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Kindigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:16 AM
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Something just plain weird going on
I've been in touch with a truck driver friend. He told me he dropped his regular trailer at the company's terminal in CA, and bobtailed to a huge abandoned military base in Texas. He was given a non-descript white trailer.

There are now 300 trucks from his company, as well as hundreds from others. They're locked in on the grounds, and more trucks are arriving all the time. He's been sitting since early Saturday. They've been told they aren't allowed out of their trucks for more than twenty minutes, and there is a gubmint "roach coach" that comes by at mealtimes.

He said last night, a bunch of buses came in to take the drivers to a truckstop two hours away, where they all got free showers. He has no idea what they'll be hauling, or how long he'll be sitting there.

Any ideas? :think:
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:17 AM
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1. Aliens n/t
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:18 AM
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2. Where is the military base?
Near El Paso? Austin?
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Jersey Devil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:39 AM
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26. Area 51
"I've said too much already", just like Karl
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Theres-a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:41 AM
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29. Mulder!Where have you gone?
:tinfoilhat: Strange things are afoot.
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mandomom Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:18 AM
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3. What's the company name?
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Tripper11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:18 AM
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4. Knock, knock...is dinner ready?
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:21 AM
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10. LOL!
I spewed coffee.
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shoelace414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:26 AM
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16. Hey Thor!
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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:35 AM
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22. Ok, Chai latte up my nose.
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:45 AM
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35. That's why I have multi-dimensional dogs.
I don't let them dial out for pizza, but these aliens deliver themselves.

"Woof woof, tastes like chicken..."
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:19 AM
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5. Are you serious?


Isn't there a law that truckers must know what they are hauling?
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shelley806 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:19 AM
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6. Wierd indeed...what does he usually transport? How can the 'Gub' hold
truck drivers against their will?
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:19 AM
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7. A tail could help unravel it
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48pan Donating Member (957 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:19 AM
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8. You have caught my attention.
I sure hope we get to find out what this was about.
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:20 AM
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9. Sounds very suspicious.
Maybe even dangerous. Does your friend have a computer in his cab? How are you communicating?
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shelley806 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:22 AM
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11. Questions 2, 3 and 5 are pertinent...See if you can fill in the blanks so
can search it out...Inquiring minds want to know!
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:22 AM
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12. How were you "in touch"?
Cellphone?
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:24 AM
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13. Is this a possible base closing?
It would depend on which base, but it would take something like that to move all the Gov. inventory and supplies to some other base, wouldn't it?
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:32 AM
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19. Wouldn't the military have the vehicles to do that sort of move themselves
I mean, do they need to contract that work out and even if they did, why would they keep the drivers hostage in their trucks and bus them out for showers?
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:37 AM
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24. Actually, I don't think they do have enough trucks to do that.
The military does a lot of contracting to move all kinds of things all the time.

I can imagin, if it does involve a base closing, they would be trying to keep it quiet, to the locals at least, for as long as they can.

I have no explaination for why you would keep the drivers isolated though. I'll be following this story to see just where it leads.

I can't even imagine what else they could possible be doing.
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:42 AM
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30. Not on short notice...
most of the Trans companys are in Iraq or are Reserve units that can't be called in on a moments notice without creating a lot of attention and questions.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:15 AM
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50. The OP says downthread that the base has been closed for a long time
so moving equipment doesn't seem to be the reason they are there. The OP also said all these drivers are being paid $200 a day to sit there.
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skylarmae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:24 AM
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14. if this is true - be careful and dig deeper
I just recommended this .....
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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:25 AM
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15. something hazardous
and I bet his truck isn't outfitted to ship hazardous waste. If I were him I'm find out what it was before I took the load.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:28 AM
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17. I take it that this is way out of the ordinary for him and for this
company to do this type of hauling for the government? Sounds like they are being held hostage in their trucks. If they are at a military base, why did they have to be bused two hours to get a shower? And, who was watching their trucks (that they can't be outside of for more than 20 minutes) while they were driving all that way for a shower? Most truckstops don't have 300 stalls for truckers to shower in, so that process would have taken some time as well.

Wonder if they will be hauling waste to Nevada? If they are, they should be told what they are carrying, don't you think? Truckers aren't supposed to move a wheel without knowing what their load is, at least on paper, should there be an accident along the way.

I would be interested in hearing where he eventually drives his truck and if the other trucks go to the same location. Very odd indeed.
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:32 AM
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18. 300 + hundreds of others.
Sounds too big to be believable. Why couldn't they just shower on base instead of 10 buses?
:wow:
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:43 AM
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32. The OP said it was an "abandoned" army base...
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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:33 AM
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20. I hope this isn't another MIHOP in the works! We are about due!!
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DWolper Donating Member (238 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:33 AM
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58. Sad that you would believe such thing
It's time for me to take a hiatus from this site. It's getting flat-out crazy. I can't believe so many here believe this kind of thing. Don't bother flaming, I won't be here to respond.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:42 AM
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64. ciao
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:52 AM
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68. *snarf*
I just choked on my lunch a little. One (probably semi-sarcastic) response and you need to bail.

