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I-69: Yet Another NAFTA Super-Highway
Humand Events ^ | September 12, 2006 | Jerome Corsi

Posted on 09/12/2006 10:11:55 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Another NAFTA Super-Highway is moving state-by-state from the planning stage to the funding and construction process. As listed on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration’s website, the “I-69 Corridor” is planned to connect Mexico and Canada through Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan.

Still, skeptics -- even congressmen and senators in the nine states where the I-69 corridor will be built -- continue to charge that any idea that NAFTA Super-Highways are being built are nothing more than “internet conspiracy theories.”

Even NASCO (North America’s SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc.) continues to be in denial, refusing to acknowledge that any NAFTA Super-Highways are being built. A second NASCO homepage makeover reflecting a new public relations attempt by NASCO to defuse criticism now lists a “NASCO FAQs” section, which opens to a .pdf file letter on NASCO stationary. In response to the question, “Will the NAFTA Superhighway be four football fields wide?” NASCO answers: “There is no new, proposed 'NAFTA Superhighway.'” Next, NASCO attempts to redefine the “SuperCorridor” in its name as a reference not to a “super-highway,” but intermodal integration along the “existing ‘NASCO Corridor.’”

We have previously argued that as a trade association NASCO itself will never build any highway of any type, but we continue to argue that NASCO’s members, such as the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), are very actively involved in creating substantial NAFTA corridor infrastructure, including super-highways. Moreover, NASCO not yet responded to our challenge that NASCO repudiate the plans of TxDOT to build the planned Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC-35), the first leg of the NAFTA Super-Highway planned to stretch into Canada parallel to I-35. Otherwise, NASCO is just dealing in semantics, trying to distinguish “Super-Corridors” from “Super-Highways,” or defeating their own straw argument on the basis that we somehow presumed that a trade organization like NASCO would be required to build a NAFTA Super-Highway in order to support a NAFTA Super-Highway one of their members was building.

We need turn no further than the TxDOT’s TTC-35 website to find evidence linking the I-69 NAFTA Super-Highway project to the I-35 NAFTA Super-Highway project. There the TxDOT openly admits the reality:

Interstate 69 is a planned 1,600-mile national highway connecting Mexico, the United States and Canada. Eight states are involved in the project. In Texas, I-69 will be developed under the Trans-Texas Corridor master plan.

The TTC-35 website further acknowledges that:

Congress passed several pieces of legislation defining the I-69 corridor. Legislation included ISTEA (1991), 1993 DOT Appropriations Act, 1995 National Highway System Designation Act and TEA-21 (1998).

Further, the TTC-35 website indicates that TxDOT anticipates completing the I-69/TTC environmental impact statement in fall 2007 and receiving federal approval in winter 2007. The TTC-35 website includes a proposed I-69/TTC map and a schedule of the locations where 37 public hearings were held during July and August 2006 in Texas to review I-69/TTC “recommended corridor alternatives.”

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOT) acknowledges conducting a I-69 environmental and location study in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to study a proposed route through Bossier, Cado and DeSoto Parishes. As described on the LaDOT website: “The proposed highway is part of the I-69 Corridor, which will link Indianapolis, Indiana to the lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas.” The description of the I-69 Corridor on the LaDOT website echoes the description on the TxDOT website:

Interstate 69 is a 1,600 mile-long national highway that will ultimately connect Canada to Mexico. I-69 traverses nine states from the Gulf of Mexico and Texas’s Golden Triangle, through the Mississippi Delta, the Midewst, to the industrial north and, finally, to Canada.

Again, LaDOT has obtained federal highway funds to begin construction and a series of final public hearings were announced for July 2006.

We find similar I-69 Corridor discussions on the state department of transportation websites in Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan. The only state department of transportation website that does not have a specific discussion of the I-69 Corridor is Illinois. The FHWA specifies that the involvement of Illinois in the I-69 corridor is limited and that the current plan is that the I-69 Corridor in Illinois will utilize the existing roads, particularly I-94 from Chicago to Detroit. The I-69 Corridor will cross the U.S. border with Canada in Port Huron, Mich., continuing in Canada as Highway 402 in Ontario.

