Sunday, August 26, 2007

At the Borders*




Wishful thinking on my part, (XRAY-VIS*) instead what we see here is just testing going on in California scanning the trucks for explosive. I just find these pics , kind of kool*

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Office Space



White Collar America, loves the Blue Collar world. Now this is more like it!!!!!!! My BRAND NEW office, 2- 40 foot containers being dropped off during our remodel! Now that made the day exciting! Most thought I had problems sitting there watching it for 40 mins- ...............some people, just dont get it!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

You Like UNEMPLOYMENT!

I found this and just had to post it, it leaves me with a bitter taste.

Since the passage of NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Act) there has been talk of a “superhighway”, or a series of “superhighways” that allow the efficient movement of cargo and laborers within North America.
Although there have been denials of such a highway, the North American Super Corridor Coalition (NASCO) exists to promote just such a system of highways. One piece of it is in progress in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City SmartPort is an “inland port” that is proposed to handle Mexican customs and inspections. It is to be the link between seaports in Mexico and major truck, air and rail lines in the United States, all the way to Manitoba, Canada. (Another piece of the NASCO super corridor, is the Trans-Texas Corridor-the TTC)



Here’s the troubling part. After cargo arrives at Mexican seaports (mostly from Asia), it is to be shipped to Kansas City, and from there to the rest of the US and Canada. The cargo will be approved and screened for security in a Mexican port. Trucks and rail are to be inspected for safety in Mexico. According to press reports, there will be a US “border inspection" when the cargo reaches the Mexican border. However as we now know, a very small percentage of cargo is inspected by Homeland Security. They will rely primarily on the port personnel in Mexico. The vast majority of cargo will pass through the border unimpeded and will not be inspected. We will be relying on other countries to keep us safe from terrorism, nuclear waste and semi-trucks full of illegal immigrants, guns, drugs or other illegal cargo.



Other problems with the “SuperHighway “ and SmartPort that concern many Americans are:
U.S. Sovereignty. A Mexican customs office is planned for Kansas City (with the innocuous name of Kansas City Customs). If the U.S. State Department approves it, this will be the first foreign customs operation on US soil, and there is a concern that Mexico will have sovereignty in their facilities (ie, Mexican customs office will not be subject to US laws). This is currently on hold by the US State Department. U.S. jobs will permanently be lost. Good paying union jobs in the US for American truckers, railway workers, airline staff, warehouse personnel and dockworkers will permanently shift to non-Americans. For example, the Mexican Ports that are being developed are funded and run in part by a Hong-Kong shipper. Additionally, the Texas-Trans Corridor (a piece of the superhighway) is to be contracted out to a Spanish company to build and operate. We don't know how many TTC related jobs will go to US Citizens, and how many will go to foreigners. The profits from privatizing highways will flow out of our country, and we will lose tax revenues as well! Environmental Issues. Mexico does not require the level of emission controls that the US does. As more Mexican trucks enter and traverse the United States, more pollution will accompany them. · Concentrated level of pollutants in Kansas City. Additional pollutants and ozone concerns are raised by the planned increase in rail and truck traffic in the Kansas City Area. Locomotives-which are too expensive to shut down-usually run 24 hours a day, and are one of the worst polluters in the transportation system. Mexico does not currently require the same level of emission controls as the US does.


Kansas City taxpayers are providing a loan (and the property) for the construction of the Mexican customs facility! <<<<<<< what the!!!! Am I reading this correctly - please tell me this is a misprint




Emminent Domain. New highways like the TTC, will take up to a million acres of land through the use of emminent domain.PPP-Private Public Partnerships. This is how much of the superhighway system will be built. Private companies will lease the highway infrastructure, and they will recoup their investment plus profit with tolls and receipts from concessions (gas stations, restaurants, etc.) American highways will be effectively owned, controlled and maintained by foreign companies that will make a profit. For existing (not new) highways, taxpayers will literally pay for the same highway twice. See privatization section of this website.Join us in taking action so that the Citizens of the United States are involved in these and other decisions affecting our sovereignty, jobs, the environment, immigration and homeland security.

Monday, August 13, 2007

THE STUDIES WARNED !!!!!!!!!!! The American People- I HOPE!

Evidence of increasing international trade truck traffic on Interstate 35 through Minnesota raises concerns that NAFTA Superhighway traffic contributed to last week's collapse of the freeway bridge in Minneapolis.

President George W. Bush, aboard Marine One, takes an aerial survey of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007
WND has unearthed a Federal Highway Administration report dating back to 1998 that warned increasing NAFTA truck traffic was expected create a safety concern with bridges in states along the I-35 NAFTA Superhighway, including Minnesota.

The study concluded that, "The I-35 Corridor's multimodal transportation hubs – where air, rail, river, and truck cargo converge – make I-35 ideally positioned to be a major route for what is expected to be increasing levels of international trade activity."


The study warned that, "Over the next few decades, about 65 percent of I-35 will require major upgrades, however the entire route will have a continued need for rehabilitating pavements, resurfacing sections of the highway, and providing replacements of some bridge decks. Bridge substructures and superstructures will also need to be maintained, requiring repairs to maintain the integrity of the bridges."

The FHWA study was conducted in conjunction with the Departments of Transportation in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota assessed I-35 from Laredo, Texas, to Duluth, Minn.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

It MAY look PRETTY- but DONT BE FOOLED!


GLAM- Glitter, The Trans-Texas Corridor is an innovative concept for moving freight and people, as it incorporates unique public-private partnerships in financing and offers an excellent opportunity to use a collaborative environmental review process.
The TRUTH- Just a cheaper way for the "BIG INVESTORS" to bring in Cheaper goods, and elimating hard working American jobs and loading their pockets up. Eventually wiping out the borders and killing the UNITED STATES all together- all over the greed of the dollar. Dont let the GOVERMENT FOOL you, they are in this all the way!
Its time we, as Americans, CLEAN HOUSE and SPEAK OUT!

2370 MILES







After 7 years driving OTR, I havent had my father break the Florida line yet, until last weekend. 2370 Miles just to say hello, not to mention a look at his brand new "07 Liner- It wasnt exactly that easy, I had to fuel up the BIRD. I found him rollin 18 in a remote area, south of Ocala, Florida.

Priceless!