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asdf
06-29-2006, 03:49 PM
Sorry if this is a repost - I searched but didn't find anything...

I've had some friends telling me about this for weeks but I hadn't heard anything. Finally got to searching around and found this just awhile ago. I wonder how this will impact Kansas City?

Bush Administration Quietly Plans NAFTA Super Highway (http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=15497)

Here's some followups I found - haven't yet read...

Texas Segment of NAFTA Super Highway Nears Construction (http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=15682)


Controversy Erupts Over NASCO and the NAFTA Super-Highway (http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=15763)

Hydrae
06-29-2006, 04:04 PM
Don't know how I feel about this plan but I will say that some super highways for the movement of goods through this country would be a great idea. Get the trucks off the current Interstate system will allow those roads to survive longer, reduce construction delays and help reduce at least some of the strain on the current system. Putting in highspeed train lines alongside (specifically for moving goods quickly) should be a part of this as well.

jiveturkey
06-29-2006, 04:13 PM
It's all getting a little weird IMO.

I agree with Hydrae about the highway issue but the rest of it is starting to sound a little creepy.

Are they really going to build all of this just to avoid paying union labor?

Fishpicker
06-30-2006, 12:31 AM
Don't know how I feel about this plan but I will say that some super highways for the movement of goods through this country would be a great idea. Get the trucks off the current Interstate system will allow those roads to survive longer, reduce construction delays and help reduce at least some of the strain on the current system. Putting in highspeed train lines alongside (specifically for moving goods quickly) should be a part of this as well.

ok, but what goods are they shipping? COSCO will ship goods to the deep sea ports in Mexico. the freight then travels North to KC on the NSH. it sounds like a great idea on the surface...

Cosco ships goods made by slave labor in China.

All the security will be handled by foreign enitities, most likely Mexico.

Why cant China just ship goods to the Hueneme port in California? China controls that port.

"Coyotes" out of Mexico are already a huge problem. do we really want more of the same taking illegal immigrants farther north? to a transportation hub? with high speed railroads going in every direction?

Who's going to collect the tolls? I mean, I know somebody in the US will take the toll (or not, they could use something similar to KTAG) but where does that money go?

None of this makes any sense, none of this gurantees more jobs for Americans. do the benefits really outweigh the negatives?

Fishpicker
06-30-2006, 12:40 AM
No Borders (http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=15809)

This even worse

BucEyedPea
06-30-2006, 05:59 AM
Some of this is posted in this thread too. (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=142815)

htismaqe
06-30-2006, 07:53 AM
do the benefits really outweigh the negatives?

For us, the American citizen? Nope.

For the governmental bureacracy? Absolutely.

banyon
06-30-2006, 08:14 AM
Hasn't anyone ever heard of trains? what a waste.