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    Exclamation Canada Redux - US Trucker Convoy to ‘Shut Down’ Traffic on Major Roads Outside Washington

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    Info here: https://thepeoplesconvoy.org/


    US Trucker Convoy to ‘Shut Down’ Traffic on Major Roads Outside Washington

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/us-tru...tw&rs=SHRKXFZV

    By Zachary Stieber February 21, 2022 Updated: February 21, 2022

    One of the U.S. trucker convoys planning to leave this week plans to shut down traffic on the Capital Beltway outside Washington.

    “We’re going to have a shutdown,” Bob Bolus, the organizer, told The Epoch Times. “We’ll shut it down.”

    The Beltway encircles Washington, running through portions of Maryland and Virginia, and passes through a small part of the nation’s capital.

    Bolus plans to lead a convoy from Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he owns a tow truck company, starting Feb. 23. After a stop in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the convoy is estimated to arrive in Washington in the afternoon that day.

    Bolus, who said the convoy will be peaceful, declined to answer directly if truckers plan to halt traffic purposely, although he did say lanes would be kept open for emergency responders.

    “It’s too bad if it disrupts traffic,” Bolus said. “[People] should stay home then, because it’s going to be disruptive. I don’t care if it was considered an accident on the Beltway, and traffic got backed up. It is what it’s going to be. We have every right to be on the Beltway and on every other road in the interstate system of the United States.”

    There’s no set timeframe for how long the protest will last. The convoy is protesting against COVID-19 vaccine mandates, the stream of illegal immigrants crossing the United States’ southern border, and other policies of President Joe Biden’s administration.

    Other convoys also plan to arrive in Washington, although the one Bolus is leading may be the first.

    Organizers of one of the largest movements, dubbed The People’s Convoy, announced on Feb. 20 they would reach “the DC Beltway area” on March 5. That convoy is scheduled to leave from Adelanto Stadium, outside Los Angeles, on Feb. 23.

    In a statement, organizers said the group “will abide by agreements with local authorities, and terminate in the vicinity of the DC area, but will NOT be going into DC proper.”

    Officials in the Washington area said recently they were preparing for possible disruptions to traffic and events in the area in early March.

    The U.S. Capitol Police and its partners are adding extra security for Biden’s State of the Union address, which is scheduled for March 1, and Washington Police Chief Robert Contee said in a recent briefing that “there will be disruptions to traffic.”

    “As for all of our First Amendment demonstrations that happen here in the city, we have to be in a posture of preparedness,” Contee said.

    Authorities in Virginia and Maryland, which abut Washington, said they’re aware of the convoy and others like it.

    “The Virginia State Police has been and continues to monitor the situation and to communicate with our National Capital Region local, state, and federal partners. This is standard practice any time the potential exists for a significant protest that could disrupt the safe and efficient flow of traffic on Virginia highways,” a spokesperson for the state police told The Epoch Times in an email on Feb. 21.

    A Maryland State Police spokesperson said state troops are working with federal, state, and local agencies to monitor developments.

    “State police are coordinating with public safety partners in neighboring states and will be ready to respond appropriately with adequate resources to ensure the free flow of traffic throughout the routes of travel.”

    Brian Brase, one of the organizers of The People’s Convoy, told The Epoch Times previously that there “is a plan in place” upon arrival in the Washington area, but declined to share details. Leigh Dundas, who is helping with some of the details, said the convoy is “not looking to obstruct” and is “planning on abiding by the rules of the road.”

    The reason for not going downtown, Bolus said, is because of concerns over the treatment of people who were there at the U.S. Capitol during the “Stop the Steal” rally on Jan. 6, 2021.

    “I’m not going to subject myself or anybody else to the whims of the federal government in downtown D.C.,” he said. “I already spoke to the D.C. police department and I’m in communication with them. If he’s willing to give us an escort through D.C., we’ll consider it without arrest and [expletive]. But we’re not going to subject ourselves to the Gestapo tactics and some of the federal judges in D.C.”
    Last edited by Anti Federalist; 02-21-2022 at 09:05 PM.
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    Cut-n-paste please, I can't see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Cut-n-paste please, I can't see.
    Behind a paywall...working on it.
    "Truly, whoever can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Behind a paywall...working on it.
    Thanks AF, outta rep...

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    "Stupidity got us into this mess. Why can't it get us out?"--Will Rogers

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    "Stupidity got us into this mess. Why can't it get us out?"--Will Rogers

    "All I know is what I read in the newspapers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance."--Will Rogers

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    Do they have any specific demands?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Do they have any specific demands?
    Freedom..

    End to Emergency War power . end of any consideration of Mandates.

    Obey the Constitution.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

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    How does this end better than the last ones?
    No one here wanted to be the Billionaire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy Vidual View Post
    How does this end better than the last ones?
    I think the point is that the resistance doesn't end.

    Show the people the true face of government.
    "And now that the legislators and do-gooders have so futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems, and try liberty; for liberty is an acknowledgment of faith in God and His works." - Bastiat

    "It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." - Voltaire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy Vidual View Post
    How does this end better than the last ones?
    This is another batch of people discovering that government protects government at all costs.

