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haven't seen this posted any where.twilight zone convoy

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posted on Oct, 27 2014 @ 01:08 PM
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They just did one of these SO fundraisers in Michigan I believe. Almost 100 trucks if I remember correctly.

It's for a good cause, not a fricken conspiracy to deliver FEMA coffins or anything else for that matter.

Not everything is a conspiracy.
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posted on Oct, 27 2014 @ 06:27 PM
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You'd think they would put stickers on their trucks--something like "Special Olympics Convoy 2014". Without some kind of advertisement about what is going on the event --the highway being closed off for the passage of dozens of trucks which are being escorted by law enforcement officers-- takes on a sinister air.

Sal

a reply to: Zaphod58



posted on Oct, 27 2014 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: SallieSunshine

Because those wraps can get expensive if you want them to be seen. And they may not know what trailers were going until the day of. A trailer that's fine one day, can easily break the next. So they'd have to either mark all of their trailers, or have someone standing by waiting, which is more expensive. And then they'd have to take it off again after the event, more money.
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posted on Oct, 27 2014 @ 07:03 PM
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originally posted by: modified device
pay attention to the convoy,it's guarded by troopers.there are unmarked command trucks (the smaller ones) and empty tractors paced every so often in case one of the pulling rigs goes down and the spare can pick up with out losing pace.
this makes me nervous.it's coming from Richmond,Virginia.

here is a link to the video
convoy video

remember "Close Encounters of the Third Kind",when they rolled out military and science teams? someone took a page from the movie.


Has anyone else noticed that some of the logos look a little bit off? I noticed the "FedEx" logo on the trucks did not look, well, like the FedEx logo. I have not had the time to freeze frame anything and pull stills and compare them with company logos. However, this is super goddamn bizzare. This is exactly how they do it in the movies.

Now I am completely aware that this could very well be an annual event that hasn't really raised any alarms in the recent years as it could have gotten a better attendance this year. It would be beneficial to have someone on the ground at the event, to see how long the trucks stay, if they unload anything, and what type of officials are guarding the trucks while at the venue...Surely a police escorted convoy, that was able to shut down an entire state highway BOTH ways, must be carrying something of worth, and would require security whilst at the venue.

Apologies for any double ideas I may have stated. First post, and I have not had the time to read through the thread yet. Was just stoked to see that someone had mentioned this in this forum. Been a long time reader. Rock on.



posted on Oct, 27 2014 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: JudasAmongFilth

The logos look like every other logo that I see every day out here. If they're carrying cargo, it will go to other destinations after the trucks split off in whatever city the convoy ends in. They would have come out of local facilities and joined up in the area most likely.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 10:03 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: SallieSunshine

Because those wraps can get expensive if you want them to be seen. And they may not know what trailers were going until the day of. A trailer that's fine one day, can easily break the next. So they'd have to either mark all of their trailers, or have someone standing by waiting, which is more expensive. And then they'd have to take it off again after the event, more money.


I disagree with you Zaphod because - in this circumstance - there is pre publicity surrounding the event... whenever there is corporate publicity there is always tons of throwaway event marketing $money$ given to it... but none of those trailers were wrapped in a way which told us that this convoy was related to a 'Special Olympics' convoy.... however, all we see are the corporate logos in the video.

I do not think that the cost of wrapping one trailer with custom wrap is a problem. But, I kind of agree with you, because wrapping up all the 50+ trailers with a custom logo bearing 'Special Olympics Event' graphics, could cause problems in any marketing budget.

So... I think that a deal was struck (I am totally making this up) between the Special Olympics event marketing people and the corporate sponsor people : no trailers would be re wrapped because it is a useless, one-time expenditure, and so the Fed-Ex Coke corporations can bask in the eternal glory of the Fed-Ex Coke convoy helping disabled children.

It would be very cost effective to have mini-wrapped those trailers with the Special Olympics Event logo but they did not even do that. It would not be a large expense for an event such as this.


I guess what we need in this thread is an expert who can tell us how much it would cost to wrap 1 of those trailers with a full-side of custom graphic vinyl wrapping for a 1-time event.
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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 10:12 PM
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I just feel obliged to point out to everyone that thinks this convoy is " worrying " :

every truck in it is on the road 5 days a week and no one freaks out .

so wh is the convoy bothering you - you see 100s of trucks each day - all acting independandtly - and you don't freak out

so why does a line of trucks suddenly provoke paranoia

they are the same trucks



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 10:24 PM
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a reply to: SayonaraJupiter

And some of those companies are relatively small. There are trailers out here that have wraps that were put on in 2006 so they didn't have to rewrap them. Those belong to huge companies.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 11:04 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: SayonaraJupiter

And some of those companies are relatively small. There are trailers out here that have wraps that were put on in 2006 so they didn't have to rewrap them. Those belong to huge companies.


"some of those companies are relatively small." Well, you just exposed yourself as a corporate whore.

Do you mean to say that Fed-Ex and Coca-Cola are relatively small?

