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VIPR strikes again: 90 minute traffic backup & multiple accidents @ Hampton weigh-station operation

Discussion in 'Railways, Highways, Waterways' started by barbell, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. barbell

    barbell Coach Emeritus

    We don't have to imagine it. DHS and its disgusting VIPR operation has struck again!

  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    This country is so screwed.
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  3. barbell

    barbell Coach Emeritus

    It is shocking to me how far, how fast this stuff is getting.

    I mean, it's turned into an avalanche.

    And still people don't believe it's going on. WTF?
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I'm wondering what the limitations of inspection are for commercial trucks. Is probable cause required before a trucker has to open up the box?

    The trucking industry better step up and stand their ground before getting stopped anywhere, anytime becomes the new norm.
  5. M

    M Muckraker

    I hope there are some repercussions for this abuse:

    How many innocent people lost their jobs or were seriously disciplined for being late to work because of this?

    Sieg, heil! When are Americans going to put an end to these totalitarian displays?
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  6. M

    M Muckraker

    Locally the F-18 crash seems to have stolen all the media attention, understandably ...

    Now the conspiracy theorists might claim that DHS arranged that crash to get themselves out of the hot seat for this latest VIPR fiasco.
  7. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member

    Perhaps the accidents victims should sue DHS, TSA and VDOT for their damages.
  8. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Links anyone?
  9. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Oh my. What ineptitude. Thanks for the link
  10. M

    M Muckraker

  11. M

    M Muckraker

  12. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member

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  13. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    The DOT already does truck inspections, so the TSA's VIPR teams are riding in on the coattails. After the show of force farce in ATL recently I did on search on a few OTR driver chatboards to see if this subject came up, but didn't really find anything.

    Here's something though regarding DOT inspections.

  14. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    ever notice that TSA pulls these stunts in states that have draconian gun laws? They dont pull it say in Texas where a trucker would air out a (expletive deleted) for sticking there nose where it doesnt belong.

    I call Bull :trash: on them saying its unrelated to their farcial stunt
  15. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member


    People can carry guns in Virginia. And do. Same with Tennessee. Same with Kentucky. Same with Florida. Same with Georgia. All places where VIPR actions have taken place.
  16. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    True, but Texans tend to use them, not just carry them. :D
  17. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Ya know, you guys can joke all you want about shooting federal agents -- though why you do this on a public forum is beyond me -- but you know damn well that the minute someone does it, that person will have the weight of the entire national security state down on his head. I don't know why you think this is a solution.
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  18. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Oh, lighten up, will ya?!? :rolleyes:
  19. M

    M Muckraker

    You're allowed to shoot them in self-defense. That's why there were no murder convictions at either Ruby Ridge or Waco.

    People need to remember that we have Second Amendment to protect us from the government.

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