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Friday, July 21, 2006

Come on and Join Our NAFTA Convoy Part II


People...

This was the Brandoland headline last June:

Bish Admin. Scheming to Build A Massive Super Highway "Through the Heart of the US"

To bring goods into the US via Mexico, which would screw the UNION dudes at the ports in California...and the UNION truckers who ride our highways.
Once complete, the new road will allow containers from the Far East to enter the United States through the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoreman’s Union in the process.

The Mexican trucks, without the involvement of the Teamsters Union...will drive on what will be the nation’s most modern highway straight into the heart of America. TheMexican trucks will cross border in FAST lanes, checked only electronically by the new “SENTRI” system.
That was June the 15th.

Today? Texas Farmers Furious Over Superhighway

We're getting closder to the truth.
The Oklahoma-to-Mexico stretch would be just the first link in a 4,000-mile, $184 billion network.

The corridors would be up to a quarter-mile across, consisting of as many as six lanes for cars and four for trucks, plus railroad tracks, oil and gas pipelines, water and other utility lines, and broadband cables.

The exact route for the cross-Texas corridor has not yet been drawn up, though it will probably be somewhere within a 10-mile-wide swath running parallel to Interstate 35.

Whatever course it takes, it is clear many farmers and property owners will lose their land, though they will be compensated by the state.
Ha.

Good luck.
Construction could begin by 2010.

The opposition comes in several forms: Some see it as an assault on private property rights; some object to putting the project in foreign hands (it will be built and operated by a U.S.-Spanish consortium); and some see the project as an affront to open government because part of the contract with Cintra-Zachry is secret.
Gee, you're kidding.
Cintra-Zachry is paying $7.2 billion to develop the first segment. For that, it will get to operate the road and collect tolls for years to come.

It is part of a growing privatization trend in the United States.
Read both pieces...and tie the stories together.

More later...

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