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Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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By the way, congratulations Bklyn Dreams. Quoting my writing represents the first actual facts you've presented to us today and I'm the first valid source you've cited. You brought something useful to the table! Way to go!

You're the one who decides what's valid or isn't. You delete posts before others have a chance to offers their views. My problem with that quote was & still is that you took the BLM slogan and coopted it to fit your narrative. Your beef was with the govt response to a pandemic that affected your business model & your bottom line. Your use of I can't breathe had nothing to do with police brutality. Your wallet was being oppressed.

You've lost a great deal of very informed contributors because of your arbitrary use of the delete option. It's your site, have at it.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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I told Brett he was co-opting the *I can't breathe* slogan for his grand plan

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Please explain what my "grand plan" is and how I co-opted "I can't breathe" to make it happen.

Was I successful?

Quote from Brett Aquila:

The People United Against Tyranny

Please take a step back and understand the big picture. Then, let's continue this fight together.

Today's protests aren't just about racism. It's far more than that.

Today's protests are about the tyranny people have faced from governments all over the world, including ours.

This lockdown was unconstitutional and unjust. They stomped on the Constitution by taking away our rights and our freedoms. They've devastated our economy. They've censored our information. They've treated us like little children who are incapable of making decisions for ourselves or controlling our own fate.

Each and every one of us deserves the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness on our own terms. We must make our own choices.

Our Government must be reminded that they operate with our permission on our terms, not the other way around.

Do not let the government or the media divide us. This is not black vs white, man vs woman, gay vs straight, or Christian vs Muslim. This is THE PEOPLE unified as one against tyranny.

They told us "We're all in this together" - Damn right we are. We, THE PEOPLE, are all in this together. We must never again let our Government choke us out. Now we all know what it feels like when we can't breathe.

Never again will we allow our government to box us up like rats.

Let's keep it peaceful, but be loud and be bold. We must be heard. Let's stay united. Let's make sure this never happens again.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Banks, I don't know where in nyc you were but I was in Williamsburg, Bushwick, East New York & yes, my interactions with police were much different than yours until I was able to afford to live in East Flushing, Queens. There my interactions were more like what you describe.

Mayor Dinkins gave Giuliani the declining crime rates because of all the extra police he hired but was roasted for the riots in crown heights. He allocated funds for after-school programs that kept kids off streets. Giuliani forced his commissioner Ray Kelly to quit due to his ego getting in the way. Ray Kelly & his team of Arnone, Fitzgerald, I forget his 3rd deputy, came up with copstat to fight crime statistically & the Tactical Narcotics Team which all were doing great until corruption forced them to be disbanded. The same corruption that was depicted in the Documentary about Michael Dowd & the movie Dog Day afternoon which were investigated by the Dowd & Mullen commisions.

I referenced the experiment which showed a black guy & a white guy, each walking down the same street both dressed exactly the same, both carrying ARs but how they were treated was completely different. Exactly how it happened in the video from the Daily Beast. If Wikipedia isn't a good source you can Google NPR & the Atlantic for their coverage.

About how I saw folks view & describe the rioters & looters. People here have stated the opinion that because they had criminal records, theyre better off dead. You've been here long enough to remember the last time I participated in this conversation, along with the language that was used, under the Splitter name & why I left. I told Brett he was coopting the *I can't breathe* slogan for his grand plan. He started deleting my comments & monitoring my comments before he allowed them to be posted.

If you feel I implied that it was anyones JOB to teach me anything then your wrong. I'm engaging in a dialog not about statistics or heresay, I'm talking about my life & the things that happened in my life to shape my existence. From the outset, I said I'm not here to say you're wrong & I'm right.

Lastly, that picture I posted isn't a meme, it's from the Washington post article about the case.

Brett, I know that you & the moderators all knew that I was Splitter even before I said it on Donna's thread. I appreciate you allowing me to give back to the new drivers cause this site helped attain my goal. I've always maintained that it is your site & you can police it as you see fit. That's why I left.

About me parroting main stream media? I point to social experiments even show a sample of it. I quote respected leaders in the field. I point to the inequalities that persist. Yall call this a guns rights issue. Isn't that parroting main stream media? Aren't many of the counter points being made here talking points of the right?

