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Via Huffington Post and Human Events online, a story about the
already under development NAFTA (North American Free Trade
Agreement) Mega highway linking Mexico, the central US, and
Canada. The Human Events article describes this super highway
as a means of bypassing the Longshoremen's Unions on the east
and west coasts of the US.

It also notes the highway will be "four football-fields-wide" which
may be just wide enough to show at scale on many maps.

A bonus is an airbrushed map of the project, complete with very
fancy swooping halos around the US, and state boundaries which
fade away as you near the most important stuff on the map - the
location of the highway:

http://www.nascocorridor.com/

article: http://www.humaneven...le.php?id=15497

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All I can say is WOW!

I wonder how they are going to implement this. I've already made that website graphic my desktop background :)

For visualization purposes, here is a GMap of Giants Stadium... I've copied out the football field inside, bordered it in orange, and then expanded the nearby highway (is it the turnpike? or Rt 120?) to "four football fields wide". It will be like the Great Wall of China, visible from space I imagine, if they really go through with it!

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OK, can't help myself, another visualization, this time from a higher altitude, and using the NJ Turnpike. BTW, you can see from the lower corner that the Turnpike currently is about 50 yards wide.

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Is this for real?

'coz it reminded me of this Onion article...
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No way this can be real.

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Is this for real?

'coz it reminded me of this Onion article...

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What's that quote.... about reality and not reality... art meets reality.. life mimics art... drat, can't think of it. :)

As for the skeptics... check out their website, they have some pretty serious EIMS if it actually is a fake.

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What's that quote.... about reality and not reality... art meets reality.. life mimics art... drat, can't think of it. :)

As for the skeptics... check out their website, they have some pretty serious EIMS if it actually is a fake.

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"The truth is stranger than fiction"

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That's one way to put it :)

From a Google search (can you tell this fascinates me)...

[PDF] Crossroads of the Americas: Trans Texas Corridor Plan
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
network of corridors up to 1200 feet wide with separate lanes for ... ridor will include separate highway lanes for passenger vehi- ...
www.keeptexasmoving.com/publications/files/ttc_report_summary.pdf

1200 feet wide! How many football fields is that, divide by 3 for yard, yep that's 4 :o




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