    Nothing better about it other than the amount of people who understand what government protecting itself entails.

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    Our group’s mission statement:
    Americans love our freedoms and love the Constitution of The United States of America. This convoy aims to bring back our freedoms, our civil liberties, and bring an end to all unconstitutional mandates. This is about our rights, as well as the freedom of future generations. It's not about political parties, but moreso about a government that has forgotten its place and has no regard for our founding fathers instructions,
    The Constitution.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/2711696262309046
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom

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    Road Tunes





    and this just because I find it inspirational

    Rise Again

    Last edited by pcosmar; 02-22-2022 at 04:29 PM.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom

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    So a bunch of dudes will stop traffic, take some selfies to post online and maybe get arrested? Yeah that will really show those politicians in DC.

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    Go American truckers! Show those Canucks what Americans are really made of!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 69360 View Post
    So a bunch of dudes will stop traffic, take some selfies to post online and maybe get arrested? Yeah that will really show those politicians in DC.
    You're losing track of the narrative. The point is that the Freedom Convoys prove that these mandates are anti-democratic and that those objecting to them are the furthest thing from a "fringe minority". Not only that, but the sheer mass and scale of the Freedom Convoys makes them censorship-proof. For all the hundreds or thousands of hours of live footage of the Freedom Convoys available on social media platforms (including alternative social media platforms), the CBC/CTV and US MSMBS (including FAUX News) barely mentioned the Convoys, except insofar as they could make them out to look like lunatics One provocateur showed up with a Confederate flag, and Trudeau and the traitorous MSMBS have been prattling on non-stop about "symbols of hate" ever since. Anyone who can put a square peg in a square hole can see that this is blatant censorship. You can fool some people all of the time, and all people some of the time, but you can't fool everybody all of the time. And that's precisely what the Schwabite globalists have to do in order to succeed. They're playing a losing hand, in fact, they've already lost the whole argument. They didn't "shut down the Convoy" the Convoy simply took the headlock off the globalists and left. Point made. Convoys 1, Globalists 0. I don't understand how anybody who has been following this all along can fail to see that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pcosmar View Post
    Freedom..

    End to Emergency War power . end of any consideration of Mandates.

    Obey the Constitution.
    What a novel idea, right? "Honk-Honk"

    Last edited by donnay; 02-22-2022 at 05:22 PM.
    “The spirits of darkness are now among us. We have to be on guard so that we may realize what is happening when we encounter them and gain a real idea of where they are to be found. The most dangerous thing you can do in the immediate future will be to give yourself up unconsciously to the influences which are definitely present.” ~ Rudolf Steiner

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    “The spirits of darkness are now among us. We have to be on guard so that we may realize what is happening when we encounter them and gain a real idea of where they are to be found. The most dangerous thing you can do in the immediate future will be to give yourself up unconsciously to the influences which are definitely present.” ~ Rudolf Steiner

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    “The spirits of darkness are now among us. We have to be on guard so that we may realize what is happening when we encounter them and gain a real idea of where they are to be found. The most dangerous thing you can do in the immediate future will be to give yourself up unconsciously to the influences which are definitely present.” ~ Rudolf Steiner

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69360 View Post
    So a bunch of dudes will stop traffic, take some selfies to post online and maybe get arrested? Yeah that will really show those politicians in DC.
    Maybe they became disenchanted with Internet Snark Life. Who knows?

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69360 View Post
    So a bunch of dudes will stop traffic, take some selfies to post online and maybe get arrested? Yeah that will really show those politicians in DC.
    That sounds a lot like the Hate filled Twitter trolls I have been trying to ignore.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptUSA View Post
    I think the point is that the resistance doesn't end.

    Show the people the true face of government.
    Last edited by ClaytonB; 02-22-2022 at 06:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnay View Post
    Fringe.



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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Fringe.
    Minority?
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom

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    In a statement, organizers said the group “will abide by agreements with local authorities, and terminate in the vicinity of the DC area, but will NOT be going into DC proper.”
    As with any good protest, it's important to get the proper permits
    It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    As with any good protest, it's important to get the proper permits
    Good Communication. It prevents problems and can educate.

    Not sure they need a "permit". I doubt that anyone can stop them anyway,,without creating the same gridlock.
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    As with any good protest, it's important to get the proper permits
    The Montana permit office is open on April 1st from noon to 4.

    Papers have surly been filed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    The Montana permit office is open on April 1st from noon to 4.

    Papers have surly been filed.
    Honk honk
    It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.
    - Kim Kardashian

    Donald Trump / Trump Jr 2024!!!!

    My pronouns are he/him/his

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    In a statement, organizers said the group “will abide by agreements with local authorities, and terminate in the vicinity of the DC area, but will NOT be going into DC proper.”
    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    As with any good protest, it's important to get the proper permits

    We certainly wouldn't want to inconvenience our masters too much. WTF?!?
    Chris

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