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Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America Prosperity Agenda
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Posted on 03/28/2006 4:50:03 AM PST by Modok

Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America Prosperity Agenda

PROSPERITY AGENDA

Promoting Growth, Competitiveness and Quality of Life

To enhance the competitive position of North American industries in the global marketplace and to provide greater economic opportunity for all of our societies, while maintaining high standards of health and safety for our people, the United States, Mexico, and Canada will work together, and in consultation with stakeholders, to:

Improve Productivity

Regulatory Cooperation to Generate Growth

Lower costs for North American businesses, producers, and consumers and maximize trade in goods and services across our borders by striving to ensure compatibility of regulations and standards and eliminating redundant testing and certification requirements.

Strengthen regulatory cooperation, including at the onset of the regulatory process, to minimize barriers.

Sectoral Collaboration to Facilitate Business

Explore new approaches to enhance the competitiveness of North American industries by promoting greater cooperation in sectors such as autos, steel, and other sectors identified through consultations.

Strengthen North America's energy markets by working together, according to our respective legal frameworks, to increase reliable energy supplies for the region's needs and development, by facilitating investment in energy infrastructure, technology improvements, production and reliable delivery of energy; by enhancing cooperation to identify and utilize best practices, and to streamline and update regulations; and by promoting energy efficiency, conservation, and technologies such as clean coal, carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and renewable energy.

Improve the safety and efficiency of North America's transportation system by expanding market access, facilitating multimodal corridors, reducing congestion, and alleviating bottlenecks at the border that inhibit growth and threaten our quality of life (e.g., expand air services agreements, increase airspace capacity, initiate an Aviation Safety Agreement process, pursue smart border information technology initiatives, ensure compatibility of regulations and standards in areas such as statistics, motor carrier and rail safety, and working with responsible jurisdictions, develop mechanisms for enhanced road infrastructure planning, including an inventory of border transportation infrastructure in major corridors and public-private financing instruments for border projects).

Work towards the freer flow of capital and the efficient provision of financial services throughout North America (e.g., facilitate cross-border electronic access to stock exchanges without compromising investor protection, further collaboration on training programs for bank, insurance and securities regulators and supervisors, seek ways to improve convenience and cost of insurance coverage for carriers engaged in cross border commerce).

Stimulate and accelerate cross-border technology trade by preventing unnecessary barriers from being erected (e.g., agree on mutual recognition of technical requirements for telecommunications equipment, tests and certification; adopt a framework of common principles for e-commerce).

Investing in Our People

Work through the Partnership for Prosperity and the Canada-Mexico Partnership to strengthen our cooperation in the development of human capital in North America, including by expanding partnerships in higher education, science, and technology. Reduce the Costs of Trade

Efficient Movement of Goods

Lower the transaction costs of trade in goods by liberalizing the requirements for obtaining duty-free treatment under NAFTA, including through the reduction of "rules of origin" costs on goods traded between our countries. Each country should have in place procedures to allow speedy implementation of rules of origin modifications.

Increase competitiveness by exploring additional supply chain options, such as by rationalizing minor differences in external tariffs, consistent with multilateral negotiation strategies.

Efficient Movement of People

Identify measures to facilitate further the movement of business persons within North America and discuss ways to reduce taxes and other charges residents face when returning from other North American countries. Enhance the Quality of Life

Joint Stewardship of our Environment

Expand cooperative work to improve air quality, including reducing sulphur in fuels, mercury emissions, and marine emissions.

Enhance water quality by working bilaterally, trilaterally and through existing regional bodies such as the International Boundary and Water Commission and the International Joint Commission.

Combat the spread of invasive species in both coastal and fresh waters.

Enhance partnerships and incentives to conserve habitat for migratory species, thereby protecting biodiversity.

Develop complementary strategies for oceans stewardship by emphasizing an ecosystem approach, coordinating and integrating existing marine managed areas, and improving fisheries management.

Creating a Safer and More Reliable Food Supply while Facilitating Agricultural Trade

Pursue common approaches to enhanced food safety and accelerate the identification, management and recovery from foodborne and animal and plant disease hazards, which will also facilitate trade.

Enhance laboratory coordination and information-sharing by conducting targeted bilateral and/or trilateral activities to establish a mechanism to exchange information on laboratory methods and to build confidence regarding each other's testing procedures and results.

