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    Interstate 69: the NAFTA Super Highway>> WHAT??

    Does anyone KNOW ABOUT THIS?? Is this one of the best kept secrets in the USA?

    http://www.ftaaimc.org/en/2005/02/6446.shtml

    Opposing Interstate 69: the NAFTA Super Highway
    Taken from http://www.tnimc.org/feature/display/4037/index.php
    April , 01.06.2005 10:12

    On Wednesday, December 29th a group of activists came through Nashville to speak about the construction of Interstate 69. Interstate 69 is a new proposed highway being built that plans to extend from the Canadian border, across the United States, through Tennessee, to end at the Mexican border. This summer, thousands of people plan to converge in Indiana where the construction of the "NAFTA Super Highway" has been contested. Embracing a variety of approaches the activists plan to put a stop to I-69 and deal a crucial blow to the FTAA.

    On Wednesday, December 29th a group of activists came through Nashville to speak about the construction of Interstate 69. Interstate 69 is a new proposed highway being built that plans to extend from the Canadian border at Port Huron, Michigan across the United States to end at the Mexican border in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The new interstate has been described as a "North American trade route," "international trade route," and a "NAFTA corridor." The Federal Highway Administration has adopted this statement of overall purpose to the new highway:

    To improve international and Interstate trade in accordance with national and state goals; to facilitate economic development in accordance with state, regional, and local policies, plans, and surface transportation consistent with national, state, regional, local needs and with Congressional designation of the corridor. Interstate 69: Proposed NAFTA Super Highway Connecting Canada to Mexico

    This NAFTA Super Highway will pave its way through Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas and provide a direct route for trucks carrying goods produced in Mexico by underpaid, exploited laborers. The low wages that Mexican factory workers receive make it an ideal place of production for the North American Free Trade Area. The main goal of the new highway is to cut down on truck driver hours when bringing Mexican produced goods up to America and Canada.

    The next tier of interstate 69 that is scheduled to be built is the branch that crosses through Indiana and will provide a direct connection between Indianapolis and Evansville. The environmental impact will be devastating, cutting down around 1150 acres of forest and destroying more than 300 acres of rich wetlands. This, of course, is not even taking into account the sprawl and development of the once peaceful area around the highway. The new route is sure to destroy Indiana?s sensitive =" http://igs.indiana.edu/geology/karst/ka ... /index.cfm">karst landscape, which is not found in many other areas. The highway is planned to bisect the New Pakota Wetlands Project as well as the Wildlife Refuge (which is home to threatened or endangered species).

    Those in favor of I-69 say that the new federal corridor will bring an economic rejuvenation to small townships that the interstate will bypass. In reality, the section that passes through Indiana alone will cost the state 1.8 billion dollars. The Federal Government plans to toll federal taxpayers with 80% of this cost or around 1.44 billion dollars (this is only for the Indiana segment). The entire highway (linking Canada with Mexico) will cost the federal taxpayers somewhere between 6 and 10 billion dollars. All taxpayers should not be burdened with the financial strain of the ?Mid-continent NAFTA Super Highway? that will not cut down on travel time for the rest of America by any means. Governor Frank O?Bannon of Indiana would be forced to use up almost all of Indiana?s discretionary highway dollars, thereby leaving almost no money for highway maintenance and improved public transportation.

    An unusual coalition of people has come together in Indiana to oppose the new highway. Environmentalists to hunters and businesspeople to farmers have joined voices to call out against I-69. Editorials have been written in almost all major Indiana newspapers against the proposed new highway. An alternative route has been introduced that will cut out all federal spending and save Indiana an estimated $680 million dollars. The new route will use US 41/I-70 and improve those existing highways. Interstate 69: Proposed NAFTA Super Highway Connecting Canada to Mexico



    This summer, thousands of people plan to converge in Indiana where the construction of I-69 has been contested. Embracing a variety of approaches the activists plan to put a stop to I-69 and deal a crucial blow to the FTAA.
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    HEY BOYS...Hold Your Horses....there is a little thing like ratification of the "treaty" still to go.....and it "aint gonna happen".

    What in the WORLD is going on!!

    Nobody knows about this.....either!!

    We have to get these people OUT OF WASHINGTON DC before they destroy every living thing on this planet including US!!
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    super highway

    I posted something about this super hwy, way back when I first joined. It didn't get much of a response, because it didn't directly deal with the immigration issue. Now people are starting to realize it has ALOT to do with the BORDERS. It's all part of the trade deals. As a matter of fact, many states, including Iowa, were all of a sudden concerned about their hwy funds.
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    I don't remember the details but......

    Does THIS have anything to do with that HUGE highway pork that everyone was yelling about in Congress a week or 2 ago?

    BB
    your post was before me and with so much happening day to day I never checked out the original post/information. Sorry {hanging head}
    ** can you go back and post that url under this for referrance? Would be good to keep it together and updated.
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    super hwy

    2nd I looked but couldn't find any past articles posted on this. It may have been deleted. Who knows. It's kind of tuff using the 'search' because it doesn't seem to work sometimes.
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    BB, LOL........the search is very, shall we say, AGGRAVATING

    ?1000 what congrats?
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    Sounds to me like someone already has passed it in their minds. They already have the plans and are starting to work on them. The FTAA and CAFTA as well. That would explain why they are not doing much about the borders.
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    Name it the MEXI-CANA Freeway. One entrance/exit ramp just inside Mexico and one entrance/exit ramp just inside Canada. Build a 30 ft. concrete wall on either side. Just before you get on there will be a sign that says, "next exit 2,000 miles". There can be hotels built within the perimeters of the Mexi-Cana Freeway, compliments of Vicente Fox. (There, Vicente, there's some jobs for you) There can be signs along the way which say, "Do Not Attempt to Climb Over Concrete Wall" "The United States Minute Man Project Thanks You In Advance For Your Cooperation and Wishes You a Safe Trip" , "No Stopping Except For Fuel or Rest".
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    The US Government has spent a fortune plotting (no pun intended....well....yeah....PUN INTENDED) this highway before they even bothered to check and see if Americans want this new highway.

    Well, WE DON'T!!

    It's just another road that will ruin the environment, create growth we don't need, and yet another route for Illegal Drugs Direct Aaaaaallll the way from Mexico to Canada.

    No Thanks to I-69; No Thanks to FTAA; and STOP SPENDING OUR MONEY BEFORE YOU HAVE APPROVAL FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!

    Millions have been spent just getting this thing on a map....millions for something to which we object, AND they knew we would if we ever found out.

    Well.....we have. IT'S OVER!!
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