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  • Lois Lerner's 'Partners' (NASCO - the National Association of State Charity Officials)

    09/26/2015 8:26:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/25/15 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    **SNIP** To know NASCO is to understand why Mr. Jones’ 2007 letter to Lois Lerner, in which he discusses a “sentiment” for charities to become more transparent, is so typical of NASCO’s hypocrisy about transparency, honesty and ethics. Their annual conference was once completely closed off from representatives of nonprofit organizations because NASCO did not like being criticized for their questionable and overbearing tactics. Indeed, in his 2007 letter to Ms. Lerner, Jones criticizes “’push back’ from the nonprofit sector.” These bureaucrats do not like criticism from those they regulate, and they are effective at chastening their critics. Jones also...
  • Rick Perry: Drawing the Lines Clearly

    06/25/2011 2:28:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 25, 2011 | Peter Heck
    Rick Perry may just be the guy. The country's longest tenured governor, from its second-largest state, is generating a lot of buzz in conservative circles as he contemplates entering the wide open Republican presidential primary. There are plenty of reasons that Perry is an attractive option: he is a no-nonsense decision-maker with solid conservative credentials. A man who not only speaks about family values, but lives them, Perry's power to persuade voters to see things his way is proven -- battle-tested in a state known for independent-minded citizens. But what serious political analysts on both sides of the aisle will...
  • Private tollway?

    04/08/2008 10:07:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies · 252+ views
    The Midwest City Sun ^ | April 7, 2008 | Eric Bradshaw
    Several Oklahoma legislators are concerned that individuals and organizations are quietly working on plans to create a privately-operated tollway in Oklahoma. Many referred to Spain-based Cintra, which has been involved in the development of a proposed Trans-Texas Corridor. Cintra also took over the operation of the Indiana East-West Toll Road from the Indiana Department of Transportation in 2006. Oklahoma State Sen. Randy Brogdon and state representatives Eric Proctor, Richard Morrisette, Scott Inman and Charles Key all expressed concern that efforts to open up Oklahoma to a privately operated tollway system were being kept out of the view of the general...
  • Proposal in Texas for a Public-Private Toll Road System Raises an Outcry

    02/10/2008 5:13:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 937+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 10, 2008 | Ralph Blumenthal
    ROBSTOWN, Tex. — Leon Little’s farm here near Corpus Christi would not be seized for Texas’s proposed $184-billion-plus superhighway project for 5 or 10 years, if ever. But Mr. Little was alarmed enough to show up Wednesday night with hundreds of his South Texas coastal neighbors to do what the Texas Department of Transportation has been urging: “Go ahead, don’t hold back.” Don’t worry. Texans have gotten the message, swamping hearings and town meetings across the state to grill and often excoriate agency officials about a colossal traffic makeover known as the Trans-Texas Corridor, a public-private partnership unrivaled in the...
  • The Washington Post smear machine by Cliff Kincaid (Editorial)

    01/01/2008 10:52:23 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 5 replies · 66+ views
    SmallGov ^ | 1 January 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Washington Post smear machine By: Cliff Kincaid | Submitted on: 01/01/08 EDITORIAL - Can we count on the media to promise adherence to a New Year’s Resolution that they will henceforth publish only that which is true, and that if they make a mistake, they will correct it immediately? Don’t count on it. On Sunday, the Washington Post published a story by Michael Dobbs claiming to correct various alleged misstatements made by the presidential candidates. The story was itself in error, especially in claiming that statements by Rep. Ron Paul and others about a planned “NAFTA superhighway” are “demonstrably...
  • In search of the NAFTA highway to hell

    10/08/2007 1:48:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies · 1,205+ views
    Macleans ^ | October 8, 2007 | Luiza Ch. Savage
    Road plans in Texas have conspiracy theorists in an uproar I am driving along a mostly empty road in rural Fayette County, Texas, about an hour east of Austin, looking for the NAFTA superhighway -- the one that Stephen Harper, George W. Bush and Felipe Calderón mocked as a conspiracy theory when they were asked about it at their trilateral meeting in Montebello, Que., in August. Critics, who say that behind the leaders' denials lurks a larger, nefarious plan to unite North America, fear that such a roadway will eventually be a four-football-stadium-wide artery connecting Mexico, the U.S. and Canada,...
  • A North American road to nowhere