You know what? Don't bother answering that. I'm the least qualified person on here to argue anything. I'm a first generation immigrant from a tiny town where everyone was related. I grew up in NYC from 69 to 18. I'm still a rookie truck driver even with 3.5 years experience. Everyday I learn new life lessons. I try to engage with people in civil discussions. I mostly pass my days in silence listening to hindu monks talk about spirituality. Everything that happens in this life is a lesson in introspection. Good, bad or indifferent. I did learn things from this exchange. I also have a criminal record but I shouldn't have to die because I feel strongly about racism & police brutality. Not due to mainstream media reports but 1st hand encounters. Huber had a criminal record yes but he was also a friend of Jacob Blake. For my friend? Yes, I'd run at a person with a gun. I've been shot at twice & robbed at gun point twice. I'm still here.

Packrat, I knew you'd seize on the CNN thingy that's why I left in. Vanity Fair, Market Watch along with many others quoted Kevin Lord from Fox's HR.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Oh, and your proof if they were proud boys? They sang the proud boys anthem.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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The boys name was Tamir Rice. Tamir Rice

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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I have no idea what that hand signal means. If you can post the proof splitter that it means white power. Or the proof that the person he is standing next to is in fact a member of the proud boys and not just some guy with his face blurred out. Or what that has to do with that fact that a group of grown ass men went rushing after him and caused him to fear for his life whether you want to believe that or not.

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The smirk that almost inevitably accompanies the “OK” sign, that simplest of hand signals, is the dead giveaway in the shroud of internet-age befuddlement: Does the sign, the thumb and forefinger joined together in a circle, the remaining three fingers splayed out behind, mean “all’s good?” Or does it mean “white power” instead?

The smirk gives away the proper answer: You’re being trolled.

The social-media-driven controversy over the meaning of the well-known hand sign has arisen in part as the result of a deliberate hoax concocted on the internet message board 4chan, which in addition to its well-earned reputation as a gateway to the racist “alt-right” is perhaps more broadly known as the home of trolling culture.

So when it gets flashed during a national broadcast, or during a video being shot to promote the Coast Guard, or by a cluster of Proud Boys and “Patriots,” what it’s about most of the time is a deliberate attempt to “trigger liberals” into overreacting to a gesture so widely used that virtually anyone has plausible deniability built into their use of it in the first place.

The problem, of course, is that there are white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Klansmen who have increasingly begun using the use of the symbol both to signal their presence to the like-minded, as well as to identify potentially sympathetic recruits among young trolling artists flashing it. To them, the configuration means WP, for “white power.” From American defense league

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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That's a different scenario than the one I saw on TV.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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There was an experiment done which shows exactly what would've happened. A white guy walking down the street with an AR15, a cop car approached & engaged him in a cordial conversation. Same situation, same gun, same clothing. Only difference was it was a black guy, multiple cars respond with guns drawn & barking orders. 🤔

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Nobody at FOX News is mandated to get any vaccine to stay at the network as an employee. Where did you get that?

Associated Press [When Biden set forth a plan requiring companies with 100 or more employees to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated or show a negative COVID test at least once a week, he noted that “some of the biggest companies are already requiring this — United Airlines, Disney, Tyson Foods and even Fox News.”] "Yet Kevin Lord, executive vice president of human resources at Fox News parent Fox Corp., said in a memo this week the company will be requiring all unvaccinated employees to be tested each day — not just once a week — in order to work in company facilities. The policy was first reported by CNN."

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Mikey, what I'm saying is that if a person of color were carrying an AR15? It wouldn't matter how long or short the barrel is or isn't. What I'm saying is that a black child playing with a toy gun in a park can be killed by police while this white teenager with a real gun gets to walk past the police & go home after killing 2 & wounding another. What I'm saying is that protesting is supposed to be a right but the very thing they were protesting was used against them, police brutality.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Yeah, the old Splitter is back. Gets in a lather, types up a bunch of nonsense, we're all wrong, then storms off in a huff when he gets called on it?

That's okay Splitter! Don't let facts get in the way of your long-winded narratives. They are entertaining to me and actually make me laugh.

You can change your handle, or come back with a whole new account, but the truth will still be the truth. Most of your tirade wasn't, though.