The FHWA has defined the I-69 corridor as a “Megaproject,” defined as “a major transportation project that costs at least $1 billion and attracts a high level of public attention or political interest because of their impact on the community, environment, and State budgets.” We realize how the FHWA considers Texas and the TTC to be an essential component of the coming system of planed NAFTA Super-Highways, including I-69, when we consult a FHWA map that portrays Texas as the critical NAFTA/CAFTA gateway into the United States.

The FHWA caption under this map reads:

This map of the United States shows the heavy volume of freight shipped through Texas, a major trade gateway from Mexico and South America, as red lines branching out from the heart of the Lone Star State.

This same FHWA report ties together how the FHWA view the strategic purpose of the I-69 Corridor and the TTC as combined:

The second section under study, I-69/TTC, extends from northeast Texas to the Mexican border, incorporating about 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) of the planned I-69 corridor. Although part of a national project, I-69/TTC is being developed in Texas under the Trans-Texas Corridor master plan. I-69 is a 2,570-kilometer (1,600 mile) national highway that, once completed, will connect Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Other States involved in the I-60 project include Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisana, Michigan, Mississippi, and Tenessee. The planned location for I-69, designated by the U.S. Congress in the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) was chose because of the economic opportunities that could be created along the north-south corridor, especially those related to increased trade resulting from NAFTA.

We are struck by the close similarity between this FHWA language and the language used by states such as Texas and Louisiana in describing the I-69 corridor. Reading this language should leave no doubt that the I-69 Corridor is envisioned by the FHWA to be truly a NAFTA Super-Highway. Any congressman or senator, especially one who represents a state affected by the I-69 Corridor, who argues differently or who appears unaware of the I-69 NAFTA Super-Highway is admitting their own negligence in oversight responsibilities, if not also in just plain public awareness as a citizen of their respective states.

Anyone doubting the importance of NAFTA Super-Highways to the Bush Administration should reflect on President Bush’s nomination last Tuesday of Mary Peters to be the next secretary of Transportation replacing Norm Mineta. Ms. Peters served as the head of the FHWA in the Bush administration as the TTC and I-69 Corridor projects were being developed.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Canada; Editorial; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
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Oh, boy. This man's choo-choo seems to be chugging 'round the bend. He takes a highway that's been in the planning stages for years and makes it into a NAFTA/NAU conspiracy theory.

And what is this "we" he keeps talking about. Does that mean him plus all the voices in his head???

I spammed the keywords for y'all this time. Please feel free to add.

1 posted on 09/12/2006 10:12:02 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: TxDOT; 1066AD; 185JHP; Abcdefg; Adrastus; Alamo-Girl; antivenom; AprilfromTexas; B-Chan; barkeep; ..

Trans-Tinfoil Corridor PING!


2 posted on 09/12/2006 10:13:22 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Going partly violently to the thing 24-7!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the Info.


3 posted on 09/12/2006 10:15:23 AM PDT by Hydroshock ( (Proverbs 22:7). The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

4 posted on 09/12/2006 10:16:38 AM PDT by oldleft
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

There are no "NAFTA Super-Highway" projects being built at all. What's happening is that the U.S. Interstate Highway System is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and many parts of the system are reaching the end of their design life. As part of the process of upgrading/rehabilitating the system, key highway "trade corridors" are being identified that will be rebuilt to accommodate uniform load standards (height and weight) that would be consistent with Canadian and Mexican highways.


5 posted on 09/12/2006 10:19:56 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
They are still going to have a problem with the highway signs being stolen.

-Eric

6 posted on 09/12/2006 10:21:34 AM PDT by E Rocc (Myspace "Freepers" group moderator)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


7 posted on 09/12/2006 10:23:22 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl

You're welcome. :-)


8 posted on 09/12/2006 10:27:45 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Going partly violently to the thing 24-7!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I'm beginning to wonder if Jerome Corsi is in the early stages of the same ailment that afflicted Paul Craig Roberts.


9 posted on 09/12/2006 10:27:59 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

BTTT


10 posted on 09/12/2006 10:37:13 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

When combined with the utter lack of willingness to enforce our Southern border, is this just a way to destroy our national identity and merge it into a MexUSCan superstate of Spanglish speaking people?


