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Proposed high-speed rail would link Texas and Mexico
WFAA.COM ^ | 15 JANUARY 2014 | KAREN GRACE

Posted on 01/15/2014 7:02:32 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist

SAN ANTONIO — A proposed high speed rail between San Antonio and Monterrey is in the works.

One lawmaker says it would revolutionize trade and travel between the U.S. and Mexico and pump more tourism dollars into the local economy.

On Thursday, Representative Henry Cuellar will meet with the Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx along with state and Mexican officials to discuss the proposed rail system.

Instead of paying for a round-trip airline ticket to Monterrey from San Antonio — which can cost at least $400 — Cuellar said a commuter could hop on a high-speed train and travel between the two cities in less than two hours.

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TOPICS: Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: anthonyfoxx; henrycuellar; mexico; monterrey; sanantonio; texas

1 posted on 01/15/2014 7:02:32 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

remember the wild West and the great train robberies?? Think the drug cartels may add another lucrative endeavor to their quiver??


2 posted on 01/15/2014 7:05:52 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

3 posted on 01/15/2014 7:05:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Just what we need. /sarc


4 posted on 01/15/2014 7:06:55 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

oh great a speedier way for the illegals to get here


5 posted on 01/15/2014 7:07:11 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster

People in TX think this will be good, but will the trains have to stop for hours at the border? Is Cornball signed up for it?


6 posted on 01/15/2014 7:10:01 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Oh great speeding illegals into the US. :-)


7 posted on 01/15/2014 7:10:07 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

bad idea


8 posted on 01/15/2014 7:11:07 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Something for the Drug cartels to de-rail or hijack or Rob.. OR..
capture people for ransom..

Who was the genius that thunk his up.?..


9 posted on 01/15/2014 7:12:01 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
So, Rep Cuellar (D-Mexico) gets to decide that this Fast and Furious *Bullet* train is a go, or not? Oh, okay.

The article says nothing about who's proposing it, who's proposed to fund it, whether or not Texas wants it, etc.

10 posted on 01/15/2014 7:12:19 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: smokingfrog

very bad idea


11 posted on 01/15/2014 7:12:37 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Good idea. The tunnels are already built. /s


12 posted on 01/15/2014 7:12:50 PM PST by llevrok (Obama 2008 : "If you vote for me, you can keep your country")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Let’s hear it for southbound trains


13 posted on 01/15/2014 7:13:01 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah yes, ‘Super High-density crushload factor’.
Real name, I kid you not.


14 posted on 01/15/2014 7:13:53 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Once it is in operation the fares will exceed air fare.


15 posted on 01/15/2014 7:15:30 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Theodore R.
People in TX think this will be good


16 posted on 01/15/2014 7:17:07 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: moose07
When I found that photo there were others where you could not see the train for the people on it.
17 posted on 01/15/2014 7:21:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

A new way - FASTER - to get the following into the US: illegals, terrorists, drugs, WMDs, and other digusting things. Leaving for Mexico: jobs.


18 posted on 01/15/2014 7:21:30 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014theyearofdeadRINOs)
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To: Theodore R.

they can get Jerry Brown on board and he will show them how to build a slow train to no where


19 posted on 01/15/2014 7:24:01 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
One lawmaker says it would revolutionize trade and travel illegal immigration between the U.S. and Mexico...

Fixed it.

20 posted on 01/15/2014 7:27:22 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fIuMzQwGJ8
you may enjoy these documentaries.
Mulipart of two episodes.


21 posted on 01/15/2014 7:27:29 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Instead of paying for a round-trip airline ticket to Monterrey from San Antonio — which can cost at least $400 — Cuellar said a commuter could hop on a high-speed train and travel between the two cities in less than two hours.

Nice apples to oranges comparison. I'm sure the lieutenant governor will have the train go through Rock Ridge.

22 posted on 01/15/2014 7:29:29 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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"…it would also allow the commuter to skip lengthy customs lines at the airport and crowded border patrol check points…"

"…opponents wonder who will foot the bill?"

"I think one of our challenges is where will we come up with the money," said Cuellar.

