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Old 09-01-2007, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The Mexican trucks that will be driving through L.A. are really going to increase our congestion as they'll increase the number of traffic accidents due to their poor safety quality and driver qualifications.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:47 AM
 
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There's only a 100 Mexican trucks that would be allowed in. I'm sure this will cause major chaos on L.A.'s already jam packed roads.(sarcasm)
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Old 09-01-2007, 11:10 AM
 
Location: La Cañada, CA
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You mean the pickup trucks with wooden barriers, stacked with gardening equipment 3 times higher than they're supposed to, that always seem to move at least 10 mph slower than everyone else in their lane? I believe it's already a reality.
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Old 09-01-2007, 11:18 AM
 
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The Mexican trucks that will be driving through L.A. are really going to increase our congestion as they'll increase the number of traffic accidents due to their poor safety quality and driver qualifications.
I'm 100% against this. The Teamsters tried to stop it, but was shut down. This will definitely cause problems and not just on the roads either.

You know if I didn't believe it before I do now. The Bush administration is set on replacing American workers with foreigners on purpose. This is much bigger than just a bunch of mexicans crowding up the freeways. Most of LA is filled with foreigners from all over the world. American born and raised citizens are becoming a rarity now. I feel like I'm in a foreign country sometimes with all the various accents around.

Nobody wants to ASSIMILATE anymore. They still want to continue ties to the old country no matter what. No way can this nation last another 100 years with this mentality.
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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The number of trucks listed in the below post is incorrect. The correct number is that 100 Mexican trucking companies will be allowed to drive their vehicles on U.S. roadways for an estimated 540 trucks. Could be more than that figure (540 is the estimate) and that number is just in the first year of the pilot program. After that year it could be limitless.

Here is a link to an article that discusses the specifics and concerns as well.
Mexico trucks to roll on U.S. highways - Yahoo! News (broken link)

For the record it is not just liberals that are upset about this, but many, many conservatives as well. We are all after all U.S citizens that pay taxes toward the safety of our roads and the ensuing regulation of use towards the good of the citizenry.

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There's only a 100 Mexican trucks that would be allowed in. I'm sure this will cause major chaos on L.A.'s already jam packed roads.(sarcasm)
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:18 PM
 
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Maybe we should just deed the U.S. over to Mexico and move back to England, Asia, Persia or wherever else we're from. We have lost control of our country. Instead of nutcases running the asylum, no one is running it at all.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Maybe we should just deed the U.S. over to Mexico and move back to England, Asia, Persia or wherever else we're from. We have lost control of our country. Instead of nutcases running the asylum, no one is running it at all.
"We didn't cross the borders, the borders crossed us."

What is Aztlan, Raza, and MEChA
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:41 PM
 
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"We didn't cross the borders, the borders crossed us."

What is Aztlan, Raza, and MEChA
Haha I love that argument. As if any of the people flooding into LA today are related to the Spanish families that owned California at one time.
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:56 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Did anybody who was driving L.A. freeways today see any Mexican trucks?
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:44 AM
 
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The Mexican trucks that will be driving through L.A. are really going to increase our congestion as they'll increase the number of traffic accidents due to their poor safety quality and driver qualifications.
The politicians who pushed this change through learned from the Dubai ports deal and the immigration bill - keep it under the radar so the public can't squawk in protest. The media didn't pick up on this until it was almost a done deal.
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