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1 Incremental Change Security and Prosperity Partnership (PPP)… A North American Union? An Operation Information/OK-SAFE, Inc. Presentation By A.T. rev rev GLOBALIZATION

2 Globalization interdependenceThe increasing economic, cultural, demographic, political, and environmental interdependence of different places around the world. A relatively new word that is commonly used to describe the ongoing, multidimensional process of worldwide change. It has also been defined as a process by which nationality becomes increasingly irrelevant in global production and consumption.It has also been defined as a process by which nationality becomes increasingly irrelevant in global production and consumption.

3 What we look like now…

4 Where were headed…

5 PART I North American Union North American Union Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP)

6 North American Union

7 North American Leaders Unveil Security and Prosperity Partnership Bush, Fox, Martin outline trilateral efforts during March 23, 2005 meeting "In a rapidly changing world, we must develop new avenues of cooperation that will make our open societies safer and more secure, our businesses more competitive, and our economies more resilient," they said in their statement.

8 SPP Agenda Includes Common North American Security Perimeter Common North American Security Perimeter Harmonization of Border and Transportation Systems Harmonization of Border and Transportation Systems The Free Flow of Goods, People, and Services Within North America The Free Flow of Goods, People, and Services Within North America

9 SPP.GOV Website: Stimulate and accelerate cross-border technology trade by preventing unnecessary barriers from being erectedStimulate and accelerate cross-border technology trade by preventing unnecessary barriers from being erected

10 Speaker Secretary Carlos Gutierrez: The purpose of this meeting was to institutionalize the North American Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) and the NACC, so that the work will continue through changes in administrations. Office of the President Dept. of State Dept. of Homeland Security Dept. of Commerce

11 US Dept. of CommerceUS Dept. of Commerce George Blackwood, NASCOGeorge Blackwood, NASCO Kansas City, MO International TradeKansas City, MO International Trade UPS – All Three CountriesUPS – All Three Countries Ford Motor- Two CountriesFord Motor- Two Countries US State Dept.US State Dept. Dept. of Homeland SecurityDept. of Homeland Security FedExFedEx Kissinger McLarty Assoc.Kissinger McLarty Assoc. Council of the AmericasCouncil of the Americas

12 NACC Executive Committee Members – U.S. UPS UPS FedEx FedEx Mittal Steel Mittal Steel New York Life New York Life Ford Ford General Motors General Motors Merck Merck Chevron Chevron General Electric General Electric Wal-Mart Wal-Mart Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin Kansas City Southern Kansas City Southern Campbell Soup Campbell Soup Whirlpool Whirlpool US Secretariat of Council of the Americas; US Secretariat of Council of the Americas; US Chamber of Commerce US Chamber of Commerce

13 NACC Assignments of Responsibilities CANADA – Border Facilitation CANADA – Border Facilitation United States – Regulatory Convergence United States – Regulatory Convergence Mexico – Energy Integration Mexico – Energy Integration

14 Cross-Border Issues Recommendations Evaluate Moving Customs Process Further Inland Evaluate Moving Customs Process Further Inland Infrastructure Improvements to Increase Capacity Infrastructure Improvements to Increase Capacity

15 Regulatory/Regulation EU regulation has a general scope, and is obligatory in all its elements and directly applicable in all Member States of the European Union. Any local laws contrary to the regulation are overruled, as EU Law has supremacy over the laws of the Member States. New legislation enacted by Member states must be consistent with the requirements of EU regulations. For these reasons regulations constitute the most powerful or influential of the EU legislative acts. EU regulation has a general scope, and is obligatory in all its elements and directly applicable in all Member States of the European Union. Any local laws contrary to the regulation are overruled, as EU Law has supremacy over the laws of the Member States. New legislation enacted by Member states must be consistent with the requirements of EU regulations. For these reasons regulations constitute the most powerful or influential of the EU legislative acts. EU regulationMember StatesEU legislative acts EU regulationMember StatesEU legislative acts

16 SPP…is pledged to operate permanently at the cabinet/ministerial level.SPP…is pledged to operate permanently at the cabinet/ministerial level.

17 Dr. Robert A. Pastor Robert A. Pastor is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for North American Studies at American University. Robert A. Pastor is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for North American Studies at American University. Member CFR Member CFR

18 Creating a North American Community Creating a North American Community – Task Force on the Future of North America, March 2005 Creating a North American Community – Task Force on the Future of North America, March 2005

19 Task Force Report Excerpt We propose: The creation by 2010 of a community to enhance security, prosperity, and opportunity for all North Americans.The creation by 2010 of a community to enhance security, prosperity, and opportunity for all North Americans. A community based on the premise that each member benefits from its neighbors success and is diminished by its problems.A community based on the premise that each member benefits from its neighbors success and is diminished by its problems.

