From: Dave Hamilton
To: Curtis Johnson
Date: Aug 28 1998 3:20:28 pm
Subject: Salt
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About a message of Curtis Johnson to Tom Goodman:

CJ>  Speaking of aquifers, early in the next century agriculture
CJ>  in the Midwest will be taking a hit when the Ogalla Aquifer runs
CJ> dry.

That soon, do you think? I wonder if the 14th amendment will
apply to occupied countries.

At the time of drafting of the first free trade agreement
between Canada and the U.S., international engineering groups
were being asked to propose a feasibility study for terraforming
the MacKenzie river to turn it around and have it flow south.
Another proposal was to draw water from the Great Lakes, connecting
them all with flow valves as well as locks.

One European company presented studies for both ideas. On its
board of directors was one Simon Reisman, the Canadian Cabinet
Minister who was the chief negotiator for the first Free Trade
Agreement, and was on the team for the second.

Now, convince me that NAFTA is about anything other than water.

Like as if Mexico opens great new markets for American and Canadian
manufacturers who pay their employees 10 times as much as they
would earn in Mexico.

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