Well, don't let the door hit you....

Peace.
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KCS72000 Donating Member (306 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:15 PM
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73. Give the man a break.

He probably doesn't have time to become an expert on DU's protocols.

http://www.davidlwolper.com/
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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:14 PM
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78. Well, I thought I was being tongue 'loosely' in cheek.
I never believed in MIHOP before and I don't now, but with all the revelations the last 4 years, it isn't as far-fetched as I'd once believed. Pretty thin skinned of that person to get so offended by something that wasn't even directed to him. Most likely a freeper trying to look like a disgruntled DU'er. :toast:
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:14 PM
Response to Reply #78
79. It seemed like an odd over-reaction to me
plus I'm a little grumpy today and couldn't resist replying, although I should know better!

:toast:
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:34 AM
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21. or maybe someone having a giggle put a ridiculous out
without any information and watch du dance. who the f* knows
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comsymp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:35 AM
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61. Nah, can't be that - first rule of drivebys is to not check back in after
the OP.

...

Oh.
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iwillalwayswonderwhy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:36 AM
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23. I think I read this before
in a Dean Koontz novel.
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:38 AM
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25. Yeah, I have some ideas ...

Think I'll have some bread with that swiss cheese.

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tx_dem41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:40 AM
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27. Weirdest. Driveby. Posting. Ever. n/t
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:41 AM
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28. Drive by posting
:tinfoilhat: :wow:

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Theres-a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:43 AM
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31. They got him!!
:scared: :rofl:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:50 AM
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37. oh no
:rofl:

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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:44 AM
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33. Hauling bootleg copies of Harry Potter books?
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smoogatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:44 AM
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34. Sounds like your friend
is having a little fun with you. Don't get that tinfoil hat on too tight--it'll give you a headache.
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:49 AM
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36. Anyone else notice that this poster hasn't responded to any questions.
Keeping anyone against their will is kidnapping. Unless the truckers are getting paid and are there willingly, this would be illegal. The Busies might be kidnapping retarded kids to "induct" them into the Army but as a former trucker myself, that's not going to happen to a bunch of truckers, regardless of their politics.

Smells like a crank post to me. Or maybe they've beamed dragndust up already. Woooo, woooo, woooo.
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The Night Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:32 AM
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56. The poster didn't say truckers are being kept against their will.
The poster said that the truckers are being asked to stay inside their vehicles. I assume that means that any trucker who does not want to remain in vehicle can leave.
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:32 PM
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80. "Locked in", "aren't allowed out of their trucks": pure bullshit.
Quote from the original (and only) post from this thread-starter:

"They're locked in on the grounds, and more trucks are arriving all the time. He's been sitting since early Saturday. They've been told they aren't allowed out of their trucks for more than twenty minutes, ...."

I think this is pure bullshit. But it's obviously entertaining many DUers today. I've got to get back to work. Let me know when/if this tale turns into something tangible.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:50 AM
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38. be sure and give us the next installment
;-) ;-) :spray:
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iwillalwayswonderwhy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:50 AM
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39. They mated Oscar with a Kangaroo
and they've been breeding the offspring for several years. They are about to spread the mutants throughout the country.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:50 AM
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40. This just sounds too bizarre
even for my tinfoil hat.
To start with, most bases (even abandoned) are near to towns. Why would they have to drive two hours to shower and why a truck stop?
Why not put these guys up in hotels since it is indefinite?
The other thing...these truckers are paid by the mile, so I highly doubt you would have that many people sitting there for 4 days without a load to haul--they wouldn't be getting paid.
Like I said--I can't even think of a "huge" abandoned military base in Texas--at least not yet anyway. :shrug:
This story has a funny smell....but dang good fodder for a novel.
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Kindigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:52 AM
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41. Will try to answer some questions
...running out the door at the moment.

He's been calling me by cell phone. The base is long ago abandoned. The truckstop two hours away is near Weatherford (just outside Ft.Worth).

When he called the other night the drivers were surmising that they were preparing just in case the hurricane hit Texas. I told him there was no way they would be going to those lengths before a hurricane. Anyway, it didn't happen, and the operation continues.

Oh yeah...he said he's being paid $200 per day to sit there.

