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> An engineer dies and reports to the pearly gates.  St. Peter checks
> his dossier and says, "Ah, you're an engineer.  You're in the wrong
> place, fella."
> So the engineer disappointedly reports to the gates of Hell wondering
> what he had done to deserve this.  Pretty soon, having accepted his
> fate, the engineer gets dissatisfied with the level of comfort in
> Hell, and starts designing and building improvements. After a while,
> they've got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and
> the engineer is a pretty popular guy.
> One day, God calls Satan up on His telepathic connection and asks,
> "So, how's it going down there in hell?"
> Satan replies, "Hey, things are going great. We've got air
> conditioning and flush toilets and escalators, and there's no
> telling what this engineer is going to come up with next.  We're
> having a wonderful time."
> God replies, "What??? You've got an engineer? That's a mistake - he
> should never have gotten down there.  Send him up here."
> Satan says, "No way.  I like having an engineer on the staff, and I'm
> keeping him."
> God says, "Send him back up here or I'll sue."
> Satan laughs uproariously and answers, "Yeah, right. And just where
> are YOU going to get a lawyer?

>>An enduring question might be, how well is professional engineering served
>>when the most vigorous of its lobbying factions is so headstrong and
>>in credibility? If there's a threat to structurals, it will be from within
>>the profession. Remember George Orwell's Animal Farm: pretty quick the pigs
>>took over.
>>Charles O. Greenlaw, S.E.  Sacramento CA
>I was once told that the head(s) of CELSOC consists of three lawyers.
>Anyone know if this is true?
>James Lord

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