    08/21/2007 4:59:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 95 replies · 1,740+ views
    Toronto Globe and Mail ^ | August 21, 2007 | Gloria Galloway
    OTTAWA — It's a threat that has left-wing Canadian nationalists and right-wing U.S. congressmen in rare and dismayed agreement: a freeway, four football fields wide, stretching from Mexico to northern Manitoba. Groups on both sides of the political spectrum say the corridor - dubbed the NAFTA superhighway - is a primary goal of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America established two years ago by the leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico. At separate press conferences in Ottawa yesterday, the road was held out as an example of the potentially repugnant effects of the trilateral partnership....
  • North American Union to Get Firmed Up in Secrecy at Meeting in Canada

    08/06/2007 3:07:13 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 527+ views
    WEBCommentary ^ | August 6, 2007 | Barbara Anderson
    North American Union to Get Firmed Up in Secrecy at Meeting in Canada "Information is the currency of democracy." Thomas Jefferson American citizens have learned of some secretive groups in the country which are given great autonomy. Some are authorized by our government, but have little oversight, and some have not been authorized by our government, but seize authority just because they can. One example of this is the secretive CFIUS, Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States. When the plans to turn over operation of six ports to Dubai Ports World became public, (with no thanks to the...
  • NAFTA SUPERHIGHWAY | An urban myth or reality?

    05/31/2007 6:06:33 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies · 2,029+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | May 30, 2007 | Matt Stearns (McClatchy Newspapers)
    NAFTA SUPERHIGHWAY | An urban myth or reality? Super suspicious foes The government denies any such plans, but campaign against it continues. By MATT STEARNS McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON | If the government really has a secret plan for a 12-lane road-and-rail NAFTA Superhighway that will split the heartland from Mexico to Canada, it is playing with a great poker face. “There is absolutely no U.S. government plan for a NAFTA Superhighway of any sort,” said David Bohigian, an assistant secretary of commerce. Sen. Kit Bond, a Missouri Republican and a powerful member of committees that would authorize and pay for...
  • Authorities shift focus to ‘super corridor’

    05/30/2007 6:22:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 231 replies · 2,586+ views
    In-Forum News ^ | May 30, 2007 | Jonathan Knutson and Melinda Rogers
    A proposed North American “super corridor” would relieve overburdened highways and promote economic growth in three countries, supporters say. But others wonder whether the proposal might bring in cheap exports and put unsafe Mexican trucks on U.S. roads. The issue takes center stage at a three-day conference that begins today in Fort Worth, Texas. More than 350 transportation, logistics and economic development specialists from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting. The conference is sponsored by Dallas-based North America’s SuperCorridor Coalition. The nonprofit coalition, whose members include public- and private-sector organizations, wants to develop an integrated transportation system linking...
  • New toll road hype in Oklahoma

    05/21/2007 4:21:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies · 1,045+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 21, 2007 | Jerome Corsi (Cue Spooky Music...)
    Robert Poole, a mechanical engineer who has advised the administrations of George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to privatize U.S. highways, estimates that more than $25 billion in Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) highway projects are planned or approved in the United States. Now, a prominent Oklahoma state representative has invited Poole to promote his PPP toll road ideas, a move evidently designed to counter growing citizen opposition. Poole Lobbies for PPP Highways in Oklahoma Oklahoma House Speaker, Republican Lance Cargill, the founder of a group known as The 100 Ideas Initiative, has invited Poole to give a June...
  • New Texas truck road drives NAFTA criticism

    04/10/2007 1:57:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies · 1,667+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | April 9, 2007 | Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON - A new Texas road being planned to accommodate truck traffic between the United States and Mexico has riled Ohio members of Congress who fear it's the first phase of a "NAFTA Superhighway" that would be used to funnel cheap imports to the Midwest as it links Mexico, the United States and Canada. Texas and federal highway officials deny that a proposed North-South toll road running parallel to Inter-state 35 is part of a planned international superhighway, and say there are no plans for a transcontinental road. They insist the new thoroughfare would merely handle some of the extra...
  • Mexico To Get "Sovereign Territory" in Kansas City; America's Heartland[Phyllis Schlafly]

