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Old 07-10-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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Well perhaps you could let us all know this world you live in where there are no mechanics and trucks that drive themselves reside. You think these trucks that drive themselves can repair themselves too? Can refuel themselves? Have you ever driven a big rig? Even been inside one? Seen one?
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:55 PM
 
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What a silly argument.

Like I said before, manned trucking is going the way of the dodo, so are people that fix cars for a living.

The trucks will be scanned and inspected at the border, and we have nuclear detectors at many weigh stations already. I know, I see one every time I cross the Alabama Florida state line.
Ridiculously over simplified yet again. Since you've chosen to include the potential for increased introduction of terrorist weapons to US soil why not be honest and admit that radiological emissions can be shielded from detection and that no existing technology can reliably identify chemical and biological weapons which are a more realistic threat?

Only a small percentage of cargo entering the US is currently searched. Easing the entry of freight into the US will obviously exacerbate the problem.
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:56 PM
 
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Where is the outcry from any party ?
The outcry is over the Casey Anthony verdict, or some other meaningless crap.
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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Ridiculously over simplified yet again. Since you've chosen to include the potential for increased introduction of terrorist weapons to US soil why not be honest and admit that radiological emissions can be shielded from detection and that no existing technology can reliably identify chemical and biological weapons which are a more realistic threat?

Only a small percentage of cargo entering the US is currently searched. Easing the entry of freight into the US will obviously exacerbate the problem.
Yes but your forgetting these trucks that drive themselves and fuel themselves and repair themselves can also detect weapons too. Maybe they'll all carry a bomb sniffing dog in them?
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:01 PM
 
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Yes but your forgetting these trucks that drive themselves and fuel themselves and repair themselves can also detect weapons too. Maybe they'll all carry a bomb sniffing dog in them?
Nah....they'll replace the dog with something automated. It would be the forward thinking approach to things.
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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Nah....they'll replace the dog with something automated. It would be the forward thinking approach to things.
Perhaps they will be manned by a terminator?
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:07 PM
 
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Perhaps they will be manned by a terminator?
Yet another reason to object to liberal ideology.....they implement Skynet.

Where are John and Sarah Connor when we need them?
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:16 PM
 
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Well Ahnold may be looking for a new movie deal. Terminator 4 the rise of the cheating hubby.
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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No the Mexican trucks do not meet US emission standards but we are going to fix all their trucks for them so they can drive them on US highways.
Aren't we the nice country ?
Not only do they fail emissions standards but they routinely fail safety inspections.
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:29 PM
 
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Mexican trucks are US made. Since when Mexico build their own trucks?? There are No Mexican truck brands.

All the trucks that Mexican drivers have are U.S. made, therefore they all meet the same safety and U.S. emission standards.
Ever heard of Freightliner? Built in Mexico. Branded as American. Damned pieces of crap too. Quality control is very poor. Last decent FL was the FLD.

Plus to meet enforced safety and emission standards, a vehicle MUST be maintained. That is sorely lacking in Mexico.

In my area alone we see trucks that Mexican's (illegal or not) own that are safety nightmares and are belching black smoke like an old 235 Mack. But strangely, these vehicles get State Inspection stickers on them.
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