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Archive for March, 2010

Trans Texas Corridor still alive

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Trans Texas Corridor routes moving at freight train speed By Terri Hall, City Brights Blogger Mar 20, 2010 San Antonio Express News After Rick Perry’s highway department announced the Trans Texas Corridor (TTC) route known as TTC-35 was “dead” in 2009, we find out post-election in 2010 that it, along with free trade, is very […]

Investors seek farm land grabs, water rights

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Link to article here. The footprint for the Trans Texas Corridor (TTC) land grab of over 580,000 acres of private Texas farm and ranch land may be taking shape through various means. This article explains how the TTC is very much alive and well, not only in Texas, but also in Canada and Mexico and […]

London tube line’s public private partnership in the hole

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Link to article here. This is another example of how a so-called “public private partnership” (PPP) actually means PUBLIC money for PRIVATE profits rather than the “partnership” taxpayers were promised, one where the private entities put up the money and take all the risk. A legal ruling deemed that the private contractor, Ferrovial (parent company […]

Trans Texas Corridor TTC-35 resurrected post-election

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Link to article here. The good news is, the section of I-35 where there is a 391 local government commission (TURF co-sponsored events to help spread this method to fight the Trans Texas Corridor for TTC-69), I-35 will be expanded and kept toll-free. However, right after the election, Perry’s TxDOT announced its intention to extend […]

Big Bend, target for trade corridor, may become “international” park

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Link to article here. Big Bend is the target for one of Rick Perry’s planned Trans Texas Corridor routes, called La Entrada de Pacifico. So it shouldn’t surprise us that the idea of turning one of Texas’ natural treasures over to international control is being floated anew. Connect the dots… Should Big Bend Become an […]

Perry’s slush fund: public money for private profits

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Link to article here. This article exposes one of Rick Perry’s worst policies aside from his toll road and Trans Texas Corridor boondoggles: the Texas Enterprise Fund, dubbed a “slush fund.” Perry is bought and paid for by special interests. Private industries should NOT be receiving “economic incentives” paid for by Texas taxpayers, just like […]

Gurwitz: Conservatives want more than Perry’s photo-ops

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Web Posted: 03/06/2010 Conservative Texans want more than photo-ops By Jonathan Gurwitz San Antonio Express-News When the 2009 regular session of the Texas Legislature concluded, Gov. Rick Perry came to San Antonio to affix his signature to a major property rights measure. In front of the Alamo, Perry appeared to sign legislation putting a constitutional […]

Goldman Sachs fueled financial crisis in Greece, Europe

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Link to article here. Goldman Sachs has been playing both sides (consulting and giving financial advice to both the government and the private entities with whom the government is making deals) for quite some time now, especially with regards to public private partnership infrastructure deals. They’ve been operating with impunity despite the colossal conflicts of […]

Lawmakers push for repeal of NAFTA

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Link to article here. Remember that NAFTA is the reason for all the trade corridors planned to pave over Texas called: NAFTA superhighways, the Trans Texas Corridor (TTC), Corridors of the Future, High Priority Corridors, or the renamed TTC called “Innovative Connectivity Plan.” U.S. lawmakers launch push to repeal NAFTA By Doug Palmer, Reuters Thu […]

Elections come & go, but resistance to toll taxes continues

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the 5 years we’ve been fighting to keep our freeways toll-free, it’s that elections don’t matter near as much as the people themselves staying engaged in the ongoing battles against our own government. We’ve passed the era where citizens could get by with complacency, we’re in a new […]


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