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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:56 AM
Response to Reply #41
44. I think we'll all need a little more before we start running around
like headless chickens... :shrug:
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:56 AM
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45. We have plenty of Texas DU'ers
somebody might be willing to check it out-- post in the Texas forum and find somebody to PM with the specific info. Weatherford's not too far away from the metroplex. I've been there -- nice town.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:22 AM
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52. Good idea crispini.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:59 AM
Response to Reply #41
47. Why hasn't one of the hundreds of truckers contacted the media?
If he's talking to you on a cell phone, it's hardly as if they are sequestered there. If they are suspicious about why they are there, you'd think SOMEONE of those "hundreds" would have leaked the fact that they are all there.
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mccoyn Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:30 AM
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55. The trailer is already attached?
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 11:38 AM by mccoyn
If it is, ask him to drive like six inches to get an idea how heavy the trailer is.

300 drivers * $200/day * 4 days is $24 million$240,000 spent so far, without doing anything. I'm having trouble believing that.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:35 AM
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60. $60,000 times four days is $240,000, not $24 million.
No comment on the story, just wanted to correct that.
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mccoyn Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:37 AM
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62. Oh, your right. -nt
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:34 AM
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59. Paid with what? Cash? Check? Certified check?
And how much is he regularly paid anyway? Lots of people get paid just to "sit there" if the work is paused.

Who is signing the check, what organization?
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:48 AM
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65. Weatherford TX: home of Peter Pan and her son Major Nelson
Off topic, but I just googled Weatherford Texas and discovered that it is the home town of Mary Martin (Peter Pan) and her son Larry Hagman (Major Nelson).
You learn something new every day.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:51 AM
Response to Reply #65
67. LOL... Now I'm suspicious!
:rofl:

A convergence of trucks waiting to transport something out of Neverneverland. :scared:



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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:34 PM
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74. I'll bet its that low-down skunk Cliff, up to his old tricks
He never could abide J.R.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:58 PM
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76. Pipchicks!
Thousands of pipchicks! I have seen this kind of thing before.

http://www.tv.com/i-dream-of-jeannie/show/608/episode_g...
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The Night Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:08 PM
Response to Reply #41
71. I'm trying to find the base near Weatherford on Google maps...
Is the abandonded base North, East, West, or South of Weatherford?
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iwillalwayswonderwhy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:44 PM
Response to Reply #71
75. Or somewhere thereabouts?
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:47 PM
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83. Weatherford is 17 miles from long-abandoned Ft. Wolters.
Ft. Wolters is at Mineral Wells, Texas, and was a Army primary helicopter training facility during Vietnam.

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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:54 PM
Response to Reply #41
86. Remember the poster that got fired from his job the other day
Because he posted here--gave out too much personal info and was told he was a security breach at the function he was working for?

This post has a similar feel about it, IMHO.

Just a thought.
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:52 AM
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42. write to Alex Jones...he's in Texas, and he's probably aware of it
already...
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:57 AM
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46. would also be an excellent way to discredit the story
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:56 AM
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43. The Aliens are coming to take us away, ha-ha ho-ho-
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Alpharetta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:02 AM
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48. It would be in the media. Lojack would be the proof
With the predominance of satellite-based tracking systems for most carriers, the concentration of trucks in an unusual area would be easy to demonstrate to a reporter.

At least one of the carriers stuck and unable to meet other shipping commitments would go to the media and show the proof.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:09 AM
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49. Possibility?
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 11:14 AM by Horse with no Name
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2... /
>>>>snip
WASHINGTON -- Closed military bases could become repositories for nuclear waste under a little-noticed section of a spending bill that was passed by the House this week, exacerbating the fears of local lawmakers who are fighting the scheduled closure of four of New England's biggest bases.
>>>>snip
The report language emphasizes the need to find interim sites for nuclear waste while the nation awaits the opening of a permanent nuclear waste repository. Yucca Mountain, in the Nevada desert, has been selected for permanent commercial nuclear waste disposal, but administrative and court actions have delayed the opening until at least 2012.
>>>>snip
Sites such as shut military bases and other federally owned lands would be more cost-effective as temporary nuclear waste sites than privately owned parcels since they are federally owned and have security systems in place, the report said. It did not recommend any bases by name or location, or indicate a preference between bases that have been closed and those facing closure.


I guess it is very possible that they are hauling nuclear waste out of one of the bases that may have been used as an interim site.
Perhaps they will be shuttling this stuff from base to base so that people won't catch on to what is going on.