The difference being, Robert is willing to engage in a discourse. I'm more than willing to learn. You on the other hand just dismiss & ridicule. I'm not here to convince you or say that your wrong. I'm only offering you a different perspective. Actually, I'm only here to help other drivers to keep them from struggling as I did. I respect everyone here because many of you helped me become successful & profitable. Even you when we're not in these divisive subjects have helped me tremendously. I left because my comments were being deleted when we engaged in this banter during the height of the protests. I left because Brett took exception to me. But that doesn't mean I'm not grateful for all that I've learned on here about trucking. I'm just not going to sit here and not contribute my perspective because yall feel I'm emotional or diluted or God forbid wrong. I've always admitted my faults just as I did with Robert right now. Like I told you before I left, I'm not the enemy on the other side of your scope because I have different experiences therefore different beliefs.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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If you’re referring to the Kyle Rittenhouse fiasco, you really should educate yourself. 1. He didn’t cross state lines with a firearm 2. He didn’t kill black people. He defended himself against 3 white convicted felons. One was a chomo (absolutely no loss there) and the other two had a long list of violent crimes associated with them.

Thank you for pointing this out. I only saw a portion of the video & it was dark. No I didn't get my info from bias media. I assumed and made an ass of myself on the race part. But what about the rest of what I said?

I just read an NPR piece on the people he shot.

Rosenbaum suffered from bipolar disorder. "The paper reported that Rosenbaum said he was molested by a stepfather and had spent most of his adult life in prison starting at age 18 for sexual conduct with five preteen boys." Didn't know what chomo meant but looked it up.

Huber had spent time in prison twice, first for violating probation after strangling his brother and again for kicking his sister, the Post reported. Hardly a hardened criminal.

Grosskreutz, along with Huber, was one of several people who chased Rittenhouse after he shot and killed Rosenbaum. Prosecutors have said that the group believed that Rittenhouse was an active shooter. No criminal record but did have a gun.

Rittenhouse as a minor is allowed to carry an AR15? Whether across Stateline or not? Honestly, I don't follow gun regs as yall do. I don't own guns & don't need to. Even growing up in a gang ridden neighborhood. 1st rule of having a gun in the street. If you whip it out, you better use it. Was never willing to kill anyone.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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To me, the only elephant in this room is the narrative. Yall are using the same dehumanizing, division stoking rhetoric that the right wing pundits spew on a daily basis. Let's take the vaccine. Every single person that works at Fox News is vaccinated. Their company mandates that they do so or are fired. Yet they go on their rants about covid this & mandate that.

You say those animals are rioting & looting while blaming Democrat as the problem. "The protests spread to over 2,000 cities and towns in all 50 states and all 5 permanently-inhabited territories, as well as in over 60 other countries, with demonstrators supporting those seeking justice for Floyd and the wider Black Lives Matter movement, and speaking out against police brutality." [Wikipedia]

Rather than looking at the majority of the peaceful demonstrators, you single out the loud & unruly few. The lens is only pointing at what they want you to see. You live in mostly homogeneous communities where the police are your neighbors & friends.

In cities, most police come from outside then judge us harshly & treat us with disdain while constantly throwing their power over us. In our community, the police were worse than the so called criminals. Many of them even moonlighted for drug dealers. They would rob the competition then sell those drugs.

Here's what Politifact has to say about the arguments being made here.

*A viral Facebook post links "America’s deadliest cities" with having a "Democrat majority," implying a causal connection.

The data cited has some fundamental issues, notably that it uses out-of-date FBI data and ranks cities by crime rate when the FBI specifically warns against doing so.

This glosses over the array of intensely local factors that influence crime. Violent crime in particular stems from a limited group of people in a limited area, so assuming that segment has a particular political bent based on the city at large — and that their violence stems from those politics — is a stretch at best.

Large cities do have more crime. And they do have more Democrats — both in terms of general voting and local leadership. But it’s a classic example of correlation without evidence of causality.*

Here are the things that you aren't considering while making your arguments. Most of you think that none of the problems facing cities stems from systemic racism or police misconduct or concentrated poverty or the war on drugs or the neglect of cities by the federal government, it’s all because the various mayors and council members have a “D” after their names.

Why is it OK for a minor to cross state lines with an illegally gotten firearm & kill unarmed blacks? Yet, a black with the same circumstances will serve a mandatory minimum? Why is the drug problem in cities a criminal problem but a mental health issue in rural america? Why is gerrymandering legal?

Finally, if you lasted this long, let me repeat, yall are are debating about data that "the varied demographic and cultural factors at play in each city make comparing raw data like this a questionable exercise. The FBI explicitly warns against this type of ranking."

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I expected nothing less from you. Glad I could accommodate your humor.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Finally on the road with Knight!

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Cool to see other knights in here, hopefully you guys will do diaries. I always like to read about others experiences with knight. Plus, you guys can help others with your experience.

