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  •  Winter driving in Canada (1+ / 0-)
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    dconrad

    the thought of Mexican trucks barreling along the Trans Canada Highway laden with whatever, two lanes through the mountains in some places, in the middle of blizzards that shut down highways because of avalanches and slides for days on end, boggles the mind.

    It is not something I have seen in any newspaper but Harper thinks Bush is doing a good job and the three amigos are silly enough to try it..

    They seem to forget that the Peace and Prosperity partnership they are cooking up has no legitimate legal legs. Who are these people that promote this new America?

    Think Tank. "A place where people are paid to think by the makers of tanks" Naomi Klein.

    by ohcanada on Thu May 08, 2008 at 07:16:03 PM PDT

    •  Uh, it is very unlikely (0+ / 0-)

      that those Mexicans are delivering that far. And if they were, why do you think they are less capable than a trucker from Florida? Long haul truckers are driving rigs that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, no matter their nationality. The Mexican trucks are required to adhere to the same standards as US and Canadian trucks.

      •  Mariachi Mama (1+ / 0-)
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        dconrad

        I was rather thinking not of the cost of the rigs but of the different driving experience necessary to drive in terrible winter conditions.

        The  security peace prosperity conferences remain an issue for me.

        Think Tank. "A place where people are paid to think by the makers of tanks" Naomi Klein.

        by ohcanada on Thu May 08, 2008 at 08:06:15 PM PDT

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        •  This (0+ / 0-)

          Big difference between driving the midwest (where I've been for 10 days), the Rockies, and the East Coast. Even at the same time of the year. Throw in varying weather conditions, and all bets are off.

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