    04/09/2007 3:30:46 AM PDT · by Dacb · 46 replies · 7,400+ views
    Christian World view Network ^ | 04 April 2007 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Grassroots Americans of all parties and economic classes rose up out of their political apathy a few months ago and forced President Bush to reverse his administration's decision to allow a Middle East government to own America's major ports. But the push for foreign ownership continues: the next port scheduled to be taken over is Kansas City, Missouri. Even though public schools stopped teaching geography a couple of decades ago, most Americans (especially residents of the Show Me state) are surprised to learn that Kansas City (where the only waves are "amber waves of grain") is a port. We are...
  • Plans for trade corridor concern Texas towns

    03/21/2007 10:27:52 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies · 561+ views
    eTrucker ^ | March 21, 2007 | Todd Dills
    As the proposed implementation of a pilot cross-border trucking program draws near, another international trade corridor project is drawing heat from local residents in Texas. The March 18 New York Times reported on the reactions of residents of the West Texas towns of Marfa and Alpine to a hearing held by the Texas Department of Transportation on the development of an official trade corridor, La Entrada al Pacifico, or “Gateway to the Pacific.” It would link the port of Topolobampo in Mexico’s Sinaloa state through Chihuahua to the U.S. market, via the border crossing at Presidio, Texas, and the oil...
  • Plan for superhighway ripped as 'urban legend'

    01/26/2007 6:42:51 AM PST · by Paul Ross · 118 replies · 2,023+ views ^ | January 26, 2007 | Jerome Corsi
    Plan for superhighway ripped as 'urban legend' Congressman, DOT undersecretary disagree over threat to sovereignty By Jerome R. Corsi January 26, 2007, Jeffrey N. Shane, undersecretary for DOT Jeffrey N. Shane, undersecretary for DOT Congressmen and a policy official of the Department of Transportation engaged in a spirited exchange over whether NAFTA Super Highways were a threat to U.S. sovereignty or an imaginary "Internet conspiracy," such as the "black helicopter myths," advanced by fringe lunatics. At a meeting Wednesday of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Jeffrey N....
  • US divided by superhighway plan

    11/22/2006 12:42:29 AM PST · by Sarajevo · 144 replies · 2,621+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Fri 16 Jun 2006 | CRAIG HOWIE
    A MASSIVE road four football fields wide and running from Mexico to Canada through the heartland of the United States is being proposed amid controversy over security and the damage to the environment. The "nation's most modern roadway", proposed between Laredo in Texas and Duluth, Minnesota, along Interstate 35, would allow the US to bypass the west coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to import goods from China and the Far East into the heart of middle America via Mexico, saving both cost and time. However, critics argue that the ten-lane road would lay a swathe of concrete...
  • Texas Eagle Forum president: Fight Trans-Texas Corridor, North American Union

    09/27/2006 11:30:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies · 946+ views ^ | September 27, 2006 | Ruth Campbell, Midland Reporter-Telegram
    Border security doesn't seem to matter to politicians, there is a move afoot to create a North American Union where the United States, Canada and Mexico would essentially be one market with a single currency -- the "Amero," a top Texas Eagle Forum official said Tuesday. Eagle Forum President Cathie Adams spoke to some 54 people at the Petroleum Club. Formed by Phyllis Schlafly in 1972, the St. Louis, Mo., and Washington, D.C.-based Eagle Forum is pro-family, pro-life group. She said those attending should keep their eye on the 2008 presidential race, ask their state representatives and senators to support...
  • From here to yonder: No black helicopters around here, folks

    09/25/2006 4:59:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies · 1,117+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | September 25, 2006 | Tiffany Melvin (NASCO)
    Have you heard the one about the U.S. government and transportation agencies secretly trying to lay the groundwork for a "NAFTA Superhighway," and a North American Union with no borders between Canada, the United States and Mexico and one currency for everyone? You may have heard that an organization called NASCO -- North America's SuperCorridor Coalition -- has allegedly been working secretly to construct a "NAFTA Superhighway" from Mexico through the United States to Canada, erase our borders and freely allow illegal immigrants and terrorists into our country. Plus, the group is allegedly working to get a Mexican customs facility...
  • Former official sees little threat from superhighway

