what you're doing PTB, and we'll stand together again. We aren't going to sit back and do nothing while the country is destroyed.

The message doesn't have to signify anything else - the "anything else" is automatically included.

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All those green eye shade types trying to account for 3 days of almost no economic activity? It's really tempting.
Except that's not how businesses work. There is nothing new about these don't-buy-anything-for-X-day events. The first one I heard about was on Usenet back around 87. They never work because businesses don't care what day you buy things! If someone doesn't buy gas on a Wednesday, they'll buy it on Tuesday or Thursday. The only one who ends up inconvenienced is the person who alters their shopping schedule.

The economy has been sour for a while now. Sales are down across the board in all areas of the economy. If a prolonged decline in sales in all areas hasn't prompted any action, what effect do you think a small group not buying gas for a couple days is going to have? It'll make the people involved feel good, but that's about it.
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True. I guess it's all in the scale of people participating.

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Donate Truck Fuel : ‘Donate Truck Fuel’ is a website that will allow anyone to donate fuel to the Patriot Truck Drivers who are on their way to Washington DC to protest.

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ALL that money spent on fuel. I'm not understanding their interpretation of a gas boycott.

Seems like the opposite.

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The FB page "Truckers to Shut Down America" has been removed now. I was @#253 when I liked that page. Now, all of their posts that showed up on my fb page are gone. Also they are no longer a part of "my groups" on my FB page....due to FB doing.

Truckers to Shut Down America is now over at http://ridefortheconstitution.org/

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So much for the Internet being a bastion of free speech, huh? Of course, Zuck probably didn't want to give the NSA another reason for a national security letter, either... bad publicity. I read where in the last year FB has lost 11 million users.

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