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Everyone ready for the truck bombs?
1 posted on 11/27/2002 2:29:10 PM PST by Crusader21stCentury
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To: Crusader21stCentury
Isn't that SPECIAL..
2 posted on 11/27/2002 2:32:25 PM PST by FormerLurker
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To: Crusader21stCentury
What is Bush thinking??

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4 posted on 11/27/2002 2:36:12 PM PST by Geezerette
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush gave the go-ahead Wednesday for Mexican trucks to travel U.S. roads beyond commercial border zones where they have been restricted while inspection sites and new regulations were put in place.

The decision comes nearly a year after Bush had said he wanted to allow Mexican trucks on U.S. roads, in compliance with a provision of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Mexican trucks and buses won't be on U.S. highways until the Department of Transportation can review applications from carriers. It must then grant qualifying carriers provisional operating authority.

"President Bush has made good on his commitment to open the border to international trucking and cross-border regular route bus service. This will help increase trade between our countries," Secretary Norman Mineta said in a news statement.

5 posted on 11/27/2002 2:36:27 PM PST by Eric Esot
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Mexican trucks to travel U.S. roads beyond commercial border zones where they have been restricted while inspection sites and new regulations were put in place.
6 posted on 11/27/2002 2:37:54 PM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee
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To: Crusader21stCentury
Here is a Mexican Long-Haul Personnel Carrier, spotted just south of Detroit...

Go figure!

7 posted on 11/27/2002 2:38:58 PM PST by jws3sticks
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To: Crusader21stCentury
Ahhhhh..... got to keep them workers flowing...... More can be hauled in via 18 wheeler don'tcha see... The NWO, Burgerbuilders, Illuminuttys, all need to keep their interest moving closer to their goals all the time. Just another part of the grand scheme of things.... keep them close.....

Now the big question is what are you going to do about it?.....

10 posted on 11/27/2002 2:42:07 PM PST by deport
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To: Crusader21stCentury
Here is a Mexican Lumber Hauler, getting ready to head north to compete with Weyerhaeuser.


11 posted on 11/27/2002 2:43:13 PM PST by jws3sticks
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To: Crusader21stCentury
Goodyear, watch out, here they come!


16 posted on 11/27/2002 2:47:08 PM PST by jws3sticks
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To: Crusader21stCentury
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.

But hey, we're all getting rich ain't we?

17 posted on 11/27/2002 2:52:12 PM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Crusader21stCentury
Hell, all the trucks have already headed north...


18 posted on 11/27/2002 2:53:23 PM PST by jws3sticks
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To: Crusader21stCentury
In all fairness to W, NAFTA was negotiated to let those trucks in. Clinton subsequently pandered to union pressures to reneg. This irritated Mexicans, and that harmed our business interests. Hopefully President Bush has put adequate safeguards in place to keep the riff raff out and the commerce flowing though.
19 posted on 11/27/2002 2:53:25 PM PST by End The Hypocrisy
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To: Crusader21stCentury
Cheaper street drugs lower trade defecit
Cheaper labor more economic growth
I'm sure there are more upsides
20 posted on 11/27/2002 2:54:47 PM PST by rastus macgill
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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: 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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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: 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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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: Crusader21stCentury
Now that so many major corporations have relocated their factories out of this country, to get the cheapest labor possible, they have the cheapest way to get the goods back into this country. This helps our unemployment checks go further.
42 posted on 11/27/2002 3:28:58 PM PST by Ed_in_NJ
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bonk
45 posted on 11/27/2002 3:35:21 PM PST by glock rocks
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