    09/23/2006 1:52:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies · 1,215+ views
    Lawrence Journal-World ^ | August 19, 2006 | Ken Miller
    As the former executive director of North America’s Super Corridor Coalition (NASCO), I want to provide a much more accurate description of Interstate 35 and North America’s Super Corridor Coalition (NASCO) compared to statements made during a recent congressional campaign news conference. (“Proposed NAFTA superhighway a threat to Kansans …,” Journal-World, Aug. 12) First, there is no NASCO plan to build a “10-lane superhighway” through Kansas or the rest of the Midwest. There is no “conspiracy” to grab Kansans’ property to provide the right of way for such a project. NASCO is a small, non-profit 501(c) (6) organization with members...
  • I-69: Yet Another NAFTA Super-Highway

    09/12/2006 10:11:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 92 replies · 2,006+ views
    Humand Events ^ | September 12, 2006 | Jerome Corsi
    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...
  • Boyda, Ryun spar over immigration, superhighway proposal

    08/24/2006 12:16:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies · 706+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | August 23, 2006 | John Milburn (Associated Press)
    TOPEKA, Kan. - Democratic congressional challenger Nancy Boyda repeated concerns Wednesday about a proposed multilane superhighway that eventually could span the United States from Mexico to Canada, calling it a threat to Kansans. "There seems to be a plan to blur the border with the United States and Mexico," Boyda said, referring to a proposed 10-lane corridor parallel to Interstate 35 in Texas. Boyda has made the highway an issue in her effort to defeat incumbent Republican Jim Ryun in a rematch of their 2nd District race two years ago. While Ryun says immigration is the top issue on his...
  • Shipping-Corridor Deal Cuts Heart Out of Heartland

    08/07/2006 9:34:09 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 35 replies · 1,151+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 7, 2006 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Grass-roots Americans of all parties and economic classes rose up out of their political apathy a few months ago and forced President George W. Bush to reverse his administration's decision to allow a Middle East government to own America's major ports. But the push for foreign ownership continues: the next port scheduled to be taken over is Kansas City, Mo. Even though public schools stopped teaching geography a couple of decades ago, most Americans (especially residents of the Show Me State) are surprised to learn that Kansas City (where the only waves are "amber waves of grain") is a port....
  • Feds finally release info on 'superstate'

    07/26/2006 3:54:18 AM PDT · by Trupolitik · 108 replies · 2,743+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 26, 2006 | WND Staff
    After missing a deadline, the U.S. Department of Commerce finally has granted a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain complete disclosure of a congressionally unauthorized plan to implement a trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada that critics say could lead to a EU-style alliance in North America. The plan is being implemented through an office within the Department of Commerce called the "Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America," under the direction of Geri Word, who is listed as working in the agency's North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, office.As WorldNetDaily previously reported, the White House has established...
  • Red China Opens NAFTA Ports in Mexico

    07/18/2006 8:42:32 AM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 127 replies · 2,824+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Jul 18, 2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The Port Authority of San Antonio has been working actively with the Communist Chinese to open and develop NAFTA shipping ports in Mexico. The plan is to ship containers of cheap goods produced by under-market labor in China and the Far East into North America via Mexican ports. From the Mexican ports, Mexican truck drivers and railroad workers will transport the goods across the Mexican border with Texas. Once in the U.S., the routes will proceed north to Kansas City along the NAFTA Super-Highway, ready to be expanded by the Trans-Texas Corridor, and NAFTA railroad routes being put in place...
  • Notes from Conspiracy HQ

    07/18/2006 8:34:25 AM PDT · by sinkspur · 17 replies · 472+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 7/18/2006 | Bud Kennedy
    Some words just don't go together. For example, county commissioner and global conspiracy. If I heard that some dirty commies were plotting to overthrow our government, the first place I'd check would not be under the Tarrant County Courthouse dome. Most of our county officials would be lucky to overthrow a domino table. But there on the Web is Commissioner Glen Whitley's name in black and white, on loony extremist political pages from both the right and left wings, blaming him for promoting a Texas tollway that is portrayed as part of a sinister plot to merge Canada, Mexico and...
  • Strayhorn hopes toll road leads to victory

    07/13/2006 3:43:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies · 625+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | July 13, 2006 | Bud Kennedy
    DENTON - "Grandma" lost her argument for a contrived ballot nickname. But Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn of Austin might have found a plank on which to build a campaign against Gov. Rick Perry. It's a plank 600 miles long and a quarter-mile wide. It's a giant, privately owned, multilane tollway that would part the Texas countryside the way the governor parts his ample hair. Strayhorn, a Republican running as an independent candidate, has criticized the Trans-Texas Corridor tollway plan loudly for months. So have the other principal challengers in this traffic jam of a race, novelist Kinky Friedman of Medina...
  • Trans-Texas Corridor paved with campaign contributions?

