Skip to comments.The NAFTA Superhighway Is Alive and Well
Posted on 04/20/2010 5:06:50 AM PDT by IbJensen
On March 19, 2010, Jerome Corsis weekly financial strategies newsletter, "RedAlert," reported that Canadas Manitoba province is devoting a portion of its website to promoting Canadas portion of the NAFTA Superhighway system, the Mid-Continent Trade Corridor.
While interested parties, especially the State of Texas and many national publications, have downplayed or denied that plans even exist to build Superhighways from Mexico through Canada, our northern neighbors have gone full steam ahead with their plans to augment this system. The website displays a map showing the connection of the Mid-Continent Trade and Transportation Corridor with the much-vilified American NAFTA Superhighway (IH-35) just north of Fargo, North Dakota, at Winnipeg, Manitoba. As early as 2008, the website of CISCOR (Canadian Intelligent SuperCorridor) showed the same map, and both websites extol the virtues of a giant trade corridor, using the tired old language found threading its way through nearly all the websites and documents pertaining to this mess: "Intermodal in nature, the corridor allows cost-effective and safe movement of goods and people, minimizing both travel costs and time."
Intermodal is also known as multimodal, meaning that a container of goods offloaded at a deepwater port, say in Mexico or Canada, could be moved between boats, trains, or trucks without being unloaded. Or examined by Customs. Critics of the Superhighways have long contended that the Superhighways are not meant to benefit the U.S. populace, but that they are designed to implement an aim of the Security and Prosperity Partnership pushed by President George W. Bush: to erase the borders between Mexico, the United States, and Canada, in much the same manner as happened in the European Union, but of course, such a merger too was denied by officials just as an impending continental government was denied by EU planners until it was already nearing completion. Containers destined for ports in either Canada or Mexico also avoid the union wages of longshoremen at Californias coastal ports. Corsis article claims that international trade is expected to double in the next 10 years, in spite of the global recession. Corridor promoters use this claim to justify the need for the system.
The Canadian website also references NASCO, saying that Manitobas Transportation Policy and Service Department is a member big surprise. NASCO (North Americas SuperCorridor Coalition) claims as members many communities and trade organizations from Canada to Mexico and has been responsible for much of the spin generated to sell Americans on the highway. NASCOs website, which has undergone yet another incarnation, includes a video claiming that a governments two best investments are education and transportation infrastructure. (Never mind that the first is unconstitutional, and there's some question about the second.) The video unequivocally states that NASCO exists to promote a sustainable, secure and efficient trade and transportation system. And Manitoba is embracing it. Not so ironically, a couple of years ago, NASCO was denying the existence of the Trade Corridor that it now boasts about. NASCO claims to have generated partnerships between the public and private sectors for funding and to have members from all three countries all that effort for something they claimed didn't exist.
It has never been a proper function of government to sell out its citizens through eminent domain (such as taking land for the highways that will hurt Americans), security compromises, and a deceit of the biggest nature. All of which have plagued anyone in the path of the American segment. The repeated lies show the sham: What its about is integrating three countries into a regional government.
The Manitoba Mid-Continent Trade Corridor website is simply a promotion of yet another segment of the SuperCorridor system, and puts forth no effort to deny that it is such. For those who listen to the finger-wetters who say the Corridor is dead, look again. No contracts have been cancelled, no construction on deepwater ports halted, and no containers from China rejected. Thats the whole point.
Lies? Sham? Our government?
Things have been moving much faster downstream in the swamp under the current regime.
ahh so this isn’t real?
We need more highways about as much as we need high speed rail.
Who said it isn’t?
I dunno, you tell me.
Believe me, we especially don’t need this highway which will lead to the NWO.
As far as I could tell, the people screaming these constuction projects (or plans for construction projects) didn’t exist are the same people who check under their beds for scary monsters at night.
I mean what could possible go wrong with “EU type” political/economic union with Canada and Mexico./s
Do I remember correctly? Did fanfan tell me that you are the keeper of the ping list?
Rumor has it, Gov. Perry is repackaging the NAFTA/TTC under a new name for another go at it. (Bilderbergers RULE!)
Good! We were running out of things to bitch about regarding Gov. GoodHair.
My understanding is that the I-35 portion of the project wasn’t delayed, ever. (I’m not in Texas, so I haven’t followed it very closely).
I just inadvertently gave the kooks more ammo.
Lead to the NWO?
or accomadate the NWO?
Seems like an awful lot of bother and expense to build a highway that will ultimately dump you in.....Winnipeg?
The only good thing in there.
Trans Texas Corridor racing ahead
Written by Terri Hall
Monday, 22 March 2010
After Rick Perry's highway department announced the Trans Texas Corridor (TTC) route known as TTC-35 was "dead" in 2009, we find out post-election in 2010 that it, along with free trade, is very much alive and well. Canadian officials have shown renewed interest in a multi-modal trade corridor along I-35. Winnipeg recently announced its intention to build an inland port similar to those in San Antonio and Dallas. One such inland port in Kansas City has ceded sovereign United States territory to Canada and Mexico with the flags of all three countries flying over it. Officials in Winnipeg said it also intends to run a logistics and trade corridor to include rail and high speed highways all the way to Mexico as an Asia-Pacific gateway connecting to Toronto and Montreal.
I don’t know about a super highway, but I-35 around the Austin to Dallas corridor is unbelievably clogged. My wife and I tried to get from north of Austin to Waco last October, and it was like we were in the middle of a big-city traffic jam.
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