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President Bush Opens U.S. Roads to Mexican Trucks
AP NEWS ^ | Published: Nov 27, 2002 | The Associated Press

Posted on 11/27/2002 2:29:10 PM PST by Crusader21stCentury

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To: End The Hypocrisy
Hopefully President Bush has put adequate safeguards in place to keep the riff raff out and the commerce flowing though.

Yes, the DOT will be just like the INS. Isn't that going to be just ducky.
21 posted on 11/27/2002 2:56:02 PM PST by Crusader21stCentury
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To: Geezerette
What is Bush thinking??

Making America "more competitive" by obliterating the Middle Class.

22 posted on 11/27/2002 2:56:17 PM PST by Willie Green
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To: Crusader21stCentury
Pass all those new trucks with care!


23 posted on 11/27/2002 2:57:12 PM PST by jws3sticks
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To: jws3sticks


Notice the exhaust pipe... this car's running!   LOL
24 posted on 11/27/2002 2:57:13 PM PST by GirlShortstop
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To: Reaganwuzthebest
These rustbuckets WILL be loaded with drugs and illegal aliens, plus their lack of safety can be expected to take some of us down on the roads. And, on top of all that, American truckers will now have to face cheaper competition in the labor force.

You forgot something.

The cost of our uninsured motorist coverage is going to go way up.

25 posted on 11/27/2002 2:59:39 PM PST by SCalGal
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To: Crusader21stCentury
This is a shipment of sombreros, so we can all start to look the part...


26 posted on 11/27/2002 3:02:42 PM PST by jws3sticks
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To: Geezerette
What is Bush thinking??

Hispanic votes.

27 posted on 11/27/2002 3:02:50 PM PST by slimer
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To: FormerLurker
In other words, they are SO concerned about "terrorism" that they need to restrict our liberties and curtail our protections under the Constitution, yet they allow trucks from Mexico free access....

Noticed any truck bombs from Canada lately? Be aware, Canadians hate Americans mote than Mexicans. Noticed any Mexicans calling Geo. Bush a moron? Or an idiot?

28 posted on 11/27/2002 3:04:31 PM PST by FLCowboy,
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To: SCalGal
All I can say is:

Bush Tancredo in 2004.

29 posted on 11/27/2002 3:04:38 PM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Crusader21stCentury
Good. About time we quit bowing our knees at the feet of the interstate trucking industry. What sense does it make to allow these trucks in for 3 miles, unload them, reload them onto "U.S." trucks and then haul them another 30 or 300 or 3000? How much does that add to the price of consumer goods? What an unnecessary waste of resources.

Additionally, Mexico is an ally, not an enemy. The xenophobia of some in our conservative community is unwarranted. Making some common sense moves and agreements with friends is important. This is, I believe, one of those moves.

On a TOTALLY unrelated subject, I believe all this flak about Saudi Arabia is going to be proven to be much ado about nothing. I believe there is so much going on under the table, the press is going to be stunned when it comes out...if it ever does. We will win the War on Terror, and I believe the Saudis, whose self-interest alone dictates they back the winning team, are playing along in covert ways.

30 posted on 11/27/2002 3:08:18 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Geezerette
He's thinking he can get a couple hundred hispanic votes for next 2004 election. But, he will lose untold thousands to millions of conservative votes. Especially, once our citizens start being slaughtered on our interstates. As well, GW had better pray no terrorist attacks are done by the mexican trucks, coming into the US by muslim drivers.
31 posted on 11/27/2002 3:09:26 PM PST by rstevens
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To: Crusader21stCentury
Conservatives led merrily into the NWO....
http://www.newtotalitarians.com/JudasGoat.html
32 posted on 11/27/2002 3:11:18 PM PST by joesnuffy
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To: Crusader21stCentury
Now here is a labor saving transport of fresh fruit and personnel, destination: San Ferando Valley, California.

Dear President Busy: WHY?

33 posted on 11/27/2002 3:12:05 PM PST by jws3sticks
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To: goodcarp
Welcome to FR.

LVM

34 posted on 11/27/2002 3:12:57 PM PST by LasVegasMac
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To: khenrich
>>>Noticed any Mexicans calling Geo. Bush a moron? Or an idiot?<<<


In Mexico (where a different language is spoken that doesn't include the word "moron") 1% of the population has a college education. Maybe 25% has a high school degree. It's not as hard NOT to seem like a moron down there.

Meanwhile, Mexico fears the USA more than Canada does...Canada took Montreal from us but we took Cal, Tx., NM & AZ from Mexico. I'd not read too much into Mexicans' convenient silence on the moron issue.
35 posted on 11/27/2002 3:20:03 PM PST by End The Hypocrisy
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To: Reaganwuzthebest
Yeah, we took back the Senate!

The Bushbots are beside themselves with joy!

Bush is in control, now!

No more gridlock!

Bush will get everything he wants!

And it will be our worst nightmare!

36 posted on 11/27/2002 3:22:36 PM PST by 4Freedom
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To: Crusader21stCentury
Feb. 7, 2001


Recent Mexican Trucking Rules Do Not Solve Serious Safety Hazards:

NAFTA Ruling Could Expose U.S. Public to Dangerous Cross-Border Trucks

A final ruling was handed down February 6, 2001 following a complaint filed by Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), in which Mexico argued that its commercial trucks should be allowed unlimited access to U.S. highways. A NAFTA arbitration panel, after meeting for months in secret, found that the U.S. must allow Mexican commercial trucks to carry cargo throughout the U.S. or else pay trade sanctions for our refusal to comply, regardless of a well-documented history of U.S. safety concerns.

NAFTA outlined an arbitrary schedule that allowed Mexican carriers limited access to U.S. border states in 1995 and access to the entire U.S. by January 2000. NAFTA also created cross-border working groups on vehicle standards and safety, and Mexico agreed to improve safety at home. But the safety provisions of NAFTA, predictably, have no teeth, because the timelines for both partial and full commercial access were not linked to any progress in the safety of Mexico's trucking fleet.

And the promised improvements have not been made. Due to the serious and unresolved concerns about the grave risk to U.S. motorists of crashes with dangerous, overloaded trucks, until the panel decision, Mexican trucks were limited to a small zone near the border. Last January, President Clinton explained that the Mexican highway inspections and monitoring system was inadequate to assure safety.

Although Mexican trucks in theory have to comply with U.S. law before they can cross the border, in practice the U.S. needs Mexico to improve safety at home because U.S. border inspectors cannot possibly check every cross-border truck.

The entire article here;

http://www.citizen.org/autosafety/mex__trucks/articles.cfm?ID=5226

37 posted on 11/27/2002 3:22:44 PM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: khenrich
Noticed any truck bombs from Canada lately? Be aware, Canadians hate Americans mote than Mexicans.

Naw, British, Irish, Italians, French, Spanish, they ALL hate Americans more than Canadians. What a stupid thing to say....

Do Mexicans have any baseball or hockey teams that play in the US and vice versa? Have you ever been to Mexico? Have you ever been to Canada? If you haven't, then you have no clue whatsoever as to what you are talking about...

38 posted on 11/27/2002 3:24:43 PM PST by FormerLurker
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To: GirlShortstop
An all time favorite!
39 posted on 11/27/2002 3:27:25 PM PST by steveo
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To: khenrich
PS: Because one or two Canadians might have voiced their opinion relating to Bush it doesn't mean that they feel any hostility against Americans or America. Another thing, over there they actually report the news, unlike Mexico, where much of the news is censored.
40 posted on 11/27/2002 3:28:15 PM PST by FormerLurker
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