    07/12/2006 3:26:46 AM PDT · by Trupolitik · 49 replies · 1,179+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 12, 2006 | Jerome Corsi
    The contractors building the Trans-Texas Corridor – a massive statewide transportation network critics claim is an important part of the controversial proposed integration of the U.S. and Mexico – have made large contributions to the campaigns of Texas politicians, including Republican Gov. Rick Perry. As WND has reported, opposition is mounting to the little-publicized efforts by the Bush administration, aided by corporate and political elites of the U.S., Mexico and Canada, including the Council on Foreign Relations, to push North America into a European Union-style merger. Critics of the Trans-Texas Corridor see the massive project – ironically funded by Spain...
  • Bush Administration Fast-Tracks Formation of North American Union

    07/11/2006 6:50:36 PM PDT · by Trupolitik · 55 replies · 1,640+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | July 11, 2006 | Jerome R Corsi
    With virtually no mention in the mainstream media, Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez convened on June 15, the first meeting of the North American Competitiveness Council (NACC), an apparently extra-constitutional advisory group organized by the Department of Commerce (DOC) under the auspices of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP). A March 31 press release on the White House website, under the title “Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America: Progress,” announced the formation of the NACC. The press release noted that the NACC would meet annually “with security and prosperity Ministers and will engage with senior government officials on an...
  • Road to the future

    07/11/2006 6:17:00 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies · 623+ views
    Herald Democrat ^ | July 10, 2006 | Mary Jane Farmer
    “Texans have a problem,” State Representative Larry Phillips said about the current statewide transportation system and its government-proposed solution, the Trans-Texas Corridors. “We can either address the problem, know what’s coming, and plan accordingly, or we can stick our heads in the sand and pretend it will go away.” Texas Governor Rick Perry proposed the corridor system in 2002. Texas Department of Transportation and other officials echo that sentiment and are looking at the TTC to offer long-term solutions for the masses. The TTC plan to date The Trans-Texas Corridor is a proposed multi-use, statewide network of transportation routes in...
  • METH Inc.: The route to Minnesota(Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel in MN)

    07/09/2006 9:55:24 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 60 replies · 9,297+ views
    MPLS Star Tribune ^ | 7-9-06 | Paul McEnroe
    In the eyes of the federal agents who secretly watched him, Alberto Zatarain was a drug dealer who made all the right moves. He had at least three aliases. He switched cell phones every month and drove ugly old cars to avoid notice. After dark, he holed up and watched TV inside a rented matchbox house in Richfield that rattled from low-flying jets. No clubs, no parties, no women. And every few months, when another runner came up from Mexico, Zatarain handed off suitcases of cash -- profits from a booming business that stretched from metro suburbs to farm towns...
  • NASCO Alters Super-Corridor Message [They Don't Like Sunshine On Their Little Plan Alert]

    07/05/2006 5:21:34 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 213 replies · 2,048+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 5, 2006 | Jerome Corsi
    NASCO has altered the organization’s website homepage, apparently in direct response to the North American Union series we have published here, including discussion of NASCO and NAFTA Super-Highways. NASCO appears to be reacting from recent publicity deriving from our argument that NASCO actively supports the goals of their members, including the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Kansas City SmartPort. TxDOT plans to start the first segment of the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) as early as next year and the Kansas City SmartPort plans to house a Mexican customs operation within their Inland Port design. These are new infrastructure developments...
  • Controversy Erupts Over NASCO and the NAFTA Super-Highway

    06/26/2006 7:16:57 AM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 61 replies · 1,981+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Jun 26, 2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Last Thursday in a radio interview with the 55KRC Morning Show in Cincinnati, Tiffany Melvin, executive director of North America’s SuperCorridor Coalition, told host Jerry Thomas that my June 12 Human Events article on NASCO was “absolutely inaccurate.” Melvin declined to be interview for this article, stating in an e-mail her current priority was to answer the “accusations, bad information, and false assumptions” in the June 12 article. “After I have a chance to get my life back and return to a normal schedule, I will contact you,” she wrote. “In the meantime, I will continue to respond to the...
  • US divided by superhighway plan