On edit:
I am sure there would be provisions under the Patriot Act that would exclude the truckers from knowing what was being hauled. A case could be made that national security could be breached with the hijacking of one or more of these trucks.
The presence of nuclear waste would be an indicator of why they wouldn't want these guys exposed to the environment for too long of periods of time. The length of time could also be to ascertain that security wasn't breached. Who knows? With our secretive government, anything could be going on. :shrug:
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nashville_brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:25 AM
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53. that was my first thought -- but i'm wondering --
isn't there supposed to be some kind of special equipment to transport hazmats? maybe just in the container part of the truck. ???
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:41 AM
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63. It's very possible
That they are enclosed in some sort of concrete bunker or something similar that are loaded directly on the truck and remain self-encapsulated.
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Alizaryn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:19 AM
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51. How have they been in touch with you?
I would think they'd block cell phones if they are attempting to keep people from speaking to the outside?
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The Night Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:30 AM
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54. You might be witnessing a Homeland Security exercise of some kind.
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:33 AM
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57. don't know what to make of this, or even if it's true . . . BUT . . .
given what I know about BushCo, I won't dismiss it . . . they have proven that they are capable of ANYTHING, and if an operation of this scale is actually underway, I'd just as soon know about it before rather than after whatever it is they're planning . . . I hope someone down Texas way can do some digging and find out if there's anything to the story . . .
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DemonFighterLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:50 AM
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66. Truckers are a tough bunch
I cannot see how they would stand for being holed up and potentially suspicious goods. They would surely take over the bus or turn over the truckstop. I know that I would not want to ship nuke waste without knowledge or any other toxic substance for that matter.
They would all have to be neocons to stand for this or mind controlled. Maybe the poster's friend had on his :tinfoilhat: when he entered the base.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:58 AM
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:03 PM
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70. They're shipping all the gold teeth from Iraq, by sub from LA to
Rev Moon,s hideout in Long Dong.

Seriously, when you hear more let us know...
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:30 PM
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72. I Love a Good "Whodunit"
I'm going with Gen. Meyer's in The Green Room with a Tactical Nuke.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:04 PM
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77. A WORD OF CAUTION TO NAYSAYERS
A while back in GD a person posted that her minister kicked Democrats and people who voted for Kerry out of her church. She was not only treated with skepticism (which can be healthy)..she was mocked...except her story turned out to be true and made it to the news even though it was posted on DU first. Just sayin'.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:35 PM
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81. Good point
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:03 PM
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89. Good point... However, this was posted this morning, and only 1 further...
post from the OP. And nothing from the OP in response to anyone's posts to him/her. If I had information about something like this, I'd sure as heck try to answer a few questions after I posted it. Especially since it sounds a little suspicious on the surface. This trucker called him/her on a cell phone? And yet they are not allowed to leave their trucks.

There's just too much that could be answered, and the longer no answers are given the more it seems like a setup.

I'll concede that the OP shouldn't be mocked. But I am curious about what the answers to all these questions would be... (earworm alert... now I have Mahogany going through my head :)).
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:36 PM
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82. "Any ideas?" Yeah, the thread-starter is on drugs.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 03:38 PM by Fly by night
There has still been no response from "dragndust" since the original post. My guess is that she is laughing her ass off at her home computer.

I think this whole thing is pure nonsense, but it does appear to be keeping many DUers out of trouble speculating on this thread. Me, I've got grass to cut and VVPB to lobby for here in the Orange State. If anything tangible comes from this tale, let me know.
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Rosco T. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:48 PM
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84. Actually they DID post again (look up).
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:09 PM
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90. You're right -- one more cryptic post.
If the friend called on a cellphone, she can cetainly call him/her back. I still think this is a DU dalliance, but then again, I wish I were on drugs (soft, green ones) myself.
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Kindigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:16 PM
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92. I just got back home and...
saw what this thread had turned into. I called my boyfriend, and he said it is the Federal Center in Fort Worth. He clarified that it is not "abandoned". It "appears" to be an abandoned base that's being used for something else.

I asked him why they would have to be bussed out of Fort Worth to Weatherford for showers, and he has no explanation. I'm sure there is someplace in Fort Worth they could have taken them.

He says there are FEMA people there now. Would they mobilize all those people/trucks ahead of time for Hurricane Emily? :shrug:
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Fly by night Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:37 PM
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93. If this was about Hurricane Emily, the feds would just say so.
Why don't you call the Ft. Worth media and tell them your story? Maybe they can move this whole apocryphal tale to a more reality-based plane.
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Rosco T. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:49 PM
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85. There is a semi-abandoned base outside Dallas...
fire up Google Earth and look at 32.74 N , 96.97 W
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:13 PM
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91. That is Dallas Naval Air Station (NAS).
The NAS is just a few miles southeast of DFW.

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ucmike Donating Member (999 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:57 PM
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87. nuke weapons are transported on unmarked trucks.
saw a documentary about it. many of the drivers who drive these very specialized rigs are former special forces and police. the drivers make a little more money than normal, but not much.

the trucks looked normal but were equipped with tracking and security features that weren't standard when the documentary was made (one of the first gps tracking systems was used).

i don't know why they would need 300 trucks. i also know that a lot of truck drivers get lonely on the road and they tend to tell really good stories, true or otherwise.
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dchill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:00 PM
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88. Kick!
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:47 PM
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94. Locking.
Without any possible follow up to this story, the discussion seems pure speculation. So, we're going to lock it.

Thanks for your consideration.
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