Increase cooperation in the development of regulatory policy related to the agricultural biotechnology sectors in Canada, Mexico and the United States, through the work of the North American Biotechnology Initiative (NABI).

Protect Our People from Disease

Enhance public health cross-border coordination in infectious diseases surveillance, prevention and control (e.g., pandemic influenza).

Improve the health of our indigenous people through targeted bilateral and/or trilateral activities, including in health promotion, health education, disease prevention, and research.

Building upon cooperative efforts under the International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use, work towards the identification and adoption of best practices relating to the registration of medicinal products.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 109th; 2006agenda; bush43; gop; spp; term2
Working to form an EU style government here in North America. Wonder where the good ole USA went to.
1 posted on 03/28/2006 4:50:05 AM PST by Modok
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To: Modok

Of course they are.

That is the goal. I expect after this, or maybe before the pieces are put in place, we will see the US broken into regions with regional governments which answer directly to the Federal government rather than states which will still exist in name only.


2 posted on 03/28/2006 5:03:12 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Modok

It's Not Xenophobia, It's Xenonausea--It is not Xenophobia. It is Xenonausea. People are sick of having the whole world shoved down their throats at once and being told it tastes like ice cream. They are sick of every street corner and parking lot being filled with criminal aliens waiting to work off the books and outside the laws that are applied so enthusiastically to actual Americans. They are sick of pressing “1” for English. They are sick of being at war with foreign terrorists and simultaneously being economically and demographically bound more tightly to the nations producing these terrorists. They are sick of being told that the world is global or flat or smaller or at their doorstep or all coming for dinner on Tuesday


3 posted on 03/28/2006 5:15:12 AM PST by robowombat
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To: Modok
Here is an email I sent to Vice President Cheney:

Dear Mr. Cheney:

It is with interest that I read the "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America Prosperity Agenda" on the White House website, from the address "http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/03/20050323-1.html".

I have only two things to say in response:

1. "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere"

2. I will never send a penny to the Republican Party again. Get your campaign funds from the illegal alien protestors in Los Angeles, or from Vincente Fox. And pass the word on to Sen. Arlen Specter.

Best Regards,

I also have a vanity on this.

4 posted on 03/28/2006 5:19:44 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Modok
As I said in another thread. The leadership in both parties want this. They went to the same schools, belong to the same clubs, and go to the same parties. Their world views are very similar. The GOP and DNC only differ on the schedule of implementation and a few social values.
5 posted on 03/28/2006 5:33:56 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Modok

Mexicans are hurting because they are ruled by folks who are socialists on the outside, crooks on the inside. Makes me wonder when they wave those mexican flags, is that what they have in mind for this country?


6 posted on 03/28/2006 6:02:34 AM PST by DManA
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To: Modok

Straight from the CFR article !!!!


7 posted on 03/28/2006 6:09:07 AM PST by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Modok

bump


8 posted on 03/28/2006 10:23:31 AM PST by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the whole trailer park...)
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To: raybbr; DTogo; AZ_Cowboy; Itzlzha; Stellar Dendrite; NRA2BFree; Spiff; Pelham; Das Outsider; ...

ping


9 posted on 03/28/2006 5:16:03 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (UAE-- Funds HAMAS and CAIR, check my homepage [UPDATED FREQUENTLY])
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To: robowombat
THE WORLD IS FLAT!

I was always under the impression that this theory was discredited by that Columbus guy, but I suppose that any concept is plausible to people who think refashioning the U.S. into a third world nation is a grand idea.

10 posted on 03/28/2006 5:21:15 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("The moment that someone wants to forbid caricatures, that is the moment we publish them.")
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To: Modok

Meeting in Fox's back yard...Cancun if I remember correctly. The sell out continues.


11 posted on 03/28/2006 5:21:28 PM PST by afnamvet
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To: Modok

These agreements are the only explanation for why our elected leaders would do what they're doing in spite of the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans clearly disagree with them vociferously.

They are more committed to a globalist agenda than they are in protecting the sovereignty of the United States.

And they are willing to expend any amount of political capital to implement it.


12 posted on 03/28/2006 5:23:17 PM PST by EternalVigilance (20 million+ illegal aliens here now...a billion more coming behind them...be very afraid!)
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To: Stellar Dendrite

Looks like another effort by the Bush administration to advance a policy of hemispheric agreements that are akin to global socialism.