11 posted on 09/12/2006 10:41:23 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: E Rocc

I so agree. "I-69" will be a cherished adornment for many a frat boy's bedroom. In some respect, the moniker is appropriate for what NAFTA is doing to America.


12 posted on 09/12/2006 10:42:16 AM PDT by PeterFinn (Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Good work by Jerome Corsi


13 posted on 09/12/2006 10:49:07 AM PDT by dennisw (Confucius say man who go through turnstile sideways going to Bangkok)
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To: PeterFinn
In some respect, the moniker is appropriate for what NAFTA is doing to America.

Somehow I don't think you mean "mutually beneficial." LOL

14 posted on 09/12/2006 10:50:14 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: E.G.C.

bump.


15 posted on 09/12/2006 10:55:32 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Going partly violently to the thing 24-7!)
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To: 1rudeboy
I'm beginning to wonder if Jerome Corsi is in the early stages of the same ailment that afflicted Paul Craig Roberts.

Whatever it is, Corsi is suffering a full blown case of it.

16 posted on 09/12/2006 10:56:40 AM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Free Republic is Currently Suffering a Pandemic of “Bush Derangement Syndrome.”)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I personally like the TRANSTINFOILCORRIDOR keyword ;D!


17 posted on 09/12/2006 10:56:51 AM PDT by poobear (Political Left, continually accusing their foes of what THEY themselves do every day.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Keyword Ping


18 posted on 09/12/2006 10:58:00 AM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Free Republic is Currently Suffering a Pandemic of “Bush Derangement Syndrome.”)
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To: poobear

Wasn't my creation, but I just went ahead and put it in there this time, given the "spooky conspiracy" nature of the article.


19 posted on 09/12/2006 10:58:47 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Going partly violently to the thing 24-7!)
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To: poobear

I like morethorzineplease and cuespookymusic.


20 posted on 09/12/2006 10:58:54 AM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Free Republic is Currently Suffering a Pandemic of “Bush Derangement Syndrome.”)
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To: COEXERJ145

We seem to have reached the stage where the sinister nature of these projects is simply assumed. I mean, the article itself is rather level-headed, in my opinion . . . it's just the undercurrent of impending doom that makes it humorous.


21 posted on 09/12/2006 11:02:58 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
Corsi went off the deep end a while ago. He sees everything as some kind of New World Order conspiracy by Bush to create El Unión de Norteamérica.
22 posted on 09/12/2006 11:21:38 AM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Free Republic is Currently Suffering a Pandemic of “Bush Derangement Syndrome.”)
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To: Alberta's Child
NAFTA Super Highway
23 posted on 09/12/2006 11:28:38 AM PDT by GarySpFc (Jesus on Immigration, John 10:1)
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To: oldleft

freakin' awesome...


24 posted on 09/12/2006 11:29:42 AM PDT by danneskjold
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To: oldleft

LOL


25 posted on 09/12/2006 11:31:48 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Can't they just fix I-75 so it flows freely first?


26 posted on 09/12/2006 11:31:49 AM PDT by meyer (A vote for amnesty is a vote against America.)
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To: Howlin

Great graphics in post #4


27 posted on 09/12/2006 11:32:44 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat

What in the WORLD is that?????


28 posted on 09/12/2006 11:34:36 AM PDT by Howlin (Who in the press will stick up for ABC's right to air this miniseries? ~~NRO)
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To: E Rocc
They are still going to have a problem with the highway signs being stolen.

-Eric

I'm from the part of Michigan than I 69 goes thru, and it's been a problem for some time already...

29 posted on 09/12/2006 11:34:38 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative ("Minutum Cantorum, Minutum Baloram, Minutum Carboratum Descendam Pantorum")
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To: E Rocc
They are still going to have a problem with the highway signs being stolen.

If they are smart, they'll come up with a line of t-shirts.

30 posted on 09/12/2006 11:34:48 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Democrats endanger free speech, just ask Disney/ABC)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
And you doubters out there don't have to take our word for a "North American Union". Go to this US EMBASSY WEBSITE" for the CFR's grand plan for N. America:

Building A North American Community

31 posted on 09/12/2006 11:34:58 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

69...

hee hee


32 posted on 09/12/2006 11:35:45 AM PDT by AmishDude (`[N]on-state actors' can project force around the world more easily than Canada". -- Mark Steyn)
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To: conservativecorner

I believe in the NAU. I'm tapped as the new supreme emperor.