You will never dig yourself out of this hole.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 11:08 PM
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This corporate convoy is a display of corporate power. If you do not bow down to Coke and Fed-Ex you are the enemy.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 11:21 PM
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Please show any relationship between this convoy of Coke and Fed-Ex trailers to the Special Olympics.

This "convoy" is a PR disaster.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 12:54 AM
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a reply to: SayonaraJupiter

Did you actually LOOK at all the trucks? REALLY look? There were 125 trucks. There was Abilene, 1 terminal that I've ever seen. There were at least ten trucks from companies I couldn't see the name of, but they only contributed one or two trucks.

It was far more than FedEx and Coke. Nice try though.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: SayonaraJupiter

First, there were 125 trucks in the convoy.

Second, I've seen estimates for a wrap on a small 24 foot trailer run between $3,000 and $5,000. Scale that up and you're probably looking at at least $8K per trailer on the low end, multiplied by 125.



posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 05:38 PM
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originally posted by: SayonaraJupiter
This corporate convoy is a display of corporate power. If you do not bow down to Coke and Fed-Ex you are the enemy.



let me ask you....

do you know if both coke and fed-ex are both exempt from the mandate of Obamacare ?

if so... then we need to look into that sort of status with the other Sponser's Trucks in that Convoy !

something stinks here...sure there a few trucks with goods that will be unloaded in a publicized delivery event...
but what about the other 40 trucks in that shady convoy ?

what might they have stashed in them?
and continue along without having to stop for those weigh stations on interstates...
... hey, i'm thinking along the lines of those 2 still missing Nukes in that Charleston SC harbor threat voiced by Sen Lindsey Graham fiasco and only one nuke was set off some hundreds of miles off the coast there but 2 nukes from TX were/are still disappeared...

is Richmond the site for the false flag nuke, after all it was the capitol of the confederacy... and wasn't it the Charleston Fort instrumental in the usa civil war ?
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posted on Nov, 1 2014 @ 07:28 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: SayonaraJupiter

First, there were 125 trucks in the convoy.

Second, I've seen estimates for a wrap on a small 24 foot trailer run between $3,000 and $5,000. Scale that up and you're probably looking at at least $8K per trailer on the low end, multiplied by 125.


 



I bet cha that putting on a front bumper thing-of-a-ma-jig (like the WIDE LOAD signs) would be a lot cheaper, reusable etc.

maybe " Special Olympics Convoy"
just thinking out loud



posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 09:03 AM
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a reply to: St Udio

It would have been cheaper, but still not worth the cost for a once a year event that only lasts a couple of days. Trucking companies don't spend any more than they think they have to. While they'll sometimes spend money on things like that, if they don't have to, they aren't going to.



posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 09:27 PM
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originally posted by: St Udio
I bet cha that putting on a front bumper thing-of-a-ma-jig (like the WIDE LOAD signs) would be a lot cheaper, reusable etc.

maybe " Special Olympics Convoy"
just thinking out loud


Exactly.
All Truck Convoy®'s are protected by law enforcement, it's in the pdf which was already linked. Large donations in the form of checks are handed over between corporations and representatives of Special Olympics. We all remember the nicely painted and brightly washed Wal-Mart and Coke trucks but there were lot's of other Unidentified trucks. Those unmarked trucks would be a part of a special daylight operation. Still consider the fact that Wal-Mart and Coke are two of the most ruthless corporations in the world they might be up to something too.

This guy created Truck Convoy. Norm Schneiderhan. He tells his story, news source from 2005. Apparently they have been doing this since 2002.
www.overdriveonline.com...

2006 World's Largest Truck Convoy - Georgia - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFQp2sb0LeI

2008 SD Special Olympics Convoy - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLekG2V9VTw

World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i4YZgJwwuE

2009 Convoy For Special Olympics - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuT3Ayf2VDc

2010 Michigan Special Olympics Truck Convoy 09182010.3 ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjj2weHSOew

Washington State Special Olympics Convoy 2011 - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZPr5Auy6Gg

Special Olympics Truck Convoy of Nova Scotia .Sept 15/12 ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2jXB7TzXag

Special Olympics Truck Convoy 2013 Illinois - YouTube
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvmI0LI3f9g


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posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 09:44 PM
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They aren't unmarked, they're independent so they don't have huge logos like the others do. They have the name on the truck door, as required, and usually on the trailer too, only they make it fairly small to keep cost down.



posted on Nov, 3 2014 @ 02:17 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: SayonaraJupiter

They aren't unmarked, they're independent so they don't have huge logos like the others do. They have the name on the truck door, as required, and usually on the trailer too, only they make it fairly small to keep cost down.


I was just pointing out that Truck Convoy® is a registered trademark of Special Olympics, Inc and in my opinion it looks like a money laundering scheme for Coke, Fed-Ex, Con-way and the rest, including the unmarked ones.



posted on Nov, 3 2014 @ 05:19 AM
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a reply to: SayonaraJupiter

Of course it is. Because god forbid anyone try to do something good in this world. I mean, they're CORPORATIONS! Everyone KNOWS they never do anything good for anyone. They're EEEEVVVIIILLL!



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