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sailingaround July 26th, 2015 2:17pm

The Grand Nicaragua Canal, which is wider, deeper, and 3x longer than the Panama Canal, is currently being built by a Chinese billionaire. Some say it's a boon to the economy, some say a destroyer of the environment. Do you support this canal?

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bringstheeagle Colorado
07/26/15 4:29 pm

I think I basically agree with that as China has a really abysmal environmental record and Nicaragua although I don't know is likely just in it for the money.

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PositumNuntio
07/26/15 9:21 am

It's going to bring fierce competition to the Panama Canal. Yes Nicaragua was the original location for the Panama Canal, but the workers were dying of malaria and yellow fever, something that must not be an issue today. This is very unfortunate...

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PositumNuntio
07/26/15 9:24 am

...because it threatens Panama at a time it's expanding to accommodate post Panamax ships and will steal business fro Panama. The businessman is an asshole; the Nicaraguan government should get to decide themselves. I think we should start ...

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PositumNuntio
07/26/15 9:25 am

...reconnaissance flights in the area to monitor this sly practice.

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bringstheeagle Colorado
07/26/15 4:14 pm

I don't know - what do you think. I didn't find anything about it.

Maj Worth Economist
08/01/15 7:26 pm

I could lean either way. It could be both.