We shall conquer all of you who engage in OldThink.

We hare having many meetings to decide what we will do with that meddling kid, Jerome Corsi. He knows too much.

Mwahahahahahahahahaha.

Ha.


33 posted on 09/12/2006 11:37:51 AM PDT by AmishDude (`[N]on-state actors' can project force around the world more easily than Canada". -- Mark Steyn)
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To: Howlin

Apparently it is the Ouija conspiracy decoder board used by the DU/"I'm a lifelong Republican, but" crowd. It even uncovers the secret TUPAC!


34 posted on 09/12/2006 11:38:41 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Well, it IS the ten year anniversary of Tupac's death.


35 posted on 09/12/2006 11:39:10 AM PDT by Howlin (Who in the press will stick up for ABC's right to air this miniseries? ~~NRO)
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To: MikefromOhio

We're doomed. Again.

Ping.

36 posted on 09/12/2006 11:41:06 AM PDT by AmishDude (`[N]on-state actors' can project force around the world more easily than Canada". -- Mark Steyn)
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To: AmishDude
"Are having" There will be no typos in the New World Order. Mwahaha...you know...
37 posted on 09/12/2006 11:43:08 AM PDT by AmishDude (`[N]on-state actors' can project force around the world more easily than Canada". -- Mark Steyn)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

38 posted on 09/12/2006 11:44:43 AM PDT by BaBaStooey (I heart Emma Caulfield.)
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To: E Rocc

Pick a sign, any sign.

39 posted on 09/12/2006 11:45:14 AM PDT by girlscout
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To: AmishDude

The 'editors' wish to speak to you about your typing skills.

< cue ominous background music>
40 posted on 09/12/2006 11:46:36 AM PDT by uglybiker (Don't look at me. I didn't make you stupid.)
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To: AmishDude; All

No, I'm the supreme emperor or the NAU!!!!!!!


41 posted on 09/12/2006 11:47:33 AM PDT by KevinDavis (http://www.cafepress.com/spacefuture)
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To: girlscout

42 posted on 09/12/2006 11:48:23 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: KevinDavis

No.

You're Spartacus.

Besides, Karl Rove promised me the job.

And the harem.


43 posted on 09/12/2006 11:48:50 AM PDT by AmishDude (`[N]on-state actors' can project force around the world more easily than Canada". -- Mark Steyn)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I-69: Yet Another NAFTA Super-Highway

Bet those signs will be stolen faster than they can be put up.

44 posted on 09/12/2006 11:49:02 AM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: 1rudeboy
I'm beginning to wonder if Jerome Corsi is in the early stages of the same ailment that afflicted Paul Craig Roberts.

What ailment is that? "Conservative-Seeing-Boogeymen-Under-the-Bed-Syndrome?"

45 posted on 09/12/2006 11:50:27 AM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: 1rudeboy
HAHAHAHA .... smart ass.
46 posted on 09/12/2006 11:51:14 AM PDT by girlscout
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To: girlscout

Always looking for an excuse to post that one . . . .


47 posted on 09/12/2006 11:52:46 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: AmishDude; All

No Karl Rove promsied me the job...


48 posted on 09/12/2006 11:54:23 AM PDT by KevinDavis (http://www.cafepress.com/spacefuture)
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To: COEXERJ145

Those are quite good too. I just added OFFMYMEDSAGAIN ;D!


49 posted on 09/12/2006 12:12:30 PM PDT by poobear (Political Left, continually accusing their foes of what THEY themselves do every day.)
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To: AmishDude
A poster with a moniker of "AmishDude" doesn't exactly scare me to death your Highness. If you want a quick reference to the CFR document spelling out the plan, just head on over to this site for all the wonderful plans that they in store for the American people.:

http://www.usembassycanada.gov/content/can_usa/northamericancommunity_TF_final.pdf

50 posted on 09/12/2006 12:19:50 PM PDT by conservativecorner
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