23 posted on 01/15/2014 7:32:56 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Think of the money they can save. They’d only need to run the trains one way.


24 posted on 01/15/2014 7:36:11 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Vince Ferrer

Rock Ridge!
It’s nearly forty years since those varmints messed with that town.
I’ll go get the Sheriff!
LOL.


25 posted on 01/15/2014 7:44:19 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

How about High Speed Rafts.... From Cuba.. to Florida, WHILE WERE AT IT?


26 posted on 01/15/2014 8:02:19 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (This Message NOT Approved By The N.S.A.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

There must be some clinical name for the obsession communists have with trains.


27 posted on 01/15/2014 8:08:28 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Terrible idea! That’s all I’m seeing lately.

SAN ANTONIO -

*Northside Independent School District Superintendent Brian Woods is proposing a $648.34 million bond for the district.

*They are tearing down a school that is less than 10 years old to build a new, larger one in the same spot. Wasted a few million there.

*San Antonio’s total debt tops $9.4 billion.

What in the Sam Hill are these jackazzes doing?! trying to be frickin’ LA? And I’m sure everybody remembers this :

San Antonio Christians to face the unseemly side of ‘nondiscrimination’
http://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2013/09/06/san-antonio-christians-to-face-the-unseemly-side-of-%E2%80%98nondiscrimination%E2%80%99#.UixqRMakrEx


28 posted on 01/15/2014 8:18:33 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Theodore R.
will the trains have to stop for hours at the border?

Of course, the same way airplanes stop for hours at the border.

29 posted on 01/15/2014 8:40:21 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This sounds like a great idea. Just so long as the Texans and Mexicans don’t expect me to pay for any of it.


30 posted on 01/15/2014 9:00:41 PM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Instead of paying for a round-trip airline ticket to Monterrey from San Antonio — which can cost at least $400 — Cuellar said a commuter could hop on a high-speed train and travel between the two cities in less than two hours.

Wow!! I am SOLD! Are the tix going to be free, just like healthcare? At least I'm sure those choo-choos can undercut those awful aluminum tubes in the sky by 50% and maybe even 75%. That's Dem economics for you: "we wish it and it becomes true."

31 posted on 01/15/2014 9:03:35 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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Instead of paying for a round-trip airline ticket to Monterrey from San Antonio — which can cost at least $400 — Cuellar said a commuter could hop on a high-speed train and travel between the two cities in less than two hours.

They just compared $$ to travel time, apples and mangoes.

I hope people don't fall for this crap

32 posted on 01/15/2014 9:07:40 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Since the vast majority of the line will be in Mexico I’m sure Mexico will provide the majority of the funding. I can’t see Texas paying for it.


33 posted on 01/15/2014 9:42:43 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

What a stupid idea. Rather than the cancer finding its own path into the illegal alien mothership, we’ll provide them a high speed train.


34 posted on 01/15/2014 10:08:28 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

maybe a project like this would keep a whole bunch of wetbacks in mexico


35 posted on 01/16/2014 3:44:24 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Theodore R.

Only certain people in Austin and around the border.


36 posted on 01/16/2014 5:34:40 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Really. Tourism dollars? I didn’t realize San Antonio was high on the list of tourist hotspots for Mexicans or Monterey being high on the list of tourist destinations for San Antonians. Not only are those two cities just popular tourist meccas but they are SO popular they need a 100 billion dollar high speed fixed route rail subsidized by American tax payers.


37 posted on 01/16/2014 5:48:40 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Mike Darancette
Since the vast majority of the line will be in Mexico

Not true.

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38 posted on 01/16/2014 7:32:53 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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"rail would link Texas and Mexico"

That's strange. With what 800 miles of a very porous border, I never knew Texas and Mexico were NOT just a little linked already.

DUMB headline.

39 posted on 01/16/2014 8:04:44 AM PST by AnalogReigns (Real life is ANALOG!)
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To: thackney

I was thinking of El Paso right on the border. May the Mexicans will pay half since it will benefit them more?


40 posted on 01/16/2014 2:21:50 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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