13 posted on 03/28/2006 5:35:17 PM PST by Reagan Man (Secure our borders;punish employers who hire illegals;stop all welfare to illegals)
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To: robowombat
It's Not Xenophobia, It's Xenonausea--It is not Xenophobia. It is Xenonausea. People are sick of having the whole world shoved down their throats at once and being told it tastes like ice cream.

Xenophobia refers to prejudice within a society, anyway. An individual does not like things that are strange and/or foreign. All of the definitions that I have come across emphasize the personal and internal meaning of the word. It is badly used on FR and in the media.

An example: If you are suspicious of or dislike Mexican-Americans and their cultural influence on America, solely for the fact that it is foreign, you are a xenophobe. If you are against illegal immigration--much of which is facilitated by Mexico--for reasons economic, legal, etc., you are not xenophobic because of that.

Lumping suspicion of other nations' agendas as a facet of foreign policy and xenophobia into the same bin is moving dangerously close to a certain kind of fruit analysis.
14 posted on 03/28/2006 5:38:43 PM PST by Das Outsider (I wonder how people can be so evil--and then I see my reflection.)
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To: DManA
Makes me wonder when they wave those mexican flags, is that what they have in mind for this country?

Wonder no more!

Just listen to this: wehategringos.com>

It is really helpful to have some sound to go along with all the pictures of the demonstrations that the media has been showing us. None of these people are suitable for citizenship!

Caution: the link above is really nasty. It will be really offensive to any America loving patriotic American.

15 posted on 03/28/2006 5:52:04 PM PST by jackbenimble (Import the third world, become the third world)
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To: Modok

Well, nations are so 20th century... get with the program, nations are going to shrivel away, what's important is the new god, Economic Efficiency.


16 posted on 03/28/2006 5:58:18 PM PST by Pelham (Treason: Not just for Democrats anymore)
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To: Pelham

That is one depressing post.


17 posted on 03/28/2006 6:13:18 PM PST by Modok
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham; Stellar Dendrite

>"cooperation in the development of human capital in North America"<

-What a crock of new age economic globalist crap.
WE the people, are not: "human capital"...


18 posted on 03/28/2006 7:23:15 PM PST by FBD (surf's up!)
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To: Modok

It is depressing, isn't it? It's the gospel according to the Wall St Journal editorial page: "We need a new Constitutional Amendment- 'There Shall Be Open Borders'". They run it every 4th of July.

It also seems to be the guiding principle of this administration, and very probably of both the major parties.


19 posted on 03/28/2006 7:26:02 PM PST by Pelham (Treason: Not just for Democrats anymore)
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To: FBD

We the people are now just cogs in the great post-national economic machine. All hail the brave new world.


20 posted on 03/28/2006 7:27:52 PM PST by Pelham (Treason: Not just for Democrats anymore)
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To: Modok

Check out the customer reviews of Kenichi Ohmae's "Borderless World":

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0887309674/sr=8-1/qid=1143602973/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-4580178-9949658?%5Fencoding=UTF8


21 posted on 03/28/2006 7:31:29 PM PST by Pelham (Treason: Not just for Democrats anymore)
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To: robowombat

Well said.


22 posted on 03/28/2006 7:33:07 PM PST by Pelham (Treason: Not just for Democrats anymore)
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To: Pelham

Hope they enjoy hell. Now I gotta go feed the hog dogs.


23 posted on 03/28/2006 7:35:08 PM PST by Modok
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To: Modok

bump


24 posted on 03/28/2006 8:39:49 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (UAE-- Funds HAMAS and CAIR, check my homepage [UPDATED FREQUENTLY])
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To: Pelham

Pay attention to who voted the bit shamnesty out of the Senate Judiciary committee. Contact each one,and tell them that not only will you NEVER vote for another politician who goes soft on illegals, but you will also donate 20 bucks to ANYONE who opposes them in a primary or a general election.

Brownback, Spector, DeWine, Durbin, Feinstein, McCain, Graham, etc... all 8 dems and all 4 republicans who shoved this down our throats have GOT to go! Fund their opposition and hit em where it HURT$!!!


25 posted on 03/28/2006 9:35:04 PM PST by Old_Time_Religion
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To: EternalVigilance
These agreements are the only explanation for why our elected leaders would do what they're doing in spite of the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans clearly disagree with them vociferously.

It's the only thing that makes any sense. And now it's on the WH website.

