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Thread: North-bound Mil Convoy on 81 today?

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    So, as I was driving South on 81 today, and I noticed a couple of separate military convoys heading in the opposite direction.

    Being that it's not their typical time to be doing convoys/vehicle training, I find myself thinking they were then headed East on 66 a while after they passed me.

    My guess? Preparation for riot control. Consider yourself forewarned that some of the usual hijinx and chicanery may not go over so well Tuesday and Wednesday. May be best to keep a low profile.

    Personally, I'm betting I'm wrong, as the world's not that exciting, but I figured I'd pass word along of this.

    How is this OC related? Well...

    A> Keep this in mind if you're near DC Tuesday.

    B> I think some of the drivers might have been OCing.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    Last time I was heading south on 81 though VA I passed a mil convoy that included a few Bradleys and HMMWVs on flatbeds. Didn't think nothin of it, seen it before many times.

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    This wasn't on flatbeds, and it's not their usual time to be running convoys.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    interesting...well then, I'll have to start loading some mags tomorrow then in preparation of Nov.5th!

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    Again, I doubt anything will happen, just stay safe, people. That's all I ask of ya.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    As they say, "hope for the best, prepare for the worst"



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    1911, XD-40, Mossberg 500, M91/30.

    Loaded mags, both internal and removable.

    Plenty of food and water.

    It's a good thing I mostly live off dry and canned goods, anyway. I don't have to prepare for anything!
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    Pfft, I can see victory riots and looting. It's not like it hasn't happened before.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    I've heard multiple rumors of personnel staged for civil unrest post election. This is the second first hand account, so I'm betting there is something to it.

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    longwatch wrote:
    I've heard multiple rumors of personnel staged for civil unrest post election. This is the second first hand account, so I'm betting there is something to it.
    I've heard the rumors too Longwatch. They are still only rumors to me because I haven;t seen the buildups.

    The local cops have contingency plans, but again they're always putting themselves on alert for one BS reason or the other. It gives the mouth ones something to brag about (and they have been).

    Now what does perk my interest is that there are a LOT of groups in the city that shouldn't be there. They seem very political but don't have a particular party. They are spreading the word concerning voting machine fraud and fixed elections.

    To top that off, the NAACP lost their court case to extend the voting hours in minority areas.

    Still, no meat there but all the hoopla reminds me of the Rowdy Old days. The general feeling for the last year is the same as it was during the Viet Nam war and this election reminds me of the tactics used when Nixon moved into Cambodia.

    Instigators actually started all the trouble at Kent State the Friday before by riding around breaking windows and raising hell. Everyone else joined in and pretty soon had a full blown Friday Night riot going. This was all BEFORE the real problems the next week.

    I was going hunting Wednesday, but I think I'll stick around the burbs and see what happens.

    If problems start small on Wednesday night, that gives them Thursday and Friday for the cops and National Guard to really get everybody PO'ed before the weekend.

    And then again....it might just be quiet and peaceful!

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    AbNo wrote:
    This wasn't on flatbeds, and it's not their usual time to be running convoys.
    So when is their "usual" time so I will know the difference and can join in on theparanoia?
    Revelation 1911 - And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

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    Bill in VA wrote:
    Since the sky is falling, troops are mustering, and cats and dogs are starting to commuicate with each other on a more civil level than ever before, I'd best get to the grocery store this morning and stock up on 9 volt batteries and peanut butter.
    Your sarcasm is duly noted. :P



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    The grocery store was very nearly out of milk and bread last night - could it be that people are just hungary?

    Yata hey
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Sheriff wrote:
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    The grocery store was very nearly out of milk and bread last night - could it be that people are just hungary?

    Yata hey
    Cows do not work weekends!
    They just hang out in their milking stalls - udder delight.

    Yata hey
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    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    We shall have to eat cake.......while watching the convoys.

    Yata hey
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Right, I try to do something nice around here, I try to generate some interesting discussion, maybe open up things for a little speculation, and this is what happens.

    I'll keep that in mind, next time. :?
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    Grapeshot wrote:
    We shall have to eat cake.......while watching the convoys.

    Yata hey
    I prefer doughnuts

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    hsmith wrote:
    Grapeshot wrote:
    We shall have to eat cake.......while watching the convoys.

    Yata hey
    I prefer doughnuts
    Popcorn

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    peter nap wrote:
    hsmith wrote:
    Grapeshot wrote:
    We shall have to eat cake.......while watching the convoys.

    Yata hey
    I prefer doughnuts
    Popcorn
    y'allmakin' me hungry now!!!

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    No, but I do have a Hungarian FEG 9mm pistol...oh and my Western Civ. professor I had last year was Hungarian...he yelled a lot about how much he hates communism...he grew up under them in Hungary...

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    Nova, one of those little PA-63s in 9x18?

    Those are awesome little guns! :celebrate
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    I-81 is a common route for Reserve and Guard units traveling to Fort Dix for training before deployment to the Middle East.

    Perhaps since the entire country has come to a standstill because of the Election they are taking advantage of the empty roads to catch some Virginia foliage.

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