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Old 24 February 2007, 10:21 AM
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Icon104 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
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Old 24 February 2007, 11:23 AM
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The Onion: U.S. Protests Mexi-Canadian Overpass

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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.
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Old 24 February 2007, 10:08 PM
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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.
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Old 25 February 2007, 10:04 PM
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Maybe Men In Black was right - all the good info is in the tabloids!
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Old 25 February 2007, 11:14 PM
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Wouldn't it just be easier for Mexico and Canada to invade USA and meet in the middle?
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Old 25 February 2007, 11:18 PM
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And here beginneth the next Inboxer Rebellion chain mail...
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Old 26 February 2007, 12:07 AM
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This is all over WorldNetDaily. Which is why I know it's full of crap.
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Old 19 March 2007, 12:04 PM
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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.
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?
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Old 25 March 2007, 09:54 AM
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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

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Hmm, I think there are web sources you can trust, and then there are the ones you listed.
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Old 25 March 2007, 10:00 AM
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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.
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Old 25 March 2007, 05:06 PM
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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

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I think the Onion is more reliable than World Net Daily.
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Old 26 March 2007, 02:15 PM
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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.
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Old 26 March 2007, 02:24 PM
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These pages may be relevant.

NASCO

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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.
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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.
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Ports to Plains

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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.

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Old 26 March 2007, 02:48 PM
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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)?
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Old 26 March 2007, 02:51 PM
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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?).
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Old 26 March 2007, 02:52 PM
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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.

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Old 26 March 2007, 03:31 PM
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In an amusing side note former 8th District Representative John Hostettler was lobbying for a more moral sounding number.

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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.

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Old 26 March 2007, 03:36 PM
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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.
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Old 26 March 2007, 04:05 PM
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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.

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Old 26 March 2007, 04:38 PM
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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.

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...Hostettler was a wack.
That's why it worked so well.

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