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I'm taking notes, were running hard and no time to do it justice. So hard, started team on my third day!

Itll get easier with the more time in the hotseat you get. Be patient with yourself. Try to develop systems of doing each task. Fueling, inspections, driving... shoot, even when I shower I have my system. After running the same roads over & over, youll remember places. Your trip planning will be from memory & notes about possible stops you've been to in the past. You'll see most of the same bills, most of the same procedures at shippers & receivers. The more routines you develop, the less chance for mistakes. Good luck.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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To me, the only elephant in this room is the narrative. Yall are using the same dehumanizing, division stoking rhetoric that the right wing pundits spew on a daily basis. Let's take the vaccine. Every single person that works at Fox News is vaccinated. Their company mandates that they do so or are fired. Yet they go on their rants about covid this & mandate that.

You say those animals are rioting & looting while blaming Democrat as the problem. "The protests spread to over 2,000 cities and towns in all 50 states and all 5 permanently-inhabited territories, as well as in over 60 other countries, with demonstrators supporting those seeking justice for Floyd and the wider Black Lives Matter movement, and speaking out against police brutality." [Wikipedia]

Rather than looking at the majority of the peaceful demonstrators, you single out the loud & unruly few. The lens is only pointing at what they want you to see. You live in mostly homogeneous communities where the police are your neighbors & friends.

In cities, most police come from outside then judge us harshly & treat us with disdain while constantly throwing their power over us. In our community, the police were worse than the so called criminals. Many of them even moonlighted for drug dealers. They would rob the competition then sell those drugs.

Here's what Politifact has to say about the arguments being made here.

*A viral Facebook post links "America’s deadliest cities" with having a "Democrat majority," implying a causal connection.

The data cited has some fundamental issues, notably that it uses out-of-date FBI data and ranks cities by crime rate when the FBI specifically warns against doing so.

This glosses over the array of intensely local factors that influence crime. Violent crime in particular stems from a limited group of people in a limited area, so assuming that segment has a particular political bent based on the city at large — and that their violence stems from those politics — is a stretch at best.

Large cities do have more crime. And they do have more Democrats — both in terms of general voting and local leadership. But it’s a classic example of correlation without evidence of causality.*

Here are the things that you aren't considering while making your arguments. Most of you think that none of the problems facing cities stems from systemic racism or police misconduct or concentrated poverty or the war on drugs or the neglect of cities by the federal government, it’s all because the various mayors and council members have a “D” after their names.

Why is it OK for a minor to cross state lines with an illegally gotten firearm & kill unarmed blacks? Yet, a black with the same circumstances will serve a mandatory minimum? Why is the drug problem in cities a criminal problem but a mental health issue in rural america? Why is gerrymandering legal?

Finally, if you lasted this long, let me repeat, yall are are debating about data that "the varied demographic and cultural factors at play in each city make comparing raw data like this a questionable exercise. The FBI explicitly warns against this type of ranking."

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Finally on the road with Knight!

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Thanks Kerry. I will be doing a diary. No time right now but I'm taking notes and will post it all at once when I can. I was trying to see where you were at in another post but guess you didn't see it. Are you back in the states yet??

Anne your turn coming soon. 2022 right?!! I will be following for sure.

Mark O man you ain't the only one. I did a bone head move also today smh. You started with Knight too? If you did what terminal?

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Yessir! 2022 after my youngest 'leaves the nest!'

I'M LOVING following 'Y'ALL' .... more now than ever! Thanks!

Mark O. ... this:

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Foreshadowing - "check the back and make sure it's clean" when picking up an empty does NOT mean that the doors are clean....

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I am STILL ROFLMAO'ing !!!!!!!

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Keep on, guys!

Be safe, always;

~ Anne ~

If you still want to be tanker yanker, you're in a perfect area for that division. I tried to go tanker but Prime said no cause I live in Florida. That was almost 4 yrs ago so I don't know if that policy for tanker changed.

Posted:  8 months, 2 weeks ago

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Humbling day

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That video (link wouldn't work) helped me the most with my backing. The way the guy breaks it down & the language he uses to explain the steps involved were huge for me.

The hardest thing for me as a rookie was to slow my brain down. It takes so much less effort to get the job done.

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Finally on the road with Knight!

I thought million milers get to choose any color they want, not just purple? Good luck out here twosides11! Sounds like you got a good initiation for 1st day. Try to take as many notes as possible. 28 days go by very quickly.

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Is it still harmful to my carrer

Operating vehicle while impaired.

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