Truckers will shut down DC

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  1. 7thswan

    7thswan Well-Known Member Supporter

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    And I think it's Great! 3 day protest. Can someone please post the link from facebook here( I do not do FB). Imagine how people will be affected if no food or fuel moves around for 3 days,maybe the Gov. will notice.
     
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    Good for you On the ball !!. Just came in for lunch and was going to post same. People want to know what they can do individual . Then get behind this thing with your voice so It comes off. Some of you may remember the last time they did this and what a mess it created.
     
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    Ya, I'm woundering how much fuel would cost for our log truck to go. I could load up our wood cookstove in the back,with some fire wood, cook up vittles for truckers and represent Homesteading Today. Paint it on the side of the truck.
     
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    I wish they would do it during the week instead of the weekend.. all the politicians are gone on weekends.. .
     
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    Fire that stove up and sell hot food. That would really tick off those DC elites to smell wood smoke LOL i would for sure
     
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    Well, I remember '78! And '73! And a few other kerfuffles.

    But given the current political and financial climate, this could be interesting to say the least.

    Also the mention in that link of November 3 march.

    And now, back to my canner LOL

    In His Love
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    7thswan Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Really, I never knew,my Dh is an ex-teamster,I'll ask him.
     
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    Just for you, and I'll be happy to donate some fuel $$ :)

    http://www.mapquest.com

    Hmm, not working - wait one. Well, can't get the full link to work. Prolly cause my mind is on the clock and canner.

    Bottom line, log truck 8mpg on diesel $215 one way and about 9 Driving Hours from Detroit to White House.

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  10. Dixie Bee Acres

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    As novel as this all sounds, it won't do any good.
    I imagine right now a committe in DC is being formed to real with this,
    By the time they figure out what, where, when and why, it will be over, and America will be back to business as usual.
     
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    I imagine King George III was told the same thing.

    "Drink your tea George, those pesky Colonists will be dealt with swiftly"..

    we see how that turned out.

    I am sharing the page..I hope the entire country comes to a screeching halt.

    The politicians in Washington may have forgotten they work for US, it is time the common people remind them of that fact.
     
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    I know what will happen.. When nothing shows up in the stores, all the good little consumers are going to be mad at all the truckers..

    It's so sad all the general population really cares about is their 3 car payments and their mortgage payment and anything else they can buy..

    If you disrupt their buying, they are going to be mad... Too many people in this country could care less, so long as they can live in their own little consumer bubbles..
     
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    What would really help(hurt) though, like the link suggests, is for all Americans not to buy anything for those 3 days also. Not so much as a pack of gum.
     
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    It would be great.. but will never happen. The population as a whole doesn't care.. so long as their food stamps and what other aid they are getting shows up in the mail, people don't care... I wish they did.. but they don't.

    Plus what will happen is, the stuff the people didn't buy in those three days, they will just rush out to buy later, and buy more of it.. so nothing monetarily has changed..
     
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    when was the last time Hermit?
    I am not being snarky obviously-
     
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    Come on guy lets give it a chance. Ya never know what could happen!!
     
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    Its sounds REAL good, but the days of smokey and the bandit are behind us.
    A very large % of truckers are company drivers, go tell the boss your taking his truck to D.C.
    Lots of LTL trucks (company drivers)
    Lots of trucks are loaded--not going to make a pit stop in D.C.
    The cost of Fuel, lets go 600 miles out of are way at 6-8 mpg
    Tires, you loose a tire or two, your down $400-600 bucks
    It will cost a owner operator big $ to run to D.C. and then try to get a load out of the east coast??
    Alot if not all businesses have a drop off/pick up time,,if you dont take it someone else will.
    Alot of these guys are cutting each other, just to get loads and pay there bills.
    I hope they get ALOT of trucks there, but its alot different than people jumpin on the bikes.
    I hope I wasnt a debbie downer, I wish them all a REAL GOOD TURN OUT!!:thumb:
     
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    The last big one was in 79. But there were a couple in the 90's. UPS and freightiner. Seems like another one around 98. Some trucker will be on and straighten things out :)
     
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    Well the bikers had 1.2 million show up last week. Of course, you had to not blink to,see anything about it on MSM.
     
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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.
     
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