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&Seren3 - I agree. Too many goals which are unattainable. If everyone would not buy gasoline for three days, that may make a real difference!

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Well it's weekend so what will shut down? I think a three day boycott of buying gas would make a better statement. I guess we'll see where this goes! Their goals are kind of all over the place.

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&PeggyWds - I can't see this happening either. It would shut down the country, which what they want to do.
&Jansweeps - I agree!
&travellinda - so, do you think that most truckers will participate in this strike, even if they do not go to Washington D.C.? I think it would be difficult to get the entire country to refrain from spending any money for these three days, for not all people agree and many do not have internet access to even know what's going on. We shall see!

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I will be staying home Oct 11-13 and spend nothing. If millions do this it will send a real message to our government that we are no longer going to let them ruin our country. Even those truckers who can't go to DC will be staying off the road.

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I can only imagine the nightmare this will cause the US. well, no bigger nightmare than the people we have in office I suppose.

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This is the first I have heard of this. It will fail. If they do not drive and deliver goods they will not get paid. I can't imagine many of them joining in this protest for the reasons stated.

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&edwinbrown - I share your fear that we are losing our freedom, but I don't see what a bunch of 18 wheelers (is that what they are called?!) driving around the white house for three days will accomplish. If the web page meant to say Lois Lerner, it was a typo on the writer's part.
&Horse - Very silly, indeed.

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&MobyD I think it was a typo. It is Lois Lerner, high ranking official with the IRS who lied to a Congressional committee. Racist? You gotta be kidding.

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The mood of the country is not a happy one. There is genuine fear that we are losing the freedoms America has always stood for. And I share that concern. The Constitution is our foundation in law. If it is violated with impunity, our country goes down the tubes.

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This will fail. To begin with, it's racist. This would not be happening if the President were white. It's also anti-Muslim, which is just as bad. I wonder if the organizers realize that very few truckers are probably going to be willing to take their most valued possession and source of their livelihood and risk having it damaged or impounded in what is basically racist and extreme.

I notice the source of this "information" is Glenn Beck's "The Blaze." That's hardly a credible news source. Beck has zero credibility. Always remember he was eventually booted from Rupert Murdoch's propaganda cable channel for being too extreme.

There was a similar attempt to "take over Washington" just recently. Organizers expected thousands of people to show up with support from truckers who would blockade roads. Only a few dozen people showed up and they spent most of their time wandering around trying to find other people just as crazy as they were. They didn't succeed.

By the way, I did a search for "Louis Learner." I couldn't get any results for that name.

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hummm...how many truckers will it take to 'shut down' Washington? I'm betting far more than will show up!

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Finally someone is trying to make a real difference but I'm afraid it may backfire on the fuel prices.

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&catwoman It is a shame! Yet many times, when people have power, they can do as they wish. Truckers played a mayor role in the coup in my country 40 years ago.
I don´t think that stocking is the way to do it though. It is playing their game.

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