    06/16/2006 10:20:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 202 replies · 3,759+ views
    Scotsman ^ | June 16, 2006 | Craig Howie
    A MASSIVE road four football fields wide and running from Mexico to Canada through the heartland of the United States is being proposed amid controversy over security and the damage to the environment. The "nation's most modern roadway", proposed between Laredo in Texas and Duluth, Minnesota, along Interstate 35, would allow the US to bypass the west coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to import goods from China and the Far East into the heart of middle America via Mexico, saving both cost and time. However, critics argue that the ten-lane road would lay a swathe of concrete...
  • Bush Administration Quietly Plans NAFTA Super Highway

    06/12/2006 6:23:16 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 776 replies · 15,005+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 12, 2006 | Jerome Corsi
    Quietly but systematically, the Bush Administration is advancing the plan to build a huge NAFTA Super Highway, four football-fields-wide, through the heart of the U.S. along Interstate 35, from the Mexican border at Laredo, Tex., to the Canadian border north of Duluth, Minn. Once complete, the new road will allow containers from the Far East to enter the United States through the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoreman’s Union in the process. The Mexican trucks, without the involvement of the Teamsters Union, will drive on what will be the nation’s most modern highway straight into the heart of...
  • Coming soon to U.S.: Mexican customs office

    06/07/2006 4:06:12 PM PDT · by dennisw · 63 replies · 1,213+ views
    wnd ^ | June 5, 2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Kansas City is planning to allow the Mexican government to open a Mexican customs office in conjunction with the Kansas City SmartPort. This will be the first foreign customs facility allowed to operate on U.S. soil. City leaders voted last month to give the facility an innocuous name to hide its true identity as an arm of the Mexican government, staffed by Mexican officials. In fact, Kansas City is so enthusiastic about the opportunity, the cost of building the $3 million dollar facility for Mexico will be paid for by Kansas City taxpayers, not by the Mexican government. The current...
  • Toll-road issue growing heated (Trans-Texas Corridor)

    06/02/2006 6:54:42 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies · 624+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | June 1, 2006 | John Moritz
    AUSTIN - Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, running for governor as an independent, was teed off Wednesday over Republican Gov. Rick Perry's state transportation commission chairman's remarks that a foreign-owned company could supersede local officials in deciding where new toll roads are built. Commission Chairman Ric Williamson, a Perry appointee and longtime friend, rejected pleas by North Texas leaders last week that a road-building consortium partly owned by a Spanish firm be forced to locate a new tollway system closer to the population centers in Fort Worth and Dallas. When courting private companies to construct highway projects, Williamson told about 100...
  • Environmental study released; Trans-Texas Corridor leans east of Metroplex

    04/08/2006 5:05:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 734+ views
    Weatherford Democrat ^ | April 7, 2006 | Galen Scott
    An environmental impact study released Tuesday indicates the most likely route of the Trans-Texas Corridor will travel east of Dallas, but a new rail proposition could bring TTC-35 infrastructure to East Parker County as well. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the narrowed eastern study area was identified as the preferred corridor alternative because it best supports the purpose and need for TTC-35. “The ultimate goal of TTC-35 is to relieve traffic congestion on Interstate 35,” said Gabriela Garcia, TxDOT public affairs specialist. The east corridor alternative also incorporates the most miles of existing highways and rail – 195...
  • Trans-Texas Corridor could cut through Collin County

    03/10/2006 6:22:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 1,242+ views
    McKinney Courier-Gazette ^ | March 10, 2006 | Amy Morenz
    Regional planners are considering three Collin County routes as options for the state's proposed Trans-Texas Corridor, which would link Mexico to the Oklahoma border. The President George Bush Turnpike, Dallas North Tollway and the proposed Collin County Outer Loop are included on a Trans-Texas Corridor study conducted by the North Central Texas Council of Governments. The agency manages the Regional Transportation Council, which allocates federal transportation funds. The agency developed maps for potential auto, freight and rail traffic. The state will narrow study options for the corridor's future in the next few weeks. No decisions on narrowing potential paths for...
  • I-35: The road to trouble

