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Here is the sign about hospitals depending on trucks for oxygen:

Riding around in circles and honking horns was a great attention-getter for protesting truckers in Harrisburg on Monday. Some even got an audience with Hillary Clinton. But I wonder whether something more disorderly is needed for an actual change in fuel prices.

Lawmakers are busy “grilling” big oil in a congressional hearing. Why doesn’t someone demand a hearing in front of a panel of regular citizens?

At any rate, the truckers hoping to march on DC remind me of the farmers who converged there in 1979. I was too young to grasp the details or remember the outcome of the protest, dubbed tractorcade. But it seems to me that farming hasn’t gotten much easier over the last 30 years.

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