20 Part II NAFTA NAFTA Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC-35) Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC-35) NASCO NASCO KC SmartPort KC SmartPort

21 NAFTA – Opens the Door NAFTA Initialing Ceremony, 1992 Clinton signs NAFTA, 1993

22 Trade Agreements GATT General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs, 1947– Became the WTO, 1/1/95 GATT General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs, 1947– Became the WTO, 1/1/95 FTA U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement went into effect, 1989 FTA U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement went into effect, 1989 NAFTA The FTA provisions were incorporated into the North American Free Trade Agreement, 1994 NAFTA The FTA provisions were incorporated into the North American Free Trade Agreement, 1994 CAFTA – Central America Free Trade Agreement, 2005 CAFTA – Central America Free Trade Agreement, 2005 FTAA - Free Trade Area of the Americas, stalled FTAA - Free Trade Area of the Americas, stalled

23 Trans-Texas Corridor artists rendition

24 The Trans- Texas Corridor (TTC- 35) - the Oklahoma to Mexico/Gulf Coast multimodal transportation system

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26 TTC FAST FACTS 1200 feet wide 1200 feet wide 10 lanes of cars, trucks, rail 10 lanes of cars, trucks, rail Will consume 146 acres of land per mile of highway Will consume 146 acres of land per mile of highway Will run parallel to or on I-35 from Gulf of Mexico to Oklahoma Border Will run parallel to or on I-35 from Gulf of Mexico to Oklahoma Border Will be a toll road under foreign management – 50 years Will be a toll road under foreign management – 50 years

27 Comprehensive Development Agreement (CDA) with Foreign Developer CDA between Cintra Conseciones (Spanish) and the Texas Transportation Commission, 3/2005 CDA between Cintra Conseciones (Spanish) and the Texas Transportation Commission, 3/2005 Master Development and Financial Plan of the TTC-35 Master Development and Financial Plan of the TTC Year Agreement 50 Year Agreement

28 Foreign Owned US Toll Roads Foreign Companies Are Buying Up American Highways and Bridges Built by U.S. Taxpayers by Leslie Miller, Associated Press July 15th, 2006 Associated PressAssociated Press Roads and bridges built by U.S. taxpayers are starting to be sold off, and so far foreign-owned companies are doing the buying. On a single day in June, an Australian-Spanish partnership paid $3.8 billion to lease the Indiana Toll Road. An Australian company bought a 99-year lease on Virginia's Pocahontas Parkway, and Texas officials decided to let a Spanish-American partnership build and run a toll road from Austin to Seguin for 50 years. Roads and bridges built by U.S. taxpayers are starting to be sold off, and so far foreign-owned companies are doing the buying. On a single day in June, an Australian-Spanish partnership paid $3.8 billion to lease the Indiana Toll Road. An Australian company bought a 99-year lease on Virginia's Pocahontas Parkway, and Texas officials decided to let a Spanish-American partnership build and run a toll road from Austin to Seguin for 50 years.

29 Foreign Toll Road Ownership

30 TTC-35 MTG, 7/10/06 Sherman, TX Foreign Trade Zone, Durant, OK

31 TTC-35 Websites

32 NASCO – North Americas SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc.

33 NASCO Oklahoma Board Members Senator Debbe Leftwich (D) Dawn Sullivan, ODOT Research and Development Engineer

34 A Few US Members of NASCO

35 NASCOs Tiffany Melvin, Journal Record, Jan. 10, 2006 This is very much a Texas issue right now, but it will impact Oklahoma eventually, Melvin said.

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37 Our Trip to Kansas City, MO 8/21/06

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39 Federal Funding for KC SmartPort Kansas City SmartPort receivedKansas City SmartPort received which will be used to create Intelligent Transportation Systems and highway corridor projects. $4 million which will be used to create Intelligent Transportation Systems and highway corridor projects.

40 The Kansas City Connection -The NAFTA Railway

41 Kansas City: The Corridor to the Future by Mayor Kay Barnes Kansas City: The Corridor to the Future by Mayor Kay Barnes … Despite its inland address, Kansas City, Missouri, will soon be home to the first ever foreign customs inspection office on United States soil; a new Mexican Customs Clearance Facility…

42 KC, MO 8/21/06 – Kansas Citys Proposed Mexican Customs Facility Richards-Gebaur Airforce Base – proposed FTZ/WH/Rail

43 Kansas City, MO 8/21/06 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce NASCO/Trade Offices Mexiplex, 16 th & Baltimore

44 MEXIPLEX MEXIPLEX

45 Part III North America Works II North America Works II What About Oklahoma? What About Oklahoma?

46 North American Works II Conference Kansas City, MO, Nov Dec. 2, 2006North American Works II Conference Kansas City, MO, Nov Dec. 2, 2006 Topic: Building North American Competitiveness Topic: Building North American Competitiveness Goal: Tri-Lateral Transportation Integration Goal: Tri-Lateral Transportation Integration Purpose: To Reach the Security and Prosperity goals Purpose: To Reach the Security and Prosperity goals

47 Americas Society / Council of the Americas Sponsor of: North America Works II Conference 12/2006North America Works II Conference 12/2006 SPP Meeting in Louisville, KY 1/2006SPP Meeting in Louisville, KY 1/ David Rockefeller, and others, founded the Council of the Americas1965 David Rockefeller, and others, founded the Council of the Americas Promote US/Latin American BusinessPromote US/Latin American Business

48 North America Works II Conference Kansas City, MO, Nov. 30 –Dec. 2, 2006 Eric Farnsworth, VP of Council of the Americas; CFR VP of Council of the Americas; CFR Stephen Blank, Pace University, NY; CFR

49 North America Works II

50 NASCO Corridor Map Kansas City SmartPort

51 Lockheed Martins SAVITRAK

52 Dalhousie University Presentation by Mary Brooks 12/1/06

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54 Review

55 North American Leaders Unveil Security and Prosperity Partnership Bush, Fox, Martin outline trilateral efforts during March 23, 2005 meeting

56 Trans-Texas Corridor artists rendition

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58 NASCO – North Americas SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc.