    02/20/2006 7:19:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies · 2,464+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | February 19, 2006 | Patrick Driscoll
    Next time you're in a bottleneck on Interstate 35 and want to cuss someone, consider this: Those most responsible probably aren't within earshot. They include former President Clinton, whose signing of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement paved the way for a surge in truck traffic; Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, who helped convince then-Gov. Ann Richards to pull support for high-speed rail plans; and Ric Williamson, who as a member of the state House Appropriations Committee in the 1980s played a key role in diverting state gas taxes, a third of which now don't go to transportation. Such...
  • Jerry Garza named to corridor coalition [North America's SuperCorridor Coalition VP]

    02/17/2006 12:43:27 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 514+ views
    LAREDO MORNING TIMES ^ | February 17, 2006 | JULIE DAFFERN
    Webb County Commissioner Jerry Garza has been chosen to represent the United States as vice president of North America's SuperCorridor Coalition. "I am very excited to have been selected by the county as a representative, and then by my new peers at NASCO for the vice presidency," Garza said. "I think it's good for Webb County because we've always said how important transportation and trade efficiency are for the county. Webb County will also benefit from lobbying on the tri-national level." Garza is one of three vice presidents chosen to represent Canada, the United States and Mexico in the nonprofit...
  • TxDOT teams up with international group on Trans-Texas Corridor

    01/19/2006 1:30:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 563+ views
    Dallas Business Journal ^ | January 18, 2006 | Dallas Business Journal
    In a rare endorsement, the Texas Department of Transportation is joining the North America's Supercorridor Coalition Inc., a nonprofit, international organization based in Dallas. The members of Nasco, founded in 1994, aim to develop the highway infrastructure from Canada through the United States to Mexico, particularly the Trans-Texas Corridor, which would widen and expand Interstate 35 into a mega-trade corridor. A press release Wednesday from Nasco and TxDOT said the two will work together to ensure development of the TTC, championed by Gov. Rick Perry. "The Texas Department of Transportation is formalizing its commitment to work closely with Nasco and...
  • NASCO Maintains an Aggressive Focus on I-35 in 2006

    01/17/2006 11:58:26 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 843+ views
    NASCO Maintains an Aggressive Focus on I-35 in 2006Endorses Trans-Texas Corridor ConceptDallas, TX -- Interstate 35 received much attention in 2005 with Governor Rick Perry and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announcing the development of the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC). The focus on transportation will increase substantially in 2006, as the ultimate alignment of TTC-35 becomes better defined and TxDOT continues to deliver on its commitment to finish projects planned on I-35. Today, nearly 9.5 million people, or about 45 percent of all Texans, live within 50 miles of I-35. This chronically congested interstate requires immediate and continuous attention. Realizing...
  • first Mexican customs facility in the United States

    11/27/2005 4:42:00 PM PST · by cope85 · 74 replies · 1,464+ views
    New Kansas City customs port may expedite trade with Mexico Region hopes to capitalize on growing cross-border trade By Garance Burke, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shipping American cars and electronics to Mexico may become much cheaper and faster early next year when the first Mexican customs facility in the United States is expected to open in the heart of the Midwest. It may be nearly 1,000 miles to the border from Kansas City, but this industrial hub will soon start building an inland port that would whisk thousands of trucks through export inspections and shoot them back out...
  • POTENTIALLY HUGE: Possible Saddam-Al Qaeda Link Seen in U.N. Oil-for-Food Program

    09/17/2004 2:59:43 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 121 replies · 8,282+ views
    FOX News ^ | Sept. 17, 2004 | Claudia Rosett and George Russell
    Did Saddam Hussein use any of his ill-gotten billions filched from the United Nations oil-for-food program to help fund Al Qaeda? Investigations have shown that the former Iraqi dictator grafted and smuggled more than $10 billion from the program that for seven years prior to Saddam’s overthrow was meant to bring humanitarian aid to ordinary Iraqis. And the Sept. 11 Commission has shown a tracery of contacts between Saddam and Al Qaeda that continued after billions of oil-for-food dollars began pouring into Saddam’s coffers and Usama bin Laden declared his famous war on the U.S. Now, buried in some of...