26 posted on 03/29/2006 7:50:49 AM PST by texasbluebell
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To: Modok

What unbelievable treachery! Everything going on in DC is just a show for the gullible masses. We, the human capital of the Estados Unidos, have our future laid out here.


27 posted on 04/08/2006 10:52:01 AM PDT by TigersEye (Sedition and treason are getting to be a Beltway fashion.)
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To: TigersEye

If you want to see something interesting compare what I posted a few days ago with what is on the White House web site now once they realized it was being made public.


28 posted on 04/08/2006 11:51:36 AM PDT by Modok
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To: Modok

Using the link at the top of this post I pulled up what looks to me like the exact same document. What am I missing?


29 posted on 04/08/2006 12:11:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (Sedition and treason are getting to be a Beltway fashion.)
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To: texasbluebell; EternalVigilance; TigersEye; Modok; grey_whiskers; redgolum; antisocial; ...

These agreements are the only explanation for why our elected leaders would do what they're doing in spite of the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans clearly disagree with them vociferously.

It's the only thing that makes any sense. And now it's on the WH website.


Note the use of the "S-word" -- "and in consultation with stakeholders, to..."

"Stakeholders" -- that's the "movers and shakers" -- the deep-pocketed "interests" who own "the best government money can buy."

Note too, who it is NOT. It is not "the voters", AKA "We, The People."

We're just along for the ride. Unfortunately, we're occupying that part of the "ride" that is directly beneath the saddle.

Welcome to the future. Sucks, doesn't it.

30 posted on 04/11/2006 2:01:35 AM PDT by Don Joe (We've traded the Rule of Law for the Law of Rule.)
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To: Modok

Which is why this whole illegal immigrant mess plays into their hands. To many to send home, so might as well have them stay.


31 posted on 04/11/2006 4:31:28 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Don Joe
"Stakeholders" -- that's the "movers and shakers" -- the deep-pocketed "interests" who own "the best government money can buy."

Note too, who it is NOT. It is not "the voters", AKA "We, The People."

Right. I think we're referred to in the WH document as "human capital." Lumped in with all the mexican 'burros.' White, brown, black, whatever, we're all just burros to politicians.

32 posted on 04/11/2006 5:19:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Sedition and treason are getting to be a Beltway fashion.)
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To: TigersEye
Right. I think we're referred to in the WH document as "human capital."

At the rate things are headed, won't be long before they start talking openly about the "Means of production", the "Bourgeoisie", the "Proletariat", the "exploitation of the workers", and all the other Marx-speak buzzwords.

33 posted on 04/11/2006 6:20:52 PM PDT by Don Joe (We've traded the Rule of Law for the Law of Rule.)
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To: Modok




" ... and in consultation with stakeholders, to: ..."

DAMN YOU AND YOUR UN 'STAKEHOLDERS'!

Tag line bump.


34 posted on 05/22/2006 6:33:12 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional.)
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To: Modok

Does this smack of TREASON?


35 posted on 05/24/2006 11:02:37 PM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: Modok

It's been in the Rockefeller/Morgan/Int'l Banker's pockets since they cowed Congress into creating the ICC for their own benefits at taxpayer expense, then we got Fed & Income Tax, then FDR's court's judicial fiat corrupting the Equal Protection, Commerce and Gen'l Welfare clauses.

Why was this glossed over by our Govt educrats in school?

Very sad we dumb Americans - it's taken me almost half my 54 years to re-educate myself. The spark for me was the combo of just having been taught the Laffer curve at the time of RWR's campaign speeches. Gov't, as the Founder's well knew, was a negative to be severely and jealously limited, for the reasons everyone agrees on - Lord Acton's great "power corrupts & absolute power corrupts absolutely", our condition for over 100 years now thanks to euro-dictator policy copying progressives.


36 posted on 05/25/2006 7:10:36 AM PDT by Marxbites (Freedom is the negation of Govt to the maximum extent possible. Today, Govt is the economy's virus.)
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To: redgolum

Do CFR and Tri-Lats ring a bell?

If not check these:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1637698/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1637695/posts

The Fed that makes it all possible?
http://mises.org:88/Rothbard-Fed


37 posted on 05/25/2006 7:14:49 AM PDT by Marxbites (Freedom is the negation of Govt to the maximum extent possible. Today, Govt is the economy's virus.)
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