59 What About What About Oklahoma?

60 Tribes Place Bets Outside the Casino LA Times, December 10, 2006 Sunday Native American nations that want to diversify are turning to Chinese partners.Native American nations that want to diversify are turning to Chinese partners. In Oklahoma the Chickasaws are getting a sports-car assembly plant. The Chickasaw Nation… has a plan …Bring the Chinese to Indian country.

61 Nanjing Automobile Corp. – Ardmore, OK MG Motors North America Ardmore Plant

62 Bringing the Trans-Texas Corridor to Oklahoma Bringing the Trans-Texas Corridor to Oklahoma

63 Is it Security and Prosperity? Or The End of the United States?

64 Legislation to Support H. Con. Res. 40 Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should not engage in the construction of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Superhighway System or enter into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada. Expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should not engage in the construction of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Superhighway System or enter into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada.

65 Sources Council on Foreign Relations, Council on Foreign Relations, Building a North American Community, by Dr. Robert A. Pastor Building a North American Community, by Dr. Robert A. Pastor United States State Department, United States State Department, Security and Prosperity Partnership, Security and Prosperity Partnership, NASCO – NASCO – Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Department of Transportation, Vive le Canada, Vive le Canada, The August Review, The August Review, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Highway Administration, The Journal Record, January 10, 2006 The Journal Record, January 10, 2006 Kansas City SmartPort, Kansas City SmartPort, WorldNet Daily, WorldNet Daily, Human Events Online, Human Events Online, Judicial Watch, Judicial Watch, North America Works II Conference, as an attendee, 12/2006 North America Works II Conference, as an attendee, 12/2006 Issue 10 – Transportation - May 2006, Kansas City, MO Issue 10 – Transportation - May 2006, Kansas City, MO Council of the Americas, Council of the Americas, L.A. Times, December 10, 2006 Sunday Home Edition L.A. Times, December 10, 2006 Sunday Home Edition TRUST TRUST Wikipedia Wikipedia Map thanks to Map thanks to GPO, US Government House of Representatives GPO, US Government House of Representatives Oklahoma House of Representatives, 2007, 51 st session Oklahoma House of Representatives, 2007, 51 st session

66 Extra Slides

67 Marc Nuttle, Global Motor Works, soon to be MG Motors North America Marc Nuttle, Gov. Frank Keating, and Frank McPherson, 2001 Marc Nuttle, 2004

68 Guest Speakers 1/23/07 Trans-Texas Corridor Vision and PlanningTrans-Texas Corridor Vision and Planning Tom Bradshaw- Privatizing for the Public GoodTom Bradshaw- Privatizing for the Public Good Geoff Yarema – PPP, Ownership and Project DeliveryGeoff Yarema – PPP, Ownership and Project Delivery Chairman of TX Trans. Com.

69 TRUST Members Neal McCaleb, President; Chickasaw Tribe Neal McCaleb, President; Chickasaw Tribe Tom Love, Chairman; Loves Country Stores Tom Love, Chairman; Loves Country Stores Kell Kelly, Chairman; Spirit Bank Kell Kelly, Chairman; Spirit Bank Robert Poe, Treasurer; Robert Poe & Assoc. Robert Poe, Treasurer; Robert Poe & Assoc. Burns Hargis Burns Hargis

70 TRUST Supporters as o f 1/23/2007 Loves Travel Stops and Country Stores Loves Travel Stops and Country Stores AGC, Associated General Contractors AGC, Associated General Contractors AUI, Associated Underwriters Institute AUI, Associated Underwriters Institute Chesapeake Natural Gas Chesapeake Natural Gas Citizens Security Bank Citizens Security Bank COBB Engineering COBB Engineering Garver Engineers Garver Engineers Johnston Enterprises Johnston Enterprises KOSS Construction Co. KOSS Construction Co. M.J. LEE Construction M.J. LEE Construction The Chickasaw Tribe Nation The Chickasaw Tribe Nation MBC, Muskogee Bridge MBC, Muskogee Bridge Asphalt Pavement Asphalt Pavement Poe and Associates Consulting Poe and Associates Consulting OKAA, Oklahoma Aggregates Associates OKAA, Oklahoma Aggregates Associates SCCPA SCCPA Spirit Bank Spirit Bank TBIP, Tinker TBIP, Tinker PBS&J PBS&J Martin Marietta Materials Martin Marietta Materials


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