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snopes 24 February 2007 10:21 AM

Rumour of 'NAFTA superhighway' has Americans fearing for sovereignty
 
Are North American governments secretly conspiring to build a "NAFTA superhighway," four football fields wide, from Mexico to Canada to bypass regulatory controls and whisk goods swiftly to market?

If you believe some right-wing websites in the United States, it's all but a fait accompli. They insist a gargantuan project is in the works that will carve a 365-metre-wide swath through the continent's heart, with 10 traffic lanes, rail lines for freight and passenger trains, fibre-optic cable lines and pipelines carrying oil, gas and water.

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/...1-0c93f24478b9

JoeBentley 24 February 2007 11:23 AM

http://www.theonion.com/content/file...p-.article.jpg

The Onion: U.S. Protests Mexi-Canadian Overpass

Quote:

WASHINGTON, DC—After nearly nine years of construction, the Mexi-Canadian Overpass, the controversial $4.3 trillion highway overpass linking Guadalupe and Winnipeg, was finally completed last week, drawing harsh criticism from U.S. citizens and officials alike.

Lawgiver 24 February 2007 10:08 PM

DH is convinced this is being built, however, he can not provide a cite that wasn't written by someone wearing a tin-foil hat.:rolleyes:

BringTheNoise 25 February 2007 10:04 PM

Maybe Men In Black was right - all the good info is in the tabloids!

lazerus the duck 25 February 2007 11:14 PM

Wouldn't it just be easier for Mexico and Canada to invade USA and meet in the middle?

BringTheNoise 25 February 2007 11:18 PM

And here beginneth the next Inboxer Rebellion chain mail...

Amigone201 26 February 2007 12:07 AM

This is all over WorldNetDaily. Which is why I know it's full of crap.

Cookie Parker 19 March 2007 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lawgiver (Post 74770)
DH is convinced this is being built, however, he can not provide a cite that wasn't written by someone wearing a tin-foil hat.:rolleyes:

I'm not sure about the super highway, but I am sure about the North American Union...here are a few sites...

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?&id=15233



http://www.jbs.org/nau

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/ar...TICLE_ID=53378


http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php...American_Union

What do you think?

BamaRainbow 25 March 2007 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cookie Parker (Post 102111)
I'm not sure about the super highway, but I am sure about the North American Union...here are a few sites...

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?&id=15233



http://www.jbs.org/nau

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/ar...TICLE_ID=53378


http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php...American_Union

What do you think?

Hmm, I think there are web sources you can trust, and then there are the ones you listed. :D

Eddylizard 25 March 2007 10:00 AM

Has anyone living along the proposed route of this superhighway seen any evidence of it's construction? Surveyors, land purchase, increased hiring of highway consruction workers? No? Thought not.

Dtay 25 March 2007 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cookie Parker (Post 102111)
I'm not sure about the super highway, but I am sure about the North American Union...here are a few sites...

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?&id=15233



http://www.jbs.org/nau

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/ar...TICLE_ID=53378


http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php...American_Union

What do you think?

I think the Onion is more reliable than World Net Daily.;)

RichardM 26 March 2007 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eddylizard (Post 109854)
Has anyone living along the proposed route of this superhighway seen any evidence of it's construction? Surveyors, land purchase, increased hiring of highway consruction workers? No? Thought not.

Yes, here in Texas.
ETA: preliminary surveys only to date. Contract given to a consortium of Zachry Construction and a Spanish firm.

Spam & Cookies-mmm 26 March 2007 02:24 PM

These pages may be relevant.

NASCO

Quote:

North America’s SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the world’s first international, integrated and secure, multi-modal transportation system along the International Mid-Continent Trade and Transportation Corridor to improve both the trade competitiveness and quality of life in North America. We were founded in 1994 as the I-35 Corridor Coalition and in 1996 incorporated into a non-profit organization and became NASCO.

CANAMEX
Quote:

The creation of a "Smart Corridor" is a unique concept that relies five Initiatives proposed in the Corridor Plan. Initiatives 1, 2, 3 and 5 are considered "Bold Initiatives" because their implementation requires a new level of cooperation among the five states and/or the creation of a new multi-state organization that does not currently exist.

ETA
Ports to Plains

Quote:

The Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor is a planned, multimodal transportation corridor including a multi-lane divided highway that will facilitate the efficient transportation of goods and services from Mexico, through West Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma, and ultimately on into Canada and the Pacific Northwest.


Open Mike Night 26 March 2007 02:48 PM

for the most part, doesn't this already exist? Granted, it's no ten lane superhighway (and i can't see why you would need that many lanes) but the pan-american highway already runs from Alaska to Chile.

With NAFTA in place, would it be that big of a deal to stop at two borders (Canada-Us and US-Mexico)?

Griffin2020 26 March 2007 02:51 PM

As RichardM said, there has been lots of press here in TX about it. Our wonderful governor awarded the construction contract to a Spanish company (who just happened to be his largest campaign contributor...hmm, think there is a correlation?).

Gibbie 26 March 2007 02:52 PM

There's also I69 which when complete will run from Canada to Mexico. Except that at the rate we're going it will run from MI to Indy, stop and pick up again in Kentucky because Indiana can't get their act together and get the road funded and built from Indy to Evansville not that I'm bitter about it at all.

In an amusing side note former 8th District Representative John Hostettler was lobbying for a more moral sounding number.

Gibbie

Nick Theodorakis 26 March 2007 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gibbie (Post 110859)
...
In an amusing side note former 8th District Representative John Hostettler was lobbying for a more moral sounding number.

Gibbie

I'm sure Gibbie knows, but for those who may not be aware, the Hoosier Gazzette was the local version of The Onion, although, IMO, more consitently funny. Moreover, there was a tendency for Hoosier Gazzette articles to be picked up by the real media and repeated as fact.

Nick

Spam & Cookies-mmm 26 March 2007 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nick Theodorakis (Post 110945)
I'm sure Gibbie knows, but for those who may not be aware, the Hoosier Gazzette was the local version of The Onion

Aww, shoot! I just forwarded that article to my brother who works for a state transportation board. :lol:

Gibbie 26 March 2007 04:05 PM

Actually I didn't know. D'oh. I'd wondered why I'd not remember reading it the paper. I wouldn't have been surprised though, Hostettler was a wack.

Gibbie

Nick Theodorakis 26 March 2007 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gibbie (Post 111012)
Actually I didn't know. D'oh.

Oh. I just thought, you being from Indiana and all... But you weren't the only one fooled.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gibbie (Post 111012)
...Hostettler was a wack.

That's why it worked so well.

Nick


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