Trucker protest at U.S. border crossing reportedly several kilometres long

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Yes I do. If you are trying to make it about freedoms, anti vaxxers, et al you may be a wee bit right.
Fact still is that most truckers are vaccinated (as their association claims) so, yes, it is about being able to cross borders.
Thousands of people lining thehighways and overpasses on along the route , but yup all about the border . None so blind
 

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Thousands of people lining thehighways and overpasses on along the route , but yup all about the border . None so blind
Blind???
What is the premise of this protest? What started it?
If it is about vaccination requirements in Canada then the protest is all anti vaxxers as the huge majority of Canadians are for vaccinations. https://globalnews.ca/news/8532791/covid-unvaccinated-restrictions-tax-poll/
I think that people support truckers but they do not realize or have forgotten that the trans border issue was and is the initial reason for it. Some folks have turned into something it was not intended to be.
And yes, it is all about the border, Truckers are saying their rights to make a living is denied by the Canadian border restriction but in fact, it is the American border restrictions that keep them out of the US.
 

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Blind???
What is the premise of this protest? What started it?
If it is about vaccination requirements in Canada then the protest is all anti vaxxers as the huge majority of Canadians are for vaccinations. https://globalnews.ca/news/8532791/covid-unvaccinated-restrictions-tax-poll/
I think that people support truckers but they do not realize or have forgotten that the trans border issue was and is the initial reason for it. Some folks have turned into something it was not intended to be.
And yes, it is all about the border, Truckers are saying their rights to make a living is denied by the Canadian border restriction but in fact, it is the American border restrictions that keep them out of the US.
Canadian's have a history of compliance until they hit their breaking point
 

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True but, Americans number one and everyone else last. As he claims, America First.
You are confusing Biden for Trump

https://www.whitehouse.gov › briefing-room › statements-releases › 2021 › 06 › 12 › fact-sheet-president-biden-and-g7-leaders-launch-build-back-better-world-b3w-partnership
president biden and g7 partners agreed to launch the bold new global infrastructure initiative build back better world (b3w), a values-driven, high-standard, and transparent infrastructure...

 

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Well if the majority of the truckers have been vaccinated, then maybe they're supporting those who do not wish to or cannot take one and they're not necessarily "anti vaxxers" as people claim but people, who for whatever reason, have chosen not to get the jab. I admire the fact that they're willing to go the distance to make their views known rightly or wrongly. That's what we're allowed to do - protest peacefully - and we do!!

As it is, M. idiot Trudeau is totally off his rocker stating that it's a "minority" when likely most Canadians support them as proven by the gofundme of over $4M but then he's ignorant when it comes to Canada and Canadians.

There are 1000's of truckers coming to the Canadian border from the U.S. in support as well. (videos avail on-line).
 
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I'll be honest, I think the whole thing with truckers is kind'a BS.

Kind'a.

I do get though if exemptions are made for them, it'll be seconds before other 'groups' demand exemptions.

But I also think this is being used as an excuse to lash out at the Feds when the Feds aren't nearly the issue they're being made out to be.

And the whining about 'supply chains' and 'increased prices' isn't because, or just because, of the stupidity of the Feds.

It's a world wide issue.

It's a lack of actual corporate thinking issue.

It's the bosses of some of these truckers - or the people they ship for - causing the issue.

Feds are, at most, responsible for the mandates of vaccines to cross the national border and you know what, good. Again, if we exempt truckers, what's to say business people won't demand exemptions, or travellers, or other groups?
Economics, toots. $500 million USD. That's the amount of trade that normally passes daily just along the Ambassador Bridge between Windsor and Detroit. The vast bulk of that is through trucking. In total Canada normally does $1 billion in trade per day with the US. There are no business people, travelers or other groups that have that kind of economic impact crossing the border.

What's fucking sad is the groups that Feds were lauding about being "pandemic heroes" for the 1st year are now being cast as scapegoats.1) There's no medical evidence that suggests truckers have infected Canadians after being in the US. 2) There is absolutely ZERO scientific or medical data that suggests you need a 100% vaccination rate for herd immunity.
When some asshole demands that every single man, woman and child in the country MUST be fully vaccinated, what you have is an asshole with a vested interest in Big Pharma.
 

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You are confusing Biden for Trump

https://www.whitehouse.gov › briefing-room › statements-releases › 2021 › 06 › 12 › fact-sheet-president-biden-and-g7-leaders-launch-build-back-better-world-b3w-partnership
president biden and g7 partners agreed to launch the bold new global infrastructure initiative build back better world (b3w), a values-driven, high-standard, and transparent infrastructure...

Buy American...... America First, same shit different name.
 

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Blind???
What is the premise of this protest? What started it?
If it is about vaccination requirements in Canada then the protest is all anti vaxxers as the huge majority of Canadians are for vaccinations. https://globalnews.ca/news/8532791/covid-unvaccinated-restrictions-tax-poll/
I think that people support truckers but they do not realize or have forgotten that the trans border issue was and is the initial reason for it. Some folks have turned into something it was not intended to be.
And yes, it is all about the border, Truckers are saying their rights to make a living is denied by the Canadian border restriction but in fact, it is the American border restrictions that keep them out of the US.
When a butterfly flaps his wings in Surrey .
 

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Yes I do. If you are trying to make it about freedoms, anti vaxxers, et al you may be a wee bit right.
Fact still is that most truckers are vaccinated (as their association claims) so, yes, it is about being able to cross borders.
It’s about a lot of things at this point but we know the catalyst..

“This is not about the vaccine, by the way. There’s nobody in here that’ll tell you it’s about vaccines on this entire convoy. We’ve got double jabbed, we’ve got single jabbed, we’ve got no jabbed, we’ve got the boosted,” said James Bauder, founder of the Canada Unity Foundation, one of the groups that is organizing the “Freedom Convoy 2022.”

“It’s not about the vaccine. It’s about the mandate…. We’re done with mandates.”

“The narrative out there is that we’re a bunch of unvaccinated socialists and sort of separatists. I’m actually fully vaccinated. I have a passport with me right now, this allows me to do the things that the government says I can do. And that’s exactly what we’re fed up with. We shouldn’t have to have a vaccine passport.”
 
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It’s about a lot of things at this point but we know the catalyst..

“This is not about the vaccine, by the way. There’s nobody in here that’ll tell you it’s about vaccines on this entire convoy. We’ve got double jabbed, we’ve got single jabbed, we’ve got no jabbed, we’ve got the boosted,” said James Bauder, founder of the Canada Unity Foundation, one of the groups that is organizing the “Freedom Convoy 2022.”

“It’s not about the vaccine. It’s about the mandate…. We’re done with mandates.”

“The narrative out there is that we’re a bunch of unvaccinated socialists and sort of separatists. I’m actually fully vaccinated. I have a passport with me right now, this allows me to do the things that the government says I can do. And that’s exactly what we’re fed up with. We shouldn’t have to have a vaccine passport.”
ID requirements. How very fascist.

And mandates! No more mandates! No safety mandates, no maximum hours mandates, none of them Commie-Nazi "ya gotta drive on the right-hand side of the road" mandates!
 
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